Narrow Search

Comment Archives: stories: Last 30 Days

Re: “The English Nanny & Governess School Wants a Lawyer Sanctioned For Telling Scene About His Clients' Sex Abuse Cover Up Lawsuit Against the School

No, Mr. Miller, you are not alone in this. As a former 1995 graduate of the English Nanny & Governess School, I, too, question Ms. Cruz merits. I would have called the police at the time if I had witnessed what she had. Anyone in a position of trust is bound by law to report to law enforcement abuse and neglect including suspicions of said mentioned. Ms. Cruz put her potential charges in possible further danger by not reporting the incident at the time of witnessing it. What I don't understand is why she is not held accountable for her actions. She put her own interest above those two little girls. And yet, the school is held responsible for not placing her with families; consequently, Ms. Cruz is awarded a hefty sum for her supposed injustices. Hmm! May I ask a very pertinent question to the commentators and journalists of this and other articles regarding this incident between the plaintiffs and defendants...What happened to the injustices done to the two little girls?! Have we allowed ourselves to become so misguided by this case that we have forgotten what is truly at stake here - the lives of two little innocent girls. And to top it off , this whole thing has been turned into a 16th century "witch" hunt with Mr. Gaylord, Mrs. Roth, and the English Nanny & Governess School being burned at the stake. While your busy burning them, two little girls go unnoticed. Shame on you all!! Lynette Wommer, CPN

Posted by Lynette Wommer on 10/20/2016 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Guitarist Steve Vai Revisits His Landmark Album, 'Passion and Warfare'

When I first heard it I knew. Then it was " Satriani who?" Because it seemed that Vai had passed him as THE hit guitarist back then. All of the sudden, here they came! One after another trying their luck at guitar instrumentals. Bad timing. Most flopped poorly as Grunge and Nirvana along with Alice in Chains had arrived. The two still standing to this day? Vai and Satch. I am not surprised!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by MelR on 10/20/2016 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Help Wanted: The next generation of nannies for the super-rich

Ms. Rab,
Your article on the English Nanny & Governess School in May of 2008 was nicely done. As a former 1995 graduate of the school, I enjoyed reading it. I much enjoyed the school and my successful placement with one of their clients in Westchester County, NY - a professional, kind and compassionate, Hindu family with three wonderful children.

I am very grateful to the school for the professionalism they instilled in me and my classmates. It was a wonderful experience and led to a ten plus career as a Certified Professional Nanny. Mrs. Roth was very kind and soft spoken. To this day, I still remember her picking me up at the Cleveland airport when I flew in and taking me to the off campus apartment complex where the other students and I would be staying. I begged her not to get my luggage out of her trunk as I could do it, but she wouldn't hear of it. Very pleasant women.

I have researched "nanny" history and came across a book, although I don't remember neither the title nor the author, which detailed the true lives of a few European nannies. One was British and was placed with either an East Indian or Middle Eastern family. the young women had to wear the local cultural attire as part of her work. The book chronicled nannies from the 18th and 19th century. A very interesting and informative read. It shed light on how babysitters were considered for the poor and nannies were for the wealthy. One interesting note according to the author was that the nannies sometimes came out of the farming communities. An amazing history that we modern nannies came from!

Thank you again for the walk down "memory lane."

Lynette Wommer, CPN

Posted by Lynette Wommer on 10/20/2016 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Prosperity Social Club to Host Satirical Election Night Watch Party

Sounds like a good place to watch the festivities!

Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 10/20/2016 at 4:07 AM

Re: “Is the Steelyard Walmart Still the Worst Walmart in America? (Spoiler: Yes)

Let's go surfin', now, Chuckles gonna show you how, you gutless wonder. Enough with the liberal word already, Bitch Boy. Why don't you just spit it out and say its all the fault of those goddam n-words? Say it's the n-word crowd. Say it. You know you want to. So just fucking do it. You'll feel better.

Chuckles the Clown

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 10/20/2016 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Is the Steelyard Walmart Still the Worst Walmart in America? (Spoiler: Yes)

Funny! I actually don't mind the Steelyard Walmart but if its going downhill like the Bedford one did, it's easy to see why. But liberals hate obvious truth.

