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Here's How Cleveland Police Handled a BB Gun Incident in May

Here's How Cleveland Police Handled a BB Gun Incident in May

Spoiler: It Ended Very Differently Than In Tamir Rice's Case
On May 21 of this year, Patrolman Aaron Reese responded to reports of a man pointing a rifle at cars on Superior Avenue near 86th Street, according to a news story published today. When he arrived and apprehended the suspect, he realized he was dealing...

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State Auditor David Yost Takes Loan Off Table for East Cleveland

State Auditor David Yost Takes Loan Off Table for East Cleveland

City Finance Director Publicly Considers Bankruptcy
State Auditor David Yost attended East Cleveland's November Financial Planning and Supervision Commission earlier this week. While neither Mayor Gary Norton nor Finance Director Jack Johnson were in attendance (due to previously announced prior commitments), Yost's message was clearly delivered: Generate more money and spend less...

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City Officials "Could Care Less" about NEOMG Lawyers; Chris Quinn's Ex Post Facto Rationalizing Leaves a Sour-ass Taste

City Officials "Could Care Less" about NEOMG Lawyers; Chris Quinn's Ex Post Facto Rationalizing Leaves a Sour-ass Taste

On Thanksgiving Day, NEOMG Editorial VP Chris Quinn emerged from his cave or chamber, as he seldom does (save for WCPN's Friday morning Reporters' Roundtable) to explain, and thereby vindicate, what many in Northeast Ohio considered a "despicable" editorial decision: Crime reporter Brandon Blackwell, with...

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Buffalo Rallies Around Former Bills Linebacker — And Cleveland Native — Darryl Talley

Buffalo Rallies Around Former Bills Linebacker — And Cleveland Native — Darryl Talley

At 54, former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley "suspects collisions from playing linebacker for 14 NFL seasons, a dozen with the Buffalo Bills, have damaged his brain. He’s often depressed beyond the point of tears." Such is the image painted by Buffalo News writer Tim Graham...

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8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

FRIDAY, NOV. 28 Mean Jeans Members of the Portland, Ore.-based band are rather irreverent about their approach. "Mean Jeans are the band Wayne and Garth would have started if they had dropped out of Nuke 'Em High to take on the Ramones," says singer-guitarist Billy...

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Cavaliers Carve Wizards to Bone in 113-87 Victory

Cavaliers Carve Wizards to Bone in 113-87 Victory

Basketball’s a game of spurts that often break into five or six-minute half-quarters. All you have to do is destroy somebody in one of these half quarters to win the game. The Cavaliers are so explosive offensively that nearly every game they’re capable of the...

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Thanksgiving Food Fantasy Draft, Because It's Almost Dinner Time

Thanksgiving Food Fantasy Draft, Because It's Almost Dinner Time

As you set your sights and stomach on the Thanksgiving feast scheduled for this afternoon, this evening, or both (if you're lucky and/or the child of divorce and/or plan on eating leftovers before slipping into a coma this evening, like a true American). Now,...

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Internal Backlash After Cleveland.com's Coverage of Tamir Rice's Father's Criminal Record

Internal Backlash After Cleveland.com's Coverage of Tamir Rice's Father's Criminal Record

Yesterday morning, just hours before video of the police shooting of Tamir Rice was released to the public and media along with the officers' names, the Northeast Ohio Media Group published an article headlined, "Tamir Rice's father has history of domestic violence." Response to the...

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Thanksgiving

10 Things You Might Not Know About Thanksgiving

Sure, we all know that Thanksgiving- the blessed holiday we're celebrating today - is an annual excuse to eat ourselves into oblivion, watch football, argue with the fam, and drink a boatload of beer. But there are also a handful of things you might not...

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Mahall’s to Host ’90s Dance Party

Mahall’s to Host ’90s Dance Party

The ’90s were a great time for music and fashion. Grunge was popular (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the decade’s unofficial anthem) and as a result so were flannel shirts. Of course, by decade’s end, boy bands had become hugely popular and ruined everything....

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Brunch is Always a Bad Idea, But... Here's Where To Go If You Must

Brunch is Always a Bad Idea, But... Here's Where To Go If You Must

We've all done it — and quickly regretted it. It's Saturday night and you're out with the mates, drinking that last round of beers, wishing the night didn't have to end. "Let's do brunch," you say. And before anybody has a moment to consider the...

