The real problem related to this issue is the fact that the political rumors associated with this seat were buzzing for years and STILL Munroe didn't field a challenger. JOKE. Furthermore it is the practice-not exception-that races go un-manned by Republicans within Mahoning County. I mean they don't even try to be flies in the ointment. The ongoing and recent convictions pertaining to Democrat officeholders have created huge liabilities that are never even spoken of by Mr. Munroe or Ms. Winbush or Mr. Butler or Mr. McCabe wanna know why? They prefer the cushy, non-working positions for which they receive salary and cherry benefits. The Republican Party could absolutely gain some traction if they would shine a spotlight on corruption within the County-Valley and the fact that every person involved was a D. To me this is the true corruption-apathy and personal gain.
March 21, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.
Absolutely appropriate sentence for a guy with no prior record. Further how do you base punishment on a crime where the negative effects cannot be assessed and the science is unsure of. Can't be punished for "what we think might possibly happen some day if all circumstances are right". I love the above whacko who is certain (and hoping) that masses of folks will die from cancer. Absolutely nothing scientific to support that statement. problem is-if it would further the environmentalist cause they would be grateful for those deaths. Nut balls man.
March 21, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
My theory: Flick=Valley Politics=Jo6pack. Superman theory never post during the same period of time. Could be Oz could be Berger. Not certain both equally obsessed with things they fail at or bear no influence on.
March 10, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
Okay-Haven't commented in a looooong time because generally don't like to consider myself as big an idiot as the majority of those who post here. So let me get this straight, state law and the Board of elections allows a mulligan on illegal contributions/ You mean there's like a do-over? I recognize that Sammarone is like gorilla stupid (at least in looks) and probably after being involved in 30 years of political campaigns for which he is one of the CLASSIC MAHONING COUNTY WHORES he really didn't know-disturbing in itself. However does this true watchdog of community concern and political corruption really have only that much to say about it. F*&#ing joke all of it. How come only some folk get the do-over? Couldn't it be said that this was "attempted" bribery so if Kitchen won Sammarone gets water commissioner like was the deal. Again that Sammarone dude is bad medicine man and its continually overlooked. Doesn't recall contribution. doesn't recall his involvement in promoting the sexual harassment of female staff. Tell you what-he sure recalls how to find the YMCA during work-hours.
March 7, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.
Statutorily the number of Democrats and Republicans at local Boards of Elections must be even. I do believe the IT Director at the local Board is registered Republican so they in fact may have an additional spot.
January 29, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.
Probably should apologize to both of them. You are one of the most sound thinking posters on this Board --emotion gets to all of us..
January 24, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
Hey Nome de Plumartist!! Kurt W isn't the Kurt W you think he is.
January 23, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.
Hey Kurt W-are we all wrong here or are we truly missing some type of journalistic brilliance? This guy is LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME
January 19, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
Kdubs-Beauty on the Terrapenis-most interesting comment you have come up with yet. You totally disregard the statements I've made so the following: In your opinion do you feel Bertram is objective. Do you not agree that his repetitions of dead stories shows a lack of initiative? Do you not see how a reasonable paper might want to have another journalist who has not disregarded public safety and traffic violations 2x handle DUI matters. Do you not see the almost personal disdain for certain public officials and unabashed commitment to others-He continually bashes long-time trough feeding politicians-However folks like the double-dipping Tablack, Sammarone, Wellington-they were idealized. Do you feel he has been equal in his treatment of the Oakhill money pit? You don't have to answer, just curious. Oh finally, do you support his continued bashing of people who again have done wrong, and many paid dearly, in an almost juvenile, redundant way-even those who are now DEAD? Is that at least a little distasteful to you, I mean any of those things less than above-board?
January 18, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.
Oh yeah Ytown the fault in this matter has been squarely placed on Dellick and his parents which is most likely accurate. My aforementioned description would have been SOCIETY'S fault right??? Not single parent homes, absent gaurdians or the behavior of most example setting role models......Wise up.
January 17, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.