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Under SB 5, Ohio will be first state required to base teacher pay on performance

Maybe SB5 should delve into the private unions as well and eliminate collective bargaining rights and "tenure" pay for teachers belonging to those. I can think of a few that I have come across in my career that should not have had a position as a teacher in the private world. If you're going to judge a person based on performance, be fair and judge them all based on performance, not just because they belong to a public union.

April 25, 2011 at 1:14 a.m. suggest removal

Ohio jobs bill signed into law

"JobsOhio would be overseen by a nine-member board, including Kasich and eight other individuals he will appoint."

Does this mean that Kasich is going to be getting another income besides the bucks he's making as governor? I'm not being ignorant, I just don't know and would like to know.

February 19, 2011 at 12:47 p.m. suggest removal

Ariz. bill would require proof of US birth from candidates

Maybe if Americans would actually do the jobs that illegal immigrants are more than willing to do, there wouldn't need to be a debate on the issue. Americans need to stop thinking that certain jobs are below them, especially in this economy. You want to work? You want a job? How about going to where the Mexicans are so willing and happy to work. Go do a little manual labor.

January 30, 2011 at 12:25 p.m. suggest removal

GOP-led House votes to repeal Obama’s health-care overhaul

Repeal health care? Might as well repeal the law saying car insurance is mandatory too, right? I mean, the way I drive has no consequences bearing down on crazies on the street with me. But be darn sure, if anyone hits me, they better have insurance to pay for the damage they caused. Well, maybe I should have it too, just in case they don't. Even if I never use it. I should go out on the limb and purchase me some car insurance. It would probably lower costs if anything bad did ever happen.

Catch the drift?

January 20, 2011 at 4:08 p.m. suggest removal

Developer: Racetrack in Valley is sure bet

I see the mayor is really invested in bringing business into the area, being he didn't even know about the proposal to begin with. Good job on keeping up to date on things, Mr. Mayor.

January 17, 2011 at 12:55 p.m. suggest removal

Charlie Wilson targeted:"It was scary and hurtful"

I agree with you Silence_Dogood, the media is incredibly biased. The problem that I have with many of the people here is that they know it is biased, yet they continue to complain. It is like a democrat going ape-s$@t over reports streaming from Fox News. They have a strong conservative bias and it shows. Other channels have a strong liberal bias,as shows through many of the articles that the Vindy publishes. However, instead of everyone going heads over heels as many do while posting comments, read it with an open mind. I have problems with people spreading slander on both sides just because they don't agree with what the other says or believes. Biased media comes through the beauty of the right of free speech and freedom of the press. The headwigs will print how they believe, even if not doing it intentionally.A reporter's story is often times developed by what he/she believes is important to share. Many times, it isn't news, but what can you do? I believe that as Americans, we need to stand by what we believe but then again not be so closed minded about what the other side has to say. It is when each side becomes so closed minded do things get out of hand. What has gone on above has gone too far. This was a tragedy and it is impossible to realize what led it to happen. Arguing about the above reasons gets everybody no where. If anyone watched the memorial service tonight, I feel Obama said it best when he said:

"We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future. But what we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another.


But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.


But what we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.”

If anyone wants to take anything out of this, it is cool it. America will only remain divided with this calling each other enemies. What I believe is that we should be "happy" that there is a biased media to argue about. Not only does it share views and ideals that may not be our own, but it shows that these freedoms of speech and press are alive and well. A democracy still at work. A democracy in danger as long as people only see what they believe.

January 12, 2011 at 11:55 p.m. suggest removal

Charlie Wilson targeted:"It was scary and hurtful"



"Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President's Secret Service.

Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history."

It must go with the job, right?

January 12, 2011 at 6:06 p.m. suggest removal

Charlie Wilson targeted:"It was scary and hurtful"

People need to realize that many laws created at the beginning of our nation's history are probably very outdated and need to be changed. One such issue that is brought up here, the right to bear arms. That was a right and will always be a right, but it made more sense back in the late 1700s when America was at its birth and not developed as it is today. People can own their guns, but it needs to be highly regulated. If you don't think it needs to be regulated, here are some things you can read to educate yourself, one being from the NRA, a group many far right wing people love:




I find it disheartening to think that we live in a country that has let violence spread this far out of control because of a "right" created at a time when self defense was protecting oneself from the wild animals that inhabited every person's back yard. Your right to bear a gun disappears when my right to feel safe is harmed, plain and simple. This country needs regulation on the issue so incidences like this don't happen again.

January 11, 2011 at 6:25 p.m. suggest removal

Mayoral smack shocking

nunya, I had to read your comments a couple of times. I still have no idea what you were trying to even attempt to say. I might have lost some brain cells in trying to figure it out.

December 28, 2010 at 5:22 p.m. suggest removal

Mayoral smack shocking

Nunya, you need to learn how to write in complete sentences. Doing that might give your argument more validity instead of making you come off as an uneducated thesaurus user to seem more intelligent than you actually are. And the award? It was given by ICLEI in Washington D.C. back in September. There was a previous article in the Vindy about it. Look it up.

johnyoung, you are naive in thinking there is no issue in what Novotny had brought to the mayor's attention. The documentation is public record. Go look at it for yourself and you will see the discrepancies which cost the city more money. The only reason I can think of for why it isn't going anywhere is because your boy Williams is trying to hide it himself. He has to protect his friends.

Novotny has been invested in the Youngstown community and will continue to try to make it better. The community needs more people like him or else it will never move forward. To me, it is surprising that Rep. Ryan would be so for Novotny's project, as censoredship showed above, and yet the city officials would be so against it. Ryan saw a need for funding the project and trying to get it moving, why didn't the city? They must want to stay behind the times and put down ingenuity.

December 19, 2010 at 11:52 a.m. suggest removal



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