Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Portage County District Library faces closures, layoffs

On the chopping block -- libraries in Streetsboro, Randolph, and Windham. They are branches of the Portage County District Library.

The library system could also cut staffing in half, from 70 positions to 35.

These possibilities were outlined by PCDL director Cecilia Swanson at a June 25 board meeting. The system would also reduce hours at its remaining three branches in Garrettsville, Aurora, and Brimfield.

That's just one system in the state. Hundreds more will be having meetings similar to PCDL's next emergency board meeting, which will be July 7 at 4:30 p.m., right about the same time Ohio's temporary budget extension comes to an end.


  1. This is a disgrace. I don't think any system, let alone state, faced such high cuts in recent years.

  2. I am a current resident of All Seasons Mobile Home Park in Deerfield, Ohio. For the past six months I've been fighting a bogus repair charge and a bogus criminal charge. All because of rotten lies told by Carol Foster and Vicki Gilpin of Modern Management Solutions (The management and billing company located in Ravenna, Ohio). Now, they are trying to aquire my paid off home free and clear so they can re-sell it for a huge profit. They have done this sort of thing before with the help of their attorney David Allen Sed. Its become part of their business model. Horrible, but true.

    If you want to know how all of this unfolded, please visit either of the following sites:

    You can read the entire backround so far, including my sworn statement filed with Portage County Municipal Court, view photos, and learn a few things about the rotten business practices of M.M.S.

    Something has to be done. This is what I've chosen to do.

  3. Keep the libraries open and stop doing favors for multi-millionaire developers.