This is the worst case of taxation without representation in modern history, Yes, the school system needs work but, the Youngstown Plan is a Kasich patronage reward. Look who he tapped for the group the Regional Chamber CEO ( guy with an a Associate degree and a well publicized agenda to consolidate all the local schools) the Bishop (the unofficial CEO of the largest group of private schools in the Valley who committed a school expansion to the city), Jim Tressel (a university president with chairs to fill). None of the people have actually turned around a city school system. If you want to make the schools better put together a group from outside Youngstown. If the inner circle appointed by the governor actually wanted to work on improving the schools they would have been present prior to the development of the Youngstown plan. I actually believe that most of the people involved--Humphries, the Bishop, Tressel and the charter schools have a vested interest in seeing the YCSD fail. In my opinion this is window dressing for a Kasich and Humphries first step in take over of the all the Valley school systems based upon Humphries loyalty to the governor.
August 19, 2015 at 11:49 a.m.
I will never vote for another sales tax increase as long as I live in this valley. Bonuses are not acceptable in the public sector because there are no income producing departments. There are no profits to be distributed or given as bonuses. Everything is one big suck by the tax wasters aka the county commissioners.
April 9, 2015 at 10:58 a.m.
Really, this the only subject Pete has enough knowledge of to write about. Vegans do not eat fish, by the way. Why do I even subscribe to a newspaper that prints such mundane letters?
March 18, 2015 at 5:09 p.m.
Mr. Vivo has nothing to worry about. If you are a democrat you can be elected in Youngstown even if you are under indictment. Easy peasy, the voters were taught only to read the letter D and color in the oval on the ballot. No need to read the newspaper to learn another fact about the candidate.
March 10, 2015 at 4:53 p.m.
The same commenters complaining about Tressel are most likely the people that voted for McNally and Sciortino. Tressel was following the directions of Gene Smith OSU's athletic director. The purpose of the deception--Urban Meyer.
January 12, 2015 at 12:25 p.m.
Well Kurt, you need to scroll back a bit. I find the Hagans useless, unless you want legalized weed in Ohio which I do not support. Nothing in my original post indicated any support of Hagan. Perhaps, your sarcasm radar needs a tune-up.
January 12, 2015 at 12:19 p.m.
Oh Kurt w--what a bummer of a thought. Time to retire and leave the Mahoning Valley.
January 9, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.
So Mrs. Hagan is so special, YSU should ignore state law and let her stay on at YSU. Federal District judge Algenon Marbley had to step down from the Ohio State University Board of Trustees because he received compensation for teaching at OSU while on the Board which is an ethics violation and against the ORC. Voters should expect their legislators to know and follow the law (I know that is a novel concept in Y-town). Apparently Lepore Hagen has more right to double dip and suck the public teet than federal district judge because YSU is sexist and she is a woman.
January 8, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.
Regarding Pelini's remarks--He should be held accountable. He is a loose cannon that not even Tressel will be able to civilize. If he were my son or husband, I would duct tape his mouth shut. Women of Youngstown band together and boycott YSU football or better yet cheer for the opposing team. I cannot wait to watch the Penguins get their butts kicked by Pitt in the season opener.
December 29, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.
Bo is a loose cannon. I give him 2 years at YSU. No university fires a coach with a record like Pelini's and buys out the contract unless the coach is either despicable or an embarrassment. Smell the roses Cardinal Mooney groupies because Bo will not be around long.
December 19, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.