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Mooney’s Love named state’s best on defense

Realfan63, keep selling the myth that Mooney and Ursuline academics are superior to public schools. Nothing like playing D-III playoffs with D-I talent. Woohoo!

November 30, 2011 at 9:59 p.m. suggest removal

Austintown trustees to discuss a levy

As a senior citizen of Austintown I like that I can vote for things that benefit me and are paid for by others.

November 30, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. suggest removal

Mooney wins 24-14, advances to state championship game

Great job. Way to beat up on those D-III rural schools.

November 25, 2011 at 11:10 p.m. suggest removal

Voice your opinion on a new name for the airport

Pyroc hit the nail on the head. Maybe add, midnight basketball.

November 25, 2011 at 2:32 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County auditor asks for modest budget increase in 2012

Most companies have employees pay a minimum of 15% and many are closer to 30%. Most companies also have smokers pay a much larger piece of their health care because they use far more health care. The public sector is out of control and needs to face the same reality the private sector faces.

November 16, 2011 at 8:18 a.m. suggest removal

Former police Chief Jimmy Hughes to run for Mahoning County sheriff

You can never have too many public pensions!

November 14, 2011 at 3:01 p.m. suggest removal

Once a union metropolis, Valley sees that title fade

As the article states, the only reason public sector unions are still viable is because there isn't any competition for them. Maybe competition in that sector is what is needed. Bring down the costs of services to the citizens who foot the bill. The health care and pensions are far too generous and they will eventually either go bankrupt or raise taxes into the stratosphere to pay for them. Voting yes on 2 starts the ball rolling on reigning in those benefits that are just too costly.

November 6, 2011 at 8:43 a.m. suggest removal

‘An important part of the context for our negotiations’

Most Ohio public employees pay nowhere near what private sector employees pay for their own health care benefit. Most private sector workers have no pension but have a 401k instead in which the worker provides most of the funding. The public sector is still in denial and the taxpayers must send a message that the public sector must pay more for their own health care and pension. The taxpayers can no longer fund their own health care and pensions and that of the public workers.

Vote yes on 2.

November 4, 2011 at 9:47 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning commissioners approve several contracts Thursday

Most Ohio public employees pay nowhere near what private sector employees pay for their own health care benefit. Most private sector workers have no pension but have a 401k instead in which the worker provides most of the funding. The public sector is still in denial and the taxpayers must send a message that the public sector must pay more for their own health care and pension. The taxpayers can no longer fund their own health care and pensions and that of the public workers.

November 4, 2011 at 9:46 a.m. suggest removal

Lordstown workers receive $9,000 in bonuses

Claiming that the entire auto industry would have collapsed without a bailout is suspect at best. It does parrot what the bailers want you to believe. Nobody deserves a bonus until the people who paid to bail out GM are made whole. GM's profits are only based on a company that was permitted to circumvent the standard bankruptcy process and jettison all of their debts and obligations. No bonuses for those who owned the GM debt and stock and got the shaft?

Letting government pick winners and losers in the free market opens up a can of worms and moral hazard.

October 28, 2011 at 12:13 p.m. suggest removal

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