I was present nearly everyday of this case I heard the hearsay testimony of convicted felons who testified in exchange to have their own sentences reduced one for multiple decades. Some of these felons didn't even know the defendants. I heard the DVD recording of one felon who refused to testify to his coerced statement. A YDP Detective testified in his stead. One felon testified Austin was mad because he didn't get paid for two murders so if he wasn't paid for two killings what would make him go commit two more ? I heard the prosecution present no eyewitness or forensic/physical evidence that could place either defendant at any crime scenes to the all over 60 yr. old all white 16 member jury. For Austin and Henderson to be upper echelon enforcers of a Multi-Million Dollar drug ring it's odd that their mother and family members housed , clothed and fed them..neither could afford a car or a $50.00 per month cell phone. Remember the good ole days when evidence convicted criminals ? Appeal on the way..
May 11, 2016 at 4:56 p.m.
They were convicted with no evidence whatsoever only hearsay testimony from convicted felons in exchange huge sentence reductions. One felon's sentence was reduced from 30+ years to 3. And for Austin and Henderson to be the enforcers of a Multi-Million Dollar Organization it's odd that neither owned a car or could afford a monthly cell phone bill. We their family members were feeding and housing them weekly ever since they returned here from California. The Mahoning County Prosecution needed somebody anybody to pin these murders on and they found thrm in Austin and Henderson. It appears real evidence is no longer required in a court of law anymore to convict someone when you have convicted felons in jail that willing to say anything to have their sentenses reduced.
May 7, 2016 at 9:38 a.m.
The prosecution railroaded Austin & Henderson on the testimony of concicted felons who would say anything to have their sentences reduced. One felon was facing a 30+ year sentence who had it reduced to 3 years. Evans from Cleveland the former paralegal professional snitch who knew neither defendant wrote the state and requested to be housed on the same pod as them. It was revealed that he had lied under oath before in another case his 38 month sentence was reduced to 18 months in exchange for his testimony. They were convicted with no evidence, physical or forensic eye witnesses, past drug sales , or arrest records
May 6, 2016 at 9:14 a.m.
The prosecution railroaded Austin & Henderson on the testimony of concicted felons who would say anything to have their sentences reduced. One felon was facing a 30+ year sentence who had it reduced to 3 years. Evans from Cleveland the former paralegal professional snitch who knew neither defendant wrote the state and requested to be housed on the same pod as them. It was revealed that he had lied under oath before in another case his 38 month sentence was reduced to 18 months in exchange for his testimony. They were convicted with no evidence, physical or forensic no eye witnesses, past drug sales , or arrest
May 6, 2016 at 9:11 a.m.
I went to East High and being a Heavy Equipment Operator I wanted to work on the project building the new East High. But it was built by a Non-Union contractor. And being a Union member I was sadden. I still frequented the job site and watched the contractor doing things that were contrary to the standards of excavation and compaction. If you know anything about site preparation and compaction of the pad you are going to build on...East High is a construction nightmare...The building was built on a substandard pad...it's sinking.. that why the doors aren't closing properly. Youngstown Board of Education got what they paid for Non-Union workers do shoddy work. Don't believe my 27 years in the trade knowledge get the builders blue prints then set up a transit.. elevations don't move , change or lie....SMH
September 6, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.
I can't see the problem with figuring out how to fill out the papers so a companies workers can have health care a healthy work force is a productive work force.Maybe the German should return to Germany because here in America we want our citizens to have the same healthcare coverage as his native Germans enjoy. And if one should submit to drug screens all should that benefit from State , Local and Federal funds including business and elected officials. And being the State is strapped financially where is the monies to come from to pay for these drug screens ? Florida tried this same dumb idea it spent millions to save thousands. And a lot of people medicate themselves because they are stressed at how hard it is to get by on these 40 hour a week jobs who wages are so low they still qualify for public assistance. Did someone ask Mandell what's going on with the Governors JobsOhio scandal where's the missing funds and why has there been three different Directors is it's brief history ?
March 15, 2013 at 3:25 a.m.
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Ungaro Family
October 23, 2012 at 5:04 p.m.
The Key-stone pipe-line job is a environmental disaster waiting to happen why do you think Canada don't want to build the pipeline across Canada's pristine water-sheds and beautiful landscape to one of there coastal cities.It's not because they love America so much and want to spur our Economy it's because they are afraid of the environmental consequences of a environmentally devastating Tar-Sands Oil spill. Google tar-sands oil spills and look at it's effects tar-sand oil is thick like pea-nut butter and it sinks in water so it can't be skimmed off surface.
October 2, 2012 at 2:26 a.m.
Hold up MFC, don't you dare try to voice Bush,Tax-cuts and Obama in the same sentence. The tax-cuts for the Rich and Corporations were signed into law by G.W. Bush and the GOP over a decade ago. Where are the jobs that the 10 year old Tax-cuts were suppose to create ? Obama and America's un-employed workers employment benefits were held hostage by the GOP .........if the Tax-breaks for the Rich were not extended then the GOP refused to extend Un-employment Benefits to the Millions of Americans that they the GOP put out of work.
November 3, 2011 at 1:49 a.m.
Youngstown needs more of thisIt made me think of days of old when Youngstown was a major stopping point for America's top entertainers/musicians before RAP The days when I was in one of Youngstown hottest bands ( Doug Green Combo/ Whole Dam Band) a photo of our group is featured in one of the pictures in Slivermans Vouge window downtown .The best part was the racially-mixed grown folks crowd , from beginning to end I did not see one pair of underwear via sagging. And boy was it a treat ! KUDOS to who ever put this event together !
July 11, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.