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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Ohio Research Brings to Light Brain Injuries from Domestic Abuse

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 2:30 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sometimes, the impacts of physical abuse run deeper than a scar, and researchers in Ohio are digging deeper into cognitive injuries caused by domestic violence.

Working with researchers from Ohio State University, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network's CARE project discovered that a majority of survivors have lived through extensive violence directed at the head, neck and face, and through strangulation.

At ODVN's Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury, Director Rachel Ramirez said such injuries can be linked to brain trauma.

"So, when we think of the very first picture of a battered woman being a woman with a black eye, we now should be thinking that that woman very well could have had a concussion, and her brain could have been hurt," Ramirez said.

The project's work was featured in a recent federal report, which recommends improved data collection on brain injuries from intimate-partner violence.

According to Ramirez, with better data comes a better understanding, which will help providers better serve survivors.

Ramirez explained that brain injury often is not diagnosed and not well understood by domestic violence prevention programs or survivors. It can manifest in such cognitive challenges as problems with attention or memory; such physical problems as headaches and fatigue; and emotional issues, including depression and anxiety.

"When these issues are untreated and unidentified, things end up getting worse for the survivor," she added. "They aren't getting better; they don't understand what happened to them, and they blame themselves — instead of understanding what happened to them as a result of an injury that wasn't their fault."

ODVN has developed a new conceptualization of brain injury, known as the CARE framework. CARE stands for "connect, acknowledge, respond, evaluate."

Ramirez described the framework as focusing on building positive relationships with survivors, and acknowledging and responding to the individualized needs of each person accessing services.

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Here's Where You Catch Fireworks In Northeast Ohio This July 4th Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:45 PM

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Fireworks? Sure, assuming you're safely distancing yourself.

Here's where you can catch the celebrations this weekend.

July 3rd
Lorain County Fairgrounds (23000 Fairgrounds Rd, Wellington) - Opens at 7 p.m., Fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th
Akron Neighborhoods (Akron Executive Airport, Patterson Park Ballfields, Summit Lake, and the State Street Parking Deck) - Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Akron’s Canal Park (300 South Main St.) - Entry at 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. $10 entry. Frozen 2 will be played on the scoreboard at 7:30 p.m. Masks required.

Ashland Community Stadium (1440 Hiner Ave.) - Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Avon’s Crusher Stadium (2009 Baseball Blvd.) - Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Canfield's Fairgrounds (7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.) - Gates open at 8:00 p.m., Fireworks start between 9:45 and 10 p.m. $10 per car.

Cedar Point’s Light up the Point (1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky) - Parking lot opens at 8 p.m., Fireworks at 10 p.m., $20 per car

Lorain's Mile-Long Pier (301 Lakeside Ave.) - Fireworks around 10 p.m.

Macedonia's Family Recreation Center (1494 East Aurora Rd.) - Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

North Ridgeville’s Victory Park (7777 Victory Ln.) - 7:00 p.m. entry, $20 per car, $25 for preferred parking

Sheffield Lake's Shoreway Shopping Plaza (4128 East Lake Rd.) - Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Streetsboro’s Woodside Lake Park (2486 Frost Rd.) - Cars allowed in at 7 p.m.

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Former Indian Trevor Crowe Federally Charged for Evading Taxes In Connection With Illegal Gambling Operation

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:08 PM

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Former Indian Trevor Crowe was charged in federal court today with filing false tax returns in connection with an illegal gambling business.

The charges in the Northern District of Ohio came in a Criminal Information filing, which generally means the defendant will plead in the case.

Federal charges filed last year against a Mentor-on-the-Lake man alleging a widespread gambling ring included mention of a former baseball player who was a co-conspirator in the operation. It's unclear if Crowe is the player referenced in that case, though sources have told Scene he was.

Crowe was most recently in the news for paying $3.225 million for the 6,910-square-foot Phoenix-area mansion originally built by the founder of the University of Phoenix.


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BottleHouse Brewery to Unveil New Food Concepts from Chef Michael Schoen at Cleveland Heights and Lakewood Locations

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 11:23 AM

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Chef Michael Schoen has partnered with BottleHouse Brewery to open food concepts at the brewery’s Cleveland Heights (2050 Lee Rd., 216-214-2120) and Lakewood (13368 Madison Ave., 216-926-0025) locations. Each has its own theme and menu, shaped by the needs of the neighborhood, Schoen explains.

The original plan, says the chef, was to launch the Lakewood kitchen in March and the Cleveland Heights concept later in the year, but the pandemic convinced management to push back the former and speed up the latter.

