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⚖️ Jimmy Dimora Update + $100,000 Trading Card + Michael Symon BBQ

If you miss seeing Jimmy Dimora in a bathing suit, we dug up an old proof photo for you. The corrupt and jailed Cuyahoga County Commissioner is back in the news.

  • Jimmy D gets jail time reduced from his sentence
  • Cuyahoga Falls boy finds $100,000 trading card
  • Cleveland celebrity chef Michael Symon has a new barbecue show on Food Network

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Jimmy Dimora gets less time for his crimes as judge removes five years from his prison sentence

Jimmy Dimora in his 2013 jail photo. (Cuyahoga County Jail)
Jimmy Dimora (right) poolside with friends in a photograph presented as evidence during his trial. (US Department of Justice)

A 2016 Supreme Court ruling that redefined corruption is the basis for overturning two of Jimmy Dimora’s convictions and dropping the Cuyahoga County disgrace commissioner’s five-year jail term. Dimora, 66, could now be released in 2031.

  • He was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2012 after his convictions for bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, tax evasion and obstruction of justice. He traded his influence as a commissioner to obtain prostitutes, money, food, home improvements and gambling trips. Prosecutors valued his corrupt loot over 12 years at nearly half a million of dollars.
  • Dimora wanted more time to serve his sentence due to his age, diabetes and repeated bouts of COVID-19 behind bars, but Judge Sara Lioi wouldn’t consider it. “The scope of his corruption was very wide. It was the type of conduct that undermines public confidence in his government.”

Matthew Richmond has more in a report for Ideastream Public Media

2) Johnny Stone, a kid from Cuyahoga Falls, bought three boxes of sports trading cards – and he found an incredibly rare trading card. The card featured rookie quarterback Mac Jones of the New England Patriots. Johnny freaked out and started screaming, “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, oh my God, oh my God!” He and his father, Chad Stone, sold the card for $100,000 – and Johnny’s mother made him bank the loot.

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Michael Symon (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

3) If you love barbecue, cooking competitions and celebrity chef Michael Symon from Cleveland, then the Food Network has a treat for you this summer. Symon will host a new TV series – “BBQ USA”. The six-episode show will begin Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. The show will feature top barbecue masters and competitions including the Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival in Georgia, Cedar Fest in Texas and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tennessee.

4) In 2018, little Saniyah Nicholson was sitting in a car waiting for her mother to pick up her brother when two groups of men started fighting and shooting each other at Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue. The 9-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed. On Wednesday, three of those Cleveland men were sentenced to 10 years each for manslaughter. All three broke down in tears and apologized to Saniyah’s mother, Marshallette Daniels.

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5) After the New York Times revealed that the Houston Texans provided locations for Deshaun Watson’s massages — and legal documents to keep the massage therapists quiet — the attorney representing the women suing the quarterback decided to quit. add the football club as a defendant. “In many of these instances, the Texans gave the opportunity for this behavior to occur. We believe the Texas organization was well aware of Watson’s issues, but failed to act. They certainly knew or should have know,” said Tony Buzbee. It represents 24 women who are suing Watson, who is now the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

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3 things to do

  • Classical music fans can catch a free show at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights next Tuesday, June 14, featuring No Exit. The show starts at 7 p.m. Learn more at
  • If you like bourbon and have $100 to spare, Vinifera Wine Bar in Cuyahoga Falls offers a tasting of five WL Weller bourbons from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. The tasting is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. Get those $100 tickets and more details here
  • It’s farmer’s market season: get your reusable bags! Farmers’ markets are a great way to help local farmers. The food is quality, local and delicious. Some markets even sell baked and handmade goods. You can’t go wrong visiting the local farmer’s market. Here’s all the info on our favorite Cleveland-area farmers’ markets

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  • Enjoy this Father’s Day at the Zoo on Sunday, June 19. This year, dads get in FREE on Father’s Day thanks to Wayside Furniture. Create new family memories and visit your favorite fathers, including Mokolo! (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo via Facebook)
  • The Yard on 3rd is set to open June 9 in the former home of Lure Bistro in downtown Willoughby. The 4,000 square foot space, which is also the new permanent home of a Geraci’s Pizza 🍕 slice shop, is expected to accommodate more than 60 food trucks this summer. Live music two or three nights a week is designed to entertain those in the covered, wraparound bar, which serves custom cocktails and canned drinks. (Cleveland Magazine via Facebook)
  • The Cleveland Public Library’s Book Bike and Stories program heads to Public Square. Bring the kids to read, play and sing for free. (Cleveland City Council via Facebook)

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