Lakewood council appears divided on issue of raising chickens in residential backyards

A proposal to allow Lakewood residents to keep hens in their backyards faces opposition from at least one city councilman who called it a "terrible idea."

Solon residents to vote on farm animals, zoning changes in November

Solon Council voted to place the proposed zoning changes on the November ballot Monday.

Cory Barron's family hasn't left Cleveland since Fremont man went missing

Cory Barron's father said he and members of his family have been in the city searching for the missing Fremont man since the 22-year-old vanished Friday from a concert at Progressive Field.

Will Beverly Hills High’s Plans Destroy The City’s Most Famous Oil Derrick?

One of the insider landmarks of Beverly Hills is the Tower of Hope, an art-covered oil derrick that sits at the edge of Beverly Hills High School, clearly visible from Pico Boulevard. Cov...

Still not ready to give fasting a try? Sohaib Awan

The connection between fasting and devotion to God was known to our Founding Fathers so the fasting that devout Muslims observe during this month of Ramadan should be familiar -- while fa...

Cleveland Triathlon 2014: facts and information

The Cleveland Triathlon is set for Sunday morning at the North Coast Harbor area.

Man accused of robbery, drug possession in Medina arrested in Garfield Heights

A man accused of robbery and drug possession in Medina was arrested Sunday in Garfield Heights.

Cleveland police shoot fugitive overnight; bullet hits East Side fire station; Akron's newest Goodyear blimp has new name: Northeast Ohio News Links

Also, Lorain teacher indicted on federal child pornography charges; Rootstown woman arrested in fatal Kent hit-skip accident; Niles man held in April murder of Warren man; two recall peti...

New York City Mayor de Blasio announces latest round of picks for agency heads

There’s a game of musical chairs and commissioners happening in New York City politics right now. With former Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) chair Meenakshi Srinivasan now hea...

Jimmy Skerl, this is the important reason we hang onto things for 40 years: Tim Feran

A basketball-net snip preserved and pancreatic cancer defeated add up to a memorable 40th reunion for St. Ignatius Wildcats basketball teammates, writes Tim Feran.

Letter to the Editor> Murmurs for Mummers

[Editor's Note: The following are reader-submitted responses to the editorial “Acceptable if not Noble” (AN 03_04.30.2014_SW), which considered the imminent demolition of John Johansen’s ...

Cleveland has cleared backlog of 3,985 untested rape kits

Cleveland police recently finished sending untested rape kits collected from 1993 to 2009 for testing.

Five-star RB Damien Harris, Ohio State's top remaining offensive target, will release top five Aug. 1, announce Dec. 13: Buckeyes recruiting

Harris, who plays for Berea (Ky.) Madison Southern, posted on his public Twitter account Monday evening that he won't narrow down his list to five until Aug. 1 and won't announce his coll...

US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Tuesday they are suspending service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely.

The colony at Brennan's Colony stands strong in the wake of murder: editorial

The re-opening of Brennan's Colony sends a welcome message of resilience and strength in the face of gun-related violence, the editorial board writes.

Akron Civic Theatre to restore 1919 heating system in entry arcade

AKRON, Ohio -- Concertgoers will soon bid farewell to one Akron Civic Theatre tradition: freezing in the entry hallway before theater doors open. The next small step in the $26 million-pl...

Two women accused of theft after stealing from Walmart

Two women are accused of theft after paying for about $1,800 in merchandise from Walmart, but then neglecting to pay for slippers and gel pens.

YMCA and Parma Medical Center start repaying North Royalton for recreation center

The North Royalton Family YMCA has started repaying a $6.2 million debt to the city for financing the construction of the Y's recreation center here. Meanwhile, University Hospitals' Parm...

Eavesdrop> Lamster Bashing Reprieve as Dallas Accepts its Architecture Critic

Since arriving in North Texas to take up the job of Dallas Morning News architecture critic, Mark Lamster has been under a trial by fire, suffering scrutiny and criticism for everything f...