While I think this whole article was an attempt to stir more activity in the board, I am grateful that at least we have this avenue of communicating with our neighbors. It is quite a stark contrast to the other newspaper in town that felt that the only winning move was not to play. And I believe anonymity is very important when disagreeing with some of the threatening individuals around our area.
While I often don't agree with some here and vice versa, it's generally kept civil by most. Unfortunately, it's always those few that carry it too far that ruin it for everyone else.
March 11, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
@ttup1rd - As soon as I can drive down a road in Mahoning County at the speed limit without separating belts in my tires or breaking tie-rod ends, I'll shut my mouth. What makes me an expert? I'm a taxpayer.
When I see county "workers" out in their trucks, most of the time the only thing I see them shoveling is food and coffee into their mouths.
And when they do eventually get around to throwing patch into a hole, they don't bother to tamp it down or anything. They just let all their employers (taxpayers) drive over it with their cars because they're too lazy to tamp anything down. If they can't handle the physical demands of the job, then they shouldn't be doing that job.
March 11, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.
If they stopped talking so much, the hot gasses would magically drop.
March 11, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.
A bit of the pot calling the kettle black if you ask me.
March 5, 2014 at 3:21 p.m.
"non-Union cry babies"?
If I sat around doing nothing all day, then I deserve to lose my job. How are these workers above being dismissed for theft? That's what they're doing if they aren't doing their jobs that they're getting paid to do.
And I bet you wonder why there aren't new businesses moving into the Mahoning Valley. It's this lazy, union mentality that strangles this whole area. Granted, not all union people are lazy, but many I've worked with fit that bill and then some.
March 5, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.
Funny how the 80-year old sirens in Trumbull County never seem to fail.
March 5, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.
@ttup1rd - And that's the solution you want? I'd like to see people work for the money they're paid. If the paid workers aren't part of the solution, the're part of the problem.
March 3, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.
Well if doctors can legally kill millions of unborn children, why can't this guy get away with it?
February 28, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
I'd like to know the statistics of how many of those 1,400 people committed serious crimes since being released.
February 25, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.
To Rich Sandberg, the county shouldn't be required to cower to your perceived authority. They don't need your permission to fill holes.
If you think your precious union comes before the need of those taxpayers whom your members serve, you have your priorities seriously out of whack. But I guess this is the Mahoning Valley so logic doesn't prevail in higher offices......
February 25, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.