Survey says: Sandusky withstands, thrives in tough times

Cedar Point, other industry helped Sandusky weather economic downslide
Andy Ouriel
Jul 31, 2014

ouriel@sanduskyregister.com

Sandusky is known for steep drops, evident by almost 20 Cedar Point roller coasters zipping up and plummeting from their peaks at different elevations and angles.

Along with other diverse industry and tourism offerings, the amusement park also helped this region's economy climb to unprecedented heights.

So says a recent study from Area Development, ranking Sandusky and the greater area No. 16 among all U.S. small cities for the region’s ability to combat and conquer an economic downswing.

Tailored for businesses and companies, the magazine pinpoints ideal money-making sites and favorable fiscal climates for those seeking to move or relocate.

The study accounted for several factors in a particular area, including unemployment rates; wage and salary growth; and percentage of those earning at least a bachelor’s degree.

“This shows that the Sandusky area was able to withstand and come out of a very difficult economic time in a strong way,” Sandusky city manager Eric Wobser said. “I believe that is because our economy is diverse from the perspective that we have a robust tourism industry, a manufacturing industry that is still strong and strong regional employers, such as Firelands Regional Medical Center.”

 

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Wjones44

Our city is a dump.

sugar

Then CAPITALIZE on those strengths to bring revenue into the city and quit going back to the productive few and taxing them into poverty, MR. WOBSER.

Comrade Boose

Sugar I think the people should TRUST the solution of a man who helped REBUILD Ohio City instead of someone like you that has NO credibility to back their statements.
So lets help Mr. Wobser rebuild Sandusky.

1. Take care of our homes
2. Clean up after ourselves when using the parks
3. Vote Yes this November on raising the income tax .25% with matching funds from the admissions tax
4. Hold commissioners accountable
5. Eat locally
6. Shop locally

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sugar

Comrade, can you comment on the topic without degrading a fellow citizen?
The City Manager serves at the will and in the confines of the city commission, therefore trust and /or his past glories have nothing to do with my confidence in his abilities.
As a past recipient of the PRIDE award, I personally do not need a primer in aesthetics.
DCfred can vouch for my credibility. Lol
CAPITALIZE on the city's assists Mr. Wobser bring about prosperity, a rising tide floats all boats. Raising taxes on the middle class is not the answer, especially when the city can afford to give raises to the unionized city employees. Not for 1 year but 3? If you're as talented as so
E believe you are let's see it in action, raising taxes is the easy lazy and way out.

Sugarr

So just so everyone gets this straight it's alright for you to degrade union workers, city workers and teachers who by the way are also citizens of Sandusky, but if Comrade says something about your credibility to rebuild a city that's wrong?
No where did I read about your credibility about winning the PRIDE award congrats and keep up the good work.
Another the thing the past accomplishments of Mr. Wobser has A LOT to do with him being able to bring this city around.
Everyone likes a winner that's why I hope everyone bets on his plan and proven track record to get the job done!

sugar

Please give me a quote where I degraded union workers, city workers and teachers? I believe their pay and benefits are unsustainable and should be cut, that is not degradation.
But I do think you and your buddy (ahem) Comrade are a bit weird, almost freakishly so.
I hope he, Wobser, is successful, he just does not need any more tax money to be so.
VOTE NO!

bnjjad

"That's a big problem with you hot dogs you think you're special, above everyone else. Pay for your own physical." - In reference to the article on finding a solution for Station 7.

bnjjad

"don't bother to call the police they are ride (rude?) and don't show up for hours."

"incestuous relationship of public sector unions and liberal politicians."

"Get real bozo." & "Utterly foolish post, you're trying too hard. Be gone..." - In response to a commenter named Thomas Paine

"DRAMA and HYSTERIA the libs are famous for"

"Drop dead."

"Too bad the corrupt pols and unions have a stranglehold on things and the sheeple are to preoccupied trying to live to see the corruption."

"It's amazing what the bottom of the barrel will do to hang onto their precious goodies."

"No more money for Meigs St Morons" - One of my Favorites

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

sugar

You are hot dogs and you are rude. That's not degrading that's truth. I'm Not attacking you for having a differing opine, I'm telling you how I perceive you. There have been many studies proving those assertions, they're not just mine.
And you are responsible for how you're perceived.
Not to say I don't appreciate your contributions to a civil society though.

bnjjad

I think you have me confused with someone else. I am not a Firefighter and that has been made clear by other comments that I have made.

