With the recent armed robberies on Youngstown’s North side, Youngstown State University Police has increased patrol hours. YSU Police Chief John Beshara tells students to be alert and not get distracted by technology.
One of downtown’s landmarks falls prey to the wrecking ball. And a 1970 Joni Mitchell lyric seems oddly prophetic. Chris Davidson reports.
State auditors have found several problems in Liberty Township’s accounts and say there were enough problems to raise “substantial doubt” about the township’s “ability to continue as a going concern. Township officials say the problems are the result of severe cuts in state tax revenue, elimination of estate taxes and a reduction in the property tax base.
John M. Crea is running as an Independent in Youngstown’s mayoral election this November. The Kent State graduate, who now sells cars in Cleveland, hopes voters will buy into his plans for the city. Andrew Donofrio has the story.
Just as Ohio power companies had a plan to meet tighter federal emission standards, President Obama announced even more restrictions on coal-fired electric plants.
A monthly water bill is nothing new. A water bill in the thousands of dollars – well, “it’s growing pains,” according Jerry Lambert, the director of public services for Girard. Those “pains” were attributed to a software problem in the changeover from manual-read water meters to automatic readers.