28 bars now have these drawings. It's back to the future 1950s Youngstown style with The Bug.
October 14, 2015 at 5:27 p.m.
If only Austintown had some pull at the county level to get these roads fixed. Maybe a current county commissioner who had been a township trustee. That's what we need.
October 14, 2015 at 11:22 a.m.
The roads in Austintown are in the worst shape in the 20 years I've been driving in the township. Raccoon Road and Burkey around the Barry Dyngles situation have been a mess for years. I had to repair a broken spring for several hundred dollars because the roads in the township are so bad. Where has the money been going? The township now wants us to pay DOUBLE the amount of money currently collected for parks. All the trustees support this. Where has the money for the parks been going? The trustees are like drunks with a credit card. And yet despite having the most advantageous location in Mahoning County (crossroads of I-80, Route 11, Mahoning Avenue, Route 46) the township can't get a YMCA built. We can't get higher end shops and restaurants (above a Walmart or Meier's). We can't get high tech or professional companies to locate on vast swaths of open land. But we're leading the way in new Dollar Stores.
October 13, 2015 at 9:28 p.m.
“this is not something [Barry Dyngles] could have planned for nor we could have planned for" - The words of wisdom of Jim Davis. Uh, actually Jim, Dyngles DID plan to bring in a group for a concert. That's the point of the whole article. Part of their planning should have been to get permission like everyone else, but they didn't bother because they know you and the other trustees are hapless hacks. At least you were right on the next quote, "This is what we do." Yes Jim, that's what you do. stagger day to day, week to week, through your term. Who needs stinking rules and procedures? We just make it up as we go along. Look what a garden spot Austintown is, especially the Raccoon Drive corridor with 30 plus years of no planning, no rules, just taking it as it comes.
October 2, 2015 at 8:27 a.m.
How about holding the drawing at Stauffer's church, it's just down the road and there's a lot more room. Or maybe on Davis's or Carano's street? They seem to have no problem with all the benefits this is bringing to Austintown.
September 21, 2015 at 5:18 p.m.
"Almost no information online on this supposed non-profit organization." Not sure where you were looking but a basic Google search gave the website with information on the whole operation including all of their 25+ staff. http://www.everyday-democracy.org/
September 11, 2015 at 8:45 p.m.
Austintown is a joke. Raccoon Road from Mahoning to in front of this place to New Road is a pothole strewn third world path. The plaza behind Huntington Bank on Raccoon has been vacant for over 10 years with holes in the roof. Burkey Road east of Raccoon is the worst road in the county and leads to the crime infested Compass West complex. The town is rotting from within but by God we've got people coming to gamble at Barry Dyngles and the Racino.
September 3, 2015 at 8:33 p.m.
Dredging is no solution. Does not address the main problem of sewage imput into Mill Creek. Merely creates a bigger toilet in the hopes more water volume can dilute the parts per million of e coli. Might as well just blow up the dams so that the sewage can flow out faster from the Mill Creek into the Mahoning River.
August 18, 2015 at 1:40 a.m.
Does not address the main problem of sewage imput into Mill Creek at all. Merely creates a bigger toilet in the hopes more water can reduce the parts per million amount of e coli. Might as well just blow up the dams in the hopes the sewage will just flow out faster into the Mahoning River.
August 17, 2015 at 11:57 p.m.
For kurtw, the problem isn't that Gerberry was a "career politician". It's just the difficulty in determining what that career accomplished. In the 42 years of public office please list three concrete achievements by Gerberry.
That's the problem. His defenders will say that he served on this committee or he was always accessible. So what? Anybody could have basically shown up for work.
I want to know what Gerberry specifically accomplished in four decades of public service. Just three examples of how citizens of this area or the state of Ohio are better off solely because Gerberry was in office.
August 14, 2015 at 10:12 a.m.