3 vie for vacant Youngstown 4th Ward council seat

YOUNGSTOWN — The next Youngstown City Council 4th Ward member will be selected Tuesday from among three candidates, none of whom ever sought elected political office.

The Mahoning County Democratic Party precinct committee members from the city’s 4th Ward will meet at 7 p.m. at the party headquarters, 3321 Mahoning Ave., to vote on who will replace ex-Councilwoman Carol Rimedio-Righetti. There are 13 precinct committee members from that ward.

The three candidates who submitted their names for consideration are:

Michael Ray, 33, of Division Street. Ray is a salesman for United Sciences Testing Inc., an environmental testing company. Rimedio-Righetti is supporting Ray.

George Doward, 57, of Wilkinson Avenue. He has been an employee of First Energy Co. for 39 years, currently as a line troubleshooter.

Howard J. Edwards, 50, of Glacier Avenue. Edwards has been unemployed since January 2009. Before that, he held management jobs with four companies over nearly 15 years.

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