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  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Goodyear-Bad Decision?

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Goodyear-Bad Decision?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:03:58 GMT
    Long before LeBron James became synonymous with the City of Akron, the town was widely known as the "Rubber City," the tire manufacturing capitol of the world.More >>
    Long before LeBron James became synonymous with the City of Akron, the town was widely known as the "Rubber City," the tire manufacturing capitol of the world. Today, Akron's tire industry is mostly gone with Goodyear the only company still standing. That's why a recent Goodyear announcement caught our attention.More >>
  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Chief Wahoo Lawsuit

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Chief Wahoo Lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:32:08 GMT
    Cleveland Indians fans may argue balls and strikes, but a proposed lawsuit against the team should be called out.More >>
    Cleveland Indians fans may argue balls and strikes, but a proposed lawsuit against the team should be called out.More >>
  • Kalena Arif Editorial: Parents need to step up to help curb violence

    Kalena Arif Editorial: Parents need to step up to help curb violence

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:59:07 GMT
    Suggestions to resolve violence in the city of Cleveland have been offered, but I say the resolution lies in the hands of parents who need to step up and get focused.
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    Suggestions to resolve violence in the city of Cleveland have been offered, but I say the resolution lies in the hands of parents who need to step up and get focused.
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  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Opportunity Corridor

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Opportunity Corridor

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:36:38 GMT
    The first rule in proposing a controversial project is to give it a positive name so there's no way to refuse. And so it is with the "Opportunity Corridor".More >>
    The first rule in proposing a controversial project is to give it a positive name so there's no way to refuse. And so it is with the "Opportunity Corridor".More >>
  • Senator Frank LaRose's Editorial

    Senator Frank LaRose's Editorial

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:46:08 GMT
    Every July 4th, we gather with family and friends for barbeques, festivals, parades and fireworks. More importantly, we remember the birth of this great nation and all that it represents.
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    Every July 4th, we gather with family and friends for barbeques, festivals, parades and fireworks. More importantly, we remember the birth of this great nation and all that it represents. More >>
  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Burning River

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Burning River

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-06-26 00:40:50 GMT
    It was June of 1969 -- 45 years ago -- when the Cuyahoga River, cluttered with pollutants, chemicals and floating debris, made national headlines by catching on fire. The freak accident was one more stickingMore >>
    It was June of 1969 -- 45 years ago -- when the Cuyahoga River, cluttered with pollutants, chemicals and floating debris, made national headlines by catching on fire.More >>
  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: The New Frontier

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: The New Frontier

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:02:34 GMT
    Cleveland is a resilient city. It's been brought down time and time again, but always manages to come back stronger and shine a little brighter.More >>
    Cleveland is a resilient city. It's been brought down time and time again, but always manages to come back stronger and shine a little brighter. More >>
  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Deadly police chase accountability

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Deadly police chase accountability

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:41:23 GMT
    Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo now faces criminal charges in the deadly police chase from 2012.More >>
    Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo now faces criminal charges in the deadly police chase from 2012. More >>
  • Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Veterans

    Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Veterans

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-06-05 10:41:59 GMT
    While the VA investigations have been made in other states, make no mistake about it, vets here in northeast Ohio also say that they are denied medical treatment.
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    While the VA investigations have been made in other states, make no mistake about it, vets here in northeast Ohio also say that they are denied medical treatment.
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  • Editorial: Basheer Jones

    Editorial: Basheer Jones

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:03:49 GMT
    I'm Cleveland writer, poet and public speaker Basheer Jones. Today we can make a choice to change the world by taking responsibility to save one life.  You may ask how can one saved life change the world.More >>
    I'm Cleveland writer, poet and public speaker Basheer Jones. Today we can make a choice to change the world by taking responsibility to save one life.  You may ask how can one saved life change the world.More >>
  • Zack Reed Editorial: Father's Day Event

    Zack Reed Editorial: Father's Day Event

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-05-21 20:44:29 GMT
    "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it," according to the book of Proverbs. Hello, I'm Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed. Too many of our young peopleMore >>
    "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it," according to the book of Proverbs. Hello, I'm Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed.More >>
  • Kevin Kelley's Editorial

    Kevin Kelley's Editorial

    Thursday, May 8 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-05-08 20:53:08 GMT
    I'm Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley.   On behalf of the leadership in Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County, I want to extend a sincere thank you to the voters for your overwhelming supportMore >>
    I'm Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley.  

    On behalf of the leadership in Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County, I want to extend a sincere thank you to the voters for your overwhelming support of Issue 7 - the Sin Tax extension.
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  • Editorial: Denny Linden

    Editorial: Denny Linden

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:18 GMT
    Hi I'm Denny Linden. My wife and l live in Solon. I'm not a politician or an actor and I'm not being paid to say this. I'm a life-long Clevelander interested in Cuyahoga County's future. That's why I'mMore >>
    Hi I'm Denny Linden. My wife and l live in Solon. I'm not a politician or an actor and I'm not being paid to say this.

    I'm a life-long Clevelander interested in Cuyahoga County's future. That's why I'm voting yes on Issue 7 which would renew the small tax on alcohol and tobacco.
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  • Editorial: I am a bully

    Editorial: I am a bully

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:07:26 GMT
    Last week, in what became an international news story, a judge sentenced a South Euclid man to a "public shaming" for harassing his neighbors and their disabled children. Forced to sit on a busy streetMore >>
    Last week, in what became an international news story, a judge sentenced a South Euclid man to a "public shaming" for harassing his neighbors and their disabled children.More >>
  • Editorial: Better Lakefront Parks

    Editorial: Better Lakefront Parks

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:42:43 GMT
    Edgewater Beach is about to get a facelift. Improvements will be made to the beach, the trails, the entrance, and especially to the restrooms. Now all of this is being done under new management and taxpayersMore >>
    Edgewater Beach is about to get a facelift. Improvements will be made to the beach, the trails, the entrance, and especially to the restrooms. Now all of this is being done under new management and taxpayers should be glad that the state turned over ownership of Edgewater and five other lakefront parks to the Metroparks.More >>
  • Peter Pattakos' Editorial

    Peter Pattakos' Editorial

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-04-03 12:50:47 GMT
    Hi, I'm Peter Pattakos of the Coalition Against the Sin Tax, concerned citizens who oppose the passage of Issue 7. Cleveland needs a better deal with its sports team owners. Taxpayers have already investedMore >>
    Hi, I'm Peter Pattakos of the Coalition Against the Sin Tax, concerned citizens who oppose the passage of Issue 7.

    Cleveland needs a better deal with its sports team owners.
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  • Kevin Kelly's Editorial

    Kevin Kelly's Editorial

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-04-03 12:50:18 GMT
    Hi, I'm Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley and I'm urging you to the learn the facts about Issue 7, the so-called "Sin Tax." Nearly 25 years ago, this community first voted to place a smallMore >>
    Hi, I'm Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley and I'm urging you to the learn the facts about Issue 7, the so-called "Sin Tax."More >>
  • Patrick Sheperd's Editorial

    Patrick Sheperd's Editorial

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:56:24 GMT
    Hello, I'm Patrick Shepherd from the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. If you've never been to our film festival, you are missing one of Cleveland's best events. Over 350 films will be shownMore >>
    Hello, I'm Patrick Shepherd from the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival.

    If you've never been to our film festival, you are missing one of Cleveland's best events. Over 350 films will be shown between the 12 days of March 19 and the 30 movies made in 68 countries.
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  • Sheila Wright's Editorial

    Sheila Wright's Editorial

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-03-14 00:05:39 GMT
    I'm Sheila Wright from the Cleveland NAACP. We are deeply concerned about the recent changes to our election laws. SB 238 eliminates "Golden Week" which has been crucial and effective in increasing voterMore >>
    I'm Sheila Wright from the Cleveland NAACP.

    We are deeply concerned about the recent changes to our election laws. SB 238 eliminates "Golden Week" which has been crucial and effective in increasing voter turnout.
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  • Editorial Response: Patty Gascoyne-Telischak

    Editorial Response: Patty Gascoyne-Telischak

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:42 PM EST2014-03-05 22:42:37 GMT
    I am Patty Gascoyne-Telischak responding to Jim Stunek's FCC meddling editorial. I agree with Mr. Stunek concerning the recent meddling attempt of the FCC. It seems that no God-given, constitutionallyMore >>
    I am Patty Gascoyne-Telischak responding to Jim Stunek's FCC meddling editorial. I agree with Mr. Stunek concerning the recent meddling attempt of the FCC.  More >>
  • Editorial: FCC Meddling

    Editorial: FCC Meddling

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-02-26 22:04:17 GMT
    If there's one thing we take seriously here at 19 Action News, it's our pledge to deliver the best news coverage possible. "Honest, Fair, Everywhere" is more than just a slogan. It defines who we are andMore >>
    If there's one thing we take seriously here at 19 Action News, it's our pledge to deliver the best news coverage possible. "Honest, Fair, Everywhere" is more than just a slogan. It defines who we are and underscores our commitment to the community.More >>
  • Editorial: Recycling at City Hall

    Editorial: Recycling at City Hall

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-02-19 23:51:30 GMT
    If you've been downtown lately, you probably noticed the new addition to the city streetscape:  forty recycling bins aimed at reducing waste.More >>
    If you've been downtown lately, you probably noticed the new addition to the city streetscape:  forty recycling bins aimed at reducing waste.More >>
  • Editorial Response: David Sheets

    Editorial Response: David Sheets

    Thursday, February 13 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-02-13 21:36:58 GMT
    I am David Sheets responding to Bill Applegate's execution overkill editorial. I cannot condone the pain and suffering Dennis McGuire endured but I feel numb to his ordeal when I consider the horrendousMore >>
    David Sheets responds to Bill Applegate's editorial about execution of Dennis McGuire.More >>
  • Editorial: Airport Turbulence

    Editorial: Airport Turbulence

    Thursday, February 13 2014 4:12 PM EST2014-02-13 21:12:59 GMT
    More than a week has now passed since United Airlines delivered a sucker punch to Cleveland's economy and its collective psyche.More >>
    More than a week has now passed since United Airlines delivered a sucker punch to Cleveland's economy and its collective psyche.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Kevin Ruic

    Editorial Response: Kevin Ruic

    Monday, February 10 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-02-10 23:16:33 GMT
    I AM KEVIN RUIC RESPONDING TO BILL APPLEGATE'S EXECUTION OVERKILL EDITORIAL. I'M SURE THE BLEEDING HEARTS ARE VERY HAPPY THAT THE NEXT VIOLENT MURDERER THAT THE STATE HAS HOUSED, CLOTHED AND FED FORMore >>
    I am Kevin Ruic responding to Bill Applegate's execution overkill Editorial. More >>
  • Editorial: Execution Overkill

    Editorial: Execution Overkill

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-01-29 22:58:06 GMT
    Dennis McGuire deserves little sympathy, certainly not from this corner. The Ohio inmate spent more than two decades on death row, after attacking, sodomizing and stabbing his female victim to death.More >>
    Dennis McGuire deserves little sympathy, certainly not from this corner. 

