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15 days ago.
by Geezer
stjude
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Latrobe St Mission

REALLY? The 'mission' is being granted a huge amount of money to buy, tear down and rebuild apt. houses on Latrobe st to use for the people at the mission. That is another thing this neighborhood needs! Right! FYI the crime has TRIPLED in this neighborhood since Dec. (Opening day of the mission) The supporters of this mission need to move them all out next door to them.

 
 

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Weekly LSM Arrest Tally for the period of last Thursday thru today: 2 females for probation violations, 2 males for domestic violence. 2 other 'homeless' folks were issued trespassing citations for breaking into one of the dozens of abandoned homes in our 'neighborhood'.

Posted 15 days ago.

And so it begins! A drunk turned out into the neighborhood knocking on my door so drunk he could not stand straight.

Posted 23 days ago.

I guess that Harley raffle is another thing someone committed to and then failed to keep their word. Actually, I've kind of got my heart set on that red Jeep with the flat tires and broken windows that's been sitting in middle of the parking lot for a year. Just about every yard in the neighborhood has at least one abandoned vehicle except me and I'm feeling left out.

Posted 45 days ago.

I've yet to hear anything regarding that Harley raffle. Probably want either. I know that this problem with the mission will get a lot worse. The new thing around me is they are ringing my front doorbell asking for money for any and everything. They don't even have the decency to offer to work for it: yard work or anything.

Posted 61 days ago.

Who won the Harley Davidson raffle?

Posted 61 days ago.

Another place where law-abiding citizens are endangered by homeless vagrants is Camden Clark Medical Center. The bums get in through the South Tower and sneak upstairs to snoop around. Yesterday morning, a particularly scary and stinky derelict was found sleeping in the WOMEN's bathroom on the 2nd floor. Although he had broken into the vending machine, he was merely escorted outside by security staff, where he was last seen looking into cars in the parking lot. Anyone who intends to use a restroom at CCMC, especially women, should have security check the area first. Also, keep an eye out for bums hiding in the darkened nooks and crannies of the hospital at night.

Posted 65 days ago.

The city council was approached about the LSM and was told it was "too late to do anything about it". So all we in this neighborhood can do, I guess, is to keep calling the police. It doesn't do any good to go to the mission and tell the woman there. She just says they are all 'harmless'. And you are right, Geezer, the Salvation Army will not let drug users or drunks in. They are tested for both plus a background check. And that is as it should be. The Salvation Army has helped way more people and they know it is not a permanent home. It is a limited stay. They are expected to look for work.

Posted 68 days ago.

Toehead

Geezer and stjude, have you approached your counsel person, city counsel or the county commission about your concerns.Call the news paper and WTAP If you do not believe the LSM is not being run right or a determent to your neighborhood. Organize a protest at the LSM let your voice be heard.

Posted 70 days ago.

I have got to say that I agree with Geezer 100 per cent! The Latrobe St mission has totally taken down what was at one point just an older neighborhood and put it in the ghetto area. Thanks to all the churches in the Not for sale ministries. The name is a joke. Just show them the money and they will jump right on it. Again, it is all about the Benjamines! (money) I had rather see that whole bldg. leveled and a parking lot put there than that drug infested den. Of course, that will never happen. Wonder why no one at the planning stages of this disaster that no one considered maybe a Senior citzen area for this part of PKB? Not enough money in that though. Or anything that normal decent people could get behind. The P.R. was saying that the people in the neighborhood was asked and was all for it. I know that is a bald faced lie. But who is going to believe us? The so-called 'christians' said it.

Posted 70 days ago.

Toehead, you are exactly right. I am a neighbor of the mission and also a business owner. I do have a personal vendetta against the mission because I feel it is the final step in the demise of the neighborhood I have called home for almost 70 years. There is no building in Parkersburg that exemplifies our deterioration as a city more than the Storck Bakery building. A proud industrial icon has been reduced to a mission, a gambling joint, and two bars among a sea of gravel parking lots. Parkersurg in a nutshell.

Posted 70 days ago.

Toehead

So I must state again when I see what people like Geezer write, I think "there but for the grace of God, go I".

Posted 71 days ago.

Toehead

Geezer, it very obvious that you have a personal vendetta against the LSM, just look at all of your comments.Since you seem to know so much about what goes on there, you would have to be a neighbor or near-by business owner. So it sounds like the "not in my back yard" argument.

Posted 71 days ago.

Toehead: Why don't you and the donors who inherited their dad's money get your godly selves down to the mission and take one or more of the bums home with you? Because you know damm well you wouldn't even speak to one, let alone bring one into your house. The group at the LSM are the ones the Salvation Army won't let in. They are the burglars, addicts, prostitutes, and career bums who can't pass a drug or alcohol test.

Show us your big heart.

Posted 71 days ago.

Toehead

Every time I hear some of the hateful elitist comments on here it reminds me of the proverbial saying,"there but for the grace of God, go I".

Posted 72 days ago.

I now hear that the Latrobe st mission is no longer for the homeless but strictly for the drunks and drug users. Guess there is more money in that than providing a shelter for the homeless. But wait a minute! That is what it has been all along. The people who needed it are afraid to stay there due to the drugs and violence. Guess there is more money in providing a drunk tank and a dope dump than in providing a shelter for the truly needy. What happened to that so-called 'christian charity' the people from the churches were spouting about to get this thing started? What a joke! Another scam the churches pulled and a lot of people fell for!

Posted 72 days ago.

mythravere

"Why can't this place get the violence under control? Two major brawls in the past two weeks sent to the hospital. The person being loaded into the ambulance today looked like a child. What on earth goes on in that place?"

Please understand that the closer you get to the bottom of the social ladder the more apt people are to be acting on animalistic instincts instead of using the higher functions that have been instilled in our brains by civilization.

Thats why people at the bottom have way more children than people on the higher rungs of society. They operate on base instincts.

Posted 77 days ago.

A methadone clinic would also have plenty of potential clientele.

Posted 77 days ago.

The latest addition to the Latrobe Street mission is it will become a 'drunk tank' since Westbrook want take them any longer, that is, if they will be given $60,000 dollars! (you do know the mission is next door to the bars and also right beside the alcoholic anonymous bldg. Gee, they can get drunk and walk right to their bed then promise to go to AA and everyone is paid and happy! WoW! Again, I say, the whole Latrobe Street mission and AA is all about the Benjamines. (dollars)

Posted 79 days ago.

Why can't this place get the violence under control? Two major brawls in the past two weeks sent to the hospital. The person being loaded into the ambulance today looked like a child. What on earth goes on in that place?

Posted 79 days ago.

Help! The 'mission' is having yet another toilet paper emergency. What is this place spending their grant money on? Also, the group of five bums who spend their day drinking at a nearby bar asked me to mention they also need a toaster oven because they are getting tired of the free subs from Subway being cold.

Posted 93 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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