Wow, faith, you're painting merit-based companies with a rather broad brush, don't you think?
What makes you think that non-union companies don't give bonuses to deserving employees?
As far as being "exploited", the last time I checked, this is a free country, and if an employee feels that he/she is being mistreated or taken advantage of, they are free to seek employment elsewhere.
December 28, 2010 at 2:01 p.m.
Do uou really think that at $38 million, this project was overpriced and a "Taj Mahal"?
Read up on the $578 million school just built in Los Angeles, and be thankful that the decision-makers on the South Range project were as reasonable and budget-minded as they were.
I'd rather see taxpayer dollars going into schools that benefit all children as opposed to entitlements or programs for kids that just don't give a crap.
August 23, 2010 at 12:01 p.m.
Just ten years? That seems like a rather light sentence, to me. What if he had raped seven different girls?
August 11, 2010 at 8:11 a.m.
Who is going to pay for all of this when the rich leave? I personally know highly motivated people who own small businesses, are fed up with the entitlement society, and are on their way out of here, to other countries.
Gotta love the fact that the opening of the North Side pool made the Blues list - yet another proud moment for the Mahoning Valley!
August 6, 2010 at 12:44 p.m.
What exactly is wrong with the rich getting the richer?
Last I checked, the rich paid significantly MORE than their "fair share" of taxes. Who do you think pays for the entitlement programs that the majority of Youngstown takes for granted?
June 30, 2010 at 5:36 p.m.
I agree that YSU faculty should be fairly paid. My children may attend there someday, and I'd like for them to receive a quality education.
However, now is not the time to be dishing out 4% and lump sum raises! Nobody working in the private sector is receiving raises, and neither should people working for our government - or institutions funded by the government.
Public sector raises should be given only when the economy is in a better position.
June 25, 2010 at 11:31 a.m.
"“There’s no reason why [employees] should be penalized for leaving a building that they feel is unsound and going home,” said county Auditor Michael Sciortino."
So now the employees are experts in determining if a building is structurally sound? Aren't these the same people who have been unhappy with the building and complaining about it? Sounds like they were just trying to raise a stink.
June 24, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.
Wasn't opening the pool supposed to help curtail the kids' rowdy summertime behavior?
Money well spent!
June 19, 2010 at 1:01 p.m.
Don't any of you realize that it takes money to run a shelter?
I bet Angels for Animals could have taken the dog in if the owner had followed their process and paid any fees associated with that process.
When the guy became caretaker of that dog, he assumed responsibility of it.
June 18, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.
People shouldn't get pets if they don't want to take care of them, just as they shouldn't reproduce if they don't want to care for their children.
Doesn't Angels for Animals allow people to leave unwanted pets there if they follow the proper procedure? Perhaps if this guy had gone about this the correct way, he wouldn't be in trouble.
June 18, 2010 at 8:17 a.m.