BottleHouse East opens today for beverage service, but the kitchen, which Schoen is calling LouieQ, will debut on Wednesday, July 8. He describes the menu as “Tex-Mex barbecue” starring chicken and vegan chorizo tacos, tamales and smoked duck hot dogs. A host of fun side dishes includes Mexican-spiced heirloom popcorn, watermelon salad topped with cotija cheese and mint, and potato salad with pickled eggs and chiles.

Schoen will be working out of the existing pop-up kitchen at the Cleveland Heights brewery, while utilizing the Lakewood kitchen as a central commissary. Guests who visit will see a renovated interior with all new seating, paint and art, adds the chef.

“If you walk into the space now it’s completely different,” he says. “It’s a transformed space.”

The Lakewood brewery will open its doors for drinkers on July 15, with food to follow on August 1. That kitchen will go by the name of Eugene, aka “home of the Tinman burger.” That crave-worthy double cheeseburger, which made a splash at the Ohio City Galley, will join simple “backyard barbecue” style foods like three-cheese mac and cheese, french bread pizzas, vegan sloppy joe and sides.

“It will be a little bit different from what people were used to going into the Ohio City Galley,” explains Schoen.

The focus at both locations will be on takeout, with meals being packaged up as “picnics in a box” for consumption onsite or off-premises. Online ordering and touchless transactions will promote safe enjoyment of the foods.

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Market Garden Brewery Now Serving 'Freekly,' a Special Beer to Celebrate Scene's 50th Anniversary

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 11:04 AM


Scene turned 50 this week, a momentous milestone that we will celebrate with all due festivity in a commemorative issue later this year when things Aren't So Shitty, but that doesn't mean the occasion will pass without something special.

In honor of the anniversary and Scene's status as the longest continually operating altweekly in America, Market Garden Brewery made us Freekly, a Hazy Double New England style IPA clocking in at 8% which you can now enjoy at the recently reopened bar and restaurant in Ohio City.

Market Garden is also contributing $1 from every Freekly sold to Scene's Press Club.

"We love you guys, we love the work you do, and we want to be able to support the important work Scene does for the city," Sam McNulty said.

Freekly is brewed with hop blends of Azacca, El Dorado, Loral, and Idaho Gem. The beer was fermented with a signature East Coast Burlington Yeast strain which creates a very aroma-forward, full-bodied, and juicy/less bitter IPA.

"Surviving and thriving for 50 years in a business as challenging as journalism in the digital age is high praise and deep tribute to the nimble and scrappy team that keeps this steady drumbeat and watchful eye on our fair city," said McNulty, whose appreciation for journalism began on his 11th birthday when he started his paper route for the PD. "Market Garden brewed a beer that we hope is as special as these fine folks deserve to commemorate this incredible achievement born of blood, sweat, ink, and tears."

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Mike McIntyre Stepping Down as Primary Host of Sound of Ideas, WCPN's Flagship News Program

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 10:43 AM

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Mike McIntyre, the former Plain Dealer columnist and new executive editor at ideastream, is stepping down as the primary host of Sound of Ideas, WCPN's flagship morning news program. McIntyre has sat in the host's chair for 10 years. 

Rick Jackson, who hosts the Friday "Reporters Roundtable" and who has filled in for McIntyre more than 100 times in the past decade, will assume the Monday through Thursday hosting duties. McIntyre will swap places with Jackson and host the Friday show.

McIntyre made the announcement in the final segment of Thursday's program. He said he'd hoped to be able to continue hosting after being hired as the station's executive editor last month, but that the rigors of the leadership role will prevent him from applying the time and energy necessary. 

Jackson, a Pittsburgh native and longtime TV and radio anchor, is a Black man, and McIntyre noted that in addition to Jackson's extensive journalistic credentials, he will add important perspective during a time of social unrest over racial injustice.

Both Jackson and McIntyre praised the dedicated producers who work behind the scenes to book guests and organize research for the daily news program. Managing Producer Amy Cummings, Coordinating Producer Rachel Rood, and Producers Leigh Barr and Drew Maziasz will continue in their roles, creating "thoughtful, engaging" daily programs and providing consistency to a morning show that offers some of the freshest and most in-depth commentary on regional topics du jour. 

Jackson said that as host, he wanted to keep the lines of communication with the community open and bring in new voices that reflect his own sources and experiences. He compared the show to the 24-hour endurance car race at Le Mans, and said he felt like the third driver after original host Dan Moulthrop and then McIntyre.

