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Niles council passes motel bed tax

The city still has to find a way to pay its firefighters before Sunday

23 apply for Trumbull elections board director

One of the applicants lives in Poland

Auditors say entire Niles income tax good for deficit cut

The bad news: City expenditures currently exceed revenues by $1.6 million

Residents protest drilling plans near Vienna airport

A group of 16 residents, who are worried about plans for a brine-injection well near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and angered over a contamination incident last spring, hoisted signs in protest along busy state Route 193 next to the site.

Unanimous support for power plant at hearing

The $800 million facility will be built in Lordstown Industrial Park

Trumbull elections board considers voting upgrade

The county board will travel to Lisbon on Tuesday to view a demonstration of the poll books

Comic books, artists bring out aficionados and costumes

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One teen said it took her four hours to get her costume together

Niles schools request removal from fiscal watch

The school district has been under fiscal watch for 12 years

Commission may seek revision of recovery plan

Niles has been in fiscal emergency since last October

Commission chairman: Time for Niles to consider layoffs

The city continues having difficulty finding enough money to issue tax refunds

Niles scrambles to pay tax refunds

No one was able to say where the city might find the money.

Niles mayor offers revised recovery plan

Council is expected to approve the revised plan when it meets Wednesday

'Tin Goose' passengers take flight at Valley airport

Ford Tri-Motor pilot Bill Thacker smiles as he leans out of the cockpit window before Thursday afternoon’s flights at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Financial commission forced to reject Niles recovery plan

The 35-point plan was submitted by Mayor Ralph Infante and approved by council last week.

Public support needed for Niles recovery plan

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The fiscal commission meets with Niles council on May 20

600 cancer survivors march in Warren Relay

The relay queen was Rosemary Blicher, 92, who has been cancer free for 30 years

Thigpen appointed Niles schools superintendent

She starts Aug. 1

Fiscal commission pegs Niles deficit at $2.4M

Fiscal commission pegs Niles deficit at $2.4M

Niles wastewater plant costs exceed $33M

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A design engineer for the city’s proposed wastewater-

Ford says no to Niles cruiser paint repairs

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A Ford rep said the cruisers were outside the extended warranty.

Niles financial supervision committee has its first meeting

Group must have a financial recovery plan for the city drawn up by May 12

Niles chief complains about cruisers’ finish

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Paint is peeling and rust is forming on the cruisers

Niles mayor welcomes state probe

City is under fiscal emergency

The city is under fiscal emergency

State auditor's team searches Niles mayor's office


A team from the Special Investigation Unit of the state auditor’s office spent Tuesday afternoon searching for documents and other records in the office of Mayor Ralph Infante, but investigators will not say what prompted their probe.

Summit at YSU aids nonprofits

The summit attracted a mixture of faith-based and grass-roots organizations along with business and community leaders.

Family protests proposed cell phone tower in Farmington Township

Federal law favors AT&T despite objection from Farmington residents

Family protests proposed cell phone tower in Farmington Township

Businessman and lawyer join port authority board

Trumbull County commissioners said their unanimous appointments of businessman Sam Covelli and attorney David Detec to the Western Reserve Port Authority on Wednesday signal that the tumultuous board is righting its ship.

Howland road grant to help local industries

Howland road grant to help local industries

Red ink forces Niles council to ponder layoffs

Utility delinquencies are a major problem, says the city's auditor

Lewis asked to resign from port authority board

Trumbull County commissioners reappointed Scott Lewis to the board in December 2012.

No Thunder over the Valley

The Thunderbirds hopefully will be able to fly today at 4 p.m.

Mayor's stepson faces harassment charges

Edward Kapturasky Jr. is accused of sending threatening text messages to his stepsister.

Niles auditor apologizes in missing-funds case

He promises safeguards to prevent a repeat of such behavior

Tax levy proposed for McKinley Memorial Library

The current levy funding the library expires in 2015.

Mathews employees OK pact

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Nonteaching employees in the Mathews Local School

Mathews superintendent: 'We're done' negotiating

Union will vote to ratify or issue strike notice

Mathews strike called off

Both sides meeting with federal mediator

Union issues 10-day strike notice to Mathews school district

The union rejected the school board's last offer, and no new talks are set

St. Stephen School in Niles to close

The school has been a fixture of Catholic education in the city for 145 years

Niles faces ‘failure’ of software

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES After spending more than $225,000 in the last three years

Niles utility customers see water-bill increase in Feb.

The water department faces a $2 million deficit, while repairs mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to the wastewater treatment plant are projected to cost the city $30 million.

Angry Vienna residents protest firing

More than 60 people braved the subzero temperatures to crowd the township hall and protest the action to terminate Mike Penrose, 47, highway superintendent and cemetery sexton.

Niles finds out $225K not well spent on software

Tom Telego, billing manager, said instead of saving time, the system caused delays in collecting delinquent utility payments.

Niles council rescinds anti-fracking ordinance

One man says he intends to get signatures to put the ordinance on the ballot.

Niles to rescind drilling ban

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES City council plans to rescind an ordinance passed last

Council may rescind ordinance banning oil and gas drilling

Ordinance may violate state and federal laws

One councilman said he did not think ordinance would withstand a court challenge.

Niles board gives Danso 2-year pact as superintendent

He will earn an annual salary of $97,500.

Niles schools need funding help from state

Niles schools have been in fiscal watch since 2003.

Priest blesses motorcycles in Warren

Father Baker donned a Harley-Davidson sweatshirt, a Hells Angels pin beneath his left shoulder and a black bandanna adorned with Celtic crosses on his head.

Niles council approves zone change

A community group vows to help keep the abandoned school clean and safe.



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