Tobin Center death probed

Tobin Center death probed

There are 34 comments on the Salem News story from Oct 20, 2007, titled Tobin Center death probed. In it, Salem News reports that:

“That is the thought at this point”

Special to the Salem News LISBON - Authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy who died of a suspected accidental drug overdose while incarcerated at the county juvenile detention center. via Salem News

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Saint Marys, PA

#25 Jun 28, 2009
Anyone who thinks this is funny has obviously never lost anyone close to them, let alone one of their own children. Paul was, and still is, a very loving child with many wonderful qualities. Anyone who knew him kenw this. Yes he had his problems just like the rest of us. He was young and still learning. Now he is at peace and his family is left in mourning for a long time so anyone who has anything nasty to say JUST SHUT UP!

Ligonier, PA

#26 Aug 29, 2009
hey lil homie me and my brother hung out with you in east palestine just wanted to pay my respects rest in peace
Amberlynn Young

Rogers, OH

#27 Sep 15, 2009
For all you little kids running your mouths i think it just might be time to grow up a little bit .. If you think your all cool for talking shit on a dead kid your really not .. and he damn sure was not stupid Paul was a very smart boy he just made some mistakes ..Everyone does .. how if you wanted to run your mouths you should of done it to his face when he was still alive .. and seeming how his father sees the ignorant remarks you immature little kids put on here thats pretty rude .. He wasnt perfect but either way he was just a kid so grow up and have some respect!!!Paul was a great friend and his father is a great guy too .. Bless your soul Big Paul<3 Rest.In.Peace Paul Kenneth Donavich Jr

Edison, NJ

#28 Oct 31, 2009
Will you take care of, for a little while, a child of mine, He said. For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he`s dead. It may be six or seven years or twenty -two or three. But will YOU till I call him back take care of him for me? I cannot promise he will stay for all from earth return. But there are lessons taught down there that I want this child to learn. I`ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true and from the throngs that crowd life`s lanes, I have selected you. I fancy that I heard them say, Dear Lord thy will be done for all the joy this child shall bring the risk of grief we`ll run. We`ll shower him with tenderness , we`ll love him while we may, and for all the happiness we`ve known forever grateful stay. But should the angels call for him much sooner than we`ve planned, we`ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
Paul Donavich Sr

East Liverpool, OH

#29 Nov 2, 2010
paul donavich was an epic failz in school. he deserved to die. dumbfuck. stupid druggie.
I know my son was not Perfect we wee trying to do everything we could to get Paul The help he needed, I do know that i would love to get my hands on the ignorant people making these posts like this, To this day there is not a moment that goes by that Paul is not thought of and i would not wish a childs death on anyone, i and my wife and daughter feel as if we live in a nightmare daily we Loved Paul with all of our hearts,anyone who knew Paul knows where we live and i would love to see the ignorant people leaving messages like this, Please come and see me, Paul would have been 18 tomorrow and there is not a day or hour that goes by that hes not loved and Missed , I Love You Paul, dad
aunt carey

Pittsburgh, PA

#30 Dec 13, 2010
dont you people ever talk about my nephew like that you didnt know him .we lost our beautiful lovible baby thats hard to live without

Beaver Falls, PA

#31 Mar 21, 2011
((((ummmm....maybe if the people he hungout with werent such drugy douchers)))))obviously you didnt know paul too well .. i will defend him on anything . He was 14 years old ... a baby who got caught up in some of the wrong things n with the wrong people.. paul was a good kid . you dont know anything. he was smart.. maybe not the best at school work n such . but we cant all be perfect . maybe one day you will have your own kids and know how his parents feel .idk how anything cant talk like this about a 14 year old boy who made a few mistakes . he was just trying to fit in and be like his friends . we all make mistakes . but if you had something to say to him .say it to someone whos actually here to defend him , god knows none of you would have said stuff like this with paul here .. with all respect , he would have beat the shit out of u . and to say things like that u deserve it

Beaver Falls, PA

#32 Mar 21, 2011
paul donavich was an epic failz in school. he deserved to die. dumbfuck. stupid druggie.
you know nothing... school isnt everything u know . theres more to life then a couple of grades.. paul wasnt a gangbanger or a druggie . maybe he didnt get the best grades. so freaking what . he was a great freind, great son,brother, cousin whatever . he was always there if u neeeded someone to talk to about anything . 14 years old .he didnt know what he was doing.. if he would of had a few more years to realize what he was doing with his life he would of changed . im 15 now . paul was 14 when he passed away . and ill tell u what . at such a young age we all mess up . your not perfect .i just wish ud have the guts to say it to anyones face, id knock ur teeth out for him since hes not here to do it . and wheather he did drugs or not is none of ur business . and to stoop so low to say that about a 14year old whos gone forever . we cant get him back ,,, your more trashy then any of us . idgaf what your grades are . a's b's and c's dont matter . its the person u turn out to be after all that . and he didnt have the chance to

