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  • Banning guns is not the answer(OH)

    02/05/2011 5:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    clevelandjewishnews.com ^ | 4 February, 2011 | KENNETH S. KABB
    The National Council of Jewish Women’s thinly disguised polemic in the article “Reforming gun safety laws a moral imperative” (CJN, Jan. 21) against gun ownership misses an important point. Making yet another rule banning guns will not protect us against violent crime, nor will enforcing a witch hunt against those deemed mentally defective enhance our security. Without minimizing the pain of Tucson, tragic incidents do not negate the value of armed and trained citizens as a deterrent to crime. Simply put, they make it more risky for criminals. In states with concealed carry laws, violent crime has been steadily decreasing....
  • How the Miraculous Medal Changed My Life

    02/14/2004 6:06:07 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Real Presence ^ | February 2004 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, "Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady...
  • Father loses son and daughter same day as wife's funeral

    01/21/2011 4:44:40 PM PST · by walsh · 18 replies
    Fox news 8 Cleveland ^ | January 21, 2011 | Walsh
    Three people were killed on their way to a funeral in a crash in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The crash happened around 10 a.m. on State Road 47 near County Road 600. A semi tractor trailer overturned onto a vehicle in the crash.
  • Governor-elect John Kasich cuts Lottery Commission employees, many with Democratic ties

    01/07/2011 4:35:43 AM PST · by mmanager · 14 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 1/6/11 | Mark Naymik
    Governor-elect John Kasich began firing state employees this week not protected by civil service rules, including 16 at the Ohio Lottery Commission. Many of the lottery employees, who were told not to report to work on Monday, the day Kasich is sworn in, have Democratic ties. As expected, the Republican is dumping lottery director Kathleen Burke, who was tapped by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in August 2009 to replace director Mike Dolan, whose short tenure was marked by success and controversy. It's typical for new administrations to replace agency directors and top officials with close ties to a previous governor....
  • John Boehner to take the gavel in the House, ending two years of Democratic dominance

    01/05/2011 10:30:15 AM PST · by GOP_Harley_Guy · 34 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 01-05-11 | Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to "give government back to the people" and bring an end to congressional gridlock. "The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is," Boehner says in remarks prepared for his installation later today as the new speaker. "This is their Congress. It's about them, not us."
  • Lawmakers outlaw importing Asian carp to the United States to protect Great Lakes

    12/02/2010 6:38:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | December 01, 2010, 5:27 PM | Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a bill Wednesday that makes it a criminal offense to import voracious Asian carp into the United States. The giant carp, which can weigh as much as 100 lbs., were legally imported to fish farms along the Mississippi River during the 1970s, but escaped during floods and spread north into Illinois. They consume vast amounts of food and could destroy Great Lakes fisheries if they evade barriers around Chicago that were designed to block them from entering the lakes. Share Tweet 12 Comments The bill passed the House by voice vote after...
  • Democrats making excuses for poorly attended Obama rally

    11/01/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/01/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Yesterday, Obama staged a rally at Cleveland State University. Unlike the 2008 era of hopenchange, Obama spoke to an auditorium that had thousands of empty seats. The New York Post notes that event organizers are making excuses for the poor attendance: Shortly before his election two years ago, Obama drew a crowd of 80,000 in Cleveland. Organizers of yesterday’s event tried to explain away the row after row of unoccupied seats by saying the president was competing with football, church and Halloween parties. The RNC retorts — “So we’re clear, the event started at 3pm. Most church services were over,...
  • Obama "Moving America Forward" Rally - Halloween in Cleveland

    11/01/2010 10:18:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama speaks during "Moving America Forward" rally at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31. Obama, fearing a ballot-box repudiation just two years into his campaign for change, planned a wave of radio interviews and telephone calls to Democratic volunteers key to boosting party turnout on Tuesday, the White House said. (AFP/File/Jewel Samad)
  • Obama Less Lofty as Rhetoric Shifts

    10/31/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-31-10 | LAURA MECKLER
    CLEVELAND—President Barack Obama closed out his 2010 campaign season here with a mocking rebuke of Republicans, in stark contrast to the lofty, hopeful rhetoric that marked his 2008 campaign. With Democrats facing potentially big losses on Election Day Tuesday, Mr. Obama has projected a rougher tone than he did two years ago. The bad economy? Blame Republicans, he said. Bipartisanship to solve problems? No, the president said, the GOP has no interest. Bits of the 2008 spirit were still in evidence in a weekend of campaigning, but Mr. Obama's calls for change now came with caveats. He still exhorted, "yes...
  • Tourism Video for Cleveland

