• Noble Road Dump moves flammable wood closer to houses
    East Cleveland Fire Department states that they can fight any fires with one pumper and two ladder trucks.

  • EC Fire Pumper Breaks down at Fire Site
    Cleveland Heights Fire Department called in once again to handle East Cleveland Fire on Bender Avenue

Why EC School Board gets away with trips and catered food

Posted by: | Posted on: July 6, 2015
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EAST CLEVELAND OH – 7/6/15 – Another Executive Session where the residents paying the tab can not see where their money is being spent.  It’s all a big game between the EC School Board and people who simply don’t care about the school system.  44112News is challenging any parents to show up for the catered executive session meeting the board is hosting at their club house.  Is there anyone in East Cleveland who cares about the children and what this board continues to call education?

While Mayor Gary Norton Jr. does his thing on a larger scale at city hall, this school board gets catered meals with most of their meetings and looks forward to trips they call “Board Retreat” another perk to being with this school board.schools01

Because it is very rare to see parents attend a school board meeting this board can do the executive session scam not in fear of someone filing an injunction to make them stop.  We have filed a public records request that the board thinks is a joke but it will be filed in the Cuyahoga County Eighth District Court of Appeals as an original action per Ohio Revised Code 149.43.  This school board has the misconception that public records are private and the court session should help find out what things the board is holding their own court on.    State ex rel. Strothers v. Wertheim (1997), 80 Ohio St.3d 155

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44112News.com is double daring citizens from East Cleveland Ohio to come to this catered meeting, enjoy what the school board eats (last week they had baby back ribs).  You can fix your plate and sit in the next room while this school board takes one to two  hours discussing public business in private.


East Cleveland Board of Education

Board Meeting Scheduled

Special Board of Education Meeting

Monday, July 6, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

Property liability and related insurances

Merger issues and discussion of Legal aspects

Board Retreat

Correction and adoption of minutes

Executive Session:  Employment, Appointment and Compensation of a Public Official  – Dismissal of a Public Employee

East Cleveland Board of Education

1843 Stanwood Road – Room 215

East Cleveland, OH 44112

Any questions please call (216) 268-6587

Mary Ann Nowak

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Mary Ann Nowak, Treasurer/CFO


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – EC 4th of July 2015

Posted by: | Posted on: July 5, 2015
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EAST CLEVELAND OH – 7/5/15 – East Cleveland celebrates the United States Independence Day in their own way since this city has nothing organized for the citizens.  Streets compete with each other for bragging rights for having the best block party and fireworks display.

THE GOOD – Scioto Avenue

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There were lots of good block parties around East Cleveland July 4th and 44112News made sure that many of  them were visited, beverages and  meals were enjoyed and even dancing in the streets was enjoyed.  The residents on Scioto Avenue had live entertainment and even a balloon launch at the end.

The fun loving folks on Scioto Ave included us in their block party and wanted the 44112News Crew to stay and enjoy their home cooked tables of  food as well as getting a scoop they wanted to tell us later.DSCF6358

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The people of Bender Avenue have been plagued by a serial arsonist who is setting afire abandoned homes on their normally quiet street.  No clues in the fires and nothing but Arson signs to make the street less than welcome for anyone looking to purchase any of the $150 homes.


Located walking distance from EC City Council President Barbara Thomas in her ward I spent time and relaxed on several peoples porches.  Recently the arsonist struck and because the East Cleveland Fire Pumper Truck is very unpredictable hours were wasted waiting for East Cleveland Fire Department to handle the latest house on fire.

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Unfortunately for the residents since East Cleveland Fire could not pump any water the adjoining house and their vehicle were completely destroyed.  The residents braved the hot flames to  rescue children and family members in the next door house.  According to residents EC Fire Department could not hook up or pump any water to save the second house and just stood by until Cleveland Heights Fire Department could respond.  See NewsNet5 Story

Only one resident was grilling burgers and attempting to have a street get-together like it used to be  while the people on the arson site cried their eyes out telling how they had to break out windows and climb in doing the EC Fire Department task.  They have asked for time to  have a full interview but since NewsNetFive announced that they city will tear down the house next door this week they did not want their faces or voices heard.

 

The Ugly – Noble Road Dump site

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Finally we talk about a block that used to have fun on the 4th of July only to find the first year they can’t even cook in their back yards because of toxic waste.  Thanks to East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton and every member on the City Council the residents of Noble Rd North are learning how to live with toxic airborne waste destroying not just their 4th of July parties but placing many of them in the hospital.

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Mayor Gary Norton  Jr. had the bright idea to put a thirty foot gate and cover it with felt material that perhaps he thought would stop asbestos and other toxic airborne pollution from reaching the Noble Rd North residents lungs.

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4th of July with the EC Mayor in the Hood aka. Leprechaun

Posted by: | Posted on: July 3, 2015
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EAST CLEVELAND OH – 7/3/15 – While the country is on  high alert status the people at the NIMG_1800oble Road Toxic Dump site stand on guard praying that nothing happens on Noble Road (North).

