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  Boardman School Supt. Saxton Will Leave Post In July  
  February 22, 2024 Edition  
     In a four-paragragh letter to “Spartan Families” issued last week over the Boardman Local School System’s social media platform, Supt. Tim Saxton announced last week that he will resign his post, effective July 31.
      In announcing his departure, Saxton siad “I have been blessed to be a part of this district for over 40 years; as a student, a summer worker, a principal, the director of operations and finally as superintendent for the last eight years.”
      The superintendent is in the third year of a three-year retire/rehire contract with Boardman Local Schools that carries an annual salary of some $91,000.
      He was first approved for the post on Dec, 21, 2015 at the age of 49, succeeding Frank Lazzeri.
      Prior to his appointment as superintendent, Saxton, a 1984 graduate of Boardman High School, served 11 y...Read More >>
  YSU Athletes Barred From Night Club After Student Found With Serious Head Wound  
  YPD Officer Burton said he contacted Youngstown State police and requested investigators forward surveillance footage from the Erie Terminal Building and bars and contacted the YSU football coaching staff to identify all involved:   February 22, 2024 Edition  
     Youngstown State’s Director of Athletics, Ron Strollo, has issued a mandate to athletic coaches at the school that the Social Night Club on Commerce St., in downtown Youngstown, Oh. is “off limits to student-athletes until further notice.”
      Strollo’s mandate was issued last week after Youngstown police reported there was an altercation at the club in the early-morning hours of Sun., Feb. 11.
      Jonathan Rosa, manager at the club, told police “the combatants were all members of the Youngstown State football team,” YPD Officer William Burton said, adding that “an altercation occurred in the bar and two players were escorted out by security.” As they were being escorted out of the place, police were told “another player began to yell and scream” at the club’s security officer.
      Rosa said “another player, not involved in the ori...Read More >>
  ‘Last Mayor’ Of a Missouri Ghost Town Endorses 6th District Congressional Candidate  
  February 15, 2024 Edition  
      Dr. Rick Tsai, one of three Republican candidates for the 6th congressional seat previously held by new YSU president Bill Johnson, is touting an endorsement he has received by the ‘last mayor’ of what is now a ghost town in Missouri.
      Tsai, of 49500 McClure Rd., East Palestine, Oh., will be on the Mar. 19 primary ballot against State Sen. Mike Rulli, 402 Lisbon Rd., Salem, Oh. and State Rep. Reggie Stoltzfus, of 13789 Telphak St. SE, Minerva, Oh.
      The ‘last mayor’ of Times Beach, Missouri, Marilyn Leister, says that Tsai “ has my endorsement as Congressman for District 6, Ohio. As the last mayor of Times Beach, Missouri, I have watched him out in East Palestine searching for the truth and striving to protect the citizens of East Palestine, as well as the environment.
      I’ve watched him out in the community interact with the residents ...Read More >>
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