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Macy’s hosting National Hiring Day event on Thursday to fill more than 1400 holiday positions in Ohio

  Patterson Fruit Farm enhances safety precautions as they help people celebrate the fall season

Marble Room set to reopen in November for 1st time since pandemic

Cabela’s in Avon gearing up for the holidays by hiring 41 seasonal team members

  Is Sokolowski’s University Inn closing permanently? Family owners to meet to decide

  Northeast Ohio banquet hall calls Gov. DeWine’s finger-pointing at weddings for rise in COVID-19 cases ‘unfair’

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Sam’s Club hiring 2,000 permanent full-time workers before holiday rush

DICK’S Sporting Goods hiring 135 seasonal associates in Northeast Ohio for National Signing Day on Oct. 14

‘Apple picking is not free’: Ohio orchard may stop tradition after ‘large number of people’ filled bags without paying

  Hundreds of Cleveland airline employees may be furloughed this week; employers say it’s because of slow government

100th Bomb Group to close after 37 years of operation

President Donald Trump’s limo still has Akron-based Goodyear tires despite calls for boycott, promise to remove

Heinen’s extends store hours and lets Ohio customers bring reusable bags for first time amid pandemic

With the exception of social distancing and increased sanitization efforts still in place, shopping at Heinen’s will look a bit more like it did before the pandemic.

Cleveland Cliffs agrees to $1.4 billion deal to acquire ArcelorMittal

The company will become the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America.

Amazon hiring more than 1,500 people for their Akron facility

Pay begins at $15 an hour and employees also receive comprehensive benefits.

  RTA receives federal funds to improve the Red Line Rapid

RTA’s Red Line serves around 20,000 riders per day.

  Lockkeepers sets reopening date, to hire up to 50 Northeast Ohio employees

Presidential pursuits: Oval Office replica in Mentor home listing

Carvana bringing 400 jobs to Lorain County

Sky Zone in Boston Heights closes temporarily due to lack of business

  ‘Akronite’ app connecting local businesses with customers to soften blow dealt by pandemic

Giant Eagle hiring 1,350 workers across several Northeast Ohio locations

Gov. DeWine announces performance theaters can soon reopen with 15% seated capacity

While details of the order are still being worked on, the Governor said that the order will cap interior venue attendance at 15% of their fixed-seated capacity or 300 people while outdoor venue attendance will be capped at 15% of their fixed seating capacity or 1,500 people.

Protests opposing President Trump’s call to boycott Goodyear planned at Akron headquarters

President Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear Wednesday.

Cleveland Burger Week returns with $6 showcases of local restaurants’ favorite flavors

Order a CBW burger from at least five participating restaurants from Aug. 17-23 for the chance to win a prize.

  Cleveland’s Little Italy businesses, hurt by loss of Feast, brace for uncertain future

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of the popular Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy this year.

UPDATE: ArcelorMittal Cleveland has rehired more than 300 people after mass layoff this past spring

ArcelorMittal Cleveland informed state officials this week that 454 jobs were cut in April, and all but 130 workers have returned.

All Marc’s customers will have to wear face masks starting July 20

Signage on the new rule has been posted on store entrances, and staff will be on hand to remind people to wear coverings.

Yours Truly shutters Shaker Square location after nearly 30 years of business

The owners of Yours Truly sold off their Shaker Square location on Monday, as the business looks to transition to a kitchen and bar concept.

LaCentre in Westlake closes down but not for coronavirus-related reasons, city says

LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake has closed, and the venue is in the process of issuing refunds.

  2 Brook Park, Ohio Little Caesars workers fired after putting swastika sign on couple’s pizza

A Brook Park couple stopped for a slice of Little Caesars Pizza on Saturday night but were appalled when they opened the box to an offensive message.

Mitchell’s closes Beachwood shop after team member tests positive for COVID-19

Mitchell’s said the team member last worked on Tuesday and will self-quarantine.

Meijer opening 2 new supercenters in Northeast Ohio

Meijer announced their new supercenters in Brimfield and Lorain will be open for business at 6 a.m. on July 9.

Pinzone’s Market Fresh Meats closing West Side Market location after 44 years

Founder Tony Pinzone said they will be consolidating the business and moving it to the Parma location they have operated since 1995.

  $3M in grants given to small businesses in Northeast Ohio, including minority-owned businesses

Over 900 small businesses in Northeast Ohio were awarded grants to the tune of $3 million to help cover losses and costs from Covid-19.

