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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...

Design Review Approves Signage for Amphitheater

City Awards $8M Contract to Build Downtown Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The signage at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater downtown will largely mirror the look of the stage, a consultant for the project told the city’s Design Review Committee Tuesday morning. The committee approved the signage, which will mimic the steel-tube look of the stage, at its monthly meeting. “The concept of these signs […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The signage at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater downtown will largely mirror the look of the stage, a consultant for the project told the city’s Design Review Committee Tuesday morning. The committee approved the signage, which will mimic the steel-tube look of the stage, at its monthly meeting....

Tressel Invited to State of the Union by Former Player

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will attend the State of the Union tonight as the guest of U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez, R-16 Ohio, is in his first term as a congressman, representing an area that includes Wooster, Wadsworth, Middleburg Heights and Rocky River. He played wide receiver at Ohio State […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will attend the State of the Union tonight as the guest of U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez, R-16 Ohio, is in his first term as a congressman, representing an area that includes Wooster, Wadsworth, Middleburg Heights and Rocky River. He played...

Community Rights Groups File Federal Suit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of seven groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing filed a complaint in federal court here Monday alleging their respective boards of elections and the Ohio secretary of state have placed “unlawful blockades” on their attempts to put community rights initiatives on the ballot. The plaintiffs say in the complaint that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of seven groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing filed a complaint in federal court here Monday alleging their respective boards of elections and the Ohio secretary of state have placed “unlawful blockades” on their attempts to put community rights initiatives on the ballot. The plaintiffs...

Lawmakers Join on Bill to Curb Land Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New state legislation to be introduced by local lawmakers seeks to curb the impact and close loopholes for companies offering land installment contracts as a route to homeownership. In a press conference Mondayat the Mahoning County Courthouse, state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan and Don Manning and state Sens. Michael Rulli and Sean O’Brien […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New state legislation to be introduced by local lawmakers seeks to curb the impact and close loopholes for companies offering land installment contracts as a route to homeownership. In a press conference Mondayat the Mahoning County Courthouse, state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan and Don Manning and state Sens....

Brown to Attend State of the Union as Portman’s Guest

Rob Portman Touts Job Training, Tax Reform

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has invited Mayor Jamael Tito Brown to attend the State of the Union address Tuesday night. “I’m proud of the work Mayor Brown has done for the community of Youngstown and continue to be impressed with his leadership that is moving this city forward,” said Portman, R-Ohio, in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has invited Mayor Jamael Tito Brown to attend the State of the Union address Tuesday night. “I’m proud of the work Mayor Brown has done for the community of Youngstown and continue to be impressed with his leadership that is moving this city...

Congressmen Bringing Guests to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are bringing special guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday, both of whom represent pressing issues in each representative’s district. Johnson, R-6, will be joined by K-9 Officer Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department who, in 2017, suffered an accidental overdose […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are bringing special guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday, both of whom represent pressing issues in each representative's district. Johnson, R-6, will be joined by K-9 Officer Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department who, in...