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Area fire districts get hosed

Leaders of four Mahoning Valley fire districts say their departments got shortchanged when pandemic relief funds were handed out. A Valley congressman says that’s because those who assembled the plan were more concerned about bigger cities than smaller communities. The fire chiefs and a ...

Sewer, garbage hikes coming in Warren

WARREN — City residents will be asked to pay more for their garbage pickup and elimination of sewage beginning this year, if council approves rate increases sought by the administration. First readings of rate-increase proposals will take place on three ordinances at Wednesday’s council ...

Mayors, police talk crime with Gov. Mike DeWine

Eight mayors and police chiefs of mid-sized communities met with Gov. Mike DeWine about ways the state can help them lower crime and improve investigations. Mayor Doug Franklin of Warren and Mayor Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown attended the meeting at the governor’s home. “Gov. DeWine ...

Veteran mapped out lessons for students

LIBERTY — A decision at the age of 20 that sent him to Vietnam had a profound effect on Ronald Shaklee’s life and career, long after returning from the war. Shaklee walked into a recruiter’s office looking to select a job in the Army, instead of waiting for his draft number to be ...

Church youth build beds for kids

HOWLAND — Youth with the Howland United Methodist Church did their part this weekend to help ensure local children have beds by taking part in a partnership with Sleep in Heavenly Peace, which gets beds built for needy families. A work day took place this weekend outside the church. Kaila ...

Community Legal Aid: Don’t ignore eviction notice

As a federal moratorium on evictions is expected to end this month, a Community Legal Aid attorney is warning people who are served eviction notices not to ignore them. Instead, they should start working quickly with their landlords and with assistance agencies to secure their ...