Meijer has announced a major hiring wave across Northeast Ohio for three new supercenters opening in late Spring, including in Stow.

According to a press release (below), Meijer is hiring more than 900 employees for the Stow, Mentor, and Avon stores.

Full and part-time positions include team leaders, cashiers, cake decorators and more. You can apply online at 


(MEIJER) – Meijer has begun hiring more than 900 employees for three northeast Ohio supercenters in Avon, Mentor and Stow. The family-operated retailer announced the first Greater Cleveland stores are expected to open in late spring, expanding its presence after more than 37 years in the Buckeye State.

“Foundations are set, floors are poured, and the walls are up at each of our new Northeast Ohio stores, so every day we’re a little bit closer to opening our first three locations in Greater Cleveland,” Regional Vice President Tom Wilson said. “The opportunity to begin hiring for hourly positions and put together customer-focused teams is the next step in bringing our new neighbors a one-stop shopping solution. We look forward to hiring local team members who can be our future store leaders as we continue to grow in Northeast Ohio.”

Known for pioneering the supercenter concept back in 1962, the family-operated company opened its first supercenter in the state of Ohio just outside of Columbus in 1981. The retailer was the first to provide a unique offering that featured fresh produce, meat and dairy as well as a wide selection of general merchandise and customer-focused services. The retailer currently employs about 10,000 team members at 39 supercenters throughout the state of Ohio and a distribution center in Tipp City.  

The full- and part-time positions available include team leaders, cashiers, cake decorators, customer service, receiving clerks and meat cutters. Ideal candidates will possess a desire to provide exceptional customer service and potentially advance their career within Meijer. The retailer offers a generous benefits package to eligible team members, including paid time off, weekly pay, flexible scheduling, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and health coverage options. The starting hourly wage varies depending on experience level and specific skills.   

Potential candidates can begin the hiring process by applying online at  Enter “Avon,” “Mentor,” or “Stow” in the location search field and click search. Hourly candidates can apply by clicking on the positions listed. Meijer leadership will screen applicants within the next few weeks and contact select candidates to schedule in-person interviews. 

The new supercenters in Avon, Mentor and Stow will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, as well as apparel departments, pet supplies, toys, electronics, and a garden center. The Avon store will also feature a gas station, which will open approximately one month before the store.

In addition to traditional grocery and merchandise offerings, the stores will also have a pharmacy that features a free prescription program, as well as access to clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health.

Meijer has a strong family and corporate tradition of caring, including significant support of hunger relief and good will initiatives in the communities it serves. For example, Meijer recently provided free horse-drawn carriage rides around Cleveland’s Public Square as part of the city’s downtown Winterfest, and made the holidays a bit brighter by providing hundreds of in-patient children at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and University Hospitals’ Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

The retailer gives more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations each year, and each of its stores supports a food bank through its food rescue program. Its signature hunger relief program, called Simply Give,has generated more than $43 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest. 

About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 240 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:20

Huntington Bank Closing Dozens of Branches

Huntington Bank is closing 70 branches across the nation, including 30 in Ohio, several around Akron.

No word yet on when or how many employees will be affected.

Below is the full list of Northeast Ohio branches that will be closing: 

Ashtabula County:
260 East Main St., Andover
888 Lake Ave., Ashtabula
6254 S. Main St., North Kingsville

Cuyahoga County:
10717 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
22595 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid
1330 Som Center Road, Mayfield Heights
25775 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

Lake County:
2700 N. Ridge Road, Painesville

Lorain County:
565 Abbe Road S., Elyria
5252 Detroit Road, Sheffield

Medina County:
1296 Ridge Road, Hinckley
1105 S. Court St., Medina
950 High St., Wadsworth

Summit County:
840 Brittain Road, Akron
4160 Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton

Stark County:
210 South Wabash Ave., Brewster
2021 Mahoning Road, N.E., Canton
2112 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:47

NEO Red Cross Sending Relief to Carolinas

Update from the Red Cross Northeast Ohio Division: 

The American Red Cross is preparing to assist up to 100,000 people in North and South Carolina and Virginia as Hurricane Florence nears the east coast.

More than 1,600 people spent the night Tuesday in 36 Red Cross and community shelters in South Carolina and North Carolina.

More than 1,500 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground, including 16 from Northeast Ohio. 14 of the Northeast Ohio workers are volunteers. Most are shelter workers.

Additional Red Cross volunteers from Northeast Ohio are standing by, waiting to be assigned to the disaster relief operation.

Anyone interested in volunteering can visit, and click the volunteer tab.


Northeast Ohio American Red Cross volunteers are heading to North Carolina ahead of what could be one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the Carolinas.

As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Florence was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour, with gusts registering up to 140 mph. 

The National Hurricane Center out of Miami has issued Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches Tuesday for the entire East Coast of the Unitest States, as Florence continues on a crash course with North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall, as a Category 4 Hurricane some time Thursday night into Friday morning. More than 1,000,000 residents of the East Coast have been told to evacuate. 

Meanwhile, relief efforts are ramping up. Jim McIntyre with the American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Region, tells our WAKR Newsroom that a group of 9 volunteers are on their way, as of Tuesday afternoon, to North Carolina. "Most volunteers are told to be prepared to be deployed for up to two weeks," McIntyre said, "in order to help provide continuity for the residents who are displaced and may have to hunker down in a shelter." 

