Five things to know for Thursday, Oct. 25
1. President at airport
President Barack Obama’s visit to Burke Lakefront Airport on Thursday means several major roadways and on ramps will be closed Thursday evening. For a list from Cleveland police, click here: http://5.wews.com/eKhR2
2. Craigslist murders
Closing statement in the trial of 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty, of Stow, are expected on Thursday. The teen pleaded not guilty to killing three men last year who were luring with the promise of jobs on craigslist. If convicted, Rafferty could spend life in prison.
3. Christmas Ale is here
The first official pour of Christmas Ale this season will be at the Great Lakes Brewing Company pub in Ohio City at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Great Lakes encourages fans of the holiday nectar to wear their festive sweaters for the fun.
4. Aspirin as a cancer-fighter?
One of the world's oldest and cheapest drugs shows promise in treating colon cancer in some patients. Five years after their cancers were diagnosed, 97 percent of the aspirin users were still alive versus 74 percent of those not taking the drug.
5. Top Halloween costumes
The summer success of “The Avengers,” which parts were shot right here in Cleveland, has boosted Thor and Captain America to the top of the in-demand costume list. And if you’re more politically-minded, good luck finding a Big Bird costume. The Sesame Street favorite is flying off the shelves.
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