In many ways, Youngstown had it worse by not having a resident Mafia Family to call its own. One strong underworld entity that governed its territory with an iron fist for all to respect and fear. Because the result was that several different Mafia Families made a bloody grab for it.
Youngstown in Ohio holds a special place in gangland. It always has! The Land of Lincoln had it’s Windy City of Chicago, and The Empire State certainly had it’s Big Apple of New York City. But although those two large cities housed most of the big-name gangsters and racketeers that splashed across front-page headlines all across this nation, little ole’ Youngstown had played the gangster game as well as anybody, and arguably more deadly than many.
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