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Re: “Cleveland Drivers are Among the Worst in the Country, New Report Reveals

Laura, why did you even bother with this garbage? WTF is Quote Wizard, anyway? Some stupid gatabase for insurance agents that has little value for the average driver? Best and worst lists, ANYWHERE, are mostly BOGUS...and of little value. They are usually totally subjective and biased. These two are no exception. Throw them in the trash along with the ten best beach towns and ten worst cities to live in. A waste of time and keystrokes.

Detroit, Miami, andChicago are among the best? Gimme a brake! (sorry, couldn't resist). I've spent a lot of time in Detroit. I have lived in Miami. And I lived half a lifetime in Chicago...there's no comparison with Cleveland. Not even close. Drivers here will give you a break, but in Chicago it's all about ME...they drive faster and the traffic is far worse than Northeast Ohio's, so people get impatient and do stupid things.

Gotta say, though, that in recent years, Cleveland drivers are getting worse. Especially in the winter. Slow down and not do 70 when it snows? Hell, no! Give somebody a pickup truck and they become an urban cowboy. And yeah, the richies in their sporty two-seater convertibles do act like they own the road. The more expensive the vehicle...and often the bigger it is...the more the driver drives like an a-hole.

I smelled...and called...BS on the worst list as soon as I saw what city was missing: BOSTON. The worst by far. Even New York and New Jersey aren't as rude and as dangerous as Massachusetts. My brother-in-law is from up there...and even after 45+ years of living elsewhere, I hate riding with him...he still scares the living shit out of me...and he has the balls to tell me I'm a lousy driver. Put a Bostonian behind the wheel, and he becomes a Disney character immediately. That character is, of course, Goofy.

Drivers in Cleveland don't know how well off they really are. maybe they just don't travel very much.

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Posted by Dead Man Curving on 10/13/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Ontario Street Cafe, One of the Last Remaining Dive Bars Downtown, Has Closed

Moments ago in a dark basement steakhouse bar in Peoria, as the band was packing up and just a few close friends and family lingered, the topic of your fine city arose and I launched into my elaborate, often told, fully animated story about The ONLY bar in Cleveland, Ohio: The Ontario Cafe. Mid-story, while I searched for a prized, rare photo of Uncle Wille, someone showed me this article sending a shock wave through my heart, stomach, and soul. What a devastating loss to humanity.

My first day in Cleveland I was blessed to end my night in the Ontario. Hands down this old school joint had the best corned beef and pastrami, the most soulful jukebox, the kindest welcoming staff, and the funkiest mix of regulars imaginable. Every day I have been in town since Ive visited the Ontariooften twice a day. I have introduced this gem of a joint to many close friends and colleagues (and, shockingly to many oblivious, long time residents). I consider those introductions to be my most generous and meaningful gift ever given to each of them. While Im very sad tonight I find solace in knowing how right I was to ignore my cardiologists advice and eat all those enormous sandwiches. Cheers to all and thanks for the Love. HLR. Lenny the Lawyer.

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Posted by Lenny the Lawyer on 10/13/2019 at 2:52 AM

Re: “98-Year-Old Ohio Man Fails to Come Home on Time, Wife Dispatches Cops to Look For Him at His Favorite Places — the Golf Course and Strip Club

He's well past being a near-septuagenarian...as that would make him about 68, not 98. A septuagenarian is someone in their seventies. You must mean near a near-centenarian, Vince...someone approaching 100 years of age.

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Posted by Looks like another slow news day in the hood... on 10/12/2019 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Peter Frampton Bids Farewell at Rousing Blossom Concert

Peter was better than ever! Love his improvisational style, especially how he now plays the blues, varying his voice. This concert was the crowning achievement of a rollercoaster career. He's going out on top! Now, I look forward to his next album. Love you, PKF!

Posted by Patty Barberton on 10/12/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Cleveland Drivers are Among the Worst in the Country, New Report Reveals

Leave it to Laura to bring us more fake and useless articles. Sam has taught her well to spread ridiculous and unverifiable information.

