Kai Yee on a Cleveland construction site in winter
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For people who work indoors, snow, ice, and subfreezing temperatures are often nothing more than an inconvenience. But for construction companies and their employees, harsh winter weather can be something more—a financial and physical hazard.

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Shoe-bronzing may have fallen out of popularity, but on one Monday afternoon, some customers are still lined up at the American Bronzing Company.

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Thyra Chaney loves movies. Like, really loves them.

“I love the dialogue. I love the production,” she says. “I love every single thing about it.”

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Construction was among the industries that saw the most job growth in Ohio last year, according to state employment data published Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department.

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On a quiet Saturday morning at Rozi's wine and beer shop in Lakewood, manager Bill Barak straightens up after a Friday night beer tasting.

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If it seems like there are a lot of young men with beards in Cleveland this week, you’re not imagining it. 

At the end of May, Cleveland will be a little less fun.

Owner Steve Presser announced earlier this week that Big Fun, the popular vintage toy store located in the Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, would be closing after 27 years.

Why now?

“The two words I’m using: ‘It’s time.’ I used to joke that I’d have to be carried out of there on a gurney, but I much prefer the alternative.  I like walking out,” Presser said.

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Columbus's leading progressive political group is not happy with the tax incentive policy the city announced Monday.

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Ten years after the 2008 recession, some small businesses in Central Ohio—especially establishments run by African-Americans—could still use a boost to become  successful. That’s one of the reasons why a new Central Ohio African-American Chamber of Commerce recently opened in northeast Columbus.

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Columbus may have a growing economy and a relatively low unemployment rate, but that prosperity doesn’t necessarily translate into a high economic quality of life for the city’s immigrant residents.