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Girard council to proceed with Wellman Theater evaluation

GIRARD — City officials plan to have MS Consultants evaluate the status of the Wellman Theater building to see what work needs to be done and costs involved to get it up to code, City council members on Monday said American Rescue Plan funds are available along with 3% of the speed camera ...

State’s Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging drivers to buckle up ahead of a national Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs ...

225 Special Olympians from region run, jump, toss

GIRARD — For Hannah A. Price, perhaps the most endearing aspect of being in a longtime friendly and uplifting competition lies more in front of her than above her. “It’s really fun. I get to meet a lot of new friends,” Price, 21, of Salineville, said. The social aspect — and ...

1934 Fitch grad inducted into Military Hall of Fame

An Austintown native and 1934 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School has been inducted posthumously into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor. Lt. Col. Arnold W. Bokesch, an Army veteran who served in both World War II and the Korean War, received the Bronze Star with “V” ...

Hubbard mother still missing after 47 years

HUBBARD — A local mother remains missing after 47 years. Billie Lynn Groff went missing on July 4, 1977, at the age of 28. Her husband, Edward Groff, reported her missing two days later. Edward and Billie Groff were going through a divorce at the time, according to Hubbard City ...

$600,000 project to begin soon for library in Girard

GIRARD — Pam Saganich, who has served as the director of the Girard Free Library for the past three years, has seen improvements and upgrades at the library over the years, but a $600,000 project set for this summer will be the biggest project to date. The library’s board of directors ...