Nice and to the point, BUT if any church Bible study member was armed, they would have surely been one more "armed" fatality amongst the ensuing carnage.There is no defending oneself or anyone from such surprise ambush when least expected in a place where any reasonable person would least expect it to happen. Roof was a coward who caught those God-fearing folks unawares.
June 21, 2015 at 1:04 p.m.
The officer involved ought to have the bear stuffed and mounted in a snarling,aggressive pose and then think up a better story than this pathetic tale!
June 11, 2015 at 6:44 p.m.
The horror,the humanity...who, who I say will rise up (read: stoop so very low here) to continually bash unions, YSU and the entire Youngstown area...why, oh,why Bertram.Say its so.
May 31, 2015 at 7:55 p.m.
Because the public employees (also tax payers) are perceived to be "suckling on the public teet" as it were, and because their pay seems unaligned with other stagnated wages MAYBE the right approach would be to demand of our private employers more pay, less health care payments, better hours, better benefits,lower wages for CEOs, less stock options for administrators, more taxes on the highest 10%-ers to help with the burden of public schools,our bridges,highways and salt for icy roads. INSTEAD we absolutely hate the public employees and do not stand up for what would be fair and equal wages more tuned into the national costs of living. Instead we hate the public employees for holding the line.This is America and we are all more comfortable if we all spiral forever downward.
May 23, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.
and should we believe that public employees don't eventually collect Social Security either ? Give me a break.
May 21, 2015 at 2:21 p.m.
I totally agree and will not rest until all of these greedy union members are in the unemployment lines, using food stamps and on national health care assistance! In the meantime, I'll stop and thank them for things like weekends, holidays,anti-child labor laws and safe working conditions.
May 20, 2015 at 3:21 p.m.
As long as we keep scapegoating the middle class and unions whether public or private we will continue to erode the driving economic engine in this country. As for their enrollment incentive and the classified employee's lack of any contribution to increasing enrollment there : President Tressel not long ago stated that "everyone "at YSU makes an impact toward those enrollment numbers. I agree with Mr Tressel.
May 17, 2015 at 5:55 p.m.
Wonder how people needing to hear this would have ever learned it was happening. Do all ex-prisoners get a paper.By the time they could see this online, it was over.Was there an advance notice sent out to the community?
May 13, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.
When the Secret Service agents rammed into a WhiteHouse gate after tipping a few, the director stated that it takes time to change the culture in the department and that he had been working on do just that. When the OSU band director had previously said the same thing regarding the band members,he's fired. Go figure.
May 6, 2015 at 5:38 p.m.
Yes Bert, Read again the post by kyrtw. Will there be a retraction to your statement "especially for white officers serving in communities with a large number of black residents" ? Since when does this column "sugarcoat" anything? Congratulations on helping to drive the racial card in like a wedge.
May 3, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.