Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's up to you to keep track of your credit score.
Do you know your credit score? For most people, that number is less than perfect. But for Tom Pavelka, of Westlake, his score is nearly perfect, according to The Plain Dealer. How does he do it? It's key to pay your bills on time, he told The Plain Dealer. But his advice also includes not buying something on credit unless you know you've got the money to repay it and not charging something without having something to show for it. It takes a bit of effort just to figure out your credit score. Three different agencies -- Equifax, Experian and TransUnion -- collect the information that determines your credit score, according to the Federal Trade Commission. They track how you pay your bills, whether you've filed for bankruptcy and whether you…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The United Way of Greater Cleveland will no longer give money to Boy Scouts because they ban gay members, reported The Plain Dealer. Do you agree?
United Way of Greater Cleveland won't give money to the Boy Scouts locally effective July 2013, reported The Plain Dealer. The move comes after United Way, which serves Cuyahoga County communities, adopted its own policy for equal opportunity and diversity -- which applies to the agencies that get money from United Way. In an obtusely worded press release, Boy Scouts of America reported that it reviewed its policy and stands by it. The policy reads as follows: “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.” United …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
If the election were today, who would you vote for -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
If some Ohioans voted today in the presidential election, more would likely choose President Barack Obama over his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, according to a Plain Dealer poll. The Plain Dealer's poll showed a lead of five points for Obama. Similar results were revealed in recent presidential polls done by Ohio newspapers and other media. The poll was conducted from Sept. 13 to 18. Both candidates are campaigning in Ohio trying to woo voters, including Obama's Wednesday trip to Kent State University and Mitt Romney in Port Clinton on Monday and Dayton on Tuesday. And since early voting in Ohio starts on Oct. 2, we'd like to hear from you. If the election were today, how would you vote? Tell us why in the comments.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Plain Dealer poll puts Lakewood staple as tops in the Cleveland area.
The Plain Dealer featured a poll that whittled a list of 300 Cleveland-area pizzarias down to just one: Angelo’s Pizza on Madison Avenue. Right here in Lakewood. So, we thought we’d put our readers to the test… Do you agree with the results of the Plain Dealer poll? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The Lakewood resident, who covered rock music for The Plain Dealer, died July 4.
Jane Scott, a longtime Lakewood resident, died this morning at age 92, according to an obituary published in The Plain Dealer. She had already passed her 71st birthday in 1990, when I first met her at a wedding reception backstage at the Cleveland Agora before a Ratt concert. The bride and groom, who had met and fallen in love at a previous Ratt concert, exchanged vows on stage with the glam-metal band’s drum set as a backdrop and an ordained minister presiding. Then the newlyweds, a few invited guests and the media – Jane with the Plain Dealer and I with the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram – were whisked backstage by the Agora's marketing manager, Johan, a.k.a. Linas Johansonas, for a mini-reception with members of Ratt. I had seen Jane at …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Set to be sentenced March 25 in Lakewood Municipal Court.
The former manager of Lake Shore Towers apartments is facing up to 270 days in jail after he was found guilty of shooting a deer and her fawn Nov. 6 as nearby residents watch them eat acorns. Garwood Wilson Jr., 46, of Wilmington, is scheduled to be sentenced March 25. In Lakewood Municipal Court last week, Judge Patrick Carroll found him guilty of cruelty to animals, illegally killing deer and obstruction of official business — all misdemeanors. According to the cleveland.com — which has been following the story since it broke — several residents of the apartments at 12506 Edgewater Drive were watching a buck, a doe and her fawn eating acorns in the yard behind the building on the morning of Nov. 6. More from cleveland.com: Witnesses …