Officers will see a rise in salary

SALINEVILLE — Salineville council on Monday increased the pay for police officers to $12 an hour.

After having three officers resign in February, council asked Law Director Andy Beech for the new ordinance in early March, which increased the pay from $11 to $12 per hour.

Council also hired two new employees — one a part-time police officer and another a part-time maintenance employee who will be helping to get work done on the streets.

Police Chief Matt Devlin said Hoyle West is from the Ravenna area. West is reportedly available to work on weekdays including some Fridays.

William Parrish, who reportedly lives just outside Salineville village limits, will be helping with the street department for $10 per hour and working up to 30 hours per week starting today. Mayor Linda Adams said she was a part of the interview of Parrish on Monday and “everything suggest he will do a good job for us.”

Finally, Councilwoman Sally Keating asked for residents with street concerns to start calling Devlin, who also serves as streets commissioner; Councilman Buck Higgins, head of the street and safety committee; and the other two members of the committee, Councilman Jim Wilson and herself.

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