What We're Reading in Cleveland This Morning: Jan. 29



- It's worth reading Thomas Ott's parking crunch story through the lens of downtown development and revitalization. Even though the crux of this analysis is the low-brow development brought on by the Horseshoe Casino, it's a positive bellwether in looking ahead. So, next time you're gritting your teeth and searching for just one! freaking! parking! spot!, remember that it's for the good of the community.

- Via Queen City Drinks, here's a tidy little reminder that there's a campaign afoot to increase Ohio's ABV limit from 12 to 21 percent. The writer was kind enough to drop a link to the petition, so get your advocacy on this morning and do your part to change the world.

- A Painesville Township was questioned by police after his creepy Facebook page began garnering widespread criticism. He was uploading photos of girls who attended or graduated from Perry High School without their consent. Facebook shut the page down. Here's Perry Police Chief Michael Shank, via WKYC:

"He told us he was a scholar in college," said Perry Police Chief Michael Shank, "and that he just wanted to pat those kids on the back and encourage them to do a good job."

"When we asked him why he only uploaded pictures of girls connected to Perry High School, he did not have an answer."

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