As county engineers make plans for summer road resurfacing, they say funding is making it harder and harder to pave all the roads they would like. At a recent briefing of township leaders, Mahoning county engineer Pat Ginnetti said his office gets calls everyday from people who don't understand how road improvements are funded."

Three judges are being asked to decide if a Boardman attorney should be cleared of a criminal conviction, or if he should go to prison for those crimes. An appeals court in Cuyahoga County has set a March 28th date to hear the case of attorney Martin Yavorcik who was convicted of taking part in a plot to hinder efforts by Mahoning County to purchase what became known as the Oakhill Renaissance Place and subsequently tried to cover up the criminal activity.

Trumbull Industries has purchased a building on Hendricks Road to locate a new company called Trumbull Manufacturing. It will produce valves and other products for updating municipal water systems.

John Biery, who last year was vocal in his concern for the deplorable condition of the roadway, particularly the area of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church between state Route 534 and Seacrist Road, informed Goshen Township trustees Monday night of his intention to again push for a greater response from Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti. The county is responsible for the maintenance of Middletown Road, which is consistently a significant complaint of area residents due to the size and number of potholes.

At a news conference on Saturday, Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe identified the officers who killed 34-year-old Richard Latimer in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday as Howland Township Police Chief Nick Roberts and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Urso, the Warren Tribune Chronicle has reported. Latimer pointed a gun at the two officers and refused their commands to drop the weapon, Monroe said.

Facing a significant cut in state funding in the governor's proposed budget, West Branch Local School District will have to look at ways to slash costs while increasing revenue-all while hoping for a change in the projection. At over $500,000 less, the district is projected to take one of the largest cuts in state funding in Mahoning and Columbiana counties under Gov. John Kasich's proposed budget, but Schools Superintendent Tim Saxton said the district is already making strides toward adjusting for the possible loss.

Dan Dickten, aviation director for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, confirmed to Tribune news partner WKBN 27 that the president is making an appearance. He said Trump's trip will be handled by the military airbase within the airport's grounds.

Members talked at length about regulating township ponds and newly re-elected zoning board Chairman Bob Dance said while they can't regulate drainage, they can regulate the pond size. "we're going to have people with 10 acres and a two-acre pond and people with three acres and a two-acre pond."

The trial of a man accused of murdering a ten-year-old girl and her grandparents has been moved from Youngstown to Ravenna. According to Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Maureen Sweeney's office, the Portage County Courts have agreed to provide a venue for the trial of Robert Seman.

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The man shot during an armed confrontation with Howland police officers died from multiple gunshot wounds according to the Mahoning County Coroner. Forensic Pathologist Dr. Joseph Ohr conducted an autopsy on the body of 34-year-old Richard Latimer of Girard, who was shot Tuesday night during what is being described as an altercation with Howland police officers.

The judge assigned to preside over the Robert Seman murder trial has granted a change of venue after talking to potential jurors Wednesday morning. This comes just one day after Judge Sweeney denied a motion to declare a mistrial.

Members talked at length about regulating township ponds and newly re-elected zoning board Chairman Bob Dance said while they can't regulate drainage, they can regulate the pond size. "we're going to have people with 10 acres and a 2-acre pond and people with three acres and a 2-acre pond."

City council welcomed a new member and approved the first step in returning a 1-mill recreational levy to the ballot during a meeting Tuesday. First Ward Councilwoman Christine Mancuso took her seat for the first time after Mayor John Berlin administered the oath of office prior to the meeting, taking the place of Dave Nestic who resigned at the end of December due to job constraints.

Two suspects wanted for a Liberty Township shooting will face more serious charges now that their alleged victim has died. The Mahoning County Coroner tells 21 News that Matthew Dalton, 40, of Webster, Ohio, died on Saturday from a gunshot wound to the leg.

A Youngstown man is in jail after a routine traffic stop over the weekend on the city's north side turned into a police pursuit. The incident started around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when a Youngstown police officer tried to pull over a driver who failed to use a turn signal while turning from Saranac Avenue to Kensington Avenue.

A Youngstown doctor has been indicted on 78 counts related to the illegal trafficking, processing and sale of prescription drugs. The indictment against William G. Paloski, of Canfield, was announced Friday by Ohio State Board of Pharmacy executive director Steven Schierholt .