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Youngstown hires company to design wayfinding signs

The work should take about 16 weeks

Eastern Gateway to hang banners touting the school’s growth

A city committee wants a plan for permanent signs

Cincinnati councilman says he’ll run for U.S. Senate next year

Incumbent Republican expects other Democrats to also run

Youngstown council postpones 4 votes

Council will reconsider the proposals at its Feb. 4 meeting

Youngstown council to consider creating a whistle-blower policy

New proposals focus on whistle-blowers, violence and bullying

Will also look at a policy to address violence and bullying in the workplace

The decision to sell 20 Federal Place hinges on a parking lot as part of the deal

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The sale of the city-owned 20 Federal Place downtown office building could be decided by a parking lot.

Youngstown firefighters union agrees to a new contract

City council will vote on the proposed deal Wednesday followed by a board of control vote Thursday

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A former Mahoning County official accused of being involved in the Oakhill conspiracy case won’t be charged

Statute of limitations on former JFS director expired

The statute of limitations expired about five weeks before indictments were unsealed

200 notes by Cafaro pile up as evidence

Correspondence details ‘coordinated corruption,’ prosecution contends

Included are notes of meetings he had with Mahoning County officials

New filing in Oakhill case reveals more details, names Cafaro

The new 100-page document sheds more light on what prosecutors contend was coordinated corruption between Mahoning County officials and Anthony Cafaro Sr., above right. Defendants in the criminal conspiracy case are, from left, county Auditor Michael V. Sciortino, Atty. Martin Yavorcik and Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally.

McNally: Youngstown private prison owner won't fight loss of federal contract

Company is looking elsewhere for a contract to house inmates

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New Ohio House member Lepore-Hagan loses job at YSU

Newly sworn-in state representative accuses university of practicing sexual discrimination

She contends the university is discriminating against women

Mahoning elections board eliminates 35 precincts, most in Youngstown

Board officials don’t want to move voters to different polling locations

Yavorcik seeks dismissal of indictment for second time

Oakhill criminal conspiracy case

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com CLEVELAND For a second time, Martin Yavorcik, one of the

Downtown Youngstown store and deli is looking to expand

The expansion would be on a city-owned parking lot

Moffie gets $4K settlement after city demolishes house

By DAVID SKOLNICK skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A Poland man, who had a house he owns on the

Youngstown council assistant and deputy clerk lost civil-service protection

Council plans to promote a clerk on Wednesday

Last month 2nd lowest for December snowfall

Valley had second-lowest accumulation for month since 1897

Total snowfall was 0.7 of an inch last month

Youngstown woman works to get vacant houses demolished in Brier Hill

A long-vacant structure with no doors or windows is next on her list

Federal and Salem law enforcement are investigating a phone threat against U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson

A Canfield man was convicted two years ago of threatening the congressman

A waste-management company is relocating its headquarters to downtown Youngstown

It signed a five-year lease with the city

Youngstown council votes not to oppose Crickets liquor license renewal

The lawmakers also approved a new contract with ranking police officers.

Ohio treasurer puts Ohio's checkbook online

Next on his list is local government subdivisions

Youngstown council to mull $14M water meters upgrade

It will also consider a contract with its ranking police officers union.

Dollar Tree store coming to Youngstown’s West Side

A former Dairy Queen will be demolished at that Mahoning Avenue location

The Mahoning Valley’s three new Ohio House members have different political backgrounds

O’Brien, Lepore-Hagan, Ginter bring varied experience

The three have requested to serve on various House committees

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan was featured on a “60 Minutes” segment on mindfulness

The congressman wrote a book on the practice

About 45,000 lights are part of the parks’ Winter Nights celebration

The park will have two other Winter Night shows from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28

A winning 7th District Court of Appeals candidate gave $173,804 to her campaign

A Mahoning probate judicial candidate has spent nearly $200K of her own money on two failed campaigns

Mayor promotes a city official to head a new department

The department is a merger of community development and economic development offices

Judge in Oakhill case granted the extension

The defendants will have 60 days after prosecutors provide notice of evidence to file pretrial motions

Youngstown won’t take a fire truck off the road

Union’s plan still saves city $1M

City officials say $1,035,000 will be saved annually under this plan

State Rep. Robert F. Hagan is out as an Ohio Democratic chairman candidate

Backs David Pepper, the leading candidate for the job

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

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Prosecutors say more evidence will be provided

The elections board is looking to eliminate 32 voting precincts in Youngstown and 3 in Struthers

Plan would eliminate 32 precincts in Youngstown by May

The board will look to cut precincts in other communites later this year

Fire union comes up with alternate plan to save money

City council and administration like it

Youngstown council postpones a vote on opposing a liquor permit renewal for South Side bar

Council mulls whether to object to renewal of Crickets’ liquor license

Numerous patrons of the business attended the meeting

Youngstown is among 26 communities to win a national contest

There were 316 applicants

Some Youngstown council members object to the renewal of liquor permits at three locations

The owner of one establishment is urging supporters to attend today’s council meeting

Attorneys for two of the Oakhill defendants want more time to argue the case shouldn’t be tried in Cuyahoga County

Attorneys for McNally, Sciortino say more time is needed to review tapes

Prosecutors haven’t provided all of the required evidence, the attorneys contend

Youngstown council will consider raising sewer rates by 17 percent over four years

It is expected to hear from the head of the city’s firefighter union about a staff reduction

Last month just missed being the 10th coldest on record

The Valley had the eighth most snow accumulation in November

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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