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Youngstown hires a new coordinator of downtown events and citywide special projects

The contract was the source of a dispute between the administration and council members


Youngstown’s 2016 audit doesn’t include any noncompliance findings

The report has 11 recommendations for improving financial operations


High overtime driven by low entry-level pay, county officials say

Mahoning County spent $76.5 million on wages in 2017; $2 million of that went toward overtime.


Youngstown council concerned over new mowing program

The city is paying more per cut than when YNDC handled it.


Youngstown officials approve new smoking shelter for downtown workers

A city ordinance prohibits people from smoking within 20 feet of building entrances.


Lowellville to begin work on more than $4 million in road, village projects

Lowellville has more than $4 million in road and village upgrade projects planned to begin over the course of the next year.


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Youngstown council vote could force an East Side man from his lifelong residence

The property owner is left unsure if he’s going to be forced to move


Liberty finally has a new law director

Cherry Poteet take over as Libery law director April 1


Trump plan calls for 'hardening' of schools to prevent violence

It also seeks to raise the minimum age to purchase assault weapons to 21


Campbell water rates likely to increase as city tries to balance budget

Campbell tries to balance budget, will raise water rates


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Youngstown council votes to accept an anti-fracking charter amendment

The proposal’s fate is uncertain


Youngstown police chief is reappointed

He was among 12 candidates who applied for the position


Liberty, Girard propose JEDD

The township and city want to work together to boost development opportunities.


Struthers incoming treasurer resigns, council members say goodbye

Depatures in Struthers government as new faces prepare to begin


Canfield city says goodbye to three council members, city manager

The city of Canfield gave fond farewells to three members of council, and City Manager Joe Warino. In addition, the city will submit a grant application for state Route 11 off-ramps, appoint a JEDD committee representative and established cemetery fees and regulations.


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