No PhD required?
March 2, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.
Like, 1865' 14th amendment passed!
Like, 1888 some women started to vote!
Like, 1964' civil rights bill passed!
Like, 1965, voting rights bill passed!
It seems like all this, the extension of freedom to all US citizens, took time, but became history. It also seems like the same geographic regions seem to struggle with the arrival of the future.
It must really cause bitterness to be on the wrong side of history.
February 25, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.
If this weren't true, it would defy credibility. In the real world such cases are called "Obstruction" and "Conspiracy."
Matthew 19:14 "And Jesus said, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for theirs is the kingdom of God."
A portion of scripture which Mahoney must've forgotten, or been unfamiliar with.
February 20, 2014 at 8:48 p.m.
What is needed is a new board of trustees. The current one failed miserably in the most important hire of the past five years.
What is not needed is a football coach, locally lionized but nationally disgraced, posing as leader of an academic institution.
Several posters make valid comments about the community at large.
Sadly, not all that much to discuss on that front, but hey, the trustees voted to increase tuition, that is newsworthy!
February 20, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.
"you're talking about 25 cents on one hundred dollars."
The Ohio Oil and Gas Lobby is BEYOND greedy!
February 17, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.
Kurtw-Well, you really ARE giving "them" some portion of your own money, but I won't tell anybody!
February 14, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.
CNG? In Ohio? Here? Seriously?
Pardon my cynicism, but CNG has been running the bus fleet (23,000 units) in Los Angeles for almost 20 years.
When you vist Vegas, San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis/St Paul....look at the back of the bus/van, it will bear a triangle or diamond with the letters CNG on it. Guess what that means?
WRTA needs CNG. I would proudly suggest that by 2030, it will be present, in the mahoning valley, in mass transit!
This state, and this area in particular, are wildly ignorant of stuff that drives the rest of the world. Gas stations around youngstown dont even sell E85, while hundreds of vehicles are being driven around town with owners who dont even know what it is, or how to use it in their car/truck.
So there's gonna be 2 CNG pumps! Wow! Welcome to Southern California, 1996!
February 13, 2014 at 7:48 p.m.
Fascinating article, it typifies the township's historic lack of foresight and complete inability to address/rectify current problems.
If one were to drive from midlothian south on market to US 224, one would pass through a literal extension of the derelict/abandoned commercial real estate to the north in Youngstown.
No Serious EFFORT has been made to address the physical and visual decay on market north of 224. ABANDONED dunkin donuts and sparkle sit, former Williams continues it's path to unreconstructed seediness, the Boardman Inn produces all sorts of marginally legal activites, and the township's response is This! It would be hilarious if not such a direct insult to the taxpayers who remain in the neighborhoods between Midloyhian and 224.
The decision to turn the 224 E/W corridor into the commercial/dining hub of the region only hastened the demise of others parts of Boardman, which could have used a little support. None was forthcoming then, and given the paper-shuffling nature of this article, none appears to be on the horizon.
February 10, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.
Randy dun wants t string students along, longer, since enrollment is down. This is a shell game practiced by Ysu for over 25 years now.
1- 'accept' everybody who can properly grip a #2 pencil2- make everyone take an entrance exam which many 'fail,'3-require the ACT but ignore the results4-stagger course offerings so that a five or six year undergrad tenure is the minimum,@ $3700/semester. The 4 year degree has gone the way of the model T.
Except for a very few, an undergraduate degree is a pretty marginal investment. Places like ysu do very little to promote the idea that it's worth a lifetime of debt to walk around with one of their alumni cards in your wallet, but not much else.
The real tragedy is that most of the 'developmental' courses are taught by local high school teachers, the same people who taught (!) the ill prepared students in the first place! Or, in some cases, ysu hires people to teach math who don't speak standard, fluent English. That's one reason enrollment is down. The high school teachers and low English proficient teachers SHOULD be at east gate community college, where students might actually benefit from their 'level' of instruction.
February 7, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
Note to Vindy editorial staff: mess is always a noun, never a verb, in standard English.
February 5, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.