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Library Workers and Administration Reach Tentative Agreement, Preventing Strike

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene SEIU and community members rally for library workers on Public Square, (12/13/19). During the final day of negotiations before a planned strike on Feb. 4, the bargaining team for the union representing Cleveland Public Library workers reached a tentative agreement with library administration......
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Should Sherwin-Williams Be Celebrated for Keeping Jobs in Cleveland When it’s Kicking Janitors to the Curb?

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene SEIU Local 1 and their allies rally to save janitor jobs at Sherwin-Williams, (1/23/2020). The Service Employees International Union Local 1 and their labor allies are calling on Sherwin-Williams to preserve the jobs of more than 30 union janitors who clean the paint......
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Forest City Brewery to Host a Launch Party for the New Virtual Reality Game ‘Straylight’

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Rob Kovacs The Dr. Bloc crew. On Feb. 3, Cleveland-based indie game developers Dr. Bloc will release their new virtual reality (VR) game, Straylight, on Steam as early access. Straylight is a new VR platform that allows viewers to be immersed in “cosmic, abstract worlds” and......
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Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez Named Archbishop of Philadelphia

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Courtesy Cleveland Catholic Diocese Bishop Perez The Cleveland Catholic Diocese has confirmed that Bishop Nelson Perez, 58, has been named Archbishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Pope Francis. In a statement provided by the Cleveland Diocese, Perez expressed bittersweet sentiments. He said he was grateful to return to Philadelphia,......
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Trevor Noah’s Loud and Clear Tour Coming to MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in March

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Trevor Noah’s Loud and Clear Tour Coming to MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in March Posted By Jeff Niesel on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 11:36 AM Given that the upcoming presidential election has crucial consequences for the country, it’s all the more important to......
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New Poll Shows Trump Down Somewhat in Ohio, Three Other Vital States — But Undecided Voters Will Be Pivotal

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click to enlarge In 2016, Donald Trump pulled off a big upset in the country’s presidential election by scooping up electoral college votes in former industrial states like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that had gone for President Barack Obama in 2012. Now, a new poll by Baldwin Wallace University......
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Cleveland Public Library Workers Will Strike Feb. 4 if Agreement Not Reached Thursday

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene SEIU and community members rally for library workers on Public Square, (12/13/19). After a nearly unanimous vote to authorize a strike earlier this month, library workers with the Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU) have notified the Cleveland Public Library administration of their......
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That Cleveland-Filmed Episode of ‘The Bachelor’ is Airing Jan. 27

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Filmed in October, the Cleveland episode of The Bachelor is finally making TV airwaves at the end of this month. Destination Cleveland, which was able to somehow lure the love-obsessed reality show to film on the North Coast’s shores, announced today that the Cleveland adventures of pilot Peter Weber and......
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New App Lets You Visualize Cleveland Travel Times for Biking, Walking, Public Transit

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click to enlarge Screenshot: app.traveltimeplatform.com A new app allows users to accurately plan trips (or visualize potential trips) based on travel time as opposed to mileage. The Travel Time platform creates maps for biking, walking, driving and public transit from customizeable starting locations and departure times.  One of the platform’s effects......
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MLK Day in Ohio: ‘Anyone Can Be Great, Because Anyone Can Serve’

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click to enlarge From young students to business professionals, today, Ohioans from all walks of life will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to their communities. This is the 25th anniversary of MLK Day as a National Day of Service, which encourages Americans to observe......
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Police Need Help Finding Northeast Ohio Man Who Stole Scooter Full of Beer From Acme

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 Police Need Help Finding Northeast Ohio Man Who Stole Scooter Full of Beer From Acme Posted By Laura Morrison on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 3:50 PM Photo via Jackson Township Police Wednesday morning, one man went grocery shopping for beer at the Acme Fresh Market......
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Choking a Woman and Beating Her With a Truck Hitch is a Misdemeanor in Cuyahoga County if You’re Related to the Mayor

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Frank Q. Jackson, Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson. The 23-year-old grandson of Mayor Frank Jackson, Frank Q. Jackson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to drastically reduced charges stemming from a violent encounter in June. In that incident, he choked and punched an 18-year-old woman while in a vehicle and then beat her with......
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Cleveland Prepared to End Penalties for Low-Level Marijuana Possession, Last Among Major Ohio Cities to Do So

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click to enlarge Come early February, the city of Cleveland is expected to longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession offenses. As is Cleveland’s habit, it will do the right thing, but only after many other cities, nationally and statewide, have come to similar conclusions. City Council’s Safety Committee yesterday unanimously approved......
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Mayor Frank Jackson Hasn’t Attended a Single Weekly Board of Control Meeting Since 2008

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click to enlarge Mayor Frank Jackson has not attended a single weekly meeting of the Board of Control since May 28, 2008. The Board of Control (BOC) is the body which governs the city’s division of purchases and supplies. It ensures “fairness, transparency and best value” in the authorization of......
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Report: Ohio Students of Color Shut Out of Advanced Learning

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite their ability to succeed at advanced coursework, new research shows, black and Latino students in Ohio and other states often are locked out of opportunities for advanced learning. The report from the Education Trust examined the underlying causes of the disparities and found......
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Drug Overdose Deaths Down in 2018, Ohio Department of Health Says

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click to enlarge Drug overdose deaths in the Buckeye State fell in 2018, the Ohio Department of Health says in an annual report released late last month. But the number of deaths is still very high. Ohio saw about 1,100 fewer deaths due to drugs that year than it did......
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Proposed Ohio Law Would Allow Police to Pull Over Drivers for Phone Use

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click to enlarge ~W~/FlickrCreativeCommons In the near future in the Buckeye State, you could end up paying a fine for checking your Instagram direct messages. A bill introduced yesterday in the Ohio House of Representatives would allow police to pull over drivers they witness using their phones, tablets or other......
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Cupid’s Undie Run Runs Back Through Tremont Feb. 15

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The day after Valentine’s Day, the Tremont neighborhood is once again scheduled to be bombarded by a bunch of Clevelanders wearing next to nothing. The annual Cupid Undie Run is headed back to town come Saturday, Feb. 15, and that means anyone interested in running one mile in their underwear......
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Gary Brack Suing County, Email Proves Budish Knew about Pending Jail Catastrophe

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click to enlarge Gary Brack speaking at council, Cuyahoga County YouTube After an email from terminated Cuyahoga County budget director Maggie Keenan was appended to a state lawsuit in the ongoing county corruption investigation, former county jail nurse (and whistleblower) Gary Brack is suing Armond Budish for public records. Brack’s......
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Data Tracks Ohioans’ Perceived Harm of Regular Marijuana Use

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio’s medical marijuana program embarks on its second year, health-care advocates are trying to better understand the prevalence of marijuana use, as well as its perceived safety. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the country, and the latest Ohio Health......

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