Grossly inaccurate, biased journalism. Trash.
Shame on the Brooks family and his wife!
It's terrible April, and I wish everyone in Boyas' estate would be held accountable as they should be. The problem with the with the way these thing work is it's all about money, right Boyas? Your father and grandfather didn't care what got buried up there on the hill did they? Because your family got rich right? Never mind a YOUNG woman who is living with illnesses decades later... collateral damage to the rich. It makes me sick to my stomach that someone could be allowed to poison and harm so many people KNOWINGLY in the name of GREED and everyone turns a blind eye to it.. and again, I'm sure there's money behind the issue being ignored too. Burn in hell Boyas. Please let me know if you ever want to get together and defend your family's good name.
Why is this guy still doing business! He should be in jail.
I believe 150% that dean runkle is her killer. I had him as a teacher for 7/8 grade science. Everything that the people in the article said about him is true. He was a very touchy freely person. He liked putting us girls especially the ones wearing skirts in the front. He did ask us to stay after class and after school. He did ask us to come in on weekends. He did talk dirty and sexual in nature. He did tell girls their boyfriends were lucky. He did get private school records to make home visits without the approval of the principal or school board. He was a creepy person. The evidence does point to him. And I believe he is her killer. Nothing will change my mind on this.
Interesting article/good work.
Funnily enough, I found this article just by acting on whether a google search based on nothing but a stereotype would turn up anything relating to corruption, rudeness, arrogance, misogyny and greed.
He does the same thing in his personal life. Stay clear of this man he will screw you over.
I lived on Murray rd as a kid,and watch so many people I grew up with,and cared about die. I have been to so many funerals just for people living on those two road that it is ridiculous,scary,and sad. I am now 39 years old and I suffer from many aliments,and have been living in a wheelchair for years due to my illness,and I know I am not the only one ,a lot of the kids I grew up with, the people I called friends,a lot were more like family are dealing with all kinds of health issues,as well as some of their children. So this has already affect as far as I can tell 4 generations. I am very angry and disappointed that no one will take responsibility for all the suffering that the people of Fosdick ,and Murray has endured, and will continue to endure.
J Mann is the most friendly rock star around. On October 9th in Destin, Florida I tried to get my 10 year old son into Mushroomheads Club L.A. show. Do to liquor license laws my son was unable to attend. J was nice enough to ask the owner if there was anyway possible. How nice to take time for a fan who wants his 10 year old to experience great music, performed by true professionals. Thanks for the autographed CD; my son cherishes it. Please keep playing shows until he turns 18.
My mom was on this jury, I remember little things about this case, I was around 10. One main memory was that my brother and I were not allowed out of our families sight around this time. Adult family members were afraid something would happen to us due to our mother bring on the jury
The only real pigs in this article are men like Rick.
If you ask me the real pigs are men like Rick.
Today is 9/13/2014 What is going on NOW at the site? Why hasn't anyone stepped up and gone after the facts and brought this to the forefront of this cities news? Wonder if people have been threatened to keep quiet? I can assume some have been paid off because this sounds ridiculous to me. All people care about is the bottom line...big companies...politicians...employees...! Those truck drivers knew what they were hauling and dumping on Ford Road. What a world we live in and it doesn't appear to be getting any better. Shame to all of it!!!
I just visited a puppy mill in Eldorado. OH. So sad!!! Hiding behind Christian values is inexcusable! A 12 week old puppy, whose lineage was disputable at best, was fearful of human contact - even it's "owners". She played with her litter sister, but showed no affection for humans. Her parents were filthy messes - obviously inbred and overbred and uncared for as pets. At 12 weeks, no potty training has been introduced. No socialization has been introduced. Beware - Landes offers "family" bred pets, but they live lonely lives in a pole building attached to the house. And you won't be invited to see the condition these "loved family pets" are raised in. God definitely works in mysterious ways and the mystery of this puppy has to have Him boggled!
Interesting. We grew up on Thwing Rd
Drove past the house and barn on RT 6 a million times over those 30 years living out there and shocked to learn what happened there, and driving by having no clue those people were buried in the barn. So sad.
The Amish SUCK!
Here we are six years later and Robert Buell's DNA matched the DNA (semen) found on Tina Harmon's dress. This seals his guilt. He was justly executed. He was a twisted rapist (note the one survivor's story of torture), pedophile, and serial murderer. Your article does make me wonder about Ralph Ross though. Did he assist and has he hurt other women/girls since? Creepy.
