Walter's post points out the recurring dilemma in this area for voters. Every levy, whether for individuals with DD or mental health issues, or the elderly or schoolkids or our parks requires people to hold their nose to vote yes. The issue isn't the cause. Lord knows, the clients of the DD board and the hands on staff deserve financial support. No, we have to hold our nose because in so many cases we know either fools or corrupt cronies are in charge. So ... you know the clients need the help but you also know some idiot is going to line his pockets because the board set up to oversee a multimillion dollar operation is stacked with friends of the executive director or is woefully incapable of exercising proper supervision
March 2, 2014 at 9:37 p.m.
This is why these folks hang around so long. Who do you root for in this? The politico trying to milk every last dime out of the tax payer or the young politico brown nosing so he can get on the same lifelong gravy train? Honest, truth telling people never run because they can't stand to be in the same room with this kind of bs. Makes you want to take a shower just reading this.
February 28, 2014 at 3:40 p.m.
And the shame of it is that Childrens Services DOES need to have a bright light shined on its work in this case. But all the poor kid will get to fight for his memory is this dog and pony show by Engler to go with the immortal "Teddy's Law" fiasco where Capri Cafaro introduced a bill one day to great headlines and withdrew it two freaking days later when some interest groups complained.
February 22, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
You really can't make this stuff up. Learned from the media that there was no lawsuit in October because of insufficient filing fees? The Vindicator should be daily required reading material for the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel. And they should probably just put up a staff member at a local hotel suite for a long term rental.
February 22, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.
This is why the Vindicator is considered a joke by anyone who's read a real newspaper in a real city. Front page story complete with picture granting free advertising worth thousands of $$ for one candidate who's only "credential" is the same last name as the term limited incumbent. But then again this is the same protector of ethics that skewered Engler via an editorial for his tax problems while constantly promoting "Vindy Radio" with their own tax scofflaw Mr. Free.
February 22, 2014 at 12:16 a.m.
Okay Ron Strollo, or his best friend, uncle, etc. we get it.
As for Dunn, he was bright enough, as someone talks about above, to learn that theft with a suit on nearly always pays off, while if he had gone into a bank and stole $375,000 he'd be hunted down and put in prison for a long time.
And Garg, is he some sort of doctor? Geez, keep him away from me. Can you imagine someone this incompetent working for or on you?
Another sad, sad day in the trail of tears that is Mahoning Valley's history over nearly the last half century now. Can you believe how long this decline has been going on?
February 18, 2014 at 4:56 a.m.
This is, as the old MasterCard ads used to say, priceless. If true, it's fraud in the first degree. The first few months for any out of town executive type is always a "listening session" as in, "I'll spend some time getting to know everybody and listening to what they have to say". In effect, it's getting paid big bucks to wander around and glad hand. So now, after the well paid several months "getting to know everybody" he applies at another university? He really ought to charged with fraud. Of course that can't happen, but for God's sake can the trustees put something in the next contract penalizing this sort of BS. Something like a return of the moving expenses if you don't stay two years - how hard would that be to add?
February 16, 2014 at 8:09 p.m.
The people trying to rehabilitate the reputation of the elder Belinky have selective memory. He gave powerful meds to addicts. At least one died as a result. Nothing positive can be spun about that.
February 9, 2014 at 12:47 a.m.
Easiest prediction in sports - YSU will beat all the Eastern South Stroudsburg States or whatever early in the season then fold up like a cheap suit during the last few weeks of league play. Other easy prediction - Head Coach will blame players, ball boys, press box announcer, press, everybody but himself for each of the losses. Never seen anyone in charge throw so many people he's "leading" under the bus as this guy.
February 6, 2014 at 8:05 p.m.
Rewarding mediocrity - it's the Youngstown way.
January 10, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.