PG article July 5, 1998

Re: westview.com

"...we were told that when we're ready to put up our own page, which they're working on now, we have the rights to the name."

Another area where the chief is totally wrong.

PG article July 5, 1998
..."I've been here 27 years, and it's never been a parking space."

Convince the thousands of people who parked there over the years, that they didn't.

PG article July 5, 1998
"We just didn't go up there and pick on him"

The pictures on this site, as well as the daily parking scenario in West View tell a different story. 

PG article July 5, 1998
"We had a complaint from someone who was having a hard time seeing past his car as they pulled from the municipal lot"

BALONEY!

PG article July 5, 1998
"Holtgraver insists that regardless of the property in front of the building, it's all sidewalk..."

Common Pleas Court denied this concept.

PG article

July 5, 1998

"The two officers who went to court that day, had seen me talk with Mr. Ballon and they thought the whole thing was settled, so they really didn't fight it"

We must conclude then, that the police in West View modify their testimony based on their perception of the resolution.

PG article 2 Sept 16, 1998
"In the 28 years [I've been a policeman in West View] I've never seen anyone park there..and if you check with the mayor who has been here for 38 years, he'll tell you the same thing"

Interesting--the mayor himself parked there regularly, as well as before 1970 when it was The Color Shop.

PG article 2 Sept 16, 1998
"The tickets came after several residents complained about Ballon's car blocking their view"

Only their view of the concrete below the car could have been blocked!

PG article 2 Sept 16, 1998
"Until there's a zoning change, I have to continue to tag him."

Common Pleas Court ended that notion.

News-Record May 30, 1999
The chief explained that Ballon is required to have a curb cut.....

but no one else who parks along route 19 does!

News-Record May 30, 1999
"What would stop the bank manager from parking his car smack in front of the bank door?"

common sense

 

PG article

see article from July 5, 1998

 

 

PG article 2