    10/19/2010 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 35 replies
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    Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
  • Cleveland man, 20, charged with aggravated murder in shooting death of fellow robbery suspect(OH)

    10/14/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    blog.cleveland.com ^ | 13 October, 2010 | Donna J. Miller, Plain Dealer reporter Donna J. Miller
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 20-year-old Cleveland man was arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Jerry Monroe is being held at the County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Prosecutors say Monroe, two unidentified suspects and 20-year-old Terrance Manningrobbed a 30-year-old man Aug. 26 outside his apartment building at 2806 Cedar Road. "They forced the victim at gunpoint to go up to his apartment. The victim's fiancee and three children, 9 months old, 2 and 3, were home," prosecutor's spokesman Ryan Miday said. The men got to the apartment door, then struggled over the gun. Manning was...
  • Cleveland fights for its gun laws before top Ohio court

    10/13/2010 5:29:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 12 October, 2010 | Reginald Fields
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland's ongoing quest to enforce tougher gun control rules than state law requires reached Ohio's top court on Tuesday. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a case pitting the city against the state. The city is fighting to govern its residents with its own set of rules rather than those imposed by an Ohio statute. Ohio's constitution allows cities to exercise "home rule" to enforce policing ordinances as long as those local rules do not infringe on state "general" laws, which are considered the unquestioned rule of the land. "One thing the state fails to recognize...
  • Families Sue Ohio School After Four Bullied Teens Die by Their Own Hand

    10/08/2010 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Sladjana Vidovic's body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a bed post before jumping out her bedroom window. The 16-year-old's last words, scribbled in English and her native Croatian, told of her daily torment at Mentor High School, where students mocked her accent, taunted her with insults like "Slutty Jana" and threw food at her. It was the fourth time in little more than two years that a bullied high...
  • LeBron James, manager: Race a factor

    09/30/2010 11:24:02 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/30/10
    LeBron James and his manager say they believe race played a factor in how the two-time reigning NBA MVP's decision to join the Miami Heat was covered this summer. Neither James nor his manager, Maverick Carter, cited specifics when talking to CNN for a story that aired Wednesday night. In the interview, CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien asked about "The Decision," the one-hour special on ESPN in which James announced that he would play for the Heat, and some of the negative headlines it generated. "It's just about control and not doing it the way it's always been done or not...
  • President Carter hospitalized in Cleveland

    09/28/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/28/2010 | CNN
    President Carter hospitalized in Cleveland President Jimmy Carter has been transferred to Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, after experiencing an unknown health issue on a flight to the city, an airport spokesperson said.
  • Cleveland announces "voluntary" handgun registration; residents say "NO"(OH)

    09/22/2010 8:17:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 22 September, 2010 | drieck
    According to WKYC.com, "Cleveland residents who want to register their handguns can do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Let that idea sink in for a moment. Cleveland has launched a voluntary handgun registration program. For what purpose? We cannot fathom the logic behind this announcement. Are they expecting criminals to register their guns? Not likely. And if any law-abiding citizens register, what will authorities do with the information? It makes no sense. It makes even less sense when you consider the difficult and time-consuming process to register. From the article: Applicants will need to bring photo...
  • Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats

    09/19/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | Joe Hallett
    Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats Sunday, September 19, 2010 03:02 AM The Columbus Dispatch On Valentine's Day in 1998, Jimmy Dimora, chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, stood at a podium and told 431 members of the party's executive committee that his sex life was just fine. "Boy, do I feel good today," Dimora brayed. "My wife took good care of me this morning." Turns out others have been taking care of the Italian Stallion, according to a 139-page federal indictment against Dimora unveiled last week in Cleveland. Quoting Dimora's wire-tapped conversations, the...
  • Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history

    09/16/2010 11:13:03 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    It is a shocking and emblematic photograph that could be of New York City's Boss Tweed, 140 years later: Jimmy Dimora, the most powerful man in Cuyahoga County politics, led away in manacles to FBI headquarters, to federal court, and into infamy. But the picture painted by the 177 pages in indictments made public Wednesday against eight suspects -- including Cuyahoga County commissioner Dimora and two county judges -- is even more shocking, alleging what could be one of the biggest local political-machine corruption cases in recent U.S. history.It also, for the first time, implicates a second commissioner, Peter Lawson...
  • (Democrat, Cuyahoga/Cleveland) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is arrested

