Mahoning County

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Jan. 11:

photo of Tracey Winbush

An official with the Ohio Republican Party has been named the volunteer chair of the Donald Trump for President Campaign in Mahoning County after the former chair stepped down due to controversial racial comments. 

But, the newly named volunteer chair didn’t support Trump until recently.


Tracey Winbush made no bones about her feelings for Trump at the Ohio Republican Party’s statewide meeting in April.

“No, I don’t like Trump.”

Picture of Youngstown Mayor John McNally in court

The mayor of Youngstown was sentenced today on misdemeanor corruption charges that he pleaded guilty to last month.        


A Cuyahoga County judge gave Mayor John McNally one year of probation, 20 hours of community service and a $3,500 fine.  The charges stem from when he was a Mahoning County commissioner about a decade ago and tried to stop the purchase of a former hospital building to house the county’s jobs and family services department.

John McNally
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  The mayor of Youngstown is scheduled to be sentenced today on the corruption charges to which he pleaded guilty to a month ago. 


Mayor John McNally pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges. All were related to his time in the mid-2000s as a Mahoning County commissioner and his attempt to block the county from moving offices from a building owned by a powerful developer.

He admitted sharing a confidential county letter with a law firm representing the developer. But right after he entered it, McNally described  his plea as simply a matter of expediency.