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Posted by Yep on 10/12/2019 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Person Of Interest

This murder case is embarrassing FBI should be ashamed James Renner hasn't got no clue neither. I hope this gets solved

Posted by Loud Pack on 10/12/2019 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell on the Successes and Struggles of One of the Region's Oldest Suburbs

The tone of this article is not good - as pointed out by other comments. Dropping point-of-sale inspections only sets up a repeat of the flipping that resulted in Slavic Village. Not a surprise, some of the same dirty players are involved. Why is Slavic Village Development Corporation working in another city, when their HUD funding through the Cleveland City Councilman Tony Brancatelli is FOR CLE - not Maple Heights. It is long past due, for the Attorney General to investigate Tony B and his Slavic Village CDC emails. He also chairs the Land Bank, which should NOT be witing out debt for the city of Maple Heights, which already struggles to fund services. Whose outstanding liens were let go under the former County Treasurer Jim Rokakis - and the now departed Cuyahoga County Fiscal Agent Dennis Kennedy? Finally, if a resident does not work and does not understand insurance and how to maintain a home - they SHOULD not own a home. Never fear -- CHN Partners is part of the CDC/Land Bank racket and they have restructured to absorb NHS - ran into the ground by Michael Cosgrove - disgraced former head of Cleveland's Community Development Department.

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Posted by lmcshane on 10/12/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Teens Arrested in Connection with Death of Photographer Struck by Log at Hocking Hills State Park

Thats why its reckless homicide. They didnt kill her on purpose, but they acted recklessly causing death. Its the same kind of charge you would get if you ran a red light and killed someone. Its not intentional but its reckless. Its all very sad.

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Posted by Christine Murdock Sanborn on 10/12/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Ontario Street Cafe, One of the Last Remaining Dive Bars Downtown, Has Closed

I was in there several times with a Tampa friend who used to vacation in Cleveland, and I saw nothing of what you are referring to. It reminded me of my old Chagrin Falls days in Mr Smiths and the Greenville.

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Posted by Barbara Davis on 10/12/2019 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Teens Arrested in Connection with Death of Photographer Struck by Log at Hocking Hills State Park

Did they do it on purpose or were they screwing around and killed her accidentally, not knowing she was below them?

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Posted by Squid on 10/12/2019 at 12:57 AM

Re: “City Block is Just Kind of a Futuristic Mall at Tower City Now

2020: Dollar store, sneaker store, urban clothing store evicted from Tower City
2021: Taxpayer-funded renovation of Tower City into "City Block" commences
2025: City Block welcomes dollar store, sneaker store, urban clothing store

Posted by Robert K S on 10/12/2019 at 12:41 AM

Re: “Ontario Street Cafe, One of the Last Remaining Dive Bars Downtown, Has Closed

I'm a white dude from the suburbs who always noticed the "shot and a beer" sign when downtown, so I took a bunch of friends here on a Saturday night after the Monsters game. We walked in and the first thing we noticed as that this was a "black bar". I'm not saying anything negative about it, but it made me realize what it must be like when black folks walk into the predominantly white bars I'm usually at. Unfortunately the place was packed and there wasn't enough room for the 10 of us to hang out in a place that wasn't right in the aisle, so we had to leave soon thereafter, and I never got to have that shot and a beer. Good luck to the owners and patrons, here's hoping they find a nearby place to call home and keep downtown's dive bar count off life support.

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Posted by down with Jack on 10/11/2019 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Rocky River Chamber Music Society to Feature Cimbalom Player Alexander Fedoriouk Next Monday

extremely versatility => extremely versatile

Posted by dbadagna on 10/11/2019 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Cleveland Drivers are Among the Worst in the Country, New Report Reveals

Maybe we aren't one of the worst like this crappy list says...

