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It’s official: Cafaro Co. moving HQ to Eastwood Mall

Good for the Cafaro employees who will pay less in income tax. I detest the city of Youngstown taking 2.75% of my paycheck.

Those of us working in Y-town and who live elsewhere are tired of making up for all their residents in Y-town who just don't want to work.

Say what you want about the move. I am happy for the employees who can spend more on themselves and their families.

October 15, 2014 at 8:07 a.m. suggest removal

With 168th Canfield Fair over, fair board looks to next year

I'm not a fairgoer, no reason, other than it doesn't interest me. To each their own.

The Canfield Fair does seem to be set in their ways. Years ago we purchased tickets for a concert and were shocked that we also had to pay an admission fee into the fairgrounds, which we were not interested in at all.

That was our last concert at the fair. No intention of attending another if you have to pay an admission fee in addition to the price of a concert ticket.

Can't imagine, as some said, how much it would cost a family to spend the day at the fair. I like the 12 and under free idea.

September 3, 2014 at 6:06 p.m. suggest removal

Dog bites Austintown girl in face

Glad I have a 6-foot fence. For my privacy and for my dogs. Keeps the kids out of my yard.

Any dog will bite when a child (or adult) gets in its face, regardless of the breed.

Lesson learned for dog owner and parent(s) of the 6-year old, hopefully.

August 14, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. suggest removal

Man dressed as puppy in Boardman comfortable in cold

Sorry the Vindy gave Puppy Man any publicity. This store sells puppy mill dogs. Many of these dogs that are bought on impulse purchases end up in rescues, pounds, shelters.
I cringe every time I see this guy. Wish the public would wake up and do their homework. These places need to go out of business.

January 9, 2014 at 7:40 a.m. suggest removal

The Lemon Grove on its third name, business model

The Lemon Grove lost its brand, its customer base, and brought in a BBQ menu (sorry, but Charlie Staples is around the corner with that brand). For those of us who enjoyed the original Lemon Grove, the hippy atmosphere, the hodge podge decor, the menu of grilled cheese, omelets, and vegan dishes, we wouldn't consider stepping inside this establishment now. Just the other day my husband and walked on by where before it would have been the first place we walked into.

My husband and I may have hit middle age but we still enjoy our evenings out. And no doubt we have more money to spend than the younger crowd Mr. Harver is now trying to attract. We eat and drink and order more expensive beer, wine, and other alcohol. Not sure the younger crowds will spend what we spend.

We patronize Roberto's, O'Donold's, V2, and Avalon Downtown (love the bar open on weekends...we have a bottle of wine with the best pizza ever). I'm sorry that Lemon Grove lost it's way.

A suggestion for Mr. Harver...think of what you originally created. The brand WAS there. What worked, what didn't? Adjust creatively. Think of the cool hippie atmosphere you had, think late 60s, early 70s, a cosmic time, rock and roll, think of a limited menu with tastey offerings. Visit Lockview in Akron (packed every day of the week!), visit Pub Bricco in Akron, visit Dave's Cosmic Subs in the Cleveland area...they all have the menu and atmosphere. Think tribute bands, something for even baby boomers to listen to (yes, we still go out). Your own neighboring restaurants have a brand. You LOST your brand.

I want this business to succeed. Unfortunately, at this time the forecast is not favorable.

Final note...why another night club?? You're only inviting trouble. Stick with food and good alcohol. They pair well.

August 21, 2013 at 12:07 p.m. suggest removal

You know it's cold when ice skating warms you up


I assumed that was the reason. Like everything else these days, people sue.

Then for every day missed, make it up. No calamity days. Period.

January 23, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. suggest removal

You know it's cold when ice skating warms you up

The kiddos were out and about yesterday and spotted at movie theaters, malls, hair salons, and as featured here, the Ice Zone.

Stop these school closings once and for all. Students and teachers, get in school.

As a taxpayer, I have an issue with paying for teacher salaries and student tuitions when they have these play days. It's not like there was snow on the ground with the current cold temps.

The rest of us go to work. You go to school. Bundle up and go!

January 23, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. suggest removal

YSU President Anderson to retire

I'm sorry to hear the news of Dr. Anderson's retirement but very happy for her. After 40 years, she's earned her retirement.

I found her to be genuine, engaging, and sincere. Lots of integrity.

She was a president that was out and among the students. She was where they were. She was a role model for my daughter.

All the best Dr. Anderson. And thank you.

December 17, 2012 at 1:33 p.m. suggest removal

Obama doesn’t weep for all

Wow, Ms. Marcella, you penned that letter to the editor in record time. Did you even pause to think about those massacred on Friday?

I don't agree with your letter. Believe it or not I do respect your position.

What I do know is that this was not the time for your platform. The timing of your letter was in the poorest of taste. And this was not how to get people to "hear" you. Quite frankly, you downright blew it.

December 17, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. suggest removal

Doors to close on Youngstown tradition

I can appreciate the history of the Youngstown Club (but only to a degree), but it's a new day, a new downtown with a new persona.
So the beautiful historic building is no longer a private club. Hopefully a creative entrepreneur will have a vision for the facility and it will thrive.
Private clubs are so yesterday. I'm all about the people, ALL the people (except criminals of course). I thrive on the different cultures, foods, etc. The very thought of one ounce of exclusion to people of different cultures/religions/races/genders is so disturbing to me, and the Youngstown Club and other private clubs did this.
I cringed reading the article about the exclusion of women until 1989! That wasn't that long ago!
Say what you want about missing the YC. I say move on. We can do better.
And by the way, last Christmas we had our office party there. The service was poor, the food was blah, and the prices were inflated. We knew we would not return this year.The news of the YC closing does not surprise me.

November 15, 2012 at 5:55 p.m. suggest removal



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