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After more than a month on the road with the BATTLECAM RV Crew, BTF has been stranded in OHIO with no way back home. It appears that Alki David / FilmOn has left BTF high and dry in Ohio with no clear plan to return him to Seattle.
This is rather irresponsible on FilmOn's part for not assisting with travel arrangements for BTF - a member of the Battlecam community who has entertained us for the last few years.
ALKI DAVID / FILMON need to get BTF home ASAP!
With the demise of BMX racing at Monroe Crossings park, the fenced area that contained the track is available for use. The city has spent $12,500 for the fencing and is now removing the dirt hills to flatten the 2 acre space.
Several people, including Public Works, have approached us, a local non-profit animal welfare organization, to gauge interest in reusing this for a dog park, MonRover Park, & form a committee.
Some residents of the adjacent subdivision are currently using this fenced area as an unofficial off leash park for their pets. The nearest dog park is Wiggly Field, 12 miles south at VOA in West Chester.
Dog parks are a popular amenity that offer diversity, year round use, low maintenance, and attract profitable animal related events to the city. Portions can be leased to dog training clubs, host agility events & offer room to exercise working animals such as canine officers & therapy dogs.
The most expensive requirement for a dog park is the land & fence - the former BMX track offers both, along with a picnic table & fenced bleacher area. There is also a large paved parking lot, restroom/concession area & state of the art playground equipment & multi acre soccer fields. Basic items that are needed is additional fencing to separate small dogs from the large dogs, a double gated entry, signage, some bench’s & landscape items such as trees.
Funding would be attained via a combination of major sponsorship, corporate & private donations, fundraising & assorted grants. Just last year, Nutro Foods gave away $500,000 for the development of a dog park.
We have held our first committee meeting & have interest from the community.
Ohio Medicinal Cannabis Act 2012 is in need of signatures to appear on the 2012 ballot.
All submissions will be sent to the OMCA committee.
Support Ohio in becoming a safer and more controlled environment.
The Steele Mansion is being reconstructed after nearly being razed. It has been approved to be used as multi-family housing (apartments). There are 15 units.
We are going to need help cleaning up more than one way!
Part of the reason why actions are being taken to remove the course is that mostly underage and those with no intentions of playing the course are using it for a recreational hang out during and after hours.
They are littering the woods, near by farms, and home owner properties.
The neighbors surrounding the area of Gloria, Perry and Brice
Streets are tired of the constant need of phoning the police
due to the following: Theft, obvious drug dealing, distruction
of village property, and private property, constant littering to
our own properties and young children not being properly
taken care of: All due to the lack of responcibility of the
owners, and or landlords of the Apartment complexes located
on the middle to south end of Gloria ave.
This petition is to legalize homosexual, or 'gay' marriage in the state of Ohio, in order to equalize all American citizens, no matter what race, gender, religion or sexual preference.
Sergeant Prochazka was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a local paint store. He went to the store to drop off mug shots while investigating a robbery of the store from several weeks earlier. He was shot in the neck as he walked through the rear door.
Four suspects were arrested in Cleveland a short time later. All four were sentenced to death but their sentences were commuted to life in 1977. One of the four, the getaway driver, was released in 2003.
Sergeant Prochazka was survived by his wife and four children.
Patrolman Hutchison was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a grocery store where a man was attempting to cash a check stolen the day before during a purse snatching. When they arrived at the store the man ran from the building with Patrolman Hutchison in pursuit. When he caught up to the man he was shot in the arm and knocked down.
As he was on the ground the man shot him again in the side. The suspect also shot and wounded Patrolman Hutchison's partner before stealing both of their weapons. The suspect and two accomplices were apprehended a short time later.
Patrolman Hutchison had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.
There are two busy intersections that children from Silverton Paidea cross. Neither is manned by a crossing guard. Neither has the sign preventing drivers from turning right on red during school hours.
The crosswalk is not preventing drivers from coming in close contact with the children.
Ohio state law regards any dog that is or resembles a "pit bull" as a "vicious dog" and places special restrictions on owners for having these animals. The following is an excerpt from that law.
