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Toledo versus Cleveland
Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 08:48.
Nolan returns: Dave Nolan, the former boss of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland who was squeezed out after media reports that detailed lavish spending on meals, trips and entertainment, is back in the business. He's been hired as the boss of the Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Nolan came to Cleveland in 1994 and headed the bureau during the heady days of construction of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Jacobs (now Progressive) Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center and other attractions.
He resigned in Cleveland -- with a handsome buyout package -- in October 2003 after the board put him on leave because of questions about excessive spending and travel, including a jaunt to the French Riviera, and an audit that said he led the bureau in a "cavalier and unconstructive manner."
A few years back, Toledo unloaded their school superintendent and his lackey Dan Burns on us. Now, we find out just what sort of games they play. What role does the Plain Dealer have in this game of switcheroo?
BTW, I tried to post to the PD article and it was denied---in my post I mentioned that I attended the District's facility planning meeting in May 2008 and that Burns could not keep the schools straight in his report. He repeatedly confused John Marshall with Rhodes. Also, Bowen Architecture--the receipient of many school contracts, including the renovation of John Hay and complete reconstruction of Riverside School...was in attendance at this meeting. Sadly, it is not about the kids, it's about the contracts...