thanx. Captain, for that scintillating analysis. You managed to include racial and gender sterotyping, generalizing, and some serious grammatical errors, all in just a single sentence!
Hint: the collective of 'ourself's' is ourselves.- they just changed it.
August 19, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
phd not required
August 19, 2014 at 9:38 a.m.
Perhaps save our country can explain ,the difference between public and private.
wolfruns question is pertinent and en pointe. With the current leadership at mcp, no answer will be deemed necessary, or forthcoming.
August 18, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.
The market will dictate who wins and loses here.
The shop can continue to narrow its list of appropriate customers 'til it doesn't have any. Any serious business person operating a physical 'shop' as opposed to on-line had better decide to accommodate customers' needs regardless of race/politics/gender etch, because SOMEBODY WILL ACCEPT THE BUSINESS AND THE CASH THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT!m isn't that the American way?
August 17, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.
This article is incoherent. It touts the fact that Ohio's unemployment rate dropped by nearly 1.5 percentage points in the last year then apologizes for it by saying "we (Midwest) are not going to grow as fast" and shouldn't be compared to U.S. unemployment figures because they dropped only 1 percentage point ??? Did the Vindicator print incorrect numbers?
August 16, 2014 at 7:59 a.m.
Who thought this was a good idea?
August 10, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.
What is to be done?
The clock cannot be turned back, to say, 1960, or 1970, when Boardman was an ascendant community and highly desirable place to live.
1-Market Street no longer carries the traffic it once did, perhaps even just 5-10 years ago. The large stores and retail outlets are largely accessed by South Avenue, not Market Street. The small retail-oriented shops that thrived during the '70's and 80's are largely empty or struggling. Dunkin Donuts closed reportedly due to no drive-thru, and the Sparkle MArket, closed for 1 year now, is empty and shall remain so for the foreseeable future.
Given the number of shoppers accessing Walmart, Aldi, Rulli Brothers, Giant Eagle and Marc's via South Avenue, the "North Market corridor" seems doomed to a future of low traffic and fewer choices.
2-If the township really wants to do something positive, it ought to move to CLOSE the TWO flea bag motels that do nothing except provide physical eyesores and housing for drug-related activity. Nuisance barely begins to describe the profile of these two dumps in the community.
3-the area around Stadium Drive School contains housing that is basically obsolete by 21st century standards. Basementless 2 bedroom ranches were needed in 1955, but not so much these days. The efforts to enforce zoning, etc are important but will be an on-going struggle. Razing houses in Boardman, over the next ten years or so, will become an issue as serious as it in in YTown right now.
August 10, 2014 at 6:16 a.m.
Ron Reagan, man of God, our first divorced president, did not have 'time' to attend church, yet so capable of invoking the name of "God' in quotes such as the above.
Also a spendthrift when it came to taxpayer money.
Also, shall we say, less than forthright when it came to Iran-Contra, i.e. "I will not negotiate with terrorists,' and proceeded to do just that.
When his terms were over and he gave deposition relative to Iran-Contra, his testimony contained "I don't know' or "I can't remember" 168 Times! The pathetic thing was, he was probably telling the truth.
One book written by James Baker details how the most complicated of economic or budgetary issues always had to be 'reduced to bullets filling no more than one legal pad page' when presented to Old Ron. Asleep in meetings especially as age and disinterest creeped into play.
Other than minor issues such as the above, quite a capable leader, say for the local grocery or fast food outlet.
August 9, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.
Big deal. He's still better than Kasich.
August 5, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.
It was nice to see The Cleveland Plain Dealer Arts section include a feature on the Maurice Sendak show that was at the Butler Institute of American Art this summer. The article also suggested visiting the Oh Wow! children's science center as part of the trip. These are two attractions Youngstown can certainly be proud of and that without a doubt attract visitors to our town.
August 5, 2014 at 10:08 a.m.