Nighttown at 50: Cleveland Heights jazz club celebrates ‘first 50 years’ with a concert

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Northeast Ohioans love classic rock ‘n’ roll, urban music and country, right? As the commercial goes, “Everybody knows that.” Ah, but did you know the longest-lived nightclub currently in operation is a jazz club? That would be Nighttown, on Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights, which is celebrating 50 years of providing […]

Coventry institution Tommy’s Restaurant in Cleveland Heights has made healthy eating a recipe for success: Review

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Long before gluten-free trendy, way back when vegetarianism was an oddity and being a vegan got you REALLY weird looks, Tommy’s Restaurant was serving all of the above. The Cleveland Heights mainstay has catered to those with special dietary needs – or just in search of healthful dining options – since […]

Western Reserve Academy thriving on local talent: Division III and IV boys basketball notebook (video)

HUDSON, Ohio — When trying to establish a program, a school needs signature wins. On Tuesday, No. 17 Western Reserve Academy beat Archbishop Hoban, and while the Pioneers are ranked ahead of the Knights this season, the win still feels special. “That type of victory is a huge win for us,” said Western Reserve Academy […]

Pet sterilization programs make it affordable: Animals in the News

View full sizePetFix Northeast Ohio offers low-cost pet sterilization across much of Greater Cleveland.PetFix Northeast Ohio Neutering pets in Euclid: PetFix Northeast Ohio will neuter male cats and dogs for $20 each this month at 885 East 222nd St. Call 216-732-7040 to make an appointment. The PetFix mobile clinic that travels to eight counties is […]

Brunswick tornado sirens are being tested

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Residents can disregard the tornado siren that went off about 4 p.m. today. “The dispatchers were in training with the new sirens and unfortunately one of the relays that was not supposed to be active yet was, so the sound went out,” City Manager Anthony Bales said. “It was supposed to be […]

Top players, surprise teams lead discussion on Full Court Press boys basketball podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the season about to turn the corner towards February, most schools are in the heat of their conference schedule. With teams vying for a league title, it’s an exciting portion of the regular season. Joining the podcast this week was No. 4 Central Catholic coach Jeremy Holmes and No. 19 Hudson coach […]

Charter school supporters say new House proposal will "close some loopholes" that give charters a bad name

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Charter school backers are calling new legislation proposed in the Ohio House Wednesday a positive attempt to clean up some significant issues with the controversial schools. But charter critics haven’t weighed in yet on whether the bill will have a real effect on their key concern: That Ohio’s charter schools, as a […]

What’s in the new House charter school bill?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The new House Bill 2, introduced Wednesday as a charter “reform” bill, has several detailed changes in how the charter schools are managed and operated, as well as how finances are to be reported. We discussed the bill with State Rep. Kristina Roegner, a Hudson Republican, who is co-sponsoring it. To understand […]

Comedian Mike Polk loves our town, seriously — My Cleveland

Mike Polk lives between his sister’s house and a highway. Just saying.Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer  Popular comedian Mike Polk likes to mock Cleveland’s teams, its tourism pitches and whatever else comes to mind about our town. Looks like the rock salt in that box on your stoop has melted the box, at least. […]

Lakewood residents speak out on planned closing of Lakewood Hospital: See presentation

View full sizeHundreds of Lakewood residents filled a theater in Beck Center Wednesday night to hear about plans to close Lakewood Hospital and open a Cleveland Clinic family health center in its place.Bruce Geiselman, NEOMG  LAKEWOOD, Ohio – About 300 people turned out Wednesday night for a public meeting with city, Cleveland Clinic and Lakewood […]