Falls fees nothing less than scam

Falls fees nothing less than scam

There are 187 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 23, 2008, titled Falls fees nothing less than scam. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

''The government that governs least, governs best.'' - Thomas Jefferson ''If the government can't afford the money, it should just take the money.'' - Cuyahoga Falls judges The second quote is not the official ...

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Cf_Resident

Akron, OH

#23 Jul 24, 2008
Way to go Ed! Greedy Hoover wanted a bigger office so he is sticking it to his victims and now the taxpayers of Stow for his new Taj-Mahal. He is a bigger thief than any that has appeared in his court! How many thieves have stolen $10 Million from their victims? It is past time for his ego to be deflated and you are just the guy to do it!

DaTruth

Hudson, OH

#24 Jul 24, 2008
The author of this article clearly does not understand that the the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the CU"YAHOGA FALLS MUNICIPAL COURT DISTRICT are two different and independent govermantal entities. The City of Cuyahoga Falls has nothing at all to do with these fees, they are the exclusive responsibility and benefit of the Cuyahoga Falls (soon to be Stow) Municipal Court District.

All northern Summit county voters should think twice about reelecting Hoover to another SIX year term as a vote for this man is equal to signing off of on his "palace-fund" tax.
The Corrector

Cleveland, OH

#25 Jul 24, 2008
Lord Kim Hoover has his own fiefdom in Northern Summit County. This is taxation via the judicial branch of government and the only way to change it is to elect someone different. Someone with integrity needs to run against him. Last election, he ran unopposed.
City Worker

Dayton, OH

#26 Jul 24, 2008
SDespot wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course if you add up all that time you miss from work to go to court, is it really worth it? I just try to be as careful as possible to avoid tickets all together. I used to be bad with getting them a long time ago, but in the last 6 years, I have only gotten 1.
I assume "careful as possible" means you don't drive through Boston Hts, Linndale, Willoughby Hills, not to mention a lot of small Midwest & southern towns, where you can get ticketed from nothing(they'll trump up something) if they don't get you for driving .3 mph over the limit.
Strength and Honor

Lorain, OH

#27 Jul 24, 2008
DaTruth wrote:
The author of this article clearly does not understand that the the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the CU"YAHOGA FALLS MUNICIPAL COURT DISTRICT are two different and independent govermantal entities. The City of Cuyahoga Falls has nothing at all to do with these fees, they are the exclusive responsibility and benefit of the Cuyahoga Falls (soon to be Stow) Municipal Court District.
All northern Summit county voters should think twice about reelecting Hoover to another SIX year term as a vote for this man is equal to signing off of on his "palace-fund" tax.
Thanks for this as I was about to say the same. The fees are outrageous but have nothing to do with the City of Cuyahoga Falls or the Falls Police.
Dunno

Malvern, OH

#31 Jul 24, 2008
City Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
I assume "careful as possible" means you don't drive through Boston Hts, Linndale, Willoughby Hills, not to mention a lot of small Midwest & southern towns, where you can get ticketed from nothing(they'll trump up something) if they don't get you for driving .3 mph over the limit.
Good Point.

The whole system has broken down when law enforcement is used to raise funds.
Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#32 Jul 24, 2008
Vindication at last. How long have I been railing about the STREET TAX, the BOUNTY HUNTER police forces, the fact that law enforcement in Ohio is a FOR PROFIT venture?

Ooooh, now the newspaper confirms that I was right all along.*Smugness*

“LeBron = Born-again Tribe Fan!”

Since: May 07

Tallmadge, Ohio

#33 Jul 24, 2008
I'm in Texas.

My wife was stopped and informed that one of her tail lights was out. Fair enough. But she did not have her current proof of insurance with her, only the old one. And yes, her insurance was in force, she just forgot to put the slip of paper in her purse.

Entirely due to this, she received an invoice from the state in January.$260. This is the annual "surcharge" she must pay, for a total of three years.

Over $750 in fines for not having your current proof of insurance with you!

And if she forgets again and is caught without her insurance card, there will be another 3-year period of $260 fines, ON TOP OF THE CURRENT FINE! To be paid concurrently.$520 per year for forgetting to have that slip of paper with you!

Who are the crooks, anyhow? Why, they've entered politics and are plying their trade legally!

I guess we have become so spineless as a nation that we don't care, though. Now we say that they are just historically misunderstood and that the constitution protects their right to pursue whatever career they choose. Must be, huh?

America - the land of opportunity. For crime. For terrorism in the name of religion. For deviant sexual practices (I don't care what you and your partner do, but don't expect me to EVER support marriage for you - until I can marry my dog and he is covered under my medical insurance because of it).

I say attend the grand opening celebration of the new court in Stow, carrying torches and pitchforks. Chanting "We shall overcome".
Ed from Wadsworth

AOL

#34 Jul 24, 2008
Maybe the people in the area should find out judge hoover's home address and the go picket in front of his house every evening when he is due home?
Alex In Cleveland

Sandusky, OH

#35 Jul 24, 2008
I got a ticket on the Pennsylvania Turnpike a few years ago. The actual fine was like $35, but the court costs were about $70, and there were 5 or so other fees, including a donation to the victims of crime fund and a "technology upgrade fee" that brought the total ticket to close to $200.
I actually came out ahead, b/c I was stopped doing 90 in a 65, and the police officer wrote me a ticket for obstruction of view b/c I had an air freshener hanging from my mirror instead of a speeding ticket, so I didnt get any points. The State Trooper was very, very nice and polite, and by not writing a ticket for the moving violation, saved me a lot of $$$ in ticket expenses and more expensive insurance.
My main issue is "court costs." So, we are constitutionally entitled to a trial, but we have to pay for it?
Word to the Wise

Lakewood, OH

#36 Jul 24, 2008
Don't blame this on Cuyahoga Falls. Blame it on the corrupt judges who run the Municipal Court. They tried to hold the city hostage for a pretty new building, and when Mayor Robart and City Council wouldn't cave to their demands, Hoover and Co. shopped their court to Stow.

