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Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

The more I see this coverage on Ken Johnson - the more I am convinced this has to do with real estate, flipping and east side properties. Why don't you get Ken to spill the beans on Cleveland Housing Network, Rokakis, Frangos and the Land bank? Why did CHN dump their properties on Buckeye CDC?? I have to think that this is really where this line of reporting points.

Posted by lmcshane on 11/15/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

Eric is right. Sam - this coverage is racist. I know you and know you do put in public records requests. You have asked some tough questions, but if you want to go after corruption - focus on your own skin color. Brian Cummins ran CDC Old Brooklyn CDC, which ILLEGALLY used CDBG funds to acquire the commercial property 3119 Denison for Old Brooklyn CDC - he was under order by Merle Gordon, the councilwoman who was appointed by her predecessor Jim Rokakis. There are a number of shady deals he worked out using casino funds - a whole other racket in this town. Your coverage is very selective. If you want to uncover corruption at Cleveland City Council, please don't restrict your coverage to dark complexioned council folks. You know about Tony Brancatelli -and Kevin Kelley's assistant getting a house in Slavic Village for $4K - equal time, dude. You also know I am pursuing an Ohio Ethics complaint against Brancatelli for the same sh#t Cimperman pulled w/city contracts...

Posted by lmcshane on 11/15/2018 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Taco Bell Brings the Party to Downtown Cleveland With Reservation-Only Options

Even drunken Millennials aren't stupid enough to piss away their money on something this lame...or are they? We'll soon find out. This pathetic marketing ploy is almost on a level with another famous fiasco... "The New Coke Disaster of 1985"...

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Posted by Hey, mishter, gimme a New Coke anna Gordita anna vomit bag, 'k on 11/15/2018 at 4:36 PM
Posted by Bo6eyman on 11/15/2018 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Ciao Bistro to Open This Week in Ohio City

Weeks have gone by. Did they open up or not? if they did, how's business?

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Posted by Don't get arond much anymore on 11/15/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Investigative Reporter Carl Monday Leaving Channel 19, Hanging Up His Trench Coat ... For Now

Doesn't matter who owns Channel 19. When it comes to reporting the news, the CBS affiliate is the fourth horse in a four-horse town, and has been in that spot for decades.

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Posted by We're Number Four! on 11/15/2018 at 4:15 PM

Re: “The Production Facility and Bakery Behind Aladdin's 40 Restaurants

I've always enjoyed Aladdin's. My only critique is they need to bring back the garlic soup they had for a year or two. It's been about 15 years since they had it, and my wife still talks about how good it was.

Posted by q1232 on 11/15/2018 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Pinecrest Announces Its Holiday Happenings and New Store Openings

I have yet to have anyone tell me why Cleveland needed another retail mall type place when they are closing all over the area.

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Posted by Squid on 11/15/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Ohio House of Representatives, Which is Definitely Not Racist, Does Racist Thing as it Passes Racist Bill

Sam Allard: a righteous, Northwestern(!)- educated, apologist, white male - apparently taking a vow of poverty (low paying local alternative paper job) - while trying to singlehandedly shame the evil, evil world into conforming to his leeeeeeft-leaning ways.

Thanks, Sam. It's only making more more riiight.

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Posted by CLESpree on 11/15/2018 at 1:57 PM
Posted by Celina on 11/15/2018 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Ohio House Could Pass Stand Your Ground Today

I am so glad they are passing this law. As a law abiding citizen that has a legal CCW I can now protect my family, others around me and myself without going to jail. Way to go OHIO!

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Posted by JD on 11/15/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

Sam. Get out of journalism. Seriously. Go find something else to do with your life. You have no talent for political news reporting ... whatsoever.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 11/15/2018 at 9:03 AM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

Whatever. What is "the duplicity of a crook like this holding office?" What does that silliness mean? You folk get caught up in these stupid terms you toss around as if creating combinations of words to call describe someone makes that bullshit real. You probably didn't even think before you wrote.

Sam and Naymik accused Johnson of misuse in office. Sam specifically made reference to the commission of "felonies" in an email. I asked him to identify the specific felonies and he could not. He's used the word "misuse" to describe the way Johnson has performed the "duties" of a member of the "legislative branch" of government and he could not.

