Austintown trustee resigns position

AUSTINTOWN — Rick Stauffer announced his resignation from the Austintown Board of Trustees and his last day will be April 30.

Stauffer, who has served as pastor of the Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Austintown for 16 years, accepted a position as pastor of Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Sharon, Pa. Trustees have 30 days from May 1 to appoint someone to replace Stauffer, who is about halfway through a four-year term that ends in 2019.

If trustees don’t appoint someone, then Stauffer’s campaign committee has 10 days to name an appointment and if that doesn’t occur, the appointment will be made by Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Robert Rusu.