Most of the problems the city faces are caused by (or exacerbated by) disinvestment.
April 18, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.
But, how would these lowlifes be able to live in your neighborhood, if people weren't leaving, making room for them?
April 18, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
You folks realize that anytime we're included on one of these stupid lists, (whether good or bad) they're always talking about the Youngstown Metropolitan Statistical Area, right?
BTW, most city residents don't hate the suburbs; they hate the people who keep running away from their problems, causing the problems to spread. That's why the blight is now spreading into the suburbs, too.
April 18, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
I've never been to S.F., but I'm sure it's a great city. Its high price tag shows that there is high demand for quality urban living in the US.
But, I like living in Youngstown because: although there may be fewer amenities, (though still more than enough for me) and my annual salary may be 1/3 of what it would be in S.F., my house and neighborhood are as rich in architectural character as most of those in S.F., and for 1/50 the price.
April 9, 2014 at 9 a.m.
@NilesOhio,Youngstown has already made positive changes, so why haven't the Browns won a Superbowl?
@UticaShrimp,Do you really want things to be the way they were in Charles Dickens' London?
April 2, 2014 at 3:40 p.m.
Seems to me that Boardman_Jeff needs to do a better job of choosing who he spends his time with. Maybe he'd be happier?
I agree with Dwight and Walter, If you're unhappy, it's up to you to change that.
March 26, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
"We all know the Planning dept. has NO qualified planner..."You're right. The last city planner left in 2008 or 2009.
"....get rid of the dead weight, eliminate the waste if we need to subcontract."What dead weight? The last city planner left in 2008 or 2009.
March 21, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.
I stand by my LOL.
March 18, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.
LOL, solution for what?!? I wouldn't want an unskilled worker--from one of your work camps--working on my house! And, I wouldn't want any of these grand old homes turned into an orphanage.
March 18, 2014 at 2:56 p.m.
This condition of being "weak" is self-perpetuating. Banks won't lend money for many of these properties, because they are in disrepair, and property values are low. Well, property values are low and in disrepair, because potential homeowners can't get a mortgage. I've been there. Despite having excellent credit, I had to buy my house on land contract, because banks were unwilling to lend on the property.
March 18, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.