Glad to see Ford relocate production back in the US. Now let's hope they use more American-produced parts in the assembly.
March 7, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.
I am certainly glad Barry took my advice seriously this time. I hope he also takes my advice to see a proctologist to remove his head from his a$$. Unfortunately, we are now limited in our solutions since he has not been a leader previous to this. It is just as bad as GWB saying he looked into Putin eyes and saw his soul. Now we are left relying on other countries to help us find the way out of this mess instead of being proactive. But, Barry is not a fighter for what he believes in because I'm not sure he knows what he believes in.
March 6, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.
lee,You make valid points, especially about making so much noise regarding Tressel. As far as the BOT micro-managing and cutting, state funding to all state universities has been cut for many years, not just under John Kasich. It is the legislature that controls the purse strings. I like Kasich but definitely don't agree with his animosity toward public education. This charter school crap has gotten out of hand. However, it is the board that needs to steer the university and that means "rightsizing" it.
March 6, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.
I know enough to not make the same idle threats. It is like the Fonz telling Richie Cunningham that the bully doesn't fear him when he talks tough because he has reputation of BEING tough. Whne he didn't act in Syria, he sent the ultimate siganl. Even Kerry said that there should have been a limited military strike there- let's say, bomb the airport - to send Assad the message. Like when Reagan drew the line in the sand with Kaddafi; he crossed it and Reagan sent a missile through the front door without hitting the door frame. How about getting with NATO countries and freezing the assets of the rich Russian businessmen. Since Halliburton has such influence, wouldn't this help? Let's face it; Russia only has two real exports: oil and large-breasted blonde porn stars. I would think that now, after the election, Barry is more flexible on what he can do, correct?
March 6, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.
That is how I read the story; no back entrance so the installation of pipe bollards to protect the walls when BACKING in to the building are even more critical. The price paid for the facility seems very reasonable. But, as I am in this industry, ordinary steel pipe bollards would have only cost about $500 up front.
As for the police station, I remember being in the facility with my mom for a suspect line-up in 1991 and the place was disgusting as was City Hall. I thought the idea of connecting a new municipal building with the proposed convocation center was a fantastic idea but had insufficient funds to accomplish.
March 6, 2014 at 10 a.m.
No doubt that Dr. Anderson's appointment as YSU president was a pure money grab on her part to pad her pension. Of course, she was the popular choice of the staff of YSU because she would maintain status quo and not change staffing levels, pay, or benefits. In other words, make the tough choices. The YSU BOT has been plagued by a number of questionable appointments by past Gov's Taft and Strickland. I have no problem with Harry Meshel but Strickland's other appts. are highly questionable as to their community status to be qualified to make the BUSINESS decisions that need to made.
The university needs to go on another capital campaign to get a new facility for the STEM college. The current digs are outdated and need to be brought into the 21st century. This is going to be expensive and the next president is going to have to have great community ties to be able to lean on the business people of the area. This is going to take someone with stature to be able to go to the exec's of the oil and gas companies that are active in the area along with those companies that can profit off of the America Makes concern. The choice of Jim Tressel as president to do this is obvious. That is what the open letter to the YSU BOT was all about and why so many big names signed on to it.
March 6, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.
Why are there no pipe bollards at the corners of the overhead doors to protect the masonry walls? Cheap items during construction but more expensive to put in later after a few bumps in to walls.
March 5, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.
legaleagle,You make a good point about the disgraced Judge Cronin as some want "mercy for me but judgement for thee". However, she was an elected official who took an oath of office, accepted a "bribe" from a party that had business in her court. She knew what she was doing and threw it all away. I have little sympathy for her or any elected official with such ethics. You say she has done her "time", but not completely as she was released with a term of three years probation, which she is trying to have removed. She would best stay on probation for the entire term so that she would not be permitted in the new racino in Austintown. It would be prudent.
March 4, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.
More of Barry's typical foreign policy. All bluster and talk but, when pushed to act, he doesn't carry through. Just like Syria and Egypt. Putin, who is KGB, knows this and just laughs at our "leader". Keep shaking your finger at him Barry because Putin is giving you the finger right back.
March 3, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.
A bomb found in a car? In Campbell? What is this happening to this area!?!?
March 3, 2014 at 4 p.m.