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David Skolnick

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The focus of the new Youngstown department will be on growth in neighborhoods and main corridors

Voters approved a charter amendment to merge two city departments

Youngstown sewer rates to reach nearly $100 over next 4 years

City officials: 4-year plan necessary to satisfy EPA

The city is making $147 million in improvements as mandated by the federal EPA

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Downtown tree from Brandywine

This Colorado blue spruce, donated by Craig Tareshawty, owner of Brandywine Apartments, is Youngstown’s downtown Christmas tree. Marty Martin, left, of Diamond Steel Construction Co. helped get the tree in place as he has for more than 30 years — always in a Santa hat.

Two House members and the state’s two senators are urging a tax credit extension for Delphi salaried retirees

The retirees will lose federal credit for healthcare if an extension isn’t given by Jan. 1

Youngstown is in early talks to sell the city-owned 20 Federal Place building

Parking could be the key to the deal

Financing for a downtown Youngstown project will be finalized this week

The $5 million improvement project ‘will start moments after closing’

Youngstown park wins 2nd place in statewide competition

It placed second in the best partnership category

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A testament to Traficant

About 1,500 free tickets to Nov. 30 memorial event distributed on first day

Nearly 1,500 free tickets for a Nov. 30 public event to celebrate and honor the life of former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. were given away Monday — the first day to get them

Moms, sons gather at park for 'Date Knight'

Boys dressed as superheroes and knights for the event. In its third year, the Boardman Park program added a second night.

Hagan interested in Ohio Dem chairmanship

He won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2016

White powder found at Boardman gas station wasn’t dangerous

It’s not likely related to a suspicious substance found in a letter at another township business

All mail accounted for and on time, official says after downtown mishap

All mail accounted for and on time, official says

The mail dump is ‘very uncommon,’ he says

Firefighters from 10 departments protest planned Youngstown cuts

The plan is not to replace 8 retiring firefighters.

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Semi dumps thousands of pieces of mail in Youngstown

Postal workers, concerned citizens, city officials and a journalist helped clean up a truckload of mail that spilled onto Front Street in downtown Youngstown Wednesday night.

Youngstown council to consider raises, hear firefighters' objections

Youngstown council is expected to ratify a contract with the city’s wastewater union.

Mahoning sales tax won with support in Youngstown, Boardman, Austintown

The tax again fared poorly in the smaller suburbs and rural areas of the county.

Mahoning auditor lambastes Dem chairman’s comments

‘You simply can’t trust the guy,’ outgoing auditor says of party chairman

Auditor says, ‘You simply can’t trust the guy’

Sewage backup from sinkhole has city resident at wits’ end

Jimmy Mikesell of Service Master Restoration by All-Action, North Lima, sprays a chemical in the basement of the North Whitney Avenue, Youngstown, home of Edward Kalosky II. Kalosky’s sewer has backed up five times since Oct. 25. Kalosky said he had to undergo two surgeries after slipping in sewage in his basement.

Mahoning Avenue will be closed for at least another week

Work is estimated to cost $260,000, but Youngstown received a state grant to cover most of that cost

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Residents, officials worry over impact of grocery closures

Youngstown native Chris London, pastor of New Vision Baptist Church, said he has shopped at Bottom Dollar Food on Glenwood Avenue since it opened in February 2012 because of its convenience for him.

Less snow in the Valley is expected this winter compared to recent ones

Local expert expects below-average temps

The temperature will be below average this winter, WFMJ’s chief meteorologist says

Voter turnout will be low, Mahoning Valley election officials say

They expect about 40 percent to 43 percent turnout

Gov. John Kasich says he doesn’t know if it’s possible for Republicans to win in Mahoning County

He asked voters to “forget your party this time”

Financing for a downtown building project should be done by the second week in November

An architectural firm wants to relocate to the building.

Water and sewer backed up into 15 properties on Youngstown’s West Side

Mahoning Avenue will be closed for about a week

A public celebration for the late congressman will be Nov. 30

Free tickets will be available Nov. 17

Former Youngstown mayoral candidate is scheduled for a Thursday state elections commission hearing

He took an improper $3,900 cash campaign contribution

Oakhill prosecutors plan to use records related to cost of moving county agency

Also on the list of evidence that may be used in the case is a Vindicator editorial board video

Youngstown council isn’t ready to give pay raises and bonuses to non-union workers

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Nonunion city employees have gone without a

Statewide Republican ticket to campaign Thursday in Youngstown

Two statewide Democrats were in the area Monday

The Covelli Centre had its worst third quarter loss in six years

Without a Rod Stewart concert, the loss would have been ‘substantially more,’ the center’s head says

For 4th time, Youngstown voters asked to ban fracking

If it’s rejected, supporters of the proposal say it will be back

Mayor hires YSU events manager as new downtown director

He starts the new job Nov. 17

Court of appeals candidate Robb gave $101,532 to her campaign

A Mahoning County Probate Court judicial candidate loaned more money to her campaign

Governor comes to Boardman today to receive labor endorsement

This will be his third labor endorsement

Only 1 judicial candidate not recommended by Mahoning Bar

The bar’s members highly recommended four sitting judges

The state treasurer touts his record during his first term on the job

His Democratic challenger said the incumbent made ‘the office work for him’

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Oakhill prosecutors have about 700 hours of secretly-recorded conversations related to the corruption case

Secret recordings over 5 years could be used against 3

The recordings are from Oct. 18, 2005, and Aug. 6, 2010

Youngstown will demolish Borts Pool

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Also coming down are its bleachers, the bathhouse, steps and fencing

Gov. John Kasich says election about his job performance

His Democratic opponent says if that’s so, the incumbent shouldn’t be re-elected

A Mexican restaurant in downtown Youngstown is out of business, gallery liquidating

A downtown arts and collectibles store is liquidating its inventory

6th District incumbent spends more in months than Dem challenger overall

The challenger started advertising on TV on Tuesday

3 firms pitch plan for wayfinding signs in Youngstown

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City could make a decision in a month

Judge orders Yavorcik to court

Oakhill Renaissance Place case

Yavorcik is among three defendants in the criminal conspiracy case

Youngstown council couldn’t approve legislation by emergency

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Two council members couldn’t attend

Youngstown settled a police brutality lawsuit

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The plaintiff is to receive $69,000, with $50K coming frm the city.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is seeking his seventh two-year term in the House

His Republican opponent is running because ‘all people deserve a race’

Mayor wants to raise salaries, bonuses for Youngstown management workers

Council first wants to hear from the administration before making a decision

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