September, 2014


“Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice To Deceive”*

A nearly packed group of residents from Ward Two and assembled media reporters watched and waited for East Cleveland City Council President Barbara Thomas to reveal her plan to fix the streets around Superior Elementary School at her monthly ward meeting September 29, 2014 It appears that some of the five people City Council were either not invited to attend or chose not to attend her important meeting.  However silently joining her were at Large Council man Brandon King and Council Vice President Thomas Wheeler who for the most partRead More

Good Cop and My bad Dollar Bill (From

Imagine having to use up your good luck dollar bill to purchase a bus pass and the bill readers won’t accept it because it’s too old and colored by the wallet it has been held in for too many years. This little blog entry is to pay tribute to a good police officer who does far more than what the job requires. Remember the good days when cops used to walk and beat and talked to everyone around the neighborhood. As the RTA Rider I have had the chance toRead More

Our Mailbox this week (Readers write)

I , Kathy Coleman, edit Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio’s most read digital Black newspaper and worked for the Call and Poist for 17 years. Crazy people cannot get to become the top Black online newspaper in Ohio. We get more readers than the Call and Post. Also, I have a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees. No discussion should precipitate the defamation of me on this site. Who did video, Ernest Smith? I do not know Lavelle Damney other than he harassed me and will be sued shorty. Please removeRead More

Clinkscale “falls on her sword” to save Mayor Norton in court

Congratulations to former East Cleveland Prosecuting Attorney Michael Winston for winning the CV-14-821810 captioned as: TRACY L. UDRIJA DBA UDRIJA & ASSOCIATES vs. CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND.   The real case was Gary Norton running a vendetta against Tracy Udrija and just like any war story this case had its hero’s and losers.   Former East Cleveland Chief of Staff Collette Clinkscale came to the rescue of Mayor Gary Norton by taking all the blame over Tracy Udrija not being paid and having to sue the city for victory.  Clinkscale fellRead More

VENDETTA (Where is Judge Judy?)

ven·det·ta noun \ven-ˈde-tə\ : a very long and violent fight between two families or groups : a series of acts done by someone over a long period of time to cause harm to a disliked person or group Source: It appears that East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton is acting out his vendetta against council clerk Tracy Udria as he proclaimed November 2013 to not pay her and also to fire her from work. CV-14-821810 captioned as: TRACY L. UDRIJA DBA UDRIJA & ASSOCIATES vs. CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND filed 2/12/2014Read More