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Barb Farkas December 14, 2013 at 07:28 AM
Sorry, auto correct got me, should read suburb! Not superb .
Kylie December 17, 2013 at 09:40 AM
It's been open almost a week now. Not more than 2 cars in the parking lot, which are employees.Read MoreWhat a waste. I'm sure these will close down shortly. It's unfortunate that Mayfield Hts. allows these businesses that will bring Mayfield Hts. down. The next step is going to be the dollar store/big lots type of businesses coming into the city. We already have one dollar store, that will be enough. It's easy to see the city is settling for any type of business to get tax dollars at the expense of the community.
Barb Farkas December 17, 2013 at 04:03 PM
I agree Kylie, Mayfield has gone down significantly, how about fixing Mayland Shopping Center so it Read Moredoesn't look like a slum? Oh well, at least we'll be able to sleep on our new mattresses lol
Mayfield Citizen December 04, 2013 at 07:28 AM
They are all rookies. Just because you are active in the community doesnt mean you are fit to runRead Moreit . If Donna Finney wanted even a remote chance to win this election she needed to make sure her boyfriend had nothing to do with her campaign. Theres no proof but it seems Finney was using the same smear tactics Howard was in trouble for using during his campaign. I saw in an earlier post John Smith started throwing around words like libel. John Smith huh. Talking garbage for 24 years doesnt qualify as public service. Id love to see where the IP address for that craigslist flyer ad traces back to.
jerry December 04, 2013 at 07:43 AM
At least it was refreshing to see that Anthony wouldn't sink to the levels that Howard and DonnaRead Moreexh ibited during the runoff campaign.....and there was plenty that he could have utilized based on the lowlife tactics that have been used......Give me a break....couldn't publish their name on a letter because of repercussions from the mayor....who are they kidding....and where did those "committees for ethics" come from.....just one more attempt to lie to the community......the only saving grace is that Howard and Donna threw away a heck of a lot of money....serves them right. Interesting that they are in the Mayfield Heights Republican club yet they are using the tactics of Chicago thug politics being used by the Democratic party.
Mayfield Citizen December 04, 2013 at 08:07 AM
She also made it impossible to run again, which is awesome for Mayfield. Looks like she may have to Read Moreget a real job and actually work for a living.
Mark Baran October 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Councilwoman Donna Finney Admitted to Violating Ohio Law and Falsification which is a "CrimeRead Moreof Dishonesty." This is undisputed by both you and Councilwoman Finney. Actually, I find it interesting that you post this and made a decision to be anonymous. I also find it interesting the facts that you fail to include in your statement. Here they are: 1. Donna Finney Admitted to Violation of Ohio Revised Code 3517(B)(8) and (10). Here is the link to the documents provided by the Ohio Election Commission http://youtu.be/BXt1dC3Txqk (The document show that she worked out a “deal” with former Mayor Costibile in exchange for the paragraph 5 in the Agreement that the charges against Donna Finney would not be pursued for criminal prosecution. How do I know this? I actually ordered the Transcript of the Proceedings in which her attorney, Donald C Brey, appeared on her behalf. I have a copy right her in front of me now. Did you read it? 2. The Admissions by Donna Finney, certified by a notary, is Falsification and is a “Crime of Dishonesty.” That is a breach of the public trust. I have no problem with Councilwoman Finney running for public office. However, I believe she would agree that she is a proponent of “Transparency” so therefore, she would agree to fully disclose all documents and information on this matter. But she has not. Why? Attacking me personally only draws more attention to how much of an issue this is for Councilwoman Finney. It can only go away if she is as fully honest with the public and voters as she expected of former Mayor Costibile. In fact, there is nothing to retract because if you look at Ms. Finney’s comments on this public forum, she openly stated that my comments and disclosure of documents did not offend her as I posted it. How about you post or ask Councilwoman Finney to post the following documents: 1. Any depositions of herself in the matter 2. Copies of all Subpoena’s served upon her along with all records she produced responsive to those requests. 3. Copies of all Request For Production of Documents and responsive documents 4. Copies of all Admissions and responsive documents 5. Copies of all Interrogatories and responsive documents 6. Copies of any and all letters, emails, correspondence, and any and all other documents that refer or relate to the Admission of Violation of O.R.C. 3517.21(B)(8) and (10) 7. A full disclosure of the settlement with former Mayor Costibile that led to her signing the Agreement dated July 24, 2006. Will you provide all these documents and information? Why not? Simply because there was no “Adjudication” is not responsive to these questions and I suspect you know that which is why you wish your identity to remain “hidden.” That’s ok. I would not want to be arguing that Ms. Finney did nothing wrong either – but maybe she is paying you to post that argument? Are you being paid? Please tell us. I am a resident of Mayfield Heights and have been for 10 years. Are you a resident and a voter? These are reasonable questions. In fact, based on Councilwoman Finney’s strong belief in “Transparency,” (she again verbalized them in last night’s City Council meeting that all can watch on the Public TV channel) I would think that Councilwoman Finney would want to publically disclose all the above information. Sadly, she apparently does to wish to follow her own beliefs. Very telling of her character.
