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  • Obama manufacturing hubs face uphill struggle to create jobs

    03/18/2014 8:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:51pm EDT | Julia Edwards and Jason Lange
    Along the banks of the Mahoning River in the struggling Ohio steel town of Youngstown sits a once-abandoned furniture warehouse that has been converted into a sleek new laboratory. Inside is a Silicon Valley-style workspace complete with open meeting areas and colorful stools. Several 3-D printers hum in the background, while engineers type computer codes that tell the machines how to create objects by layering materials. The lab, called America Makes, is the first in a series of so-called “manufacturing innovation hubs” that President Barack Obama has launched with the promise that they could revitalize America’s industrial sector and spur...
  • OH:Youngstown homeowner shoots suspected burglar

    11/04/2013 6:55:09 AM PST · by marktwain
    vindy.com ^ | 2 November, 2013 | Staff
    Police reports say a woman in the 100 block of East Judson Avenue shot a man who broke into her house early Friday. Police were called to the home about 2:15 a.m. for a burglary in progress, where dispatchers told them they heard a woman scream, a man yell “don’t do it, don’t do it,” and the line then went dead. First officers at the home said a back window was broken out, and a trash can was propped underneath the window for someone to get in. The 39-year-old woman who lives in the home let police in and said...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Youngstown State University Hours To Avoid Obamacare Rule

    11/30/2012 8:42:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Education News ^ | 30 November 2012
    Youngstown State University will limit the hours of non-union part-time employees to ensure that the university is not required to provide them with health insurance coverage under Obamacare. YSU, a public institution in eastern Ohio, announced to employees earlier this month that it is restricting part-time employees, including adjunct professors and lecturers, to 29 hours a week or less. Under the Affordable Care Act, the university will have to provide health insurance to full-time employees, classified as anyone working 30 hours or more per week. According to an email sent to English department employees, which was obtained by The Huffington...
  • UPDATE: Hagan petition to get Limbaugh off Youngstown airwaves gaining support

    03/07/2012 3:02:51 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Vindicator ^ | Youngstown Vindicator
    YOUNGSTOWN State Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, is circulating a petition to remove conservative talker Rush Limbaugh from Youngstown radio airwaves. Limbaugh, whose nationally-syndicated show is heard on more than 600 stations, is heard locally on WKBN-AM (570). The radio host has come under fire after calling a George Washington University law student derogatory names after she testified to congressional Democrats in support of national health care policies that would require employers to offer group health insurance that covers birth control. Two radio stations, one in Massachusetts and the other in Hawaii, have already dropped Limbaugh’s show as...
  • OC may have prevented a crime/LEO encounter.(PA)

    09/11/2011 4:27:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    pafoa.org ^ | 8 September, 2011 | sprrdhawk44
    Well here is what happened to me last night: I went over to Youngstown Ohio around ten to take advantage of the lower gas prices. As I stepped out to insert my card, a car with three black males in their early 20s pulled up in a late model buick regal. Not to be stereotypical, but they were all dressed in typical banger attire, with one exception that really stood out to me: each one wore a black hat that was facing the right way and pulled down low. This struck me as odd. One went into the store and...
  • Youngstown, Ohio, mayor to be 'auto czar'

    07/06/2011 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 7/6/11 | staff
    WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams will lead the Obama administration's efforts to help communities dependent on the auto industry recover, officials said. Beginning Aug. 8, Williams will be executive director of the Labor Department's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday in a release.
  • Dozens of U.S. ( Democrat )Cities Lose Half Their Population In A Generation...

    02/09/2011 10:10:39 AM PST · by Leisler · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Manufacturing and Technology News ^ | March 31, 2010 | Richard A. McCormack
    "Dozens of American cities throughout the industrial Great Lakes states and Midwest have lost half of their populations over the course of one generation -- places like Cleveland, Youngstown, Detroit, Warren, Buffalo and Flint. This is the first time that so many cities have lost half of their populations in such a short amount of time since the Plague struck Europe in 1348........."
  • Youngstown State Fraternity Shooting Leaves One Dead, 11 Wounded

