Washington siren comes down today

Washington siren comes down today

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insignificant

Van Wert, OH

#1 Jan 18, 2013
I guess us folks around here are not as important as the people around Smiley park and the Baker addition. Thanks Ranger Rick!
ranger jr

Delaware, OH

#2 Jan 18, 2013
Don't tell anyone, but that siren has not worked for a long time! Also, in case you have not heard, they are tearing that school down. You are only as insignifcant as you want to be! Be part of the ANSWER not part of the PROBLEM!
Popo

Van Wert, OH

#3 Jan 18, 2013
insignificant wrote:
I guess us folks around here are not as important as the people around Smiley park and the Baker addition. Thanks Ranger Rick!
If you can't hear it within the city of VW then maybe you need your ears checked or better yet..Deserve to die!!
insignificant

Van Wert, OH

#4 Jan 18, 2013
lol thats what i was counting on! smart ass remarks! haha!
idiot

Sunbury, OH

#5 Jan 18, 2013
Popo wrote:
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If you can't hear it within the city of VW then maybe you need your ears checked or better yet..Deserve to die!!
Thank you mr murphy. oh you can't be murphy because you have a different name.
report the news please

Enfield, IL

#6 Jan 18, 2013
I read the article in the indy, I am confused as to how many sirens Van Wert will now have and where they will be located,(will the Jubilee Park one still be in operation?) I also found it odd that Rick stated that anyone outside would be able to hear the sirens, well, how about when I'm asleep in the middle of the night, then what?

http://thevwindependent.com/...

here's a link to the article, what do you all think?
LOL

Van Wert, OH

#7 Jan 18, 2013
What do i think? i think if we would all go to radio shack and buy a weather alert radio we could do away with ol ranger dick i mean prick sorry again i mean rick! save the taxpayers 80,000 a year

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#8 Jan 18, 2013
idiot wrote:
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Thank you mr murphy. oh you can't be murphy because you have a different name.
I just saw this ... Please tell me why (besides you being obsessed with me) you would get it into your empty little head that I would need to use a fake name just to say something like that? Yeah, I use my name to talk shit about whoever I see fit, to state my sometimes offensive opinions, and to say that when I see JC I'm going to slit his throat...but yet I'd use a fake name to say people are deaf?

*facepalm*

I guess I should just be happy you've stopped with the copy and paste antics. What's wrong? People's down votes finally getting to you?

;)
Weather or not

Van Wert, OH

#9 Jan 18, 2013
Outdoor sirens are only used to warn people to go inside and tune into local media. Everyone who has weather radios will get the weather warnings at the same time Rick McCoy does. There are also free texts from the weather channel and local television stations sent to your cell phone so it seems like a waste of money in this day and age to spend money on outdoor weather sirens.
Money

Van Wert, OH

#10 Jan 18, 2013
I saw on the Lima News that the EMA director Russ Decker also got federal money but it was used for police and fire equipment and protective gear. Kudos to Russ Decker for using the federal money for those who are out there protecting us everyday instead of worthless outdoor weather sirens.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#11 Jan 18, 2013
Weather or not wrote:
Outdoor sirens are only used to warn people to go inside and tune into local media. Everyone who has weather radios will get the weather warnings at the same time Rick McCoy does. There are also free texts from the weather channel and local television stations sent to your cell phone so it seems like a waste of money in this day and age to spend money on outdoor weather sirens.
When the derecho hit last summer, I got a text message from Verizon.
I know not everyone has that feature, but I live near Smiley Park and the siren at Washington school wasn't working. I heard the sirens anyhow. I do think everyone will still hear the sirens even though they moved them a few blocks away.

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#12 Jan 18, 2013
Money wrote:
I saw on the Lima News that the EMA director Russ Decker also got federal money but it was used for police and fire equipment and protective gear. Kudos to Russ Decker for using the federal money for those who are out there protecting us everyday instead of worthless outdoor weather sirens.
This is about the most ignorant post I've read in awhile. Those sirens save lives. Not everyone has a weather radio or a cellphone. I know a lot of elderly people who have neither and even if they did have a cell they wouldn't know about the text alerts. Also, not everyone has cable TV and even if they did it would go out as soon as the power went out. Or take the people who were at the movie theater, like myself, when the tornado hit VW. Had it not been for Rick McCoy and those sirens then more would have died. A lot more because we went back out to look after it was over and there was a car sitting right in the middle of the rows where we were sitting.

Those sirens are also very old. They're due for an upgrade. I know for a fact that they've had issues with a few of them not going off just this last year because we could barely hear them out here on Fox Road this last summer when they went off once or twice. I'm not hating on the police or the FD but don't they get their own grants when they need them? Ours just got all new radio systems and new vehicles. What more do they need in VW?

