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MetroParks board member to propose changes to director’s authority

Legitimately critiquing someone does not make that person a troll. My experience with Shipka goes back to the early 1980s. He hasn't changed.

Also not quite sure who granted him the title of Commissioner. Judge Rusu certainly didn't when he appointed him to the board. But if you think "Commissioner Shipka" is doing a great job go right on and continue.

August 15, 2016 at 10:04 p.m. suggest removal

MetroParks board member to propose changes to director’s authority

Shipka's just trying to give himself more power since he found out he doesn't have the authority to unilaterally order people around. Must think he's back at YSU. For someone who never even attended a board meeting before his appointment he certainly thinks he knows it all and his suggestions need to take immediate effect.

August 15, 2016 at 11:57 a.m. suggest removal

MetroParks tensions on display in email exchange

Not surprised about Shipka's antics. He should never have been appointed. I had him for an intro to philosophy class at YSU where a student coughed and he threw him out of the class. The student did not think he was serious at first, but Shipka went on a tirade about the student disrupting HIS class and to get out of the room. Shipka continued to berate him until he got up and left. All because of a cough.
Shipka must think he's still at YSU and can order people around.

July 30, 2016 at 5:16 a.m. suggest removal

Ruling averts shutdown of GM plants

Didn't GM do the same thing when it filed for bankruptcy? Who negotiated those deals? GM is profitable now because of the sweetheart bankruptcy process that it got.

July 14, 2016 at 10:47 a.m. suggest removal

Supportive letters urge that McNally, Sciortino be forgiven

I wonder if TJ Assion wrote a letter of recommendation for Sciortino. It would only be par for the course in this highly corrupt county.

March 28, 2016 at 7:13 p.m. suggest removal

Hillary Clinton plans Sat. campaign event in Youngstown

I thought she'd appear at that DFAS center her husband promised we would get if he was elected President.

March 10, 2016 at 4:27 p.m. suggest removal

River otter found in trap at Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

Judge Rusu has done nothing wrong that should keep him from being reelected.

If you want a judge that meddles in a park district's business go up to Geauga county where Judge Grendell has gone through park district board members quicker than underwear.

March 2, 2016 at 11:53 p.m. suggest removal

Judge mulls motions in final hearing before Monday start of Oakhill trial

Should also take them to where the job and family services office was before the move. Or what's left there.

February 26, 2016 at 12:50 a.m. suggest removal

Staff shake-up at Mill Creek MetroParks continues

The properties in the outlying areas were acquired to make the park more of a regional park system. One of the complaints during a previous levy campaign was that people throughout the county were being asked to fund a park they never used so why should they vote for the levy? So go ahead and sell those properties and then also remove the Mill Creek levy from those jurisdictions.

February 20, 2016 at 10:38 a.m. suggest removal

Mill Creek and the private-sector look

The manner in which these terminations were handled showed a petulant callousness on the part of the executive director and board. After this debacle maybe the taxpayers of Mahoning county will realize that the sewers that run through the park aren't the only source of the park's sewage problem.

February 14, 2016 at 11:38 p.m. suggest removal