    02/07/2011 4:31:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2011 | DEAN SCHABNER
    One person is dead and 11 were wounded after someone opened fire at a Youngstown State University fraternity house, police said. The shooting happened early today, and Youngstown, Ohio, police said they are still investigating. "It was a frat party that was going on," Youngstown Police Department Lt. Franklin Palmer said. Police arrested two men this afternoon, but did not immediately release their names, saying they were continuing to investigate. The men were each charged with one count of aggravated murder, 11 counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into a house. The two suspects got into an...
  • New conservative talk in Youngstown OH (also Anchorage AK)

    12/29/2010 9:12:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Taylor on radio-info.com ^ | 12/29/10 | Tom Taylor
    Youngstown used to have two adult standards stations. Now – none. First, Clear Channel’s WNIO announced it will soon become “Sports Radio 1390”, and now Cumulus re-purposes WSOM, Salem, OH (600) to conservative talk. The new lineup? TRN’s American’s News In the Morning, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Jason Lewis and Rusty Humphries. Anchorage (AK) also has a new talk station, though it’s not all-conservative. “Fox News Talk 1020” adds in some of the progressive talk of sister KUDO (1080), which is temporarily silent. Fox News Talk 1020 is KOAN, the former KABA, which has been dark since September...
  • Crime fighting priest hits the streets

    12/18/2010 7:03:32 AM PST · by minnoh · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | December 16, 2010 | Kate Bolduan
    It was the murder of 75-year-old Tom Repchic that was the final straw for Father Greg Maturi, a Dominican priest in Youngstown, Ohio. Repchic and his wife, Jackie, were shot near Saint Dominic's Church in September. Jackie Repchic had to have a leg amputated because of her injuries and is recovering.
  • Youngstown congressman cancels meeting when protesters appear (Scared of <b>15</b> Protesters!)

    03/31/2010 1:31:48 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 43 replies · 952+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | NA
    Youngstown congressman cancels meeting when protesters appear Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:02 AM THE (YOUNGSTOWN) VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- A congressman canceled an informational meeting on the new health care law because of security concerns. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan scheduled the meeting yesterday in Youngstown but called it off because his office was concerned about inadequate security. About 15 demonstrators, including Tea Party members, had showed up to protest the wide-ranging health care overhaul signed into law last week. Ryan's office says the meeting wasn't intended as a political forum and will be rescheduled.
  • Rousing welcome home for Traficant

    09/07/2009 9:40:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 46 replies · 3,200+ views
    (CNN) — Former Rep. James Traficant had a triumphant homecoming Sunday night, his first public appearance since being released from federal prison, a local paper reports. The Youngstown Vindicator said Monday a supporter-organized welcome home dinner for the former Democratic congressman, which drew the capacity crowd of roughly 1,200 Sunday, included performances by an Elvis impersonator and a polka band, as well as a speech from Traficant himself. The newspaper reported that Traficant was defiant, telling listeners that he'd "been hounded by some government people for a long time" and that the government "had to cheat to convict me."
  • Youngstown, Ohio Tea Party

    04/15/2009 4:40:25 PM PDT · by Mathews · 4 replies · 447+ views
    Self | April 15th, 2009 | Mathews
    We had around 150 people show up at Federal Plaza in Youngstown, Ohio. It was AWESOME!!
  • Report rips Dann's 'house of scandal' (Former 'Rat Ohio AG)

    12/22/2008 3:31:53 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies · 422+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 22, 2008 | Alan Johnson and James Nash
    Report rips Dann's 'house of scandal' Probes find 25 misdeeds by disgraced ex-AG, wife, others Monday, December 22, 2008 12:22 PM Updated: Monday, December 22, 2008 04:33 PM By Alan Johnson and James Nash THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Former Attorney General Marc Dann "violated the public trust," misused his state office and his campaign and transition funds, and turned his office into a "house of scandal," Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles concluded in a scathing investigative report released today. "This office was built for disaster," Charles said in a press conference outlining the report. "He came in and brought a...
  • Race and the union vote

    09/20/2008 10:34:48 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 31 replies · 383+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | September 21, 2008 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You just knew that when Joe O'Connell, former head of the local AFL-CIO, got on stage here with John McCain and Sarah Palin things were not going smoothly for the Obama campaign among union voters. "I am a lifelong Democrat, an intelligent Democrat, who is supporting John McCain," O'Connell said last week as a crowd of 7,000 waved "Another Democrat for John McCain" signs and roared its approval.
  • Size starts to matter: Ohio gives McCain-Palin a big crowd

