Visiting Judge Patricia A. Cosgrove will preside over the first hearing in Sean McKinney’s election-fraud lawsuit at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
McKinney claims widespread voter fraud took place in November’s mayoral election, which he lost to Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown.
The hearing could include discussion of the host of subpoenas McKinney issued to Brown and several current and former county employees. Those parties subsequently filed motions to quash the subpoenas arguing that McKinney does not have the right to issue them. Judge Cosgrove has not ruled on the subpoenas’ legitimacy.
Inaugural ball sold out
Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s first inaugural ball is sold out, he announced Wednesday. The ball is at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stambaugh Auditorium’s Tyler Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to local charities.
Open house at YSU
The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University will host an open house for prospective students from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St.
Check in begins at 9 a.m. followed by a college overview by Dean Betty Jo Licata at 9:30 a.m. Participants will meet current students, faculty and staff to learn about WCBA majors, leadership activities, professional development experiences and career opportunities.
Lunch will be provided followed by campus and residence hall tours for those interested. Information on various majors will be available.
To make a reservation, visit ysu.edu/wcba. For information, call 330-941-2376. Free parking is directly across the street from the southern entrance to Williamson Hall on Wood Street.
Parent makes threat
Police are investigating a threat Warren City Schools officials say a parent made toward the Lincoln K-8 school and its staff, over what a parent said was the mistreatment of her daughters on the school bus.
Police were contacted after a 3:45 p.m. phone call Tuesday from the parent. The woman made “several threats” to a secretary at the school, a Warren police report says. The school is on Atlantic Street Northeast.
The secretary said this was an “ongoing problem with this parent.”
A Warren man was convicted last year in Warren Municipal Court of telecommunications harassment and making false alarms after using Facebook to threaten a massacre at his daughter’s Warren public school over his child’s treatment by other children.
Public meeting set
Youngstown City Council’s Safety Committee will host a public meeting at 5 p.m. today. Topics of discussion will include police department 2018 tire purchasing, reducing violence and increasing safety at bars/liquor establishment, snow removal procedures and all other business the committee deems necessary.
The meeting will take place on the sixth floor of city hall, 26 S. Phelps St., in the council caucus room.
More Digest on A7