Beaver Falls, PA

#33 Mar 21, 2011
spencer crow wrote:
First off lil paul was a really close friend of mine he is the third ive lost in a short amount of time! to all of u postin negative comments FUCK YOU SUCK A DICK CHOKE AND DIE! i live in new brighton if u have anything to say bout that come c me and if the dumbasses at the tobin center were doin there jobs such as makin them shower when they return to the facility and walkin around checkin the cells every15 min like they pose to this would have never happened all they care bout is getttin there 8 hr pay its not that hard to watch kids that r LOCKED in a cell what kinda genious do that take? and when u over dose u dnt jus die right there ur body tries to fight it off such as throwin it up my friewnd was found in a pussle of his own puke that obviously says they werent checkin on every one every 15 min cuz u dnt jus od n die that fast
no no they werent . there supposed to be checked every 10-15 mins . this is their fault . they should all be sitting in a cell like he was .i knew the kid he shared a cell with very well too , the split the drugs and when paul began to overdoes he screamed for over 20mins . after being left unattended for 30 its bullshit he was in there anyways . if the boys who took him out to rob shit. would have not been low lifes who dont care that they were taking a 14 year old boys life away ,, so heres to you jr fristik and alex quinones.. you are so mature for taking a child to rob shit with u for a couple of dollars .but one of theses men is out of jail . they were adults . he was a child they should have known better .. so for you ... alex rot in prison u stupid inconsiderate prick , and jr . your nothing but trash ... this is ur fault . ur fault u were dragging him around with u doing stupid shit . its on you that he began doing half the drugs he did . and its on you he was locked up in the first place for trusting n being friends with u stupid fucks .he was a baby . ur not . grow up /. n for u dumb fucks with nasty remarks . say it to someone whos here to defend him . im sure any of us will be glad to meet up n show ya what paul would if he was here
Debby Huff

Erie, PA

#34 Jul 25, 2011
PAUL I am so sorry this happened to your son, my grandson is 13 be 14 on 27th of july and I know this is a horrible tragedy for you and your family you have my deepest sympathy you honestly do. when i saw a 14 year in tobin died of a overdose my mind went crazy thinking my grandson justin, im glad it wasnt him but I am sorry it was your son, i really am, or anyone's child, and these mean ignorant folks on here will
get theirs someday either on this earth or after, GOD will take revenge we dont have too again im so so sorry. If there is anything i can do please contact me on facebook under Debby J huff
PKD-_______ wrote:
This is Pauls dad, This is to the haha and the you don't need to know , Maybe someday it will happen to you and your family, there is know one on this earth that knows how it feels to loose a child unless it has happened to them The Lord knows who makes comments like this and someday maybe you'll be sorry you acted like this. My son was not perfect and was only 14 years old and did not deserve to loose his life in that place. Thanks for the nice comments, To the others If you can.t say something nice why say anything at all.
Debby Huff

Erie, PA

#35 Jul 25, 2011
also forgot to add that my grandson is in tobin center too thats why my mind went crazy until i knew it wasnt him, but again im sorry paul that its your son, or anyone elses child, its a horrible tradegy that should not have happened love Debby

Mansfield, OH

#36 Aug 14, 2011
I personally think that it isn't Anyones place to judge Paul nor his family. No one is perfect & EVERYONE makes mistakes. If u don't have anything nice to say then just don't speak!! The kid was a good person who failed to make mistakes along the way. He deserves justice just like anyone else. My heart goes out to his family losing a son, brother & friend so young it's so heart breaking even if it was for the use of drugs it shouldn't have happened. People should watch what they say bc karma is hurtful when it comes back around!!

Andrews, NC

#37 Aug 24, 2011
My deepest sympathies to everyone involved. I do hope you sue them to the fullest extent and perhaps start a foundation to help other young people who find themselves in similar situations.

As far as the horrible comments made about this tradegy.. I wanted to say that they are called "trolls". They do not know Paul or you or anyone involved. Trolls troll the forums looking for trouble. They try to hurt others by their words. They think it's funny. There lives are so void of any substance, they can only feel important when hurthing others. Please don't feed the trolls. Know they are no one.

Many Blessings to those involved.
oak hill

Ellwood City, PA

#38 Jan 31, 2013
Paul was one of the nicest kids i ever meet.ya he had a wild fun side who didnt!! I will never forget him.he was fun to b around.I always told him he needs to get his shit together! he did what ppl do everyday smoke weed wow he liked to get high who didnt in there teens.Ppl who talk shit let them.there nothing. i remember the last time i seen him it was a kodak moment..He did so much in his lil time on this earth.but he did way more then most ppl will do in a life time. He lived everyday up no having a fear in the world.I kno he gave his parents some gray heirs.but there was nothing going to stop him. I soo hope there is a place after this life were i see him walking with his skateboard,lil pistol by his side!!!

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