Wow this makes so much sense!! Close two locations including the one in Struthers, who I will bet comes in over the transaction limit, and try to squeeze all of those customers into a much smaller location with much less parking with difficult access to an extremely busy road. Put more people out of work, further congest an already congested area, Brilliant!!! Oh, but then they will have to move down 224 to the OTHER bmv on the SAME road when they can't park at the new one. Longer wait times, longer distances for people to travel, especially those of us on the other side of the river. They had better pray someone doesn't get killed trying to get out of that Poland location. It is glaringly obvious that the BMV couldn't care less about what people want, only what's good for Ms. Gibson's bottom line (or whatever else is going on here). How on earth do Bohrer's comments about proximity make any sense? Shame on everyone involved here.
June 10, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.
I especially like the last two paragraphs, if a location is established and clearly has been sucessful there, has support from the community and loyal customers, why doesn't any of that seem to count in this case? Something stinks here. I really feel sorry for these employees, they are getting shafted.
May 8, 2010 at 6:39 a.m.
I could not care less who has anything to do with this agency. I DO know, however that the staff has always treated me and anyone that has ever walked thru their door with the utmost respect and kindness, they have a thankless job that seems to be getting rewarded with a kick in the teeth. These people (and this was a complete shock to me) are not state employees, no benefits, no union, just wages. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Firsthand I have seen the elderly and veterans of past and present wars been revered in a way deserving of their experience and service. Common decency and respect have to count for something. Politics need to be kicked to the curb this time instead of these dedicated and EXTREMELY efficient folks. Shame on whoever decided this was in the best interests of the state of Ohio. It is just wrong, wrong, wrong. Not to mention the people of Campbell, Coitsville and the smaller communities that now will have to go farther for service.Do we really need 2 license bureaus on the same street? Please reconsider and keep these people working, they deserve to keep excelling in a job that few do better at.
April 29, 2010 at 11:01 p.m.