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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
6:54PM
September
20, 2014

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

Census Data Show Columbus Is Growing Fast

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No other large Ohio city comes close to Columbus' growth between 2010 and 2013.
9:04AM
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

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Youngstown Mayor John McNally faces 25 felony counts and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from his time as a Mahoning County commissioner.
7:51AM
May
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

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Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency.
8:16AM
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.
8:03AM
April
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

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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.
8:15AM
June
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

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The deadly crash happened early Sunday morning in an industrial area of Warren.
7:29AM
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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7:23AM
March
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

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The Mahoning River runs through the Youngstown area and into western Pennsylvania.
8:55AM
February
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

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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.
7:31AM
December
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.