Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor | Larry Garner

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6, Carroll Hills is asking the taxpayers of Carroll County to renew one of the levies.
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chanter

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Oct 24, 2012
 

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As if Larry Garner could add, he is nuts. How many jobs would your savings create? Typical liberal.
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i say vote it down as well. Makes me sick how this county throws money toward other thing then the schools in this county no matter what the beef is with the county and the school. I hate paying taxes to carroll hills and that damn retirment home such a waste of money.
CWM

Dover, OH

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Mr. Garner, you are by far the greediest, most selfish person I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. For you to throw number around about something you have never been involved in (we know you did NOTHING while in office) is shameful. Those students and marvelous teachers need funding to continute their efforts to help those with disabilites. I'm sure you'd rather see people throw their money to fatten YOUR pockets, but I think this whole county has seen through you, once agin.
Shame on you...
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West Salem, OH

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Mr. Garner has had a chip on his shoulder for years about the Carroll Hills program and I have no idea why. When he was Commissioner- he made this point quite clear. He obviously knows very little about good business practices and cares nothing for the people who are enployed by the Carroll Co. Board of DD, not to mention the people who receive services from the board.
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Congradulations Mr. Garner. You have now attempted to use your beef with Superintendent Matt Campbell and the County Board, to punish children and employees at Carroll Hills. You must feel awfully macho at this point. I'm so disgusted with you. Really? As if this county isn't having enough employment issues, you want to take away more jobs?
Amy Starkey

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unknown wrote:
i say vote it down as well. Makes me sick how this county throws money toward other thing then the schools in this county no matter what the beef is with the county and the school. I hate paying taxes to carroll hills and that damn retirment home such a waste of money.
It's only a waste to you because at this point in your life you have not needed these services!! I can say it never made much difference to mysel either until my son was born with Down's syndrome an Carroll Hills has been a saving grace to his learning and development from help me grow therapy services to now preschool. So shut your mouth keep paying your taxes and help those adults and children who didn't chose to have the life they have. I certainly wouldn't have chosen my son to have downs but I will be sure to stand with Carroll hills so he can learn and develope to his full potential!
chrome

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I'm sorry for your son's condition and the strain that must present you with both mentally and financially. However, why should the financial burden fall on the tax payer for a service the majority will never use?

I'm not trying to be harsh but instead pose a serious question.
Amy Starkey

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chrome wrote:
I'm sorry for your son's condition and the strain that must present you with both mentally and financially. However, why should the financial burden fall on the tax payer for a service the majority will never use?
I'm not trying to be harsh but instead pose a serious question.
These services provide an environment for my son to develope to the fullest. I don't see Carrollton school district providing these same services for my son to strive and develop to the best of his ability. They say they want new schools for Carrollton well why not combine the two!! No one would complain if they could use that money for both!! I am not sorry for my sons condition anyone that knows him and us knows he is a blessing to us.
Amy

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Im pretty sure my daughter an husband pay as much taxes that everone in Carroll County does. My grandson deserves the services Carrol Hill provides an so does every person who recieves them. They didnt choose to be born SPECIAL, but they were. The people who are against this levy are the people who have never had a special person in their life. Larry you should be made to live in the shoes of people Carrol Hills help, I bet if you had a child or grandchild who was born with a disability your feelings would be different! I feel sorry for Larry Garner and all the people that have his same feelings.
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chrome wrote:
I'm sorry for your son's condition and the strain that must present you with both mentally and financially. However, why should the financial burden fall on the tax payer for a service the majority will never use?
I'm not trying to be harsh but instead pose a serious question.
Chrome, this question is exactly like asking me, a tax payer who will never have children, to pay taxes for a school. A school that I will never use, especially since no one in my family has children that will be attending the district I reside in.Is it necessarily fair? Not really, I'm sure there are many "other things" I could use that money for. Will I vote for, and pay those taxes? Absolutely, because I want ALL children to have the best opportunities available to them.
There is no reason to be sorry for Amy or her son's "condition." He is a fantastic child, making great strides in Carroll Hills. You should only be so lucky to meet a child like him. Or any of the children at Carroll Hills. By the way, you are in no way, paying for this family's "financial burden," you are supporting an entire school...
Karen

