Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pic of the Day: Construction Begins on Flats' East Bank

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Around 6 a.m. this morning, a caravan of trucks began arriving at the Flats' East Bank with concrete, signaling the official start of construction on the massive Wolstein project.

If you'd like to see what this barren expanse of dirt and grass is going to look like when finished, check out the architectural renderings — with yachts! — here.

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Mom Arrested for DUI With Kids in Car at 3 A.M.

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:56 AM

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Last year saw a spate of sauced-up moms being arrested for driving drunk with their kids in the car. Unacceptable on every level, especially for those nabbed for DUIs early in the morning while shuffling their youngsters to school.

Thankfully, we've enjoyed a drought this spring, with few to no mothers recklessly endangering their kids by getting behind the wheel after a pint of pinot. Until this weekend. Fox 8 reports that Alliance cops pulled over 29-year-old Brandy Seem at 3 a.m. on May 28. Yes, she was inebriated. Yes, her kids were in the car.

Seem had a blood-alcohol level .208, which goes a long way to explaining her disastrous roadside field sobriety test. (Watch the video on the Alliance PD's Facebook page here.)

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Richfield Village Named No. 1 Suburb in Cleveland

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:32 AM

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Cleveland Magazine unleashed its annual suburb-rating issue, cataloging the various outposts of Northeast Ohio and ranking them on taxes, education, walkability, safety, and proximity to a Sonic. This year, little-known, little-visited Richfield Village took home the top spot.

The mag also provided anecdotal evidence from a family of Richfield Villagers as supplemental backup to their claim that there is no finer place in all of Cleveland to live. What they found can be boiled down to two things: first, there are sometimes temporarily free stamps at the post office, and second, if you can afford a 5,550-square-foot home, Richfield Village offers a few nice ones.

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Official Peyton Hillis Madden Cover Revealed

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Here ya go, Cleveland. Notice that downtown Cleveland gets some love in the background.

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(Via @ChrisLittmann)

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Video: Transforming The Q for Basketball, Hockey, and Football

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:42 AM

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We're still mustering up the mental energy to begin the workweek after a long holiday weekend — everything still smells like burgers and High Life to us — so here's a time-lapse video of the crews at The Q getting the arena prepped and changed for a basketball game, a hockey game, and then an arena football game, all in short order.

 

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Concert Review: Neon Trees Energizes House of Blues

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM

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A headlining concert by a band with only one album could end up being a rip off, but not when that band is Neon Trees. The funky quartet made a big statement last night at the House of Blues.

There was no lack of energy on stage, or in the crowd, from the minute they opened with “Your Surrender.” Tyler Glenn’s outrageous dance moves and constant reminders to be who you are produced a jumping audience responsive to every song.

The band mostly played tracts from their album Habits, but did sneak in one or two new tunes including “The Law.”

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Alleged Drunk Driver Pulls Over, Talks to Cops

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

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Pro tip in the unfortunate and dangerous case that you've been drinking and driving: Don't pull over to the scene of a minor crash to talk to cops, especially if you've pissed your pants. Things will probably end badly.

From Sandusky:

Officers investigating a minor crash in the 1300 block of Camp St. at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday said Marquis A. Bates, of the 200 block of Hendry St., pulled up.

Bates got out of a car and said he knew some of the people involved in the crash, police said. Officers noticed Bates was unsteady on his feet and he bumped into one of the officers while talking to them.

Officers smelled alcohol on Bates even through he was chewing gum, police said, and he had a wet spot on his pants where he had apparently urinated on himself.

And yes, Bates refused a breath test. And yes, he has four previous OVIs.

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