In July Scene gave you a rundown of the state’s puppy breeding business, a multi-million dollar annual cash grab that’s taken hold in the state’s rural areas and Amish communities. After dragging through dirty Amish dog auctions and forcing you to look at a lot of sad puppy pics, we offered a happy ending: the state legislature was likely going to pass a law restricting how dogs are raised in large-scale operations.
Fast forward to today, and the political winds have shifted: now it looks like the puppy mill industry in Ohio will only get worse.
The Great American Internet Gaming Debate of 2010 continues. As Scene alerted readers to recently, cities across Ohio are currently tapping their toes wondering whether or not to let internet gaming dens crop up in within their limits. For those of you who are under 65 and don’t live in Parma, internet gaming cafes — also known as sweepstake cafes — are joints where customers can gamble online in threadbare splendor. The debate spins around the question of whether or not the establishments count as casinos.
According to the Plain Dealer, Medina has just joined the list of cities banning the cafes. Last night the city council approved a six-month moratorium on the concept.
Not exactly what you're expecting when you're sipping on a tasty adult beverage.
This happened at Luke's Bar and Grille in Bluffton, OH.
There is no shortage of vindictive ideas floating about since LeBron signed with the Heat. Here's one of our favorites:
KeepLeBronOut.com's plan is to flood the NBA All-Star voting with votes for anyone but LeBron in an effort to keep the NBA's biggest name out of the starting lineup. Kinda brilliant, right?
Here's their mission statement:
Keep LeBron Out It's simple: if you hate LeBron James as much as we do, fill out the all-star ballot on NBA.com, and pick anyone but LeBron to start at forward for the Eastern Conference. Remember, there's no limit on voting: the more votes other players get, the better chance we'll keep his ego in check, and Keep LeBron Out.
They even provide a handy link to the All-Star voting page and suggestions on who you should cast your ballot for. Go vote, people. It's the lifeblood of democracy, after all. And, apparently, a tool in America's plan for retribution against LeBron James.
Not the best we've seen, but not the worst. By the way, is it wrong that it's 10 a.m. and we want one right now?
Peter Lawson Jones, if you'll remember, is more than just a politician and lawyer; he's a bit of an amateur thespian. His turn in The Great White Hope at Karamu House showed he had some acting chops, and now he's taking his local experience to the big-time. Sort of.
NewsNet5 reports that Lawson Jones has landed a bit role as a homeless man in upcoming episode of ABC's drama "Detroit 187."
Congratulations, sir, and here's to hoping Hollywood rests somewhere in your post-politics plans. We could really use someone beside Drew Carey to claim as our own.
Olando Coleman was the 19-year-old from Warrensville Heights who was killed by a passing car on Public Square last week. He was known to some as PERCH, a prolific graffiti artist around town.
Now the moniker is taking on new life: Friends are memorializing the fallen artist with “PERCH” pieces in some of Cleveland’s hottest spots for graffiti, including along the RTA’s Red Line route and at the notorious “Fun Wall” at West 27th and Swift.
Coleman “put in more work in one year than most writers do in their entire careers,” says one artist who knew him. A fund-raiser for Coleman’s family, held last weekend at the Rockstar club, drew graffiti artists from multiple states. — Michael Gill