    The Ohio inmate spent more than two decades on death row, after attacking, sodomizing and stabbing his female victim to death.
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  • Editorial Response: Bill Grossman

    Editorial Response: Bill Grossman

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-01-29 22:45:23 GMT
    I am Bill Grossman responding to Bill Applegate's Sin Tax editorial. Maintaining our stadiums is a priority. We own these facilities and – as property owners - we are responsible for the maintenanceMore >>
    I am Bill Grossman responding to Bill Applegate's Sin Tax editorial.

    Maintaining our stadiums is a priority. We own these facilities and – as property owners - we are responsible for the maintenance and modernization of these facilities.
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  • Editorial: Sin Tax--take 3

    Editorial: Sin Tax--take 3

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 9:09 PM EST2014-01-23 02:09:27 GMT
    If local business leaders and team owners have their way, the heavy lifting will be done by the taxpayers who could be asked to vote on a twenty year extension of the so-called "sin tax".More >>
    If local business leaders and team owners have their way, the heavy lifting will be done by the taxpayers who could be asked to vote on a twenty year extension of the so-called "sin tax".More >>
  • Editorial: McDonalds

    Editorial: McDonalds

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:02 PM EST2014-01-22 22:02:49 GMT
    The City of Cleveland said no to a McDonalds on Lorain Avenue at the intersection of Fulton.More >>
    Well, they did it again. The City of Cleveland said no to a McDonalds on Lorain Avenue at the intersection of Fulton. First the planning commission said no – and now a no vote from the zoning board of appeals.More >>
  • Steve Schimoler: Rock Hall Inductee's editorial

    Steve Schimoler: Rock Hall Inductee's editorial

    Thursday, January 2 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-01-02 17:58:25 GMT
    Hi I am Steve Schimoler chef and musician. You know this year's Rock Hall inductees includes some no-brainers like Peter Gabriel and Kiss, even though I was never a big fan, I understand the nod. ButMore >>
    Hi I am Steve Schimoler chef and musician.

    You know this year's Rock Hall inductees includes some no-brainers like Peter Gabriel and Kiss, even though I was never a big fan, I understand the nod. But Cat Stevens...really?
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  • Editorial Response: Jeanne Hood

    Editorial Response: Jeanne Hood

    Thursday, January 2 2014 12:57 PM EST2014-01-02 17:57:34 GMT
    My name is Jeanne Hood. I am a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. I am also a birth mother. That means that I gave birth to a baby boy in 1957 and he was placed for adoption. I didn't knowMore >>
    My name is Jeanne Hood.  I am a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. I am also a birth mother. That means that I gave birth to a baby boy in 1957 and he was placed for adoption.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Lori Cook

    Editorial Response: Lori Cook

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 4:59 PM EST2013-12-25 21:59:02 GMT
    I am Lori Cook Safety Advisor from AAA. Before you head out this holiday season, your friends at AAA would like to offer a few reminders to make your drive a safe one this winter.More >>
    I am Lori Cook Safety Advisor from AAA.  Before you head out this holiday season, your friends at AAA would like to offer a few reminders to make your drive a safe one this winter.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Pastor John Butchko

    Editorial Response: Pastor John Butchko

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 4:59 PM EST2013-12-25 21:59:02 GMT
    I am John Butchko Pastor of Westlake United Methodist Church.More >>
    I am John Butchko Pastor of Westlake United Methodist Church.More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland's Persons of the Year

    Editorial: Cleveland's Persons of the Year

    Thursday, December 19 2013 4:09 PM EST2013-12-19 21:09:49 GMT
    Some names will sound familiar, others not so much. But they all have one thing in common: they made a difference in our community in 2013. They are Cleveland's "Persons of the Year." There's the GeisMore >>
    Some names will sound familiar, others not so much. But they all have one thing in common: they made a difference in our community in 2013. They are Cleveland's "Persons of the Year."More >>
  • Editorial: Fitzgerald Fiasco

    Editorial: Fitzgerald Fiasco

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:02 PM EST2013-12-11 22:02:59 GMT
    What seemed like a smart campaign move has turned into a political fiasco for Ed Fitzgerald. Eric Kearney, his hand-picked running mate for Lieutenant Governor has stepped down in a firestorm over backMore >>
    What seemed like a smart campaign move has turned into a political fiasco for Ed Fitzgerald.

    Eric Kearney, his hand-picked running mate for Lieutenant Governor has stepped down in a firestorm over back taxes and bumbling by the Fitzgerald campaign.
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  • Editorial: Where's Phase Two of Cleveland's Casino?

    Editorial: Where's Phase Two of Cleveland's Casino?

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:57 PM EST2013-12-11 21:57:47 GMT
    Next week the final Cleveland-area casino will open. The Rocksino, it's called in Northfield, will add another 2,300 video slot machines to the 3,200 already clanging away at the Horseshoe Casino downtownMore >>
    Next week the final Cleveland-area casino will open. The Rocksino, it's called in Northfield, will add another 2,300 video slot machines to the 3,200 already clanging away at the Horseshoe Casino downtown and the Racino at Thistledown. Some wonder if we are at the saturation point. We'll soon find out.More >>
  • Editorial: Welcome to the Hotel Taxpayer

    Editorial: Welcome to the Hotel Taxpayer

    Thursday, December 5 2013 8:01 PM EST2013-12-06 01:01:27 GMT
    There's a turkey shortage throughout the country, but it's not hard to find one at the corner of Lakeside and Ontario. The new Convention Center and Medical Mart was completed ahead of schedule and underMore >>
    There's a turkey shortage throughout the country, but it's not hard to find one at the corner of Lakeside and Ontario.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Rick Vicich

    Editorial Response: Rick Vicich

    Thursday, December 5 2013 8:00 PM EST2013-12-06 01:00:52 GMT
    Hi, I'm Rick Vicich responding to Bill Applegate's city duped stadium deal. I think that asking the city of Cleveland to contribute towards the upgrading of First Energy Stadium is a total waste of taxpayerMore >>
    Hi, I'm Rick Vicich responding to Bill Applegate's city duped stadium deal.More >>
  • Editorial: City duped in stadium deal

    Editorial: City duped in stadium deal

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:04 PM EST2013-11-27 23:04:51 GMT
    Well, while our Cleveland Browns were getting roughed up by division rivals in recent weeks, team management was running roughshod over the mayor and city council. In a backroom deal, the mayor and theMore >>
    Well, while our Cleveland Browns were getting roughed up by division rivals in recent weeks, team management was running roughshod over the mayor and city council.More >>
  • Juan Caminero's Editorial

    Juan Caminero's Editorial

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-11-20 21:43:11 GMT
    I'm Juan Caminero, this year's winner of the Hispanic roundtable student essay on being a Hispanic-American. I wonder what a chief of the Taino Tribe would say if he could see his people now. Would heMore >>
    I'm Juan Caminero, this year's winner of the Hispanic roundtable student essay on being a Hispanic-American.

    I wonder what a chief of the Taino Tribe would say if he could see his people now.
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  • Alonzo Mitchell's Editorial

    Alonzo Mitchell's Editorial

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 4:37 PM EST2013-11-20 21:37:34 GMT
    I am Alonzo Mitchell III, a Clevelander born to middle-class parents on the east side, a frequent patron of the westside and a connoisseur of all things in between. I'm motivated by the city's historyMore >>
    I am Alonzo Mitchell III, a Clevelander born to middle-class parents on the east side, a frequent patron of the westside and a connoisseur of all things in between.More >>
  • Editorial: The Name Game

    Editorial: The Name Game

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-11-13 22:34:21 GMT
    Well, it's a time-honored tradition that might be called "The Name Game." Schools, parks, buildings and highways, named after politicians both living and dead. Now, no one would argue with the WashingtonMore >>
    Well, it's a time-honored tradition that might be called "The Name Game." Schools, parks, buildings and highways, named after politicians both living and dead.

    Now, no one would argue with the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial, but the "George Voinovich Innerbelt Bridge?"
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  • Editorial Response: Paul Lawrence

    Editorial Response: Paul Lawrence

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 5:28 PM EST2013-11-13 22:28:18 GMT
    I am Paul Lawrence responding to Bill Applegate's Blowing Hot Air Editorial. Mr. Applegate spoke of the folly of having windmills in Lake Erie supposedly to create electrical power for our communities.More >>
    I am Paul Lawrence responding to Bill Applegate's Blowing Hot Air Editorial.

    Mr. Applegate spoke of the folly of having windmills in Lake Erie supposedly to create electrical power for our communities. These windmills are huge and expensive to build and install.
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  • Editorial: Four more years

    Editorial: Four more years

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 3:56 PM EST2013-11-06 20:56:41 GMT
    It should come as a shock to no one that Frank Jackson has been re-elected mayor of Cleveland.More >>
    It should come as a shock to no one that Frank Jackson has been re-elected mayor of Cleveland.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Linda Fleming

    Editorial Reply: Linda Fleming

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-10-30 21:01:43 GMT
    In municipalities using these speed cameras, the penalty for driving 10 miles over the speed limit could cost you as much as a hundred dollars. Isn't that a bit extreme?More >>
    In municipalities using these speed cameras, the penalty for driving 10 miles over the speed limit could cost you as much as a hundred dollars. Isn't that a bit extreme?More >>
  • Editorial: Blowing Hot Air

    Editorial: Blowing Hot Air

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-10-30 20:37:59 GMT
    When it comes to creating new jobs here in northeast Ohio, some are saying the answer is "blowing in the wind".  Lake Erie wind!More >>
    When it comes to creating new jobs here in northeast Ohio, some are saying the answer is "blowing in the wind".  Lake Erie wind!More >>
  • Editorial: Parking Meter Collectors

    Editorial: Parking Meter Collectors

    Thursday, October 24 2013 5:07 PM EDT2013-10-24 21:07:37 GMT
    The city of Cleveland has 3,000 parking meters, but only three employees assigned to empty the meters. You'd think they'd have enough to keep them busy. But a Carl Monday investigation recently foundMore >>
    The city of Cleveland has 3,000 parking meters, but only three employees assigned to empty the meters. You'd think they'd have enough to keep them busy.More >>
  • Editorial: Speed Cameras

    Editorial: Speed Cameras

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-10-23 20:57:58 GMT
    In just a week's time, 4,600 drivers got nailed by Cleveland's new portable speed cameras including the city's own Safety Director Marty Flask. Now for some, Flask's $100 ticket is "just desserts" forMore >>
    In just a week's time, 4,600 drivers got nailed by Cleveland's new portable speed cameras including the city's own Safety Director Marty Flask.More >>
  • Editorial: Seeing red over Chief Wahoo

    Editorial: Seeing red over Chief Wahoo

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:13:16 GMT
    Well, it made national news. USA Today printed a high profile article and locally, a Plain Dealer column prompted over a 1,000 heated responses. A story about the government shutdown? No, we're talkingMore >>
    Well, it made national news. USA Today printed a high profile article and locally, a Plain Dealer column prompted over a 1,000 heated responses. A story about the government shutdown? No, we're talking about a real hot-button issue here: The controversy over our own "Chief Wahoo."More >>
  • Editorial: Fitzgeralds' College Hand-Out

    Editorial: Fitzgeralds' College Hand-Out

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 4:48 PM EDT2013-10-09 20:48:46 GMT
    Well, there's a new $100 bill out this week with Ben Franklin still on it, but don't tell Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald cause he's back this week pushing his plan to give every kid who entersMore >>
    Well, there's a new $100 bill out this week with Ben Franklin still on it, but don't tell Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald cause he's back this week pushing his plan to give every kid who enters kindergarten a $100 bill to open a college savings account. He says that if parents are encouraged to save early, more kids will go to college.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Carol Vascek

    Editorial Reply: Carol Vascek

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-10-09 20:42:36 GMT
    I am Carol Vascek responding to Bill Applegate's Cleveland Clinic Obamacare Editorial. The Cleveland Clinic's layoffs and budget cuts are only a harbinger of things to come with Obamacare also knownMore >>
    I am Carol Vascek responding to Bill Applegate's Cleveland Clinic Obamacare Editorial.

