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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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Falls council considers future of police chief

This month, two female employees of the police department alleged that the chief’s conduct toward them was improper and inappropriate.

Motorcycle show in Warren continues until May

The 13th annual exhibit, “Motorcycles ABC: Antiques, Bobbers, Customs,” features more than 30 classic and custom cycles as examples of the three categories.

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Eastwood Mall airbrush artist captures Great Dane's soul

Josh Shaull, owner of Airtistix Airbrush in Eastwood Mall, displays his painting of Baxter, a Great Dane owned by Jim Westhoff of Greenwood, Del., and his family. Baxter's photo won a contest to be drawn by Shauli. The 8-year-old dog died shortly after the submitted photo was taken.

Niles to consider raising city’s 1.5-percent municipal income tax

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES It was not the type of Christmas message that will spread

Niles council prohibits brine injection wells

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES City council unanimously has voted to prohibit the

Message to Mathews board: You need to address this

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Representatives of the Ohio Department of Education say they will be quite clear about the severity of the deficit facing the Mathews schools when they address the board of education at its next regular meeting Wednesday.

Niles football boosters recover missing $21K

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The attorney representing the Niles Frontliners, a

Niles officials: Contract to be put up for bid

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES City council members are unhappy with the concession

Ridge fireman stole more than originally thought, investigators say

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Weathersfield Township investigators say the amount of

Safe Surrender program for Valley fugitives deemed successful

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Kyle Presjak likely will have the distinction of

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Health costs go up for teachers in Niles

A two-year contract approved this week by the Niles teachers union and the board of education will require teachers to pay more for their health care.

Warren YMCA begins campaign for windows

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN The Warren/Trumbull YMCA, in its High Street location

Mathews schools chief urges caution on drilling funds

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA The Mathews schools superintendent warned that the

Niles seeks to recover $250K in fines

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The collection agency hired by city council last week for

Niles schools still face financial difficulty despite passage of levy

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Voter approval of a renewal school levy last Tuesday has

Herron, Posey learn hard lessons as they prepare for NFL

Daniel “Boom” Herron and DeVier Posey believe they have learned hard lessons as they prepare for the

Teachers pack Niles BOE meeting

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES More than 130 teachers packed the board of education



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