During a new employee's orientation - the fact that they are "Public employees" needs to be made very clear. They are NOT private sector employees. You work as a public employee for the betterment of the community - and that simple fact is totally overlooked. It's less personal for employees to "steal" time, money, supplies, vehicles, etc from the "government" than it is from an owner of a private business. Grow up people, it's all called having pride in what you do for a living, working hard for your paycheck, and being "ethical" which has all but disappeared in this area. With that being said, not all public employees are like this, and the vast majority earn their money the proper way. This guy would take advantage of things no matter where he worked. Can we please have a story on how much real time public employees put in? How many get a normal "salary" but put in far more unpaid hours "off the clock" ?
November 13, 2013 at 8:09 a.m.
Crocheters are welcome, and if you don't know how to knit or crochet, they will teach you. Great group of women!
November 5, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
When Mr. Kaluza passes away, whether sooner or later - bring them out and charge them with murder too.
November 1, 2013 at 8 a.m.
These activists would better serve the community, if they educated the public on their use of eco-friendly vehicles, smoking laws, and watershed protection - oh, wait, they drive to these meetings in their gas-powered automobiles, with windows rolled down, blowing smoke out the windows, then tossing their butts out by the thousands which end up in the water we drink. Surely they can do something more productive with their time.
September 7, 2013 at 8:04 p.m.
It was held this past Monday and Tuesday. Been advertised in the park calendar of events since June. I think there were a limited number of spots, as this event was much smaller than in years past.
August 14, 2013 at 3:16 p.m.
How about we remove the man-made dams, like they're doing in Cuyahoga County? http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/d...
August 13, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.
So tired of Youngstown trying to grab up some of the best things that the suburbs have struggled to get. Blackmail with the water - plain and simple. They killed their town and now want everyone to be miserable. Thank you Austintown Trustees for saying NO to Youngstown - they can use their own stinkin resources to dump into their unfixable city.
July 9, 2013 at 7:37 a.m.
What was she doing on the side of a gravel service road? There ARE areas that the public aren't meant to be even if it IS supported by taxpayers. Farm = critters = no way to keep them from digging. When I stop on one of those little roads that go to the gas wells, to photograph sunflowers, or whatever, I watch my step - I'm totally aware that I shouldn't be there, and there may be hazards.
July 2, 2013 at 8:31 a.m.
Wasn't it Ohio Edison that removed the trees along Rt 224 in Boardman adjacent to the park? And, didn't I see a story a while back on the Emerald Ash Borer beetle that has caused thousands of trees to be taken down all over Ohio and Pennsylvania? It must be hard to balance making a profit, being wise with tax dollars, being safe, and pleasing the majority. The story is a nice one, about something positive, and the naysayers and grumblers come out of the woodwork to make uninformed and ignorant comments. The wildlife is abundant in the park, you can't miss it if you actually go to the park on a regular basis. And, if anyone does have questions, wouldn't it be much better if the source were asked, instead of "assuming" and causing unnecessary drama? Sheesh, keep your negativity to yourself or get off your behind and offer to help.
June 24, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.
Why would the Park want to take over something they can't afford to do the upkeep on? I don't want my tax dollars to be used to clean up someone else's mess. And, why does the public think they can tell a private business what to do with their property and money? As long as they pay their taxes and aren't in violation of any city ordinances, they can keep that mess themselves.
May 10, 2013 at 2:01 p.m.