Mary Doria Russell completes her engaging tale of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and the O.K. Corral with ‘Epitaph’

Ecco/HarperCollins  Epitaph By Mary Doria Russell Ecco/HarperCollins, 592 pp., $27.99  Mary Doria Russell’s novels are about collisions. She places entities in orbit, then employs her considerable narrative gravity to draw them perilously close. These encounters, ranging from the interplanetary (“The Sparrow,” “Children of God”) to the international (“A Thread of Grace,” “Dreamers of the Day”), […]

New in paperback: ‘Fourth of July Creek,’ ‘Redeployment,’ ‘Boy, Snow, Bird’ and more

HarperCollins  When 11-year-old Benjamin Pearl walks into a school for the first time, he’s nearly feral. Clad in rolled camouflage pants and a sweater with leaves and pine needles stuck to him, the boy immediately gains the attention of social worker Pete Snow, especially after Benjamin, “in the clipped cadence of a POW,” announces “that […]

Who is your high school sports Team of the Week for week of March 2, 2015? (photos, poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Who would you vote as your Northeast Ohio high school sports Team of the Week? Every week, we will give you an opportunity to respond and share who should be our first Team of the Week winner. The poll will close on Thursday at noon. This week’s nominees are as follows: Who do you vote […]

Benjamin Netanyahu should be applauded for willingness to go before potentially hostile Congress: Letter to the Editor

Your Feb. 27 editorial regarding Benjamin Netanyahu (“Netanyahu’s speech to Congress should be delayed and rethought“) is wrong. While you are correct he has the right to speak to the U.S. Congress, a co-equal branch of the federal government, you are missing the mark. You seem to say it is upsetting the White House, and […]

Brecksville state champion swimmer Mark Krusinski answers 8 questions: Varsity Timeout

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Brecksville junior Mark Krusinski returned to school Monday as a state champion. Krusinski was part of the Bees’ 200-yard freestyle relay that won gold last week at the Division I swimming state championships in Canton. He anchored the relay, helping the Bees finish in 1 minute, 23.85 seconds. His teammates on […]

Cuyahoga Falls shocks Ellet; Avon and Midview win thrillers: Boys basketball playoff setup (poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Division I boys basketball playoffs kicked off on Wednesday, and even though it was early, there was no shortage of great games. Upsets were the theme of the night as some unexpected teams are still playing right now. Here’s everything you need to know about the action on Wednesday: A LOOK […]

Brecksville gymnastics named Team of the Week, received 35.92 percent of the votes

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Brecksville gymnastics is going for yet another state title this weekend, but last weekend its 12th straight district title led to the Bees being voted the Team of the Week for the second time this season. The Bees won the Northeast District championship with a score of 145.700, and junior Alecia Farina […]

Cable lines cut by unknown person: Brunswick Police Blotter

3/4.25 for BWICKBrian Lisik,special to Sun News  Criminal damaging, Eldorado Boulevard: A woman reported the cable lines to her house cut by an unknown person between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 19. The woman said she had already contacted Time Warner and it was unknown if any other homes were affected. Trespassing, Center Road: […]

Friend suspected of iPad theft: Brunswick Hills Police Blotter

Brian Lisik,special to Sun News  Theft, Laurel Road: A resident reported his daughter’s iPad stolen from their home Feb. 13. The victim said he was concerned because, even though the device was inexpensive, it contained personal information. The GPS locator on the device indicated that the iPad was at an apartment complex in Brunswick. The […]

Cheers & Jeers, with a special Cheer to the Sparkle Effect for special-needs youngsters: editorial

CHEERS … to the Sparkle Effect, a national program at Medina and Brunswick high schools and more than 130 other schools, which connects special-needs youngsters who want to be cheerleaders with high school cheerleaders who help them cheer at games. Sparkle and shine, girls. JEERS … to Cleveland’s gaping potholes that appear to be expanding as Greater Cleveland’s […]

Shaker Heights High graduate solves the puzzle on TV’s ‘Wheel of Fortune'; show airs Tuesday

Euclid resident and Shaker Heights High School graduate Terra Harris on the set of ‘Wheel of Fortune.’Carol Kaelson Photographer  SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Terra Harris, 26, has been watching “Wheel of Fortune on television since she was 5. “My mother and I would watch it on the black and white TV,” recalled Harris. One can […]

University School in Shaker Heights, Hunting Valley, names Benjamin Rein as new headmaster

Benjamin I. Rein, named new headmaster at University School.  SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — University School has selected the man who will become only the eighth headmaster in the 125-year history of the private independent day school for boys. He is Benjamin I. Rein (pronounced Rine), 43, who comes to University School from Collegiate, a K-12, […]

The Walking Company set to open in Crocker Park

WESTLAKE, Ohio – The Walking Company plans to open this spring in Crocker Park. The footwear shop specializes in comfortable shoes, and runs 200 stores across the country, including a Beachwood Place mall location. The Walking Company expects to set up shop in Crocker this May, spokesman Dinah Erasmus said. The store will sit beside Bath […]

Westlake student inventors compete, high school student establishes gay-straight alliance: School news roundup

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake schools are set to host a competition for young student inventors to show off their latest creations. A Westlake High School student won recognition as a champion of diversity by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. Hilliard Elementary School rolled out the “One School, One Book,” program, which asks students across grade […]

Westlake to consider building new space to store salt (live coverage)

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake may decide tonight to build a new space to store its salt. City council will consider approving a $347,180 bid by Miller Builders to construct the salt storage facility. Westlake officials always try to pre-order salt to ensure the city has enough on hand to keep streets clear, Chris Stuhm deputy director […]

Willoughby firefighter injured battling blaze that destroyed home

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — A Willoughby firefighter was injured Monday when a ceiling collapsed during a fire that destroyed a home. He was transported to Lake West Medical Center after a beam fell on his head, according to Willoughby Fire Chief Al Zwagat. He has since been released. The home on the 900 block of Tioga […]

Cleveland Clinic had ‘an extraordinary year from a financial standpoint’ in 2014, Toby Cosgrove says

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North Point Properties acquires Rockwood Center for $2.5 million, moving firm from downtown Cleveland

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Cordell and Cordell, a law firm representing men in family law cases, opens Cleveland office

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