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There are 73 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 9, 2010, titled Ohio man found dead in snow with shovel nearby | The Columbus D.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Authorities say a 63-year-old man Ohio man who had been reported missing has been found dead under snow in his yard, with his shovel next to him.

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jbd612

AOL

#1 Feb 9, 2010
This is so sad...older one's have no business trying to shovel snow..please check on your neighbor's, family, and friend's and make sure they are not trying to do this. The risk is too high.
doug

Lewis Center, OH

#2 Feb 9, 2010
i am 63 and broke my snow shovel while trying to chip out the ice the city plow oushed into my driveway. is 63 to old to be shouveling snow cause if it is, i'am staying inside for the next several days
bbberta

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 9, 2010
doug wrote:
i am 63 and broke my snow shovel while trying to chip out the ice the city plow oushed into my driveway. is 63 to old to be shouveling snow cause if it is, i'am staying inside for the next several days
63 may be too old or not, just as 23 may be too old or not depending on your physical condition! Medical authorities just encouarge people to be cautious, take frequent breaks, and stay warm and hydrated if you must be out shoveling snow.

Heavy snows like this are great opportunities for young people (i.e. teenagers) to help others, especially if they are out of school for the day! When I was in school my friends and I had more fun shoveling out older neighbors' driveways and sidewalks! It became a game (and we often got some nice hot cocoa and cookies for our efforts, though that was just a side benefit)!
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 9, 2010
The annual thinning of the herd.
Bill

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 9, 2010
A long,long time (no it's not American Pie) when I was a kid, I shoveled most of our neighbors' drives and walks for probably 50 cents to a buck. My Dad would not let me accept anything from our older neighbors and actually told me to get the shovel and go do it without even asking them.

I'm 65 now and how have times changed. I couldn't get our neighbor kid to do our walk for $20.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 9, 2010
That's it I am never shoveling again. God put it down and God Can Take It Up ... takes longer but works for me.
steggs

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 9, 2010
Big Johnson wrote:
The annual thinning of the herd.
I am 61 years old & I can kick your a**!!
WestCoastDon

Costa Mesa, CA

#8 Feb 9, 2010
Just wondering why big johnson hates so deeply.
steggs

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 9, 2010
Big Johnson wrote:
The annual thinning of the herd.
I clear my sidewalk and driveway as well ass those of neighbors. 61 is not old!!
Big Hank

Cleveland, OH

#10 Feb 9, 2010
WestCoastDon wrote:
Just wondering why big johnson hates so deeply.
He simply thinks he is witty and funny. Unfortunately, he is right about 2% of the time. The other 98%, he is simply a troll. I think he is probably about 19 with a small johnson.

Since: Sep 09

Lancaster, Ohio

#11 Feb 9, 2010
Atta boy steggs. I'm 61 also. And good health. You and I can take on the world back to back. You with me on this???
WTFOver

Delaware, OH

#12 Feb 9, 2010
doug wrote:
i am 63 and broke my snow shovel while trying to chip out the ice the city plow oushed into my driveway. is 63 to old to be shouveling snow cause if it is, i'am staying inside for the next several days
I am not gonna say that 63 is too old for anything. I am gonna say that by that age I will either pay some kid to do it or I will have a snowblower. Not worth taking a chance with the old ticker. Feel sorry for the family of this man that passed away shoveling snow.
bpm

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 9, 2010
That is a sad situation. My husband was shoveling where the trucks had filled the driveway and two neigbors came to help him. We were very thankful for their help. I rewarded them with a Tim Holtons gift card but that is a small paynment for what they did.

Since: Sep 09

Lancaster, Ohio

#14 Feb 9, 2010
bbberta wrote:
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63 may be too old or not, just as 23 may be too old or not depending on your physical condition! Medical authorities just encouarge people to be cautious, take frequent breaks, and stay warm and hydrated if you must be out shoveling snow.
Heavy snows like this are great opportunities for young people (i.e. teenagers) to help others, especially if they are out of school for the day! When I was in school my friends and I had more fun shoveling out older neighbors' driveways and sidewalks! It became a game (and we often got some nice hot cocoa and cookies for our efforts, though that was just a side benefit)!
Not to sound like "Archie Bunker" but I must say, those WERE the good old days. I remember us kids doing the same thing. And if someone's car was stuck. Everybody in the neighborhood was out there helping them out. You don't see that anymore.
Big Hank

Cleveland, OH

#15 Feb 9, 2010
Muddy Dog wrote:
Atta boy steggs. I'm 61 also. And good health. You and I can take on the world back to back. You with me on this???
I guess I am a relative youngster at 48, but will join your camp if you would like.=)
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 9, 2010
steggs wrote:
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I am 61 years old & I can kick your ****!!
Haha, old people crack me up!
58 years old

Blacklick, OH

#17 Feb 9, 2010
steggs wrote:
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I am 61 years old & I can kick your ****!!
My money's on the old guy! No mercy steggs! A lot of people would like to see that idiot get his **** kicked.
Just reading the news

Morristown, TN

#18 Feb 9, 2010
Anyone who uses a name like Big Johnson has issues. By the way I am 53 in good condition and have done my share of butt kickings. As far as kicking butt a 63 would concer me more than a kid(Mentally)called Big Johnson.

“Skeptic, Challenging Belief”

Since: Dec 09

Columbus, OH

#19 Feb 9, 2010
I know a few veterans that are still tough as nails. I'm 27 and in decent shape AND martial arts trained and i wouldn't want to go toe-to-toe with some of those guys. You want to see tough, go down to your local vfw post.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 9, 2010
Just reading the news wrote:
Anyone who uses a name like Big Johnson has issues. By the way I am 53 in good condition and have done my share of butt kickings. As far as kicking butt a 63 would concer me more than a kid(Mentally)called Big Johnson.
Haha, there's another one. Keep it up, you guys are a laff riot!

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