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A new survey finds that four Ohio metropolitan areas have some of the biggest shares of seriously underwater homes in the country, and Cleveland tops the list.

The study by California-based ATTOM Data Solutions, defines a seriously underwater home as one with mortgage loans worth 25 percent or more than its value. The company’s senior vice president, Daren Blomquist, says Cleveland’s top ranking is not all bad news.

Cleveland Ranks Low on America's Most Sustainable Cities

Aug 12, 2017
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A new report evaluating the sustainability of America’s most populous cities ranks Cleveland at the bottom of the list – number 99 out of 100 cities.

Detroit, Cleveland, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, round out the bottom of the list.  The report –comes from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – a United Nations effort to promote sustainable development.  It cites high levels of poverty, car use, and unemployment as reasons for Cleveland’s low ranking.

AEG takes over the Agora

Northeast Ohio’s music scene is likely to change dramatically with the arrival of AEG. The world’s second-largest concert promoter is taking over the storied Agora venue, in a building in Cleveland's midtown that began life over a century ago as an opera house.

For this week’s Shuffle, Cleveland Scene music writer Jeff Niesel explains why the takeover is good for Cleveland and music fans.

Playhouse Square Will Add to Cleveland's Skyline

Jun 11, 2017
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A Cleveland non-profit announced it will break ground this fall on a new addition in Playhouse Square.

The Playhouse Square Foundation plans to spend $135 million dollars to build a 34-story apartment complex.

The foundation’s Vice President for Strategic Development, Allen Wiant, says the project enhances their vision for the theater district.

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The City of Cleveland is searching for a new police headquarters. It’s the last step for the city in the long process of moving out of the downtown Justice Center.

City Council agreed Monday to the $925 million sale of the police building at the downtown Justice Center. The city will then pay a daily rate to house inmates in the county jail. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, during a press conference at City Hall Tuesday, described it as one part of an ongoing county project to move services from the town and city level to the county level.