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I’m soooo glad to be back in Wilmington, and just in time for the 62nd annual North Carolina Azalea Festival, which started yesterday with the official coronation of the Azalea Queen and her Court.

Also, I’m so glad that I’m an official resident of the State of North Carolina and the City of Wilmington, having secured a new driver’s license, plate’s for the MuleyMobile, insurance, and most important………………A Job!

Although yesterday and today’s forcast call for off and on showers, tomorrow and the rest of the weekend should be beautiful, with clear skies and temps in the mid 70’s, surely encouraging for the estimated 300,000 folks who are expected for the weekend festivities. I’m thinking my personal fav will be the street fair. with a ton of food vendors, non-stop musical acts, and a great fireworks display saturday evening.

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While I’m soooo glad to be back in Wilmington, I’m also sad that I no longer get to see some very wonderful friends that I met through the years in my hometown of Lorain, Ohio. Loraine, Paula, Kelly……three woman who I really enjoyed reading about. Brian, the guy who isn’t afraid to say it like it is. And Scott…….what else can I say. He’s the one who got it all started for us bloggers in Lorain, Ohio. I will miss you guys all so much, and hope we can at least stay in contact through our writings on the internets.

Stay well, Lorain, Ohio

You will be missed……..well, almost

I’m So Glad

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Can you(us) believe this is happening?……………….

………..YES WE CAN

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December 8th, 1980

If everybody demanded peace instead of another television………

……….then we’d have peace.

You may say that I’m a dreamer,

but I’m not the only one.

I hope someday you’ll join us,

and the world will live as one.


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Just quit, Mark.

You have a problem, and the court wants you to help yourself first.

“You don’t destroy their house and destroy their lives and look over your shoulder four months later and say, ‘Hey, I’m sorry,'” Carroll said. “That doesn’t fly.”

You have endangered many people in many different ways, too many to discuss here. But you have endangered yourself more than any other person throughout this whole episode.

You could write anything you want to correct the wrongs you have caused, but as Mr. Henderson said so correctly:

“It’ll just be a piece of paper pretty much.”

You’ve been given 90 days in the slammer, your family is greatly embarrassed, you get to wear court-mandated Bling”, and your career could be in the dumper, all because you needed to have a drink?

Get a hold of yourself Mark.

Get right with yourself, Mark.

God will get right with you, Mark.

On His Terms !

Not yours.


Everyone thinks you should resign, including Lorain’s mayor Anthony Krasienko:

“In my opinion, I cannot see how he can effectively represent the city or its citizens as city law director, prosecutor after these events. It would be in the community’s and Mark Provenza’s best interest if he were to step down as law director, but Mark Provenza is an elected official and only he can remove himself from office.”

and Lorain auditor Ron Mantini:

“If it was me, I think I would resign, but that’s up to him because he’s an elected official. He has to decide what’s best for his family situation and his professional career.”

and Lorain councilwoman Melanie Szabo:

“In light of Mr. Provenza’s problems, I feel he should resign and seek the help that he needs. … I feel right now that he needs to get the help to get himself well.”

and a plethora of Lorain citizens want you to resign as noted here.

Do the right thing, Mark.

Resign ASAP

Save your family, your career and yourself and take this warning from the courts and turn your life around.

Being the Law Director is a prestigious job, one that would be hard for anyone to quit, but that is what is needed to save your law career. And I hope you make the right decision.

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Toledo city mayor Carty Finkbeiner get’s it…….

The mayor wanted all non-emergency city departments to close Nov. 26, Dec. 26, and Dec. 31. He said the move would save the city $1 million — $300,000 of which would apply to the general operating fund.

The Toledo city unions get it……

The city and three of its unions agreed in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Friday afternoon to decrease the number of employees who will be forced to take an unpaid day off next week.


Lorain mayor Tony Krasienko doesn’t get it.….

