Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Someone posted "The City tried to work with Fasson but didn't have what they needed?" I'm guessing but Avery needed a Corporate Headquarters,and a Research and Development site?
The two words that are going to bring alot of development to the area? Lakeview Bluffs. What if instead of building homes on the south side of the Grand River, we know that will probably cost the city money. They proposed building a Corporate Headquarters and R&D department overlooking the Lake, Grand River, Professionally designed golf courses, a vineyard , a spa across the river ...or you can build in Newell Creek and count J.B. Hunt semi's driving down I-90.
Avery passed but lets sell this idea to someone else.

Monday, September 29, 2008


The Housing Task Force is to meet Tuesday September 30, 2008 at 6:00p.m. in Courtroom 2 at Painesville City Hall. You may not speak, or ask questons at the meeting. Maybe if some citizens show up they might realize this is important to all of us.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Just a quick comment from Friday evening. Heard this from a very reliable person that the City of Painesville Credit Union might have to relocate outside the city?
The credit union is not affiliated with the city it operates as a separate business. How humorous would it look to the area in general that this Credit Union were to leave. Please don't tell me about PCC Airfoil coming here. Look at all the businesses that have left. Gil Scwartz, Glenn Dist., plus the downsizing at Fasson,Coe Mfg. the list goes on. Ms. McMahon, Mr. Lewis, Cathy Bieiterman, Council, please address this now before we become the laughing stock of Lake County.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


First off let me explain that about 6 years ago I had triple bypass surgery at Lake West. The care was outstanding. I just don't understand tearing a 310 bed hospital down and replacing it with a 169 bed hospital? Right now Painesville City is trying to get a grant to tear down Lake East. Replacing it with,what? Also this area will loss it Emergency Room replaced by an urgent care facility which isn't the same thing. The same time this is happening The State of Ohio releases a public service commercial telling us to prepare for a coming pandemic, the Feds tell me to worry about biological attacks, and us boomers aren't getting younger. The "Not for Profit" Hospital will not even think about letting anyone else run a hospital on that site.
Now what if Lake Hospital Systems teamed up with Lake Erie College, Lakeland College and the City of Painesville to turn Lake East into a teaching hospital? I have heard that the College would like to offer Nursing Degrees, Lakeland could offer courses in the Health care fields, Auburn Carceer could offer classes there to. Lake Hospital could leave the emergency room staffed also. I'm just wish all these partys could get together and work something out. Instead of just tearing it down.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


How that road construction on Mentor Ave. RT.20 from Ferm Dr. to the Mentor Line going? I wonder if some of our city leaders have discussed forming a JEDD, Joint Economic Development District with Painesville Township Trustees? That corridor is perfect to make a JEDD out of. Think I'm off the wall? Take the time to read the Painesville Comprehendsive Plan from 2006 its on the Citys web. site. Page 118-121.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Everyone wants in on the act. Atlas Cinemas is sueing CSX Railroad over the derailment last year. $5.5 million? seems excessive even if they used their property in an emergency. $310,000 in loss revenue what that about 7 large popcorns? If they lost money whey should receive restitution and something for their trouble. Now 2 people on Forestbrook Lane those are the apartments behind Home Depot. Christopher and Jeanne who must live there are claiming CSX should be held liable for more than $5 million for property damage, personal injury, health scares and loss of income. A similar lawsuit was filed by evacuee Jonathan. If there ever a jury I'd want to sit on this is the one. Frivorous, over the top what do you think? jt make this positive for me.

Friday, September 19, 2008


A Barbara Warren, who I don't know wrote a letter that was in Thursday's News- Herald in "Readers Turn". I will have to get Cleveland Magazines June issue to verify her stating Painesville ranked 75 out of 76 suburbs, was this overall or just in crime? This was a well written letter and the only thing I can say to her is go to council meeting and let them know your feelings also. "The quaint city I remember is goimg nowhere, and nowhere fast." Hey Barb we got cheap electricity! jt and his buddies are going to tear you apart you "NEGGIE"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


It seems to me we need a site for Blue and Red Staters. Where people can argue national,state,and county politics. Libs, Right wingers, Dems. GOP let the people in town know your views on the candidates, issues, the future path of the country.
Same rules, 7 words you can't say on T.V. will terminate your post.
Please visit the site.


