WRPA OKs new pact for top exec Moliterno

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority board today ratified a new contract for WRPA Executive Director John Moliterno.

Port authority officials said the contract is largely the same as Moliterno’s previous contract.

His annual salary of $110,000 will remain the same.

One change is the length of the contract. The previous contract was a three-year agreement, while the new one is for two years.

Another change, officials said, is to the port authority’s contribution to Moliterno’s Ohio Public Employees Retirement System contribution.

Of the 10 percent employees contribute to their retirement, the port authority will pay 7 percent and Moliterno will pay 3 percent.

Board chairman Martin Loney commended Moliterno’s leadership of the agency during a period in which the Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport, which the WRPA oversees, lost its commercial airline service.

“You’ve done a very good job for us, directing that ship,” Loney said.

“I appreciate the positive thoughts and comments from the board,” Moliterno said. “I enjoy working and helping bring additional jobs and economic development activity to the community.”

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