YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- That didn’t take long. When a larger-than-life political figure like Jim Traficant unexpectedly dies, conspiracy theories always follow -- and this one is off and running on the Internet.
American Free Press, the virulent far-right organization that promotes itself as “your underground source for uncensored news,” posted an article Oct. 11 with this headline: “Was Jim Traficant Murdered?”
Traficant died Sept. 27 at age 73 from injuries he suffered Sept. 23 in a tractor accident at his family’s farm in Greenford.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Private services were held for James A. Traficant Jr., the former congressman and Mahoning County sheriff who died Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident last Tuesday at his daughter’s farm in Greenford.
According to the obituary, posted at the website of Rossi Bros. & Lellio Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements, there were no calling hours and the notice does not cite plans for any kind of public commemoration, though area various media outlets report a family spokeswoman say an event is being planned in the next 30 days. He was 73.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Members of the Mahoning Valley political community and beyond expressed their condolences to the family of Jim Traficant via emailed press statements and social media following news of his death Saturday.
The community continues to await word on arrangements for the former U.S. congressman, which are expected early in the week, according to a Traficant family spokesperson cited in media reports.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant is being treated in the intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center following an accident last night at his daughter’s farm in Greenford. He is said to be in critical condition.
A farm tractor he was driving reportedly hit an object that caused it to overturn and trap the former congressman. According to news accounts, Traficant was administered CPR by emergency responders from Goshen Township. He was taken to Salem Regional Hospital then transferred to St. Elizabeth.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Communities with a strong background in traditional manufacturing need support to adopt new technologies, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s chief operating officer told a Department of Commerce panel Thursday in Washington.
Barb Ewing urged support for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, which she said is “crucial” for such communities. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker hosted the panel discussion.
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