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Judge Holbrook mending after surgery | The Columbus Dispatch

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Judge Holbrook. I served on your jury last November and I was quite impressed by the way you ran your courtroom. You made all of us jurists feel at ease and made our lives comfortable at all times in your courtroom. Now for your recuperation and back to the "new Court House". I bet it's a beauty....God's Blessings to you. Jan W.  (Jul 19, 2011 | post #7)

Columbus Dispatch

Off to the races at Cooper Stadium? | The Columbus Dispatch

Wrong Beerman, shame on you accusing Mary. Mary is a wonderful dedicated and hard working lady who owns a business adjacent to the proposed RACETRACK. If this RACETRACK goes through, she may lose her business. I guess that's alright with you and your friends, "FOR" (friends of racing). As you already know and I have said many times before, your Mr. Schottenstein is responsible for the Cooper Stadium being in the deplorable shape that it is in. He is not a HERO coming to save our community, he really work hard and "fooled many since May 1999" through his driving force to see that our Clippers got moved from their perfectly good stadium. First to the Brewery District and that didn't pan out, so finally got it done with the Clippers going to the Arena District. HERO??? NO HERO ! He caused this WHOLE MESS.  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #36)

Columbus Dispatch

Off to the races at Cooper Stadium? | The Columbus Dispatch

Here you go again, Beerman. So we are just a small minority, well maybe those of us who come to meetings and make our concerns known. There are many people here who don't want a RACETRACK, yet wouldn't walk to the corner and make their views known. It looks like Mr.Schottenstein/A rshot gave away a lot of free TEE-SHIRTS and bus rides to City Council for a positive showing for the RACETRACK. I live here in Franklinton and didn't recognize anyone who was wearing a TEE-SHIRT. You are saying that NOISE isn't the real issue. How about saying that MOTOR RACING/NOISE is the REAL ISSUE. Other issues are PARKING...8500 seats, 1100 parking spots. LOAN issues for residential improvement or purchase. LOSS OF HOME VALUE....HOME OWNER LOSSES....FINDING HOME BUYERS.....HOMES PICKED UP BY INVESTORS leads to MORE RENTAL ABYSS. All in all, this RACETRACK doesn't belong in our city of Columbus, let alone here in Franklinton.  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #29)

Columbus Dispatch

Plan for 'Coop' racing on track | The Columbus Dispatch

You don't have the facts either. We have heard that there were two other proposals made to the Franklin County Commissioners for the property. Since Mr. Schottenstein got the Clippers out of their stadium, he gets first crack with his dream. What a hero.....  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #52)

Columbus Dispatch

Plan for 'Coop' racing on track | The Columbus Dispatch

Mr. Beerman, do I understand that you don't like my name? Like it or not, I am not hiding from you or anyone. Like it or not, I just want the facts to get out about your so called developer, Mr.Schottenstein. Like it or not, he was the driving force since 1999 getting the Clippers moved from our Cooper Stadium and now he wants to force his RACETRACK upon our community, that is in black and white in our newspaper. Not everyone here in the Franklinton area is for this venue. Since you live in Hilliard I also see that you are only interested in what you want and not what many of us want here in Franklinton. You have a RACE CAR and want to add your noise too. You only think about bringing you daughter/family to the proposed facility and not about our children and families. Why not put this RACETRACK out of Columbus and then you can also move closer to your race track....This proposed facility does not belong in an urban area nor Franklinton.....only the facts....I guess that the only dialog you want is for us to agree with you. I definitely live in Franklinton.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #51)