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#13 Jan 18, 2013
Weather or not wrote:
Outdoor sirens are only used to warn people to go inside and tune into local media. Everyone who has weather radios will get the weather warnings at the same time Rick McCoy does. There are also free texts from the weather channel and local television stations sent to your cell phone so it seems like a waste of money in this day and age to spend money on outdoor weather sirens.
Also the sirens are not meant to tell you to go inside and tune into local media. They're used to warn you to go inside and seek shelter immediately. If you happen to have a cellphone or a weather radio or even a tv in your shelter area then sure it's a good idea to turn them on and see where and what is going on exactly but that's not the point of the sirens.

“you like it, you like it a lot”

Since: May 12

screw you

#14 Jan 18, 2013
oh i thought those sirens meant to go outside, have a smoke, and look at that wicked sky...go inside my @ss...you ever see a tornado eat up an electrical transformer on a power pole? like green fireworks. it's pretty neat, you guys have been missing some cool stuff.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#15 Jan 18, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
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This is about the most ignorant post I've read in awhile. Those sirens save lives. Not everyone has a weather radio or a cellphone. I know a lot of elderly people who have neither and even if they did have a cell they wouldn't know about the text alerts. Also, not everyone has cable TV and even if they did it would go out as soon as the power went out. Or take the people who were at the movie theater, like myself, when the tornado hit VW. Had it not been for Rick McCoy and those sirens then more would have died. A lot more because we went back out to look after it was over and there was a car sitting right in the middle of the rows where we were sitting.
Those sirens are also very old. They're due for an upgrade. I know for a fact that they've had issues with a few of them not going off just this last year because we could barely hear them out here on Fox Road this last summer when they went off once or twice. I'm not hating on the police or the FD but don't they get their own grants when they need them? Ours just got all new radio systems and new vehicles. What more do they need in VW?
You were at the movie theater? What movie were you seeing? And where did they shelter you?

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#16 Jan 18, 2013
no__sense wrote:
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You were at the movie theater? What movie were you seeing? And where did they shelter you?
We were about 1/2 way through one of my favorite movies 8-Mile. They cut it off and turned the lights on and told everyone to be calm and told us what was going on. They filled up the male/female bathrooms first and the rest of us were in the hallway just like in the school drills. I wrote a letter to the paper commending Rick as well as the staff at the theater because they truly saved lives that day I have no doubt. The only one who died was the idiot who tried to leave in his truck and everyone else was shaken up but I don't recall anyone else being hurt too badly. The funny thing is 3 of us had went to see the movie while waiting to leave town before a Creed concert in Ft.Wayne (yes, I know Creed is horrible but a friend paid for my ticket lol) After we checked on our friends and families we hit the road. Got out by the Marsh Foundation and they had the roads blocked and said that VW was in a state of emergency and you couldn't get in or out until they cleared it.:/ Needless to say we took some crazy back roads and made it just in time for the show, lol.
Facts

Van Wert, OH

#17 Jan 18, 2013
The owners of the movie theater should get the credit for having a working weather radio on site so that when the National Weather Service issued the tornado warning that day it was heard at the movie theater via the weather radio thus saving lives. Weather radios only cost $30 so there should be one in every household. They have battery back up so they work in case the electricity if off too. I've seen them at Walgreens and at Scotts grocery stores.
Insensitive

Van Wert, OH

#18 Jan 18, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
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We were about 1/2 way through one of my favorite movies 8-Mile. They cut it off and turned the lights on and told everyone to be calm and told us what was going on. They filled up the male/female bathrooms first and the rest of us were in the hallway just like in the school drills. I wrote a letter to the paper commending Rick as well as the staff at the theater because they truly saved lives that day I have no doubt. The only one who died was the idiot who tried to leave in his truck and everyone else was shaken up but I don't recall anyone else being hurt too badly. The funny thing is 3 of us had went to see the movie while waiting to leave town before a Creed concert in Ft.Wayne (yes, I know Creed is horrible but a friend paid for my ticket lol) After we checked on our friends and families we hit the road. Got out by the Marsh Foundation and they had the roads blocked and said that VW was in a state of emergency and you couldn't get in or out until they cleared it.:/ Needless to say we took some crazy back roads and made it just in time for the show, lol.
The young man who lost his life that day was not at the movies he was driving in a car and was killed near the theater. He was from a very nice family and you have no right calling him an idiot.

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#19 Jan 18, 2013
Insensitive wrote:
<quoted text> The young man who lost his life that day was not at the movies he was driving in a car and was killed near the theater. He was from a very nice family and you have no right calling him an idiot.
Are you positive? I coulda swore that he was at the theater and tried to leave and got killed in the parking lot. If that's not the case then he's not an idiot and therefore I apologize. I just coulda swore that's what everyone was saying.
Insensitive

Van Wert, OH

#20 Jan 18, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
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Are you positive? I coulda swore that he was at the theater and tried to leave and got killed in the parking lot. If that's not the case then he's not an idiot and therefore I apologize. I just coulda swore that's what everyone was saying.
Apology accepted, thanks. It was very sad because the young man was on his way home and was killed on Lincoln Highway just past the movie theater.

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