Only in public education, funded by taxpayers, could such a sweet buyout occur. Wow! When are the taxpayers of Ohio finally going to rise up and say:
"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Enough of these sweet taxpayer funded public pension systems and taxpayer buyouts for fired or retired government workers. We can't afford it. No more accumulated sick days or vacation days. Use it or lose it each year. No more public funded pensions, no hundred thousand dollar buyouts for fired employees, no more double dipping in government by "retired and rehired employees."
I hope I live long enough to see these reforms in our government. I'm 41 and doubt I will, but maybe my grandchildren will. We all know it's just a matter of time. Our government is bankrupt.
However, in the meantime, we taxpayers continue to fund these outlandish employee contracts and it is absolutely breaking the taxpayers back as well as creating animosity towards those who receive this legalized fraud.
April 7, 2014 at 9:48 p.m.
March 9, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
I find it quite insulting that Dunn was more than willing to give a reporter from Southern Illinois's local newspaper an interview about what he wanted to happen at last night's trustee's meeting on Monday, March 4th, while our local press and TV had no information as to what was going to transpire at the meeting; just speculation. According to the newspaper in Carbendale, Illinois, Dunn's wife is busy house shopping this week. Apparently, no Presidential home is part of his new contract. He may have to make a house payment like everyone else. What a joke and a sneaky guy he is. He said to their paper he will read a couple memo's at his final trustee meeting before leaving for southern Illinois.
Also, it was reported their was apparently a conflict of interest situation going on between a trustee and one of her children as far as getting a job at SIU involving Dunn 3 years ago. The trustee involved supported his recent hire at the school. What a dirty taxpayer sucking scum he is. The research committee YSU paid $90,000 for did a GREAT job.
March 6, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.
Finally, the trustee's bought a clue. Better late than never.
March 6, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
Dunn should agree to leave with no further pay. It's the least he could do to demonstrate some type, any type of respect for the institution. Clearly his mind an efforts are elsewhere.
March 3, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.
Boy, I thought the YSU Trustees were ignorant but I didn't realize they were flat out brainless.
First, the get scooped on their President's possible new job by the college newspaper in Illinois. They had no clue.
Then, they come out and praise this idiot as if he was slain on the job like President Kennedy who was murdered serving the USA.
Next, the Trustees gleefully agree to let him serve another six months, to leave on his terms, when he wants to, and pay his salary, as if he's truly earned a dime. He probably has boxes that haven't been unpacked yet.
Only in our public funded corrupt college system, designed and controlled by liberal figures from the top on down, could such an ending be scripted.
Surely the Trustee's will want to have the university pay for a fond farewell parade, right down Wick Avenue to the Southern Park Mall, to honor such a great liberal. A liberal who made it to the top of the ladder with our tax dollars, laughing all the way to the bank.
Does anyone at YSU have the common sense to do the right thing today, and lock the door to his office and send him be to where he came from immediately.
To ice the cake, the Trustees announced another tuition increase the day after the meeting. I'm sure it's needed to cover the losses this crook racked up in less than a year. What a sad joke.
February 24, 2014 at 6:38 p.m.
Nice comments, Joe. However if a change is needed, and it is, it must be made regardless of the contract. Sometimes you have to swallow your medicine. What good is it to keep Coach one more year if YSU is going to get rid of him anyway? I don't buy that they don't have the money to swallow his contract. It was silly to sign him to a five year deal anyway. Too long a deal for an unproven coach, however that's water over the damn. That salary can be made up very quickly through higher attendance, solid recruiting, and more championships. A lame duck coach is likely to just go through the motions and try to find his next job at YSU's expense.
Pull the plug, AD Strollo, what is their to lose? Does Tressel have any itch to return to the sidelines? Is it not worth a meeting to find out? Wouldn't it be something if he came back to YSU to end his awesome career? Stranger things have happened. He loves Ytown and vise versa.
Tressel took a job at Akron, a school similar to YSU in size and market. My first phone call tomorrow if I was AD would a 911 call to Tressel. Something tells me he is not done as a coach. He's a Ohio boy true and blue and he was well on his way to building YSU into a D1 school if the Buckeyes hadn't come calling with an offer he simply couldn't refuse. Didn't take the powers at OSU long to see what they had in Tressel. His ability to recruit is very, very strong and what he brought to YSU was much more than championships. He put YSU on the map and what he was really worth to YSU can't be fully measured. Millions and millions, that's for sure. And his LARGE donations to YSU upon his exit speak for themselves. He is a man with great integrity and made everyone around him better. Remember, he served as AD as well as coach for many years. And I think he might thrive on the challenge of putting YSU on top again, he doesn't necessarily need the money, maybe he'd be open to the challenge.
Readers may think that would be a step down for Tressel and he wouldn't consider it. I'm not so sure of that. Call it a gut feeling. At this point in his life it might be just what he's looking for. Certainly it's worth a phone call, isn't it, Mr. Strollo? You played for him, you know better than most what he's all about. Could you please call him and give it a shot?
November 24, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.
You were Close, badeeepster! I actually I went home to watch OSU, a real championship contender in a true sold out stadium. Also had time to catch some Steeler Super Bowl highlights while YSU went belly up.
To Hmm, glad you attend every game, you must thrive on pain and misery. Drag the family to see it too, I'm sure a great time was had by all! Did you stay for the final buzzer, or check out early? I thought I saw you there, you must have been the one YSU fan on the visitor's side of the stadium. Haha.
Those who pick the playoff teams showed what they think of YSU's annual nose dive under Coach Wolfull. Couldn't beat out sub .500 teams to qualify for the playoffs. YSU has a good SOS (strength of schedule for those of you from the north side). Problem is SOS only matters if you WIN against superior opponents.
YSU couldn't give tickets away to the game, literally heard the ads on the radio all week offering free tickets. Tressel didn't have to promote his teams. The performance spoke for itself. And YSU is capable of providing actual turnstile attendance, they choose not to. Do you have any idea WHY that might be? Answer: they can't provide an accurate turnstile count of people in attendance because they don't want make fools of themselves. Didn't even come close to selling out the North Dakota State game.
Sounds similar to Obama's health care sign ups. Projection 600,000 in the first month, 46,033 actually enrolled. Smoke and mirrors. They are both pulling from the same play book. Bring back Jim!
November 24, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.
Another coaching meltdown for Wolful, I mean Wolford. Team got what they deserved. Head coach has got to go! The performance yesterday was embarrassing. Thank Goodness only about 1000 fans witnessed it. Where does YSU get off stating the crowd was 8500? Sounds like Obama spin. Couldn't have been more than 1300 tops there. Come on, YSU, what was the actual turnstile attendance. I drove by in the second quarter to gauge the attendance. If there was 8500 there, as YSU stated, 7000 of them must have been in the restrooms!
November 24, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.
Wolford is an embarrassment to Youngstown. We will never make it back to the top with that little baby shooting us in the foot. Go back to where you came from and bring back a coach that has character and can build character. All he is, is a character.
I hope Wolford paid close attention to the half time show today regarding Coach Tressel. Wolford would do well to study Tressel's tenure carefully, if that is possible. Perhaps he could learn a thing or two about building a winner and building character in his players. However, I believe he is too bull headed to learn anything. I remember last year when he seemed to blame a Vindicator sports writer when YSU went on their annual late season nose dive under his tenure, as they are doing again this year. Tressel's teams always got BETTER as the season went on, not worse. You can only beat Slippery Rock so many times, coach Wolford! Your record against the big boys is 0 and forever. Get on with your life's work.
November 16, 2013 at 10:23 p.m.