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Dredging finishes in Lowellville

LOWELLVILLE — Village officials can cross off another item from their revitalization “to-do” list now that dredging a portion of the Mahoning River is complete. Village police escorted a crane on Thursday morning and then were used to take a dredging barge from the river and bring it ...

State attacks COVID’s minority grip

WARREN — The Army National Guard is coming back to the area next week to conduct tests for COVID-19, according to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. DeWine said the Guard will be in Youngstown on Wednesday and in Warren on Aug. 21. More details about the location and time in Warren have not yet been ...

Director foresees danger of deficit

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s general and water funds are in danger of ending the year with deficits. Kyle Miasek, the city’s interim finance director, told city council Thursday the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt both funds. Income tax collections are $1,948,200 less than budgeted and that ...

Jordan strikes at Democrats, media in county GOP speech

CANFIELD — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan sharply criticized Democrats and the media for tearing down America and seeking to discredit President Donald Trump. “There is one party that is pro-American,” Jordan, R-Urbana, told a crowd of 300 on Thursday during the Mahoning County Republican Party ...

YSU center to usher in new manufacturing opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN — Bringing together advanced manufacturing, educational opportunities and workforce development will be the mission of the Excellence Training Center, which is being built at 360 W. Commerce St. A part of the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Consortium, ETC is ...

Mahoning emergency agency scales back operations

YOUNGSTOWN — With confidence that hospitals, medical clinics and long-term care facilities were obtaining personal protective equipment successfully on their own, the Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency scaled back its operation of the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center in late ...

Nursing home COVID cases fall in Mahoning County

Mahoning County long-term care facilities such as nursing homes saw a sizable drop in coronavirus cases — 11 patient cases and four staff cases this week compared with 14 patient cases and 10 staff cases last week. But two Columbiana County long-term care facilities joined this week’s ...

Salary of Youngstown’s finance director debated

YOUNGSTOWN — Kyle Miasek, the city’s interim finance director, said Mayor Jamael Tito Brown is asking city council to support a charter amendment for the Nov. 3 ballot to no longer tie the finance director’s salary to the mayor’s. Currently, the finance director gets $83,949 ...

Weathersfield vows fight over annexation efforts

WEATHERSFIELD — Township officials said an incident on Aug. 7 in which a local businessman had his utilities turned off by Niles officials was the “final straw,” and trustees plan to protect residents and businesses from any annexation threats from the city. Trustee Richard Harkins ...

Woman gets probation in local stabbing case

WARREN — A woman said she was minding her own business last September clipping coupons waiting in the parking lot of a Weathersfield auto wrecking company as her fiance tried to return a rusted auto part. The legal problems began for Gwendolyn Haynes, 51, as the Warren woman rushed to ...