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Comment Archives: stories: News

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. 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. 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. 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!

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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

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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



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