Granted, he should have dressed more appropriately... but they're going to jail someone for wearing jeans?
Perhaps instead Mr. Messer should have worn bagging sweatpants and let them hang halfway down his rear end. Maybe then he would have been given a break.
February 12, 2010 at 8:15 a.m.
How about we reduce the tuition for the students who are already attending the University as a University student?
And why should I have to take out loans that I'm eventually going to have to pay for, but someone who is "needy" doesn't have to? Aren't we attending YSU for the same purpose -- to get a job so that we can make money? Say two people are going to be nurses. Student 1 had to take out loans because (s)he didn't qualify for grants. Student 2 qualified for grants that are paying most, if not all, of their college education. Both students graduate and get a job making the same amount of money each year. Student 1 owes over $30,000 in student loans, and Student 2 doesn't even owe a dime.
Doesn't seem fair to me. It's too easy to be poor in this country. Call me heartless or whatever, but when am I going to get rewarded for once?
February 9, 2010 at 8:50 a.m.
Whoa whoa whoa wait! HOLD UP.
I thought the dog in question here was a rottweiler. Now we're going to blame it on pitbulls when the dog wasn't even a pit?
Or am I getting this confused with another story?
Either way, people are responsible for their animals, and that includes their temperament that resulted from their upbringing. Of all of the people I know who own pitbulls, the dogs are big babies! They're not aggressive or mean because they weren't taught to be. "But they can turn on you like THAT." Well, yeah, any dog will if you give a reason to!
February 4, 2010 at 7:58 a.m.
I think it's great they're doing this. Although I agree that $4.4 million dollars is a crap load of money, it's a piece of Youngstown history. If only we could preserve the rest of it.
I dunno, maybe I was just born in the wrong generation. I'd love to see Youngstown look the way it used to in old pictures.
February 4, 2010 at 7:44 a.m.
I'm pretty much speechless. An 80 year old woman? Church was probably one of the few things she looked forward to, and probably one of the safest places to go for her. This is horrible. PEOPLE ARE ANIMALS. They have no shame, no guilt, no conscience -- what would possess anyone to kill someone in cold blood, let alone an 80 year old woman who clearly isn't even able to defend herself!
This is bull.
January 24, 2010 at 11:38 a.m.
"Dark complexion." Come on Vindy, just say it -- the guy was black.
I went to school with Ben. Clearly, he's not entirely innocent because of his participation with drug trafficking, but this is still very disheartening to hear. My prayers go to his family and to Ben, who I hope recovers and uses this as a lesson to escape that way of life while he's still young.
These druggies will do anything to get their fix and it's such a shame that Youngstown is so full of them. As a resident of the westside, this story literally hits close to home in a couple of ways. The worst part -- the YPD was probably just a couple of blocks up the street sitting at Circle K while this entire shooting unfolded.
And as a side note, I will gladly continue to pay the 6.75% sales tax if it means YPD will get off their rear ends and stop sitting at various convenience stores and driving around on 680 trying to catch speeders (especially on areas of 680 that are considered the outskirts of Boardman). I will also gladly continue to pay that sales tax if they do incorporate that gunshot location system. We need to get the crime out of Youngstown -- stat.
January 22, 2010 at 12:16 p.m.
When did they close? I swear I just heard a coworker talk about how she picked something up from there within the last week.
January 3, 2010 at 10:58 p.m.
Glad they had fun, but I'll stay in the house instead.
January 2, 2010 at 6:54 p.m.
Those people are animals, I'm telling you.
December 31, 2009 at 9:22 a.m.
. . .
The directors of that funeral home should be ashamed of themselves.
December 31, 2009 at 9:15 a.m.