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Bleak economic forecast forces tough decisions in Youngstown

The Youngstown school system will continue to atrophy until it disappears entirely. And that could be a good thing if the city’s students are then parceled out equitably into the schools in the surrounding communities. Then there would be no valid reason for not settling in Youngstown, except maybe for the drug business, the murders, the violence and the corruption.

February 23, 2015 at 11:20 a.m. suggest removal

Both strong and weak performances given in Salem’s ‘A Few Good Men’

After that review, I believe I willl pass up Salem's "A Few Good Men."

February 22, 2015 at 6:41 p.m. suggest removal

Opera star Brownlee returns for Akron recital

We Youngstowners should all be proud of Lawrence Brownlee, a product of East High.School. He is a great talent and and continues Pavarotti's legacy in the bel canto repertoire. Looking forward to hearing him in Pittsburgh.

February 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. suggest removal

Window dressing in Y’town

I didn't say "P" was racist; just timid perhaps. I remember a school superintendent telling a qualified back candidate that "Our community is not ready for a black teacher yet." What the heck does that mean? Oh wait, I think I know what it means.

February 22, 2015 at 5:53 p.m. suggest removal

Window dressing in Y’town

You missed my point. Black people are covertly denied jobs even when they are educated and qualified. And if you don't know that you haven't been living in the same white world I have been living in for a good many years. Wake up and look around. Don't let your naiveté blind you to reality. Go into the fast food restaurants that begins with a "P" in Boardman, Canfield, or Austintown and tell me if you see any black faces behind the cash register.Please read my original post carefullyand don't skip over anything. Maybe then you will get my point.

February 22, 2015 at 1:58 p.m. suggest removal

Window dressing in Y’town

Poverty is the root cause of Youngstown's children not learning. It's that simple. If parents and students don't see that an education leads anywhere -- read jobs -- then what's the point of taking school seriously. They look at the suburbs and see that Whitey has all the good jobs. To illustrate, how many black teachers are currently employed by Boardman, Canfield, or Poland? None, I would wager. I know a firm that hired two token black people just so the company could qualify for a contract on a large construction project that required some diversity in their work force. Many of Youngstown's citizens are hit with a double whammy: Racism and poverty.

February 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. suggest removal

Former Mooney principal hired at Campbell

Congratulations to Mr. Young. The move is Mooney's loss and Memorial's gain. Isn't it interesting that the Memorial people see him as an outstanding instructional leader while the Mooney people saw him as ineffective. He can't be both..."decision made last spring to grow Mooney in its current location, the Catholic school’s office “determined that in order to take academic programs to new levels of excellence... a change was necessary.” If this isn't corporate jargon I don't know what is. Diocesan functionaries ought to be ashamed to use such meaningless language.

February 18, 2015 at 3:21 a.m. suggest removal

2 replaced on Youngstown Academic Distress Commission

Is Kimble a product of our distressed schools? Or was she absent the day they taught spelling. She should be ashamed of herself for not even getting the superintendent's name right.

February 11, 2015 at 12:11 p.m. suggest removal

Confidential Oakhill witness says novelty rat left at his home

When oh when are we ever going to see the light of day in this case. What are the prosecutors waiting for. They've had years to prepare; either they have a case or they don't. It reminds me of the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce in Dickens novel Bleak House. Everyone knows it's going to end in a settlement with no jail time, so let's get on with the deal.

February 11, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown's bumpy ride

Then, Snarklar, maybe we should just lock up the city and turn out the lights if we cannot afford to maintain it. Most people who have jobs have moved out of the city--even city employees -- to avoid the wage tax, and apparently gasoline and license plate taxes are insufficient. So why make a pretext that we have a viable city!

February 11, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. suggest removal

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