Something tells me this started on Thursday. I was driving from downtown that day and traffic was slow for no reason. They were out in the street with no regard to cars or anything! It is sad if I hit one of them I'd be vilified...
Oh yes I'm a black man who lives in the city of Youngstown.
October 6, 2012 at 12:40 a.m.
Normally I wouldn't engage in the cynicism, but in this case I'm sure the previous posters are correct in their opinions. I'm still flustered over the fact someone was actually implicated in the deaths of two people and only received six years.
September 25, 2012 at 12:39 a.m.
This is complete bull. I've never in my life heard of someone getting 6 years for killing two people. The prosecutor needs to be thrown out and recalled point blank
September 5, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.
This is truly devastating news. I was in Pittsburgh today and several people at a bar I was at was asking about what happened to this child. I'm embarrassed to show my ID because it always incites uniqure conversation. With that said...why isn't there a police satellite office in this complex? With all the violence and disturbances why isn't there beat cops patrolling this neighborhood? Also, they should set up a checkpoint every so often to check for drugs and alcohol in cars! I had an aunt who died several years ago that lived her whole life in this project. Kimmelbrooks to "Rockford village." Before you judge her decision to stay you have to realize that her husband died in the 80s and that's all she could afford. Some people aren't there by choice.
August 21, 2012 at 1:36 a.m.
I have family members that live in this neighborhood. My aunt has lived there for close to 25 years. As a child I remember the violence and murders that happened at this building. I'm very supportive of this effort and transformation of this area...about time. Still more needs to be done.....why is the ghetto shifting? Why isn't the city doing more to bulk up established neighborhoods? I live near Pemberton park..every weekend I wake up to cheering crowds...however the area is falling into decline...everyone in Youngstown aren't ignorant thugs. Some of us live here because we believe in our neighborhoods. When will the city start reinvesting in those who live here...choose to stay here...and do our best to foster community?
July 21, 2012 at 12:34 a.m.
I proofread my iPad typings a little to fast. Don't ridicule my Ycps education for my oversight.
June 7, 2012 at 1:48 a.m.
I clearly said I don't have Children tigerlily..I only said that if I were a parent I would be outraged to have my child have to navigate the trash pit called the WRTA federal station. I grew up on the south side, and went to Chaney because my parent thought that was the best option 2000-2004. I had to ride the WRTA every morning from South ave to Cornersberg To and from school. Until I was able to drive of course. However; the experience was traumatic. Dirty bathrooms, gangbangers selling drugs, and all the other vagrants that hang there, my point is the place needs to be cleaned up and more inviting. Before you jump down my throat about choice in where you send your child remember I don't have children and only commented on conditions for everyone!
June 7, 2012 at 1:28 a.m.
This is beyond wrong and Austintown should be ashamed of these tactics. I live in Youngstown and ride the bus as an adult and hate having to go to Federal station. Nothing but thugs, people who should be cited for their low hanging pants, dirty bathrooms, no one there to help a child navigate bus routes and signs. I don't have children but if I did I would be outraged by this change. It's amazing after all these years the WRTA hasn't has the leadership to at least substantially remodel the central transfer point. This place should be comfortable and the intimidating factors should not be allowed to use this facility as a "trap house!" Youngstown needs to clean up its act immediately. It should start with basic things like cleaning up it's gateways to the city.
June 7, 2012 at 12:49 a.m.
These soulless nothings killed puppies? Defenseless puppies? Really? I'd watch out for whomever did this. They killed puppies, next target might be people.
January 30, 2012 at 10:52 p.m.
Amazing that the same thing happened in Arkansas with hundreds of earthquakes that didn't start until the "f*ing fracking" started on fault lines that were suppose to be ancient! Why can't we be told the truth about what is happening? Mother Earth is sending us a message! Why aren't we listening?
It is sad we don't have serious journalist who don't live up to their duty to report the truth and inform the public in this area. Stop the fluff pieces and report the truth!
December 31, 2011 at 7 p.m.