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September 2017

Featured Articles

Our Epidemic

After 1,095 opioid-related deaths in Northeast Ohio in 2016, officials are calling it the public health crisis of our time. We examine the impact of the opioid problem, how it’s infecting the region and the solutions needed to recover.

Food + Drink

Build The Ultimate CLE Charcuterie Board

Wow guests with these local meats, cheeses and trimmings.

Cocktail Hour: Learn How To Stir Up Some Classics

The Speakeasy at Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa hosts a Prohibition 101 class this month.

Collision Bend Brewing Co. Proves It's More Than A Brewery

The Flats East Bank spots serves up an impressive menu of culturally inspired small plates.

It's That Time Of Year: Fall-Inspired Drinks

Get your dose of pumpkin and apple in a cup.

Merchant Street Embraces Fall With This Unique Dish

Executive chef Tim Crandall reinvents his dad's favorite meal: acorn squash.

Portion Brings Flavor To The Most Important Meal

From classic breakfast to peach cobbler battered frech toast, you won't leave hungry.

Three Spots Where You Can Eat Among The Stars

These restaurants serve tasty eats with a side of celebrity.

Yes, You Can Now Eat Dinner At The West Side Market Cafe

Managing partner Clay Kosokar talks about menu updates and more.     

In the CLE

12 Must-Go Places On Berea's Front Street

From a T-shirt shop to a burrito factory, these spots have it all.

1910: Crowds Wait for Glenn Curtiss to Fly

The famous aviator was to zoom over Lake Erie.

Course Correct

Cleveland's obsession with gentrification is worryingly premature. 

Emergency Response

With more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths in Northeast Ohio last year and an increase in that number projected for 2017, what was a public health crisis has become a state of emergency.

Get Your Furry Friend Camera Ready

Greg Murray gives us tips for Camp Bow Wow's pet photo contest.

Meet New Good Morning Cleveland Co-Anchor Katie Ussin

She tells us a secret from the set and more.

Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club Helps Record Collectors Find Their Groove

Step aside, aux cord. There's no phone plug-ins here.

Off the Track

Our strong desire to help people can often be misguided.

Our Epidemic

After 1,095 opioid-related deaths in Northeast Ohio in 2016, officials are calling it the public health crisis of our time. We examine the impact of the opioid problem, how it’s infecting the region and the solutions needed to recover.

Our Epidemic: A Father's Crusade

Greg McNeil turned the loss of his son into a lesson for all.

Our Epidemic: Fighting The Opioid Problem

The DEA's Keith Martin takls about fentanyl, drug routes and more.

Our Epidemic: Finding A Voice

After losing her daughter to an overdose, Sheryl Hirsh has become an advocate for those we've lost.

Our Epidemic: How To Safely Use Pain Medicine

Advice on how to manage prescribed opioid use.

Our Epidemic: Limiting Prescription Usage

A new Ohio law will impact how many opioids are prescribed by doctors.

Our Epidemic: Offering Support

After struggling to get sober, Gina Bonaminio helps others with addiction find their way.

Our Epidemic: Other Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Three local doctors show us alternative treatments to opioids.

Our Epidemic: Responding To A Crisis

Parma firefighter and paramedic David Knecht has been on the front lines for more than 20 years.

Our Epidemic: Sobriety Now

Three individuals who wrestled with opioids talk to us about finding sobriety.

Our Epidemic: The Conversation Starters

Four leaders discuss how to combat the opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio.

Our Epidemic: The Drugs

A detailed look at the opiods affecting people in Northeast Ohio.

Our Epidemic: The Power of Addiction

A man who uses heroin shares his story.

The Dealership In Shaker Heights Caters To Startups And Freelancers

It offers a launchpad to collaborate, innovate and grow.

Three Questions About The Future Of The FirstEnergy Lake Shore Power Plant

Demolishing the structure left 54 acres of prime land open.


Art Collector Laura Ruth Bidwell Gets Behind The Camera

Her otherworldly exhibit at the Cleveland Print Room showcases a mysterious couple.

Artist Eileen Dorsey Shares Three Lessons From Her Artist Exchange

The local painter ventured to Chicago to observe and collaborate.

Coming To A Theater Near You Soon: Elliot Ness And The Torso Murders

Case Western Reserve University professor Beth McGee crafts an immersive theater experience.

Hank Willis Thomas Talks Politics and Art

His MOCA forum Sept. 17 will engage citizens and artists alike.

The Grog Shop: Rockin' Steady After 25 Years

As the Cleveland Heights club celebrates its anniversary, owner Kathy Blackman reflects on her career.

Unearth Treasures of Our City's Past

Laura DeMarco's new book explores the rise and fall of forgotten Cleveland landmarks.

Written All Over His Face

Akron native Danny Volk interviews local artists while they use his face as their canvas.

At Home

Crux of the Mather

Restaurateur Rick Doody transformed the Hunting Valley estate of Amasa Stone Mather into an inviting home that balances Old World architecture and modern style.


Breezy California Vibes Blow Into Ohio City

Wild Cactus Boutique brings Cali's hottest trends to the CLE.

Don Burgundy: The Hottest Fall Color

Tawny port should be the anchor of your wardrobe.


Four Tips On Finding The Right School For Your Child

Parents and experts offer advice to get you on the right track.

Four Ways To Help Private School Students Down The Road

Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills are key.