Corruption and the Ohio Renaissance F...

Corruption and the Ohio Renaissance Festival

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Concerned

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 7, 2008
There is a web site / protest at http://orfprotest.com which is making a very strong case to believe the Harveysburg police department and other enforcement agencies in the area might not be enforcing the laws and codes required to keep the Ohio Renaissance Festival safe. Photographs of ORF Inc. staff openly burning trash, building code violations, and even equal access violations are now circulating. Perhaps the most alarming, evidence Harverysburg police officers routinely participate in breaking alcohol laws while working for the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Should the citizens of Harveysburg do something about this?
SamE

United States

#2 Oct 18, 2009
After looking at the protest site, I know where I am not spending my money.
Jeff

United States

#3 Aug 7, 2010
I know the chief personally and he wouldnt allow any officer to break the law while on duty... what an officer does while on duty is on him and its the duty of the citizens to report what they see officers doing... its a balance of power
Fair is Faire

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Aug 9, 2010
the person responsible for the protest page was kicked out of that fair because of inattention to his contract. he felt he was wronged and so he has taken his sour grapes public. i know that burn dumpster. seen it for over 10 years. i also know that its for wood and cardboard only, not trash.
As for the Harveysburg law enforcement. they have always been courteous and professional in my opinion and Ive never see them with alcohol while on duty.
Intrigued but not Amused

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Aug 11, 2011
It seems amazing to me that all people want to do is stop things like fairs and carnivals from being able to operate. I have been going to the renaissance festival for 9 years. No one burns trash, and the cops that are there are technically not on duty but being paid as security detail only. If you had ever tried to put on a large scale event you would know that. Also, this may not be the best way of dispensing anger, if that is indeed your angle. You are not very good at spreading rumors, so maybe you should try keeping your dignity and move on with your life. Its one thing to have an opinion, that is okay, but trying to feed an opinion to someone while falsifying information is a past time that will only end in a karmic heartbreak and slander lawsuit.
Civilian gypsy

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Aug 26, 2011
I attended the faire for the first time last year. I rather enjoyed it and did not witness any of the events detailed by the complaint.
Oh Good Grief

Springfield, OH

#7 Sep 3, 2011
This posting thread is stupid. We've been attending the Ohio Renn Faire since the beginning, have many friends who've worked there in various capacities and have NEVER heard of any such rubbish as these baseless accusations. Sour grapes indeed.
jjj

Dublin, OH

#8 Sep 5, 2011
This post is lame!
Ryan Mercer

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Sep 18, 2011
One guy got bent out of shape because they wouldn't let him come back. End of story.
Holly

Urbana, OH

#10 Sep 23, 2011
Every year I come up from Tennessee just to attend the festival, orginially from Hamilton I have been attending since I was in elementary school. The ORF has always been safe, clean fun (aside from the mud show of coarse :) ) and the officers have never been anything but friendly in my experience. One bad review can stir up a lot of controversy but the festival is amazing and there is bound to be one person who is going to complain about nonsense.
gypsy soul

Amelia, OH

#11 Sep 25, 2011
I have been bringing my son to this faire for 8 years. we love the fair and all of the fantasticaly weird people, myself included. while im not a huge fan of police, the Harveysburg policd have always been respectful and professional. i have never seen anything to be concerned about, and will continue to come and have fun for years, i hooe. unless some sour ex-worker tries to get it shut down
cap10moe

Rising Sun, IN

#12 Sep 27, 2011
Sounds like some sour grapes going on here. As is typically the case, I suspect someone didn't get his own selfish way and wants to try and ruin it for everyone. Take your whiney self centered attitude and go and find your own little corner to cry in!
Maddjack

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Jul 21, 2012
I have been employed by the Ohio Renaissance Festival since it's beginning year in various positions,in my experience neither claim could possibly be credible. Since open flames are discouraged on the festival site(except in properly allocated areas) and indeed are grounds for dismissal. I have encountered the security staff frequently while working my cart exchanged pleasantries with no indication of them having
partaken of alcoholic beverages.(I believe I would Know when you consider I sell Alcohol at my cart.)
Shannon

Springfield, OH

#14 Aug 29, 2012
Seems like some people have their medieval panties in a wad... How's about you people realize that there's more meaningful things to protest in the world?
Outta There

United States

#15 Aug 7, 2015
I lived in Harveysburg, the cops there are are as crooked as they come. They hired a crooked cop from Dayton as their Chief of Police. The mayor cant keep his hands off the village council's private parts. My neighbor was a Harveysburg cop, he threw weekend long sex parties at his home, and totally ignored the meth-headed junkies that geeked and smoked methOUTDOORS, right next door to him. If you enjoy the Festival, good 4 you. But you out-of-towners dont know jack about the real Harveysburg,and if you did you would SURELY steer clear of the crooked and comatose place!!!
Been there Seen that

United States

#16 Sep 9, 2015
Harveysburg is chock full of crooks, thieves and addicts. The police there ignore all of it. They are busy lying in wait to ambush travelers on SR73. If you dont know this already then you arent from around here.
Anon Vendor

Pensacola, FL

#17 Feb 11, 2016
I bet the last 2 are some of the ones tossed from the fair in 2015 for openly using or dealing. Plenty of locals that don't say anything like this.
White Trash Briar

Middletown, OH

#18 Feb 11, 2016
All of Ohio - including Cinci, Dayton, all of the small towns in between such as Lebanon, Morrow, Waynesville, Middletown, Wilmington... as well as the rest of the state above and below I-70 and left and right of US 23 - is a vast, ignorant briar ghetto of meth heads, losers, bitter old broken down people in terrible health, the angry majority between the extremes, and tea party whackos who scream out against government waste while cities like their own suck down huge amounts of public money in welfare and related costs.

That Harveysburg has a local trash briar clique of public officials on the take is almost to be expected as a norm around here. Nobody in Ohio knows how to create anything of economic value and all anyone in this state knows how to do is gossip, scam and steal.

Ohio is loser central.
forrealfromxenia

Toledo, OH

#19 Feb 11, 2016
White Trash Briar wrote:
All of Ohio - including Cinci, Dayton, all of the small towns in between such as Lebanon, Morrow, Waynesville, Middletown, Wilmington... as well as the rest of the state above and below I-70 and left and right of US 23 - is a vast, ignorant briar ghetto of meth heads, losers, bitter old broken down people in terrible health, the angry majority between the extremes, and tea party whackos who scream out against government waste while cities like their own suck down huge amounts of public money in welfare and related costs.
That Harveysburg has a local trash briar clique of public officials on the take is almost to be expected as a norm around here. Nobody in Ohio knows how to create anything of economic value and all anyone in this state knows how to do is gossip, scam and steal.
Ohio is loser central.
I think this post is rude and ignorant. I live in one of them small towns in between and I don't do meth nor am I a white trash briar! Who the fuck are you to be so judgemental about towns you know nothing about. Get a life a##hole instead of being on Topix!! Peace out b##ch!!
White Trash Briar

Middletown, OH

#20 Feb 11, 2016
Ok, I'll chill and add "most of the population." I live here too. Been around here all of my life, too. The lack of good jobs drags people here down to behave badly, and insiders run everything. People here give up.

Chill out, you too. I think I was mostly right and I think I hit a nerve.

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