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Stalley Announces Title Of Major Label Debut [VIDEO]

August 24, 2014 in News by Trent Clark

Contrary to popular belief, Stalley didn’t rise to prominence when he signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music imprint. It was his formal debut Lincoln Way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music with Ohio producer Rashad Thomas that placed his name amongst rap’s elite crop of newcomers.

From that point on, the thought-provoking MC has been building momentum without the traditional co-signs that has led up to the announcement of his major label debut which he simply–and fittingly–titled Ohio.

In a new vlog, Stalley explains that his debut album comes at a “pivotal time in his career” and will definitely please anyone who comes within earshot of the record.

“I’m really trying to give the people that sound again and get deeper into what ‘we’ started,” the bearded artist outlined. “It’s music that’s built for the cause but you can also enjoy it in your headphones or the computer, however you want to listen to it.”

Longtime fans will be pleased to know that Rashad is playing an integral role on the project as he breaks down the LP’s makeup. “The basis will definitely be a Ohio upbringing and the quality of the Midwest we want to bring to the table. I don’t think there’s been a clear representation of where we come from and that’s [our] main goal that it’s a cohesive idea of what we’re representing,” the acclaimed beatsmith stated.

Watch the video to get you siked for Stalley’s Atlantic Records album coming sooner than later.


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R. Kelly Cut From Festival For Alleged Sexual Predator Past

July 30, 2014 in News by Trent Clark

The Columbus, OH Buckeyes recently banded together to treat R. Kelly like Chris Hanson would, should they ever meet.

Kelly was slated to headline Fashion Meets Music Festival in all his Pied Piper glory, but the singer’s past, which involves several allegations of inappropriate relationships with children, was too much to bear for concertgoers and they had him cut from the lineup altogether.

Reports The Columbus-Dispatch:

“We wanted to make sure we heard the Columbus listeners … to make a statement and support the city we live in,” said festival spokeswoman Melissa Dickson, who added that a public-relations firm is helping the event repair its image.

The decision to pull Kelly’s Nationwide show on Aug. 29 came late last week after Saintseneca, a Columbus band also set to play the festival, announced plans to cancel because of Kelly’s appearance. WCBE (90.5 FM) withdrew its sponsorship shortly after.

Those departures were preceded by a local duo, Damn the Witch Siren, which on July 3 abandoned their festival appearance because of Kelly’s history, which includes a 2008 acquittal on 14 counts of child pornography and a Chicago Sun-Times investigation linking the Grammy winner to underage girls.

Organizers of the Fashion Meets Music Festival, which is to take place in and around the Arena District on Aug. 29-31, issued a brief announcement last night via Facebook and Twitter to say the artist and event have “parted ways.”

Although Kellz has remained mum on the announcement, his publicist sent out a vague, indirect statement saying, “R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours.”


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Ohio Woman Takes #Prisonbae Mugshot, Complete Opposite Of Jeremy Meeks [Photo]

July 15, 2014 in News by Trent Clark

The hunt for viral mugshots have increased since the unexpected superstardom on Jeremy Meeks, but Angela Green’s jailhouse photo-pp following her arrest for refusing to leave a hotel room had quite the opposite effect.

Green, 34, of Cleveland, OH, took a rather unflattering mugshot photo after she remained uncooperative with the authorities who took her and male companion into custody.

Via Wickliffe Police Department:

On Saturday, 07/12/14, at approx. 1206 hrs., the management of the Quality Inn, 28600 Euclid, called the police department requesting assistance for guests who refused to leave. Responding officers found that a male and female had rented a room the previous evening and were to have checked out by 1100 and now would not leave.

Officers knocked on room 253 and the door was answered by a male and female. The officer explained that they needed to leave or rent the room for another day and the female became loud and uncooperative.

The officer identified the male, 24 year old Brian Baker of Cleveland, and attempted to identify the female; however, as the couple was being escorted from the building it was discovered that she had provided fictitious information. Once outside, the female continued to become loud and uncooperative and refused to identify herself.

After a brief struggle the female was arrested and transported to the WPD. The female was identified as, Angela Green, a 34 year old Cleveland resident. Green was charged with obstructing official business and eventually released on $354 cash bond.

