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What I recall off hand was that the Feds were withholding evidence, which I'm not sure why Gains didn't pursue, but Cafaro's attorney's correctly jumped on as a way to get the case dismissed - knowing the Feds weren't willing to give up the info. I believe that we will eventually find out what that is as the Feds build a case against Cafaro. Recall that Lisa Antonini worked out a plea deal in exchange for testimony; I believe her penalty has yet to be determined - which will come after some cooperating testimony.Do you have a specific link? I recall Cafaro's team wanting the county Oakhill case info to quietly go away
April 6, 2012 at 11:42 a.m.
ytownisajoke makes the most sense to me. This is simple math. The state's policy is mostly a robin hood policy where the districts like Poland pay for Youngstown students. So when state cuts come, it is a matter of simple math. And Poland is really one of the few decent communities around here to live, and as a resident it isn't nearly as bulletproof as many think. The population is aging and many of the homes built in the 60's and 70's are not kept up by the elderly residents. You wonder who will buy some of these properties even in really nice neighborhoods. Having the best school district in the region is a tremendous resource and one that should be maintained. If the schools do slide the community slides.
However, the board is tone deaf unfortunately and needs to really make a statement and articulate a vision, and there are unfortunately plenty of mediocre teachers, along with great ones. They appear approach a strategic issue timidly and with tactical changes.
Best thing about the district are the families and kids, though. With that base you'd be lucky to teach here. Only lived in Poland a few years and I am really impressed at just how plain nice these kids are.
Be nice if someone opened a watering hole in the old Enzo's / Paquarellas though!
April 23, 2012 at 1:09 p.m.