I did ask the questions and Betras said no to the claims. Just because someone makes unsubstantiated allegations doesn't mean it's worthy to be included in my column. But as I mentioned, the questions were asked and answered.
June 7, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
Contracts that expired in 2010 included raises.
The United Steelworkers Local 2163-6 union representing wastewater employees received a 3 percent raise in 2010, the last year of a three-year contract.
Teamsters Local 277, which represents street department workers, received a 2.5 percent raise in a contract that expired Dec. 31, 2009.
The two examples above were for contracts signed in 2008 and 2007, respectively, but were three-year deals thus the base-pay salary increases last received in 2010 by wastewater union - or four years ago.
January 7, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
I'm not afraid or refuse to use Marc Dann's campaign treasurer's name, who was found guilty of violating campaign finance law. It's Mary Beth Snyder.
I don't have a vote as to who this newspaper endorses. But many people, including myself, hold Betty Montgomery in high regard.
June 14, 2013 at 4:54 p.m.
Like all candidates in competitive races, the two Green Party council president's candidates were sent letters with requests to provide information about themselves. Both declined to respond. I even gave Susie an extension when she requested it.
What does it take to get fair election coverage from The Vindicator? A willingness from the candidates is a start.
April 28, 2013 at 6:37 p.m.
Jimmy Hughes has until about 8 a.m. Monday to withdraw from the Democratic primary. I've heard he's seriously considering it to run as an independent. We'll find out very soon.
February 10, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
Gdog - Absolutely hysterical and extremely clever! Thanks for the warning.
January 25, 2013 at 11:42 p.m.
That from a guy who blasts Jars of Clay on his headphones.
January 25, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.
Just to clarify your numbers, McNally made about $77,000 a year as county commissioner. He took a pay cut (as far as being a public employee) when elected. Before that, he was making about $85,000 a year as Youngstown's law director. The mayoral position pays about $105,000 annually.
January 4, 2013 at 9:15 a.m.
SML - When one media outlet writes an incorrect story based on another media outlet's incorrect story, you get the mess we have over this issue.Read this for full explanation (from a credible news source): http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/bloomber...
November 2, 2012 at 11:33 p.m.
I was assured by several parties involved that it was done after city work hours.
September 15, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.