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Reason to dread a brother’s visit

Published: Wed, August 29, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Reason to dread a brother’s visit

Recently a letter from a former Youngstown resident complained how bad our roads are. I agree with her 100 percent.

The Vindicator and WFMJ won a major victory in making the Oakhill records public, now they need to investigate why our roads are so bad. They need to publish how much tax money we take in — local, state and federal — just for roads.

It seems that we pay a lot of taxes for roads on our real estate tax, taxes at the BMV, taxes at the pumps, plus other places we don’t know about. How can we resurface roads like our freeways and two years later they need done again? It seems like the only thing getting paved around here are someone’s pockets.

My brother is be coming back home at the end of the month from Las Vegas and I will have to hear him complain again about these washboard roads.

Andy Pappagallo Sr., Mineral Ridge


1walter_sobchak(2177 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

The county engineer's budget comes comes almost entirely from gas taxes and license plate fees. No property tax goes directly to roads; maybe some general funds would be used for matching federal or state funds. The main reason that the roads do not hold up is poor drainage and/or poor base materials.

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2southsidedave(5072 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

The County should definitely be ashamed of its roads, our poor cars are literally shaken and beaten until they fall apart.

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