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David Skolnick

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Strickland: Potential Dem opponent for Senate isn’t serious threat

The former governor wants to avoid a primary

Niles mayor faces a challenger for the first time in 16 years

His opponent said the mayor didn’t do enough to avoid having the city in state fiscal emergency

2 candidates for Struthers mayor have been convicted of crimes

2 Democratic candidates for mayor criminally convicted

One addressed his past while the other won’t talk about it

Ryan spent campaign money on hotel stays in California, airline flights

Rep. Bill Johnson also spent money on hotels and travel

The Oakhill criminal corruption case has a March 1, 2016, trial date

McNally, Sciortino and Yavorcik to face 83 criminal counts

The judge set the date during a brief pretrial

City council to consider three expired contracts

The contracts would be retroactive to Jan. 1

Four of Youngstown’s seven council seats don’t have incumbents running

There are 15 candidates seeking those four positions

Three incumbents on Youngstown council have opponents in the Democratic primary

The candidates include blight removal, improving neighborhoods and attracting businesses as their top priorities

An elderly woman quarantined with a MRSA infection voted

The deputy county coroner opened the ballot, sealed in a biohazard envelope

Ex-Gov. Strickland raised $672K to start U.S. Senate campaign

It’s about $100,000 less than his potential Democratic primary opponent

Youngstown council will vote next week on a planning contract extension


The contract is for up to $60,000 for the year

GOP congressman, Dem Mahoning commissioners want bipartisanship

The congressman is optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can work together

Youngstown has reduced the membership rates to use its golf course

Also created cheaper rates for students and military veterans

County boards of elections are open until 9 p.m. Monday for voters to register for the May 5 primary

Early voting starts Tuesday morning

Early voting starts Tuesday

State to help fund traffic signal upgrades at 14 Youngstown intersections

The work will be done on South Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard

Youngstown council again postpones vote on a YNDC contract

A council member accuses two of his colleagues of ‘holding legislation hostage.’

Youngstown panel to review proposals for riverfront park, amphitheater downtown

A recommendation is expected in two to three months

Bill Clinton endorses ex-Gov. Ted Strickland for Senate

Clinton said Strickland ‘offers a unique blend of qualities’ needed in the federal government

Youngstown council to consider a new planning contract Wednesday

The contract cost would be up to $60,000

Judge Kobly: Defendant 'lazy,' Woodside site a 'disgrace'

Youngstown Municipal Judge Elizabeth Kobly sentenced a contractor to three days in jail for failing to clear the debris of the former Woodside Receiving Hospital on the South Side. In the background is a smokestack the contractor said hasn’t been taken down because he spotted a bald eagle in it.

Youngstown, YNDC finalize deal for mowing, cleanup

The contract was debated by council and the mayor last week

Youngstown received six proposals to design an amphitheater and park

The project would be along the Mahoning River

Documentary about former congressman James A. Traficant Jr. details his rise and fall

The film’s location had to be moved to a larger theater because of increased demand

Streetscape beautification program is 8 to noon May 30

This is the 18th annual Streetscape event

6 years in the making, Traficant film debuts Saturday

Its first screening is at the Akron Art Museum

YNDC director disputes councilwomen's claims of favoritism

Agency’s director disputes allegations of favoritism made by council members

‘Every side of town is treated the same,’ he says

Judge in Oakhill case postpones today’s pretrial hearing

Two of the defendants’ attorneys are busy with a federal case

Youngstown board authorized $2.2 million in improvement projects

Almost half of the expense is to pave four streets and upgrade traffic signals at four intersections

Youngstown council, mayor debate racial bias, favoritism

The mayor disputed claims from some on council that the agency isn’t treating all parts of the city fairly.

Youngstown council will consider repealing and replacing various laws

Council will also introduce a policy on quality of life issues

Sections of four Youngstown streets will be repaved starting in late April

The mayor calls one of the streets on the list ‘a disaster”

Youngstown mayor touts downtown revitalization in State of City address

Development commitments top $20 million, McNally says

Adds that there are plans for new businesses in other parts of the city

Obama nominates Valley native to GSA post

She grew up in Boardman and Poland, and graduated in 1976 from Cardinal Mooney High School

Oakhill judge grants a postponement on filing a change-of-venue challenge

oakhill case

The new deadline is April 3

Youngstown street department temporarily filling potholes

Employees are working 12-hour shifts weather permitting

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown endorsed Ted Strickland for the Senate

Calls Strickland ‘a champion for middle-class Ohioans’

Tease photo

Michael V. Sciortino is officially the ex-Mahoning County auditor

Oakhill criminal conspiracy case defendant caps his 9-year career with 13-day suspension

He’s been indicted since May 14, 2014, and suspended since Feb. 23

Prosecutors in Oakhill case don’t object to request for more time

Defense wants judge to extend deadline for motions to April 3

The two attorneys are handling a federal case

Strollo Architects gets a tax abatement from Youngstown

Firm is improving a vacant downtown building

Youngstown council signs two contracts with a law firm to serve as city’s collection agency

One is for a flat $60,000 fee and the other is for 30 percent of collections

Mahoning polling sites to feature new technology for voting

Mahoning County

The equipment will be first used in the May primary

Snow is in today’s forecast

The area had freezing rain Tuesday

Freezing rain is expected this afternoon

Expect roads to be slick

Oakhill defendants want more time to file motions

Counsel for McNally, Sciortino to request a change of venue

The two say they are focused on another client in a federal case

5th Ward council candidate owes taxes

She plans to pay the taxes when she and her husband buy the house

A Youngstown company has the lowest proposal among six to turn a parcel into a parking lot

The work will begin later this month or in April

2nd-coldest month in Valley since 1897

This February

This month had eight days of record low temperatures

The endorsed Youngstown 7th Ward candidate owes unpaid taxes to county and state

Vivo says if elected, he’ll use council salary to make good on debts

Said he’d use ‘a majority’ of his council salary, if he wins, to pay the taxes



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