Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Morning Brew: Ricin Indictment, RTA Evacuation, Suing the Amish, and Ice Causes Problems

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Making ricin just to see if hed die like everyone else.
  • Making ricin just to see if he'd die like everyone else.

Good morning, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you praise that little bastard groundhog today.

— RTA commuters say they smelled something burning just before a Green Line train filled with smoke, forcing them to evacuate and trek it a couple hundred yards in the snow. Just another reason to buy an SUV and never take public transit. (

— That guy who was caught making ricin in his basement? Yeah, he had a really good reason for doing it. "The 54-year-old Tallmadge man accused last week of making ricin said one of the reasons he made the potentially deadly toxin was to see if he could — given that 90 percent of those who try die in the process — according to an FBI affidavit." If found not guilty, he plans on seeing if he can skydive without a parachute. (

— Five Ohioans are suing the Amish, not for leaving steaming piles of horse poop on the road, but because of allegedly false claims that their fireplaces save heating costs. If the suit is successful, damages could include one hat, two hammers, and a buggy. (AP)

— 200,000 Ohioans are without power after ice from the Groundhog Day storm ravaged power lines. Eff this weather. (Morning Journal)

We'll be back momentarily.

Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation