Right you are Stan. Or that he was a good kid and never in trouble before, or that he was just trying to feed his children. It definitely will be someone else's fault. Kudos to the Officer who went immediately into Protect and Serve mode. This Officer will need all the support he can get as he experiences the trauma of this experience while the rest of us go on with life as usual.
April 9, 2011 at 9:21 a.m.
Melfi tried this scheme in Girard and after it was challenged in court, the city had to pay back the people whose money was taken illegally. The people didn't want it and the businesses downtown didn't want it. It's nothing but a quick money-maker when politicians are poor managers and don't know how to balance budgets.
March 15, 2011 at 8:04 a.m.
Canfield certainly isn't the first school in the area to teach the language. One wonders, with overall poorer test scores and many students graduating unable to read or do simple math, whether the focus should be on the basic 3R's and understanding concepts.
February 16, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
All non-Girardites, please don't judge the rest of the citizens based on this mayor!
January 25, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
Progress, you are SO right! He'll try to take credit every time just like with the V & M Star Deal which he almost ruined. After the deal was closed, didn't the front page headline quote him as saying he would never be happy with the way this deal worked out? Many private citizens as well as council worked very hard on improving the city. The truth is that whatever is better in Girard is not because of the mayor, but in spite of him.
August 4, 2010 at 9:59 p.m.
Isn't Girard still violating ORC? I understand the city is required to read water meters every three months at a minimum and the safety director is to keep accurate records of the proceedings and collections in that department. Residents are telling me they still can't get their bills straightened out. Is the safety director still arbitrarily determining what people should pay for their water after their meters haven't been read for a year? Are they still overcharging "to get your attention?" Can you say "incompetent"?
June 5, 2010 at 10:08 a.m.
A cop enters a situation where people are ALREADY out of control, or in the midst of committing a crime and the cop is expected to do what??? ask them nicely to stop? Obstructing justice, resisting arrest, domestic violence...and these people want to cry police brutality. Give me a break.
March 12, 2010 at 9:02 a.m.
The 2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook gives Ohio a grade of "D". Even though the law protects the teacher, one has to wonder what kind of school policy violation would warrant a 10 day suspension vs. a 3 day or even a week especially in light of the fact that persons in a Union seem to be pretty well protected from excessive disciplinary action. On the other hand, there are cases where a school policy violation might have little to do with teacher competence or moral conduct, i.e. no smoking. Providing parents with Teacher Policies might give them greater insight and an opportunity to become more involved in their child's education and interaction with their teachers.
February 20, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.
It's great news for everyone that this project is a go considering that Girard's mayor nearly ruined the deal. Wasn't he quoted as saying he'd never be happy with this deal? Girard's City Council should have been pictured with Mayor Williams because they had the common sense to give this deal a go-ahead and the credit goes to them.
February 16, 2010 at 9:18 p.m.
I've never been to a concert or public event with seating and standing room when someone didn't stand in front of me to block my view, but I've never even thought about throwing a punch if they were rude and didn't move. If you're one of those who thinks rudeness justifies physical assault, you've not yet been civilized and shouldn't be allowed in public or around others, except in jail.
February 10, 2010 at 1:26 p.m.