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Public Employees Hold Fast Amid Challenges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Mayle is heartened that the more than 300 employees who were mandated to work at the Federal Correction Institution in Elkton without pay during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history have been fully compensated. Yet the president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 607 says the shutdown is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Mayle is heartened that the more than 300 employees who were mandated to work at the Federal Correction Institution in Elkton without pay during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history have been fully compensated. Yet the president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local...

Former Judge Enters Guilty Plea to Theft Charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo will be sentenced June 13 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from stealing at least $100,000 from a former client. Vettori-Caraballo, 50, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, one count of structuring cash deposits, and one count of making false statements to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Former Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo will be sentenced June 13 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from stealing at least $100,000 from a former client. Vettori-Caraballo, 50, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, one count of structuring cash deposits, and one count...

Proposed Gas Tax Would Bring Extra $10.3M for Roads

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Should the 18-cent gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine last week come to fruition, the Mahoning Valley would see an extra $10,356,845 for road work in fiscal year 2020, according to estimates from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The proposal would increase the per-gallon tax on gas to 46 cents, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Should the 18-cent gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine last week come to fruition, the Mahoning Valley would see an extra $10,356,845 for road work in fiscal year 2020, according to estimates from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The proposal would increase the per-gallon tax...

Ryan Co-Sponsors Resolution Opposing Trump Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan signed on Friday as an original co-sponsor of a privileged resolution introduced Friday terminating President Donald Trump’s invocation of the National Emergencies Act for the border wall. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was among more than 220 House Democrats and one Republican who co-sponsored the privileged resolution, which was introduced by […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan signed on Friday as an original co-sponsor of a privileged resolution introduced Friday terminating President Donald Trump’s invocation of the National Emergencies Act for the border wall. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was among more than 220 House Democrats and one Republican who co-sponsored the privileged...

Ryan Introduces the Worker Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to address prominent challenges to American labor and job markets, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reintroduced the Working on Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient, or WORKER Act. Dubbed the “GI Bill for American Workers,” the act addresses jobs, wage stagnation and continued layoffs as a result of outsourcing […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an effort to address prominent challenges to American labor and job markets, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reintroduced the Working on Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient, or WORKER Act. Dubbed the "GI Bill for American Workers," the act addresses jobs, wage stagnation and continued layoffs...

Ryan Pitches Northeastern Ohio to Amazon

WASHINGTON – In the wake of Amazon Inc. canceling its plans to locate its second headquarters at a New York site, on Friday morning U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan pitched northeastern Ohio as a possible location. Amazon announced Thursday it was scrapping its plans for a New York City campus following opposition from some residents and […]

WASHINGTON – In the wake of Amazon Inc. canceling its plans to locate its second headquarters at a New York site, on Friday morning U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan pitched northeastern Ohio as a possible location. Amazon announced Thursday it was scrapping its plans for a New York City campus following...

Trial Date in Public Corruption Case to Be Determined in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A trial date for three defendants indicted on 101 counts of public corruption should be determined by the end of May. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former Finance Director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda of Poland met with their attorneys and prosecutor Dan Kasaris this morning in Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A trial date for three defendants indicted on 101 counts of public corruption should be determined by the end of May. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former Finance Director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda of Poland met with their attorneys and prosecutor Dan Kasaris this morning in...

City to Resume Manual Monitoring of Prevailing Wage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will rely on manual checks of prevailing wage reports submitted by general contractors and subcontractors after it discontinues use of a software system it has had in place since 2015. The Board of Control this morning approved a final payment of $3,506.25 to LCPtracker of Orange, Calif., to license the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will rely on manual checks of prevailing wage reports submitted by general contractors and subcontractors after it discontinues use of a software system it has had in place since 2015. The Board of Control this morning approved a final payment of $3,506.25 to LCPtracker of...

Franklin Seeks Third Term as Warren Mayor

Warren Civic Groups Bring Pride to Revitalization

WARREN, Ohio – Mayor William “Doug” Franklin will seek a third term in office, he announced this morning. “I am proud of the accomplishments over the years,” he said in a release. “Together, with our citizens and our workers, we have made consistent and constant growth as a city. We have invested in our neighborhoods […]

WARREN, Ohio – Mayor William “Doug” Franklin will seek a third term in office, he announced this morning. “I am proud of the accomplishments over the years,” he said in a release. “Together, with our citizens and our workers, we have made consistent and constant growth as a city. We...

President Calls for Bipartisanship Not ‘Partisan Investigations’

Trump Calls for Bipartisanship Not 'Partisan Investigations'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald J. Trump called for bipartisanship in his State of the Union speech last night, urging Congress to “reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good.” The 82-minute speech, postponed during the 35-day partial government shutdown, came as a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald J. Trump called for bipartisanship in his State of the Union speech last night, urging Congress to “reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good.” The 82-minute speech, postponed during the 35-day partial...