YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- Mahoning County commissioners will show off what they are calling a reliable, state-of-the-art, countrywide emergency 911 telephone system today.
The system lays the foundation for possible future consolidation of the eight dispatching centers in the county, according to a release.
A ribbon cutting at the Mahoning County Courthosue will take place this afternoon, as well as a demonstration of the system. A skype demonstration will take place from one dispatch to another.
The county has dispatching centers in the county administration building, Youngstown City Hall, and the Boardman, Austintown, Canfield, Beaver, Struthers, and Sebring police departments.
The system is funded by fees attached to all cellular phones and real-estate taxes.
Stay connected with WFMJ.com for the latest, and tune into 21 News Midday where reporter Michelle Nicks will be live at the ribbon cutting and demonstration.