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Government: Lawsuit Seeks Injunction Against Municipal Net Profit Tax Provisions | December 14, 2017

Lawsuit Seeks Injunction Against Municipal Net Profit Tax Provisions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City of Youngstown was one of 22 Ohio cities and villages that filed suit Tuesday to challenge newly enacted state laws regarding the collection of municipal net profit tax. The municipalities are asking the Court to declare the provisions of Ohio House Bill 49 to be unconstitutional and to prevent them […]

Government: Brown Talks Ala. Senate Race During Health-Care Call | December 14, 2017

Brown Talks Ala. Senate Race During Health-Care Call

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tuesday’s rejection of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by Alabama voters signals that voters there aren’t satisfied with the job the GOP-led Congress is doing in Washington, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said yesterday. Democratic nominee Doug Jones’ narrow win over Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice in Alabama who in […]

Government: Council to Consider $2.5M Loan for Canfield Grads’ Movie | December 14, 2017

Council to Consider $2.5M Loan for Canfield Grads’ Movie

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A movie produced and directed by Canfield High School graduates could come to Youngstown next year, pending approval for a float loan from City Council. Thursday evening, a team from Roadkill McGillicutty Production LLC met with the city’s Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee to discuss a $2.5 million float loan at […]

Government: Mahoning Auditor’s Office Honored for 2016 Financial Report | December 13, 2017

Mahoning Auditor’s Office Honored for 2016 Financial Report

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, the county auditor’s office announced. Organizations are judged by a panel on the basis of “demonstrating a constructive spirit of disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story,” the association said in a […]

Government: Tax Reform Roundtable: No. 1 Problem Is Rules Keep Changing | November 16, 2017

Tax Reform Roundtable: No. 1 Problem Is Rules Keep Changing

Who’s Who, Said What. Participating in The Business Journal roundtable on taxes held Oct. 30 at the Holiday Inn-Boardman were Jim Rosa, principal in HBK CPAs and Consultants; state Rep. John Boccieri, D-59 Poland; John Donchess, principal at Packer Thomas; Lisa Loychik, tax principal in the Youngstown office of Cohen & Co. Inc.; Dan Wolfe, […]

Government: Brown, City’s Next Mayor, Beats McKinney by 162 Votes | November 8, 2017

Brown, City’s Next Mayor, Beats McKinney by 162 Votes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jamael “Tito” Brown is the city’s next mayor, per unofficial results reported by the Mahoning County Board of Elections last night. Brown, who defeated incumbent Mayor John McNally in the May Democratic primary, narrowly won over Sean McKinney, the city’s former building and grounds commissioner who ran as an independent. Brown received […]