Talk about a psychopath. Life in prison is too good for this waste. He ought to be put in a cage, and anyone who wants to should be given a baseball bat and allowed 10 minutes with him.
April 11, 2015 at 7:08 a.m.
So the police department gets more money than last year, the fire department gets less, and the road department hasn't spent its entire salt budget yet but the purchase of salt will cause less roads to be paved. And they're still whining about that $500K they may or may not get.
April 10, 2015 at 8:04 a.m.
I support this, and I wish it could be carried out at the Congressional level.
April 10, 2015 at 7:28 a.m.
Kaluza's death is unquestionably related to his injuries inflicted upon him by those two POS thugs. They should be tried for murder.
April 10, 2015 at 7:27 a.m.
I agree. Kaluza's death is unquestionably related to his injuries inflicted upon him by those two POS thugs. They should be tried for murder.
April 10, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.
Substandard paving - putting the material down too thin, thus "saving" money - is why the roads are falling apart so fast. And the pothole patching is beyond unacceptable. The material needs to be put into the holes and compacted so that 1) it adheres to the hole, and stays there, and 2) the patch is level with the road surface - which is how they're supposed to do it!
It's not rocket science.
April 7, 2015 at 7:24 a.m.
Hey Iajoci, I think republicanRick is sweet on you!
Again, for all the haters out there, your problem is with the elected and/or appointed officials. Not the rank and file workers. In those make-believe scenarios where 5 guys are watching one person work, what did you do about it? I mean besides bitching in an anonymous forum. Anything at all? No? Then you're as bad as those do-nothings watching someone else do all the work.
April 6, 2015 at 1:31 p.m.
Well said, Iajoci! Just like the vindy's insistance on hooting about this $165,000 the county gave in bonuses. Oh, but it was over 5 years, and it was to 700 employees. In other words, it was $47 per year per employee!!
And, every time the vindy blasts all public employees for the misdeeds of a select few (many of whom the vindy endorsed) they do a great disservice to the rank and file who don't get these fantasmagorical raises, but who show up every day and do their job.
April 5, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Maybe the vindy should stop trying to invent scandals. I'm awfully tired of seeing this $165,000 figure paraded around as if it's a huge, obscene amount of money. The vindy purposely uses the 5-year total, because even the vindy feels embarassed at having to shout about $33,000 per year, divided up between how many employees? 700? Wow! If it's 700 employees, that's a staggering $47.14 each, per year! Oh, dear! $165,000 sounds MUCH more serious!!
This is not to say there aren't problems with our county government. There certainly are. Why is it that the county roads are in far worse shape than the other roads? Even the city of Youngstown's roads are in better shape than those maintained by the county? How long ago was Western Reserve Road paved? How substandard was that work, given the condition it's in right now? How does this unacceptably rapid erosion of the county's roads take place? What does the county do (or not do) that's different than everyone else? You want a relevant investigative story? This would be a good one.
April 5, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
The problem isn't at school - it's what happens the rest of the day. The schools need to stop throwing money at this problem, because they're never going to fix it. Until they're ready to take the kids and raise them 24/7/365, this problem is going to exist.
And regarding the comment that perhaps these kids aren't emotionally mature enough to go to school - there are adults out there who are just as emotionally immature. How can they raise the kids they keep having, if they're emotionally just children themselves?
April 5, 2015 at 7:23 a.m.