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David Skolnick

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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


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


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


Two council members couldn’t attend

Youngstown settled a police brutality lawsuit


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

The Republican and Democrat in the 6th Congressional District race say they are bipartisan

Each denies other’s claim of working across party lines

The two also say their opponent is not

Recently retired Mahoning judge gets picked by governor for state ethics panel

The delay of his retirement date and its ramifications angered some local Democrats

Youngstown looking for firm to design signs

Three firms will present their proposals Wednesday

A national anti-fracking group staged a silent protest at the chamber

They were escorted out of the office by police

$7 coffee percolates state auditor's race

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Incumbent says that’s ‘flat wrong’ and challenger is ‘not fit for office’

Betras questions Mahoning elections board budget increase

One board member objected to the increase, but voted for the proposed budget

First-time early voters came out on first day of early voting

Some voted because they won’t be home on Election Day

AG DeWine offended by challenger’s assertions

Pepper accuses DeWine of allowing ‘pay-to-play’

David Pepper, DeWine’s Democratic challenger, says the AG’s office has a ‘pay-to-play’ issue

Political newcomer seeks to unseat Gerberry after 40 years

The incumbent has won 17 straight elections

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.

State agents seized computers as evidence against Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino

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The auditor met agents in the driveway of his house, turning over two laptops and a hard drive

Proposal would turn the vacant Youngstown fire station into a house

It was the only proposal received by the city for the structure

Youngstown gets single bid for vacant fire station

The city closed the 92-year-old structure earlier this year after building a new fire station

Elections board offers free remapping service to Youngstown

Elections board offers free remapping services

Board of elections offer to provide its services at no cost to help with a five-ward map

Youngstown council to hire firm to cut city wards to 5

Agreed to do it even though the proposal isn’t yet on the ballot

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Kasich: Local businesses could save Youngstown school system

A Democratic state representative is helping the Republican governor with the school district

Reduction plan poses serious safety issue, fire official tells Youngstown mayor


The plan would play a major role in saving about $1 million a year, mayor says

Interest rate declines on Covelli money


The rate was 1.4 percent last year

Former Campbell resident paints Sheet & Tube mural

It was her first

Hermitage man charged with shooting man downtown Youngstown

He’s charges with carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault.

Mahoning elections board refused to certify issue to reduce Youngstown wards

The delay is caused by the city submitting two nearly identical ballot issues

“Tonight Show” host pokes fun at Tim Ryan

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U.S. Rep. Ryan said the comment was ‘funny’.

Former Youngstown fire station for sale

There is no minimum price, but the city has criteria it will use to evaluate proposals



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