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Treasurer to retire, plans return

GIRARD — With Girard Board of Education members saying that Treasurer Mark Bello knows the school district, they plan to rehire him after his retirement on July 31. In March, the board approved a resolution of Bello’s intent to retire and then be rehired by the district in August. Bello ...

Golden Triangle receives ARP funding and a cleanup

HOWLAND — A $2.7 million American Rescue Plan Act grant will bolster infrastructure improvements in the industrial area dubbed the Golden Triangle, officials said Thursday during a check presentation at PrimeMetals Technologies on Dietz Road. The money will be used to improve roads and ...

Fire crews work quick to quell blaze at Tod Avenue home

WARREN — Firefighters worked fast to fight a blaze in the 200 block of Tod Avenue NW Tuesday afternoon. Video posted on social media showed crews responding to the blaze in the upper portions of the two-story home at 259 Tod Ave. NW within minutes. Black smoke was pouring out of the roof in ...

Scrapping through the sand

Sand sculptor Carl Jara of Cleveland sculpts Scrappy, the mascot for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball team, into the 20-ton sand sculpture in the main concourse of the Eastwood Mall earlier this week.

Warren council approves ARP funding proposal

WARREN — City council unanimously voted Wednesday to approve allowing its members to direct $5 million of the more than $28 million in American Rescue Plan funds allocated to the city to projects in their wards. Council members will be able to recommend projects that may be needed in ...

Legislative maps rejected for fifth time

For the fifth time, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected state legislative maps proposed by the state redistricting commission, but a federal court will impose them later this week. The maps rejected by the court Wednesday by a 4-3 vote was identical to the third maps it ruled unconstitutional ...