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S&P Upgrades Mahoning County’s Bond Rating to AA-

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has increased Mahoning County’s long-term bond rating to AA- from A+ and assigned the county’s 2018 general bonds the SP-1+ rating. “The raised rating reflects our opinion of the county’s ability to adjust to changes in revenues while continuing to achieve positive financial operations and grow its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has increased Mahoning County’s long-term bond rating to AA- from A+ and assigned the county’s 2018 general bonds the SP-1+ rating. “The raised rating reflects our opinion of the county’s ability to adjust to changes in revenues while continuing to achieve positive...

$1.75M to Fund Training for Idled GM Workers

Brown, Ryan Announce $1.7M in Aid to Lordstown Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C – A $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help 337 of the 1,686 workers affected by layoffs at the General Motors plant in Lordstown get the employment and training services they need to find new jobs. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman announced […]

WASHINGTON, D.C – A $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help 337 of the 1,686 workers affected by layoffs at the General Motors plant in Lordstown get the employment and training services they need to find new jobs. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Sens. Sherrod...

Brown Defends Ryan in Response to DePizzo Letter

Brown Defends Ryan in Response to Chris DePizzo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown fired back at Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo over the weekend over his response to the mayor’s Aug. 30 letter to President Donald Trump. In his letter to DePizzo, dated Sept. 8, Brown also defended incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s effort to promote economic growth locally, and warned little […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown fired back at Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo over the weekend over his response to the mayor’s Aug. 30 letter to President Donald Trump. In his letter to DePizzo, dated Sept. 8, Brown also defended incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s effort to promote economic...

Bozanich Enters Not Guilty Plea

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former city finance director David Bozanich has waived his arraignment and entered a written plea of not guilty to state charges of public corruption and bribery, according to the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Bozanich, 61, was booked in Mahoning County Jail at 11:05 a.m. today, according to jail commander Ken […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former city finance director David Bozanich has waived his arraignment and entered a written plea of not guilty to state charges of public corruption and bribery, according to the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Bozanich, 61, was booked in Mahoning County Jail at 11:05 a.m. today,...

Mulling Presidential Bid, LA Mayor Visits Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The mayor of Los Angeles — who also happens to be a possible contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020 — hit the pavement downtown late Thursday afternoon in order to take the pulse of a city and a state that plays a pivotal role in national politics. Mayor […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The mayor of Los Angeles -- who also happens to be a possible contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020 -- hit the pavement downtown late Thursday afternoon in order to take the pulse of a city and a state that plays a pivotal...

Sammarone Booked Into County Jail

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former mayor Charles Sammarone was formerly booked Wednesday in Mahoning County Jail and then released. Sammarone, former city finance director David Bozanich, and developer Dominic Marchionda were indicted last week on public corruption charges. “It’s the legal version of ‘War and Peace’,” said Sammarone’s attorney, John Shultz, of the indictment. “It just […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former mayor Charles Sammarone was formerly booked Wednesday in Mahoning County Jail and then released. Sammarone, former city finance director David Bozanich, and developer Dominic Marchionda were indicted last week on public corruption charges. “It’s the legal version of ‘War and Peace’,” said Sammarone’s attorney, John Shultz,...

GOP Challenger Criticizes Ryan for Lack of Federal Help

DePizzo Says Ryan Disconnected from Constituents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chris DePizzo, the Republican nominee for the 13th congressional district seat held by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, said Tuesday that the Mahoning Valley “cannot continue to look to place blame in Washington and Columbus without reflecting on who we send to those capitals to represent us.” In an open letter to Youngstown […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chris DePizzo, the Republican nominee for the 13th congressional district seat held by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, said Tuesday that the Mahoning Valley “cannot continue to look to place blame in Washington and Columbus without reflecting on who we send to those capitals to represent us.” In...

Brown Says Indictments Hinder Development Efforts

Brown Defends Ryan in Response to Chris DePizzo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In a statement released Friday afternoon, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said the indictment of former mayor Charles Sammarone and former city finance David Bozanich makes development projects in Youngstown more difficult. “Any time an allegation is made, it makes it more difficult to convince prospective investors to locate or relocate in our […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In a statement released Friday afternoon, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said the indictment of former mayor Charles Sammarone and former city finance David Bozanich makes development projects in Youngstown more difficult. “Any time an allegation is made, it makes it more difficult to convince prospective investors to...

Marchionda Attorney: Indictment Rehashes Old Charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The attorney representing developer and businessman Dominic Marchionda today called the superseding indictment against his client a “rehashing” of allegations filed last October – allegations Marchionda continues to deny. John F. McCaffrey issued a statement on Marchionda’s behalf this morning, emphasizing that Marchionda “wishes to defend his years of development work with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The attorney representing developer and businessman Dominic Marchionda today called the superseding indictment against his client a “rehashing” of allegations filed last October – allegations Marchionda continues to deny. John F. McCaffrey issued a statement on Marchionda’s behalf this morning, emphasizing that Marchionda “wishes to defend his...

Indictment Accuses Bozanich of Decade of Corruption

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An indictment handed down by a Mahoning County grand jury Thursday details what prosecutors say is nearly a decade of public corruption that began with one of the city’s most celebrated development projects. As early as or even before 2006, the state of Ohio alleges that former city finance director David Bozanich […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- An indictment handed down by a Mahoning County grand jury Thursday details what prosecutors say is nearly a decade of public corruption that began with one of the city’s most celebrated development projects. As early as or even before 2006, the state of Ohio alleges that former...