The fact you believe anything this kid or Naymik writes is evidence of your own stupidity. He doesn't know "anything" about the topics he writes when it comes to government. Nothing. The only reason I read his article was to see how many times he made actionable statements. If I were Johnson I'd sue Scene for this crap. I'm definitely still within the statute of limitations for bringing an action against them for the lie he wrote about me.

How am I "aniseed" from politics? What does that mean? No wonder you read and believe Sam.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 11/15/2018 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Pinecrest Announces Its Holiday Happenings and New Store Openings

Great! Now bring in busloads of thugs from the ghetto, give them chainsaws, and have them cut down all the trees they accidentally left when they built that shit, and the junk across the street.
Oh, it seems they already do that.
Happy freaking Christmas!

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Posted by Kill all the trees on 11/15/2018 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Ohio House Could Pass Stand Your Ground Today

Wonder if the perps of ghetto gang shootouts can use this as a defense? Great news for the advancement of Ohio! Yeeeee haaaa!

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Posted by Come at me on 11/15/2018 at 8:18 AM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

To Brewer:
Its the attitude and corrupt outlook described in your rant tha got you aniseed from politics.
If you dont see the duplicity of a crook like this holding office, and how it hurts the city, you will never be rehabilitated.

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Posted by Corruption 4 evah on 11/15/2018 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Taco Bell Brings the Party to Downtown Cleveland With Reservation-Only Options

Gross. Yes, one table for e coli and snake meat please. Gross, Taco Bell, gross. That is not food, and I am baffled that people would actually make reservations. It's not even real Mexican food either.

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Posted by Pootamus Maximus on 11/15/2018 at 7:11 AM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

Sam ... lol. So your only sources of misuse are Mark Naymik, the councilman's opponent in the last election, Mike Polensek and ex-councilman Brian Cummins. The word "misuse" when applied in government is to accuse an elected or public official of committing a violation of the U.S. Constitituion, the Constitution of the State of Ohio, the general laws of Ohio, the charter of Cleveland or the city's ordinances. In the case of councilman Johnson, as I shared with you in writing, it means that he either "exceeded" or "failed to perform" a "duty" of the elected office he holds.

The duty of a member of council, Sam, are "legislative only." So to misuse the "office" of a member of council Johnson would have had to missed 10 consecutive meetings. That's pretty much about it, Sam. All the stuff that idiot Naymik wrote about is not "misuse" of the "office" of a member of the "legislative branch" of the municipal government.

13 articles on one politician sounds like an obsession. What? Does Naymik have a thing for Ken. Do you have a thing for Naymik? I have never in 40 years of either covering news or being a newsmaker, witnessed a reporter who wrote a story and his only source was another reporter's story. LOL.

This is almost as good as you covering the mayor's debate at the Lee Harvard Community Services Center where you admitted you recorded my words.. Instead of using the words you recorded you created words of your own and wrote that I said them. Then you wrote that I was "deranged" for using the words you fabricated; and that I did not say.

Get out of journalism ... Sam. You've got "zero" credibility. No one serious takes you seriously.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 11/15/2018 at 4:07 AM

Re: “Columbus Offered Amazon More Incentives than New York, D.C. and Nashville Combined

"Columbus Offered Amazon More Incentives than New York, D.C. and Nashville Combined"

That is the best evidence yet that these deals are never about tax incentives, but since all that local politicians control---they can't rapidly do anything about education, workforce, mass transit, housing, recreation, &c. &c.; those take years, if not decades to change---are taxes, that's all they can offer.

Sure, all other factors being equal, a company will go with the best tax package, but all things are never equal.

Amazon was, is and will continue to play the long game with a single goal: world dominance.

Jeff Hess
Have Coffee Will Write

Posted by Jeff Hess on 11/15/2018 at 3:54 AM

Re: “After Revelations of Sustained Misuse of Public Dollars by Ken Johnson, What'll Happen to Ward 4's Long-Tenured Councilman?

As a former candidate, my slogan was stop voting for a name , stop voting for the same vote for.. my name for real change. I also had an innovative program called One Block at a Time. I also agreed to give 10,000 dollars of my salary to proven grass root groups to increase public. I wanted to not only tear down these dangerous eye sore houses, but build affordable housing to create pride and home ownership. I call myself the People's Councilman, because my ideology is to place the people concerns first. As many of my fellow running mates stated before, we got to dismantle the current good old buddy system with new blood to resuscitate a dying city.


Peace and One Love!
The People's Councilman

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Posted by Arnold Shurn on 11/15/2018 at 3:39 AM

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