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Whats up at Travonna coffee house?

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    cadillackid
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    I hang out at Travonna as my favorite Late night code-jamming caffeine consuming nightstpot..

    I hear rumors that Travis is no longer part of it? I thought he was an owner.. of course none of the employees will speak word one.. something is up?

    anyone have the skinny?

    facebook just says “changed coming to travonna coffee house”

    so far it remains open and active as normal…

    figure someone here might have more inside scoop than i do

    -Christopher

    #537696

    If so, good riddance.

    Travis is a convicted sex offender. Got caught victimizing young boys and pled guilty to importuning.

    http://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/OH1559159/Travis-Sean-Hardy.html

    #537697

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant

    Not even going to get into the complexity of sex crimes or the definition of importuning ( look it up, chances are you’ve done it once or twice yourself at a bar or two), but I will say Travonna has been good for the neighborhood.

    #537698

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant

    mrsgeedeck said:
    Not even going to get into the complexity of sex crimes or the definition of importuning ( look it up, chances are you’ve done it once or twice yourself at a bar or two).

    In Ohio, an adult soliciting a person under the age of 13 for sex is importuning. This seems a pretty straightforward definition to me. I’ve not witnessed importuning at any bars in my life, thankfully. Didn’t realize kids under the age of 13 hang out in bars.

    #537699

    mrsgeedeck said:
    Not even going to get into the complexity of sex crimes or the definition of importuning ( look it up, chances are you’ve done it once or twice yourself at a bar or two), but I will say Travonna has been good for the neighborhood.

    You don’t have to get into it, but thanks. Also, thanks for making such broad assumptions about me, internet stranger!

    I happen to know Travis personally, was one of his former friends and co-workers when it all went down, and know the exact details of what happened involving his case.

    I beg to differ with your estimation that a 24-hour coffee shop / daily presence of a child predator is a ‘good’ trade-off for a neighborhood, but you’re entitled to that opinion, I guess.

    #537700

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant

    Importuning, according to Ohio Revised Code:

    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.07

    #537701

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant

    lizless said:
    Importuning, according to Ohio Revised Code:

    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.07

    And in 2001 this law also included sexually propositioning someone of the same sex. Like I sad, sex crimes are complicated.

    Tbone, I’m not making broad assumptions about you specifically, just behavior in general. I read the crime reports for that area consistently, and there hasn’t been anything untoward in that area that stands out more than the usual car break ins etc., So do I think having a well lit, open store front is better than an empty store front. Yup.

    #537702

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant

    Also, this sex offender angle has been discussed before.

    #537703

    anillo
    Participant

    Because fuck second chances!

    #537704

    mrmann
    Member
    #537705

    lbl
    Participant

    so back to the initial question of this post – does anyone have any info on what might be happening to the business?

    #537706

    leftovers
    Member

    Not knowing what he did I will have to hope that the court has set up some safe guards and that he should be given some second chance. Regardless, it looks like he is leaving and though I have not been there in a while it is nice to have late night places in the the neighborhood.

    #537707

    BigJonnyT
    Member

    anillo said:
    Because fuck second chances!

    http://www.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/details.aspx?id=A685228&pg=x

    This is where he is. I personally am against second chances for adults who hurt kids. But that’s just me.

    #537708

    BigJonnyT said:
    http://www.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/details.aspx?id=A685228&pg=x

    This is where he is. I personally am against second chances for adults who hurt kids. But that’s just me.

    This time a 3rd degree felony, as opposed to a 5th the first time around, 3 years in prison starting in May.

    “ATTEMPTED MINOR IN NUDITY MATERIAL”

    So… kiddy porn?

    The bottom line is that anybody who knows (knew?) this about the owner and still chooses to spend their money at Travonna Coffee Shop is dumb, dumb, dumb.

    #537709

    chaptal
    Participant

    The convicted sex offender no longer owns the business. According to their facebook page, there is going to be a name change to the coffee house.

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