Olmsted Township considers buying 2 police cruisers for aging fleet

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Township officials are considering buying two new police cars to replace cruisers in its aging fleet. The Olmsted Township Police Department currently has five operational patrol cars, and some of those have between 105,000 and 140,000 miles, police Lt. Matt Vanyo said during a recent presentation to trustees. As older vehicles are […]

BBH Sports, Music, and Debate Events: Courier Communique

Share photos of your decorations — your Christmas tree, your lights, your reindeer on the rooftop — and your family traditions. … Show off your 2014 holiday photos» Article source: http://www.cleveland.com/broadview-heights/index.ssf/2015/03/bbh_sports_music_and_debate_ev.html

Deb Shops leaving SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, Torrid moving in

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Deb Shops, a women’s clothing store in SouthPark Mall, is going out of business. A plus-size women’s clothing store, Torrid, is moving in. Deb, based in Philadelphia, is closing all of its stores, including those in Parma, North Olmsted and Elyria. In December, the store chain filed its second bankruptcy in fewer than […]

Strongsville schools likely to use blizzard bags to make up calamity days

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The schools will likely use blizzard bags — home lessons students can study when classes are cancelled due to bad weather — for the first time this year to make up calamity days. Initially, only half-day kindergarten students would be required to take home blizzard bags. In addition, half-day kindergarten students would […]

What should be ‘the next big thing’ to open in downtown Cleveland?: The Beat (poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Now that the long-awaited downtown Heinen’s grocery store has opened, many who live, work, or play in Cleveland are asking, “what’s next?” With the increasing number of people moving (back) downtown, or opting to live there for the first time, what would make that downtown living easier or better? If you don’t live […]

Public invited to Destination Cleveland’s annual meeting; Michael Symon is keynote speaker

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Destination Cleveland, the region’s tourism arm, will celebrate the city’s “pivotal transformation” at its annual meeting on March 16 – and the public is invited to the party. The event – which costs $60 – includes a keynote address by chef Michael Symon, who will share his thoughts on how Clevelanders can […]

Free Wi-Fi at hotels — finally — may be coming soon to a room near you

COLUMBUS, Ohio – I paid $381, including taxes and parking, to stay overnight at a new hotel in Columbus last month. (Well, The Plain Dealer paid for it – but, I, of course, spend the company’s money as if it’s my own.) A lot of money, to be sure, but it was a lovely space […]

Spring is sprouting: What are your telltale signs?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Caked in dirt and half-melted, the snow has lost its splendor. Roads are crumbling from freezing and melting, wear and tear, and cars are streaked in unsightly salt. Winter is getting old. But we can all breathe a slightly-warmer sigh of relief, because it’s March now. Which means spring is upon us […]

Temperatures above freezing for the weekend, with light snow possible: Cleveland Weather Forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The much-anticipated warm-up has begun in Northeast Ohio, as temperatures will shoot above the freezing level this weekend and climb even higher next week. The National Weather Service in Cleveland is predicting temperatures will be in the mid-30s for the weekend and the 40s starting Monday, possibly flirting with 50 degrees mid-week. […]

Temperatures in the mid-30s this weekend, with slight snow chances: Akron Weather Forecast

AKRON, Ohio – Temperatures in the Akron area are on the rise from about zero this morning to about 50 by the middle of next week. The National Weather Service in Cleveland is predicting temperatures will be in the mid-30s for the weekend and the 40s starting Monday, possibly flirting with 50 degrees mid-week. Average […]

Setta Trophy Inc. in West Park uses laser engraving

Name of Business: Setta Trophy, IncAddress: 4335 Rocky River DrivePhone: 216-671-1660Web address: settatrophy@sbcglobal.netOwners: Mike and Scott SettaType of business: Trophy Engraving, Awards and GiftsNumber of employees: 2 Fulltime – 2 Part-TimeYears in business: 1966-current  49 Years Tell us what your business does:        We specialize in awards of all kinds, trophies, plaques, medals, ribbons.  Also signs, […]

Winter storm pummels East; court halts gay marriages in Nebraska; Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit: A.M. News Links

Top stories Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights (Reuters) Court puts Nebraska same-sex marriages on hold (CNN) Mob kills man accused of rape in India (The Guardian) View full sizeA Delta plane rests on a berm Thursday near the waters of Flushing Bay at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The plane, from Atlanta, […]

Stock futures flat; Staples quarterly sales lower; Amazon opens store on Alibaba platform: A.M. Business News Links

Stock Market Headlines: Stock futures are relatively flat ahead of the monthly jobs report. Dow Jones futures are up 13 points, Nasdaq futures are ahead 7 points and SP 500 futures are advancing 2 points. (CNN Money) Asian stock markets were higher today as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank’s growth forecast […]

Stocks finish lower; Apple replaces AT&T on Dow Jones; Vodaphone alters maternity leave policy: P.M. Business News Links

Stock Market News: Stocks closed lower today and the SP 500 declined for a second straight week after a strong monthly jobs report as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than previously expected. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 278.94 points to 17,856.78, the SP 500 lost 29.78 points to […]

Previewing 2015 Kent District Final between Lake Catholic, University School hockey (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tonight’s Kent District Final will be a rematch of last year’s final during which Lake Catholic hockey defeated University School, 5-4, after three overtimes.  This year’s district final will feature many returning players for both teams as well as several new faces on both sides, including Preppers coach Andre Lacroix, who took over […]

Live updates, chat from Kent District Final hockey between Lake Catholic, University School on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

KENT, Ohio — Follow this post to get live updates in the comments as Lake Catholic hockey takes on University School in the Kent District Final at the Kent State Ice Arena on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Share your own thoughts and converse about the game as it unfolds in the comments for an […]

Fairport’s Katelyn Dickerson places fourth, Garrettsville Garfield 14th at OHSAA Division II girls bowling state tournament 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a member of the Fairport boys bowling team the past two seasons, junior Katelyn Dickerson was on the roster as her team was third at state two years ago and then posted the team’s fourth-best score as it finished seventh last season. Her first performance at state as an individual was […]

St. Jude Dream Home tickets go on sale March 19: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake

Rendering of the St. Jude Dream Home under construction in the Red Tail Golf Course community in Avon.St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  Do you feel lucky? Tickets go on sale March 19 at 6 a.m. for a chance to win a new home in the annual St. Jude Dream Home giveaway. For the third year […]

Cars damaged by snow and ice falling from overpasses: Avon police blotter

Property damage, Interstate 90: Two citizens reported damage related to snow removal on March 2. In one incident, a driver reported a chunk of ice came off the Jaycox overpass while the road was being cleared and smashed the vehicle windshield. The second incident occurred when a snowplow dumped a large amount of snow onto […]

Avon Schools asking residents to approve operating levy

AVON, Ohio — Avon Superintendent Michael Laub said if residents want to keep the kind of educational excellence the city is known for, they should approve the 2.9-mill emergency levy that could fund operations of the schools for four or five years. Laub said the levy, which will be on the May 5 ballot, is […]