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I agree DACOUNTYBOY! As a member of the military, I've seen how some of the 3rd world countries punish their criminal; it is an eye for an eye concept. They have very little crime in comparison. I think they should make him watch as someone shoots bullets into him. Reading these stories disgust me.
June 7, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.
Some things never change. How sad is this place.
May 28, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.
I'm not a sue happy type of person and haven't even seen the video, but from what I'm reading this was a drill. After more than 20 years in the military and conducting exercises and drills constantly, safety is supposed to be the #1 priority. A drill or exercise is to learn proper response and procedure during an event. There is never a reason to use the amount of physical force that will injure someone. I don't know anyone involved, but really Hawkins, I hope your decision making capabilities are better during real-world situations.
April 9, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
This makes me angry beyond belief. You can call this an accident, but it sounds like neglect on someone's part. Very sad. Children Services needs to review their policies. Nine children in the home might just be a bit much to handle....ya think
March 2, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
While I understand that it is rare to have such low temperatures for such extended periods, my question is why do the schools need to close? Are the schools incapable of providing the necessary heat to keep the children warm? Or, is it the lack of a contingency plan to get the children to the schools in cold weather. I am not trying to be insensitive, but if the children in North Dakota did not go to school because of cold temps, they would be out of school most of December through February. It's not like we live in Alabama; it is Ohio and we do have winter.
January 28, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
Oops...Above the law...sorry
September 6, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
Just what Youngstown needs in a Mayor, another wack job in office that thinks they're about the law...or social norms even. Wait, maybe this is almost a norm in Youngstown and why nothing changes decade to decade. Sad part is that there are fools out there that will still vote for this guy.Disclaimer: I only read the first couple paragraphs of the article because it just irritates me.
September 6, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.
How many times can you say Foley said. My goodness, read what you write before printing it
December 18, 2012 at 12:42 a.m.
It does sound like Mayor Melfi is being cautious, which is probably a good thing.
On an editorial note, Girard should be capitalized as it is the city's name. Introduced does not need to be hyphened. Lastly, two-month would be written 2-month. Most, if not all, writing guides say to use the number for units of measurement, time or money.
Just trying to help!
December 13, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
All of you IDIOTS that think it is ok to protest by disrespecting the flag should go live in some other country. Disrespecting the flag is disrespecting the men and women that put their lives on the line to defend it. Yes, I'm retired AF. There are a million ways to protest, so find another way. This country is still the most free country in the world. If you don't like the direction of the country, try to do something about it. Don't just wine and bitch by disrespecting those of us that provide your freedom.
November 17, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.