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Friday, May 27, 2011

Raw Video: Police Chase Stolen Dump Truck (Updated)

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM


Update: Joshua Jiles, the 17-year-old who led cops on a 50-mile, three-county chase in a stolen dump truck back in December, was sentenced to two and a half years in a juvenile detention facility after pleading guilty to a laundry list of charges. Juvenile Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio designed Jiles a "serious youth offender," which means he best behave at juvi lest she slap him with more serious adult offenses. The Beacon Journal also notes Jiles didn't apologize, saying he was drunk during the ride and doesn't remember much of what happened. (


Welcome to the best three minutes you'll have today. Read all about the chase in Stow over at 19 Action News, or just watch the video, because that's really the only part you care about. Video after the jump.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keith Whitnight, Building Owner, Threw Dog Poop Into Tenant's House (Updated)

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Youre supposed to clean up dog poop, not throw it.
  • You're supposed to clean up dog poop, not throw it.

Update: Via the Chronicle-Telegram, Keith Whitnight pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct Monday in connection with his feces-flinging incident last year.


Tenants and landlords are bound to have tiffs every once in awhile. A drain clogs, a service call delayed, rent is late —- it can really be anything small or large. These disagreements usually end amicably, if not at least with civility.

They tend not to end with someone throwing dog poop. Not always though, as a recent incident in Lorain proves.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kid Dances Home, Scares Neighbor

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 4:09 PM

We admit it, if he looked like this, wed call the cops too.
  • We admit it, if he looked like this, we'd call the cops too.

Yup, we can just about see 2011 peaking up over the horizon. It’s been a good year, Scenesters, but before you unscrew those bottles of Andre and de-lint your sport coat, we invite you to take one more trip with us to that most magical of places: The Suburban Police Blotter.

Today’s item is from Highland Heights, a leafy East Side enclave famed for it’s . . . Okay, well, Highland Heights is somewhere near Richmond Heights and Mayfield Heights. On Sunday night, a concerned citizen on Williamsburg Drive spotted something strange from the window. A man was walking all crazy-legged down the street. A drunkard? Smack addict? Zombie? The police were called.

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Make Sure You Like Your Drug Purveyor

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:43 PM


In recent times, retailers’ competition to earn your pharmacy dollars has resulted in a weekly sweepstakes of savings: a gift card for switching your prescriptions to Target, cheap gas for bringing your new business to Giant Eagle. Consumer science proves that medicine works better when it comes with free crap.

But a new state law effective this week means it’s time to pick your favorite drug peddler and be prepared to stick with them. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy declared that as of this coming Saturday, you may transfer any given prescription to a different pharmacy only once during the life of the prescription. If you’ve been running the Rite Aid to Walgreens to CVS coupon circuit, you are now officially out of luck.

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Scene's Top Reader Comments of 2010

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Good night and good luck, dear readers.
  • Good night and good luck, dear readers.

Warning: This post contains language and images that may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Up here from our perch in the ivory tower of journalism (aka the bar at Applebee’s), the Scene staff has an affinity for one part of the job in particular: reader comments. Those little boxes tagged to the end of stories give you guys your own piece of the show, a way to sing praise and fire off criticism. In all honestly, we love the connection — it keeps us humble. We write, you read. You write, we read. It’s that big circuit of fuzzy love we call journalism 2.0.

In the spirit of year-end retrospects, we’ve combed the comments. Here are our favorites, in no particular order, from the thoughtful and polished to invectives and long-streams of near incomprehensible rambling. Enjoy, and please keep it up.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Video: Anderson Varejao Punches Himself in the Head

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Vajeraos got good looks to spare.
  • Vajerao's got good looks to spare.

Here's video of the Wild Thing going all Mike Tyson on his own head last night. And not just one punch. Multiple.

You certainly can not question his intensity.

(Via Stepien Rules)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Steelers Fan Gets to Turn on Lights at 'A Christmas Story' House

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM

The A Christmas Story house and museum held a contest, affectionately named The Griswold Contest, that awarded one lucky fan the opportunity to plug in a truly spectacular light display.

Yep, a Steelers fan won. Oh Fudge indeed.

Bob Cox even wore his No. 86 Hines Ward jersey while performing the honor.

Picture below. Check out the rest of the pics from the lighting ceremony here.


(Via Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies)

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