Afternoon Brew: Harvey Pekar to Get Statue, Cleveland Heights Issues New Curfew, Fraudster Tries to Get Out of Conviction, and Rob Portman Talks Supercommittee

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Good afternoon, here are some links to run an eye over while you [VERB] with the [NOUN] until your [NOUN] turns [ADJECTIVE].

— The campaign to kick together $30,000 for a monument for dearly-departed Cleveland writer Harvey Pekar was a success. The American Splendor author will get a bronze sculpture at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. Splendid news. (News 5)

— Speaking of Cleveland Heights, the East Side suburb with an aggressive track record of fending off Flash Mobs with curfews will impose such a restriction on Severance Town Center. (Cleveland Heights Patch)

— Former Gates Mills resident Louis Amir, who was recently sentenced to 12 years in the federal slam after being convicted of a $7 million mortgage fraud, is trying to get out of his sentence by denying the court's jurisdiction. (WKYC)

— Ohio Senator Rob Portman reflects on his time in the congressional supercommittee, also known as that group of people on the hook for letting the country to sink farther into Disaster, according to some. (Plain Dealer)

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