Area news briefs

Missing Austintown boy returns home safely

AUSTINTOWN – The stepmother of the 15-year-old boy missing since Friday said that he was returned to his family’s home about 6 p.m. Wednesday by the township police.

“He (Jason Pinto) went over to a friend of ours’ house, and they took him to the police station,” Jessie Endicott said. “He ran away because he received bad grades in school and was grounded.”

The teenager told his parents that he went over to the house of a friend who lives in Niles.

“He would not tell us whose house he had been staying,” she said. “He said he was not aware of the lengths we had taken to find him.”

The family, along with family and friends, spent Sunday passing out flyers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Jason is one of five children.

“We would like to thank the police, the school district and everyone who helped us in the search for our son,” Endicott said. “We’re grateful for the community support in bringing him home safely.”

Police hunt gunman who attempted robbery

WARREN – A man with a gun attempted to rob the McDonald’s restaurant at the corner of East Market Street and North Road N.E. at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to police reports.

The man ran from the store on foot down East Market Street toward Howland, police said.

A police dog was called out to assist in the search, but the man eluded capture.

TCTC Air Reserves holds fundraiser at restaurant

WARREN – Trumbull Career and Technical Center U.S. Air Force J.R.O.T.C. program is having a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Steakhouse, 3581 Elm Road N.E., Warren location.

Mention “AFJROTC” when paying, and 10 percent of the bill will be donated to the Junior R.O.T.C. Program. All funds raised will go toward a Washington, D.C., trip and uniforms.

Submit your gratitude for Giving Thanks

WARREN – The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.

Good fortune can include everything from a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person in your life.

To submit a thanks, use the form that will be published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail it to the newspaper, Attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. They can also be submitted electronically on the Tribune Chronicle’s Virtual Newsroom at by clicking ”VNR: submit your news” and going to the Giving Thanks category; or by emailing submission to

Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.

Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student’s name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community.

Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.

Area news briefs

Youngstown murder

victim is Niles man

YOUNGSTOWN – City police have identified the body of man discovered lying in a driveway on the city’s South Side.

Police said a girl walking by discovered David Perkins, 23, of Niles, at 266 Hilton Ave. around 9:20 a.m. He had been shot once in the back, investigators reported.

They said they are still trying to determine what Perkins was doing in the area and if he was shot there or somewhere else.

Man killed by car

while raking leaves

YOUNGSTOWN – A man raking his leaves on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown was killed in a traffic accident about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The driver of a van jumped the curb, drove into the yard and hit the man. The van clipped a telephone pole before spinning back into the middle of Glenwood Avenue.

A neighbor told Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News that the man was killed instantly.

WYTV identified the victim as Earl Douthitt, 61, of 1720 Glenwood Ave.

Crews work to contain

oil spill in Southington

SOUTHINGTON – Emergency crews were called out about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday after about 2 gallons of crude oil spilled at 5290 state Route 305.

Cleanup crews anticipated little problem with cleanup.

Initial reports indicated the leak occurred in a stretch of pipe that is buried on the 1,000-acre property, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Cirque du Soleil

returns to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN – Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” is coming to the Covelli Centre for seven performances in 2014.

According to the Cirque website, the word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. The production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai. Cirque’s ”Dralion” played the venue in 2010.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 -14; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tickets range from $35 to $145 and go on sale to Cirque Club members at 10 a.m. today through Ticketmaster. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Nov. 8.

Early voting hours

set Friday, Saturday

WARREN – The Trumbull County Board of Elections will have extended hours Friday and Saturday for early, in-person voting for the Tuesday general election.

The board, 2947 Youngstown Road S.E., will be open until 6 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Voters can cast a ballot early on Monday, too, during the board’s regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voters need to bring ID.

There will be no walk-in voting at the board on Tuesday, Election Day. ”That’s when they have to go to their polling place,” said director Kelly Pallante.

The elections board in Mahoning County will be open the same hours Friday and Saturday to accommodate early voters.

Area news briefs

Drive-by shooting being investigated

WARREN – Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon along Jackson Street that left a home struck with several bullet holes.

Police responded to the scene about 12:47 p.m. at 2556 Jackson St. S.W. after receiving several calls about the shooting.

According to officials with the Warren Police Department, a black vehicle pulled alongside the home, and the assailants then fired two shots.

Two people were sitting on the porch at the time, but no one was injured.

Police said they have no suspects at this time. Neither the make or model of the vehicle nor the weapon used were immediately known.

