As I was walking through the Summit County Courthouse, I saw Manny Nemer and Ted Curtis about 20 yards away from each other.
I thought: This is either a major coincidence, or the eminent domain proceedings have begun. The answer is the latter.
It is not Manny's property that is at stake in the first trial, however. First is his relative Joe Nemer, who owns Joe's Sun Bar and Grille.
After you hear the verdict, remember how much the university offered: $1.038 million. Joe would have to get at least $2,000 more than that to make his fight worthwhile.
Manny's trial begins June 16.
Speaking of controversy involving football, my favorite state legislator stepped down today. The ABJ
John Widowfield bought Ohio State football tickets with his campaign funds and sold them, keeping the profit. Knowing John, I find it really hard to believe he would intentionally do such a thing. The Cuyahoga Falls resident is running for Summit County council in November.
cornerback, Youngstown (East H.S.)
Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan and Kent State
Notes: Hilton is quite short, but that hasn't kept schools away. Cincinnati tops his list right now because his brother plays there. Hilton would rather play safety, but good luck playing D-I safety with his size.
offensive tackle, Glenview, Ill.
Offers: Akron, Arizona, Cincinnati, Duke, Indiana, Michigan State and Virginia
Speed: Not listed
Notes: The Zips coaches offered Cascarano a scholarship on Tuesday. He plans to research the Zips. Cascarano is pretty bright, scoring a 32 on his ACT.
wide receiver, Somerville, N.J.
Offers: Akron, Vanderbilt and East Carolina
Notes: Naples probably will wait until NLOI Day to sign. His size makes him a candidate to convert to tight end.
quarterback, Hyattsville, Md.
Offers: Akron and Eastern Michigan
Notes: Rivals.com pegs him as a dual-threat signal caller. Chroninger said he will decide based on the quality of education and the campus life.