Years and years of poor judgment and electing Democrats got the city exactly where it is today. The steel mills with the lucrative union jobs and 13 weeks vacation are not coming back. Can you spell D-E-T-R-O-I-T?
October 20, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.
I am voting no. They will do anything they can to try to trick you into voting for this. In the spring they tried to pass this off as a renewal and make it a permanent tax. The yard signs "vote yes for justice" and no mention of it being an increase in the tax. I am against ear marking taxes because it kills any incentive for county departments to operate efficiently. If the county cannot met budget, they just propose an ear mark tax. Apparently, the government leaders have not read the latest about where Youngstown ranks for poverty.
October 14, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.
The private sector lives for this type of turnover and the ability to hire in new employees at a lower wage. It is what keeps businesses in the black. There is nothing evil about this. The private sector is sick of paying money and benefits to cry-baby public employees. Yes, first responders should be paid more--pencil pushers should not. Every public sector policy should be weighed against private industry standards.
September 9, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.
@ Joe from Hubbard --thank you for the correction. There is just so much fascinating news that it gets scrambled in my head.
August 19, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
If Kasich hears 2016 as Bertram suggests, those are just auditory hallucinations. Kasich has all the appeal of a dried piece of dog dung. His coming to Youngstown is a waste of time. Let's face it of the movers and shakers supporting Tressel's YSU presidency, most are Democrats, some have even been indicted in the Oak Hill mess. No candidate in Ohio is vetted to the degree that a presidential candidate is investigated. Kasich has too much baggage for any national political office that is not a patronage job. Kasich could not win election as the dog warden in Mahoning County.
August 18, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.
Joe from Hubbard apparently did not read the comments from "Dee" the social worker from Humility of Mary--yes, she attributed the problem to racism. The only comment more incendiary would be attributing the problem to white privilege.
August 18, 2014 at 9:32 a.m.
I am tired of every wrong in the country being attributed to racism. Let's see some statistics--age of the mother and infant mortality, education level of the mother and infant mortality, well baby check-ups and infant mortality rates, initiation of pre-natal care and infant mortality. Racism is when a doctor turns a patient away because of skin color. Shame on Humility of Mary for employing a race baiting social worker. Telling people racism is the cause of infant mortality will do little to improve the situation. Time for Humility of Mary to get rid of this social worker--what an embarrassment.
August 17, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.
I am a Republican and I do not care if I ever see Kasich again (did not vote for him and will not vote for him). I hope the Green party is running someone for Ohio governor so I have someone to vote for. Tressel's appointment is very controversial and so is Kasich so why double down? Is this the "democratic" plan to keep everyone away from the festivities?
August 13, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.
He has absolutely no credentials to serve on the board. I hope that the voters are not baffled by his BS ( I do not mean the degree he is lacking) and kick his butt to the curb.
July 24, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.
And he should face the death penalty.
July 16, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.