The Cleveland Scene
is an alternative weekly
newspaper based in Cleveland
, Ohio. <!--When did it begin being published?--> The newspaper includes highlights of Cleveland area arts, music, dining, and films, as well as classified advertising
. The first edition of the newspaper was published in the 1970s.Cleveland Scene
provides a yearly "Best Of" list for the Cleveland and outlying areas that includes Best Restaurants, Best Clubs, Best Theater, etc.Cleveland Scene
employs regular columnists as well as freelance
When the competing Free Times
was shut down briefly in 2003, the Scene was investigated for antitrust
In July 2008, the Free Times
printed its final issue and merged with The Cleveland Scene.
The Free Times and Cleveland Scene were purchased by Times-Shamrock Communications
located in Scranton, PA. Times-Shamrock is a media company that publishes daily and weekly newspapers throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Michigan, and Texas. They also own radio stations in Baltimore.