Pathetic....exactly how most describe Mr. de Souza. Not that I'm inclined to support Belinki - hard to support a tax evader public servant, but that doesn't mean that he's guilty of the alleged crimes. In the USA, the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Apparently, if you're in the Vindy's crosshairs, guilt or innocence doesn't matter. The accusation alone is cause to ruin one's career and reputation. Shame on you!! Respect the system; guilt or innocence is not determined by your pathetic weekly column.
April 6, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.
Glad to see that some people are willing to put their name and money in support of the airport. With CLE and PIT downsizing, YNG can position itself as a niche airport, much like CAK has already done successfully. Hopefully Mahoning and Trumbull County commissioners will do the right thing and follow the example of the business community. Thank you Warren for making a commitment. As for Youngstown, no surprise that they're willing to grant thousands to downtown startups without question, but somehow question the legitimacy of the airport. Wake up Annie Gillam and your posse on council. Do the right thing and match Cafaro's $100k!!
April 6, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
Interesting and informative. Now it's time to analyze the Oakhill debacle with the same zealousness. Will the Vindy admit that it was wrong? 5 years has lapsed, so were the commissioners right about how much money Mahoning County would save by purchasing the Oakhill of Crap? Nothing like flushing $20+ million down the drain. Thank you Mayor McNally for standing up for the citizens against the political forces of Gains, Ludt, Tablack and TraffiFATTI.
April 6, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.
So where exactly is the crime??? Now a guy who gets convicted for shooting up a house calls up the FBI & DEA after he goes to jail (he would’ve gotten a stiffer sentence if not for Atway&Cochran) and says he has scoop. Are the Feds that gullible to believe this guy? The only intimidation and extortion here is by the FBI and the DOJ as they retaliate against these two attorneys for zealously representing their clients because they made the Feds look incompetent inside the courtroom year after year and case after case. This is a travesty of justice! All attorneys should be concerned. Win too many times and you’re going to be a target of the Feds. Where is the oversight of the FBI and DOJ?
February 27, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.
Marburger is The Vindy's bully (ie, tool). Seems a bit hypocritical for Vindy to take a position on this. Hey, Marburger, stay up in Cleveland in your posh hi-rise office. Must be nice to get paid $500 an hour to regurgitate the Vindy's plea to stay relevant in a world that has realized that newspapers are going the way of the dinosaur and the stage coach.
November 12, 2013 at 10:50 p.m.
Very simple, actually. Except for a mere 10,651 people in Youngstown, everyone else is lazy, apathetic, or just plain morons. It's not about power plays or political influence. It's nothing more than the fact that the city now is largely uneducated and/or retirees on fixed incomes. The last of the workers left town when the courts outlawed the residency requirement for public workers.
November 12, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.
Thanks, Todd. Please continue to write articles that touch the heart and inspire us to be better people. I wish your paper would realize that sleaze, scandal, and sensationalism don't attract subscribers or advertisers.
November 12, 2013 at 10:26 p.m.
At least Annie Gillam isn't running. Guess it's more profitable for her and Artis to continue to shake down 'gratuities' from anyone who wants to do business in their ward. Gillam's have been on the take for years while the Feds chose to look the other way.
November 12, 2013 at 10:20 p.m.
@bmanresident: do you really think Cafaro gives a $hit about Youngstown politics? Ever look at their website? They have properties across the country of which none are in the city limits. Get a life, loser! Must make you feel good about yourself to tear down people who employ hundreds locally and give millions to local charities.
November 12, 2013 at 10:15 p.m.
Can someone please explain why Bertram is the only one still talking about the Paul Gains & George Tablack Oakhill 'witch hunt'? The county owned Oakhill has nothing to do with the city's mayor's race. McNally never took contributions from anyone that wasn't reported in his finance reports - that's a fact. Obviously, the reason why Hughes dropped out of the race is because he lacks ability as a leader and hasn't yet mastered the English language. He may be a nice guy, but we need a mayor who can articulate a vision for the future. Hughes can't even articulate his own name!
July 28, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.