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Ohio dad jailed after sons killed in fire | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 62 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 8, 2010, titled Ohio dad jailed after sons killed in fire | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Authorities say a father has been jailed after a house fire killed his two young sons in southern Ohio.

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from greenfield

Columbus, OH

#22 Mar 8, 2010
Mitch wrote:
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People aren't jailed for accidents; therefore, evidently, it wasn't just an "accident".
By the way, with a name like "Coonrod" you just know a guy like this is going to live out in the sticks in a "single-story duplex" (read: double wide)
seriously! stay on track. The poor mother of these two babies, my prayers are with you and your family. To Wes, you're pathetic. Those boys were her life and you took them. Second fire in three weeks. Those boys should've been taken away from you a long time ago and not this way.
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#23 Mar 8, 2010
sickoffreeloaders wrote:
To you on here that are worried about mispellings and "poor dad", you're a bunch of idiots. He was drunk, period, NO POOR DAD crap and who cares if words are mispelled???? Two babies died here! If thats all you can comment on, go to another story like say, something that no one really cares about and complain about those mispellings.
Hey dummy. You misspelled mispelled and mispellings.
justme

Maysville, KY

#24 Mar 9, 2010
The mother was in a battered womens shelter she had know chioce but to give her boys to the father about a year ago she had know place to live and no money after the her job shut the doors she did what she tought was right .So you know she feels very bad and i feel sorry for her .He was nothing but a drunk and beat on women .But maybe the good lord was looking down on these two precious babies and now he took them to heavan and they r angels looking down on us.Im keeping this family in my prayers.
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#25 Mar 9, 2010
justme wrote:
The mother was in a battered womens shelter she had know chioce but to give her boys to the father about a year ago she had know place to live and no money after the her job shut the doors she did what she tought was right .So you know she feels very bad and i feel sorry for her .He was nothing but a drunk and beat on women .But maybe the good lord was looking down on these two precious babies and now he took them to heavan and they r angels looking down on us.Im keeping this family in my prayers.
Lady, if "the good lord was looking down on these precious babies" HE would have never allowed them to live with the drunkard nor die in the fire!!
JMM

Columbus, OH

#26 Mar 9, 2010
Mitch wrote:
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People aren't jailed for accidents; therefore, evidently, it wasn't just an "accident".
By the way, with a name like "Coonrod" you just know a guy like this is going to live out in the sticks in a "single-story duplex" (read: double wide)
wow THIS IS REAL INTELIGENT, ACTUALLY MY PARENTS AND AUNTS/UNCLES ARE OR WERE COONRODS BEFORE THEY WERE ALL MARRIED AND THEY ALL OWN THEIR OWN HOUSES..HMM HOW DUMB
hELLO LOOK AT MORE DETAIL

Columbus, OH

#27 Mar 9, 2010
VERY sad wrote:
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Thank you for the real story. Yeah, that guy is dirtball. I apologize to the earlier poster. Figures News 4 ALWAYS has better stories.
nOTE THE FOLLOWING QUOTE FROM THE ARTICLE FROM RECORD HERALD "Jenkins was able to get the duplex's other resident out safely and found the FATHER, who was AT THE BACK DOORtrying to get in the window to GET HIS CHILDREN OUT SAFELY." hE WAS AT THE RESIDENCE THE WHOLE TIME BECAUSE THE FIRE WAS IN MOST OF THE HOUSE, HE WENT OUTSIDE TO THE BEDROOM WINDOW TO TRY TO GET TO THE BOYS!!!
Grandpa

Dublin, OH

#28 Mar 9, 2010
Lolita Shih Tzu wrote:
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Lady, if "the good lord was looking down on these precious babies" HE would have never allowed them to live with the drunkard nor die in the fire!!
Looks like Chuck's taking old one-eye to the optometrist.
say what

Columbus, OH

#29 Mar 10, 2010
Grandpa wrote:
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Looks like Chuck's taking old one-eye to the optometrist.
I may be simple, but I don't get your referrence.
Grandpa

