Earth to Marty Hume...how is it fair to a taxpayer in, um..I don't know, maybe Nebraska, to have his or her Federal tax dollars he or she paid, used to fix a problem that was knowingly created and perpetuated by the city of Youngstown? Especially when less than HALF of the residents of the city pay ANY taxes, at all, and live off of the rest of us! This is a local, city problem, period. And if it needs fixed, well then maybe the mayor, city council and on down, should give up their salaries, until such time they have enough cash to fix the problem. Or, at the very least, stop throwing away money on studies and research to consider building new parks, amphitheaters, etc., until the sewer problems are fixed.
August 29, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.
So, I guess we're just giving in to the scourge of illegal drug use, by taking away another deterrent. As insignificant as it may be, at least it may have stopped someone from trying an illegal drug, knowing if they were caught with the same, they would lose their driving privileges. And if they didn't try that drug, because of that, they might not become an addict, therefore SAVING a life! But who wants to do that! C'mon Sen. Seitz, you actually believe that a drug dealer, making thousands of dollars a week, or a day, is going to give that up, and get a lawful job, just because he can regain his driving privileges? If so, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona, you might be interested in!
August 26, 2015 at 3:38 p.m.
Sounds like another "hands up, don't shoot" fallacy. Doesn't surprise me. She's just taking her cues from her "Liar-in-Chief," who has no problem lying to the American public. Typical "Alinsky-style" tactics...when the facts don't support your argument, just make up a lie!
August 26, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.
Uh-oh!! I feel a "hands up, don't MOW" protest movement, coming on! Or maybe a "black LAWNS matter" one. What a couple of hypocrites! To have the audacity to hold public office, and vote for legislation that you are knowingly in violation of! Of course, what do they care, they'll never pay it, based on their denials. The city will just put a lien on the properties, for the $1,200, which they will never recover, because no one in their right mind would give $12.00 for those properties, due to their locations.
August 25, 2015 at 10:23 a.m.
@2muchtax..couldn't agree more! However, unfortunately the only "bleeding" being done in this case, is by those ultra-liberals, @excel and @rcampbell. They obviously support paying for the medical bills of the thug, then paying for the prosecution of the same and his incarceration. Then once released from prison, this EX-FELON (I will always refer to anyone who has done prison time as an EX-FELON, contrary to what some of the Editors here at the Vindy believe, that we should refer to them as "returning citizens") will be afforded full health care, if current legislation passes, and he can apply for employment, without having to list his criminal history. However, it's highly unlikely he will seek gainful employment, and continue a life of crime, continuing to victimize law-abiding, tax-paying citizens. But, why not, since we are now going to provide occupations like burglary or robbery, with a health care plan!
August 25, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.
Knifed at 2:21 p.m., in downtown Youngstown...'nuff said! That's why I forbid my family and loved ones from anywhere north of Rt. 224. Get all essential services out of the city, spread them out, into the unincorporated parts of the County, then turn out the lights, give the keys of the city to the savages, and let them prey on and kill each other off. Hey, at least every employee working for those essential services would get an immediate 2 3/4% raise!
August 24, 2015 at 10:11 a.m.
Ohio law requires that the use of deadly force is authorized if a person believes that their life, or the life of another is threatened. Only the store owner can answer that question. The facts we have are that the thug was charging at the store owner, and I'm guessing it wasn't to shake his hand. The thug initiated this incident, therefore is responsible for anything that happened to him, as a result of the same. Or, as rc or excel would like to have it, it's not the thug's fault, it's society's fault for making him behave in such manner.
August 22, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.
I'm just spitbalin' here, but given the severity of the issues concerning the city's sewer system, that have, for all intent and purposes, DESTROYED Mill Creek Park, how does spending HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for amphitheaters and river walks fix the problem? The last sentence of the article makes my head want to explode!! "City....wastewater department funding will be used..." What!?!?!? And you are going to ask for State and Federal monies to fix the Mill Creek problem you caused, yet blow city monies on an amphitheater?!?!? Wow! Talk about having some "stones!"
August 21, 2015 at 9:32 p.m.
@rR....."Hootie & the Dead Fish!!!" Ha! You're killing me!!!!! Let's keep it going:
or ...KISS (it goodbye)
or ...Elton JOHN
or ...Blood, Sweat & Sewage
or ...RUNS D.M.C.
August 21, 2015 at 7:04 p.m.
Note to Cirelli Jewelers owner: buy 500 rounds of ammo, go to your favorite gun range, and practice the "two in the chest, one in the head drills" with all 500 rounds. I guarantee you'll save on ammo costs, save the taxpayers the costs of the thugs medical treatments, the lengthy Police investigation to find him, and the costs of his eventual incarceration. But, until then, "keep up the good work!" But, in all reality, your best bet for your safety and your business is to close up shop, and reopen as far away from the Youngstown/Boardman area, as possible. I'm thinking Columbiana could use a great jewelry store business. Let's face it, Boardman has lost the battle, and is overrun by the savages from the city. Anything north of Rt. 224 might as well be considered the south side of the city. Run, Mr Cirelli, run as fast as you can, because it's inevitable that more blood will be spilled at your present location, and the next time it might not be the thugs!
August 20, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.