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In Ohio, the Feds Do Their Best to Conceal a Toxic Horrornew

Toxins are emerging from the ground under the former Ford Road landfill in Elyria, and many of the residents have developed cancer. Some think health reports were purposely repressed by the feds.
Cleveland Scene  |  Rebecca Meiser  |  05-27-2008  |  Environment

Will Your Vote Count?new

Cuyahoga County implements a new electronic voting system, after wasting millions on a fantasy.
Cleveland Free Times  |  Charu Gupta  |  03-03-2008  |  Politics

The Pretendersnew

In 1967 five teenagers from Mansfield, Ohio, were signed to a record deal, renamed The Ohio Express and promoted as the face of Bubblegum Pop on the strength of their hit "Yummy Yummy Yummy." Today several of the original band members still tour in Europe playing their hits, but they finally confirm the rumors that they never actually sang on the hit singles.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Larry Gross  |  07-05-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Divine Retributionnew

Ohio's Religious Left reclaims faith from those who hate.
Cleveland Free Times  |  Anastasia Pantsios  |  03-14-2007  |  Religion

Too Good for Us?new

Ken Blackwell is well known for his role in election day shenanigans that pushed Ohio into George Bush's win column in 2004 -- what's not so well known about the right-wing ideologue now running for Ohio governor is his early years as a liberal activist and a third-party mayor of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Lew Moores  |  08-21-2006  |  Politics

Lion's Dennew

Documentary film A Lion in the House is an unflinching portrait of pediatric illness and adversity.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  06-15-2006  |  TV

Selling Kabbalahnew

An Orthodox rabbi wants to bring mysticism to the masses, but other rabbis say his new book on the Kabbalah may reveal secrets not meant for the outside world.
Cleveland Scene  |  Rebecca Meiser  |  12-20-2005  |  Religion

On Pills and Needlesnew

The Drug Enforcement Administration, which is cracking down on abuse of painkillers, has accused an Ohio doctor of blazing a trail of death, addiction and fraud.
Cleveland Scene  |  Josh Mound  |  12-14-2005  |  Science

Naked Before Godnew

A church offers six figures for a strip club in Painesville, Ohio.
Cleveland Scene  |  Rebecca Meiser  |  11-23-2005  |  Recreation

Broken Bonenew

As a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bizzy Bone sold 15 million albums and won a Grammy, but his next goal is proving he's not crazy.
Cleveland Scene  |  Jason Bracelin  |  11-23-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Rockin' the Boatzznew

Boatzz's urbane art-pop has alternately been described as "trippy elevator music," "the Zombies meet Blur," and "Joe Jackson rolling in an Escalade listening to Supergrass and doing some serious party favors."
Cleveland Scene  |  Jason Bracelin  |  11-09-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Mortgage Company Breaks Trust With Amish Familiesnew

World Home Lending has lured several Amish families in Ohio into mortgage loans they claim they didn't understand. But when two men in the community warned others to be cautious, the company sued them for slander.
Cleveland Scene  |  Lisa Rab  |  11-09-2005  |  Business & Labor

A Curious Candidatenew

Paul Ilg carries a gun, scares his neighbors, and really wants to be a Cleveland city councilman.
Cleveland Scene  |  Joe P. Tone  |  11-02-2005  |  Politics

The Survivornew

Once hair-metal royalty, Billy Morris should be a has-been. Instead, he's Cleveland's busiest musician.
Cleveland Scene  |  D.X. Ferris  |  11-02-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bush Appointee Made Fortune With Questionable Lendingnew

Bush's appointee to be ambassador to the Netherlands, Roland Arnall, is the founder of Ameriquest, whose lending tactics have prompted investigations by attorneys general in no fewer than 30 states.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus  |  10-20-2005  |  Politics

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