David C. Barnett

Memories of a childhood spent running away from war.  Trying to find stability in a place where you feel like an outsider. 

Fifty Cleveland high school students are learning to use art to express their feelings about being refugees.  A new exhibit, “Adrift, a Dream,” combines some of their creations with the work of older artists who share some harrowing histories.

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In December 2016, a man walked into the Willloughby-Eastlake Public Library and collapsed.

Dennis Kucinich along with running mate Tara Samples call for Ohio cities to lobby for assult weapon bans in Cleveland on Monday.
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Gubernatorial hopeful Dennis Kucinich is calling for cities across Ohio to lobby state lawmakers to ban assault rifles. The former Ohio congressman says public opinion about high-powered weapons is at a tipping point.

Philip Yenyo couldn’t believe the news he heard Monday afternoon that the Cleveland Indians were removing the Chief Wahoo logo from its uniforms and hats.


A combination of dominating hitting and pitching have sent the Cleveland Indians flying through a winning streak that breaks records with almost every game. In a sport obsessed with statistics, streaks have a special place in the hearts of sports lovers, and Cleveland fans are loving the ride.

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The 28-foot-tall replica of a rubber stamp perched next to Cleveland City Hall today appears polished, its red handle gleaming in the sun. This whimsical sculpture, known as “Free Stamp,” was created by Pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen over 30 years ago.

The latest logo by GV Art + Design for a Cleveland Indians hat features just the letter C intertwined with a single feather.
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Vendors of Cleveland Indians apparel seem to be preparing for a change. This comes in reaction to a statement this week from Major League Baseball that commissioner Rob Manfred is working with the Cleveland Indians to transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced a $9 million donation from Christopher Connor, board chair and former Sherwin-Williams chairman, and his wife Sara. According to Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris, it's the largest gift in the museum's history.

A legendary Cleveland, Ohio theater is facing some tough choices as it enters its second century.  Karamu House was in the midst of a 100th birthday season last week when news came of severe budget cuts, slashing both staff and programming.  A study last fall indicates that minority-led arts groups across the country are having similar problems balancing the books. 

The Wall Street financial crisis that swept over the economy like a rip tide has had some long-lasting effects. It sucked away home value, investments and nest eggs. People near retirement age need to make up for their losses in a hurry. But for most, those resources weren't adequate in the first place. 61-year-old Bob Scherry figured he had a pretty good retirement program when he was a sheet metal worker, in the 1980s. His company provided a pension plan that squirreled away money for employees in their golden years.

Some Ohio medical professionals recently put their training to the test in the middle of one of the world's hottest war zones: Syria. Fares Raslan came to the United States from Syria in 23 years ago to pursue his studies in anesthesiology. Life’s been good to him over here. He and his wife Lila raised a family and have a nice house in suburban Cleveland. It’s a sharp contrast to life back in Syria --- a country in the grip of a civil war, as rebels try to topple the government of president Bashar al-Assad.

Members of an Amish church group are due to go on trial Monday in a Cleveland federal courtroom. Prosecutors claim the defendants committed hate crimes against other Amish by cutting off their beards and hair. The trials are putting a reclusive religious group into the national spotlight. Sixteen are charged in the attacks which have been described as punishment for critics of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet of Jefferson county in east central Ohio.

Looking For Work After 50

Apr 24, 2012

After spending decades building a career, many Ohioans start making plans to kick back and enjoy their retirement. But, a growing number of people in their 50s have found themselves back at square one, trying to start the job search all over again. And sometimes a lifetime of experience doesn't get you far in a changing job market.

The Cleveland Catholic Diocese has decided not to challenge a Vatican decree to reopen 12 parishes that had been shuttered in an austerity move. In 2009, Bishop Richard Lennon stunned much of the region’s Catholic community when he announced a parish reconfiguration plan that would close 50 churches. He argued that population shifts, a dwindling pool of priests, and various economic concerns had forced his hand.

John Demjanjuk died over the weekend at the age of 91. He was the central figure in one of the longest running legal cases against an alleged Nazi war criminal. Prosecutors in the U.S., Israel and Germany spent over three decades trying to prove that he helped herd thousands of victims to their deaths as a prison camp guard in Poland. But family and friends claim that Demjanjuk himself was the victim of mistaken identity. Recapping the Case It’s 1986 and the cameras are focused on the man in the back of an Israeli prisoner transport vehicle.