Giant Eagle in Garfield Heights reopening to public after only offering curbside pick-up since April

The Transportation Boulevard supermarket will reopen to the public at 7 a.m. on June 18.

Akron-based Signet Jewelers to close 380 stores due to drop in sales from coronavirus crisis

The Akron-based company behind some of the best-known jewelry chains like Kay Jewelers, Zales, and Jared plans to permanently close about 380 stores, blaming the coronavirus crisis for a major drop in business.

  Flats seafood workers spend record-breaking heat day cooling off in the 5-below freezer

Some of the folks at Catanese Classic Seafood don’t have to go far to cool off. They spend most of their days in the freezer.

Guarded swim hours at Cleveland Metroparks’ Edgewater and Huntington beaches resume

Guarded swim hours at the Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater and Huntington beaches are now in session starting Saturday.

Cleveland Metroparks’ new restaurant ‘e55 on the lake’ open for business

e55 on the lake, the Cleveland Metroparks’ new restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline, is now open along with concessions across the park district.

  Downtown Cleveland business owners carry on with massive cleanup effort

Business owners and workers were able to get back into the city Wednesday to continue cleaning up after the weekend’s protests. For most, it’s the first time they’ve been allowed in the city since around 1 p.m. on Sunday, because of the extended curfew.

  Brunswick ice cream truck owner caught in city’s red tape

It’s a summertime tradition many Northeast Ohioans look forward to: the ice cream truck coming through their neighborhood.

  Levin Furniture could reopen soon as former owner on verge of saving company

Levin had come close to rescuing the furniture business in March, but the deal flatlined when the pandemic hit the U.S.

  Longtime Northeast Ohio salon owner hoping people slowly ease back into business

On Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gave the salon and barber industry the green light to reopen.

  30-year-old Rocky River business reopens as economy slowly starts churning again

“It is very exciting, a nerve racking day for us. But we’re so happy to be back, especially as a small business," said Kathleen Casey-Proctor, co-owner of Casey’s Irish Imports on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River.

  Public companies with big salaries cashing in on small business loans in Ohio

19 News has uncovered local public companies with hefty salaries cashing in on low interest loans intended to keep small business operating during the COVID-19 crisis.

Put-in-Bay launches gradual reopening plan amid covid-19 pandemic

The chamber told guests to be prepared to wear face coverings at times while on the island, and businesses are stocking up on cleaning supplies and protective equipment.

  A struggling auto repair shop provides a sad commentary on the economy

Auto repair shops had the distinct advantage of staying open for business, as a state mandated essential service, while many businesses in the state were forced to close as the Covid-19 pandemic began its assault on Ohio.

Mentor Farmers Market set to open as scheduled on June 26 amid coronavirus crisis

Although many traditional summer events in Northeast Ohio have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, Mentor residents can still look forward to getting their farm-fresh produce and other fare from over 30 vendors at the Mentor Farmers Market.

  Environmental cleaning services recommend pros prep businesses before reopening

Environmental cleaning companies are working in business spaces ahead of reopening, to properly disinfect the area before people go back to work.

  Northeast Ohio specialty shops keeping up with increased demand

Ohioans are buying more things like meat since they're cooking more and eating in with restaurants and bars closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Garfield Heights Giant Eagle switching to curbside pickup and delivery this weekend

The Garfield Heights Giant Eagle, located on Transportation Boulevard, will be temporarily converted into a curbside pickup center starting this Sunday.

  Will carry-out cocktails pay off for bars and restaurants struggling financially in Northeast Ohio?

Ohio and several other states have shut down dining rooms at restaurants, but with carry-out as the only option, adult beverages have been added to the take-out menu temporarily.

Spirit Airlines to cancel all Cleveland Hopkins International Airport flights starting next week

Spirit Airlines announced Friday that they will suspend all Cleveland Hopkins International Airport flights from April 8 through May 5.

  Cleveland business expert says now is the time for many employers, employees to hit the ‘reset button’

LaRese Purnell, a managing partner at CLE Consulting Firm, said it’s time for business owners and individuals to look at their budgets and “reset” for the future.

Platform Beer Co. launches delivery service, which will also aid local businesses

Platform Beer Co. has a new plan: provide craft brew delivery for thirsty Northeast Ohioans that includes a $10 rebate with every $20 purchase.

