The only value I know of that dealers add to a car is the mark up that covers their costs and margins often by adding junk you don't need. Of course, this is only a value to them. Sounds to me like a middle man mindset by dealers who want the state to protect them from honest competition.
March 18, 2014 at 7:32 a.m.
So, they have an agreement to address various issues for the next decade, huh. They must be anticipating a major turnaround in the popularity of a sport that's been in decline for generations. I hope one of the all-encompassed things covered is the removal of horse by products as that is what this deal has aplenty.
February 27, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
If it weren't for unions, someone would have already invented a one-operator vehicle that could fill and tamp potholes using on-board patch material.As for the jail labor, they may benefit from the first-hand look at hard work. At least they will have knowledge of conditions in the wards that want to count their more hard core jailhouse occupants as voters.
February 26, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.
Glad to see Dr Garg sticking to his guns and Tressel refusing to throw gasoline on this politico fed frenzy. Must be a slow ribbon cutting season when the hacks show up en masse for something that hasn't happened.
February 26, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.
Good for McNally indeed. Remember when the braintrust led by Gillam showed up in t-shirts supporting their deadbeat mayoral candidate at the dem party meeting to present McNally as their party's chosen candidate? What an embarrassing mess Ms Gillam made for everyone foolish enough to follow her to a hasty protest news conference threatening to punish the party for publicly disciplining her and the other alleged party members for their failure to support the party's nominee. Anyone following her in this lame attempt to spend taxpayer money for a new redistricting plan which she finds appropriate because it retains her council seat, will likely be even more embarrassed.
February 25, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
Baby Moose didn't fall far from the Bull. Meanwhile, work in his practice hangs fire while he pleads too busy to handle the simplest matters. A true Mahoning County Democrat who asks not what he can do for his county, but what getting elected to something, anything, can do for him.
February 25, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.
Amen, Attis.Congressman Ryan kicked off this idea and the rest of the hacks, after viewing Mr Ryan's success in the national boondoggle arena, piled on. It's an election year and they are currying favor with local voters by appearing to support a popular sports hero, qualifications and university goals be damned.
February 25, 2014 at 7:35 a.m.
Unitization is the PR friendly version of "forced pooling" an older industry term which at least hinted that the rights of non-lessor land owners can be completely usurped by the oil industry and its ODNR stooges. Now it appears that even willing lessors will be taken advantage of by this dynamic duo's attempt to expand their lease holds without even notifying landowners. Those folks with dollar signs in their eyes as they signed on will now learn that: there are no royalties until there is production; there will be no production until the lease hold is expanded and demand and prices are at a peak. Until then, the oil companies will work on building their pipeline which has nothing to do with US energy independence. It aims squarely at seaport access from which the resources beneath your land can be shipped to foreign markets already paying the prices soon to be seen here.This country and the rights of its citizens are going to hell in a tanker truck and GREED is at the wheel.
February 24, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.
Duhtruth and millerh113 are on the money, or more precisely, the qualifications for the money. An old business saw states that the way to ruin a great salesman (Tressel) is to make him a sales manager ( university president). Leading a group of academics is a very different thing from lighting a fire under a bunch of green teens and twenty somethings. Tressel does have powerful friends. With or without his consent, I'd bet those friends asked our Cracker Jack Congressman why he hasn't exercised his political clout (the campaign for which they ponied up the cash to win) to help their friend. As always in politics, follow the money.
February 23, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.
I think truthandliht has it right. Party politics is good for the party big wigs and their elected gofers. The rest of us get just the election year spectacle of political hacks avoiding taxes, using the helpless, abusing their offices while pretending to be public servants deserving the love voters formerly reserved for Mom and apple pie.
February 23, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.