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Youngstown settled a long-standing dispute with Mark R. King, one of Youngstown’s major landlords, over several hundred unpaid bills for water and sewer, grass cutting and the boarding up of his properties. The city contended King, of Lowellville owed $647,821 but settled for $262,000. The city will receive $40,000 from King next week, with the rest paid in 120 monthly installments of $1,850. That means the debt won’t be paid off until 2029.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman commented Friday on the redacted Mueller report released a day earlier. Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, was in Vietnam with other senators when the report came out Thursday. “The report confirms several key facts consistent with the summary of findings by Attorney General William Barr,” Portman said in a statement. “One, the report confirms there was no conspiracy or collusion to violate U.S. law between Russia and the Trump campaign. Second, while the report documents a number of actions taken by the president or his associates that were inappropriate, the special counsel reached no conclusion on obstruction of justice.

Springfield community voters will decide in the May primary election whether to approve a 1 percent, 5-year renewal income tax for Springfield Local Schools. The renewal income tax will raise about $2,167,000 annually.

Did you know Trumbull County has the oldest general store in Ohio? Or the oldest running racetrack in Ohio and the United States? These are a few of the facts highlighted in this year’s newly released Trumbull County Visitors Guide, which will be available at Interstate 80 service plazas and local visitor and lodging sites, as well as the tourism bureau office on Mahoning Avenue downtown.

In sports, the Youngstown State Penguins defeated Northern Kentucky eight to two at Eastwood Field Friday.

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