    09/15/2010 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 39 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- FBI agents arrested county Commissioner Jimmy Dimora early this morning. Witnesses at his home reported he was led out in handcuffs and chains. He arrived at the FBI building on Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland at 7:20 a.m. in a black Dodge Caravan. The arrest comes after a years-long investigation that most recently led to charges against former county auditor Frank Russo.
  • Jimmy Dimora taken from home in handcuffs

    09/15/2010 5:02:53 AM PDT · by neefer · 20 replies
    WEWS ^ | 9/15/2010 | WEWS News Staff
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Complete County Corruption Investigation Four FBI agents have entered the house of County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora Wednesday morning and took him away in handcuffs. NewsChannel5 saw the agents enter his Independence home and drive him away in handcuffs. The agents arrived in two vehicles and knocked on the door for a few minutes before someone eventually answered. The agents then entered the home, and left with Dimora in handcuffs. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson confirmed that they are making arrests this morning, but did not confirm if Dimora was arrested. Dimora is considered to be the top target...
  • Is Obama Already A Has Been?

    09/08/2010 6:52:33 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 33 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/08/10 | CaroleL
    Less than two years into his presidency and just 6 years after his first appearance on the national stage, President Barack Obama has obviously lost his rock-star status. Gone are the days of tens of thousands of cheering fans in front of a stage adorned with regal Greek columns. In their place, the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College near Cleveland, Ohio where students had to be recruited at the last minute to fill empty seats in the audience.
  • Local bar sued for $49,000 in smoking ban fines

    08/25/2010 6:29:16 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 71 replies
    WTAM.com ^ | 08-24-10 | WTAM.com
    (Middleburg Heights) - Ohio has had it with the Suburban Inn. Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed suit on behalf of the Ohio Health Department to collect $49,000 in fines related to violations of the Ohio smoking ban. Dave Covell is with the Cuyahoga County Health Department. Covell says the bar, which is on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights, is the only bar in Cuyahoga County in blatant violantion of the law. The $49,000 is the amount of fines, collect costs and interests since they started citing the Suburban Inn in 2007. Covell says the owners, workers and customers all...
  • Regulators shut big Chicago-based bank ["a big community bank... known for its social activism"]

    08/20/2010 5:20:54 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | August 20, 2010 | Marcy Gordon
    Regulators on Friday shut down a big community bank based in Chicago that has been known for its social activism but racked by financial troubles in recent months. It was the 114th U.S. bank to fail this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over ShoreBank, with $2.16 billion in assets and $1.54 billion in deposits. Urban Partnership Bank, a new institution comprised of several big Wall Street banks and a private foundation, agreed to assume ShoreBank's deposits and nearly all its assets... In an unusual move, the FDIC allowed some of ShoreBank's executives to continue running the restructured bank......
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Parishioners, priest from closed St. Peter Catholic Church defy bishop...

    08/16/2010 4:09:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 8/15/2010 | Michael O'Malley
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Defying the authority of their bishop, parishioners and their priest from the closed St. Peter Catholic Church in downtown Cleveland celebrated Mass Sunday in leased commercial space they transformed into a church independent of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. The move by the new Community of St. Peter puts members in danger of excommunication because they had been warned by Bishop Richard Lennon, who shuttered St. Peter's in April, not to hold worship services in places without his approval. 77 0 89Share Still, about 350 people, joined by their spiritual leader, the Rev. Robert Marrone, gathered for their...
  • The Ten Worst American Cities to Live In

    11/24/2003 7:49:13 AM PST · by Hillary's Folly · 287 replies · 63,619+ views
    Bully Magazine ^ | Ken Wohlrob
    Bully's "Ten Worst American Cities To Live In" List By Ken Wohlrob 10. Seattle Seattle would seem to have everything going for it. Great music, good restaurants, a beautiful landscape, a range of ethnic cultures, and centralized collection of hi-tech businesses that attract brainy folks from places like San Francisco (ever since that city hit the economic slide). So what makes Seattle one of the ten worst cities to live in? Well it's those same techies who fled San Francisco to seek Seattle's venture-capital rich environment, usually after watching the movie Singles, who have turned this once humble and...
  • RTA fire sends dozen to hospital, closes Cleveland tracks

    08/06/2010 11:45:52 AM PDT · by neefer · 13 replies
    WEWS ^ | 8/6/2010 | WEWS News Staff
    CLEVELAND - UPDATE: All RTA trains are running again after a train fire injured about 15 people and shut down trains between the Triskett Station and East 55th Street. Passengers on the red line could still expect delays lasting until later Friday afternoon. The incident occurred Friday on a Regional Transit Authority train car. A spokeswoman for RTA said there were about 75 people on the train when the fire broke out just after noon at West 65th Street and Lorain Avenue. Those injured were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, she said. RTA does not know how the...
  • Gilbert attacks James in letter

