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Ron Moschella will remain head coach of Columbiana High School's girls basketball team for the remainder of the season. The school district issued a news release Tuesday saying the decision was guided by its review of all the facts, including interviewing every member of the team and the coaching staff. The release says Moschella will remain the girls head coach for the rest of the year as long as he meets the terms of conditional employment, which includes appropriate conduct on and off the court.

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s 2017 financial campaign topped the $3 million mark for the second straight year. The 2017 campaign, led by Garry Mrozek, chief executive officer of Hometown Pharmacy Solutions, raised $3,743,522, exceeding the 2017 financial campaign goal of $2.9 million by $243,522, the local United Way announced Tuesday at a news conference at Prospect Elementary School in Girard.

Claudia Hoerig, charged with aggravated murder in the March 12, 2007, shooting death of her husband, Karl Hoerig, is asking for charges to be dismissed based on the length of time it has taken to bring her to trial. On Tuesday, she appeared in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for her third hearing in the case. Judge Andrew Logan set a 9 a.m. March 15 hearing to hear evidence on the requested dismissal. Her trial date is April 16.

Nita Hendryx, chief project manager with the Auditor of State’s office, advised the Liberty Township trustees Tuesday to develop a three-year forecast for their budget and be adamant about spending within their means. Hendryx said her office is doing a fiscal analysis, and it’s possible the township could remain in fiscal caution, or be elevated to fiscal watch or emergency.

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