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Youngstown cops zap 1,000 speeders in 12 days

IslandMike, you're reading what you want to hear, not what the words say. "Up to 13 mph over the speed limit $100 fine." Nowhere does it say you get a free pass up to 10 mph over. Nowhere does it say they'll give you ANY mph over the limit.

And, to the blissninnies who bleat "just slow down!" answer me this: What happens when the guy beside you is speeding and they get both your cars in their picture? Can you tell from a photograph which of the two cars is speeding? So they send both of them a ticket. With no chance for appeals, what are you going to do but pay up?

August 28, 2015 at 6:43 p.m. suggest removal

Motorists clammer to get gasoline for 99 cents at Youngstown station

Who writes your headlines?? There's no such word as "clammer." Did you mean "clamber" - to climb awkwardly - or "clamor" - a loud continuous noise?

Professional job, there.

As for the 99¢ gas - the owner got what he was after. He got his name, and the gas station, all sorts of free publicity. Perhaps not "free" exactly, but he'll make up the loss in short order.

August 28, 2015 at 7:15 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning elections board votes to keep Youngstown anti-fracking proposal off ballot

michael1757, perhaps you recall that this issue has been on the ballot before. The public has overwhelmingly said "NO!" already. Not once, not twice, but FOUR times.

Stop wasting taxpayer money by demanding this dead horse be dragged out again and again and again. Face it - the entire dozen people involved in FrackFree are not winning anyone over to their side. They have no more chance of winning than they had the first time.

Go find another issue.

August 27, 2015 at 6:58 a.m. suggest removal

Voters should think long, hard before saying yes to legalization of marijuana

Any of you dopers who can't wait to vote to legalize pot - are you that much of a fan of Kasich and the way he does business? You realize he has his cronies set up to be THE ONLY sources of dope in the state, right? Not people who actually know about growing things. Voting for this will just endorse the Kasich way - the way of Take From The People And Give It To Your Friends.

August 25, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. suggest removal

‘Moderate’ label dogs Gov. Kasich in race for presidency

Being moderate isn't a bad thing. What this country needs is moderate leadership. The extremists - on the left and on the right - have ruined this country. And I mean not only the figurehead elected officials, but the billionaires pulling the strings from behind the scene. Not only Chucky and Davey, but Georgie, too.

I'm no fan of Kasich, but he could do worse than to be called a moderate.

August 24, 2015 at 7:39 a.m. suggest removal

Targeting license plate is poor response to shooting

"Let’s first address the license-plate issue."

Yes, let's do that.

"Capt. Chad McGinty of the Ohio State Highway Patrol testified that the patrol locates and charges nearly 400 drivers a year for passing stopped school buses, and many of those citations are possible because bus drivers got license numbers from a front plate."

400 is not even a drop in the bucket. Plus, I smell spinning going on. If a car passes a school bus, isn't the rear license plate the one the bus driver sees as the CAR PASSES THE BUS?

"Front plates make it easier for police responding to an emergency call that involves a vehicle description and full or partial license plate number to watch for suspect vehicles driving away from the scene."

Many states do not have front plates. They seem to manage. There's no disparity in apprehension figures. If there were, other states would be pushing for front plates there, too.

"Front plates double the chances that security cameras will capture information that might be valuable when police are investigating a crime."

Shades of Big Brother. And this is a false assumption anyway. Chances are not "doubled."

"Front plates also help states find EZ Pass violators."

EZ Pass readers aim for the REAR license plate.

Look, I couldn't care one iota about one plate versus two, aside from the fact that the state is crying about not having enough money. Stopping the production of that front plate should cut the cost of license plate production in half. How many million will that save?

When I see obvious persuasion going on, loaded with weak and half-true arguments and statements, red flags go up and I want to know why. Here's one reason the cops want front plates: the front plate gives them a flat target to aim their radar, laser, and other ticket-producing devices at.

August 24, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown council to vote Monday to put an anti-fracking charter amendment proposal on ballot

When is enough enough? It's clear that the voters of Youngstown don't want to ban fracking. The tiny FrackFree group needs to find something else to do.

Maybe the vindy and the TV news should stop giving them their media exposure. Without the free publicity, I wonder how many of them would be involved?

August 23, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. suggest removal

Firearms now permitted in Poland Municipal Forest

isaac, which do you think the story here is? News or opinion?

As for Poland (and other outer-suburban communities) goes, well, how far can you run? Maybe the answer is to go back to the city, while everyone else is leaving. You should be able to pick up an entire city block, raze the old buildings and put up one nice, new house, then fence the perimeter, for less than one of the cookie-cutter McMansions are going for in some sections of Poland.

August 20, 2015 at 9:59 p.m. suggest removal

Firearms now permitted in Poland Municipal Forest

Ms Grzelewski and other gun-fearing folk, first, being allowed to carry a firearm is far removed from the shoot-em-up scenario you're acting like you think is going to take place. The truth is, nothing will change except that law-abiding people now have the opportunity to keep themselves on a level playing field with those who ignore the law. If you think a stupid little sign will keep armed bad guys out of somewhere, you're hopelessly naive. Why do you think schools, movie theaters, and other places where guns aren't allowed is where the mass shootings take place? By you peoples' thinking, those disasters should all happen in gun stores.

And, to clarify one of Ms Grzelewski's points, all the "places" she lists where one isn't allowed by law to carry one's gun, they're all government-owned buildings. Not forests. Not parks. I hope everyone can see the difference.

August 20, 2015 at 12:06 p.m. suggest removal

Mill Creek Park officials will investigate dredging of lakes

And here we go. They see the wisdom of dredging the lakes, but now the questions start. Here's what you do with the mud: Spread it on farm fields as fertilizer. Crops that grow above ground - grains and so on - grow in the waste from sewage plants. The MCP mud isn't as toxic nor as polluted as that residue.

August 18, 2015 at 7:25 a.m. suggest removal



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