Does EVERYTHING have to be a political attack? Boardman Jeff's comments are so disgusting because it is completely uncalled for. I am shocked how uninformed he is. This is the Mahoning Valley, where democrats rule everything from dogcatcher to congressman. The few conservatives that are in this valley are the ones running the small businesses, and every day people like Boardman Jeff come by looking for jobs but never get hired because they live their lives full of the hate and self loathing that filters through to internet comment boards.
March 7, 2014 at 6:34 p.m.
What? They didn't also screen Frack Nation? This "meeting" was a propaganda fest designed to instill fear into low information voters. I like the linking of "Failed" with Beirsdorfers name. Lets keep it that way. This family needs to be run out of town on a rail.
March 2, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.
These democrats make my head spin. They complain because Kasich cut taxes, then Letson complains because Kasich raised taxes.
Local communities are supposed to fund more of the services that they provide. Local levies are a good thing. If the people in the community want that service then the pay for it directly.
February 25, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.
Yeah right piwohio! You will never get a politician to make a tough decision because if they do, the uninformed masses will be out there protesting. Many people want to make believe that they would do a better job than the commissioners, but those same people don't know 10% of what the commissioners have to deal with. Sure it sounds easy enough, but did you take into account the restrictions placed upon funds, labor contracts, regulations, court decisions and a thousand other complications that really tie the hands of the commissioners? I'm not defending them but rather trying to spread some light on the fact that it is always more complicated than a vindy article makes it appear.
February 23, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.
The law did fail. Too little overall funding went to true construction projects, and much that did went to unionized construction firms that had a lower unemployment rate anyways. The stimulus should have funded more projects and awarded them to smaller union and nonunion firms. Instead, those people who already had enough net worth to sustain the recession were rewarded, while those who were hurting got nothing.
The stimulus also did not roll back any regulations, which would have cost nothing but would have had a true stimulative effect.
February 20, 2014 at 7:33 a.m.
I have worked on the Y&S and driven along side it hundreds of times on Southern Boulevard and never found the conditions that the Boardman trustees were so concerned about.
February 20, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.
Seems like a speed limit increase is in order. If 85% of the traffic is going at least 52 mph, then raising the limit to 50 would better reflect the true usage of the road. 40 mph is simply too slow and creates a speed trap.
This road used to have a median barrier but was removed years ago. Guess they had it right the first time.
February 20, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.
Maybe a vote for Scott Hunter wouldn't have been a bad idea? The entire democrat party in the valley is corrupt but nobody will even think of electing someone without the "D". Battered voter syndrome. They keep beating us up but we keep electing them.
This valley really has to get away from this one party rule tunnel vision.
February 12, 2014 at 7:28 a.m.
This would seem to me to be a waste of time. I doubt that anyone on the wrong side of the road does it on purpose. It is usually the result of an accident or loss of control of the vehicle. Should the driver be lucky enough to survive, he then will be further traumatized by losing his ability to make a living.
Maybe Capri Cafaro needs to get behind the wheel of a big rig and see for herself what it takes to drive one of these trucks. Hopefully the Republicans will squash this ill conceived bill.
January 29, 2014 at 7:40 a.m.
This is not the Brier Hill Works of Ed Mann's era. A union is completely unnecessary.
BTW Love your post polhack!
January 19, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.