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Party chairman reacts to dispute over email

May 5, 2013

LISBON — An email exchange with Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman David Johnson has become a side issue in a larger dispute with the state board he serves on....

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corbin

May-05-13 9:06 AM

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corbin

May-05-13 9:10 AM

This appointment, as in all of Mr. Johnson's appointments, was a political payback. Everyone who knows his history is aware that he should never have been appointed to such a committee with his extreme bias toward the "common" worker. People are beginning to know and understand the real David Johnson. His response was rude to the first contact from this individual and his reaction to the second one was a pitiful try at self defense.

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Cahill

May-05-13 2:28 PM

His comment was right-on. Someone was rude in this exchange. It certainly was not Mr. Johnson. His response was appropriate and measured, considering the libelous statements made. Whatever you may feel about politics, Mr. johnson is a gentleman. He conducted himself as such. The inference toward his family and the false and misleading statements made are unacceptable on any level.

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WatchDog

May-05-13 3:36 PM

This is living proof as to why we can't get ANYTHING resolved and any progress in this country.

Cahill and Corbin, SHAME ON BOTH OF YOU! This is NOT a popularity contest. This is not a political party affiliation power play blame game. GET FOCUSED. I don't care personally which of the two, Johnson or Beachy, said or did what in an email two year old behavior sand box fight. FOCUS on the issue that is causing all of this. Both sides should be coming to the center and working diligently to resolve the problems and coming to a WORKING SUCCESSFUL AGREEMENT that benefits both sides.

An email sand box fight? REALLY? Come on people, enough of this rhetoric.

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poolboy34

May-05-13 6:43 PM

Perfectly stated WatchDog

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notSocialist

May-06-13 7:11 AM

"Whatever you may feel about politics, Mr. johnson is a gentleman. "

I don't see him often. I have never seen him act otherwise.

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Cahill

May-06-13 7:21 AM

Corbin - I guess that all political appointments are "political Payback" - since many committees are made up of political appointees, are you asserting that all such committees are corrupt - like the Supreme Court ?? By your statement "bias toward the common man" I am guessing that you meant to say "bias against the common man" - There now it at least makes sense in form.

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Cahill

May-06-13 7:21 AM

Corbin - I guess that all political appointments are "political Payback" - since many committees are made up of political appointees, are you asserting that all such committees are corrupt - like the Supreme Court ?? By your statement "bias toward the common man" I am guessing that you meant to say "bias against the common man" - There now it at least makes sense in form.

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Cahill

May-06-13 7:24 AM

Watchdog: Your inflamed rants would be far more effective if you would read the article, or sober up, or perhaps even that would be insufficient. The good thing about you is that from behind that rock, you don't even count.

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EATTHERICH

May-06-13 9:01 AM

notsocialist,I saw Dave have a melt down at a school board meeting a few years ago.some women said something to him he did't like.He stood up and shouted "I'll destroy you" and then put his hand up and said " can we get some press over here"I was ten feet away.A gentleman?

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questioner

May-06-13 12:25 PM

Since when is the fact that lawyers will make money from a decision a reason not to pay the plaintiffs (in this case, business owners) anything at all??

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questioner

May-06-13 12:26 PM

I completely Disagree with Johnson's disputing the judge's decision to refund employers who have paid too much in worker's comp. Many businesses could get a lower rate thru business associations they are affiliated with EXCEPT Ohio is (the only, I believe) a "black-out" state--we are NOT ALLOWED to get a better rate thru organizations that are out-of-state. I think the whole system needs to be relooked at, and repayment might help. Employers have been ripped off in OH.

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questioner

May-06-13 12:57 PM

What part of the last post do you disagree with? Fact, OH Is a blackout state for shopping for better W.C. rates. Fact, if employers could get a better rate but aren't allowed, they are being ripped off. OR, do you believe we shouldn't even look into these facts? Who are you?

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questioner

May-06-13 1:08 PM

MAY 2 OH Chamber of Commerce:

Governor’s Workers’ Comp Proposal Good News for Ohio Employers

The Ohio Chamber works aggressively with Gov. Kasich, state legislative leaders and BWC Administrator Buehrer and his team to lower the cost of workers’ compensation for our members. Today we are pleased to let you know about a major victory.

This afternoon, Gov. Kasich announced a three-part plan to improve Ohio’s workers’ compensation system for all Ohio state fund employers. The plan includes a $1 billion rebate for over 210,000 employers... The Ohio Chamber applauds the proposal as it is another step in the right direction of making our state’s business climate more competitive.

