Youngstown board approves agreements with former employees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Youngstown officials and its one-time Health Department sanitarian have agreed to part ways.

On Thursday morning, members of the city’s Board of Control approved a settlement agreement with Cicero Davis, who had been working as director for the department’s environmental services. Davis was fired earlier this year after losing his sanitarian’s license, but later won his job back.

Youngstown Law Director Marty Hume said Davis appealed his firing to the Civil Service Commission and there were some legal issues that arose from the way he was fired, but those issues now have been resolved. He agreed to drop his appeal as part of the settlement agreement, which will give him about six weeks of back pay.

The Board also approved an agreement with Lyndsey Hughes, the city’s former Federal Plaza Special Projects Director, to resolve a sexual harassment complaint against DeMaine Kitchen. He was a 2nd Ward Councilman and later served as former Mayor Chuck Sammarone’s chief of staff.

It pays Hughes $72,000 and her attorney will get $48,000 for a total of $120,000. Of that $50,000 will come from the city to cover its deductible. As part of the agreement, Hughes is giving up her job with the city.



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