It's not like CFalls was seeing any of this illicit income. I say "good riddance" to Hoover and his little court. CFalls will do just fine with its own Mayor's Court, which will probably be more fair and equitable that the rip-off scam artists who'll soon be doling out "justice" in Stow. Ooooo, what a coup, Stow! You got a shiny new building. Big friggin whoop.
duke wagner

Cincinnati, OH

#37 Jul 24, 2008
taxation without representaion is tyranny. the falls has been a piece of shit place to live, work and shop for fifteen years now. when i am in akron i try to avoid the place even though i grew up there. just like the school system the city govt is run for the benenfit fo the people employed there. falls residents are a buch of fool sheep to put up with what they do.
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#38 Jul 24, 2008
City Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
I assume "careful as possible" means you don't drive through Boston Hts, Linndale, Willoughby Hills, not to mention a lot of small Midwest & southern towns, where you can get ticketed from nothing(they'll trump up something) if they don't get you for driving .3 mph over the limit.
Yeah, actually that is true. I rarely drive through those areas. I have a small spot in Boston Hgts. I drive through when I exit Route 8 at 303 every day, but that is about all. In fact, that is so close to Hudson that Boston Hgts. tend to stay away from there and concentrate on the highway. That exit is notorious for speed traps too!
Slow Down

Stow, OH

#39 Jul 24, 2008
I got a ticket in Falls Muni Court and they allowed me to make payments. It costs me an extra $25 though.
Hoover lover

Akron, OH

#40 Jul 24, 2008
Cf_Resident wrote:
Way to go Ed! Greedy Hoover wanted a bigger office so he is sticking it to his victims and now the taxpayers of Stow for his new Taj-Mahal. He is a bigger thief than any that has appeared in his court! How many thieves have stolen $10 Million from their victims? It is past time for his ego to be deflated and you are just the guy to do it!
Perhaps Hoover needed a new court because the Falls Court has no wheelchair access for the handicapped? Ever hear of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Your assertions that he is building a new court for personal greed are absurd. He has his own personal palace at home for that and won't be long for the new courthouse anyways. He's nearing retirement from the bench and will leave a legacy of bettering the Court, protecting victims of crime from our criminals, and looking out for the handicapped. Not to mention that the new court will be safer for our law enforcement officers transporting defendants. In light of the recent tragedy in Twinsburg, who can argue we don't need to look out more for our honorable police force, who put their safety at risk everyday in dealing with our community criminals? Thank you Judge Hoover for protecting our community!

“Ignorance=a curable condition.”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#41 Jul 24, 2008
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
Wow! Does Dyer actually have teeth!!??
Bet he doesn't drive his Porsche through the Falls much..........

“Ignorance=a curable condition.”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#42 Jul 24, 2008
duke wagner wrote:
taxation without representaion is tyranny. the falls has been a piece of **** place to live, work and shop for fifteen years now. when i am in akron i try to avoid the place even though i grew up there. just like the school system the city govt is run for the benenfit fo the people employed there. falls residents are a buch of fool sheep to put up with what they do.
Been in the area since I was 5yo. Moved away for a couple of decades. Came back and wasn't the least bit surprised that The Falls was still "a little funny" - if you know what I mean (wink, wink - nod,nod).
Hoover Defender

Akron, OH

#43 Jul 24, 2008
Hey Don Robart, Ed Davidian and crew- maybe you should spend less time trying to harass Hoover for making decisions in the best interest of the Court and more time worrying about your own political issues? Like your criminal associate John Widowfield (who, by the way, voted for the court's move to Stow and pushed the issue through the Ohio House). Or, like the mayor's classy wife who recently had the police called on her while working at the Board of Elections because she apparently is incapable of playing well with others but instead has to push and shove her democrat counterparts when she doesn't agree with them.
Dyer a Tool

Tulsa, OK

#44 Jul 24, 2008
I am not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone here, but little baby Dyer should have included the Judge's comments in this article before publishing it. Nothing like bringing someone down when they are not there to defend themselves. Typical Dyer, what a loser. I hope he gets caught speeding in the Falls.
Hoover Defender

Akron, OH

#45 Jul 24, 2008
DaTruth wrote:
The author of this article clearly does not understand that the the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the CU"YAHOGA FALLS MUNICIPAL COURT DISTRICT are two different and independent govermantal entities. The City of Cuyahoga Falls has nothing at all to do with these fees, they are the exclusive responsibility and benefit of the Cuyahoga Falls (soon to be Stow) Municipal Court District.
All northern Summit county voters should think twice about reelecting Hoover to another SIX year term as a vote for this man is equal to signing off of on his "palace-fund" tax.
Please, someone throw your hat in and run against Hoover! He continually wins the Falls with 75% of the vote when he does run oppossed. He was unoppossed this last time because of the widespread respect he has among the legal community, on both sides of the political spectrum, and he has one of the very lowest successful appeals rate in the State. Bring it on! Hoover can handle anything.

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