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JME... the correct word to use in that sentence would have been "you're," not "your." Oh, and you missed a comma in there. So why don't you take a seat next to knowledge and register for the classes, too?
January 6, 2011 at 12:56 p.m.
Why does everyone always assume that the stereotypes "thugs, hood, hoodrats, hoodlums, ghetto trash, etc." are only referring to black people?
Trust me... I know of plenty of white people who could fall under the same "category." Does that make me racist against my own race? Honestly... I don't care if you're black, white, green, or blue. Trash is trash. It all looks the same when it's waiting to be picked up from the curb.
And for the record... there's a difference between being stereotypical, prejudiced,and racist (not that any of them are exactly moral or right). These three words each have their own definition.
January 5, 2011 at 12:32 p.m.
I find it hard to believe that in your lengthy journey through education (from kindergarten to graduate school), you never learned that "gots" isn't a word.
January 5, 2011 at 11 a.m.
I work for one of the facilities managed by the Reese's. Not Briarfield Manor, but I've been in this and other Briarfield facilities and I find these accusations outrageous (IF this story is even about a Briarfield facility, which has only been indicated by someone who CLAIMS they've spoken with the author of this letter...).
But, because Briarfield was brought up... I'll put my two cents in regardless. Briarfield facilities have done superb on the state surveys. I can't tell you how many family members come up to us on a daily basis and compliment us on the appearance of our particular building, the friendliness of our staff, and most importantly, the above and beyond care that we provide to our residents. I also can't tell you how many obituaries I've read on Vindy whose families have thanked the facilities (and not just for the particular one where I work) for all of the care they have provided for their loved ones. I'm pretty sure these people wouldn't bother to praise the facilities so much if the environments were even remotely as poor as those in the above story. Then again, we still can't be 100% sure that this story's even about the Manor. Someone else mentioned that it was about a facility on Kirk Road, which is not one that falls under the Briarfield name. ... So which one is it?
Shining... you are completely and totally right about everything in your comment. "I had to have a friend bring me bottled water" ... please. I find this hard to believe with ANY facility, much less one of the Briarfield's.
January 5, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
I say go for it. Then maybe the some of the trash will stay out of Boardman and Austintown.
January 4, 2011 at 9:53 a.m.
I wouldn't say it's necessarily fair to blame the parents. He was 30 years old... at that stage in the game, anyone should know the difference between right and wrong, regardless of their upbringing. And when did anyone say this was over drugs in the first place? Granted, there's a really good possibility... but it's not a guarantee.
January 3, 2011 at 5:54 p.m.
They should be doing this in all Youngstown Schools, the city in which there are the most problems with neglected and abused animals in the area.
October 22, 2010 at 9 a.m.
I'd have to drink at least $60 worth of alcohol to put up with those crazy liberals, too.
June 10, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.
June 2, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
Well clearly she didn't have that big of a problem standing or changing positions.
April 30, 2010 at 9:21 a.m.