Anyone who gets one of these tickets in the mail, prior to the police "training" should fight the ticket based on the cops not having the proper training.
"Fehr’s payments would come from the money collected from those who pay fines from the citations, and not be dependent on his rulings, said city Law Director Martin Hume." OK, let's carry that a step further. Does Fehr decide who pays those fines and who doesn't? Yes? Then how can you truthfully say his pay is not dependent on his rulings? It's his job to keep the cash box full.
October 3, 2015 at 8:04 a.m.
So whose campaign benefited from these "improper" contributions? I guess we'll never know. . . .
October 3, 2015 at 7:51 a.m.
Attention Gene Fehr: It IS a money grab, and it's a money grab before it ever gets as far as your office. Having a drone standing there working the camera may technically satisfy the letter of the law, but it sure doesn't satisfy the intent. Until each and every ticket receiver gets to interact with the cop issuing the ticket, it won't satisfy the intent of the law.
And $95/hour is a slap in the face for the citizens here, no?
October 2, 2015 at 7:16 a.m.
In a few years, when the surplus is depleted, the city will raise the rates of the suburban customers, who are the ones keeping the city water department going now.
This stinks, Youngstown!!!
October 1, 2015 at 10:04 a.m.
Blow it our your ear, Jerry. This is no different than the Republicans shutting down the government over Obamacare. And this is only a 10-week delay. It puts the government shutdown (which the Teabaggers are actually looking forward to) right into the middle of the Christmas season.
Frankly, anyone of either party who votes for any incumbent is nuts. Congress is out of control, and has been for years.
October 1, 2015 at 7:47 a.m.
Have you two gotten a room yet? Banning all guns because of the actions of a very few disturbed individuals is like banning all cars because every now and then a nut case goes haywire and drives through a bunch of pedestrians.
September 30, 2015 at 2:55 p.m.
Here, questionreality, let me help you: "Trustees also, as is their standard practice, moved to file an objection to a liquor permit request..." Even if the precinct is already "wet" they object. This is as much a waste of voters' time and money as is the FrackFreeFreaks.
Besides, don't we elect our representatives to make these sorts of decisions for us? If we have to vote on every little thing, why do we need them at all?
September 29, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.
ALL of Congress is putting their partisanship ahead of the needs of the nation. FIRE CONGRESS!!! Do not vote for ANY incumbent!!! That's the only way to show them we're not happy with their performance. And we're not - Congressional approval remains at an abysmal 8%. If the next batch isn't any better (they can't be any worse!) we'll throw them out, too!
September 29, 2015 at 8:27 a.m.
First, the liquor issue. At what point are the Three Amigos going to stop grinning and slapping each other on the back as they "object to the sale of alcohol in the township?" There are a hundred places already where one can purchase alcohol already. Lots of excellent restaurants (that's revenue, Amigos) wouldn't be here if they couldn't serve alcohol. Reality check, Amigos: How many businesses have you chased away with your act?
And, this latest plan to check in on senior citizens every day sounds like something that's good PR for the cops, but will end up being more work for other departments, who get nothing. At the very least, they should share in the PR.
September 29, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.
Good news!!! Nurses' lives DO matter!!!
September 29, 2015 at 8:04 a.m.