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$500,000 question: Who’ll pay township?

INCOMPETENCE , that does not even come close to what government is all about! They take $75M for the right of a business to relocate a racino, then don't want to use the money to pay for its purpose. IN the private sector, it would be called theft by deception, but in government, it is status quo, take the money by any means, then it disappears into bureaucracy waste. If this had not been settled before the completion, then those in charge should be accountable and that would be the committee of government regulators as stated, they demanded seats and stalls, so they had the command post. TOO LATE after the fact!

December 8, 2014 at 9:09 a.m. suggest removal

A Youngstown resident wants the city to pay for all the damage caused by flooding in his basement

No sign of negligence?? Tell that to the sewer line collapse and KALOSKY! Fees are paid by customers to maintain city owned utilities, they never hesitate to raise the rates and state they own the lines on tap in fees, but when it comes to problems, the government figures that is your problem. Even if the homeowner would have positively known the line was going to collapse, would the city let him repair it before it would cause damage?? I THINK NOT!
Put me on that jury, the city not only would pay, but also punitive damages for the loss of value on the home as the city does not maintain its systems in operating condition, the problem was not on KALOSKY's property, the city owns it! The main line has not collapsed before or somewhere else, so it is improper oversight on maintenance check up which is the CITY'S responsibility.

December 6, 2014 at 6:21 a.m. suggest removal

HOPE Academy tutor is fired after recommending student write about how to kill a teacher

Typical overlook of those in charge. Sounds like the program (HOPE) . may just be the place to get an inside outlook on those that may be an eventual problem area. If this were a perfect world, input such as this would not be needed, but IT IS NOT! Face it, people are thinking independent of their own objectives and methods all of the time, and if one situation is presented that has not come to mind, this may help in a future situation, but NO, the officials in charge figure, out of mind out of problem, but the problems of today show this theory is incorrect. I understand what the teacher was requesting, although unless you knew what the mental attitude of that student and intentions were, it is still under the constitutional right of the student to write about his topic as his wishes, or as is now occurring everywhere, governmental takedown allows only what they deem appropriate . and AS anyone can watch and wonder why this USA is becoming so screwed up under the policies of the controllers in charge!

December 5, 2014 at 8:05 a.m. suggest removal

Boardman couple convicted of beating teen

that's easy,, read the article, boy gets hurt by beating and put under taxpayer care and the local system just made $300 plus court costs which were already covered by the taxpayer. Another one of those tax deals no one realizes when they vote and get a sales tax to cover the justice system and still collect on court costs, I thought that was part of the justice system.

November 26, 2014 at 9:07 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning sales tax won with support in Youngstown, Boardman, Austintown

EVERY tax will re-appear on the ballot until it gets passed. As time progresses, government entities always need more money, think about it! EVENTUALLY , the government will take 100 % and demand more. Sales tax are based on product prices, as prices go up, the revenue collected automatically increases and the taxpayer gets hit with inflation and higher taxes,,, good luck when the sources get to the point of NO return,, Oregon pays the highest now,,, think on this,, they pay 58% of their wages in taxes, and the government wants more. SOUND like it is worth working and giving over half away, and still get charged when government services are needed?

November 9, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. suggest removal

Hotel California open house shut down by police and fire officials

Of course it is political, the enforcement group were standing by just to disrupt the opening. Government duties are to serve and protect, in this case it was harassment. They knew the opening date was set, officials could have re-notified what was needed before the opening, but NO,, they decided to make a grandstand appearance and then laugh about it on a $4M project. THINK it is funny? Time for the average person to take note and vote these government controllers jokesters out of office and get back to where the community works together. Government telling the racino how many horse stalls and seating where required on something that has not even opened, when every government program fails and cannot control itself and now wants its hands in private business, but sure have their hands out in collecting and wasting the money that comes from the sources in taxes!!

November 4, 2014 at 7:54 a.m. suggest removal

Valley auto sales up 14.3 percent from last year

With auto sales at a pace of 14.3 % increase over last year, and sales tax collected on each and every sale, once again this added income to Mahoning valley coffers, and still the elected officials have NO comment that just maybe this proposed additional 1/4% sales tax they seek, , may not be needed, and just another windfall income to waste on a new project at taxpayer expense.

October 10, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. suggest removal

7 charged in prostitution sting arraigned in Girard

Make sure that everyone votes yes for issue 1 ( Mahoning valley justice tax ) so these agencies have plenty of money to capture these misdemeanor law breakers. Now I understand where the tax dollars are wasted investigating the "so called ( victimless crime ) prostitution. Maybe, if the Mahoning valley Justice would spend more time looking for violent crime the force could be cut in half and the tax not needed.

October 8, 2014 at 7:55 a.m. suggest removal

'Justice' sales tax critical, county officials say.

Sales tax is based on the cost of products, so as each and every product price increases, the county automatically receives an increase in revenue. The latest headlines show car sales are far exceeding prior years, casino gambling money split, unemployment has come down, everything in the economy is on track, but yet Mahoning county desperately needs more money, then finds some new building to buy or renovate, enough is enough,, government can never have enough money and stay on budget,, time to reign in unlimited expenses and vote NO!

October 5, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. suggest removal

Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests’ Wi-Fi

now this is just another "FINE " job our government has passed on! Marriott International will pay $ 600,000 to the government while those consumers that actually paid out the money for the service get nothing. As far as Marriott being out, they just include it in the cost to do business and pass it on to the consumer, so another visit to the chain will just cost a little more and we all pay whether we used the wi-fi network or not. ANOTHER back door tax imposed by the government and the taxpayers foot the bill!

October 3, 2014 at 3:06 p.m. suggest removal

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