    09/16/2008 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 84 replies · 394+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 16, 2008 | Salena Zito
    VIENNA, OHIO -- You have to wonder with just 49 days left until election day, what is Sen. John McCain doing in Ohio's Mahoning Valley again? It's not like there is a history of Republicans winning here. George W. Bush was only able to muster a little more than 36 percent of the vote in 2004, up 1 percent from 2000, when Bush went against Al Gore. This rust-belt, blue-collar community with a heavy Democratic voter registration advantage has seen better times -- the steel industry is gone, replaced by a lower income service industry. The medium income hovers at...
  • America's Fastest-Dying Cities

    08/06/2008 6:44:43 AM PDT · by Westlander · 89 replies · 339+ views
    forbes.com ^ | 08.05.08 | Joshua Zumbrun
    Where's it worst? Ohio, according to our analysis, which racked up four of the 10 cities on our list: Youngstown, Canton, Dayton and Cleveland. The runner-up is Michigan, with two cities--Detroit and Flint--making the ranking.
  • McCain courts blue-collar Democrats

    05/07/2008 8:07:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 154+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | May 7, 2008 | Ariel Sabar
    His lead strategist says if McCain were to get 20 percent of these voters he will win. WASHINGTON - With the other party still waist-deep in its presidential nomination fight, John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, has been quietly courting the white working-class Democrats who have proved elusive for Barack Obama, his most likely rival in the fall. In the two weeks since Senator Obama's loss in Pennsylvania, Senator McCain has visited the struggling steel town of Youngstown, Ohio, to promote programs to retrain workers. He has gone to Allentown, Pa., to push a gas-tax holiday and argue that the...
  • Mosque tour gets questions answered

    09/09/2007 1:15:24 PM PDT · by CHEE · 24 replies · 611+ views
    YOUNGSTOWN — Muslims are just like anybody else, said Saeeda Yasmin Ghani, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Youngstown. Indeed, a major purpose of a public open house Saturday at the Masjid Al-Khair mosque on Homewood Avenue was to demonstrate to the community the similarities between Muslims and people who belong to other religions. "We want the community at large to be aware that the Muslim community exists here and has for 40 years," Ghani said. "We are peace-loving and ask that people not condemn the whole Muslim nation because of a few fanatics," she said as the sixth...
  • Back To the Mainland, At Last (new bishop for Youngstown OH)

    01/30/2007 6:57:49 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 374+ views
    WITL ^ | January 30, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    Ending the second-longest vacancy of a US diocese, in one of the more intriguing appointments of the modern era the Pope has named George Murry SJ, currently bishop of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands, as bishop of Youngstown. The Ohio see has been open since the last day of March 2005, when Bishop Thomas Tobin was transferred to Providence in one of Pope John Paul II's deathbed provisions. A Jesuit of the Maryland Province, Murry -- who turned 58 over Christmas -- is a native of the Philadelphia area, born across the river in Camden. Ordained a priest...
  • Ex-candidate now prisoner arraigned on weapons charges (Dem of course)

    06/17/2005 8:21:16 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 7 replies · 391+ views
    WKYC Channel 3 in Clevelan ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:57:02 AM | Unknown
    POSTED: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:57:02 AM UPDATED: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:58:35 AM WARREN -- A former congressional candidate in the Warren-Youngstown area, 47-year-old Maridee Costanzo, has pleaded innocent to an eight-count state indictment on weapons charges. Her plea came in Warren Municipal Court Monday. She appeared in waist and leg shackles and wearing a striped orange coverall outfit of federal jail inmates. Separately from the weapons charges, Costanzo faces federal charges in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted her lawyer husband. Last week, Costanzo waived her right to have evidence of an alleged murder-for-hire plot go before a federal...
  • Youngstown Mayor McKelvey [Democrat for Bush]: John Kerry Can’t Camouflage His Record