    The Cleveland Clinic's layoffs and budget cuts are only a harbinger of things to come with Obamacare also known as "The Affordable Health Care Act". With Obamacare, government panels rather than physicians will be determining the care given.
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  • Editorial: Cleveland Clinic – Obamacare

    Editorial: Cleveland Clinic – Obamacare

    Thursday, October 3 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-10-03 20:21:50 GMT
    When President Obama began selling his healthcare reform plan, he touted the Cleveland Clinic as a benchmark of quality care and efficiency.More >>
    When President Obama began selling his healthcare reform plan, he touted the Cleveland Clinic as a benchmark of quality care and efficiency.More >>
  • Editorial: Campaign Sign Controversy

    Editorial: Campaign Sign Controversy

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-09-25 21:22:15 GMT
    Well, it was just last week that we asked Cleveland's mayoral candidates to start talking about the issues that matter most. We were hoping for a serious exchange of ideas on how to solve the city'sMore >>
    Well, it was just last week that we asked Cleveland's mayoral candidates to start talking about the issues that matter most.

    We were hoping for a serious exchange of ideas on how to solve the city's chronic unemployment, a struggling school system and a problem-plagued police department.
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  • Editorial Reply: Lawrence Landskroner

    Editorial Reply: Lawrence Landskroner

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-09-25 21:18:17 GMT
    I am Lawrence Landskroner responding to Bill Applegate's judicial indifference editorial. Merit selection for judges sounds great in theory, but it asks us, the voters, to sacrifice our ConstitutionalMore >>
    I am Lawrence Landskroner responding to Bill Applegate's judicial indifference editorial.

    Merit selection for judges sounds great in theory, but it asks us, the voters, to sacrifice our Constitutional Rights in favor of a system that is ripe for unchecked political hijacking.
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  • Anne Goodman's Editorial

    Anne Goodman's Editorial

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-09-18 20:55:26 GMT
    I am Anne Goodman of the Cleveland Foodbank. Hunger is a year-round problem. Often, we think of those in need at the holidays when we are most thankful for our own blessings. But for hundreds of thousandsMore >>
    I am Anne Goodman of the Cleveland Foodbank.

    Hunger is a year-round problem. Often, we think of those in need at the holidays when we are most thankful for our own blessings. But for hundreds of thousands of people in our area, getting enough nutritious food every day is a challenge.
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  • Michael L. Nelson's Editorial

    Michael L. Nelson's Editorial

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-09-18 20:47:15 GMT
    I'm Michael L. Nelson, Sr., founding president of 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland. 150 years after President Lincoln stood at the base of the Emancipation Oak in Hampton, Virginia and 50 years afterMore >>
    I'm Michael L. Nelson, Sr., founding president of 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland.

    150 years after President Lincoln stood at the base of the Emancipation Oak in Hampton, Virginia and 50 years after Dr. King reminded America that "we hold these truths to be self-evident… that all men are created equal," I fear that democracy is dying in black America.
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  • Editorial: The Mayor's trolley tour

    Editorial: The Mayor's trolley tour

    Thursday, September 12 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-09-12 20:43:24 GMT
    You may not have noticed, but there's an important political race taking place in our town. Lost in the back-to-school rush and the start of a new Browns season is the fact that we'll be electing aMore >>
    You may not have noticed, but there's an important political race taking place in our town.

    Lost in the back-to-school rush and the start of a new Browns season is the fact that we'll be electing a mayor in Cleveland in less than two months.
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  • Bill Applegate Editorial Feedback

    Bill Applegate Editorial Feedback

    Thursday, September 12 2013 4:36 PM EDT2013-09-12 20:36:58 GMT
    At the end of each week's editorial, we ask our viewers to write and let us know what you think and here are some recent replies. I talked about why the city of Cleveland is investing $20 million worthMore >>
    At the end of each week's editorial, we ask our viewers to write and let us know what you think and here are some recent replies.More >>
  • Editorial: Judicial Indifference

    Editorial: Judicial Indifference

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-09-04 20:58:50 GMT
    Despite extensive news coverage of court cases, the public is largely clueless when it comes to identifying the men and women who serve as our judges.More >>
    Despite extensive news coverage of court cases, the public is largely clueless when it comes to identifying the men and women who serve as our judges.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Julie Leggett - Drunk Driving

    Editorial Response: Julie Leggett - Drunk Driving

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-08-28 22:09:37 GMT
    I'm Julie Leggett, Executive Director in Northeast Ohio for Mother's Against Drunk Driving. Nearly 500 drunk driving related deaths occurred in Ohio last year. There are 147,000 three-time OVI offendersMore >>
    I'm Julie Leggett, Executive Director in Northeast Ohio for Mother's Against Drunk Driving.

    Nearly 500 drunk driving related deaths occurred in Ohio last year. There are 147,000 three-time OVI offenders on our roads.
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  • Editorial Response: Marc Kotora - Welfare instead of work

    Editorial Response: Marc Kotora - Welfare instead of work

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-08-28 22:08:06 GMT
    I'm Marc Kotora, an owner of Gallucci's Italian Foods – a small business in Cleveland, Ohio. Today's welfare system is in direct opposition to the American principles of independence, hard work, andMore >>
    I'm Marc Kotora, an owner of Gallucci's Italian Foods – a small business in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Today's welfare system is in direct opposition to the American principles of independence, hard work, and self-reliance.
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  • Editorial: Debate Burke Lakefront Airport

    Editorial: Debate Burke Lakefront Airport

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-08-21 21:19:10 GMT
    There's a $20 million improvement underway on two of Cleveland's runways - but not the runways that you and I use at Hopkins Airport. These improvements are being made at Burke Lakefront, the sparselyMore >>
    There's a $20 million improvement underway on two of Cleveland's runways - but not the runways that you and I use at Hopkins Airport. These improvements are being made at Burke Lakefront, the sparsely used downtown airport that caters to private businesses and the rich and famous.More >>
  • Editorial: Air Show absence leaves Cleveland feeling "Blue"

    Editorial: Air Show absence leaves Cleveland feeling "Blue"

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-21 21:14:57 GMT
    There was a hint of autumn in the air last week. A sure sign that summer is on borrowed time. What you won't find in the air this coming Labor Day weekend, however, are the sights and sounds of the BlueMore >>
    There was a hint of autumn in the air last week. A sure sign that summer is on borrowed time.

    What you won't find in the air this coming Labor Day weekend, however, are the sights and sounds of the Blue Angels soaring over the city's skyline.
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  • Editorial Reply: Terry Wascovich

    Editorial Reply: Terry Wascovich

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-08-14 21:47:57 GMT
    I am Terry Wascovich, an insurance agent for twenty years responding to Bill Applegate's home insurance editorial.More >>
    I am Terry Wascovich, an insurance agent for twenty years responding to Bill Applegate's home insurance editorial.More >>
  • Editorial: Independence in the press box

    Editorial: Independence in the press box

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-08-14 21:19:42 GMT
    There once was a time when sports commentators were allowed to add color.More >>
    There once was a time when sports commentators were allowed to add color.More >>
  • Editorial: Turning the page at The Plain Dealer

    Editorial: Turning the page at The Plain Dealer

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:51:54 GMT
    It's been a rocky start for the new and improved Plain Dealer. Its much-promoted, on line edition has been plagued with technical problems. And even the hard copy of the paper has been hard to find atMore >>
    It's been a rocky start for the new and improved Plain Dealer. Its much-promoted, on line edition has been plagued with technical problems. More >>
  • Editorial: Motor City Money Woes

    Editorial: Motor City Money Woes

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:44:49 GMT
    It would be far too easy to revel in the money misery that residents are suffering in the city of Detroit. Yea, the Tigers and our Tribe are battling for first place. But, no one wants to see any AmericanMore >>
    It would be far too easy to revel in the money misery that residents are suffering in the city of Detroit. Yea, the Tigers and our Tribe are battling for first place. But, no one wants to see any American city go bankrupt.More >>
  • Editorial: President Emeritus Gordon Gee

    Editorial: President Emeritus Gordon Gee

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-07-31 20:45:06 GMT
    Well, it was outright embarrassing when Ohio State President Gordon Gee recently insulted Catholics and Southern students with his comments about Notre Dame and the southeast conference. And, so he andMore >>
    Well, it was outright embarrassing when Ohio State President Gordon Gee recently insulted Catholics and Southern students with his comments about Notre Dame and the southeast conference. And, so he and we knew it was "time for gee to go."More >>
  • Editorial: Giving in to The Mob

    Editorial: Giving in to The Mob

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 4:54 PM EDT2013-07-24 20:54:23 GMT
    The city of Cleveland Heights cancelled last weekend's planned Coventry Arts Fair for the second year in a row fearful that the event would again be disrupted by gangs of rowdy teenagers. In 2011, sixteenMore >>
    The city of Cleveland Heights cancelled last weekend's planned Coventry Arts Fair for the second year in a row fearful that the event would again be disrupted by gangs of rowdy teenagers.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Deborah Drossis

    Editorial Reply: Deborah Drossis

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-07-24 20:45:58 GMT
    Last October, Ohio felt the effects of hurricane sandy, a storm that ravaged parts of the east coast.More >>
    Last October, Ohio felt the effects of hurricane sandy, a storm that ravaged parts of the east coast.More >>
  • Editorial Feedback: Captain America

