Why would anyone give the city money to solve the sewage problem? The last time the EPA gave the city millions of dollars to solve this problem the city didn't use it for that purpose. The EPA sued and now the water users are paying increased rates to pay back that money. The agreement with the EPA was caused by the usual crooks in Youngstown using the money incorrectly. That is why it will take so long, the local users must now pay for the project. The EPA won't get fooled again. Where did the money go the last time?
July 25, 2015 at 10:56 a.m.
First he helped cause the great recession in his job at Lehman Bros. Then he held back Ohio from the Obama recovery that the rest of the country enjoyed. He gutted local government coffers by cutting state aid and giving the savings to rich Republicans, who spent it in other states and countries. Fortunately he has no chance of winning.
July 22, 2015 at 9:33 a.m.
You are a fool to think that the super rich billionaires who own the oil companies can't afford to go back to $2 a gallon gasoline. They were making money when it was $2 and they just make super profits when it is higher. In fact, local jobs are created when the price of gas is low and people have money to spend on local things, not oil owned by foreign oil companies. The best thing for the local economy would be gasoline at less than $2 a gallon. A handful of people who moved here temporarily from Texas and Mexico to work on the fracking industry might loose their jobs. But the local economy will prosper from the lowering of the price of gasoline.
July 15, 2015 at 2:24 p.m.
Yeah to lower gas/oil prices. Maybe Exxon won't steal the largest profits in the history of mankind again this year. Maybe people can spend their money locally and local jobs will be created to replace the handful in the oil industry.
July 10, 2015 at 3:04 p.m.
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.