Blue Ribbon group backs school levy

YOUNGSTOWN — City voters have a choice, said Mayor Jay Williams.

They can choose to pay now to support the city school system, or pay later to support the criminal justice system that must deal with those who fail to get an education and turn to crime, he said.

Williams is a member of a Blue Ribbon Committee of local elected officials, entrepreneurs and others calling for voters to support the city school district’s 9.5-mill levy on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The committee held a press conference at the Youngstown Business Incubator Thursday to publicly announce that support.

For more, see Friday’s Vindicator and