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Can you(us) believe this is happening?……………….



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In two weeks, Mark Provenza will begin his 90 day sentence for his conviction in an August drunk-driving incident.

What an excellent time to do my first poll on Muley’s Cafe 2.0


As Law Director for the city of Lorain:

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Just quit, Mark.

You have a problem, and the court wants you to help yourself first.

“You don’t destroy their house and destroy their lives and look over your shoulder four months later and say, ‘Hey, I’m sorry,'” Carroll said. “That doesn’t fly.”

You have endangered many people in many different ways, too many to discuss here. But you have endangered yourself more than any other person throughout this whole episode.

You could write anything you want to correct the wrongs you have caused, but as Mr. Henderson said so correctly:

“It’ll just be a piece of paper pretty much.”

You’ve been given 90 days in the slammer, your family is greatly embarrassed, you get to wear court-mandated Bling”, and your career could be in the dumper, all because you needed to have a drink?

Get a hold of yourself Mark.

Get right with yourself, Mark.

God will get right with you, Mark.

On His Terms !

Not yours.

Everyone thinks you should resign, including Lorain’s mayor Anthony Krasienko:

“In my opinion, I cannot see how he can effectively represent the city or its citizens as city law director, prosecutor after these events. It would be in the community’s and Mark Provenza’s best interest if he were to step down as law director, but Mark Provenza is an elected official and only he can remove himself from office.”

and Lorain auditor Ron Mantini:

“If it was me, I think I would resign, but that’s up to him because he’s an elected official. He has to decide what’s best for his family situation and his professional career.”

and Lorain councilwoman Melanie Szabo:

“In light of Mr. Provenza’s problems, I feel he should resign and seek the help that he needs. … I feel right now that he needs to get the help to get himself well.”

and a plethora of Lorain citizens want you to resign as noted here.

Do the right thing, Mark.

Resign ASAP

Save your family, your career and yourself and take this warning from the courts and turn your life around.

Being the Law Director is a prestigious job, one that would be hard for anyone to quit, but that is what is needed to save your law career. And I hope you make the right decision.

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Every four years, when we elect a new president, the outgoing commander-in-chief has complete power to pardon convicted felons. From drug dealers and junk-bond sellers to convicted embezzelers and terrorist, the outgoing president can free felons from jail and can commute their sentences.

And nobody can change his decisions.

Now, even though Lorain’s mayoral elections fall one year before a presidential election, a what-if scenario has emerged with this item in the news of late.

What If Lorain’s mayor had the same powers as our president?

Who would he pardon ?

Could one be Dennis Flores?

Convictions: 3rd degree misdemeanor of Solicitation

1st degree misdemeanor of Physical Control

Or possibly William Desvari?

Conviction: 1st degree misdemeanor of Falsification

Or possibly Craig Miller?

Conviction: 5th degree felony of Obstruction of Justice

Or possibly Lorain Police Officer Stanley Marrero

Conviction: 1st degree misdemeanor of intimidating a Witness, 2nd degree misdemeanor of Dereliction of Duty and 3rd degree misdemeanor of Public Indecency

Or City of Lorain employee Edwin Heyduk Jr.

Conviction: Drug Possesion, Trafficking, Illegal Manufacturing/Cultivating of Marijuana and Possesion of Criminal Tools

Sadly, here in Lorain, we have a lot to pick from when it comes to pardons.

Who would you pardon if you had that power ?

This is my pick…….

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Today was one of those rare off-days that I’ve actually gotten out of the house to do a few errands. By my own admission, I’ve been disgustingly lazy as of late, so I haven’t been too busy and should change my habits soon.

In my travels today thru South Lorain and the Central Park area, along with Lake View park and Charleston Village neighborhoods, I noticed alot of leaves in the streets. Some lawns had piles of leaves at the curbs, like the city has asked, while other lawns were clear of leaves, but had piles of leaves in the streets. Please people, DO NOT put leaves in the streets, as it prevents the stormwater from entering the sewers, for which we spend thousands of dollars on in order for this same stormwater to not accumulate in our streets, thus causing flooded intersections, possible accidents and just a plain, old mess.

Plus, for those who need one more reason…………

It’s against the law.

……and also from the city’s web site:

Leaf Pickup Projects

West Side, East Side

The Street Dept. will be picking up leaves in the following areas Nov. 17th:

Between Root Road & Nebraska from Wilson to G St

29th to 34th Between Vine &

Redhill, Washington Ave, Falbo
Tower, W. 37th & W. 38th, Queen Anne, Hickory Hill and 45th Place

Please DO NOT put your LEAVES in the STREET, rake them to the edge of your tree lawn. Please refrain from parking in the street between 7:00AM – 3:00PM so that we may clean the streets properly.

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I sure am glad the democratic process allows me, and You, to vote on issues such as this.

votes for issue 20: 9,525 – 41.23 %

votes against issue 20:  13,583 – 58.77 %

I guess I’m a lot like Grandpa……………

……what do I get ?

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“The Blind Boys Of Alabama”

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