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Who killed mobster Naples?

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No, Youngstown, Ohio, is not
No, Youngstown, Ohio, is not 'still standing' it's a wobbling, hobbling mess of depravity, social and economic depression and urban blight, with a high murder rate and unemployment rate.
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Welcome to Bertram de Souza's hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, where he has been the lead politics and opinion writer for decades now. In a city in which most news can be considered 'yellow journalism', Mr. de Souza is seemingly the only local journalist who uncovers the truth behind the oblique facade. In "Who killed mobster Naples?" this writer questions aspects of this mysterious and unsolved murder, which dates back to Aug. 19, 1991, in which a well-known Mahoning Valley Mafia figure Joseph N. “Little Joey” Naples Jr. was gunned down. Mr. de Souza adeptly goes into the peripheral incidences and backdrop surrounding this strange and nefarious killing, which leads any reader questioning: "How can anything good ever come out of a place like Youngstown, Ohio? What kind of a horrible place is this city?"
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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi (more...)

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