Nothing ‘goofy’ about this Olmsted Falls High School band trip: Olmsted Dates and Data

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio – Olmsted Falls High School marching band had a magical trip to Florida last month visiting – and performing – at Disney World. In fact, it’s been quite a magical 2015 for the band so far. It was the biggest group ever – 250 folks – to participate for its first time […]

Lakewood hosts March 10 forum on planned hospital closure; North Olmsted hosts clothing drive: community news

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Lakewood plans a third meeting on the planned closure of Lakewood hospital; Lakewood water main replacement projects get under way, and North Olmsted High School hosts a clothing donation drive. Lakewood Hospital meeting: The Lakewood Hospital Association, Lakewood Hospital Foundation, and Cleveland Clinic will host a third community meeting on the future […]

Pittsburgh’s new Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton property, is quirky, cool — and coming to Cleveland (photos)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Walk into a Hotel Monaco and you’re supposed to feel like you’re entering the home of a world traveler. This particular traveler is a little eccentric: * There’s a full-size ceramic Great Dane guarding the front door. * A gold-dipped chandelier with chicken feet for arms, hanging in the living room. * […]

RTA switch problems delay rapid trains east and west of Tower City

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A combination of software and mechanical problems that affected rail switches at Tower City in Cleveland wreaked havoc this morning on the timeliness of RTA’s rapid system. The Red, Blue and Green lines all were affected, both east and west of Tower City, csausing delays of 40 to 50 minutes for rush […]

Reinvention: How Jennifer Murphy Kubic went from being a TV reporter to running an inn and horse farm

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — After 14 years of reporting on chaos and crime in Cleveland, Jennifer Murphy Kubic said she needed a complete change. She got it by booking reservations for the Galloping Inn in Pennsylvania, two hours from her Cleveland Heights home. These days, Kubic is a long way from using notebooks and cameras to […]

Snow possible this morning in Akron area; Tuesday could bring wintry mix

AKRON, Ohio — Nearly six inches of snow fell in Akron on Sunday and more could fall this morning. The good news is less than a half-inch is expected today and it should stop by around 10 a.m. Some school districts have delayed starts this morning. Go here to see a list from WKYC Channel […]

More snow, cold temps in forecast for Northeast Ohio this week

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Yes, it’s March. And no, winter is not going away anytime soon. Cleveland got 4.3 inches of snow on Sunday, but hey, at least the temperature got out of the arctic depths and reached 29 degrees. Shaker Heights and Chardon had 4 inches and Hudson had 4.5 inches. There are some districts with delays […]

Brooklyn officer injured at I-480 crash in Cleveland released from hospital

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Brooklyn police officer was injured Sunday when he jumped over a guardrail and tumbled down an embankment to avoid the path of an out-of-control Jeep on snow-covered roads. Brooklyn patrolman Shane Phillips and other officers were at the scene of a crash on Interstate 480 east near Tiedeman Road about 9:50 a.m. […]

Bay High School students, staff will go bald for a cause: West Shore Chatter

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Bay High School students and staff members are seeking sponsors for the school’s St. Baldrick fundraiser. Carol Kovach, Sun News  Students and staff members participating in the event will shave their heads on March 12 in support of the annual St. Baldrick efforts to fight childhood cancer. This will be the […]

Nominate boys basketball players for cleveland.com Players of the Week (deadline today at noon)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Players of the Week are back this school year. We will have Players of the Week every week in the regular season. To that end, we are down to boys basketball only and this is the final week for winter sports. The deadline for coaches to nominate an athlete is every Monday […]

What was the most memorable individual performance from sectional wrestling 2015? (poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wrestlers across Northeast Ohio are already preparing for district tournaments, which begin Friday. But before we look ahead, let’s take a final look back the 2015 sectional tournaments. We want to hear from you. What was the most memorable individual performance from the 2015 sectional tournaments? There are plenty of candidates. Was […]

See which 7 potential boys basketball district tournament games would be most intriguing (poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Whether its a rematch or a meeting we’d never see in any other scenario, the postseason can create some enticing matchups. There are plenty of potential games on the horizon that will be “can’t miss” for any Northeast Ohio boys basketball fans. Which playoff game would you most want to see? Check […]

Avon council considers new Coptic church on Center Road

AVON, Ohio – City Council on Monday night will consider granting initial approval to a new Coptic Orthodox Church to be built in a residential area on Center Road (Route 83). The church, affiliated with St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Independence, asked the planning commission last week for a special use permit to build […]

DDR Corp. elevates Luke Petherbridge to CFO job

View full sizeLuke Petherbridge is the new chief financial officer at DDR Corp., a shopping-center company based in Beachwood.DDR  BEACHWOOD, Ohio — DDR Corp. continues to promote from within, picking Luke Petherbridge as the company’s new chief financial officer. Petherbridge, who is 35, joined DDR in late 2011 and most recently served as executive vice president […]

Drunk driver with marijuana in briefcase nearly hits police cruiser: Brecksville Police Blotter

SUN NEWS FILE  Drunken driving, Snowville Road: A weaving black car without its headlights turned on was pulled over Feb. 21 on Snowville Road. Before pulling over, the car nearly hit the police cruiser. The car drove on for roughly a half a mile before finally pulling over. The Brecksville man, 56, denied weaving and said […]

Brecksville/Broadview Heights high school students author Excessive Standardized Testing Petition

Students of all ages are concerned with recent national, statewide, and local education “reforms”, as well as the lack of clear communication concerning related standardized testing developments. It is this unrest that has prompted a team of Brecksville/Broadview Heights high school students to create an online petition this past summer, and they will be submitting […]

Confused man sleeping in car arrested for drunken driving: Broadview Heights Police Blotter

SUN NEWS FILE  Drunken driving, Royalton Road: On Feb. 18, police were dispatched to GetGo regarding a man passed out in his running car located behind the gas station. When the officer arrived, the driver was awake but was hanging out of the car window appearing as though he was about to vomit. The man […]

Medina men get two years in prison in gun shop burglary

Mason Farnsworth Brandon Flemming MEDINA, Ohio — A Medina County judge sentenced two men to two years in prison in cases related to the Sept. 5 burglary of a local gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to one count of receiving stolen property and one count of having weapons while under disability. […]

Enjoy the full Worm Moon and pancakes in Bainbridge: Valley Views

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – What’s round and full of craters? It could be the March 5 Full Worm Moon, or pancakes served up by the Bainbridge Civic and Bainbridge Women’s Clubs. Joan Rusek, Sun News  So, why is this month’s full moon considered the worm moon? According to my source, March is the time when […]

Regular season boys basketball awards: See our winners in 14 categories, vote for your favorites for 2015 (polls)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Welcome to the first regular season boys basketball awards. With so many talented players among the boys basketball programs we cover, we decided to highlight the many players who have had an incredible season. We’ll do it again after the road to state titles ends too with postseason awards. We want to […]