But goddamn it people, the left lane is the passing lane. You go fast there to get around slow people in the other lanes.

I'm sick and beyond tired of getting stuck behind a line of 6 fucking cars in the left lane, none of which are passing, and most of which are going below the speed limit.

It's not your fucking job to control my speed - so GTFO of the lane!

Oh and if those of us who use the lanes correctly get fed up and pass you on the right, take the fucking hint and move over, oh and enough of the dirty looks as I pass you and cut you off close as fuck: YOU are in the wrong, not me.

Mostly big compensator pickup trucks and work trucks, Dodge Neons, and anyone in a BMW/Benz/Lexus/Acura/Porsche/Rover/Maserati/Tesla/etc.. you guys suck the worst. Sorry, you just do - and you give less than 1 shit, always.

If I can drive properly in my 8 year old Ford Escape with a duct-taped-on school locker mirror, rusting wheel wells, and a exhaust louder than a helicopter, so can you. Be a decent person. MOVE OVER.

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Posted by The Real Sriracha on 10/11/2019 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Ontario Street Cafe, One of the Last Remaining Dive Bars Downtown, Has Closed

UGH. Another unnecessary loss for our city. I have such fond memories in this wonderful place. I still fondly recall longtime bartender, the late Miss. Joyce (RIP) belting out LAAAAAST CAAAAALLLLL at closing time. I recall hanging out with my beloved bestie Thomas Long (RIP) here all the time. Thanks for the MEMORIES, you will be greatly missed.

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Posted by John D. Baumgardner on 10/11/2019 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Teens Arrested in Connection with Death of Photographer Struck by Log at Hocking Hills State Park

Wondering if you can be more specific?

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Posted by Ellen Irwin on 10/11/2019 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Cuyahoga County Announces How It'll Use $23 Million in Opioid Settlement Money on Treatment and Prevention Services

And cha-ching!!! Thief Budish now gets his hands on these millions and hands it all out to all of his government crony administrators with massive salaries at all of these numerous agencies!!!

And, it still will never be enough for this crook, hell insist on more and more ma$$ive tax levies again and again at every election cycle!!!

Time to get Budish out of office and into jail now!!!

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Posted by What a Dump! on 10/11/2019 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell on the Successes and Struggles of One of the Region's Oldest Suburbs

Maple Hts ~ Shots Heard - Raymond/Anthony/Lee House - shots heard, witnesses say 2 males ran off into woods, MHPD searching area -BW

10/10/19, 11:56am

Unlike the days of yesteryear of Maple Heights, I think this is an exact representation of the Maple Heights of today.

"The truth is out there, you just have to be willing to seek it"

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Posted by RIP MAPLE HEIGHTS on 10/11/2019 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell on the Successes and Struggles of One of the Region's Oldest Suburbs

Wahhh, i'mma report you when I disagree with your opinion... wahhh... and that therin lies the problem in itself. And it's no wonder....

"The most violent element in society is ignorance"

Our new maple heights denizens proves that statement in itself to be majority true.

Yep, here you go... your city now... show US what you do with your newly acquired territory, ole' wise ones... I'll watch as long as I can see...

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Posted by Lmaooo on 10/11/2019 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Cleveland Drivers are Among the Worst in the Country, New Report Reveals

Agree with first post. Living in CLE for 60 years and moving to JAX 3 years ago, there is no comparison in driving between the two. At least the snow and shitty weather puts them into check for a little while up there. Down here you are on your own while walking, biking or driving. I have seen it all. Cars driving over sidewalks to go around somebody turning left. Saw a guy riding bicycle on JTB Freeway (not on berm) and changing lanes while traffic was going 70. Bike lanes are suicide lanes. Florida leads the country in motorcycle and pedestrian fatalities. Hit and runs on the news everyday. Posted speeds mean nothing. The more south you go the worse they are. Miami 4th best. BULLSHIT..

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Posted by Mikmu on 10/11/2019 at 1:26 PM

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