Hit the flip to seen Angela’s ridiculous mugshot in full. Pucker up.

H/T: The Grio


Photo: Wickliffe Police Department

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Indiana Man Caught Speeding In Ohio Had 48 Bombs In His Car [VIDEO]

January 9, 2014 in News by D.L. Chandler

An Indiana man caught speeding on New Year's Day in Ohio may have been trying to ring in 2014 in an entirely different fashion than most. After a police officer pulled over Andrew Scott Boguslawski for the moving violation, 48 bombs and a collection of weapons were later found.

Boguslawski, 43, got special attention from the officer just outside of the city of Columbus on Interstate 70 after noticing a curious bumper sticker that read, “If you can read this, you're in range.” From there, it all went downhill for Boguslawski after he told the cop he didn't have weapons in the car although a handle of a gun was protruding between his knees. The Madison Press has more.

From the Madison Press:

An Indiana man is in the Tri-County Regional Jail on a $1 million bond following his arrest with four guns and nearly 50 bombs.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, of Morris Hill, Ind., is being held, charged with one count of illegal manufacture or processing explosives, a felony of the second degree. He is set for a preliminary hearing Friday, Jan 10.

“I think there is a significant risk to the public,” said Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins, explaining the million dollar bond. “Until we can sort through the facts of this case and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe.”

It was 11:40 at night when Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper William Davis clocked Boguslawski doing 85 in a 70 MPH zone. After asking about weapons and noticing the firearm, Officer Davis held Boguslawski until backup came. Investigators then found two handguns, two rifles, plans of a building and other materials along with the 48 bombs. Cops also seized a laptop, a GPS system and a camera.

What makes this case even stranger is that Boguslawski works in Indiana at a training facility for Navy Seals, but apparently has not made a formal statement about his plans with the explosives or why he was in Ohio. The prosecutor in the case says Boguslawski doesn't have a criminal history.

Hit the jump to see a news report from WLWT-5 regarding the bizarre case.

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Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol

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Indiana Man Caught Speeding In Ohio Had 48 Bombs In His Car [VIDEO]

January 9, 2014 in News by D.L. Chandler

An Indiana man caught speeding on New Year's Day in Ohio may have been trying to ring in 2014 in an entirely different fashion than most. After a police officer pulled over Andrew Scott Boguslawski for the moving violation, 48 bombs and a collection of weapons were later found.

Boguslawski, 43, got special attention from the officer just outside of the city of Columbus on Interstate 70 after noticing a curious bumper sticker that read, “If you can read this, you're in range.” From there, it all went downhill for Boguslawski after he told the cop he didn't have weapons in the car although a handle of a gun was protruding between his knees. The Madison Press has more.

From the Madison Press:

An Indiana man is in the Tri-County Regional Jail on a $1 million bond following his arrest with four guns and nearly 50 bombs.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, of Morris Hill, Ind., is being held, charged with one count of illegal manufacture or processing explosives, a felony of the second degree. He is set for a preliminary hearing Friday, Jan 10.

“I think there is a significant risk to the public,” said Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins, explaining the million dollar bond. “Until we can sort through the facts of this case and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe.”

It was 11:40 at night when Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper William Davis clocked Boguslawski doing 85 in a 70 MPH zone. After asking about weapons and noticing the firearm, Officer Davis held Boguslawski until backup came. Investigators then found two handguns, two rifles, plans of a building and other materials along with the 48 bombs. Cops also seized a laptop, a GPS system and a camera.

What makes this case even stranger is that Boguslawski works in Indiana at a training facility for Navy Seals, but apparently has not made a formal statement about his plans with the explosives or why he was in Ohio. The prosecutor in the case says Boguslawski doesn't have a criminal history.

Hit the jump to see a news report from WLWT-5 regarding the bizarre case.

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Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol

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Get It In Ohio: Woman Stabs Sister Over Apple Fritters On Christmas

December 27, 2013 in News by Alvin Aqua Blanco

A woman in Akron, Ohio made clear that her Christmas spirit ends at apple fritters. Contisha Q. Hayes, 21, stabbed her sister,  Tamara D. Delaney, 21, in the chest on Christmas night after getting into a fight. 

