dmacker, what same old story? The only story here I see is that the black teen had a guilty conscience, and mistook the traffic stop for the police finally catching up to him for something he knows he did wrong.
The true "same old story" is that young blacks don't feel that they have to abide by the same laws as the rest of us, and some will cry racism whenever they get caught. Its their culture that promotes lawless uncivilized behavior.
October 15, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.
NoBS, public safety takes 73% of the county budget because most of those services cannot be pared down any more without putting your and my butts in jeopardy. The percentage is so high because through all of our "lesson teaching" the citizens have taken away much of the money needed to run the county. So many of the nonessential services such as road and bridge repair, maintenance etc. are cut out so that they can can preserve the public safety forces. Ideally, the percentage would be smaller because the entire budget would be larger, but in this insane county all we want to do is hold grudges while driving over substandard bridges and dodging potholes.
October 5, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.
I oftentimes see a huge disconnect between the reality of running a county govt. and the perception of the people who post on Vindy and Facebook. You know people, things actually do cost money to do, sheriff deputies actually do need a paycheck, and criminals actually do need to serve out their sentences. Courthouses actually do need electricity, and judges actually do need paid.
I have been living here for forty years and for as long as I can remember I have heard the same refrain; that the commissioners are inept, always trying to screw the taxpayer and that they we have to starve them into a balanced budget. And for forty years the county just limps along,afraid to make any long term decisions because the next sales tax may be voted down, and not being able to hire the best people available because the voters "have to teach them another lesson". It is absolutely ridiculous that we have to continue to live in a county that does not have the best services because we are in this perpetual pissing match with the commissioners.
Most of you do not have the slightest clue how many rules, regulations and restrictions are placed on the county government. You may think that a certain decisions should be made a certain way, and you may be right, but the Vindy doesn't always tell you all of the rules and regulations that have to be considered before making that decision. That is the thing about govt. They make everything so complicated that you can't go straight from A to B to C to solve a problem. It would be astounding if some of you could realize this simple fact.
Each of us individually will not feel any pain from paying a few cents on every dollar. What is the real pain are property taxes, and coming up with a grand or two every six months. you want to complain about something, complain about that!
October 5, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.
If the board needs remedial help for them to learn what it is that a school board is supposed to do, then just how effective can they be at their job? Hathorn is a professional and has good ideas for the district but it seems that the board, who doesn't have a clue, keeps fighting him. The state commission is also being fought by the board.
Really, what requirements are needed to be a board member, other than winning an election? These people are locally grown, and we all know that their knowledge base is rather limited. I don't think the board has the skills and wisdom to effectively govern.
September 6, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
Good job Vindy. Talk about a map but don't actually show it.
July 22, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.
The anti-frackers were so willing to believe that there was going to be glowing piles of radioactive waste in Youngstown that they didn't even bother to learn about the process. They did the knee-jerk and now have egg on their faces.
July 3, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.
They didn't tell the public because a bunch of bleeding hearts would go out there and disrupt the roundup. Now that the excess population has been reduced other measures can be taken to manage them.
June 27, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.
This problem is only going to get worse as downtown become more of a residential area. The new hotel in the Stambaugh Building will exacerbate the problem with more people wanting to actually sleep at night. 11 pm is a reasonable time to turn off the loud music. These parties run all day; they don't need to run all night as well. I don't think that the city should give an assemblage permit that allows loud music after 11pm, something that definitely benefits one group at the expense of another.
June 26, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.
Yep, this was a big waste of time and resources. Laws against prostitution never made any sense to me. It goes against personal freedom and the ability of adults to engage in consensual activity in which both parties go away happy. If prostitution was legal and regulated govt. would make money, the activity would be safer for all involved and the druggies would be drummed out.
June 24, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
All this made up drama and faux crises to advance an agenda of poverty and dependence. Why would anyone go to any meeting at Liberal Universalist Church? There was no "information" there to be had, only fear and lunacy.
June 6, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.