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Mahoning interim EMA director wants more warning sirens

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County has a new interim Emergency Management Director.

Commissioners welcomed Dennis O'Hara at their meeting Thursday morning in the courthouse.

O'Hara was appointed after Clark Jones retired for health reasons last month.

O'Hara tells 21 News he'd like to increase the number of tornado sirens in the county. "We actually have a new outdoor tornado siren going on the county jail this spring.  It's not in yet."said, O'Hara.  "It won't make the statewide tornado drill on March 5th, but we need to add to our system.  So that's a major concern is adding sirens to our system."

O'Hara says he's like to have the EMA job permanently. There's no word on when the commissioners will make that decision

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