Natural gas well owners shorted the Ohio tax department millions of dollars in 2014, but the state lacks the authority to claim it. (External Link: Written by Chris Cotelesse, a former intern for The News Outlet and journalism graduate from Youngstown State University.)
Irving Roth, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to 600 people at Youngstown State University. He warned about the power of hate speech and murder being used as a political tool.
Ohio is near the top of the list of infant deaths in the country. Mahoning County is near the top of the list of counties in those deaths.
Mahoning County health officials have a plan to reduce the number of infant deaths. Improving mother’s health and birth spacing are the first two plans of action.
In the city of Youngstown, 63.3 percent of children live in poverty, according to census numbers. That’s the second worst rate in the United States.
The News Outlet and The Akron Beacon Journal team up for Columbus Exchange: Politics in Question – a periodic feature that asks Ohio state legislators one question on a topic of current interest. The first question, asking who owns charter school assets, was given to 77 legislators and candidates in Northeast Ohio.
Since 1985, the owner of the Idora Park property has promised to develop a City of God on the site. After 29 years, the property sits idle. Now, the owner Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, may ask the community for financial help to kick start the development.
People living in the Mahoning Valley are getting older and poorer. Census figures show the area has the fifth highest number of residents 65 and older. Also, the area has the lowest average household income, less than $30,000 a year. This poorer, aging population will need help financially from local agencies and the community.
C. Todd Jones, one of the most influential members of the state school board, went on the offense at a board meeting last week, suggesting that if he has ethical problems, so do a lot of other members.
State school board member Bryan Williams of Fairlawn resigned Monday, telling colleagues that recent media reports have made him aware that as a publicly elected official, he may have violated Ohio ethics law by lobbying the government for private interests.