It also remains unclear, according to police, if the incident is connected to the string of shootings in Warren over the weekend.

Police investigate robbery at knifepoint

WARREN – Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at about 7:21 p.m. Monday at 805 W. Market St.

The suspect used a knife to attempt to rob a female and was pepper sprayed.

He fled on foot and jumped into a car that was headed north on Tod Avenue.

Man pleads guilty in 2 counts of robbery

WARREN – A 24-year-old Warren man was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery stemming from a holdup earlier this year at a local store.

Michael D. Bland, of Red Fox Run N.W., admitted to demanding $350 from two clerks at the Big Apple Convenient store on Youngstown Road S.E. on Feb. 27.

The plea headed off a trial that was supposed to start Monday in the courtroom of Judge Andrew Logan.

Recruiting center opens it doors

VIENNA – The doors to a new Air Force Reserve recruiting center were opened at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on Monday.

“A critical part of the Air Force Reserve recruiting is availability and location,” said Senior Master Sgt. Joann Shaw, senior recruiter. “Our new building is easily accessible to any potential recruits or those just seeking information about the Air Force Reserve program.”

Even before the ribbon-cutting at the new recruiting center, the facility already had seen its first enlistment. Efrain Maldonado, 19, took the oath on Wednesday. A graduate of Youngstown Early College, he will enter the Financial Management Air Force career field.

“Recruiting is the tip of the spear of the Air Force Reserve. We have the ability to recruit, advertise and provide promotional materials to individuals who do not have access to the base,” Shaw said.

Weathersfield sets candidates night

WEATHERSFIELD – The township will host a “meet the candidates” night at 6 p.m. today, where voters may hear from and interact with candidates for trustee and education board.

On hand will be trustee incumbents Steve Gerberry and Marvin McBride, along with challenger John Vogel. Board of education candidates include Bruce Bacak, Cheryl Basista and Debbie Maust.

In addition, a presentation will be given by Damon Dohar regarding the Weathersfield school renewal levy.

The event is sponsored by the Education Committee of the First Presbyterian Church in conjunction with Weathersfield schools. Coffee and cookies will be served after the event.

Area news briefs

Arrest warrant issued for accused burglar

BROOKFIELD – Police filed an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with a Tuesday morning burglary.

Robert A. Davis is facing a burglary charge. Police said he broke into a home, which was occupied, in the area of Brookfield Center around 10:30 a.m.

Reports state that the burglar left the premises upon being confronted by the homeowner and fled in the homeowner’s vehicle. Youngstown police recovered the homeowner’s 2005 black Chevy Silverado pickup truck Wednesday night and a subsequent investigation by Brookfield police led to the warrant for Davis.

Kentucky murder victim had Warren connection

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A man fatally shot last month outside a Kentucky strip club had relatives in Warren.

Johntel DeSean ”Pudd” Crocker, 22 of Lexington, died Sept. 22, after he was shot outside the Divas Gentlemans Club.

A man wanted in connection with the shooting, Joshua Tevis, turned himself in to police in Kentucky on Sept. 25, reports state. He was charged with murder and is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bond, jail officials confirmed.

An obituary for Crocker published in the Tribune Chronicle on Thursday listed his grandmother and several siblings who live in Warren, along with relatives in Lexington.

High school history club to hold candidate night

MINERAL RIDGE – The Mineral Ridge High School History Club in conjunction with the education committee of the First Presbyterian Church (Mineral Ridge) will be hosting Meet the Candidates Night from 6 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Candidates for Weathersfield trustee and Weathersfield School Board will be on hand to answer questions through a moderator. Weathersfield Superintendent Damon Dohar will be on hand to answer questions about the renewal levy.

Peace Prize nominee set to speak in the Valley

LIBERTY – The Arab American Community Center, The Emerging Church and The Coalition for Peace in the Middle East will host 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American-Israeli anthropologist, for a series of speaking engagements beginning Friday.

Halper’s “Human Rights and our role in bringing peace to Palestine/Israel” speeches will be held at the following places and times:

11 a.m. to noon Friday – WKBN radio Dan Rivers Show.

8 p.m. Saturday – Arab American Community Center, 15 Belgrade Ave., Liberty.

4 p.m. Sunday – First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Avenue.

4 p.m. Monday – The Presidential Suite at YSU’s Kilcawley Center.

Niles to hold its annual Halloween parade

NILES – The annual Niles Halloween parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Line up will begin at 11 a.m.

