Crooked City’s Producer to Speak on the Library’s True Crime Panel

YOUNGSTOWN—As the Crooked City podcast currently ranks as the 7th most popular podcast in the world, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) is taking a deep dive into Youngstown's storied history with crime.

As part of its popular True Crime Series, PLYMC will host a True Crime Discussion on Thursday, August 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Main Library’s new meeting space. PLYMC Genealogy and Local History Librarian Tim Seman will moderate a discussion with renowned local crime experts, including: 

  • Johnny Chechitelli, Crooked City producer and local filmmaker
  • Paul Gains, Mahoning County Prosecutor 
  • Bertram de Souza, former Vindicator columnist 
  • Fred Viehe, YSU Professor Emeritus of History 

Tickets are free, but registration is required:

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The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has served the Mahoning Valley since 1880 when the Youngstown Library Association was officially created. With 15 branches across Mahoning County, including our Main Library in downtown Youngstown, the PLYMC is well known for signature services and programs like Summer Discovery and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The mission and values of PLYMC to “connect, inspire, and enrich” position the Library to serve our communities by preparing children for kindergarten, promoting early literacy, assisting job seekers, connecting Valley residents to technology, and providing resources for small businesses.     


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