Thank you Bishop! It takes a Valley outsider to think clearly on these issues. If Canfield residents had their way, there would be nothing left in Youngstown for any of us to enjoy! YSU, Dior, Stambaugh and Ursuline and Mooney would all be in Canfield!
"...“That will help stabilize the neighborhood,” Tarpley added.."
I don't know about that but I'm glad it is staying put. Mooney is rooted in tradition and history and to leave Erie Street would be to rob future generations of that history.
That neighborhood needs much more than a Catholic school to stabilize it.
June 5, 2013 at 4:48 a.m.
....This is how silly the marijuana laws are--the entire culture's basis for demonizing marijuana is that video from the 1930s.
Wasted government money fighting something less devastating than beer.
June 5, 2013 at 4:43 a.m.
"....Brown and Kitchen are longtime friends. Kitchen said he would definitely stay in the race even if Brown won the Democratic primary...."
Kitchen's race hasn't even started and the lies are beginning.
This is a legit question because I want to know: has Kitchen ever had a job outside of government? Kitchen's experience as a legislator and administrator, what actually qualified him to get those positions?
May 3, 2013 at 7:49 a.m.
If someone came to work with alcohol in their system and subsequently tested positive, would they not be terminated? Why is marijuana any different?
April 25, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.
"...as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.."
Great job Poland and Columbiana! Sure you excelled in this category!
April 25, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.
Opposition to these types of programs is never from students or familes, but rather the folks who run (and have financial stakes in) the school district. School administrations and teachers' unions hate voucher programs the most because these programs represent a concept that has never appeared in public school systems prior to modern history: accountability!
Rather than correct the problem(s) that result in student departure from the school district, administration and unions chose to attack and over turn the law. Comical. It is clear evidence regarding where both groups' priorities lie. Change the rules before considering to correct the problem in your district.
Should children of failing schools or children of lesser means not have a choice in their educational futures?
Why do these families always chose to utilize a private/parochial school system when they get the chance?
I know everyone reading knows the answers to both these questions. I post them for my own personal pleasure in reading them publicly.
April 23, 2013 at 6:29 a.m.
I agree: deaf penalty all the way.
April 11, 2013 at 2:50 a.m.
Walter, 100% agree with mandatory drug testing.
However, that is a problem with all potential employees; not just City residents. Not all lower income urban-folk use drugs. Those that are drug free should have access to a lower level just with decent pay, and a City Charter Amendment would devastate the chances of an oil rig in Youngstown.
April 11, 2013 at 2:24 a.m.
And this is newsworthy, why?
April 11, 2013 at 2:20 a.m.
This sounds like a decent job for people who need jobs the most--those with little or no schooling and with little or no training.These oil/gas/fracking jobs sounds like good reliable work for those people who are hurting the most in society.
This industry could be the salvation for the entire Mahoning Valley. I hope people in the area, and the Vindy, doesn't let the middle/upper-middle class opposition to the industry hyjack the debate and kill these companies ability to locate close to the City of Youngstown. Youngstown is filled with lower educated, unemployed people who would jump at the chance for a decent paying job--even if it means getting dirty and exposing oneself to danger. And most poor City residents always have trouble with "transportation issues"; therefore a decent job within the City is perfect. Travelling from Youngstown to Columbiana to find a job is tough for an underprivileged person.
The children of the bugoise professors opposing drilling within Youngstown do not worry about "finding work". However, most City residents do. SO VOTE NO ON THE PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT!
April 8, 2013 at 5:28 a.m.