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Bill Mason: After 14 years on the job, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor resigns to take a job at the Bricker & Eckler law firm with four months still left in his term. Last seen giving Frank Russo a high five while packing up his office.

Nailah Byrd: The Cuyahoga County Inspector General’s work leads to three more employees being fired for gross incompetence on the job. She also politely declined an offer from a fellow shopper to use her Giant Eagle card yesterday even though she forgot hers at home.

Trent Richardson/Brandon Weeden: Despite losing again, the Browns’ top two draft picks rebounded from pathetic performances in week one with impressive games against the Bengals. Colt McCoy interjects that he didn’t drop the clipboard on the sidelines once Sunday, so there’s that, too.

Todd Goldstein: The CEO of LaunchHouse Accelerator, a program that hands out seed money to tech companies with the goal of keeping them in Northeast Ohio, will pick 10 winners from the pool of 20 finalists. Fingers crossed that our idea for an app that locates every bar with Genesee Cream Ale on tap makes the cut.

Wilma Smith: The longtime local TV anchor is the subject of an extensive art exhibition by Dana Depew at Brandt Gallery. Meanwhile, Dick Goddard is the subject of an extensive private exhibition of topless Dick Goddard oil paintings by Dick Goddard at Dick Goddard’s house. Viewings available by appointment.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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