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August 7, 2019

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Euclid Officer Who Was Fired and Then Rehired After Being Caught on Video Beating Motorist Now Charged

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Last October, Euclid police officer Michael Amiott was rehired after being fired in 2017 for beating up a black man during a traffic stop — all of which was caught on camera and went viral. Now, Amiott is facing misdemeanor assault charges for his actions during Richard Hubbard III’s arrest on Aug. 12, 2017. According to...
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Studies on East Side Home Values and Cleveland Poverty Levels Released This Week Paint a Sobering Picture of Cleveland’s Progress

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Two new data points to add to the Two Clevelands narrative were released this week, one focused on housing values and the other on poverty. On Monday, a report — Housing Market Recovery in Cuyahoga County: Will Cleveland’s East Side Be Left Behind? — from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving...
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You Can Kill 30 to 50 Feral Hogs Anytime You Want in Ohio — and with Myriad Weapons

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click to enlarge The internet has lost its mind over feral hogs — specifically 30 to 50 of them. It all started innocently enough, when Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell tweeted about assault weapons: If you’re on here arguing the definition of “assault weapon” today you are part of the problem....
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Singer-Songwriter David Crosby Brings His Sky Trails Band Back to the Kent Stage on August 20

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click to enlarge There’s been no shortage of new music from singer-songwriter David Crosby. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has put out four albums in the past five years, an incredible burst of creative productivity that even knowing his ongoing investment in the process of writing...
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The Zombies to Celebrate Their Induction at Upcoming Rock Hall Concert

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click to enlarge A British rock act that formed in the early ’60s, the Zombies had been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a couple of times prior to this year, when they were finally enshrined. Singer-guitarist Colin Blunstone admits he had started to doubt...
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Singapore-Style Food Truck Dang Good Foods to Open Restaurant in Lakewood

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click to enlarge Daniel Ang says that he drafted a five-year plan that would propel his emerging food business from concept to food truck to brick and mortar restaurant. Unbeknownst to him at the time, that five-year plan would soon condense to a five-month plan. “When something like this lands...
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Local Indie Pop Act TLNGO Releases Two New Singles

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Jeremy Willets TLNGO – The Light Never Goes Out – is the nom de plume of Jeremy Willets, the chief songwriter in mid-2000s alt-rock act the Rails. A former Scene contributing writer, Willets took a hiatus from music to start a family, but he’s recently started...
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Remembering Toni Morrison | From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress

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The following guest post is by Guy Lamolinara of the Library’s Center for the Book. It was originally published on the Library of Congress Blog. Toni Morrison accepts the Library’s fiction prize in 2011 from James Billington, then the Librarian of Congress. Photo by Kristina Nixon. The loss of the...
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Gov. DeWine Calls for Expanded Background Checks, ‘Red Flag’ Law in Wake of Dayton Mass Shooting

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click to enlarge Ohio.gov Governor Mike DeWine In the aftermath of a mass shooting that killed nine people and wounded dozens of others, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine yesterday called for new efforts to reduce the risk of a future massacre. The core of DeWine’s proposals — which do not include...
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Tribe, Browns and Shotguns — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Tribe, Browns and Shotguns — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 10:14 AM click to enlarge Andre and Zac talk some football, some beer guzzling and some majoring in the...
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Platform Beer Co. to Join Anheuser-Busch’s Brewers Collective

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click to enlarge Announced this morning, Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co. will join Anheuser-Busch’s Brewers Collective, a business division of the 165-year-old mega-brewery. Dubbed “the fastest-growing regional brewery in the United States” in 2017, Platform began life just five years ago in Ohio City and now has a physical presence in...
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The Stinky-Ass Corpse Flower at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Has Bloomed

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 The Stinky-Ass Corpse Flower at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Has Bloomed Posted By Laura Morrison on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 9:48 AM click to enlarge Photo via Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Facebook The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s corpse flower has officially bloomed and is already attracting flies and...
History

The 19th-Century Mania for Ice Skating in the Summer | History

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When France’s first indoor ice-skating rink opened in May 1876, chaos broke out. Wealthy Parisians of all stripes flooded the building, eager to see how a large swath of ice could remain frozen so close to the summer. Within minutes, “the place was crammed to suffocation, and yet thousands of...
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Savage Love: Boundaries | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m a 42-year-old single, straight female who recently started dating a 36-year-old man in a somewhat exclusive, long-distance relationship. We have known each other for a short time, but have clocked hours upon hours on the phone. I have specifically stated many times I don’t want kids of my own...
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Band of the Week: The Damn Torpedoes | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND:Ty Hurless (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Geno Stroia II (bass, vocals), Tim Veillon (guitar, vocals), James Rannefeld (drums), James Reynolds (keyboards) OHIO BOYS: A tribute to Tom Petty, the Damn Torpedoes formed some ten years ago when singer-guitarist Ty Hurless, who grew up in the Canton/Massillon area, graduated from...
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Indian Flame Sparkles in its New Uptown Home | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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It’s high noon on a Tuesday and there’s a short wait for a table while staffers clean up after recently departed guests. Most of the diners are here for the lunch buffet, but I also spot a few couples enjoying a la carte options ordered off the regular menu. In...
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Documentary ‘Maiden’ Shows That Women Can Sail Too | Film Features | Cleveland

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Less than a month removed from the U.S. Women’s National Team victory in the Women’s World Cup, the documentary Maiden, which opens Friday at the Cedar Lee, chronicles another historic athletic feat by a team of women. It’s the story of Tracy Edwards, a young woman in Britain who assembles...
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‘Brian Banks’ Tells True Story of One Man’s Journey From Prison to NFL | Film Features | Cleveland

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Is it still disparaging to remark that a major motion picture feels like a “made-for-TV movie?” Are “made-for-TV movies still even made? Brian Banks, the uplifting new drama starring Aldis Hodge as the eponymous football player who spent six years in prison for a rape he did not commit, feels...
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Tales From Train: Cleveland’s Once, Current, and Probably Future Trash Avenue | Features | Cleveland

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Illustration by Tom Carlson After three hours of canvassing the wilds of Train Avenue as part of the regional RiverSweep day cleanup efforts around the Cuyahoga River corridor in May, I heaved two final garbage bags into the back of an overflowing trailer to join their distended brethren, bulging with...

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