Taxpayers have to ,learn to start saying no to all tax and levy issues. The workers are getting paid more than the owners. For some like myself, almost half the year is spent paying for taxes. One of my neighbors is on the local school board. When talking levies, his line to me is " it's the cost of one cup of coffee a day". Hey pal, I'm drowning in Maxwell House.
April 14, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.
I wonder how these politicians would feel if I had free reign and removed $20, $50 or $100 from their wallets or purses. They wouldn't like it. Well, quit groping me and get your hands out of my pockets. I think the mob moved from Wilson Ave. to Oakhill.
April 14, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.
People of Austintown should vote this levy down. It looks like the Austintown school system was handing out a lot of raises over the past 20 years instead of putting the taxpayers money into that building. You just can't take taxpayers money, build a nice school building and then neglect the necessary upgrades over the years. All of a sudden it's 2014 and everything fell apart. Who's running that school system? The Lykes corporation?
April 14, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
With all the thousands and thousands of dollars the democrat politicians took from the valley taxpayers, you would think they would have at least contribute 25% toward their health-care. But no, these feeders at the public trough refuse to mirror the private sector in pay, raises and benefit contributions. There is no end in site when it comes to taxing your money. As long as the politicians have their heads buried in the public trough there is no coming up for air.
April 13, 2014 at 9:26 a.m.
I don't see why the people in this area would be against Coach Tressel on becoming president of YSU. So what if he's a football coach. Damn, you morons voted for a community organizer for the president of the United Sates.
April 12, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.
These politicians would be good for "Dancing with the Stars". They are all good tap dancers when it comes to explaining why their wages keep going up. It's not a raise, it's an adjustment. I wonder if that could work in the private sector. When it comes to taxpayers money there is no end.
April 11, 2014 at 6:31 a.m.
This has to be a wake call to the taxpayers of Mahoning county and start voting no to all tax issues. These pigs and I mean filthy pigs who just continue to gorge themselves at the public trough have to be sent a message. These dishonest democrat politicians are nothing but liars and thieves. You would think that one of these cowards would find the guts to say no to raises in this time of great recession, and then have the balls to ask for money. They didn't even ask the employees to contribute 20 to 25% toward their health-care. Vote No and start voting these life-time politicians out. Their interest is only how much money they can extract from the taxpayer for themselves, friends and family.
April 10, 2014 at 8:59 a.m.
It doesn't look like Kasich cut enough in local funding. So many public entities are giving out huge buyouts, raises and only contributing 10% toward health-care. Taxpayers should seek property tax reduction levies.
April 7, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.
The democrat party has been corrupt here for decades. That's what happens when you have one party rule and continue to vote the same way over and over again.
April 6, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.
You are so right in asking, "Do we want it permanent"? From handing out taxpayers money for high disgusting raises to hardly paying anything toward health-care should give reason to vote no. On top of the feeding frenzy at the public trough, what about all the illegal activity and misconduct that goes on? How could you fault Kasich for cutting local funding? He'd rather see your money go back to your pockets instead of the county pigs mouth.
April 6, 2014 at 7:27 a.m.