I would question the gain in enrollment - if 100 to 150 students will be gained by making this move - how many of the 200 or so voucher students will switch to Ursuline. (Resulting in a predominantly white Catholic high school and a predominantly non-white Catholic high school.) And some will choose Youngstown Christian rather than have to deal with transportation out to Western Reserve.
Enrollment gain is not the reason for the move. The reason for moving is to get out of the poorest (and arguably the most dangerous) neighborhood in the region. A neighborhood that needs the positive example Mooney provides.
I would donate generously to remediate the asbestos on Erie Street - not a penny for a new school. They will be asking though.
December 9, 2013 at 4:13 p.m.
Congratulations should go to Girard! And to Mayor Melfi. How long before somebody connects this City's success to the Vallourec project and cooperation (JEDZ) with the dreaded Youngstown?
December 2, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.
The Mahoning Valley will continue in the doldrums of economic development until we begin to cooperate as an economic unit instead of 72 tiny squabbling jurisdictions. If we don't enter the global economy of the 21st century as a cohesive unit we will continue to see the results of our own selfishness and ignorance.
November 21, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.
It's what happens when we, as an economic region choose to house all the poor people in the city. I would rather see some subsidized housing built out in the townships - that would solve the WRTA problem too.
November 4, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
I remember it was like third and goal on the two and the crowd was chanting "Tamron! Tamron! Tamron!..." Everybody in the stadium knew who was getting the ball and he did get it and scored of course. They were awesome.
October 28, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.
Modern cities have things like cable banks and utility lines and such on a public access GIS database whereby bidders would all start on the same (web) page so-to-speak. Youngstown just isn't there yet.
October 25, 2013 at 3 p.m.
I totally agree with kensgirl and others - if we keep letting the kid go he will keep getting worse.
October 23, 2013 at 8:52 a.m.
Hah!The old neighborhood must be too "dangerous" for the Mooney team.
October 2, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.
What's really bleak is the contributors on this venue using the words your and you're - there, their and they're incorrectly all the time. How do you expect to be taken seriously if you misuse the language?
September 20, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.
My answer to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association would be Yes. The only expertise needed to pass ordinances and regulations is the ability to be elected by the people - if the voters don't like what elected officials do they will vote them out.
The State regulates the sale and consumption of alcohol but if any precinct votes itself dry all liquor sales in that precinct are outlawed.
A city's elected officials make and enforce laws - it's what government is supposed to do.
September 20, 2013 at 9:32 a.m.