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The insecurity of cameras

With stories on the rise about packages being swiped from porches, online ordering has suddenly become risky. To combat that, and to monitor what happens on the outside of the home, more and more people are opting to have security cameras installed. The problem is, those security cameras are less than secure. Click to order an outdoor...

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Getting the most out of FairlawnGig, or any other high-speed ISP

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Fairlawn area and subscribe to FairlawnGig, the popular municipal broadband service, then you know how wonderful it is to have blazing fast, reliable internet service. This has been especially important during the past 18 months when so many of us began working from home and relying on multiple devices...

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The full-bodied Amarone wine

In late September through October in Valpolicella, in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, grapes are harvested to create a rich, dry red wine called Amarone. “The corvina, corvine and rondinella grapes are destined for Amarone wine and are the last to be harvested,” says Jim Sperk, of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild. “They are allowed...

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A Final Thought: Thankful To Be Living In Northeast Ohio

I have family in Louisiana so just after Hurricane Ida hit the state I texted one of my cousins to check on her. Here is her reply (family names redacted): “Good morning. So here’s the reality. We have power. Yay. We have little damage. Yay. However, there is a 5+ hour wait to get gas. People are so desperate bc they have generators that...

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The Stewart’s Caring Place Butterfly Gala is back and the need for support is even greater

When Mimi Surloff founded Stewart’s Caring Place in 2004 as a way to honor her late husband and help other families going through their own cancer journey, she had no idea the far-reaching impact her nonprofit would have. Today the cancer wellness center serves thousands of families in 18 counties throughout the state and offers more than 150...

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