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Residents weigh new vehicle tax against ‘critical’ infrastructure needs

Some residents said a proposed $5 annual license plate tax to fund road and bridge projects is too much; others said it’s too little.

Youngstown board approves inspection work on major sewer line

The $7 million sewer line is expected to be finished in about six weeks

Poland council avoids public group home discussion

When Susan Maruca looked for a home for her aging mother, she wanted to find a place close to her own home, near her mother’s church and in a neighborhood with other retirees.

Mahoning commissioners approve $66M budget for 2019

Officials pared more than $2.75 million from county departments’ 2019 budget requests to meet the mark.

Struthers Municipal Court Judge Dominic Leone explains why he took over a room at city hall

The judge said his actions were the result of “the city’s lackadaisical attitude” and his own concerns the city’s safety standards are subpar.

Hearings set on proposed $5 license plate fee

The county engineer said the fee increase could generate up to $1.5 million for road and bridge repairs.

Trumbull officials making plans for 2019 budget to be repeat of 2018

Trumbull officials making plans for 2019 budget to be repeat of 2018

Elections board, juvenile court make 2019 budget requests

The elections board is requesting a $36,108 budget boost.

Mahoning officials request budget increases

Mahoning County departments are requesting a combined $2.4 million more than they received last year.

YFD union says city playing ‘shell game’

Squad 33 expected to cease operations at downtown station

Intersection getting $1.8M in upgrades

By JUSTIN DENNIS YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County commissioners signed off on

Campbell is getting a new salt dome

The dome will be built next to city hall.

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.