    07/08/2010 9:51:53 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | July 8, 2010 | Yahoo! Sports Staff
    Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote an open letter to the team’s fans after LeBron James(notes) announced his decision to leave the franchise after seven seasons. Here it is in its entirety. Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier. This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports...
  • LeBron James coming to Greenwich to make announcement; Jared Dudley tweets LeBron will join Knicks

    07/07/2010 2:25:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/07/2010 | Kevin Armstrong and Frank Isola
    After appearing at Rhodes Arena for his annual skills academy, LeBron James played pick-up basketball with several Cleveland Cavaliers and then left at 3:20 p.m. in a White Range Rover. James, who has been a free agent for seven days, is expected to fly to Greenwich, Conn., for a sit-down interview with ESPN Thursday night, according to a source close to James. -snip- Aside from Greenwich being a short drive from the Knicks training facility in Greenburgh, NY, former Suns teammate of Amar'e Stoudemire, Jared Dudley, posted on his Twitter account earlier Monday, "Breaking News!!! My sources tell me LeBron...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Biden: "Republicans don't believe in science"

    07/01/2010 10:18:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 30, 2010 | AP Staff
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- In a campaign stop for a nominee for U.S. Senate, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Democrats may be vulnerable in the summer but voters will look at contrasts in the fall. "This is not about the next election," Biden told about 200 people at a fundraising lunch for Democrat Lee Fisher at the Great Lakes Science Center. "This is about the next generation." Biden, noting the science center overlooking Lake Erie, also said "Republicans don't believe in science. Read more: http://www.gopusa.com/news/2010/06/biden-republicans-dont-believe-in-science.php#ixzz0sS4zy5fT
  • Rust Belt Cities See Decline in Population

    06/22/2010 10:23:57 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-22-10 | WSj via AP
    WASHINGTON—Hurt by the still-sluggish economy, Rust Belt cities and other U.S. manufacturing regions are suffering the biggest population losses as people search elsewhere for jobs. New census estimates for 2009 highlight the continuing effects of the recession on the nation's cities. The figures show Cleveland had the largest numerical decline in residents, dropping 2,658, or nearly 1%. It was followed by Detroit and Flint, Mich., which lost 1,713 and 1,382 people, respectively. Other losers include Pittsburgh, as well as Cape Coral and St. Petersburg, both in Florida, which are popular retirement destinations on the Gulf Coast. They declined as more...
  • Cleveland Rep. Fudge drafts bill to restrict ethics office that investigated her top aide!

    06/03/2010 8:27:13 PM PDT · by 4FreeSpeach · 12 replies · 365+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 6/3/2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge has introduced legislation that would weaken a congressional ethics office that found her top aide improperly helped Congressional Black Caucus members take a free Caribbean trip that was funded by corporations.
  • Drew Carey shares ideas with Cleveland council [and the pols don't seem to wanna listen]

    05/27/2010 4:50:43 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 25 replies · 1,186+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 5/27/10 | Meghan Barr
    CLEVELAND – Comedian Drew Carey, wearing a loud black-and-white checkered blazer, marched into City Hall in his hometown on Thursday and told council members what they're doing wrong. Respectfully, of course...
  • LeBron’s heart, game belong in Ohio0

    05/15/2010 1:24:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 371+ views
    YahooSports ^ | May 14, 7:42 pm EDT | Dan Wetzel
    As sure as you can’t get youth back, you also can’t get loyalty back. LeBron James can, and will, do whatever he pleases over the next couple months in deciding his future. There are no wrong choices when you’re being courted with multimillion-dollar contracts and fawning fans and various levels of power and control. Everyone is going to offer something. The promise of a championship. A supporting cast. Perhaps LeBron’s choice in coach, general manager, free-agent signings and draft picks. If LeBron’s cadre of advisors can dream it up, they’ll ask for it. It’s only in Cleveland, though, that the...
  • The Cavs lose Game 5 (and the series) because of Lebrone James

    05/14/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,043+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 05/14/2010 | Ian Thomsen
    CLEVELAND -- As he came back onto the floor with 5:50 remaining the seats were half emptied, as they'd been seven long years ago and as they could be as soon as next season. The missing half of the audience had not waited to attend the final minutes of what may be LeBron James's final game in Cleveland. The night began with the same kind of promise that greeted James's 2003 arrival to Cleveland, and it ended with the crescendo of frustrations that has grown with each of his seven springtimes here. But this was entirely different than the others....
  • Explosion destroys 3 homes in Cleveland, injures at least 11 people, though none seriously