Reports the Akron Beacon:

One sister is hospitalized and another is in jail after an argument over apple fritters ended in a stabbing. Akron police say they were called to the 900 block of Springdale Street around 11:30 p.m. Christmas night for a reported stabbing.

Investigators say one sister was in the kitchen making apple fritters when two other sisters “started to play fight” over the treat.

At one point, police say, one sister pulled the hair of the other sister.

The sister whose hair was pulled, Contisha Q. Hayes, pulled out a knife and stabbed her sister, Tamara D. Delaney, 21, in the chest.

Delaney was taken to Akron City Hospital for treatment of what authorities say was nonlife-threatening injuries.

Hayes, who was taken to Summit County Jail, was charged with felonious assault and not believing in the spirit of the Holidays.

Yeah, we totally made that second charge up. Check out Hayes' mugshot on the flip.

[Spotted at The Grio]

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Photo: Akron PD

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Ohio Cops Make $3.75 Million Marijuana Bust [PHOTOS]

November 26, 2013 in News by D.L. Chandler

In an elaborate undercover operation, authorities in Ohio seized nearly $4 million in marijuana shipped from medical dispensaries in California, Colorado, and Oregon. Along with the leaf itself, candies, drinks and brownies laced with the potent drug were also part of the haul.

According to the reports of several outlets, the Warren County Drug Task Force, Ohio State Highway Patrol and other officials worked in tandem across three Ohio counties to shut down the shipment of edible pot and weed. Warren, Montgomery and Drake counties were the areas the operation took place, taking down Bradley O'Neal, 26, and Casey Oakes, 27, with several other indictments to come.

O'Neal and Oakes purchased 100 pounds of marijuana for $180,000 in Warren County from undercover officers, resulting in cops establishing six search warrants across Montgomery and Drake counties. Each pound has a street value close to $5,000, said task force Commander John J. Burke.

The bust yielded an array of edible marijuana-laced items such as brownies, candies and drinks. Ohio has been dealing with an uptick in these manner of busts for the past year, which seems to have a connection with medical marijuana centers found on the West Coast.

Also on the national radar recently was the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's seizure last week of a truck that was supposed to be carrying Mexican squash into lower Texas but instead was hiding pounds of marijuana with a street value of $10.1 million.

The Warren County Drug Task Force press release can be read here.

Hit the following pages to see the photos of the Ohio weed bust and mugshots for O'Neal and Oakes on the following pages.

[Fox19 & Cincinnati.com]

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Photos: Warren County Drug Task Force, Ohio State Highway Patrol

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Adam “Pacman” Jones Found Not Guilty In Woman Punching Case

October 9, 2013 in News by Alvin Aqua Blanco

The NFL's Adam "Pacman" Jones has ducked some trouble, this time. After claiming self-defense, the cornerback was found not guilty of punching a woman outside of a Cincinnati bar called Tin Roof back in June 2013.

TMZ reports:

A judge ruled in Jones' favor in the misdemeanor assault case stemming from the June 5 incident ... where he appeared to punch, or at least slap, the alleged victim as she stood in an outdoor area of the club.

But the attorney for the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback argued Jones was only acting in self-defense because the woman had hit him with a beer bottle.

The surveillance video clearly shows her making the first move -- and although prosecutors claimed Jones started everything by calling the woman and her friends "fat and ugly" ... that wasn't enough to convict.

Translation -- the judge told the woman to follow 3rd grade rules: Sticks and stones ...

Pacman Jones clearly has experience choosing great lawyers to represent him. He still hit a woman, though. Just saying.


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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Says He’s “Not A Monster”

August 1, 2013 in News by Latifah Muhammad (@TheLatifah)

Ariel Castro had a rambling appearance in an Ohio courtroom Thursday (Aug. 1), where he denied being a "monster" and claimed to have a sex addiction. Castro previously struck a deal to evade the death penalty and pleaded his case in front of a judge and one of his victims, Michelle Knight, who also addressed the court.

