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.
The Trumbull County Board of Elections quashes two referendums and prevents a whole town from voting; now the Ohio General Assembly wants to strictly limit voting in Ohio and prevent citizens from expanded early voting. Killing democracy slice by slice...
September 8, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.
The resurrection of passenger train service around here and its development through 21st century high-speed technology is long, long overdue. Unfortunately due to the neanderthals in public office, like Kasich who rejected $400 million in federal funds to pursue this life-line of economic development in Ohio, there are no passenger trains at all in the entire Mahoning Valley. High time for folks who really care about the future of our long neglected community to jump on board and bring high-speed rail here and elsewhere asap. It is not only feasible; it is absolutely vital.
September 5, 2014 at 8 a.m.
If a gang of thugs in the streets endangered the health, property, safety and life of a community think maybe law enforcement would shut them down? What if it was a gang in the suites, like AMWS? What's the penalty for causing earthquakes and then attempting to cover it up?
September 4, 2014 at 8:33 a.m.
Yes, again! Someone has to just make the fracking-caused earthquakes, pollution, and environmental crime just go away.
September 3, 2014 at 7:25 a.m.
The hole is not in Braceville, but in the "Center of the World" (that's what the road sign says), where the bottom just fell out.
August 21, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.
institutionalized racism and abject poverty are the killers of these babies; and those who blame the parental victims (like most commentators) are their accomplices and enablers. No other civilized country has these shameful stats on IMR. Uncle Sam needs to be criminally charged with massive child neglect and abuse
August 17, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.
50 years ago the US sent more military advisors to a place called Vietnam. Deja vu, all over again?
August 12, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.
Give peace a chance, and give Palestine freedom.
August 11, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.