Racial equality between blacks and whites is a double edged sword that cuts both ways....
When I read about ( and then see a VIDEO of ) a police officer shooting an unarmed 17 year old SIXTEEN (18??) TIMES ( and he kept firing after the kid went down) and the cop being charged for murder, it DOES NOT HELP relations between police officers and the communities they are sworn to serve and protect.
I don't give a FLYING crapp WHAT color someone is. They could be black, white, green or purple with sunlight shining out their a** hole for all I care - wrong is wrong.
This cop just made it EVEN harder for EVERY good, honest, and decent police officer out there to do their job - and the vast majority of police offices ARE good, decent people!!
ISSUE BODY CAMERAS FOR ALL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE FIELD - *** NOW ***
November 26, 2015 at 5:55 a.m.
I don't think Trump is gonna get elected...but watching someone like him who actually SAYS what he really THINKS about something is REFRESHING... (not to mention it makes for great entertainment..)
I'll give "the Donald" a couple brownie points for speaking his mind... even if he DOES sound like an idiot when he does so....
I only wish some of the other candidates would grow a set of ba**s and just answer direct questions by giving their true feelings on the issues.
November 26, 2015 at 4:20 a.m.
Killed someone at 15? Drug charges at 18? Now he gets caught again at 20?
Put this guy in the toilet, close the lid....and flush......
November 26, 2015 at 3:55 a.m.
"Michael Marrara, 59, of Sayers Avenue in Niles, is also likely to lose his job as a sewer maintenance employee for the city of Niles."
Uhhh.... "LIKELY" ?!?!?!? If the city doesn't fire him they'd be total idiots......
November 26, 2015 at 3:46 a.m.
Hats off to both of you, Mr. and Mrs. Tressel....you obviously care DEEPLY about YSU and it shows in everything you do, and have done, for the university.
They couldn't have picked a better guy to replace that scoundrel Randy Dunn.
November 18, 2015 at 1:22 a.m.
I just love the heading at the top of this article:
"Youngstown council to consider spalsh pad legislation"
Who in the HECK does your proof-reading before you post articles on your website?
All to often there are spelling and grammatical errors... errors any third grader could see and recognize.
It's especially noticeable when the spelling errors are in the TITLE of the online news articles.......
November 18, 2015 at 12:55 a.m.
"We need the state police and FBI to descend on the South Side for about a week. It's crazy that 21 people can be murdered and now we've got gun fights going on at bars. What business in their right mind would ever relocate to Youngstown when this is going on? "
Good idea, DwightK - my vote would be to bring them in for a YEAR or more.....
November 18, 2015 at 12:22 a.m.
I think the ordinance is a good thing for the city. I also agree about the dog barking thing - the key phrase should be "excessive barking"
Anyone who is not leaving their dog outside (chained up or fenced in their yard) for long periods of time probably won't have to worry about that particular problem, anyway.
There might be plenty of people in the city who do not currently owe taxes or other penalties that are going to be cited under the new ordinance - hopefully it will do what its namesake implies - improve the neighborhoods and the quality of life in the city.
November 11, 2015 at 3:48 a.m.
I disagree with a LOT that President Obama has done during his tenure as POTUS, but I think he has shown remarkable restraint in trying to stay out of this as much as possible, thus far.
A while back, someone did an informal lookup of all of the troops, tanks, planes, guns, etc. that the various oil emirates countries in the middle east have at their disposal.
The figures in manpower alone were in the MILLIONS. When is this country gonna finally learn that we are NOT WANTED in the middle east.
Let all of the rich oil countries commit THEIR OWN TROOPS, planes, tanks, guns, etc to defend THEIR OWN soil.
Our resources would be better spent fixing all of the problems in OUR OWN country. The United States Of America cannot be the police man, the welfare department, etc for the whole world. Let someone else grow a pair of B*LLS and fight for themselves.
The Kurds are a perfect example of people who have HONOR, and are NOT AFRAID to stand up and FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES and for others as well. I have a LOT of respect for them because of this, and because they have stood up and fought to protect Muslims and Non-Muslims (Christians) alike.
Oh, if anyone is wondering - I am an independent. BOTH sides of the aisle have fu**ed up on Middle East policy for decades now.... not good.
October 31, 2015 at 3:58 a.m.
Point 1 - I totally agree with you.
Point 2 - I totally agree with you on this one, too..
Point 3 - I lived and worked in Y-Town until I was 25, then I moved to the D.C. metro area for a great tech job.
I never minded paying the city income tax because I had a decent job making decent money. The city needs more middle class and upper middle class jobs, for sure. On that, I think you and I would also agree.
The new Mahoning County Treasurer [Mr. Meacham? ] recently stated that the county is putting its "checkbook" on the new website that he started.
Youngstown needs to follow suit with the city's finances - might shed more light on what funds are going where, and how much it does or doesn't have as far as the city's coffers.
October 30, 2015 at 5:49 a.m.