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Lowellville emergency agency gets equipment update

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LOWELLVILLE, Ohio - Mahoning County Commissioners have approved the purchase of radio repeater equipment, in hopes of enhancing communication for Lowellville emergency responders.

The issue was brought to the attention of Commissioners last year.

There was concern that several police agencies, including Lowellville, were having trouble making immediate contact with 911 with their portable radio systems.

It's a major safety issue for the departments and commissioners hope the radio repeaters will make a difference.

"It doesn't mean it's going to be 100 percent when it's put up. We're going to see how it reacts but what we want to do is make sure that the residents of the village are taken care of ... and the Chief of Police has radio communication," says Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti.

The equipment comes at a cost of about $38,000.

Commissioners hope it will increase radio and signal strength for the village of Lowellville.

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