As with any storm or natural disaster, a lot of uncertainty as to the exact path Florence will take, but McIntyre says that's what the Red Cross prepares for: "What we're trying to is to be prepared for any eventuality; and our volunteers are trained to be flexible, to fulfill the mission they've signed up for, but also to know that they may be called to do something that they didn't sign up to do." 

Click here to find out more how you can help the American Red Cross. 

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Monday, 05 September 2016 08:47

Clinton, Trump Labor Day Campaigning In NEO

With Labor Day typically marking the kickoff to the Fall campaign, both major party candidates for president will be laboring on the campaign trail with stops in Northeast Ohio on Monday. 

First, Donald Trump's campaign is set for a morning meeting with Labor Union leaders in Cleveland, followed by a campaign stop at the Canfield Fair in Youngstown at some point in the afternoon. Trump will be joined by his running mate Mike Pence at both events.  

Hillary Clinton's Campaign, meanwhile, is scheduled for a Labor Day afternoon event in Cleveland. The 11th Congressional District Community Caucus kicks off at 10 a.m., and she is expected to speak with her Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, at about 2 p.m. at the Kids Village and Senior Pavillion at Luke Easter Park on Kinsman Rd. 

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Thursday, 04 August 2016 18:57

Northeast Ohio Well Represented At Olympics

The games are about to begin, and Northeast Ohio will be well-represented in Rio.

The Olympics will feature some of the best athletes in the world including many local talents like rugby player and Massillon native Carlin Isles. He and his fellow Americans will take on Argentina in their opening round Tuesday at noon.

University of Akron student Clayton Murphy will run in the 800 meter event starting next Friday August 12.

Green High School graduate Kelsie Ahbe will compete next week in the pole vault for Canada, as she is a Toronto resident.

A few area alumni are also competing for other countries . Women's poll vaulter and University of Akron aluma Annika Roloff will compete for Germany, while fellow Zip Shawn Barber also poll vaults for Canada. Both are in action next week.

Kent State alumni can rally behind William Barnes and Danniel Thomas. Barnes will run in the 110 meter hurdles for Puerto Rico, while Thomas compete in women's shot put for Jamaica.

The Cleveland area will also have a strong showing. 18 year-old Cleveland Heights native Charles Conwell Jr. is the youngest member of the men's boxing team and will fight in the middleweight competition that starts on Monday.

Fencers Jayson Pryor and Lee Kiefer were both born in Cleveland and will also begin their tournaments this week. Pryor in the men's individual epee and Kiefer in the women's individual foil.

Track and field participants Tianna Bartoletta and Emily Infeld are also athletes to watch from the Cleveland area. Bartoletta, who was born in Elyera, will compete in the women's 100 meter , long jump, and 4x100 relay. Infeld, born and raised in University Heights, will run in the women's 10,000 meter .

And of course Kyrie Irving will represent the Cavs as Team USA begins their journey towards a gold medal Saturday evening at 6:00 against China.

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Monday, 16 November 2015 10:03

More Jobs Coming To NEO

A recent report out shows that around 640,000 job will be available in Northeast Ohio over the next decade. More than 120,000 of those openings will be new jobs. 

The nonprofit organization, Team Northeast Ohio, found that the jobs openings are expected by 2025 due new job creation and turnover.

Although sale and administrative positions lead the expected job openings, Greater Akron Chamber president and CEO Dan Colantone says the opportunities will be diverse.

"You have a lot of different sectors of the economy that are going to see retirements and you're going to see opportunities in so many different fields," said Colantone.

Colantone says companies, big and small, need to make connections with local colleges and vocational schools to attract the younger workforce and keep them in Northeast Ohio.

"While we're addressing the workforce needs, while we're trying to attract business, while we're trying to keep the business here, we also have to have a livable community."

Click here to view the full Team Northeast Ohio report.

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Saturday, 24 October 2015 08:11

High School Football Scores

HIgh School Football Scores - Friday, Oct. 23

Archbishop Hoban 49 - Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 10

Buchtel 55 - North 8

Canton McKinley 28 - Green 27

Carrollton 27, Canton South 16

Copley 56 - Kent Roosevelt 35

Coventry 47 - Springfield 21

Ellet 26 - Firestone 7

Euclid 35 - Medina 27

Fairless 47 - CVCA 20

Field 35 - Cloverleaf 13

GlenOak 42 - North Canton Hoover 17

Highland 24 - Barberton 12

Hudson 30 - Wadsworth 6

Lake 14 - Canton Central Catholic 7

Manchester 28 - Tuslaw 20

Mentor 20 - Brunswick 10

Mogadore 55 - Waterloo 0

Nordonia 49 - Twinsburg 21

North Royalton 37 - Cuyahoga Falls 0

Perry 35 - Jackson 0

St. Vincent-St. Mary 56 - Massillon 31

Streetsboro 21 - Ravenna 9

Stow 37 - Brecksville 28

Tallmadge 34 - Revere 19

Woodridge 45 - Norton 7


Saturday at 2 PM: East vs. Garfield at Buchtel


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