“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.
Try again on the headline! No, the Youngstown Plan MEETINGS weren't public - that's the point. The lawmakers are arguing that the GROUP/COMMITTEE was a public body and thus subject to open meetings laws.
August 12, 2015 at 4:17 p.m.
Maybe the Vindicator can track down Mr. Kevin Duff who presented the plan at the meeting and ask him about his K-12 education credentials for revamping a school system with several thousand students. Maybe he used his political science degree from OSU or his masters thesis knowledge regarding "the effectiveness of modern streetcar systems as a development tool." Too bad he's never served as a superintendent, principal, teacher, librarian, secretary or janitor in any school. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinaduff
August 12, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
Other than the attempt at passing the dog neglect law, what did the man accomplish in 27 years? Can anyone come up with two things we got for the 27 years of salary at taxpayers' expense? That's well over $1 million paid out with zip to show for it. And that $1 million plus doesn't include the campaign fund "bonuses".
August 11, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.