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Comment Archives: stories: News

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.

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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

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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??

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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

Re: “Murder at the Hippie House: As Ohio Fumbles Marijuana Legislation, a Benevolent Weed Operation Ends in Bloodshed

When he was alive she said he's a monster when he hits her and abandons her and Ivy, but she's far from a saint herself.. Sad those babies were put in that situation, and they are stuck living their parent's mistakes. No sympathy for Corey or Tia, but I really hope she can learn from this and make a better life for her kids. Didn't leave Corey because she knows what it is to come from a broken home.. Congrats, your kids have a different darkness they've been born from.

Posted by Eve on 09/26/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Godfather of Cleveland Hardcore

Great article. In defense of DWID: chain of strength was garbage. All hail FACE VALUE & RINGWORM.

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Posted by Clevo on 09/25/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “As the Market Struggles to Recover, Midwest Law Schools and Their Students Adapt to New Realities

Law school remains a major pathway for a career inside the political arena.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/25/2016 at 11:41 AM

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

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

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Posted by Krusty the Klown on 09/22/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “As the Market Struggles to Recover, Midwest Law Schools and Their Students Adapt to New Realities

Maybe Sarah Michelle Gellar can get work in this market, but not us average folks?

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Posted by SMG_hater5 on 09/21/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support


For the record, I live on Broadway in Downtown Lorain.

I see that a good number of the buildings are empty. But you know what else I see? Businesses moving in!

Places like Lifestyle Studio and Design (a custom silk screening shop). And businesses like Lollipop (a souvenir shop highlighting the Lorain Lighthouse).

Have you been to the events held at Palace Theatre. A group of 10 of some great friends all attended the 80's Prom held there and had the time of our lives!

@J to The A

When I grab a couple beers at Bascule Brewery, I won't get pulled over when I leave because I will be walking home - to the Duane building.

Also, when you've met the guy planning to put in another micro-brewery, a pizza place, and a rooftop patio - with his high energy and enthusiasm. He makes it seem like the only option is to succeed.

Lots of great things are happening in this area, but it's the people that will have to make a difference. Just focus on the positive and vote with your dollar in local business.

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Posted by Justin 1 on 09/16/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support

Justin 1, have you even road down Broadway in Lorain?
It is mostly empty buildings, some with window displays and nothing else.
And that micro brewer is not going in downtown, it is going in on Colorado Ave on the other side of the river on Kansas Ave, right at the end of the Henderson Bridge.

I live here and see it everyday, there is nothing here but booze and music parties down by the river in the summer and a movie theater that shows only junk and by the time you get out of the theater it is dark and people re afraid to walk to their cars!

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Posted by wireless.phil on 09/16/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support

Lorain ? Ohio city ? I think not lorain is a close minded area 15 yrs behind the times , " progressive minded" is definitely not one of the attributes attributed to city official or 90 percent of its inhabitants! It is an area tainted by the oppresive acts of law enforcement in order to try to instill order through fear while employing unsuccesful tactics from the 1980's zero tolerance era! Yeah come have a beer at the new lorain city micro brewery and get pulled over whenyou leave and treated like a heroin addict!!! NOT!

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Posted by J to The A on 09/16/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support

All the pain and heartache of Lorain's plight could have so easily been avoided. You can start with city hall back in the mid 90's who would not give any tax break to Ford for their paint shop. You can put most of the blame on the liberal Democrats for pushing NAFTA. That is where it all started to fall apart and continues today with Nations like China taking full advantage of "Uncle Sucker" aka the U. S. of A. Most politicians do not care one iota about you or me or the plight of cities like Lorain. It's all about the career and full retirement with free healthcare for life. Until the people start to wake up and see these career politicians for what they are you will continue to see cheap steel being dumped on the U.S and a whole lot of nothing being done about it in Washington.

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Posted by hec007 on 09/15/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support

What about the micro breweries and the art movement? What about the music studios and the retro shops? Why not highlight the amazing, fresh ideas taking place in this town?! Lorain is on the up and up. It has potential to be the next Ohio City. People just need to go out and help support the local, just-starting businesses. Lorain, we can do this!

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Posted by Justin 1 on 09/14/2016 at 7:53 PM
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/14/2016 at 7:29 PM

Re: “After 1,200 Steel Jobs Disappeared in One Year, Lorain Pinches Pennies to Keep the City on Life Support

I am in total agreement Joyce!! Well said!!

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Posted by Rob Dietrich on 09/14/2016 at 5:58 PM



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