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questioner

May-06-13 1:51 PM

Johnson says he's received hundreds of emails asking him to reconsider "and his standard reply has been 'WRONG.'" "I don't regret it at all," he said of his choice of words. "They're just plain wrong..."

Whether pro or anti Johnson, that one-word reply is rude, arrogant, patronizing, simplistic, and because of that, wrong. Constituents deserve better.

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KsBug79

May-06-13 2:10 PM

Mr. Cahill, you have not been in this community for a number of yrs. MANY people would suggest you NOT get in bed with David Johnson. He is a snake from the word go. Has always thought he can run this city, and county. Now apparently he thinks he can run the state as well. His appointment IS a political hand grease, everyone knows it. He gets paid 60,000.00+ to go to 12 meetings a yr. in Columbus, mileage paid as well. And he doesn't have to attend all 12. He runs the Repub. party in this county, the govenor gave him wages and benefits he would not otherwise get from his bankrupt company. You seem like an intelligent person, sit back and watch, but you will make no friends by siding with Qcityfan!!! Do not write his letters for him as he has made many others do.

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Cahill

May-06-13 4:03 PM

I grew up in Salem. I was born in the Salem Clinic. I went to West Branch High. My father was born in Salem. He went to Salem High School before he left to WWII My grandfather lived in Salem. He died from black lung. He walked home from the foundry to his home on Park Ave. each day. My great grandfather has a grave marked with a bronze star from the civil war in a Salem cemetery. Exactly how many generations are required to be considered to be from this city?

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Cahill

May-06-13 4:14 PM

I hold my own political views. I believe that socialism is not the answer to the ills of our city, state, or country. The constant effort to collect money from the state and federal government to fund business is not sustainable. As I have asserted many times, fiscal viability is what is needed for successful endeavors. I can not speak for anyone, but I imagine that Mr. Johnson, like myself, wishes for a lesser more responsible government, and not for a socialistic society where we each wait at our mail box for our check each month.Margaret Thatcher said " the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money " Perhaps the effort is a responsible effort to minimize government. I do know this, when I put forth significant effort to improve our City many of you assaulted me. You lied about the content of my plans. You created conflict where none had existed and you insulted me and my family.

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Cahill

May-06-13 4:25 PM

You are welcome to hate me, too, because I count David Johnson as a friend. I do not agree with all of his views, but I sure as*****don't agree with all of yours either. The difference is that I am open to discussion with those who hold differing views. I use my name, a proud Salem name, as do the Johnsons. You hide, unwilling to expose yourself to the ridicule that you cast forth to those who are acting to effect change.

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questioner

May-06-13 4:58 PM

Mr. Cahill, if it has been determined that employers were overcharged, refunding is not socialism.

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questioner

May-06-13 5:18 PM

Mr. Cahill, I'm not sure how open you are to differing views. In the comments about the graffiti art on your buildings, one person said she thought it looked horrible. Your response was to call her a loser, twice, and a fool. That isn't sounding open to differing views. Name calling pretty much cuts off intelligent discussion.

Even in this discussion, you are responding in a fairly extremist manner. How long you've lived here has nothing to do with the issues.

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ladybug

May-06-13 5:29 PM

Mr. Johnson doesn't seem to worry about big gov, or using tax payer dollars when it benefits him.

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concerned

May-06-13 6:03 PM

Wouldn't be nice if we were able to read an article about why the board appealed the court decision, rather than reading all the childish he said this she said that name calling. Maybe there is a good reason for the appeal I doubt Mr Johnson took this upon himself but rather the board as a whole came to this conclusion. One thing is for sure an appeals court

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concerned

May-06-13 6:07 PM

An appeals court will render their decision. So why get all fussed up over it? Now could Mr. Johnson chosen perhaps a better way to disagree perhaps. But from the lady's letter sounds like she has a few issues herself.

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notSocialist

May-07-13 7:09 AM

"Your response was to call her a loser, twice, and a fool. That isn't sounding open to differing views. Name calling pretty much cuts off intelligent discussion. "

Mr Cahill did not insult just WatchDog, he insulted all of us.

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.... We don't care about what you fools, hiding behind pretend names think. You are losers. These kids are winners.

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Disappointing to me, considering his views against socialism.

Perhaps Mr. Cahill thinks those who vote using our secret ballot system are loser fools hiding, also.

I will respond by ignoring him.

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