No, billdog, it is absolutely not more than likely that he went to prison for things all politicians do or have done. Jim went to prison for speaking an inconvenient truth to power, e.g. correctly identifying members of the U.S. Congress as political prostitutes and gaining freedom for John Demjanjuk. He was America's #1 political prisoner, and America's last Minuteman. He is and will continue to be sorely missed.
October 22, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.
To shamelessly seek funding for a film intended to demonize The Honorable James Traficant when he can no longer defend himself against such hate-filled attacks upon his character shows the depths to which some scoundrels will sink to seek fame and fortune. Give it up, Eric, and get a life.
October 22, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.
Shine On! Now how about some wind turbines around here.
October 22, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.
So a mother and father are punished for protecting their child from a vicious animal? why isn't the pit bull charged with cruelty to children? or have we sunk so low that a child's wounds are not as important as a damn dog's, and animal rights trump parental ones?
October 16, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
A shameful reality which, of course, will be blamed on the victims, increasing the shame; but no one is blushing and nothing is being done about this colossal social sin in the richest nation on earth.
October 12, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
What a surprise (not), and how insulting for the candidates who actually applied for the job of provost; next time YSU seeks to fill a position maybe it will have the decency to announce the position has already been given to away to an insider but they need to go through the motions of a search to fulfill legal requirements. Incest, sexual or academic, invites disaster.
October 7, 2014 at 10:26 p.m.
How utterly shameful to conceive, compose and print such an vile diatribe against our community's greatest public servant the day after he tragically died. Only someone with a hopelessly dead soul and warped mind could do such a disgraceful thing.
September 29, 2014 at 7:17 a.m.
Thank God for this positive sign. That Traficant, a modern crucified prophet to America, is breathing life into his own wounded body may be a sign that, when he recovers, he can once again breathe life into the wounded body politic of America. God knows we need it, and him.
September 27, 2014 at 9:56 a.m.
Of the 24 standards, Canfield meets all 24 and Youngstown meets 0. It is a pattern repeated all over the state/nation: affluent suburban communities have excellent schools and impoverished urban communities have lousy schools. Two different worlds within walking distance of each other shaping America's future for more division in our increasingly divided (and failing) society; and nothing, nada/zilch, is being done about it.
September 13, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.
Things are worse in Trumbull County, where the BOE first certified two referendums for placement on the November ballot and then, based upon an illegitimate protest filed late, reversed their decision and took both off the ballot. Sad, especially today, to know that the custodians of local elections prevent a whole town from exercising the right to vote.
September 11, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.