Columbus Dispatch

Plan for 'Coop' racing on track | The Columbus Dispatch

Gee Mr. BeerMan did you check out my comment a while back? Guess who started this whole mess....Of course your Mr. William Schottenstein..... . Do a little research. Go to our main Library and check out the Columbus Dispatch article. I saw you at the City Council meeting last night, June 21,2011 and picked you out of the crowd..... May 28th 1999 "Pitch made for downtown baseball Developer wants clippers to move to Brewery District" Mr. Schottenstein never stopped until he finally got the Clippers moved to the Arena District. A couple of excerpts from the Columbus Dispatch, May 28, 1999: Schottenstein, the president of Arshot Investment Corp., met this week in private with Franklin County officials, including the commissioners, to pitch the idea of moving the Clippers from Cooper Stadium on the West Side. "I didn't want to spend taxpayer dollars for a new stadium when we have a very good stadium, but my suggestion to the person who brought the proposal, Mr. Schottenstein, was that if he knew a developer who wanted our acres at Cooper Stadium, then that developer could build our new stadium and we could arrange some sort of a swap," Shoemaker said. What say you now??? Our KNIGHT IN SHINNING ARMOR,(Mr. Schottenstein) has made his entrance to save our Franklinton community from what he so diligently worked so hard to obtain. No RACETRACK should ever be built within a BIG city or our community of Franklinton. Build it outside our city of Columbus, Ohio.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #46)

10TV WBNS

New Race Track Plan Revealed At Old Cooper Stadium | WBNS...

Well Mr. Look Behind You, it surely looks like the TRUTH HURTS doesn't it???  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #44)

10TV WBNS

New Race Track Plan Revealed At Old Cooper Stadium | WBNS...

I see that you don't realize who made this mess of the Clippers leaving a perfectly good stadium. Yes Cooper Stadium is getting in disrepair and weeds needs cleaned badly. but your "Mr. William Schottenstein "/Arshot was the driving force in getting the Clippers moved from this ballpark. Mr. Schottenstein's "DREAM" to make money began in 1999 when he advocated and abetted in moving the Clippers from their stadium on W. Mound Street to a different location. He now arrives back on the scene portraying a KNIGHT IN SHINNING ARMOR, RIDING HIS WHITE HORSE to return life to the stadium that he advocated its demise 10 years earlier. What a HERO!!! Its all about his money not about anyone else..... Do a little research. Go to our main Library and check out the Columbus Dispatch article. May 28th 1999 "Pitch made for downtown baseball Developer wants clippers to move to Brewery District" Mr. Schottenstein never stopped until he finally got the Clippers moved to the Arena District. A couple of excerpts from the Columbus Dispatch, May 28, 1999: Schottenstein, the president of Arshot Investment Corp., met this week in private with Franklin County officials, including the commissioners, to pitch the idea of moving the Clippers from Cooper Stadium on the West Side. "I didn't want to spend taxpayer dollars for a new stadium when we have a very good stadium, but my suggestion to the person who brought the proposal, Mr. Schottenstein, was that if he knew a developer who wanted our acres at Cooper Stadium, then that developer could build our new stadium and we could arrange some sort of a swap," Shoemaker said. What say you now??? Our KNIGHT IN SHINNING ARMOR,(Mr. Schottenstein) has made his entrance to save our Franklinton community from what he so diligently worked so hard to obtain. No RACETRACK should ever be built within a BIG city or our community of Franklinton. Build it outside our city of Columbus, Ohio.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #38)

Columbus Dispatch

So to Speak | Joe Blundo commentary: Royal vows of 1871 h...

Sorry, "member" .  (Mar 28, 2011 | post #6)

Columbus Dispatch

So to Speak | Joe Blundo commentary: Royal vows of 1871 h...

Thank you James for the very interesting tidbits. I will copy/paste your info and print it out for our file on Columbus, Ohio History. You seem to know quite a bit about this family, do you happen to be a family mamber? Just a passing thought. Once again, many thanks for your response.  (Mar 28, 2011 | post #5)

Columbus Dispatch

So to Speak | Joe Blundo commentary: Royal vows of 1871 h...

Mr. Blundo, thank you for this bit of Columbus history with a connection to a Royal wedding. It would be interesting to know a little more about their lives as they ventured off to Europe. Family, where and how they lived and how long they lived.Just any little tidbits. It seems like the Prince won in two ways, he got a beautiful wife and money to support her. I had never heard of this wedding. Now, everytime I hear the Parsons name, I will think back to this wedding. Once again, many thanks for your great articles....  (Mar 27, 2011 | post #2)

Columbus Dispatch

Cooper Park opposition still on track after forum | The C...

