Imagine in this economy having to force people to make money. Some strange people in this country!
March 31, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.
This is foolish! Use our tax money to provide the services that we need, not an airport that only a few will use. An airport here within driving distance of three major airports is a bad idea. Its not that far to PIT or CLE and there is a larger selection of flights to choose from.
Mayor McNally would be better served by saying no and putting all of the city's limited resources toward providing the services we need. Maybe hire another police officer, or pave a street. Both would be a better value to the citizens than a redundant airport.
March 29, 2014 at 10:24 a.m.
I think SB5 is a dead issue with Kasich. His goal originally was to get Ohio out of its debt, and public union reform was just one tool in the toolbox to accomplish that. But he found other ways to accomplish the goal, so the need to reform the public unions is now gone. And he also responded to the will the people by not continuing to push the issue.
The income tax cuts will return money back to its proper owners. If the average person is only getting a $50 cut that is because that average person isn't paying much in income tax to begin with. That average person is already getting a good deal by getting all of the state's govt. services for a low cost.
I like to see the local govt. fund cut and income tax cuts enacted. This brings money back to the people in the local area so they can support local levies directly. If the schools in your community are important to you, then pay for them yourself. Don't demand that Ohioans somewhere else chip in to pay for your school. And that is all that the local govt. fund is. Its taking tax money from people elsewhere in the state and bringing it here. Their tax money should pay for their govt. services, not ours.
March 29, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.
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.