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Ohio woman turns 451-pound pumpkin into ‘Baby Yoda’ (video)

An Ohio woman known for turning pumpkins into celebrities and iconic characters unveiled her latest project.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium partners with food charity to fight hunger in Northeast Ohio

Guitars played, made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Tony Romo, Jim Nantz to call Sunday’s Week 6 game between Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers

  To-go cocktails permanently legal, with 2 big changes, in Ohio now after Gov. Mike DeWine signs HB 669

Man featured in ‘Tiger King’ series indicted on animal cruelty charges in Virginia

’The Big Bad B-Movie Show’ premiers Oct. 17 on WUAB; Features 1959′s ‘Attack of the Giant Leeches’

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame releases star-studded special guests line-up for 2020 Inductions show

Let’s ride! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad reopens

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

  Cleveland Ballet begins 2020 tour in early Oct.

Ohio attorney general joins group of US officials asking Netflix to remove film ‘Cuties’

Pandemic chases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to Dec. 25

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

The album is called “Letter To You” and it will be released on Oct. 23.

‘Black Films Matter:’ Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival begins virtually Thursday

The event is mostly virtual, but there are screenings at Mayfield Drive-In on Friday and Saturday.

Cleveland Browns honor Chadwick Boseman, who played team’s top pick in movie ‘Draft Day’

Boseman portrayed Vontae Mack, a linebacker prospect who played for the Ohio State University before being selected by the Browns in the fictional film.

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

The baby is Katy Perry’s first.

  Is the Governor’s plan to reopen performance theaters financially feasible?

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

Cedar Lee Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas reopening after COVID-19 closures

Silverspot Cinema in Orange Village premieres first film release in 5 months

The Cleveland Orchestra to stream upcoming concert series, allow limited audiences in Severance Hall

  ‘Save Ohio Stages’: local music venues say they will go out of business without federal help

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival offering drive-thru days

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is offering guests the chance to experience the Asian Lantern Festival from the comfort of their car for a limited time amid the coronavirus crisis.

Cedar Point cancels HalloWeekends 2020, and announces scaled back fall schedule

Cedar Point officials announced Tuesday that the park’s fall schedule will be retooled in light of the pandemic, which means HalloWeekends is canceled and operating hours will be scaled back.

Silverspot Cinema reopens Pinecrest location to public

The cinema began showing films Friday.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Two new collaborations from Drake with DJ Khaled entered the charts at No. 3 and No. 8.

Emmy nominations to be announced today

The ceremony will be livestreamed on the Emmy's website.

‘Jeopardy!’ episode featuring Regis Philbin to re-air Monday night on CBS 19 News

The celebrity “Jeopardy!” episode featuring the late Regis Philbin will be re-aired on CBS 19 News on Monday evening.

Mentor Rocks concerts suspended, CityFest canceled as COVID-19 cases surge

The Lake County General Health District confirmed no positive cases have been associated with Mentor Rocks.

Goodtime I requires passengers wear face masks on board

The luxury cruise ship out of Sandusky is requiring all passengers over the age of seven to wear face masks while on board starting Thursday.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony slated for Nov. 7 in Cleveland

The Rock Hall will instead broadcast an exclusive special about the 2020 Inductees on HBO and HBO Max at 8 p.m. Nov. 7

Atlas Cinemas offering private auditorium rentals amid coronavirus crisis

You can have up to 10 people in your own auditorium for $50, or up to 25 people for $100 dollars.

  Cleveland Orchestra members conducting pop-up chamber concerts in the community

Members of the Cleveland Orchestra have been performing small chamber concerts at hospitals for healthcare workers, and on porches and driveways for neighbors.

Dinosaurs Around the World coming to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Exhibit explorers will learn about each of the earth’s seven continents and dinosaurs that once roamed there.

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

The country music industry has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked in the U.S. and around the world became a sound too loud for the genre to ignore.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival returns July 8

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced Friday that the Asian Lantern Festival will again transform the Zoo with over 1,000 illuminated lanterns beginning July 8.

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

Prenell Rousseau of Farmingville, New York, can't attempt to contact or come within 100 yards of the 18-year-old pop star or her parents.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers 100 free tickets for Father’s Day

The Rock Hall is helping you out by having the first 100 ticket purchasers for this Saturday and Sunday use the promo code 100DADS to get one free adult admission for Dad.

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Danny Masterson is charged with raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in early 2003 and a 23-year-old woman in late 2003.

  Gov. DeWine says crowd at Hall of Fame game, ceremony ‘highly unlikely’

The Lieutenant Governor chimed in to say they are working with the Hall of Fame on some sort of plan.

  Pinecrest parking lot turning into drive-in movie on Thursdays

There’s a new drive-in theater to go to, starting this week!

  Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 with capacity reduced by 75% and required reservations

The Zoo said there will also be some attractions and services closed or canceled due to safety and operational constraints caused by the coronavirus crisis.

