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Re: “Citizen Pie Inks Deal in Ohio City for Second Location

Love that they are expanding to the west side! Congrats on the new space! But I'm officially protesting the use of SoLo. South of Lorain, next to Hingetown, under the NoFo-O-Fo Bridge

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by CleDude on 09/20/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Citizen Pie Inks Deal in Ohio City for Second Location

SoLo is not a neighborhood. Ohio City is a neighborhood. Stop trying to make fetch happen. Just stahp.

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Twinktown on 09/20/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “City of Cleveland Backs Off Plan to Name Section of Cedar Ave. Where Don King Once Killed a Man "Don King Way"

So what's the deal here? Is the name actually changed from either Shaker Blvd. or Cedar Avenue? Or is it just an "honorary" naming, with the street names staying unchanged, and with smaller street signs hung under the larger ones?

Which is it?

In Chicago, they do this sort of thing a lot...they named 35th Street "Bill Veeck Drive" in the vicinity of the White Sox ballpark (which has had three names already, in 25 years)...and they named another numbered street (47th?) after Pope John Paul II. when he visited the South Side neighborhood where a lot of Polish folks lived.But the important thing is that the streets are still legally called 35th and 47th (or whatever number).

If this thing MUST be done, then shorten the Cedar section so it does NOT include the scene of the killing...or else put it back on Shaker Blvd.

The whole idea of renaming a long section of a busy street is stupid. Give him one block of Shaker in front of the Call and Post, and make it an honorary thing, with a little sign under the big sign. A teensy one...the smaller, the better.

Better yet, don't do a damn thing at all, and forget the whole idea. Let it die , like the guy he stomped to death.

Truth is, whenever I t hear of or think of Don King (which I rarely do), I think of a thug who beat someone to death. And if Cleveland pays tribute to him with a street, then Cleveland WILL be a national joke. AGAIN. And deservedly so this time.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/20/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Indians Magic Number: 7 (And Players Get Feisty About Paul Hoynes)

What an amazing feel good season . Regardless of the out come I'm genuinely grateful for October baseball in Cleveland . We waited patiently and shortly we will be rewarded . Thank you 2016 Tribe collectively .

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by michaelseidner on 09/20/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Concert Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill Delights at the Hard Rock Rocksino

This was the worst show I have ever seen. She was 15-20 minutes late while the band stood there awkwardly waiting, not even playing. None of the songs were recognizable. Just come out with a new album if you're going to change the tempo & melody of every, yes, every song. LH spent the whole show directing/conducting/waving at the band and backup like it was their first rehearsal with a look on her face like she was going to rip them all a new one after the show. People were leaving early. No merch. Just terrible.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Anna Liz on 09/20/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Joshua Gaspar Indicted in Traffic Death of Ohio State Highway Patrolman; Lawyer Says He Wasn't On Drugs at Time of Crash

@abe froman

Not sure what highways you drive on when you're on 90 but the shoulders are not 30 feet wide.
Nor should some prick cop be standing in the highway where cars are going 60+ mph.

And the officer probably was in the fast lane. They do whatever they want...

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by yourstruly on 09/20/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Concert Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill Delights at the Hard Rock Rocksino

Didn't care for the show done in hyerspeed. It was all rap and not what I expect3d from her. Most of the lyrics were garbled, however while her band was pretty awesome they were louder than her voice and drowned her out as well as the back up singers at times
Myself and a large group of fans left early and dissatiafied.

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Posted by v floyd on 09/20/2016 at 11:45 AM

Re: “How Did an Ohio Kennel Get Involved in Dakota Access Pipeline Security?

- Fascist for Hire -

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/20/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Is Cedar Point Retooling the Mean Streak as a Steel-Wood Hybrid Coaster?

I was at Cedar Point this weekend and I also was told by a worker it would be turned into a wooden hybrid coaster. I was very excited as it is a massive, beautiful coaster but just unnecessarily rough. Last time I rode Mean Streak was 2010 and I was reminded why I didn't ride it.

Posted by Aaron on 09/20/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Concert Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill Delights at the Hard Rock Rocksino

Great description and summary of the night.. It was delightful for her to give us a very good show and be a professional. She also did a meet n greet after where I got a chance to meet a true hip hop legend...

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Posted by Arlen Henson on 09/20/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Casting Call: 'American Pickers' Coming to Ohio

I have old 1944 Harley motorcycle interested hit me pickers all original still runs

Posted by buckeyeboy on 09/20/2016 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Cleveland Cyclist Struck in Montana, in Critical Condition

I live in West Galcier near where she was hit. A friend of ours was one of the first on the scene to help her. What can we do locally to help her & her family?

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Posted by Wglacier1 on 09/19/2016 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Op-Ed: FirstEnergy Rate Increase Necessary for Economic Well-Being of Akron, Northeast Ohio

"(The OMA, however, does believe in public subsidies as they constantly hassle government for tax relief)."

Got to love this quote. Theft from the public sucks when you are on the losing end of things.

"FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones said the FirstEnergy rate request is less than increases in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and added: "

So state sponsored theft from Ohio to the benefit of a small minority of shareholders and FE executives is "ok" and justified because you are stealing less from Ohio than you are from PA or WV?

