Traficant had some connection to the mob? His local chief-of-staff Charles O'Nesti was a bag man for the mob. Who brought Traficant to see Charley Crab so he could take a bribe? Charles O'Nesti! Traficant was just another typical corrupt politician from the Mahoning Valley. He brought a small percentage of our tax dollars back here for the Air Base, the VA Clinic and the Covelli Center but that is about it. Mostly just a big clown that is gone and on the way to being forgotten.
October 7, 2015 at 1:24 p.m.
I would be tempted to vote for the proposal just to get this yahoo to shut up.
October 7, 2015 at 1:09 p.m.
One of the shining jewels in the valley that is to be increased in scope and the residents have concerns about noise and parking! It is on Market St.! Not to mention that Boardman is turning into the souf side of Youngstown. SMH!
October 7, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.
YtownYou have said what a lot of people are thinking. These are the GREAT-grandparents; pretty far removed from a 24 year old girl. What about the parents and grandparents and how all of the children have been raised in this family? Some parents nowadays just don't want to sacrifice their own life so that they can raise their kids. When our kids were toddlers, my wife and I rarely did anything without the kids as we both worked and it was tough enough to rely on babysitters.
October 7, 2015 at 10:56 a.m.
NoBS,I have to agree with you here. The cyclist is to follow the rules of the roads and that is a dangerous road to be driving against traffic. Coming thru a traffic light, on and off ramps, going down a steep grade; there is a lot going on there. The cyclist should be going with traffic and, if they can't keep up with it, they need to get off the bike and become a pedestrian until it is clearly safe.
However, we definitely need to have drivers retested and not just due to advanced age. What about people that have neurological issues from illness or poor eyesight due to diabetes? It would be difficult but it would be a great idea.
October 7, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.
Brandi Peterson has charges related to the possession of illegal drugs with the typical domestic violence issues that follow. Now, there's a surprise. When it was reported that the great-grandparents had custody, everyone knew that was coming. The kids nowadays are being raised by their grandparents is astounding. Grandparents should definitely have a role in these youngster's lives but they should not have to rear them. This beautiful little girl and her brothers are innocent victims here and are going to have a difficult life.
October 7, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.
Ytown,I can certainly look back to my childhood school years in the 1960's and I have no doubt that a few of my classmates were autistic. They fell behind as the years went on and were just deemed to be slow. Special Ed and IEP's would have been helpful for these kids. Fast forward to today and I have a niece that has been diagnosed by the center "downtown" as autistic and she is anything but. My sister and my son are both Special Ed teachers and know she is being mis-classified but her mother doesn't see it that way. Some kids just are a little backward socially and take a little time to hit their stride in school. But these schools are quick to want to slap a label on kids so they can be guaranteed clients.
Autism is certainly a puzzle that needs to be figured out but to lay the blame on things such as vaccines when the research does not support it is wrong. To claim conspiracy theories in responsible agencies and scholarly research is the result of lazy thinking. If the rate of autism in children is now so much higher, that would mean that a good portion of those researchers involved in vaccine and pediatric research would have children that are autistic. But they are all in on it and would perpetuate the problems in their kids? With supposedly highly intelligent individuals? It strains credulity. I would rather see the research into genetics and possible environmental causes expanded.
October 6, 2015 at 11:11 p.m.
No, I am looking at the research with no emotion attached. If we didn't have the vaccines and children contracted polio, how would you like me to respond? It is quite possible that the problems your child encountered were latent and they could have been triggered by the vaccine. But, it is quite possible that something else triggered it in coincidence to the vaccines. The data does not show an increased incidence with respect to vaccinations. But, this is an emotional issue, similar to the notion that big pharma has cures for cancer that are being withheld. No research will satisfy you as you believe it is one big conspiracy. Once again, you present anecdotal evidence whereas I show you studies that do not support the claim and also have the evidence of the eradication of diseases. The diagnosis rates for autism are also suspect as at one time, it was not part of diagnoses and now it is being done on younger children. It has also become quite an industry for treatment in the developed world.
October 6, 2015 at 6:03 p.m.
Yes, of course they are. I should have known better. The National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control has been full of liars and cheats for decades. I provide you peer reviewed articles and you provided "they are all liars!" I provide the obvious proof of the veritable eradication of deadly diseases and you give Huffington Post articles. You know, just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't all out to get you. You can thank the millions of people like me that had their children immunized to keep up the herd immunity.
October 6, 2015 at 3:09 p.m.
isaac45Use your google machine...it is an old story.
October 6, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.