Having already admitted guilt to 932 charges -- including rape and aggravated murder --Castro said the environment inside his home was nothing short of "harmony." He shunned reports of  torture, abuse, and rape. "I'm not a monster. I'm just sick. I have an addiction, just like an alcoholic has an addiction," Castor said.  "God as my witness, I never beat these women like they're trying to say that I did. I never tortured them.

"I'm truly sorry for what happened."

Knight, who spoke ahead of her capture, painted a much different picture than the harmonious existence the defendant touted in court. "I cried every night I was alone," she said of the 11 years she was held captive. The now 32-year-old was repeatedly abused by Castro, most notably when he got her pregnant five separate times. She was punched in the stomach until she miscarried.

For Knight, the "most traumatic" day in the house was Christmas. "Nobody should have to go through what I went through."

Castro told all three women (Knight, Gina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry) that their families had moved on. Knight thought she would never see her son again, who was an infant at the time.

As has been reported, the women forged a close bond. In her statement Knight called her relationship with DeJesus the "only thing" good to come out of the ordeal. "We said we would make it our alive and we did.”

DeJesus was a friend of Castro's daughter who had no idea she was being held in the house. The women were rescued after neighbor Charles Ramsey found Berry trying to kick her way to freedom, and called authorities.

Judge Michael Russo spared no feelings when addressing Castro, calling him a "narcissist" and a "predator," and vastly disputing his assertion of being a good person. "You don't deserve to be out in our community," Russo said. "You're too dangerous."

Russo sentenced the 53-year-old to life in prison, plus 1,000 years.
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Photo: REUTERS

Ohio Kidnapping Hero Charles Ramsey Is Now Broke & Homeless [VIDEO]

July 16, 2013 in News by Latifah Muhammad (@TheLatifah)

It wasn't even three months ago that Charles Ramsey was the toast of Ohio for inadvertantly rescuing three kidnapped women.

Today he's homeless and broke.

Ramsey said that he's been forced out of his area by neighbors who think he exaggerated his role in the rescue, leaving him with no place to live, made worse by his struggle pockets. "I'm broke bro," he said."That's the truth."

The UK Daily Mail reports:

In his first interview since the days after the women escaped Castro's dungeon, Charles Ramsey told MailOnline: ‘I'm broke bro, and that's the truth' and said that he is homeless because no landlord wants the hassle of taking him in.
He claims he can't hold down a job because of the attention he receives. He said when he worked in a kitchen so many customers would barge in to shake his hand that he was fired.

It hasn't all been bad thought. The Mail found out that Ramsey is taken care of:

Sources tell MailOnline, however, that Ramsey's income in the two months since the girls escaped is around $30,000, including fees from lucrative corporate speaking engagements and $15,000 donated by well-wishers. He has been booked in for another four speaking slots and can expect his earnings to reach $50,000.
He has bought an $8,000 BMW, bragged about being rich and started a business selling T-shirts with his face on them for $25 each.
But Ramsey's former neighbors claim he exaggerated his role in the rescue of the girls.

Ramsey, 45, became an overnight celebrity in May when he claimed to have helped save Amanda Berry by prying open the door to the home in Cleveland, Ohio where she was being held when she banged on it for help.
When police arrived they discovered Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight inside as well.

Ramsey's expletive-ridden 911 call and his colorful account of setting aside his McDonald's meal to help went viral, while a CNN interview he gave was turned into a song by the Gregory Brothers called ‘Dead Giveaway.'

 

Landlords won't take him out of fear of the attention that comes along with the residency, and the same can be said for employers. "I don't have an address, I don't live anywhere," said the 43-year-old. "I go from house to house, to friend to friend, to family member to family member,' he said. ‘What I've been doing for the past four weeks is wearing out my welcome with everybody who knows me. "

Notoriety turned into a curse for Ramsey especially in the face of people looking to cash in on his Internet fame. From the fake Facebook page ( which had more than 10,000 followers before his lawyer stepped in) to the  company that made a video game where a character throws Big Mac's at kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro-- the unassuming hero has seen it all. Despite legal efforts, the 43-year-old wasn't able to stop the video game from being sold, but was offered  an endless supply of hamburgers in exchange for his likeness.

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Photo: UK Daily Mail

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