Why didn't the paper look into what happened to the money the EPA gave the city years ago to make these changes? The millions of dollars were taken by the elected officials and never spent on the project. Corruption once again has a double affect. First we had to pay back the money that was not spent on the project. Now we have to pay for the project because the EPA won't give money for projects anymore.
November 22, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
This is just a way to transfer public tax money to a private business. An old Republican ploy. Charter schools are worse than public schools. The fact that can not change is that bad parents produce bad kids. Bad kids are bad students. Just accept it.
November 20, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.
You must be kidding. The man most responsible for the Mahoning Valley never recovering from the loss of the steel industry is being honored. His alienation of the other Congressmen kept Youngstown from ever receiving the huge amounts of federal money that led to the recovery of other cities, like Pittsburgh, Akron, and even Cleveland. He was convicted of cheating the public and went to jail. Only Youngstown could consider him anything but a shamefull figure. While the rest of Ohio laughs about him, Youngstown should be crying about what harm he did to the area.
November 18, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
The owner is a con man and has been convicted of crimes in the past. Why is the airport so desperate that they will work with this kind of businessman? He is just trying to rip off the taxpayers.
November 17, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
What huge liars are these. The municipal tax system is the symplest in the nation. You just pay a specific percent tax on income. Simle and sweet. No complexity. The State income tax that they run is complicate and constantly changing. The federal system that politicians have their hands on is beyond complex. Keep the politicians hands off the simple local tax system.
November 14, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.
Too bad for the price gouging oil billionaires, like the Koch brothers who use their money to buy elections. Lets fight to get the price down to $60 a barrell.
November 10, 2014 at 9:44 a.m.
A perfect example of how the super rich get richer. They are taking millions of dollars each month out of this poor valley and giving it to the billionaires who own the casino and do not live anywhere near here. At the same time they are returning only a small portion in salaries to their low paid staff.
October 18, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.
Johnson's history shows that he clearly believes that the bigger the lie the better it is. He is by far and away the most partisan representative that this part of Ohio has ever had. For him to claim that he can work with Democrats is a bold lie. Kind of like the lie in his TV ads that claims he is getting things done. He has done the opposite. As a tea party obstructionist, he has voted against everything that would help everyone from veterans to women. It is a shame that such a big lie can not be exposed.
October 13, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.
Finally a common sense way to keep litter off the highways. I bet the disposable bottle lobby will spend millions spreading lies about how bad it will be for Ohio. Of course, it works in many states across the US.
October 3, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.
No matter how you paint it, the crooks once again cost the taxpayers of Youngstown a huge amount of money. The Mayor admits he has to dip into the taxpayer money to pay on the debt for the Covelli center because it can not make enough money to even pay the mortgage payment. We don't have enough cops to cover the city. We can't pave roads. But they did pay huge amounts of money towards the Covelli center, that we all could do without.
September 17, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.