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Dave Sugar, affiliates fined $850K for improper Weirton Steel demolition

Sugar has been mishandling waste for eons.

Hopefully this puts a stop to his antics.

April 6, 2013 at 12:59 a.m. suggest removal

Should teachers have access to a gun in school in the event of an emergency?

Arm teachers.

Anyone old enough around here remembers gun clubs in schools -- in primary school.

There was never any shooting issue or horseplay.

Insane that children are held hostage in schools and not a soul in the place has proper means of defense.

April 6, 2013 at 12:58 a.m. suggest removal

Warren GE plant to close

What was GE making there? Incandescent bulbs?

Unions to blame for closure? I doubt it. GE has been cutting head count in US manufacturing for decades. This region has seen lots of GE job losses. This is nothing new.

Unions need to wakeup to reality. Citizens on average have had their wages go backwards at least a decade. Chinese and other slave abusing countries has nearly endless nearing no cost work force.

If unions wanted to matter, they'd stop the theatrics and start defending rights of all workers in the US. They'd go after tariffs and the import/export racket companies like GE are heavily abusing.

April 6, 2013 at 12:56 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown, MVOC support new law on home foreclosures

Color me stupid on this one...

How will a 10k bond on each structure help anything?

It is my understanding that banks carry insurance against the structures they have possession of. Wouldn't that be sufficient.

Vindy needs to do a better write up of this as it is a major issue in Ytown with abandoned and empty properties.

March 26, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. suggest removal

Sen. Brown to call for increase in minimum wage to $10.10 per hour at Boardman restaurant

Just because greedy Wall Street whores, I mean CEO's rape and pillage, doesn't mean Main Street has to get revenge pay from every business in the State.

Minimum wage has been a failure of a program. Well intentioned but still a failure. Never understood why people didn't demand a maximum wage be instituted as well.

Wages with inflation and dollar devaluation factored in have plummeted. What a sole income male wage earner made in 1950-1960 now isn't being made with two full time workers in a household.

The problem even more than Wall Street is sound money. Money backed by nothing other than Hope and Change and minted from nothing of value is worthless. That's the problem.

If money was actually minted from precious metals, the value of what is in your pocket would actually increase. It would control mass fraud in the market and money supply. It would be limited by the physical supply of metals and be distributed to everyone, meaning rogue Wall Street types couldn't steal the valuables from the vault, nor could they do much to devalue the currency.

Doing so would be the biggest positive cost of living adjustment the average struggling income earner ever could see.

March 25, 2013 at 1:57 a.m. suggest removal

Should same-sex marriage be allowed throughout the United States?

Same sex marriage takes the bridge into bestiality? Gay must be a gateway drug. Quite the stretch. I understand the downhill slide and momentum in the wrong direction some folks are pointing to with said argument. But the two "negative" sexual preferences aren't directly related.

Should same sex marriage be allowed throughout the United States? No. We are 50 states united to form a country. That means states by their lonesome should be able to decide if they want to be for this gay marriage thing or not. All 50 states will not and probably never should uniformly agree to rubberstamp anything.

Since when is government in the marriage business? They are not. They conduct "civil" ceremonies/civil unions. One can and should argue those are not marriages One should encourage government to stop mock marrying folks and stop civil union of all people.

But that just muddies the marriage waters.

If you go back as long as humans have existed, marriage was a common law agreement (verbal typically) between two parties. It didn't require the church to validate it or the government to officiate it. What it did do though, is require observation of the community and acceptance by the neighbors. The community not liking the arrangement likely created many problems for the couple and some couples surely moved elsewhere.

Gay marriage folks will repeat the same bad ideas of gaining acceptance, being shun, etc. They'll end their marriage experiments in divorce just the same.

Funny pattern that seems to always emerge:
Citizen rights ---> Taken and monopolized by the church ---> Who gets their stolen power siphoned off by corrupt governments. The individual citizens are always who loses.

We need to get back to where a "marriage" is a personal contract between two people and everyone else can simply but out.

March 25, 2013 at 1:49 a.m. suggest removal

Sen. Brown to call for increase in minimum wage to $10.10 per hour at Boardman restaurant

$10+ minimum wage... Here we go...

People need to be paid fairly no doubt.

However restaurants have lobbied for and continue to be exempt from minimum wage in some ways. Tipped help is making what? $2.65 an hour?

March 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. suggest removal

Youngstown commission rejects downtown tattoo parlor

This is the story of the two Youngstowns.

There are the uppity transplants and Ytown natives that happily mix it up with them in gentrifying Downtown. The tiny island of denial.

Then there is the rest of Youngstown --- paycheck to paycheck, life struggles, etc. The masses of reality. The 98%+.

I've never understood regulating businesses of any sort. There are but a handful of businesses requiring tight controls. Strip clubs, bars, slaughter houses and some heavy polluting industries are about it.

It's governments role to ensure the safety of the public (which they do a pretty lousy job of for decades in Ytown). Beyond that safety (environmental and criminal mainly) government has no legitimate role or right to regulate like this. It is done outside of the judicial system in a foggy mist of administrative proceedings.

I say sue the City, sue the "Planning" commission. Easy to point to the many snafus in it's past.

I want more tat joints like I want more smoke stacks. But, you take what is offered by the viable tax paying businesses. Obviously, there is demand here for this place. Folks who don't like that reality should retreat to the suburbs, and denial.

March 23, 2013 at 4:02 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown commission rejects downtown tattoo parlor

What a sham.

They regulate tattoo parlors under a special regulation that includes:
"secondhand stores, bars and other places that sell alcoholic beverages, pornographic movie theaters, strip clubs and payday lenders."

What's the issue around here discriminating against certain types of businesses? Do I support fools getting inked? No. Do I partake in porno theaters, no. Strip clubs, no. Payday lenders, no.

WTF is the issue with secondhand stores? God knows people in Youngstown are chronically broke and in need. Let's not put needed second hand stores in the area and help people and foster small businesses.

Downtown is an uppity illusion.

The closing of William Leonard’s shows that there is hardly anyone Downtown with cash. Can't afford a haircut and a shave, what are folks going to afford.

Then again, Downtown has no problem rubber stamping drinking joints. They seem to all be doing fine.

Entertaining the other ink joint named after a heroin brand and owned by a cop. No corruption or preferential treatment here. Move on, nothing to see.

March 20, 2013 at 3:01 a.m. suggest removal

Church will sponsor Easter egg hunt

Why is a church having an Easter egg hunt?

Does this church have a Valentines event and one for Halloween too?

March 19, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. suggest removal

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