1st let me say, No I am not a Struthers Police Officer. Second I never once said anything about anyone being guilty and I do stand by my opinion that it is best to hear all of the evidence before making a judgement, third ORC 149.43 Ohio Public Records statue does NOT say that a suspect, reportee or witnesses information is to be "blacked out". It only states that there is some information that is "not" public record. Last but not least, it does not matter what department I work for.....
I was simply commenting on your posts about NOT being Jamie Ludt. I do stand beside my statement that if you are not him, you shouldnt speak for him. I also stand by my statement that he sure talks alot about his situation but wont "post" on this website. I guess youtube is a better fit for him so he doesnt have to actually listen (read) comments back to him. Pretty one sided dont you think?????
May 19, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
@fedupwithcrap....if you are not Jamie Ludt maybe you shouldnt speak for him. If you are Jamie Ludt be a "man" and admit it. Ludt gets his jollies on "outing" police officers, firefighters etc. but doesnt have the guts to either speak for himself or admit that it is him speaking. So much for "honesty" huh?????? Either step up or step out.
May 17, 2011 at 10:27 a.m.
What I dont understand is why New Middletown wouldnt be greatful for the help instead of causing tension between Village and Township Police and Fire Departments. Isnt the point of being "neighbors" to help each other in their time of need. New Middletown Council and Police should be ashamed of themselves.
October 18, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
I have to say....that dog had a great home life. It was NEVER mistreated in any way. The owner is a very decient man and Im sure is heart broken over the enitre situation. He loved and cared for that dog. He was trying to do the right thing just went about it in the wrong way. Knowing the owner, I feel that he finally came to terms that the dog must be put down and it was a "now or never" kind of thing. Its hard to let go of an animal that you love.
June 18, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.
I think this is an unbelievable lenient sentence for a man who has had 9 D.U.I's. I think its even more unbelievable that he will more than likely not have to serve his sentence, or be released early because he was arrested and convicted of a "non-violent" offense.
May 21, 2010 at 10:26 a.m.
Chief you will be missed!!! Im keeping my fingers crossed for Patrick. The City of Struthers would be lucky to have such a good man leading their police force.
May 4, 2010 at 9:56 a.m.
If you go to the Sheriffs website there are about 663 inmates in the county jail as of 04-29-2010. How do you expect the people in the judicial system to "end" the violence, decay, and hopelessness???
Part of the reason that "violent offenders" are roaming the streets is that we cannot afford to house them in the jails because there isnt enough monies to pay for their "needs" as criminals. Housing inmates costs money.......VOTE FOR THE LEVY and give Youngstown a fighting chance.
IMO its not just the people in the judicial system that need to start doing a better job but we as parents, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters need to start telling our children NO, (and meaning it).....we need to start instilling values and discipling our youth so they grow up to be prospering adults instead of criminals and deliquents. UNTILL then the judicial system needs the funding to keep operating and doing the best it can with what it has.
April 30, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.
@Jason83 We are in the second highest sales tax bracket in the state, we are not the second highest in the state. BIG DIFFERENCE. As far as national averages we are actually pretty much in the middle (rated 21 through the United States).
April 30, 2010 at 11:19 a.m.
First I want to say that the bus routes have been expanded and for some this is their only means of transportation.....Second WRTA employees havent had a raise in years. They have had a wage freeze (that they agreed to) so they could keep the buses running and the employees employed. I love to hear people gripe about passing levys, THEN when government starts shutting down they SCREAM because police, fire, medical examiners, jails, schools arent "doing their jobs". You cant have it both ways. TAX dollars are needed to keep government running and running efficiently. Keep voting down levys, watch your school systems, police departments, fire departments, courts, medical examiners offices and towns fail.......then you will all be right back here bad mouthing someone else for what you have done because you refuse to pass a levy.
April 30, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
You can disagree with me all you want, FACT is I work for a local police department and we are not permitted to make media statements without consent of the Chief. If we are in fact involved in an incident such as we are discussing we are not to make statements to the media, as a matter of FACT we are not to discuss any kind of on going investigation out of the office. (not to family, friends, etc.) I am sure the Warren Police Department has a policy manual and you can get copies (revised) of it as it is public record. BTW I have been in LE for 17+ years and it is ALWAYS best to see both sides of a situation before rushing to judgement for either side. INNOCENT until proven otherwise.
April 8, 2010 at 9:21 a.m.