The homeless population has grown, and is going to continue to grow, in the area because the organizations that are receiving funding are not doing anything to solve the problem, including the City of Youngstown. Incompetent people are wasting your tax dollars, all the while services are not being provided to the people that need it the most.
July 16, 2014 at 9:14 a.m.
Why do you think that earning a living way translates to being owned anything. It doesn't have anything to do with me personally. If a job pays a particular salary or amount, it doesn't matter if I have it or someone else - that's what the job pays. I personally make well over that, however, I know many people that do not because that is what these organizations think is a fair and reasonable pay for this area. It's the mentality of people here. They can't get past 1950 and wake up to the fact that the cost of living has increased substantially. Furthermore, I also include people with skilled trades, not just college graduates in that category.
March 27, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.
@dumbdem - Because they are all pretty much incompetent and have to keep other incompetent people around in order to deflect the blame away from them and onto someone else. That way no one ever takes responsibility for mistakes and everyone gets away with not doing their job.
March 27, 2014 at 9:26 a.m.
It's hard to stay positive and live a happy, healthy lifestyle when so many places in this community, from business, government agencies, and nonprofits are only looking out for themselves. They don't care about anyone else. They think everyone should make poverty-level wages so that we all work three or four jobs just to pay the bills. Guess what people - $10 -$15/hr with a college degree and/or a skilled trades is not a good-livable wage. No wonder people aren't happy. Youngstown is terrible when it comes to how companies treat people and that trickles down to their families and home life. This is not 1950 anymore. Gas is $3.75 a gallon. It costs at least $50 to buy basic groceries for a few days. How can people live on what everyone wants to pay here. It's insane.
March 26, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.
It wasn't a bad neighborhood but it is now.
March 24, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.
With the investigation against Belinky, anything he authorized should be revisited in court.
March 24, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.
I would totally vote for this judge. Me made the right call for sure. You can't even put a price on something like this.
March 21, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
Hmmmm...that is exactly what pretty much every workplace is like. Government is the worst, but it happens in every other type of organization including non-profits and the public sector. We just want to hold the government up to a higher standard, and we should. But don't be fooled the nonprofits are also doing it with public money. We should be scrutinizing them just as much as the government.
March 13, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.
“Technology allows us to govern from afar.”
Unless you are Sammarone.
March 13, 2014 at 9:26 a.m.
I completely agree with DwightK. There are way too many people playing behind closed doors and not letting the taxpayers, and this individual involved, Mr. Duck, know what is really going on. This continues to happen all over our local government and nonprofits.
March 11, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.