Anyone wanting to participate is asked to call Todd or Becky at 330-974-6722.

All participants should be dressed in a Halloween theme and also have their vehicles decorated.

Area news briefs

Report: Woman robbed at YSU parking deck

YOUNGSTOWN – A female Youngstown State University student was robbed at gunpoint in the Lincoln Avenue parking deck about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33.

According to reports, a man pointed a gun at her through her car window and demanded her purse. After she gave it to him, he fled and she called YSU police

A text alert was sent to students within 20 minutes of the robbery with a description of the suspect.

A man fitting the description given by the victim was seen walking with another man on the other side of campus. One suspect was caught by YSU police on Adams Street, but the other suspect fled.

Police secured a perimeter in the area of Smoky Hollow, and a police dog tracked the suspect to the sixth floor of the Wick Avenue parking deck.

Reports state police believe the suspect fled the scene in a car and he remains at large.

Youngstown State gets grant for equipment

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University has been given a $470,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

The Research Instrumentation Award will let YSU purchase a Cyber-Enabled Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer, used in research support in nonmedical science and engineering fields, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, who joined YSU President Randy J. Dunn to announce the award Tuesday.

The device will permit precise determination of the three dimensional structures of a molecule and provide accurate information about the spatial arrangement of a molecule, the release states.

Warren sets Halloween parade noon Sunday

WARREN – The Warren Halloween parade will be held at noon Sunday in downtown Warren,

The parade will travel from Mahoning Avenue to Market Street Extension and East Market Street to Vine Avenue to High Street and disband on Harmon Avenue.

Streets will be closed starting at 11 a.m. Sunday and will be unblocked at 1 p.m.

Warren City Safety Director Enzo Cantalamessa said all vehicles must be moved from the streets mentioned by 10 a.m., or they will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Niles committee to meet on vacant properties

NILES – Niles council’s safety committee will meet at 3 p.m. today in the first-floor conference room at city hall to discuss legislation the city of Warren passed concerning vacant properties.

Area news briefs

Warren Fire Dept. hosts annual open house

WARREN – The Warren Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday, teaching people how to prevent and escape fires. The theme this year was preventing kitchen fires.

Several hundred people visited the fire station.

Demonstrations included how to use fire extinguishers, which was shown on a fire pit set up outside the station. Many people have extinguishers in their homes but don’t know the proper way to use them, Lt. Paul Lamosek said.

“Aim at the base of the fire, pull the pin, squeeze the trigger,” Lamosek said.

National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday.

Hundreds of walkers march on diabetes

CANFIELD – Hundreds of people showed up at the Canfield Fairgrounds Sunday morning for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

The goal was to raise $9,000 at the event, with some of the money going to diabetes research.

“It impacts everybody. Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, the leading cause of stroke, leading cause of kidney failure, the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputation; it’s nasty and we want people to recognize there’s an epidemic,” Jill Pupa of the American Diabetes Association told Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

The American Diabetes Association indicated 330,000 people in northeast Ohio have diabetes, and a quarter aren’t aware of it.

Hubbard man hurt when SUV overturns

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP – A Hubbard man was injured when his vehicle overturned on Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

James M. Pinchot, 74, was traveling south on state Route 7 and dropped off the right side of the roadway about 11:20 a.m., according to the patrol. His SUV struck a driveway culvert and overturned onto the side.

Pinchot was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Hubbard Fire Department. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center with moderate injuries, according to the patrol.

The accident remained under investigation on Sunday.

Area news briefs

Truck crash sends two to hospital, ties traffic

SOUTHINGTON – A Tuesday- morning crash involving a semi truck carrying a coal byproduct sent two people to an area hospital with minor injuries and delayed westbound traffic for several hours along U.S. Route 422.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, reported that the truck was traveling west in the left lane of U.S. 422 around 6:28 a.m. when it went off the left side of the roadway into the median, hit a ditch and signpost before the trailer overturned, spilling approximately 65 gallons of diesel fuel.

The driver, Brian Edwards, 48, of Girard, and his passenger, Tammy Guyette, 46, of Vienna, were transported to St. Joseph Health Center. Troopers said Edwards was cited for failure to control and seat belt violations.

The left lanes of U.S. 422 were closed at state Route 534 for approximately 3 1/2 hours.

The Ohio Department of Transportation, Trumbull County Hazmat and the Southington Fire Department were also on scene for cleanup.

Shooting victim was facing drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN – A city woman who was found shot to death in New Jersey Sunday morning was facing felony drug-related charges including drug trafficking in Mahoning County.

