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Indianola Road is beyond unacceptable. It's dangerous. Some little kid is going to be run over in the Robinwood School area, because motorists are so busy dodging pot holes they're not paying attention to much else.
To all the road departments: Show a little pride in what you do, and do the patching right! Tamp that material into the holes!
February 11, 2015 at 2:50 p.m.
There are no new jobs, at least without specialized education and experience, and those lucky enough to have jobs have had their wages slashed. But as long as the rich keep getting richer, it's all good.
February 11, 2015 at 6:54 a.m.
The problem with cold patch is that it's only a temporary fix, and that it ONLY WORKS WHEN IT'S TAMPED INTO THE HOLE! This is something none of the area road departments do, and by not compressing the cold mix material into the pothole, all they're doing is wasting the money it takes to buy the cold mix, and the money we pay them to put it in the holes.Tamping also helps level the patch with the road surface. Dumping a shovel of cold mix into a small hole results in replacing a four-inch hole with a five-inch bump.
That's the infuriating thing - with a little effort, the roads COULD be a lot better.
February 11, 2015 at 6:45 a.m.
"None of us can run our households on 2001 money, and neither can the park." says Scott Schulick. The fact of the matter is, in both the public and private sectors, people are having to do just that. We have 2015 bills, and an income that, because of the increased cost of living, is back to 2001 levels, or below. Sorry, MCP. Don't get greedy!
February 10, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.
Billdog, you've not heard about kids getting hold of dope-laced cookies and baked goods and candy bars and so on, now sold in stores in CO? I don't know how widespread it is, but the fact that we've heard about it at all means it's happening.
I do have to agree with you, the pro-dope crowd always brings up alcohol abuse as if two wrongs make a right.
Alcohol burns off (metabolizes) at a given rate, so if one consumes enough, one can still be legally drunk the next day.
One of my main objections of legalizing dope is the driving factor. Again, the pro-dopers bring up drunk driving, as if that rationalizes stoned driving. I say, why should we accept a whole new crop of impaired drivers, on top of the present ones?
February 9, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.
All right. Stop tarring all the public employees with the same broad brush. How many rank and file cops, firefighters, street department workers, and so on, are retired/rehired? Any?
February 8, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.
This isn't an editorial - it's free advertising for the WRTA. And the WRTA, just so you know, vacuums money from all over the county, but provides service mainly to Youngstown, and, because there's no shopping left in the city, the WRTA goes to Boardman and Austintown, too.
But please explain how it saves me time to stand in the rain on a street corner 5 or 10 blocks from my home and wait 20 minutes or so for a bus, which will take me somewhere in the vicinity of where I'm going (as long as I'm going downtown), and where I'm either a half hour early or 10 minutes late for whatever I'm doing. "Time, convenience, and quality of life." Yeah, you're 0 for 3 there.
February 7, 2015 at 7:24 a.m.
Papa, that's your city fathers, not Vallorec. It takes people to provide services. All the fancy trucks and equipment in the world won't replace human beings actually doing the work. You can only lay off so many people to save a buck, before that move becomes counterproductive. Ask your fire department - would they rather have that spankin' new fire truck, or would they rather have a couple more people on the job?
February 7, 2015 at 7:13 a.m.
The mantra of the Valley: "I don't get that, so nobody else deserves it either!"
February 5, 2015 at 7:21 a.m.
If they know it was a wastewater treatment plant pickup truck, why do they need to talk to witnesses?
They know who hit the pedestrian.
February 5, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.