If speed is so bad, and we're going to be financially punished for it, then maybe we should all slow down. What's the minimum allowed speed on 680 within Y-town? 40 mph? Fine. I'll make damn sure I'm not speeding. Rolling roadblock, here I come. Let me apologize right now to the truckers and others who have to drive through the glorified speed trap the city is becoming. I hope I don't throw you too far off schedule. But I'm not risking being robbed of $100 or more.
August 31, 2015 at 8:58 a.m.
Really? Can't advertise cigarettes on TV, because people might buy them. Can't allow cigarettes to advertise at all using images minors might like, such as Joe Camel.
But using an animated marijuana bud is OK? Please. But this isn't the first time Kasich has allowed illegal things to take place, for the benefit of his cronies. Things such as the use of taxpayer money for JobsOhio without disclosure.
August 31, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Jerry, can you think of any other action that Youngstown might realistically take that would fix what's actually wrong - the lack of a family unit - with inner city kids? Whether the world of Huxley or of Dickens, it's got to be better than toddlers growing up amidst all the behaviors and actions associated with thug life and the other irresponsible lifestyles.
What you're saying about society surviving is true. Just look at what once was, against what is today, and try to tell me we aren't on the decline. Roman Empire, anyone?
August 30, 2015 at 10:12 a.m.
When he first ran for Ohio Governor, Kasich swore vengeance on the state teachers. His first attempt created a large rift between unionized workers - especially public employees - and the state administration. This rift continues to this day, fueled by both sides. I'd give high credibility to the argument that this plan is nothing more than the latest attempt to "get" those teachers. Installing a CEO will not correct the problem. The problem, as this editorial notes, is the lack of parental involvement. No CEO is going to order parents to change their lifestyle.
I've suggested in the past that one solution to the lack of parenting is to create boarding schools. The kids would have regular meals, a warm, dry place to sleep, and someone watching over them. They'd be out of drug-abusing and other substandard environments.
August 30, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.