FLASH BRIEFING WEDNESDAY


It will likely be an emotional day for the hundreds of Northside Regional Medical Center employees whose last day at the hospital is today. Activity at the hospital has been winding down this week as it prepares to close, and the facility will officially shutter just after midnight tonight. Boston-based Steward Health Care, citing decade-long underuse of Northside, announced Aug. 15 it was closing the Gypsy Lane hospital. The closure impacts 468 employees.

The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of John A. McNally, former Youngstown mayor and ex-Mahoning County commissioner, for a year with six months of it stayed on the condition that he engage in no further misconduct. The Tuesday suspension was related to the Oakhill corruption case.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties and several municipalities are competing for more than $11 million in Ohio Public Works Commission grant and loan funding for infrastructure projects in 2019. Forty-five entities outlined those projects before the commission’s locally led District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee Tuesday at the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments offices. Officials presented 57 projects with a total cost of about $39.3 million now under review for the 2019 funding cycle, said Ed Davis, Eastgate transportation asset manager.

U.S. Rep Tim Ryan announced legislation Tuesday he says will provide the money to take down the 1.3 million vacant homes in America and eliminate blight in communities such as Warren, Youngstown and Akron. Ryan said the legislation would authorize billions of dollars through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish and rehabilitate homes.

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