As a former helicopter crewman, I stand and salute these brave men for their service. They must always be remembered as heroic American patriots. God bless.
May 22, 2015 at 10:53 a.m.
Teachers, just like many of the rest of us want the good things in life. When presented with opportunities in areas of better economic conditions, better schools and better living conditions, the young graduate teacher will naturally jump at the opportunity of teaching there.
This is not to slight Youngstown, but to admit to the times...every school board needs and wants minority teachers, but there are simply not enough to go around. So, simply put, the minority teacher has the "pick of the litter", so to speak as to the program he or she wants to join.
I have a distant relative who is a teacher in Baltimore. She loves her job, loves her children, loves the school, but outside influences are tearing her classes and school apart. These are things beyond her control and so, just as Skyking mentions, who would want to go into the teaching profession right now.
This is no longer just a school board issue, but a social issue, as we struggle in dealing with violence and criminal activity just outside our doors where our children play ... and learn.
May 18, 2015 at 12:24 a.m.
Not any reason to cut down a barrel of a shotgun, other than to commit a crime. That is similar to grinding off the serial number of a weapon. Why? So, when a crime is committed the weapon cannot be traced. In each case it is illegal and gives the perp a serious offense to a federal law.
Some people are just too stupid to realize the consequences of their actions, yet they are still around.
May 5, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
Federal law requires a person to be 21 years of age and a non-felon in order to possess a handgun. In addition, most are illegal concealed carry. How and why all these "teens" are getting possession of handguns is a serious crime in itself and they should be dealt with severely. Too many handgun incidents are happening with young men today and our officials don't seem to be doing much about it.
April 10, 2015 at 9:35 a.m.
What company in their right mind would want to drill in Mexico with all the gang wars going on down there. The drug lords own all the local police and will want a take on any drilling going on in their neighborhoods.
October 4, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Iranian Government ...World Wide Peek-a-boo and the reverse of NSA. Which one is worse?
Oops, someone at NSA probably just opened this.
September 17, 2013 at 10:09 p.m.
What an excellent original idea... a moving history of The Valley.
September 16, 2013 at 10:14 p.m.
It seems that those in the drug trade are not very bright and yet they make a very healthy income. My question is...how long does the average career last? And, how often do they get to spend time living in secured housing? Apparently, they feel the risks are not that bad.
September 16, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.
If you build enough parking lots in Y-town, you will send all the crime to Austintown where the new race track is being built...and nicer cars in their parking lot to pilfer through.
September 4, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.
I am not in agreement with any military action, but what I see happening is Syria has taken evasive action to hide weapons and chemicals, which means they have taken them out of commission temporarily. How long can this go on is subject to speculation, but at least they are running rather than gunning.
I'm sure eventually we will take some sort of military action, but I simply do not see the logic in spending 500 million dollars that we do not have to punish a leader of a country that has abused his citizens for many years.
When there was (and is) war, murder and death in countries in Africa, we have not intervened. Yet wars in Arabic states seem to readily draw our involvement.
This is a no-win situation for us. If the rest of the world does not care and will not back us, not even the other Arabic states, then we are simply going down the wrong and dangerous road. 500 million dollars is a lot of money to send over a couple hundred smart bombs, but I bet if we take action, the price will soar to over a billion dollars. I guess CNN needs the ratings.
September 4, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.