The city will fork over $2 million a year for 15 years to the billionaire-owned Cleveland Browns for stadium "improvements." Plus another $12 million from the sin tax revenues. Both follow a $5.8 million capital contribution earlier this year by the city.
Our sleepy news media and non-existent citizen action will soon be costing residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County very Big Bucks. In the hundreds of millions. Almost all from our dispirited hard-pressed people.
It was 45 years ago August. One of the biggest local stories the Plain Dealer missed. It was especially galling to the paper's reporters, as the hero was a shy PD copy editor. I was a short-timer at the PD and saw the shame among colleagues. It said a lot about the paper's leadership.