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County cash sought for EMA

May 27, 2013

LISBON — FirstEnergy is asking Columbiana County commissioners to begin contributing something toward the operation of the county Emergency Management Agency....

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JOCKEY98

Jun-17-13 10:06 AM

Ace2101 - Is correct the 3 Newbold's (all 3 are Navy Seal's) owned both places. I know this because I worked for them for a short period of time. Very respectful guys, their Mom and Dad raised them right!

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ColumbusLawyer

Jun-15-13 11:41 AM

There are some really mean-spirited people in these comments. Willing to say anythng no matter how insulting and irrelevant. Odds are the commissioners can tell the diffence between political discourse and personal gripes.

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Ace2101

Jun-13-13 3:33 AM

No, she was in her 30's. I also find those pesky disagreers amusing. I guess we've each built a following. Ha ha.

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bradshaw

Jun-12-13 3:52 PM

Ace: Was the young woman underage? I think it is quite amusing the "disagreers" disagree simply because it is me. Everything I stated about Bad Frogs in Beaver is true.

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Ace2101

Jun-12-13 1:48 PM

verdict of Not Guilty. However, the long court battle took it's toll and put them at nearly a million bucks to win the case! Fine judicial system our country has. What a sad state. Anyway, they could have settled for a couple of hundred thousand but instead fought it out. They had to let go of the place on the river and the one in Lisbon shut down. It is now open as a private club for their Tactical Group. Pretty amazing story actually. I know Relative Media was perusing movie rights. No idea what's happening there now. I just wish them the best in all they do and thank them for their service to our country.

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Ace2101

Jun-12-13 1:44 PM

There actually were two. Owned by 3 Navy seals. All brothers. The Newbold boys. The one we were talking about is in Lisbon. The places were really cool and a tribute to the American Troops. However, a young woman came into the place in Lisbon and drank one beer. She left around midnight. At 6:30 in the morning she fell asleep behind the wheel of her car and got into an accident killing a gentleman. This was after a night of hard partying and stopping at house parties and drinking an entire bottle of vodka in her car! Anyway, a law firm from Cleveland got a hold of the family of the deceased and told them that the girl was at Bad Frogs and they served her. Thus, they claimed the bar was negligent and culpable. The boys were sued for the enourmous sum of $7million! They ran a very tight ship and refused to settle. As men of principal they fought it out in court and won the court case. I know it was a 7 day trial and the jury deliberated for only 10minutes with a unanymous

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bradshaw

Jun-11-13 7:55 PM

Bad Frogs was a restaurant on the Ohio River located on the outskirts of Beaver PA. It was owned by 2 former Seals. It was open for approximately 1and a half years. It sat empty for close to 2 years and was reopened by a woman who kept it going for close to 4 years. It has never been a private club. It is empty again and has been since December of 2011. Cannot imagine there have been 2 different restaurants with the name Bad Frogs and both run by former Seals!

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bradshaw

Jun-10-13 5:00 PM

Are you people talking about the restaurant along the Ohio River on the outskirts of Beaver PA ? It is in an old dam/lock bldg.

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UlyssesScottMichael

Jun-10-13 10:15 AM

No kidding!

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MarkFischer

Jun-10-13 12:28 AM

Swager, it is a non sequitur. There are a myriad of potential reasons for a restaurant closing. If you are arguing that he should not be a restaurant manager, you point would have some merit.

However,Luke has considerable experience handling emergencies. Thus he is qualified to hold the EMA position.

You really should try and make relevant arguments. Throwing out silly logical fallacies only serves to make your position weak and does not speak well to your character.

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Ace2101

Jun-09-13 11:18 PM

Yeah, I know! It's amazing what those boys went through and were still able to keep that place. It's a great private club now. Amazing and driven individuals for sure.

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swager

Jun-08-13 7:10 PM

I knocked on the door of the place that used to be called bad frogs. Funny it's empty. Yep. Great leadership.

