Obermiyer is right. She has taken the heat for this for so long. There should have been a surety bond for her service. Liberty Treasurer James Wilson, who succeeded her, had a surety bond. Where is the bond for Miss Obermiyer? Why hasn't this bond been called to cover these shortfalls.
The real losers in this fiasco are the property owners in Liberty LSD. Here they sit with an up-to-date high school building and a competent staff and yet the high school is rated as a 3 out of 10 on the real estate websites. How many folks want to buy property in this school district as compared to Hubbard EVSD and even Girard CSD with an even newer high school? These adjoining SDs were rated silver and bronze in the US News & WR high school rankings this month. Liberty High School didn't get even an honorable mention. Nada!
Liberty LSD needs to make a concerted effort to get their student's academic performance up and quit spending all their time on extracurricular activities that don't show any academic improvement. If this occurs all will be forgotten and this fiasco will be history. But the BOE needs to LEAD and LEARN from their mistakes and make things happen.
May 9, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.
Sidewalks are great if they are used. All winter long the sidewalks along Belmont Avenue were not useable because no one shoveled them. So if folks had to walk along Belmont Avenue in winter they had to walk in the street. Very dangerous!
Now they are going to put sidewalks along Churchill Hubbard Road. Good idea if they are used by more than a handful of people. I don't think they will be because there are no significant retail businesses in this area. It would be better if the sidewalks were added in an area where there are retail businesses. Goldie Road, for instance. I had to call the police to help an old lady using a walker and trying to walk from Walmart to Aldi"s last winter. No sidewalk!. Extremely dangerous!
If we need a bicycle lane on 304 then get the state to add such. That is a state highway and bicycle lanes are available. Go to Hubbard and see the bicycle lane that the state added on Route 617 south.
May 3, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.
Mr. Ungaro is very good at finding matching funds for road repair. But there are roads besides Tibbett-Wicks and Naylor-Lloyd in desperate need of resurfacing. Mansell Drive has become the preferred shortcut from Logan to Belmont Ave. The through traffic is heavy at 7AM in morning. Please vote yes for this new levy so Mansell Dr. can be fixed.
April 14, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.
There isn't much opportunity looking south to enroll in Poland or Boardman or Canfield or Springfield school districts. All are closed to open enrollment. So if students want to enroll outside Youngstown they need to enroll in Austintown or any Trumbull County school district other than Champion Newton Falls, Southington, or Joseph Badger which are not adjacent to Youngstown. So why do you blame BOE in Youngstown. The state needs to step in and allow open enrollment to all.
February 1, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.
I hope Ursuline doesn't have to move. It hasn't moved in Quebec City for over three hundred years. Hopefully it won't have to move in Youngstown.
January 23, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.
This is why only the state police are allowed to use vascar or radar to measure vehicle speed in Pennsylvania.
January 23, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.
And next to this site restoration you could add a museum of restored Ford Edsels.
Poured concrete dwellings were a failure in the early 20th century. Thomas Edison found this out in Union, NJ. Why do we have to revisit this failure? Let's go forward. Clean up the site and build a modern community center for the future. It's time to leave the past behind us.
January 12, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.
Thanks to all who help us stay warm on these cold January days. And thanks for the very economical price of natural gas as compared to the price of heating oil.
January 2, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.
This property isn't even visible from Belmont Ave. Much ado about nothing. We just keep throwing money at projects that don't improve our commerce in the township. The former car wash at 20 Goldie Road didn't even get a bid at auction last Thursday. And it is a visible eyesore in need of immediate removal. It has been an eyesore for over 20 years. Let's spend the county's money wisely and quit wasting it on these out-of-the way properties. Plant grass and who is going to mow it? Just let it be.
December 24, 2013 at 7:59 a.m.
There are more of these abandoned apartment properties with windows broken at the south end of Greenacres and Northgate roads in Liberty Township. Let's see if the township can get rid of these too.
One already burned to the ground at 3003 Greenacres. These are a real eyesore and are havens for drug users and vagrants. They need to be removed. Obviously the owners take no responsibility. And the Trumbull County Land Bank is not interested in any tax delinquent properties in Liberty Township.
December 11, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.