Friday, May 26, 2017

THIS ORR THAT?

Did you think we left? That like so many, we abandoned South Euclid and moved to some backwater in Geauga County? Think again. We’re here and intend to stay and will continue to point out wrongdoing when we see it.  

Lately things have been looking up in South Euclid. Oakwood is nearly finished and almost filled to capacity. The last parcel of Cedar Center North has been sold and will be home to a Planet Fitness gym. My wife has already pestered me to join when they open. The shopping plaza at Mayfield and Green which has been an eyesore for decades is being rebuilt. That’s all well and good. But there are also the things that don’t make the news. The houses on our street are better kept up than just a few years ago. Occupancy is up. Vacancy is down. Fewer homes are being torn down.

Not all is perfect. Many of our roads look like they come from the 3rd world. Too often I see walkers tossing trash on people’s lawns. Or not picking up after their dogs.  Or driving with their radios WAY too loud.

But there is good news for Ward 3.  Ed Icove is stepping down.

Hallelujah! That ambulance chasing clown has caused more misery for more people than you can imagine. Icove lives in one of the fanciest homes on South Belvoir from where he lords it over us little people. Ward 3 voters will finally be able to choose between two new candidates. As residents of Ward 3 we are very happy to hear this news.   

So far two candidates have stepped forward. Curtis Orr and Sara Continenza. 

Curtis Orr is a retired Cleveland Police Officer. Cleveland’s PD has gained a reputation as one of the worst Police Departments in America. But wait, you say, “Isn’t Curtis Orr African-American?” To which we respond, “Do you think the corruption in Cleveland’s Police Department is limited to white cops? Or to white bureaucrats like the morbidly obese and disgusting Steve Loomis? Think again. Because Curtis Orr suffers from the same character flaw that many Cleveland cops do. The same character flaw that Ruth Gray suffers from as we demonstrated here, here and here. By the way did we mention Icove is one of Ruth Gray’s besties? Curtis Orr thinks the law applies to everyone else and not to him. A 5 minute search of Cuyahoga County Court database records uncovered repeated unpaid bills and state taxes. As recently as this year, he still owes the State of Ohio unpaid taxes badly enough that the state has taken him to court over it. And he wants to be a guardian of our tax dollars? Gimme a break!
 
 
 
The last thing South Euclid needs is another ex-cop in office. We’ve got one in the person of Mike LoGrasso and he’s as slimy as Donald Trump. His unpaid debts have been well documented in the Sun Messenger.  Then there’s that loony Charles Turner who also used to be a cop. Maybe Turner and LoGrasso have some kind of cop turf war going on because you should see how they go after each other at council meetings!

In the interest of objectivity I also did a court record search for Sara Continenza and found a seat belt violation from 2012. It’s plain stupid not to wear your seat belt. But big whoop.  
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Congrats to Chief Nietert

Congratulations to South Euclid Policy Chief Kevin Nietert, who has been sworn in as President of the County Police Chiefs Association last week. This is another merit for South Euclid’s police department, which has been singled out for effective, compassionate service. It’s a far cry from the shenanigans coming from Cleveland’s Police Department. They make a practice of hiring cops who’ve been fired from other departments, like Timothy Loehmann who shot Tamir Rice. Then the CPD and their flatulent obese union president Steve Loomis try to sweep the story under the rug. Contrast that with South Euclid’s Police Department which is a model of openness. Which regularly posts officers’ body camera videos to their facebook page.


But you wouldn’t believe it based on one disgruntled resident: Charles Turner. Turner is a Vietnam veteran and retired University Heights cop. Turner regularly protests outside city hall and speaks at city council meetings. I should say “blathers on” at meetings. Even meeting regulars who are critical of the Welo administration roll their eyes when Turner approaches the mic. He’s been repeating the same story at meetings and in the media for the past 2 years. Turner claims that Chief Nietert ordered a cop to use a South Euclid squad car to harass him by pursuing him at 60mph on Mayfield Road. Turner has been unable to produce any witnesses or a single piece of objective evidence to corroborate his story. This despite the fact that he regularly stands near the corner of Mayfield and Green and also at City Hall holding signs accusing the Chief of police brutality and Mayor Welo as being unfair to veterans. Turner also posts on Cleveland.com as Citycrew and chuckthecop. He even created dialogs between them as if anyone believes that Citycrew and chuckthecop are two different people. Still no one has come forward to support Turner’s claims. That’s because the incident never took place except in his troubled mind. Of course since South Euclid is the location of two Purple Heart Homes with a third on the way Turner’s accusations about Mayor Welo and veterans are easily refuted. Chief Nietert has declined to comment on Turner’s charges. Mutual friends tell me he doesn’t have the heart to bring negative publicity to an obvious victim of mental illness who wants to inflict his delusions on the rest of us.