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Red Flags Raised Over Voter-Registration Rejections in Ohio

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click to enlarge (AdobeStock) Agency registration is a low form of voter registration in Ohio, but accounts for many of those rejected. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A high percentage of rejected voter registrations in three of Ohio’s biggest counties is raising some red flags. According to the Election Administration and Voting......

The Canadian Border Will Finally Open for Vaccinated People

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Mikerussell, Wikimedia Commons Flags of Canada and the United States over a metal boundary marker in the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. For the first time since the pandemic started, the U.S.-Canada border will finally reopen to non-essential travel — but only those vaccinated against COVID-19. According to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro......

Cleveland Museum of Art Debuts New Exhibition on Motherhood This Week

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click to enlarge Photo: Rob McKeever Not My Burden, 2019. TitusKaphar (American, b. 1976).Oil on canvas;167.6 x 153 cm.© Titus Kaphar ‘Picturing Motherhood Now,’ a new exhibition featuring a diverse collection of works by 33 contemporary artists, will open this Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Kelvin......

As BrewDog Cleveland Approaches November Opening, Company Releases New Renderings

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click to enlarge BrewDog Artist’s rendering of BrewDog Cleveland, opening in November. BrewDog Cleveland is on pace to open its 10,000-square-foot riverfront brewery on Scranton Peninsula this coming November. In advance of that, the company released new renderings that reveal a dramatic space that blends historic warehouse appeal with warm......

Savage Love: Life Is More Complicated Than Age-Gap Discourse Acknowledges

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Joe Newton “Life is too complicated for one-size-fits-all prescriptions like ‘age gap relationships are bad’ to be of much use.” Thirty-year-old trans woman here, Dan, and I have a question about what is surely one of your favorite subjects: the “age gap discourse.” About four years ago, I had a......

Report: Pandemic Assistance Programs a Lifeline for Ohioans

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click to enlarge (Adobe Stock) A survey found that increased SNAP benefits during the pandemic helped families eat healthier foods. COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new survey of Ohioans confirms assistance programs have been a lifeline for families reeling from the effects of the pandemic. The findings from The Center for......

Local Metal Act VANIK Releases Halloween-Themed Cassette-Only New Album

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Courtesy of Vanik Entrails and Thrills over art. Shortly after forming four years ago, the locally based metal act VANIK issued its self-titled debut, and in 2017, VANIK made its first live-stage appearance. The band played two sold-out shows, one in Cleveland and a second in Toronto. When performing, VANIK puts......

RTA to Deploy Civilian Ambassadors Instead of Armed Cops to Enforce Fare Payment, Finally

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click to enlarge In 2017, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves ruled that the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA’s) proof of payment fare enforcement method was unconstitutional. Fares were at that time enforced on the Health Line and Red Line rapid transit trains by armed RTA cops. “The court......

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Pride and Joy is Given a Feminist Update in ‘Miss Holmes,’ Now on Stage at the Ohio Shakespeare Festival

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click to enlarge Photo by Scott Custer Miss Holmes is on stage now It would seem to be the easiest theatrical gimmick of all, to rewrite a familiar story but switch the gender of the lead character from male to female, giving the tales fresh pizzazz and a new perspective.......

Ohio Home Health Care Workers Ask U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for Better Pay, Benefits

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click to enlarge Marc Nozell/FlickrCC Sen. Brown Home health care workers say their pay and a lack of benefits is unsustainable and in need of change on the federal level. Toledo resident Amina Nash was one of several home health care workers that spoke to Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown......

Friday Plans Review – How this small startup is revolutionizing the ED industry

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click to enlarge You’ve seen Pfizer dominate the news over the last year for their COVID-19 vaccine, but in all the commotion, there is certainly one headline about the company you missed. In April of 2020, Pfizer’s patent on their revolutionary erectile dysfunction medication, Viagra®, expired[1]. For the first time......

Winners and Losers in the Cleveland Mayoral Debate: Bibb Kicks Kelley’s Ass

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene BIBB VS KELLEY CAGE MATCH LET’S GOOOOOOOOO In nonprofit executive Justin Bibb’s view, he is the mayoral candidate best suited to usher in a new era for Cleveland, one who will modernize City Hall, reimagine public safety and create the conditions for Cleveland’s......

In Advance of Their Rock Hall Appearance and Upcoming Induction, Kathy Valentine and Gina Schock Discuss Their Respective Books About the Go-Go’s

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click to enlarge John Stapleton Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock. Just a day before they get inducted into the Rock Hall and perform at the Oct. 30 ceremony at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Go-Go’s members Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine will participate in a book signing event and interview at the Rock Hall.......

From UBI to Tree Trimmers to Burke, Here’s How Clevelanders Think ARPA Dollars Should be Spent

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click to enlarge Beyond requests for individual property repairs and pleas for infrastructure improvements in their neighborhoods, Clevelanders who responded to the city’s surveys about the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars largely recognized the importance of targeting inequity if Cleveland is to recover from the pandemic. While......

Russian Brides: How to Find a Beautiful Wife from Russia

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click to enlarge Many grooms from North America or Western Europe dream about Russian wives. Russia and its people differ from western countries and have their own economical, historical, cultural peculiarities. However, foreigners are not afraid of them, and think the marriage with a bright and sexy Russian bride is......

22 Best Gay Cam Sites and Models 2021: Top Gay Cam Shows and Live Video Chat

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click to enlarge If you’re interested in gay webcam sites and watching sexy men engage in video chat, this is the article for you. These days, the internet is packed full of generic, straight-centric porn stars. And let’s be honest, the last thing you want is to spend unnecessary time......

Cleveland’s Alternate Reality Releases New Music Video

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click to enlarge Joe Kleon Local rockers Alternate Reality. Steve Delchin, who works as an attorney for a local firm, and his Alternate Reality bandmates — guitarist Jon Engeman, drummer Bob “Savage” Schwartz, guitarist Bob Delchin and bassist Nick Crow  brother, guitarist Bob Delchin — became a sensation several years ago......

Former Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson Sentenced to Six Years, Must Pay $619,000 in Restitution

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click to enlarge Photo courtesy of Cleveland City Council Ken Johnson Former Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison Friday afternoon at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Akron. Johnson, 75, who was convicted in July on 15 corruption-related charges, must also pay $619,000 in restitution.......

Cleveland Museum of Art Owns Cambodian Sculptures That May Have been Looted, WaPo Investigation Reveals

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click to enlarge Cleveland Museum of Art Digital Collection Shamvara and A Dakini, c. 1100. Cambodia, Angkor, 11th century. Bronze; overall: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.92 As part of the global investigation emerging from the Pandora Papers, The Washington......

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