Backyard breeders are just as much a problem as puppy mills. Do not buy your next best friend - RESCUE them!
January 9, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.
typical - the logo is no longer the Falcon, it is the AF in the circle. They have removed the Falcon from the correspondence, etc. because the marketing firm they hired told them to change it. That was when the original mural paintings were done in the schools.
December 10, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.
The AMS ones were done when they built the new school and then he went in and re-did the one in Fitch and the ones in all the old schools first, back when his dad was on the board. I like the art, I think it looks great, but making it seem like everything was all done this year with the new schools is misleading. This nothing against Aaron, it is just to point out the wasteful spending our school system has adopted for years now. I am surprised they didn't include the name of the marketing firm they hired to come up with our "brand".
December 10, 2013 at 9:03 a.m.
Best thing about Austintown Schools are the staff!!!
November 27, 2013 at 9:19 a.m.
"neutralvoice" is not so neutral. Your name should be "employed by ALSD".
I do agree with "falconpride", it is time to end this. On the eve of a playoff game, this is not the type of article that should be in the paper. We should be rallying around our football players - there should be positive things coming out about them, not more of this crap.
LET'S GO FALCONS!!!
November 8, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.
I still don't see where Carano did anything during his state job's that benefited Austintown. Was he a great teacher, yes, but that was before his political runs. Being inducted into a democratic hall of fame does nothing for the township. Where are the dollars he brought into the community.....oh, right, there aren't any. Thanks for playing though.
October 25, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.
Carano has done nothing for Austintown while he was in his state jobs so why should we be responsible to pay him again? Besides, he has experience as the old school, good old boy, Democratic machine that tarnishes this town again and again. We don't need that in Austintown. We need to move forward, not go back.
October 24, 2013 at 3:23 p.m.
Here is why I do not believe Mock or Schnurrenberger deserve to be re-elected. Both of them have continuously voted yes to allow the Superintendent to make decisions without Board votes (which means without putting it in the public forum so the taxpayers and parents have no idea what is happening in our schools). I find that irresponsible and deceiving.
Someone commented that Porter gives out raises to his friends, Mr. Porter is not authorized to do that without a board vote, Colalucca is authorized to do that and has done it.
Let's now make some clarifications about the "facts" in the above piece. Our schools is no longer an Excellent with Distinction school, that was the 2010-2011 school year. We received grades of B, F, and F. That, to me, does not sound like we are surging forward. The new schools were not built thanks to the current board, they were built thanks to the Ohio Facilites Commission and the taxpayers who approved the bond issue, and the previous board members.
Mock and Schnurrenberger have allowed a promise of 200 Open Enrollment kids to balloon to almost 700 kids (when we were told our schools can only hold 200-250 additional children). They have let the classrooms get so big that some kids don't have enough desks and sit on the floor.
Mock and Schnurrenberger have allowed Colalucca to run a dictatorship within the schools so that not even staff can approach anyone in the main office if they have issues. He refuses to listen to anyone because our BOE have given him complete authority to make hiring/firing decisions without a board vote.
Why is it that you refuse to report what is really happening in the schools? Why is it that any negative from the ALSD is swept under the rug to the point that you would endorse incumbents simply because they are part of the regime, not because they are qualified to make decisions for this school district? Trust me, the vocal may be the minority, but the feelings about our BOE are not.
October 24, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.
If you live in Austintown, you know who Shepas is...your comment just proves you don't. Besides, why does a recognizable name automatically make you the best for the seat?
October 22, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.
Carano has done nothing for Austintown in all his recent political positions, it is time for him to not use this township as a place holder until some other position comes along. Plus he had never said that he was explicitly against JEDDs, which I can not support someone who does not come out and say no JEDDs. Shepas is the best candidate for the job, no political ties, and against JEDDs.
October 21, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.