Snarklar,Let me try this. Let's take a very simple object everyone has; a #2 wood pencil with an eraser. This item is made from a strip of cedar filled with compacted graphite with a rubber eraser attached by a small piece of formed metal. But, this item was produced by someone using a plan and some simple tools. Now, let's say we took a strip of wood, a pile of graphite, some latex, and strip of metal and set it on a table. How many years will it take for those items to move together on their own and create a simple #2 pencil? I'm pretty sure that it may never happen.
Now, let's look at our universe and the human body. It has a mechanical system of muscles on a structural system of bones, controlled by an electrical system of a brain with a wiring system of nerves, a digestive system to provide fuel to make the machine operate using oxygen provided by a pulmonary system. Added to that are the various systems of the senses in the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and fingers to provide stimulus to that machine. Oh, and as if this were not remarkable enough, there are two types of these machines that can combine together, wrestling as one, and produce many similar machines.
Now, you want me to believe that all of this happened by chance and there was not one large force controlling all of this creation? I am to believe that, because two amoeba collided together, there are guys in overalls wiring traffic lights today in Canfield? Sorry, I choose to believe that God is real, in control of the universe, and who loves every soul in his creation unconditionally, including me and you!No doubt that religion has been the cause of a lot of human problems but it was Pilgrims fleeing the Church of England that came to these shores to make this continent and our United States the power in the world today.
November 26, 2014 at 3:40 p.m.
If I would have told my mother that when I was 12, they would have been picking my teeth out of her clenched fist. I would have most definitely been a victim of violence, albeit appropriate and swift.
November 20, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.
Joe, It may have a lot to do with the Youngstown Business Incubator, America Makes program, and YSU. This 3D printing hub is a magnet and people are coming to this area. I have to believe they have done a marketing study on this particular area.
And, don't forget that people need rooms when they come to see YSU football games. Visiting teams have guaranteed wins here in November!
November 20, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.
While I am not a fan of charter schools in Ohio because they suck down taxes to put in the pockets of the schools owners, something different has to be done with the Y-town City School system. SO, it is time to think out of the box. If not charter schools, then it is time to dissolve the district and maybe send the kids to the adjacent districts. Of course, Mrs. Buckwheat believes with the "right resources" the kids will excel. How many more "resources" (read money) does she believe is needed spend on this problem. And, the hell with having the kids "excel"; try having them complete the basics. Typical liberal; believes that if you throw more money on the problem, it will be resolved.
November 20, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
There is a reason all of the businesses in that area are now boarded up. The cockroaches have made the area unlivable. This area of the South Side was a great place to raise families 50 years ago. Taverns lined both sides of South Ave. all the way to Midlothian and we never had any problems like this. Maybe a few drunks now and then but they were looked after by others. Now, life has little value and this kind of trash has no regard for themselves, let alone the next person. I hold out little hope for Y-town.
November 20, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
Anyone that has driven that stretch of roadway where this tragedy occurred knows that 35 mph is the correct speed. Unfortunately, kids at that age believe they are going to live forever and they are indestructible. Don't sue the government entities here; sue the estate of the kid behind the wheel of the car.
November 19, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.
It is a shame how this once proud football program has been run into the ground by Wolford. I heard enough when he blamed the punter after a loss a few years ago. NEVER throw your players under the bus as individuals. You win and lose games with a team effort, not through individual effort, no matter how much one player screws up. Does he really believe the freshman QB Wells wanted to throw an interception in OT? How about, if the team played to its capabilities, they would have won the game handily. But, no, Wolford's house has no mirrors in it.
The other item I have a problem with is the lack of hometown kids that play at YSU. This guy thinks he has to recruit nationally to get all of his talented players. This leaves a roster with very little hometown connections. Tressel was big on recruiting a 75 mile radius of Y-town. Therefore, when that type of a player comes to YSU, he brings family and friend's butts in the seats.
November 17, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.
I thought there was a Farm Tractor Show at Covelli that weekend?
November 17, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Yes! Please, please do this Buckwheat! Have your brother, Taxin' Tim help you. Have Betras start spreading the cash now!
November 16, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.
You can tell it's November in Youngstown. Snow in the forecast and YSU loses football games when it counts.
November 16, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.