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Progressive Chairman Lewis Dies at 80

Peter B. Lewis, the philanthropic chairman of Progressive Corp. died Saturday at his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. He was 80 years old. During a career that lasted more than half a century, Lewis grew Mayfield-based Progressive Corp. from a tiny 100-person firm to the fourth-largest auto insurance company in the U.S., with $17 billion in […]

Ohio Supreme Court: Biology Teacher Can’t Teach Creationism

This week, there was an important Ohio court ruling on religious freedom. At issue was a public school science teacher, John Freshwater, who distributed creationist materials to students and surveyed kids about religion. (He is also well known for burning crosses into students’ forearms, but that is a different court case.) The Mt. Vernon City […]

The Whispering Campaign by Team Kasich against Greater Cleveland Has to Stop

Gov. John Kasich’s cabal of advisers seem to believe they can have things both ways. When there’s good news on the jobs front, it’s all their doing. Bad news is someone else’s fault. But some roads are so low that even the governor’s lackeys must avoid them at all costs. At the top of that list is […]

JobsOhio Tax Credits Mostly Go to Columbus

Companies that do business near Ohio’s capital get far more tax breaks for hiring new workers than companies anywhere else in the state. Known as job-creation tax credits, the tax breaks can be worth thousands or even millions of dollars to companies that receive them in exchange for expanding their workforce. Franklin County, home to […]

Ohio House to Take Up “Stand Your Ground” Tomorrow

House Bill 203 has passed out of the Policy & Legislative Oversight Committee. It will be voted on by the entire Ohio House of Representatives TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20. If it passes, it will then go to the Senate. Call your legislator (there’s no time to wait) and urge him or her to vote against House Bill 203. Click here to contact your […]

Lake County Gives Generously for the Homeless and Cold

The Sub Zero Mission Stuff the Bus event in Lake County on November 9 should have been called “Stuff the Buses” because the response was so generous that one bus was not enough to hold all o the items donated. Del Bethel, chairman of the board for Sub Zero,  explains how he founded the organization. “Me and […]

Ohio Hit by Possible Tornado Sunday Night

The vicious weather which swept through the Buckeye state Sunday evening may have included a tornado, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. In addition, some parts of the state reported straight line winds and gusts of up to 75 mph. High winds and heavy rains joined to cause downed trees, power outages […]

Cleveland Wal-Mart Solicits Food Donations So Its Own Employees Can “Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner”

A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees. “Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins. The Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area. “That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to […]

French Fans in Cleveland Welcome New Wine and New Business Opportunities

The French American Chamber of Commerce of Northern Ohio will celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Thursday at a gathering downtown that looks ahead to increased contact between northwest France and Northeast Ohio. The annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration will feature foods by chefs who will go with the chamber on a culinary and business mission to Rouen, […]

Drew Carey Will Ring in 2014 as Part of ‘Cleveland Rocks’ Public Festival

Drew Carey is coming home to ring in 2014. The comedian and host of “The Price is Right” will lead the countdown at “Cleveland Rocks NYE 2014 – Electric Ice.” The public New Year’s Eve party will take place on Public Square and will celebrate with live bands and fireworks. The bash includes a beer […]