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ABC official hopes to help resolve Hubbard horn-honking case with BBQ

This is the most ridiculous and childish thing I've ever witnessed.

Mr. Krlich has probably shortened his life span by more than a decade because of his stubbornness. Move out of Hubbard. Improve your quality of life. It's not about winning and losing. You already lost, you just don't realize it.

April 23, 2014 at 1:58 a.m. suggest removal

Warren boy steps on hypodermic needle

This kid is at a very high risk of contracting hepatitis C.

September 3, 2013 at 11:29 p.m. suggest removal

Cardinal Mooney High School could still move out of Youngstown

Merge with Ursuline and Kennedy and move to a central location... in a SAFE area.

September 3, 2013 at 11:25 p.m. suggest removal

Don’t just target YSU students; enforce parking equally in city

Buy a parking pass for ~$70 for the semester and park in one of the garages... cheaper than paying $3/day, and less hassle! Now you're paying a $150 parking ticket by trying to save a few bucks.

YSU should include parking in it's tuition and issue parking passes to all students, since 99% of them commute anyways.

September 1, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. suggest removal

‘Use it or lose it’ must be enacted

I don't mind them getting paid for their sick time, but it shouldn't be at their current rate of pay when they retire. Any unused sick time should be compensated for at the end of each year, at their current pay.

So, for example, a professor who is making $43k/year in his 5th year of teaching, who makes ~$20/hour, gets paid $200 for unused sick time at the end of the year, rather than it rolling over for 25 years until he retires, when he's the president of the university and making $400k, or $200/hour.

September 1, 2013 at 8:54 a.m. suggest removal

Think of higher education as an investment, because it is

Tuition prices are absurd.

July 28, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. suggest removal

Howland schools consider switching to local vocational school

Why does it cost so much to send a kid to TCTC? We're better off letting them out of high school after 10th grade and sending them to Kent Trumbull to work on a 2 year associates degree, it would be much cheaper.

July 27, 2013 at 6:44 p.m. suggest removal

Howland schools consider switching to local vocational school

Sorry, I meant 2.4 million/125 = $19,200.

July 27, 2013 at 1:07 p.m. suggest removal

Howland schools consider switching to local vocational school

Number crunching:

Right now, Howland has 1046 students in grades 9-12. Lets say half of them are eligible to attend vocational school, 523.

Of those 523, 96 are enrolled in vocational school, or 18%. That's a solid number of students enrolled in vocational school. I bet other districts have similar numbers.

To send those 96 students per year, we spend $4200 per student per year, or $8400 over two years.

If we were to switch to TCTC, and say enrollment grew to 108 (those 1 dozen students stay in Howland).... on second thought, lets say John Sheets is correct, and more students enroll. Lets say the number grew to 125. $2.4 million/150 = $19,200 per student per year. For a two year education at TCTC, it would cost taxpayers $38,400. That's almost enough to send a kid to Ohio State University for four years.

$38,400 vs $8,400? Cost-benefit, Mr. Sheets.

A-Tech bends over backwards for Howland, they have a nice partnership. All but 25 students don't even travel to Ashtabula because A-Tech offers the courses at Howland High School. Keep this relationship alive.

July 27, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. suggest removal

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