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Backers of the anti-fracking Youngstown charter amendment to get hand recount

mahoning county

The results of the Struthers mayoral race and everything else on the Nov. 3 ballot will be official today

Bill Clinton touts presidential campaign of wife at Canfield fundraiser

The former president spoke for about 25 minutes to a crowd of about 200.

Oakhill judge refuses to drop corruption case

The judge said there’s no evidence that there are 2,000 hours of secretly recorded tapes

Youngstown council raises, lowers fees


Council also repealed the city’s pit-bull ban.

Most speeding fines get zapped, but others warned

Cara Carramusa of Poland successfully had her civil speeding citation dismissed in Youngstown by hearing officer Gene Fehr, upper left. Also listening to her is city police Lt. William Ross, lower left, and John O’Connor of Optotraffic, the company that processes and mails the citations.

Youngstown council will consider legislation to pay $140,000 for two splash pads

The splash pads will start being used next spring

Oakhill prosecutors: Case shouldn’t be dismissed

2,000 hours of secretly recorded tapes ‘do not, and have never, existed’

2,000 hours of secretly recorded tapes ‘do not and have never existed,’ prosecutors say

Youngstown council to consider eliminating its ban on pit bulls

City police no longer enforce law anyway

The ordinance is no longer enforced

Tickets are selling well for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser featuring her husband

Football great Jim Brown and singer Mary Wilson are attending Thursday’s event

Youngstown issues 4,000-plus speeding citations in less than 3 months

Only 119 have filed appeals with hearings starting Wednesday

Paranormal TV show digging into claims Youngstown house haunted

Travel Channel crew in city to film episode

The filming will be done in about a week

Anti-frackers asking for recount on charter amendment

The recount could cost up to $2,250

Sciortino seeking trial postponement

He also wants to postpone the trial, which is set to start Jan. 11

Officials plan count of 147 misplaced Struthers write-in ballots

The count will almost certainly give the incumbent the lead.

Quality-of-life violations will carry fines starting Jan. 1

Until then, Youngstown has a grace period

Youngstown officials discuss changes to downtown parking

The possibilities include increases in fees for parking on the street

Youngstown officials to meet regarding downtown parking

One goal is to add parking meters all over downtown, a city official says

Youngstown hearings on speed citations to begin Nov. 18

There are 119 people who filed appeals

Fundraising trail for Hillary to lead Bill Clinton to return stop in Valley

Contributions start at $500 and go to $27,000 for campaign bundlers

Misplaced ballots force new count in Struthers mayoral race

Misplaced ballots force new count in Struthers race

The Mahoning County Board of Elections found 147 write-in ballots

The marijuana legalization proposal on the ballot wouldn’t be fully in effect until the fall of 2016

Law enforcement braces for vote on Issues 2 and 3

Local law enforcement opposes the plan

Bad weather likely to reduce YPD traffic citation enforcement

Speeders have paid about $180,000 in fees

Marijuana issues driving Valley voters, but low turnout expected

Turnout in Mahoning County will be 30 percent to 32 percent, the county elections director says

Youngstown paid $60K to demolish 4 structures on Market Street

The building sustained heavy damage in an August fire

Covelli Centre turns small profit during third quarter

For only the second time since it opened a decade ago, the city-owned Covelli Centre finished its July-to-September quarter with an operating surplus.

Committees backing three Mahoning County issues spent about $100,000 in the pre-general-election time period

For Struthers mayor, Democrat Danny Thomas Jr. raised the most money

The Mahoning County Board of Elections new app provides various voting information

Mahoning is the first county board of elections with an app

Youngstown’s Covelli Centre celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its first show

The center got off to a tough start, but is now considered one of the main reasons for downtown’s revitalization

There are races for five of the seven seats on Youngstown City Council

Candidates in the 1st and 4th Wards are running unopposed

Close to 1,200 motorists cited for speeding have paid about $150,000 in fees

Only 64 people cited are seeking hearings

Youngstown’s tax revenue will be lower than budgeted, its finance director says


The projected amount for this year was already a reduction from 2014

Four candidates are running for Struthers mayor

Incumbent Stocker running as a write-in

The incumbent is seeking re-election as a write-in candidate

The Campbell mayor is being challenged by a retired city police officer

The mayor has more than 40 years of political experience while his challenger is running for the first time

Political consultant admits he secretly recorded Sciortino

Political consultant admits he secretly recorded Sciortino

An FBI agent said the bureau started an investigation into local corruption in 2007.

US Reps. Ryan, Johnson fatten campaign funds

Neither incumbent has challenger yet

Johnson loaned $15,000 to his campaign

Hazardous-material tests set for former Wick Six properties

The properties used to be the homes of two car dealerships

Anti-fracking proposal goes to Youngstown voters for 5th time

City residents are tired of voting on this issue, the mayor says

Ryan, O’Brien leading NEO business leaders on trade trip to Cuba

The group left today and will return Sunday

Ted Strickland’s Senate campaign raised close to $1 million in the year’s third quarter

The incumbent Republican raised twice as much in those three months

Youngstown water funds flow to downtown development

Youngstown financed demolition of the former Kress Building downtown and construction of a parking lot in its place by tapping funds from its water and wastewater accounts.

Youngstown cops out 2 days this week on speeding citation duty

166 citations issued this week

Oakhill prosecutors nix Yavorcik motion to dismiss case

Venue can only be determined during a trial

Mandel: Valley is ideal to unveil Rubio policy

He’s the first 2016 presidential candidate to campaign in the Mahoning Valley

Group backing Sittenfield outpaces his own fundraising

The candidate’s quarterly contributions continues to decline

Anti-fracker hints that Youngstown Bill of Rights may have passed in ’14

The insinuation angered leaders of the elections board

The insinuation angered leaders of the elections board

Youngstown council delays raising sanitary rates, repeals anti-begging law

Members vote to replace the city’s anti-begging law

Anti-fracking backers question accuracy of vote count in Nov. 2014

Mahoning County Board of Elections members called the accusations ‘ridiculous’



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