Public service entities cannot be run like private sector businesses. It simply doesn't work. This commission will fail, too, if it intends to run the city schools like a business.
I am curious to see what they identify as the problem Youngstown schools has, that's causing such dismal numbers. Will they discover the elephant in the room? And if they do, what are they going to do about it?
Don't gloat just yet, vindy. Let's wait and see what they come up with.
November 22, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.
Well, duh! Those who can't make rational decisions and exist in society can't go to a mental health treatment facility any more, because they're closed and torn down. This is where the people who react with emotion rather than reason fail. They felt good about closing those horrid institutions. But look what they've done - now the mental patients are in jail, because they still can't make rational decisions or care for themselves. I hope the feelgood people feel good about it.
So now, we're going to spend unnecessary millions to build new facilities to help the mentally ill. Get ready, taxpayers.
November 22, 2015 at 8:29 a.m.
Boy, the vindy sure tries to spin things the anti-union way. And ALWAYS presents the wages in their worst possible light. Don't you think it's disingenuous to say that they make $33/hour without mentioning how often they work? Or, to be precise, how FEW TIMES they work? They don't exactly put in a 40-hour week.
But it's union vs rich people, so the vindy always sides with the money even to the point of only telling half the facts. Journalistic impartiality, anybody?
November 21, 2015 at 9:35 a.m.
So shooting your neighbor's dog, three or four times, and leaving it to die a slow, agonizing death, is hunky-dory. As long as the shooter isn't aroused. Got it.
November 20, 2015 at 6:54 a.m.
Talk about non-news.
November 20, 2015 at 6:50 a.m.
Huh. Betras accusing someone else of lying. Ain't that something???
November 20, 2015 at 6:47 a.m.
Why are you guys bad-mouthing the fire department? They didn't have anything to do with this, and will certainly not see any of the money this money-grab generates.
November 19, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
Isn't posting that $500 an admission of guilt? So how can the judge dismiss the charge?
A dog with three bullet holes wasn't "warned." It was a target, and the "man of God" intended to kill it, or, worse, leave it to die in agony.
November 19, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.
Instead of punishing the workers, Niles should lay off or reduce the pay of management. They're the ones who mismanaged the budget in the first place. The rank and file did nothing wrong.
November 19, 2015 at 7:02 a.m.
"We want people to be safe." OK, so why do you allow them to continue their allegedly unsafe behavior at the time it attracts the cop's attention? Why isn't that allegedly unsafe behavior stopped before something bad happens? I wish just one of these thieves would be honest enough to admit it's a money grab, and that's all it is.
November 19, 2015 at 6:59 a.m.