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Chef Chris Hodgson and his business partner Scott Kuhn have opened Sanctuary: The Restaurant and Wine Bar in the Double Tree Hotel in Beachwood. It's their ninth restaurant in the Cleveland area.

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Cleveland culinary entrepreneurs book a stay in the hotel world
Story by Vivian Goodman
Two Clevelanders who own a smorgasbord of eateries have opened yet another. In today’s Quick Bite WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports this restaurant is a unique challenge for the partners because of its location.
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Mapping out a new path for the Towpath trail through Akron
Planners are working on short- and long-term upgrades to try to draw more hikers and bikers downtown
The new director exhibits high hopes for the Canton Museum of Art
Max Barton brings marketing and business skills to his new job as well as a passion for the arts
Browns likely to start their 23rd quarterback since 1999
The Browns signed 35-year-old veteran quarterback Josh McCown over the weekend, signaling the end of the Brian Hoyer era
Education and police are big parts of Cleveland Mayor Jackson's address
Jackson 10th State of the City address focuses on boosting education and building lasting police reforms with the Justice Department
Kasich praises Ohio's economy, but not all believe it's on the right track
Ohio's governor says his policies have strengthened the state's economy, but Democrats say there's no reason to celebrate
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Columbus charter school teachers vote to unionize
Teachers at Franklinton Preparatory Academy vote to 5 to 4 to join the state’s largest teachers union
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U.S. job growth accelerates during the month of February
February added 295,000 jobs and unemployment fell to 5.5 percent
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Kaisch says there's too much testing for students in Ohio - Governor is not calling for elimination of new Common Core tests
Officals say tear gas, pepper spray used correctly at Ohio State - Other morning headlines: State to release latest numbers on flu hospitalizations and unemployment, Ohio State students required to be vaccinated, Sexting probe yields no charges
The link between big sporting events and sex trafficking - Ohio's human trafficking coordinator says they are keeping a close eye on one big event this weekend in Columbus
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Dirty Dancing at Playhouse Square, Steven Isserless with Robert Levin at Shaker Heights, Becky Shaw at Dobama Theatre, and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays at Cleveland Public Theatre, all present Northeastern Ohio with a week full of exciting events.

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The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival - March 18-29

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival brings the best in world and independent cinema to Cleveland's Tower City Cinemas and a variety of regional neighborhood venues from March 18 to 29. WKSU and Folk Alley members earn a CIFF ticket discount. One of the most exciting and innovative events in the region, this year's CIFF presents 193 feature films and 234 shorts from 60 countries.

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The Cleveland International Film Festival Brings the Show South

The Cleveland International Film Festival presents Knight and Day in Akron on March 20 and 21. Festival films will be shown at the Akron-Summit County Library, the Akron Art Museum and the Nightlight. Receive a ticket discount with the code WKSU.

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Folk Alley Presents 'Heaven Adores You' at the Cleveland International Film Festival

Folk Alley presents two screenings of Heaven Adores You at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film is a musical documentary about the life and supposed suicide of singer/songwriter Elliot Smith.

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WKSU Presents 'Finding the Gold Within' at the Cleveland International Film Festival

WKSU presents two screenings of Finding the Gold Within at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary follows six young men involved with Akron's Alchemy, Inc. program.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

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