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Put some pride into Packard Music Hall

November 10, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: Recently the pride in my birth county took a sudden hit. I have always taken pride in the Packard Music Hall....

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Nov-12-13 5:11 PM

The letter writer doesn't say anything about himself being disabled! I would guess that PMH IS ADA compliant, and has a special handicapped seating area. Mr. Ashburn wants others to shell out for an elevator, just for his convenience.

Furthermore, PMH has entertainment for all age groups, throughout the year. At the Packard band concerts, for example, I see people from 8 to 80 in attendance.

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Nov-12-13 1:57 PM

Until this place can pay for its own existence, I want to here no more of it.

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Nov-12-13 10:07 AM

Don't shoot the messenger. Packard was left to the city FOR the benefit of the people. It was not left to the people. Why can't the city maintain any of it's assets properly? Everything in Warren, except for the schools now, is run down. If they can't make the music hall accessible for everyone then they should close it down. Not everyone can navigate stairs. It does not sound like the building is even ADA compliant. They are creating a potential liability for themselves by having elderly people struggle to get up and down the stairs. There are no shows there for the under 60 crowd so it seems they would want to make the place as functional as possible for their core customer group. People should not have to try to shame or beg the city to maintain the buildings and property in it's care and then be lectured about "pride and common sense" for daring to point out an issue that should be addressed for the safety and good of everyone.

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Nov-11-13 7:27 AM

I would rather help buy an elevator for older people than to buy motorized chairs for the fat people at Wallmart,

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Nov-10-13 11:02 AM

Since the Packard Music Hall was a gift to the people by W.D Packard, why don't you show a little gratitude and start a fundraising campaign for the installation of an elevator? I don't know about Ashtabula county, but you may notice a lot of pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, poker runs, Chinese auctions, and other charity events are frequently held here in Trumbull county to help our neighbors. Many of us have the initiative to start things ourselves rather than beg in a letter to the editor.

Make the first donation to the elevator fund, Mr. Ashburn. Then maybe you can learn something about "pride and common sense".

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