Yemma gets nod for Mahoning treasurer’s post

YOUNGSTOWN — Dan Yemma can remove interim from his title of Mahoning County interim treasurer.

County Democratic precinct committee members voted overwhelmingly in favor today of having Yemma fill the unexpired term.

Yemma received 142 votes to 70 for Kenneth A. Carano, a former state legislator and former Gov. Ted Strickland’s Mahoning Valley regional director.

Paul J. Canter, a certified public accountant, who repeatedly called himself a “political novice” in his speech to the committee members received 5 votes.

After the vote, Yemma said he was “surprised at the margin” of victory, “but I worked very hard” for the votes.

Yemma will fill the remainder of ex-Treasurer Lisa Antonini’s term, which expires in September 2013.

Also today, Struthers precinct committee members voted 13-1 to appoint Carol Crytzer, a Democratic precinct committee member, over William J. Basista to Yemma’s unexpired term as Struthers council-at-large.

For Yemma to serve as interim treasurer, a position county commissioners appointed him to on May 23, he had to resign his Struthers council seat.

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s Vindicator and

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