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Friday, October 28, 2011

Marissa Kingery, Elyria Teen, Dies After Trip to Dentist (Updated)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM


Update III: $1 million is the final settlement between the family of Marissa Kingery, the 13-year-old who died during a routine dental procedure, and the insurance company for Henry Mazorow, the now-retired dentist who performed the sedation.

According to the Chronicle Telegram:

Marissa’s parents, Amber McEwen of Elyria and Jason Kingery of Sheffield Lake, each will receive $331,056, and their attorney Michael Czack will receive $318,000 and about $4,000 in expenses, according to documents filed in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.

The CT also reports that Mazorow, who retired September 1, did not want to settle. “If there was a settlement, it was not done by me, because I demanded an investigation,” he told the paper. — Grzegorek


Update II : The coroner has ruled Marissa Kingery's death an accident due to "lack of oxygen to the brain after she was sedated with four drugs," according to the Chronicle Telegram.


Update: When originally posted, this article contained comments from a user on the Morning Journal web site claiming to know details of the case. Since the posting, the comments were determined to be inaccurate and removed from the paper's site. Scene has also scrapped the comments.

Elyria middle schoolers got a horrible shock when they returned to the classroom this week: one of their own had died after a seemingly rote trip to the dentist.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mentor Schools Rent Out Flag Pole for Cell Tower (Updated)

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

The Stars  and Stripes, improving cell coverage since 1776.
  • The Stars and Stripes, improving cell coverage since 1776.

After hemming, hawing, complaining, and grand-standing, the American flag atop T-Mobile's tower at a Mentor school will come down permanently. A resident sniped that the flag wasn't lit properly, a slap in the face of flag etiquette, and though T-Mobile remedied the issue, Mentor decided to scrap the hassle and ditch the flag completely. (News-Herald)Grzegorek


Any Fox News-watching, Constitution-clutching, Red, White and Blue-blooded Tea Partier will tell you nothing goes together like flag waving and unfettered capitalism. ‘Merican as Apple Pie, it is.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

State Trooper Arrested at Browns Game (Updated)

Posted By on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM

We never would have guessed he worked in law enforcement. Never.
  • We never would have guessed he worked in law enforcement. Never.

Update III: Fantone was fired by the State Highway Patrol. (

Update II:
Jason Fantone was sentenced to enter a diversion program. If successfully completed, he won't face vandalism charges. (


Update: Two bits of information surfaced today regarding the trooper's arrest. First: Cops originally approached Fantone in the stands because he was throwing peanuts at them.

Second: A great quote from the perp — ""I'm in handcuffs for throwing peanuts? Those guys are mad at me because I DUI'd some of their guys."


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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Threatening to "Shoot Some Politicians" Will Get You In Trouble (Updated)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Scary even when Elmo says it.
  • Scary even when Elmo says it.

Update: Chester Smith III, the employee who allegedly made the threats, will not be charged. (


Details are still scarce, but both 19 Action News and WEWS are reporting that a Cuyahoga County employee has been put on administrative leave after threatening to "shoot some politicians" if he was forced to take more furlough days.

The incident allegedly occurred on January 14 and the Sheriff's Department was made aware of the threat last Friday.

In any event, threats like that are bound to get the attention of law enforcement.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Police Confiscate 57 Guns From Priest (Updated)

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Father, I didnt sin that much!
  • "Father, I didn't sin that much!"

Update: Make that 80 guns, not 57. And add in 874 boxes of ammunition. The priest, now identified as Abbot John Henry, went to the hospital voluntarily and police continue their investigation, which may include other properties owned by Henry. (WKYC)


A priest at St. Herman's, an Orthodox monastery on Franklin Avenue catering to the area's homeless, was apparently dong his best impression of Delonte West. Fox 8 reports that cops were called to the building Friday night because the priest, whose name has not been released yet, was acting strange.

There they found 57 guns, which they confiscated.

No charges have been filed, but the priest was taken to Lutheran Hospital for a psych evaluation, probably out of concern he was going to go all Desperado with his stockpile of ammunition.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

John Kasich Regime Brings Fox News to State TVs

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Fan of the Fox.
  • Fan of the Fox.

New Ohio Governor John Kasich and his team are bound to make many changes as he takes over the reins of the Buckeye State. Taxes, transportation, budgets — all will be reassessed and perhaps altered.

But no edict will be as entertaining or minute as one dictating, allegedly, that TVs in the cafeteria at ODOT headquarters show Fox News and not CNN.

The PD's Michael McIntyre reports that the call to switch from the home of Anderson Cooper to Bill O'Reilly came from ODOT honcho Jerry Wray, but you can connect the dots like jumbled nonsensical points on a Glenn Beck blackboard:

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Clevelanders Are Practical, And Quite Possibly Horny

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

We particularly liked this gem from Texts From Last Night today. Horny? Perhaps. Practical? For sure.




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