The part of Mathews near Southern Blvd that was paved has got to be the worst job of paving I've ever seen. It's still anything but smooth. And I see someone must have had a little black top left over from another job somewhere, because the right turn lane on Indianola at South Ave has what can only be described as a "skim coat" on it. Indianola was last resurfaced every bit of 20 years ago - I remember when they paved over the cement that the road surface used to be. It held up well for about 15 years, but the last 5 have been worse every year.
If they'd just grind down all the patches they've put on these roads over the past year, the roads would be much smoother than they are now. You see, that's the other part of the problem - the road crews simply drop a shovel full of blacktop in the area near the pot hole. They don't put the proper amount IN the hole, they don't tamp it in place so it stays put, and they don't clean up the excess, which ends up creating a hump around the pothole.
October 22, 2014 at 7:03 a.m.
Kasich fixed nothing. He caused tens of thousands of public employees to lose their jobs. He's cost us taxpayers more taxes as the local municipalities and schools had to pass new taxes to make up for the revenue sharing that Kasich stopped. Keeping money that's not yours isn't "genius" - it's "criminal."
October 20, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.
Gee, $2 million over last year's budget, raises all around, and a teacher who is also a township trustee doesn't want to give township employees - who have been on a longer wage freeze - any raises at all.
October 20, 2014 at 7:14 a.m.
The chamber saying NO to the tax as written is pretty much the death knell for the 3/4% levy.
October 18, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.
Dagwood, there are a million differences between the public and private sectors. Why do you have so much trouble understanding that?
October 18, 2014 at 11:34 p.m.
The window was broken, and the "bomb" was found outside the window. Does this not mean that someone inside the building threw it OUT the window?
Also verbiage such as "Had it been a live bomb, it would have exploded." do not belong in any sort of "news" story. One could just as easily say, "If it had wings, it would have flown all around!" The fact is, it was not a bomb - live or otherwise. It was a device constructed to make people think it was a bomb. Now a decent reporter would ask, "WHY?"
October 17, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.
The Regional Chamber (of Commerce) is comprised of business people. Do these alleged movers and shakers really not realize there IS no half percent tax issue on the ballot? It's three-quarters of a percent, yea or nay. That's all.
Will the Chamber now claim that an old press release somehow got out, and they really meant to endorse the 3/4% levy? Will anybody even question them?
How can we taxpayers give credibility to people who don't even know what issues are up for the upcoming election?
October 17, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.
If we're going to worry about all the quakes that are too minor to feel, then I'd like to know how many of these minor quakes occur naturally, absent any fracking. It's not like this area has never had an earthquake before the start of local hydraulic fracturing.
October 15, 2014 at 8:52 a.m.
To the Vindy: Thank you! The Vindy has finally printed a story that gives the union side a fair shake. Not overtly pro-union, but not overtly pro-administration, either. Both sides are given the opportunity to present their side. It's fair and it's balanced. Again, thank you!
Now, to address the sticking point in the wages, let me point out that the administration wants to give bonuses, not raises. A bonus in the private sector is a reward for an exceptionally well done job. It's not considered wages - it's a one-time shot. The township trustees - a realtor, a business owner, and a public school teacher - are each taking home more in wages than they did in 2008. Why do they expect the township employees to continue at 2008 levels, with 2014 expenses?
October 14, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.
Yeah, the point is, things can get moving if they exercise Eminent Domain, give them fair market value, and take ownership of the whole dam. Whoever heard of owning half a dam, anyway?
October 13, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.