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Hughes final check from the city exceeds $65,000

Published: Thu, September 29, 2011 @ 11:34 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Retired Police Chief Jimmy Hughes will receive a $65,539.69 severance from the city for unused sick, accumulated compensation and vacation time as well as longevity and hazardous-duty pay.

The board of control approved the pay-out today to Hughes, who retired Sept. 1 after 5-and-a-half years as chief and more than 34 years on the force.

Also, the board approved a $62,138.32 severance today to Frank J. Rosa, who also retired on Sept. 1 after 37 years on the fire department. Rosa’s last position was battalion chief.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


1LawDoc(38 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Both men worked for how long without using vacation, sick or compensatory time? They were able to come to work every day, sick or not and save their time to be paid out upon retirement. Good enough for me for over 30 years of service.

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2redvert(2239 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Probably worth it to get rid of him.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Inflation and high prices will soon eat up all that moolah . . .. Perhaps we could hold a fundraiser for Jimmy at the Covelli Centre sometime in the future ?

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4sonnype(105 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Another good reason to vote yes on issue 2.

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5DwightK(1535 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

That's the best money Youngstown ever spent if it gets rid of him. Chief Foley will find that much in budget cuts by the end of the month.

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6LawDoc(38 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Greedy parasites huh? Next time ya need a cop...don't bother calling. Your house burns down...good luck with a garden hose buddy! Sick mother need to get to the hospital quickly? DRIVE HER YOURSELF! You sow your own oats.

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7ytown1(398 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

The City needs to subpoena the records from Vindy and find out who Lawdoc really is, if he is a city employee and making remarks as he did above constitutes a dereliction of duty for refusing assistance to the citizens you work for and also take an oath to protect and serve.

Pretty sad that they think so lowly of the people that actually pay for their salaries, health care and retirement. But we are in Youngstown.

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8LawDoc(38 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Yet men who work over 30 years and miss countless family events, work 16 hour days, etc. are greedy parasites? Get real. Pretty sad that the people in this area want to treat their already strained public servants like McDonald's workers. And that is exactly what will happen. Slower response to calls for service from Fire, EMS and Police which in turn causes more problems for the taxpayers. But you're right, as long as it doesn't hurt you, you don't care! Right?

P.S. No need for subpoenas. I was only born and raised in the area. I am many many miles away.

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9AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

sb5 and UNIONS have NOTHING to do with Jimmy's check. Get over it folks. Some want to call it union pillaging, but he was not in the union as police chief.

So, would you rather have people call in sick with use or lose, when they are not sick? Just like they do in the PRIVATE sector. Yes, I know it goes on, I have seen it many times.


Vote NO on issue 2

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10gobrowns(19 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Police, Fire, Teacher, & Nurses aren't to blame. It starts in Washington, with a gross mismanagement of money, which means less for the states, which means less for the locals.
With stimulus, unemployment, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) increasing over and over and over the last 6-8 yrs, and no new taxes coming in, a high school economics student is aware that this is a failed business model.
People need assistance, I am aware, but the idiots that give money to wall street, let you be on unemployment for a decade, give themselves raises, and call a pre-planned withdrawl from Iraq a "cut" are the one's to blame, not the middle class workers (which most of the valley is).
VOTE THEM ALL OUT, They are crooks, and I'm tired as a middle class person, taking care of the rich, and the abusers of assistance programs*
*not everyone.

Where is my stimulus??

Democrats stink
Republicans stink
Tea partiers stink

These problems will continue until we WAKE UP and quit electing the same jack asses over and over. Until then... It will get worse before it gets better

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11db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Sick & vacation pay is for when you are sick or on vacation so why is it paid when neither has occurred? Jimmy Hughes is lucky to have had a job (total incompetent) and now when he retires in his healthy 50s, we must pay him $100k a year. That is why we need SB5. Nobody except government services union members (currently 350,000 in Ohio) retires in middle age with pay & benefits and at the taxpayer's expense. BTW, don't pay your taxes and you'll end up like the owner of Rusty's Restaurant; in jail and with the government seizing your stuff.
Taxpayers don't mind paying workers when they work but to pay them for not working is the issue.

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12UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

A YES vote on issue 2 sends the right message to the legislature that they didn't go far enough to reform Ohio and the taxpayer abuse like we are seeing here with Hughes. Send that message and support SB5 like me.

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13gobrowns(19 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

I agree that the payment is crazy, and would be the first to vote yes on a bill that limits the number of sick days & vacation days that can be traded in. (which SB5 kinda does) However, the tradeoffs that must be made, and the actual "savings" that will be made aren't worth it, IMHO.

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14Dan_Moadus(33 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Jimmie Hughes is probably a fine man, who did a good job for Youngstown, but all that is irrelevant. The question should be, can the system sustain those costs, and could we find qualified people to do the same job for less. Remember, in addition to the severance check of $64,000 Huges also got a check for $500,000 from the DROP program. How many additional police officers could the city afford with that money. I am also curious why the current employees aren't alarmed about these large payments coming out of the pension fund. Do they think the fund has unlimited money? Aren't they concerned that when they retire, there won't be enough left to pay their pensions?

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15AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

But it is still much cheaper then the private secto big shots being let go.


Just last week, Léo Apotheker was shown the door after a tumultuous 11-month run atop Hewlett-Packard. His reward? $13.2 million in cash and stock severance, in addition to a sign-on package worth about $10 million, according to a corporate filing on Thursday.


Vote NO on issue 2

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16AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Every example that is used about bonuses, extra pay, that is put out there is all Administration. SB5 is going after the wrong group of public workers. It is the Administration, BOE, Trustees, City Councils that pay nothing or very little for retirement and bene's. The union and workerbees are paying the higher percentages.
SB5 will be hurting the middle class worker, not the Jimmy hughes'.


Vote NO on issue 2

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17pac1234(21 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

This is newsworthy.......?

The guy retired, who cares.

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