There are more than 30,000 vacant lots in the city of Cleveland, many of them frequent targets of illegal dumping. A local nonprofit is trying to clean them up and help the city reclaim the title, “The Forest City.”
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When Angelo Trivisonno, an attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office who lives in Ohio City and is on the board of Ohio City Incorporated (OCI), learned that anyone who organizes a block party event in Cleveland is required to hire two armed off-duty police officers, he was at first puzzled, then incensed.
By Lee Chilcote
When a Fox 8 I-Team story revealed last month that the city of Cleveland had been dumping all of its recyclables into the landfill for several weeks without telling anyone, many residents and city leaders were deeply angry and frustrated.