It's nice that gasoline prices continue to drop. I see in Boardman the prices "drop" from $1.89 clear "down" to $2.09.
January 27, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.
So, topper, two wrongs make a right?
January 25, 2015 at 9:36 a.m.
Jerry, that's all well and good to say, but what are the kids who make kids supposed to do when they're inundated with mass media advertising and programming, and "entertainment" that focuses on "hooking up" and "doing it?" If the nation was as devoted to stopping children from having sex as it is to eliminating smoking, for example, the problem would be greatly reduced.
January 24, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.
From the story: "Construction will widen Raccoon Road for a dedicated left turn lane with a straight/right turn lane. Now there is a right turn lane and a straight/left turn lane at Raccoon Road and U.S. Route 224." In other words, there are two lanes there now, and there will be two lanes when they're done, but for some unknown reason they're going to widen Raccoon Rd.
If this project goes the way the one over 680 in Poland did, good luck, Canfield! You're going to need it.
January 24, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.
43rd highest out of 50 states? So we're 7th from the lowest? Why is that a bad thing?
And as for correcting the problem of high infant mortality rates - we don't need to look any further than the mothers or whoever is raising the babies. Hold them accountable.
January 23, 2015 at 7:15 a.m.
Medicinal, yes, but for personal use as a recreational substance, no.
We don't permit narcotics or other medicines to be available for recreational use. So if the dopers want to claim it's medicinal, that's fine. But treat it like any other medicine.
January 23, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.
The deep divide between the police and the residents of the "neighborhoods - particularly the minority neighborhoods" exists because the residents want it to exist. No amount of extra hoops for the police to jump through will change it. The change needs to come from the people. That's where Murry and the other community leaders need to concentrate.
January 21, 2015 at 7:36 a.m.
"Wors<b>T</b> in nation. Sheesh.
" “We are 50 out of 50 for black infant mortality,” said Erin Bishop, health commissioner for Youngstown." - sooo, not a single black infant survives? That's what "50 out of 50" means.
Come on, vindy - you aren't even trying!!!
January 19, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
Why does the Vindy insist on complaining about the 70 - 80 percent of the city's general fund going to wages? It's hardly unique. And it's certainly not in any way wrong. Why try to misrepresent it as if there's something being put over on the taxpayers?
Governments provide services. Do you agree? I'd hope so. What does it take for those services to be provided? MANPOWER. For some of those services, it takes a number of people all doing their jobs at the same time for their task to be accomplished. Removing a third of them and telling the two-thirds left to "just work harder" doesn't work - too many tasks and not enough people means those tasks will not be done in a timely fashion. And in come cases - fighting a house fire, investigating a large crime scene, etc. - not having enough people on the scene means the goal is not met.
Employee costs are not the government's "bane of financial existence" - they are the method by which the government's governing is accomplished. We pay taxes to the government, and in return expect our roads to be paved, our neighborhoods to be safe, and any disasters to be handled quickly and effectively. There is no software that can do these things - it takes human beings.
And one other thing - that shedding of jobs by the private sector, that the Vindy appears to be applauding, is the reason the city's finances are in the shambles they're in. Maybe instead of browbeating government employees, the Vindy could try to encourage new industry to locate here.
January 18, 2015 at 7:13 a.m.
Um, Jan, 24 is NEXT Saturday.
January 18, 2015 at 6:51 a.m.