Wheelersburg man killed in shooting

Wheelersburg man killed in shooting

There are 689 comments on the Portsmouth Daily Times story from Jul 13, 2012, titled Wheelersburg man killed in shooting. In it, Portsmouth Daily Times reports that:

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said one man is dead following a shooting that occurred Thursday night on Old Gallia Pike in Wheelersburg.

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Missy

Marion, OH

#276 Jul 15, 2012
What is the average response time of the sheriff's office? A few hours?
Guess what

Cambridge, OH

#278 Jul 15, 2012
Bullying gone bad wrote:
I went to school with Steve, I am not trying to be mean or anything, I am just trying to tell you all what kind of personality he had. Steve was not part of the cool crowd, he was not academically gifted, and he struggled with a speech impediment. He was kind of quiet and and definitely easy going. What I am trying to say is, Steve was the kind of guy that got picked on by bullies like Tyler Staker in school, not the other way around.
What chokes me up is seeing a young man like Steve rise up from the challenges he faced early in life to become a husband, father and small business owner. He was not in a position to go to college and get a degree, he could have only did this through good old fashoned elbow grease and hard work. He is the kind of blue collar hard working young man just trying to make it like many of us in this depressed economy. To men like Steve, a handshake means a whole lot more than a pile of paperwork. I can guarantee you, Steve would have worked to pay off his debt to Stakers.
Like a couple people mentioned earlier, the lawncare business does not do well in a drought. And like many of us struggling, It is hard when you have to chose between what bills to pay off first when you finally get a little bit of money coming in.
As for Tyler Staker, I am sure his grandfather would roll over in his grave if he knew how his family business was being conducted. Shame on you, young man.
I have no idea how our legal system can allow Tyler Staker to be a walking free man while a grand jury is being assembled. I hope the Holsinger family is placed in contact with the best legal representation available. It would be a shame to see this type of bullying go without punishment.
As for me and my family, we have been customers of the Staker's family business for three generations. My grandfather, uncles, father and I have spent multiple thousands of dollars on equipment from their establishment over the years. Now, I cannot imagine one penny from our pocket used to contribute to the Staker's legal fees.
Bob Staker, we will not be back...
What you say could almost make a person cry. I never have gave them a penny of my money because I've known for years what kind of people they are. Also,I'm ashamed of the way our so called law enforcement handled it. I think anyone who knows anything knows why he wasn't jailed.
Ruger

Marion, OH

#280 Jul 15, 2012
Billy wrote:
<quoted text>
I stop going to Stakers years ago they have always had the worst service around next to the new market street hardware or toy town . Most of the businesses in scioto county are rip offs.
True true true!!!!!! They rip off because they afraid they might have to get real job!!!!!
Ruger

Marion, OH

#281 Jul 15, 2012
Next time he's late on a repair or sale u the wrong part just shoot him 5 times !!!!!!! That's what he did to Steve
old timer

Martinsville, OH

#282 Jul 15, 2012
maybe if the wife gets her an out of town lawyer you just may get yours. myself i hope you rot in jail.you took something you can not give back a life .no jail is to good for you you need to have to cut grass the rest of your life with the poor dead man,s mower.
Smith wesson

Marion, OH

#283 Jul 15, 2012
Missy wrote:
What is the average response time of the sheriff's office? A few hours?

Exactly if u could get past the dispatchers who try to be judge on the phone , and when they did show up they would of done nothing!!!!!!unless some welfare pill tramp got slapped by her boyfriend then they would respond imediatley and arrest some one no questions asked that's all they know beyond that ur on ur own
AlreadyInTheKnow

Marion, OH

#285 Jul 15, 2012
Tyler Staker will WALK. Why?? Because he is a STAKER. Hence the FACT why he wasn't arrested the night he MURDERED Steven Holsinger!!!
Stacey Miller

