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Election update | McNally wins, fracking issue loses, school issues win

Published: Tue, May 7, 2013 @ 10:07 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — In a very close race, John A. McNally IV won the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor by 150 votes over Jamael Tito Brown.

McNally received 3,292 votes, 50.41 percent, to 3,142 votes for Brown, 48.17 percent.

Matthew Smith received 96 votes, 1.47 percent.

There are 27 provisional votes that won’t be counted for about two weeks, but won’t impact the outcome of the race.

The anti-fracking charter amendment in Youngstown was defeated with 3,821 no votes, 57 percent, to 2,880 yes votes, 43 percent.

All school issues in Mahoning County were approved with the closest race being in Boardman where a 1.6-mill replacement levy won by just four votes. That issue will be subject to a recount.


1markc919(24 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Good news, good news, and good news.

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2UticaShale(854 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

The days of the fractivist in Youngstown and eastern Ohio are now numbered. Prepare ye the way of the industrious and innovative young capitalist and free enterprise.

There will be no room for the occupiers and hipsters no more, it is time to let Youngstown rise again as an industrial giant it once was.

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3oh13voter(1205 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Congratulations Youngstown !
Better days are on the way.

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4Ytownnative(1046 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

If the amendment was against fracking and not all the other BS I would of voted for it

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5oldskool(97 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Onward and Upward YOUNGSTOWN!

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6formerdemliberal(182 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Utica shale, NEVER count out the delusional leftists. They always believe that they are correct and people that disagree with them are stupid, greedy, or selfish. Like defeated tax levies, they will never accept the will of the majority.

Good luck y-towners on your decision to stop the environmentalist insanity and increase chances of once again becoming a relevant force in this area's economic development. This area needs a centerpiece for economic growth and Youngstown is still in the best position to fill that position (if city and state politicians decide to work WITH business leaders rather than tax and regulate them to death). Same goes for local union leaders. Try collaborating sometimes with management, rather than always trying to destroy them.

The combination of racino approval for Austintown and rejection of environmental over-activism has brought some real hope for growth in this valley.

The best news is that Bobby Hagan will shortly be out of the local political picture. I don't know how we will be able to survive without him. Thank God for term limits.

Now if Y-town can only get its educational system together and valley voters decide to dump more political lifers like Ron Gerberry, things will really be looking up for the future.

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7JoeFromHubbard(1064 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

The election results are certainly encouraging.

It is good to see that the industrial spirit that built the city remains, uninterrupted by the fearful few environmentalists.

As "formerdemliberal" noted above, the fracophobics will, no doubt, present a continuing annoyance that must be addressed with constant vigilance lest they damage the revitalization of Youngstown.

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