With Mayor Gary Norton Jr. saying that a thirty foot gate with felt on it will stop the asbestos and other airborne toxins from ruining the normal holiday Bar-B-Ques and events on Noble Road North the residents know that little Mayor Norton has little science training as shown on his transcripts (Click Here).  Norton has little if any science training in this history of deception he has used in the past.

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At this point it is all about a waiting game to see when the allegations of “palm greasing” or money exchange is finally disclosed.  Some are waiting for the weakest link in the group to “squeal” the truth but even then most of this issue is compartmentalized so it will require Worlds® Gym iron pumping Mayor and his gang to come forward and “squeal” and they will once things come together.

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Norton has his minions taking to the streets of East Cleveland trying to get his make-believe petition signed by anyone they can get to not read what is being circulated.  This is clearly the last stand for Norton and he is even bringing the police officers from Cleveland in to our court  system for them to get a misdemeanor charge in our courts vs. Murder in Cuyahoga County.  Guess which East Cleveland Detective found no wrong doing from the start of the killing scene? Hint in the picture below:

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Has Norton gone stone cold crazy?  

This is an end game for Norton and he knows it’s time for him to get the heck out of East Cleveland or face having to keep his hands on the soap in prison.  Finally the people of East Cleveland have awakened and realize that we truly in EC have a leprechaun in the hood with Gary Norton Jr.

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Executive Session: Discussion of employment, dismissal, compensation and investigation of charges against a public employee

Posted by: | Posted on: July 1, 2015
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EAST CLEVELAND OH – 7/1/15 – East Cleveland Board of Education has been under our watchful eyes for the last year and in that time they have managed to break away and go to Executive Session nearly every one of their meetings.

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Read The Law Here

Each time they claim that an employee is under some type of investigation that they must perform at their meeting without consulting local or county law enforcement.  While former Judge and now BOE President Dr. Una H.R. Keenon may have had some law enforcement knowledge she and the other members of this board are not authorized to dish out serious penalties for sexual abuse and other alleged things being brought up.

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The EC Board of Education has a duty to report those crimes to the proper people who in this case are the local police or county sheriff but they can’t just call an executive session just to get rid of the public.  Since this has happened during my watch I too have a duty to request public records for each of the meetings in 2015 where this group of elected public officials have a duty to provide those records when it comes to adults or employees of the East Cleveland school district.

Shame on all of the reporters covering East Cleveland Schools and citizens of this city for allowing this group of elected officials to violate Ohio’s Open Meeting Law RC 121.22 with their constant Executive Session calling and waiting until the public gives up sometimes after a two hour wait.

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We all get another chance to go to executive session however this time will be our last time as the group will be asked to provide all of the names, records and everything they did during executive session. Nothing this group has or does is exempt with the exception of juvenile records and they must let us know who is being charged with serious charges that were not presented to law enforcement despite their feelings toward EC Mayor Gary Norton Jr.

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Shame, Shame, Shame – Most of the allegations of sexual crimes could be stopped if the board and superintendent did not allow students to wear skin tight clothing to school and had a uniform plan which would stop the problems.  Instead students get up and decide the wardrobe they will wear to school because the teachers and administration have no control and don’t want to face parents upset their children can entice teachers and staff members with sagging pants and or tight clothes.


East Cleveland Board of Education

Board Meeting Scheduled

Special Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, July 1, 2015,  6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

Meet with Financial Consultant

Executive Session:  Discussion of employment, dismissal, compensation and investigation of charges against a public employee

East Cleveland Board of Education

1843 Stanwood Road – Room 215

East Cleveland, OH 44112

Any questions please call (216) 268-6587

Mary Ann Nowak

 

 


OH Open Meetings Law 101 – ORC 121.22

Posted by: | Posted on: June 30, 2015
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EAST CLEVELAND OH – 6/30/15 – Come and enjoy a nice catered meal with fresh food and the banter of an all female  East Cleveland Board of Educations at their special meetings.  These special meetings happen at their office board room and since there is no place to post the meetings word of mouth is a must.  Monday another catered special meeting was held to discuss the double dipping rehire of the superintendent of schools.

The latest special board meeting went to a closed meeting taking care of all business the board did not want the public to know about.  This is considered a violation of Ohio Open Meetings Law 121.22.  And since this group has been allowed to balk at Ohio law by going to frequent and lengthy Executive Sessions perhaps it is time for their lawyers to learn about an injunction.

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We will be requesting public records first dealing with the executive sessions in year 2015 and the result of those sessions.  Since NOTHING is a private document all notes and either suspensions, hires, and other things happening in these regular executive sessions must be made public.

Take a look at the video after they returned from their two hour session which they announced a contract with the superintendent but did not announce the terms or amount on the contract.  This will be the first test for this executive session abusing board of education as we make a public request to see that document and of course everything they have done in year 2015.

For anyone interested in Ohio Open Records or Open Meetings Law download the 2015 Mike DeWine Sunshine Manual by clicking here. 

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East Cleveland Board of Education

Board Meeting Scheduled

Special Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

Meet with Financial Consultant

Executive Session:  Discussion of employment, dismissal, compensation and investigation of charges against a public employee

East Cleveland Board of Education

1843 Stanwood Road – Room 215

East Cleveland, OH 44112

Any questions please call (216) 268-6587

 

Mary Ann Nowak