These guys, Sammarone and Ridder, are clowns. Can't succeed at running a law practice. So then they open a bar. Can't succeed at that either. So now Sammarone, Jr. wants to be a judge while his partner bashes the Democrats (a party that supported his father) with those juvenile and bigoted comments. Those two need to grow up. No way that kid is ready for the responsibility of running a court.
April 18, 2014 at 9:36 a.m.
Sammarone sounds like a neanderthal everytime he opens his mouth. Boys vs. girls. Really? He is running for one of the most important offices in the County and Sammarone sounds like he's on the school yard playground. He doesn't seem to think or conduct himself like a judge if you ask me.
April 10, 2014 at 9:34 a.m.
Fontana, you really need to read that indictment. These guys sold out their client and it's all on tape! They extorted him for $50,000. Cockroaches like that deserve what they get.
February 27, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.
@UticaShale, just so I'm clear on this . . . the City and County are unable to enter into these lucrative mineral leases because the land bank(s) are not clearing title to enough or any of the abandoned properties? You seem very knowledgeable about the oil and gas industry. Do you have an estimate on the amount of forfeited dollars because of the lease withdrawals?
July 18, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
Phil, thank you for your service in this endeavor. Even though the mayor and council have treated this as nothing more than an instrument to push through their personal agendas, you and the fine people who sacrificed much time and effort with the committee have shown the voters of Youngstown, including myself, what a farce this really was. We should not let this go. We'll take it the petition route. I hope that Phil is the first signature on that petition.
UticaShale, can you elaborate on what the City did, or failed to do, as the case may be to lose funding for the mineral rights offers?
July 17, 2012 at 10:42 a.m.
cmanknowsall, do you have information that the results of those races were fixed or changed? The Gains race was extremely close and somewhat confusing in light of the big lead his opponent had with the absentee votes. Being from the Mahoning Valley, I wondered if something dirty happened there.
June 5, 2012 at 10:48 a.m.
I can't believe the nerve of Judge Kobly and Sarah Brown-Clark. It is my understanding that the Safe Surrender Program has been a very successful program. What an opportunity to safely dispose of cases without putting officers at risk. But no, these nit wits put their egos ahead of what's good for the community. They have embarassed themselves, the Attorney General and all of Mahoning County.
May 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
dd933 needs a reality check. Let me break this to you. Rome is burning! Who cares about low-level misdemeanors!?! The city is in deep, deep trouble. If it wasn't for V&M, the City would probably be under state watch. Mayor Sammarone is prone to make rash and/or political decisions without thinking it through.
April 6, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
Talk about poor decisions from Mayor Sammarone. Bending to political pressure to launch an investigation into PERSONAL cell phone records (not a city phone) that aren't proved. Fire Macejko anyway and blames it on poor management. The hot head calls a press conference, insults the press and storms off. Hires a female colleague to supervise Bassil Ally. Do you really think that he will listen to a woman or anyone for that matter? He knows that he's untouchable and, therefore, will be impossible to supervise. He's probably on the phone with his lawyers wondering why he didn't the job. Good luck with this, Attorney Lantz. You've just been "promoted" into a position where it will be impossible to succeed.
April 6, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.
It's becoming more and more clear to me that Bert is shilling for Paul Gains. If the kid didn't send or receive the text, then why would he resign? I sure as hell wouldn't accept responsibility for something I didn't do. And as I recall it was Bert who did everything in his power to make this into a campaign issue, even going so far as predicting a "landslide" victory for Gains before the polls were closed. What a moronic and, as usual, inaccurate thing to say? Guess Macejko is Bert's new Jim Traficant.
April 1, 2012 at 10:11 a.m.