I think it's absolutely fantastic that the whole country is seeing a side of Youngstown and our valley that shows how most folks around here really are.Just down to earth hardworking,honest folks trying to earn a living.
Tommy and the guys with their work ethic,senses of humor and friendship are the perfect ambassadors to show America what Y-Town and the surrounding area is all about.
It's great that people are finally getting to see our valley is about more than govt.corruption,street crime and drugs.
I wish Tommy and the guys all the best and all the success they've been working towards for a long time !!
July 19, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.
Sometimes the overwhelming kindness of total strangers is an amazing thing.My heart goes out the parents of little Sophia.
As sad as the loss of any pecious child is it's wonderful,uplifting and refreshing to see how kind,generous and compassionate people can be when the better qualities of humanity are needed most.
July 17, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.
Hummmm "Let me see"........I have no legal,valid drivers license because it's been suspended.I have smack in my purse so why not drive right up to the courthouse,park in a space reserved for the cops and then mouth off when I'm asked to move my car.
And just for good measure get into a beef with the idiot I gave a ride to right in front of the cops.......DUUHHH What could possibly go wrong ??
July 17, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.
Needle this worthless turd .Here's a clear unquestioned case of guilt .There's no reason for him to live another minute.
July 11, 2014 at 5:23 a.m.
What I want to know is this....Is the American worker even offered the wage the foreign worker is willing to work for before being layedoff dismissed or overlooked ?
Of course those flag waving hypocrites at Harley Davidson would much rather hire a foreign worker they can pay less.Just look at all the chinese crap they sell in their stores which are more botique than bike shop.
When I buy my new bike this fall it certainly won't be an H.D.
July 7, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
I don't think anyone would argue that any adult who beats on a 4 year old child belongs in jail.Mom did the right thing by taking the child to the hospital so he could be checked over and treated for any possible injuries.
And in the case of an obvious assualt the hospital by law must contact the police.I wasn't there so I don't know if the cops over reacted or not but I can tell you what I see where I live which is a very low crime area.
I live in the Bazetta/Cortland area.It's very quiet,next to no violent crime or anything serious.We seem to have no shortage of law enforcment for such a small low crime area.
When you're stopped or pulled over by the cops around here you can expect to be swarmed by law enforcement regardless of age,sex or race.I've seen it over and over again.
I've seen old folks surrounded by mutiple police cars,lights flashing,cops all around the car with flashlights shining in the car and on the folks inside.
Often times it seems like they all want to get in on the act.I've seen the local cops,osp,county sheriff,and even a Mosquito Lake Park Ranger on the scene.
I'm sure it has to scare or frighten an older person or a young kid who just got his license.When you're stopped in this area your best bet is total co-operation .Don't be foolish or do anything to escalate the situation because you're surrounded and already presumed guilty.
Play the game......yes sir...no sir ect.Be polite,remain cool and calm and don't give the cops any reason to haul you in or search your car or your person.
America is becoming a police state and you have fewer and fewer rights than ever before.Our police depts.are a paramilitary forceThe police are no longer there to protect and serve.In many cases they are there to intimidate,frighten and write a whopping ticket.It's called job security.
If you drive through the Bazetta/Cortland area obey the speed limit,make sure you come to a total and complete stop at all signs and right on red lights especially the one by the Rite Aid drug store
They bust folks at that light constantly for making a rolling stop no matter what time of the day or nightBe careful,they have hiding spots all over the area and you will be stopped for the most minor of infractions and then you get to appear in Judge Campbell's court...another experience to be avioded..
July 5, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.
Photoman is 100% right.What's happening on our southern border is a very real danger to our country.It's time the political hacks in D.C.recognize the fact that the Mexican govt.is not our friend and are more than willing to aid those who enter the U.S.ileagally for a price of course.
Doesn't it seem odd that as American citizens lose more of their rights and freedoms everyday in the name of national security those who violate and break or laws are granted more rights and freedoms ?!!
You really have to question why this incompetent admn.won't enforce the laws already on the books or do anything to stop the flood of illegals pouring across our border with the help and aid of the Mexican govt.
And God help the innocent American tax paying citizen if he has to take action to defend his home,property or family from these invading hordes !!!
June 28, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.
There is nothing humane about this !As posted many shelters have stopped useing gas chambers because it's a painful terrible way for any living creature to die.
We own a large pond and yes geese are a problem but we don't harm them.Why can't the park do what many airports do and hire trained dogs to chase the geese away.
We use a border collie to chase the geese away and it's been very successful.The geese quickly learn they will be chased away and most have stopped coming here.
We still have a small population of geese but that's by choice.I understand large flocks do create problems but it's cruel and unnecessary to destroy them and regardless with what ODNR says gassing these creatures is not humane.
It's cruel,terrifying and painful !It seems the state is violating it's own law in regards to killing these animals.
When we were overrun with geese we were told it is illeagle to harm them.I assume the term "harm" includes killing......unless of course you happen to be the state
June 26, 2014 at 1:19 p.m.
Almost 2 am,7 kids bouncing around in the car as mom searches for her dope.
Where is the father or fathers of those poor kids ?A junkie mom and absent father(s).....How often do we see that around here ?!
This woman is exactly why we need to restart the orphanage system or something more effective than the CSB.Those kids don't stand a chance for a decent life the way things currently are.
This is your/my tax dollars at workWe're forced to support this lifestyle.
June 25, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.
I see the "reset button" with Russia has worked out well........for Russia anywayAnd didn't Barrak tell Putin he could be "more flexible" after he was re-elected ?
I guess being bitch slapped all over the world stage by the bully Putin wasn't exactly what he had in mind by being more flexible while Putin hasn't missed a chance to humiliate and embaress Mr.Obama at every opportunity.
And it seems Mr.Obama is willing to accept that kind of treatment.Small wonder America is seen as weak by both our friends and foes alike.
June 23, 2014 at 7:47 a.m.