Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Facebook | Twitter | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS

Putnam blemish

Vacant St. Clair Building causes concerns

March 13, 2013

A downtown building constructed in 1900 and once home to everything from a bank to a shoe shine company is now being called a safety concern by a Marietta city councilman....

« Back to Article

sort: oldest | newest




Mar-14-13 4:57 PM

I have a great Idea. Lets get a grant and fix it with other tax payers money.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-14-13 11:06 AM

MaryPoppins - Your candidate had a lot of "outside" help getting elected, along with most of the democrats across the country.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 9:24 PM

yellowrose, the opposing party could not come up with someone to beat Roger so how bad was your candidate?


2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 9:23 PM

Call it The First Bank of Ohio building and try to reconstruct it like the other junk holes.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 3:57 PM

I am glad McCauley spoke up and over rode Kalters plans. The building need to be evaluated from the inside as well as the out side. I know from being in the upstairs helping with repairs when the glass windows fell out, that building is in horrible shape.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 3:41 PM

First Bank of Ohio bought the property for $250K in the 1990.It's now worth about $150k-$200k with all the repair work that has to be done on it. Someone would have to sink $500K or more into the property just to be able to rent it out again. I'm sure the bank is just sitting on it using it as a tax break it's not worth it to them to fix up.

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 1:18 PM

Who wants to tear it down? Certainly not Mr. Kalter. He wants it fixed and maintained. Read the darn article!

9 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 12:03 PM

@Penny7 Your right about the properties on Front street a lot of them are falling apart.I wouldn't worry about the St. Clair Building being tore down I think they would tar & Feather him first it's a landmark building.

5 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 11:47 AM

This just irritates the heck out of me. I was born and raised in Marietta. I have been in the upstairs and back of several buildings on Front Street and they are about to "fall apart" and are in terrible condition. No one is complaining about them! The fronts "look" great. No one would DARE criticize FR ONT STREET !!! But here is a building that is a main structure on HISTORIC PUTNAM STREET and someone wants to tear it down beacuse of what he has "heard" or what it "looks like"?????? I could tell him about other places that are a lot worse. Come on. Who is this guy and why does the committee listen to him? He is one man....

11 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 11:38 AM

@Tessie I agree with you 100% property owners need to keep up there properties! If they don't the city needs to fine them and keep fining them and put a lean on their properties.

13 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 11:27 AM

roger kalter is a good man. intelligent, a real shaker and mover, marietta is fortunate to have him on council. if roger thinks there is a problem, then his word is good

4 Agrees | 14 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 11:06 AM

Yellowroses are usually sent to brighten ones day! Come on don't be such a hater!

4 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 11:04 AM

"WE all" did NOT vote him in. He does NOT represent the entire town, he did NOT get 100% of the vote, not all people who can vote did and lots of people come to Marietta who do not vote here. Plus, no one really qualified runs for office anymore, so, we get the worst people in office.

10 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 10:54 AM

Most entertaining part of this: YOU ALL VOTED HIM IN....

7 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 10:48 AM

Property codes need to be updated and enforced, regardless of what anyone thinks of Mr. Kalter.

Some Mariettans seem oblivious to their downtown buildings. We still have a thriving downtown, nowhere near the glory days I've been told about, but certainly still alive. Visit some other downtown areas in cities of Marietta's size and you will see what I mean. Take a drive to Zanesville, Cambridge, or Steubenville and you will see deteriorated and empty downtown buildings and vacant spaces, where architecturally beautiful buildings once stood. Decay, deterioration, and fires have taken a toll on their downtown shopping and living areas. If the problem isn't addressed now, the same will happen here.

Don't stick your head in the sand just because you dislike Mr. Kalter. Part of being a grownup means you choose to address the problem and let petty differences fall by the wayside.

16 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 10:27 AM

Roger, Roger....when ya gonna learn Buddy? People do not want you meddlin in their business. Keep your eyes on the sidewalk while you ride and you won't see the glass that "looks like it could fall out"."Looks like", and "seems like" and "might" are NOT good ways to describe a "tragedy" waiting to happen. I am certain the people in city government who have to handle Roger's complaints are very frustrated.

8 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 10:09 AM

Here we go more black smoke, today......and Newsjunkie5, Agreed what a fine young man and reporter Hudsepth is.

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 9:52 AM

I totally agree that safety is the top concern. Now all they have to do is get the out of town owner to fix it. Evidently he isn't too interested in the building, or it wouldn't be in the shape it is in now.

16 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 9:47 AM

I agree with roksmith. Regardless if you have an issue with the person, safety should be the top concern. And what a way to start off your Wednesday by reading a great article by Mr. Hudspeth. Everyone is all jammed up after reading this and I love it, LOL!

10 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 9:06 AM

Kalter aside, if the buildings present a safety hazard to the public, the issues need to be addressed. If the glass falls out of a window into your back yard, who cares? If it falls onto a city street or sidewalk, everyone should care.

23 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 8:51 AM

You can thank the ignorant Democrat voters for electing Kalter to his council position. He is getting a free ride to the next council term. Amazing.

11 Agrees | 14 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 8:27 AM

Here's an idea....Let's get a committee together and find lots of tax payer grants to apply for and do a 3 million dollar renovation of this historic building and call it "Over the Kalter ******ia"! That would be a great thing for downtown Marietta and give the council something important to focus on. Don't worry about a business plan as to what to really do with it. Don't worry that it's a waste of tax payer money and will come with real high maintenance costs. Don't worry that only about 10 people total will support it.

It's a great idea for restoring downtown Marietta!!

Thanks Roger!

7 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 8:24 AM

Kalter the property Zar lol what a joke

12 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 8:22 AM

Should someone be looking at Kalter's house and property and making official reports about trash and neighborhood danger? I would like to see these people take care of themselves first before searching around for someone else's problems to throw stones at.

15 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-13-13 6:59 AM

Kalter don't look up there is no sidewalk up there it is under your feet. The Article should be called the Kalter blemish .

14 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 26 comments Show More Comments

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
Remember my email address.


I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web