How is Susie a geologist? AFAIK all she has is the degree and some stints teaching part time. She wouldn't have gotten the part-time teaching if her hippy husband wasn't YSU geology faculty. She certainly doesn't work as a geologist now. Stop exaggerating her credentials!
Susie and her ilk are against ANYTHING that will allow us to get natural gas or oil out of the earth, no matter how safe it is. If they could, they'd ban all motorized traffic in Youngstown.
Of course, they themselves power their cars only with fairy dust and heat their homes only with flatulence, so they're above us all.
January 31, 2014 at 11 a.m.
In 2014 if blacks are still enslaved, its because of other blacks.
300 years ago in Africa, whites didn't do much marching into the continent to get slaves. Instead, blacks sold other blacks into slavery.
Now blacks are selling each other into slavery by raising kids with no fathers, no morals, & no expectations of ever doing good. They are accepting gang culture. They are letting kids running out of control in classrooms & in homes & in the streets. Its not the white kids shooting up the south side!
January 2, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.
I'd like to see articles on the history of the surrounding towns and suburbs - Girard, Canfield, Hubbard, Poland, Austintown and more. And the old neighborhoods. We know about Brier Hill, but what was Lansingville? What was North Heights? Who's homestead was Homestead Park?
I think a lot of Vindy readers are interested in local history.
December 29, 2013 at noon
When they catch the slimeball who drove the car, some people will say "Oh it was just an accident."
You kill someone with your car, you should never ever be allowed to drive again in you life no matter what.
December 11, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
"No amount of radioactivity is "safe" and exposure is cumulative."
You'll get far more radioactivity from other sources than you'd ever get from fracking waste. A commercial air flight subjects you to a significant amount of radiation. Radon in basements is another source. Concrete tends to be slightly radioactive. Google "sources of radioactivity" and see what comes up.
Are the people downstream of Lupo's dumping glowing in the dark? No. This radioactivity thing just another example of anti-fracker mountains out of molehills.
November 15, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.
It's not "very poisonous waste." Anti-frackers make it sound like it will cause a nuclear explosion and wipe out all life for ten miles around. That's baloney.
It's less radioactive than your house's smoke alarm. You could spread it on the road in winter and not tell any difference from the effects of road salt.
The creep who dumped it into the Mahoning must be punished. But what have you heard about downstream problems in Youngstown or Lowellville or New Castle or Beaver PA or East Liverpool or further downstream? NOTHING!
November 15, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.
What are the teachers and administrators supposed to do with these kids?
I visited a senior level science class in one of these Youngstown high schools. It should have had the best students in the school. But the kids were out of control. At best they were ignoring the teacher. At worst they were defying orders, walking around the room during class, even messing with the teacher's private property when told not to do so. The teacher was practically begging them to behave. It didn't work. Only one or two kids tried to learn.
The families have failed these kids. The kids have no discipline, no motivation, no respect. It's too much for the teachers to fix.
November 15, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
Pay the debts the courts told you to pay.
If you can open restaurants and remodel bars you can pay your debts.
November 6, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
If Susie's truck ran on used cooking oil, she'd say so. She doesn't keep secrets. At least not those kind.
BUT even if it DID run on used cooking oil, her own charter amendment would have let ANY Ytown resident take her to court. The way that amendment was written, ANY pollution would be illegal.
November 6, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.
Wanna bet the driver will get only a slap on the wrist? He should have to walk everywhere the rest of his life.
October 30, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.