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Re: “A Grieving Father Helped Bring a New Model of Fighting Heroin Addiction to Summit County, and It Might Change Everything

People on both sides of this issue ("the druggies deserve to die" and "these drug users are poor victims") can agree on one thing. The current situation is out of control and many radical things needs to be done, from dramatically increasing jail sentences for drug dealers to a massive expansion of drug treatment centers.

Fortunately for me, none of my friends or their families have been struck with this curse. But after viewing that map, I now know what killed my neighbor last year.

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Posted by D. Miller on 06/07/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Fall and Rise of Machine Gun Kelly

call me kelly,I GOT THE MESSAGE.740 503 8500.god will give you my name so I'll know it's you

Posted by lit on 05/31/2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “An Excerpt From: 'You're Welcome, Cleveland; How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City'

Hey. shmuck, you can't even spell your own (new) jersey should be big shmegegge...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/23/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

As Sam usually does, this is great stuff.

Posted by Luke Wi on 05/23/2017 at 3:51 AM

Re: “A Brave Never Tells

I watched a boy vomit, and another get diarrhea from the potion. With no bathroom in sight. Why in world adults are making scouts drink bitter potion is beyond me. Nothing to do with scouting in my book. Hard to believe it is still allowed. This ritual stains a good camp in my view.

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Posted by Scouter on 05/22/2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

Much of the country thinks of the Midwestern states, except for maybe Chicago, as just "flyover country". I've found lots to like in several of those states, and I firmly believe that Ohio has one of the strongest offerings among them as far as tourism. But without strong promotion, then it's going to be tough to get the word spread. You need people to say good things about you, because it is absolutely true that there's always plenty wrong with any area. And Cleveland and even just Ohio in general have taken a lot of blows to the face over the last 50 years.

Which is why it is such a joke to divert dollars away from tourism promotion to refurbish an arena. We know the Cavs will eventually suck again, but all of our restaurants and breweries and hotels will still be here...and the money and goodwill they generate stays local much more than a winning sports franchise.

It never ceases to amaze me how short-sighted and small-thinking civic leaders are here. That $44 million could help to attract some serious revenue to the city over the years. But instead of investing in marketing the region, they're squandering it on a glass cathedral because the church promised to fund their political career.

Posted by Lee Hawkins on 05/21/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “25 New Restaurants, Breweries and Bars We're Looking Forward to This Summer in Cleveland

As a Filipino this all breweries are very new to me. And it seems exciting to taste. But the question is, it is a price friendly?

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Posted by jossie on 05/20/2017 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Welcome to East Cleveland

Nice story, but does anyone know exactly how East Cleveland went from a city that was controlled 100% by whites to becoming controlled 100% by black in 1969? Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the true story. All this happened in one election, and there was one person responsible for the peaceful change in the power structure. Do your homework, study your African American history.

Posted by Offie Wortham on 05/19/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

Nearly all of these lists, surveys. and rankings come out of the same place...the back end of a horse...because they are generated by horses' asses who poop out that same tired horse crap, year after year after year, much of it heavily weighted toward the glitzier cities...the usual. Boston-NYC-Miami-LA-Seattle-San Francisco crap. It's offal!

Forty essential restaurants...thirty best brew ten public toilets...when desperate for a story that's all too easy to put together (and puts the reader to sleep)...just fall back on the "numbers game" all the other websites do...forty coolest beach towns on the planet... top ten ballparks...blah blah blah.

All editors and writers do this when in a jam and on deadline (been there, done both), and it's really old, stale, and lame. Pointless, mindless, meaningless click-bait, bait-and-switch stories...and all of it should just be ignored.

Then there are the 33 reasons college grads should move here...or there...or wherever...followed by the ten paradise beaches they should walk on. Surveys, lists, numbered rankings. It's all the same hype and horse manure., designed to make people feel better about where they ended up living.

Please, SCENE, please, PLEASE don't start doing the numbered lists and/or "good stuff" about NE Ohio, compared to elsewhere.. Or ranking the cities and bragging or complaining about where Cleveland sits on those lists.

If one wants to read endless numbered lists and shlep through those annoying slideshows that are designed specifically to increase the number of "clicks"... go search out the zillion travel websites, or subscribe to Cleveland Magazine or Lake Erie Living.

Give us a break! Don't follow that stupid trend here! Please? PLEASE?

