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Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American Congressman, Dies

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Former Rep. Stokes has died at the age of 90 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was the first African-American representative elected from Ohio and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.


Cleveland Protesters Look Ahead To Other Cases Involving Police

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday was quiet in Cleveland despite significant protests the day before. A white police officer on Saturday was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of an unarmed African-American couple.


Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America's Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he'll add his energy and flavor, but "the videos are truly the stars of this show."


Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.


Love โ€” And Legalization โ€” Is In The Eire For Irish Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.


Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

Saturday, January 17, 2015

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.


Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.


Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.


Toledo Escapes The Looming Bloom, Turns Its Taps Back On

Monday, August 04, 2014

A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.


Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back.


Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.


Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Banks aren't always the right fit for small businesses. Local branches of the Seattle startup called Community Sourced Capital hook up small businesses with local residents as a loan source.


Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.


Ford Investment In Ohio Plants Boosts Midwest Car Manufacturing

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ford Motor Company is adding 300 jobs and investing $500 million at its plant in Lima, Ohio. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was moving production of two truck models to Ohio from Mexico.


Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide In Prison

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of kidnapping and abusing three women and holding them prisoner in his Cleveland home, hanged himself in his cell on Tuesday night.


Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

Thursday, August 01, 2013

After reaching a plea deal to spend the rest of his life in prison, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was formally sentenced to that for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for a decade. Both Castro and one of his victims, Michelle Knight, spoke at length in court for the first time.


Cleveland Kidnapper Pleads Guilty, Avoiding Death Penalty

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive in his home has pleaded guilty to hundreds of charges in exchange for dodging the possibility of the death penalty. Ariel Castro's plea means there won't be a trial and the city of Cleveland can try move beyond his gristly crimes.


Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News

Thursday, July 25, 2013

As Cleveland embraces national attention for its booming arts and culinary scene, its new convention center and its world-class medical facilities, it struggles with recent grisly crimes and the message they send.


Authorities Investigate Possible Serial Murders In Cleveland

Monday, July 22, 2013

Police and FBI in East Cleveland are piecing together information after three bodies were found in trash bags over the weekend. Authorities believe the killings are related, and a man is in custody in connection with the case. Officials say they don't know if there are more bodies to be found in the hardscrabble Cleveland suburb.


Cleveland Community Ponders Decade-Old Kidnapping Case

Monday, May 13, 2013

It's been a week since three women kidnapped more than a decade ago escaped from a house in Cleveland. Residents are trying to come to terms that the missing women had been living near them the whole time.