Confining Pit Bull Dogs
(Ohio Revised Code Section 955.22D)
Dogs that are a “breed of dog commonly known as a Pit Bull” are automatically considered to be vicious under Ohio law. They must be confined on the owner’s property by means of a locked fenced yard, a locked dog pen that has a top, or some other locked enclosure (such as a house). This law applies not only to purebred American Pit Bull dogs, but also to other pure bred and mixed breed dogs that have similar physical and behavioral characteristics. Animal Control Officers make the determination as to whether or not a dog is a “breed of dog commonly known as a Pit Bull.” The maximum penalty for a violation of this section on a first offense is a $1,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment. If the dog seriously injures a person, or this is a second offense of this section, the charge may be filed as a felony.
Insuring Pit Bull Dogs
(Ohio Revised Code Section 955.22E)
Dogs that are a “breed of dog commonly known as a Pit Bull” are automatically considered to be vicious under Ohio law. Owners of these dogs must maintain at least $100,000 of liability insurance coverage on these animals. The maximum penalty for a violation of this section is a $1,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment. If you have any questions regarding these laws, please contact a Field Supervisor at the Franklin County Department of Animal Control’s Enforcement Division at 614-462-3400.
Confining, restraining, debarking dogs.
(Ohio Revised Code Section 955.22E)
(C) Except when a dog is lawfully engaged in hunting and accompanied by the owner, keeper, harborer, or handler of the dog, no owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to do either of the following:
(1) Keep the dog physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure enclosure to prevent escape;
(2) Keep the dog under the reasonable control of some person.
(D) Except when a dangerous or vicious dog is lawfully engaged in hunting or training for the purpose of hunting and is accompanied by the owner, keeper, harborer, or handler of the dog, no owner, keeper, or harborer of a dangerous or vicious dog shall fail to do either of the following:
(1) While that dog is on the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer, securely confine it at all times in a locked pen that has a top, locked fenced yard, or other locked enclosure that has a top, except that a dangerous dog may, in the alternative, be tied with a leash or tether so that the dog is adequately restrained;
(2) While that dog is off the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer, keep that dog on a chain-link leash or tether that is not more than six feet in length and additionally do at least one of the following:
(a) Keep that dog in a locked pen that has a top, locked fenced yard, or other locked enclosure that has a top;
(b) Have the leash or tether controlled by a person who is of suitable age and discretion or securely attach, tie, or affix the leash or tether to the ground or a stationary object or fixture so that the dog is adequately restrained and station such a person in close enough proximity to that dog so as to prevent it from causing injury to any person;
(c) Muzzle that dog.
(E) No owner, keeper, or harborer of a vicious dog shall fail to obtain liability insurance with an insurer authorized to write liability insurance in this state providing coverage in each occurrence, subject to a limit, exclusive of interest and costs, of not less than one hundred thousand dollars because of damage or bodily injury to or death of a person caused by the vicious dog.
Marcellus Shale, which harbors large amounts of natural gas, is found mostly in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio. Citizens of these states, and all across the country who may have friends or relatives in affected areas, please help combat the destruction of our safe drinking water, clean air and pristine land.
Leases to gas companies to drill for natural gas in Pennsylvania tripled in 2009. Leasing is a source of revenue for the state (for drilling in state forest areas) and also provides income for land owners who sign leases. The almighty dollar is usually the only thing people need to see to go ahead and sign a lease; however there are many potential and likely severe environmental impacts that come along with “Hydraulic Fracturing” (fracking) for natural gas in Marcellus Shale. A New York Times editorial says it best: “The safety of the nation’s water supply should not have to rely on luck or the public relations talents of the oil and gas industry”.
What exactly is fracking?
Hydraulic Fracturing was invented by Halliburton in the 1940’s. The method injects a mixture of sand, water, and chemicals (a large amount of them toxic) into deep underground rock formations to rupture them and release natural gas.
