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Isn't amazing how much road work can be done with 1.5 mill. if you opt out of prevailing wages and still pay a decent construction job wage. LOL!
August 10, 2013 at 2:16 p.m.
I think a prosecution of Mr. Sciortino at this point would be nothing more than a waste of taxpayer money. With out blood teats and breathalyzer tests from that night, he would not be convicted. It is unfortunate the police did not do their job that evening.
July 5, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.
Although I am not from Y-town, I am proud to be close by in Pa. It is because of great people like Simeon standing up for the rights of all people that makes me that way. Thank you Vindy for the story.
June 13, 2013 at 8:11 p.m.
I look up to and support the trade unions and not the shop unions. In the trades you work out of the hall on as needed basis. The employer is not obligated to keep under preformers. if they do not preform, get rid of them and send them back to the hall and get some one who preforms. That way, you get the best of the best for your operations. That is not the case for shop and public unions. If all unions operated like the trades, we would have a great union work force and kick butt but the shop unions do not work this way. That is why I am right to work!!
December 15, 2012 at 7:17 p.m.
It is my thought that nothing can be done to prevent the carp from entering the lake. Waterfowl will transport the eggs of fish from one point to another as they have done for ever. How is it when you build a pond and fish mysteriously show up. How much money should we throw at this with no hope of accomplishment. The great news of the Chicago River last year was upgraded enviromental status from toxic to hazardous. What an accomplishment.
March 24, 2012 at 7:22 p.m.
It is sad but to late. As long as waterfowl migrate, the eggs will be dispersed. It is beyond our controll. It is a matter of how much money we are going to throw in the fire pit of no returns.
December 11, 2011 at 8:58 p.m.
I do agree a small portion of child labor are not good. Case in point, You can not hire young people from the vo tech programs to work in an industrial atmosphere if they will be working under overhead cranes or other industrial equipment. What is the point of these work programs if you can not train in a industrial setting for a future career.
November 22, 2011 at 6:36 a.m.
I have a small manufacturing business with about 40 employees. Always I have provided a good benefit package to attract and retain quality employees. The business' that opt out and pay the $2000 fine may not be able to compete in the market place with the businesses that attract better people. The best assets a company has is the workers. We must do all we reasonably can to enable our fellow man to be their best and still maintain a competitive edge
July 27, 2011 at 4:58 a.m.
In reply to CCADTI, I agree, not only Y-Town but a lot of communities live beyong their means. This is a very serious problem our elected officials and public must deal with. I will disagree on the other comment. I love going to Y-Town as do a lot of friends. You have a lot to offer such as entertainment, culture, shopping and events. You live in a great city. Although it seems population and infastructure are on the decline, you keep up. Even if you are not, I am happy to call Youngstown a great place.
July 3, 2011 at 4:28 p.m.
See You at Kuzman's on Friday nights!!!
June 2, 2011 at 9:09 p.m.