Jim Tressel to assume YSU duties on Friday
YSU will have Jim Tressel acting as president a little sooner.
Effective Friday, Tressel will take over for the interim president, Provost Ikram Khawaja, who will be going on vacation and whose contract expires on June 30. Tressel will serve as president for 11 days before being sworn in as the university's ninth president on July 1.
Tressel's early assumption of presidential duties is outlined in his contract and he will receive a prorated rate based on his salary.
Shooting at Youngstown store injures two
YOUNGSTOWN - A shootout inside a South Side Youngstown convenience store on Wednesday afternoon injured two people, including a teenage boy.
Two men were arguing as they entered the Ally Food Store Deli on South Avenue after 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the argument escalated into a shootout, police reports state.
The owner of the store and a teenage boy were hit by gunfire. They were taken to the hospital, but their conditions were not released.
The two shooters took off. Police said they believe they know the identity of one of the shooters, but no one had been arrested as of Wednesday night, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
County inspections move into McDonald
WARREN - Trumbull County's Building Inspection Department is extending its jurisdiction in McDonald.
An agreement approved Wednesday by county commissioners lets the department perform inspections, approve plans and do enforcement on commercial buildings. The department will keep the permit fees, which are based on the building's value.
The department already handles building-related duties, including residential, in Cortland, Hubbard, Newton Falls and West Farmington. In Yankee Lake, the department handles commercial structures.
Mental Health renewal levy added to ballot
WARREN - A 1-mill, 10-year levy for the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board will be on the November ballot for renewal.
The levy that funds the agency's operations generates about $3.2 million a year and costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $35 a year. Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday agreed to put the issue before voters.
Explosion call turns out to burned food
WARREN - City firefighters responded to an "explosion" call late Wednesday, but an investigation turned up only smoke from an apparent overcooked dinner.
Radio traffic indicated the initial call of an explosion which set off a fire alarm came just after 9:30 p.m. near the Morgandale Commons building along Plaza Avenue N.E.
However, after an inspection, firefighters on scene said there was no sign of an explosion and the alarm was tripped by smoke from burned food in a nearby apartment complex. The scene was cleared just before 10 p.m.
Wean hosting green businesses expo
WARREN - Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, or TNP, is sponsoring a Warren-area ''Safe, Clean and Green'' expo Tuesday at the Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St.
The event, running from 1 to 4 p.m., will give residents and government and business officials a chance to speak with 15 exhibitors in Courthouse Square from private, government and sustainability-based organizations and programs that push for a stronger and healthier economy.
The keynote speaker will be Shanelle Smith, director of Emerald Cities Collaborative in Cleveland.