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Madonna Chism Pinkard - Community Relations & Host of Community Connection

Madonna Chism Pinkard serves as WFMJ/WBCB Television, Inc., Director of Community Relations. Included in her many duties, she is the host of "WFMJ Community Connection," a weekly public affairs program.  Madonna has had the opportunity to interview and meet celebrities including internationally known Maestro Isaiah Jackson, Colin Powell, Martin Luther King, III, Jamie Foxx, Victoria Rowell and John Singleton.

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  • ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:32 GMT

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

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    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

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  • Newton Falls mayor suggests merger

    Newton Falls mayor suggests merger

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-22 23:21:45 GMT
    The mayor of Newton Falls wants to merge the city with the township surrounding it. The idea to merge Newton Township with the Village of Newton Falls is one of two top goals City Mayor Lyle Waddell says he wants to achieve while in office. It's a rare move, with only one similar move taking place in Ohio more than a decade ago. "I think that it's just a win-win situation and again, you eliminate the doubling of some of the services," Waddell said. It's the latest push t...More >>
    The mayor of Newton Falls wants to merge the city with the township surrounding it. The idea to merge Newton Township with the Village of Newton Falls is one of two top goals City Mayor Lyle Waddell says he wants to achieve while in office. It's a rare move, with only one similar move taking place in Ohio more than a decade ago. "I think that it's just a win-win situation and again, you eliminate the doubling of some of the services," Waddell said. It's the latest push t...More >>
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-01-22 21:10:03 GMT

    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

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    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

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