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Ace2101

Jun-06-13 2:49 PM

Well said Mr. Fischer. God Bless America, Ohio, and Columbiana County. This country is not at its best right now and we need real leaders to help get us back on track.

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MarkFischer

Jun-06-13 1:45 PM

To preface, I consider Luke to be a friend of mine. As I read through the comments, a few thoughts come to mind. First, for the people that were not successful in getting a contract or a job with CC EMA, should take a lesson from hockey players. After a hard fought series, shake hands and move on.

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MarkFischer

Jun-06-13 1:44 PM

Next, the naysayers’ questioning of Luke’s qualifications border on the absurd. Those of us with real world business experience understand that there is more to a hiring decision than checking boxes. A good executive evaluates each person with respect to the requirements of the position. With respect to EMA, a good decision maker will look at what is required to be successful as a director. One attribute would be the ability to learn and understand the EMA process. Another would be the ability to make decisions and act under the pressures of a crisis. Another would be the ability to work with and manage personnel. Let’s apply these characteristics to Luke. Does he know the EMA process? At the time of hire he did not have the letters after his name. However, being a SEAL not only requires physical ability, it also requires an above average intellect. Thus, he absolutely has the ability to quickly learn the process.

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MarkFischer

Jun-06-13 1:43 PM

Does he have the ability manage a crisis? I would argue that he is the only candidate that has proven that he has the ability to do so. It is one thing to role play in a government training exercise. It is totally different to do it in real life, over and over again. Does he have the ability to manage people? He is a Senior Chief in the Navy, nothing more needs to be said. If I were evaluating candidates, the key factor to deciding the person to hire would be the ability to manage a crisis. Provided the person has an average level of intelligence, I can train(through courses) him to manage the EMA process and personnel. However, I cannot teach someone to act competently under pressure. Thus, in the practical order, Luke was absolutely the best candidate.

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MarkFischer

Jun-06-13 1:42 PM

So, let’s write the job requirements for the position. CC is seeking a EMA Director. The successful candidate will have 10+ years experience as a Special Forces/Operations professional. He will have experience directing humanitarian disaster relief operations. He will be willing to work for $50k. While we are at it, let’s write one for the Finance Director. Seeking a partner level investment banker with municipal securities underwriting experience. Must be willing to work for $50k. Obviously, neither would work. It is very improbable that a person with those credentials to work for $50k. Columbiana County was very fortunate that Luke was willing to trade income for coming home. Hopefully, Luke’s new career will be very boring. However, if a crisis were to occur, he is the man for the job. As far as the complaints about his salary, you are being “penny wise and pound foolish.”

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UlyssesScottMichael

Jun-06-13 4:29 AM

You got that right bradshaw! BO stands for Bad Odor and Barack Obama is a stench America and the world, will not soon forget.

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bradshaw

Jun-05-13 10:24 PM

Trying to lighten this up! Halleck for Prez? Well I will have to admit it would be better than having the muslim Obamination in there! Have a restful sleep.

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Ace2101

Jun-05-13 8:59 PM

strange diversion tactic from the topic at hand. Have a nice night you all. Halleck for Pres! Newbold for Ambassador! ciao

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bradshaw

Jun-05-13 8:14 PM

Watch out JT now Ace wants to talk with you privately. Now I really thought he was after Newbold and or Halleck's attention but it looks like you could be the target!

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bradshaw

Jun-05-13 8:01 PM

It might be but it is falling fast. Now JT I am not almost all right I am really just so awesomely right. Lol.

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Ace2101

Jun-05-13 7:57 PM

still the greatest country on Earth JT! If you have a mil access account, hit me up on there. #534BD1

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Johnthomas2012

Jun-05-13 7:54 PM

bradshaw, finally something we agree on. That almost makes you alright! ;)

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bradshaw

Jun-05-13 7:53 PM

Well it was a great country until the Obamination got into office.

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