Marion, OH

#287 Jul 15, 2012
Bullying gone bad wrote:
I went to school with Steve, I am not trying to be mean or anything, I am just trying to tell you all what kind of personality he had. Steve was not part of the cool crowd, he was not academically gifted, and he struggled with a speech impediment. He was kind of quiet and and definitely easy going. What I am trying to say is, Steve was the kind of guy that got picked on by bullies like Tyler Staker in school, not the other way around.
What chokes me up is seeing a young man like Steve rise up from the challenges he faced early in life to become a husband, father and small business owner. He was not in a position to go to college and get a degree, he could have only did this through good old fashoned elbow grease and hard work. He is the kind of blue collar hard working young man just trying to make it like many of us in this depressed economy. To men like Steve, a handshake means a whole lot more than a pile of paperwork. I can guarantee you, Steve would have worked to pay off his debt to Stakers.
Like a couple people mentioned earlier, the lawncare business does not do well in a drought. And like many of us struggling, It is hard when you have to chose between what bills to pay off first when you finally get a little bit of money coming in.
As for Tyler Staker, I am sure his grandfather would roll over in his grave if he knew how his family business was being conducted. Shame on you, young man.
I have no idea how our legal system can allow Tyler Staker to be a walking free man while a grand jury is being assembled. I hope the Holsinger family is placed in contact with the best legal representation available. It would be a shame to see this type of bullying go without punishment.
As for me and my family, we have been customers of the Staker's family business for three generations. My grandfather, uncles, father and I have spent multiple thousands of dollars on equipment from their establishment over the years. Now, I cannot imagine one penny from our pocket used to contribute to the Staker's legal fees.
Bob Staker, we will not be back...
You obviously know nothing about Tyler if you think he was a bully in school or that his grandfather is rolling around in his grave. last I checked grandpa was still around! Stupid people just trying to be a part of something...SMH
Say What

Marion, OH

#290 Jul 15, 2012
Bullying gone bad wrote:
I went to school with Steve, I am not trying to be mean or anything, I am just trying to tell you all what kind of personality he had. Steve was not part of the cool crowd, he was not academically gifted, and he struggled with a speech impediment. He was kind of quiet and and definitely easy going. What I am trying to say is, Steve was the kind of guy that got picked on by bullies like Tyler Staker in school, not the other way around.
What chokes me up is seeing a young man like Steve rise up from the challenges he faced early in life to become a husband, father and small business owner. He was not in a position to go to college and get a degree, he could have only did this through good old fashoned elbow grease and hard work. He is the kind of blue collar hard working young man just trying to make it like many of us in this depressed economy. To men like Steve, a handshake means a whole lot more than a pile of paperwork. I can guarantee you, Steve would have worked to pay off his debt to Stakers.
Like a couple people mentioned earlier, the lawncare business does not do well in a drought. And like many of us struggling, It is hard when you have to chose between what bills to pay off first when you finally get a little bit of money coming in.
As for Tyler Staker, I am sure his grandfather would roll over in his grave if he knew how his family business was being conducted. Shame on you, young man.
I have no idea how our legal system can allow Tyler Staker to be a walking free man while a grand jury is being assembled. I hope the Holsinger family is placed in contact with the best legal representation available. It would be a shame to see this type of bullying go without punishment.
As for me and my family, we have been customers of the Staker's family business for three generations. My grandfather, uncles, father and I have spent multiple thousands of dollars on equipment from their establishment over the years. Now, I cannot imagine one penny from our pocket used to contribute to the Staker's legal fees.
Bob Staker, we will not be back...
That's nice that you were friends with Holsinger. Did he tell you why he didn't return the mower last Thursday like he promised Staker he would?
Guess what

Cambridge, OH

#291 Jul 15, 2012
Stacey Miller wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously know nothing about Tyler if you think he was a bully in school or that his grandfather is rolling around in his grave. last I checked grandpa was still around! Stupid people just trying to be a part of something...SMH
the grandfather was the teacher of greed.
Justice

Chillicothe, OH

#293 Jul 15, 2012
CNN iREPORT!
want to know

Sunbury, OH

#294 Jul 15, 2012
Guess what wrote:
<quoted text>the grandfather was the teacher of greed.
That's a fact, I know this because I had to deal with him personally before!
Sheriff D

