• Dave Yost brings bad news for East Cleveland
    No loans for East Cleveland

  • Mayor Gary Norton walks out of meeting
    Whenever a meeting is not controlled by Norton it is time for a walk out.

Auditor of State Dave Yost says No Loan for East Cleveland

Posted by: | Posted on: November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – East Cleveland Ohio —  Financial planning and supervision group met for the last time in 2014 and welcomed Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost for the very first visit this year.  Unfortunately the visit was to deliver in person a loan disapproval to Mayor Gary Norton.   (View Yost Letter Here – CLICK Here)

Meeting Agenda and Documents  Part ONE

Meeting Documents and City Balance – Part TWO

Mayor Gary Norton and Finance Director Jack Johnson boycotted this meeting after Auditor Yost sent them a letter of disapproval for any loans.  DSC04880Also absent from this essential meeting were also City Councilmen Brandon King,  Thomas Wheeler, Mansell Baker and Nathaniel Martin.

With no chance for a loan it now becomes a puzzle how the last payrolls in 2014 will be handled and Dave Yost indicated that if the employees checks bounce that they may must not work.  In hopes of having enough money to pay employees Norton has turned on all of the previously blinking off traffic lights and traffic camera on.

DSC04875EC City Council President Barbara Thomas indicated that there is a planned Town Hall Meeting for December 1, 2014.  To date there have been no Robot Calls or flyers printed to let the city residents to know about this meeting.

The next meeting for this group will be in January 2014 however it appears that with no funds to manage and a mayor who does not show up for critical meetings.  The only reason a meeting with the citizens should be held at this point is to discuss filing bankruptcy or merging with The City of Cleveland Ohio.

Click Here to see the Yost Letter to City of East Cleveland

Money Meeting Monday 11/24/2014

Posted by: | Posted on: November 23, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014 – 10 AM – EC Library  

Dear State of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost and Representative Sharon Hanrahan

Dave Yost

The election is over and just as we on 44112News.com predicted the absentee and walk-vote went to the reigning Auditor of State Dave Yost.  Congratulations on the win and now it’s time to get to the business of money in East Cleveland Ohio.

In reality even if we were to get 15 million dollars today we would still be short of the actual money needed to keep this city afloat.  With Mayor Gary Norton doing insane things like making a secretary into the new head of of Service Department with a raise in pay to bringing back indicted felon as our top police detective, our city is completely out of control.

At the last meeting the question of highway rock salt, snow plows became a major topic that ended up with Mayor Gary Norton walking out of the meeting.  Now Norton has managed to purchase some rock salt for home driveways.  The difference is simply in the size of the rocks, highway salt is much larger than home type.



We are asking your staff members working on this matter to request and see the W-2 and payroll data for Gary Norton from November 2012 to present.  Why? November 2012, the voters of East Cleveland in an overwhelming vote said that they did not want Gary Norton to continue paying himself more than forty-thousand dollars a year.  While other things have been placed in view of your staff, no one has actually looked at the money that Mayor Gary Norton is paying himself and his staff members.    A proper audit of Gary Norton requires all check stub receipts and W-2 statements for years 2012 and 2013.



“Ziggity Boo” Day in East Cleveland

Posted by: | Posted on: November 22, 2014

11/22/2014 – East Cleveland Ohio – Today turned out to be an interesting Saturday with a small course in rock salt and ending in a tape showing that the Traffic Cameras are unfair and need to be removed.    I also found some very old footage from 1988 of my investigation of the Pittsburgh PA Police Force and some unfair speed traps.

Most of the day was spent asking EC residents to please come to the meeting to be held Monday 11/24/2014 – 11:00 AM, East Cleveland Public Library.  It is important that residents sign up and speak their feelings to the State Financial Group overlooking the continued money being spent by Mayor Gary Norton.

