Citizens file suit against Columbia Music Theatre

Mar 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Portsmouth Daily Times

A group of citizens has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against the operators of the Columbia Music Arena, charging excessive noise and for having acts that perform "defamatory, obscene, and otherwise obnoxious lyrics." The action was filed on March 22 in Scioto County Common Pleas Court by Portsmouth attorney Stephen C. Rodeheffer on ... (more)

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wow

Lucasville, OH

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Thats great, spend money to run off money.
gimme a freakin break

Portsmouth, OH

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Really? well I don't like the sound of the raceway all the way in NB. Or the smell!!
Axl

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2013
This is BULLSHIT!the CMA is the best/only live music venue !I hope this doesn't mean there won't be any concerts booked there
GOD

Netherlands

#5 Mar 27, 2013
I shall cast the music haters into hell to burn & suffer for all eternity!
Columbia Fan Supporter

United States

#7 Mar 28, 2013
And Rodeheffer is the obvious choice to be the attorney considering he runs the Pub Quiz at Port City Pub every month...I guess what they say is true about the birds of a feather...lol
Last Cowboy

Portsmouth, OH

#9 Mar 28, 2013
Git out the posse and track them varmits down.
Find a tree and bring a stronbg rope!
Columbia Fan

United States

#10 Mar 28, 2013
Also, how convenient that one of Port City Pub's owners was a former member of SOGP? Rodeheffer runs Port City's Pub Quiz? Port City is a Pub (which is a bar), and now they are jumping on the bandwagon to shut down another bar. Very funny to me.. What about the noise coming from the beer garden (OUTSIDE patio=open air) from the Royal? How about the drunks on the benches and tables out side of Noggins, and the noise that comes from there late into the night? Oh, they are not owned by Mr. Lee Scott, so they must be exempt from these complaints. Also, congratulations to DVS on renting the former Allegro building (right BESIDE the Lofts) for your tattoo parlor.. I'm sure they are all gonna LOVE you being there as well.. For your grand opening, you should offer for free to tattoo the word HYPOCRITE for council members and your surrounding business owner neighbors. You'd have them lined around the block. Good luck Lee, from one of your many supporters!!!!!!
scoop

Portsmouth, OH

#12 Mar 28, 2013
I don't like the bowling ally's either!
scoop

Portsmouth, OH

#13 Mar 28, 2013
. Also, congratulations to DVS on renting the former Allegro building (right BESIDE the Lofts)

An if the cops only new, Never mind the piss poor cops... the FBI!!

Hope they come for you DS!!
Who

United States

#14 Mar 28, 2013
scoop wrote:
. Also, congratulations to DVS on renting the former Allegro building (right BESIDE the Lofts)
An if the cops only new, Never mind the piss poor cops... the FBI!!
Hope they come for you DS!!
Who is DS and what's the Scoop? Are you law enforcement? Just curious.
concerned

Portsmouth, OH

#16 Mar 28, 2013
gimme a freakin break wrote:
Really? well I don't like the sound of the raceway all the way in NB. Or the smell!!
I agree. We live at the opposite end of Portsmouth, and I can hear the cars at the raceway on race nights.

Since: Feb 13

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#17 Mar 28, 2013
Columbia Fan Supporter wrote:
And Rodeheffer is the obvious choice to be the attorney considering he runs the Pub Quiz at Port City Pub every month...I guess what they say is true about the birds of a feather...lol
Rodeheffer led the overturning of the people's referendum placing a $100,000 limit the city council can spend without a people's referendum. Did he ever succeed?

Also, Rodeheffer is like the state chair of the lawyers ethics or disciplinary commission, some connection that he, like Haas now, can keep their brother and sister lawyers from being held accountable with the law and rules and regulations, etc. in Scioto County.
well

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 28, 2013
Hard to believe Port City is involved. I thought they were music lovers. If it were anybody but Lee Scott there wouldn't be a problem. Probably gonna getcha any way they can. It's just a game, the issues are secondary to the goal.
SEE DA LIGHT

Dallas, TX

#20 Mar 28, 2013
I bet Jesus commanded these old farts.....er...I mean "good Christians" to persecute the Columbia and take away the music from our youth in order to drive them back to church where they can be more easily molested.

PRAISE BE TERRY!

How Holy thou art!

Since: Feb 13

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#21 Mar 28, 2013
well wrote:
Hard to believe Port City is involved. I thought they were music lovers. If it were anybody but Lee Scott there wouldn't be a problem. Probably gonna getcha any way they can. It's just a game, the issues are secondary to the goal.
It's business not personal, John......

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

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#22 Mar 28, 2013
This won't go anywhere. The establishment is in an area that is zoned commercial. Therefore, they might have to quiet down a bit, but they can't really be forced to shut down.

Maybe "influence" the complainers to play nice?

Since: Feb 13

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#23 Mar 28, 2013
Lee Scott wrote:
Thank you to our many supporters!
It hurt me that Port City did this also. The only people in the downtown to thank me for keeping the parking lots clean these last 10 years or so. I guess when it comes to the bens...it makes people do different things. They (port city) have the dirtiest part of the entire lot and are next door to Circus De Art. They have drinkers and parties there daily.
Of course, with Clay Johnson being Terry Ockermans number 1 renter....we know where his strings are being pulled from. How many of Johnsons boards are Ockerman on now? Who is Mr. Lester Lane? A handler of Terrys? His funds maybe. Depositions will give these answers and many more.
It is all about who I am. Sorry guys, I am what you have got. I will do all I can to make the Columbia a great place for musicians and patrons alike.
I will also continue, no matter where I may be physically, continue to do all I can to make this city what it once was.
It is what it is folks. We will take it day by day and all we can do is ask for and say thank you for your continued support.
Not all about the Bens but our freedom and once great city!
Again, Thanks
Lee
Ok Master Scott, let's see you work smarter not harder starting with getting an above board legal lawyer. There's got to be one in Ohio. Now if your not grandfathered, etc, been given all the proper reviews, approvals, and occupancy permits then try some other angles about whatever.

Then you appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court and with your angle you can take it to the federal system, etc. But you have to have that planned from the get go. You have to get a Federal leverage, though "they" may see that coming with your actions and filings, etc.

In any case, we know you will not prevail locally and they will be held up by the Ohio Supreme Court, then you have to take it to the fed's.

Remember Rodeheffer was the straw boss/foreman who challenged, with Jones, et al to over turn the people's referendum with the $100,000 cap on spending by the City Council. He's also the chair or just on the Ohio lawyer's disciplinary commission, he's connected, that makes a difference, like we have to tell you?

Remember you have the X-Mayor who may be a key witness in those proceedings they will have you in, etc. Kalb should be an expert witness on the codes and processes, etc.

You should have at least one vote for city manager, hah.
well

Portsmouth, OH

#24 Mar 28, 2013
What attorney wrote up that noise ordinance for the city council. I heard it was not Haas. Ockerman got the attorney (am I correct) Was it Rodeheffer? Does anyone know the answer?
Columbia Fan

United States

#27 Mar 28, 2013
Agree with ya all the way bro... Columbia Music Arena will rock again!!!!!! Lee Scott, fight the system!! We're with ya all the way... Getcha Pull!!!!!!!!!!
CAVEfool

Madison Heights, MI

#29 Mar 28, 2013
We need to shut down the racetrack also.. cant have any noise because us old farts need our beauty sleep.

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