Tue., 8:57am: Anger expressed toward Mahoning County highway engineer

WASHINGTONVILLE – Two road issues were discussed on Monday as Councilman Herman Frank said he’s received inquiries from residents wanting to know why Washingtonville Road isn’t on some kind of paving list.

The road enters the village from the north and is the responsibility of Mahoning County, Frank said, noting southern Mahoning County is something of a stepchild to county officials.

He said there is sporadic patching on the road between the village and state Route 165.

“I’ve been on the phone with the county engineer,” Frank said adding the road is not on the list to patch.

“At least throw some cold path on it,” he said and Councilman Al Vignon wondered if it is a county or township (Green) road.

He said he would speak to Green Township Trustee Chairman Dave Slagle about it adding it needed a “real good” chip and seal treatment.

Frank said, “I know it’s not our problem per se. I called the county engineer but I pretty much got the kiss-off.”