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GM strikers to picket until contract vote

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company. Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in ...

Utilities board unhappy with condition of Franklin

SALEM — City Utilities Commission members aren’t happy about the quality of the paving or supposed cleanup of Franklin Street by the contractor who spent the summer replacing water and sewer lines there. “That really is a mess out there,” Commission Chairman Bob Hodgson said. He ...

Lake Front development proposed

After Rob Struharik of Master Plan Builders pitched a development opportunity for the old Lake Front Golf Course, all of council approved the concept of the idea except councilman Dan Bekar, who abstained. Lake Front is a 58-acre parcel that is up for sale. Master Plan’s proposal would ...

Man charged with trying to take brass knuckles into court

LISBON — A Guilford Lake area man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly attempted to smuggle a heavy pair of brass knuckles in his back pants pocket into county Municipal Court. An Oct. 24 preliminary hearing was set for Dustin M. Dorff, 29, East Lake Road, who is charged with a ...

Newgarden Avenue to close for sewer work on Oct. 24

SALEM — City Utilities Commission members announced Newgarden Avenue will be closed for at least three weeks on both sides of the railroad tracks beginning Oct. 24 for a sewer line project. Motorists will have access to Mullins, Railroad and Prospect streets and trucks coming in and out of ...

Green Team still taking glass

GOSHEN TWP. – The Mahoning County Green Team is still accepting glass for recycling. Goshen Township Trustee Chairman Bob McCracken this week responded to concerns about recycling at township sites by ensuring residents they can still recycle glass and plastic bottle caps that are attached ...

United BOE approves fiscal forecast

HANOVERTON — The United school board Wednesday night approved a five-year financial forecast that projects a positive cash balance through the first four years. Presented by school Treasurer Melissa Baker, the forecast remains in the positive until the final year when it dips to a $1.48 ...

Leetonia to seek grant for water lines

LEETONIA — Village Council Wednesday night authorized Village Administrator Gary Phillips to apply for funding for a possible water line project. Phillips will apply for Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) funds to install three block-long water lines between Chestnut and Walnut streets. ...

Citizens, officers honored for efforts in train crash

LEETONIA- Village officials Wednesday night recognized the officers and citizens who assisted with an incident in which a vehicle was struck by a train last month. At the start of the village council meeting, Mayor Kevin Siembida and Police Chief Allen Haueter presented plaques and ...

Maintenance code enforcement questioned

SALEM -- The Rules and Ordinances Committee of city council is taking a look at challenges related to enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code, which was adopted four years ago in an effort to improve conditions of downtown buildings and properties. In particular, the ...

Leetonia Utilities official resigns

LEETONIA -- The village is losing its longtime superintendent of utilities at the end of this week. Butch Donnalley, who has been with the village for 44 years, has turned in his resignation effective Friday to take a full-time position in another community. The name of the other community ...

Crown Theater Special Needs Program named Christmas parade marshals

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber has named the Crown Theater Productions Special Needs Program as grand marshals of this year's Christmas parade, which was announced at Tuesday's council meeting. Honored will be the special needs actors along with Mary Lou Wilson, Deb Salmen and Erich ...

Trump to speak at Pittsburgh shale conference

President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23 and 24 at the David L. ...

EL traffic cam issue continues

LISBON - The East Liverpool traffic camera issue may not be settled until after the Nov. 5 general election, but it appears the votes may be tabulated with the results kept confidential for the time being. During a telephone conference on Tuesday, Krista Peddicord of the county prosecutor's ...

Late notice keeps RITA tax bid in committee

City council’s meeting agenda Tuesday included an ordinance related to the city joining the Regional Income Tax Agency, but the legislation never made it to the floor. There weren’t enough yes votes to suspend council rules to introduce the ordinance, even though the vote to suspend rules ...

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining ...

East Palestine to seek state grant for bridge replacement

EAST PALESTINE— Village Manager Mark McTrustry announced at Monday’s village council meeting that East Palestine has applied for the Ohio Department of Transportation municipal bridge grant for the bridge at Park Drive. They have applied for a 95 percent grant with a 5 percent match, as ...

Kids Kicking Cancer

Members of Eastern Ohio Martial Arts at the Salem Community Center gather for a kick-a-thon Monday to raise funds for Kids Kicking Cancer, an organization which provides martial arts therapy to kids with illnesses, teaching them about power, peace and purpose. Front from left are Chloe Dowd, ...

Procession planned to remember Salem teacher

SALEM — A procession of respect and remembrance to celebrate the life of beloved Salem AHigh School English teacher Jody McCracken, who passed away Oct. 7, will take place Sunday afternoon. Plans call for the procession to leave the high school parking lot at 2 p.m. via F.E. Cope Drive, ...

St. Patrick claims win in pierogie cook off

The pierogies at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Leetonia have always been popular, selling thousands of dozens during Lent each year. Now the church can officially say they have the best in the Mahoning Valley. The church on Sunday took home the Best Professional Pierogies award at the ...