bman, there is a time and a place for your ramblings, this post is neither nor. I cannot stand people who come on stories like this to use it as a pulpit to preach their political views. Im glad the little boy with have a special night, hes been through too much already in his young age. Thank goodness he is on the mend...
December 12, 2013 at 9:22 a.m.
I wondered where all the gunshots were coming from! I was picking the kids up at school at MLK and could hear them...shame on them, its called a wildlife preserve for a reason...ugh. I abhor hunters!
December 4, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.
This is a bad stretch, when I worked at a nursing home right there, every morning pulling out to head home was a nightmare. The road is also very narrow, so good luck when the person ahead of you starts spinning and sliding, theres nowhere to go!
November 13, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
It was lovely approaching my childrens school yesterday, and wondering why no kids, no bus drivers or anyone was around. Then they announced the school was in lockdown. This is only the first time this year, how many more? The southside is a dangerous place, especially for all the little ones who have to walk, and most ALONE...I think its about time for me to take my kids out of there. Sad as it is, you cant change a lifestyle or way of thinking, and that's whats killing Youngstown.
November 6, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Start closing stuff up at dusk...nothing good happens after dark in the YO.
I think its an awesome idea, and that not only the childless and non pregnant people should have to adhere. If you have more children than you can afford, and we are paying for everything, (we being the taxpayers), why shouldn't you have to contribute in some way? I thought this was already how it was...Make them do community service, or job classes, or something, so maybe just maybe, one day they'll want to move up in the world. Im sorry, if you have 4 kids and get nearly 900 a month in food stamps I cant see how losing 45 dollars a month is going to kill you. Learn how to budget, use coupons, buy generic, you know, like all us regular non-entitled people have to on a daily basis. Quit living beyond your means. Take advantage of the programs in place, the job training you can have paid for, the college/tuition assistance... Its supposed to be a hand up no hand out...Now its a lifestyle...
October 31, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.
Remember the days when people were humble? Even a bit ashamed to use public assistance? There is nothing wrong with needing help here and there, we all do. The problem I have is with the people who feel entitled. THe people who DONT work, and use the system as a career choice. If you need help and use it for its intended purpose, which is help until you get on your feet, then congratulations. However, you are in the minority.
October 13, 2013 at 9:31 a.m.
Maybe because of all the issues they have!!!!
October 2, 2013 at 7:48 a.m.
As a parent of three children in the Youngstown district, I am honestly annoyed at some of the comments above. The Discovery program is a great idea, and will allow children at lower grade levels to prepare for the other outstanding programs YCSD has in place, such at YEC and REC. In order for students to be accepted into the program, they had to meet academic as well as behavioral standards, and also sign a contract full of requirements. I fully believe this program will be wonderful and a definite gem in the district. Sidenote; the statements about children not even meeting basic educational standards and such, are a sad generalization. The district has improved its overall rankings, and my childrens former school Taft has made vast improvements in test scores and attendance. Do not be so naïve to lump all students together to get your tarnished view. My children have been on honor roll every time, and also scored as Advanced/Excelled on every OAA test given, which I might add, are the same tests given in such schools as Poland and Canfield. I applaud YCSD for their efforts, and achievements. Maybe if some of you would take the time to be involved or research things a little more, you wouldn't find yourselves so very misinformed.
July 17, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.
Im very excited to have my kids be a part of this program. Ive kept them in the district because I love the teachers, staff and principals. I am eager to see what all will be in store for them this fall.
July 17, 2013 at 3:33 p.m.