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Commissioners make moves to improve wastewater system

Emergency project, pump station move result from flooding issues.


Township bids farewell to Police Chief Richard Tisone after 31 years.

Trustees discuss interim police chief, road levy Monday night.


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Youngstown to start closing fire stations Sunday on a rotating basis

The move will end overtime at the department, the fire chief says.


A settlement allows a Youngstown employee to keep her job but at a lower salary

The city and the employee said they were satisfied with the agreement


Boardman vote on Meijer zone change scheduled for July 23

Trustees grant second 30-day continuance to Meijer developer


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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