YtownParent, thank you. Your above comment confirms what outsiders perceive of this area.
You represent a region full of presumption, constant fear, close-mindedness, uninviting, stoked in tradition with a fervent refusal to accept all that is new or different under the guise of “What if?”
I'm born and raised in the area and work in Youngstown. I’d offer to meet with you and have a sensible discussion over why you feel this way. But I travel the country 150 days a year and, you know, I certainly don’t want my bedbugs, that you assume will accommodate me in our discussion, to affect that which is the sheer quality of your life.
September 15, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.
You know, if you go and follow them on Twitter, they are offering a free 12 oz. Jamocha Shake (TODAY ONLY). Too bad the Vindy didn't ask if they were doing such a promotion. You're welcome.
July 23, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.
Stay classy, gdog. Stay classy.
Seriously, would this even be a story if he was just a former 'student'? Yeah, I didn't think so either. Who gives a flying flip that he used to play football. Next think you know, someone will post a comment with a YouTube link of him playing in a game against Massillon Jackson.
July 23, 2014 at 4:33 p.m.
I knew that 'askmeificare' was blowing smoke by implying that this wasn't the first recall. That's defamation to make up crap like that with no evidence to support it. That's pretty disgusting (and personally, I don't associate Nickels with quality).
To that end, 'Southside', since when do we tie wage to the quality of an employee? Not everyone is made for high-paying industries, but that doesn't mean they can't be proficient and do quality work in food manufacturing (God forbid, they don't). Or do you want to pay $7.00 for a loaf of bread? And kudos to him for firing a plant manager for bringing in a shot gun. Safety first; what brought us to this thread in the first place?
And you wonder why the brain drain is so prevalent in this area? Narrow-minded, irrational behavior and lack of common sense from people like the both of you represent way too many people here and why this area could never sustain healthy high-paying industries outside of healthcare and government. 'WalterSobchak' is the only beacon of sanity and common sense within these threads.
July 23, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.
You spend your money the way you want and I'll spend my money the way I want. You couldn't pay me to see Rod Stewart, but I've paid $275 to see my favorite band live. And, oh yeah, I paid cash since I have no debt. Who's foolish for judging now?
Typical Valley resident who thinks something is being done TO them and not FOR them. Reason number #732 why our youth is leaving this area.
June 9, 2014 at 10:13 p.m.
Ummm...no, they won't, Mayor Franklin. Over a decade ago, that Relay once raised over a half million dollars in one year. They'll be lucky if they raise $350K.
RFL is one of the biggest fundraising jokes in the country. ACS has no interest in a cure; it's about developing new drugs to extend one's life for a whopping nine months (if you're so 'fortunate'.) They employ way too many people, including 'Income Development Specialists' that earn $35-40K a year; a pretty healthy living under the guise of non-profit.
May 10, 2014 at 7:47 a.m.
Aside from the Boston Red Sox, can you name me any other baseball teams what grow playoff beards? It's a hockey-only ritual.
May 1, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
Over/Under on number of cell phone ringers loudly chiming during the forum? I'm thinking 4.5.
May 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Wait, I was wrong; ALL FOUR teams are now FBS schools. I forgot that Georgia Southern recently made the move.
February 6, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
And if you really want to put things in perspective, consider this:
20 years ago, in the 1993 season, Jim Tressel won his second NCAA title with YSU. Of the four teams YSU beat in that postseason (Central Florida, Georgia Southern, Idaho and Marshall), three of them are now FBS schools. The more things change elsewhere, the more things remain the same here.
February 6, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.