Morning Brew: Cows on the Road, Exploding Houses, Burning Flags, and the Soap Box Derby



Wooster police would like to remind you to only burn NBA apparel, not our flag.
  • Wooster police would like to remind you to only burn NBA apparel, not our flag.

Good morning, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you run away from Kid Cudi, who whether you know it or not, is in hot pursuit.

— Wooster planted hundreds of flags around the city for Memorial Day weekend. One miscreant burned 19 of them. Police arrested the man and then informed him it's only cool to burn LeBron jerseys, not flags. (AP)

— A cow that had been wandering on a highway near Cincinnati met with a predictable fate yesterday after it was hit by a motorist, an inevitable conclusion to a story that begins with a cow wandering on a highway. (AP)

— Another house in Northeast Ohio blew up. Best line in the report: "She also saw that the entire north side of the house was lying on the ground between the two houses." Fun, reassuring sight. (

— The annual Soap Box Derby supposedly brings in millions of dollars to the Akron region. More important than that, it brought in Corbin Bernsen this year. You can't put a price tag on having Roger Dorn in your town. (

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