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Wellsville council may take administrators off the clock

WELLSVILLE — Five of the village’s full-time employees are more than just a little interested in how their contracts will shake out, after council voted Tuesday on ordinances repealing previous legislation governing their employment. The ordinances govern the contracts of Village ...

W.Va. school start a local decision

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ...

New signs to adorn iconic Y-town building

YOUNGSTOWN — The illuminated Home Savings signs that sit near the top of the downtown bank building — and are visible for long distances — are coming down and will be replaced as the result of a merger that changes the name to Premier Bank. The city’s Design Review Committee approved ...

Green Township to seek levy for fire equipment

GREENFORD — The Green Township trustees will seek a levy for fire equipment in November. The trustees approved a resolution of necessity to place a 1.5 mill levy on the Nov. 3 ballot that is expected to generate between $120,000 and $130,000 annually that will be used only on equipment. ...

Contact tracing is a three-step process in Ohio

In hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus, health departments across the country have turned to contact tracing. Finding those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and monitoring their symptoms is being done by epidemiologists from state to state. Melanie Myers, public information ...

Former chamber building razed

SALEM — The iconic former Salem Area Chamber of Commerce building at Lincoln and State bid its final farewell Tuesday, reduced to rubble in a matter of hours. Some looked at the demolition as a sad occasion, others as an opportunity for development and still others as a chance to preserve ...

Canfield Fair canceled amid pandemic

CANFIELD — As most other events this year, the 174th Canfield Fair has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The junior fair will still continue Sept. 2-7. “We stretched out as long as we could” regarding on making a decision, said George Roman, director of grandstand ...

Liverpool talks options about recall of officers

EAST LIVERPOOL — City councilman Ray Perorazio didn’t get the okay to bring back a furlough police officer during Monday’s regular meeting; however, his colleagues said that they will think about it. During last week’s finance committee meeting, Perorazio told his fellow committee ...

Masks required for Trumbull, 6 other counties

COLUMBUS — Residents of seven Ohio counties will be mandated to wear a mask when out in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 reached the highest count in at least 21 days. The governor said the mandate will impact ...

County Briefing

Energy savings days extended The city of Columbiana and American Municipal Power are extending the energy savings days this week and are asking customers to curtail energy usage today, Thursday and Friday. “Community Energy Savings Days” is a response program for when demand for ...