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WARREN, Ohio - Tax dollars set aside to start up a new senior center in the Village of McDonald will likely be divided up among the county's already existing centers.

Trumbull County commissioners are expected to approve $35,000 meant for the new center be doled out to the county's six locations in Warren, Howland, Niles, Lordstown, Johnston and Farmington.

Senior Levy Administrator Diane Drawl says the money would come at a good time for the Farmington center.

"They were close to not closing their doors, but had fully utilized their contract, so for them, it's going to just allow them to continue to operate as they were," Drawl says.

The village of McDonald offered the county space in Ohio Avenue building for a new center.

It was set to open this summer, but the village is waiting on permits to finish renovations. Drawl says the county will have to re-apply for money in the spring to open the McDonald location by the beginning of July.

Warren SCOPE is planning use some of the $5,700 it's expected to receive to help seniors facing financial hurdles.

"We have other people in our membership who went into retirement with one level of income and then something traumatic happened, like widowhood or having your retirement fund disappear, completely change their situation," Ralph Smith says, Trumbull County senior services director.

The agency will partner with the National Council on Aging to provide financial stability services.
Among the county's more than 2,000 SCOPE members, 700 are widows.

The county agency is seeing a growing number of its members in need of assistance.
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