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USDA projects bid decrease in Ohio corn crop this year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that Ohio's corn crop will be down 34% compared with 2018

Cedar Fair reports attendance up at amusement, water parks

Study shows Ohio is the White Claw capital of the world

Lyft offering discount for Cleveland Browns home opener

Beachwood Place’s plans for outdoor theater, food truck lot outside mall unanimously approved

RECALL: Whirlpool, KitchenAid & JennAir glass cooktops can turn themselves on

Northeast Ohio music shop rushes drum set to Taylor Swift for VMA performance

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Barrio announces new location is coming to Strongsville

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

Clear the City Dogs Cleveland shelter with reduced $21 adoption fee on Saturday

Culver’s restaurant groundbreaking ceremony launches construction of Strongsville location

Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets coming back to the Cleveland area on Monday

1 in 10 childcare facilities still using recalled infant sleepers

Cleveland’s Butcher and the Brewer finalist for America’s Best Restroom contest

You can vote for the Downtown Cleveland restaurant until Sept. 13.

Fifth Third raising minimum wage to $18

The change goes into effect Oct. 28.

Gas prices could hit $3 per gallon this weekend

Bad news for your wallet

  Tax-Free Weekend in Ohio: Everything you need to know

If you’ve been planning to do some shopping, this is the weekend to finally scratch that off your to-do list

Jaworski Meats family mourns passing of 93-year-old ‘Kielbasa Queen’

Another recall of infant sleepers issued after deaths reported in similar products

Panini’s Bar & Grill on Prospect and Ontario in Cleveland closes

Richmond Heights police discover ATM skimming device, searching for suspect

Buehler’s recalling packaged salads due to possible foreign material contamination

Cuyahoga Falls City Council offering free child care for meeting attendants

Listeria prompts recall of packaged salads, sandwiches sold at Fresh Market, Target

To date, no illness have been reported.

Stand up and give back with the Cleveland Indians new t-shirt honoring Carlos Carrasco

The Indians are standing up and giving back.

Campbell’s Sweets Factory closing Lakewood location

Cleveland’s family operated popcorn, chocolate and cupcake shop Campbell’s Sweets Factory shared some bittersweet news.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

Dates, qualified items announced for Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday

Ohio shoppers can take advantage of the state’s tax-free holiday, which begins on the first Friday of every August, thanks to Senate Bill 226.

Recall Alert: Levolor custom cellular shades may pose strangulation hazard

30,000 units of shades were recalled because they may be a danger to small children.

Ohio City’s urban breakfast shoppe Jack Flaps served its last meal

The brand posted the announcement on Facebook Friday morning.

Recall Alert: 180,000 smoke detectors recalled due to not detecting smoke

The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation

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.

Recall issued for hamburger and hot dog buns sold in Ohio stores

A voluntary recall has been issued for hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and other bakery products that are sold in Ohio and 17 other states.

Cedar Point says ‘50th anniversary’ promotion offering 4 free tickets per family is a scam

Cedar Point is asking its visitors not to fall for a scam floating around on social media.

Insomnia Cookies offering free cookies for their ‘insomniacs’

Take a bite out of this sweet deal!

Dress up like a cow and score free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day

Take up this “udderly” fantastic offer on Tuesday, July 9, from the time the location opens through 7 p.m.

Here are the codes for Fourth of July Lyft rides in Cleveland, Lorain, Summit County

Fourth of July Lyft deals for Summit, Lorain and Cuyahoga County.

  Lorain County builder responds to homeowner’s complaints after they come to 19 News

Builder responds to homeowners complaints after they reach out to 19 News for help.

  USPS worker that was target in 19 News investigation now indicted for mail thefts

Postal worker charged in scheme to divert checks totaling more than $20,000 from the mail.

Mentor Fire Department issues warning after dirty exhaust fan causes recent house fire

The Mentor Fire Department has a public safety message: Clean your bathroom ceiling exhaust fans.

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

A baby formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being recalled nationwide “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

Ford recalling Fusion, Ranger models due to transmission issues

Ford is expanding a recall that impacted over 500,000 vehicles in July 2018.

  Jogging strollers injuring parents, children but BOB resists recall

Tonight at 11: For years the Consumer Products Safety Commission has been getting complaints about the BOB jogging strollers, yet the company has resisted a voluntary recall

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

  Ohio parents indulged son’s every wish after he was abused, feeding self-destructive cycle that upended his life

“The word ‘no’ was never there..."