    10/21/2004 1:09:36 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 552+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 21, 2004
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Democrat Youngstown Mayor George McKelvey today issued the following statement regarding John Kerry's hunt earlier this morning in Youngstown, Ohio: “The new camouflage jacket that supposed ‘avid’ hunter John Kerry wore today can’t hide him from a voting record that has earned him the distinction of being named the most liberal member of the United States Senate. “John Kerry can’t apply camouflage to his record, and it’s a record that is out of touch with all the mainstream values and priorities of the people of Ohio. “As a Democrat who supports President Bush, I’m confident that the...
  • Kerry plans a hunting trip as part of his push for votes of social conservatives

    10/20/2004 3:08:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 803+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/4 | NEDRA PICKLER
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- John Kerry planned to go hunting Thursday, showing he's a regular guy to voters who might harbor some doubts. Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of the campaign that voters "get a better sense of John Kerry, the guy." That means the Democratic senator plans to spend some of the dwindling time before Election Day shooting at geese, watching baseball and talking about his faith. It's all part of an effort to win over swing voters who may be open to voting against President Bush but aren't sure they feel any connection...
  • Democrat mayor of Youngstown, OH on Rush

    10/19/2004 10:51:00 AM PDT · by Dane · 51 replies · 2,951+ views
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  • NRA TO TAKE-ON JOHN KERRY AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN YOUNGSTOWN, OH, OCT. 21

    10/20/2004 8:33:47 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 703+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 10/20/04
    p>To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: National Rifle Association Public Affairs, 703-267-3820 News Advisory: -- NRA to Kerry: You Can Stage Duck Hunting Photo-Ops, But You Can't Hide From Your 20-Year Anti-Gun, Anti-Hunting Record WHAT: National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox will hold a 10:30 a.m. press conference about John Kerry's anti-gun, anti-hunting record on Oct. 21, at the Avalon Inn in Warren, Ohio. Members of the news media are invited to cover the press conference. LaPierre and Cox will be available for brief interviews immediately following the press conference. WHEN: Thursday, Oct....
  • Youngstown, OH Mayor (Democrat) on Rush Now (Endorsed Bush)

    10/19/2004 10:51:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 1,214+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10/19/2004 | Pyro7480
    Youngstown, OH mayor called on the 1-800 line and is talking to Rush now. He is disillusioned with Kerry, and has endorsed Bush.
  • The Mayor of Youngstown ,OH. speaks out."My granddaughters hug me....."

    10/18/2004 3:54:44 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 35 replies · 1,850+ views
    Boston Globe | 10/18/2004 | GEORGE M. McKELVEY
    I'M THE Democratic mayor of Youngstown, a city that traditionally gives 60 to 75 percent of its vote to the Democratic presidential candidate. Growing up with the legacies of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK formed my core Democratic values. They had the courage of their convictions, their word was their bond, and the entire world knew it. They made me proud to be a Democrat. Fast forward to 2004. John Kerry stands on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, acknowledges a group of Hollywood leftists and elitists, and characterizes them as representing the heart and soul of America. Senator...
  • Hollywood hijinks (Dem Youngstown OH Mayor Endorses Bush)

    10/18/2004 1:56:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 992+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/18/04 | GEORGE M. McKELVEY
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio I'M THE Democratic mayor of Youngstown, a city that traditionally gives 60 to 75 percent of its vote to the Democratic presidential candidate. Growing up with the legacies of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK formed my core Democratic values. They had the courage of their convictions, their word was their bond, and the entire world knew it. They made me proud to be a Democrat. Fast forward to 2004. John Kerry stands on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, acknowledges a group of Hollywood leftists and elitists, and characterizes them as representing the heart and soul of...
  • Statement by Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey (D) (Democrat for Bush)

    10/04/2004 9:30:12 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 896+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 4, 2004
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Today, Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey (D) issued the following statement on John Kerry's trip to Ohio: "Ohio voters understand that defending America is of the utmost importance, and Ohio voters aren't going to trust a candidate who says America has to pass a 'global test' before taking action. Giving other countries veto power over our self-defense would cause our nation to drift towards tragedy. Ohioans want a President who takes action, not an international poll. President Bush realizes that our national security decisions must be made in the Oval Office, not foreign capitals."
  • Mahoning takes steps to ensure integrity of Ohio vote

