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As I understand it, the mills made a profit until near the very end. A decision had been made prior to that time to NOT make significant upgrades that were required to modernize the faciities. Eventually and predictably the expense of the antiquated operations increased to the point they could no longer compete so they closed up shop and walked away.
September 20, 2012 at 9:06 a.m.
Youngstown is too small to be worth such an investment just for votes, and the democrats don't need to buy votes they already own. 3D is the future of manufacturing which will benefit the country, not just a welfare check for ytown.
August 19, 2012 at 8:33 a.m.
Hope not but it's already 19, this would make it 20 consecutive losing seasons
August 16, 2012 at 1:13 p.m.
Methane is odorless.
March 2, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
Why must the Republican party keep shooting themselves in the foot by putting forward these ignorant candidates who stand for nothing but getting themselves elected, or developing a cult of personality cottage industry around themselves? Beating Obama in this economy should be like shooting fish in a barrel! Why isn't it? I suspect it is becasue of the influence of even more ignorant voters who don't take the time to educate themselves, but instead base their opinions on the media talk shows and other such entertainment nonsense. The prosect of another election with no major candidates worth supporting is discouraging. Time for a third party.
February 8, 2012 at 9:38 a.m.
The legal drinking age has been age 21 everywhere in the US since the 80's.
January 30, 2012 at 11:17 a.m.
Who is going to admnisiter this plan and pay for all these tests? Another impractical politcally motivated idea put forth by a lying politician with no real plan to see it through. Hagan at least saw it for what it was and had a humorous response to this idiotic proposition.
If we want to get the deadbeat drug users off the dole then why not terminate the free money for those convicted of any drug offense? You get busted, no more free money for x number of years, and the clock restarts with any new conviction. Anyone know if there are any restrictions on receipt of welfare now? Can a felon get welfare?
September 2, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.
His name is Davie not Davies F-man, Undisclosed source, right, and top notch based on.... his record? what? It's a waste to read these boards, it's populated by idiots mand trolls
November 23, 2009 at 9:59 p.m.
It is a desirable place to live, if you have a job.
March 4, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.
The deck is sound now, but it will not be for long and must go, probably within 5 years. It is at the end of its design life with escalating mainenance costs and decreasing safety forcing its closure if not torn down. Parking decks are very expensive and short lived, relatively speaking. As a student (structural engineering) at YSU in the 80's and again in the 90's, I usually parked by MVR and walked, but being a decent sized guy I did not worry too much and never had any problems. I can understand concerns of young ladies walking alone or people with children. Getting a degree is all about overcoming obstacles. I would hope the university can help out by adding more parking, but its up to the students to do what it takes to get themselves to class.
February 21, 2009 at 1:34 p.m.