So the last paving company that paved Western Reserve Road did a substandard job, and we taxpayers are going to have to pay for paving it again, 5 or 6 years after it was paved. Shouldn't the company that failed to pave it correctly - including preparing the base - be made to make it right?
And now, they're telling us that only 4 or 5 years after it's paved for a second time, they're going to tear it up and widen it!! What would be wrong with widening it NOW, and THEN paving it? Or are the officials planning on the pavement falling apart again in 5 years?
Evidently, efficiency and planning are foreign concepts to these people.
July 31, 2015 at 9:29 a.m.
Chessiedad, how embarassing for you! You clearly aren't a YSU grad. If you were, you'd know how to read and comprehend what you read. YSU isn't "dead last." It's still ranked within the top third of all 4-year colleges. Kent State - not on the list. University of Akron - not on the list. For the non-YSU-grads, that means YSU is ranked higher than Kent or Akron.
July 30, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.
So the YSU trustees and administration keep cutting costs, keep tightening the belt, and keep downsizing, and YSU's ranking is falling every year. Do you suppose the two are related? Do you suppose the employees who are left are so overworked that quality suffers?
Thanks, YSU administration, for pulling YSU down. Now lay some more people off, and tell yourself you're successful.
July 30, 2015 at 8:37 a.m.
So the township officials don't think it's a good idea to have contact information on file for who owns the rental units? Gathering that information is in no way tethered to any fees, unless the township chooses.
July 29, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
Of course dredging won't solve anything permanently. What it WILL do is buy time. Everyone's saying it will take 20 years to get the sewer system to where it should be. Do you want another fish kill every time it rains? The shallower the lake(s) the more extreme the reaction to the influx of pollutants.
And if you think the dead fish stink, just eliminate the dams and expose all that mud to the air! And if you're going to eliminate the dams - i.e.the lakes - you might as well just close Mill Creek Park and be done with it.
July 26, 2015 at 4:56 p.m.
Kasich will literally say anything if he things it will get him votes. Look at his actions, don't listen to his words.
July 26, 2015 at 8:31 a.m.
"This should have never happened . . ." Well, it did. Stop with the "woulda, shoulda, coulda" and come up with solutions.
Here's something that can be done now: dredge at least Newport, if not all three lakes. The greater water volume means less extreme reactions to events such as ph-altering sewage or chemical influx. Of course, that won't happen - Mill Creek Park would rather spend money on buying land and restricting access to it.
What do the experts say? The opinions of the rabble-rousers mean nothing. People who make their living solving problems like these are the ones we need to hear from.
July 26, 2015 at 8:25 a.m.
Who wants to bet that an excessive number of non-residents get ticketed? After all, why ticket people who won't pay anyway?
July 25, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.
Errr, Youngstown TOWNSHIP was established in the late 1700s and existed until the mid-1800s, when the city of Youngstown was chartered. The Mill Creek MetroPark District we have today was created in 1989. Before 1989, it was a park district solely funded by the city of Youngstown. I remember the vote in 1989 to form the MetroPark. I remember the controversy surrounding it, and I remember Don Hanni arranging to delay the counting of the ballots for 30 days, "to allow the issue to cool off."
With that said, I like the idea that Youngstown be made to pay for the remediation of Mill Creek Park. It's their defective sewers, and it was their defective politicians, who caused this mess.
But the suburbs will end up paying - we always do.
July 17, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.
1) You cannot run a public service like a private, for-profit business. This is just Kasich doing an end-around on the teachers' unions. It's union-busting, by way of doing away with public schools. Wait and see.
2) No matter who's in charge, if the kids coming to school have a lousy home life, they're not going to excel. Kids need a family structure, and they need safety and security. They need family values. Until whoever is in charge realizes this, it won't matter one iota how much taxpayer money is thrown around.
July 17, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.