    Editorial Feedback: Captain America

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-07-17 20:59:05 GMT
    At the end of each week's editorial, we ask our viewers to write and let us know what you think. And here are some recent replies. I talked about the filming of Captain America closing the Shoreway forMore >>
    At the end of each week's editorial, we ask our viewers to write and let us know what you think. And here are some recent replies.More >>
  • Editorial: Homeowner's Insurance

    Editorial: Homeowner's Insurance

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-07-17 20:34:42 GMT
    Last October Hurricane Sandy left thousands in our area without power and worse yet with wind and water and hail damage to their homes.  Well, wouldn't you know insurance companies are not happy aboutMore >>
    Last October Hurricane Sandy left thousands in our area without power and worse yet with wind and water and hail damage to their homes.
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  • Editorial: Clerk's Office $23 million mistake

    Editorial: Clerk's office $23 million mistake

    Thursday, July 11 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-07-11 20:24:49 GMT
    If some benevolent soul slipped a $20 bill in your pocket, it wouldn't take but a minute to discover your newfound riches. So why did it take Cuyahoga County's Clerk of Courts office decades to discover tensMore >>
    If some benevolent soul slipped a $20 bill in your pocket, it wouldn't take but a minute to discover your newfound riches. So why did it take Cuyahoga County's Clerk of Courts office decades to discover tens of millions of dollars of unclaimed funds sitting in its coffers?More >>
  • Editorial Response: Kurt Niece

    Editorial Response: Kurt Niece

    Thursday, July 11 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-07-11 20:14:17 GMT
    I am Kurt Niece responding to Diane Stover's guest editorial. It's far too easy to reduce the one-man/one-woman marriage debate to an issue of faith. No one argues faith. Life without hope or faith wouldMore >>
    Kurt Niece responds to an editorial by Diane Stover.More >>
  • Editorial: Nickie Antonio

    Editorial: Nickie Antonio

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:21:22 GMT
    I am Ohio State Representative, Nickie Antonio. We recently celebrated a landmark ruling when the supreme court allowed all legal marriages to be recognized by the federal government including thoseMore >>
    It is time to do the work so we may be proud of an Ohio that will not tolerate discrimination of any of her citizens…where everyone is protected equally…because equality for all is a cornerstone of our Democratic society.More >>
  • Editorial: Diane Stover

    Editorial: Diane Stover

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:05:12 GMT
    I am Diane Stover, President of Northeast Ohio Values Voters. The Supreme Court affirmed last week that the definition of marriage is a matter of state law; not federal law.   In Ohio, the voters haveMore >>
    I am Diane Stover, President of Northeast Ohio Values Voters.

    The Supreme Court affirmed last week that the definition of marriage is a matter of state law; not federal law. 
    More >>
  • Editorial: Safety - Key to downtown's success

    Editorial: Safety - Key to downtown's success

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-06-26 21:44:17 GMT
    Downtown Cleveland is a safe place to live, work and play. That's what downtown boosters and city leaders have been telling us for some time and crime figures seem to back them up. But two disturbingMore >>
    Downtown Cleveland is a safe place to live, work and play. That's what downtown boosters and city leaders have been telling us for some time and crime figures seem to back them up.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Mable Kopp

    Editorial Reply: Mable Kopp

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:16:38 GMT
    Our congressional leaders, misled by the now discredited Reinhart/Rogoff paper…have adopted a policy of "deficit reduction", a specious and economically destructive policy of drastic budget cuts.
    More >>
    Our congressional leaders, misled by the now discredited Reinhart/Rogoff paper…have adopted a policy of "deficit reduction", a specious and economically destructive policy of drastic budget cuts.
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  • Editorial: Getting a hold on crime

    Editorial: Getting a hold on crime

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:14:04 GMT
    On the surface life in parts of Cleveland looks pretty good. There is a new convention center and new construction in The Flats.
    More >>
    On the surface life in parts of Cleveland looks pretty good. There is a new convention center and new construction in The Flats.
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  • Editorial Response: Anne Goodman

    Editorial Response: Anne Goodman

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-12 20:10:33 GMT
    Since the recession began, we've seen an explosion in the number of people we serve.More >>
    Since the recession began, we've seen an explosion in the number of people we serve.More >>
  • Editorial: Heartbreak Hotel

    Editorial: Heartbreak Hotel

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 3:56 PM EDT2013-06-12 19:56:48 GMT
    Why does the city, in partnership with the county, think that it has the resources to get into the hotel business?More >>
    Why does the city, in partnership with the county, think that it has the resources to get into the hotel business?More >>
  • Editorial: Carmageddon

    Editorial: Carmageddon

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-06-05 21:27:38 GMT
    The traffic nightmare for west side commuters these last several days--- results from one of the most boneheaded decisions ever made by the mayor of a major American city. It was Cleveland Mayor FrankMore >>
    The traffic nightmare for west side commuters these last several days--- results from one of the most boneheaded decisions ever made by the mayor of a major American city.More >>
  • Editorial: More tourism for Ohio

    Editorial: More tourism for Ohio

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 5:10 PM EDT2013-05-29 21:10:14 GMT
    Memorial Day is the customary start of the summer travel season and - despite the high cost of gasoline - a lot of folks in northeastern Ohio will still climb into the family jalopy for a road trip. ChancesMore >>
    Memorial Day is the customary start of the summer travel season and - despite the high cost of gasoline - a lot of folks in northeastern Ohio will still climb into the family jalopy for a road trip.More >>
  • Editorial Response: C. Ellen Connally's Editorial Reply

    Editorial Response: C. Ellen Connally's Editorial Reply

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 5:05 PM EDT2013-05-29 21:05:41 GMT
    I am C. Ellen Connally, president of the Cuyahoga County Council responding to Bill Applegate's "Movie Madness" editorial. In a few weeks the movie stars will return to Hollywood. Clevelanders willMore >>
    I am C. Ellen Connally, president of the Cuyahoga County Council responding to Bill Applegate's "Movie Madness" editorial.More >>
  • Editorial: Movie Madness- The Sequel

    Editorial: Movie Madness- The Sequel

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:28:12 GMT
    When the self-congratulatory Hollywood types pass out their Golden Globes and Oscars next year, they need to give a shout-out to the generous citizens of Ohio.More >>
    When the self-congratulatory Hollywood types pass out their Golden Globes and Oscars next year, they need to give a shout-out to the generous citizens of Ohio.More >>
  • Editorial: Amanda, Gina and Michelle come home

    Editorial: Amanda, Gina and Michelle come home

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-05-15 21:22:25 GMT
    This community's collective shock over the recent events on Seymour Avenue is only beginning to wear off. Over the course of a week, we've gone from disbelief to celebration to reflection. We welcomedMore >>
    This community's collective shock over the recent events on Seymour Avenue is only beginning to wear off. Over the course of a week, we've gone from disbelief to celebration to reflection. We welcomedMore >>
  • Editorial: Police under fire

    Editorial: Police under fire

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-15 21:18:06 GMT
    It's become a popular sport in Cleveland recently to bash the police. How could they not have found those three women held hostage for ten years? It's a debate fueled largely by the drive-by nationalMore >>
    It's become a popular sport in Cleveland recently to bash the police.More >>
  • Editorial: Movie Madness

    Editorial: Movie Madness

    Thursday, May 9 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-05-09 20:25:13 GMT
    The city of Cleveland has fallen in love with Hollywood and as you know...love is blind.More >>
    The city of Cleveland has fallen in love with Hollywood and as you know...love is blind.More >>
  • Editorial: Taxing taxpayers' patience

    Editorial: Taxing taxpayers' patience

    Thursday, May 9 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-05-09 20:15:07 GMT
    Two recent revelations involving our tax dollars---are taxing our patience.More >>
    Two recent revelations involving our tax dollars---are taxing our patience. More >>
  • Editorial: Movie Madness

    Editorial: Movie Madness

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 4:49 PM EDT2013-05-01 20:49:44 GMT
    The city of Cleveland has fallen in love with Hollywood and as you know...love is blind.More >>
    The city of Cleveland has fallen in love with Hollywood and as you know...love is blind. More >>
  • Editorial: Jimmy Haslam

    Editorial: Jimmy Haslam

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-05-01 20:43:39 GMT
    Nine months ago truck stop tycoon Jimmy Haslam rode into our town on a white horse with a promise to save our floundering football team. How quickly things have changed.  Now, Haslam is fighting for theMore >>
    Nine months ago truck stop tycoon Jimmy Haslam rode into our town on a white horse with a promise to save our floundering football team. How quickly things have changed.  More >>
  • Editorial: Public Square-- A positive step

    Editorial: Public Square-- A positive step

    Thursday, April 18 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-04-18 21:09:30 GMT
    Just recently, we tried to light a fire under the folks involved in re-inventing Cleveland's Public Square. A lot of us have grown increasingly frustrated…You know…With the endless proposals and emptyMore >>
    Just recently, we tried to light a fire under the folks involved in re-inventing Cleveland's Public Square. More >>
  • Editorial: Terrorism Again

    Editorial: Terrorism Again

    Thursday, April 18 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-04-18 20:52:26 GMT
    It doesn't matter who ends up responsible for the bombing at the Boston Marathon or what their politics is… the result is the same…an act of terror meant to frighten us, dishearten us, and rob us of yet more of our freedoms.More >>
    It doesn't matter who ends up responsible for the bombing at the Boston Marathon or what their politics is… the result is the same…an act of terror meant to frighten us, dishearten us, and rob us of yet more of our freedoms.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Bob Dibiasio Cleveland Indians

    Editorial Reply: Bob Dibiasio Cleveland Indians

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-04-10 20:56:45 GMT
    Recently, much has been said about the significant investment Indians' ownership made this off season to bolster our team for this season and years to come.More >>
    Recently, much has been said about the significant investment Indians' ownership made this off season to bolster our team for this season and years to come.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Dave Johnson, The Cleveland Convention Center

    Editorial Reply: Dave Johnson, The Cleveland Convention Center

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-04-10 20:47:12 GMT
    I am Dave Johnson from the Cleveland Convention Center and The Global Center For Health Innovation.More >>
    I am Dave Johnson from the Cleveland Convention Center and The Global Center For Health Innovation.More >>
  • Editorial: The school strike goes on

    Editorial: The school strike goes on

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-04-03 21:23:28 GMT
    The Strongsville teachers' strike is in its fifth week and is now testing the nerves of even passive observers. This week the teachers offered to go back to work if the school board would accept bindingMore >>
    The Strongsville teachers' strike is in its fifth week and is now testing the nerves of even passive observers.More >>
  • Editorial: Public Square - Priority 1

    Editorial: Public Square - Priority 1

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 5:10 PM EDT2013-04-03 21:10:43 GMT
    Be honest now. When was the last time you set foot on Cleveland's Public Square? Chances are it's been awhile, so let me paint you a picture. As the front door to the city's downtown, the square hasMore >>
    Be honest now. When was the last time you set foot on Cleveland's Public Square? Chances are it's been awhile, so let me paint you a picture.More >>
  • Editorial: Sweeney's secret

