And let me say something else. People have a right to be outraged. But don't be outraged by something that someone does that you do or your husband' or teens do. Look at the statistics of those who drink and drive. It is hard to calculate just how many do it because the statistics are based from either police/court records or polls in which people have admitted to drinking and driving. There are so many that do it and don't get caught or don't admit that they do. But we know it happens in every family- Alcoholics and people who drink and drive. So instead of looking at a family and calling them worthless and losers for something you or your family members or friends do, remember that your words posted here are not going to change that family, but you have direct contact with yours. Try to make your difference there.
October 2, 2012 at 6:47 p.m.
Let's face it, the only reason that this was even in the paper is because it is Kelly Pavlik's brother. I am not condoning what he Rick Pavlik did, not in any way, but I think that ALL people who drink or drive and get caught, need to have their names in the paper....and stiffer penalties need to be in place for those who drink and drive. But the headline of this story says it all-the first few words tell you why it is in the paper-PAVLIK'S BROTHER
October 2, 2012 at 6:42 p.m.
I agree with the writer on a couple of points. First and foremost, there is no reason that I should send a letter from Boardman to Youngstown and it should go to Cleveland first. Second of all, we need our jobs here. Third of all, we put a lot of money into that post of money into that post office recently. More taxpayer dollars out the window. And time sensitive documents can and will be affected.
March 30, 2012 at 9:32 p.m.
Come on, let's be positive about this. Sometimes change is good and this may be a good thing for Pavlik's career. And I am sure that it is nothing personal between Pavlik and Loew. It a career decision and one that Pavlik may have had no choice but to make. I like that Loew wants whats best for Kelly. Best of luck to both!
October 27, 2011 at 9:07 a.m.
Can anyone relate to his comment about being asked to take a huge paycut at work? Think about that for a moment Would you? I wouldn't.
August 7, 2011 at 11 a.m.
I agree with Pyroc. I lived in the South and that is how it is. You will pay for the watermelon in taxes for government programs that the working poor American citizens cant even take part in. Then you take away jobs from American citizens who desperately need them, though we are such a spoiled nation you probably couldnt find too many Americans who would do many of the jobs that the illegals do.
August 7, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.
I've lived in the South, I know what happens when there are no prevailing wage laws or when bosses are allowed to pay low wages for construction or skilled craftsman. What you end up with illegal workers who spend very little in the area and send their money out of the country. You are then taking jobs from the your friends and neighbors who live in the area, are spending in the area and desperately need the jobs.You will also have an influx of some illegals who will bring their families, and our school system will spend money teaching them English and providing any special services that they need. There are many other things to consider as well. But the prevailing wage laws evens the playing field when it comes to pay and oftentimes keeps illegal workers away.
August 7, 2011 at 10:39 a.m.
Life-he is from Youngstown.....and my comment was about postings by people from Youngstown after Kelly Pavlik made a business decision not to fight in Youngstown. I have commented about how I feel the people of Youngstown have not treated him fairly. Why you are respnding with something that has nothing to do with it is beyond me. Looks like bad communication or a bad deal between TOP Rank and KP is what happened. So, given that information, am I going to see all kinds of negative comments about Top Rank or is Youngstown going to crucify one of their own?
August 3, 2011 at 7:14 p.m.
How many of you just watched the news tonight? How many of you feel stupid about the comments that you made before even knowing the story? I love it! Again, Youngstown at its best!
August 3, 2011 at 6:57 p.m.
Life's too short-Look at what has been posted here about him. Look at what has been posted about him after every story that is printed. If these comments represent "Youngstown" then Im glad he isnt fighting here. Why fight for what is a pittance in the boxing world------not in the Youngstown world-----for a bunch of people who have say these types of things. Its not worth it. As I have said, when he was winning, everyone was on the bandwagon and erecting billboards. When he began to lose, they made nasty comments, and when he was down he was kicked. No one here has one time said one thing about the kids that he has been there for and the charities that he has supported. What I think it is is that when you come from a town like Youngstown and this life is all that you have to look forward to, you want to be apart of the excitement surrounding Kelly and then when that is gone, because you have no life of your own, you feel hurt like something has done something personal to you. Do you know what the cure is for that? Three words! Get a life!
August 3, 2011 at 4:42 p.m.