Look, it is doubtful the body got down the Mahoning to the Ohio River, and then all the way south past Wheeling all by itself. Not without some help getting there by someone. Condolences to the family, I am glad there can finally be some closure, but something is not right about this whole thing. Sadly this is not the first time this kind of thing has happened in this town.
April 9, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.
You know, you really do give a lot of crap to the Cafaro Family who has invested more money in the Mahoning Valley than you will in 1,000 lifetimes Bertram.
This looks like a witch hunt if I ever saw one, the Feds and the AG can't make a case when there isn't a case to be made. The Feds tried to trump up some charges, that at best could be considered flimsy, because the targets were high profile--and being in Mahoning County, they love the high profile stuff because deep down I think they were hoping to make another high profile case that could make national news like they did in 1999.
And they just couldn't pull it off again.
March 31, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Bertram, I rarely compliment you, but I will say this was a well thought out and researched article, examining the effects of statewide issues on the outcome of who will win in statewide races.
Do more of this, less Mafia three decade rehash.
March 5, 2013 at 7:07 a.m.
I wish I could get a job rehashing the same story over and over and over and over and over again.
February 24, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.
You know, I do recall saying in Mr. de Souza's column last week that his next "column" would take a few shots at the Mafia. I guess I called this one. Bertram, you are so predictable.
There are parts of me that would want the Mafia to return just to spite Bertram and put another crimp in his style. It is funny, I do recall the Vindicator endorsing certain Mafia connected politicians in the past. Wonder if Bertram would care to comment on those endorsements.
"In a few weeks, we will go back to Mafia bashing, and then take another few shots at Traficant. That should put us about two months into FY 2013, closing in on filing deadlines, so naturally we will then take a course to remind everyone of why John Kasich is such a bad governor and bash Republicans again, despite there not being an elected Republican officeholder in Mahoning County.
Which will bring us back to bashing the local GOP, despite Mr. de Souza's lack of basic comprehension of understanding of running campaigns and understanding numbers across the county."
December 9, 2012 at 9:57 p.m.
In a few weeks, we will go back to Mafia bashing, and then take another few shots at Traficant. That should put us about two months into FY 2013, closing in on filing deadlines, so naturally we will then take a course to remind everyone of why John Kasich is such a bad governor and bash Republicans again, despite there not being an elected Republican officeholder in Mahoning County.
Which will bring us back to bashing the local GOP, despite Mr. de Souza's lack of basic comprehension of understanding of running campaigns and understanding numbers across the county.
And the cycle continues. Mr. de Souza, I tip my hat to your sophomoric efforts and mediocre writing style.
December 2, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.
Betram is trying to justify his job, that is why he writes this drivel.
Have no fear, when The Vindicator decides to pay the healthcare fine and drop its employees' healthcare plans to save a few bucks in 2014, I guess we will see if he continues to take such an avid Democratic viewpoint.
December 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Not surprised by this endorsement one bit. This endorsement, however, is not going to change the trajectory.
The Republicans in Mahoning County will vote Republican. The life-long union Democrats connected with the UAW and their families will vote Obama.
The independents and non-union affiliated Democrats outside of the inner city may have a different point of view, Obama is not going to get the support from them that he is counting on. He will win Mahoning County, but he is looking at 60-61% territory.
October 30, 2012 at 6:59 a.m.
Mr. Sweetwood, it is nice to see these boards can be graced with the presence of the managing editor, no less from a comment I myself have posted. There are far crazier ones on here you could have responded to, but alas you chose mine.
Thank you for that.
We give you guys at the Vindicator a hard time, but we appreciate everything you do. :)
October 18, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.
Ted Kennedy's wife supports Obama? There is a shocker. Did we really need to waste the space in the paper stating the obvious?
The binder argument is crap. People are dying, the economy is in the tank, and Obama wants to talk about binders and Big Bird.
October 18, 2012 at 7:18 a.m.