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.
They need to shut down the fracking until they find a way to properly handle the waste. Pumping it down a well until the earth cracks is not the answer. We have plenty of natural gas for now. We could use the rest in the future when proper methods are found. We don't need to destroy our ground water to send natural gas to other countries so a few gas companies can get super rich.
September 16, 2014 at 12:59 a.m.
Are these guys spreading bs or have they not researched what happens when casinos come to town? Businesses around the casinos suffer and eventually go bankrupt. The casino takes all the money ans takes it back to where the owners live. Not in Mahoning County for sure. The few minimum wage jobs they create only produce more local residents who do not make enough to own a home or pay their way. Food stamps, PIC, and Section 8 housing here we come.
September 15, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
This man should be arrested for attempted extortion. The earthquake clearly was caused by his company. It should be fined out of existence for cracking the rock layers which protect our watershed from contamination by layers full of oil.
September 4, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.
This goes to show everyone how uneducated and unprofessional are the people that Gov. Kasich has put in charge in Columbus. Everyone in the State except this guy knows what is wrong with all inner city schools. It is the parents and community. Nothing to do with the schools. Struthers and Boardman schools are almost identical to the Youngstown schools in terms of what they teach and how educated and experienced the staff is. The difference in the schools is the kids. The difference in the kids is the parents. Stop waisting everyone's time pretending that the schools can perform miracles. Stop blaming the wrong people for political points. The only inner city program that ever worked was the one in New York City that took the kids away from the parents and community and put them in boarding schools. Then they did as well in school as kids in the suburbs.
August 29, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.
It is time that people demand that companies stop being allowed to commit crimes that we would go to jail for. If I dumped poisons into the drinking water of thousands of people, I would be tried to attempted murder and go to jail for years. Perhaps the pitch forks of the French revolution were not such a bad thing after all. It did stop the tyranny of the rich.
July 8, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.
And the price of our natural gas in our homes went up 50% this year. More local dollars going out of the country to foreign owned gas companies.
July 3, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
You have to be kidding me. They spend millions closing down buildings and then spend a million dollars re-opening it. These guys must be the most incompetent administrators on earth.
June 25, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Another corporate welfare scam. Every business that goes downtown is there to rob the taxpayers so the rich owners can get richer. Guaranteed this hotel will last until the tax welfare runs out, and then the city will be left with another empty building. If the hotel can not exist on it's own, like all the ones in Boardman and Austintown, then it should not exhist at all.
June 25, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.
They are not joining forces to serve the students. They are joining forces to harrass the students. To try to push their personal religious views on those who are not interested in hearing them. They should be isolated to a corner of the campus so they do not become pests.
June 11, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.