Good afternoon, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you clear your schedule for the night to watch football. Yes, football is here. Glorious day.
— A local conservative blog has a picture of Connie Schultz taking a picture and that's a thing now. Something about conflict of interest and Josh Mandel. We're mainly curious where she got her camera. Looks nice. Wonder if she got a good deal. (Third Base Politics)
— Pearl Road in Strongsville has been under construction for approximately 17 years. And apparently it's taken 30 years of planning to make that happen. It's all done now, until they begin again. (Sun News)
— Ohio had the largest average drop in hourly wages over the last decade. So, there's that good news. (Think Progress)
— Currently the public can't speak at Akron city council meetings. In November they'll get the chance to vote on whether they should be allowed to speak. Anyone who believes that the public shouldn't be allowed to speak is encouraged to abstain from voting, thus being consistent on the whole "not speaking" thing. (Ohio.com)