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David Skolnick

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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

‘the tonight show’

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

Mahoning County auditor calls his indictment a distraction

mahoning county

Says he’s running against a well-funded Republican

54 applicants want to be Youngstown’s downtown-events and special-projects coordinator

Mayor sets up panel to review applicants

A new hire could start Nov. 3

Youngstown school board rebukes academic panel, Supt. Hathorn

Some board members say they want to hire an attorney

Youngstown fire inspector calls East High 'a fire hazard'

City could shut down the school if needed repairs aren’t finished soon

Petitions for Youngstown charter-amendment proposal have enough valid signatures

The issue would be on the ballot even if there wasn’t enough signatures

Youngstown firefighters strongly reject new contract

Union chief cites health care as key factor

Concerns over health care are why the union voted against the deal

Youngstown trying to sell 20 Federal Place again

The city removed the $2 million minimum asking price this time around

YSU’s fall enrollment declines by 844 students

However, total grows by 324 since classes began

But the incoming students’ academic achievement is at an all-time high

Disappearance of Youngstown credit cards prompts change in security protocol


Mayor wants a more formal policy

Youngstown firefighters to get annual pay raises in 3-year deal

City council will vote Friday to approve the contract

Proposed reduction of Youngstown's wards to be on Nov. ballot

They don’t need to be there

Youngstown voters will decide if they want the city to reduce its wards from 7 to 5

Council voted to put the proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot

Anti-fracking charter amendment to be on Nov. 4 ballot in Youngstown

Citizen initiative to go before city voters for a fourth time

This is the fourth time the proposal is to be considered by city voters

Last month was the area’s 10th wettest August

More than half of the rain last month fell on three days

Youngstown business spending $250,000 for storage facility

The building is expected be finished in December

Law director rejects Youngstown councilwomen's measure to hire outside counsel

City law director is refusing the request for such legislation

South Avenue business owners look to reform merchants’ association

The association would ‘rejuvenate’ the area, says one supporter

Austintown man questions Youngstown residency bonus for civil service tests

Youngstown’s deputy law director says the bonus is legal.

Judge rejects motion to dismiss Yavorcik case, blasts attorney

Judge takes exception to ‘speedy trial’ issue in Oakhill proceedings

Judge criticizes the legal filing

Kasich picks New Springfield attorney to replace Evans

She takes over Oct. 2

Food services at Covelli still paying off for Youngstown

General-fund budget to get $89K

A city official is ‘grateful’ for the additional money

Youngstown council may be ready to reduce wards

The proposal would reduce the number of wards from seven to five

Youngstown settled two lawsuits

It will also pay the $50,000 deductible on a third unsettled lawsuit

Attorney for Oakhill conspiracy case defendant seeking dismissal

oakhill place case

Attorneys for the two other defendants plan to file motions to dismiss some counts in the indictment

Democratic candidate for auditor says state shouldn’t use public tax dollars to fund failing charter schools

Also criticizes incumbent auditor for not making those schools accountable

Anti-frackers are back for the fourth time with a charter amendment


Supporters of a plan to base the number of wards in Youngstown on population are looking to get on Nov. 4 ballot

Youngstown to install two splash pads including one in an area with the city’s lowest juvenile population

The park is popular with kids on the East Side, the city’s park and rec director said.

Youngstown mayor focusing on demos, blight remediation, code enforcement

The city is changing its online property monitoring system

Dems can’t find candidate to challenge Judge Sweeney

Party fails to get judicial hopeful after Hanni’s withdrawal

Party chairman said he’s not surprised

Last month tied for 7th coldest in Mahoning Valley

Only 1.1 degree warmer than coldest July

Judge Evans’ retirement delay keeps successor in for 2-plus years

Kasich’s pick to be Evans’ successor to complete 2-plus years left in term

The judge contradicts himself on the election being a factor in his delay

Republican nominee for Mahoning auditor quits race

Local party will select a replacement on Aug. 10

Plan to reduce Mahoning County voting precincts postponed to 2015

Delays from Youngstown’s ward redistricting slowed down the county board of elections’ effort

NJ Sen. Cory Booker keynote speaker at Mahoning Dem dinner

Tickets for the Aug. 22 event are $500 each

Landscaping at downtown Youngstown location could start as early as today

City board approved a $19,292 contract for work

Youngstown will reduce fire department staffing by 8 to save $1M

Taking 1 firetruck off road would eliminate 8 positions

The moves would save about $1 million a year

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Decision due today on possible Sciortino suspension

Despite deadline, panel could postpone ruling on indicted county auditor’s fate

There is a possibility of a delay

Replacement trees at an inner-city fruit grove will be planted Saturday

The founder is ‘nervous’ about the new trees also being destroyed

Youngstown council has endorsed a ward redistricting map

Council will vote on the map Monday



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