Village Gets New Radio System

Lowellville received some help on Friday with its weak radio signal.

The village mayor and police chief appealed for help from the county commissioners for nearly a year for help. On Friday, the commissioners approved the purchase of repeater equipment to increase radio signal strength that will help police in emergencies.

Police currently have spotty coverage when patrolling to do the old equipment’s location and aging system, officials have said.

The new system will cost $38,000.

“It doesn’t mean it’s going to be 100 percent when it’s put up,” said county commissioner Antony Traficanti. “We’re going to see how it works and how it reacts. But what we want to do is make sure that the residents of the village are taken care of.”

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