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35 days ago.
by Kunectdots
Kunectdots
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Welcome to Parkersburg! (home of the bums)

Drive across the toll bridge into Parkersburg and what's the first sight you see? How about a pathetic looking being bumming for money? There's a crew that work's the end of the Memorial Bridge, with the collector sometimes STANDING IN THE ROADWAY (I thought that to be illegal). His or her 'backups' are reclining in the adjacent American Legion lot. Then they rotate to the intersection of 6th and Ann St. and the backups sit on the Henry Logan Church steps. I had one relative that made a contribution and saw the female 'collector' drinking later that night at the 5th St. Pub. Another made a donation at the Memorial Bridge and later saw the guy buying a "40 ouncer" at the Speedway on Grand Central. Throw in the recent additions at the end of the drive to Wal-Mart (South Pburg) and the problem seems to be growing. I believe one female collector was recently charged with drug distribution. Is this the wave of the future for Parkersburg?

 
 

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Kunectdots

Well, she was there again today (5-25-15 Memorial Day, all 260 lbs. of her "Hungry" and "Homeless" self. Shirtless hubby, with more than a few hundred dollars of tattoos on his shirtless torso, observing the operation, sitting on his butt on the curbing across from McDonalds.

They should have had at least a bit of camo on so you might think you owed them something for their military service too. How unimaginative!

BTW - I started posting my observations of these two here over 420 days ago. No luck finding a job yet?

Posted 35 days ago.

Kunectdots

Today, @ 3:40 PM, the guy that doesn't like to wear his shirt and sits on the curb with his legs out into the street, was 'working' the Walmart exit on South-side. His female accompaniment was occupying a spot behind the bushes. I notice that the dude displays a significant number (from a dollar investment standpoint) of tattoos on his torso. He had his usual "Homeless, Any thing will help, God Bless" sign with him. I imagine that "Homeless" couple took the bus HOME to North Parkersburg after 'work', but I had other things to do besides wait around to verify my belief.

Posted 52 days ago.

Kunectdots

Yesterday, 3-25-15 @ 01:00 PM, the alcohol buyer was 'working' while sitting with his legs over the curbing at the end of the Memorial Bridge. His female friend and Back-up was sitting on the curb, opposite McDonalds, on Ohio Ave. An attached crew was bidding their time on the back porch of 814 26th St. and a new male face was collecting at the entrance to the Park Shopping Center. A new one (female) was at the intersection of Emerson and Dudley, while a male was collecting at the exit-way of Wal-Mart, in Vienna, today (3-26-15).

Their ranks ARE growing. NICE IMAGERY, PARKERSBURG!!!

Posted 95 days ago.

Kunectdots

Today, 3-20-15 @ 3:20 PM the bum who lays around on the ground occasionally at the end of the Memorial Bridge, took a break and went over to CVS Pharmacy to purchase alcohol. He emerged from the store with his package and walked to the back porch of a boarded-up residence at 814 26th St (out of the public's view) to consume it with his female 'friend' (who also bums at the end of the bridge regularly) and another male. Meanwhile, another male was 'working' the end of the bridge while another female (who was arrested for her-oin possession/distribution) was 'working' the entranceway to the Park Shopping Center.

How much more of this is Parkersburg going to tolerate?

Posted 101 days ago.

Kunectdots

I noticed the anti-panhandling sign at the end of the Memorial Bridge now has a leftward slant to it. Shortly after it was installed, which was in a perpendicular relationship to the level ground, it was bent slightly backward by someone.

For those that think displacing that sign from a vertical axis by probably trying to tear it down, all you're doing is making the sign MORE attractive to the eye of oncoming drivers BECAUSE it is now canted. You're defeating your own purpose.

Posted 134 days ago.

I encountered a pretty obnoxious group of panhandlers yesterday, blocking the entrance of the Vienna Foodland, holding out cups, and arguing with passersby who did not donate. A group of drunks? No, it was the Jackson Middle School Wrestling Team, forced by their parents and coaches to beg on the streets and hassle little old ladies for a dollar to support their team. This is an prime example of poor parenting and poor coaching, teaching kids that bumming is an acceptable way to obtain funds for something you want.

Posted 162 days ago.

Kunectdots

(CONT)

I don't see or hear anyone saying, "I won't go to Parkersburg because of those awful signs". I do, however, notice drivers giving a wide bearth to those individuals, whom you claim are "sitting" in your letter, when they are forced to sit beside them while stopped at a light.

Posted 176 days ago.

