The potholes on South Turner, near Mahoning Avenue, like many roads throughout the Valley, present an obstacle course for drivers trying to avoid damaging their vehicles. Mahoning County workers started patching there, but many more holes remain.
The 110-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Canfield is just one of several hotels to be developed in the Valley in recent years. In Mahoning County, new rooms will boost the grand total to 1,897 by the middle of next year. Developments in Trumbull County are equally impressive.
Carol McFall, chief deputy Mahoning County auditor fired by the county's new auditor Ralph Meacham, said she has “a clear conscience” about redacting public records requested by The Vindicator, saying during a press conference Friday that has been department policy. But county Prosecutor Paul Gains said, “She violated the Public Records Act.” At right, above, is Vindicator reporter Pete Milliken.
Lucy DeMart, Mahoning County microfilm supervisor, stands with 2007 civil court case files in cardboard boxes that await microfilming. Her department’s four-person staff has been overwhelmed by the backlog of paper documents awaiting microfilming.
A Mahoning County Engineer’s Department truck is loaded with salt and slag in advance of a predicted snowstorm last year. Snow showers are predicted for today and an extreme cold snap is in the forecast the next several days.
Cheryl Hovanes checks the radiation monitor that immediately sounds an alarm if a truck carrying radioactive waste enters Republic Services’ Carbon-Limestone Landfill in Poland Township. The alarm will sound if it detects radiation exceeding five times the naturally occurring background radiation level at the landfill.
Angel Laudermilt of Lowellville, center, holds the hand of her daughter, Livia, 11, left, and her niece, Ava Koontz, 12, a visitor from Wheeling, W.Va., as they skate at the Covelli Centre on Wednesday during First Night Youngstown.
Mill Creek Park visitors enjoy the sled riding hill at the Wick Recreation Area.
Ralph Meacham is all smiles as he gets election results Tuesday night at Mahoning County Republican headquarters. The political newcomer, who defeated incumbent Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino, is the first non-judicial Republican elected in Mahoning County in 30 years.
Hard-hatted children from Canfield Presbyterian Pre-School begin digging before city and library officials donned their hardhats and wielded their shovels at Friday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the new $5 million Canfield public library branch.