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Ohio’s Final Racino Opens Outside Of Youngstown

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Penn National's racino near Youngstown is now open
20, 2014

The opening of Ohio’s seventh licensed racino drew big crowds outside of Youngstown.

Census Data Show Columbus Is Growing Fast

No other large Ohio city comes close to Columbus' growth between 2010 and 2013.
May 22, 2014

The city grew by 4.3 percent from 2010 through 2013, to 822,553 residents. Columbus is still the country’s 15th largest city, just behind San Francisco in population.

Youngstown Mayor Indicted On 25 Felony Charges

Youngstown Mayor John McNally faces 25 felony counts and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from his time as a Mahoning County commissioner.
15, 2014

The State Attorney General and Cuyahoga County prosecutor say corruption charges have been filed against Youngstown’s Mayor, Mahoning County’s auditor and a former candidate for county prosecutor.

Tressel Signs On At YSU, Gets $300K Annual Salary

Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency.
May 13, 2014

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has officially signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University.

Tressel Applies For Another Presidential Post

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While at OSU, Tressel admitted that he knew of allegations of players trading memorabilia for cash and tattoos at least eight months before the rules violations became public. He resigned months after the OSU scandal became public.
14, 2014

Former Ohio State football coach and current University of Akron vice president Jim Tressel has formally applied to be the next president of Youngstown State University.

Top Statehouse Dem. Follows Kasich On Drilling tax

State Rep.Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) is proposing a seven percent severance tax for oil and drilling companies operating in Ohio. Gov. Kasich has proposed a four percent tax.
20, 2013

A few months after Gov. John Kasich proposed a tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic lawmaker has done the same thing.

Owner Of SUV Used In Deadly Crash Says It Was Stolen

The deadly crash happened early Sunday morning in an industrial area of Warren.
March 12, 2013

The owner of the SUV that was carrying eight teenagers when it flipped into a pond says the vehicle was stolen.

Investigators Say Speed Likely A Factor In Crash That Left 6 Dead

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11, 2013

Investigators have refused to speculate whether drugs or alcohol played a role in one of the deadliest auto accidents in state history.

Ohio Company Charged With Dumping Fracking Waste Into Watershed

The Mahoning River runs through the Youngstown area and into western Pennsylvania.
15, 2013

Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump gas-drilling wastewater into a drain that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.

Youngstown Looks To “Frackmolishing” To Rebuild

It's been more than a decade since officials in Youngstown announced a plan to tear down swaths of the city that have been largely abandoned.
4, 2012

Officials in the Northeast Ohio want to lease out vacant city land to drilling companies, then use the revenue to fund further demolition and rebuilding efforts.