A solution to this issue lies in 3 simple words......
Settles the election and the proceeds from ticket sales can go towards meeting the increased wages and benefit packages for county employees.
April 10, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.
Remember.......Vote Early .......and Vote Often !
April 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Remember.....Vote Early ......and Vote Often!
April 3, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.
I looked closely at the picture that accompanied this article. These people are truly grief stricken and heartbroken at their loss of a loved one.
From their appearances I am guessing that they do not have much in the way of financial means but are good and decent folk that could only afford to purchase a modestly-priced vehicle. Would also bet that they are patriotic citizens and felt that by purchasing a GM product that they were doing right by America.
They didn't have much money to begin with, probably stretched to buy the vehicles, and ultimately lost the only possession that really mattered...a loved one.
CORPORATE GREED and DISHONESTY at its finest. Management chose to ignore the issue and now everyone at GM is sorry.....sorry that they got caught !
April 2, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.
Management and union leadership were focused on making certain that profits were MAXIMIZED AT ANY COST........including the choice to ignore the safety and the sacrifice well-being of all the customers who spent hard-earned dollars to purchase defective and sub-standard vehicles. Wonder how many executives and engineers purchased those same products for their family members to drive ?
GM falters in 2008 and the government (taxpayers) bails out their sorry a$$e$ but only after GM restructures thru bankruptcy proceedings that essentially gives them immunity from a great portion of the responsibility as the slate has been wiped clean.
Then, recently, things have turned around, GM shows a modest profit, and EVERYONE GETS A BIG BONUS CHECK !
So screw the customer, sorry about any injuries or deaths in your families, and business as usual for GM....hoping nobody finds out about any other skeletons we have kept under wraps.
SOMEONE needs some prison time for this mess but we all know that NO ONE will go to jail. GM is too big to fail and too connected to jail.
April 2, 2014 at 8:18 a.m.
....and the cost to GM for "making things right" outweighs the safety and lives of those people who paid good money to buy their products ?
Meanwhile the management and union workforce recently received bonuses ?
Any though of actually doing the right thing goes right out the window when a big company is given a free pass by government.
April 1, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.
This POS knowingly puts poisons into the water, knowingly violates the law, knowingly jeopardizes the health and well-being of thousands because he was afraid that he would lose his job if he did not follow the instructions of his boss."I was only following orders" was his excuse....just like a lot of people have said after committing atrocities against their fellow man. He was then given a light sentence because he agreed to assist the government in the prosecution of the owner/boss. Next thing he will be hired by the city as a model for convicted felons who have shown remorse and should be given a second chance.Next week the owner/boss goes to court. I have heard that the cost to the taxpayers for cleanup is around 3 million dollars. I hope that the prosecution can find a way to collect this, find someone guilty, and have some prison time assessed for the crime.
March 21, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.
Private sector will rarely hire someone with a felony record as it will most likely have an impact on existing staff and customer base. Only in government would someone even entertain the lame-brained thought of adding convicted felons to the payroll....the public be damned!What is the point of living a respectable and responsible life when someone who has committed crimes, been convicted, and served time has the same (and possibly better) chance of gaining employment in a government position?Most decent people were raised with the belief that there were consequences to a person's behavior when it comes to employment and security....but I'm guessing that most politicians and those that feed at the public trough will feel most comfortable rubbing elbows with fellow low-lifes, liars, and thieves. So hire away government scum and add more trash to the heap.
March 18, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
Why wait until the 21st ? Given his past behavior he is liable to steal the towlels, silverware, and china, turn on all the electric lights and appliances, jack the thermostat, run up the phone bill, clog up all the toilets, and leave the water running before he vacates the premises.
Have the trustees take them out to dinner for the evening.
Then have their belongings moved out to the sidewalk, have the locks changed, and wish them well when they return from their last meal in Youngstown.
March 6, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.
.....What difference does it make ?.....
March 5, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.