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Mahoning River Water Trail awaits canoeists

No need the river is quit calm and we paddle down a couple hours and then back, In the kayaks its pretty easy. We have dropped in at canoe city warren. You can then follow the river or head up Eagle creek for a bit. Also off 534 past milton dam they have a landing area, this section is narrower and less populated. Although we did find one section just upstream of the landing on 534 we could not beat the rapids. Fun trying though. The price is perfect, free once you have the kayaks. I bought both for about $500 about 4 years ago just to be able to get on the water and excecise abit

February 29, 2012 at 12:37 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning River Water Trail awaits canoeists

My wife and I have kayaked a couple sections of this trail the past few summers. We we very amazed and happy to see how nice the river can be. Having lived in the area all my life seing the river as dead and useless it was an eye opener. Then to see a pontoon boat pass me by on the mahoning was quite a surprise. Very pleasant way to spend a warm sunny afternoon. looking forward to try another section or 2 this year as well.

February 29, 2012 at 1:44 a.m. suggest removal

Ex-police chief Hughes bashes OT cuts

For anyone to say a certain event or crime "would not have happened" is simple ignorance and stupidity. NO one could know that. Would he havehad an officer sitting with the shooter to stop him?
Hughes should be embarassed for saying that and is only trying to cover for his poor skills.
Take you half million payday and go away and let the pros have a try at doing the job for a while.

February 24, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County police offer safety tips on how to fend off a stalker

CHL is a great idea and worth having for sure. The only problem with a CHL and this story is that this poor lady would not have been able to actually carry her firearm with her during most of her day. Why? because she is a TEACHER and work in a SCHOOL ZONE and parks on SCHOOL property. She was on her way to work that morning and in this great state some folks decided that simply having a firearm in the parking lot of a school is a felony. Thus as the law abiding citizen she was, she would not have had her weapon that sad day. Based upon the fact she was able to try and drive off I suggest she may have been able to at least try to defend herself had she had a CHL and was not forbiden to at least have it with her on way to and from work. IE: lock in car while in school. Other states do not have this limitation. In Utah it is even legal to have a weapon IN the school itself, open or concealed and you have not read of mass shootouts etc there! Ohio needs to modify some of the arbitrary feel good restrictions they have in place. This is one!

February 19, 2012 at 1:36 p.m. suggest removal

State rejects Betras’ elections board bid, calling Democrat leader ‘not competent’

Amen on the talk radio show comment. He never listens and Verb has to explain most questions to him and he seems complelely irritated by most folks. Like they are not worthy of his time or attention and are stupid. Goske has a show and treats callers like they are human and worthwhile. Am I the only one that notices his law firm name constantly changes with associates and partners leaving in droves over the last few years. Business must be so slow that he is soliciting for dog cases. Still laughing over that commercial. Who says he isnt entertaining?

October 5, 2011 at 2:02 a.m. suggest removal

Boardman eyes share of county sales tax

I know it has been said already but dont all those great big buildings and shopping centers bring in tax dollars that other townships dont get? Based upon the logic of getting a share of sales tax money How about this,put all the real estate dollars from the county in a central a fund and share it with those that are not as fortunate. Fair is fair right?
Kinda off topic, but has anyone looked a the Atown township building and compare it to the palace in Boardman on market street. Similar size population but amazing difference in facilities Whats up with that? How come we never hear how Atown has these issues. Could they be run more efficiently? Are they better managed? BTW. I dont live in Atown I am just asking?
Also , never vote for a specific use levy, you end up getting screwed in the end. It happens time and time again, it is a gimic that seems to work though.

October 1, 2011 at 1:53 a.m. suggest removal

Woman accused of running a brothel

cityslicker says:
"Wow, i cant believe these comments, uproar about juvenile crime in Youngstown but its ok to have brothels in Austintown, crime is crime people, wake up."

you have GOT to be kidding right! to compare a sex act between consenting adults as comparable to Shooting, beating, threatening , robbing NON consenting people. This is exactly the excuse making that breeds and enables this type of problem in Ytown by thugs. STOP trying to make comparisons that are not there. Yes Crime is Crime but we all know all crime is NOT the same. To pretend it is so just makes any real point you may have less credible.
BTW when my teen son and buds years back were caught in Atown doing a stupid criminal act it was NOT swept under the rug and ignored as you suggested recently happens, 35-50 years ago maybe that was the case but not anymore. They faced JJC as they and anyone should have!
Just sayin!

September 28, 2011 at 1:13 a.m. suggest removal

Marine won’t apply to FDNY after judge’s ruling

A hero on the battlefield in war and a man of moral convictions. Semper Fi Marine! Well done!

September 28, 2011 at 12:42 a.m. suggest removal

Speaker: Don’t confuse socialists with communists

Interesting link by KimK above. The contrast of the the Illinois and Indiana government was notable. Do you know why Indiana government progressed? Gov Daniels enabled policies similar to what our Gov. Kasich is trying to do. They got control of state and government finances through reform.IE: SB5 like.

September 25, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. suggest removal

FOP: Outside security would violate contract

"To farm it out is a violation of our contract"

"I would think there are union contractual problems"

These two quotes sum up the problem with most unions, particularly public ones. The business or entity no longer has the ability to run it in a cost effective manner. Job rules and limitations can be more of a problem than wages.
Also a factor are the administrators that demand over the top manpower to do these jobs. A bit of common sense would go a long way

September 23, 2011 at 3:01 p.m. suggest removal

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