You just can't make this stuff up. Wow, what idiots we have in this area.
August 15, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
jrolley you might have a different opinion if it was your business that was being looted and or burned to the ground. The thing I don't understand is why all the looting, is that part of the civil rights protest handbook.
August 14, 2014 at 6:16 p.m.
Southsider that is the question that the EPA should be forced to answer.
August 13, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.
Not gilligans gingerAs Johnyoung pointed out in his above comment, it has been a common practice with this city for years to use money from the water and waste water dept. to fund other functions of city government. The most recent money grab is by the police dept. to purchase cameras, this was in a public notice for bids in the vindy a couple months ago. There is a strange silence from the vindy on this matter, the vindy knows it is going on and reports on it in a piecemeal fashion but they have never done a compilation report on the total net value of this money grab. And it is in the millions of dollars, and over time it is the tens of millions of dollars. This can in some views be seen as a misappropriation of its intended use. Hoops have been jumped thru so the city can purchase vehicles for other general fund department. There are many other clever ways the city funds projects that by normal routes would require the monies to come from general fund coffers but instead come from water and waste water funds. It would be nice if the vindy would do some real reporting on this city practice but that would take real reporting and investigating, which is not likely.
August 12, 2014 at 2:42 p.m.
Johnyoung you are right about Bozanich, just a couple months ago, burried in the public notice section of the Vindy was a notice that the Vindy CHOSE to ignore. A MILLION DOLLARS is going to come out of the water/waste water funding to buy camera's for the Police Department. What the heck does cameras have to do with water and waste water. It seems every few months there is a story about redevelopment projects going on in the City. The story is always the same, money from these funds is being redirected or costs waved to these projects. It's the same old story, a million here a million there and pretty soon you are talking about REAL MONEY.
August 12, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.
The EPA is an out of control organization that forces communities across this Country to do upgrades without any consideration to cost's of those projects. A perfect example would be that giant building an the south side that the City was FORCED to build to get the EPA off its back. Drive down Meadowbrook on the south side of Youngstown and you will see a giant building that cost the City of Youngstown several million dollars to build that is used a couple times a year, that's right it is only used a handful of times a year. The City was forced to build that multimillion dollar structure because the EPA forced the City to build it. What the Vindy needs to do is an In-depth study of projects like that that are mandated by the Federal Government. Now is the time to bring Federal mandates to the forefront of the public conscience , turn it into a political hot potato, and watch the present party in power bribe the sheeple by providing the money for this project. The EPA by and large is an out of control liberal tree hugging group that is beholding to the Democrat party. If we were to present this issue in those terms right now , and the public viewed it for what it really is ( democrat mandates).The election of the next President which will be here before you know it will cause so much worry with the Democrats that the President will show up with check in hand to pay for this Federal mandate, thereby buying the votes that it requires for success in the next election
August 12, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
The person that wrote this ate some marijuana.
August 4, 2014 at 10 a.m.
August 3, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.
Anyone that would take that job would be insane!
July 31, 2014 at 11:18 p.m.
Joe you might want to read up on cso upgrades being forced on nearly every community in Ohio.
July 31, 2014 at 11:05 p.m.