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.
Messieurs Brown, Franko, and Sweetwood: How long will you allow Bertram to regurgitate this drivel? Is Bertram really the best you can do for your main Sunday editorial writer? If I were a paid subscriber or an advertiser of your paper, I'd want my money back. Send this bum packing - he's long outlasted his welcome. He's a cancer to your paper and does nothing but reinforce negative stereotypes. You can do better; we deserve better!
July 21, 2013 at 1:27 a.m.
I love DQ! Thank you, Mr. Covelli, for building your newest restaurant at my favorite place to shop - Eastwood Mall.
July 14, 2013 at 12:55 a.m.
It's refreshing to see a person of fame and success - especially an athlete who was a champion in their sport - remain humble and down to earth. Boom Boom is a common guy who did extraordinary things both inside and outside the ring. We should all be proud to call Boom Boom one of our own.
July 14, 2013 at 12:51 a.m.
The $18 million in asbestos removal is inflated and is clearly a scare tactic. This material exists in just about every building constructed pre-1980 and it's not dangerous unless it is disturbed. The proponents of the Mooney relocation fail to recognize the reality facing the area's Catholic schools: 1. The K-8 'feeder schools' are broke & enrollment is declining. They need to be fixed first or there's really no reason to 'fix' Catholic high schools.2. JFK, UHS, & Mooney all have had declining enrollments over the past decade. A consolidation during the next decade is the only logical & practical strategy.3. A new 'central' high school has to be situated near a highway that provides good accessibility to both Mahoning & Trumbull Counties. A site on Western Reserve is not centrally located!
Failing to recognize & address these issues would be a colossal mistake for the Diocese and such would jeopardize the future of parochial education in the Valley.
July 14, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.