Organizer of popular Lakewood Halloween parade apologizes over offensive costume

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The organizer of a popular weekend pet parade is apologizing after one of the participants wore an offensive costume. Saturday’s Spooky Pooch Parade drew hundreds of pets and their owners, who marched down Detroit Avenue.

The event is sponsored by LakewoodAlive, a non-profit community development organization whose mission is to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods.

One of the participants included a man dressed in blackface, carrying a box, made to look like a...


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