ric griffith resigns
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wow

United States

#1 May 18, 2010
Ric Griffith has resigned as mayor of Kenova.

According to the city clerk, Griffith’s resignation takes effect Thursday.

In a letter to council members on Tuesday, Griffith cited family, work and health concerns for his resignation.

Griffith took office as Kenova’s Mayor in July 2007. His term was supposed to run through June 30, 2011.

Kenova City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday night. An interim mayor could be appointed then.
billybobburns

Ashland, OH

#2 May 18, 2010
NOW is the time to rectify the past errors like the fity thousand dollar men~
chief

Lubbock, TX

#3 May 18, 2010
nothing against Ric , but i think it will be best for KENOVA
Stripes

United States

#4 May 18, 2010
Well I hope Ric is OK. He is an pretty nice guy. He had a big job to do when he took office. I think that he thought he could clean it up overnight. But it is like eating an elephant. You take it one bite at a time. A lot of people will be giving him shit for not staying the course. I won't be one of them. It is an under appreciated job. If any of us can do better they will be taking applications next year. I hope that the city council will appoint someone that has big shoulders, tough skin and common sense. Tackle the jobs that they can and work a little on the ones they can't. And in the immortal words of Forrest Gump"Thats all I have to say about that."
MMann

United States

#5 May 19, 2010
wow wrote:
Ric Griffith has resigned as mayor of Kenova.
According to the city clerk, Griffith’s resignation takes effect Thursday.
In a letter to council members on Tuesday, Griffith cited family, work and health concerns for his resignation.
Griffith took office as Kenova’s Mayor in July 2007. His term was supposed to run through June 30, 2011.
Kenova City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday night. An interim mayor could be appointed then.
In the paper last year about the Pumpkin House, his wife sounded kind of snippy about it. All the things he does probably is a strain on his family life.
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crazy4love

AOL

#7 May 19, 2010
SNIPPY? WHAT? What are you talking about?
Perplexed

Ona, WV

#8 May 19, 2010
chief wrote:
nothing against Ric , but i think it will be best for KENOVA
Only thing that scares me is the thought of one of the council members trying to run the city. We have yet another sewer rate increase coming that was just passed by the council. Unless 25% of the customers sign a petition for the PSC within the next 30 days we will be paying even more. Lawsuits over our great new sewer/basement flooding system, and I hear CVS is looking to move in across the street from the grade school so I can see why Ric may want to concentrate on family, his business and his health.
MMann

United States

#9 May 19, 2010
I am talking about exactly what I am talking about. It was obvious from her words that all the things Ric does place enormous pressure on her and their family.
crazy4love

AOL

#10 May 19, 2010
And exactly how does that make her snippy??
Get your statments straight. which is it snippy or her talking about pressure???
You don't make alot of sense.
MMann

United States

#11 May 19, 2010
I'm sorry you don't understand English. Go look for the article if you care so much, and you can form your own opinion about it.
skeeter

United States

#12 May 19, 2010
Yah, the old bastard is gone!!!! Now maybe the city can get turned around and start fresh with new people, not the same old shit that we have now.

New people, for a better Kenova!!!!!!!!
I caretoo

Youngstown, OH

#13 May 19, 2010
You are wrong about CVS moving to Kenova. Someone on that block wanted an exorbitant amount of money for their property and CVS is not even considering relocation now.

I am saddened to see a hard working respectable man like Ric Griffith step down. It will be hard to replace him, no matter how you feel about him. I'm sure that the pressures of the job were overwhelming and negative comments don't help.
skeeter

United States

#14 May 19, 2010
I am saddened to see a hard working respectable man like Ric Griffith step down. It will be hard to replace him, no matter how you feel about him. I'm sure that the pressures of the job were overwhelming and negative comments don't help.
Oh, cry me a river, he is the one of the reasons that Kenova is so screwed up!! Hard working my ass. he didn't do shit for Kenova but to sit in the mayors office on his lazy fat ass!!!!! Anybody could have been a better mayor than him. My dog could run the city better that the soon to be ex-mayor and his stupid so called councilmen!!!!!!
gasp

Butler, PA

#15 May 19, 2010
skeeter wrote:
Yah, the old bastard is gone!!!! Now maybe the city can get turned around and start fresh with new people, not the same old shit that we have now.
New people, for a better Kenova!!!!!!!!
YOUR COMMENT IS JUST PLAIN STUPID!!! Ric was a 'new' leaf in the tree and most of the town people wanted to just dog him. He had one heck of a job to take over since Marone stole from everyone in this town! And as for his wife, it probably was a tremenous pressure on her and the family! Kudos to Ric for giving it one hell of a try!...Good Luck to him and his!
skeeter

United States

#16 May 19, 2010
OMG!!!!! Are you people that stupid!!!!!! Trey might have started all the trouble but Ric did not help. He just made matters worse. All he did was rub noses with the so called bigwigs in Kenova and kissed each others asses!!!!!!!
skeeter

United States

#17 May 19, 2010
Oh, by the way. I think the pumpkin house is stupid and really lame. I mean really, people grow up who cares about a bunch of rotten stinking pumpkins. You guys need to get a life, I mean really!!!!!
chief

Lubbock, TX

#18 May 19, 2010
although Ric inherited a mess, he was the president of the council the whole time morrone was mayor,fact! and if funds were missing or miss-spent than why wasn't something done about it.being Mayor is a hard job and needs to be filled by someone that has the time to listen and actually not be partial to just a choice few in the city.also,should be a full time mayor in my opinion.good luck to whom ever takes over, and don't try to change it all in the year or so you have to fill in, unless you plan on running for a full term yourself.Mr.Parsons or Mr. McCallister would be a good choice in my opinion.
Stripes

United States

#19 May 19, 2010
Hey Skeeter dude. You have a fulltime Job?Well if you don't, why don't you try your had at the mayoral position next spring. You seem like you give a shit. There it is buddy. Jump on it. Chief I know you'll try.
no mess inherited

Neola, WV

#20 May 20, 2010
get the facts straight - the only "mess" inherited was the one created by this administration ... they have spent three years looking back trying to blame someone else for their inability to run the city ... its hard to move forward when you are looking back ... and they have done nothing ... also, i'm positive trey didn't take or mis-spend any money ... and the city council was and is responsible for budgets and spending - and those problems, if they exist are corrected year to year --- its been 3 -- move on and move foward ... this administration has FAILED
Resident

United States

#21 May 20, 2010
If you don't (didn't) like the way the Mayor or Council was running the city, you shouldn't have voted for them. But then again 75% of you on here probably didn't vote, so express your opinions to yourself, just like your vote.

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