Mark Baran October 29, 2013 at 09:21 PM
I figured someone might try to false make the statement you made above which was "...ThatRead Moremeans that there was NOT a Commission Hearing, Administrative Court or Court of Law that found Donna Finney guilty of anything." FALSE. THERE WAS A COMMISSION HEARING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ACCEPT THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN DONNA FINNEY AND GREG COSTIBILE. It took place on August 24, 2006 and here is the link to the official Transcript which is also public record. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EuXMvRbyHs Simply cut and paste the above link in your browser. Why am I the one to disclose this public information? Obviously, because I live in Mayfield Heights, have lived her for 10 years, and find it important that if a Candidate is running for Mayor, as is Councilwoman Finney, has a "Crime of Dishonesty" on her past record, she should disclose it since it reflects a breach of the public trust. She is not a "reporter" and she admitted to a False Statement. Integrity and the ability to be truthful is fundamental to the office of Mayor in Mayfield Heights. To quote this author, "Heck," we just had a Mayor resign under embarassing ethical charges. Would this be a good idea to bury under the rug and have it come out later? No. if all the voters are aware of all of Donna Finney disclosures regarding this matter (and still she is elected) then that is the end of it. However, there is more that is not being disclosed by Donna Finney and that just does not sit well with me. Again, Donna Finney has gone on record, repeatedly about how important "Transparency" is in this City's government. She has made it part of her platform in the speeches she has given. Why is this a secret for her? Why?!? Just disclose all of the records. If what you claim is all true, then Donna Finney has no reason to not disclose the records and information I mentioned in my previous post.
MG November 05, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Finney/Sonnenstein "literature" during the campaign was complete garbage. Trash talking,Read Morem ud slinging garbage. What a classless mayoral candidate I've ever seen (next to Sonnenstein).
Donna R.Finney October 23, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Mr. Baran, I believe when something is published in the newspaper, as this matter was many yearsRead Moreago , it is then publicly disclosed. Digging into your background and past, your reputation in the legal community, in my opinion, seems rather tarnished.
Mark Baran October 23, 2013 at 06:32 PM
How curious. When Mayor Costibile's transgressions were published in the paper you did notRead Moreconside r that publically disclosed which is why you asked Attorney Carr to provide details at a City Council meeting. You are running for Mayor and you don't want to talk about this. Instead, you ironically claim that your transgression was published in the paper years ago? It must have been in Columbus because you drove to Columbus to have your hearing. Personally attacking me does nothing to answer these questions. I am raising reasonable questions.
brian November 06, 2013 at 08:48 AM
I love when you say you are working on providing the link to the mayor's issue... is this reallyRead Morewha t brings Mayfield Hts. further in the city? Is this really the only thing you can be working on for the taxpayers and residents? Wow, glad to see DiCicco with most of the votes....