Thank you Mr. Ferenchik for your fair reporting on the proposed Cooper Park "Race Track". Not all of us in the Franklinton community want to see this in our neighborhood. A "race track" should never be built in an inner city or our neighborhood of 12,000+ in Franklinton. RACE TRACKS should always be built away from densely populated areas and let the people come to them. As I always say, its all about money and not about the people.  (Sep 30, 2010 | post #46)

Columbus Dispatch

Metro Park board accepts land, opposes racetrack | The Co...

I would like to say first, that "NO RACETRACK" should be build within the center of a major city, nor a block away from a densely populated neighborhood/commu nity of 12,000 plus people.Not everyone in Franklinton is for this proposed "RACETRACK ". Don't tell me about it being a sports facility. If it wasn't for the proposed "RACE TRACK", this facility would never happen. They say there will be jobs, but who will get those jobs? Not all of those jobs will be for our Franklinton people, as Mr. Schottenstein will not be able to discriminate and the jobs will be available for all. Now comes the noise and I have heard both sides of the noise study. I believe there is NO possible way that the racing noise will be contained. I personally believe that the racing noise will be obtrusive and extend significantly over the area. We here in Franklinton have been making a comeback with the development of new homes, rehab homes and many other projects going on. I say that just the prospective of having a racing facility in the area will cause lenders and prospective homeowners to look elsewhere. Since the announcement of intentions of Schottenstein/Arsh ot Investments any prospective buyer of property within a 2 mile radius of the proposal must be advised of such and that would be a very difficult point to pitch to a home buyer. So I say to you, knowing that a racetrack could be built or already here, would you buy a home in Franklinton??? If there was a proposal/plans of a racetrack within a couple of blocks of your neighborhood, would you approve of that happening??? I don't think so and neither do we. Many of you who comment in here and want this thing to happen, don't live in our community. Build it out away from the city. I have enjoyed the Red Birds, Jets and Clipper games when they were here, but, I would rather see the stadium torn down than a "RACETRACK " going on that site. I say "NO" to any racetrack built at the site of Cooper Stadium.  (Jun 10, 2010 | post #5)

Columbus Dispatch

Metro Parks board accepts land, opposes Cooper Stadium ra...

I would like to say first, that "NO RACETRACK" should be build within the center of a major city, nor a block away from a densely populated neighborhood/commu nity of 12,000 plus people.Not everyone in Franklinton is for this proposed "RACETRACK ". Don't tell me about it being a sports facility. If it wasn't for the proposed "RACE TRACK", this facility would never happen. They say there will be jobs, but who will get those jobs? Not all of those jobs will be for our Franklinton people, as Mr. Schottenstein will not be able to discriminate and the jobs will be available for all. Now comes the noise and I have heard both sides of the noise study. I believe there is NO possible way that the racing noise will be contained. I personally believe that the racing noise will be obtrusive and extend significantly over the area. We here in Franklinton have been making a comeback with the development of new homes, rehab homes and many other projects going on. I say that just the prospective of having a racing facility in the area will cause lenders and prospective homeowners to look elsewhere. Since the announcement of intentions of Schottenstein/Arsh ot Investments any prospective buyer of property within a 2 mile radius of the proposal must be advised of such and that would be a very difficult point to pitch to a home buyer. So I say to you, knowing that a racetrack could be built or already here, would you buy a home in Franklinton??? If there was a proposal/plans of a racetrack within a couple of blocks of your neighborhood, would you approve of that happening??? I don't think so and neither do we. Many of you who comment in here and want this thing to happen, don't live in our community. Build it out away from the city. I have enjoyed the Red Birds, Jets and Clipper games when they were here, but, I would rather see the stadium torn down than a "RACETRACK " going on that site. I say "NO" to any racetrack built at the site of Cooper Stadium.  (Jun 10, 2010 | post #5)

DispatchPolitics

Obama delivers thanks to troops after rainout

I was so thrilled to see it rain on Obama's parade so to speak. What a crock !!!  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #9)

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