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February 23, 2017
The Town Crier

Treasurer, assistant swap

AUSTINTOWN - Two administrators in the Austintown Local School District have swapped positions, according to a news release from the district.

Assistant treasurer Arthur J. Ginnetti was appointed district treasurer at the Feb. 15 Board of Education meeting. He will replace Mary Ann Herschel, who is stepping down for personal reasons.

However, Herschel plans to remain with the district as assistant treasurer / human resource specialist until her retirement, the release states. Ginnetti has 10 years of public service and financial experience.

"We are pleased the succession planning is paying off by a smooth transition of this very critical position. Ms. Herschel has displayed her true professionalism and selflessness by being an important contributor to this transition. We look forward to Mr. Ginnetti continuing the Austintown tradition of being good stewards of the taxpayers funds," board President Alex Benyo said.

Dog earns award at Westminster

AUSTINTOWN - Austintown resident Mary Mignogna returned this week from the annual Westminster Dog Show in New York, where her Akita, Apollo, received an Award of Merit in the breed competition.

Apollo, a three-and-half-year-old marking his first time at the event, competed against eight other Akitas and received the award for being considered a contender for Best in Show for the Akita category.

Mignogna said Apollo's full registered name is "Absolute's I Want To Go The Distance." Mignogna has competed at the show with another dog, Mikki, in past years

MCCTC?salon extends hours

CANFIELD?- The Salon at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center recently announced new and extended hours.

The student-run salon will now be open to the public 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

The cosmetology students offer haircuts, styling, hair color, manicures, pedicures, facials and hair removal.

Services are performed by the students under the supervision of their licensed instructor with prices starting at just $5

To make an appointment, call 330-729-4000, Ext. 1310.

Committee offers scholarship

The scholarship committee of the Women Retirees of Youngstown State University is accepting applications to April 1.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, junior female student who maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be a United States citizen and enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Information about the scholarship is available at

Application forms can be picked up at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, located on the second floor of Meshel Hall.

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