Cleveland ranked as 10th best city for Easter celebrations

By Nick Shook
Cleveland 19 News
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Very few would argue against Cleveland being ranked as one of the 10 best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

But Easter?

According to a new report from WalletHub, the Forest City is the 10th best city for Easter celebrations. So trade those shamrocks and green beers for eggs and rabbit ears, because the party apparently doesn’t stop along Lake Erie. Continue reading

Donald Trump adds to the excitement for locals interested in the Republican debate in Cleveland

By Nick Shook
Beacon Journal staff writer

As the nation’s political eye turns toward Cleveland on Thursday for the first debate between Republican presidential candidates, voters in the Akron area are getting comfortable in front-row seats.

The Beacon Journal visited some areas that are high on the list of likely Republican voters to check the mood. All of those interviewed were eager to see the candidates debate, saying that though they couldn’t get tickets, they’ll be watching closely from their televisions at home. Continue reading

Sports With Shook Quick Hits — NBA Finals Game 1 recap

Sports With Shook is back in a new format — Sports With Shook Quick Hits. Nick Shook hosts the short segments covering one specific topic at a time. In this edition, Tyler Dragon joins Nick from the west coast to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Check back for fresh editions of Sports With Shook Quick Hits!

Sports With Shook Quick Hits — 2015 NBA Finals preview

Sports With Shook is back in a new format — Sports With Shook Quick Hits. Nick Shook hosts the short segments covering one specific topic at a time. In this edition, Austin Coley and Austin Moore reunite with Nick to preview the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Check back for fresh editions of Sports With Shook Quick Hits!

Sports With Shook Quick Hits — The Dan Gilbert question

Sports With Shook is back in a new format — Sports With Shook Quick Hits. Nick Shook hosts the short segments covering one specific topic at a time. In this edition, Austin Coley and Austin Moore reunite with Nick to discuss the issue some have with Dan Gilbert and LeBron James again finding success together with the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Check back for fresh editions of Sports With Shook Quick Hits!

Cleveland Browns unveil new uniforms

By Nick Shook | NFL.com
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CLEVELAND — In an offseason filled mostly by Johnny Manziel headlines and low-excitement signings, the Cleveland Browns gave their fans a reason to cheer Tuesday for the first time since their final win of 2014.

Nearly 3,000 Browns supporters — a majority of which were season-ticket holders, according to the team — flowed into the Cleveland Convention Center to pose for pictures with super fans, current and past players, and even the team’s live canine mascot, Swagger. The scene — beer-clutching fans clad in orange and brown, chanting for their team — resembled an indoor tailgate as those in attendance awaited the main event: the introduction of new uniforms. Continue reading

Seven takeaways from Friday at the combine

By Nick Shook | NFL.com
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Friday was the first day of workouts for offensive linemen, tight ends and special teamers, but as is often in the NFL, quarterback talk ruled the day.

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher pushed his big pile of confidence chips into the center of the table, telling reporters that his team is “betting on” Sam Bradford. Quarterback guru George Whitfield told reporters the possibility of Marcus Mariota landing on the same roster as 2014 first-round selection Johnny Manziel in Cleveland was a “very real situation.”

And then there was Jameis Winston taking the podium and telling reporters he’s planning on winning the Super Bowl next season. As if the football world hadn’t already adjusted to Winston’s tendency to provide surprising sound bytes, this one ranks among the most eye-opening.

As the quarterback goes, so goes the team in the NFL — and apparently so goes the media portion of the combine. Here are our takeaways from Friday at the combine: Continue reading