The first wager this resort should make is predicting the first frost of the season. That will spell a certain doom for the over $100,000 spent on planting palm trees around the property. 20 years ago some goofball came up with the bright idea of planting tropical plants around his restaurant and they were dead before the first snowflakes of winter. It's a rather fitting metaphor for an area that continues to embarrass itself time and time again.
July 14, 2014 at 2:55 a.m.
Who can forget the Phar Mor scandal, which, had it not been for the crookedness of then founder Micky Monus, would have made downtown Youngstown headquarters to a drugstore chain rivaling that of CVS and Wallgreens today. So many missed opportunities and so sad to see the area continue to struggle time and time again in an unending saga that began that bleak Monday morning in 1977.
June 29, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.
The sad thing in all of this is that it is yet another black eye for the city of Youngstown where every time good things begin to happen and the economic landscape shows signs of emerging from its near 40 year old slump, the powers that be find ways of shooting themselves in the foot and dragging the valley to its pits again. Is this the image the community wants to sell to prospective employers? If that's the case, new jobs and growth will stay far, far away.
May 29, 2014 at 12:56 a.m.
Let's unify the schools of Mahoning County under one district so that a student living on the lower end of Oak Hill Ave on the South Side can be afforded the same educational tools for success as a student living on Oak Knoll Dr. in Forrest Glen does. Only then will we see Brown v. Bd. of Education carried out to its fullest extent.
May 18, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
I have some concerns as for the future of this university. First off, the appointment of Tressel to lead YSU sets a rather frightening precedent: other schools of higher learning will likely follow suit and water down the prerequisites in an effort to bring big money and recognition while, sadly, sacrificing quality academics and esteemed faculty. Does anyone in their right mind really think that we will continue to attract the Martin Bergers and Saul Freidmans, and other top notch faculty who defined YSU's philosophy of high academics? Second, although Tressel had a high success rate of winning football championships, he will be in for a rude awakening if he thinks he's going to employ the same approach to winning the legislature's nod in Columbus of much needed funding for YSU. As far as declining enrollment goes, it's not about how many students one can attract (quantity); it's about retaining those students, as well as cultivating their minds while undergrads (quality) so that they can hold their heads up proud and say " YSU is one hell of a great university!"
May 9, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.
This was just a typical textbook winter. The real winter that all others are measured is the winter of 1976-77. That was one for the record books. Snow was on the ground from mid November to late Feb. We can all remember what we were doing that winter.
March 20, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.
On the other end of the pay spectrum, a teacher would have to put in 24 years of service plus return to school at some point and attain his/her PhD just to crack $60,00. Is it any wonder why teachers are leaving the profession in droves. Sad, very sad!
December 17, 2013 at 10:55 p.m.
After living here in Honolulu for nearly 19 years, names like that are quite commonplace and rather easy to pronounce.
September 15, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.
Downtown Youngstown should be fortunate of YSU's close proximity. Any retailers should study this asset and try and tap the city's largest employer in bringing more commerce to downtown Youngstown.
May 5, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.
@zippy: and I'm sure if you worked one minute beyond your 8 hour shift, you would be cry babying for time and a half. Teachers work well past the dismissal bell and well before the first bell, buddy, and they do so with aloha in their hearts.
February 24, 2013 at 3:08 p.m.