In 2005, a new Energy Bill was passed. That bill exempted gas companies and the Hydraulic Fracturing method from the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and the Superfund Law, among others. This is considered to be the “Halliburton loophole”, because the method of fracking was developed by Halliburton. Drilling activities now go on unregulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Problems related to fracking:
Toxic chemicals: about 250 of them are used in fracking fluids (which are injected into the ground along with millions of gallons of water). There is no definitive list, but they are known to include carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, corrosion inhibitors, gellants, glycol ethers, breaker aids, and petroleum distillates to name a few. According to The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), 16 of the known chemicals used have health effects in at least 10 categories.
Wastewater: the millions of gallons of water infused with toxic chemicals create hazardous wastewater. In West Virginia, the wastewater is allowed to be injected deep underground. In Pennsylvania, wastewater is trucked to wastewater treatment plants, and after being processed is dumped back into our waterways. Wastewater contains a large amount of salts, which is difficult to treat. This results in processed water that has a high level of total dissolved solids (TDS). High TDS water reacts with Chlorine when processed at drinking water plants, creating Trihalomethanes in our water, which is considered carcinogenic.
Methane Gas and water wells: the Pennsylvania DEP has linked drilling operations in Dimock, Pa to a well explosion there and Methane being in the drinking water in the area. Other instances of Methane in drinking water have occurred across the county, including an entire house exploding near Cleveland, Ohio and residents in Colorado who could light their tap water on fire.
Air pollution/smog: not only a product of the many diesel trucks used to transport materials in drilling operations, but vapor emissions escaping from a natural gas well have been caught videotape with an infrared camera in Texas (www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiU4ehXV-LI). These emissions are invisible to the naked eye, and contain a number of toxins.
Concrete well barriers: in most gas drilling operations, the well’s steel pipe is encased in layers of concrete to protect groundwater, and it’s extremely important in protecting water supplies. Pennsylvania currently has no regulations that require inspection or testing of concrete casings.
Fish kills: chemical spills and wastewater dumping in streams and creeks have already produced a few fish kills in Pennsylvania. In one case, Dunkard Creek (which is located along the Pennsylvania/West Virginia border in the western part of the state) had an entire ecosystem of 161 species of fish, mussels, salamanders, crayfish and aquatic insects wiped out suddenly (see article below*). Chemical analysis of creek water showed extremely high levels of TDS and chlorides in the water, which are properties of gas drilling wastewater.
Wastewater impoundments: between being used in drilling a well and moving to treatment plants, wastewater is stored in lined earthen impoundments. If seams of the liner material aren’t sealed properly, the water can seep into groundwater. People living near impoundments have also complained about bad smells emitted from the water pits.
We could continue to sacrifice the safety of our water supply and naively believe what the industry is telling us, that fracking is basically safe. After all, they do stand to make millions off the gas extracted from Marcellus Shale. But the most important question to ask is, how important will all that lease money be when we have no safe water to drink, to shower in, to cook with etc. What good will that money do if you drink contaminated water and develop cancer from it years from now? Money should not be more important than health and public welfare.
Please take the time to watch the videos below.
Videos by Josh Fox (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com):
To read more about the impacts of drilling visit:
Gas Drilling - What We Don't Know
The sound barrier erected along the northbound side of Interstate 75 in West Chester, Ohio in 2008 has had a negative impact in the Hycrest Acres subdivision neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate.
An outside firm was hired by ODOT to design the height and location of the barrier. Representatives from this firm and ODOT later acknowledged that the barrier height was not sufficient and that a higher barrier would make a positive impact. Along with this ODOT admitted that the contractor hired to clear terrain for the barrier removed an excessive amount of woodland which resulted in our natural barrier being devastated.
These factors have resulted in an increase in noise levels throughout our neighborhood. For this project ODOT's target decibel level (Below 70dB) is too high and spike levels of noise surpass this level. 70 dB is classified by all sound engineers as "ANNOYING".
Kings Island is known for it's wooden roller coasters. When Kings Island opened up in 1972 it had one roller coaster called The Racer. The Racer started the modern roller coaster era. Seven years later Kings Island opened The tallest, fastest, and Longest, roller coaster at the time The Beast. That out Kings island on the map. 21 years later the park built the tallest, 2nd longest, fastest, and the only looping wooden roller coaster in the world Son Of Beast.
