Monday, January 7, 2013
The figure in red (image 2) previously wore a Santa hat, which someone took ("They probably needed it more than he did," says Calvin, at right). We encountered the display, and its creators, on a cold, dreary January afternoon, and they were as nice as can be. Calvin said the area's city councilman has instructed them to take the display down.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ray's Sausage shop, on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland. The longstanding family business was unjustly blamed for odors that in reality were emanating from the nearby house of serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted in 2011 of murdering 11 women.
A sad Cleveland story.
The remnants of Randall Park Mall in North Randall, Ohio, which opened in 1976 with great hoopla. At the time it was one of the nation's largest malls. After years of decline, the mall closed in 2009.