Thursday, February 12, 2009

RIP: Cornell McCleary

State of Ohio blogger Alliance member Cornell McCleary passed away yesterday. He was 55.

Cornell was known as a talk radio host in Columbus and a local community activist. He also hosted an internet radio show on TIB Radio that was named after his blog: American-Experience.

Over the few short years that I knew Cornell, we exchanged many emails, but I will never forget when he came down to Cincinnati for a meeting of Alliance folks who were interviewing some candidates. His description of one aspiring politico's position on an issue was rather colorful and to this day TIB Radio people use it to describe someone who is making stuff up to get through a question when he or she really has no idea what to say.

Cornell championed all the causes that he believed in and he will be greatly missed by the blogging community in Ohio and beyond.