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Write-ins consolidate attempts

YOUNGSTOWN — Christopher N. Travers is withdrawing as a candidate for Youngstown council president and throwing his support behind Thomas Hetrick. Travers said Wednesday that he’ll contact the Mahoning County Board of Elections today about no longer being a candidate for the ...

WRTA using fixed stops

Beginning April 5, fixed route buses running in Mahoning and Trumbull counties will stop only at official bus stops to pick up and drop off passengers, according to a news release from the Western Reserve Transit Authority. Riders will no longer be able to hail a bus as it passes, or request ...

Trumbull sanitary hiring

WARREN — Two positions in the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office are open. The office is advertising for an assistant wastewater superintendent. The salary will be based on certifications and qualifications. Resumes are being accepted through March 31. The position of GIS ...

Broadband survey ongoing

WARREN — A survey to document issues related to internet access and connectivity remains available for residents and businesses of Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties. The survey is part of the joint broadband feasibility study the counties and the Eastgate Regional Council of ...

DeWine names 2 to boards

Gov. Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: • Keith D. Meredith of Lisbon has been reappointed to the Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 3, 2021, and ending Oct. 16, 2025. • Jason R. Loree of Boardman has been reappointed to the ...

Aide loses eligibility to work in nursing homes after abuse

YOUNGSTOWN — Because Samantha Garlow, 24, of James Street SE in Warren, was convicted Tuesday of patient abuse related to her former job, she is ineligible to work in a nursing home, the Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday. Her conviction also will appear in a background check, and ...

Miasek to get interim tag removed from title

YOUNGSTOWN — After more than three years working as the interim finance director, the interim tag from Kyle Miasek’s job with the city will be removed Friday. City council Wednesday voted 7-0 to approve Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s appointment of Miasek to the finance director position, ...

Hubbard swears in new director

HUBBARD — City officials welcomed a new safety director this week, while also recognizing the one who has served the community for the past nine years. Mayor Ben Kyle had new safety director Nick Modarelli sworn in at Monday’s council meeting while also presenting a plaque to outgoing ...

Canfield water project starts engineering

CANFIELD — A large project that would help alleviate flooding in Canfield is one step closer to happening. During a council meeting Wednesday, Canfield City council members unanimously agreed to enter into an agreement with MS Consultants, Inc., of Youngstown, for the engineering phase of ...

Valley art museum may lose Rockwell collection

HOWLAND — The Norman Rockwell collection on display at the Medici Museum of Art is one of the assets the Boy Scouts of America is offering to sell as part of a bankruptcy reorganization proposal. To protect itself from victim compensation lawsuits from former Scouts who say they were ...