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2 arrested in Campbell for beat down of elderly man

Umm...the way I read it is that two men beat and robbed the victim and fled in a gold Pontiac that, according to witnesses, was driven by Figinsky. I'm sorry you don't understand the law but she, whom may be your sister, is guilty of being an accomplice in the beating. Please don't use Scripture that you don't understand. Jesus made this statement to stop the men from stoning the prostitute because they were the same men that "used her wares" and were just as guilty under the law as she was, sort of like Figinsky. In fact, checking out the booking photo indicates that she was charged with robbery.

March 27, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. suggest removal

Traficant’s story is our story

Hey, Dave, do you think Paul Gains thinks it is "funny on its surface" when he recounts the mob killings and political corruption that went on "decades" ago, looking in the mirror at the scars from the bullets that tried to take his life? Is it so bad in this area that we wistfully somehow desire to once again have the "quality" of life under the mob? My take? It is what I always knew about Jim Traficant. He was a political opportunist that was as corrupt as the days was long and everyone with a brain knew it. His local chief aide, Charlie O'Nesti was nothing but a bagman for the mob, not a firefighter. A friend's father, who was a firefighter, told me he threatened to push O'Nesti off a roof because he was such a screw-off. I judge by the company you keep! The best thing that can be said about Traficant now is that he is dead and can no longer tragically influence our town the way he once did.

March 27, 2015 at 1:33 p.m. suggest removal

Prosecutor: Football gift 'aggravating' in gang case

Ten years in prison is going to be detrimental to the development of his 10 known-of children. Just whom is going to show these kids how to traffic in marijuana, cocaine or heroin? Whom is going to show them how to carry and properly use an illegal firearm or how to be a good contributing member to one of our street gangs? Whom is going to show his sons how to properly lay the b!tches? Thankfully we can can most definitely count on the mothers to teach the daughters how to be proper ho's! Well, at least with ten years, he will have plenty of time to fashion taqiyahs for his kids after he studies Islam.

March 26, 2015 at 6:03 p.m. suggest removal

2 arrested in Campbell for beat down of elderly man

Did you ever think the 73 year old Poland dude was with his wife watching his grandchildren that live near the park in Campbell? Or, maybe the dude was driving home from a distance on Rte 422 with the dog in his car and he decided to walk it in the park to do it's business. Or, maybe you're just a major-league a$$hole in blaming the victim because you have a problem with the CPD.

March 26, 2015 at 12:53 p.m. suggest removal

Youngstown received six proposals to design an amphitheater and park

Gotta agree...water and wastewater revenues were only supposed to be used for the budgets of those departments. With many of the underground lines over 75 years old, they are going to need those funds for capital expenditures. To intermingle them into other projects- except to install lines in those projects- is criminal.

March 25, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. suggest removal

Tamarkin workers face severance vote

I would think that $15 per hour for a starting ditch digger would be appropriate. That would be what I believe is appropriate for a 4 man road crew with one filling the hole and three leaning on shovels. But, I refer you to the many articles the Vindicator printed about 3 to 4 years ago. The LOWEST-paid laborer base pay was $46,000 but, when all the benefits were added in, it topped him out at over $70,000! Add to that, the only way to get one of these positions is to be related to someone or through political patronage. It used to be, years ago, that people were hired in these county departments knowing that the work would not be difficult, the pay would be less than the private sector but the real added benefit was job security. That was the trade-off; less pay for more security.

The biggest difference between the public and private unionized worker is in the bargaining. The private sector worker is taking the money out of the pocket of the owner and his management. In the public sector, the worker takes the money out of the pocket of the taxpayer and the bargaining unit for the management gets a "me too" raise, also from the taxpayer. Well, let's see what happens the next time the sales tax issue is put back on the ballot! It is obvious that the only way the taxpayer can get the point across is to cut the purse strings.

March 25, 2015 at 1:54 p.m. suggest removal

WKBN picks wrong foe

But, if the two drunks happen to also be girls trying to pick up the same girl, then I have obviously stumbled into the wrong bar.

March 24, 2015 at 2:02 p.m. suggest removal

Tamarkin workers face severance vote

Yes, it takes so much skill to sling cold patch in a hole they use the day-reporting prisoners serving time for DUI's and minor drug offenses to do the work of the county laborer whom makes $46,000 a year base wage. Let's face it, most of these hacks get their govt jobs because they are someone's niece/nephew or they are patronage hires. Explain to me how Sciortino selected the employees that got raises and bonuses.

March 24, 2015 at 1:57 p.m. suggest removal

Tamarkin workers face severance vote

It is not too difficult to have a large pension benefit when the taxpayer is putting 15% or 20% of the base wage into the fund. Hell, under Marsico, his laborers were having 24% of their hourly wage put into PERS, which I believe was 14% directly by the taxpayer and 10% by the worker EXCEPT the taxpayer also was picking up the 10% amount also! AS far as Mr Meacham goes, I would surmise that, as an accountant, he would have had his own retirement plan in a 401k or a SEP plan. He may have a small pension from one his positions, but it is not likely. It is difficult to justify benefits that govt employees have when the taxpayer does not also have them.

March 24, 2015 at 8:58 a.m. suggest removal

BREAKING NEWS | GM to build Cruze model in Mexico

Prior to NAFTA, there was nothing to prevent GM from locating plants outside the borders. NAFTA merely prevented the govt from applying tariffs to the goods being imported from Mexico and Canada. NAFTA just sped up the inevitable process as the multi-national corporations will always locate their production facilities wherever they can get the cheapest labor. However, this move by GM is just galling since they received a govt bailout, funded by the American taxpayer (or Chinese bank), and had the game rigged in the favor of them. They should have been forced into bankruptcy court like any other company that can't meet it's obligations.

March 24, 2015 at 8:44 a.m. suggest removal



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