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Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams addressed a Senate committee

Jay Williams seeks confirmation to head Economic Development Administration

He is seeking Senate confirmation to head the federal Economic Development Administration

Youngstown Mayor-elect McNally will keep 4 cabinet members

Incoming Youngstown mayor to complete Cabinet appointments before New Year’s

The other jobs will be filled before he takes office Jan. 1

Letson to seek seat on Ohio Supreme Court

He’s had tax issues and currently faces a zoning charge

A court rejects a charter amendment similar to one in Youngstown giving bonus points to city residents

Bonus points for residency prohibited in 8th District

The decision could end up in state Supreme Court

The Valley could get 6 to 7 inches of snow today

It will taper off late tonight

Ex-Youngstown mayor Williams to face Senate panel Tuesday

He could be confirmed as early as later this month or January by the Senate

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Eric Kearney steps aside as the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate

He said last week there was no way he’d quit the campaign

A federal commission dismissed Lyndsey Hughes’ sexual harassment charge

EEOC dismisses sex harassment charge

It said it didn’t have jurisdiction, but she can still sue in federal court

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Youngstown is looking to build an amphitheater in the back of the Covelli Centre

The outdoor facility should help increase summertime activity, officials say

Report: Kitchen sexually harassed a Youngstown female employee

Ex-official admitted making inappropriate, flirtatious remarks

Kitchen says he made “inappropriate” remarks, but nothing “threatening or serious”

Downtown Youngstown streets to reopen at Paramount site Monday

Because of the Paramount demolition project, the streets have been closed since July 2

Youngstown to pay $63,000 to a company that operated on city-owned land rent-free for seven years

The city will get about 15,000 tons of gravel in the deal

Youngstown employee files harassment claim with EEOC

Accuser’s attorneys file with federal EEOC for right to sue city over harassment claim

A sexual harassment investigation report will be released today

New Youngstown cell policy restricts personal calls for workers

It also requires a paper trail for each phone

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75 seek posts in mayor-elect McNally’s administration

Former Youngstown police chief Jimmy Hughes wants his old job back

Some appointments could be made by next week.

Youngstown council OKs garbage-fee reduction

City council also gave the go-ahead to a deal to get extra dog control help

Former Youngstown mayor expected to have federal confirmation hearing

He is seeking to head the federal Economic Development Administration

Youngstown mayor-elect can keep or fire the park and recreation director, law director says

park and recreation commission

Voters approved change in job classification last month

Youngstown mayor’s chief of staff resigned

Former candidate to pursue career in private sector

An investigation into claims he sexually harassed a city worker should be done by Friday

Tentative deal calls for county to have an assistant dog warden exclusively work in Youngstown

The $71,464.95 estimated cost would be evenly split between county and city

A report urges Youngstown to focus demo efforts on its more stable neighborhoods

Firm urges Youngstown to focus on healthier neighborhoods

That focus will help the city retain its population, the report states

Plans are in the works for a downtown Youngstown grocery store

16 Wick owner aims for fall 2014 opening

But one key person involved in the proposal says his interest is dwindling

Candidates looking to replace Letson in Ohio House

Letson is looking to run in 2016 for the state Senate

Contractor: Paramount demo to be done by next week

The project’s contractor said several unforeseen setbacks caused its delay

Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant come to Boardman

The two finished a six-city, two-day tour through Ohio

Youngstown intends to terminate Paramount demolition contract

City granted extension to Nov. 15, which has since passed.

Youngstown cuts deal with company that didn't pay rent in 7 years

The money is for gravel and possibly unprocessed aggregate

Youngstown weighing if park/rec director can be dismissed

park and recreation

The law department jumped the gun on dismantling the park and rec commission

A business operated on Youngstown-owned land without paying rent for seven years


City officials are kicking the company off the property and negotiating a back-rent settlement

The Mexican restaurant and bar opened Monday in downtown Youngstown

It’s remodeling and scaling back the menu at its Struthers location

The suspect in a Youngstown murder could be arrested as early as today

Police know the suspect and his location, the chief says

Paramount project downtown could be done by December

The work was scheduled to be done by Sept. 21

A Youngstown employee who misused a city cellphone has a history of other issues

Public works employee was warned about personal calls

He’s never been disciplined for any of them

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The Youngstown mayor-elect expects to select his cabinet by mid-December

He’ll make the decisions on who’s hired by himself

1 to 3 inches of snow expected by the morning

Drive carefully, WFMJ Today’s weather anchor says

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McNally won by double digits, but lost majority of Youngstown’s wards

Election results break down largely along racial lines, analysis shows

Big wins in predominately white wards assured John McNally IV’s victory

Failed Youngstown mayoral candidate will receive psychiatric treatment

Ex-mayoral hopeful sent to state facility

He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to four criminal charges

Youngstown councilwoman to run for the Ohio House

She’ll be the second candidate to file for the position

West Branch won’t have special election for school tax

Voters overwhelmingly rejected the tax on Tuesday

NY Post calls Youngstown 'podunk town' in flap over new mayor

New York tabloid calls Youngstown ‘a podunk town’

Provisional ballots could change results of Canfield races

Provisional ballots for tight races to be counted later

Those votes won’t be counted until at least Nov. 18

Michele Lepore-Hagan to file today for the Ohio House

The filing deadline for next year’s primary is Feb. 5, 2014

Youngstown union rejects fact-finder report

Union can resume negotiations, seek arbitration or issue a strike notice

McNally easily defeats Kitchen, others in low-turnout race

John McNally IV, a former Mahoning County commissioner, thanks supporters after winning the Youngstown mayoral race in Tuesday’s general election. He celebrated his victory at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Belle Vista Avenue.

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It’s Election Day

Valley elections officials predict light voter turnout today

Absentee ballots are run through optical scanners but not tabulated at the Mahoning County Board of Elections on Monday. Doing the work was, from left, Adam Krayjicek, Chris Rakocy and Lyle Walker. Krayjicek and Walker work for Election Systems & Software, the company that sold the scanners to the board, and Rakocy is the board’s information-technology manager.

Valley officials expect lowest voter turnout since 2007

There are no state issues on this ballot, which hurts turnout

Covelli Centre lost $1,221 between July and September

Center officials had projected a greater loss

Judge Joseph J. Vukovich won’t run for re-election to the 7th District Court of Appeals next year

Wilson High grad’s distinguished career includes terms in Ohio House and Senate

He’ll finish his third six-year term


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