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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A grievance, over the use of free labor to patch potholes in Mahoning County, has been dropped in the best interest of the public's health and safety.

According to County Engineer Pat Ginnetti, Teamsters Local 377, which represents employees with the engineer's office, has decided to drop it's grievance related to the use of day-reporting non-violent offenders, with the Sheriff's Department.

"They are still assisting our crews to help tackle this massive undertaking we're going through right now," said Pat Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer.

The extreme winter weather, has left the engineering department using 78 percent of it's overtime budget, just patching potholes so far this year.
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