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Re: “Facebook Murderer Steve Stephens Killed Himself in Erie, Pa., According to Police

now the Goodwin Family will sue Erie and Cleveland Police for forcing him to kill himself using a piece of S#$T lawyer

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Posted by john on 04/18/2017 at 12:13 PM
Posted by DRek501 on 04/18/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Steve Stephens Update: "Either He's Dead Somewhere, or Someone's Holing Him Up"

It essentially comes down to the killer's planning -- if Stephens took the necessary steps to live off the grid.....it will take time for him to resurface.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/18/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Scene Announces Winners in #RedesigntheTribe Contest

Tribe is the next logical one. Not a woman alive likes spiders!!

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Posted by Tribe fan on 04/18/2017 at 11:28 AM
Posted by Andrew on 04/18/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Iconic Perry Memorial on South Bass Island Closed For Maintenance in 2017

As news circulates about the work being done on the Memorial this summer we thought we would share some facts about the past work done on the Memorial. This will help to explain why the current work needs to be done.
Despite the inaccessibility of the plaza, rotunda and column, the park, park grounds and the Visitor Center open May 20 for the 2017 season. Perrys Victory and International Peace Memorial has a full schedule of events and Ranger programs this year, including the new Put-in-Bay Music Festival on June 10 featuring eight bands. All park programs are free. For a full schedule of 2017 events and programs, visit nps.gov/pevi.
The memorial is a massive Greek Doric column looming 352 feet over Lake Erie in Put-in-Bays downtown harbor. The pink granite and concrete structure took 34 months to build and opened on June 13, 1915.
For 102 years Perrys Victory, the National Park Services only international peace memorial, has stood unprotected through northern Ohios bitter winters and some blistering summers. The cycle of freezing and thawing, along with substandard repairs by contractors in the 1960s and early 1980s, took its toll on the historic structure.
A compromised drainage system that allowed water to infiltrate the column caused structural damage that resulted in a 500-pound piece of granite falling 317 feet off the southeast side of the observation deck in June 2006. For obvious safety concerns the column was inaccessible in 2006 and intermittently in 2007 while surveys were conducted on the structures safety.
Park officials started competing for federal funds to make needed repairs. In 2010 the park received $7.2 million in funding to repair the drainage issues on the observation deck and to overhaul the 1938 Otis elevator that carries visitors to the top.
The column was inaccessible from 2010 through early 2012 while Phase I of the maintenance and repairs were completed. Perrys Victory secured $1.8 million in funding for fiscal year 2017 to tackle Phase II of the project. The silicone sealant installed in the 1960s and replaced in the 1980s to seal the mortar between the joint lines in the granite failed and allowed water both surface precipitation, and from poor drainage on the observation deck to deteriorate the mortar.
The column will be inaccessible in 2017 while the silicone is removed, the column cleaned and the mortar joints repaired. Safety is the parks number one concern. This project completes a program of repairs, cleaning and maintenance necessary for the continued safe use of the structure.
The re-pointing of the column is being done with swing stages instead of scaffolding which will cut the time it takes to complete repairs in half. This cycle of maintenance is expected to continue every 20 years.

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Posted by Perry's Victory on 04/18/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Whereabouts of Facebook Shooter Still Unknown, Police Alert Residents in Nearby States

Sunday, 2pm the murder occurred. Tuesday 2-days later, ya think that he hasn't changed the plates on his car or is driving another vehicle. The Chief US Marshall said it best, "we are going to shrink the world around you."

The silly city leadership is doing what they do best, zip, zap, zero. Should this guy of been caught within minutes, nope. Would of been great if he was. Just trying to figure out why the city waited 4 damn hours to make an announcement that there is a fool running around the city. The city lost 4-hrs of extra eyes looking or spotting this fool.

Plus, there is no thanks for not keeping the general public safe. Oh, I forgot, you have police stationed around you and your house 24/7 Frank. We the public have to call and hope the CPD responds.

I recall when you made this very blind ignorant comment, " the city is safe." Well lets review, hundreds of homicides have occurred along with robberies and other violent crimes since your comment.