    10/03/2004 7:39:45 PM PDT · by rface · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Youngstown, Ohio - The Vindicator ^ | Sun, Oct 3, 2004 | DAVID SKOLNICK
    YOUNGSTOWN — Not wanting questions to be raised about how it runs elections, the Mahoning County Board of Elections is spending about $20,000 for security improvements to its office and voting machines. Board Director Michael Sciortino and Deputy Director Thomas McCabe said there haven't been problems with compromised electronic voting machines in the county. But the improvements are needed to ensure the integrity of the voting process in the county, they said. "There hasn't been a problem, but let's be honest, the boards of election in Ohio will be closely watched and scrutinized," Sciortino said. "Just because there hasn't been...
  • Kerry returns to Democratic strongholds where Bush has made inroads

    10/03/2004 11:27:37 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 795+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Oct. 3, 2004 | M.R. KROPKO
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Former state Rep. Mike Verich of Warren is the kind of northeast Ohio Democrat candidates like John Kerry have been able to depend on. "I've grown up Democrat, was raised Democrat, voted Democrat. My family voted Democrat," Verich said. "We never thought of anything else." But this Election Day, Verich is voting for President Bush, the Republican who has visited Youngstown and other Ohio Democratic strongholds several times during the campaign. On Sunday, Kerry returned to the region to stake claim to what should be solid support. The Massachusetts senator was to rally his base at a...
  • Those Dems For Bush - Any Suggestions for Our Web Page or Flyer?

    09/03/2004 9:05:17 PM PDT · by grassboots.org · 19 replies · 278+ views
    http://www.grassboots.org ^ | 9/3/2004 | David Shedlock
    We are having some response to our flyer distribution. One thing I have noted is that people are actually reading them and not throwing them away
  • Truth-telling, at Long Last (Dem mayor speaks in favor of W)

    09/01/2004 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Homo_homini_lupus · 2 replies · 477+ views
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com ^ | August 31, 2004 | Zev Chafets
    ...[J]ust when I was about to conclude that all is lost, along came a fresh-faced figure whose unblinking candor and old-fashioned perspective are as inspiring as they are reassuring. I refer to Honest George McKelvey, mayor of Youngstown, Ohio. McKelvey is a life-long Democrat. But last Tuesday he broke with orthodoxy and astonished the world with a ringing endorsement of President Bush.[...snip...] If McKelvey has strong feelings about international economics or American social policy, he hasn't expressed them. His concerns are less high flown. "I'm still waiting for someone to show me what we've gotten in this valley for delivering...
  • New Democrat Lends Voice for Bush

    08/31/2004 5:46:38 PM PDT · by crushelits · 18 replies · 1,521+ views
    lasvegassun.com ^ | August 31, 2004 | AP
    George McKelvey, that is, the Democratic mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, who's here talking up the re-election bid of President Bush and sounding every bit like Miller Who sounds like a Republican. Miller has so wowed the GOP that the retiring Georgia senator was invited to be the keynote speaker at this week's Republican National Convention. But McKelvey won't be far behind, telling the cheering Ohio delegation at a Tuesday breakfast that "the left wing hates George Bush the most because he believes in God, and you better believe that." As for his party's nominee, John Kerry, McKelvey said, "Like the...
  • Statement by Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey (Ohio Democrat for Bush)

    08/25/2004 11:44:43 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 577+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 25, 2004
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Democrat Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey, who recently endorsed President Bush, today issued the following statement: "John Kerry has tried to scare Ohio voters with pessimistic attacks on our economy, but his misleading rhetoric ignores his record of voting 98 times to increase taxes, including the largest tax increase in U.S. history. Kerry also opposes efforts to curb the medical liability lawsuits that are costing patients up to $108 billion each year. "John Kerry and his running mate are two of only four Senators who voted for the Iraq War and then voted against $87 billion in...
  • Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, Votes For Bush

    08/24/2004 7:51:37 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 12 replies · 694+ views
    George McVelvey, mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, and a democrat for 30 years, stated today on CNN News, that he will vote for President Bush in the November election.
  • Democrat Youngstown [OH] Mayor George McKelvey Endorses President George W. Bush