Lindell V.Riddle November 05, 2013 at 05:13 PM
There is no person in Mayfield Heights City Government more completely open and in favor of fullRead Moredis closure than Donna Finney, she has NOTHING to hide and she has hidden nothing! You guys need to calm down, especially anyone using a partial or assumed name. To those reading this, the "Mark Baran" person is a lawyer with a personal agenda and an axe to grind, he is angling for a job with the city. And let me tell you, I am the person who did the research that led to the discredited former mayor having to leave office, I have dug up the dirt on public officials and made it public in the past My family and I back Donna Finney, she will be a full-time mayor, she will cut the cost of city government. Donna Finney put legislation forward to require every elected official to file their Ethics Commission requirements with the Clerk of Council so all the state reporting requirements will be readily available right at Mayfield Heights City Hall. The other two candidates for mayor have tried to block this from passage. If you REALLY care about OPEN GOVERNMENT you will join me in backing DONNA FINNEY FOR MAYFIELD HEIGHTS MAYOR!!! My friends, I have been a Mayfield Heights Community Activist for 43 years and I have done my homework. Yours truly, Lindell V. Riddle
MG November 05, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Lindell V. Riddle.... talk about ax to grind... Finney has been throwing around the ex-mayor storyRead Moref orever and every chance she gets. Love how you all like to title people "lawyer", or assumed name. What difference does it make? We wouldn't respond if we weren't residents, and I know Finney only classifies the residents are "registered voters", while she furiously looks up anyone who posts here. Pretty weak.
Common Sense Citizen November 06, 2013 at 07:06 AM
If only Finney would put as much energy into accomplishing something constructive as she does inRead Moreske wering other people, she might have some credibility. And just because someone has plenty of idle time doesn't make them a better candidate for a part-time position. I guess she's never heard the saying that if you want something done, ask a busy person.
PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL October 17, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Sorry MAYOR but you are wrong. As a mom I have some experience in detecting dishonesty in littleRead Morep eople and here we have MAYOR throwing a temper tantrum screaming that everyone else is wrong and he is right. As a health care professional I recognize the symptoms of MAYOR being dizzy, disoriented and perhaps delusional. In reading all of this and checking the Monaco properties listed on the auditor's website I see what everyone but MAYOR can easily see. I see that MAYOR is making false accusations to further a public vendetta against Mr. Monaco and his family. I don't usually endorse but I'll be voting to re-elect Councilman Monaco on election day.
MAYOR October 18, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Sorry Ms. President. I have no vendetta against Mr. Monaco. As a matter of fact, I too am going to Read Moreendorse Mr. Monaco, right here, right now. I'm sure he is doing a fine job in his Council position. It doesn't change my surprise (refer to original post) that nobody is running against Mr. Monaco. If I am at all delusional, it is in my belief that Mr. Monaco is going to contact the county, give them a list of his properties, and confirm for himself as to whether or not he is entitled to the 2 and 1/2% owner-occupied primary residence rollback. Meanwhile, here is a link to a Plain Dealer article written by Patrick O'Donnell a couple of years ago: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/04/7600_homeowners_businesses_in.html I'm reasonably sure that Mr. O'Donnell has no vendetta against the 3 property owners that he singled out, or the other 7600 that he feels are in violation of the law. Ms. President, while I don't recall having a temper tantrum or doing any screaming, I would expect a little more out of you. You should rise above all this. Referring to me as "little people" is not only beneath the positions you hold (as a mom and a Councilwoman), it hurts my feelings. As a "health care professional", I would expect you to know that upon making a diagnosis (dizzy, disoriented, and perhaps delusional), name calling is not the appropriate action to take. I wonder, since you brought it up, if your position as a "health care professional" includes diagnosing the psychological stability of a person based on his writings on a local blog? Aren't you currently working as an ultrasound technician at Hillcrest Hospital? After all, the teller at my bank calls herself a financial professional, but I wouldn't let her manage my money. I'm afraid I am not going to give you my endorsement is the upcoming mayoral election. But I do wish you the best of luck. FYI, screaming on blogs or other written works is commonly denoted by using all caps, and the only people using all caps in this entire thread is you when you typed MAYOR several times and throughout the comment by Mr. Riddle. Not my original post or the post by any other commenter used caps even one time. Who's screaming and throwing a temper tantrum now?
Mark Baran October 18, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Folks, these are pseudonyms on this post. However, mine is not. It is reckless for the PersonRead Moreid entifying themself as "mayor" to make such statements. That person is not Mayor any more than the persons are their self-appointed pseudonym titles. I would say it is naive but the thread is suspiciously "manufactured."
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