Complaint silences kettle bells at Latrobe-area shopping center

Nov 21, 2013 Full story: PennLive.com 21

The bell of Salvation Army volunteer Albert Smith of Latrobe rests quietly on Salvation Army kettle at the Big Lots store after a business owner in the Unity Shopping Plaza complained that he was disturbed by the constant ringing.

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Sam

Acme, PA

#1 Nov 21, 2013
People can donate just as well without the darn bell, no big deal.

The constant bell ringing is annoying, and unnecessary.
James

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2013
Sam wrote:
People can donate just as well without the darn bell, no big deal.
The constant bell ringing is annoying, and unnecessary.
Email the this company and complain. Entact Environmental Services needs to know they got a lot of bad press about this. Did you see it made the nightly news this evening.
Linda

Acme, PA

#4 Nov 22, 2013
I was told that there is NO Noise Ordinance in Unity Township because of the airport. Not sure what the airport has to do with it but that's what we were told at a meeting at the Unity Township building.

Neighbors have been complaining about a person with over 80 dogs on a small residential lot. When many complained of the noise they were told there's nothing can be done because of the noise.

Dogs are still there, still barking, still stinking up the neighborhood.

One complaint and the bell must be silenced?

Something stinks.

Since: Jul 13

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#5 Nov 22, 2013
LOL...I have never heard such ridiculousness in my life...the bell is too loud...good friggin thing this idiot isn't a soldier....the bell is too loud...what a cry baby...there is a friggin airport there, and all the traffic on rte30 and the bell bothers them....FAIRY LIQUID.... LOL
Jim kelly

Baltimore, MD

#6 Nov 22, 2013
Linda wrote:
I was told that there is NO Noise Ordinance in Unity Township because of the airport. Not sure what the airport has to do with it but that's what we were told at a meeting at the Unity Township building.
Neighbors have been complaining about a person with over 80 dogs on a small residential lot. When many complained of the noise they were told there's nothing can be done because of the noise.
Dogs are still there, still barking, still stinking up the neighborhood.
One complaint and the bell must be silenced?
Something stinks.
Latrobe also doesn't have a noise ordinance. Latrobe used to but not anymore.
sure

Greensburg, PA

#7 Nov 22, 2013
For once I may donate, I have purposely avoided or used different entrenches due to that loud bell. We can all see that big red tripod and have come to expect it during the holiday months. No reason to constantly keep ringing that bell.
livedhereallmyli fe

Greensburg, PA

#8 Nov 22, 2013
I think it was the New store that opened up that complained!!
Patty

Latrobe, PA

#9 Nov 22, 2013
For many years that bell has been rung & nobody ever complained about it. Why don't these people get a radio & play some soft music or listen to Christmas Carols & they won't hear the bell ringing outside? Such petty crap!!!!
JanetC

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Nov 22, 2013
Entact Environmental Services should fire the local office manager. This company moved into a shopping plaza instead of a office complex what do they expect? If they wanted a noise free place then they shouldn't have moved into a shopping plaza. I for one say ring the bell!!!
School

Latrobe, PA

#11 Nov 23, 2013
The bell is annoying, I can't imagine the bell makes anymore or less of a donation.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#12 Nov 23, 2013
Where can I send some ear plugs?
seuss

Latrobe, PA

#14 Nov 23, 2013
School wrote:
The bell is annoying, I can't imagine the bell makes anymore or less of a donation.
The Grinch is real? and here in Latrobe??!!!

Where can I get green eggs and ham? Sam? Is dat you?
burn baby burn

Greensburg, PA

#15 Nov 23, 2013
The Salvation Army Bell is quintessential Christmas. Must be those damn Islamists in Latrobe, PA???
Vixen

Acme, PA

#16 Nov 23, 2013
burn baby burn wrote:
The Salvation Army Bell is quintessential Christmas. Must be those damn Islamists in Latrobe, PA???
Most likely just the average God hating liberal/progressive/socialist types.
hate speech

Greensburg, PA

#17 Nov 23, 2013
Vixen wrote:
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Most likely just the average God hating liberal/progressive/socialist types.
We don't hate god, we just don't believe. Stop the hate speech, you'll give us Liberal-Progressive-types a bad rap.
rain

Latrobe, PA

#18 Nov 24, 2013
hate speech wrote:
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We don't hate god, we just don't believe. Stop the hate speech, you'll give us Liberal-Progressive-types a bad rap.
I don't believe either--I don't believe that water is wet--it's not true--me and a bunch of buddies think it is just a myth--rain is not wet--just a collection of stories

See how silly that sounds? don't believe--hopefully someday you will be touched and will...i never thought that i would but it happened and life has been so much better because of divine intervention--doesn't stop it from raining--but I know how the Story ends, so now it's ALL in a new perspective...think about it, there is always hope when you believe
bURP

Apollo, PA

#19 Nov 24, 2013
You are wasting your time. Must people here do not possess the higher thinking one must in order to have faith. They do not possess an open mind more an open heart. They are intellectually stunted and will continue to be so until they grow as individuals.
bURP

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Nov 24, 2013
bURP wrote:
You are wasting your time. Must people here do not possess the higher thinking one must in order to have faith. They do not possess an open mind more an open heart. They are intellectually stunted and will continue to be so until they grow as individuals.
You know what i do to copy cats like you? I chop off your legs and arms, throw them into a tub of hydrochloric acid, display your body to a room full of hungry wolves, while you watch me feed your children, Your nephews, nieces, parents, and your husband to the wolves, and finally after i feed all those you care about to the wolves. i will unhung your quadraplegic body to the ground, take a dump on it, pee all over it, then skull screw your cold corpse before leaving it out in the sun light for the vultures to feast upon.

Good night.
kid

Latrobe, PA

#22 Dec 2, 2013
I say we all stand outside the business and ring bells.
Jarvis

Latrobe, PA

#23 Dec 2, 2013
I say, GET RID OF THOSE BELLS ! They are annoying !

I am sick and tired of hearing those bells.

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