Youngstown mayor decides he won't seek full term


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- The mayor of Youngstown says he won't seek election to a full term this year.

Charles Sammarone, who became mayor in 2011 when his predecessor joined the Obama administration, told The Vindicator newspaper ( in an interview published Tuesday that he plans to run for his old job as council president.

The 69-year-old Democrat says the council president's job would allow him more time with his family.

He had served as council president for 17 years before becoming mayor under the city charter's succession clause.


Information from: The Vindicator,