Its true that their is a problem with crime in the inner city, however this is not just a black on black problem, its a problem period!! Most races committ crimes on the same race its not just the african american race. I have said over and over again that crime is crime people, no matter who it is against. When the mob was running rampant in the Valley and organized crime ruled the day it was white on white crime, did anyone ask what will the white race do? i believe it took the federal government to come in and try to eliminate the problem, so lets not act like crime in Youngstown is only exclusive to african americans. As far as the comments that most of you share on this site they are baseless with not even an inkling of intelligence, it seems like the real race baiters are you who never have anything of substance to add to trying to make Youngstown A BETTER PLACE! The murder of anyone is senseless whether they are black or white, or whether they live in Canfield (woman murdered by a stalker) Boardman (man drags a body under a car through the streets of Youngstown) Columbiana ( 12 year old murders his stepmom) ....i could go on and on, so once again, get a grip people and have some compassion for the families that lose loved one to crime.
April 27, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.
If this happened in Youngstown all of you would be calling for the heads of the parents and all of the kids involved. What a bunch of hypocrites. Are you forgetting that there was a guy there with a loaded gun?! C,mon people just because you may have did it when you were young dosen't mean it was right.
April 18, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.
Ok people here we go again, once again you cant see the truth because of the white pillowcases over you faces, crime is just not in the black race and in Youngstown, the twelve year old that put a shot gun to his pregnant step moms head and killed her, white, the young man that ran over a man and drug his body underneath the car from a nightclub up to Mc Donalds and across Midlothian Ave, white, the youth that burned down a house in Youngstown killing a whole family, white, the Boardman policemen taking advantage of underage drunk females, at the Blue Wolf Sports Bar, white,is crime worse when its committed by blacks? GET REAL!!! CRIME IS CRIME.
September 27, 2011 at 3:23 p.m.
Wow, i cant believe these comments, uproar about juvenile crime in Youngstown but its ok to have brothels in Austintown, crime is crime people, wake up.
September 27, 2011 at 9:54 a.m.
Ok people lets get something cleared up right now, not all of the black youth in Youngstown are gangsters and thugs, in fact the pecentage of youth portrayed in crimes is minimal compared to all the youth that are going to school and doing positive things in their community. I will be the first to admit that Youngstown does have some juveniles that need serious help, but for that matter, so does Boardman, Austintown, Canfield, and guess what? Poland too. The only difference between the kids in Youngstown and these other townships is that Youngstown crimes get REPORTED by police. These other communitys have crimes that get taking care of at the station or a call to a parent who comes and picks up their little bundles of joy after, getting caught with drugs, vandalism, shop lifting, underage drinking, breaking and entering, and oh yes, even assaults. So please lets not make this issue that the kids in Youngstown are the Anti-Christ, im not buying it, look in your own backyards the same thing is going on. And as for the rap and hip hop music, its a known fact that more white kids are listening to and buying the music than african american kids. I would be willing to bet that if you search some of your kids rooms you would find that out. So instead of being judgemental, try to understand that a few bad apples dont spoil the whole bunch. Their are alot of great role models in the black community and if some of you crawl out of your hole, you would know that.
September 27, 2011 at 9:43 a.m.
Another senseless cowardice act portrayed by those who do not deserve to live in our society.
March 28, 2011 at 1:37 p.m.
I thought it was supposed to be all about bringing jobs to Ohio, instead Kasick is going after people with jobs.
March 21, 2011 at 9:29 a.m.
Back in the day when the mob ran Youngstown, there was a white mayor and a white police chief and there was white on white crime. i wonder did anyone call for the heads of the mayor and police chief because they were white? Crime is crime no matter what color the Mayor or Police Chief is.
December 22, 2009 at 8:49 a.m.
Hey Grump, I told you this would happen. Now that Austintown has opened up the floodgates to it's school system the J.E.D. seems like a good ideal now. How does it feel Grump? I guess Austintown is no better than any other cash strapped district needing money and they will do whatever it takes to get it, including open enrollment.
January 13, 2009 at 8:57 a.m.
Face it Grump, sooner or later Austintown has to drink the koolade. Austintown will not survive for long without donig the same thing that Girard is doing with Youngstown. You have to pool your resources. Tell me what will happen when open enrollment happens because their is no money left in the school system. Youngstown passed their levy, things are on the right track. Austintown will be strapped for cash soon,and what happens then? The JEDD is looking better and better isnt it Grump?
December 11, 2008 at 8:37 a.m.