    Editorial: Sweeney's secret

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 4:49 PM EDT2013-03-27 20:49:34 GMT
    Cleveland is a city of almost 400,000 people. But the plan to re-configure the city's ward map was engineered almost entirely by just one man: City Council President Martin Sweeney. The ward make-overMore >>
    The plan to re-configure the city's ward map was engineered almost entirely by just one man.More >>
  • Editorial: The air show is victim of politics

    Editorial: The air show is victim of politics

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-03-27 20:44:17 GMT
    Well, it should come as no surprise that Cleveland's Annual Labor Day Air Show is now the victim of the dreaded federal budget cuts known as "the sequester". The feds have grounded the air force thunderbirdsMore >>
    Well, it should come as no surprise that Cleveland's Annual Labor Day Air Show is now the victim of the dreaded federal budget cuts known as "the sequester".  More >>
  • Editorial: The scandal in Steubenville

    Editorial: The scandal in Steubenville

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-03-20 20:40:05 GMT
    This week, two football players from Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty in juvenile court for raping another classmate while she was drunk.More >>
    This week, two football players from Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty in juvenile court for raping another classmate while she was drunk.More >>
  • Editorial: Strongsville teachers strike out

    Editorial: Strongsville teachers strike out

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 4:26 PM EDT2013-03-20 20:26:34 GMT
    Teachers in Strongsville have been on strike now for nearly a month. There has been no progress in negotiations and tensions are running high. Now that they've missed a paycheck, some teachers have grownMore >>
    Teachers in Strongsville have been on strike now for nearly a month.  There has been no progress in negotiations and tensions are running high.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries

    Editorial Response: Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-03-13 21:23:43 GMT
    I am Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries of the Diocese of Cleveland. Since becoming a bishop nearly a dozen years ago, I have seen the diocese go through some very trying times. As I move through the dioceseMore >>
    I am Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries of the Diocese of Cleveland.

    Since becoming a bishop nearly a dozen years ago, I have seen the diocese go through some very trying times.  
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  • Editorial Response: Tony Coyne, Chairman of the Group Planning Commission

    Editorial Response: Tony Coyne, Chairman of the Group Planning Commission

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-03-13 21:16:57 GMT
    I am Tony Coyne, Chairman of the Group Planning Commission. Great cities have great public spaces. In their day the mall and public square were shining examples. We are in the process of transformingMore >>
    I am Tony Coyne, Chairman of the Group Planning Commission.

    Great cities have great public spaces. In their day the mall and public square were shining examples.  
    More >>
  • Editorial: Juvenile Behavior

    Editorial: Juvenile Behavior

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-03-06 22:31:12 GMT
    Well, the news concerning the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland just keeps getting worse. The latest bombshell -- the county plans to plow yet another million in tax dollars into the "Taj Mahal" atMore >>
    Well, the news concerning the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland just keeps getting worse.More >>
  • Editorial: Sergeant Stay-At-Home

    Editorial: Sergeant Stay-At-Home

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-03-06 22:26:20 GMT
    In the movie "The Wizard of Oz," a homesick Dorothy claims "There's no place like home." But this is Cleveland, not Kansas. And Cleveland Police Sergeant Dean Graziolli will need to do more than clickMore >>
    In the movie "The Wizard of Oz," a homesick Dorothy claims "There's no place like home."More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland's auto industry – on the road to recovery

    Editorial: Cleveland's auto industry – on the road to recovery

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:26 PM EST2013-02-27 21:26:58 GMT
    Six years ago, the auto industry was on a road to disaster. Bleeding cash and shedding jobs faster than you can say "auto bailout." But just when we thought it was stuck in reverse, the auto businessMore >>
    Six years ago, the auto industry was on a road to disaster.  Bleeding cash and shedding jobs faster than you can say "auto bailout."More >>
  • Editorial Response: Susan Junkins

    Editorial Response: Susan Junkins

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:15 PM EST2013-02-27 21:15:05 GMT
    I am Susan Junkins responding to Bill Applegate's cell phone legislation editorial. If you are on Ohio roads, you have either been a victim or near-victim of a driver who is on the phone or otherwiseMore >>
    If you are on Ohio roads, you have either been a victim or near-victim of a driver who is on the phone or otherwise distracted.More >>
  • Editorial response: Cindy Jones

    Editorial response: Cindy Jones

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-02-20 21:30:08 GMT
    I am Cindy Jones responding to Bill Applegate's editorial on the Amish beard cutting. In my opinion, Sam Mullet's sentence was not overly punitive and should not be compared to a rape sentence. SamMore >>
    I am Cindy Jones responding to Bill Applegate's editorial on the Amish beard cutting.More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland may ban cell phone use in cars

    Editorial: Cleveland may ban cell phone use in cars

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-02-20 21:17:53 GMT
    Cleveland is poised next week to ban the holding of your cell phone while driving. Fines would start at one hundred dollars plus court costs. The bill has been introduced by Councilman Zach Reed who saysMore >>
    Cleveland is poised next week to ban the holding of your cell phone while driving. Fines would start at one hundred dollars plus court costs.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Melissa Decaro

    Editorial Response: Melissa Decaro

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 4:51 PM EST2013-02-13 21:51:08 GMT
    I am Melissa Decaro responding to Bill Applegates's privatizing the West Side Market editorial. The West Side Market is important to the people of Cleveland. One hundred small business owners occupyMore >>
    In my opinion, privatizing the market won't necessarily make things better.More >>
  • Editorial: Amish beard cutting sentence....doesn't cut it

    Editorial: Amish beard cutting sentence....doesn't cut it

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 4:31 PM EST2013-02-13 21:31:51 GMT
    The average sentence for rape in the United States is about six years in jail. And so it might seem overly punitive for the courts recently to have sentenced Amish sect leader Sam Mullet to fifteen yearsMore >>
    It might seem overly punitive for the courts recently to have sentenced Amish sect leader Sam Mullet to fifteen years for ordering his followers to cut off the beards of some of his Amish enemies.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Cathy Lombardo

    Editorial Response: Cathy Lombardo

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 4:46 PM EST2013-02-06 21:46:24 GMT
    I am Cathy Lombardo responding to Bill Applegate's criticism of freedom of speech editorial. I am amazed at the unwillingness of people today to take an unbiased look at what is happening to our personalMore >>
    I am Cathy Lombardo responding to Bill Applegate's criticism of freedom of speech editorial.More >>
  • Editorial: Privatize the West Side Market

    Editorial: Privatize the West Side Market

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 4:19 PM EST2013-02-06 21:19:13 GMT
    The venerable west side market is cleaning up from a fire, which while small, is costing the city of Cleveland hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair. What caused the fire or where the security guardMore >>
    The venerable west side market is cleaning up from a fire, which while small, is costing the city of Cleveland hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair. What caused the fire or where the security guardMore >>
  • Editorial: Art Modell - Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame?

    Editorial: Art Modell - Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame?

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 5:49 PM EST2013-01-30 22:49:12 GMT
    Well, this is a tough week to be a Browns fan. Not only will the team's players be sitting at home watching the Super Bowl like the rest of us -- the team they replaced, the Baltimore Ravens will be onMore >>
    Well, this is a tough week to be a Browns fan.  Not only will the team's players be sitting at home watching the Super Bowl like the rest of us -- the team they replaced, the Baltimore Ravens will be on the field, competing for the ultimate sports trophy.More >>
  • Editorial: A Criticism of Free Speech

    Editorial: A Criticism of Free Speech

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 5:39 PM EST2013-01-30 22:39:47 GMT
    This has been an active season for politically inflammatory speech. Not surprising really in this age of highly partisan politics. But while our First Amendment guarantees free speech, there are thoseMore >>
    This has been an active season for politically inflammatory speech. Not surprising really in this age of highly partisan politics. But while our First Amendment guarantees free speech, there are those who believe in limitations on that freedom in the name of political correctness.More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland City Council - Size Matters

    Editorial: Cleveland City Council - Size Matters

    Wednesday, January 23 2013 6:07 PM EST2013-01-23 23:07:02 GMT
    May be hard to believe, but back in the 1800's Cleveland City Council had 50 members. Today, only 19 members. Still, it is larger than necessary, and more than we can afford. In this incredibly shrinkingMore >>
    May be hard to believe, but back in the 1800's Cleveland City Council had 50 members. Today, only 19 members. Still, it is larger than necessary, and more than we can afford.More >>
  • Editorial: Policing the Police

    Editorial: Policing the Police

    Wednesday, January 23 2013 6:02 PM EST2013-01-23 23:02:27 GMT
    Just a few days ago, a Cleveland Police officer was shot during a neighborhood search for a suspect. Thankfully, his police armor intercepted the bullet and saved his life. The incident reminds us justMore >>
    Just a few days ago, a Cleveland Police officer was shot during a neighborhood search for a suspect. Thankfully, his police armor intercepted the bullet and saved his life.More >>
  • Editorial: Lance Armstrong confession

    Editorial: Lance Armstrong confession

    Thursday, January 17 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-01-17 23:00:12 GMT
    Professional bicycling star Lance Armstrong was back on the front pages this week after confessing, sort of, to Oprah Winfrey that he did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs to help him win cyclingMore >>
    Professional bicycling star Lance Armstrong was back on the front pages this week after confessing, sort of, to Oprah Winfrey that he did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs to help him win cycling competitions.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Tim Ali

    Editorial Response: Tim Ali

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 5:45 PM EST2013-01-16 22:45:50 GMT
    My name is Tim Ali, councilman in Middleburg Heights responding to Bill Applegate's "double dipping" editorial. "Double dipping" is wrong and is hurting our economy. Politicians have created a loopholeMore >>
    "Double dipping" is wrong and is hurting our economy.  Politicians have created a loophole to be able to retire, collect a public pension and get "rehired" at the same job and collect a public paycheck.More >>
  • Editorial: Steubenville - A call for restraint

    Editorial: Steubenville - A call for restraint

    Wednesday, January 9 2013 6:09 PM EST2013-01-09 23:09:01 GMT
    It used to be, when someone mentioned the city of Steubenville, you thought of aging smokestacks along the Ohio river. Not anymore. The sleepy little town has been rocked by a rape scandal that has dividedMore >>
    It used to be, when someone mentioned the city of Steubenville, you thought of aging smokestacks along the Ohio river. Not anymore. The sleepy little town has been rocked by a rape scandal that has divided the community and is making national news.More >>
  • Editorial: City Council - "Double Dipper"

    Editorial: City Council - "Double Dipper"

    Wednesday, January 9 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-01-09 23:03:04 GMT
    Just weeks ago, Ken Johnson resigned from his long-held city council seat. Not retiring to travel the globe or sharpen his golf game. No, the 65 year old lawmaker quit to collect his pension and thenMore >>
    Just weeks ago, Ken Johnson resigned from his long-held city council seat. Not retiring to travel the globe or sharpen his golf game.More >>
  • Editorial: Browns Coaching

    Editorial: Browns Coaching

    Thursday, January 3 2013 5:56 PM EST2013-01-03 22:56:53 GMT
    The carousel that has been the Cleveland Browns during the past decade continues to go round and round with the painted ponies going up and down. On New Year's Eve, yet another Browns coach bit the dustMore >>
    The carousel that has been the Cleveland Browns during the past decade continues to go round and round with the painted ponies going up and down.More >>
  • Editorial: East Cleveland - over the cliff

    Editorial: East Cleveland - over the cliff

    Thursday, January 3 2013 5:49 PM EST2013-01-03 22:49:29 GMT
    As Washington grappled with how to keep our nation from going over the fiscal cliff, a local community is facing its own plunge into an economic abyss. East Cleveland has been treading water for decades.More >>
    As Washington grappled with how to keep our nation from going over the fiscal cliff, a local community is facing its own plunge into an economic abyss.More >>
  • Bill Applegate's Editorial - Feedback

    Bill Applegate's Editorial - Feedback

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 7:19 PM EST2012-12-27 00:19:48 GMT
    And, now some more from the year-end mailbag. Last year, we talked about the Puppy Mill Law. Debbie from Strongsville wrote to say, "I want to commend you for a concise, complete and compassionate reviewMore >>
    And, now some more from the year-end mailbag. Last year, we talked about the Puppy Mill Law. 

