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Western Reserve bridge over I-680 to close for 75 days

Western Reserve isn't a state-maintained route. It's the county's responsibility, just like Mathews Road, Indianola Road, Shields Road, and other notable Boardman minefields. ODOT is replacing the bridge over the interstate, for which it IS responsible.

May 14, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. suggest removal

Labor tension at YSU sends wrong message to the public

kurtw, you're missing the point. Yes, any state-funded (I use the term loosely when referring to state universities other than OSU) university can freeze tuition. But only OSU is in a financial position to do so.

Think about it this way: The main reason for students to attend YSU is the faculty. Not their football program. Not athletics, nor any other extra-curricular activity. They go there to get an education. So when the faculty has an increased workload, they don't have as much time to devote to the students because they're too busy doing the things secretaries and staff used to do, before the university started "saving money." When the academic departments have their budget cut, time and again, it's the students who suffer. Those students become dissatisfied and go elsewhere. When there aren't enough groundskeepers and maintenance people to maintain the infrastructure, the physical appearance and the physical condition of the university deteriorates. The place looks shabby. This does not instill any great desire in anyone to attend this university over the other choices.

Finally, ALL the state universities raise their tuitions to counter the cuts coming from Columbus. Why do the people here on vindy act like YSU is the only one raising their tuition?

May 14, 2015 at 7:27 a.m. suggest removal

Labor tension at YSU sends wrong message to the public

deSouza wrote this editorial, didn't he?

One thing public employees want, but are finding less and less of, is respect from their administrations. It's not all about the money, as certain shallow, agenda-driven nattering nabobs insist. Giving an employee facing something as catastrophic as being laid off sufficient time to explore their options doesn't cost one cent. It's a matter of respect, or, in the University's case, the lack thereof.

I love how deSouza, er, the anonymous editorial writer, cherry-picks facts with which to compare YSU against OSU. Perhaps if YSU were treated across the board in the same manner OSU has been treated by the governor, they'd be in a position to freeze tuition, too.

May 12, 2015 at 8:27 a.m. suggest removal

U.S. News reports four Valley high schools among Ohio’s best

Well done to the students and faculty of all the schools who medalled!!

May 12, 2015 at 8:12 a.m. suggest removal

Schwebel’s sued for overtime pay

You mean you have to pay them based on what they actually do, instead of making up an overtime-exempt name for them and cheaping out on the overtime?

And I thought the Fair Labor Standards Act didn't mean anything any more.

May 12, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. suggest removal

1.45 million Ohioans expected to travel 50 miles or more for holiday weekend

Ah, so that's why gasoline prices have surged in the past couple weeks. Money money money!!!

May 11, 2015 at 8:42 a.m. suggest removal

Defeat of S. Range school levy means opponents must deliver

No, Dagwood, you're wrong. The courts said OVER RELIANCE on property taxes is unconstitutional. Getting some, or even most, of their funding from property taxes is fine. But not 100% of the funding. But let's take this further, Dag. Property taxes are stable - they don't go up or down very much. So they're a consistent, reliable source of income for the schools. If you have all the answers, tell us how you'd fund the schools if not using property taxes. Keep in mind they need to have a budget they can count on from year to year. You can't expect them to operate on $10 million one year, and $2 million the next. So let's have it: Fund the schools without property taxes.

May 9, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. suggest removal

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with OSHP cruiser

Looks like the trooper was in the wrong. He had the stop sign, and he pulled across the path of the motorcyclist. Was the trooper on his cell phone? Was he using the car's iPad? I'd bet the answer is "yes" to at least one, if not both, of those questions.

Why aren't we told his name? Why aren't we told his entire driving and work history?

May 8, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. suggest removal

Should school board officials be blamed for the defeat of the South Range school levy?

They made their case. The people voted. Let the chips fall where they may.

May 7, 2015 at 9:03 p.m. suggest removal

Ohio bill would ban Down syndrome abortions

This is a clear case of our elected representatives letting their personal religious views take precedence over doing their job. When LaTourette begins anything with "I believe that ..." she should be told that her beliefs have no bearing on what's legal and what's not.

In this case, the decision to abort should remain that of the parents. NOT a third party with no dog in the fight.

May 6, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. suggest removal

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