YtownParent said: "if they know more about running and managing a whole park district than Young does, why didn't they apply for the job?"
YtownParent: THEY DID. So did other qualified applicants. But Park Commissioners kept that quiet when sweeping Young in quickly and without public notice. This is on Commissioners Ragan, Durick, and Schiavoni for bringing this guy in.
Also, I was shocked in the email stream to see Dr. Durick making fun of a private citizen who attends Park meetings. These guys are unbelievable.Thank you, Dr. Shipka, for bringing attention to the Park in Youngstown. Would have been nice if the Mayor had done that long ago.
July 30, 2016 at 11:42 p.m.
Mill Creek Park Foundation with its tiny base of contributors has always salivated at the thought of Friends of Fellows proceeds. The wolf is at the door of that fund.
July 26, 2016 at 10:34 a.m.
"Poor" Connie Hathorne took a superintendent job to pad his state retirement account with a higher salary. He retired from Ohio, and got a job in his native Arkansas, so financially, he is rolling in greenbacks now.
He never moved to Youngstown, and never put full effort into the job. If a task wasn't a ceremonial photo opportunity, his surrogates, the assistant superintendent and supervisors took care of it.
July 13, 2016 at 10:46 a.m.
In this case, Ms.Sanderson tries to sneak in a motion, off agenda, and a surprise. She does so after a meeting intermission for Executive Session after new business was done. So most public observers would have considered the meeting over and left.Does Ms. Sanderson just make motions as thoughts cross her mind? Has she even spoken to their attorney?
July 13, 2016 at 10:41 a.m.
So why has this discussion been about the Beiersdorfers, when they have thousands of people who signed their petition, and thousands who voted for the last referendum?
Because participants here can't say anything good about fracking...except that it might secure some jobs for some people at some time.
The downturn in the value of fracking products has nothing to do with citizens who want to protect our own air and water. It is a result of overproduction and market manipulation. Those will be factors whether we ruin our natural resources or not.
July 6, 2016 at 10:28 a.m.
The name-calling and general childishness in the opinion piece and this thread do nothing to support the opinion that fracking is safe, or that a referendum is not an effective way to call attention to its dangers.
Rather than dangers being debunked, we hear in the news that fracking does indeed cause earthquakes, that gas lines do blow up, and very close to our area, and that deep drilling can release methane leaks that are enormous. https://www.theguardian.com/environme...
July 5, 2016 at 3:23 p.m.
Thank you to reporter Jordyn Grzelewski for a balanced and factual report.
July 5, 2016 at 9:25 a.m.
The first thing I notice is the photographs of workers planting beds...but it is July, folks! And it doesn't look like they are planting crysanthemums.
They are obviously months behind schedule.
July 5, 2016 at 9:23 a.m.
Special interests obviously don't think the anti-fracking cause is so hopeless:The Community Bill of Rights Committee was greatly outspent by opponents to the proposed charter amendment. Between June 8 and Oct. 16, the most recent finance reporting period, the committee spent $693 compared with $74,449 by the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396, the organization funding the successful effort to defeat the amendment. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/nov/06...
June 30, 2016 at 11:08 a.m.
According to The Columbus Dispatch as of 2/18/2015: Bans have been passed in Athens, Broadview Heights, Oberlin, Yellow Springs and Mansfield.
June 30, 2016 at 12:25 a.m.