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via Wkyc:

The government shutdown has placed a burden on some Northeast Ohioans, who are currently out of a job as they wait to return to work.

In the meantime, some Northeast Ohio businesses have stepped up to offer aid to furloughed federal employees.

Here is a list of area businesses offering freebies and deals during the shutdown:


Airbnb is offering extra money to Ohio federal employees who host an experience or three nights in their home until March 18. Hosts can earn up to an additional $110. Learn more here.

Firehouse Sports Bar & Grill

Firehouse in North Royalton is offering free meals to federal employees and their families. Just show your government ID.

Where: 8611 Ridge Road, North Royalton

Inner Bliss

Inner Bliss Yoga Studio is offering complimentary classes to federal workers Wednesday and Thursday at any of its three locations. Just show your government ID.

Where: Inner Bliss, 1224 Huron Road, Cleveland; 19537 Lake Road, Rocky River; 29055 Clemens Road, Westlake


All federal employees can receive a free meal of pasta and meatballs at Lago on the East Bank of Cleveland’s Flats. Just show your government ID.

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