Westlake police say scammers now targeting residents by mail

Westlake police say several residents have reported receiving threatening letters from scammers demanding payment.

  Cleveland City Council committee addresses questions on lead safety recommendations

The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition revealed 33 changes it thinks the city should make.

  Does a ban on plastic bags really work?

Cuyahoga County Council looks one step closer to passing a ban on single-use plastic bags, like the kind often found in grocery stores. At a committee meeting Wednesday night, the ordinance received unanimous support from members.

  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.

  Kohl’s to begin accepting Amazon returns in all stores starting this summer

Beginning in July of 2019, Kohl’s will begin accepting unpackaged returns from Amazon customers at no additional cost.

Parma casket store owner arrested for scamming an elderly person

Parma police took the owner of a casket store in custody and charged her with theft from an elderly person after allegedly accepting payment for products and failing to fulfill those purchases.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

  Cleveland condo owners have had it with contractor delays

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

Easter tops Halloween as the biggest candy season, according to 2 Ohio sweets sellers

Malley's Chocolates and b.a. Sweetie Candy Company say Easter is, by far, their biggest season for retail candy sales.

Recalled Meijer ground beef could contain plastic contaminants

There have been no injuries reported to date.

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

Limited recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste cans due to potential mold

The recall stated after the canning process, it is possible that the product was damaged creating the potential for mold.

Target increasing minimum wage for all employees to $15 by end of 2020

Target announced on Thursday plans to increase the hourly minimum wage for all current and new employees.

Meijer announces opening date for new supercenters in Avon, Mentor, Stow

Meijer has announced the opening date for three supercenters slated to open in Northeast Ohio.

Cedar Point offering ‘Wild Card’ pass for unlimited visits in May, June

Cedar Point announced their Wild Card promotion, which allows park visitors unlimited admission for less than $60.

170,000 rechargeable power banks recalled, one report of igniting house fire

The company received one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.

  Cleveland woman avoids scam before paying utility bill at Bitcoin kiosk

When just about any new technology is developed there is someone who will find a way to abuse it.

  Ohio EPA says fish caught in Cuyahoga River are safe to eat again

There’s good news for anglers who want to eat what they catch from the Cuyahoga River this fishing season.

President Trump puts pressure on General Motors to open Lordstown plant

President Donald Trump continues to urge the leaders of General Motors, as he took to Twitter Monday morning calling for the reopening of the company’s Lordstown production facility.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

  Asbestos found in some Claire’s makeup, FDA says

Claire's does not believe that affected products are still available for sale.

  General Motors Lordstown plant to halt production earlier than initially estimated

General Motors will end production of the Chevrolet Cruze at the Lordstown assembly plant days earlier than previously thought.

  Family breaks barriers for son with special needs by creating bow tie business

A local family is breaking barriers for their son with special needs. It’s because, in Ohio, there’s disappointing news when it comes to employment for people with disabilities in the state.

GA woman says bank account emptied through Cash App account, police warning of scammers

Cash App customers are claiming they are getting scammed by thieves using fake numbers and fake accounts.

Northeast Ohio chef, restaurant make it to James Beard Award semifinals

The annual awards recognize culinary professionals in the United States.

JCPenney at Midway Mall closing its doors this summer

The JCPenney store at Midway Mall is one of 18 full-line stores and nine ancillary home and furniture stores that will shut its doors for good in 2019.

11,000 fitness mini trampolines recalled due to injury hazard

JumpSport has received nine reports of injuries involving contact with the frame, including cuts, bruises, and dental/facial injuries.

Cleveland ranked top 10 in cities with the best beer

It also made the list for other related categories.

Playhouse Square will host a sensory-friendly version of ‘The Lion King’

Noise reduction and strobe light removal are some alterations.

HGTV pilot searching for Cleveland house to renovate

You know you've dreamed about this opportunity.

  Northeast Ohio restaurant helping Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis

A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has local communities worried not only for their loved ones, but for everyone living in the South American country.

Home Depot is looking to fill 1,350 new jobs in the Cleveland area

The Home Depot is hoping to fill over 1,300 job positions in the greater Cleveland area.

Walmart hosts ‘Baby Savings Day’ this weekend

‘Baby Savings Day’ will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.