I second that sentiment. Also, when is enough enough with all the taxing authorities we have to deal with?
December 6, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
The biggest joke here is Youngstown calling a snow emergency where cars can't park on the street. But, why? Youngstown plows still won't be around before morning. They probably won't be around at all, or they'll be by three days from now. What a farce!
November 27, 2013 at 1:34 a.m.
When Colaluca says the Board needs to follow Board policies, who does he think made the policies? This is the second spat in a year with this same superintendent. For the sake of the kids and for the community, it's high time the Board removed this guy who seems to misunderstand where his loyalties should lie.
November 8, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.
Yesterday, I voted for John McNally. Doing so did nothing to remove the bad taste from my mouth. This is one of the worst mayoral races I've seen in the last twenty years. Literally, we voters were left voting for the lessor of all evils. John does a disservice to himself by gloating in what he thinks was an easy win. I can only pray that we don't see any federal indictments in the next four years. If so, it will be back to square one with that arrogant, self-centered dinosaur we just keep keeping around. (Why is absolutely beyond me.)
One thing I didn't see touched upon in this mayoral race: No candidate spoke about rolling back the highest municipal income tax rate in the state. At Youngstown's 2.75% income tax rate, I would expect newly paved streets every few years, frequently plowed streets in winter and other stellar municipal services. Instead, council and the mayor continue to fund this inefficient morass we call Youngstown on the backs of the poor. The rest of the others who pay high income taxes get nothing in return except broken promises. Why doesn't a group spend its energy on a charter amendment that limits the city income tax rate to 2%? The rest is largess for a grossly inefficient municipality.
November 6, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
Just when you thought this case couldn't get any more bizarre. Now, Amendolara steps up and says there are no conflicts of interest? Seriously?!!!! This is a case ripe for investigation by the ethics commission. Will we ever see anything like that? No. Because Mahoning County is rife with corruption! When does this BS ever end?!!!!
November 3, 2013 at 1:40 a.m.
Sure sounds like the kid got favorable treatment in two other road rage cases. And, his mom, a judge, seems to be the name that comes to everyone's lips time and time again, most notably her own son. When will the cronyism in Mahoning County ever end?!! Honestly! When?!
October 24, 2013 at 1:34 a.m.
No matter the politics involved or posturing by Kitchen himself, there certainly sounds to be some veracity to these allegations. Kitchen doesn't have the integrity to stand up, be a man, and admit he committed some errors in judgment. I've said this a million times, it seems. I know this DeMaine Kitchen. He would never make a good mayor unless he radically changed his personality.
October 3, 2013 at 12:50 a.m.
September 21, 2013 at 2:28 a.m.
Ah, sometimes life is true comedy. It is inescapable that we Youngstowners truly are screwed.
September 20, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.
Betras showing his true colors once again. Whatever happened to electing officials based on merit and not pure cronyism and arm twisting? I was gonna vote for McNally but am swinging in the other direction now. Betras' antics should be construed for what they are: subversive political corruption. When is enough enough in this town?
September 20, 2013 at 3:19 a.m.