Thanks for nothing Frank. Why don't you do the majority of us a favor. Change your mind, do not run for reelection.

Posted by Mayberry on 04/18/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Police Update: Steve Stephens 'Could Be Nearby, Far Away, Anywhere in Between'

First, prayers to the Godwin family. A major concern is this, why did the city leaders wait almost 4-hours after the killing to notify the public? Once the CPD verified that the video and/or incident occurred, the public notification should of been made that their was an active dangerous shooter was on the streets. All information pertaining to his description, vehicle, etc. should of made public. Let's do some simple geographical math, shooting takes place at 2pm, within 2 hours this sicko could of been in Columbus, Pittsburg, 40 minutes away from Detroit, etc.

Four hours lapsed. Their were no descriptions on electronic bill boards, nothing. The silly city leadership, inclusive of the CPD wasted 4-hours letting this dangerous mental midget put distance between himself and the city where he committed the crime. In essence, this piss poor decision put the greater Cleveland public and others outside of the metropolitan area at risk.

Where was the sense or urgency and responsibility to protect the public? I hope there is not a next time, but if there is, yo Frank, put the same expedited rush effort forward that you had to getting a dirt bike track and windows in the Q.

Thanks for not thinking of us and keeping us safe.

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Posted by Mayberry on 04/18/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “'Cars 3' Promotional Event Headed to Public Square

Exactly my thoughts. What a marketing mishap! I was excited to bring my kids until I saw the day and time!

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Posted by Me on 04/18/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Scene Announces Winners in #RedesigntheTribe Contest

Thanks Patrick! I agree! I'd want a jersey too! Scene? -Ben Peters

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Posted by Ben Peters on 04/17/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Infamous Cleveland Swindler Oscar Villarreal Shot in Back in Mexico Amid Bizarre Beachfront Property Battles

This is so sad. Tulum is an incredibly beautiful place that was peaceful until recently.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Squid on 04/17/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Infamous Cleveland Swindler Oscar Villarreal Shot in Back in Mexico Amid Bizarre Beachfront Property Battles

This wannabe wise guy will not survive in a land where "attorneys" for insulted clients wear masks, pack heat and come calling after-hours.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/17/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Medina Residents Debating Fate of Opiate Addiction Support Center

Any plan to replace the Scene box that was in downtown Medina? It has been gone for a few weeks now.

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Posted by Amanda Hogue on 04/17/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “'Cars 3' Promotional Event Headed to Public Square

noon - 4 on a Tuesday. Perfect for your target audience. I can't imagine what anyone of that age group might be doing on a Tuesday afternoon in April.

29 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Abe Froman on 04/17/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “A Trip to Cleveland Was a 'Price is Right' Showcase Prize Today

Love these two no name twitter randos are somehow worth bringing up like twitter had a big backlash.

Michael Cowdin with a massive 141 followers (121 bots) with profound tweets of Stevie Nicks lyrics doesn't like my city. How will Cleveland recover?

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Posted by Brian on 04/17/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “MLB Commissioner Wants Indians to Ditch Chief Wahoo

Give the Dolan's a Billion dollars, and I'm sure the Wahoo goes away...

Posted by Julio K on 04/17/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Iconic Perry Memorial on South Bass Island Closed For Maintenance in 2017

Wasn't it repaired just about 5 yrs. ago? Why does it need it so soon? How much money was wasted. How about telling the whole story, Scene?

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Posted by Kenneth Smith on 04/17/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Police Update: Steve Stephens 'Could Be Nearby, Far Away, Anywhere in Between'

for once i agree with you completely, chuckles.

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Posted by getoverit on 04/17/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Whereabouts of Facebook Shooter Still Unknown, Police Alert Residents in Nearby States

Unless this sadistic murderer concocted a multi-layered plan to live off the grid.....it is only a matter of time that the evil coward resurfaces.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/17/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Cleveland Police Looking for Man Accused of Murdering Someone While Streaming on Facebook Live

It says plenty about the local TV stations that CNN actually covered the unfolding story like urgent, breaking news that needed to get reported to the public.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/17/2017 at 11:05 AM

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