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Re: “Dredge Report: Port Authority and Army Corps Battle Tooth and Nail for Your Sympathies

Ohio is doing next to nothing to control the source of the problem: Sediment runoff. Ohio farms and poor development are largely to blame, and the state has done absolutely nothing to force farms to account for the sediment they are pouring into the Cuyahoga River. It's a clear pollutant, and in economics it's called an "externality" (a cost imposed on others, but not captured in the price of the good). The state should intervene when there's market failure like that, but has not. They'd rather dredge every year than spend a little effort on regulation that would have quadruple the benefits (such as improved wildlife, cleaner water, improved flood control, etc.).

Some localities are doing work to improve the problem with development. There's a Tinker's Creek Watershed Alliance which is attempting to significantly reduce sediment flows from the Cuyahoga's biggest tributary, Tinker's Creek. Developers channeled the creek in some places, and used cheap culverts rather than bridges. This causes the water in the creek to flow faster, which causes markedly higher sedimentation and worsens flood control. The Alliance is working to restore creekbanks in the worst areas, but can only do a little each year.

But that's just one tributary. Many others are in worse shape, and some are receiving no help at all.

This dredging contretemps focuses on the symptoms, not the disease.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 10/26/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “78-Year-Old Dan Ott Has Stolen More Than 1,000 Cars in His Life. And Left Plenty of Damage Along the Way

And thats why i pay locksmiths to install me a deadlock to a front door and buy a customisable lock for my car despite insurance. I even have my own place that rekey me locks once a year locksmith vaughan That grandpa is really terrifying. Why does people that dont want to work and spending their lives stealing from others.

Posted by FallenValley on 10/26/2016 at 10:24 AM

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

I, too, attended this church for a few years - at the very beginning. I remember meeting an older guy who tried to exploit me.

So, this is not a surprise at all. But what I found sickening is the lying for two years after it was reported to the local authorities, and the victim blaming. This is typical.

In an article, they (Jordan and Paul) were quoted as stating, "We not only have faith in our Lord but also in our system of justice" and maintained their innocence. While charges were dropped against the former, I hope justice is served and Paul is, at the very least, listed on the sexual offenders list.

I'm absolutely sure that if there were other allegations of sexual misconduct in that church that were covered up, then others are also involved. It's a team sport. I hope more parents and children come forward, and report anything unusual and there is a full investigation, and audit of their financials.

Sexual exploitation and abuse usually go hand in hand with money. There could be a kick back of some sort.

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Posted by Catherine on 10/26/2016 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Northeast Ohio's 50 Most Frustrating Cold Cases

Does anyone know or heard about a missing girl maybe from the 1940's or 1950's from the buckland /wapak Ohio area

Posted by Barbara on 10/21/2016 at 10:27 PM

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

It seems to me that these two shouldn't complain, since they can't even follow a few simple instructions. The ballot and envelope with different names? And then 1 of 5 fields on the ballot envelope blank? I'd reject it too, no matter what kind of explanatory note was included.

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Posted by Headman on 10/21/2016 at 4:28 PM

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

Thank the Bible-thumping mofos in Columbus for making North Missitucky great again.
If there's a new way to screw things up, this state will find it.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 10/20/2016 at 1:15 PM

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: “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.

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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.

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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?

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Posted by skeptic on 10/19/2016 at 1:46 PM

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

Common sense and customer service would eliminate this ridiculousness.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 10/19/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “My Weekend at a Northeast Ohio Nudist Camp

I have driven past the GV sign often. I have tried to get my wife to go with me to Green Valley, but due to her job, she doesn't want to run into anyone that she may know. That just doesn't make sense to me, as they would both be there enjoying their nudity. As a result we drive the 90 minutes +/- to White Thorn Lodge, in Darlington, PA. One day we'll make the 15 minute drive to GV!

Posted by Nytro Naturist on 10/18/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan (Or 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Akron')

Didn't somebody else write something along these same lines, only as a book, maybe 5-10 years ago? I believe it was even called "Rust Belt Chic"...I own it...but I'm too lazy to go and look for it.

This is old news...from maybe 15-20 years ago. This area is slowly getting both better and worse at the same time. You just have to know where and where not to go. I don't think I have to spell that out for you.

If you feel that Akron really sucks so badly, you could always move up to Lakewood...or even Cleveland. Both are on the upswing. Bring your snow shovel.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 10/12/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Rust Belt Orphan (Or 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Akron')

Interesting thoughts but already passe, the region has moved past this dreck, and your thoughts are better served in the late 1990's ... Here's what... We live in one of the best geographical regions of Ohio, heck, even the nation... with a national park in the middle of it... World class architecture, museums, restaurants, orchestra and play houses.. OH WAIT THERE'S A GREAT LAKE TOO, cost of living is nothing, and the quality of the housing stock rivals the East Coast ... So please, stop the moaning and whining .. the ONLY thing holding us back are idiots that want some blue collar bull---- past back ... A past, by the way, that was full of bad decissions, golden generation suburban exidus and Me generation laziness... Please spare me... Some, maybe even many Xer's bought the negative hype, but it was lies sold to us by ignorant parents... but its over man... Because none of it is true, because as soon as you open your eyes you see how amazing NEO actually is.... Burned so badly ?... get a life. This isn't Detroit ... Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more... W. Shakespeare

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Posted by A. Joshua Sims on 10/12/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The Origins and Evolution of the Cleveland Accent (Yes, You Have an Accent, Cleveland)

There is definitely an accent that has crept in over the years, but not everybody has it. My mom and I do not, but my sister and father totally do. I moved away and can hear a huge difference between how my dad and sister speak versus how my mother speaks and they all grew up in Ohio.

Posted by Travellin' lassie on 10/07/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Rogue Businessman? Mafia Poseur? Hollywood Playboy?

just saw him the other day. he is a free man playing racquetball at the local fitness club

Posted by steve on 10/04/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Carl Monday Probes an Intriguing New Subject: Himself

I need Carl Monday to investigate the out dated pain medication the pharmacies use, i agree with the stealing of all medications, but especially the pain medications

Posted by Ella on 10/02/2016 at 1:43 AM

Re: “The Cult on Coventry

I'm a Cleveland native how do I attend and where??

Posted by SOA on 09/29/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Welcome to East Cleveland

It would be nice to see EC nice again like it was before 1968.

Posted by Amber on 09/28/2016 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Welcome to East Cleveland

Maybe the people that fled in the 60s could start moving back if there were incentives and no threat of theft or violence.

Posted by GGW on 09/28/2016 at 1:44 AM



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