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  7. Finance and Banking (4)
  8. Finding Ohio Ancestors (3)
  9. Finding a Job in Cleveland (10)
  10. Getting Around Cleveland (9)
  11. Getting Married in NE Ohio (14)
  12. Health Care (13)
  13. Home and Garden (44)
  14. Local Government (2)
  15. Meet your Legislators (5)
  16. Northeast Ohio Weather (7)
  17. Ohio State Government (1)
  18. Over 55 in Cleveland (6)
  19. Readers Choice Awards (11)
  20. Recycling in Northeast Ohio (3)

Making Sense of Ohio's Gun Laws
Ohio has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the United States. Here's what you need to know to buy, own and carry guns legally in the Buckeye State.

Top Cleveland Dating Sites
Looking for love has gotten a lot more complicated in the last few years...but also a lot more versatile. Says Bonny Albo, the About.com Guide to Dating , "The proliferation of dating sites being a good thing for singles depends on who you're asking, and what kind of single/potential partner you are. Really, all that dating sites can do are...

Making Sense of Ohio's Fireworks Laws
Are you confused about Ohio's fireworks laws? As July 4th approaches, it's wise to learn what's legal in Ohio and what's not legal when it comes to fireworks.

Ohio Nuclear Power Plants
Ohio has two nuclear power plants, both located along the shores of Lake Erie in the northern part of the state. They are the Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor, near Sandusky, and Perry Nuclear Plant, east of Cleveland. Learn more about Ohio's nuclear facilities.

Cleveland Driving Distances
Find out how far it is from Cleveland to other Ohio and regional cities by car.

Cleveland Ohio Area Zip Codes - What is Cleveland's Zip Code?
Cleveland Ohio Area Zip Codes - What is Cleveland's Zip Code?

Cleveland Area Food Pantries
There are many Cleveland and Cuyahoga County food pantries available to those in need of food assistance. Below is a listing of food pantries scattered throughout Cuyahoga County. Some have residency restrictions; however most will serve anyone in need at least one time. None of the below require a referral, but some require proof of income.

New Resident's Guide to Cleveland
Moving to a new city can be exciting, but also a little frustrating and even scary as you try to learn how to get around your new home. If you're new to the Cleveland area, here are a few resources to help you settle in.

Saving Money in Cleveland
Cleveland has a relatively low cost-of-living compared to other US cities, but that doesn't mean we can't benefit by saving a few dollars on such things as groceries, dining out, entertainment, sightseeing, and office supplies. Here are some sources and tips for saving money in and around Cleveland--both for residents and visitors.

Products Made in Ohio
The diverse companies around the state of Ohio manufacture a wide range of products from detergent to greeting cards to hand-crafted furniture. Buying Ohio-made products saves on shipping costs and helps to support the local economy. Here are just a few of the things that are MADE in OHIO. (listed alphabetically)

A Little About Lake Erie
Lake Erie, which forms Cleveland's northern boundary is the most shallow and the southernmost of the five Great Lakes. The lake provides transportation, employment, food, and recreation to residents of and visitors to Northeast Ohio. It is a bountiful resource and a source of endless fascination.

Cleveland's Ethnic Heritage
Cleveland was created by a diverse mixture of ethnic groups. It's one of the things that gives the city its interesting character, not to mention the array of ethnic foods, neighborhoods, and customs. Here's a look at the major groups that have contributed to making Cleveland what it is today.

Volunteering in Cleveland
Volunteering is one of the most fulfilling ways to be a part of Cleveland and to help the community thrive. There are dozens of non-profit and volunteer organizations that offer all sorts of enjoyable and meaningful projects.

Best of Cleveland
Best of cleveland, top restaurants, top shopping, top kids activities

Northeast Ohio Women's Shelters and Resources
Northeast Ohio offers a number of resources for women -- and men -- who have been involved in domestic violence and other crimes of violence. Read more about them here.

Best Things about Cleveland
Too often the mention of Cleveland Ohio is met with jokes and jeers. As we north coast residents know, however, the truth is far different from the national perception. Cleveland is a great place to live. Sure we have our challenges. What city doesn t? But, Cleveland has a lot to offer. Below are my choices for the Best things about...

How to Apply for a US Passport in Cleveland
A US passport is an internationally-accepted document, issued by the US government, that establishes the bearer's identify and allows him to travel abroad. Find out how and where to apply for your US passport in Cleveland.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Cuyahoga County offers food stamp assistance for needy citizens. Here's a walk-through of the steps necessary to apply for this assistance, written by a CSU student, who just applied for -- and received -- food stamps.

