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Mahoning GOP leader: Don’t trust the Clintons

That the Clintons are both "ethically challenged" is a given. But anyone who believes Trump isn't also "ethically challenged" is delusional. Let's face it, neither candidate is even remotely fit for the office of POTUS.

July 30, 2016 at 7:08 a.m. suggest removal

MetroParks tensions on display in email exchange

Sounds like Young doesn't like being treated like he treats others.

And I'm sure he had documentation for his plans to repair the facilities at Volney Rogers. Did anyone check to see if the ink was dry on those plans?

And Durick supports Young? Who didn't see that coming? Durick was one of the board members who violated Sunshine Laws to get Young hired, and one who authorized Young to get rid of those pesky long-term, full-time, *expensive* employees. The ones who knew more than Young does.

July 30, 2016 at 7:05 a.m. suggest removal

Local Trump supporters call Clinton 'ethically challenged'

Yes, the Clintons are "ethically challenged." That's not even debatable. But so is Trump. And, with his very vocal dislike of anyone who doesn't look like him, I'd have to call him "ethnically challenged" as well.

The Libertarian is looking better and better, and I don't agree with a whole lot he brings, either.

July 30, 2016 at 6:46 a.m. suggest removal

Mll Creek officials exchange firery emails

I think Shipka is on the right track. Volney Rogers isn't exactly in great shape. But neither is the rest of the park. Except for the precious golf course, the whole place needs maintenance and upkeep.

Also, it sounds like Young doesn't like it when someone treats him like he treats others. He was famous - even before he came to MCP - for his bullying, arrogance, and confrontational style. Young needs to remember, he works for the board. The board does not work for him.

July 30, 2016 at 6:40 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown council makes significant changes to a proposed anti-loitering ordinance

That's an awfully Republican thing to say, $39. And how an employee is treated by the employer has exponentially more to do with the pride with which they do their job, and how much they care, than forcing residency. Forcing them to do things there's no reason to do, other than "Because I can" breeds resentment, not caring.

You should support the public employees who got the law changed so they weren't second class citizens any more, and could live wherever they wanted. They did it the right way - they followed the law until they got it changed. How many of you dope-smokers do that?

July 29, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. suggest removal

6 Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis

Yep - the Republican politicians made the policies and decisions that caused the problem, but they blame the unions, who were just following orders.

If the mayor of Flint and the governor of Michigan had any integrity, they'd own up to their actions.

July 29, 2016 at 3:21 p.m. suggest removal

Boardman police probe aggravated menacing complaint

Of course the suspect denied saying anything. That kind of coward always denies what they said or did when it's time to take responsibility for their actions.

July 29, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. suggest removal

75 percent of heroin overdoses begin with prescription drugs

75% of heroin ODs begin with prescription drugs? Well 100% of heroin ODs begin with the choice to break the law and buy illegal drugs. But we don't want to prosecute the people who buy the drugs, for some unfathomable reason. And we barely prosecute those who sell the drugs.

Here's a question: What percentage of heroin users smoked dope before they tried heroin?

July 29, 2016 at 9:22 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown council makes significant changes to a proposed anti-loitering ordinance

So why even bother with the anti-loitering law if it doesn't give the downtown business owners any relief? Don't forget, the TAX-PAYING downtown merchants are the ones who asked the city for help with the problem of bums hanging out in doorways and in businesses, pestering and annoying (translation: chasing away) patrons and customers. This Council is worthless.

Now, Council doesn't enforce a penalty for missing meetings, and takes that as grounds for eliminating that penalty. I want to know why the penalty wasn't enforced. Who missed meetings and should have paid, but didn't?

Of the three proposals Council hasn't yet discussed, the first one - requiring them to actually reside in the district they represent, and have lived there for a year prior to election - is reasonable. There's no reason to reject it, but Council will.

The second, to redistrict when a 7% difference occurs between the oargest and smallest ward - again, what's the problem? If Council doesn't like that proposal, how about this one: There will be one ward for every maximum of 15,000 people residing in the city. If the census shows there to be 60,000 to 75,000 people, there would be 5 wards. If it drops below 60,000, there would be 4 wards. Above 75,000, there would be 6 wards. Above 90,000, there would be 7.

The last item, which Council will uphold, deals with residency. Since an elected official is far different than a public employee, and since an elected representative of a ward or district should live in that ward or district, residency in the city is a moot point. Unless the citizens of Youngstown would like to be represented by people who live in Canfield or Poland, or perhaps Struthers or Campbell.

July 29, 2016 at 8:04 a.m. suggest removal

Facebook gets pushy about messaging

I never thought to try Safari, but I can say that Chrome in the local market won't access Facebook messages at all. "FB only wants what's best for us" my foot. Count me in with those who resent being told I have to install another app, for no reason other than because they say to.

July 28, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. suggest removal

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