Honestly, how does a person in his right mind think that a twenty-two count indictment is nothing more than a distraction? Anyone associated with the county auditor's office should be held to a higher standard because or she is directly involved in the fiscal soundness of county finances. There is a contract here between us taxpayers and Sciortino. As a CPA and an attorney who should have known better, Sciortino unambiguously breached that contract. Most of us are astute enough to understand procedural maneuvering before the Supreme Court of Ohio. As a longtime voter for Democrats, I cannot vote for Sciortino with a clear conscience. He is just one more obstacle to efficient government operations. And, shame on Bettas. His endorsement of Sciortino is just plain embarrassing and just one more black eye for Democrats in general and resident Dems in specific. No wonder our county has the reputation it has with people like Sciortino and Betras at the helm. When does the lunacy ever end?
September 10, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.
Klingle is a moron of the highest caliber. This idiot honestly thinks that we should pick the status quo for business in this region over earthquakes potentially caused by his injection wells?! Apparently Klingle doesn't have a moral fiber in his body or a sense of ethics. So, Mr. Klingle, where would you draw the line, perhaps when your wells cause a 5.0 magnitude earthquake?! Or, just maybe you wouldn't be satisfied until your wells cause a 6.0 magnitude earthquake?! Honestly, what has this world come to?!!!!!
September 4, 2014 at 1:48 a.m.
I can only express absolute outrage. These politicians who think they are the paragons of honesty and integrity, I am just absolutely disgusted! I hope the AG's office is successful in convicting these jack asses. I could only hope the judge gives out lengthy prison sentences for all.
August 16, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.
With half of Youngstown's citizenry living below the poverty level, just how in the hell do you expect them to afford a 5% increase every year for the next ten years. For those who can, the time to leave Youngstown permanently is now....
August 13, 2014 at 1 a.m.
Polivka looks like the moron here. Is there no shortage of idiot office holders in this area?
August 9, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.
The inefficiency of having to fill out paperwork? What a poor excuse! Just add the County Engineer to that long list of incompetent public officials who will grab at any excuse to explain his or her gross inefficiency while in office.
August 9, 2014 at 5:18 a.m.
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July 23, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.
Why would McNally care? He'll be going to jail when his Cuyahoga County Court case is finished.
July 9, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.
To Robert Connelly:
Hey, Bob, a second year journalism student can use a television at a Vindicator office and write the same piece you did. If this article is the best example you can provide for investigative journalism, then go back to school and get a real journalism degree. And, the Vindicator the best newspaper in Ohio? By whose standard?!
July 6, 2014 at 6:27 a.m.
Commend the Austintown Police Department for injecting hyperbole at every turn?! Not in a million years. Granted, Andrei shouldn't have been "allegedly" beating on a four year old, if it's even proven that's what happened. If you listen to Mark Skowron, there were lots of "handprints." Makes for a great sound bite in the media. The empty gun case, all hyperbole to get the task force in there. Make no mistake, Skowron and his gang were hoping Andrei would make a mistake so they could shoot up the place and teach this do do a lesson even though he hadn't even had a hearing to determine if he actually beat the child.
It is moronic people like NoName99 who applaud the police when they constantly abuse their authority. Just when is enough enough with these cops? They just love beating prostrate women (California Highway Patrol), drunks in wheelchairs (Duluth Police Department), and dragging parapallegics from cars and beating them (Youngstown Police Department). NoName99 would be singing a different tune if Austintown cops turned their attention to him or her.
And, the Vindicator?! A standoff?! What standoff?! I have to deeply criticize the Vindicator reporter for lack of imagination. The title of the article and it's content was ripped straight from a WKBN video report. If you listen to these moronic media outlets like WKBN and the Vindicator, you'd think it was the Wild West all over again in Austintown. The media made this situation no better.
So to NoName99 and your simpleton analysis, revisit what just happened: Mindless idiots at Austintown Police Department amped this up because they wanted to put Andrei in the ground. Is this the personification of our American justice system? It sounds more like anarchy to me.
July 6, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.