    Debbie from Strongsville wrote to say, "I want to commend you for a concise, complete and compassionate review of this bill. Thank you for bringing this important matter to the public's attention." 
    More >>
  • Editorial: "Tis the season of giving"

    Editorial: "Tis the season of giving"

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 7:12 PM EST2012-12-27 00:12:01 GMT
    All right boys and girls, it's time to gather around the tree. Santa's about to spread some holiday cheer to the politicians, newsmakers and movers and shakers from the year gone by. For our public servantsMore >>
    All right boys and girls, it's time to gather around the tree. Santa's about to spread some holiday cheer to the politicians, newsmakers and movers and shakers from the year gone by.More >>
  • Editorial: The True Meaning - Pastor John Butchko

    Editorial: The True Meaning - Pastor John Butchko

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 5:25 PM EST2012-12-19 22:25:48 GMT
    Hello, I am John Butchko, Pastor at Westlake United Methodist Church. The poet Carl Sandburg says, "The birth of a child is God's opinion that life should go on." The birth of a child is the heart ofMore >>
    Hello, I am John Butchko, Pastor at Westlake United Methodist Church.More >>
  • Editorial: Concussion Bill: Mary Solomon

    Editorial: Concussion Bill: Mary Solomon

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 5:17 PM EST2012-12-19 22:17:44 GMT
    My name is Mary Solomon. I am a Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. I have been invited to speak on the recent bill, House Bill 143, the Concussion Law. The legislationMore >>
    My name is Mary Solomon. I am a Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. I have been invited to speak on the recent bill, House Bill 143, the Concussion Law.More >>
  • Editorial: Turning the table on birth control

    Editorial: Turning the table on birth control

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 8:13 PM EST2012-12-13 01:13:59 GMT
    Well, how appropriate.  A member of our largely dysfunctional state legislature wants to pass a bill restricting the use of erectile dysfunction drugs.More >>
    Well, how appropriate.  A member of our largely dysfunctional state legislature wants to pass a bill restricting the use of erectile dysfunction drugs.More >>
  • Editorial: Rock Hall Vision

    Editorial: Rock Hall Vision

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 5:05 PM EST2012-12-12 22:05:27 GMT
    Well, the list is out again and this year it includes the late Donna Summer, queen of disco.  More >>
    Well, the list is out again and this year it includes the late Donna Summer, queen of disco.  Yes, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has a very loose definition of rock and that creates the criticism for the selection committee. More >>
  • Editorial: Troubling questions in the police chase

    Editorial: Troubling questions in the police chase

    Thursday, December 6 2012 9:17 AM EST2012-12-06 14:17:13 GMT
    Every community should want to support its police force … and we do. But the preliminary investigation into what happened last week following a high-speed chase involving Cleveland cops is unsettlingMore >>
    Every community should want to support its police force … and we do. But the preliminary investigation into what happened last week following a high-speed chase involving Cleveland cops is unsettlingMore >>
  • Editorial: Hundred dollar handout

    Editorial: Hundred dollar handout

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 5:18 PM EST2012-12-05 22:18:02 GMT
    On the surface, these two stories seem similar. In New York, a wealthy businessman poses as a secret Santa, passing out one hundred dollar bills to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile back home,More >>
    On the surface, these two stories seem similar. In New York, a wealthy businessman poses as a secret Santa, passing out one hundred dollar bills to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile back home,More >>
  • Editorial Response: Ingrid Nelson

    Editorial Response: Ingrid Nelson

    Wednesday, November 28 2012 6:26 PM EST2012-11-28 23:26:48 GMT
    Hello, my name is Ingrid Nelson responding to Bill Applegate's editorial about puppy mills. IMore >>
    Hello, my name is Ingrid Nelson responding to Bill Applegate's editorial about puppy mills. More >>
  • Editorial: Humiliating Sentence

    Editorial: Humiliating Sentence

    Wednesday, November 28 2012 6:16 PM EST2012-11-28 23:16:58 GMT
    Well, it was national news earlier this month when a Cleveland municipal judge sentenced a local woman to stand on a street corner with a sign proclaiming her as an idiot. More >>
    Well, it was national news earlier this month when a Cleveland municipal judge sentenced a local woman to stand on a street corner with a sign proclaiming her as an idiot for driving on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Jeffrey Strauss

    Editorial Reply: Jeffrey Strauss

    Tuesday, November 20 2012 9:05 PM EST2012-11-21 02:05:09 GMT
    Hello, my name is Jeffrey Strauss responding to Bill Applegate's editorial about the demise of the Plain Dealer. Are you kidding me? Cleveland's lone newspaper not being delivered to my doorstop eachMore >>
    Hello, my name is Jeffrey Strauss responding to Bill Applegate's editorial about the demise of the Plain Dealer.

    Are you kidding me? 
    More >>
  • Editorial: Pet Peeved

    Editorial: Pet Peeved

    Tuesday, November 20 2012 9:03 PM EST2012-11-21 02:03:09 GMT
    A dog may well be man's best friend, but man does not always return the sentiment. Here in Ohio, for example, the state has failed for decades to protect future pets from greedy puppy mill operators.More >>
    A dog may well be man's best friend, but man does not always return the sentiment.  Here in Ohio, for example, the state has failed for decades to protect future pets from greedy puppy mill operators.More >>
  • Editorial: Plain (Dealer) as night and day

    Editorial: Plain (Dealer) as night and day

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 5:40 PM EST2012-11-14 22:40:04 GMT
    We normally don't stick our nose in our competitor's business. Running a TV station keeps us busy enough, but when it concerns the very livelihood of an institution as important as the Plain Dealer, wellMore >>
    We normally don't stick our nose in our competitor's business.  Running a TV station keeps us busy enough, but when it concerns the very livelihood of an institution as important as the Plain Dealer, well we feel compelled to speak up.More >>
  • Editorial: Cuyahoga County budget spending

    Editorial: Cuyahoga County budget spending

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 5:34 PM EST2012-11-14 22:34:26 GMT
    Cuyahoga County is working on a budget and County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, who is anxious to offset cuts in state spending, wants to stick his hand in the cookie jar. The cookie jar is the county reserveMore >>
    Cuyahoga County is working on a budget and County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, who is anxious to offset cuts in state spending, wants to stick his hand in the cookie jar.  More >>
  • Editorial: Obama Re-Elected

    Editorial: Obama Re-Elected

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 7:11 PM EST2012-11-08 00:11:12 GMT
    President Barack Obama's re-election victory this week was, in many ways, a more impressive triumph than his historic first election in 2008. Think about it. The country is in a deep economic malaiseMore >>
    President Barack Obama's re-election victory this week was, in many ways, a more impressive triumph than his historic first election in 2008.  Think about it.  More >>
  • Editorial: Northeast Ohio - Going Underground

    Editorial: Northeast Ohio - Going Underground

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 7:01 PM EST2012-11-08 00:01:55 GMT
    You've got to feel for the folks living along the east coast. They lost power - and in many cases, their homes to Hurricane Sandy. Many remain without power and heat even today. Well, we got a tasteMore >>
    You've got to feel for the folks living along the east coast.  They lost power - and in many cases, their homes to Hurricane Sandy.  Many remain without power and heat even today.More >>
  • Mayor Frank Jackson's Editorial

    Mayor Frank Jackson's Editorial

    Wednesday, October 31 2012 8:00 PM EDT2012-11-01 00:00:01 GMT
    As Mayor of Cleveland, I am urging you to vote for Issue 107, the first school operating levy in Cleveland in 16 years. The vote on Issue 107 is the most important one for an entire generation of ClevelandMore >>
    As Mayor of Cleveland, I am urging you to vote for Issue 107, the first school operating levy in Cleveland in 16 years.  The vote on Issue 107 is the most important one for an entire generation of Cleveland children.More >>
  • Editorial: Scouts Dishonor

    Editorial: Scouts Dishonor

    Wednesday, October 24 2012 5:26 PM EDT2012-10-24 21:26:06 GMT
    "Scouts Honor" is more than a catch-phrase. They're two words that symbolize what it means to be a boy scout. Now comes word that, for decades, over a thousand scout leaders -- including some here inMore >>
    "Scouts Honor" is more than a catch-phrase.  They're two words that symbolize what it means to be a boy scout.More >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Wednesday, October 24 2012 5:21 PM EDT2012-10-24 21:21:53 GMT
    Well, every time we air one of our editorials we ask you, the audience, to write and let us know what you think. And you always do. I recently talked about this year's presidential campaign and howMore >>
    Well, every time we air one of our editorials we ask you, the audience, to write and let us know what you think.  And you always do.More >>
  • Editorial: A new day for Browns

    Editorial: A new day for Browns

    Wednesday, October 17 2012 6:57 PM EDT2012-10-17 22:57:02 GMT
    Has there ever been any NFL franchise anywhere more beleaguered than the Cleveland Browns over the last decade? And now after years of turmoil and failure comes a new chapter. What will it bring as truckMore >>
    Has there ever been any NFL franchise anywhere more beleaguered than the Cleveland Browns over the last decade?  And now after years of turmoil and failure comes a new chapter.  What will it bring as truck stop billionaire Jimmy Haslam takes over the team?More >>
  • Editorial: Transit Trouble