    05/12/2010 1:09:11 PM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies · 556+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/12/2010
    CLEVELAND (AP) — An explosion rattled Cleveland and its suburbs on Wednesday, destroying three houses, damaging at least 12 others and injuring at least 11 people, though none seriously, authorities said. The blast around 8 a.m. demolished an apparently unoccupied home, leaving a hole. Only the chimney was left of one adjacent home, and another had just one wall standing. Authorities evacuated the street where the explosion occurred, located on the city's east side, and were checking for leaking natural gas. City and federal authorities were trying to determine the cause of the blast. Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray said...
  • Report details depravity of SEALs' accuser

    05/10/2010 9:47:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    The just-concluded military trials of three exonerated Navy SEALs showed the terrorism suspect at the center of the case to be one of the most dangerous men in Iraq. Ahmed Hashim Abed initially was described as the insurgent who planned the killings of four Blackwater security guards in Fallujah in 2004, with two of their charred bodies infamously hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River. But the three SEALs who captured Abed — and were court-martialed afterward — nabbed a far more notorious figure, according to trial testimony and an intelligence report. Abed is thought to have committed a...
  • Ohio voters switching from Democratic party to GOP

    04/08/2010 12:30:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 58 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP ^ | 04/08/2010
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that Democrats switching to the Republican party outnumbered Republicans switching to the Democratic party by about 7-to-1 as of Tuesday in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland. In 2008, the figures favored Democrats 5-to-1. In Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, about 9 times as many Democrats have switched parties.
  • Rogers arrested for gun possession

    04/01/2010 3:02:21 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 14 replies · 704+ views
    ESPN (AP) ^ | April 1, 2010
    CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers was arrested Thursday at Hopkins International Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. Rogers, who had been at the team's suburban training facility in recent days, was stopped at a security checkpoint when officials spotted a loaded .45-caliber hand gun in his carry-on luggage, police said in a statement. He was arrested at 12:15 p.m. without incident and was booked for carrying a concealed weapon, a third-degree felony. No charges have been filed at this time, police said. Under Ohio law, a third-degree felony carries a penalty of probation...
  • Drew Carey Says Libertarians Can ‘Get Away’ in Hollywood, but Conservatives Pretty Much ‘Doomed’

    03/21/2010 7:46:16 AM PDT · by 198ml · 92 replies · 2,065+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/20/10 | Anthony Kang
    According to actor and comedian Drew Carey, Hollywood is not the intolerant blackballing liberal utopia many deem it to be. In fact, Hollywood is very accepting of the right-wing crowd - except for that fringe, radical segment known as conservatives. "In Hollywood, you can pretty much get away with being a libertarian," Carey told John Stossel on the Fox Business Network. "But if you're a conservative you're kind of doomed." Carey was a featured guest on "Stossel" March 18, dissecting the economic calamities surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio (anointed Forbes' new "Most Miserable City"), and to provide the perspective...
  • My Letter to the White House

    03/19/2010 2:06:48 AM PDT · by MadJack · 2 replies · 302+ views
    19 March 2010 | Me
    I have been tremendously disappointed by this administration. That lunatic Dennis Kucinich couldn't have done much worse. Well, maybe he could have. After all, he took a fairly well to do city, Cleveland, which actually is a pretty nice place if you get the chance to visit sometime, just don't go in February, and ran it into the ground. He'd certainly have given Mr. Obama a run for his money and might have actually done an even greater number on our economy. But we'll probably never know. And that's most likely a good thing when you think about it. But...
  • Vanity: Stossel and Drew on Cleveland

    03/18/2010 8:33:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies · 719+ views
    March 18, 2010 | Me
    Anybody watched Stossel. Drew Carey is on trying to save Cleveland. Stossel had on Kunicich, who as boy wonder mayor of Cleveland drove it into bankruptcy, and the head of the planning commission. These 2 demostrate why Cleveland and other cities dominated by Democrats are hopeless cases.
  • The Cleveland UFO: What on Earth?

