sheer political incest.
January 27, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Charter schools, all of them, need to be abolished and the crooks who run them for their private benefit all need to be charged with fraud and theft of public funds, and forced to pay restitution. But it won't happen because the politicos who set up these scams are in cahoots with them
January 23, 2015 at 4:24 p.m.
CityMatch is selling Youngstown and Ohio snake-oil at $40,000 a crack. What's the money used for? To send health care "leaders" to conferences(like the one in Salt Lake City this year); publish slick brochures; gather data; monitor and measure outcomes; etc. and focus on changing the behavior of pregnant women/mothers (blame the victim) instead of on what is needed for abolition of infant mortality: replace the dysfunctional for-profit health care system with a publicly funded functional one that gives high quality health care to all, especially the poor. As long as quality health care is a commodity and not a right, poor infants will continue to die in shameful numbers. CityMatch, a private membership outfit, extracts public money just to tell us the obvious.
January 20, 2015 at 5:18 p.m.
These killing fields were once fields of dreams for hard-working families; then came the slaughter of steelmill jobs; the collapse of the family; and the war on drugs (aka war on black youth) and the dreams turned into nightmares and neighborhoods into wastelands; another American tragedy still awaiting its final chapter.
January 18, 2015 at 1:09 p.m.
This case of widespread corruption and crime in the suites is the poster child for the need to publicly fund campaigns for public office; otherwise campaign contributions from private donors become investments and candidates for public office become their political prostitutes.
January 9, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.
Borts Field would make an ideal dog park; all it needs is a few more feet of fencing and, bingo, you got a great dog park.
January 7, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.
All the members of the Trumbull County Board of Elections, if they were honorable, would resign for willful suppression of voting rights, a cardinal sin for any election official.
January 6, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.
Timmy says "I know we did all we could to help" (keep the federal contract]. Really? His predecessor, The Honorable Jim Traficant, would not issue such self-congratulatory statements; he would - and did - simply get the job done. Compare Traficant's record of bringing federal funding to the Mahoning Valley to that of Timmy's. Sorta like comparing the record of Brett Favre to Johnny Manziel.
December 30, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.
The price of arrogance and ignorance, a dangerous combination for a university to embrace among its meritless lawyers and clueless trustees. Rather than fire this good man, fire the lawyers and retire the trustees to give YSU a chance of recovery under the new leadership of two football coaches.
December 30, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.
Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter. But that truth doesn't matter to those battering America black and blue with their hatred and fatal violence. These one-sided protests have spawned unintended, deadly consequences. They have not brought justice to anyone, but they have brought out a racist cop killer from underneath the rock he inhabited. After the murder of two policemen by a hate-filled man inflamed against cops through these one-sided protests, it is utterly shameful to protest only the killer cops and not also the cop killers. The protesters have blood on their hands. Time for a national day of mourning and reconciliation.
December 22, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.