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UPDATE | Niles mayor retires, council president to serve as acting mayor

Niles Council President Barry Steffey Jr. will serve as acting mayor until the Trumbull County Democratic Party precinct committee selects an interim mayor. Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia announced his retirement today.

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Niles Council President Barry Steffey Jr. will serve as acting mayor until the Trumbull County Democratic Party precinct committee selects an interim mayor. Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia announced his retirement today.

Originally published June 19, 2018 at 9:17 a.m., updated June 19, 2018 at 11:31 a.m.

NILES — Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia announced his retirement today in a letter given to city council and read at a news conference in City Hall.

Council president Barry Steffey Jr. will serve as acting mayor. It will be up to the Democratic Party's precinct committee to select a person to serve as interim mayor for the remaining 18 months of Scarnecchia's term.

Scarnecchia had served nearly 2 1/2 years as mayor.