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WRITER: Nathanael Hawthorne

On the record - Girard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Mark Zuppo, Diane Alejars, Vincent Ragozine, Sue Ellen Harris-Davis, Karen Thomas and Superintendent Bryan O’Hara. The board: • Accepted donations totaling $100; • Recognized 10 students from the middle and high school for work done in and out of the classroom; • Appointed Ragozine as a delegate to the Ohio School Boards Association Delegate ...

Bridge dedicated to honor Purple Heart recipients

GIRARD — A bridge on North State Street in Girard was renamed Tuesday to honor recipients of the Purple Heart. A group of people representing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 in Warren and The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 606 in Trumbull County were on hand to help dedicate the bridge. The project to get the bridge dedicated started in 2017, said Bob Marino Sr., event coordinator ...

Man charged in Austintown killing

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown police have charged a man in connection with a deadly Friday morning shooting at an apartment complex here. Samuel Richard, 31, of Youngstown, is accused of fatally shooting Keylan Davis, 32, at 1080 Compass Drive West on Friday morning. The Mahoning County Coroner’s office said the death is a homicide and Davis had multiple gunshot wounds. Police charged Richard on Monday ...

Austintown woman marks 107 years

AUSTINTOWN — Since 1913, America has gone through some pretty hefty changes and Marie Murphy has been there to see them all. She celebrated her 107th birthday on Oct. 10. In her time, the world saw two world wars, invention of the television and two global pandemics. At a little celebration Thursday, Austintown Township Trustee Jim Davis and Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler presented Murphy with ...

Man killed in Austintown shooting

AUSTINTOWN — A man is dead after a Friday morning shooting at a township apartment complex. Austintown police said they have a few leads, but the investigation continues. Police report that the shooting occurred about 9:50 a.m., and the male victim, 32, was shot in the throat. They were called after a report of three shots fired in the building. After hearing two of those shots, a neighbor said she ...

Faith, family and football

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@tribto day.com or metro editor Marly Kos inski at mkosinski@tribtoday.com. YOUNGSTOWN — Some can only dream of a life in the National Football League and the glory that comes with it but for one man, the glory wasn’t his. Bill Triplett ...

Leatherworks property cleanup getting closer

GIRARD — The former Ohio Leatherworks property could be drawing closer to being cleaned up. City council on Tuesday unanimously approved resolution that would allow expenditure of up to $50,000 to secure a brownfield cleanup grant for the property off U.S. Route 422, a long-closed and demolished former tannery. According to Mayor James Melfi, the city needed to contribute that much money in order to stay ...

All treats, no tricks for this Halloween

By NATHANAEL HAWTHORNE Staff writer This year has brought changes to almost every facet of life, regardless of age, but most communities have put a safe twist on trick-or-treating to bring a sense of normalcy to Mahoning Valley kids. Places have taken into consideration the pandemic and everyone’s safety, while still finding a way to keep the Halloween tradition. Girard, for example, is following a ...

YSU faculty votes on report

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Education Association at Youngstown State University and the YSU administration find themselves at opposite ends of a report on wage recommendations for a new contract. The union is voting on a fact-finding report through noon Friday. University trustees could vote on it Monday. The faculty union states the recommendations in the document will improve its relationship with the ...

On the record: Girard

WHAT: Girard Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Mark Zuppo, Diane Alejars, Vincent Ragozine, Sue Ellen Harris-Davis and Karen Thomas The board: • Approved donations to scholarship funds and to the school, totaling over $3,500; • Approved advertising and receiving bids for a school bus; • Approved the resignation of clerical aide Donna Galose and substitute teacher Gary Orosz and approved ...