711 and 680 are "two of the highest accident locations in the city" the story says. So what are the numbers? How many wrecks per thousand vehicles? If these are "two of" the hot areas, what are the others?
And isn't it interesting that the city can't wait to get that money rolling in, to the point that they don't even have any appellate process in place, but they're already sending out those tickets. So much for the line in the story that goes: "There is an appeal process for all drivers." To be accurate, it should read "Someday there may be an appellate procedure in place." Let's look at that, BTW. The city is going to appoint a yes-man to "handle" appeals. I'm going on record right now as saying this hearing officer is going to side with the city in 99.9% of the cases.
This whole thing stinks. It's a money-grab, pure and simple.
September 5, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.
Ah yes. The above dunces exhibit behavior every bit as predictable as the sun coming up in the east. By law, this union cannot strike without giving notice months in advance. No matter how the negotiations are going, this is a step they have to take. And every time they do, we can count on a gaggle of geese honking about how they're going to bankrupt the company (K-Mart/Sears is doing a pretty good job of that on their own, BTW) and other uninformed union-hate.
As for me - I wonder what kind of wages and benefits the workers earn now, and what they're negotiating for. And I wonder what management is offering. I don't begrudge the workers a raise - Lord knows management gets them.
September 5, 2015 at 6:52 a.m.
Should someone be allowed to plead "not guilty" when there's concrete evidence, including his own admission on the news, that he is guilty?
Looks like Hall was one of, if not THE, organizer(s) of this thing. He needs to quit being a douche and start taking responsibility for his own actions.
September 3, 2015 at 6:53 a.m.
Isn't it a shame that someone thinks you have to lock your car so others will stay out of it? What ever happened to "if it isn't yours, leave it alone?"
September 2, 2015 at 7:04 a.m.
If speed is so bad, and we're going to be financially punished for it, then maybe we should all slow down. What's the minimum allowed speed on 680 within Y-town? 40 mph? Fine. I'll make damn sure I'm not speeding. Rolling roadblock, here I come. Let me apologize right now to the truckers and others who have to drive through the glorified speed trap the city is becoming. I hope I don't throw you too far off schedule. But I'm not risking being robbed of $100 or more.
August 31, 2015 at 8:58 a.m.
Really? Can't advertise cigarettes on TV, because people might buy them. Can't allow cigarettes to advertise at all using images minors might like, such as Joe Camel.
But using an animated marijuana bud is OK? Please. But this isn't the first time Kasich has allowed illegal things to take place, for the benefit of his cronies. Things such as the use of taxpayer money for JobsOhio without disclosure.
August 31, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Jerry, can you think of any other action that Youngstown might realistically take that would fix what's actually wrong - the lack of a family unit - with inner city kids? Whether the world of Huxley or of Dickens, it's got to be better than toddlers growing up amidst all the behaviors and actions associated with thug life and the other irresponsible lifestyles.
What you're saying about society surviving is true. Just look at what once was, against what is today, and try to tell me we aren't on the decline. Roman Empire, anyone?
August 30, 2015 at 10:12 a.m.
When he first ran for Ohio Governor, Kasich swore vengeance on the state teachers. His first attempt created a large rift between unionized workers - especially public employees - and the state administration. This rift continues to this day, fueled by both sides. I'd give high credibility to the argument that this plan is nothing more than the latest attempt to "get" those teachers. Installing a CEO will not correct the problem. The problem, as this editorial notes, is the lack of parental involvement. No CEO is going to order parents to change their lifestyle.
I've suggested in the past that one solution to the lack of parenting is to create boarding schools. The kids would have regular meals, a warm, dry place to sleep, and someone watching over them. They'd be out of drug-abusing and other substandard environments.
August 30, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.
IslandMike, you're reading what you want to hear, not what the words say. "Up to 13 mph over the speed limit $100 fine." Nowhere does it say you get a free pass up to 10 mph over. Nowhere does it say they'll give you ANY mph over the limit.
And, to the blissninnies who bleat "just slow down!" answer me this: What happens when the guy beside you is speeding and they get both your cars in their picture? Can you tell from a photograph which of the two cars is speeding? So they send both of them a ticket. With no chance for appeals, what are you going to do but pay up?
August 28, 2015 at 6:43 p.m.
Who writes your headlines?? There's no such word as "clammer." Did you mean "clamber" - to climb awkwardly - or "clamor" - a loud continuous noise?
Professional job, there.
As for the 99¢ gas - the owner got what he was after. He got his name, and the gas station, all sorts of free publicity. Perhaps not "free" exactly, but he'll make up the loss in short order.
August 28, 2015 at 7:15 a.m.