Several individuals, including one current district administrator, have applied for the soon-to-be-vacant position of superintendent of East Liverpool City Schools. Superintendent Melissa Watson submitted her resignation, effective July 31, to accept the superintendent's job with Ashtabula Area City Schools, and the board started a superintendent's search soon after her resignation was announced.

Department of Transportation road maintenance in Columbiana County this week includes mowing along state Route 39 from Salineville to Wellsville, state Route 164 from Lisbon to Salineville and state Route 518 from Gavers to Millport; ditching along state Route 14 from Salem to the Mahoning County line, drainage work along state Route state Route 170 in the Calcutta area; and pavement repairs on state Route 39 from Salineville to Highlandtown. BOARDMAN- Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area.

Despite slight changes in the area's two largest cities, the overall regional jobless rate remained constant last month compared to where it was a year ago. Across the regional area made up of Trumbull and Mahoning counties, the unemployment rate in May was 6 percent, where it stood the same month in 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

I first met George Voinovich at a ribbon-cutting in the mid 1990's for the new Ohio Turnpike exchange at GM Lordstown. At the time he was Ohio's governor and I was an intern.

An all-you-can eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the Salem Saxon Club, 1980 Newgarden Ave. The menu offers sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage links, eggs, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and free for 5 and under.

A Wellsville-area man pleaded guilty as charged to drug charges during a hearing this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Justin C. Gunther, 35, of Boyd Road, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept.

William T. Kindle, 23, state route 45, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 11 in Middleton Township at 1:10 p.m. Monday when his vehicle caught fire. Kindle pulled the vehicle onto the berm.

A new executive board is in place with plans to revive the theater company founded by Alexandra Vansuch in 1986. The Oakland did its last show in 2014 and vacated its theater in the Morley Arts Building in downtown Youngstown in March 2015 following financial problems.

One year and 10 months ago, Ben Lupo, the Mahoning Valley's serial polluter, caught a huge break when he was fined a mere $25,000 for violating federal environmental protection laws 31 times. To be sure, Lupo was sentenced to two years and four months in federal prison, a sentence he began serving on Sept.

In recent years, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station has faced its challenges, including a drop from 12 to eight aircraft, a workforce reduction from 2,000 people to fewer than 1,800, and a decrease in its economic impact from $220 million to about $100 million. Even so, the local installation in Vienna has remained a viable asset, said state Rep. Sean J. O'Brien, D-Bazetta, who is among a group of area leaders set on maintaining it.

A former aide and longtime supporter of the late U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. has been charged with felony theft after authorities say she stole more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with dementia.

The Trumbull County Board of Elections is preparing to purchase and install 180 electronic poll books in voting locations across the county. Alan Shaker, the board's deputy director, said last week the four members of the board unanimously approved the staff's choice of provider, Election Systems & Software of Omaha, Neb.

Authorities in Ohio say a suspect is in custody for a shooting at an apartment complex that left two people wounded, including a sheriff's deputy. Lt. John Faine of the Warren County Sheriff's Office said early Friday that 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui was caught at about 5 a.m., after a seven-hour manhunt.

"We need your help," said Karen Pozna, communications director for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank . "Between now and June 14, we must raise $85,000, or the equivalent of 340,000 more meals in order to reach this critical goal."

A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is asking county officials to buy a $200,000 body scanner after two inmates recently overdosed on fentanyl smuggled into the county jail by a third inmate. The Vindicator reports that the administrator for the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown told county commissioners Thursday that the jail "dodged a bullet" when it was able to revive the two inmates using Narcan, an antidote for fentanyl and other opiates.

A former aide to U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant is being held at the Mahoning County Jail on a $100,000 bond on charges accusing her of stealing from an elderly Canfield woman who suffers from dementia. Linda Kovachik, 69, turned herself over to Canfield police Tuesday and was subsequently charged with one count of felony theft, " over $100,000, and because her victim is elderly with dementia, that enhances the penalty," Canfield detective Brian McGivern said.

The man imprisoned for ordering his employees to dump tankers of oilfield waste down a Youngstown storm sewer is being sued by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to pay civil fines for the release of the waste liquid that eventually made its way to the Mahoning River. Although the suit against Benedict Lupo, 65, two of his companies and three of his employees lists fine ranges for the violations, it does not state a total sought for the nine claims connected to the dumping of brine and other oilfield waste that happened on several occasions between November 2012 and January 2013.