GrafTech International continues to hemorrhage profits

View full sizeGrafTech International opened a new high-tech factory in Medina County in 2013 to make precision parts for electronics. Demand for those products has slowed, but not to the extent that demand for GrafTech’s graphite rods used in steel making has fallen. The company’s share price has tumbled from about $10 a year ago […]

Magnetic and battery technologies are key to future OM Group growth, despite current technical losses, says company

OM Group is continuing its transformation from a rare earth commodities supplier to a maker of specialized high-tech products. But it’s expensive.OM Group, Inc.   CLEVELAND, Ohio — OM Group, a global manufacturer of made-to-order magnetic technologies, high-tech batteries and engineered specialty chemicals, is continuing to lose money. The company Monday said it lost about […]

Parma pools should be opened this summer for numerous reasons: Letter to the Editor

Closing Parma pools this summer would be a big mistake. You state soccer and baseball are more important than our pools. Mr. Mayor, have you considered the following: Some of our most vulnerable and unsupervised latchkey youth walk or bike to the city pool for the day. They stay cool and out of harm’s way. […]

Cleveland.com readers defend, criticize Parma mom for pushing suggestive clothing ban: What you’re saying

PARMA, Ohio — With more than 300 comments and tweets, readers are debating whether leggings and yoga pants are “too suggestive” to wear to school. Donna Dresp, whose son is a student at Valley Forge High School, is asking the Parma City School District to enforce the dress code and reprimand girls who wear leggings […]

Giant Eagle closing all eight Good Cents Grocery + More stores — including four in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Citing “numerous business and economic factors,” Giant Eagle Inc. is closing all eight of its Good Cents Grocery + More stores — including four stores in Northeast Ohio — at the end of business on March 26. The Ohio locations are in: 1.) Eastlake, at 34700 Vine St. 2.) Ravenna, at 832 […]

Man has $7,900 stolen from him by female ‘friend': Solon police blotter

THEFT, AURORA ROAD: On Feb. 17, an Aurora man, 38, who is staying at a Solon location while his home is being worked on, reported to police the theft of $7,900. The man said he and a friend, a woman, 20, of Jefferson, Ohio, stopped at Key Bank to deposit some of the man’s money. The […]

Strongsville may extend agreement with Republic Services for garbage pickup (live coverage)

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Tonight, City Council will consider extending the city’s trash-hauling contract with Republic Services, which has headquarters in Phoenix. The city originally signed a five-year contract with Republic in 2010 after seeking bids from waste-hauling firms, according to an ordinance on tonight’s council agenda. The city now wants to extend Republic’s contract by […]

Regular season boys basketball awards: See our winners in 14 categories, 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 […]

Good things come in small packages: Press Run

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Scientists, along with the rest of us Earthlings, could be in for a treat today as NASA’s space probe Dawn reaches Ceres. Joan Rusek, Sun News  Quick, how many planets do we have in our solar system? Many of us were taught in school that we have nine. Since 2008, students […]

Scouting all area Division IV boys basketball sectional/district tournaments 2015 (video, polls)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here is a scouting report on the two Division IV boys basketball sectional/district tournaments involving local schools. Games begin on Tuesday. Stay tuned for preview coverage all week long, as we’ll be breaking down each district, as well as looking at top games, players and more. BARBERTON DISTRICT Where: All sectional games […]

Westlake grad Marina Strah to perform at after-prom fundraiser: Westlake’s Good News Gossip

View full sizeWestlake High School grad Marina Strah will perform at a fundraiser for the Class of 2015 after-prom. Tickets are on sale now.Westlake City Schools  WESTLAKE, Ohio — February 2015 is officially the coldest February on record for Northeast Ohio. We averaged barely above 15-degrees for the month. That shattered the old record set […]

No. 1 Chagrin Falls versus No. 4 St. Vincent-St. Mary girls basketball highlight Monday’s OHSAA district: poll semifinals

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The OHSAA girls basketball tournament is drawing closer to the end of the district playoffs. So here is an analysis of interesting matchups games involving some teams from Northeast Ohio. Games to watch No. 1 Chagrin Falls vs. No. 4 St. Vincent-St. Mary, No. 5 Hathaway Brown vs. No. 2 Revere:The Division […]

Readers react to Westlake High School graduation gender segregation

WESTLAKE, Ohio – A Westlake mom last week asked the high school to reconsider its graduation ceremony last week, arguing that the established policy — girls in white on one side of the arena, boys in green on the other — leaves transgender students without a gown to wear or place to sit. Readers logged […]

Reinventing yourself with Marcia Pledger

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologizes to Tamir Rice’s family for ‘insensitive’ language used in court filing

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Closer Cody Allen throws batting practice

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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 […]