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End free parking for public employees

Tucked away in Sunday's Vindicator (Page B3) is a story out of Columbus with this headline: "Review finds that state spends more than $1M in free parking." The story spotlights the extent to which many public sector employees are pampered. Working for government and other entities means never having to ...

Federal judgeship maneuvering begins

Last week's announcement by U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus of Youngstown that he will be stepping down from full-time service in July has opened the succession floodgates. The list of hopefuls will continue to grow, but in the end, the selection will be made by President Barack Obama. ...

WARNING: Bailout of public pensions looms

It was a story that didn't get much play, but it certainly should be of interest to all workers in the private sector — those whose pensions have been frozen or even ended, and whose 401K plans have lost more than 30 percent of their value in the past year.The ...

A racist, no; race conscious, yes

A caller to the Feb. 21 radio talk show "The Valley's Talkin' with Doc and Bert" on 1330 WGFT accused this writer of being a racist because of comments made during a discussion about juvenile delinquency with Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick.Such an accusation has the effect of ...