If Sami Rafidi is investing $1.8M in anything, it is a safe bet it is with money he cheated other out of and there are plenty! He is as crooked as a Mahoning county politician and I will never patronize any of his stores.
September 19, 2014 at 8:59 a.m.
gdog,The reason is that the provost position is the most critical academic position at any university now. They are the individuals now responsible for the oversight of curricula and research. While 15 job abolishments may seem harsh, it is quite possible they were no longer necessary to run the institution. Martin Abraham is an excellent choice.
September 17, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.
gdog4766Social security was devised as old-age, retirement and survivors insurance by the FDR administration to be used as a supplement to the citizen's savings and pension. If a senior has sufficient income that they can play the ponies or feed a slot machine, who are you to stop them. Or, do you believe this should be a "means test" that if a retiree can afford to play slots, they should be forced to give up their benefit so that someone else can buy steak and joints? Personally, I believe these casinos are a rip off but if some want to patronize the establishment, why should we stop them?
September 17, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.
What did I make up? My question is, did Gen. Dempsey clear his comments with the President? I don't hate Mr. Obama. I believe he is a good father and loves his family. But, he is a terrible leader and seems to have trouble keeping his word.
September 16, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.
Did Gen. Dempsey clear this with his boss, the Community-Organizer-in-Chief? I mean, just last week, I heard it from his purple lips:
Mr. Obama pledged, adding that the mission “will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; it will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.”
Oh well, at least I can keep my doctor and health plan!
September 16, 2014 at noon
Since the Giant Eagle on Canfield Rd. closed several years ago, I have to guess this was at the Giant Eagle on BOARDMAN- Canfield Rd. At their prices, this would be about 20 razors and a couple of packs of diapers.
September 15, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.
I wonder if the Salem's would object if AT&T selected their property for the tower and paid them for the use of the land? I can tell you, if they came to me, I would take the money and let them build the tower.
September 15, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
Since most players are going to come from about a 50 to 75 mile radius, I don't know why they would necessarily need a room unless there was some sort of entertainment that would have them staying late. Drive in, park for free, donate some money, leave and drive home.
September 15, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.
This is real simple. Years ago, when we either voted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, you either showed up at your precinct poll or you requested an absentee ballot in advance from the BOE. Everyone at the polls knew you and an ID was not requested. Now, with the new voting laws, people can vote a month in advance at the BOE office. For the vast majority of people, they will be totally unknown there and an ID must be requested. So, if an request for an ID is made at the office, it follows that it must be requested at all polling locations.
As for voter fraud, I have no doubt in my mind it exists. I remember a news story on Channel 27 about 20 or 25 years ago detailing how a Democratic precinct committeeman (I believe his name was Joe Carter) would obtain a multitude of absentee ballots and go to the old folks homes on the southside and northside and have these old people vote. Many had never requested a ballot and didn't know which end was up. But, he "assisted" them in their voting process. He was probably minimally following the law but not the spirit of the law.
September 15, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.
If they expect a million visitors a year, that will be an average of about 2750 per day, not 5000. The arithmetic doesn't quite work. Otherwise, they would only be open about 200 days, not 365.
September 10, 2014 at 12:31 p.m.