Arrests based soley on the statements of witnesses who claim to have seen the shooting is exactly what happened in the Martin and Brown cases. Witnesses can be very unrealiable based on their motivation. In both of these cases people simply made up their account of what the claimed to have seen. Those accounts were later proven completely wrong by the investigation and the physical evidence. Lets all wait for the "Fat Lady" to sing.
November 22, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.
Interesting guest list at this event. The mid-week fireworks display was something. Half million dollars raised and added to the Clinton cash pile. Too bad that money couldn't have stayed in the area to boost the economy. I doubt if we ever see any benifit from it now.
November 20, 2015 at 6:38 a.m.
Why not train all of the YPD officers on the speed cameras then the department could support all of the other city agencies in the style they have become accomstomed to.These cameras are the best thing to hit Youngstown since sliced bread.With so many people willing to pay to speed it's a no brainer.
November 7, 2015 at 7:39 a.m.
Not the first time an officer thought he could out smart the system and take his own life and preserve his benifits for his family. It probably won't be the last.As smart as they think they are and how well planned the scheme they usually get caught.
November 4, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.
This story is incorrect in stating the citing of motorists for speeding. What they did was cite vehicles.No motorists operating the vehicles were ever identified merely the vehicle.I suppose one could surmise that by paying the fine the operator has plead guilty. However, if your son or daughter were operating the vehicle and the parent paid the fine where is the admission of wrong doing by the parent. If I were driving impared, unlicensed or uninsured or transporting a load of illegal drugs through the city I would consider myself fortunate to pay the fine.
November 1, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.
I bet they were all those dern Republicans.
October 27, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.
The police department is doing no more than McDonalds, Wendy's, or Burger King. They are simply reducing the man hours and increasing the output or in this case the income. They are accomplishing this by streamling the ticketing process. No more cops chasing down a speeder and hand writing a citation. The new mechanized system requires only a photo of a speeding car and sending the automatically generated citation in the mail. Everyone wins. The Post Office, the Maryland company and the city of Youngstown. Well almost everyone. The poor smuck that speeds up beyond the buffer limit gets a citation in the mail a month later and has only the option of paying it or appealing to the "mercy" of the paid judge.What can possibly be wrong with this system?Of course as the money rolls in there are bound to be some violators that fall between the cracks. Photos of plates that can't be traced back to an individual are simply discarded but those speeders in no way affect the safety on the roadway. Nor do the drunks, uninsured, or unlicened drivers who get a pass with this new streamlined system. But look at the profit rolling in by the thousands. Stay safe.
October 15, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.
Walking in Poland Woods there is a strong order of raw sewage from Yellow Creek. Why cant we protect our water?
October 11, 2015 at 6:52 a.m.
It's interesting that the same little girl who ts taking medical marijuana and wants to come home to Ohio from Colorado also appears in commercials in Illinois where she also wants to come home to Illinois as well. It must be the miracle of television.There is obviously a lot of money being spent to legalize pot.I wonder to what end?
October 9, 2015 at 5:42 a.m.
New problem I see on I-680 with speeding 18 wheelers. Most seem to have State of Maine licened trailers. And others have their license plates burried so far under the trailer they can't be read at all. How is the city going to track them down?Or is this just a pass on the speeding beemoths who have been responsible for many of the fatal accidents recently. After all this new speeding program is supposed to be all about safety and not just the cash grab it appears to be.
October 7, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.