Reportedly his salary at Southern Illinois will be about $460,000, a pretty significant increase. Seems like this guy is pretty much a mercenary. While he certainly has the right to go for more money, I think he's doing it in a very poor way. I'm surprised that SIU is willing to put up that amount of money for someone who will most likely bolt for the next job for more money.Good riddance.
February 17, 2014 at 4:47 p.m.
I think that an open school board meeting devoted solely to this issue would go a long way toward clearing up some of the confusion around this issue. The state money is attractive and a pretty significant amount towards easing the financial burden. That being said, I think that the exact amount that the state would fund and under what contingencies should be clearly spelled out.That will take more than a short article in the Vindicator.As a resident of Austintown I am not unhappy with the school board and administration, but they need to do a better job at communicating with residents on this issue.
February 12, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
Weather related. I bought a car in January. I moved on it because I was getting a really good price, but it wasn't a lot of fun test driving cars in sub zero weather. I'm surprised the drop in sales wasn't bigger.
February 7, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.
Always entertaining comments on here as usual.
The seizures that Kelly is dealing with are the result of his boxing career. Seizures from repeated head trauma are a common problem for boxers.
Kelly has a lot of problems, which are the result of the choices he's made. Just like everyone else, he will have to deal with them, and it's as simple as that.
As for the trolls on this board.....you know where he lives, so why not say it to his face?
No? Why not?
February 1, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.
It is about the money, whether it's alcohol, cannabis, or any other "borderline" socially acceptable substance that can be abused. I think it's a matter of practicality. Cannabis is a popular drug and since it's currently illegal in most states, a tremendous amount of drug cartel money is funneled into its production, just as it was during the prohibition of alcohol in the 1930's. I think we all know the consequences of that by now. Wars between the mobs of the 30's and the cartels of today kill a lot of people, innocent or otherwise. At this point, I think legalizing cannabis is the lesser of two evils.
January 5, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.
As a Bills fan, I'm totally sympathetic to the confusion Browns fans are feeling right now. The fans of both teams have a lot in common. Both fan bases are incredibly loyal, and every year they get their hopes up that things will be different. I've seen the Bills' management make a lot of bizarre decisions over the last decade or so, but the decision to let Chud go after one year really baffles me.Well.....I guess history is on our side, right? Both teams have to start winning eventually.......right?
January 1, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
Once again, Youngstown's finest fingerpointers flock to the message board. If any of you really think that Kelly's problem is uncommon in boxing, you should get out from behind the keyboard more often. Alcoholism and drug abuse are very common in boxing, if not in society in general, all over the world. I doubt that any of you would last five minutes in a basic boxing workout. Or be able to live with the knowledge that one punch could end your career or even your life. Most boxers are also condemned to bouts of debilitating pain and parkinson's disease later lin life. I feel sorry for Kelly. Hopefully he still doesn't get too worked up by the haters anymore.
December 11, 2013 at 8:53 p.m.
The level of hypocrisy in big-time college football, and for most of the fans of those teams, can be astounding.There is so much money surrounding the sport that any fan who thinks that bad behavior is not going to come from that is dreaming. Looking at the comments from some of the people on this board, who seem intent on demonizing the particular coaches they don't like at the moment, I see how naive some people can be. The NCAA is an outdated, arbitrary bureaucracy. The pressure to win that money brings is going to create a competitive atmosphere that guarantees stretching the rules by even the best coaches.Players are not stupid. The best know that their play on the football field will bring a lot of competition for their services, and they take advantage of it. Why anyone is surprised is beyond me.
December 11, 2013 at 7:45 p.m.
As a parent of a child going to AMS, I couldn't wait to get to the comments section, and I'm never disappointed. None of those offering their "constructive" criticisms will lift a finger to do anything other than sit behind your keyboards and complain. What makes this so funny to me is the article is about a nice local guy who went and painted some murals. As if it means more than that.Hilarious!
December 10, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.
Ah, the positive, happy go lucky posts of the Vindy message board during the Christmas season! One thing I've learned after 16 years of Bible study is that tolerance and forgiveness are the key tenants of of Christianity.For reference, see The Lord's Prayer.
December 8, 2013 at 6:55 p.m.