Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Instead of the usual path through Manhattan, this year’s parade was kept to the area in front of Macy’s flagship store and aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds.

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Spotted: Snowy owl arrives in Cleveland days before potential snowstorm

  Northeast Ohio weather: Widespread rain and snow arrive Monday into Tuesday, quiet in the short term

OSU football game versus Illinois canceled after more Buckeyes test positive for COVID-19

  Loved ones of slain 83-year-old killed in Cleveland drive-by share their heartbreak and memories

  On tame Black Friday, Lorain County braces for Purple Level 4 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Since Lorain County got elevated to the dreaded Purple Alert Level 4 for COVID-19, groups and businesses on the shopping street are feeling the weight of the pandemic even more.
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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.

  Lake County under level 4 state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

  Northeast Ohio paramedics teach residents to evaluate themselves for COVID-19 to keep hospital visits down

  Cleveland-Heights University-Heights schools say they’ll cut benefits for teachers who strike

Wooster Police search for girl missing since Thanksgiving night

Ravenna Police search for driver of white minivan involved in hit-skip

23-year-old Lorain woman killed by semi while walking across Turnpike after crashing car on Thanksgiving

OSU Head Football Coach Ryan Day to miss Saturday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19

Operations suspended at Cleveland USPS finance station following ‘incident’; employees unharmed

  • National

Female soccer player poised to play for Vandy’s football team

“Let’s make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a photo of herself wearing a football jersey with a soccer ball between her feet while holding a football in her hands.

SPORTS

Cleveland Browns announce another player tested positive for COVID-19

The Cleveland Browns announced on Thanksgiving that at least a third player in less than a week has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Ohio reports 17,065 new COVID-19 cases; includes combined data from Thanksgiving and Friday

  While Black Friday focuses on big box chains, Small Business Saturday attempts to save struggling smaller shops

Man with gunshot wound to chest left on sidewalk outside MetroHealth

Ohio officially certifies general election results; state saw record turnout of 74%

Two Brunswick Police Department officers honored for saving a 33-year-old man’s life

Police pulled the man from his car before it burst into flames.

16-year-old girl missing in Cleveland, family says

North Canton police seek suspect in theft investigation

  Tuscarawas Health Department battling COVID-19 with limited staff and resources

  Northeast Ohio’s Thanksgiving celebrations change as COVID-19 remains a threat

  Hinckley’s Meadows Turkey Bowl raises more than $400,000 for those battling cancer