Fire Chief George Brown confirmed he is planning on retiring this year, but would not say when exactly he would leave.
The 60-year-old fire chief has been in the fire service for 43 years and with the Boardman Fire Department as a chief since June 2011.
“It’s time for me to move on,” Brown said. “I have done what I can for Boardman.”
A news release with more information is expected to be released later this afternoon, Brown said.