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Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Tax dollars wasted?

There are 28 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from Sep 24, 2013, titled Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Tax dollars wasted?. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:

If statements made by state and county officials last July were true, Carroll County would have broadband Internet service readily accessible to households today.

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tax payer

United States

#1 Sep 26, 2013
This is some of the best reporting I have ever seen from the Free Press Standard. Kudos to Carol.

As far as the issue... That is what you get when you have lazy bloats in office. Unscrupulous, self serving cheats and leaches on our tax system are what this country seems to be made of these days, WHAT A SHAME!
Tired of the Game

Minerva, OH

#2 Sep 26, 2013
Once again it sounds like know it all Wheaton has run another venture into the ground at the counties expense . He parades around the county acting as if he's better than everyone else while he has no clue what he's doing other than riding rough shod over the two other commissioners because " He's the Head Man ". When are people going to wake up, find another candidate to run, and get rid of this man before the county goes bankrupt . What kind of answer is " I DON"T KNOW " when the future of the county and ALL it's money are at stake . Sounds like the State needs to come in and investigate what's going on in that office before it's too late .
Back Woods

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 26, 2013
Why am I not surprised.
hmmm

Mendon, OH

#4 Sep 26, 2013
It is about time that the free press start actually reporting about all the corruption going on in our county through our public officials! When are you going to start reporting on the housing issues?? Or some of the other problems or success of Carroll County? Every other paper has..but our own local paper has remained eerily silent on this issues.
concerned

Ozark, MO

#5 Sep 26, 2013
Tired of the Game is right someone needs to watch Wheaton he is not to be trusted with the counties money. All he cares about being the big man.
J Wilder

Carrollton, OH

#6 Sep 26, 2013
This isn't a matter of 'things not working out'. This is gross negligence to not even keep tabs on how the money was being spent throughout the entire project. Now let's see some of the responsible parties make up for their error and deliver on their promises to Carroll County.
Patsy B

Dover, OH

#7 Sep 26, 2013
It's easy to spend and waste someone else's money. We can only hope that ALL will be held accountable.
I would divide the costs between ALL those that approved this and make THEM reimburse. I bet it wouldn't go down like that again.
the truth

Circleville, OH

#8 Sep 26, 2013
Not surprised either but he acts like he someone with money maybe the county's money! He needs out of there!!!!
Archie Bunker

Ocala, FL

#9 Sep 26, 2013
Makes you feel so go about the LODGE doesn't it! I so wish people would spend so much more time picking their elected officials. And people wonder why we question all public money being spent in this county.

These elected officials spend our money foolishly and then simply fade away!
N Snyder

Dover, OH

#10 Sep 26, 2013
I say we act for an impeachment!
concerned citizen

Dover, OH

#11 Sep 27, 2013
It is unfair to link all elected officials to one "bad apple". Most are there to work for the
people of the county and to make every effort to do the right thing for them. Sometimes legal situations figure into their decisions and they have no control of the outcome.
Ray

United States

#12 Sep 27, 2013
One bad apple,really? Read the article again, I think it implicates a few. The whole tree should be chopped down.
County person

Dover, OH

#13 Sep 27, 2013
Everyone forgets the good Mr. Wheaton has done since he took office. This is not a man without knowledge. He has tried to help our county and people with little knowledge of the facts seem to think they know more than anyone else. If some of these people would choose to run for office they would soon find out it is not a walk in the park. Carroll county has been a boys club for to long and they do no like to see anyone new playing in their sandbox. Please look for the good in someone and their accomplishments before you tear them down.
tar_and_feather

Akron, OH

#14 Sep 27, 2013
Do the County Commissioners (particularly Wheaton) have a FIDUCIARY responsibility to protect county/tax-payer funds?
If they fail at that then our good old boy club member MR.County Prosecutor should be filing LEGAL charges against them
I don't know- if they had an office..
I don't know where the equipment is...
I don't know the didn't submit RECEIPTs as proof for billing..
Hmmm, I don't know if I should pay my taxes to you bums...
I don't know your name Wheaton when it comes election time....
I don't buy other writers comments , "Oh but look at all the good he has done" so we can forgive him for losing 100k of our money?
Lack of broadband is what prevents companies from moving here. It's not just this 100k but the loss of potential future income Wheaton has cost us.
The Cuyahoga county commissioners are sitting in prison for their corruption
We need more INVESTIGATED reporting like this article
CWillison

Youngstown, OH

#15 Sep 27, 2013
It is not acceptable that people in Africa have faster internet available to them than MOST of us here in Carroll County, Ohio. NOT acceptable. We were promised a service and we did not and WILL not receive that service. What recourse do we have? I especially feel bad for those who paid upfront!
salsa

East Liberty, OH

#16 Sep 27, 2013
County person, please enlighten me on the good Mr. Wheaton, by himself, has done since he took office.
What I know is:
1. He is very good at taking the credit for everything good that 3 County Commissioners or other County Office holders accomplish.
2. He is very good at blaming another County Commissioner or County Office holder for problems in the county.
3. If you don't agree with Mr. Wheaton or question him.....he will make you pay.
This time Mr. Wheaton has been caught and IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!
amatteroftime

Canton, OH

#17 Sep 27, 2013
If you question him, you are on his "list". If he thinks you are smart enough to figure out his schemes, he doesn't want you around checking on things. Ever apply for a county job and rather than interview you, he will appoint someone.
Mark T

Dover, OH

#18 Sep 27, 2013
Excellent post "Tar & Feather" I agree 110%

Good luck with Our County Prosecutor taking action.
He has always been pretty worthless.
Jonny Roastbeef

New London, OH

#19 Sep 27, 2013
IF, as the article suggests, Sonja Leggett had approved expenditures without having any supporting documentation, then she could very well be the one on the hook. Leggett had better have written documentation that she was instructed to handle the disbursements in such a manner and not the "Well, I was only following verbal orders" routine that often happens.

The fingerpointing should get interesting.
Tired of the Game

Minerva, OH

#20 Sep 27, 2013
County person wrote:
Everyone forgets the good Mr. Wheaton has done since he took office. This is not a man without knowledge. He has tried to help our county and people with little knowledge of the facts seem to think they know more than anyone else. If some of these people would choose to run for office they would soon find out it is not a walk in the park. Carroll county has been a boys club for to long and they do no like to see anyone new playing in their sandbox. Please look for the good in someone and their accomplishments before you tear them down.
Apparently you don't know the man as well as you think.

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