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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Suburban view of Cincy: 'Bodies piled in the street'

Mayor Mark Mallory recounted today:

“I stopped at a car wash out in Colerain Township and a woman out there told me that maybe she would come downtown if there weren’t so many bodies piled up in the streets. And I thought she was joking, but she was absolutely serious,” Mallory said. The woman later told him she hadn’t been downtown in 17 years.

Read Keith Reed's full story here


at 1:12 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. I hope she never comes back.

at 1:23 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Marc Da.. er, Mark Mallory at the Lowe's in Colerain a few months back. I wonder why he likes shopping out here so much and not in the city in which he lives.

at 1:31 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Mallory and company done to stop this perception? Not much.

The evidence is in Newport and Covington on Friday and Saturday nights. Main St. in OTR is a joke. What incentives are there for the average individual to buy and develop the inner city? Not much, unless you happen to be a developer.

The downtown area will be even worse off when the Mallory-supported CityLink homeless services mall goes in the West End, near OTR and within walking distance to Clifton and downtown proper.

Bill Stone

at 1:47 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, oh why, do you cover the aimless ramblings of this zero?

at 1:59 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I saw Marc Da.. er, Mark Mallory at the Lowe's in Colerain"

I have seen him at the Lowe's on Harrison Avenue at least 5 times.

really weird. he is never buying anything and he sure doesn't seem like the handyman type.

at 2:44 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Main St. might be abandoned, but there are always a lot of people along 7th St near Lodge Bar and Blackfin, and then one block south you have a throng around Fountain Square and Caddy Ranch.

Oh and last time I checked those places were downtown.

at 3:26 PM, May 08, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

This broad hasn't had jury duty in 17 years ?
I cry foul.
An effective ad campaign is probably gonna be difficult, tho, since it is going to be countered daily by that traitor, Bill Cunningham.

at 3:49 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if Cinti would stop pandering to the idiots and slam the criminals people would not feel this way.
"I thought she was joking..."

at 3:54 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:44, I know those places are there; I've been to them, but there is no excuse for the lack of vision this administration has for the downtown area.

Don't apologize for a city government that doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to do what's right for the most people.

Oh, yeah, wait to see what CityLink will do to your downtown playground.

Bill Stone,

at 4:07 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Kent Evans said...

There is no Lowes to shop at unless you go to Colerain or other outlying area. Once housing stock becomes addressed, then and only then will there be a Lowes in the downtown area. I'm not talking about upscale, condos either, but rather a program which encourages people to fix up existing structures which can allow for everyone's NEED and satisfy their splash of want.

I am encouraged that the "suited one" goes to Lowes often. It shows to me he's taking in what ordinary people do with house projects. These projects is what causes upgrades and macro-habitation improvements...the type which will cause downtown to rennaisantize it's housing. To me, these reported sighting shows he's "getting it" and can then include this knowledge on people behavior to inject it into policy hopefully. He has the qualities of a good mayor...but qualities alone don't matter if you don't do homework.

at 4:16 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CityLink will kill a renaissance.

About the only thing CityLink will do is line the pockets of a few individuals and make some suburbanite God-Squaders feel good about themselves.

(Will the books of CityLink be open so the public knows who's getting what? I doubt it.)

Bill Stone,

at 6:36 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, the people in Colerain Township couldn't find downtown.

at 6:46 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mayor Mallory could lend her his body guard... so she can feel safe as well?

at 6:48 PM, May 08, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

"The woman later told him she hadn’t been downtown in 17 years."

This is typical of the Downtown Haters. They are a bunch of suburban rubes who haven't been Downtown in decades, they are afraid of their own shadows and they have never left the Cincinnati region in their sad lives.

at 7:58 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not just dead bodies, but panhandlers, bums, and homeless people. Time to get tough Cincinnati.

at 9:01 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sure there's a Lowes in Norwood/Pleasant Ridge off Ridge Road.

Colerain Township is the taint of Hamilton County. Did the fetching lass have more than half a mouthful of teeth?

Not like Colerain Twp is a big freaking destination itself.

at 9:10 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 9:01, that Lowe's isn't in the city. It's Columbia Township.

