If the so called robber barons did not start those companies there wouldn't be any workingman.
Typical Y-Town attitude. I live in an area that never had a steel mill, car plant, or any manufacturing that employed more than a few hundred and we are doing great. Don't you think forgetting the old ways would be the way to go and do what we can to help the next generation of so called robber barons?
Only in towns like Y-Town do you hear insults of Reagan. Everywhere else, that is doing good, know why more voted for him than any other presidential candidate ever!
July 18, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.
Give it up. You could build several identical buildings for 14 million. There is no parking in that area. People don't like the deck.
June 29, 2014 at 11:18 p.m.
the old wrench, You have to remember that Clinton, Pelosi, Mubarak, Kerry, and every member of the al Sabah family said Hussein had nukes. Bush was still governor of Texas at that time.
June 22, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.
People, please report to the police if you suspect abuse. Notifying the diocese hasn't really worked that well in the past.
June 18, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.
Rev.Mr. is a deacon. Rev. Cicero is a priest.
June 16, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.
I have said for years that the only reason for Sisters was low cost labor for schools and hospitals. When I went to Catholic school it was free for parishioners. That's because the Sisters lived in community and not in separate apartments like they do now. They were teachers and nurses not social workers like they are now. There were few lay teachers.
If we put every sister back in the classroom, had them live in the motherhouse, school would be affordable. But no, they think they are supposed to do what they want instead of what's needed.
Pay $40,000 for a sister to be a church minister when you could get 6 sisters to teach all year for that amount if they lived the way it was set up.
May 17, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
There seems to be an increase over the last 20 years or so. Maybe better screening for enlisting? Today they want to put a label on everything and I don't think that helps.
Billdog's statement about enlisting because our country needed them? I don't agree. More want in than are needed. Most still join for reasons such as college money or no job.
May 14, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.
I read on another site that the bishop said they will ask the donors if they want their money back. Maybe that was the problem. It should have been a restricted donation that would automatically be returned if they didn't raise enough. People were probably afraid to give if they weren't sure what would happen if they did not reach their goal.
May 6, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.
Banks were forced to loan money in certain areas. They still are. Why would a bank want to loan for a house in Youngstown if they didn't have to?
Most of the loans that banks gave and were called greedy were not the houses that are being torn down. The foreclosure you have seen in Canfield and Poland are those houses. The demo house were financed by the government forcing the banks to loan.
April 27, 2014 at 4:31 p.m.
I left the area and am so glad I did. The sun shines almost everyday here. The poster that said most who leave come back is wrong. The population drop show that. I live in an area that NEVER had a steel mill, a car plant, or much manufacturing of any kind but we keep growing and growing. A service economy works but Y-Town people don't want to listen. We have hardly any unions. People live together by class not by race .Poor Hispanics, whites and blacks together. Rich whites Hispanics ,and blacks live together. IT WORKS! We also have liberal gun laws as if you want to carry you carry. No permit required. Your 1 party rule is what killed the Valley.
March 26, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.