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New Board Chairman Says Wilberforce Must "Create Entrepreneurs"

New Board Chairman Says Wilberforce Must "Create Entrepreneurs"

This afternoon, Wilberforce University, the historically black college (HBCU) near Dayton facing the loss of its accreditation, has announced a new chairman and vice chairman of its board of trustees. Mark Wilson, President and CEO of eVerifile, a background check provider based in Atlanta, has...

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Former Medina High School Basketball Player Sues After Getting Cut From Team

Former Medina High School Basketball Player Sues After Getting Cut From Team

A 2013 graduate of Medina High School is taking to federal court because he feels he didn't get enough playing time on the varsity basketball team and that his First Amendment and due process rights were violated when he was finally booted from the...

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9 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

9 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29 DIana Chittester CD Release Singer-songwriter Diana Chittester moved to Cleveland from Pittsburgh, and started playing open mic nights at places like the now-closed Winchester. She released her first EP in 2008 and followed that with 2012's In This Skin, which features...

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51 Cleveland Investors Swindled Out of Millions by Young Mexican Entrepreneur

51 Cleveland Investors Swindled Out of Millions by Young Mexican Entrepreneur

Yong Mexican entrepreneur Oscar Villarreal was too good to be true. Painted as a prodigy in the Cleveland business press, the charismatic Villarreal, now 29, was the sort of fresh-faced climber that enamors (all too easily, it appears) Cleveland's corporate elite. Villarreal invented oil-related funds...

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Ohio Buys More of this Item on Ebay than Any Other State

Ohio Buys More of this Item on Ebay than Any Other State

Can you guess which item Ohio buys on Ebay more than any other state? Yep, you nailed it: outdoor equipment, which apparently means grills and, you know, other things you use outdoors.  Here's the complete list of what our friends to the east and...

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Video: Coyote Wandering Through Cleveland Streets

Video: Coyote Wandering Through Cleveland Streets

Yes, that's a coyote and, yes, it's wandering near some people in the streets of Cleveland. Instagram user Darnell R. Ford (instagram.com/djrobford) posted these two videos of the four-legged predator around the East 36 Street and Payne Ave intersection. The Instagram user follows the...

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Johnny Manziel Does Aerobics in New Snickers Ad

Johnny Manziel Does Aerobics in New Snickers Ad

After you watch Johnny JamBoogie in this new Snickers spot, head over to this week's cover story, Clickbait Jesus, on how Johnny Manziel came to rule the world....

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15 Things Going on in Cleveland Over Labor Day Weekend

15 Things Going on in Cleveland Over Labor Day Weekend

The glorious three-day weekend that is Labor Day is upon us again, and Cleveland has a healthy lineup of holiday activities. Back this year is the Cleveland National Air Show, which is sure to dazzle with three days of Blue Angels fun, and Oktoberfest at...

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Cleveland Joins 'Meatless Monday' Trend

Cleveland Joins 'Meatless Monday' Trend

Joining the likes of Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Cleveland has called for residents to eat more healthful meals and, specifically, avoid meat on Mondays. This was actually done via City Council resolution. Alliteration does tend to help social movements, this one being focused on...

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This Cleveland Video Might As Well Be a Tourism Video But It's Not Because It's Better

This Cleveland Video Might As Well Be a Tourism Video But It's Not Because It's Better

At least that's the best way we could think of describing "Cleveland: A Million Stories" in a headline. You know, Positively Cleveland could have saved all that money they gave to that company in Kansas City to come up with that slogan and instead just...

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A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

An undeniable sense of déjà vu washes over me as I enter Grove Hill in Chagrin Falls. It's been 20-plus years since I've stepped foot inside the building, and many of the interior treatments have changed, yet I still can't help but anticipate a meal...

Dining Lead

What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

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Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood is known for its abundance of creative vegan dishes as much as for its lengthy craft beer, scotch and whiskey options. It's natural, then, that executive chef Ryan Kaston is committed to using fresh, seasonal produce. "When the season...

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Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Though the Rowley Inn technically resides in Tremont, folks who come here have and always will call this area "the South Side." The bar sits just a mile south of Lincoln Park, but it might as well be clear across town. For at least 60...

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Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Meet the Band: Diana Chittester (vocals, guitar) Transplanted: Singer-songwriter Diana Chittester moved to Cleveland from Pittsburgh, and started playing open mic nights at places like the now-closed Winchester. She released her first EP in 2008 and followed that with 2012's In This Skin, which features...

Band of the Week

Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Junto (Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS) basementjaxx.com Basement Jaxx started making electronic music before it was cool to make electronic music. So you can't entirely blame them for coming out of hibernation to cash in on what's become a popular trend. The duo of Felix Buxton...

Music Feature

Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

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Cellocentric Cellocentric (self-released) dougwoodmusic.com An instrumental group that features mandolin player/guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Tara Hanish and bassist Darren Frate, Cellocentric bridges a few different musical genres, and the group has recently taken to collaborating with some of the Classical Revolution Cleveland folks. It often...

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As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

Twenty shows will open from now through November, and they're all ready to give you what you want. For instance... WANT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES? The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, None Too Fragile Theater, Akron, Sept. 12 to 27. A black ex-con rescues an intellectual white atheist...

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Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

How did young people come of age before the car (or bus) was invented? You'd think from all the works of art that feature those vehicles as the central transporting device — from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Thelma and Louise — that wheels...

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Also on Stage

Also on Stage

If there is one filmmaker whom many cineastes love, and also love to hate, it's probably Leni Riefenstahl. Her movie glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, Triumph of the Will, stands to this day as a monumental achievement in cinematography and a craven tribute to a certifiable...

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Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Last week, Land Ho, a refreshing low-budget film about two sixtysomethings on a trip to Iceland, warmed the hearts of those who saw it at the Cedar Lee. This week, Trip to Italy, a snoozerino about two fiftyish guys taking just what the title says,...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

When Christopher Barzak, a local author who holds an MFA in creative writing from Pittsburgh's Chatham University and teaches fiction writing at Youngstown State University, wrote his first novel, One for Sorrow, he was trying to capture the anxieties of growing up in the Mahoning...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Land Ho!, a gently bobbing film about two ex-brothers-in-law on a trip to Iceland, should be perfect fare for the Cedar Lee: modest in scope, slow in pace, noble in aspiration, and blue-haired through and through. It opens there on Friday. Indeed, Mitch (Earl Lynn...

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