What a slime bucket. And this guy is supposed to be Ohio's top attorney? Resign. Do all of us a favor, the taxpayers of Ohio, that is.
May 3, 2008 at 8:03 a.m.
Dann should resign irrespective of what his wife might think. A prerequisite to one of the highest offices in Ohio is the requirement of avoiding all appearances of impropriety. Dann has been immersed from the beginning in all kinds of controversy. The time has come when someone with integrity and honesty who should run the AG's office. We never heard of these problems when Betty Montgomery was in office.
April 20, 2008 at 8:26 p.m.
Well, I don't echo the sentiments of the Governor or party leaders from whence Dann came. In my mind, he's nothing but a second-rate attorney general in an office that's been plagued by drama and controversy ever since he took office. He should resign and let an honest attorney run our state AG's office.
April 17, 2008 at 6:38 a.m.
Following so closely on the heels of the Vindicator's Opinion piece yesterday endorsing Paul Gains, I have to say that Heidi Hanni truly puts everything into a more accurate perspective.
The Vindicator has lost touch with its readership if it thinks that Paul's baseless recriminations has had any influence on those people who have been waiting years to vote him out of office. All we've needed is someone who can raise the bar just a little higher than Gains did in his eight years in office. He simply cannot ignore prior leadership deficits and he cannot continue to blame everyone else for issues that fall squarely on his own shoulders.
I, for one, cannot wait for election day. The black days of Paul Gains' legacy need to come to an end.
February 23, 2008 at 9:54 a.m.
I knew it was just a matter of time before I would open my paper and see the Vindicator's glowing endorsement of Paul Gains as the Mahoning County Prosecutor. I knew the day I would see such an endorsement, it would be an indictment that things have truly come to an end here in Mahoning County and for Youngstown. The reasons for his endorsement were just over the top and brought me to hysterics.
The Vindicator has yet again lost touch with its readership and the direction this county is taking in the form of its younger and even conservative voters. Some of us have opened the paper time and time again, only to read about some other blunder or paperwork foul up committed at the hands of Paul Gains. The Vindy has lost touch because almost every person I've talked to is so hellbent on getting this man out of office. It would take less of a person than Heidi Hanni to make this happen.
I am one of those people who will be voting for Heidi Hanni, and I also think there will be droves voting for her. She may be inexperienced, but anything would be an improvement over Paul Gains. I think she'll be able to cut the mustard.
Personally, I think the Vindicator's editorial staff should get their heads checked. It is time for change, and it's time for Paul to move on.
February 23, 2008 at 1:09 a.m.
Thanks to people like Boccieri, we can add veterans to our list of homeless people.
January 20, 2008 at 12:58 a.m.
Well, another headline created by the Associated Press: "New generation of homeless vets emerge" It has got to be one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read about how America treats its veterans. And, Senator Boccieri can be clumped with the rest of the trash. He introduced Senate Bill 176 as a reform for veterans in Ohio and it has sat in committee for a year with no results. How remarkable! A veteran in the Air Force and he could care less about the veterans who live in Ohio who have returned from Iraq. Ohio, sixth in the nation for veterans, you would think that Boccieri would have more respect for his brethren than that, but his voting record and lack of reform effort speaks volumes.
January 20, 2008 at 12:45 a.m.
I've known the Hanni's for years. Mark used to live across the street from me. I'm somewhat shocked that the Hannis might be so arrogant and flouting of city regulations like that. I have a question. If Heidi A. Hanni and her family can't obey city laws, what will she do if she makes the Prosecutor's Office? I'm a little taken aback because we need to replace Gains. He's worthless in my opinion. But, this is very disappointing news to hear from the Hanni camp. They should take the sign down first, then ask for permission to put it up. Honestly!
January 19, 2008 at 9:46 p.m.
As if it isn't enough that the Board of Elections has said that Aey can run, the Vindy has to run some kind of smear campaign too? Yeah, the diploma mill crap and Aey's past relations with Budd might be embarrassing, but does that make him any less qualified to run a county jail than someone who can't remember where he parked his car in the morning? Pleeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzeee!!!
January 19, 2008 at 5:03 p.m.
Without reflecting on Aey's qualifications, I think this article more typifies the dearth of law enforcement leadership and talent in the Mahoning Valley. On the one hand, we have an aging gentleman [octogenarian?] who should have retired, perhaps, long ago. On the other hand, we have this Alli guy who doesn't have enough integirty to tell his former AG boss that he was double-dipping. His campaign might sound too much like Phil Chance all over again. If Tom McCabe lets him [Alli] on the ballot, it will be further evidence that Youngstown cannot and will never rise from the ashes. We need youth and experience for Sheriff. Wellington's ploy here "does" sound like a little bit of desparation. For such an old, venerable man, it is unbecoming to see him stoop sooooo low. RETIRE, RANDLE! PLEASE, JUST RETIRE!
January 5, 2008 at 9:46 p.m.