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Visible Voice Will Give You Bookstore to Yourself, Pizza and a Bottle of Wine for $50

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click to enlarge Art by @emilygrahamillustration, courtesy of Visible Voice Visible Voice Books in Tremont will soon offer up its full bookstore to small groups for 90-minute private browsing sessions, complete with pizza and beverages from Crust, the pizza parlor on the building’s first floor. The social distancing required to......
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Dan Gilbert’s Fortune Explodes to $34 Billion, Impoverished Region Still Paying for Arena Upgrades

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click to enlarge Dan Gilbert’s personal fortune ballooned to roughly $34 billion Thursday, after his mortgage empire was put on the New York Stock Exchange. Gilbert owns fully 73 percent of the Rocket Cos. under which Quicken Loans is housed, and after his bountiul initial public offering, he is now......
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Gov. DeWine Tests Negative for COVID After Testing Positive for COVID, Will Test for COVID Again

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click to enlarge Gov Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 Thursday evening hours after testing positive for the virus in a different version of a test. The positive result came from a rapid test given as part of the protocol for those meeting and greeting President Trump, as DeWine was......
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City of Cleveland Report Details 2,837 COVID-19 Non-Compliance Complaints

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click to enlarge Since March 20, the city of Cleveland has received 2,837 complaints regarding COVID-19 noncompliance across a broad spectrum of businesses, organizations and private residences. Of those, 1,024 complaints were regarding mass gatherings, 1,088 were regarding masks and 568 were for social distancing. Other complaints cited the lack......
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for COVID-19 Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 12:35 PM click to enlarge The Ohio Channel/screengrab Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release by the state. DeWine was set......
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Zack Reed at City Club: “We’re Not Defunding the Damn Police”

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene Former City Councilman Zack Reed on the mayoral campaign trail in 2017: “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.” 6/1/2017 Former Cleveland City Councilman and presumed 2021 mayoral candidate Zack Reed rejected the notion of defunding the police in a virtual forum with......
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Nearly Half of Small Businesses Need Additional Help from Feds

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — The coronavirus pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on the country’s small businesses, and with no end in sight, almost half of small-business owners recently surveyed said they anticipate needing additional financial support over the next six months. The Paycheck Protection Program deadline is now......
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Five Big Questions About When and How to Open Schools Amid COVID-19

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click to enlarge By Bethany Brookshire, Aimee Cunningham, Erin Garcia de Jesus, Jonathan Lambert and Laura Sanders, Science News It’s back-to-school time in the United States, but for the world’s leader in coronavirus infections and deaths, what “back to school” means is anything but clear. Many countries have gotten ahead......
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Cleveland Restoration Society Seeking Input on Future Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland

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click to enlarge Cleveland Memory Project “Dr. Martin Luther King speaks in Rockefeller Park, East Blvd and Superior Ave.” 1967 The Cleveland Restoration Society last year received a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to develop a Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland. The project, which is expected to take......
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Cleveland Rock Gym Has Closed

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Cleveland Rock Gym Has Closed Posted By Sam Allard on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 2:11 PM click to enlarge Photo via Cleveland Scene Archives Cleveland Rock Gym, Northeast Ohio’s oldest and most venerated climbing gym, has officially closed its doors. Owner Chris Allen announced this......
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Ohio Bars and Restaurants Sources of More COVID-19 Outbreaks Than Churches, Daycares, According to Ohio Department of Health

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After Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week asked for and received a mandate for bars and restaurants across the state to institute a 10 p.m. last call to help stem the tide of coronavirus infections, many owners and operators wondered where the data was to support the decision. Up to......
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County to Tap Q Deal Reserves to Reimburse Indians for Club Lounge, Parking Lot, Escalators

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click to enlarge Photos via Wikimedia Commons Cuyahoga County Council voted Tuesday to reimburse the Cleveland Indians for roughly $3.5 million in repairs and renovations from a pot of money created during the Q Deal negotiations. The taxpayer money will cover the costs of projects at Progressive Field largely completed......
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Savage Love: I’m Freaked Out By My Boyfriend’s Foot Fetish

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I’m a gay guy who’s involved with a guy I met a few months before COVID-19 took off. He’s a great guy, smart, funny, hot, healthy, and easy to be around. It started as a hookup, but we have chemistry on several levels and, without either of us having to......
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Amy Acton Resigns as DeWine’s Health Advisor, Severing Ties with Ohio Coronavirus Response

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click to enlarge Ohiochannel.org Dr. Amy Acton (3/26/20). Dr. Amy Acton, the superhero of Ohio’s early coronavirus response, has officially resigned as Gov. Mike DeWine’s Chief Health Advisor, DeWine announced Tuesday. Two months ago, Acton resigned as Health Director, stepping into a less visible advisory role as DeWine prepared to......
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Bobby George is Seeking a Civil Protection Order Against Two Protestors Who Demonstrated at TownHall

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click to enlarge TownHall owner Bobby George is seeking a civil protection order against two With Peace We Protest members who have demonstrated in recent weeks and months at his restaurants, asking for a court order that would prevent them from coming within 500 feet of his establishments. The first......
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Dick Goddard, Cleveland’s Best Weatherman Ever, Has Passed Away at 89

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Dick Goddard, Cleveland’s Best Weatherman Ever, Has Passed Away at 89 Posted By Sam Allard on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:24 AM Photo via Wikimedia Commons Sweet Dick. According to Fox 8 News, legendary Cleveland weatherman Dick Goddard passed away Tuesday morning at the age......
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FBI Raiding Cleveland Properties Owned by Ukrainian Oligarchs

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click to enlarge “IMG_2485″by jeffpyle is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Three of the Optima Ventures current and former properties: Crowne Plaza Hotel, AECOM Building, One Cleveland Center The FBI is currently raiding the offices of Optima Management Group, a Cleveland and Miami-based real estate company under the direction of......
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Masks4Community Made 77,000 Free Mask Kits to Distribute in Cleveland and East Cleveland

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click to enlarge 77,000. That’s how many free, washable cloth masks Masks4Community assembled into kits — including information about COVID-19, voting and the Census — to be distributed in Cleveland and East Cleveland, specifically in African-American and Hispanic populations disproportionately affected by the coronavirus and most at-risk for adverse experiences.......
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Analysis Predicts Massive Ohio Losses Without Federal Aid

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — If Congress doesn’t extend enhanced unemployment benefits – that $600 per week meant to help Americans who lost jobs due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus – new research estimates more than 5 million jobs could be lost, including more than 191,000 in......
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This is LeBron James’ New Picture Book

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click to enlarge LeBron James, currently enbubbled in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the NBA restart, has penned a picture book for young readers that’s scheduled to hit digital and physical bookshelves Aug. 11. I Promise is based on one of James’ flagship personal credos — “I promise to never......

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