Funds released

Funds released


The State Controlling Board released more than $464,000 Monday for a generator at the Youngstown Developmental Center in Mineral Ridge.

The project will include the replacement of two 33-year-old generators that are “beyond their useful life,” according to documents. Becdel Controls Inc. of Hubbard will serve as contractor.

In other business, the panel approved $182,906 for continued environmental assessments of the North Star Coal property in East Liverpool.

Additional soil borings, groundwater monitoring and other survey work will be conducted on the 6.7-acre parcel, which the Columbiana County Port Authority plans to use for additional business development.

Workshop planned


Ellsworth Township Zoning Commission has a workshop at 7 p.m. today at the town hall, U.S. Route 224.

Meeting canceled

Mineral Ridge

Weathersfield Township Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

Offer of burial plot is unconfirmed


A township cemetery is refusing to confirm reports that one of its burial plots has been offered to the late Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Broadcast reports said a man who owns a plot in the Crown Hill Burial Park has offered it for the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a gunbattle with police after the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260.

The cemetery, through its answering service Monday evening, said that hasn’t been confirmed.

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