@toycannon.....It is shameful day when we forget we live in a democracy. Our representatives should REPRESENT US, and vote the way we want them too. The majority of voters in this country wanted this to pass. By the way, the majority of voters also want women to have authority over their own bodies....not your religious beliefs.
April 17, 2013 at 10:23 p.m.
"The 60s are over, the hippie movement long gone, its time to move on folks. "
So, Bman, in other words, sit down shut up and let corps. run amok to "revitalize". You'll be left with a complete wasteland after corps. pull out. All the strides the valley has made in recent years will be for naught when you return to the time when mills pulled out. The recent upturn in the valley has been due in large part to local investors. Guess what, in the long run it works, attracts stable large community base along with large outside companies. Look at Seattle. It cannot be just one sided.......tilted toward steel mills or fracking.
January 7, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.
Can nothing be taken at face value any more? Must every article be taken as an opportunity to promote one's own agenda. This is a story or one family's journey through ongoing illness and their trials and triumphs. A wonderful, uplifting account......offering hope to others struggling with illness. I'm so very tired of people who take something positive, turn it upside down and inside out, in order to shove their religious and political beliefs down others throats.
December 23, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.
I don't see anyplace in my post where I quoted you directly. I was simply stating my point of view, just as you did yours. There is really no reason to be so hostile. This we surely do not need.
December 16, 2012 at noon
Believe me when I say I have absolutely no empathy for this monster. You cannot possibly believe, though, that stable human beings commit acts like this. These sick individuals need to be taken off the street before the can plan and commit these horrendous acts. Mental illness does not just fit into one neat diagnosis......it comprises a huge range from simple depression to psychosis or sociopaths, and everything in between. Most folks don't need hospitalized, but there are clearly those that do. Don't make the mistake of thinking mentally ill people are only capable of sitting in a corner drooling.
December 15, 2012 at 11:10 p.m.
Do you know how hard it is to get someone into the mental health system if they don;t want to?
Ytownnative.....yes I do know, at present it is next to impossible to mandate a mentally ill person into treatment. You will be told that unless or until the person has committed a crime, nothing can be done. That is a major part of the problem. There used to be a system in place to commit the mentally ill into locked facilities for treatment. Even if it was still possible to take that route (which it's not) most locked mental health facilities have been closed down due to funding.......and this is the price we pay.
December 15, 2012 at 11:48 a.m.
In all of these posts I don't think I have read one addressing our mental health system. We have an absolutely inadequate mental health system in this country. Until there is accessible, affordable treatment available for those who need it and a way to mandate these folks into treatment if need be, these horrific tragedies will continue.
December 15, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.
Gentrification is an interesting thing. Think about it. Aside from the mills where did businesses begin and grow in the early years. Downtown. Neighborhoods began to sprout and grow from the downtown area. Just like in every major city in the 50's and 60's white flight began and ppl ran for the burbs. Gentrification........taking the downtown back. With that said, it should be for all. In major cities there are ratios of how much affordable housing should be built along with standard housing. It has worked wonderfully in many cities and brought them back from the end stages of decay. There is no reason it should not work in Youngstown. Youngstown's future is looking brighter.
December 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Just to add to Vindyak's comment. Not only was the San Francisco Bay effected by the gold rush, but so were outlying areas. About 40 miles south is San Jose where they mined for "quicksilver" better known as mercury. The mercury was used in the gold extraction process. The area still bears the scars. Mercury that leeched into the soil and into many miles of streams, creeks, and rivers is still present OVER 150 yrs later. Those water sources still carry signs warning not to enter the water due to high mercury levels. Even though the area has been turned into a state park the soil still carries measurable amounts of mercury. There were cleaner ways at that time to extract gold. But as always greed trumped and the fastest, easiest ways to get at any and all gold were used. Safety of people and the land came last. Will we ever learn??
August 15, 2012 at 12:31 a.m.
Let's shake all your family trees and see what falls out.
March 27, 2012 at 10:25 p.m.