Trustees looking for another term

Boardman petitions

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Two Boardman Township Trustees will run for re-election this November. Tom Costello and Brad Calhoun filed petitions Wednesday morning at the Mahoning County Board of Elections.

Trustee Larry Moliterno and Fiscal Officer Bill Leicht joined Costello and Calhoun in support.

The four agree that working together is best for Boardman, citing the passage of the police levy in 2011, which resulted in the hiring of 11 officers.

“We brought our force back to full staff. We’re enforcing zoning,” said Costello. “A lot of good things going on, but there are still challenges ahead. That is why I’d like to stay and complete some of those tasks.”

Calhoun said some of those tasks are preserving neighborhoods.

“One of the problems we have in Boardman is some of these homes in the neighborhoods, blight,” said Calhoun. “We want to make sure we’re protecting the integrity of the neighborhoods. We want to make sure that job is cleared out.”

Costello is currently serving his third term as a township trustee, and Calhoun is in his first year.

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