This problem doesn't happen when Youngstown residents poop a lot. It happens when rain is abundant. It is the storm sewers that overflow into the sewer system, mix with sewage, and flow back into the storm sewers which empty into gulleys and valleys and ditches all flowing into the park and supplying it with it's water that eventually makes its way into the Mahoning.
Without the overflow set up the way it is, the areas surrounding the city will flood catastrophically. This is an issue of abundant rain water which is an asset if it is planned for and handled properly.
This is a countywide cause ruining a regional asset. Not at all an issue of Youngstown's mushrooming population creating turd abundance.
Poor planning from a hundred plus years ago. Past time for us to buck up and fix it.
Rain water is an ASSET.
July 17, 2015 at 10:52 p.m.
It is listed in such a way because it will change the severity of the charges when a minor is present. That's what it has to do with the list of contraband found.
Although, I will agree with you that the wording could make it seem like the 11 year old was contraband himself !
July 17, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.
Well-you won't find me defending political correctness.
If you have hate in your heart, I would rather know about it, than have you use words to disguise your motives. I believe the political correctness movement evolved out of that ever-so-popular trend in the corporate world, medical world, and world of social media called CYA-cover your ass. In other words-how not to get sued, or get your company sued. Not to mention-Lou Reed was an artist before anything else. I believe artists get passes on political correctness, and are able to push the package on free speech, which helps us gain perspective, and changes our focus-both good things. Thinking like Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" or Ice T's "Copkiller". Two controversial pieces of art that forced us to align or realign our beliefs in consideration of their content.
I believe Lou Reed, conversely, was just describing the scene, ya dig ?
My dear mama raised us kids to fill our hearts with love, and that chases out fear and darkness. Not to say one thing in public, and another behind closed doors.
I believe political correctness has contributed to the death of soul. And I am wary of wolves in sheeps' clothing.
Back on topic-it seems to me that clean storm runoff should be considered an asset. Perhaps diversion of this water before it enters overflow basins and mixes with the sanitary sewers could be considered an investment rather than a burden.
In other words, with the domestic investment in well placed pump stations, we could be literally flooded with the asset of relatively clean rain water, useful for irrigation of crops, or cleaned for drinking.
With enough forward thinking, and some brave investment(I'm hoping public and not private), we could be turning lemons into lemonade for our children, instead of crapping on their futures.
July 17, 2015 at 11:08 a.m.
I think he was just callin' 'em as he saw 'em is all. That was the post Motown era, and there were a slew of bands with "colored" back-up singers. Commonplace as the vernacular he used to describe it.
But you digress...at least I quoted him to be topical.Methinks you are trying(and failing) to be funny/misleading and/or divisive.
July 16, 2015 at 7:26 p.m.
"after Trump kicks out the illegals", you'll not be able to afford afford fruit or meat or construction.
And he'll still laugh at you for thinking you are like him.
Repubs killed it all because they pouted over The Affordable Care Act-shut down the whole government over it. Because they hate democracy.
Getting back on topic...How about Boardman and Austintown and Hubbard and Canfield and Poland, ETC pay to divert their storm runoff acceptably, and then there will be no problem with the sanitary sewers mixing in ? That's the crux of the problem.
July 16, 2015 at 12:52 p.m.
"Well Americans don't care for much of anything
land and water the least
And animal life is low on the totem polewith human life not worth much more than infected yeast
Americans don't care too much for beauty
They'll sh&t in a river, dump battery acid in a stream
They'll watch dead rats wash up on the beachand complain if they can't swim"
July 15, 2015 at 6:50 p.m.
Pointing political fingers will surely solve the problem, not !
Do you people all live under rocks ? The same systems that were all built during the same general period are EVERYWHERE. Lake Erie beaches are often subject to the same phenomena in areas where the population density causes it. Basically Edgewater Park to Mentor Headlands, and then sporadically to the east near Geneva-on-the Lake, Ashtabula, and Conneaut.
It's just the way the systems were built back then. They didn't have the science, or foresight to anticipate population expansion.
Now, in an economy where we spend roughly half on bogus wars and military toys(surely not on vet's benefits), there is competition for the rest between building stadiums, fixing bridges, sewer systems, and pothole repair, let alone public education.
Public parks are low on the list. Hell, most of you would privatize and frack them anyways.
Plug your noses, your karma stinks.
July 15, 2015 at 6:43 p.m.
"No federal money out there"...
So which is a bigger problem-terrorism/global military actions/defense contracts, OR undrinkable, untouchable water ?
Plenty of "extra" humvees and military equipment given to local law enforcement at the public's expense. Fearful citizens pass "tough on crime" levies in neighboring communities.
This should be a county wide issue. Boardman's sewage is one of the prime culprits. More than just city residents use the park.
Century of fools. Plenty being spent on fireworks and giant waterslides, and unproductive police checkpoints, etc
Maybe frackwater IS inhospitable to e coli !!!
July 11, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.
Too bad we can't remove the Confederate flag WAVERS from Wal-Mart thereby ensuring it's economic doom.
No. Unfortunately we will never get these "patriots" to stop buying cheap Chinese crap at the expense of the American workers, err, slaves.
Too much to ask of those motivated only by "more stuff" to put their money where their mouths are and support moms and pops who sell hate imagery.
July 9, 2015 at 3:57 p.m.
The ways which we grow food are poisoning the water.
Many organic farmers realized this decades ago and spearheaded a change.
When you buy organic food, you not only purchase tastier healthier food, you reward doing the right thing.
People need to learn that when they value money alone, they suck the soul out of our children's future.
July 9, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.