Sunday, June 30, 2013

6 Northeast Ohio Bed and Breakfasts That You Absolutely Can't Miss Out On

Posted By on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM


Thinking about a staycation this year? Here are 6 nearby Bed and Breakfasts that you definitely don’t want to miss.

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A Kenyon College Student Who Was Interning In Egypt Was Just Killed

Posted By on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM


A Kenyon College student was among eight people who were killed in a political demonstration in Alexandria, Egypt on Friday, the U.S. State Department said.

Andrew D. Pochter, 21, who was originally from Chevy Chase, MD, was photographing the clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi when he was stabbed by a protestor. The student was spending his summer in Egypt interning for AMIDEAST, an education non-profit organization. According to the Gambier, OH-based college, AMIDEAST is not a school-affiliated program.

The New York Times reported yesterday that Pochter was teaching English to young children while hoping to also improve his own Arabic skills. Pochter's family told the NYT that their son had planned to return to the Middle East for his spring semester.

The family of the college junior issued this statement on Facebook yesterday: " Our beloved 21 year old son and brother...went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding. Andrew was a wonderful young man looking for new experiences in the world and finding ways to share his talents while he learned."

According to Bloomberg, the political disturbances unfolded just two days before hundreds of thousands of Egyptians plan to stage nationwide protests seeking Morsi’s resignation, in "what may be the biggest challenge to the Islamist leader since he took office a year ago." Troops were deployed yesterday in Cairo and in other major cities in anticipation of today's planned demonstrations.

Since Pochter's death, the State Department has issued a travel warning urging American citizens to defer recreational trips to Egypt. Some non-essential U.S. embassy employees in Egypt have been given permission to leave the country until the unrest subsides, Bloomberg reported.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Plug Pulled on Public Square Club After Two People Were Shot on Site

Posted By on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Photo not from last weekends shooting.
  • Photo not from last weekend's shooting.

In the wee hours last Saturday, two people were shot in a parking lot that services Lounge 75, a nightclub located near Public Square. One was 23-year-old Demario Warren, who was killed, and the other a 21-year-old woman who was struck in the ankle. Some reports claimed that the altercation began inside the club and ended in tragedy outside. The same location was linked to a shooting two years ago.

Landlord Dan Dzina told WKYC that he decided to cancel the club's lease. While the club may not have been directly linked to the shooting, the landlord felt it was attracting the wrong crowd.

Located a few hundred feet from Horseshoe Casino, East 4th and Quicken Loans Arena, the club immediately drew the attention of Councilman Joe Cimperman, who vowed to get the liquor license revoked.

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Here's What You Missed at Last Night's Rascal Flatts Concert

Posted By on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM


The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts make for terrific tour mates. The two country acts are so pop-oriented, they crossover to mainstream audiences even more than, say, an act like Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw. Last night before a capacity crowd at Blossom, both acts put on entertaining shows that had all the trappings of arena rock shows.

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18 College Students Were Arrested Last Night

Posted By on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Photo not from last nights incident.
  • Photo not from last night's incident.

Brimfield Police arrested 18 college students late last night after neighbors called to report a raging party.

According to the police, party-goers began sprinting away from the house when the police cruisers arrived.

18 of the runners were caught.

It is not clear where the students attend school.

Kent police were called in for backup.

The Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver posted this to the Brimfield Police Department Facebook page:

"Although we didn't receive official invitations, some of the neighbors believed we should make an appearance....likely because we are internet sensations and generally the life of most parties...oh, and the drunk people in the street may have been a for calling us Johnny Law types."

The Brimfield police department was recently in the limelight due to articles that the Associated Press and ABC news wrote on Oliver and his clever Facebook posts.

In regards to last night's incident, Oliver's post went on to say, "When we arrived, the intoxicated people in attendance were so awe struck by seeing famous officers, they began to run away. It looked like a cartoon. After the dust settled and all of the drunken 100 yard dash participants were rounded up....we counted 18 physical arrests, for various offenses."


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Here's How to Get On Contestant's Row and Win Big on The Price is Right

Posted By on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM


By now, you've most likely heard the big news- The Price is Right Live is coming to Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare Theater in October. You've also most likely purchased your tickets, which went on sale yesterday.

With excitement bubbling and tickets on pre-order, the next logical question is, of course, How the heck do I come home with all those fancy prizes??

Lucky for you, two former winners, Ben Robinson and Terry Kniess, have developed "highly scientific" and "foolproof" tactics for getting invited up on stage and for walking away with the good stuff.

While you can read their complete stories here and here, we've developed a quick six-step summary, based on their combined experiences.

Naturally, those of us here at Scene can't personally guarantee that these strategies are "foolproof," because hey- none of us have ever been on the show- but we can say one thing: they sure did work for these two guys.

Might as well give it a shot.

Here are their six secrets to winning like a boss on The Price is Right.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Here Are the DUI Checkpoints Happening This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM


Zip. Zilch. Zero.

Law enforcement officials appear to be laying relatively low the weekend before the July 4 holiday, when they will surely strike down with a terrible, terrible vengeance.

For Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, police haven't announced any saturation points.

So drive safe, folks. And remember, you can always call Cabby Bill if you need a ride.

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