Dublin, OH

#30 Mar 10, 2010
Maybe this will help. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Mitch

Cleveland, OH

#31 Mar 10, 2010
JMM wrote:
<quoted text> wow THIS IS REAL INTELIGENT, ACTUALLY MY PARENTS AND AUNTS/UNCLES ARE OR WERE COONRODS BEFORE THEY WERE ALL MARRIED AND THEY ALL OWN THEIR OWN HOUSES..HMM HOW DUMB
Geez, take it easy Coonrod. Did you hit the caps lock key after you typed "wow" and didn't notice? Didn't mean to get your Coonrod blood all hot over this...
We Are Family

Dublin, OH

#32 Mar 10, 2010
The Coonrods are a tight family! We don't take to outsiders meddling in our affairs. You mess with me, you mess with a Coonrod. You mess with a Coonrod, you get the horns. Dag nabbed Yankees.
latham pride

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#33 Mar 10, 2010
where was the other 2 children I know these people and they are trash the mom is nasty god bless the little ones
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#34 Mar 10, 2010
say what wrote:
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I may be simple, but I don't get your referrence.
Neither do I, "Say what"!
Grandpa, please go to the optometrist, read the posts or do something so we can understand your thoughts.
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#35 Mar 10, 2010
Grandpa wrote:
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Looks like Chuck's taking old one-eye to the optometrist.
Dear Grandpa...Is Chuck taking you to the optometrist? Is that what it is? Good!You have to take care of that eye you have left!
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#36 Mar 10, 2010
Grandpa wrote:
Maybe this will help. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Grandpa? Time to take a nap!
say what

Columbus, OH

#37 Mar 10, 2010
Lolita Shih Tzu wrote:
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Neither do I, "Say what"!
Grandpa, please go to the optometrist, read the posts or do something so we can understand your thoughts.
Ok. The 'chuck taking old one-eye' phrase is from "Grumpy Old Men" when Burgess Meredith comments on his neighbor taking flowers and wine over to a new neighbors woman's house.
The goldfish thing is incorrect - goldfish lay eggs, and egg-laying goldfish aren't called twits. Grandpa might have been implying that I am an idiot (a twit) for not knowing his earlier reference, but neither cliche has anything to do with this story; so the only twit, is Grandpa...
Jenny Good

Cincinnati, OH

#38 Mar 10, 2010
He was jailed because he was intoxicated while these helpless babies were in his care. His demeanor when help arrived speaks volumes. He wasn't too drunk to get himself out was he? He was not hysterically yelling "My kids are in there!" when neighbors arrived to help. He was simply watching his house burn calmly, as his children died. Per the news report, a can of lighter fluid was found in the house, and this was the second house fire this man had in 2 different places in 2 months. Tests are being done now to see if he may have set the fire intentionally. I hope he spends the rest of his earthly life in jail. God will take care of those babies now.
Jenny Good

Cincinnati, OH

#39 Mar 10, 2010
As it is wrote:
Yet another member of the Coonrod family distinguishes himself. What we have here is a genetic deficiency of Darwinian proportions.
But the children were not the deficiency and they are the victims.
Jenny Good

Cincinnati, OH

#40 Mar 10, 2010
Lolita Shih Tzu wrote:
And WHERE is Children's Welfare? How do we allow a drunk pig to care for two children?? It wouldn't surprise me if the b.....d caused the fire. Second time? C'mon!
I agree 100%. Children's Services in the Greenfield area totally failed these children. Like many aspects of Greenfield, social agencies get by with things they would NEVER get by with in a larger place. I hope someone sues the county agencies who allowed this obviously incompetent (at best, and a murder at worst) man to be entrusted with the lives of those children.
warrk21

Los Angeles, CA

#41 Mar 10, 2010
We have lost a good family. Please let us not forget them, go to www.departedngone.com and Let The World Know we will miss them.
(Departed N Gone)
How Sad

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