Time for Update #253 on how poor Cleveland is these days.
This time the numbers come from the Census Bureau, who would know these things because they knocked on your door and saw you eating ketchup for dinner, and they say Cleveland's poverty rate is up again.
35% of Clevelanders fell below the poverty line in 2009, as opposed to 30.5% in 2008.
Big Dog Theater, a new comedy/improv venue scheduled to open in the old Centrum movie theater on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights this weekend, has run into a building permit issue. Its opening has been delayed indefinitely.
Cleveland actor/improv artist/teacher Don Mitri signed a lease in late July to take over the empty theater, which he planned to turn into a theater for local and touring improv and sketch comedy groups, as well as stand-up comics. His plans include an improv school and resident long-form and short-form improv teams.
Cops were called to a house on Broadview Rd. last night for reports of gunshots.
When they arrived, they found one suspect with a gunshot wound to his stomach.
Cops say the gunfire ensued after an attempted robbery on the house. Bad enough to have someone break in, armed and ready to fire, in pursuit of your ganja. Having the cops come and arrest you is a whole other level of bad news.
Authorities had problems with Tyesha Hamilton for years.
While the mother of four dealt with a drug addiction in 2007, her daughter Alexandria and her three siblings were taken from Hamilton's custody.
After cleaning up her act, Hamilton, 30, got her children back, but the trouble only became more horrific, going from drugs and neglect to senseless abuse and murder.
In February, paramedics found her 2-year-old daughter Alexandria unresponsive.
That's Dan Gilbert in front of a massive slideshow declaration of his love for Comic Sans yesterday at the TEDxDetroit conference. The next slide said, "I do not (heart) LeBron James."
During the first tilt of yesterday's doubleheader, and foul ball went up to the mezzanine level and bounced off an empty seat and up in the air, toward the railing and the field.
Our talented father, baby in one hand, grabbed the ball with the other.
Yes, he was in the first row, next to the railing, and was dangerously close to having a Michael Jackson moment at the game. But he didn't. Instead he's a hero and lands on SportsCenter. Enjoy.
A man is suing the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it's not because they are going to suck.
The suit, filed in Cuyahoga County Court, seeks to ascertain the identity of Moondog, the Cavaliers' mascot.
Does this guy want a date? Does he like Moondog's physique? Is he curious what workout regimen the athletic mascot is on? Does he think Moondog slept with his mom?
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