There were 60 foreign diplomats killed under GWB's administration. Reagan was responsible for the deaths of 241 Marines in Lebanon in 1981 because he wouldn't let them have live ammunition. Foreign service is inherently dangerous, and everyone who gets involved in it knows that. You want to be angry about something? Get angry about the senate cutting funding for foreign security. Get angry about the defense department not sending additional forces. Get some facts, not what FauxNoise tells you.
July 20, 2016 at 12:11 p.m.
I'm sure all 12 fans in attendance remained safe.
July 12, 2016 at 1:27 p.m.
Those Boardman drugs gotta get here somehow, right?
July 6, 2016 at 3:38 p.m.
"Cleveland hasn’t seen a championship since 1964 when the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Colts for the NFL Championship."
Except for the three titles the Cleveland Crunch won in the 1990's and the 2016 Calder Cup Champion Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. #Details.
June 20, 2016 at 11:01 a.m.
According to the numbers released by the Mahoning Valley OVI Task Force, in fiscal year 2015 (Oct 1, 2014 to Sept 30, 2015) they held 24 checkpoints that detained 6,294 vehicles resulting in 21 OVI charges. Using math, we see that one-third of one percent of vehicles that went through checkpoints were being driving by individuals charged with OVI. That's a pathetic result.
May 28, 2016 at 5:04 p.m.
Drug arrests usually result in prison time for offenders.
OVI arrests (and the other traffic citations these street sweeps generate) provide income to the departments, courts, lawyers, judges, insurance companies, police officers (Overtime Pay) and tow truck companies.
When you don't have an economy or a tax base, you have to generate revenue somehow, right?
May 27, 2016 at 1:17 p.m.
The Vindy should do a report on the "success' rate of these street sweeps. The facts will show it's a street sweep to write tickets. They get maybe one or two people charged with OVI. And everyone knows that if you have the right lawyer and the right bank balance and the right judge, your first offense (and sometimes second) can get reduced to reckless operation. Run those numbers.
Dozens of people are dropping dead from overdosing on heroin. But you can't get civil fines for heroin deaths, can you?
The success rate for these in the past three years has been, based on my math, less than two percent of all drivers that go through a checkpoint get charged with OVI. Another 6-8 percent get charged with something else, from driving under suspension, without insurance, without license, taillight out, no licence plate light, seat belt, etc. All generating revenue for the city, county & state.
And yeah, I know the overtime is paid by grants, but what are grants? Money collected by governmental agencies from fines, taxes and permit fees. It's all insanity. I bet CCA sponsors them!
May 23, 2016 at 7:17 p.m.
You'd think, @Billdog ... however, the numbers pretty much show it's a totally different story and they often wind up with zero OVI charges (I say charges because with the right lawyer and bank account it's usually reduced to reckless op the first time) and a bunch of other cash-grabbing citations for seat belts, and missing headlights, and stuff like that. Cash-grabbing street sweeps!
What's the 4th Amendment, Dad?I don't know, son, we live in Mahoning County.
April 25, 2016 at 5:03 p.m.
More importantly, had the passcode not been changed after the phone was in police custody, this wouldn't be an issue, either.
February 22, 2016 at 6:51 p.m.
In addition to the OVI and other charges expected to be filed against Ohle, he can also expect to receive a speeding ticket from Optotraffic in three to four weeks, officers said.
January 13, 2016 at 10:01 a.m.