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Liberty school officials trying again for levy

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LIBERTY — Liberty school officials will try again to get voter support for a 2.5-mill additional levy for permanent improvements in the district. The board of education at its June meeting took the first step to place the five-year levy on the Nov. 3 general election ballot and have ...

Lisbon planning for in-person classes

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LISBON — The Lisbon school district intends to fully resume in-person classes when the new school year starts on Aug. 24,but officials want to hear from parents before the plan is completed. Superintendent Joseph Siefke announced at Wednesday’s school board meeting they will be holding a ...

Man gets 20 years for 3rd rape

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YOUNGSTOWN — A 39-year-old man — already serving a 30-year prison sentence for two rapes in Portage County — was sentenced in Mahoning County to another 20 years for a 2018 rape in Poland Township. Shawn Wendling, formerly of New Castle, Pa., pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of rape ...

Man pleads in Salem stabbing

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LISBON — A Salem man pleaded guilty this week in Common Pleas Court to charges related to stabbing two people he knew in Salem last summer. Ryan D. Wilson, 29, Barclay Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony tampering with evidence charge and two counts of felonious assault, ...

SMARTS gets $50,000 grant

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SMARTS (Students Motivated by the ARTS) will receive $50,000 in federal relief funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Youngstown-based community art school was one of the 855 organizations to be funded out of ...

Liberty considers touch-free tech in its buildings

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LIBERTY — Township officials are looking at using the $160,000 in CARES Act funds the township has received to have “touch free” entrance doors and restrooms at the township administration building. Trustee Chairman Arnold Clebone said at Thursday’s special meeting the money needs to ...

Youngstown woman wins $184,000

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YOUNGSTOWN — Lynn Henry of Youngstown had more than Independence Day to celebrate on Saturday. She won $184,000 in the Rolling Cash 5 drawing on July 4. Henry will receive $132,480 after mandatory state and federal tax withholdings. She bought her ticket at Raccoon Road Drive Thru in ...