COMING UP NEXT: One hundred and one things to do this a day, every day, between Memorial Day and Labor Day...oh, wait, the PD already did that. Or was it Ohio Magazine? Probably both.

Gotta tell ya, though...SCENE'S Cleveland bucket lists were fun, and cool. A hundred things every Clevelander needs to do before they die. Eighty down, twenty to go, if I counted right. Not bad for having been here just 25 years.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/18/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Inside the Biggest Heroin Bust in Northeast Ohio History

I dont know how I missed such an article or story either. I just read this & watched the movie, video and all. I must say there are other ppl in CLEVE getting way more money than these guys. Jack boys & Dope boys (not justifying it) but, what they were caught with when the sting was over was merely peanuts. The only thing this click did wrong was being to damn flashy. Social media & being a bit sloppy were definitely their demise. The police posing as reporters to get info, umm isnt that something like entrapment? These boys will be back at it upon release with more connects than ever. (Jail or prison is just another way to learn how to do new things or do them in a different way, if your not ready to change) It doesnt change a person. A person changes a person! & all the overdoses the police sat back and watched for over 2 years..smh..I guess the indictments were more important..smh!

Posted by mzdeekiss on 05/18/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

Well done, Sam!...It is in the interests of our local civic oligarchs to hide behind this kind of Potemkin Village happy-talk as a means to distract from...or justify...their continuing campaign to rape local taxpayers in order to build the toys that make the Men Behind The Curtain richer, at the expense of those who can't afford to play with those toys...I was at Progressive Field a couple nights ago for the first time in awhile, and VERY noticeable are the newer design elements intended to keep "us" separated from "them."...That sort of segregation by income is at the center of the strategy for our local economic development "leaders." Cleveland is beginning, more and more, to resemble a third-world country which is dependent on tourism: a gleaming playground for those of means, surrounded by urban human devastation which our more affluent residents quickly drive through or around because it's all so...unpleasant...

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Posted by sputteringwithoutrage on 05/17/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

It is mostly hyperbole for hire....with a significant price tag per adjective.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/17/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Tomb With a View

Glad to see people are still paying attention to this issue. I wish the people affected would be around to see change, but I'm doubtful the pollution will ever be cleaned up. There aren't enough people being affected by it for it turn into a big enough issue to force change (think Tom's River for anyone familiar) Because, the reality remains it's all about that money, money, money. That's why they dumped industrial waste in peoples' back yards to begin with, because it made them a lot of money. Never mind what happens to other people... I see I never got an answer back from Big Boyas, and his comment has been removed. Surprise, surprise, the cowards hide when someone their own size comes to see them ,same as they do in Afghanistan. God bless all those people in the valley.

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Posted by US Soldier on 05/15/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The Jig Is Up

Fuck. I was going to go there in a few months when I was back in town. Bummer. Used to hang here in the 80's.

Posted by Tinter5280 on 05/11/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Three Northeast Ohio Mothers Recount the Pain of Giving Their Children Up for Adoption, and the Journey Toward Reunion Many Years Later

Daughter. Son. These are daughters and sons of the people who brought them into this world--and if biology doesn't matter, all I have to say is that biology is the only reason anyone can ever adopt a child, so maybe you better start caring about it more. And "birth mother's day"? NO. THESE ARE MOTHERS. Sorry that threatens you somehow. No I'm not. Not sorry at all.

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Posted by dana74 on 05/10/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Infant Mortality Rate, Especially Among African-Americans, Ranks As Poorly as Third World Nations. Christin Farmer and Her Team are Working to Change That

America has a higher infant mortality rate than Canada. We're falling behind in most all aspects. Maybe it's because we have the highest health care costs in the world. Doctors are just creating customers not cures.

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Posted by Pootie on 05/10/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “How and Why the Destitute Dead of Northeast Ohio Are Remembered

The image of that plain white wooden cross is so terribly sad.
Even my feline companions have always received something better.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/09/2017 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Inside the Investigation that Brought Down a West Sixth Street Cocaine Dealer

I dont care call me its Porscha 2165511463.

Posted by pcampbe5 on 05/08/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “A Bright, Shining Myth


Posted by Renna on 05/07/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “25 New Restaurants, Breweries and Bars We're Looking Forward to This Summer in Cleveland

Wonder when the tremont/ohio city bubble is going to pop. Just dont think the market can handle much more

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Posted by Hhhmm on 05/07/2017 at 12:50 AM



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