Monday, July 28, 2008


Readers of the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) the piece in which The Report suggested that Larry Dordea (former police chief in Alliance" may be "too provincial" to be a countywide elected official (county sheriff) as evidence by his witnessing against a countywide 9-1-1 before Alliance City Council.

Another report from the Alliance Review seems to validate The Report's question.

In today's Alliance Review, it has been reported that Dordea serves on an Alliance task force looking into whether or not Alliance should enter into an exclusive contract with two Alliance area ambulance companies to provide emergency transport to Alliance area residents.

In the face of a county commissioner commissioned report which criticized setups like the Alliance task force proposal (with the likelihood that Alliance will eventually be part of a countywide 9-1-1 system), take a look at this excerpt from today's Alliance Review:

The task force recommended contracting with an exclusive provider, as it "will significantly, dramatically and materially reduce and diminish dumped calls."

The task force, consisting of Blaser, Law Director Andrew Zumbar, Health Commissioner Randall Flint, then-Police Chief Lawrence Dordea (emphasis added) and then-Fire Chief James Reese, issued its four-page report to council.

Democrat members of Alliance City Council seem to have reservations about the Dordea et al assessment.

The Report renews the original question:

Is there a side to Larry Dordea that demonstrates an inability to see the "big picture?" Is this a case that Dordea, knowing that his opponent Sheriff Swanson is committed to a countywide 9-1-1, is looking to establish another "politically derived difference" with the sheriff?

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