A grocery store downtown? Uh, Mr. Marchionda purchased the former R&S building on the north side in the Wick Park neighborhood, promising to restore and re-open it. Yet it has sat empty for a long time now.
THAT would be more viable than a grocery store downtown. He needs to fulfill the promises he's made, first. The R&S building is an eyesore in our neighborhood. Either do what you promised or sell it to someone who WILL, Mr. Marchionda.
November 25, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.
Oh no no NO, this is not good at all. Bob Burke needs to be kept on as the Parks and Rec director. He's done an outstanding job and needs to be retained.
November 20, 2013 at 2:39 p.m.
I agree with N_G_G ^.
November 9, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.
I've never seen a posting, an invitation, a fundraising dinner, etc for Kitchen.
November 5, 2013 at 10:07 p.m.
Love this parade and festival!
November 5, 2013 at 1:55 p.m.
What about the retired and/or disabled elderly who depend on food stamps? Unfortunately retirement isn't what my elderly mother thought it was going to be. She barely gets enough from Social Security to pay her rent and utilities, thus must depend on food stamps to buy at least part of her groceries for the month. Now THAT is being cut by $39 per month.
She's never been to a food pantry, but she'll have to start going now. There's no other way for her to make it.
October 31, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.
Josh Turney is a big box office draw. I wonder why he's not going to the Covelli Centre?
October 29, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.
He did explain why and why. Read it again.
October 28, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
GOOD for you Louie, I applaud you for taking your stance. I had to do the same thing this past week.
One of the dog rescues was/is (I don't know if it's been done or not yet) doing a fundraiser for the dogs by showing clips of horse races and you bet on the horse.
Uh, I'm sorry, but how is that right?? IMO, horse and dog racing is animal cruelty. So why would I even consider helping raise money to rescue dogs by betting on a horse - even if it is just a vidoe clip!
It made no sense to me, and still does not.
October 28, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.
I disagree that there is no need for a hotel. The close proximity to downtown and the hoards of events is enough reason alone. The fact that it is within walking distance of YSU adds even more validity to needing a hotel in the area. Why should the hotels in Liberty and Boardman get all the business during the many MANY downtown festivals, Covelli and Stambaugh events, YSU events that draw out-of-town families, business conferences, etc.
There's plenty of need for a hotel in the city. Keep the money here.
October 27, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.