"The car's been doing 200 for about six hours now, and it's running great," Jackson said. "We have great people changing the tires, fueling the vehicle, and it's going to continue to fly as it always has. I'm thrilled to be the one grabbing the steering wheel."

After the long Holiday weekend, Jackson will officially take over Tuesday, July 7.

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A Reborn Mojo World Eats Dazzles Even In These Strange Times

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:15 AM

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I went 14 weeks without eating a meal inside a restaurant, an unprecedented span of time that has not been repeated in my entire adult life. It most certainly hasn’t happened during my two-decade stint as a food writer. My last working meal took place on March 11 at Mojo, the new-old concept that chef Michael Herschman opened in the former Lopez space in Cleveland Heights. I had already planned a return visit for the review when, well, we all know what happened.

So, what a perfect way to bookend the story by having my first meal back on the beat take place at the same spot as my outgoing meal. Needless to say, everything except for the food has changed during that three-month span.

The last time we ate at Mojo, our table neighbors were so close that they inquired about the dishes on our table after coveting them. This time around, I practically had to shout to say hello to a friend at an “adjacent” table. Of course, the distance between tables is just one of a million little (and big) things that diners now confront when visiting a restaurant. At Mojo, guests are subjected to a quick temperature check, the soles of one’s shoes are sprayed and (ostensibly) disinfected, and hands make their way through the sanitation station. The entire staff, including host, bartender, servers and chef, is wearing a mask. Menus that used to be mounted on rigid poster board are now printed on thin disposable paper.

When Herschman announced his plans to revive Mojo, the pioneering small-plate restaurant that he launched in Tremont, I was thrilled. Though it had been 20 years since I dined there, I can recall with giddy clarity the experience, which proved to be a formative one for me personally. Here was a buzzy chef-owned bistro in a burgeoning neighborhood serving up a dizzying selection of dishes, each more compelling and tantalizing than the last.

While no longer pioneering, the food at Mojo is every bit as exciting as I remember. Built for mixing and matching, the menu features two dozen options (down from three-dozen pre-Covid) priced from $7 to $17. All the bases are covered in terms of vegetarian, seafood and meat based concoctions, most displaying the chef’s flair for weaving cross-cultural influences into a seamless finished product.

This time around we munched and crunched on crispy-fried tofu triangles ($8) dressed with a zippy red chile glaze and set against a cool and gingery mixed vegetable slaw. Last time around we enjoyed the sweet and spicy calamari ($10), a version of which the chef has been playing with for eons. Another blast from the past stars thin-sliced rare steak ($10) and bouncy sweet potato noodles in a lively red curry vinaigrette. Gazpacho ($7.50), a seasonal special, had a hint of cumin and an ideal texture that landed between baby-food smooth and too chunky.

A dark and brittle-crisp tempura shell encases three large, succulent shrimp ($9) sporting a warm five-spice aroma. They arrive atop a pool of coconut and chile-infused peanut sauce. A medium-size bowl struggles to contain a riot of flavors and textures that starts with perfectly fried boneless chicken thighs and ends with a runny fried egg. In between is punchy, crunchy housemade kim chi and a smoky-sweet Asian-spiced glaze. Those with larger appetites – or guests who are willing to share – should ponder the brisket poutine ($10), a mountain of french fries, tender smoked meat, savory mushroom gravy and fresh mozzarella, all capped with an egg. Next time I might consider ordering two plates of the lamb chops ($14) because three bones are never enough. These came with tender scallion pancakes and a refreshing raita.

One pleasant holdover from the Lopez days is the beverage program, which features potent potables like pitchers of margaritas, carefully crafted cocktails and well-chosen wines by the glass and bottle.

We enjoyed those margaritas on a sparsely populated patio because the concept of dining inside a restaurant still is something I’m not eager to do. Exchanges with a server, however fleeting and brief, are accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty. Do we put the masks back on whenever she arrives? Is that a look of trepidation on her masked face? When did dining out become such a stressful activity?

I’d like to think that with time and practice, the dread will dissipate, because I truly do miss the feeling of escape that comes with a great restaurant experience, not to mention leaving the dishes to someone else. And eating out is the best way to support our local restaurants, most of which are struggling to survive. But the coronavirus hasn’t gone away, workers still are constantly at risk of getting ill and not everybody is being careful. Personally, I plan on taking it one meal at a time.

Mojo World Eats
2196 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts.

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