Cleveland is a city in northern Ohio with a northern border on Lake Erie. Formerly a manufacturing center and transportation center, the city's fortunes sank along with the decline of heavy industry and the departure of much of the city's population after World War II. Cleveland was dubbed “the mistake on the lake” after several incidents, including the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River catching fire in

1969 and the city defaulting on federal loans in 1978–80, but the city has made a comeback since then and is today often cited as an ...

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