    03/13/2010 6:00:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 103 replies · 2,920+ views
    theweek ^ | March 12, 2010
    For more than a week, a mysterious pulsating light has been appearing nightly over Lake Erie east of downtown Cleveland — showing up at approximately 7:30 pm and zipping around in the darkness for about two hours before disappearing — reports MSNBC. Captured on film from various angles, it's now drawing nightly crowds at the lakefront. While Nick Pope, former chief UFO investigator at the British defense ministry, calls it a "significant sighting," some of the UFO's fans do not exactly inspire faith: "I have absolutely no expertise in this field, but I can guarantee you that it is not...
  • Report: LeBron wants to be a Laker

    02/28/2010 3:46:59 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 821+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 02/28/10 | Staff
    According to sources close to Phil Jackson, LeBron James has expressed interest in joining the Los Angeles Lakers. "LeBron wants to win. He's a smart guy, and Phil loves LeBron, absolutely LOVES him," according to the report. Obviously, there is way too much involved with a situation like this for one blurb, but if the report holds water then look for this to become a big storyline in the upcoming days.
  • ...High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati

    01/27/2010 6:41:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,084+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | January 27, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text (minus the graph) is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-cleveland-columbus Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Fact Sheet: High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland - Columbus - Dayton - Cincinnati Awardees: Ohio Department of Transportation Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400,000,000 Benefiting State: Ohio Miles of Track: New - 250 miles This new corridor connects four major metropolitan areas in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. This significant route, named the “3C Corridor,” has a length of 250 miles and will serve...
  • Who Is Ellie Light: Plain Dealer Reporter Details Obama Operative and Astroturfer

    01/23/2010 11:44:38 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 239 replies · 8,658+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Blogs ^ | January 23, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    An interesting phenomenon has been occuring in various newspaper "Letters to the Editor" pages. A woman with the same name has had letters published in no fewer than 9 newspapers praising Obama while using various city and location residences. Now it's one thing if the person(s) name was something like John Brown, Steve Smith, Amy Jones or any other number of common name combination. However the name being used is Ellie Light. This may seem like much about nothing except for one small thing. The only Ellie Light that FReepers were able to locate by Lexis-Nexis or internet searches were...
  • Top ten Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner articles of 2009

    01/01/2010 5:32:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 446+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 December, 2009 | Daniel White
    Next week we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming, but for now let's take a look at the top ten Cleveland GRE articles as determined by the number of comments they received. #10 Gun nuts right, armed self-defense works A look at several instances of an armed citizens prevailing over a criminal attacker. #9 In Texas, police worried about losing gun permit notification A change in Texas law removed the duty to notify law enforcement that you are carrying a concealed firearm, and issue relevant to Ohio since we currently have such a requirement. #8 Personal Rights vs. Property Rights...
  • Cleveland Browns' Cribbs has eight TD returns (BIG WIN FOR BROWNIES IN K.C. MO SHOOTOUT!!!)

    12/20/2009 1:25:23 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies · 977+ views
    espn.com ^ | 12/20/09 | AP
    Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against Kansas City, breaking and then extending the NFL career record. After his 100-yard return in the first quarter broke the league record, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound veteran sped 103 yards in the second quarter. His first return of the day was the seventh of his five-year career and broke the record he had shared with five others. On that one, he broke free from at least six players who got their hand on him. In his second, he took the ball 3 yards deep in the end zone,...
  • Assult on 93 yr old woman from Adult Protective Services

    11/30/2009 1:46:55 AM PST · by savcash · 2 replies · 708+ views
    http://www.countygrandjury.org ^ | November 30th, 2009 | Betty Brown
    This is a very good friend of mine (tried to post it allover, so we can expose this group) I am her POA and have now seen the government at it's very lowest!! I wanted to forward the link to the latest video about Evelyn, if u can pass this on to share; we need to get the word out about this! youtube video 3 of 3, short, personal- court ordered without consent!Please join this site, so we can help http://www.countygrandjury.orgthere are three videos off there and if u read the sidebar more details are there. I will get back...
  • Cleveland appellate court ... rules Ohio preemption law unconstitutional

    11/13/2009 8:29:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,149+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 10 November, 2009 | Chad D. Baus
    The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has sided with Cleveland in the city's fight to enforce its illegal local gun control ordinances. A three judge panel has declared that Ohio R.C 9.68 - which became law in 2007 with passage of HB347 to preempt local gun control and ensure statewide uniformity of gun laws - is unconstitutional. Judge Colleen Conway-Cooney, Democrat facing re-election in 2010, Ann Dyke, Democrat facing re-election in 2010, and Melody Stewart, Democrat facing re-election in 2012, reversed a lower court's decision to uphold the law. Dyke was elected to the appellate court in 1987, after...