Te’Aira Denise Earvin, 22, of Washington Boulevard, was found with a fatal gunshot wound on Carriage House Lane in Riverton, N.J., according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News. It was the city’s first homicide in nearly three decades, according to reports.

She was scheduled to be arraigned on felony drug trafficking and drug possession charges today after being indicted by a Mahoning County Grand Jury on Oct. 3.

As of Tuesday, no arrests had been made and police in New Jersey were asking anyone with information to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113.

Woman in Warren escapes fire unharmed

WARREN – City fire crews were called out to battle a Tuesday morning blaze at a home at 518 Third St.

Officials said the owner, Marjorie Smith, was awakened and able to get out of the burning residence unharmed.

They said the fire started around 5:30 a.m. along an exterior wall but spread to a bedroom and throughout the single-story home, causing about $25,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Missing man located after search Monday

BRACEVILLE – Emergency crews spent several hours Monday searching for a 55-year-old man who was reported to be missing in the township around 9:30 p.m. but later located unharmed.

Braceville Fire and Police departments, using a thermal imaging camera, searched for Robert Herron along Herr-Fieldhouse, Nelson Mosier and Braceville Robinson roads.

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that Herron was located unharmed late Monday. It was not clear who reported him missing or why.

Prosecutors ask to reinstate charges

YOUNGSTOWN – Prosecutors on Wednesday asked Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney to reinstate murder charges against Paul Brown, 35, of Youngstown. Sweeney earlier this year dismissed the case when she ruled that evidence was tampered with while in police custody.

Brown had been on trial in the shooting death of Ashton Jackson, 17, during a botched 2009 robbery.

Defense attorneys showed the judge that a memory card in Brown’s cell phone had been switched, potentially ruining evidence that would have cleared Brown. Now prosecutors say they have new information that says the phone was not compromised.

Brown remains in federal custody, serving a five-year, 11-month federal prison sentence for having a weapon as a felon the day of the murder.

Area news briefs

Driver hurt when truck rolls, bursts into flames

LORDSTOWN – A tractor trailer traveling on the Ohio Turnpike near here Thursday crashed in a construction area, then rolled down an embankment and burst into flames, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The patrol reported the crash happened around 1 p.m. in the eastbound land of the toll road near state Route 45 and Reuther Road. The tractor trailer struck a Turnpike Commission vehicle before rolling down the hill and catching fire.

The truck driver was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with unknown injuries. The driver’s name and condition were not available Thursday night.

No one on the construction crew was injured. Troopers said two people who had been in the maintenance vehicle were not in it at the time of impact. The crash caused traffic to move to one lane and a slight backup.

Warren murder suspect sentenced in gun case

AKRON – A man facing the death penalty in a Warren murder was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Akron for selling an assault rifle to an undercover agent who set up a fake storefront in Warren.

David Martin, 28, was sentenced to 21 years in prison on charges he was a felon illegally possessing a weapon, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Martin is scheduled for a Jan. 22 trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in the killing of Jeremy Cole. Cole, 21, was shot to death Sept. 27, 2012, while tied up in a home on Warren southwest side. Another woman in the 2220 Oak Circle S.W. home, Melissa Putnam, 29, was shot in the hand.

Martin faces firearms specifications in both shooting charges as well as counts of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and a repeat violent offender specification, having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence.

Foundation announces grant opportunities

WARREN – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced the availability of Neighborhood SUCCESS and Leadership Program awards grants of $500 to $5,000.

The grants are to develop and implement resident-driven projects in the Foundation’s Issue Priorities: Early Childhood (5-years-old and younger), Educational Opportunity, Economic Opportunity, Community Revitalization and Public and Civic Sector Leadership. Since 2008, more than $1 million in grants have been made to more than 300 grassroots groups.

Grassroots groups in Warren and Youngstown with an intentional focus on encouraging, cultivating and supporting resident engagement and leadership development are encouraged to apply. A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.

Orientations will be held in Warren and Youngstown through November. Attendance is mandatory for grant consideration. For specific dates and locations, visit the Foundation’s website at

Funeral planning program available

BOARDMAN – A free seminar is being offered to residents hoping to learn more about pre-planning a funeral. The seminar comes on the heels of investigations into possible misconduct involving two local funeral homes related to funds collected for pre-planned funerals.

