Misery, thy name is northern Ohio

Misery, thy name is northern Ohio

There are 13 comments on the Local News story from Feb 19, 2010, titled Misery, thy name is northern Ohio. In it, Local News reports that:

Northern Ohio is a pretty miserable place to live - at least according to Forbes.com. The Web site on Thursday released its third annual list of ''America's Most Miserable Cities.'' Cleveland topped the rankings, and four of its neighbors also made the top 20: Canton, ninth; Akron, 12th; Toledo, 15th; and Youngstown, 18th.

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“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#1 Feb 19, 2010
America's Most Miserable City: Cleveland.

Ninth nationwide: CrAkron!

Sponge Don should put that on a sign.
With his name on it, of course.
HackSaw

Beloit, WI

#2 Feb 19, 2010
Michigan's front porch.

“Don't quibble Sybil!”

Since: May 09

Trailer Park, USA

#3 Feb 19, 2010
It must be my gallows humour, but I was laughing out loud when I read the article. Cleveland number one in all 9 misery categories. Even Detroit was # 4 and Flint was #5. I had to interrupt the Plymoics to read it to my husband because it was hysterical. I think they have recently added weather and pollution as part of the misery index and Cleveland got top marks for those. I particularly liked the statistics on political and business scandals. It did bring back memories, as I have not heard "The Mistake By The Lake" for a long time. Even though the article made me laugh, it didn't make me happy, as my job and livlihood and most family and friends are in the Cleveland area or suburbs. And, they are all miserable.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#4 Feb 19, 2010
Okay, that list also included Miami, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. Is there anywhere in this country more worthwhile to live in than those cities? No.

And Starry.... I gotta hunch why your family and friends are all miserable.

REALaction

“ME?i'm just having fun!!”

Since: Jan 10

massillon

#5 Feb 19, 2010
at least my starry gal has a life !!!!!!

“Don't quibble Sybil!”

Since: May 09

Trailer Park, USA

#6 Feb 19, 2010
Howard Beale Jr wrote:
America's Most Miserable City: Cleveland.
Ninth nationwide: CrAkron!
Sponge Don should put that on a sign.
With his name on it, of course.
First nationwide: Cleveland!
Frank Jackson should put that on a sign.
With his name of course.
bag

Erie, PA

#7 Feb 19, 2010
i kind of agree , go to cleveland everyone there looks tired and worn out and there is way too much room on the sidewalks
laughingatcowlum bus

Mason, OH

#8 Feb 19, 2010
I was suprised not to see Cowlumbus on the list, everyone I know there is completely miserable.They do nothing but bitch and moan about how much they hate it i but then won't move anywhere. Just keep crying....
mike

Akron, OH

#9 Feb 19, 2010
You can blame it on the YBM.
HAHA

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 19, 2010
i cant believe they didnt say the westside of Columbus, after the way every1 talks about it here, lmao

“Don't quibble Sybil!”

Since: May 09

Trailer Park, USA

#11 Feb 19, 2010
bag wrote:
i kind of agree , go to cleveland everyone there looks tired and worn out and there is way too much room on the sidewalks
There's not much room on the sidewalks of E. 55th.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#12 Feb 19, 2010
StarryStarry wrote:
<quoted text>
There's not much room on the sidewalks of E. 55th.
When was the last time you were on E. 55th?

Wait. I know you! You're the hefty gal who paces the sidewalk outside Sterle's, aren't you? Any takers?

Since: Jun 09

Lancaster, SC

#13 Feb 20, 2010
Well I have to question Forbes actual knowledge of the area. Yes you have city taxes, but hey you have street lights. As far as traffic issues by the way did Forbes not see the poll on the best ones in the US? Akron is 3rd or 4th in the US for rush hour ease. Akron has terrific food, something you think would be available everywhere.
Fantastic parks, water availibility for recreation and on it goes.

Yes they have crummy weather. Well guess what I moved to the outskirts of Charlotte 5 years ago.

No place is perfect, Charlotte has so much crime I won't even go to their malls, their food is horrible, neighborhood diners? forget it they don't exist. 8.00 for a mixed drink, no street lights, filthy streets (except for uptown), but hey the sun shines, too bad there are no metro parks to enjoy the sunshine in, and an out of controlled growth in illegal immigrant population (around the 3rd highest in the US)

I'm just saying, what all did they check? They listed what they checked on their poll, but I find it to be inaccurate.

I miss, ease of rush hour, I miss good food, I miss midwestern common sense, I miss fabulous park systems, and on it goes. There are many good things in NE Ohio, Forbes just didn't take the time to "really" look.

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