    Editorial: Transit Trouble

    Wednesday, October 17 2012 6:50 PM EDT2012-10-17 22:50:31 GMT
    The RTA has been servicing Cleveland riders for 38 years. And it's safe to say, it has never had a day like the one it had last week. First, a 16-year old boy waltzed into an unsecured bus garage inMore >>
    The RTA has been servicing Cleveland riders for 38 years.  And it's safe to say, it has never had a day like the one it had last week.More >>
  • Editorial: Our Tax Dollars at Work

    Editorial: Our Tax Dollars at Work

    Thursday, October 11 2012 2:07 PM EDT2012-10-11 18:07:17 GMT
    Well, if you and I ran our family budgets like most free-spending government agencies do theirs, we'd end our days holding a tin cup on public square.More >>
    Well, if you and I ran our family budgets like most free-spending government agencies do theirs, we'd end our days holding a tin cup on public square.More >>
  • Editorial: Appreciated

    Editorial: Appreciated

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 6:50 PM EDT2012-10-10 22:50:40 GMT
    As a resident of the great state of Ohio, it is nice to be appreciated for our unique status in these United States of America. And like many of you, I can't wait for that "appreciation" to stop. I'mMore >>
    As a resident of the great state of Ohio, it is nice to be appreciated for our unique status in these United States of America.  And like many of you, I can't wait for that "appreciation" to stop.  More >>
  • City Councilman Zack Reed: Let's fund schools the right way

    City Councilman Zack Reed: Let's fund schools the right way

    Tuesday, October 2 2012 5:41 PM EDT2012-10-02 21:41:56 GMT
    Hi, I am Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed. Since 1997, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled – four times – the way public schools are funded is unconstitutional. And since 1997, four governors have kickedMore >>
    Hi, I am Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed.

    Since 1997, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled – four times – the way public schools are funded is unconstitutional. And since 1997, four governors have kicked that can down the road.  
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  • Editorial Response: Marc Kotora

    Editorial Response: Marc Kotora

    Tuesday, October 2 2012 5:38 PM EDT2012-10-02 21:38:21 GMT
    I am Marc Kotora, Vice President of Gallucci's. A bipartisan commission on federal election reform, led by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, concluded that ourMore >>
    I am Marc Kotora, Vice President of Gallucci's.  

    A bipartisan commission on federal election reform, led by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, concluded that our "electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter and detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters." 
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  • Editorial Reply : David Gilbert

    Editorial Reply : David Gilbert

    Thursday, September 27 2012 7:12 PM EDT2012-09-27 23:12:16 GMT
    Positively Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission CEO David Gilbert weighs in on Cleveland's status as a comeback city.More >>
    Positively Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission CEO David Gilbert weighs in on Cleveland's status as a comeback city.More >>
  • Editorial: It's just a matter of time

    Editorial: It's just a matter of time

    Thursday, September 27 2012 3:16 PM EDT2012-09-27 19:16:15 GMT
    Well, it was just a matter of time before the nfl's gamble to use replacement referees would blow up in its face. The controversial last second Seattle touchdown capped off a weekend with countless questionableMore >>
    Well, it was just a matter of time before the NFL's gamble to use replacement referees would blow up in its face.  The controversial last second Seattle touchdown capped off a weekend with countless questionable and missed calls.  That got both sides talking.More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland the Comeback City - Take Two

    Editorial: Cleveland the Comeback City - Take Two

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 7:37 PM EDT2012-09-19 23:37:43 GMT
    Fifteen years ago, Cleveland was widely celebrated as the "Comeback City"-- a dying town revitalized -- re-inventing itself with a rock hall, new sports venues and a renewed spirit. Well, we all knowMore >>
    Fifteen years ago, Cleveland was widely celebrated as the "Comeback City"--  a dying town revitalized -- re-inventing itself with a rock hall, new sports venues and a renewed spirit.More >>
  • Editorial: Art Modell - Lessons Learned

    Editorial: Art Modell - Lessons Learned

    Wednesday, September 12 2012 5:06 PM EDT2012-09-12 21:06:49 GMT
    Long after the new Browns win a Superbowl, we'll still be debating the legacy of the old Browns and its owner, Art Modell, who died last week.  But, as time passes and memories fade, the unbridled furorMore >>
    Long after the new Browns win a Superbowl, we'll still be debating the legacy of the old Browns and its owner, Art Modell, who died last week.  But, as time passes and memories fade, the unbridled furor over Modell's move to Baltimore will surely subside.More >>
  • Editorial Reply: Michael Kernicki

    Editorial Reply: Michael Kernicki

    Wednesday, September 12 2012 5:02 PM EDT2012-09-12 21:02:03 GMT
    My name is Michael Kernicki and I am responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial about the political conventions. We the people should not be responsible for paying to sponsor three days of the biggestMore >>
    My name is Michael Kernicki and I am responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial about the political conventions.

    We the people should not be responsible for paying to sponsor three days of the biggest "love yourself" gatherings for both parties.
    More >>
  • Editorial: Costly and Irrelevant

    Editorial: Costly and Irrelevant

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 7:31 PM EDT2012-09-05 23:31:34 GMT
    National political conventions are not what they used to be.  No longer are there any smoke-filled rooms where party power brokers meet to pick the next presidential candidate.  Those decisions are madeMore >>
    National political conventions are not what they used to be.  No longer are there any smoke-filled rooms where party power brokers meet to pick the next presidential candidate.More >>
  • Editorial: Council President - It's time to come clean

    Editorial: Council President - It's time to come clean

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 7:03 PM EDT2012-09-05 23:03:22 GMT
    Jimmy Dimora is dining on prison cuisine and his cohorts in crime, Frank Russo and J. Kevin Kelly are checking out the menu.  Are we watching the beginning of the end of the federal corruption investigation?More >>
    Jimmy Dimora is dining on prison cuisine and his cohorts in crime, Frank Russo and J. Kevin Kelly are checking out the menu.  Are we watching the beginning of the end of the federal corruption investigation?  Well, maybe not.More >>
  • Editorial: Non-Partisan Redistricting

    Editorial: Non-Partisan Redistricting

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 10:28 AM EDT2012-08-29 14:28:35 GMT
    Politicians of all stripes seem to do what's good for politicians, not necessarily what's good for the people they represent. And case in point is how they draw electoral districts after each census.More >>
    Politicians of all stripes seem to do what's good for politicians, not necessarily what's good for the people they represent.More >>
  • Editorial: Free Water

    Editorial: Free Water

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 10:14 AM EDT2012-08-29 14:14:08 GMT
    As summer comes to a close – how's your front lawn looking these days?  Probably parched and done for the year, thanks to a summer drought and constant water rate hikes. So, it's especially disturbingMore >>
    As summer comes to a close – how's your front lawn looking these days?  Probably parched and done for the year, thanks to a summer drought and constant water rate hikes.More >>
  • Editorial: Dog Abuse or a Media Ruse?

    Editorial: Dog Abuse or a Media Ruse?

    Thursday, August 23 2012 5:25 PM EDT2012-08-23 21:25:53 GMT
    It's a local story that made international headlines. And, at first glance, rightfully so.  Who wouldn't be outraged by a report of three dogs mercilessly tied to railroad tracks in the Tremont neighborhood,More >>
    It's a local story that made international headlines. And, at first glance, rightfully so.  Who wouldn't be outraged by a report of three dogs mercilessly tied to railroad tracks in the Tremont neighborhood, in the path of an oncoming train?More >>
  • Editorial: Ohio License Plates

    Editorial: Ohio License Plates

    Thursday, August 23 2012 5:23 PM EDT2012-08-23 21:23:14 GMT
    Well, this is the time of the year when people take to the open roads for their summer vacations.   As kids we would see how many different license plates we could spot.  There was Florida, the "SunshineMore >>
    Well, this is the time of the year when people take to the open roads for their summer vacations.   As kids we would see how many different license plates we could spot.More >>
  • Editorial: The Importance of a VP Candidate

    Editorial: The Importance of a VP Candidate

    Wednesday, August 15 2012 6:00 PM EDT2012-08-15 22:00:56 GMT
    When Ohio Senator Rob Portman was thought to be Mitt Romney's ideal pick for the vice presidential nomination, the talk was about whether he could help deliver Ohio for the republicans in November.   WellMore >>
    When Ohio Senator Rob Portman was thought to be Mitt Romney's ideal pick for the vice presidential nomination, the talk was about whether he could help deliver Ohio for the republicans in November.More >>
  • Editorial: Crime has no boundaries

    Editorial: Crime has no boundaries

    Wednesday, August 15 2012 5:57 PM EDT2012-08-15 21:57:22 GMT
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems criminals are getting bolder by the minute around here in the city of Cleveland and in the supposedly safe suburbs as well.  You know, in just a weeks time, four visitorsMore >>
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems criminals are getting bolder by the minute around here in the city of Cleveland and in the supposedly safe suburbs as well.More >>
  • Editorial: Indians Salary Cap

    Editorial: Indians Salary Cap

    Wednesday, August 8 2012 7:13 PM EDT2012-08-08 23:13:32 GMT
    Well, it started again this week when the Indians losing streak reached 10 games. Fire the manager, fire the GM, we need a new owner like the Browns! The Indians are last in baseball attendance -- at slightlyMore >>
    Well, it started again this week when the Indians losing streak reached 10 games. Fire the manager, fire the GM, we need a new owner like the Browns!More >>
  • Editorial: Disclosing Tax Returns

    Editorial: Disclosing Tax Returns

    Wednesday, August 8 2012 7:07 PM EDT2012-08-08 23:07:51 GMT
    Members of Congress, democrats mostly, are demanding that GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney release more than just two years of his income tax returns. But in a shameless display of hypocrisy, theseMore >>
    Members of Congress, democrats mostly, are demanding that GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney release more than just two years of his income tax returns.More >>
  • Editorial: A new start for the Browns

    Editorial: A new start for the Browns

    Thursday, August 2 2012 4:15 PM EDT2012-08-02 20:15:37 GMT
    The Cleveland Browns are going through yet another shake-up…only this time it might be the best thing to happen to the team since it was bought by the Learner family back in 1998.   News out of BereaMore >>
    The Cleveland Browns are going through yet another shake-up…only this time it might be the best thing to happen to the team since it was bought by the Lerner family in 1998.More >>
  • Editorial: 28 Years

    Editorial: 28 Years

    Wednesday, August 1 2012 6:49 PM EDT2012-08-01 22:49:04 GMT
    Jimmy Dimora's new home is a prison in North Carolina. Gone is the swimming pool and the tiki hut. Gone is the outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Gone are the free trips, the free meals, and the prostitutes.More >>
    Jimmy Dimora's new home is a prison in North Carolina. Gone is the swimming pool and the tiki hut. Gone is the outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Gone are the free trips, the free meals, and the prostitutes. All paid for with bribes.More >>
  • Editorial: Cleveland votes on traffic cams

    Editorial: Cleveland votes on traffic cams

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 6:51 PM EDT2012-07-25 22:51:53 GMT
    Well, voters in Cleveland have filed petitions to put those despised traffic cameras on the November ballot. Unfortunately, these voters reside in Cleveland, Texas…not Cleveland, Ohio. But those votersMore >>
    Well, voters in Cleveland have filed petitions to put those despised traffic cameras on the November ballot.More >>
  • Editorial: Tough sell for schools

    Editorial: Tough sell for schools

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 6:45 PM EDT2012-07-25 22:45:18 GMT
    The Cleveland School District is going to ask voters this November to approve an almost fifty percent hike in school taxes---an average increase for most households of about $295 dollars a year. And allMore >>
    The Cleveland School District is going to ask voters this November to approve an almost fifty percent hike in school taxes---an average increase for most households of about $295 dollars a year.  And all we can say is: good luck with that. More >>
  • Editorial: Don't destroy Penn State

    Editorial: Don't destroy Penn State

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 8:43 PM EDT2012-07-19 00:43:06 GMT
    The independent investigation of what went wrong at Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal is a disturbing report.

