Random shootings DO happen. It is utterly idiotic to assume that this kid is a thug or criminal without the facts...or to make such a broad, generalized statement about 62,000 or so men, women, children, senior citizens, working people, (note the report says the kid had just finished cutting the grass...) currently living in the city.
Youngstown has been pulling itself up from the bottom of decline by its boot straps for well over a decade and things ARE getting better, little by little.
June 25, 2014 at 1:39 a.m.
I think what you meant to say that only God has the RIGHT to take a life....most of us have the POWER to do so.....
I believe in the death penalty, when the crime is deliberate and premeditated, a hate crime because of race, religion, etc.
June 6, 2014 at 2:48 a.m.
As the brother of a proud air force veteran of23 years service, I wish to thank you for your service to - and sacrifices for - our country.
Younger people will never fully know or understandthe magnitude of what the "greatest generation" did to protect our freedoms and our way of life bothat home and around the globe.
You have my utmost respect, sir.
March 13, 2014 at 2:05 a.m.
LanaceK - the number one reason for vacant, blighted buildings is not enough population to put IN them.
This is not a matter of policy - it's called massive population loss!
Local government cannot be expected to maintain every vacant property when so many have walked away and left the area.
Youngstown went from almost 130,000 people to about 60,000 today. Cannot expect city or county government to take care of vacant properties
February 5, 2014 at 5:57 a.m.
Young man - very well done. Youhave honored and served your country andnow are serving the people of Youngstownwith discinction as well.
Way to go.
February 5, 2014 at 2:51 a.m.
The area hit the skids 30 plus years ago....the jobsARE being created but it will still be a while before everyone is seeing the wealth.
The indirect jobs created by the oil and gas industryare just as important as the direct jobs....many ofthem second and third party companies that dobusiness WITH the oil companies. These jobs are sometimes under-counted.
Transportation ndustries are already benefiting withjobs trucking supplies, oil and gas products,frack water and other materials, equipment, supplies, etc.
New distribution hubs, gas processing plants,midstream transport projects that are buildingnew pipelines and joining existing ones, railroads that are either being built, repairedor tied into other existing lines, commercecenters with railyards, etc, etc.
February 5, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.
do a Google image search .... photos are already posted online
December 11, 2013 at 5:45 a.m.
Let his punishment fit his crime - tie thisfu###ing ANIMAL to a post somewhere - and then BEAT HIM TO DEATH......SLOWLY, VERRRRRY SLOWLY.....
November 30, 2013 at 1:41 a.m.
I think that Holiday shopping just gets more andmore rediculous with each passing year.
Name the best "bargain" items in just about ANYretail store on Black Friday and I can probably getjust as good a deal ( or better ) online with E-Bay,Amazon, or a million other online retail sites......
November 29, 2013 at 3:35 a.m.
If this man is guilty, HE should be beaten to deathas his punishment for beating a 70 year old man.
Whatever happened to respecting our elders?
November 29, 2013 at 3:16 a.m.