Ex-Gov. Kasich apparently really likes to fly first class: Cheers & Jeers

January 25, 2019

Ex-Gov. Kasich apparently really likes to fly first class: Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS . . . to Greater Clevelanders stepping up with gift cards for working U.S. Coast Guard members not being paid during the partial government shutdown. The Coast Guard is the only military arm without pay since it’s under Homeland Security, not the Pentagon. Susan Zanetti of Bay Village has collected more than $4,000 in gift cards and the USO of Northern Ohio also is mounting a collection drive.

JEERS ... to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich for apparently taking the seat of an actress and writer who later tweeted about the incident on a San Francisco-bound flight. Kasich evidently didn’t want the less-desirable “premium” seat he’d been  assigned after he was bumped from first class so a pilot could fly. 

Omg this is insane. Kasich was asked to move to premium from first class & took my seat instead. I volunteered to take a later flight instead of fighting. @alaskaairlines, your employees are the BEST, sweetest people. And thanks, airport employees, for working without pay today. https://t.co/vmnBEIds0S— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) January 16, 2019

CHEERS ... to Heinen’s on its 90 years as a Cleveland food institution, now with 23 retail locations -- 19 in Greater Cleveland and four in suburban Chicago. Twins Jeff and Tom Heinen, grandsons of founding butcher Joe Heinen, are in charge. 

JEERS ... to the reckless person who let 15 harness-track race horses out of their warm barn at the Stark County Fairgrounds; one horse died after falling through the ice at Meyers Lake, despite a valiant police rescue effort. The other 14 were safely rounded up. A 28-year-old man has been arrested.

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