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

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

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

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

Meijer opening 2 new supercenters in Northeast Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  Environmental cleaning services recommend pros prep businesses before reopening

  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.

Cedar Fair, parent company of Cedar Point, reportedly rejects $4 billion purchasing bid from Six Flags

Cedar Fair has turned down a purchasing offer from Six Flags, a report says.

  900 Olmsted Falls residents protest against proposed Dollar General

A neighborhood in Olmsted Falls is rallying against a newly proposed business in their area, a Dollar General on Columbia Road.

  Nationwide GM strike enters its second day, Parma businesses feel the hurt

GM workers say they’re willing to sacrifice now for gains later. But, when they’re not spending money, it pinches local businesses’ pockets.

  Bud Light Victory Fridges sell out three hours after unveiling

All new Victory Fridges went on sale Tuesday at B.L. Brown’s Appliance Superstore in Ohio City, and within hours, the beer-branded cubes were gone.

  Beachwood Place developing outdoor theater, food truck lot to breathe new life into mall

The trail would connect the businesses at the corner of Cedar and Richmond roads to the mall’s main entrance.

  Capital One data breach has consumers on edge once more

Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank has already apologized to customers and promised to offer free credit and identity protection services, but that is most likely not helping consumers feel any better.

Stadium Mustard, not to be confused with Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard, celebrates 50 glorious years

The brown mustard -- once called “The Best in the World” by Fortune magazine -- will be showcased at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis. on Aug. 3, according to a press release.

  If you haven’t been to Cuyahoga Falls in a while, you won’t even recognize it (video)

The $14 million reconstruction of the downtown district began in 2014 with the election of Mayor Don Walters, who sought to reopen Front Street in the hopes of attracting new businesses and patrons.

Rocky River’s Pearl of the Orient saying goodbye after 35 years

The restaurant, owned and operated by George Hwang, first opened its doors in 1984 in the city’s Beachcliff Market Plaza.

Walmart and Rural King recall potentially diseased rhododendron plants after sudden death of oak tree

Both retailers have agreed to initiate a voluntary recall of plants from their stores.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

As The Vindicator folds, ProPublica pledges to hire investigative reporter in Youngstown

ProPublica announced it will expand the Local Reporting Network to Youngstown, following the announcement that Youngstown's only daily newspaper, The Vindicator, will close at the end of August.

Register outage impacts Target stores nationwide

"Target run and done" took much longer than usual on Saturday.

  Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

There are competing dynamics of a state visit designed to show off the long U.S.-Japan alliance and the close friendship between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even as trade tensions run high.

  DuPont opening production facility in Stow, holding hiring fair May 17 & 18

DuPont is preparing to open a production facility in Stow and is looking to fill positions.

  There’s not a lot you can do if a contractor doesn’t finish a remodeling job for you.

Owners who are unhappy with builder fight back.

  City officials: No hacking, no ransom demanded in Cleveland Hopkins International Airport malware incident

Ransomware demand at the center of the Cleveland Hopkins Airport cyber attack.

  Will Ohio AG help homeowners who have unfinished jobs with questionable contractor?

Angry homeowners are flooding the Ohio Attorney General's Office with complaints over questionable contractor Tom Cutura.

  Cleveland condo owners have had it with contractor delays

Condo owners begin Facebook campaign after shoddy work not repaired by contractor.

  Glut of Cleveland dollar stores bringing down health and economy of city’s neighborhoods, councilman argues

Drive down many major streets in the city of Cleveland and you are likely to see one dollar store after another.

  Insurance company hand-delivers refund check to 81-year-old woman after Cleveland 19 investigation

Woman gets refund from insurance company after Cleveland 19 gets involved.

  81-year-old Bedford Heights woman fighting for refund of unused insurance

Emma Isaac is 81, and in those years, she has never had an experience like she currently has with Aetna, the company that carried her health insurance.

Schwebel’s announces bakery closure, cuts 200 jobs in Solon

According to company spokeswoman Lori Mickholtzick, the bread and roll purveyor will rely on its two other Ohio bakeries to meet demand.

New parents won’t get a good night’s sleep for at least 6 years, study says

Finally, science proves what parents have been feeling since the beginning of time, having a newborn absolutely messes up your sleep cycle.

  Invasive or essential? Crocker Park Wi-Fi will track shoppers and send alerts to your phone

Shoppers who opt in receive info, discounts as they walk by storefronts, restaurants

  400,000 live in food deserts in Cuyahoga County, Dave’s Supermarket aims to change that

You can call it an oasis in a food desert.

Bridgestone will build a state-of-the-art tire manufacturing facility in Akron

New race tire manufacturing facility coming to Akron.

ALDI to host hiring event at Northeast Ohio warehouse location

The starting pay rate is a whopping $16.50 an hour