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Really Gardner......remember people this is the same jerk that started crap with the dog pound...he bashed the 4-H program...and now the program at Carroll Hills (just to name a few). Take a moment and step into Carroll Hills School. You will be amazed at the staff and the STUDENTS! Take a moment and visit each class, sit down listen, interact with these kids...then tell me we don't need this program. Something to think about...(and some of these kids have attended Carrollton, Minerva, Malvern, Conotton Valley, Sandy Valley) and they were BULLIED because they are SPECIAL. To hear their stories about what has happened is terrible (YOU would be shocked).To see these kids now is just amazing, how far they have come. Please if any of you have any doubts about this program PLEASE go and spend the day there...the kids NEED this program! And remember, this NOT a NEW TAX....it is a RENEWAL!
Brian Starkey

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Chrome, this question is exactly like asking me, a tax payer who will never have children, to pay taxes for a school. A school that I will never use, especially since no one in my family has children that will be attending the district I reside in.Is it necessarily fair? Not really, I'm sure there are many "other things" I could use that money for. Will I vote for, and pay those taxes? Absolutely, because I want ALL children to have the best opportunities available to them.
There is no reason to be sorry for Amy or her son's "condition." He is a fantastic child, making great strides in Carroll Hills. You should only be so lucky to meet a child like him. Or any of the children at Carroll Hills. By the way, you are in no way, paying for this family's "financial burden," you are supporting an entire school...
You are exactly right and I dont think that anyone could have said it better! I sure hope that these people dont feel sorry for Amy and I and our son or any of these other students of the Carroll Hills Program because if they don't see the need for this program in our county they obviously dont have half the common sense that these children do.
Mr. Larry Garner you knew my grandpa and he thought a lot of you, I think he would be quite disappointed to know that your trying to persuade the people of our county to take away from a program that his grandson and great grandson has both benefited from in many ways. How disappointed i am.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
I apologize for my verbiage. I certainly didn't mean to appear to be sorry for your son's condition. I have children, and I'd accept them as is without any exception. My comment was meant to say that his condition is probably more financially and emotionally taxing on you and your family. It was meant as no disrespect whatsoever.
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mr G brings up the sales tax, he is talking about the tax that was voted down by the tax payers and then was imposed by the Commissioners as an emergency tax, how long does an emergency last, when will the tax expire?
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Well Mr Gardner(EX-commissioner) and Mr Link(an upset former worker at Carroll Hills Industries and he had nothing to do with Carroll Hills School) your bad mouthing did not work! Nice job Carroll County voters!!!!! I'm sure all the kids at Carroll Hills School would love to say THANK-YOU!!!!
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Nov 9, 2012
 
it amazes me how many times we vote on this issue...seems to be every year and its passed every year but cant seem to pass a levy for our public school (1976) as these kids and educators seem to keep falling through the cracks...and this is our future as we keep running them out of town class after class year after year....

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good ol boy wrote:
it amazes me how many times we vote on this issue...seems to be every year and its passed every year but cant seem to pass a levy for our public school (1976) as these kids and educators seem to keep falling through the cracks...and this is our future as we keep running them out of town class after class year after year....
Because Carroll Citizens know Carroll Hills is a GREAT school with employees that care about their students and facility. Whereas the public schools have relatively poor teachers and facilities in need of general care.(you know, picking up candy wrappers from the floor, graffiti on lockers and such) Teachers arent so happy with their vocations and students are non-chalant about being there.

Why should we give our hard earned money to a system that simply does not care?
Congratulations Carroll Hills and Students!
Randy Miller

New Philadelphia, OH

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Nov 10, 2012
 
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Carrollton schools have excellent teachers and the high school has been rated excellent for many years by the state. Carroll Hills gets their levies passed because they are operational levys, I believe. At any rate they are far less expensive as a public school levy.

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