Ohio Lottery
The Ohio Lottery, started in 1974, encompasses a variety of instant games, daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings, and the twice-weekly Mega Millions drawing. The Ohio Lottery also oversees charitable bingo within the state and produces the weekly "Cash Explosion" television show. The Ohio Lottery ranks 9th among state lotteries in gross sales.

Ways to Make a Difference in Cleveland
You don't have to be Bill Gates to make a difference to the people and the city of Cleveland. There are many things to can do that don't cost money or cost very little...not to mention the satisfaction of helping others. Set aside some time each week to invest in Cleveland.

Cleveland Public Library
The Cleveland Public Library system, founded in 1869, includes the main downtown library as well as 28 branches scattered throughout the city. The library also participates in a network with other regional libraries to make those libraries' collections available to Cleveland Public Library cardholders.

Recycling in Cleveland
Cleveland's recycling efforts grow better each year. Now, 32 locations around the city accept glass, aluminum cans, plastic containers, cardboard, paper, and plastic bags. The hours are flexible and there's no sorting.

Cleveland Discount Coupons
Cleveland doesn't have to be expensive. Use one or more of these discount coupons to save money all over the "North Coast." Check back often. This list is updated weekly.

Cleveland Garden Centers
Find all the plants, vegetables, seeds, and supplies for a perfect Northeast Ohio garden. Cleveland has a wonderful variety of nurseries, garden centers, and plant stores.

Ohio Facts
Do you know Ohio's state bird or its state flower? Do you know the largest county, lowest point, and longest river? Find out these and more facts about Ohio.

Cleveland Radio Stations
Cleveland loves its rock and roll, but the city also loves its country, jazz, oldies, and all sorts of music genres. Learn all about the region's radio stations.

How to Get a Marriage License in Northeast Ohio
Getting a marriage license in Northeast Ohio is relatively easy. Just bring the necessary documentation and follow a few simple steps.

Tower Press Building
Located on Superior Avenue, between E 19th and E 21th Streets, the Tower Press Building offers artists and non-artists alike eighty unique and historic living spaces with a variety of modern conveniences.

The Cloisters
The Cloisters is a new and exciting housing development in the heart of Slavic Village’s historic Warszawa District. The European-style enclave of 22 carriage homes and townhouses is the brainchild of nearby St. Stanislaus’ Pulaski Franciscan Community Development Corporation.

Larchmere Court
Larchmere Court is a new and unique building, located in the middle of arty and interesting Larchmere Boulevard, on Cleveland's east side. The homes here feature garages, balconies, and private rooftop decks with downtown views.

Angel Food Ministries in Northeast Ohio
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit organization with the goal of helping you stretch your food budget dollars with high quality food. It's a great resource for Northeast Ohioans fighting the current economic downturn.

Northeast Ohio Utility Bill Assistance Programs
As the temperature drops, Ohio utility bills rise -- sometimes beyond our capability to pay. If you find yourself in this situation, there are numerous programs in northeast Ohio to help you keep your heat and electricity in service.

Do you love or hate living in Cleveland?
Some people love living in the Cleveland area, and some people hate living in Northeast Ohio. If you are like me, there are some things that you like and some that you don't. Tell us -- what do you love or what do you hate about living in Greater Cleveland? Tell Us How You Feel

UFOs in Northeast Ohio
Have you ever seen a UFO in or around Cleveland? You're not alone. There have been several sightings of unusual lights and aircraft in and around Cleveland over the years.

2013 About.com Cleveland Readers' Choice Award Winners
The 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Cleveland food truck was chosen in March. Read all about this year's winner.

2013 About.com Cleveland Readers' Choice Award Winners
The 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Cleveland book was chosen in March. Read all about this year's winner.

2013 About.com Cleveland Readers' Choice Award Winners
The 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Cleveland food truck was chosen in March. Read all about this year's winner.

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Insects

Top Rivers in Ohio

What You Need to Know about Ohio's Liquor Laws
Ohio's liquor laws can sometimes be confusing, especially if you're new in town. We have the basic you need to know.

The Tallest Buildings in Cleveland
Did you ever wonder which are the tallest buildings in Cleveland? We list the top 15 buildings in the city.

Is Marijuana Legal in Ohio?
Marijuana is legal in many U.S. States. Ohio is not one of them. Learn more about Ohio's marijuana laws.

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