CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio- Major arts organizations in Cuyahoga County are preparing for funding cuts for 2018. Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the initiative that distributes cigarette tax revenue, announced organizations that receive funding will, on average, get 12% less than past years. The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the biggest recipients, will get $1.2 million in 2018 and […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Million is a word Cleveland is hearing a lot in 2016. In June, an estimated 1.3 million people packed the streets during the Cavaliers championship parade. A month later, the Republican National Convention earned the city an estimated $200 to $250 million. Cleveland’s sports teams also brought in big bucks […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County now has more than $1 billion dollars in outstanding debt according to a report released by The Center for Community Solutions. The report shows Cuyahoga County is $300 million more in debt than Hamilton and Franklin counties, the other two largest counties in the state of Ohio. According to the report, […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Companies-owned by Michigan billionaire Dan Gilbert buy The Avenue Shops at Tower City from Forest City Enterprises. The retail center is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The shops are currently comprised of more than 100 retailers and restaurants as well as an 11-screen movie theater. The Avenue Shops at Tower City […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The GOP is coming to Cleveland and when they do, they will have extra hours to throw a few back. A half dozen counties are allowing certain establishments to serve spirits until 4:00 a.m. Michael Grasso manages The Corner Alley, a bar and bowling alley combo in downtown and University Circle. He […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Outlets at Cleveland are coming to the city, according to the Craig Realty Group. Craig Realty Group said Outlets at Cleveland will have high quality, thematic architecture and distinctive luxury amenities. It will be located off Interstate 480.   READ MORE: Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5 Cleveland Picture […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has proposed raising the city’s income tax to 2.5 percent to make up for a budget deficit of more than $41 million. Jackson said the income tax hike would result in balancing the budget, as well as providing the city with another $40 million to spend on improving city […]

(RNN) – Walmart announced Friday it is closing 154 U.S. stores, according to a company press release, including the company’s 102 Walmart Express stores, the smallest format stores. It is part of a global downsizing that will shutter 269 stores around the world out of Walmart’s nearly 11,600 stores. The smaller-format store format had been […]

CANTON, OH (WOIO) – In an effort to get back in the black, Canton announced the closure of three fire stations. Next week the Canton Fire Department will enact its realignment plan, due to budget constraints: Station #5 located at 3701 West Tuscarawas St. will close. Station #6 located at 2621 Harmont Ave. NE will close. Station […]

The long-standing lawsuit for the sample clearance of Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin” is moving forward now that a trial date has been set for Oct. 13. And according to court documents, Jay Z and producer Timbaland will both be called to testify. As The Holywood Reporter notes, this isn’t a typical case of a producer […]

*Is the verdict from the “Blurred Lines” case having an affect on royalties from the hit Mark Ronson song “Uptown Funk!?” This looks to be the case as more people stand to benefit from the tune, which credits Ronson, Bruno Mars, Phillip Martin Lawrence and Jeffrey Bhasker as songwriters. According to Billboard, “All Gold Everything” […]

  Many of the stores closing were competing with each other in addition to facing competition from online stores and businesses.   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — RadioShack’s plans to close about half of its stores in the next six weeks will impact nearly every state, the company revealed. It released a list of 1,784 stores […]