Cover Photo, of the Stark County, Ohio Courthouse Bell Tower, by Anthony McCune.

Friday, May 29, 2020

You Learn A Lot About People ...When They Don't Get What They Want

Graphic by McCunications Media for Stark County, Ohio News and Views

Our Stark County, Ohio News and Views... Facebook page went online May 19, 2010.

Approximately nine weeks ago, about the time the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in our community, while continuing to promote Stark County, we shifted our focus, to inform and educate you about Coronavirus.

We've been posting information to help you stay safe during this global Pandemic; including supporting Governor Mike DeWine, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and their Stay At Home Order.

While we took that position, others chose to support a political agenda coming out of Washington, D.C. including demanding to REOPEN BUSINESSES NOW.

People chose to ignore a NO POLITICS policy which has been in place since the page was launched.

Response to legitimate media coverage, from credible news sources, was politicized. People chose to be disrespectful and insulting.

Our page was victimized by Facebook trolls. They further sought to damage our reputation.

It's been necessary to permanently remove approximately 300 fans of the page, over the past month.

In addition, we permanently blocked more than 500 random strangers, for trolling.

This has been unpleasant, to say the least, stressful and cause for anger. Nonetheless, we remain committed to serve our community.

To the 21,505 fans currently on the page, thank you. We are especially grateful to those of you who stood in support of the page.

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