If the yuppies in Boardman, Canfield and Austintown weren't so racially intolerant maybe we could turn this city around. One of these days they will be begging for Youngstown to do them a favor and I hope the city says,"Remember that time when..."
June 10, 2008 at 11:04 p.m.
For everyone that has something bad to say about Youngstown: you are all part of the Greater Youngstown Area and will be recognized as a resident of Youngstown to anyone not from the area. Get over it! Anything you say about Youngstown you are saying about yourselves, deal with it!
May 29, 2008 at 11:11 p.m.
Why not bring the casino to Ohio? The state's economy has been declining for years and the unemployment rate keeps rising. Let's try something different for once! Stop being so concerned about the past and live now, and then look ahead to the future.
May 27, 2008 at 6:27 p.m.
Yes, you are a genius. I am a law officer who wants to scare people on vindy.com to help pass a levy. With great intellect like that I'm sure everyone in the tri-county area can rely on your numbers.
May 26, 2008 at 11:50 a.m.
That is such a shame, he was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. He helped me tow my car home on several occasions. Who ever did this needs to be brutally tortured!
May 23, 2008 at 7:42 p.m.
What do you mean crime is not migrating to the suburbs except for petty stuff? What do you call grand theft auto and burglary? I think those are pretty major in any circumstance. You have more luck parking your car in downtown Youngstown and have it left to be as compared to parking it at the Southern Park Mall and having your windows smashed out or catalytic converter cut off. And the suburbs are slowly deteriorating, maybe not yet where you are but just look: Campbell, Hubbard, Liberty, the northern half of Boardman, the eastern half of Austintown... all are getting worse. The housing prices keep dropping in these areas creating housing for lower income people. Now I'm not saying everyone who is low income or on Section 8 is a criminal. But the matter at fact is that some of these are the same people that are lowering your property values and causing criminal activity in the suburbs. It might not be murder yet but when you start filtering drugs and money into the equation it is only a matter of time.
May 19, 2008 at 6:26 p.m.
Murder may be almost non existent in the suburbs right now but it is only a matter of time. Crime however is not, it is everywhere. And more and more crime inevitably leads to murder. As for the businesses that claim they will leave the suburbs, where will they go? You're right about one thing, there is not much around here. Thats leaves nowhere for them to go. They wouldn't dare go to another city like Akron, Cleveland or Columbus, competition is too fierce in those places, and besides, the same businesses that are threatening to leave probably already have other offices and headquarters elsewhere. They are in Youngstown or the Youngstown area because that is their market, their money-maker. They're just whining for the sake of whining. And on another note, Youngstown does have an educated workforce, the problem is that there are no decent jobs in the area to keep this workforce around, thus they leave. Should Youngstown State University and the state of Ohio go through with plans to create a 2-year community college in the Youngstown area, this could create an even larger educated workforce, with many of the workers staying in the Valley. Businesses would be fools not to relocate or start anew and draw from the newly educated workforce...but I know, thats a big if right for right now.
May 15, 2008 at 10:15 p.m.
Have any of you morons considered that maybe Youngstown is right? Yes, the city does need money and its trying to get it to help growth and development. How is the city ever supposed to clean up and attract new jobs if no one wants to do their part? Better schools+less crime+attractive neighborhoods= new businesses+new jobs. You forget, if the city goes to hell, your suburbs and townships will follow suit. Thats life. If you do not do anything to stop the poverty and crime in Youngstown it will only spread further and further. How can criminals make a living when no one in Youngstown has anything? Simple, just move out to the suburbs where people have stuff. You can build all the walls, hire all the cops and impose all the new laws you want, criminals will still find a way into your neighborhoods and homes. Its time to start fixing the problem from within and stop pointing fingers and wasting our money trying to prevent the inevitable.
May 14, 2008 at 11:38 p.m.