Nasdaq climbs as Dow, S&P 500 slip; JCPenney posts quarterly loss; FCC approves net neutrality rules: P.M. Business News Links

Stock market update: The Nasdaq resumed its recent advance today after deal news in the technology sector, while the Dow and SP 500 dipped as energy shares sank with oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10.15 points to 18,214.42, the SP 500 lost 3.12 points to 2,110.74 and the Nasdaq Composite added 20.75 […]

See up-to-date brackets for 2015 OHSAA district hockey tournaments

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Local teams are headed to the quarterfinals of this year’s Ohio High School Athletic Association state hockey tournament and you can follow all the action with cleveland.com’s printable brackets, broken down by districts, below.  Brooklyn District bracket Kent District bracket Be sure to check back with cleveland.com as these brackets are updated […]

District quarterfinals underway for local hockey teams: Best of the beat

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The OHSAA state hockey tournament quarterfinals are here for the Brooklyn and Kent districts.  Here is a quick breakdown of some of the top matchups to watch for each district. Follow all of the action with cleveland.com’s printable brackets.  BROOKLYN DISTRICT No. 4 Padua vs. No. 5 Holy Name The Brooklyn District […]

Garfield Heights boys basketball coach Sonny Johnson talks winning vs. college scholarships: Campus Tour (video)

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson is a prime example that you can always go home again. As a coach, the 1998 Mr. Basketball winner has kept his alma mater among Northeast Ohio’s elite teams for nine seasons. For Johnson, though, his greatest success comes with getting his players into college. In […]

Child suffers head injury after being hit by car: Avon police blotter

Hit skip, Chester Road: On Feb. 25, Avon Emergency Care Center reported a 3-year-old being treated in the emergency room had been struck by a car in the Circle K parking lot. The child was transferred to University Hospitals in Cleveland with a head injury. Police were gathering information and trying to obtain video surveillance tapes […]

Breakfasts with the Easter Bunny kick off spring season: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake

I promise, spring is right around the corner. The French Creek Development Association and the Merchants of Avon’s French Creek District are welcoming spring to the “Heart of Avon” with the annual “Spring into Avon” festival March 20-22. Avon Isle is the site of this year’s Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 21. An […]

Cuyahoga County Public Library Beachwood Branch Presents The Fiction and Film of Etgar Keret: Community Voices

This March, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Beachwood Branch, located at 25501 Shaker Boulevard, will host The Fiction and Films Etgar Keret, a series of programs exploring the work of one of Israel’s most radical and extraordinary writers. The series will be led by Jewish Studies instructor Sonia Yungster.  The radical fiction film of Etgar Keret.  […]

Mall theft suspect in car strikes security, police vehicles during escape attempt: Beachwood police blotter

ROBBERY, CEDAR ROAD: A man accused of stealing sweatpants from Victoria’s Secret, as well as jeans and a t-shirt from another Beachwood Place mall store the evening of Feb. 20, was charged with robbery. The charge was escalated from theft because the suspect, 24, of Akron, got into a car as he tried to escape and […]

Warrensville Heights senior Jahmere Howze flourishing, Lutheran West celebrating: Division III and IV boys basketball notebook

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A lot of great guards have come through No. 19 Warrensville HeightsLutheran West has won a conference title. Behind a 44-42 win against Columbia on Saturday, the Longhorns wrapped up the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division with a 13-2 record in league play. The run to the league title this season only […]

Man in custody in connection with string of Bedford auto thefts

BEDFORD, Ohio — A 27-year-old man is in custody in connection with a string of car thefts in Bedford. Maple Heights police arrested the man about 6 a.m. Thursday, Bedford Police Sgt. Rick Suts said. The man’s identity has not been released because he has not been charged. The man told police that he is homeless, […]

Education Foundation auction features Cavs tickets, vacation homes and more: Community Voices

The Education Foundation  BEREA, Ohio — Front row seats to a Cleveland Cavaliers game, vacation stays at homes on Cape Cod in Massachusetts or Longboat Key, Florida, and a signed OSU championship football are just some of the items up for bid at The Education Foundation’s annual auction on March 12. Proceeds will benefit the […]

Two residents say their identities were used to file tax returns: Berea police blotter

Carol Kovach/Special to Sun News Identity theft, Meadow Drive: A woman reported at 12:04 p.m. Feb. 22 that someone used her name to file a tax return. The woman spoke with her accountant about the incident. Identity theft, Wyleswood Drive: A man reported at 12:05 p.m. Feb. 23 that someone used his name to file […]

Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights seeks first levy in 31 years

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Needing a new roof, new courses and more, leaders of the Polaris Career Center expect to ask voters in November to approve the school’s first levy in 31 years. Superintendent Bob Timmons said the Ohio Schools Construction Commission recommends more than $30 million worth of renovations at Polaris’s 40-year-old building on […]

A troubled couple in trouble with the law becomes the focus of bloody chaos in T.C. Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come’

  Ecco  The Harder They Come By T.C. BoyleEcco, 400 pp., $27.99 Living in Santa Barbara, California, novelist T.C. Boyle knows the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful coastline well. He also believes that area comes with a serious liability: humans. They’ve been exploiting the land and water for years. Even the well-meaning have managed to […]

National Park Service OK’s sharpshooting of deer in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The National Park Service will allow sharpshooters to cull the deer population in the Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPD file  BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The National Park Service will allow sharpshooting to help curtail the deer population within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Sharpshooters will be used early on to quickly reduce deer densities, said a park […]

Strongsville launches Facebook pages and Twitter accounts

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The city has launched Facebook pages and Twitter accounts to help residents keep track of the latest town news. Residents can like separate Facebook pages for City Hall and the recreation department at facebook.com/CityofStrongsville and facebook.com/StrongsvilleRecCenter. Likewise, they can follow City Hall and the recreation department on two separate Twitter accounts: @strongsvillegov and […]

Broadview Heights police to receive 2-percent annual raises under 2-year deal: See the contract

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — The police department’s patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants will receive 2-percent raises in 2015 and 2016 under new agreements approved by city council Monday. Salaries for six classes of patrol officers will range from $52,200-$71,900 this year, retroactive to Jan. 1. The range will rise to $53,300-$73,300 next year. Under previous […]

Luke Cipolla in pictures: Action, feature photos of Brecksville senior guard

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Brecksville senior Luke Cipolla is considering going to Baldwin Wallace or Case Western Reserve to continue his academic and basketball careers.  The 6-foot-2 guard is averaging 15 points per game while shooting 50 percent from 2-point range and 46 percent from behind the arc. Cipolla is shooting 87 percent from the […]

Strongsville school board urges Gov. John Kasich to eliminate proposed funding cuts: What you’re saying

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — On Wednesday, the Strongsville school board sent a letter to Gov. John Kasich, urging him to eliminate proposed funding cuts to the Strongsville district. The board said the schools cannot sustain another $4.1 million in cuts, as Kasich has proposed, after the district on its own sliced $4.7 million from the budget since […]

Time to register for Brunswick Schools’ kindergarten

BRUNSWICK, Ohio – It’s time for parents to think about kindergarten registration in Brunswick City Schools. To register your child or children for kindergarten in the school district, there is an online registration process that is available at www.bcsoh.org that must be filled out. If you don’t have access to a computer, one is available […]