    08/24/2004 9:24:15 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 964+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 24, 2004
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Earlier today Mayor George McKelvey, Democratic mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, announced his endorsement of President George W. Bush in his reelection bid.  At a press conference in Youngstown, McKelvey was joined by Bush-Cheney ’04 Ohio Valley Regional Chair Jo Ann Davidson and said that as a Democrat he is proud to work toward President Bush’s reelection in November."Although I have never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate, the significance of this election - an election which I view as the most important of my lifetime - has motivated me to acknowledge my support for President Bush."I support President...
  • Youngstown's mayor endorses Bush

    08/24/2004 6:10:54 AM PDT · by AllTheRage · 8 replies · 754+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 8/24/2004 | Associated Press
    Youngstown's mayor endorses Bush Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Associated Press Youngstown, Ohio - The mayor of this Democratic stronghold known for its steel industry job losses endorsed President Bush's re-election on Monday. "Although I have never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate, the significance of this election, an election which I view as the most important of my lifetime, has motivated me to acknowledge my support for President Bush," said Mayor George McKelvey, a Democrat in his second term. Democratic mayors of the biggest cities in the battleground state are one of Democratic candidate John Kerry's main supports. Republicans control the...
  • Youngstown's Democratic mayor backing Bush

    08/23/2004 12:05:10 PM PDT · by demlosers · 52 replies · 1,247+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 23 August 2004
    Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The mayor of this Democratic stronghold known for its steel industry job losses is endorsing President Bush for his Republican re-election campaign, Bush's campaign said Monday. Democratic mayors of the biggest cities in the battleground state are one of Democratic candidate John Kerry's main supports in Ohio. Republicans control the Legislature and all statewide elected offices. Mayor George M. McKelvey, in his second term, planned to pledge his support for Bush at a news conference scheduled for Monday afternoon, Bush campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said. "He believes the president is providing the leadership the country...
  • Youngstown-area Mob Boss Sent to Prison

    01/28/2004 11:19:09 AM PST · by gdani · 5 replies · 2,366+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 1/28/2004 | John Caniglia
    Youngstown-area mob boss sent to prison 01/28/04 John Caniglia Plain Dealer Reporter The last Mafia boss in Ohio came out of hiding Tuesday, long enough to be sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for killing a rival, gunning down a prosecutor and corrupting a region's political system. Despite his deeds, federal authorities asked for a reduced sentence for Lenine "Lenny" Strollo, longtime crime boss of Youngstown, because of what prosecutors call his "incredible cooperation" in helping authorities on mob cases in Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Strollo, 73, pleaded guilty to corruption and tax charges in 1999 and went into...
  • Firefighters refuse to battle blaze, but watch

    01/16/2004 4:32:24 PM PST · by mylife · 72 replies · 324+ views
    Tribune Chronicle ^ | 1/16/04 | JOHN GRANT EMEIGH
    Firefighters refuse to battle blaze, but watch By JOHN GRANT EMEIGH Tribune Chronicle McKINLEY HEIGHTS - Firefighters from Niles watched a Weathersfield house burn for about 20 minutes Thursday afternoon without attempting to put it out because the fire occurred outside the city limits. Jason Radcliff said most of the items in his home at 2782 Robbins Ave. may have been saved if the Niles firefighters had acted immediately. Instead, the Niles crew waited for the Weathersfield Fire Department to come and put out the blaze. Radcliff said Niles firefighters had three firetrucks at the scene and could have easily...
  • Youngstown, OH and New Castle, PA Support Our Troops Rallies!

    04/24/2003 7:19:22 PM PDT · by NikkiUSA · 8 replies · 293+ views
    4/24/03 | NikkiUSA
    Two more Support Our Troops Rallies for us in the Pennsylvania and Ohio areas and I am speaking at both!!!
  • Mahoning Valley stays true to Traficant

    07/21/2002 9:22:07 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 267+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, July 21, 2002 | David M. Brown
    <p>YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — If the abandoned scruples and outrageous antics of U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. appear to be giving his hometown a monstrous black eye, this hardscrabble, old steel town seems braced to take its licks.</p> <p>The Ohio Democrat, clinging to his congressional career and facing a prison term for bribery, tax evasion and racketeering, hardly could have picked a better place to call home.</p>