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Engineer plans for bridge, road work

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners this week signed off on two infrastructure projects planned by the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. An Ohio Public Works Commission grant of almost $225,000 will help the 2022 bridge rehabilitation program, with an estimated project cost of almost ...

Religion news

ADVENT PROGRAM: St. Columba Cathedral in downtown Youngstown will host its annual festival of Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. Sunday. The program will feature readings and music by the cathedral choir under the direction of music director Dr. Dan Laginya. The program is free and open to the ...

Youngstown police set to receive 100 body cameras, 155 Tasers

YOUNGSTOWN — City council will vote Wednesday to spend $1,269,489 in American Rescue Plan Act money to purchase 100 body cameras and 155 Tasers for its police officers. The funding also will cover the cost of storing them and their needed computer network equipment. The five-year ...

Starting city officers likely to get 27% pay jump

YOUNGSTOWN — A three-year contract city council is expected to approve Wednesday would increase the starting salaries of police patrol officers by 27.35 percent, starting Jan. 1, and provide the biggest pay increases in more than 15 years to the most senior members. The current starting ...

Rescue funds to speed up Mahoning County road work

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners have moved $4,535,552 of American Rescue Plan funds to the county’s general fund to enable work to start on roads, bridges and other projects approved by voters Nov. 2. County Administrator Audrey Tillis said this week that the ARP allows ...

Canfield to keep picking up leaves

CANFIELD — The city is continuing its leaf pickup effort and could keep it going well into December. For the second year in a row, leaf pickup will continue — as long as leaves are piled along city streets. “There is no end date this year,” Wade Calhoun, city manager said. “So, ...