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WRITER: Ashley Fox

Residents to weigh in Campbell policies

CAMPBELL — A committee in Campbell is giving residents an opportunity to voice their opinions on police department policy. Within the next week, residents will receive a letter from the city introducing a survey from CPD and Me. It’s a committee established last summer with Mayor Nick Phillips, police Chief Pat Kelly, clergy and city residents. The survey will help Phillips and Kelly continue to amend and ...

Pandemic slams brakes on St. Pat's parade — again

BOARDMAN — For the second year in a row, a Mahoning Valley tradition is canceled because of COVID-19. Organizers decided to cancel this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boardman, said Casey Malone, president of the parade nonprofit. Multiple factors went into the decision, made Monday evening. Guidelines surrounding COVID-19 contributed, as well as trying to avoid making plans, then undoing them ...

Motel continues improvements

BOARDMAN — A local lodging business continues to make repairs mandated by the Boardman Township Fire Department. Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said that the Wagon Wheel on Market Street has seen some of the improvements outlined in a settlement from 2019. “The Wagon Wheel has come into compliance with the agreed settlement,” Pitzer confirmed. Work recently completed includes roofing “that was required to ...

Junk vehicles banned

STRUTHERS — Struthers now has legislation dealing with junk cars parked on properties throughout the city. By unanimous vote of council members, it is now unlawful to park, store or keep any vehicle that is unlicensed, abandoned, disabled or unusable. “My office is solely focused on moving the city forward,” said Joe Rudzik, code enforcement director. “In this instance we will be asking residential ...

Little Red School House receives energy update

POLAND — At first glance, the Little Red Schoolhouse in Poland doesn’t look its age. Built in 1858, it still has a purpose of educating people, but now through the Poland Historical Society. To ensure precious bits of history are preserved, the organization has been updating the school house, adding a new furnace and water heater in the past year. Paid for by private donations and the society’s ...

Mill Creek Park Nature Center gets 'transformational gift'

YOUNGSTOWN — Mill Creek MetroParks has received what’s being called a “transformational” gift. An anonymous Mahoning Valley donor has gifted the park $750,000, said Chris Litton, development director. “It is transformational from the standpoint of what it allows us to do in 2021,” Litton said. What prompted the large gift was a Nov. 23, 2020, article in The Vindicator, explaining an ...

Clunkers not allowed to be parked in Struthers

STRUTHERS -- The city now has legislation dealing with junk cars parked on properties throughout the city. By unanimous vote of council members, it is now unlawful to park, store or keep any vehicle that is unlicensed, abandoned, disabled or unusable. "My office is solely focused on moving the city forward," said Joe Rudzik, code enforcement director. "In this instance we will be asking residential and ...

Coastal woman still pines, posts about Lowellville

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a profile, contact features editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or metro editor Marly Reichert at mkosinski@tribtoday.com. LOWELLVILLE — When people drive through the village during the summer, they will see hundreds of veteran banners hanging above the road. The idea came from Lowellville ...

Pandemic rule followers rewarded in Canfield

CANFIELD — Wearing what has become a normal part of her outfits, 4-year-old June Carson didn’t think anything of donning her mask Friday. When she walked into the Canfield Giant Eagle with Grandpa Steve Carson, June was met by Canfield officer Brett Modic, who thanked her for wearing her mask. In return, she was handed a stuffed animal of the department’s police dog, Rocky, and a pass for a free ...

Campbell police get new tech

CAMPBELL — New cameras, hardware and software have been installed in the Campbell Police Department’s six regularly used vehicles. Body cameras and car cameras will sync, allowing for what police Chief Pat Kelly said is “complete transparency.” The idea for the technology upgrade came after a committee called CP and Me was formed by Mayor Nick Phillips. The group includes Phillips, Kelly, clergy ...