Ralph Meacham is all smiles as he gets election results Tuesday night at Mahoning County Republican headquarters. The political newcomer, who defeated incumbent Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino, is the first non-judicial Republican elected in Mahoning County in 30 years.
Hard-hatted children from Canfield Presbyterian Pre-School begin digging before city and library officials donned their hardhats and wielded their shovels at Friday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the new $5 million Canfield public library branch.
Donna McCollum of Youngstown walks through a security checkpoint at the Mahoning County Courthouse staffed by sheriff’s deputies Anthony Divoto, left, and Kent Thornton. The sheriff’s office had one of the highest turnover rates among agencies in county government in 2012 and 2013.
The assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting Ben Lupo for illegal discharges of oil-field waste into a Mahoning River tributary in Youngstown wants the maximum sentence — three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine — to deter others from similar conduct.
Historic day: President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on July 2, 1964, after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act in Washington.
Chelsey Black and Kyle Bolen examine their diplomas just after receiving them along with 164 of their classmates at the Hubbard High School commencement Friday evening at Stambaugh Auditorium on Youngstown’s North Side.
Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler, left, and county Auditor Michael Sciortino appear glum Tuesday night as they watch a half-percent sales tax renewal go down to defeat.
Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags
These two vacant houses on Melvina Avenue off Wardle Avenue are among the nine Youngstown wants to demolish in order to close unneeded streets and discontinue unnecessary utilities in a deserted East Side area. The project fulfills one part of the city's Youngstown 2010 plan.
John Bilicki, who died in January 2001, was chief of security at the Butler Institute of American Art and an accomplished artist, whose paintings are in the Butler's permanent collection. Above, Bilicki's nephew, Michael "Bill" Bilicki of Austintown, left, stands before a portrait of his uncle with longtime executive director of the Butler, Lou Zona,