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Youngstown council removes conviction question from applications


Three ex-convicts spoke in favor of the proposal before the vote

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Our 85.9 inches ranks fifth most snow for the area

This is also the third-coldest start to a year in the Mahoning Valley.

As voting deadline nears, Youngstown council hasn’t seen city’s budget

Officials frustrated as deadline nears

Council must approve the spending plan by March 31

Cheryl Waite now unopposed for 4th appeals judgeship term

The challenger cited an ‘unexpected health issue’ as her reason for withdrawing

Youngstown mayor wants to make it easier for ex-cons to work for the city

The city would remove a question about criminal convictions from its application form

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The governor touted the state’s job creation under his watch

Kasich touts job creation in address to Mahoning Valley McKinley Club

A Democratic gubernatorial candidate spokeswoman said the governor ‘shouldn’t be doing victory laps’

VAM USA LLC will build an $81.6 million facility

The project will start next month

A deal for an $81.5 million plant in Youngstown is expected to be finalized today

VAM USA pipe-threading facility would employ 84

The facility would employ 84

A hearing in Columbus will pose some challenges for Youngstown government officials

Youngstown government faces ‘inconvenience’ while witnesses testify about court conditions

But it won’t ‘shut down city government,’ the mayor says

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Mahoning County Democratic Chairman wants to toughen law on cash contributions

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Issue stems from former Youngstown mayor’s giving a $4,000 cash contribution to failed mayoral candidate

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The Youngstown Business Incubator is seeking $5 million to renovate a downtown building

Organization would buy Vindicator office building then seek state funds to renovate for 3D expansion

The building is owned by The Vindicator

A Youngstown business official says ‘the biggest complaint I hear is how filthy downtown is’

City officials want people to think of downtown as more than the central business district

Ex-mayor Sammarone says he should have known better

Should have known $4,000 cash donation exceeded law, he says

Despite the contribution, he contends he tries ‘not to get into other people’s elections’

Youngstown mayor mulls selling 20 Federal Place

He also wants to explore raising money through oil and gas development

Work on an air-conditioning unit should start at the end of the month

The apparent low bid was withdrawn after company made a $100,000 mistake

Judge: Youngstown tolerated officer's violation of federal rights

The judge allowed the civil lawsuit of a woman against Youngstown to proceed.

Engler hasn't withdrawn as appeals court candidate

He says he’s ‘pausing’ his candidacy, but isn’t ‘campaigning’

Boardman house damaged by fire may have been meth lab

A fire at the house damaged the basement

Bozanich: Decision expected within 10 days on Youngstown pipe-threading plant

The two sides are close to finishing negotiations, he said

Mahoning commissioner candidate disqualified from ballot

The board of elections decided after a more than 3-hour hearing.

Demolition of Kress Building downtown to start in about 2 weeks

Demolition on a downtown Youngstown structure will start in about two weeks

Youngstown council to consider a $369,000 grant for a possible $81.5 million project

The development deal also includes a tax abatement

Democrats in the 6th and 14th Congressional Districts are labeled as emerging races candidates

They still need to do more to get money from national Democrats

5 firms submit proposals to redistrict Youngstown's 7 wards

The mayor doesn’t plan to hire a company for the work already done by YSU

Last month was 5th snowiest February in area

The Valley could get up to 7 inches of snow by Monday

Dem AG candidate accuses DeWine of under-serving working families

The incumbent says he works every day for working families

Mahoning Valley gets $7.5M to raze 300 vacant homes

At least 300 structures will come down

Youngstown official: Vallourec subsidiary decision expected soon


It “looks promising,” he says

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Incumbent Hagan fails to withdraw before deadline

33rd District state central committeeman

He’ll support the endorsed candidate, but didn’t say he’d resign if he won.

Youngstown officials wanted the hearing in the city

The special master in this matter declined the request

State rep: Tressel didn’t dismiss considering YSU presidency

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The two talked at the State of the State address

State legislators from the Mahoning Valley support Jim Tressel for president of Youngstown State University

Tressel hasn’t said publicly if he’s interested in the job

Dem files to challenge Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge in the general election

A Republican who lost congressional races in 2008 and 2010 has filed for the 13th Congressional District

Engler, Hanni withdraw; Belinky shunned for Maruca in Dem endorsements

Engler, Hanni withdraw; Maruca beats incumbent for judicial endorsement

Mahoning County Probate Court judge finished last in the endorsement race for his seat

Candidate Neuhardt stops in Valley to blast Kasich policies\

She criticized the Republican governor, who will deliver the State of the State address Monday.

Mahoning County sheriff criticizes appeals court candidate

Engler, Donofrio seek party’s central, executive endorsements

The candidate calls the comments ‘tasteless’

Austintown resident files objection against commissioner candidate

The board of elections will meet March 4 to consider the issue

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Candidate Lepore-Hagan gets a little help from Hollywood

Actor Steve Buscemi headlined a political fundraiser for Michele Lepore-Hagan, who is running for the 58th Ohio House District seat. Buscemi’s wife and Lepore-Hagan were college friends who lived together in New York City.

Dem challenger questions Ohio treasurer's dedication to job

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Incumbent says he’s committed

Youngstown council approves $3.29 million in loans to two downtown projects

Councilwoman Janet Tarpley is the new council pro temp after a vote to have her replace Mike Ray

Mahoning County Board of Elections certified countywide and state legislative candidates

Discussed the possible disqualification of a county commissioner candidate

Mahoning County Board of Elections rescinded salary raises for its employees

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One board member voted against taking back the pay hikes

Youngstown council to consider giving loans to two downtown building projects

Without the loans, it’s unlikely the projects can move forward

8 firms want to design Covelli amphitheater

Youngstown’s mayor is not in a rush to get the work done

Challenger questions sincerity of Auditor Sciortino's apology

GOP hopeful questions auditor’s sincerity; he discusses traffic stop

Auditor breaks his silence on May 2013 traffic stop

Apparent low A/C proposal less than half estimate

The air conditioning work may not be finished until June

Youngstown selects new residential garbage hauler

The fee is a significant reduction from what city officials expected the contract to cost

Candidate Dave Engler has $161,616 in federal liens for unpaid taxes

He contends the amount is $50,000 to $60,000

Plan seeks to revive Route 422 corridor; residents say 'not so fast'

Residents want officials to clean up area first

About 50 people attended a meeting to hear some proposals for the area

Youngstown officials can’t seem to find Moffie

City demolished a house on the South Side without telling him


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