Marion, OH

#295 Jul 15, 2012
You people commenting on here need to read the report released to the media. Tyler Staker DID have a valid CCW, neighbors ( more than one) gave statements as to the gun being pointed at Staker to threaten his life, and all this will be presented to a grand jury by prosecutor Kuhn.
Really

Ashland, KY

#296 Jul 15, 2012
Sheriff D wrote:
You people commenting on here need to read the report released to the media. Tyler Staker DID have a valid CCW, neighbors ( more than one) gave statements as to the gun being pointed at Staker to threaten his life, and all this will be presented to a grand jury by prosecutor Kuhn.
Well, if that's the case, the neighbors should have heard Mr. Holsinger tell the Stakers to get off his land and heard the disturbance that the Stakers were making prior to the shooting. That alone should have got both father and son arrested for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Where are those charges "Sheriff D"?
SW Resident

West Union, OH

#299 Jul 15, 2012
Sheriff D wrote:
You people commenting on here need to read the report released to the media. Tyler Staker DID have a valid CCW, neighbors ( more than one) gave statements as to the gun being pointed at Staker to threaten his life, and all this will be presented to a grand jury by prosecutor Kuhn.
Why would the prosecutor bring up evidence to help the defense?? The Defense Attorney will be sure to mention this though. Even if Staker gets off the murder charge him and his father can get charged with other offenses as mentioned previously. In addition to that there will be lawyers begging the widow to hire them to sue the Stakers. Since they were acting on behalf of the business the business can be sued and they lose big no matter how the criminal case turns out.
I am not saying any amount of money is just compensation for a wrongful death but the case would be easy. The Stakers acted inappropriately and this could have been easily avoided.
I am not sure if it was self defense or not but it was easily avoidable and the wrongful death is obvious.
Portsmouth man

Milford, OH

#300 Jul 15, 2012
The neighbor was not truthful because she did not like Steves wife! Bottom line folks is...what kind of business owner shows up at someones house at 10:30 at night and beats on the door and windows for over an hour yelling come on out you chicken? Case closed!! Isms stakers were even there the night before stating they WOULD be back!! And they came with a gun! They are trouble and they need arrested!!! Right way and wrong way. They should have never been on his property at 10:30 at night period!! Ask stakers about another time they did this to someone else, they got shot in the hand. Wish that person would have shot them 5 times!!!
Portsmouth man

Milford, OH

#301 Jul 15, 2012
Bottom line is wrongful death!! Watch and see the outcome!!!!!!
Portsmouth man

Milford, OH

#302 Jul 15, 2012
I will never buy off stakers ever again!
If they were so afraid why didn't they leave and or call the cops. These two men are cocky and think they cam bully people!!
This will not end until they are in jail! I don't care who hold with who...the law is the law!
Election is coming up and we will speak loud and clear!!!!!
Trust me they will pay. I'm sure the wife of Steve will own all they have as she so well deserves Stakers need to pay funeral bill and child support and spousal support and hand over their lives!!! Or maybe I'll buy a lawn mower and wait for them to come to my house!
May justice prevail! Stakers YOU were wrong! Bottom line!! Waiting for The grand jury!!!!
Portsmouth man

Milford, OH

#303 Jul 15, 2012
We will see how cocky you both are then!
Sheriff D

Marion, OH

#305 Jul 15, 2012
SW Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would the prosecutor bring up evidence to help the defense?? The Defense Attorney will be sure to mention this though. Even if Staker gets off the murder charge him and his father can get charged with other offenses as mentioned previously. In addition to that there will be lawyers begging the widow to hire them to sue the Stakers. Since they were acting on behalf of the business the business can be sued and they lose big no matter how the criminal case turns out.
I am not saying any amount of money is just compensation for a wrongful death but the case would be easy. The Stakers acted inappropriately and this could have been easily avoided.
I am not sure if it was self defense or not but it was easily avoidable and the wrongful death is obvious.
Prosecutor presents ALL evidence. And you are wrong, there were several witnesses. I doubt there will be a trial and if so will probably be in a different county to assure the defendant a fair trial.

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