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He Ordered One Beer, Left Massive Tip

Good Samaritan leaves $3K at jazz club that's closing till the spring due to COVID

(Newser) - A man wandered into Cleveland's Nighttown jazz club over the weekend and ordered just one beer—a purchase that WKYC notes would usually warrant a buck or two for a tip. This customer left a whole lot more, though: $3,000, and it was no drunken mistake. In a... More »

The 'Terminator' Just Got Another Body Upgrade

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, has heart surgery to get a new aortic valve

(Newser) - Even the "Terminator" gets laid up now and again. People reports that actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the mend after undergoing heart surgery in Cleveland. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my... More »

'Overwhelmed' Company Fails to Send Out Ballots

The media spotlight falls on Midwest Direct

(Newser) - A company tasked with supplying absentee ballots to counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania has kinda blown it—at least in some counties, so far. And the company, Midwest Direct, is unabashedly pro-Trump. "We have freedom to vote for who we want and support who we want," co-owner Richard... More »

These 11 Cities Receive a COVID Warning

Dr. Birx is worried about Baltimore, Cleveland, and 9 others

(Newser) - White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx is worried about 11 US cities in particular because of a surge in positive tests, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity . Birx warned state and local leaders—the exact participants are unclear—in a private phone call... More »

Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities

Half of the top 10 cities brimming with joy are in the Golden State

(Newser) - Happiness may be a state of mind, but it may also depend on the state of where you live. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's biggest cities to see how they ranked in terms of contentment, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being,... More »

She Was Captive for a Decade. But 'He Couldn't Break Me'

Michelle Knight on Ariel Castro and making the most of life

(Newser) - There's no need to be pessimistic about 2020. "You can overcome all obstacles that stand in your way," says Michelle Knight, who experienced more than enough hardships before spending 11 years as Ariel Castro's sex slave in Cleveland. "You name it, I went through it,... More »

Cops: Man 'Popping Off Rounds' on NYE Killed Girlfriend

Cleveland man was arrested at the scene

(Newser) - A Cleveland man is going to have a very unhappy 2020 because of his reckless way of celebrating the new year—and his girlfriend isn't going to have one at all. Police say the 38-year-old man fatally injured his girlfriend while "popping off rounds" shortly after midnight at... More »

Faux Fur Wearer Stabbed. This Isn't Suspect's First Charge

Police say suspect Meredith Lowell once solicited hitmen online to kill people wearing fur

(Newser) - An Ohio woman charged with attempted murder in a stabbing prompted by the victim wearing what appeared to be fur boots was accused of planning similar crimes in 2012. Police say Meredith Lowell, 35, stabbed a woman at a church in Cleveland Heights on Wednesday. The victim had just brought... More »

Cleveland Browns Player's Girlfriend Killed in Front of Him

She was hit by car after Lamborghini's tire blew out

(Newser) - The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit and killed by a car early Wednesday—less than a month after she gave birth to their daughter. The team says 26-year-old Petra Cordero died in front of Smith after a tire in the Lamborghini he was driving blew... More »

Simone Biles' Brother Charged in Triple Murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas accused in New Year's Eve shooting in Cleveland

(Newser) - The brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been charged with multiple counts of murder tied to a New Year's Eve shooting in Cleveland, Ohio. Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, is from Cleveland but was arrested Thursday at Fort Stewart in Georgia, where he's on active duty with the Army,... More »

Ohio Birth Marks a First in North America

Baby girl born from dead donor's transplanted womb

(Newser) - Ohio has welcomed North America’s first—and the world's second—baby born from the transplanted uterus of a deceased donor. The healthy baby girl was born via caesarian section in June to a mother who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization about a year after receiving a transplant... More »

The Best- and Worst-Run Cities in America

Nampa, Idaho, is No. 1, and Washington, DC, is last in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - The best-run city in the US isn't exactly a household name. Nampa, Idaho, gets the honor in a new ranking from WalletHub . The site ranked 150 of the nation's largest cities (including Washington, DC) on a range of factors, including financial stability, education, health, safety, infrastructure, and pollution.... More »

After a 4.0-Magnitude Quake in Ohio, a Flurry of 911 Calls

Residents weren't sure what caused the shaking

(Newser) - Some Ohio residents were a little rattled at 10:50am Monday. The US Geological Survey confirmed a 4.0-magnitude earthquake was detected in Lake Erie some 2.5 miles north of Eastlake and just northeast of Cleveland; the Ohio Department of Natural Resources put it at 4.2. Cleveland.com... More »

Study: Way We Treat Newborns Is All Wrong

New research finds it's better to wait on that sponge bath

(Newser) - Think newborns should be welcomed to the world with a nice sponge bath? Not so, according to a new study that recommends waiting at least 12 hours so the baby can bond physically with the mother and begin breastfeeding, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The study arose after more new... More »

Popular Holiday Song Cut in #MeToo Era

Cleveland's WDOK says 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is 'inappropriate'

(Newser) - A Cleveland radio station says it has stopped playing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after listeners said the song heard on countless holiday playlists is inappropriate. They're certainly not the first to question the song's undertones and criticize the duet, in which one singer tries to persuade... More »

Cleveland.com Reporter, 30, Found Shot Dead in Trailer

Nikki Delamotte, 30, had recently reunited with her uncle

(Newser) - Cleveland.com is reeling after "popular" culture reporter Nikki Delamotte was found shot dead in what's being investigated as a suspected homicide. Perrysburg Township police say the 30-year-old and her uncle, Robert Delamotte, 67, were found dead in his trailer, and Cleveland.com reports she was there after... More »

Bus Passenger: Driver Got Lost, Drove in Circles for Hours

'Why he doesn't have GPS who knows?'

(Newser) - A passenger says a Greyhound bus driver on a trip to New York City got lost in Cleveland and drove in circles for several hours before returning to the city's terminal. Arin Choo says he and other passengers began asking the driver questions Tuesday night when they noticed they... More »

Serial Returns for Season 3, With a Significant Change

It will adopt broader lens, tell multiple stories out of Cleveland criminal courts

(Newser) - Serial is taking on the criminal courts. Breaking from its format for the first two seasons of focusing on a single story, the investigative podcast will follow several cases from inside the Cleveland criminal court system for its third season, per Entertainment Weekly . Some stories will be wrapped up in... More »

Son of Greek Billionaire Dead in US. Fentanyl Is Blamed

Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland hotel

(Newser) - The youngest son of a Greek billionaire has died in Ohio of a suspected overdose involving fentanyl. Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland's downtown Marriott Hotel around 2:45pm Saturday, about 12 hours after he's believed to have died. Though an official cause of death is... More »

Cleveland FBI: A July 4 Terror Attack Was Planned

Demetrius Pitts was arrested Sunday

(Newser) - Cleveland was on Monday told to celebrate Independence Day without fear in the wake of Sunday's arrest of Demetrius Pitts, who the FBI alleges had intended to attack the city's downtown in a July 4 terror plot. Cleveland.com reports the Maple Heights resident voiced a desire to... More »

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