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Oak Hill, WV

mount hope police speed trap rt 19 scam

that stretch of 19 has been a speed trap ever since i got my license back in the 80's. everybody with a brain knows to slow down when you come through mt. hope, that's why it's mostly out-of-towners getting popped. but the same is true in most small towns anywhere in the country that have a high traffic road running through their town. been to summersville or myrtle beach lately? best advice, stop crying and don't speed through known speed traps!  (Feb 24, 2013 | post #107)

Oak Hill, WV

Why do people treat coal miners like heroes?

growing up black in oak hill back in the 70's and 80's, that was pretty much the only job a black man could get. my grandaddy and all the other men in our community worked in the mines. they came home blacker than they were when they left, but i could never remember a time when they considered themselves heroes; just doing a job to feed the family. it takes a special kind of person to go to a job every day, knowing it may be their last day on earth, no matter what your job description is! sadly, most of those men either died of black lung, or were crushed/killed underground. most of those mines have been shut down for decades, and if you don't know somebody, its hard to get your foot in the door. i think that's where all the hating is coming from. people can't stand to see others have a good job, a family and nice things, while they are sitting at home living off momma.  (Feb 18, 2013 | post #131)

Beckley, WV


haven't been to this location, but it's a great place to take the fam out for a bite, or to check out a game with the fellas. just get there before the rush, because they are always busy...  (Feb 4, 2013 | post #3)

Oak Hill, WV

YMCA in Fayette county

it will be a step in the right direction. something for kids to do besides running the streets. besides the pools, fitness center, etc., the programs to prepare kids for college and the workplace can only be a positive for the area. and not only the kids, the parents and adults in the area can participate in all the activities as well.  (Jan 26, 2013 | post #2)

Oak Hill, WV

Fayette Drug Arrest

your the ones bitchin, moanin and complaining about the problem, i had enough sense the get the hell away from WV. that's my whole point, kids like you don't want anyone telling you to do the right thing....sad  (Jan 21, 2013 | post #9)

Oak Hill, WV

Fayette Drug Arrest

if you know who the dealers are, then law enforcement certainly knows...but they need evidence, not just the word or recordings of known users. hopefully they will weed out the wrongdoers, but this problem is not going away because it all starts from the family and the school system. kids are not taught respect for the law or anything else. the kids that are taught that, are the ones who get the hell out of dodge and do something with their lives, the rest either drop out, or the system just pushes them through asap. instead of wasting time on topix, people in the community need to address the real problem. kids have no respect for their elders, teachers, police, and even their own parents anymore. we need to start looking in the mirror, and not blaming the dealers and addicts, because if you "train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" Prov 22:6. if parents and the community came together like they did when i grew up there in the 80's, kids would be held accountable, and might get and ass whipping from your neighbors, and another one when you got home, because that's what teaches you that there are conseqences for your actions. not saying we were angels, but we got the point! wake up people...  (Jan 21, 2013 | post #7)

Oak Hill, WV

What to do??

if you're not into rafting, fishing or hunting, my advice is to find a designated driver...  (Jan 20, 2013 | post #11)

Oak Hill, WV

NO OBAMA will not take your guns.

i'm pretty sure that the so called "founding fathers" didn't envision people walking around with ar-15's and ak's with 30 round clips when they wrote the 2nd amendment. if you want to shoot a machine gun, join the military. that's just my opinion, but if you need that much firepower to protect your home, then you should probably think about moving.  (Jan 17, 2013 | post #23)

Oak Hill, WV

How do you feel about spanking your children?

i had never heard of "time out" until a few years ago, and i hope it continues to work for you. i grew up in a time when getting a switch or a belt taken to you was expected when you did something wrong at home, and a paddle to the backside if you did it at school. i can't speak for others, but it did not make me inclined to hit others at all, in fact it gave me a respect for my mom, teachers and authority in general, something that is very lacking in society today. i'm not saying whipping your kids is the answer for everyone, but kids need to know that there are consequences for your actions, and if all they are getting is to sit in a corner for three minutes, i don't see how that instills fear of breaking the rules, they just get used to sitting in the corner. it might help when they are 3, but what happens when they get in school and start interacting with other kids and the peer pressure that comes along with it, because the cops don't do "time out"....  (Dec 22, 2012 | post #6)

Oak Hill, WV

Fire... On central ave

there would have been water damage regardless...but God forbid some large structure like a school or business catches fire, then u would be bitchin' if they didn't have that ladder...material things can be replaced, lives can't...  (Dec 16, 2012 | post #14)

Oak Hill, WV

Who do you support for U.S. House in West Virginia (Distr...

he's not the only one against coal. don't get me wrong, my grandaddy and all his friends worked in the mines in layland, and it was a good living; until they started dying from black lung. i understand wv is defined by king coal, but u can't live in the past. renewables, fracking, natural gas is going to be the norm in the very near future, and i'm sure wv has those resources just waiting to be tapped into. no one likes change, but when it is inevitable, you have to move on. everyone knows that republicans are for big coal, because it is big money for them. but when u see these mine disasters, and the impact on the environment, nobody loses but the community and the families. i love wv and always will, and coal will always have it's place, but to be naive enough to not see how this industry has declined, how many mines have closed, then you still have the blinders on.  (Dec 12, 2012 | post #1657)

Oak Hill, WV

Fire Dept. going to lose out now

i agree totally. hopefully they will wake up and see that writing tickets isn't going to make the village any policing is always a viable alternative. get in these neighborhoods and interact, plan activities with the young kids and parents. that way u might be able to save a few from going the wrong way and also make ur presence known. crime isn't going anywhere, but the more u can do ur job as a public servant, instead of a public enemy, the better for all.  (Dec 12, 2012 | post #5)

Oak Hill, WV

Oak Hill in danger

kids have arcades at home.. what they want is something else to do after all the ps3, texting and facebook. they want to hook up with their friends, but where. build these kids a waterpark or an indoor pool, open up a movie theater(i remember the king theatre when i was a pee wee), and a sonic drive in or somewhere to hang out like we used to do at dairy queen back in the day. and all this talk about the hoodlums, tell ur local law enforcement to patrol these areas instead of trying to nail you for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, then they could interact with the youth and develop a relationship instead of animosity toward them. wishful thinking, just trying to think positive. oak hill has to get with the times and stop living in the past. fayette co. makes all that money from the rafting industry, but fayetteville seems to be the only winner...later  (Dec 10, 2012 | post #21)