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How about using that money to pay of your debts? How about paying off the Covili center and save on the interest paid? But that would take some intelligence, and the mahoning valley knows Youngstown City Council has zero intelligence.
March 28, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.
what a waste of taxpayers money.
March 23, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
"there's another 6-8k in pay deductions not taken, as in private sector that may pay 50%. Kick in overtime and shift differential."
Are you serious? Now you're trying to compare a police officer job to the private sector? and then you make up some numbers to make it look worse? Oh and then you add overtime! Heres a FACT: YPD pays in the bottom 20% in the State of Ohio for a top 10% dangerous police job.
You also said this Officer has been around for awhile. As the other have pointed out, he was in the military, not an Officer. A quick check with google reveals he was hired slightly more then a year ago.
Why dont you ask veteran YPD Officers what kind of quality is being hired these days. They will tell you that many of the Officers hired in the past few years have no business being the police. But thats because they are having a difficult time hiring quality because of the low pay.
March 22, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
what private sector jobs pay 25% towards healthcare? Thats such a lie. The average private sector job pays nowhere near that amount. All my friends and family with private sector jobs pay 10%-15% for their healthcare.
Struthers made a smart decision. If they did not want to pay him an average wage, he would have went somewhere else. What he did in struthers was remarkable and other districts with less problems took note and would have gladly hired him at an even higher wage.
Instead of crying about other peoples job, you should get an education and improve your own situation.
March 22, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.
123goz, maybe you should know what you're talking about before you comment. A YPD Officer makes 30,000 a year to start and it takes 12 years ( not quickly like you assumed, and you know what happens when you assume) to top out. In addition, the first 10 years of those 12 years are marginally increased with the last two years making up the difference. I also did not make a comment on their current quality of Officers (which isnt that as good as it should be, have you not seen the news lately?), i made a comment on their ability to recruit new quality candidates with such a low pay scale.
March 20, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.
Youngstown is facing a list of issues. Im guessing this is stemming from the fact they cannot recruit quality candidates while paying next to nothing to be police in Youngstown. Looks like the old Youngstown days are back.
March 20, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
This is all on David Bozanich. The guy is getting his pension paid to him and is getting paid by the city. He is making $130,000 a year to be sketchy. He is purposely delaying the budget because he is busy trying to hide money, over projecting revenue (so he could cry the city is poor when they come up short), while trying to figure out how to pass the state audit, which the city always fails because of him. This is 2014 and Youngstown still will not come clean. Youngstown cannot improve while employees like David Bozanich work for it.
March 19, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
I think McNally has someone in mind. Besides his future self, im thinking an ex judge. An irishman who probably celebrated hard yesterday.
March 18, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.
Officers also have the right to ask any driver out of the vehicle if they want. You try to crack the window and pretend like you know the law, they will ask you out because they can. Go ahead and act suspicious and they can pat you down for weapons if you are in a high crime area.
Campbell PD is going overboard. I see them inside the city of Youngstown to pull over cars! They are actually enforcing minor traffic laws outside their jurisdiction beacause they share McCartney rd. They are also pulling cars over with parking permit passes on their rear view mirror and calling it "obstructed view." Their amateur behavior is gonna find a liberal judge and they'll learn their lesson.
March 16, 2014 at 8:04 p.m.
In the first part of the article, they were both charged with the heroin, crack and paraphernalia? How is that possible? it does not say they each had it. That is called false imprisonment and is leaving them open for a lawsuit. If you find drugs on the driver, the passenger cannot be arrested and vice versa. If one has heroin and the other has crack, then you charge each one with the drug they had. You cannot charge both with both drugs. I guess Campbell PD has trouble understanding the law.
March 15, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.