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Free hot dog offered with a ticket to "Sausage Party"
Regal Cinemas is offering a voucher for a free hot dog to everyone who buys a ticket to "Sausage Party." CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Theatergoers have a chance to get free food the next time they see the summer's hit R-rated comedy "Sausage Party." In what is likely an attempt to boost lagging ticket sales, Regal Cinemas is offering a hot dog voucher to everyone who buys a ticket to see the raunchy farce about anthropomorphic foodstuffs between Friday and Sunday. Northeast Ohio has eight Regal Cinemas theaters located in Willoughby, Richmond Heights, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Westlake, Medina, Hudson and Akron. Sausage Party has made more than $100 million at the box office so far -- against a modest $19 million budget -- but tickets sales have fallen off since its August 12 premiere. It brought in a pedestrian $5.2 million in ticket sales last weekend, finishing fifth behind "Don't Breathe," "Suicide Squad," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "Pete's Dragon."
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Cleveland Pizza Fest 2017 dates announced
Cleveland Pizza fest is heading back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this summer. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Organizers have announced the Cleveland Pizza Fest will return to Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this summer. The fest will be Friday-Sunday, June 23-25. The fest offers a chance for attendees to chow down while pizzerias vie for the coveted 'best pizza' title. Pizzas will be judged in five categories: sauce, crust, toppings, overall and people's choice. Organizers say more than 25,000 people devoured more than 60,000 slices last year. 2016 competitors * Angelo's, Lakewood. * Mama Julianne's, Strongsville. * Lorenzo's, Oberlin. * Primoz Pizza, Cleveland. * Papa Nick's, Cleveland. * Royal Pizza, Parma Heights. * Scott's Fire & Ice (wood-burning fire). * Sauced Wood Burning Fire (Fairview Park). * Pepperoni Cowboy (Catering). * PizzaBOGO (multiple locations). * Romeo's (multiple locations). * Jet's Pizza (multiple locations). Augie's Pizza - winner of last year's best sauce - will be back. Organizers said Augie's is the only pizza vendor from the three original Pizza Bake-Offs held in downtown Cleveland in the 1990s. Vendors will have the opportunity to sell sample-sized slices. The fest will include live entertainment, special events, and more. Schedule * 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 23: Bike night. Band: The Spazmatics. * Noon-midnight Saturday, June 24: Classic car show, 5K run/walk, local sports celebrities, kids activities. Bands: Carlos Jones and The Plus Band, The Rocksiders, Blu Monsoon. * Noon-8 p.m. Sunday, June 25: Classic car show, pizza judging, family events. Bands TBA. Admission is $5 ($1 for tweeners, free for those 12 and under). Parking is free. Proceeds benefit The Sam Gagliardi Memorial Lodge Scholarship Fund and the North End Foundation (Berea Youth Works).
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14 die in Cuyahoga County this weekend from heroin and fentanyl, 70 for 2017
Cuyahoga County saw 14 suspected heroin and fentanyl overdoses from Friday to Sunday, the medical examiner said. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County residents continue to die at a rapid clip from heroin and fentanyl overdoes after a deadly 2016. Fourteen people died this weekend in suspected heroin and fentanyl overdoses, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Some 24 total have died from the drugs in the first five days of the month. There were at least 46 heroin and fentanyl deaths in January. That number could rise to 57 after toxicology tests are finalized, according to the medical examiner. The death-rate for heroin, fentanyl and other opiate deaths have skyrocketed from 64 in 2011 to at least 517 in 2016, according to the medical examiner.  The medical examiner has not yet put out its final report on exactly how many deaths have been attributed to opiates for 2016. But the county more than doubled the number of deaths in 2015, the worst on record at the time. Of the 14 who died from Friday through Sunday, 12 were from Cleveland, one was from Willowick and one was from Brook Park. The youngest victim was 25 and the oldest was 57. Nine were black, one was Indian and four were white, according to the medical examiner's data. The 46 confirmed heroin and fentanyl overdose cases in January ranged in age from 23 to 67. Thirty-two were men and 14 were women, the medical examiner said. Thirty-two victims were white, 13 were black and one was Hispanic. The victims lived throughout Cuyahoga County and elsewhere. Twenty-three were Cleveland residents, three were from Lakewood, and there was one each from Beachwood, Berea, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Independence, Maple Heights, Middleburg Heights, Newburgh Heights, Olmsted Township and Parma. The eight out-of-county residents who died in Cuyahoga County were from Brunswick, Canal Fulton, Columbia Station, Concord, New London and Wickliffe. Two were from North Ridgeville, the medical examiner said.  The medical examiner also said there was a spike in cocaine-related deaths in January, including 19 who died from doses of the drug mixed with heroin, fentanyl or both. 