“How Do You Know Which Funeral Home to Trust?” is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes Reception / Event Center, 8387 Tod Ave., a block north of the Boardman YMCA.

Scheduled speakers include attorney Scott Gilligan, counsel to the Ohio Funeral Directors Association; Kenn Peterson, regional director of Homesteaders Life Insurance Company; and attorney Robert Rusu, past president of Mahoning County Bar Association.

Topics will include: ”How Safe are Prepaid Funeral Funds Today?”; ”What Happens to your Money Under Ohio Law?”; and ”What is the Correct Process in Securing a Prearranged Funeral?”

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 330-799-1002 to register.

Area news briefs

Editorial Board seeks

candidates, spokesmen

The Tribune Chronicle Editorial Board has scheduled endorsement interviews for the Niles and Warren boards of education and Howland trustees races. Candidates who have not received notice of their interview times should contact Editor Guy Coviello at 330-841-1768 or

The Editorial Board has also scheduled endorsement interviews for the following levies: Bristol, Southington, Howland and Lordstown schools, Brookfield fire and Hartford and Champion police. Campaign chairs who have not received notice of their interview times should contact Coviello.

All other candidates and campaign chairs should have received questionnaires that will be used for election preview stories.

Unity Day event

today in Warren

WARREN – Someplace Safe will hold Unity Day at 7 p.m. today at Courthouse Square Park as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The event will remember those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and connect those who work to end violence.

Election registration

deadline is today

WARREN – Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

The Trumbull County Board of Elections, 2947 Youngstown Road S.E., will be open until 9 p.m. for residents to register.

People also can download the registration form from, and return it completed by 9 p.m.

Area news briefs

Trooper, two others hurt in three-vehicle crash

BOARDMAN – An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was among three people injured in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. Route 224 at Market Street.

The state patrol car was eastbound on Route 224 about 11:30 a.m. when it collided with a Chevrolet Impala driven by Margaret Holmes, 85, of Youngstown, that was traveling north on state Route 7, troopers said. Holmes’ vehicle then collided with a BMW driven by Lisa Brown, 48, of Youngstown, that was stopped on Route 224 heading west.

All three drivers were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the patrol.

The injured trooper’s name was not released. Charges are pending an investigation.

The trooper was responding to a two-vehicle crash on Route 224 at South Avenue when the crash occurred, reports state. A child was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries in the initial accident, reports state.

Jury selection ongoing in Warren murder trial

WARREN – Attorneys in the capital murder case of Louis Mann have qualified more than a dozen potential jurors in an effort to reach a pool of about 34 people. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will continue quizzing possible jurors individually today on their opinions of the death penalty. They are expected to seat a jury of 12 and three alternates by the end of next week.

Mann, 33, faces the death penalty if convicted in the Sept. 30, 2011, murder of his parents.

Philip J. Mann Sr., 59, died from blunt cranial trauma and multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Philip Mann’s wife, Frances M. Mann, 53, died of ligature strangulation.

Investigators found the couple’s bodies in the living room of their Jefferson Street S.W. home.

Ohio Edison warns about door-to-door fraud

AKRON – Ohio Edison is alerting its customers about recent reports of door-to-door salespeople posing as company employees.

Numerous reports have been received in north and central Ohio of individuals knocking on customers’ doors, promising savings on electricity bills. It also has been reported that these sales people may ask to see the customers’ electric or other utility bills.

“Customers should know that Ohio Edison and FirstEnergy are not engaged in any door-to-door sales campaigns,” said Randy Frame, regional president of Ohio Edison. “In some cases, we’ve heard the sales people have been quite aggressive. We urge our customers to remain vigilant before they admit any person to their residence, release any personal information or sign anything presented by an unsolicited visitor.”

All Ohio Edison and FirstEnergy employees and contractors will have company uniforms and company-issued photo identification with them. Call Ohio Edison at 800-633-4766 for verification.

County approves

more money for center

WARREN – Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday approved two change orders for $16,584 in unexpected costs in the construction of a multi-purpose emergency operation center.

One, for $1,760, was needed to relocate a gas line, and the other, for $14,824, was needed to relocate a fiber optic line found during excavation. The cost of the project is about $2.3 million.

The new building on property on North River Road near the county Engineer’s Office will let the county’s Emergency Management Agency move from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna and provide space for other county offices and for some storage.

Also for the project, commissioners approved paying Ohio Edison $10,861 to extend a power line and $4,938 to Geotechnical Consultants of Westerville to check the soil and strength of concrete needed to construct the building.