Fr. William B. Smaltz

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 10/29/18. Noted to have been assigned to St. Mary’s in Massillon, St. Edward’s in Youngstown, Our Lady of Lourdes in E. Palestine and St. Mary’s in Conneaut. Left the priesthood after 18 years, married and raised a family. In 5/20 the diocese announced that Smaltz’s name would be removed from its list because the allegations were “no longer deemed to be credible and substantiated.” Smaltz and his wife filed a defamation suit in 10/20 against the diocese.


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