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.
A crack in a ceiling is considered "untold environmental destruction"? Lets really look at what has happened here in Youngstown. Yes we have had a few earthquakes. They were small, barely causing any damage and the regulators took action to prevent it from happening again. So the earthquake issue is dead. As for the cracks, buy some spackle. Lowes is open until 9pm.
We had one person dump some fracking fluids in the Mahoning River. It was cleaned up and the perp was convicted. I have not read of any "untold environmental damage" from that spill. frack fluid itself is hardly toxic, and diluting it in the river made it even less so.
Those two events are the sum total of the "untold environmental destruction" caused by the gas industry in the valley.
The ballot process is designed to be a one time affair and not a club to continue beating people with until they submit. The people said no THREE TIMES!
The people know that there really is little danger of a well being sited anywhere near the residential areas of the city. There are simply too many landowners to deal with and too much abandoned land. It would be a landman's nightmare to get enough acreage signed up. That is unfortunate because a few years ago the bonus was $5,000 an acre. Money like that would be a great windfall to people living in the 'hoods who have been living in poverty for decades. But the antifrackers would rather keep those people poor.
One last thing. Who wrote the charter amendment? Did he or she flunk civics? A city charter does not overrule a state Constitution or the US Constitution. So why put language in there to that effect? If you are going to do this then at least make the language as bulletproof as possible. just reading the text told me about the seriousness of your entire effort. Why waste your time and money supporting an effort that is unquestionably unenforceable?
May 8, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.
How come the democrats get to evaluate candidates based on race?
May 8, 2014 at 7:40 a.m.
Wow what a way to overreact!!! Are people any more so scared that they have to go to extremes when they see anything even remotely related to a gun? Its an ammo box people!
May 2, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.