But because of a poor design by Paramount, Son of Beast has been a letdown in many peoples' opinions. That's why I think Kings Island needs a new wooden roller coaster in the next few years to keep that great wooden roller coaster reputation!
The driving age should remain at 16 in Ohio because raising it would only make responsible and educated teens wait longer for the privilege and it is shown that inexperience, not age contributes for automobile accidents.
To amend sections 1547.69, 2923.11, 2923.12, 2923.122, 2923.123, 2923.124, 2923.125, 2923.126, 2923.128, 2923.1212, 2923.1213, and 2923.16 of the Revised Code to authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a license to the same extent as if the person had obtained such a license, except on liquor permit premises, if the person qualifies for a concealed carry license and is legally permitted to purchase a handgun; to remove the requirements that a concealed carry licensee must be carrying the license in order to carry a concealed handgun, must inform approaching law enforcement officers that the person has a license and is carrying the handgun when the person is carrying a concealed handgun, and must submit a new or renewed competency certification when renewing the license; to eliminate as premises in which a concealed carry licensee may not carry a concealed handgun public or private institutions of higher education, places of worship, day-care centers and homes, and government buildings other than schools, courthouses, law enforcement offices, and correctional facilities; to replace the prohibitions that apply only to a concealed carry licensee who is carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle with a prohibition against a licensee who is in a motor vehicle that is stopped by a law enforcement officer knowingly menacing or threatening an officer with a loaded handgun or knowingly pointing a loaded handgun at an officer; to remove the "in plain sight or secure encasement" criterion that a concealed carry licensee must satisfy to legally possess a handgun in a motor vehicle; and to require a sheriff who issues a renewed concealed carry license to return the expired license to the licensee or destroy it.
RTA (regional transit authority) has proposed a fuel surcharge increase and routes and service reduction to combat the rising cost of the economy.
This proposal will cause current fare rates to soar by at least 30%. Depending on how you use RTA you may very well pay $6.00 for an All Day Pass, $25.00 for a 7-Day Pass, $95.00 for a Monthly Pass, and a jaw clenching $114.00 for those who park their cars to ride RTA the rest of the way! In return they're cutting routes and services that many of us need to get to work, school, and that our Senior citizens use to get their shopping done. RTA claims they do not want to do this, but have to because of lack of funding for public transportation.
In essence the way this proposal looks RTA riders are paying more and receiving no benefit in return.
On April 7, 1969, Joseph McDonald was arrested for shoplifting at Petrie's Dress Shop, 322 Euclid Ave., by John McNamara, an off-duty Cleveland Police Officer. McDonald attacked Officer McNamara, and was able to disarm him (shooting him in the process).
McDonald then turned the weapon on a second off-duty Cleveland Police Officer, John Apanites Jr., killing him with four bullets.
McDonald (who had 37 prior arrests) was eventually apprehended, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, because the U.S. Supreme Court threw out all death penalties wholesale in 1972, McDonald's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Due to the State of Ohio's definition of life imprisonment, McDonald has an opportunity for parole in 2009.
Science teacher John Freshwater teaches pseudo-science cloaked within a so-called freedom of inquiry and other bogus concepts that have no place in the public school science classroom. He teaches mush that graduates lazy students and lazy citizens.
Do a Google of John Freshwater and you can find all the information you want. In fact go to my blog - www.god-space.net - and read my stories on this subject and links to quality articles in the Columbus Dispatch.
My stepdaughter recenty told her councelor that her biological father forcibly held her down while his wife tried repeircing her already closed ears with another earing.
So the councelor called CPS who failed to call him back for a week. So when he got a caseworker on the phone the councelor told the caseworker what my stepdaughter told him. Well a week later without getting the coucelors records or talking to my stepdaughter they said they would not be investigating and they would put it on file.
This is an outrage and thousands of people around the country have had similar cases.
Drinking at 18 is the only thing that, as an adult, you cannot do until you are 21.
As you may or may not know, one of the only reasons the legal drinking age is 21 is because in 1992, the government said they'd cut highway funding by 10% if they didn't raise it to 21.
Well, there's many different ways to get the 10% if it was lowered back to 18, which would add many benefits.
