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Body in burned car identified

Township man who served time was victim

May 18, 2013

LORDSTOWN — Authorities identified the body found in a burning vehicle earlier this week as that of a Warren Township man. Dental records show the man to be Michael C....

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May-20-13 10:25 AM

Another sad story of a young man choosing the wrong path for his life. To bad that he didn't choose to further his education, learn a trade, get active in his community, etc... What horrible experience for his family to have to live with. RIP

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May-19-13 3:03 PM

I very much agree, please don't mistake my comments as blaming the parents. I have seen many story's of kids from good homes doing terrible things, and all you can do is ask why. And the great success story that kids have overcome terrible obstacles, which in fact I wish I heard more of. But there are so many people that influence our children not just the parents, I just wish more people realized this. I know this boy had a criminal history, I'm sorry but losing a child is the most devastating thing in life. I guess I just hope kids in the same lifestyles as his read this story and learn from it. Kids get out, straighten up, learn from this, while you still have a chance, don't get involve in this kind of stuff. Live a good life.

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May-19-13 1:06 PM

Very true MsSmith, I know teens who grew up in drug infested homes. The experience taught them valuable lessons in the evil of drug use and the importance of education.

In Cleveland, the "hood" I'm familiar with most children born during a 10yr span from 1985 absolutely will not use cocaine in any form. They saw it devastating their families and avoid it like the plague but found wealth in it's distribution.

My only disagreement with Honniebear is your idea behavior is hereditary or taught. Teens reach a point where they become individuals and adapt behavior patterns according to personal choice. Too much evidence exists to dispute the role parents play in teens becoming criminals or law abiding citizens...

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May-19-13 9:04 AM

honniebear i agree with that but i have seen kids come from good homes get caught up in the thug life and they were taught right from wrong you can come from a home where it is bad and come out good. It is up to you to make that choice I am sure he went to school and had teachers that were caring and outstanding it is your choice weather or not you want to do good. I have seen kids come from bad homes that were not taught come out good and on top. It all falls back on the choices you make. when life hands you lemons make lemonaide.

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May-19-13 8:28 AM

@msmith82...I agree there are choices for most, however if you were never taught right from wrong throughout your childhood or never disiplined for doing wrong, then you think that is how life is suppose to be. My point is to ask people to help teach are kids the right and wrongs of life when we see things going wrong in their lives.Taking five minutes to talk and teach a young child may help more then you know. You don't have to be a parent to do this. Some parents teach the wrong ways and some children don't have parents. Be a good neighbor and help when you can, because sometimes that's all these kids have.

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May-19-13 7:45 AM

Honniebear just because you are born in a bad situation doesn't mean you have to stay there. People have choices you can choose to live a thug life and die or you can choose to stay in school get your education get a job and be a productive citizen. It does not matter where you come from or what you are born into it matters what you do with your life . Everyone has choices in this life.

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May-18-13 10:37 PM

It's a shame that his life has ended at such a young age. Although most believe it is no big lost, he still meant something to someone. I feel he was born into that kind of lifestyle, and never had much of a choice, and most likely lived how he was taught. If more people would take time for a trouble youth, relative, friend, neighbor, or even stranger. Just by talking, teaching, and letting them know people do care, we want our kids to succeed. I think a sentence to 4 years in the military instead of prison, may have giving this kid a chance at an honest life.

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May-18-13 5:41 PM

Hope the family won't get on here saying what a good son he was. he should still be in jail from the last crime spree.

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May-18-13 3:02 PM

He only got four years for murdering the victim? What the h3ll?

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May-18-13 12:23 PM

I'm sure no decent law abiding citizen is upset. With the rise in forced entries & home invasions I'm actually pleased this idiot has received a healthy dose of karma.

Maybe he forced his way into a house that the victim never forgot? This is exactly the way justice should operate. Tax payers spending no money, leaving the thug family with burial expenses!

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May-18-13 10:01 AM

There is lots of drug activity in Warren Township, that most don't realize is going on. In the recent drug busts a few weeks ago, it was rumored that almost half of the 90 some arrested was from Warren Township. For such a small community that seems like a lot of crime going on there. Having driven through the area many times over the years, it seemed like a small warm and friendly hillbilly community. A life of drugs and crime don't really seem worth it, when it could cost you your life. Just saying that is.

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May-18-13 9:44 AM

Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust

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May-18-13 8:36 AM

' who he said owed a drug debt to a local gang.' anyone really think home invasions are random ? the perps must know there is a high possibility of cash and or drugs in their tergets.

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May-18-13 7:44 AM

SMH,damn shame

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May-18-13 7:02 AM

No loss to society here.

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May-18-13 6:02 AM

It sounds like he owed someone money

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May-18-13 1:28 AM

MM sorry, but with his Criminal Record he should not own a Gun. He probably did at least at one time.

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May-18-13 1:06 AM

My opinion, he done somebody wrong!

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