Press Coverage

Accusations from some city council members that the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. gives preferential treatment to certain areas of the city are wrong, its executive director said.

Racism and preferential treatment given to those of a certain socioeconomic status — perceived or actual depending on who is talking — are longstanding issues in Youngstown.

Youngstown Mayor John McNally Finance Director Dave Bozanich voted to defer purchasing equipment for the city’s high grass cutting program.

Tempers flared at a finance committee meeting in Youngstown Wednesday night.

City council members and the mayor engaged in a sometimes heated debate about a grass-cutting and property-cleanup program that included accusations of racial bias and preferential treatment to certain wards.