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Hungry Bee Serves Up Comfort Food at New Chagrin Falls Retail and Takeaway Shop

Hungry Bee Serves Up Comfort Food at New Chagrin Falls Retail and Takeaway Shop

Next to the antique green couch where Kim McCune reclines, an oversized photo capturing a colony of bees in magnified detail takes up the better half of the wall. It's the first thing you'll likely notice in the newly minted Chagrin Falls shop, the aptly...

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The Daring Butcher and the Brewer Makes its Mark on East Fourth

The Daring Butcher and the Brewer Makes its Mark on East Fourth

Big dreams
Occasionally while on the road, you stumble into a place that is so impressive in design, scope and execution that it literally takes your breath away. After returning your jaw to its upright and locked position, you look to your travel companions and holler above...

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Band of the Week: The Mean Jeans

Band of the Week: The Mean Jeans

Meet the Band: Billy Jeans (guitar, vocals), Jeans Wilder (drums, vocals), Junior Jeans (bass) Dumb Punk: Members of the Portland, Ore.-based band are rather irreverent about their approach. "Mean Jeans are the band Wayne and Garth would have started if they had dropped out of...

Band of the Week

Shady XV: Fifteen Years After Shady Records Launched, Marshall Mathers and Crew Talk Hip-Hop and Lessons Learned

Shady XV: Fifteen Years After Shady Records Launched, Marshall Mathers and Crew Talk Hip-Hop and Lessons Learned

Marshall Mathers III is arguably the greatest American wordsmith of the 20th century. He's easily the greatest of the first 15 years of the new millennium. He bends words to rhyme with each other when they shouldn't. He takes truths that are horrifying, and with...

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Band of the Week: Filmstrip

Band of the Week: Filmstrip

Meet the Band: Dave Taha (guitar/vocals), Nick Licata (bass/vocals) and Nick Riley (drums) Punk Rock Origins: The indie rock band started while members were still in middle school. "We did shows in my backyard and stuff," says singer-guitarist Dave Taha. "We had such a good...

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Genghis Con Returns Bigger and Better than Ever in Year Six

Genghis Con Returns Bigger and Better than Ever in Year Six

Calling all comic fans
Over the past five years, Genghis Con has established itself as a premier comics convention for small press and independent print media, drawing exhibitors and fans from Chicago and Pittsburgh to Columbus and beyond. For the sixth year, organizers have some major changes planned to...

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Rhymin' Through the Ruins: Playwright Mark O'Rowe Rhymes While Spiraling Through Horror and Decay in Terminus

Rhymin' Through the Ruins: Playwright Mark O'Rowe Rhymes While Spiraling Through Horror and Decay in Terminus

Now that most poets aren't using rhyme anymore, it makes sense that a playwright should pick up that cherished old literary device. And Mark O'Rowe does exactly that in Terminus, now being produced by convergence-continuum. But these ain't no "moon/June" rhyme schemes. O'Rowe piles internal...

Theater

No Hooch in the House: The Intoxication of Risk is Missing in The Great Gatsby at Ensemble Theatre

No Hooch in the House: The Intoxication of Risk is Missing in The Great Gatsby at Ensemble Theatre

The on-going fascination with Jay Gatsby, the human mirage at the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, is understandable. He's a suave and hypnotic man of mystery who shows up out of nowhere with oodles of money and a monomaniacal fixation...

Theater

Review of the Week: Horrible Bosses 2

Review of the Week: Horrible Bosses 2

The umbrage you take at Horrible Bosses 2 (if you take any at all) is likely a variation on the umbrage you may have taken at The Hangover Pt. II, 22 Jump Street, or even, say, Shanghai Knights. As a rule, sequels created and cut from...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

Film Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

Physicist Stephen Hawking and his former wife Jane Wilde, a student he fell in love with while he was studying at college and training to become one of the world's top physicists, had a complex relationship. When the two first met, Hawking had yet to...

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Film Review of the Week: Frank

Film Review of the Week: Frank

Inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the comic persona of the late British comedian and musician Chris Sievey, the indie flick Frank also draws from the real-life stories of outsider musicians such as Daniel Johnston, a guy whose child-like tendencies have made him into a novelty act...

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