There is something inherently wrong with society today.
October 3, 2013 at 10:51 p.m.
Studdabubba, socialized healthcare isnt necessarily bad. Canada, as well as most of the EU have had it for years, and doctors make considerably less there, than their American counterparts. Thee services in some cases are far better too. In France for example, if you are having a stoke or heart attack, real time telemetry is sent from the ambulance to the hospital directly, so when you arrive at the ER, the room is ready for you to get the required surgery, and they do not have to page doctor so and so from his corner office at the back nine of some country club to come and do his job, saving lives. And now we have a hostage situation in Washington. I surely hope our President keeps his stance on terrorism, and refuses to negotiate with the Congressional Boehner regime. Good healthcare for everyone is not Socialism, its just common sense.
September 22, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.
Parleyhenry, your correct on so many levels. I find it staggering the level of idiocy i hear from people about the affordable care act. Never mind the fact that both times, in the last 2 elections; both candidates were running on a platform that was primarily about healthcare reform, And both times we elected the president that came up with the plan. So where are the Americans who do not want healthcare reform. Strangely, I've heard the argument to have it repealed from people who live below the poverty level, and from some seniors who are less informed than congress The bill will have virtual no effect on the healthcare that is already there except for the fact it will cut insurance corporations profit margin. And lets not forget that since we have had this bill introduced, republicans have tried to repeal it 42 times, That Is 41 long debacles of an argument that would have been better spent using that same energy fixing real problems in the country. Congress is simply acting like spoiled brat kids whose parents wont buy them candy at the store and throw themselves to the ground crying and going limp, simply because they are not getting what they want.
September 22, 2013 at 6:58 a.m.
The fact is that this entire drug problem in this country has been manufactured by both the doctors prescribing the medications, and the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. i take several pills for mental condition, and they just make you take another pill or 2 to stop the side effects of the first. Now I'm currently battling a podiatric condition that keeps me in constant pain, but because of the whole outbreak of addiction, i cant even get a small dosage of a painkiller. The bad apples spoil the bushel. Remember when they jailed the doctors for gong overboard? It happened in Canfield.
August 12, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.
Good for this guy. Just goes to show that there are some prosecutors that wont waste taxpayers money on charging a man defending himself for life limb or property.
August 8, 2013 at 3:05 a.m.
As an Iron Soup volunteer, and o lover of local history and architecture, i support anything that helps to sustain our Community Identity and heritage. The same people who rally around tearing these buildings down are some of the same who wanted to save the facade of The Paramount Theater. The difference is we can save these, create viable housing, with modernization at minimal cost versus razing the structures. As for the problem you speak of, when the apartments were occupied by families, there was a sense of community, and that's whats needed to stop drugs in our neighborhoods. Simply tearing down the low income housing wont eradicate a drug problem. A sense of civic responsibility will.
July 29, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
there should have been more study into the wind currents and velocity in the area..a dual system with both wind and solar with the proper logic control systems could produce more than enough power, however, i feel it was inadequate placement, and not enough study. several areas in the valley can benefit from this technology. Campbell for example has regular winds because of its geographical locale and man made landscape. on the rise of a hill generates more wind like a wind tunnel. Iron Soup Historic preservation company is seeking these same grants, one day i would like to see solar tiles, with Hydro-dynamics in the Mahoning river. we have a resource, but we only pollute it and never use it.
March 27, 2013 at 6:44 a.m.
As a bi-polar male who was at one time, just like Ms. Romeo, i understand her reluctance for treatment, and disdain for the legal system. Too often do we as a society call people with mental disorders animals, and treat them as second class citizens. I am a product of the mahoning county drug court, a predecessor to the mental health court. It does work, but takes effort from all sides, doctors, and lawyers alike. i hope that Ms. romeo gets the help she needs and changes for the better. But, your politicians cut funding to health care, and increase prison populations, i loathe to see what happens next.
March 24, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.
i will never understand why there are several members of council that never show up for these votes. I personally know the proprietor of the second hand store, a woman who wants to start a small business. her business plan is sound, and wont be just another junk store, or consignment shop; a hard working mother should not have to go through this legal mumbo jumbo just to start a small business. according to our republican readers aren't they the quote backbones of American business?
March 20, 2013 at 8:22 a.m.
I enjoy every Phantoms game i film. I work as an intern there and those boys play their hearts out every game. It is sad to see this opportunity go away, but after all Northeast Ohio is born and bred for football, but the arena football team never flew here....so where is this a good business idea to move the team? I understand that Zoldan is a businessman after all, and he is in the business of making money, not spending it. Opening up the schedule sans games means there will be roughly 30 open dates. but doesn't that mean that there will be 30 less dates with people in the seats? maybe i am the only one here that see's this as a problem.Seems to me that you would want to keep the revenue stream coming int the downtown area, but all you naysayers can stay in your cushy Canfield and Boardman homes, fearing to venture out into your community. Have fun with living in fear and ignorance people.
March 15, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.