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Challenger in Struthers council race out

STRUTHERS — The three Struthers at-Large council incumbents have secured their seats after being challenged by a former firefighter. According to unofficial results in Tuesday night’s primary election, James Baluck, Dallas Bigley and Megan Pingley were favored by voters over challenger ...

Council rejects advice of fact finder

YOUNGSTOWN — City council voted 6-0 Tuesday to reject the recommendation of fact finder James E. Rimmel for a new three-year contract with the city firefighters union. The contract would have included a 1 percent annual raise and 1.25 percent “pandemic lump sum” bonuses in the first two ...

Girard incumbent moves to Nov. election

GIRARD — Incumbent Thomas Grumley will appear on the November ballot for the city’s 4th Ward seat after handily beating a challenge from Rashaan Dykes for the Democratic nomination. Grumley beat Dykes by a vote of 72 to 34, according to incomplete and unofficial results from the Trumbull ...

Lordstown Motors sued again

LORDSTOWN — Wrongdoing and misleading public statements by officers and directors of Lordstown Motors Corp. have devastated the electric-truck startup’s credibility and caused it to lose more than $1 billion in value, according to the latest lawsuit filed against the company. This action ...

Liberty school levy loses by 24 votes

WARREN — Liberty voters turned down a levy that would have funded repairs to the school district’s roofs, heating and cooling systems, along with other improvements. The Liberty Local School District’s proposed 2.5-mill levy would have generated about $565,000 per year for five ...

Woman gets probation in vehicle thefts

YOUNGSTOWN — An assistant prosecutor called Abigail L. Acosta, 23, of Victor Avenue, “a small cog in a fairly large theft ring” as he asked Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Monday to give her three years of probation. The judge agreed, also ordering Acosta ...