Morning Brew: Emergency Calls Fail, New Execution Drug, Missing Remote Leads to House Fire, and Board of Revision Staffing


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Good morning, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you think about pie.

— When automated emergency phone calls went out to warn residents in Fairport Harbor to evacuate their homes, many never connected. Why? Because tons of people have ditched their landlines. Cell phones: good for nude pictures from your girlfriend, bad for receiving emergency phone calls telling you your house is about to blow up. (

— Ohio will become the first state to use only phenobarbital in executions after the shortage of the drug the state had been using worsened. No word on if Four Loko was the next option if phenobarbital was also in short supply. (AP)

— If you think your remote has fallen under your bed, best not to use a lighter to look for it. As it turns out, mattresses are extremely flammable. (Fox8)

— Staffing for the boards of revision is finally completed. Learn more about it in this, part 3,709 in the PD's continuing coverage of the group whose purpose most people don't know. (

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