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Mets, Guardians Have Agreed To Outfielder Trade

The New York Mets acquired outfielder Daniel Johnson from the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday. According to Newsday's Tim Healey, the Mets will send the 26-year-old to their Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse after acquiring him for cash considerations. Johnson is a career .202/.245/.337 hitter through 94 career MLB plate appearances, most...

Seahawks release quarterback amidst Baker Mayfield rumors

The Seattle Seahawks have long been rumored to be in the running to acquire Baker Mayfield when the Cleveland Browns finally decide to part ways with him at some point before the 2022 NFL season. A move that the team has made last Friday may make those rumors even more...

5 people shot at memorial service on Cleveland’s East Side

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Five people were shot during a memorial service on the city’s East Side in broad daylight on May 23, Cleveland Police confirmed. According to authorities, the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. in the area of E. 152nd Street and St. Clair Avenue. This is in...

Best restaurants in Cleveland, according to Tripadvisor

CLEVELAND, Ohio – As spring takes hold in Northeast Ohio occasions to celebrate with family and friends are popping up like proverbial May flowers. Graduations, birthdays, and special occasions have us all looking for new places to share dinner with those who mean the most to us on their special days. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a quick bite or a fine dining experience, check out the list below to find a new favorite.

Community coffee shop is a safe and sober haven

CLEVELAND — At the Stella Maris coffee shop, manager Kathleen Shea said every drink she pours is personal. Shea said she is marking 19 months in recovery. This Coffee Shop is on the Stella Maris campus. The center has provided transformational drug and alcohol treatment services to the people of Greater Cleveland since 1948. Shea said this job is perfect for her because it brings together both of her passions.
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Rood in Lakewood to Launch Cafe Rood, a Full-Service 'Morning Cafe'

In March of 2020, Rood (17001 Madison Ave., 216-712-4506) was just hitting its stride. The unique slider-and-pie shop in Lakewood was attracting local and regional attention for its food, setting and convivial dining style, one which encouraged diners to share food. That all came to a screeching halt in mid-March...

Florence man collects coins, becomes YouTube sensation with Couch Collectibles

Surrounded by a camera, a computer and a ring light in the upstairs office of his self-proclaimed "bachelor pad," Justin Couch’s face lights up and he becomes full of energy. He begins his YouTube videos by getting straight to the point, showing different coins that are worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and explaining why to his 419,000-plus subscribers. Most of the videos are under 10 minutes long and leave you wanting to pick your pocket to...

Meet the Designer Bringing Cleveland's Best Restaurants to Life

Kelley Shaffer has transformed Douglas Katz' Zhug and Amba into an aesthetic experience. Kelley Shaffer defines herself as a multidisciplinary creative. Over the past 10 years, she’s worked as an art director, image maker and set designer for Moen, Arhaus Furniture, Vitamix and other behemoth brands. More recently, however, she took on a new challenge, creating two transformative environments for chef Douglas Katz.

Gizmo, the sweetest cat of all: Pet Tribute

Editor’s Note: We recently offered readers an opportunity to pay tribute to beloved pets who have passed away. We received dozens of heartfelt tributes. They will be published on on weekdays from May 16-June 10. Please note that the deadline to submit new free tributes has passed. Readers can place a pet memory ad for their furry friends by calling 216-999-5555 or by going to

Ex-Lake Erie Crushers food-beverage director launching bRaised in the CLE food truck

ELYRIA, Ohio – For Greg Kobunski, the restaurant business has become a whole new ballgame. Until recently, Kobunski served as director of food and beverage for the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon since 2016. But in September, after the season ended, he and his wife, Stephanie Bacskay, attended a concert and had an epiphany that is resulting in their food-truck venture, bRaised in the CLE.

Pakistan Cultural Garden breaks ground in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Qaisra Haider is heating up a south Asian dish called Chicken Korma. “It’s very popular and every household will make it their own and make it unique,” Haider said. She made the dish for her Pakistani family. “To be Pakistani is to be [from] a...

Geauga Park District reports summer camps still have some spots open

Geauga Park District announced that space is limited for the remaining available weeks of Adventure Day Camps this summer, and that those interested in participating should sign up as soon as possible. The available camps are:. Nature Adventure Day Camp — Youth entering grades 5-7: June 13-17, July 18-22 or...

Average Joe: Attention, Trader Joe's — the Akron area really, really wants you

I wasn’t sure what to expect two weeks ago when I threw open the question: What places are on your wish list for local stores and restaurants?. Rest assured, you were ready to answer. Several hundred folks weighed in via email and Facebook, and the runaway leader with 135 endorsements was Trader Joe's, a national chain that says it has been “transforming grocery shopping into a welcoming journey full of discovery and fun since 1967.”