Sunday, September 14, 2008


My question today is the City as a whole headed in the right direction? I believe it is, with some glaring problems that must be resolved. New School Buildings. Better students? Lake East Hospital closing. Lost revenue? Please give this some thought.
Are we better off than 10, 20, 40, years ago.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Look it up. After reading alot of the posts I think we might have an epidemic of it here in town. People can't ignore things and pretend it doesn't affect them. If you think some of the subjects that are brought up here are to "hurt" the city there not, no we all most work together to fix whats wrong.I went over to read the positively Painesville site and even there no one wants to identify themselves? Why if all to be positive. Someone mentioned living in a fish bowl, they might be right.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


There are only a few dates in our lives where you never forget where you were. There are two dates in my life on a national level I will never forget. November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001. The first was the Kennedy assassination. The Terrorist attack on 9/11 was the second.
If someone had told me on 9/12 that we would not have another attack on this country in the next 7 years. I would have bet against them. Also if anyone told me Osama bin Laddin would still be around 7 years after the attack, I would have given him 7 months tops. If he is dead I want proof by bringing his carcass to the United States. We should all take a few moments to remember those that died that day, and the brave Americans that have given all to prevent this from happening again.
America seems to have gone back to the status quo. With problems like Terrorism,
the Economy, Ecology, Healthcare, Energy, the Deficit, Education, The two major partys are discussing Pigs and Lipstick. Pray for Us.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"458" PART II

I Told you I would watch this house, seems alot of people are. A former resident sent me some pictures of the basement. The stairs removed,the framing going up and the drywall. I have more to post in the future if need be. I must confirm the city building inspectors have also been to the site and I am sure they have seen some things also. This is not an attack on anyone it just easier to stop something before it gets started, and make people aware this will not be tolerated in Painesville.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


The First Annual "Man of the Year Award"

Michael T. Victor
President of Lake Erie College
"...innovative thoughts and an enthusiam for the future."

What this man has brought to the community in the short time he has been here is unbelievable. Everything from higher enrollment, new classes, "forensic Psychology" yes evev NCAA\ Football.
A facelift of the whole campus, upgrades at the equestrian center. I have to wonder when he sleeps?

The most important thing he has done is welcomed the community into the college. For most of my life here in town it seemed the two entities operated in a vacuum, Mr. Victor seems to truly want to change that.
With Mr. Victors leadership Painesville and Lake Erie College will become synonymous.

Friday, September 5, 2008


This story caught my eye in the Plain Dealer Business section today 09/05/08.

Robert Schoenberger

Contracting and project management company Carbone Cos. Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, saying it has $22 million in debt and $32 million in assets.
"The filing was made so that we can reorganize the continuing operation of our constrution management business while giving us the time and forum necessary to restruture certain real estate business segments and develop a debt restructuring plan,"Chief Executive Officer Ross P. Carbone said in a news release.
Founded as a general contracting company in Cleveland in 1926, Carbone has expanded over the years into property management and other fields. The company blamed its problems on its real estate wing, most notably the Audubon Hotel, a New Orleanslandmark damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Over the past few years, Carbone has eared headlines more for its legal problems than for its construction projects.
In July, the FBI and IRS raided Cuyahoga County offices, in part, to answer questions about how Cuyahoga County awarded Carbone a $10 million 2006 contract to renovate the Ameritrust Bank complex into a county headquarters building.
In April 2006, commissioners Jimmy Dimora, Peter Lawson Jones and Tim Hagen unanimously ranked a team led by the company's contracting arm, R.P.Carbone Co. as their top choice for that project after less than 50 seconds of public deliberation.
Also in July, Vincent Carbone, former president of R.P.Carbone Co., pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering for paying more than $200,000 in bribes in 1999 to get work on the Lorain County Justice Center.
As part of this senence, Carbone will pay restitution of $314,000 which includes $80,000 for the cost of the investigation.
A major player in public projects in Northeast Ohio, Carbone's clients have included Cleveland State University, several school districts and Cuyahoga County.

Seems like Vincent's chirping like a canary, to keep his but out of the slammer, Madpotter, tried to tell us this story months ago. The only question I have for the School Board if you had known this in the first place,would you still have awarded them the New School contract? Why wasn't the public inforned about these allegations.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Is this finally the year? I have a good feeling about this. After seeing all the people enjoying a "TASTE OF PAINESVILLE" Thursday night. wouldn' it be a wonderful idea if alot of us went down to Jack Britt Stadium and let this current batch of Red Raiders know we stand behind them. I remember once a long time ago taking a girl to a Harvey Riverside game and she just couldn't believe the team name of "Beavers". Well maybe this is our year to ...........


This is a story outside Painesville, but probably affects most of us. That is the reconstruction of Mentor Ave. between Fern Dr. and Nye Rd. I can only wonder who's in charge of this mess. I know its a big undertaking but why is no one is working at night? How many Businesses have failed because of how long this project has taken. Will people return to some of these business afer this project is done? More troubling I watched an Ambulance crawl down Rt.20. I also watched a car stopped on the railroad tracks as the gates were coming down last Monday. Now I find out the road will be closed next Monday between Fern and Palmer Dr. I guess to pave over the tracks. What a mess soon on Jackson St. next week. Please remember the merchants after the road is fixed around December 1.