Ward 4 resident and activist Donna Whelan's point that nobody votes down there is well taken, and I Hate Canton acknowledges that this is part of the problem that needs fixed. Unfortunately absentee slumlords are barely brought up.
Still, that an entire ward has been abandoned by the city and is virtually bereft of commercial services is not acknowledged as particularly odd by our Reppies. What can you expect from the people who live there, they yowl. After all, if people in the 4th Ward don't shoot it out at the OK Corral with the local thug element, it's their own fault they can't get their Proventil, Tagamet, and Premarin, and Paxil. And who in Ward 4 doesn't need a daily diet of of Paxil to get through the day--especially if they read Rep comments about their neighborhood?
The Octopuppet hydra led the charge against the abandoned (6...count'em...6):
meridithb48They should have closed years ago. Why stay in the GHETTO where criminals feed off you daily. If the folks there would have raised they kids to be decent citizens and not druggies, gunnies and hoes maybe they could still have the priviledge of a drug store.
genie--the scum are their own kids. That is why it will never end..
The police are outnumbered a 100 /1 by scum and their supporters .And if the police don't approach them with flowers and candy the abuse allegations and law suits start flying.
Sounds like these people in the picture haven't done squat for that ghetto area.
Gee, maybe if the area wasn't such a crime ridden dump, they would stay. Get a job, get a car, and drive to another store...
Now that the MRDD levy passed, I think you are going to see many more places shut down in Stark County. The taxpayers don't have any extra money to shop at these stores.
You notice they are not stealing a lot of condoms from there.Hair straightener and lotion , so they can be successful in their reproduction efforts.
There is no choice but to honor Octopuppet entities meridithb48, demsndoes, snoozie, Julie S, mary, and Tom Dewey as the collective Village Idiot for May 22, 2009.