Council votes to close Third Street a...

Council votes to close Third Street at SSU

There are 13 comments on the Portsmouth Daily Times story from Apr 22, 2013, titled Council votes to close Third Street at SSU. In it, Portsmouth Daily Times reports that:

Shawnee State University officials want to have Third Street between Gay Street and Waller Street permanently closed by "move in" date, which is August 15, 2013.

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one

United States

#1 Apr 23, 2013
What a joke. SSU actually thinks its a real university. It's just the last chance for the students who can't make it any where else. I guess they're right. We'd better close the street so the "students" will be safe crossing the street. Why don't we just close all the streets and make it a Portsmouth schools/Shawnee State village. Then Shawnee can use sports facilities and look like a college.
L0Lz

Portsmouth, OH

#2 Apr 23, 2013
one wrote:
What a joke. SSU actually thinks its a real university. It's just the last chance for the students who can't make it any where else. I guess they're right. We'd better close the street so the "students" will be safe crossing the street. Why don't we just close all the streets and make it a Portsmouth schools/Shawnee State village. Then Shawnee can use sports facilities and look like a college.
I know plenty of students who were accepted into other universities and chose Shawnee. This just sounds like a disgruntled adult who is upset they're closing one road. Get your head out of your ass.
Anita

United States

#3 Apr 23, 2013
I wonder how long it will be before a child is struck by a car behind the elementary? How sad that the college is more important to council than our children.
Woot

Portsmouth, OH

#4 Apr 23, 2013
Hey "One". I can tell by your spelling and grammar that SSU is at least one notch up the food chain from you.
-Not- from Portsmouth

Marion, OH

#5 Apr 23, 2013
A round of applause for the man with keyboard and some semblance of grammatical knowledge!

Please, let him finish...

Education is big business in the United States -- especially within in the past six years. More than ever people are enrolling in traditional universities instead of taking online courses. The average American adult can return to college with the opportunity to graduate. The university is expanding physically so that it may better serve its students academically. Shawnee State is buying property upon which many vinyl-sided eyesores reside. Besides, traffic is hell around that part of town -- why not just divert it around the university.

Need a good example of college expansion? Take a look at The Ohio State University. It is located smack-dab in the middle of downtown. Due to its size it attracts students. These students bring with them money, and consequently business -- something Portsmouth dearly needs.

The next thing Portsmouth needs is a Chipotle.
one

United States

#6 Apr 23, 2013
-Not- from Portsmouth wrote:
A round of applause for the man with keyboard and some semblance of grammatical knowledge!

Please, let him finish...

Education is big business in the United States -- especially within in the past six years. More than ever people are enrolling in traditional universities instead of taking online courses. The average American adult can return to college with the opportunity to graduate. The university is expanding physically so that it may better serve its students academically. Shawnee State is buying property upon which many vinyl-sided eyesores reside. Besides, traffic is hell around that part of town -- why not just divert it around the university.

Need a good example of college expansion? Take a look at The Ohio State University. It is located smack-dab in the middle of downtown. Due to its size it attracts students. These students bring with them money, and consequently business -- something Portsmouth dearly needs.

The next thing Portsmouth needs is a Chipotle.
Yes and the OSU students can cross busy High Street.
Biker

Zanesville, OH

#7 Apr 23, 2013
Ohio State isn't smack-dab in the middle of downtown. It's actually separated from downtown Columbus by a couple districts (Short North ring a bell?). Either way, people who were against the Third Street closure are the people who generally disdain change, progress, jobs, opportunity and common sense. There is absolutely no reason why anyone in Scioto County (One of the state's worst in employment, poorest and least healthy) should stand in the way of creators of good jobs, yet they do it anyway.
one

United States

#8 Apr 23, 2013
Woot wrote:
Hey "One". I can tell by your spelling and grammar that SSU is at least one notch up the food chain from you.
Oh and what is wrong with my spelling and grammar?

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#9 Apr 23, 2013
L0Lz wrote:
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I know plenty of students who were accepted into other universities and chose Shawnee. This just sounds like a disgruntled adult who is upset they're closing one road. Get your head out of your ass.
Let's see your argument that SSU students are not stupid is that some were stupid enough to go to SSU when they were accepted in other universities. Wow..........First of all it remains to be considered the level of academic standards of those they turned down and the costs, etc. They may require them to graduate in 2 to 4 years the length of the degrees where at SSU you can take 15 to 20 years, oh no they have turned their attention to turning that around.

What you don't do is tell us the drop out rate of those students you speak of.

You sound like one who's got their head up their thing, and make this post that makes no sense and holds no water like PTown potable water distribution system. Are you an adult?
L0Lz

Portsmouth, OH

#10 Apr 24, 2013
Yo Joe wrote:
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Let's see your argument that SSU students are not stupid is that some were stupid enough to go to SSU when they were accepted in other universities. Wow..........First of all it remains to be considered the level of academic standards of those they turned down and the costs, etc. They may require them to graduate in 2 to 4 years the length of the degrees where at SSU you can take 15 to 20 years, oh no they have turned their attention to turning that around.
What you don't do is tell us the drop out rate of those students you speak of.
Are you an adult?
What are you even trying to say? If you plan on biasing your opinion of a university based off the students who don't finish, I wouldn't even expect a decent argument. Yes I am an adult. If students aren't responsible enough to finish a degree, that's their fault, not the schools. Not everyone can afford large school's like OSU because they weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth, especially around here. Some have to take the best option they can get.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#11 Apr 24, 2013
L0Lz wrote:
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What are you even trying to say? If you plan on biasing your opinion of a university based off the students who don't finish, I wouldn't even expect a decent argument. Yes I am an adult. If students aren't responsible enough to finish a degree, that's their fault, not the schools. Not everyone can afford large school's like OSU because they weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth, especially around here. Some have to take the best option they can get.
Another intelligent poster, "I can't understand your posting but here's my undermining yours"

So, you say, we can not examine the dropouts, just your argument that people are stupid in their choices. You come out against "one" now someone else, is that the way you make it in the world too?

So it's OK for you to use these who chose SSU but not the ones who don't finish their degree or take a lifetime doing it, but not for us to exhibit that they made a bad choice in picking SSU. And if they dropped out did they go somewhere else? Your arguments are flawed.

All you got is that your know" one's who picked SSU over another offer showing they are as stupid as your posts sound.

The SSU has groups that help those slow learners since SSU is a no requirements for entrance University, come one come all, no matter what.

SO now your argument is that they chose SSU cause they are poor? So how is that a Kudos for SSU cause SSU is better and that's why they chose SSU. Make up our minds.

And if you don't understand this post then we've accurately described your post cause you obviously don't understand yourself.
Jesus

Marion, OH

#12 Apr 24, 2013
Shawnee would not make a pimple on a real schools ass. Good for Portsmouth? Killed it in my opinion.

I hear that Ms. Clark was hoodwinked by Johnson to build the Planitarium and the Sports Complex? Did not want to do it? Johnson had control of the ladies monies from her husbands will? Another day in the life of our corrupt dishonest city, made such by the unelecteds led by Godfather Johnson.
news

Marion, OH

#13 Apr 24, 2013
Portsmouth City Schools does not own the Sports Complex either. The school has to pay rent to the tune of $10,000 a year to the foundation that owns the complex. Sure would like to know how much was paid ( and to whom )for all that land where the complex is located.

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