I was extremely troubled when I heard these allegations for several reasons. 1) I attended this church for several years and was involved in ministry there as well. Even in that time frame there were multiple allegations about other similar sexual matters that came up and many people left the church over that. 2) I had children involved there as well but they were small at the time. 3) The fact that there was victim blaming going on absolutely boggles my mind. All the signs this girl portrayed pointed to possible sexual abuse but instead of recognizing that people double down to hold to their confirmation bias that this man "couldn't possibly be guilty". People don't like to be wrong when they've invested so much into a belief.
When I read the episode from Paul's sermon upon his return that Sunday i was sickened. If he truly was guilty (and he did plead guilty to lesser charge) and he fixed himself as the victim here, he deserves to have the full arm of the law extended.
I hope the adopted daughter gets the help she needs to work through this and come out healthy on the other side.
Caught himself one hell of a lucky break with that other Dan Ott taking the buckshot for him. This article was an excellent and entertaining read. Reminds me of some of the other articles about the Cleveland underworld, espicially the ones that chronicled the likes of Allie Calabrese, the snitch Anthony Delmonti, and other organized crime figures. Would be great if the Scene could produce more of these pieces.
--Krusty the Klown
Cleveland's radio stations in the late 60s and 1970s made my childhood happy! My favorite was WIXY-1260, but I also listened to a station that was called G-98, and I always thought the 'ethnic' station WZAK was cool. I tried to learn languages listening to it lol Of course, "the home of the Buzzard" was de riguer to listen to, and I also dug the soul music stations. I don't remember their call letters at the moments but there were two as I recall. Nowadays, terrestial radio in any city sucks! It's all about the internet nowadays.
How do you people really feel?
Start your home business right now. Spend more time with your family and earn. Start bringing $60hr just on a computer. Very easy wayto make your life happy and earning continuously. Start here””..SD!46
Nurse10 has so obviously disclosed who she is....we should just look her screen name to see her picture....but wait...no need to do that....She was on FOX8 News tonight....Hmm....Let me remember the title of the article: Parents accused of defrauding Amherst schools out of thousands- Now that's the opinion of the U.S. Marshall's Division of Fugitives as well as the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office.
And here is a quote from nurse10
"Let's NOT even start getting into insurance freud that is a different article."
Funny how she first misspells FREUD for "Fraud"....I wonder what's behind that silly mistake? But to the bigger points, according to court documents her wonderful husband is a convicted felon (twice) who violated his probation and is now under an extended sentence. Isn't the judge a little tired of seeing his face come before him time and time again? Shoot....at some point you take the plunge and say, to heck with this Community Control.....let's go better yet to VERMIN CONTROL and put him in a place where the judge knows he can at least get a bit of respite from seeing him so much in his courtroom.
And Phil's convictions you may ask? Theft and Insurance FRAUD. Nurse10....got a comment? Probably not.....and now YOU are being tagged by the U.S. Marshall's Office for deFRAUDING a PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM and intentionally damaging your autistic child for money? You are truly in need of more help than human beings know how to give! You should stay away from them.....I'm sure they wouldn't mind.
Dump Rizzo he is phony. Not one time has the slob eaten a free meal on TV and had the balls to say it sucked. Stay on the radio you have a face for it
I had an extremely bad experience with this company. As I talked to a mortgage guy on the phone, it became increasingly clear that this was a high-pressure sales operation ... not a professional mortgage brokerage. They charged me a fee, just to email me a good faith estimate of my loan costs. Then, they turned around said it "wasn't refundable." I would like to emphasize that NO one mentioned any fee -- refundable or non -- before they charged me. They said they needed a credit card number to verify former credit history, then charged me a $380 fee. Luckily, I was able to dispute the charge with the credit card company, and I got my money back.
I told them I didn't want to do business with them anymore, and the guy started arguing with me on the phone. He became extremely rude. I said goodbye for good. After that, I started getting multiple phone calls. One guy wouldn't even let me get in a word ... just kept talking over me like he didn't hear or something. I finally had to hang up on him.
There is no doubt in my mind that this company was a sleezy, high-pressure operation.