  Hundreds of Clevelanders rush to buy home workout equipment after gyms close

With gyms closed, and many people staying in right now, those who want to remain healthy and active are flocking to buy home workout equipment.

  Giant Eagle: Don’t panic, we’re adapting and preparing in Ohio

Use curbside pickup or home delivery, if you want to avoid the crowds

  Winking Lizard co-owner: Decision to shut down bars and restaurants was rushed in Ohio

The co-owner of the Winking Lizard respects Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision-making during the coronavirus outbreak, but he said the shutdown of bars and restaurants was rushed.

  University Heights computer store having trouble getting parts because of coronavirus

Business is steady at Computer Repair Doctor, for now.

Ken Ganley Kia in Medina adding new team members to local workforce

The new Ken Ganley Kia in Medina is adding team members to its workforce.

  550 jobs leaving Elyria as Bendix opens new, multi-million dollar brake plant in Avon

One Northeast Ohio city’s loss is another one’s gain. After nearly 80 years in Elyria, Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s is moving its world headquarters to Avon.

FirstEnergy to buy 250 electric trucks from new Lordstown plant

FirstEnergy plans to purchase 250 electric pickup trucks from the startup company, Lordstown Motors Corp., which has breathed new life into the once-defunct GM plant.

Cleveland Flea taking a step back from monthly markets in 2020

Cleveland Flea said they are taking this break to pause and restructure so they can have another decade of impact in the city.

  NASA contractor laying off staff, but workers will likely have soft landing in Brook Park

Vantage Partners, a company contracted by the NASA Glenn Research Center, announced it will lay off its 216 employees by the end of March.

  Nearly 100 jobs will be lost when JCPenney closes Chapel Hill Mall location

JCPenney has formally filed its plan to lay off nearly 100 employees when it closes its Chapel Hill Mall store in Akron.

  Cleveland’s Chef Dante opening new joint in old Chinato on East 4th

“It’s something that’s very exciting for me,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to have a restaurant downtown.”

  Vendors, local leaders convene in Ohio City to discuss future of West Side Market

There’s an old saying when it comes to investing, “You have to spend money, to make money.”

  ‘Fat people are harder to kidnap’: Controversial Barberton pizza shop billboard taken down after backlash

‘Fat people are harder to kidnap’ - Controversial Barberton Pizza shop billboard taken down following backlash

Lucky’s Market closing 20 locations, Cleveland and Columbus stores will survive

Lucky’s Market plans to close several stores across 10 states, but the popular locations in Cleveland and Columbus will remain open.

Chapel Hill JCPenney will close its doors this spring

Chapel Hill, hobbled by a decline in retail shoppers, will lose one of its anchor stores this spring.

  Cleveland’s Chef Rocco makes pitch to take over West Side Market

Cleveland Chef, Rocco Whalen, wants to take the helm at the West Side Market.

Meijer bringing 600 jobs to Northeast Ohio

Positions available include clerks and cake decorators to customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters.

State of Ohio pulls vendor’s license from Willoughby Brewing Co. for failing to pay sales tax

The restaurant can re-open when the taxes are paid in full.

  Skincare product recalled after 19 News sends company photos of Northeast Ohio cases that show severe irritation

Several people have complained that the Vitamin C Glow-boosting Unicorn Paper Mask has given them a chemical burn.19 News sent pictures of a local case to the company that makes the mask, and now it says its taking the product off the shelves.

GM investing $18 million in its Parma Metal Center

GM Parma Metal Center began operations in 1948 and processes more than 500 tons of steel per day.

Cleveland City Council delays county’s plastic bag ban to study other options for local retailers

The countywide plastic bag ban—set to go into effect on Jan. 1—won’t include Cleveland, at least for now.

  Electric ‘Endurance’ truck puts Lordstown back on the map

The Chevy Cruze sign at the shuttered Lordstown GM plant is down, but a new hope is on the horizon.

Ford pledges $900 million and 1,500 new jobs to Avon Lake assembly plant

Ford is taking a huge step in supporting its UAW workforce and the Avon Lake community at large, following a contentious, weeks-long strike between the auto union and GM.

Bubba’s Q restaurant in Avon closes its doors for good

Bubba’s Q restaurant, the sports-themed eatery built by former NFL lineman Al “Bubba” Baker, is now closed.