Kunectdots

Mr. Charles Corra Jr. (of Parkersburg) slammed Mayor Newell and the City of Parkersburg about the anti-Panhandler signs posted around town in The Parkersburg N&S LTEs (Jan.4, 2015) with a letter entitled "Panhandler signs are offensive".

Well, Mr. Corra, continue to give all the money to those folks you want. SOME of it may not go to the Speedway on Grand Central for a 40 oz. beer, but SOME of it has. SOME of it may not go to a downtown pub for alcoholic drinks, but SOME of it has. SOME of it may not go to a woman later convicted of her-oin possession, but SOME of it has. SOME of it may not go to purchase a twelve pack of beer, by the "HOMELESS" couple on their way HOME, but SOME of it has.

I know about those events because I'm interested enough to pay attention to the activities of those PANHANDLERS. Maybe you should be also.

(CONT)

Posted 176 days ago.

Kunectdots

Today (11-2-14), a black man was standing at the end of the Memorial Bridge 'collecting'. A few days back, I had the privilege of witnessing a Parkersburg PD officer telling the woman, who lives in North Parkersburg but claims to "Homeless", to move on or be arrested. So, are we now going to have race enter the picture as a legal quirk also when attempting to keep the panhandlers at bay in Parkersburg?

Posted 238 days ago.

Kunectdots

$54,750/year...TAX FREE! Seen @ 7:50 minutes into video. h ttp://w ww.youtube.c om/watch?v=XhalV1mc0Fo

Posted 243 days ago.

Kunectdots

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Posted 243 days ago.

Kunectdots

Today, October 23rd @ 3:20 pm, the couple that regularly work the end of the Memorial Bridge were standing idly across Ohio Ave. from McDonalds, while a more respectable looking partner worked the end of the bridge. Yesterday, the same trio was trolling at the 4th and Ann St. intersection, with 'the couple' occupying the steps of the Henry Logan Church. So, they've now (allegedly) got a new hook. Have someone that appears less alcoholic/druggie prone to actually do the 'work', standing under the very same city signs advising drivers to not "participate in funding drug and alcoholism".

Posted 249 days ago.

Kunectdots

OK! Parkersburg is starting to make some progress. I guess the guy that manages a certain kitchen implement outlet in the Grand Central Mall, can go take a giant screw at the moon!

Posted 258 days ago.

Kunectdots

Parkersburg has finally posted street signs trying to wave off contributors (Enablers)to the Ambition-Challenged Ones. They should post pictures of them buying their alcohol, after BSing the public for tax-free handouts all day.

Posted 266 days ago.

Kunectdots

(8-29-16) A younger female was on station there today, possibly a daughter, bearing the exact same sign (not just worded the same, the exact same one) as the older female accompaniment of "Shirtless Man".

Posted 302 days ago.

Kunectdots

YEP! She was back at the end of the Memorial Bridge on 8-26-14 bearing a sign that read "Homeless, Hungry, God Bless", yes, with people still GIVING her money.

Posted 306 days ago.

mythravere

I say bring back the stocks and hard labor.

Make committing a crime result in living he11.

Posted 310 days ago.

mythravere

Wanna hear a good one? Shoplifter got busted at the southside walmart right near the exit. Scared him so bad he pooped his pants. The "nuggets" hit the floor! LOL! Well they get the dude cleaned up and then he bolts out the back door of the store. Well he is then chased into a wooded area next to lawn and garden where he can be heard pleading 'please just let me go'.

AAAAhhhh lol! Lowlifes I tell ya!

Posted 310 days ago.

Kunectdots

I saw the male - who likes going shirtless - and his female acquaintance walking from 'work' at the end of the Memorial Bridge on 8-19-14. They stopped in North End Market to pick up a twelve pack and scooted on down to a dwelling near 39th and Hemlock. I'll be watching to see if they are using signage to indicate a situation of "homeless" when they are staffing their collection point next time.

Posted 313 days ago.

Kunectdots

Geezer - Isn't that true with most public problems? The more there are, the more federal tax dollars get thrown to the municipalities to abate them (often without questioning the results). Under a funding system like that, many city fathers and public school administrators have no incentive to see a problem go away in toto. Rather, they prefer to 'manage' the situations to keep the taxpayer funded kickbacks rolling in.

BTW - I saw a couple of them working their 'shift change' at the end of the Memorial Bridge again the other day. A poster on Facebook has pictures of one parking a very nice blue car beyond the Mountaineer Family Restaurant, just to walk back to 'work' the stop sign at the exit from Rt. 50.

Posted 441 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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