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Ohio fishermen may be billed for ice rescues | The Columbus Dis...

There are 39 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 28, 2009, titled Ohio fishermen may be billed for ice rescues | The Columbus Dis.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

As Lake Erie begins to freeze, Ohio authorities are making some changes following last winter's stranding of 130 fishermen on an ice floe.

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Wormley

United States

#21 Dec 28, 2009
Mike wrote:
Yes Sir, this should be called the stupid tax. If you are stupid enough to go out there when told not to then you will be billed for saving your stupid
a s s .
"Outdoorsman Welfare"
JusticeWONK

North Richland Hills, TX

#22 Dec 28, 2009
Sounds good to me. Them what gets saved pays the savior.
Joe Chandler

Columbus, OH

#23 Dec 28, 2009
It's about time!!
John

Columbus, OH

#24 Dec 28, 2009
You can't fix stupid but you can charge for it!
my peeps

Newark, OH

#25 Dec 28, 2009
garbage...again the only thing that matters is "money money money...." we "if you work" get taxed on everything!!!! where does the money go!!!!!! we should have funds for instances like these....
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#26 Dec 28, 2009
Personal Responsibility wrote:
Don't you guys (Balls Deep and Bill this bill that) see the difference here? House fires and burglaries are not the same as someone who ignores warning signs and ventures out onto thin ice. Or someone who decides to risk their lives by climbing a mountain in poor weather conditions.
What if the fire is due to smoking in bed, or deep-frying a turkey, or plugging eight appliances into a singe outlet?
Terry J Blake

Erie, PA

#27 Dec 28, 2009
Hey, Sheriff Bobby, tourism is a major source of income for Ottawa County. Guess why through annoying tourists come to our county—to fish. This county's unemployment rate is 10.8%. Can we afford to drive off business by telling the fishermen and women that we are not going to save them if they get into trouble? Hell no. Fishermen keep coming to Ottawa County. We love you and your dollars.
cbusab

Zanesville, OH

#28 Dec 28, 2009
130 on the thin ice?

Now that's a "pack mentality"

PUN INTENDED!!!
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#29 Dec 28, 2009
Terry J Blake wrote:
Hey, Sheriff Bobby, tourism is a major source of income for Ottawa County. Guess why through annoying tourists come to our county—to fish. This county's unemployment rate is 10.8%. Can we afford to drive off business by telling the fishermen and women that we are not going to save them if they get into trouble? Hell no. Fishermen keep coming to Ottawa County. We love you and your dollars.
You go to Ottawa County and you're damn fool enough to go out on unsafe ice, you can damn well pay the rescue bill.
Q637041PQ

Mount Gilead, OH

#30 Dec 28, 2009
What are our tax dollars for? I always thought they were for SERVICE from fire, police, etc! Now they want to just sit back and get paid for doing nothing and then charge more if they have to do anything. It's not only the Sheriff's Office but also other government departments, i.e., the fire department charges you if they have to treat you at an accident or transport you to a hospital. In Columbus, if you do not live there but work there you pay city income tax the same as any resident but also get charged extra for the government services that you already pay for rather you use them or not.
dallas

Westerville, OH

#31 Dec 28, 2009
When you drive your car on icy streets - you know the risk. Should you be charged for the police time involved in each accident caused by the ice?

Most accidents are caused by poor judgement - we all use poor judgement at one time or another. Where do you draw the line at charging people?
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#32 Dec 28, 2009
dallas wrote:
When you drive your car on icy streets - you know the risk. Should you be charged for the police time involved in each accident caused by the ice?
Most accidents are caused by poor judgement - we all use poor judgement at one time or another. Where do you draw the line at charging people?
When they go out on a damn ice sheet on Lake Erie -- that's where. In some of the last incidents there were actually warnings. It had been too warm.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#33 Dec 28, 2009
Big Johnson wrote:
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What if the fire is due to smoking in bed, or deep-frying a turkey, or plugging eight appliances into a singe outlet?
Because many of the people who do what you describe are renters, they sometimes do get sued for negligence by insurance companies.
D in Cbus

Springfield, OH

#34 Dec 29, 2009
Balls Deep wrote:
Yay, what's next! Getting a bill from the fire department after your house goes up in flames?!
If your house went up in flames because you were playing with matches by an open container of kerosene, then yes, you should get a bill.
Topper

Columbus, OH

#35 Dec 29, 2009
If you visit Columbus, and have a heart attack, you can expect a $500.00 - $600.00 bill from the fire dept.......
skeptical observer

Columbus, OH

#36 Dec 29, 2009
Topper wrote:
If you visit Columbus, and have a heart attack, you can expect a $500.00 -$600.00 bill from the fire dept.......
Many, many cities bill for squad runs because often insurance will pay the bill. I doubt the city attorney's office is shaking citizens down over unpaid ambulance bills.
Jake

Loveland, OH

#37 Dec 29, 2009
Topper wrote:
If you visit Columbus, and have a heart attack, you can expect a $500.00 -$600.00 bill from the fire dept.......
It's my understanding that your insurance company is billed. If you don't have insurance, your not responsible for it. Anyone care to clarify this?
skeptical observer

Columbus, OH

#38 Dec 29, 2009
Jake wrote:
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It's my understanding that your insurance company is billed. If you don't have insurance, your not responsible for it. Anyone care to clarify this?
Sounds correct from my understanding. Columbus aint that mean.
Annon

Columbus, OH

#39 Dec 29, 2009
Jake wrote:
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It's my understanding that your insurance company is billed. If you don't have insurance, your not responsible for it. Anyone care to clarify this?
That's exactly how my insurance company works and they don't balance bill.

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