Lithopolis says goodbye to longtime grocery | The Columbus Dispatch

As each shelf slowly empties of groceries, a bit of Lloyd Bay's heart empties as well. Full Story
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town street

Columbus, OH

#43 Jul 29, 2011
FreeloaderFred wrote:
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Ron, you're from Dublin. That's nearly an hour away. Why would you vote for anything in Lithopolis?(Legally, that is...) I'm sure they'd take your tax money, but wouldn't Dublin get jealous?

I don't think you ever shopped there. I'm surprised you were able to find the place, unless you saw it on the horizon during your trip to a skyscraper in downtown Columbus.
People in Dublin get the largest tax breaks of anyone in town - if not automatic tax breaks for simply being high income (or doing high income things like building McMansions), they hire accountants who can craft all sorts of loopholes unknown to the public...

And yet they all go around claiming "that their tax dollars are paying for this or that."

And the worst part... When their bratty, catered to, groomed children finish college (with a full ride scholarship to a state school) and figure out that the nepotism based market for "yuppie jobs" in Ohio is either severely limited and/or super unglamorous......they'll move off to some "Welfare Red State" (where the state gets back 2-3 times from the feds what they pay to the feds) or even move to D.C. where they'll land what appears to Ohioans as the big kahuna of govt jobs.

Oh but remember. Everybody else is taking our tax dollars.
Cinbad

Powell, OH

#44 Jul 29, 2011
One of the reasons there is so much Law Enforcemebt in Lithopolis is because of the DRUG DEALERS that go thru there from Columbus to Lancaster or vice versa, that way they don't travel 33. Keeps them off the highway, not to mention all the people from Lancaster and beyond that have to drive North to their jobs. If you are not speeding and not breaking the law when you pass thru Lithopolis then you won't have a problem. I am from Lithopolis and I love that little town.
swshades

Columbus, OH

#45 Jul 29, 2011
It will bs sadely missed,but the upside is,a'lot of good memerious.I'm 54,and my grandfather livsd in the house,that is now directly behind the new one they built,that used to be a cornfeild there.I know and understand,good ole progress,but it is going to be just another good memory.I will surely miss it,my grandfathers name was Sam Alabrando,he passed in 1968,every time that I would visit,he would give me a silver dollar,and I would walk across the street for some candy.and in those times,you always had enough change,to put in your piggybank. It remindes me of tags market in Powell,another one gone,but far from frogetten

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Observer

Columbus, OH

#46 Jul 29, 2011
Lithopolis wrote 329 total tickets, not just speeding, in 2010, at least that ended up in mayor's court. That's less than one a day. Their rate of 29 tickets per 100 population was about a third higher than state average.

http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Publications...
swshades

Columbus, OH

#47 Jul 29, 2011
It very will be a New Rome Jr.I just do under the speed limit hit the ole cruise,and do it
inquiring minds

Kingsport, TN

#48 Jul 29, 2011
drugs in lithopolis you bet lots of them down the street from bays up the street from bays drug customers like to try to cash bad checks at bays to pay for their drugs while the dealer waits outside for the money blame the cops blame ur speeding tickets blame ur politics (SCHOOL TAXES) maybe he just wanted to support the community blame whatever u want maybe it is that people dont really care anymore about loyalty to their community or small business either way it is a sad day for mr bay and his family and for lithopolis and surrounding areas that USED bays only when it was convenient
mooooooooooooo

Columbus, OH

#49 Jul 29, 2011
Cinbad wrote:
One of the reasons there is so much Law Enforcemebt in Lithopolis is because of the DRUG DEALERS that go thru there from Columbus to Lancaster or vice versa, that way they don't travel 33. Keeps them off the highway, not to mention all the people from Lancaster and beyond that have to drive North to their jobs. If you are not speeding and not breaking the law when you pass thru Lithopolis then you won't have a problem. I am from Lithopolis and I love that little town.
Really? Are you kidding me? Dude, drug dealers couldn't find that road with two hands and a flashlight. You are watching too much MacGyver.
See you and the five-o at the Honey Fest Cinbad.
WHO CARES

Galena, OH

#50 Jul 29, 2011
This is one reason I refuse to shop Walmart..........
Heisenberg

United States

#51 Jan 11, 2013
Why don't you back up your yap-trap with numbers...I remember reading the same article and also remember lithopolis being like 5 or 6 on that list and that the number of tickets compared to lancaster, pickerington, etc. was miniscule. I could care less what city writes what but seriously, get your facts straight. I sure hope you don't exaggerate your manhood like that...you'll dissapoint future dates
KDawg wrote:
The biggest issue Bay's had is that it is located directly in the middle of central Ohio's largest speed trap. If you don't live in Lithopolis then you don't drive through Lithopolis unless you want a $100+ ticket.
The Lancaster Eagle Gazette printed an article a few years ago that listed the number of citations issued by the by each of the local police forces in Fairfield County. Lithopolis is no bigger than a second, yet there it was at the top of the list - rivaling cities the size of Lancaster with the number of tickets issued. The place is a joke. That's why I wouldn't go to Bays. I would have loved to support a local over a chain otherwise.
Educate yourself

Dublin, OH

#52 Apr 12, 2013
I realize this thread is ancient but google brought me here, lol

Bays IGA was not even with the Village Limits, never was, never has been...therefore had zero impact on Village taxes, income, real estate, or otherwise. Even when everyone around Lloyd annexed into town he held out, created his own little Bloom Township Island that even Dollar General wont buy.
MEK

Manteo, NC

#53 Oct 25, 2013
I'm related to the Bay's and all I can say is "oh well".

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