CIC : Courthouse nears completion

YOUNGSTOWN -- Construction of the 7th District Court of Appeals building should be finished later this month.
The project, estimated to cost $3.4 million, is expected to be on budget, said Reid Dulberger, interim executive director of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. The CIC, a downtown Youngstown redevelopment agency, is overseeing the court construction project.
Dulberger told the CIC board Tuesday that construction of the West Federal Street building should be done in about four weeks.
The court of appeals is currently housed in cramped quarters on the fourth floor of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Courthouse on Market Street.
Also, Dulberger told the board that there are two finalists for the CIC executive director position, and he expects the agency's executive committee to meet with the pair shortly. He also expects the next executive director to be hired before the March 28 CIC board meeting.
Dulberger, the Regional Chamber's executive vice president, has held the job on an interim basis since late December, when Jason Whitehead left to serve in the administration of Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams. The chamber provides services and staff to the CIC.

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