The reason why it failed is because Youngstown officials like Mayor Williams and city councilmen didn't want to support Novotny from the beginning. He put so much effort into trying to create an opportunity for the city to head in a new direction yet no one gave him the light of day (In the city government at least. As the article says, if you had read it, Novotny's work was recognized nationally). Every single one of the places that were supposed to be deconstructed were placed on the bottom of the demolition list so they would never get done. The mayor and his people in the demolition business had their own agenda, an apparent stealing of city funds by charging for certain demolition processes that were never completed and have NO proper documentation. Novotny would have easily been invited to continue his work had the crooked dealings not been uncovered by him. It goes to show you that if you mess with a buddy of Jay, anything you want to do in the city will get shut down. Novotny blew the whistle on Jay's best buddy and Novotny gets the shaft.
I wonder who it was that was in charge of making sure the documentation was all accounted for? Wonder what cut they got in the deal? I sure hope Youngstown didn't elect them to some kind of public office.
Knowing Youngstown though, he/she probably was...
December 18, 2010 at 2:21 a.m.
It is just like people to jump on the hate train when a Catholic school wins anything. It isn't because the kids there have talent. It isn't because the kids there are disciplined. It isn't because the parents of those kids are sacrificing so much to pay for tuition there. It must only be because the school recruits. If you say Ursuline and Mooney recruit just because they are Catholic schools, then I say any school with an open enrollment policy recruits as well. Can anyone think back to how Clarett ended up at Harding? It couldn't have been because he was recruited. I mean that is unheard of in a public school. I feel something happened like that to a some Ursuline athletes leaving the school to play elsewhere too. Why would they go elsewhere when they were recruited so heavily to play at Ursuline?
Disgustedjoker, stop being ignorant about what a Catholic school actually is. It doesn't mean that everyone there follows the faith. It means that the school is brought up in the faith. The Ursuline Sisters that founded the school over 100 years ago weren't just Christians, they were Catholics. Thus Ursuline is a Catholic school.
SoupCity85, you need to stop being ignorant as well. Ursuline is in Div V because they are not getting the enrollment that they would like to. It has been going down. In this economy, a lot of people would rather get tax payer paid schooling in a public arena for their kid than spend tuition for their kid at a private school and their taxes so another kid can go to school as well. Ursuline would never turn down a student just to remain in the same division in a sport. Especially when there is always a constant thought of having to merge with Mooney.
December 5, 2010 at 10:19 p.m.
every school, both public and private, recruits in some way. don't start the argument here. give the kids at ursuline their day in glory.
great job irish, especially the seniors, on the three-pete!
December 5, 2010 at 11:55 a.m.
People don't understand that those "social programs" like Medicaid and medicare actually help the economy. Take a look around the valley and see how many doctors offices accept patients using those benefits. Without accepting them, the people wouldn't seek health care and the doctors wouldn't be making as much money and they wouldn't have any need to hire anyone in their offices. Even more people would be out of jobs in the health field including nurses, a position reached 3.1 million in the US in 2008. Repeal the Health Care Reform and the US can see a higher unemployment rate than before, which would include many health care professionals.
November 4, 2010 at 9:13 a.m.