Showers again are in the forecast, with chances of thunderstorms. Temperatures will reach the low 70s. Showers could continue overnight, with lows in the upper 50s. Read more.
Local scores: Indians vs. Chicago White Sox, postponed
Cleveland lighthouse: The U.S. Coast Guard is selling the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, built in 1911 and home to a Coast Guard station until 1976. Sabrina Eaton reports the agency is looking for a government or non-profit agency willing to fix it up and use it for educational, park, recreational, cultural, or historic preservation purposes.
Tax refunds: The Ohio Senate Finance Committee has inserted language into a proposed budget bill that would allow workers to seek refunds for income taxes paid to cities where they did not live or perform their jobs during 2020 and 2021. Peter Krouse reports that the bill – different from a house bill that would specifically allow refunds for 2021 only — could eliminate the need for lawsuits by taxpayers.
Shontel Brown: Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown was groomed to succeed former U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge. Both are from Warrensville Heights and Fudge – whom Brown described as her mentor – has helped steer Brown’s professional development, including as chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Seth Richardson interviews Brown in his series on candidates for the 11th congressional district.
Pandemic life: In this Groundhog Day loop of pandemic days, humanity learned patience in this time-is-money world. Laura Hancock writes about her experience over the last pandemic year, how she learned to be patient sweating under her face mask or waiting as vaccines were developed. While she tried to practice patience in her personal life, professionally she had to use her privilege as a reporter to give a voice to everyday Ohioans.
A Lebanese man who offered to sell his kidney to save his ill wife is the latest symbol of the troubled country’s economic collapse. Khalil Adnan Al Dgheiry offered his kidney for sale in a video posted to his personal Facebook account after his wife, who suffers from...
The state of Ohio on Thursday reported 17,225 new cases of COVID-19 in its weekly dashboard update, up about 1,000 from last week’s new case number. This week’s case total averages to about 2,460 new cases per day over seven days. Cases remain well short of the...
Cleveland-area mail carrier sold master blue box key to group that stole $1.5 million in fake-check scheme, feds say
A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier sold a master key that unlocked dozens of blue boxes across the region to a group that used it to steal mail and carry out a $1.5 million check-fraud scheme, according to federal prosecutors. The mail carrier, Cameron Proctor, sold...
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