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August 12, 2019

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Cleveland Selects Four E-Scooter Vendors, Including Bird

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click to enlarge Cleveland is one step closer to the return of e-scooters. Today, the city announced that it had selected four vendors who will be invited to participate in a six-month “shared mobility demonstration period.” Bird, the company that unloaded scooters in Cleveland without warning last summer, Lime, Spin and VeoRide were...
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Ohio’s Legalization of Hemp Complicates Probable Cause for Marijuana Charges

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click to enlarge Photo via Wikimedia Commons You might be able to get away with having weed on your person in Ohio, at least until state law enforcers can properly test for the differences between hemp and marijuana. Last week, Gov. Mike Dewine signed a bill legalizing the cultivation of...
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Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore to Host a Special Screening of Local Director Johnny Wu’s Latest Movie

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click to enlarge At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7 will host a special screening of Wu Xia 2 the Code, the latest movie from local filmmaker Johnny Wu. The movie combines science fiction visuals with Hong Kong-styled martial arts sequences that many of the actors choreographed themselves. The...
History

Literary Treasures: Howard Nemerov Memorial Reading, 1991

Library Of Congress
The following is a guest post by Joyce Hida, a summer intern in the Poetry and Literature Center. It is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the...
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Feast of the Assumption Returns to Little Italy This Week for 121st Celebration

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click to enlarge Italian food, live music, fireworks and prayer: religion and a classic fair are joining together at this year’s annual Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy. For the 121st year, Holy Rosary Church hosts the annual celebration this week. The festival begins Thursday, following a solemn mass...
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Catch a Glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight In Northeast Ohio

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click to enlarge Photo by Neale LaSalle for Pexels The Perseid Meteor Shower is making its way through the area overnight Aug. 12-13. The annual shower is the result of the earth passing through debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year, the meteor shower will be on the lighter side,...
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Toledo Man Charged for Threatening Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Owning Ammunition

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click to enlarge nrkbeta/Wikimedia Commons A Toledo man has been charged after threatening Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illegally owning ammunition. Forty-one-year-old Timothy J. Ireland, Jr. was charged in the U.S. District Court in Toledo last week on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count...
History

The Actress Who Left the Stage to Become a Civil War Spy | At the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIAN.COM | Aug. 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. In a photograph no bigger than a playing card, a woman dressed in military costume cradles a sword, staring confidently beyond the frame. Her name is Pauline Cushman, an actress turned Civil War spy whose story dances between the boundary dividing history and...
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Study: Despite Tax Cuts, Lower-Income Ohioans Likely Won’t See Savings Under Ohio’s New Budget

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click to enlarge Ohio Statehouse/Ohio House of Representatives Earlier this year, Ohio’s General Assembly and Gov. Mike DeWine agreed upon a budget that, on its surface, seemed good for working and middle-class Ohioans. The budget eliminated the state’s bottom two tax brackets below about $21,000 a year, increased the state’s...
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Ohio Considers Eliminating Concealed-Carry Permits

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio continues to chip away at firearm restrictions, and one bill being considered by lawmakers would allow people 21 and older to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit. House Bill 178 is sponsored by Republicans Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman, along with more...
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Rodney Atkins to Perform at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in October

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click to enlarge Touring in support of his most recent album, Caught Up in the Country, veteran country singer Rodney Atkins will perform on Saturday, Oct. 26, at MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage. “I love the grit,” says Atkins in a press release announcing the show. “I love getting...

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