First the Republicans crippled the greatest postal service in the world by giving away the profitable parts to UPS. Now they are going to give away the profitable parts of the greatest highway system in the world to their greedy business buddies. The government is non-profit. How can a greedy businessman make money: reduces repairs, hires illegals and charges a toll on top of what we already pay in gas taxes. I hear they want to give away the best parts of the National Park System and then privatize Social Security. This country is doomed unless the Republican party is thrown out of office and existance.
June 29, 2015 at 9:58 a.m.
I think businesses already know marriage laws. No laws are different now. Same laws. Same rules. What you should have mentioned is the unique issues that same sex couples have experienced in other states where marriage equality has been in place for a while. A big one is that business owners and apartment owners now know when a person is gay by the newspaper announcement of their marriage. Some have immediately fired the gay employee. Others have evicted gay couples. It is still legal in Ohio to discriminate based on sexual orientation. States have had to move to protect same sex couples much as they have protected them for race, sex and religous beliefs.
June 28, 2015 at 10:33 a.m.
Picture sure looked like something you would have seen in communist USSR. Our freedoms are slowly being eroded away.
June 28, 2015 at 10:25 a.m.
Get the festivals off the streets. Set up a festival area on covelli center property near the river. Have a nice area with gas, water and electricity like Milwaukee has for all festivals.
June 18, 2015 at 8:58 a.m.
Why are the French making the money on steel production? Wasn't Youngstown the center of steel production? Doesn't anyone remember how to make steel anymore?
June 13, 2015 at 11:32 a.m.
It is working great in my area of town, South Side. Sounds like someone on council has a relative who needs a job. Don't screw up a good program for nepotism.
June 12, 2015 at 11:24 a.m.
Republican DeWine once again sells out to big business. The salt companies conspire together to rob us of $70 million dollars. He then makes a sweet heart deal where they pay only $11 million back. They should have to pay the entire $70 million plus a fine to assure they don't do it again. They made so much money off this deal they will probably do it again next year.
June 4, 2015 at 9:36 a.m.
And people wonder why average american citizens are rebelling against the government. Here is a perfect example of the government being used by billionaire businessmen to oppress the actual workers at the airline.
May 5, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.
It is well known that the Koch brothers are trying to destroy public schools so that their private schools can teach whatever they want. That means no climate change discussions in schools so the Kochs can keep on making billions in the oil business. Time to expose this group for what it is, a truly unamerican plot to destroy what has made America great, it's public school system.
April 20, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.
This is nothing but corporate welfare at the taxpayers expense. What would be good for America is if every worker could afford a car they could fill up each week. That is what made America great. It wasn't until Rockefeller was convicted of massive anti-trust violations that America started to boom as others could make money in the gas station business. The 3-d production business worked on in Youngstown will eliminate many businesses. People can buy a simple machine and make their parts in their garage. There will be no large scale 3-d manufacturing businesses from this project.
April 18, 2015 at 4:33 p.m.