There is more of the “Ziggity Boo” in this video below showing that the traffic cams are a scam and you will finally see the American Traffic Solutions Cameras in action.  (Taped 11/22/2014)

Finally, everyone is asking how convicted felon Scott Gardner is able to carry a firearm and arrest people and I am clueless at how this is happening.  It appears that we may just have found the true Godfather in this matter and just did not expect the cards to start following so soon.    So we end with the words written on the poster shown below:


The week at a glance in East Cleveland – November 16-21, 2014

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2014

The week at a glance in East Cleveland – November 16-21, 2014


Temperature inside city hall

ENTIRE Meeting start to finish:

There just seems to be no end to stories about East Cleveland ranging from the return to duty of convicted felon Scott Gardner who will be working on busting more of his fellow felons to a City Council Meeting in the cold of 62 Degrees. Now that Gardner is a convicted felon does it mean that all of the cases he presents will be considered “snitching” in street language?  Read more about this Detective here:

See:  http://44112news.com/?p=2279    http://44112news.com/?p=1549     http://44112news.com/?p=498


Why is he so sad?

The mayor finally has learned to just shut up and News Channel Five got a taste of this new Gary Norton. (Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies) it was good to hear mayor Norton take the fifth for a change.   Scene Magazine used to have the beat on East Cleveland but now they are only running behind stories everyone has already done like WEWS TV 5.

A hint for all news reporters and government agencies searching for the complete history of what has been happening in East Cleveland just do a Google.com search and most of the information will be found here.
Enough bragging about something we could not be more ashamed of covering and on to the to the news.     East Cleveland City Council Tuesday November 18, 2014 held the regular monthly meeting with no heat in city hall and no cell phones for any of the members of the council. At least one member qualified and received a free (Obama Phone) Cellular telephone.   Unlike the RTA Board Meeting earlier that day,  Mayor Gary Norton did not walk out of this council meeting.

Norton walks out RTA Meeting

Norton walks out RTA Meeting

The others councilors all refused to give out their private cell numbers. With no copy machine and heat in their office this holiday season consider buying council clerk a sweater or thermal to wear to work as a gift. The electricity at city hall will not allow plugging in desk or portable heaters so employees have to grin and bear it as temperatures get colder.


Meet Dan Ray

On the agenda this week at City Council Meeting is The Dan Ray Construction a new upstart company trying to lease the EC Transfer Station.  The young man hopes that every demolition project in EC will dump their waste products with his projected business.  The only problem with the business plan of Dan Ray Construction is that most of the people doing destruction underbid the job just to get most of the building waste which is worth more than the house itself


See no money, Hear no Money, Say No Money

Finally the folks from Columbus who handle the funds in East Cleveland will be back in town to talk about money, on Monday November 24, 2015 – East Cleveland Public Library – 10:00 A.M. (Early Meeting). We need everyone who is available to attend this meeting.

Failure to attend this meeting might mean Convicted Detective Randy Gardner (Shown in above YouTube Video) will pay you a visit. It is good to see that the City of East Cleveland hires felons to work in the police department.  Rumor has it that the city jail is letting a few prisoners out to take showers and make phone calls, but everyone is shivering with the heat in city hall nearly nonexistent.



Everyone in coats while Mayor Texting

Happy Thanksgiving to all – Free Turkeys on Saturday in East Cleveland, donations of cellular telephones or telephone minutes cards  would be greatly appreciated by the East Cleveland City Council members this holiday season.

Finally where is MICHAEL SMEDLEY hiding out at?

Traffic Cam Covers Against Law

Michael Smedley

If anyone spots this reclusive East Cleveland Chief of Staff or Mayor Norton’s “BFF” please call, email, text, Facebook, Instagram, AOL, or contact us the old fashioned way (216) 324-4783.


Our First (Sing Along) Music Video

Posted by: | Posted on: November 15, 2014

It is time for some singing as the 44112News Tech Guys and Gals have created this soothing sing along music video that we want everyone to share with their friends, family and anyone you can.  Sing Along!

“My Way”

And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and ev’ry highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
“Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way”

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!


Yes, it was my way