6 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 10/19/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Jack Cleveland Casino Now Offering $10 Blackjack Hands 24/7

They should have $5 tables like almost every other casino does.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 10/19/2016 at 11:49 PM

Re: “For Local Cider, Look No Further Than Redhead Ciderhouse

No offense, but this isn't really "local". It's practically Sandusky. If you want good cider, go to Griffin Cider House in Lakewood. Now that's local. Brewed in Westlake.

Posted by love cider on 10/19/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Jack Cleveland Casino Now Offering $10 Blackjack Hands 24/7

Is it 3 to 2 Blackjack or 6 to 5? If it is 6 to 5 forget it. That is a suckers game.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by NW on 10/19/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Is the Steelyard Walmart Still the Worst Walmart in America? (Spoiler: Yes)

Brian Wilson, i don't care what side of the aisle you're on. Steelyard Wal-Mart is hell.
When Christ returns and all the good Christians go to heaven, the rest of us will spend eternity at Steelyard Wal-Mart waiting for any remote sign of customer service.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dutchman on 10/19/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Cleveland Boxing Invitational Coming to Tower City on November 4

$20 for standing only...! What a joke!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Over Priced on 10/19/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Cleveland Boxing Invitational Coming to Tower City on November 4

The NCAA ceased sanctioning collegiate boxing after the 1960 season. The sport is overseen by USA Boxing through the National Collegiate Boxing Association - founded in 1976 - with the member institutions divided up regionally; Eastern, Midwest, West. Unlike many collegiate sports, the co-ed teams have training at the novice ((beginner), intramural and varsity levels. Miami University is the host for the Cleveland Collegiate Fight Night....which is an early showcase for the 2017 "March Madness" regional championships and April national tournament.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 10/19/2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Is the Steelyard Walmart Still the Worst Walmart in America? (Spoiler: Yes)

What's weird is that how liberals are in denial as to why. It used to be the Bedford Walmart...Hmm I wonder what they have in common.

10 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 10/19/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Is the Steelyard Walmart Still the Worst Walmart in America? (Spoiler: Yes)

Yep, agreed....I walked in for a return and found myself 23rd in the customer service line...yay.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Dempsey on 10/19/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Cavs Have Gotten Rid of the Bidding Option on Flash Seats, For Now

BOOOOOOO on the Cavs. Thanks to the old, spoiled Wine/Gold members.
This gave all a chance to be able to sit in great seats once in a while. Now i suspect many of these seats will remain empty if the ticket holders can't or don't want to go.Thats also no concession, merch, or parking $$$.
I've already looked at the giant prices for seats pretty far up. No Cav's games for me this year. Everyone is televised anyway and don't have to deal with parking and traffice headaches.
I can't imagine this policy will stick. Even the sellers have to dislike this one.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by T H on 10/19/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Thousands of Absentee and Provisional Ballots Will be Tossed Out Next Month. Here's Why, and How to Avoid It

Unmentioned in this piece is how the Republican State Legislature knows innately that any level of complication fuels the apathy they feast on.

All Federal offices should be distracted and managed by the federal government under an additional Voting Rights Act that bans gerrymandering, among other updates.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by JM on 10/19/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Father Under Fire: A Westlake Church Rallies Around its Pastor After Charges that He Sexually Abused His Adopted Daughter

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.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Logic&Reason on 10/19/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Thousands of Absentee and Provisional Ballots Will be Tossed Out Next Month. Here's Why, and How to Avoid It

This country has a problem with too many voters. We should make it harder to vote, and maybe the natural selection process will bring a better class of candidate. Clearly, the current system is not working, except maybe at the local level where fewer people vote because the idiocrats who vote can't bother to finish the ballot choices for local elections. Can the choice for President get much worse: an imbecile or an incompetent, corrupt , liar?

0 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by skeptic on 10/19/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Vocal Demands Call for Removal of Steve Loomis from Cleveland Police Commission

The Left: "You must resign since you don't support our political candidate."
The Left: "The Alt-right is fascist."

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 10/19/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Denial

BAD lead. David Irving was not on trial - he was the PLAINTIFF. Deborah Lipstadt was on trial, and she was acquitted.


1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by N. Joseph Potts on 10/19/2016 at 11:25 AM



Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation