Youngstowners get bulk electricity letters
Youngstowners getbulk electricity letters
YOUNGSTOWN -- Letters went out recently giving city residents the choice of opting out of the city's bulk electricity deal.
Customers need respond only if they don't want to participate, said city Law Director John McNally IV.
City residents and businesses can expect their electric bills to drop about 5 percent, which will amount to about $20 a year in savings for households and $70 to $150 annually for businesses.
The city recently signed a contract with FirstEnergy Solutions in Akron, a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary, to buy electricity in bulk. Ohio Edison will continue to be in charge of distribution and transmission of electricity. In May, voters approved a ballot item allowing the city to seek offers from bulk electricity suppliers.
Homeland SecurityOKs money for Mahoning
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County will receive a $932,282 allocation this year from the U.S. Office of Homeland Security.
The money is used for emergency preparedness training and equipment, according to Walter Duzzny, county emergency management agency director. The county already has received more than $1.4 million in homeland security funds from the government, Duzzny said.
South County Democratselects Lamb president
BOARDMAN -- The South County Democrats, a local political organization, elected Thomas Lamb of Boardman as its president.
The organization also elected Linda Modarelli of Youngstown as its vice president, Linda O'Brien of Boardman as its treasurer and David Sisk of Boardman as its secretary. The group will also give its endorsements in Mahoning County and local Ohio House District races Feb. 3.
Training by teleconference
GIRARD -- The Girard Police Department has been designated to receive teleconferencing from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.
Capt. Frank Bigowsky said Thursday the signal will be directed to the Girard Multigenerational Center because it has the computer system and is a department substation.
A variety of free training seminars offered by the OPOTA and the FBI can be viewed at the center by city and area officers.
The center receives its signal from the Trumbull County Educational Services Center. Bigowsky will monitor who takes the training.
The captain said he will begin a library of the seminars so officers can borrow a tape of a seminar or make a copy.
Benefit spaghetti dinner
McDONALD -- A benefit spaghetti dinner will be for Petey Sudol from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 618 Ohio Ave. He is a junior high pupil and the son of Pete and Jill Sudol of Illinois Avenue. Petey has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He recently began chemotherapy treatments.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and under eat for free.
Also planned at the benefit are a Chinese auction, face painting and 50-50 raffle. Tickets are on sale at Steve's on East Marshall Road and Ianazone's Pizza Shop, also on East Marshall.
Tickets also can be bought from Colleen Sudol, (330) 530-2303, Dan and Danielle Williams, (330) 530-4513, Laura Saniski, (330) 530-2096, Sue Manna, (330) 530-3116, Rich and Tina Rees, (330) 530-5308, Traci Williams, (330) 530-2605, Cherie Williams, (330) 530-6532 or Diane Fossaceca, (330) 530-9875.
Records under review
WARREN -- The Trumbull County Convention and Visitors Bureau board has released records of its financial transactions for the past four years to the county prosecutor's office for review. In the announcement, board member Dominic Baragona said that the bureau had nothing to hide and welcomed a performance audit by the Ohio State Auditor.