Not to mention that Commrades comments could be seen as his opinion of you.

sugar

I have always commented to the subject of the thread, and have been attacked for disagreeing with a few of you.
If none of you are city workers, teachers or such why so butt hurt?
It's not personal. Comrade is angry, he and a few of you followe around. I'm not that important.
If you are police or fire I'm amazed at the behavior..... Nah take that back.

bnjjad

"why so butt hurt?" - Maybe because we want to see this city succeed? Besides I am not butt hurt about this, and why do you think City workers and teachers are the only ones who should be butt hurt? You are not only attacking them, who work to give you services, but all of the citizens of the city that rely on them to provide their services. - I personally think you are the one who is butt hurt, always having to have the last word and comment 24/7.

"followe around." - Kinda hard NOT to follow around when you comment on EVERY article about 100 times.

BTW, please explain to me how "Meigs St Morons" is not a degrading attack on city workers. You were SO quick to say you didn't do that, yet there it is.

sugar

You're hysterical, and you're having a melt down because I don't think the " services" I get are worth a penny more than what I am paying now. If you think that's attacking you're not a clear thinker.
I will comment as many times as I see fit, you do not have to read them, you do not have to address me, you are not comment moderator.
I actually was being facetious when I asked Comrade to quote me. But the idiots who comment here cannot discern that.

bnjjad

Having a melt down? Not likely, in fact I am getting quite a bit of enjoyment out of the fact that you HAVE to keep commenting and get that last word. I may be a bit of a Troll right now in fact. Besides, you are the one having the melt down, This is what? The 2nd week of your rant?

"I don't think the " services" I get are worth a penny more than what I am paying now." - You said it yourself, you don't think they are a penny more than what you are paying now, yet you complain that your wage is at 1989 levels. Thus that means that the services should be at 1989 levels. No E911 services needed, No Online court records, no online tax records, etc, etc.

"idiots who comment here" - great way to make a point by calling people names, that really makes you seem like a stand up citizen that is worried about your city.

As for being "facetious" on examples, why call out the "degrading" of yourself in the first place?

Julie R.

I thought sugar's "Meigs St Morons" was hilarious!

sugar

The relationship between public sector unions and liberal politicians is incestuous. You honestly did not know that? That is shocking!
The comment to TP doesn't fit the context.

bnjjad

Sure it does, you degrade just as much as anyone on here.

bnjjad

The relationship between big business executives* and conservative politicians is incestuous. You honestly did not know that? That is shocking!

*Particularly big banks

sugar

Oh a liberal too, you really think Republicans have a wrap on big business? Have you heard of Solyndra, Bill Hates, Warren Buffett? Perhaps GE? You do know that Wall St gaveore to the odumbo campaign than any Tepublican campaign? No you don't because your ignorant, gullible and foolish. You don't even know the difference between Conservative and Republican.

bnjjad

eh, I lump ALL politicans together. I am NOT a liberal (past comments will also prove that). I am a person who votes for the betterment of this country.

Wall ST also paid Republican Congress members to overturn Bank Regulations that were put in place to prevent another melt down.

"ignorant, gullible and foolish" - You don't know me, but thanks for the description, I might put that on my car.

sugar

Lol as if you have a handle on what is betterment and what is good for the country. Aside fr being all the above you're either a liar or totally delusional.

bnjjad

and you do? you would rather bankrupt the city then support it to let it grow.

My opinion and vote goes for what I think is good for the country, What you think is good for the country is completely different and that is fine. You are the one who wont shut up when someone comments against you. This comment is a PRIME example

Always have to have the last word.

Besides, you have no idea what I have voted for, you don't even know what I do for a living. What if I told you I voted for Romney?, Hell I will do you one even better, I was against the GM bailout

sugar

And I really don't care what you think or how you vote. I will continue to say no to all new taxes. VOTE NO. They have enough money between CF and income taxes.

Comrade Boose

CF did their part to rebuild the city now it is ours. I am voting Yes!

bnjjad

ME 2.

Like I said before, you Diversify your investments, you should diversify your incomes. Not one Company (and the city is a company in this instance) has ever been able to survive by making only 1 product. Do not expect 1 source of income to pay the bills forever.

bnjjad

BTW, "where in any of my comments have I led anyone to believe that I have extraordinary credibility" - You at least admit that you don't have a handle on the betterment or good of the country either.

Sugarr

Sugar dial 911 you may be having a stroke the above sentence does not make sense "Bill Hates" never heard of him. "Wall ST gaveore", "than any Tepublican campaign " they will help you get to the ER even though you don't think they should be earning a fair wage.

sugar

I'm typing on a phone. Is that all you've got? I full well expected this kind of attack from a few of you. That's how you operate, with intimidation.
You don't care about the city, you care about your wallet, your bloated pension and your retirement , at 50 mind you on the backs of people who will work to support you.
Well you're losing influence, I have the guts to call you out and I will continue to, there are any like me who feel the same wY but are afraid to speak out. I'm not keep it up.

bnjjad

"That's how you operate, with intimidation." - Because you don't use that tactic at all. *rolls eyes*

bnjjad

Stroke from anger maybe?

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