McNally is party choice for Youngstown mayor
YOUNGSTOWN - John A. McNally was endorsed on Tuesday by the Mahoning County Democratic Party for Youngstown mayor in the 2013 primary election.
McNally, the former county commissioner and law director, received 76 percent of the vote during a meeting of the party's central and executive committees at St. Luke's Hall. Other nominees include Jamael Tito Brown, Youngstown City Council president, and Matthew Smith.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Hughes, former Youngstown police chief, withdrew from the Democratic Party to run as a non-party candidate.
The Democratic primary election will be May 7.
Liberty BOE, fiscal commission to meet
LIBERTY - A meeting today between the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission and the Liberty Board of Education will involve the possible appointment of a shared treasurer.
On Feb. 6, the commission terminated the former cost-sharing agreement for treasurer services between the Liberty and Hubbard school districts. The agenda for today's meeting stated that Rhonda Baldwin-Amorganos resigned as treasurer for Liberty and no longer wishes to serve in the capacity as treasurer of both districts.
Other items on the agenda include supplemental contracts for football, softball, basketball and track coaches; a purchase exceeding $5,000 for computer software; approval of the fiscal year 2014 tax budget; and necessary tax levies to be certified to the county auditor.
Man is sentenced for Youngstown shooting
YOUNGSTOWN - A West Side man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday by Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge R. Scott Krichbaum for a Sept. 30 shooting on the South Side.
Michael Anderson Jr., 18, of North Brockway Avenue, entered a guilty plea in December to a count of felonious assault and discharging a firearm into a habitation as well as specifications that a firearm was used to commit the crimes.
Police say Anderson shot 21-year-old Jajuan Adkins-Holland about 1 a.m. Sept. 30 at the victim's home on East Avondale Avenue. Adkins-Holland was shot in the groin after the two argued over a woman, police reports state.
Meeting to highlight land bank possibilities
WARREN -Warren's Community Development Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the caucus room at municipal justice building for a discussion on how city residents and investors can purchase a home through the Trumbull County Land Bank.
Speakers are Mike Robinson of the Trumbull County Treasurer's Office and George Piscalko of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.
Woman's phone stolen on drug-buying run
YOUNGSTOWN - A woman who said she took her two kids with her as she went with a man who wanted to buy drugs was punched and had her phone taken early Tuesday morning on the North Side.
Wanda Johnson, 27, told police she went with the man as the man went to buy drugs about 12:40 a.m. They argued in a car, and she pulled over and told him to get out in the 800 block of Madison Avenue. Instead, the man punched Johnson and also hit her 9-year-old daughter, took her phone and ran away, the police report states.
Johnson saw several Youngstown State University police cruisers in the parking lot of the Cafaro House on campus and went there, the report states. YSU police then called city police to take a report.