Local author talks about his grandfather, a Cleveland Mafia street boss, at Mentor Library

Though it seems like a bygone era, we are not far removed from the heyday of the Cleveland Mafia. Less than a century ago, the Porrello and Lonardo families fought for bootleg liquor profits during the Corn Sugar War; and the mafia’s battles with Danny Greene’s Celtic Club were more recent than that. View full […]

Use large doses of heroin to administer death penalty: Letter to the Editor

I find it interesting the controversy surrounding what drugs to use in death penalty cases (“Ohio’s death-penalty secrecy is wrong and must not be allowed to take effect,” Forum, Jan. 23). In my opinion the state should use heroin in large doses. This would be humane and can be obtained, for free, from virtually every […]

OHSAA state hockey poll for the week of January 26, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here is the OHSAA state hockey poll for the week of Jan. 26, 2015.  1. Toledo St. Francis                           90 (9)                    2. St. Ignatius                                    80 3. University School                               67 T3. St. Edward                 […]

John Boehner let Ohio down by not pushing for approval of safe drinking water bill: Letter to the Editor

There was a significant name, highly recognizable, missing in the Jan. 11 Plain Dealer editorial, “Someone torpedoed a safe-drinking-water bill.” The issue raised was one that impacts the whole state, and especially the northern portion and our immensely important Lake Erie. The missing name is John Boehner. Where was Ohio’s own most important Representative to […]

Richmond Heights girls basketball coach Demarris Winters will return Thursday after serving suspension for a game ejection

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Richmond Heights girls basketball coach Demarris Winters will return to coaching the Spartans on Thursday against Laurel, ranked No. 22 in cleveland.com’s Top 25. Winters was ejected from the team’s game against Beachwood on Jan. 17 after he argued with a referee about how many fouls ball-handler Makea Scott had when […]

Green guard Austin Marciniak

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