what happened in the jail cell? Same thing that happened recently on a Cincy street to a DWB victim: murder.
August 4, 2015 at 1:10 p.m.
Where's there's a will, there's a way. Outside of Commissioner Traficanti, inspired/informed by the late Honorable James Traficant, there seems to be no sense of urgency, let alone will to transform these cesspools back into lakes. Crap and carp win; the people and park lose.
July 24, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.
This ugly case gets uglier by the day, as does the cover-up of her murder. The video of her unlawful arrest was edited; a statement from the racist Sheriff, R. Glenn Smith, claiming she told the cops that she once considered suicide is a total lie. Smith has a long record of racist behavior, something that got him fired from his former job in Hempstead, but his overt racism was evidently welcomed in Waller County, Texas, among the most racist places in the USA. Ms. Bland, a strong Black woman and outspoken advocate of racial equality, was lynched in jail by racists in uniform.
July 23, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.
As Governor Kasick was/is a disaster (SB5, Youngstown Plan, ad nauseum); as US Prez he would be 50 times worse.
July 22, 2015 at 7:26 a.m.
There is a better way: abolish charter schools and local property tax-based funding of public education; radically raise salaries for teachers; restrict BOE membership to professional educators; limit classroom size to a maximum of 20; extend the school year through summer months; introduce free quality early childhood education for all 2-5 year olds; get rid of standardized testing; replace dilapidated school buildings with children/youth palaces and, of course, throw the Y-Plan into the trash where it so richly belongs. Maybe then we'll have quality education for all, especially impoverished kids. But here's the problem: our despotic rulers do not want an educated mass and the Y-plan will guarantee that there will not be one to challenge them in our town.
July 19, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.
The Youngstown Plan, hatched in secrecy and rammed through state government, is an ill-conceived, unconstitutional scheme which uses our town and kids as guinea pigs in a social experiment run by a dictator (aka CEO) designed to test a radically new, quick way to destroy public education in poverty-stricken communities. Class rule of the classroom in the extreme.
July 17, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Last week raw sewage pours into our public lakes causing a massive fish kill; this week more fecal matter, the Youngstown Plan, is rammed onto the Youngstown city school district designed to kill public education and what's left of local democracy.Time for a change, a big one.
July 16, 2015 at 4:16 p.m.
Sewage overflows are specifically designed to enter Mill Creek Park lakes?!?! What nut came up with that idea? Ben Lupo of D&L Energy?
July 15, 2015 at 8:59 a.m.
What utter stupidity on the part of the irresponsible politicos in this area who would rather dump raw sewage into the lakes of Mill Creek Park, the jewel of the Mahoning Valley for over 100 years, than preserve and protect this once beautiful park for generations to come. First the geese are killed; then the fish; next comes the park itself which will join Idora Park and the steel mills in the collective memory of a vanishing generation. What's left?
July 14, 2015 at 6:27 p.m.
Wake up folks, and stop blaming the victims of this assault upon public education. Ever think that the 1% running our country (into the ground) do not want an educated mass of poverty-stricken people and the Youngstown Plan will make sure they get their wish for generations to come? Happy Bastille Day!
July 14, 2015 at 10:46 a.m.