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David Skolnick

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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

oakhill case

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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Downtown tree from Brandywine

This Colorado blue spruce, donated by Craig Tareshawty, owner of Brandywine Apartments, is Youngstown’s downtown Christmas tree. Marty Martin, left, of Diamond Steel Construction Co. helped get the tree in place as he has for more than 30 years — always in a Santa hat.

Two House members and the state’s two senators are urging a tax credit extension for Delphi salaried retirees

The retirees will lose federal credit for healthcare if an extension isn’t given by Jan. 1

Youngstown is in early talks to sell the city-owned 20 Federal Place building

Parking could be the key to the deal

Financing for a downtown Youngstown project will be finalized this week

The $5 million improvement project ‘will start moments after closing’

Youngstown park wins 2nd place in statewide competition

It placed second in the best partnership category

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A testament to Traficant

About 1,500 free tickets to Nov. 30 memorial event distributed on first day

Nearly 1,500 free tickets for a Nov. 30 public event to celebrate and honor the life of former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. were given away Monday — the first day to get them

Moms, sons gather at park for 'Date Knight'

Boys dressed as superheroes and knights for the event. In its third year, the Boardman Park program added a second night.

Hagan interested in Ohio Dem chairmanship

He won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2016

White powder found at Boardman gas station wasn’t dangerous

It’s not likely related to a suspicious substance found in a letter at another township business

All mail accounted for and on time, official says after downtown mishap

All mail accounted for and on time, official says

The mail dump is ‘very uncommon,’ he says

Firefighters from 10 departments protest planned Youngstown cuts

The plan is not to replace 8 retiring firefighters.

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Semi dumps thousands of pieces of mail in Youngstown

Postal workers, concerned citizens, city officials and a journalist helped clean up a truckload of mail that spilled onto Front Street in downtown Youngstown Wednesday night.

Youngstown council to consider raises, hear firefighters' objections

Youngstown council is expected to ratify a contract with the city’s wastewater union.

Mahoning sales tax won with support in Youngstown, Boardman, Austintown

The tax again fared poorly in the smaller suburbs and rural areas of the county.

Mahoning auditor lambastes Dem chairman’s comments

‘You simply can’t trust the guy,’ outgoing auditor says of party chairman

Auditor says, ‘You simply can’t trust the guy’

Sewage backup from sinkhole has city resident at wits’ end

Jimmy Mikesell of Service Master Restoration by All-Action, North Lima, sprays a chemical in the basement of the North Whitney Avenue, Youngstown, home of Edward Kalosky II. Kalosky’s sewer has backed up five times since Oct. 25. Kalosky said he had to undergo two surgeries after slipping in sewage in his basement.

Mahoning Avenue will be closed for at least another week

Work is estimated to cost $260,000, but Youngstown received a state grant to cover most of that cost

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Residents, officials worry over impact of grocery closures

Youngstown native Chris London, pastor of New Vision Baptist Church, said he has shopped at Bottom Dollar Food on Glenwood Avenue since it opened in February 2012 because of its convenience for him.

Less snow in the Valley is expected this winter compared to recent ones

Local expert expects below-average temps

The temperature will be below average this winter, WFMJ’s chief meteorologist says

Voter turnout will be low, Mahoning Valley election officials say

They expect about 40 percent to 43 percent turnout

Gov. John Kasich says he doesn’t know if it’s possible for Republicans to win in Mahoning County

He asked voters to “forget your party this time”

Financing for a downtown building project should be done by the second week in November

An architectural firm wants to relocate to the building.

Water and sewer backed up into 15 properties on Youngstown’s West Side

Mahoning Avenue will be closed for about a week

A public celebration for the late congressman will be Nov. 30

Free tickets will be available Nov. 17

Former Youngstown mayoral candidate is scheduled for a Thursday state elections commission hearing

He took an improper $3,900 cash campaign contribution


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