  Cleveland museums, parks and attractions reopen after coronavirus shutdown

The Cleveland Museum of Art reopens June 30. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium reopens on June 29 for pass holders and July 6 for the general public.

It’s Superman Day! Here’s the comic book hero’s connection to Cleveland

The Man of Steel created right here in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood during The Great Depression.

Dr. Amy Acton to appear on COVID-19 town hall with Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters

Days after announcing her resignation, Dr. Amy Acton is scheduled to participate in a CNN COVID-19 town hall event targeting children with Sesame Street characters.

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 with capacity reduced by 75% and required reservations

The Zoo said there will also be some attractions and services closed or canceled due to safety and operational constraints caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.

  End of playground ban due to coronavirus signals beginning of summer in Ohio

Ohio will allow a variety of businesses and institutions from aquariums to zoos, museums to movie theaters and playgrounds.

  Cleveland’s first drive-in EDM festival slated for Fourth of July weekend

The show will go on for the Kukui Electronic Dance Music Festival, social distance style.

Ohio movie theaters, museums, playgrounds, zoos and more reopening on Wednesday

While they are permitted to reopen, some facilities are choosing to remain closed.

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69.

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 Zoo rhino herd gets new habitat double the size of old home

The Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve offers enhanced features for the rhinos and has an expanded guest viewing deck.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 after being closed for nearly 3 months from coronavirus crisis

The Zoo first closed on March 16 as a precaution to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has remained closed for nearly three months to abide by the state’s orders.

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.

Cleveland’s ‘Light Up the Lake’ Fourth of July fireworks show postponed till September

As many communities across the state continue to navigate safety procedures and best practices for mass gatherings, Light Up the Lake, Cleveland’s official Fourth of July fireworks show, is being rescheduled for Sept. 19.

Have a virtually ‘Otterly Amazing’ Saturday with the Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo’s Otterly Amazing event will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday, on Zoom.

Cleveland Metroparks ‘Cruise the Zoo’ tickets extended for 2 weeks after high demand

The limited-access event runs through June 14.

Cedar Point honoring everyday heroes of coronavirus crisis with ‘Ticket of a Lifetime’

That special offer is a lifetime admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

  Ohio State Fair canceled ‘to help prevent spread of COVID-19 and protect the Fair for future generations’

The Ohio State Fair said the health and safety of their Fair family is the most important factor as they move forward

Michael Bublé reschedules Cleveland concert cancelled due to coronavirus

The new concert date is Feb. 26, 2021.

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.

Cedar Point postpones 150th anniversary celebration until 2021

Cedar Point was supposed to celebrate the 150th anniversary season in 2020, but park officials say that event has been postponed until 2021.

Cedar Point discusses potential changes to reopen park for 2020 season

Cedar Point discussed potential changes for the upcoming 2020 season due to new state safety standards that put the opening date on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo of July Party scheduled in Cleveland for celebrations canceled by coronavirus crisis

If you feel like you’ll be missing out on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and the Fourth of July as you traditionally would, you’ll have the chance to make it up at the St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo of July Party later this summer!

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cancels all train rides through Sept. 30 due to coronavirus crisis

CVSR said it will issue refunds to all passengers who purchased advanced tickets, and will automatically extend all active memberships with appropriate benefits by the number of months the railroad will be closed.

Berea officials cancel all summer activities and announce pool closure

The city of Berea, which draws in thousands of people each year with a robust lineup of outdoor festivities, announced Wednesday that it has cancelled all summer events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Northeast Ohio radio personality back on the air after battle with coronavirus

WNIR radio talk show host Jim Isabella battled coronavirus for five weeks, catching it early and able to return to the air

2020 Cedar Point season passes will also be valid for 2021 season

Cedar Point announced additional changes for passholders for the upcoming 2020 season due to the uncertainty surrounding the park’s opening date during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Former zoo employee from Ohio doesn’t believe ‘Tiger King’ was guilty of murder-for-hire plot

While everybody is stuck inside, a Netflix docuseries is keeping millions of people entertained.

Cedar Point halts payments on passes due to uncertainty of park’s opening during coronavirus restrictions

Cedar Point announced that billing for all 2020 season passes has been suspended due to the uncertainty surrounding the amusement park’s opening date.

Dyngus Day Cleveland going virtual, but organizers promise upcoming celebration

For its 10th year, Dyngus Day will be held via Facebook Live on Monday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Grammy-winning singer Lizzo thanks health care workers with food at Ohio hospital

Lizzo, a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, recognized the work those in the health care field are doing by sending food to an Ohio hospital.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

2-legged dog from Ohio named Lt. Dan chosen as new Cadbury Bunny

The two-legged Treeing Walker Coonhound from Ohio named Lt. Dan was already known for his large social media following celebrating his differences that don’t stop him, but now this precious pup will be known as the new Cadbury Bunny.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host induction ceremony on Nov. 7 in Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will now take place on Nov. 7, after officials canceled the May 2 date amid coronavirus concerns.