Cleveland 'Most Miserable City,' How do you Feel about Stow?

Is Stow associated with Cleveland in this ranking? Let us know what your likes and dislikes are about your city.

Cleveland really is the "Mistake by the Lake" according to Forbes Magazine, but we want to know if Stow is close enough to be associated with all of those poor rankings?

The magazine lists high unemployment, dismal weather, hefty taxes, corruption and mediocre sports teams as reasons why Cleveland is No. 1 on the list.

The rankings are based on jobless rates, inflation, taxes, commuting times, crime rates, performance by the city's sports teams, weather, pollution and corruption by public officials.

"Cleveland nabbed the top spot as a result of poor ratings across the board. It was the only city that fell in the bottom half of rankings in all nine categories," Forbes said on its website.

So how would you rank Stow? In the comment section of this post, tell us the things you like, love, dislike and hate about your city.

Jack Kelly December 07, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Who are the 2 (and, possibly more) losers who said Stow is a miserable place to live? Probably one of the regular "constant (and clueless) complainers" (as I call 'em) who regularly write letters to the Stow Sentry whining about something. I love how they rank the "miserable weather" as a reason. Yeah, like any city has control over this. And the same goes for commuting times. Traffic is NOTHING In NE Ohio compared to other cities. Plus, if commuting time is so much of an issue, then who's fault is that? Was a gun to their heads mandating them to move where they did? #fools.
Nikki December 08, 2011 at 04:02 AM
The Miserable City ranking was in 2010. Maybe something a little more current would be good?
Myron Holley December 08, 2011 at 05:19 AM
I love OHIO and this area. Yes there are some things that need mending like every area. I have been in every state in the Union and many many country's in the world. The weather is beautiful. The magazine lists high unemployment, [OK. WILL GIVE YOU THAT ONE. BUT IT IS EVERY PLACE RIGHT NOW. TRY GREECE. dismal weather, THAT IS JUST A LIE. hefty taxes, That we need to change no doubt. corruption WERE JUST BEGIN' ERS ON THIS. TRY NEW YORK, PHILLY, CHICAGO. ETC. and mediocre sports teams ] COME ON. Besides Wisc we have the best fans in the world. Excellent stadiums. Try Minn, Flordia, or the many others. The people here are some of the nice' est you will find any where in the world. CLEVELAND with its parks, fine ethnic foods, AND RICH HISTORY. NONE BETTER ANY WHERE. BAR NONE.
Myron Holley December 08, 2011 at 05:21 AM
FOR GOT TO add Kent and Brimfield area as excellent also.
Michael Giammo December 08, 2011 at 07:41 PM
That ranking is from two years ago. Cleveland was #10 in their most recent ranking if you google. Also, Cleveland's metro unemployment has been well below the national average much of this past year. Most recently: http://www.clevelandnewsblog.com/2011/12/cleveland-10th-lowest-unemployment-rate-nation/ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2011/11/23/cleveland-rocks-jobless-figures.html


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