Happy Easter!

Because most of you have plenty of things planned for today, the Easter Bunny is bringing you a basket of short items that he hopes will brighten your day without slowing you down.

TRIBE NIRVANA

It would be difficult to top the Cleveland Indians’ 2017 home opener, from the pregame pageantry to the final pitch.

Bob: How wonderful it was to hear the national anthem played by a string group rather than listening to a vocalist who just can’t or won’t sing it without adding variations which don’t belong with that song. I know, there will be plenty of that the rest of the season, unfortunately.

Had no idea who to send kudos to, so I chose you.

Sue Fuller

Wadsworth

Sue: Thanks. I not only invited the group but worked up their musical charts.

PRICEY ZIPS

Even if you didn’t watch the show 90210, you probably know that’s the ZIP code for Beverly Hills.

Well, 44236 will never be the title of a network TV series, but it’s a big deal in Ohio.

That’s Hudson’s ZIP, and it’s the third-wealthiest ZIP in the state, according to research by Columbus Business First.

The median household income in the Summit County city of 22,474 is $119,905. The median family net worth is $500,001. (Can’t forget that final dollar.)

Here are the other area ZIPs in Ohio’s Top 25:

•?44141 in Brecksville, in 14th place with a median household income of $101,361 and a net worth of $470,698.

•?44286 in Richfield, in 23rd place with $92,207 and $452,130.

•?44233 in Hinckley, in 24th place with $91,589 and $443,241.

The richest ZIP in Ohio is 45174, which belongs to Terrace Park, a northeast suburb of Cincinnati.

The Cleveland burb of Gates Mills is second.

HUNGRY THIEF

Hudson may have the third-highest household income in the state, but the town doesn’t necessarily attract the most ambitious criminals.

This appeared in a recent edition of the Hudson Hub:

“A Norton Road woman told police someone had stolen her bank card and used it for a ride service and to purchase pizza.”

You steal a credit card and the only thing you want to do with it is Uber to a pizza joint?

SMOKEY REPORTING

Mike Jackson of Wooster not only reads my favorite newspaper but also his local paper, the Daily Record. He was amused at a front-page DR story that began:

“City Council failed to pass a moratorium on processing medical marijuana permits, but will take another hit at it in a few weeks.”

SHOOI UP

Bob: Bullseye. As an Akron Metro SCAT operator, I can vouch for your selection of Heritage Woods Drive in Copley as the worst concrete road. I transport our clients on that road, many in wheelchairs.

I think the situation is exacerbated in our case by our buses’ wheelbase, which seems to match the slab length, so both axles drop at the same time.

Oddly, its concrete surface looks pretty good from a distance.

I would add Maryland Avenue (Kenmore) as an honorary mention.

Jim Nuznoff

Tallmadge

Jim: I’d drive over and take a look at Maryland Avenue but I don’t want to lose a tooth.

WE KNOW

Not sure when it happened, but “I mean” has replaced “you know” as a verbal stalling technique for athletes being interviewed on TV.

The king is Cavs sharpshooter J.R. Smith.

I mean, try to find one interview in which he hasn’t used the phrase.

A close second is former Cav Matthew Dellavedova, who this season “I meaned” his way through the Milwaukee media.

Bob Dyer can be reached at 330-996-3580 or bdyer@thebeaconjournal.com. He also is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bob.dyer.31