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Man dumps beer over accordionist's head; drunk woman from Oktoberfest passes out in school lot: Berea police blotter
Berea police arrested a man who dumped beer on an accordion player during Cleveland Oktoberfest at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Also, A Brunswick woman was taken to Southwest General Health Center after a custodian found her passed out in the parking lot of Berea High School. Carol Kovach, special to Sun News  Disorderly conduct, Eastland Road: An Akron man, 33, was arrested at about 12:20 a.m. Sept. 4 after he dumped beer on an accordion player during Cleveland Oktoberfest at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland. The man spoke to police in both English and German. He said that during Oktoberfest in Germany it's common and acceptable for people having a good time to throw beer on each other. The man spoke English well until he was told he might go to jail, at which time he switched to German. Assistance to firefighters, East Bagley Road: A Brunswick woman, 25, was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights at about 11:15 p.m. Sept. 3 after a custodian found her passed out in the parking lot of Berea High School, 165 East Bagley. When police arrived, the woman was moving and trying to stand, with the custodian's assistance. She remembered attending Oktoberfest earlier but didn't know how she ended up outside the school. She smelled of alcohol.  Operating a vehicle under the influence, West Bagley Road: A Middleburg Heights man, 60, was arrested at about 9:45 p.m. Sept. 2 after police caught him speeding and squealing his tires on West Bagley near Karl Street. The man and his car reeked of alcohol. When police asked him to step out of his car, the man threw himself on the ground and complained of chest pain. He also called officers profane names. Paramedics arrived and asked the man where he was hurting. The man said "chest pain," then "head pain," then wrist pain," and finally "ego and pride." The man then refused treatment and said nothing was wrong, so police took him to jail. He spat at jail staff and was placed in restraints. Attempted aggravated burglary, Barberry Drive: A Barberry woman believes someone tried to break into her home and garage between 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1. The woman noticed a small pry mark on the home's front door. Also, the garage door was not functioning properly. There were no signs that anyone was in the home and nothing was missing. However, the black weather strip and metal plate around the door frame were not damaged, so police had doubts that someone tried to break in. They told the woman to call if she sees or hears anything suspicious around her house. Driving with a suspended license-marijuana possession, Front Street: A Massillon woman, 22, was pulled over at about 3 a.m. Sept. 3 after her car remained stopped at a green light on Front near Depot Street. Police checked the car's license plate number and learned that car's owner had a suspended driver's license. However, the driver was not the car's owner. Police then learned that the driver also had a suspended license and cited her. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and later found marijuana shake and a marijuana grinder containing raw marijuana inside. The car's passenger, a 22-year-old Massillon woman, admitted the items were hers, so police cited her.  Petty theft, Barrett Road: A 48-inch Vizio TV was stolen from the gym at Tower in the Park Apartments, 55 Barrett. It happened at about 12:05 a.m. Sept. 4. Security video shows two men removing the TV from a wall. Police have identified suspects. Heroin possession, Third Avenue-Pearl Street: A Cleveland man, 44, was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights after he was found passed out behind the steering wheel of a parked but running pickup truck at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 4. The truck was parked in the street, against the curb, at Third and Pearl. Police turned off the engine and paramedics, after waking the man, carried him into an ambulance. Police found a pack of cigarettes, with a needle sticking out, inside the truck. The needle was filled with liquid, which police believed was heroin. The cigarette pack also contained an alcohol wipe and Band-Aids. A second cigarette pack found in the truck contained needles and two pills, which police believed were oxycodone. Petty theft, Berea Industrial Parkway: A catalytic converter was reported stolen at about 10 a.m. Sept. 6 from a 2010 Ford E-350 parked outside Joyce Manufacturing Co., 1125 Berea Industrial. Operating a vehicle under the influence, High Street: A Cleveland man, 40, was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Sept. 5 after police saw him turn his pickup truck from Pulaski Street onto High Street without signaling. The man admitted drinking a liter of Long Island Iced Tea. He failed field sobriety tests.  To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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