I was a participant for 5 years. On my 6th. year, I was involved in carving pipestones, and in my 7th. year, I was an Indian. Nothing in my life of 63 years has had a greater impact on me. It is Scouting's greatest ceremony, supported by dozen's of adult volunteers. Kid's have to earn their pipestone and it becomes more difficult every year. Kind of like life. But the reward is beyond imagination!!!
I understand where you pipestone holders are coming from, when i first started reading this article i thought of how bad this program must be. But then he mentioned Mic-o-Say and how bad it is and i knew that this author was just another person trying to make boy scouts and its honor programs look bad. I just returned yesterday from H. Roe Bartle scout reservation where i have just earned my warrior in the tribe of Mic-o-Say. I can attest that nothing that Mic-o-Say does is questionable, sure they make you work for a day but it is less of a punishment more of giving back to the reservation that has given so much to you, and sure they make you fast but only if you are able to and the silence is to let you think and is encouraged to be broken if you feel that something is wrong with you or another scout. And once in the tribe the perks are amazing and so are the people i would strongly recommend people to research it more
I am a fifth year pipestone holder. Earned them all at the old "Camp Buckeye" near Beach City, OH from 1975-1979. (Buckeye and Tuscazoar's camps were combined into what is now the Seven Ranges program.) My pipestone is a cherished piece of my youth that I will never part with. Never. In fact, it sits on a shelf in my office along with other cherished mementoes.
The program was designed to allow the boys to advance a full rank the week of camp, and to reward them for it. This isn't one of those, "Hooray! Everyone's a winner!" programs. The pipestone program awards achievement; you don't make rank, you don't get the award. Period. The program worked extremely well. My five years there, I only remember one boy from our troop missing the cut. It was a big deal.
The native American aspect of the program (and camp in general) was an absolute mark of respect for their culture. There is another program -- a national program -- called "Order of the Arrow" that also is steeped in Native American culture. Of course, while the media is busy bashing the BSA, they NEVER take the time to learn or tell the public about the reverence for NA culture that exists in Scouting.
Was I scared out of my wits the first year? Yes! Now, this was back in the mid-1970s and I GUARANTEE the ceremonies we experienced back then were more intense than what they are allowed to do now. But no one was permanently traumatized, nobody was injured -- all allegations of that type are pure BS. As for "zxcvbnm," he sounds like a typical whiny Genx-er. Once you are past the first year, you know what to expect and the "fear factor" is not nearly as intense.
The cautionary words that fourth-year candidates hear was relevant then, as it is now. These are young men coming of age and the advice given is good advice. I will say no more about the specifics of that or any other year's ceremony because, unlike the author, I respect the secrecy of the program. I've never shared the details with anyone who hasn't been through it and I never will.
For anyone to allege any kind of known or sanctioned sexual abuse before, during or after these ceremonies is a bald-faced lie. Period. If anyone in a position of authority had heard even a whisper of anything like this it would have been dealt with swiftly. Why do you think the BSA fought gay scout leaders for so long? Simple answer: they didn't want gay adults in a position of authority around young men.
In addition, for any of the "adult leaders" of troops attending camp to say that they knew nothing about the ceremony or what would take place also is a lie. Pure and simple. I can't imagine that some out-of-state troop would attend camp not knowing details about the program. Not buying that one at all.
If you talk to anyone who has ever been through the program, you will hear nothing but good things, respect, and admiration for the program. Clearly, the author is trying to discredit the program and the local council. This is not some "secret society" tinged in sexual misbehavior! I am insulted beyond words that the author seems to be sensationalizing the program in an attempt to discredit it.
For those of you who commented and know nothing about the program saying it's wrong, or should be investigated, etc. I will say this: You're buying in to the author's lies. This story is a hit piece, plain and simple.
One specific thing I will debunk is this: No one is forced to stand for hours. That is a lie. Then, as now, you wait by a campfire, sitting quietly, before your group goes through your specific year's ceremony. There are no beatings; no one is abused; there is no violence. All of those allegations are LIES.
Quite frankly, we need MORE programs like scouting and pipestone. Oh, one last thing: the author should be stripped of his pipestone for violating the secrecy of the program. So should "zxcvbnm," who went as far as to reveal secret passwords. If you haven't already, you should mail your pipestone back to the council. You don't deserve to keep it.
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