Now ... if any of you paid hacks wants to start criticizing my post, and insulting me for telling the truth ... help yourself. It will only show what kind of outfit Quicken really is. And as a matter of fact, it wouldn't bother me one little bit ... I think it's hillarious to read your insults on this post. When you insult people who have had a bad experience with Quicken, you are only showing everyone on the internet what kind of people you really are, and -- more importantly -- what kind of business Quicken Loans really is.
I've been to that church Pastor Paul is creepy. He touched me in a creepy none professional way too....but I'm an adult. I believe the girl!!
Also have to give a shout-out to Dan, I'll have to stop up and see him. Easily one of the best DJs in Cleveland, and has been in the game a long time.
Glad to see touch is doing well
I think there is a lot that goes into the selection process for the teachers as well as the students. I'm not sure having a deep catholic heritage is always the deciding factor in the selections. However they do it though, they are doing a great job. These schools always do so well, maybe other schools in the area should model their process. http://www.queenofpeacehs.org/about
Just stumbled on this article doing some radio research today. Written back in September. Mr. McGraw you've got to be kidding.
Did you go to high school at Midpark with Rizzo or something? Seems like his loyal following is all from Berea. He, Munch, and most all of them make up a very poor lot in Cleveland sports talk radio. Ironically, we have first rate play-by-play and color commentators in all three sports, as well as pros like Mike Snyder and some of the other post game analysts. They are as good as any city in the country...just tune in to Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cincy and you will agree. I will grant that Rizzo can do a decent voice-only radio ad (sincere sounding hype artist phoney) but since we know him in Cleveland, those ads are unbearable. I used to turn the dial or push the button when any of them come on, but now I just turn it off and listen to music. Best habit I ever broke.
The abuse may be the reason for her being troubled. Too often people look at the actions of a troubled child without checking the cause. Someone in this church needs to look at the pattern of behavior of this child. They raised the child since she was three!! They caused her problems. I hope justice prevails. And where is the mother? There is no way the mother did not suspect something because when a child begins to act up it shows that something is wrong.
@Kari saunders you are Delusional!!!!!
These comments make me laugh.
Churkh aka Kevin
Was this article meant to evoke the feeling of sitting through 4 hours of Rizzo?
Thanks Scene. A bit over the top in describing Ms. Gaston's importance in Cleveland. It is just another story about a person trying to sleep her way to importance and the dolt who allowed her to believe she could. The only difference being that it involved a once respected Cleveland institution. And as for Steve Litt, your description of him is right on the mark.
I'll say this about 92.3 (and to a slightly lesser extent wknr) :
I enjoy some of their content (especially during the Cavs run through the playoffs last year), but like many listeners I have a job that doesn't allow me to listen live to their shows.
I rely on the podcast they put out-- but they are COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH with how podcasting should work.
Baskin and Phelps puts out one 10 minute segment (2 if we are lucky) a day. A four hour daily show, and they put out a putrid 10 minute segment. What the hell is that BS. Way to ingratiate yourself into the growing podcast audience.
Bull and Fox / The morning show is slightly better: 2 or 3 segments if we are lucky.
Compare that to a podcast like Colin Cowherd's where you have a Best of Podcast or the option to listen to the entire show via podcast.
In Pittsburgh I tune into David Todd's podcast, same 4-7 timeslot and he releases EVERY SINGLE segment of his 3 hour show via podcast, not just a single 10 minute segment.
It sounds like I'm an annoying, selfish fan but come the fuck on 92.3 and wknr get with the times..
I've complained to 92.3 on numerous occasions. Last year during the run to the finals I was lucky to here 1 ten-minute segment on the Cavs in 3 days. Such a lazy fucking attempt to reach out to podcast audiences..
They don't even respond. I got a "we are talking about the Cavs right now, tune in" response once. I can't tune in at work you ASSHOLES.
They are so completely out of touch it's unbelievable. It's 2016 boys. Evolve or go away. You want the millenials? You need to take podcasting serious!
Hilariously, Lisa is now speaking out against media reporting of exploring/climbing on her Instagram account. Let's not forget when she herself sought out media attention, just search for her previous Clevescene interview from 2014!
Get off the urban exploration bandwagon you all jumped on recently and let those of us who have been doing this for years without needing to show off on social media about it get on with our hobby. I'm sorry you feel the need to feed your egos by trying to get as many likes on your narcissistic selfies as possible, but you have ruined this for those of us who aren't in it for self-esteem validation.
October 19-25, 2016
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