Kevin Barry, News 5 Cleveland

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Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

Workforce housing plans, Historic District recommendation, Red Line Greenway development update

CLEVELAND — Historic District push The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board recommended that the MidTown Historic District be added to the National Register of Historic Places Friday. The nomination now goes to the National Park Service. “What’s interesting about this district is it was a place that was built up, torn down and rebuilt,” said historian and Ohio Historic Site… → Read More

Cleveland's downtown rental market appears to be weathering COVID

The coronavirus is touching nearly every part of our lives and yet, leasing agents and data about downtown living suggest the downtown rental market is weathering the pandemic relatively well. → Read More

Cuyahoga County courts will use Global Center for Health Innovation for civil trials, jury duty

The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas will be using the Global Center for Health Innovation for civil trails and jury duty when jury trials resume Sept. 21. → Read More

Ohio’s medical marijuana program still struggling to meet patient preferences, OSU study finds

Even if medical marijuana could help alleviate pain or other conditions, Ohioans tell an Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Drug Enforcement and Policy Center study that they are dissatisfied with Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). → Read More

Restaurants hoping Labor Day would help offset COVID get rained out

Four of the five roads that lead to the Canal Towpath Bar and Grille were flooded on the day when Chef T.J. Walters hoped a busy holiday crowd would help offset a coronavirus-slowed 2020. Makeshift flood protection tried to keep the rising water out of the business itself. → Read More

Work already started on business park transformation at struggling Garfield Heights shopping center

The struggling Garfield Heights shopping plaza, City View Center is in the process of being turned into a business park. → Read More

A look at the future of Flats South, racial justice talk in Ohio City, and new life for old bikes

CLEVELAND — There's a lot going on in Cleveland and you might be wondering about some of the plans. From the Flats South turning to a destination spot to Ohio City's racial justice actions to a bike donation organization, here's what's happening. Flats South Innovation District Flats South made headlines when Cleveland Whiskey agreed to a long-term lease at 601 Stones Levee Road. The commercial… → Read More

Breakthrough Public Schools gets creative with remote, out-of-home learning options

Breakthrough Public Schools giving options to parents and students who can't stay home with their children during the upcoming school year. → Read More

Land with Lake Erie, downtown views transferred to a developer for mixed-use development

Westlake-based Carnegie Management and Development Corp. is taking control of HKM Direct Market Communications’ building at 5501 Cass Avenue in Cleveland with plans for some kind of mixed-use development in mind. → Read More

Medical marijuana businesses say Ohio's system needs to grow to meet demand, the state says 'not now'

Ohio’s medical marijuana industry is still riding what businesses say is an increased demand for its product even months after the coronavirus first caused a jump in demand and sales. → Read More

Great Lakes Cold Storage sees 20% increase in business during pandemic, while keeping Ohio, Pennsylvania fed

While businesses across much of Ohio and the United States still have workers who are furloughed or are slowly bringing workers back, Great Lakes Cold Storage is actively hiring, and really, never stopped. → Read More

"Circle Square" looking for tenants in 13-story office building planned for University Circle

Developers are actively looking for businesses or organizations that could become an anchor tenant in a 13-floor office building that will become part of the “Circle Square” development. → Read More

EmpowerCLE internet connection plan accelerated because of the coronavirus pandemic

A five-year plan to connect disadvantaged communities to reliable internet service is being accelerated into a two-year plan because of the increased need for digital connectivity during the coronavirus. → Read More

Remote learning has decreased cyberbullying but offers more opportunities for online predators to target children

Remote learning across Ohio and the nation has increased the opportunity for online predators to attempt to make contact with children. → Read More

Racial Equity/Black Lives Matter public art approved to be installed soon along West 25th Street

The City of Cleveland Landmarks Commission gave the green light Thursday to install a “The fight for racial equity” banner on the Metzner Building at 1899 West 25th Street. → Read More

CMSD will start school year online, reopening plan tied to Ohio’s county color-coded system

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) plans to start the school year with its 37,000 students learning remotely because of the coronavirus. → Read More

SLFMKR, a health and wellness apothecary, opens retail location finds success despite COVID precautions

The SLFMKR (pronounced “Self Maker”) health and wellness apothecary in The Van Aken District probably never would have been created if not for the coronavirus. → Read More

Cleveland Hemp processor partners with chocolatier to make hemp easier to consume

Cleveland hemp processor Buoyant Brands partners with Amanda Montague from Lilly Handmade Chocolate to create hemp products with special attention paid to taste. → Read More

New barriers, plans for street dining while Cuyahoga County prepares for lakefront improvements

Reporter Kevin Barry checks into some of the development happening around Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, from newly-installed barriers allowing street dining at restaurants near the West Side Market and elsewhere, to Cuyahoga County’s Lakefront Access Plan and how high water levels are shaping it. → Read More

Cleveland adds barriers to streets to allow restaurants to expand seating

The city is putting up street barriers across Cleveland for additional restaurant seating. → Read More