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Canfield school board gives first reading to proposed levy

Prudent with their money, did you read the article and the proposed $3m spending increase? " go toward technology advancements; additional course offerings including advanced- placement classes; better security within the school system, which would include additional cameras and better lockdown measures; and expanded transportation. Did that include the maintenance of the new football stadium that was built? Canfield is a very safe place to live, but additional security doesn't solve the problem of a desperate person that just wants to cause harm. The art of teaching is NOT rocket science, remember this is a 9 month job/ yr, inside, forgiving if mistakes are made, controlled by over -done administration at all levels, but contain very little common sense. Those that teach do it by choice, just as the rest of us. Very few really do it just for the kids,, it is a career,,,, more and more students are being home taught with the computer age it will continue, so enrollment is going to keep going down, and it is the home taught students that seem to win most awards. What does that say for our system?

July 26, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. suggest removal

Canfield school board gives first reading to proposed levy

If my math is correct,, Canfield lost $1.2m in state funding in 2011, but the district cut $3.6M that still left a surplus of $2.4m of wasted money saved from cuts and it was deficient spending then.
With the additional revenue from the development in the Canfield district in the last 8 years,, Westford community, Villa Rosa Development,, Meadows,Fox den, Tippecanoe Woods, Kings Lane, $26m on 1 home alone on Lockwood, ALL with a major tax base,,, sounds like Canfield should be having NO problem in increased revenue without a tax hike. No where does the school board say that the tax money is needed. The main need is for security, cameras, lockdowns,, to the tune of $ ?m,, ,, just that it is time for an increase since others are getting more,,,, wake up and understand,, taxpayers are tired of just giving and giving,, just so government can find ways to spend money and that is what they are searching for,,, NO real plans for the money,,, just give it to the school and they will find a way to spend it!

July 26, 2013 at 5:24 a.m. suggest removal

Canfield school board gives first reading to proposed additional levy

All about KASICH? or is it all about union benefit packages that have been borderline bankrupting the entire nation? stated:11 yrs. since additional funding,,, yea right! Does anyone believe that statement? lets consider some of the tax base in the last 11 yrs,, Westford community, Villa Rosa development,,Meadows, Fox Den, Tippecanoe Woods, Kings Lane, $26M on 1 home on Tippecanoe RD., Busing stopped, and the list goes on, No One states that the money is all gone,,, the board only states that it has been a long time and about time for more money revenue,,,, stand up against those that just want more and NO cuts in benefit packages to save,, if the board cannot seem to have any answer other than "WE NEED MORE! remove them,,, they took that job knowing they were there to straighten out the spending,,, not demanding more money to find ways to spend!

July 25, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. suggest removal

Boardman wants to talk about JEDD with Youngstown

Good idea BOARDMAN! Raise taxes,, raise taxes raise taxes again,, and then go after an income tax on top of that,,, another GOVERNMENT money grab! If Boardman does not have enough money with the current tax base, then there is so much waste in government there needs to be an investigation! Also,, if this is a serious discussion to give more money to YOUNGSTOWN ( CITY of wasteful spending and declining citizens ) then it is time to replace the existing trustees! The city just received major income source from the new V&M plant, but has anyone seen where this money goes? Water service in the MCClurg area is not effected as the source is NOT Youngstown water ,, it is AQUA water, so that is not the reason,,, paying top dollar for someone like LOREE and his answer is "WE NEED MORE MONEY!",,,, TYPICAL
REMOVE ALL of the leaders and get some honest citizens that stop spending instead of needing more,,,

July 25, 2013 at 5:26 a.m. suggest removal

Boardman parents outraged after doors to commencement close early

Wait a minute, so to speak. Those that state that the late comers should not have gotten a seat, and got their earlier.
If the letter from Saxton (man in charge) states the doors will be open until 2pm. The guy at 1:59 with a ticket is absolutely not later than the guy that was there at 1:00 for the commencement. As was stated, if TICKETS were more plentiful than seats, then it is a school problem, but it was stated in the VINDY article,, the doors were closed at 1:45 because that was what BPD always did in the past,, poor excuse, as I stated earlier,, even at that,, the BPD could have explained that the seating was all taken, instead they held their steadfast ways:

June 4, 2013 at 10:08 p.m. suggest removal

Boardman parents outraged after doors to commencement close early

What should be a surprise, it is just another example of government control with NO common sense involved.
No one knows why something is done, doors closed at 1:45 because it used to be that way,, common sense would play a factor that parents of students want to attend their graduation and the police could have accommodated even if it meant for them to assist in the seating,, but NO, they do as they feel and tough luck! The police motto : serve and protect is lost, CONTROL is the new system and the idea that WE the taxpayer pay their salaries has NO meaning. INSTEAD of police working to be controllers, try being a citizen first and work with the public and maybe police and citizen relationship will increase instead of the animosity that currently plays a factor

June 4, 2013 at 5:26 a.m. suggest removal

Austintown offers pay raise, zoning inspector gives up on Boardman

Seems that no one understands government practices. Just as the sequester in Federal gov. , even though airline expenses are paid for by the airlines, tickets sales, fuel taxes, they furlough off the air traffic controllers and tsa to let the public understand they need more money. Schools have money for raises, fantastic stadiums, fine arts centers, but no money to get the students to school, so they stop busing first. In summary, just as the article states: in typical gov. fashion, move money from one fund to another, they always show they need more money while millions sit in rainy day funds to be wasted on some other useless project they feel necessary, but nothing to do with increasing educational standards. They still teach the same math, science and English that were taught 20 years ago. Remember this thought: "cemeteries are full of people that the world thought we could not do without! As far as the weak link in AUSTINTOWN, what makes the trustees feel they are superior that replacement would not benefit the township!!

May 4, 2013 at 11:03 a.m. suggest removal

Hubbard facility issued 11 citations by OSHA

just as with all government operations, they come in and make decisions for the workers and have never studied the actual concerns for the operations. They have fit everyone rules that do not always apply to everyone's business, but it is a way to fine and take big money, instead of trying to work with companies to make this a better working atmosphere. The gov. agency OSHA is best noted for giving ridiculous fines and of NO assistance to anyone except their cause and financial gain.Has there been a major source of injuries at the plant , then they have cause to be there, not to fine, but to discuss alternative solutions, but NO the money comes first and foremost as with current regulations in all gov. forms

April 16, 2013 at 5:02 a.m. suggest removal

Mill Creek seeks levy, improvements in 10-year plan

typical government objective, always trying to get more taxpayer dollars from the public METROPARKS already have a levy, try living within their means and stop overspending.. All that has been decided is they need more money,, just not sure what it can all be spent on!

March 12, 2013 at 5:16 a.m. suggest removal

Sources: Fracking in NY on hold pending health-study results

Typical government, wait for their studies. Fracking has been going on in TEXAS for years with little to NO problems,,everyone is screaming contaminating ground drinking water,,,, fracking occurs over 6000 ft underground in areas already surrounded by brine. Only corrupted disposal of the fracking solution is the problem around OHIO, and that is criminal, but the fracking process in not a health concern. Before those that speak in defiance of fracking,, maybe they should know something about it before they open their mouth,,,, best lesson to be taught to Bob Hagan

March 3, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. suggest removal


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