     
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    The independent investigation of what went wrong at Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal is a disturbing report. Up and down the chain of command at the university, there was a widespread cover-up, all of it done in the name of protecting Penn State's football team and its legendary coach Joe Paterno.More >>
  • Editorial: Firefighter's Scandal

    Editorial: Firefighter's Scandal

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 8:28 PM EDT2012-07-19 00:28:00 GMT
    For over six months now, 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek has been all over the payroll scandal at the Cleveland Fire Department.More >>
    For over six months now, 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek has been all over the payroll scandal at the Cleveland Fire Department.More >>
  • Editorial: E-Check

    Editorial: E-Check

    Wednesday, July 11 2012 5:23 PM EDT2012-07-11 21:23:11 GMT
    It may be Cleveland's most unpopular activity, the car trip every two-years to do the E-Check. The argument is that we need the E-Check

     
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    It may be Cleveland's most unpopular activity, the car trip every two-years to do the E-Check. The argument is that we need the E-Check to cut emissions or else we will face stiff federal environmental fines.More >>
  • Editorial: Candid Cameras Unfair

    Editorial: Candid Cameras Unfair

    Wednesday, July 11 2012 5:19 PM EDT2012-07-11 21:19:57 GMT
    In what is shaping up as one of the nastiest presidential campaigns in memory there is at least one new tactic in use that ought to be prohibited.More >>
    In what is shaping up as one of the nastiest presidential campaigns in memory there is at least one new tactic in use that ought to be prohibited.More >>
  • Mayor Jackson: State of the Schools

    Mayor Jackson: State of the Schools

    Tuesday, July 3 2012 5:33 PM EDT2012-07-03 21:33:49 GMT
    Hello, I am Mayor Frank Jackson.  Education is the key to our success.More >>
    Hello, I am Mayor Frank Jackson.  Education is the key to our success.More >>
  • Editorial: Economic Effect

    Editorial: Economic Effect

    Tuesday, July 3 2012 5:29 PM EDT2012-07-03 21:29:38 GMT
    The arguments are simply defined. President Obama says he took office with an economy that was on life support and that he has made progress… but he needs more time.More >>
    The arguments are simply defined. President Obama says he took office with an economy that was on life support and that he has made progress… but he needs more time. Now, his challenger, Mitt Romney, says he has had enough time already and that we have out-of-control spending with no results.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Rich Garber

    Editorial Response: Rich Garber

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 6:19 PM EDT2012-06-27 22:19:20 GMT
    Hi, my name is Rich Garber responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial Blaming the Money. Can elections be bought? Of course they can.  Yes, ideas count for something, but the forces behind WisconsinMore >>
    Hi, my name is Rich Garber responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial Blaming the Money.

    Can elections be bought? Of course they can.
    More >>
  • Editorial: A Spilt Decision on Immigration

    Editorial: A Spilt Decision on Immigration

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 6:17 PM EDT2012-06-27 22:17:50 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme court handed down a split decision this week gutting most of Arizona's tough new immigration law but upholding what supporters called the "Heart" of the law.More >>
    The U.S. Supreme court handed down a split decision this week gutting most of Arizona's tough new immigration law but upholding what supporters called the "Heart" of the law.More >>
  • Editorial: Rude Interruption

    Editorial: Rude Interruption

    Wednesday, June 20 2012 5:18 PM EDT2012-06-20 21:18:35 GMT
    President Obama needs to answer a lot of questions about his newly announced immigration policy but there is a right way and a wrong way for reporters to ask those questions.   Neil Munro, a reporterMore >>
    President Obama needs to answer a lot of questions about his newly announced immigration policy but there is a right way and a wrong way for reporters to ask those questions.More >>
  • Editorial: Clemens Cleared

    Editorial: Clemens Cleared

    Wednesday, June 20 2012 5:14 PM EDT2012-06-20 21:14:33 GMT
    Former New York Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens was acquitted this week on charges that he lied to Congress about using steroids.  It was the second big profile loss for federal prosecutors in weeks.  TheMore >>
    Former New York Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens was acquitted this week on charges that he lied to Congress about using steroids.  It was the second big profile loss for federal prosecutors in weeks.More >>
  • WOIO Editorial: Blaming the Money

    WOIO Editorial: Blaming the Money

    Wednesday, June 13 2012 4:02 PM EDT2012-06-13 20:02:25 GMT
    It's not unusual for politicians to blame their election losses on anything other than themselves and their message.More >>
    It's not unusual for politicians to blame their election losses on anything other than themselves and their message.More >>
  • Editorial: Soda Jerk

    Editorial: Soda Jerk

    Wednesday, June 6 2012 6:39 PM EDT2012-06-06 22:39:14 GMT
    The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is a dilettante billionaire who is swiftly becoming America's number one nanny.More >>
    The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is a dilettante billionaire who is swiftly becoming America's number one nanny.More >>
  • Editorial: Labor Loses in Wisconsin

    Editorial: Labor Loses in Wisconsin

    Wednesday, June 6 2012 6:35 PM EDT2012-06-06 22:35:04 GMT
    Like the first shots of the Revolutionary War at Lexington in 1775, the recall election this week in Wisconsin represents the opening skirmish in an ideological struggle that won't be decided until general electionMore >>
    Like the first shots of the Revolutionary War at Lexington in 1775, the recall election this week in Wisconsin represents the opening skirmish in an ideological struggle that won't be decided until general election day in November.More >>
  • Bill Applegate's editorial feedback

    Bill Applegate's editorial feedback

    Wednesday, May 23 2012 6:06 PM EDT2012-05-23 22:06:11 GMT
    Well, every time we air one of our Editorials we ask you, the audience, to write and let us know what you think. And you always do. I recently talked about the court ruling that would allow strip searchesMore >>
    Well, every time we air one of our Editorials we ask you, the audience, to write and let us know what you think.  And you always do.More >>
  • Editorial: Splitting the Catholic Vote

    Editorial: Splitting the Catholic Vote

    Wednesday, May 23 2012 5:26 PM EDT2012-05-23 21:26:31 GMT
    The Catholic Church in the United States ramped up its fight against the Obama Administration's Health Care Plan this week by filing dozens of lawsuits. The suits, filed in 12 Federal District Courts,More >>
    The Catholic Church in the United States ramped up its fight against the Obama Administration's Health Care Plan this week by filing dozens of lawsuits.More >>
  • Editorial: Casino Good For Cleveland

    Editorial: Casino Good For Cleveland

    Wednesday, May 9 2012 6:12 PM EDT2012-05-09 22:12:33 GMT
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    Preparing for Mondays opening of the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cleveland -- city workers have been busy spiffing up the area around Public Square.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Kay Lemon

    Editorial Response: Kay Lemon

    Wednesday, May 9 2012 6:02 PM EDT2012-05-09 22:02:12 GMT
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    My name is Kay Lemon responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial regarding making the 12th grade matter.More >>
  • Editorial: Occupy a Jail Cell

    Editorial: Occupy a Jail Cell

    Wednesday, May 2 2012 4:51 PM EDT2012-05-02 20:51:33 GMT
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    The arrest of five men accused of plotting to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley ought to send a sobering message to those who think that the so-called occupy movement is comprised of well-meaning citizens struggling for social equality.More >>
  • Editorial: Making the 12th Grade Matter

    Editorial: Making the 12th Grade Matter

    Wednesday, May 2 2012 4:47 PM EDT2012-05-02 20:47:08 GMT
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    If you can remember what it was like in your senior year of high school or if you watched your kids cruise through the 12th grade, you know that nothing much happens in that final year in high school and…that's a shame.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Ray Herzog

    Editorial Response: Ray Herzog

    Wednesday, April 25 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-04-25 23:17:43 GMT
    My name is Ray Herzog responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial regarding the Buffet Rule gimmick. When our nations senators, representatives, and the administration talk about legislation, like the BuffetMore >>
    My name is Ray Herzog responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial regarding the Buffet Rule gimmick.More >>
  • Editorial: Fun with the GSA

    Editorial: Fun with the GSA

    Wednesday, April 25 2012 6:26 PM EDT2012-04-25 22:26:29 GMT
    In this tough political year Republicans lunged at the opportunity to connect the Obama Administration with the recent scandal involving the general services administration. You may have seen the videosMore >>
    In this tough political year Republicans lunged at the opportunity to connect the Obama Administration with the recent scandal involving the general services administration.  You may have seen the videos showing GSA employees enjoying outrageously expensive junkets and parties all at the expense of taxpayers.  More >>
  • Editorial: The Buffet Rule Gimmick

    Editorial: The Buffet Rule Gimmick

    Wednesday, April 18 2012 6:17 PM EDT2012-04-18 22:17:03 GMT
    The near economic collapse of the nation took place four years ago right in the middle of the 2008 presidential campaign.  The candidates played politics with the crisis back then and now- in the middle of another presidential campaign and with the economy still not strong - they are playing politics with the issue again.More >>
  • Editorial Response: Linda Gracey

    Editorial Response: Linda Gracey

    Wednesday, April 18 2012 5:56 PM EDT2012-04-18 21:56:41 GMT
    I am Linda Gracey responding to Bill Applegate's Editorial on the Supreme Court's recent decision on strip searches.       More >>
  • Editorial Feedback: April 2012

    Editorial Feedback: April 2012

    Wednesday, April 11 2012 9:15 PM EDT2012-04-12 01:15:20 GMT
    Well, every time we air one of our editorials we ask you, the audience, to write and let us know what you think.  And you do.More >>
  • Editorial: Assault on Privacy

    Editorial: Assault on Privacy

    Wednesday, April 11 2012 9:13 PM EDT2012-04-12 01:13:53 GMT
    In the post 9/11 era, we are growing accustomed to having little pieces of our liberty chipped away.More >>
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