it bothers me greatly that so many comments are so prejudicial. it is the job of the teacher to stimulate the child to learn. we can not depend or expect a parent to do that job if they do not know how. the teacher is paid to know how and there is no excuse of poverty, race, parental input or anything else. the child's job is to learn and the teacher's job is to teach. schools have nothing to do with prisons or that pocket of money spent on prisons. schools are very important to the growth of a community. the schools effect whether a business will locate in an area, the real-estate values in an area , even the crime in an area. from some of the comments made ,some of you need to get educated to the facts. if you don't want a child in the system for life, help them find their way out through education
June 23, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.
I read the story. no where does it say either mother was on welfare nor does it say the father does not pay support. the legal system should and hopefully will press appropriate charges against those that have committed crimes and violations. hopefully we should also expect children's services to look into the welfare of all the children involved. to those commenting on welfare benefits; are you aware that in ohio you can only receive cash benefits for a total of 3 years in your life? do not believe you can raise children on food stamps with no other benefits. pretty much agree with eivo but most of you need to keep your prejudicial statements to yourselves and research a bit before you speak of what you know nothing about
May 3, 2014 at 12:27 a.m.
taking animals in may not be always possible. providing some sort of shelter should be and increasing food for the animal to generate heat is important. water froze outside within 1/2 hr. or less during that cold spell . so finding frozen water is what you would find if it was provided. replacing enough water to prevent dehydration and aid digestion in the cold is important. we made hot soup for our dogs and took it to them with wind chills -35. we had also added extra stray ,not hay, for their shelters. they all appeared better than I expected. gave horses extra hay and watered more often but less so it would not freeze. older one got blanketed. rabbits got pens tarps to break the wind and hold a little heat in. all the cats and strays got extra fat food. more trips outside but that's what it takes in the cold when you have animals. the laws are there to protect the animals when needed but just being outside is not always neglect but it may be . people should not over react with out all the facts. the humane society will do their job if need be and so will the dog warden. people need educated . the laws are there to protect the animals but also must be reasonable to allow humans to do what they must changing
January 9, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.
this is the political process at work. it will all count at the polls in november
October 8, 2013 at 2:34 a.m.
it would be great if more people utilized the" free" services of our tax paid public libraries. they have programs and conference rooms that are rarely if ever to capacity. even if you don't believe anyone will ever prove big foot lives ,you should respect the methods of the research done. that in itself is a learning experience.
August 14, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.
all good kids don't come from good homes and all bad kids don't come from bad homes. these kids are here now with what they have been dealt and now it's up to the community to steer them in the right direction and give them the tools to do it. if you have a problem about the parents step in and help them be better parents. if your not part of the solution you are part of the problem. thank you to all those trying to intervene
August 1, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.
many large cities use public transportation for high school students and it works for all concerned . better public transportation routes based on need. lower costs for schools to pay passes instead of bus, driver, fuel ,maintenance, insurance, plates ,etc. going from austintown neighborhood to austintown school should not need to go to downtown station ,but just a transfer in austintown. routes are ajusted by use.public buses are not appropriate for younger students. private schools students should be responsible for their own costs because public education is available to all students. wrta should still clean up the downtown station and ypd should be more visable there but truelly youngstown city schools should consider the same move. we pay for the buses use them then the routes will adjust to the need. common business practice.
June 7, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.
in the 1980's ,the head of the geology dept , i believe at the time, at y.s.u., ann harris, warned everyone that youngstown, ohio was on one of the largest faults in the world that could litterally rip from the great lakes to the ohio river. she said several smaller less damaging quakes would be better and that is what we are getting . this was predicted before the drilling here. consider the quakes happening in and around japan - are they drilling? and how about south america? are their recent quakes from drilling?. people need to stop panicking and find facts. solve the problem by eliminating the need for the drilling , oil , gas , methane ,butane , etc, which means no more plastic , no more cell phones , tv's ,carpet, refrigerator, cars, etc. find an alternative to heat your house and transport goods. and people complaining about the noise, well that means you are close enough that you got paid for that drill . didn't you check into it before taking the money?
January 11, 2012 at 5:42 a.m.
the vindy did not shut the hayride down and the hayride is not directly a part of the private address where the dogs are. there is not a stench , don't believe whitesabbath drove by with all his 387 opinions mostly negative on every subject. a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. that is the american way. there have been many tragedies for this family most could not begin to relate to. if you were me i would be going to se how i could help if not the people the animals.
October 28, 2011 at 10:19 p.m.
i find it interesting that some of the people have so much to say about things they truely know nothing about - formerlyytown-- you did not do your math well. to all the rest of you. no rats were or evidence of rats were found. no animals were found injured or removed. animal charity does it's job and investigates all calls and follows up as they should. all permits that might have been needed were requested in aug. the zoning department at that time said none were needed because the hay ride is all on a private property farm including parking. the new garage was inspected wed for the new electric and the scrap is on the wagon ready to go to the scrap yard as soon as all the fire cleanup is complete. the hayride hired people needing extra income and enjoy their work but they have nothing to do with the private house and the fire. the customers have been friends and family for the most part so who really made the call to city hall? flooded with calls?? the hay ride has not been flooded with people.
October 28, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.