I want all denizens of the Buckeye state to grab their old electric bills and take a look at them. My electric bills keep rising but my consumption is going down due to gains in efficiency (LED bulbs, better AC etc.). The bill is higher now even with a lower kw-h use because the delivery cost keeps rising. The reason that it keeps rising is because FE goes to the state and requests transmission rate increases to fund transmission asset investments. FE is actually guaranteed a profit with these projects because they borrow at very low interest rates and then can get a state enforced 7%+ rate of return on the investment. Where is the incentive to not keep building when the investments are no longer needed or justified?

Their problem now is that it is hard to justify more upgrades after all the past investments in infrastructure because the grid does not need anymore upgrades. They are now facing the problem of leverage with their generating companies. They have already delayed the steam generator and reactor head replacements at Beaver Valley. They put a lot of money into Davis Besse's new steam generators and reactor head. I would bet the amount of my next power bill that they borrowed large sums of money to pay for these large projects and are now struggling to service these debts. I know they borrowed a lot of money to buy Allegheny. This was the biggest screw up in FE's long history.

Why not turn this around and ask if it would be politically acceptable to bail out other Ohio companies. What if Kroger was caught up in a major problem of their own making and demanded that Ohio pay up or else? What if a large bank Like Key Bank made horrible business decisions and suddenly their loan losses threatened their solvency. Would Ohio be willing to hand them money to pay for their mistakes?

This nonsense of privatized profit and socialized losses are not capitalism. It is more like feudalism. I am not willing to be a serf to them or any company. This is the opinion of a person that is promised a FE pension knowing full well that I may get nothing if FE gets no handouts. The bailouts must stop or they will only get bigger and more destructive with time!

Posted by Ohio Outrage on 09/19/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Op-Ed: FirstEnergy Rate Increase Necessary for Economic Well-Being of Akron, Northeast Ohio

First Energy thought they were smarter than everyone else when they borrowed a lot of money to fund the purchase of Allegheny a few years ago. They made a bet that natural gas would go up in price and that they would make large profits.

Answer this question. If the bet had paid off and FE was raking in massive profits right now, would FE be as eager to give the rate payers of Ohio a break on the rates as they are in pursuing a rate increase to cover their bad bets?

It is also hard for me as a rate payer of Ohio to even consider a rate increase based on the massive compensation packages that the FE executives take home. How is it that some pay packages went up by 50% a few years ago but they could not pay a paltry sum of money to make right a wrong they committed against some union workers at one of FE's plants? The fact that FE agreed that they were in the wrong and then only paid 12 cents for each dollar they owed shows their moral standards. I guess being in a position of power with expensive lawyers against a bunch of blue collar workers is more to your liking. How does it feel when your bully behaviors are met head on by someone more powerful like FERC or the other large companies in Ohio that you want to pay for your mistakes?

Grow up Chuck. Yes I know Tony handed you a plate of crap. Chow down and accept the consequences of the bad decisions made by your predecessor. Why do you insist on Ohio eating the shit sandwich with you? Lets avoid another bailout and moral hazard and let capitalism run its course. With Capitalism, you can't always win and you should especially not expect others to cover you when you lose. With failure comes bad experiences and better judgement. Maybe someone stronger will buy FE out and show you how it is competently run. I think you guys in Akron want to avoid this outcome because you know you would be replaced and be unemployable. Who the hell would hire a bunch of executives that were at the helm when a Fortune 200 company goes under?

How about this solution. Why not make the state of Ohio a 50.0% owner of FE by you guys issuing preferred stock to all the citizens of Ohio that can never be sold or transferred without a special election requiring 66.7% of the vote to approve in the sale or transfer? Suspend the dividend payments until ALL debts are retired. The State Government Representatives could represent Ohio for the shareholder elections. With this solution, Ohio can actually benefit from rendering FE aid and receive dividend payments streams for the state budget in the future when times get better.

Posted by Ohio Outrage on 09/19/2016 at 9:36 PM

Re: “The Browns Unveiled Jim Brown's Statue in the Brownsiest Fashion

Nice reporting there, Vince. Douchebag.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by JackAsInBlack on 09/19/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “The Browns Unveiled Jim Brown's Statue in the Brownsiest Fashion

This man has done more for social injustice that you will ever do in your entire liberal life. He's positive impact in the community outweighs the mistakes he made in his personal life 30-50 years ago. If it is just "alleged," maybe you should not bring it up at a time like this. Football aside, you have no chance of making he difference that Jim brown has made in the community. Do some research before writing something like this.

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Kayman on 09/19/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Browns Lose, McCown Gets Hurt, and Athlete-Writer Beefs — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

If Joe Thomas is dealt, a new QB may be needed for each quarter of the remaining games. The top-tier QB's for the 2017 draft better have serious talks with their agents concerning an Eli Manning stance with the Browns, since their "franchise" careers could be battered inside FirstEnergy Stadium before it has a fair chance to launch.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/19/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “The Browns Unveiled Jim Brown's Statue in the Brownsiest Fashion

He helped win a Super Bowl in 1694...

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Nick James Borelli on 09/19/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Indians Magic Number: 7 (And Players Get Feisty About Paul Hoynes)

There are fans who attend more games at the ballpark than Paul Hoynes.....but his gig is now part-time due to the PD bean counters. On Sunday - though - Trevor Bauer tried real hard to make the hot take a reality.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/19/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “After a Hiatus, Post-Hardcore Act Thrice Delivers Its Most Cohesive Album

Love thrice. Didn't know they were back together.

Posted by Shady Machine on 09/19/2016 at 12:58 PM

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