Monday, August 13, 2012
Reader asks, "Is that what Jesus would do?"
Monday, August 13, 2012
This past week a letter to the editor from a Tea Party member who wants us to believe that a seventy year old man who shoved a bottle down a protestors throat at a Republican Rally was staged. The photo did not show that. Tea Party: Per an interview with a Tea Party person last year in the state of Indiana and what they stand for: Repulican members of House (Tea Party) voted last week to cut $16 billion from the food stamp program. That would eliminate benefits for at least 2 million people and cut more than 200,000 kids from the free-lunch program. It would not cut farm subsidies. By all of the above they claim to be good Christians is that what Jesus would do? Dan LaVigne Avon Lake
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
To the Editor: This past week a letter to the editor from a Tea Party member who wants us to believe that a 70-year-old man who shoved a bottle down a protestors throat at a Republican rally was staged. The photo did not show that. Tea Party: Per an interview with a Tea Party person last year in the state of Indiana and what they stand for: Repulican Members of House (Tea Party) voted last week to cut $16 billion from the food stamp program. That would eliminate benefits for at least 2 million people and cut more than 200,000 kids from the free-lunch program. It would not cut farm subsidies. By all of the above they claim to be good Christians; is that what Jesus would do? Dan LaVigne Avon Lake
Friday, April 27, 2012
The short rally encouraged people to focus on Election Day and the upcoming Senate races.
The Tea Party Express rolled into Brecksville Friday evening—and departed soon after with little fanfare. The tour’s Ohio location had been up in the air until Friday morning, and the short notice led to a small crowd. About 30 people had gathered in the city’s municipal parking lot by the time the rally began around 5:25 p.m. Members of the audience mentioned the short notice, and many said they came out because they want change in the government. Don Lastoria, owner of the BP gas station in Brecksville, said the country is “really upside down right now.” As a small business owner, taxes are making it difficult for him to keep going. Lastoria said he wants to look at different sides of both parties. “We definitely need change,” said Katie…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Roughly 3.500 people filed into Falls River Square to hear from politicians like Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci, "Joe the Plumber" and more.
Tea Party rallies are not for the faint of tongue. On Sunday, roughly 3,500 conservative folks poured into Falls River Square to attend the "Rescue America Tax Day Rally" and express their views on everything from tax reform and deficit issues to domestic oil drilling and restricting the government's reach in free markets. People waved signs, dressed in their best red, white and blue duds and cheered for each politician who hit the main stage. Several local right-wing groups set up tents and spread their messages as well. "We're here to retire President Barack Obama, (Sen.) Sherrod Brown, (Rep.) Betty Sutton and others who are running this country into the ground," said Akron Tea Party member Tony Ziehler. "It's about changing the …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Crowd of 500 greets speakers
Perhaps it was 95-degree weather or being smack in the middle of a holiday weekend, but the Tea Party Express, in its only Ohio stop, drew just a few hundred people to its “pre-game” event, despite predictions by local politicos that the event would draw up to 5,000. Speakers featured “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Mrs. Ohio and Claver Kamau-Imani, a conservative black Republican who spearheads Raging Elephants. The three were part of a group that spoke to a docile audience that preceded the 5 p.m. arrival of the Tea Party Express. No protestors arrived to protest the event at All Pro Frieght Stadium. Speakers earned polite applause. Joe the Plumber, who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election after he was videotaped …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Law department wants time to rewrite ordinance authorizing the agreement
The scheduled vote by Avon city council on the financing agreement with Richard E. Jacobs Group for the Nagel Road was taken off the agenda of Monday night's meeting. Law director John Gasior said that, based on some comments last week, he wanted to do some "minor" redrafting of the ordinance before submitting it to a vote. It will be on the agenda for next week's work session. That didn't stop two people from speaking up during public comments. Mark Haehn of Wellington said the city should give the public time to review the agreement before putting it to a vote in council. "What you folks are doing ... is putting us in a corner where we have no recourse but to seek a referendum," he said. Gasior said the final cost of the interchange …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Many worried about assessments of properties near coming Nagel Road interchange
Monday's work session of Avon City Council brought out residents and non-residents concerned about future property assessments near the coming Nagel Road interchange. The item on the agenda that brought the concern was the proposed deal with the Richard E. Jacobs Group for costs related to the interchange. As it stands now, Jacobs Group would pay one-third of the costs, the city would pay one-third, and the other third would be made up by about 105 landowners near the interchange. Many of those landowners fear the assessments on their land, which are set to happen in 2014, would be more than they could afford. Mark Haehn of Wellington, whose wife's family owns land affected by future assessments, said the city planned the interchange and …