A Tale of Two Cities – Wilkinsburg Pennsylvania and East Cleveland Ohio

Wilkinsburg PA – After watching the fantastic documentary from school aged children concerning East Cleveland Ohio called “EAST CLEVELAND TALE OF TWO CITIES” this compare and contrast story came to be. A short trip to western Pennsylvania and the Borough of Wilkinsburg was selected for this story because of the similarity between East Cleveland.  Wilkinsburg PA is the first suburb to the east of Pittsburgh PA and has already started merging the process of giving up their city one street at a time. Just like East Cleveland the local transit companyRead More

Ohio Highway Patrol needs our help (#40 Bus Riders)

East Cleveland Ohio U.S.A. – The tragic crash that ended the life of Christopher Kimble Jr. Saturday October 3, 2015 in East Cleveland Ohio after EC Police Officer Kyle Pettus struck the young man is being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. HOWEVER there appears to be some confusion as the Ohio Highway Patrol states they are just investigating the accident and not going after eye witnesses and or video camera feed that could help solve this case.  East Cleveland Police state that they are NOT investigating this accident andRead More

The Grand Army of the Republic Highway – 24 Hours with Mansell Baker

Riding with EC City Councilman Mansell Baker (24 Hours) This is a 24 report where East Cleveland’s youngest city councilman Mansell Baker asked me to keep him off camera and I agreed. Day one with Mr. Baker starts with him on the phone with the Ohio EPA because of a gasoline spill on The Grand Highway of the Republic Highway better known as Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland. Councilman Baker seemed to have no regrets in bringing me out in the middle of the night to make sure this gotRead More

RTA Rider/Writer on iWatch System

This post also appears on: http://blog.cleveland.com/cleveland-rta-riders/index.html Text Transit Police was an Idea that came from riding RTA Buses, Trains and Trolleys all over town.  Unlike the normal RTA Rider having this blog in on the Cleveland Plain Dealers website means knowing how it feels to be a rider on a regular basis. As a dedicated rider to the RTA system even comparing it to my hometown transit system in Pittsburgh PA (PAT) Port Authority Transit this year and reporting it back to the RTA Board of Trustees who rarely rideRead More

Good Cop and My bad Dollar Bill (From Cleveland.com)

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