Will Sammarone take a lot of cash with him for this field trip?
March 12, 2014 at 6:16 a.m.
All seven members of this board need to walk like Mr. Duck along with their lawyer.
The Commissioners and the Probate Judge ought to be ashamed of their appointees.
March 11, 2014 at 6:42 a.m.
Undisclosed names works for AA. It seems to work wonders all across the message boards all over the Internet. The subject sure worked for Mr. Franco as I can't recall one of his columns generating so much fan mail. Bravo!
March 11, 2014 at 6:35 a.m.
Maybe Sheriff Greene could hire out the non-violent criminals as designated drivers for those who have had one to many.
March 8, 2014 at 8:06 a.m.
Sammarone walks around with a lot of cash in his pocket. Guess it pays BIG TIME to be Council President for Life after a few twists and turns as Mayor and Water Commissioner.
Then again, maybe the $4,000.00 was payback from his son Chris for the $20,000.00 in taxpayer money that Chuck voted on while he was mayor so Chris could open up the failed Dooneys? Maybe Chris thought with all the negative publicity surrounding judicial candidates of late (Chris is running for probate judge in the democratic primary) he should payback the 'loan' to the city?
Isn't it funny that Chuck's lawyer is Chris' partner in the aforementioned failed bar business -- Bryan Ridder?
Chuck sure does forget a lot. $4,000.00 cash contributions, who he supported or didn't support for mayor, sexual harassment under his watch, jack-booted thug tactics by his personal goon on the police squad Ron Mercer under his watch, tearing down structures without due process of law under his watch, etc.
With a memory like that it is no wonder he is the Council President for Life in the City of Youngstown.
March 8, 2014 at 6:24 a.m.
Everyone deserves ballot access if they play by the rules. Mr. Ceci did not and the board did the right thing in bouncing him. He probably had Holly Hanni running his campaign.
Now if Chairman Betras is mad at Mr. Engler for not getting off the ballot, why isn't he mad at Mr. Hagan? Mr. Kovach defeated Mr. Hagan the hard way - - by the vote of the precinct people. Kinda makes the Chairman a man of a double standards, then again, to us who know him well -- he is!
March 7, 2014 at 6:23 a.m.
Not the first time that Sonny Boy Smith has used his considerable wealth to fund democrats or independents instead of Republicans.
Lisa Antonini is in jail for NOT reporting a $3,000.00 loan. The Sammarone $4,000.00 CASH payment to Kitchen sure seems worse. Then again, not one thing has happened to Sammarone while sexual harassment took place on his watch, Lt. Mercer's wiping his feet on the 4th Amendment took place, tearing down houses without due process took place, giving $20,000.00 to his son to open a bar which failed and wasn't repaid took place, etc.
Once again, some skate and others are held under the ice.
Sure makes one wonder.....
March 7, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.
Didn't Mercer used to appear weekly on Louie Free's radio program, where THE LOUIE gushed over his every move?
March 6, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.
Downtown grows at THE expense of the neighborhoods. the amounts of taxpayer dollars spent on subsidy for bars and rental units far out pace the money spent on ALL quality of life issues in the cities seven wards.
March 5, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.
If "...that in politics, nonpayment of taxes is a cardinal sin..." methinks you need to get your investigators out and start checking ALL the records of ALL the local, county and state government elected, appointed and hired employees and their various 'holdings'. The results will astonish you.
March 2, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.