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David Skolnick
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Youngstown Reporter, Politics Reporter & Columnist

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Traficant cremated, family rep discloses

A forensic pathologist said he conducted an autopsy on the body

Youngstown council expected to rescind legislation on downtown coordinator

The law director says council doesn’t have the power to appoint anyone to the job

Controversial sheriff, congressman succumbs after farming accident

Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., the most controversial Mahoning Valley political figure of the last half-century, died Saturday as a result of injuries he sustained in a farm-tractor accident. He was 73.

TRAFICANT QUOTABLES | Best lines in the House

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.’s legacy included his often colorful, funny, outrageous and

Ranking police officers reject three-year deal with Youngstown


The concern is related to health care

Former congressman’s family at bedside, awaiting doctors' assessment

Family at his bedside thanks public for prayers

He is unconscious and under sedation, a family spokeswoman said

Additional asbestos raises cost of demolishing Wean complex

Work at the site should be done next year

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Family, friends praying for Traficant after farm accident

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., right, was seriously injured in an accident on his family farm in Greenford in Mahoning County's Green Township.

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Sciortino admits alcohol issues, rehab

Mahoning County Auditor Michael V. Sciortino, running for re-election, said he checked into an alcohol addiction rehab facility the day he was indicted on 22 criminal counts related to allegations of political corruption.

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