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Old 06-05-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Solon,OH
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I remember having to move to Ashtabula, Ohio a long while ago, before I even started high school. I hated it then, even though I only moved there from Geneva. Since then, I've been all over the state, I've met all kinds of people... and it just seems to me like the city is just garbage. I always wondered what the state's opinion was of the little city--At least those that have been there. Care to share your thoughts?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Solon,OH
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And by "Yours Thoughts," I meant your thoughts.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Camelot
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I used to live in Ashtabula county and work in the city of Ashtabula. The city is a small boarded up port town on lake erie. I have never met more people addicted to meth than I did in Ashtabula. It is starting to fill up with illegal immigrants as well. Ashtabula is the step-child of Youngstown, an hour's drive south. Both city's best days are behind them and the residents are just trying to pick up the pieces of their falling down towns. If you need anything in Ashtabula that you can't get at WalMart or the tiny mall you have to drive to a real city an hour away to get it. Many people I know in Ashtabula had to travel to Cleveland or Erie on a regular basis, some for work and others for certain specialty merchandise. They don't call it "trashtabula" for nothing!
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I don't know anything about Ashtabula except that they will soon have all new schools. They already have a new high school. Their new jr. high school is currently being built. And, in a few years, their 5 new elementary schools will be opened.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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No place is "just garbage."
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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No place is "just garbage."
I totally agree 110%.

I lived in ashtabula for 20 torturous years, and could take it no longer.

I'm now living in Colorado and literally kiss the ground I walk on everyday.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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I totally agree 110%.

I lived in ashtabula for 20 torturous years, and could take it no longer.

I'm now living in Colorado and literally kiss the ground I walk on everyday.
ryanek9freak,
I grew up in Columbus and left 10 years ago for Montana. I love MT and could easily stay here the rest of my life. Problem is we really want to own a farm and begin a small organic farming operation. Just like CO, any land that is remotely near the mountains is way way to expensive. Eastern MT is just dry, treeless plains, no thanks. So believe it or not we're thinking of heading back east and NE Ohio was one of the places we had considered. We found a few places that seemed like they fit what we were looking for near Jefferson. Would you care to share your thoughts on that area?
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Ashtabula is one of those cities that literally is controlled by a mafia. Its the same group of people that you constantly find in the star beacon.

I moved away from that town last summer and haven't looked back since.

As for the high schools, yea they threw us together just to get their precious "new school". At that tossed together school they called lakeside, you were just a number. No one cared if you passed or failed. I went off to college with a big reality that college prep classes didn't prepare us for what was ahead. I know live in Virginia, yes the locals trash the town just like we trash Ashtabula, but I look the other way. I'm here because of the military and just got a job at a high end retail store over in Williamsburg.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Ashtabula is the step-child of Youngstown, an hour's drive south. Both city's best days are behind them and the residents are just trying to pick up the pieces of their falling down towns.
beautiful, clear, and completely true.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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beautiful, clear, and completely true.
Yeah, you and Mikieo would have gotten along really well.
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