Why should union members be mandated to support democrats? I thought that we were supposed to be a free country - with the freedom to vote for the candidate we want to support? And in the case of the 7th district court of appeals race that has brought this to such a head here in Mahoning County, this truly should be treated as a nonpartisan position and taking partisan positions on it is out and out wrong. Betras ought to be ashamed for making this such an issue. And, in the case in question, Judge DeGenaro was by far the more qualified candidate and it would have been a travesty had Hanni been elected simply because he is registered as a democrat or people are too lazy (or otherwise) to educate themselves on the issues and candidates (and this goes for all candidates for all offices and ballot issues.)
November 30, 2012 at 10:33 a.m.
It is amazing how many votes the Hannis received even though rated unqualified by their own peers, and not endorsed by anyone (not that I know of). Since judges don't have Ds or Rs after their names it must be that people do not bother to really educate themselves before they go vote, which is why we usually get the same old, same old here in the valley.
November 7, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.
This is from the "Business Journal Daily": "Your endorsement of Senate Bill 5 was both unnecessary and unprincipled," Hagan continued, adding that he could not come up with "a scenario where our local business community would have a vested interest in endorsing Senate Bill 5."
I am a member of that local business community, I pay my taxes and I pay for my health care. I achieve success in my company by my performance - if I don't perform, I'm out, I have to work for and earn my pay raises, which must be supportable in the company’s budget and are not automatic - I don't have tenure or a union to protect me if I commit a felony. If I'm paying the salary and benefits of public employees (which I am through my taxes), then I believe that I should have a say in how my taxes are spent. SB5 does not remove the right to collectively bargain on issues related to wages hours, terms and conditions of employment, but provides certain limits and parameters and gives me an opportunity to hold my elected representatives accountable for how my tax dollars are spent.
How's that for "a scenario in which our local business community would have a vested interest in endorsing Senate Bill 5", Mr. Hagan?
June 1, 2011 at 11:04 a.m.
Not sure if the 2/23 date is correct!! These are the meetings listed in the 2/17 Vindy:March 14, at 7 p.m. in C.H. Campbell Elementary School gym.
March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Canfield High School cafeteria.
April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Canfield Village Middle School main gym.
April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Hilltop Elementary multi-purpose room.
February 21, 2011 at 3:24 p.m.
Here is your chance to find out more about why Canfield needs the school levy to pass: There is a meeting to discuss the finances of Canfield Schools on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the High School Cafeteria. The public is invited.
February 19, 2011 at 5:17 p.m.
I believe that none of Canfield's city income tax goes to the schools. Some areas do have a school district income tax, Canfield does not.
February 3, 2011 at 9:52 a.m.
Go to http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/LinkC... to see the 2009 property tax rates for Mahoning County. The Canfield City tax rate is 80.02 / 1,000 vs. Austintown, for instance, at 91.35. Thus, a home with similar valuation would pay less tax in Canfield than it would in Austintown. Good schools help increase the sale ability of a home. If I didn't care about the schools, I would not have bought a home in Canfield. Yes, changes need made to the so-called "leadership", but that doesn't mean that we should neglect our children or our future. And seeitcoming who is calling for all day kindergarten - where do you propose to house at least four more classrooms for kindergartners and how do you propose to fund at least four new teachers needed to cover all day kindergarten?
January 31, 2011 at 9:36 a.m.
So, it is okay that good ol' boy Charlie Wilson didn't live in the district, but because Bill doesn't at this time you have a problem with that? Kudos to Bill for wanting to live in the district he is serving!
December 23, 2010 at 11:49 a.m.
I was once "strong-armed" by the post office too and had a police officer appear on my doorstep and threaten me. I was given no opportunity to defend myself for simply asking questions (in a very polite manner I might add!) of a postal employee. I thought that in this country, we were innocent until proven guilty, but that day I found out otherwise! I think that the post office overreacted with Ms. McAfee (as well as with me.)
September 22, 2010 at 8:59 a.m.
This song has always been very special to me.
August 2, 2010 at 8:25 a.m.