I also love how the libs in the city have no problem reaching into the suburban resident's pockets but also like to insult them, too. I'll remember this next time there is something on the ballot where you want us to subsidize your illusions.

at 9:17 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 6:36, I live in Colerain and I found Downtown on a daily basis for many years, and the city had no problem finding 2.1 percent of my earnings. In fact; the city tax department is still trying to get me to pay for years I neither lived nor worked in the city, so addicted are they to my tax dollars. Attitudes like yours are highly insulting. The thousands of other commuters who subsidize city council's wasteful pet projects would agree with me.

at 9:33 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheviot... I previously took you for a Downtown hater... I guess I was wrong, apologies.

Bill Cunningham would be proud of this woman. After all, " there's no need to go Downtown, the suburbs have character" (actual quote from his show today).

9:01 - Dead on!

at 9:37 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals...face it, the City, in particular downtown, OTR, etc. sucks! Besides going to a game to a play or if you work there what reason does one have to enter the downtown area? Since Luken and his gang let the Gang-Bangers do their thing and tied the hands of the Cincinnati Police Department the City sinks lower and lower. I lived and worked in the City for over 35 years. Left 10 years ago. If Portune and Pepper screw up Hamilton County, I will move again.

at 9:56 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't been Downtown is several years & I'm not a suburban rube. Again, I see Mayor Zero doing absolutely nothing, bupkus, zero, zippo, nada, to dispel the bodies piled in the streets perceptions. If my long memory serves me correctly, this was part of his campaign rhetoric to clean up the crime & the reputation that goes with it when he begged the voters to give him the nod.

Yeah, I shop in Colerain Twp. & I have all my teeth. With gas prices being what they are, I can stretch my dollar a bit further on Colerain.

However, the Jesus freaks & the shysters behind the curtains on this CityLink homeless-criminal-paroled felon megamall will certainly put paid to a lot of basic activities for residents in the communities surrounding this extravaganza. Once the ne'er-do-wells put to squalor the OTR, West End, CUF, they'll be on the move to your neighborhood & your street.

Mayor Zero hightailed it to higher ground quite some time ago. Wake up, Cincinnati! Don't you see the connection & the timing of all this?? Never mind as to my thoughts why Mayor Zero cruises the aisle of Lowe's & Home Depot. We'll leave that one alone for now.

at 10:54 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colerain is populated by dolts, dullards, and dimwits who have 2 hour conversations about the state of their lawns.

at 3:04 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says a lot when people prefer a landfill to a downtown city area. The landfill is cleaner, safer and much more livable than downtown. Don't take my word for it - experience it for yourself like Mallory does.

As for the piles of bodies, I assume the Colerain Township woman was speaking metaphorically. If all of the homicides from any given year for Cincinnati were placed in one spot, then an observer would rightly be able to refer to it as a pile or piles.

What the city needs to clear up this perception is a trolley and some redlight cameras. Yeah. Yeah. That's the ticket!

at 4:51 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure if she was actually speaking of the dead bodies or the homeless.

Though Colerain is home to Rumpke, the landfill is in the northeastern part of the township. The open part of the landfill is towards the northern part of the Rumpke property, too. The vast majority of Colerainers live south and/or west of the landfill, which makes sense, given the prevailing winds.

at 9:39 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

Wanna see homeless people panhandling by the score? Go over to Downtown Indianapolis. They are everywhere. Sleeping, peeing, panhandling on every block. Cincinnati is Mayberry by comparison.

at 10:18 PM, May 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never forget the video of the Mayor doing the Chuck Berry Duck Walk as he hightailed it out of council chambers when the shooting took place outside. Where did he run to that day-- Lowes?
With that incident and the ongoing bodyguard fiasco, he should just lay low on this topic.

at 4:23 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mallory needs to take a lesson from Arian Fenty in DC. Much like DC, the Cincinnati metro area is growing and the city needs an aggressive mayor to capitalize on that and bring the population into the city. We made a HUGE mistake by putting the Reds stadium on the river but all hope is not lost. The streetcar plan gives me hope that the redevelopment effort will stick and our downtown will grow again.

Oh, and the homeless people aren't the problem, it is the criminals. The homeless people may be annoying but they are harmless. There may be reasons to be scared of Downtown (as the crime statistics show) but the homeless people aren't the problem.

at 9:31 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:23 - "There may be reasons to be scared of Downtown (as the crime statistics show)"

They don't show...

at 11:57 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given Si Leis's recent problems with Colerain Township-based deputies, the carwasherwoman who sidesteps downtown should be a little more concerned about the goings on in her own back yard.

at 12:14 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to vote this clown out of office.

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