I know there aren't too many Dir en Grey fans in Ohio... but it's not like we aren't here.
I don't have enough money or time to go out of state and get back. Others in Ohio are in the same situation.
Ohio law allows organizations an avenue to create special license plates that feature their logo or other identifying information. Every time a motorist orders such a tag, that organization receives a portion (typically $15) of the license plate fee.
Not only would a Glen Helen license plate provide a source of needed revenue, it would allow supporters to spread awareness for this special place.
Every car needs a license plate – why not make a difference with your purchase!
HOW IT WORKS
To participate in the Special Plate Program of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, we are required to accomplish two items:
1) To show community support, we are required to obtain 1000 signatures of Ohio motorists who would be willing to order a Glen Helen plate. Your signature will bring us one person closer to our goal!
2) The Ohio State Legislature must pass a bill authorizing creation of the special Glen Helen license plates. We are fortunate to have the support State Representative Chris Widener, whose district includes Glen Helen. Representative Widener has agreed to sponsor a bill for the special license plates once our petition drive is complete.
Once the Glen Helen tag has been authorized by the State Legislature, any Ohio motorist will be able to order the tags for their vehicles.
December 21, 2005
Since at least 2004, armed militias have been conducting genocide against innocent civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan. African Union troops are on the ground providing protection to at least some civilians.
We want to ask the Cleveland Heights City Council to call on the President and Congress to aid these peacekeepers with finanical assistance.
Smoking is a dangerous habit and many would like to quit just don't have the faith to actully do it. It harms other people's health and second hand smoke can lead to cancer in those who do not even smoke.
Its a distraction when you eat and imagine just having a toddler and take them to a restaurant to eat and even in the non-smokingtion you can still smell the cigarette smoke; and your child or even you develop lung problems.
Its harmful for everyone in the city and to attract more families to come to the city to spend a night; having a smokefree city would be the way to go.
26. NO HATERS
December 12, 2005
This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.
November 12, 2005
A neo/nazi group attempted to create widespread havoc & discord on Oct. 15th in our city-Toledo, some might have said they had some small success but they are targeting us again on Dec 10th- they are not welcome, and their last foray cost our beleaguered city thousands of dollars we don't have.
We think they should pay these costs upfront next time & then if they can't be prevented from coming here, they should only be allowed in a non-residential area.
This is a petition to request that the state of Ohio discontinue the inconvenient practice of Daylight Savings Time.
Ohio should keep time the same all year round.
This petition is in protest against action taken against Deborah Sparks, homeowner at 830 Yorkshire Dr., Ravenna, Ohio.
The homeowners association approached said homeowner about a section of backyard fence that is not in compliance with homeowners regulation.
Deborah Sparks agreed to re-work the section of fence and bring it into compliance with the regulations set by the Homeowners Association.
After this discussion to comply with Fred Berry the Association still filed suit in civil court to order Deborah Sparks Homeowner at 830 Yorkshire Dr. to comply with Association Regulations.
We feel this is an unnecessary action and misuse of association dues. And request the court to review the legalities of this misuse. These monies are being spent without full disclosure to the association members. No quarterly or annual reports are being issued to members informing them of how their dues are being spent. No certified public accountants report as ever been issued to as where these funds are and how they are being used.
Removing said football coach from the staff.
Do not renew Shane Burrows' football coaching contract.
Ohio Senate Bill 24 is an attempt to remove power from institutions and give it to the state. Universities across the state of Ohio already have rules similiar to these in place to protect students, and the universities should be in charge of dealng with these situations. State Senator Larry Mumper(R) has been quoted in a Columbus Dispatch article voicing concerns over democrats, card carrying communists, and socialists who he claims are taking over colleges, and indoctrinating student's minds who are not developed enough to form their own opinions.
These statements are highly political, and only point out his aim to silence the left, and nothing about the right. The bill is flat out written too broad and its reach is unknown.
This bill aims to remove controversial topics from the classroom and remove the ability to challenge opinions to allow for better understanding. We must stop the Ohio Senate from passing this legislation. Please, only Ohioians sign this petition