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Chiropractor bent out of shape over Palestine zoning stance

April 23, 2013

EAST PALESTINE — Village council members aren’t sure how to take a letter written by Dr. Joseph Ortenzio....

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Apr-23-13 7:58 AM

I thought if Council voted to stop something that was the end of it. Didn't know we could all appeal Council's votes. When did that happen? Guess "no" just doesn't mean "no" anymore. Sounds to me like Beagle pretty much told this guy he can keep this up forever. What's up with that? How can that be right? Are Smith and Cohen the only ones who think this all has to stop? Don't the rest of them have any common sense? What's wrong with this picture? Enough already people! This is just nuts.

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Apr-23-13 8:19 AM

To EPWatch - Oh no, it never ends. See, in this day and age you have to make sure the cranks and the crazies are all satisfied and happy, while us normal people get screwed every day. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, especially in politics, don't you know that? Knowing some of the people on this council they'll still be fighting about this next year, wait and see. They never know when an issue is over. Just because they voted against it already, why should that matter. That would be too easy. That would make sense. They'll just keep going in circles over this forever.

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Apr-23-13 9:09 AM

This is stupid. They should be wanting the property to be inviting to a new business prospect. It isn't like EP is over flowing with new businesses and jobs. If the zoning is too restrictive, no one will want to buy it.

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Apr-23-13 4:18 PM

With the limited knowledge of the village I wonder if the zoning even applies since this was done pre zoning.

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Apr-23-13 5:10 PM

Oh the zoning definitely applies. It covers every piece of property in the city. As I understand it, provisions were made in the law for lots like Ortenzio's lot, that existed before the zoning. You were allowed to keep using them but the law said you could never change them to anything different, had to always keep them the same way they were when zoning came in. If you didn't, they went back to being residential lots automatically.

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