City council postpones overtime vote

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YOUNGSTOWN — City council decided to postpone a vote on paying $24,298.48 in overtime to seven health district employees, including the commissioner and five other management workers who normally aren’t permitted to receive extra pay. During a nearly 30-minute discussion Monday during ...

MetroParks price dispute arrives in courtroom

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YOUNGSTOWN — A civil trial began Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court over the price that the Mill Creek MetroParks should pay to acquire the right-of-way for a 1-mile section of abandoned railroad line in Green Township to extend the MetroParks bikeway another 6.4 miles in southern ...

Man pleads guilty in 2019 shooting

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YOUNGSTOWN — Desmond D. Cochrane Jr., 25, pleaded guilty Monday to felonious assault with a gun specification and will be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Cochrane was headed for trial Monday before Judge John Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court but pleaded guilty in exchange for a ...

Trustee attends meeting amid allegations, probe

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AUSTINTOWN — Township trustee Steve Kent, who also serves as a school resource officer for the Poland Township Police Department, was present for Monday night’s trustees meeting despite an ongoing investigation into an allegation against him. No charges have been filed against him, however ...

Girard sets plans to disperse $1.8M in camera fines

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GIRARD — City council gave its initial first reading Monday about how it will disperse the $1.8 million in speed camera fines generated by traffic offenses in 2020. Council is also moving forward to getting buildings in the downtown area and some residential properties in violation of ...

Armed robbery reported at Hubbard store

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HUBBARD — Police are seeking information on a person involved in an armed robbery 3:06 a.m. Sunday at the Circle K convenience store, 211 W. Liberty St. The robber appeared to be in his early 20s, standing between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately 130 pounds. ...