Ken Shawver, deputy safety and service director, will become the chief deputy safety and service director at a salary of about $64,000,

Chase Ritenauer, currently special assistant to the mayor/safety service, will fill the vacancy left by Shawver. Ritenauer’s salary will be about $60,000

Times are tough, the economy is in the tank, and Taxin’ Tony is on a spending binge.

Not what I call “being frugal”

Curious minds wonder what the budget deficit is about now……..


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Well, we got our bridge back………finally. After 165 days of bullshit from ODOT, at 1:59 pm today, the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge is open for traffic.

Official word came from Columbus, where our esteemed mayor was probably trying to see someone, or any one, from where he allowed Lorain Growth Association to make the official announcement.

Thanks for stopping in to visit ODOT

We hope you enjoyed your stay.

Sorry, we did not have any strippers for ya

Next time, don’t call us, we’ll call you.

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Talk is heating up again about the lack of work being done on the Charles Barry Bascule Bridge that crosses the Black River, separating 2 of the 3 major sections of Lorain. Today, I checked the web site provided by Brian Stacy  and his entourage at O.D.O.T from the meeting with city, county, and state reps. on Oct. 24th, along with some very concerned citizens and businessmen and women.

This is their one and only update available to date:

October 31, 2008

As was discussed last Friday, October 24, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3 will provide regular updates on the progress of this project to all interested parties until it is completed. This is the first update.

The components which arrived last week for the braking systems are being installed by the project contractor. This work is expected to continue into next week. The components which help communicate information between the drive controllers and the consoles, known as signal conditioners, have not yet arrived. When they arrive, the contractor will install them. The contractor has completed all concrete repairs to the floodwall.

Once all the necessary components have arrived and are installed, the contractor will begin testing the bridge’s operations to make sure everything is working properly and ensure its operational soundness and safety for the traveling public. When the contractor determines the bridge is operationally sound and safe, ODOT will open the bridge to the traveling public and announce it to this group and on the Project website:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/LOR-6-967_Charles_Berry_Bascule_Bridge_Project.aspx

ODOT has begun pulling together the documents requested as part of the Public Records Requests that have been submitted by the Lorain Morning Journal, Elyria Chronicle Telegram, and Councilman Dennis Flores. We do not yet know exactly when those files will be ready; however, we expect them to be ready some time in November.

If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Respectfully,

Brian Stacy

District 3 Public Information Officer

Ohio Department of Transportation

800-276-4188, ext. 207-7182

I happened to notice that a public records request has been made by the Morning Journal, the Chronicle, and councilman Dennis Flores. Well, Ol Muley has decided to call on an old friend to help get to the bottom of this investigation……

to find out………

What the fuck happened to our damn bridge?

After a thorough investigation by Inspector Clouseau, which took several days nights to complete, this is what he suggest:

An update from the desk of Inspector Clouseau:

November 7, 2008

As was discussed on October 24, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3 will provide regular updates on the progress of this project to all interested parties until it is completed. This is the second update.

The installation of the braking systems components, which arrived the week of October 20, is expected to be completed next week. The installation of the signal conditioners, which arrived this week, will be completed next week. Then the contractor will begin testing the bridge’s operations to make sure everything is working properly and ensure its operational soundness and safety for the traveling public. During this time, you will likely see the bridge going up and down as the bridge’s mechanisms and components are being tested. When the contractor determines the bridge is operationally sound and safe, ODOT will open the bridge to the traveling public and announce it to the media and general public. There will also be an updated message added to the project website.

ODOT has made great progress pulling together the documents requested as part of the Public Records Requests submitted by the Lorain Morning Journal, Elyria Chronicle Telegram, and Councilman Dennis Flores. We expect these to be ready soon.

For more information on this project, please visit:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D03/Pages/LOR-6-967_Charles_Berry_Bascule_Bridge_Project.aspx

If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Respectfully,

Brian Stacy

District 3 Public Information Officer

Ohio Department of Transportation

800-276-4188, ext. 207-7182

Brian.Stacy@dot.state.oh.us

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