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Editorial: Ohioans should be proud of Cleveland as RNC host

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WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
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The 2016 Republican National Convention named Cleveland as its host city.

This decision is worth millions of dollars and shines a very bright light on Cleveland. All Ohioans should feel proud of this accomplishment. So how come the front-page story in the Blade dredged up irrelevant, negative impressions of Cleveland based on images and events that happened almost 50 years ago?

The Blade reporter leads with a burning Cuyahoga River. Well, the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969!  The reporter also derides Cleveland with the "Mistake on the Lake" brand. That moniker is also a relic of the ‘60s. 

Here's what could have been said: Today, Cleveland is generally considered an example of revitalization. In studies conducted by The Economist, Cleveland was ranked one of the most livable cities in the U.S., and the city was ranked as the best city in the continental U.S. for business meetings.  Now that's relevant! 

How fortunate for Cleveland that the RNC doesn't read The Blade, whose petty put-downs smack of insecurity and an inferiority complex toward the other big cities in the state.

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