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In-Depth: New data highlights COVID-19's profound impact on downtown restaurants, nightlife

Wednesday’s announcement that the I-X Center was closing wasn’t the first notable closure because of the pandemic and it likely won’t be the last. The business directory and review site, Yelp, reports nearly 100,000 businesses closed on March 1 and never re-opened. → Read More

In-Depth: Bill to provide first responders PTSD coverage under workers' comp languishes in committee

In Ohio, workers' compensation for first responders does not cover PTSD-related treatment if a physical injury does not accompany it. Legislation aimed at reversing this policy sailed through the Ohio House earlier this year but remains stalled in the Senate. → Read More

In-Depth: Airline workers rally for extension of 'vital' federal COVID-19 relief program

Airline employees converged on the federal courthouse in downtown Cleveland Tuesday to clamor for an extension to a federal relief package that proponents believe is the one thing keeping them away the unemployment line. → Read More

Hot Commodity: Sports cards, comic book sales reach fever pitch during pandemic

The sales of sports cards and comic books have reached a fever pitch during the COVID-19 pandemic as people have sought out new hobbies -- or became reacquainted with old ones -- because of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Ohio hosting summit for first responders dealing with profound effects of trauma

On Wednesday, the State Fire Marshal's Ohio Fire Academy will partner with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to offer a mental health summit for first responders. → Read More

Despite exceeding necessary COVID-19 safety precautions, Mama Catena struggles to fight perception

For the owners of Mama Catena Vino e' Cucina, a 31-year-old fixture in Euclid's dining scene, the constant struggle between sanitation and paying the bills, has been emotionally taxing. → Read More

A Northeast Ohio summer tradition put on hold due to COVID-19

For the first time since it opened in 1968, no crowds, legendary traffic, or music is coming from the woods at Blossom Music Center. → Read More

Local non-profit flourishing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Much like the thousands of sunflowers it plants every year, a charity in Northeast Ohio has continued to bring hope through the pandemic. → Read More

Local company developing antidote to Lake Erie algal blooms

The Lake Erie algal bloom is rapidly expanding across the western basin. Although the bloom is expected to only be moderate this year, it will undoubtedly affect tourism and recreation for coastline communities. The owner of a Cleveland-based company believes he may have a permanent solution. → Read More

West Side Market vendors applaud schedule change; city hopes to hire consultant this fall

A small but often-requested change has taken place at Cleveland's West Side Market, as the venerable institution has altered its operating hours, opting to open later in the morning in order to stay open later in the day. → Read More

Westlake mom creates mask pipeline, hopes to develop 'Adopt a School' program

With so many different face mask options out there, some buyers are left wondering what works best. That was the predicament a Westlake mother found herself in before she decided to forge her own way. → Read More

University Hospitals' 'playbook' serves as syllabus for schools reopening amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has school districts all across Ohio taking an in-depth look at their policies, programs and procedures as the first day of school approaches. University Hospitals' Healthy Restart team has compiled a playbook that districts can use as a syllabus to reopen. → Read More

Discovery Tours vice president indicted for allegedly embezzling $610k from company

The vice president of a tour company that folded two years ago amid a controversy of canceled school trips to Washington D.C. that parents out of money has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly embezzling more than half a million dollars. → Read More

Health officials keeping a close eye on testing supplies as COVID-19 cases increase

Health leaders across Northeast Ohio are keeping a watchful eye on their supply of COVID-19 testing kits as the number of cases across the state climbs. At his Thursday press conference, Gov. DeWine encouraged local health department officials to contact the state for assistance. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges Lincoln Electric paid female senior-level employee at a significantly lower rate than male colleague

A former human relations information analyst has filed an equal-pay lawsuit against Lincoln Electric, an international manufacturer of welding products based in Northeast Ohio. → Read More

Brunswick diner plows ahead despite multiple setbacks

Challenges have come in quick succession for 9ers Diner as they were forced to close, first due to coronavirus, then for the second time after a driver -- and regular customer -- accidentally plowed through the front door. → Read More

Versa-Flex, a local, veteran-owned company, seeking patent on anti-fog masks

To help alleviate one particular annoyance of wearing masks, a North Ridgeville company is seeking a patent on its mask design that prevents the mask wearer's glasses from fogging. → Read More

Simultaneous fireworks displays in Akron to help provide room for social distancing

Instead of having patriotic onlookers crowd into downtown like hotdogs into saran wrap, the city will instead host four separate fireworks displays in various parts around the city. → Read More

CWRU professor's internship program helps students despite COVID-19

In a matter of days, the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to internships left and right, leaving college students around Northeast Ohio in limbo. → Read More

Low-cost cities like Cleveland could benefit from shift to remote workforces

With many companies exploring the concept of expanding their remote workforces, local business and economic development experts believe Northeast Ohio's qualities may help the region flourish under this cultural shift. → Read More