Public Alerts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health and several local county health departments in Ohio, will begin distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) baits for wildlife in parts of eastern Ohio and surrounding states next week. ORV baits have been distributed in Ohio through aerial drops and by hand since 1997 in partnership with state and local public health agencies and others as part of the USDA National Rabies Management Program. This effort seeks to prevent the westward movement of the rabies virus most often spread by raccoons by creating a barrier along the Appalachian Mountains from the Canadian border to Alabama.

ORV baits will be distributed using fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters, or from vehicles on the ground. The project based out of North Lima, OH, will take place in early to mid-August. Beginning August 1st, USDA staff will distribute baits by vehicle in several towns, including Ashtabula, Conneaut, East Palestine, Geneva, Hubbard, Lisbon, Newton Falls and Warren. Baits will also be dispersed by helicopter in urban and suburban areas of eastern Ohio during the second week of August, including Courtland, East Liverpool, Salem, Steubenville, Warren and Youngstown. From approximately August 18-23, baits will be distributed by fixed-wing airplanes in rural areas of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, including large portions of Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Geauga, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Mahoning, Monroe, Portage, and Trumbull counties. Approximately 500,000 baits will be distributed in Ohio alone.

The vaccine distribution campaign in Ohio will use an ORV bait called ONRAB. The vaccine, which is contained in a blister pack, is covered in a waxy green coating that has a sugar-vanilla smell. The odor attracts targeted wild animals, such as raccoons, who eat the baits and are then vaccinated against rabies. ONRAB has been safely distributed in parts of Ohio since 2012 as part of an ongoing field evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the ORV bait in raccoons and skunks. The vaccine baits have been proven safe in many species of animals, including domestic dogs and cats. Humans and pets cannot get rabies from contact with the baits. If found, leave the baits undisturbed. If a person has contact with a bait, immediately rinse the contact area with warm water and soap. Do not attempt to remove a bait from an animal’s mouth, as you could be bitten. Ingesting the bait will not harm your pet. If your pet has eaten several baits, the pet may experience vomiting or diarrhea that is self-limiting. For photos of the vaccination baits, please visit this Photo Gallery.

Rabies is caused by a virus that infects the central nervous system in mammals and represents a serious public health concern. If exposures to the virus are not treated it is almost always fatal. Costs associated with detection, prevention and control of rabies may exceed $500 million annually in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90 percent of reported rabies cases in the U.S. are in wildlife. People are urged not to make contact with or feed wildlife and to keep pet rabies vaccinations current.

For more information about the National Rabies Management Program, visit:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/programs/nrmp

From the Desk of Director Colbert:

In light of Trumbull County's, Covid-19 Level elevating to “High”, the city of Warren will follow the CDC’s guidance and strongly encourage that masks be worn at all times while indoors.  We continue to encourage vaccinations, and covid-19 testing if you're experiencing any symptoms.  We will continue to monitor the situation and advise you.

 

Trumbull County, Mahoning County, Warren City and Youngstown City Health Districts, Mercy Health, Mercy Health Foundation, Trumbull Mental Health & Recovery Board and Mahoning Mental Health & Recovery Board just completed a Community Health Assessment to find out the needs of our communities, and now it is time to take action to address those needs. Throughout this process, we have heard from community members through surveys, community conversations, and voting on priorities, and our agencies are offering another opportunity for community members to have a voice in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

We will be holding 4 community CHIP meetings, which will be held in person, but will also offer a Zoom option, to allow as many community members as possible to participate and have a voice in this process. The first sessions will be held on Sunday, July 10th from 5-7pm.

In Trumbull County, it will be held in Warren City Council Chambers, 141 South Street S.E. Warren, OH 44483, with refreshments provided.

In Mahoning, it will be held at the Eugenia Atkinson Rec Center, 903 Otis St., Youngstown, Ohio 44510

CLICK Here to read more.

CLICK Here for a zoom link to the sessions.

The City of Warren is required by the Ohio EPA to implement a stormwater management program. This program is managed by the Water Pollution Control Department (WPC). Part of this program includes letting residents know about the program and providing information about stormwater pollution and how to prevent it from entering our rivers, lakes and streams.

As stormwater flows over the ground, it picks up litter, chemicals, and pollutants that can contaminate our drinking and recreational water supply. Unlike residential wastewater (from toilets, showers, and sinks) that is filtered through a wastewater treatment facility, anything that enters a storm sewer system or roadside ditches in the City of Warren goes to Mosquito Creek or the Mahoning River with no treatment.

For more information about the program and to see how you can help, CLICK HERE.

Please read through the final DRAFT of the Warren Comprehensive Plan HERE.

The General Public as well as the Warren City Officials can submit comments to the Planning Commission via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until June 23, 2022. Please include the following text in the subject line of your e-mail to ensure all comments are read and included in the final document if applicable. 

“WARREN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMENTS DUE JUNE 23, 2022”

Click on the links below to navigate to the various mapping tools developed by T.J. Keiran of the  Trumbull County Planning Commission. Contact Mr. Keiran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (330) 675-6640 with any questions or concerns regarding the mapping tools.

City of Warren Comprehensive Plan Update GIS mapping tools

• Existing Land Use

• Meds and Eds Corridor
• River District

• Zoning

• Potential Environmental Constraints

• Parks and Trails Facilities

• Tax Incentive Zones

• Historic Districts and Locations

• Downtown Design Review District (Existing)

• Downtown Design Review District (Proposed)

• Proposed Future Land Use

• Proposed Zoning Update Areas

 

Join us for the City of Warren Public Meeting on the 5-Year Stormwater Management Plan

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 3 pm to 4 pm on Zoom.

Register Here

About the Meeting

Every 5 years, the City of Warren Water Pollution Control Department (WPC) updates its Stormwater Management Plan to meet Ohio EPA's requirements for cities with separate storm sewer systems. 

In this meeting, we will review the new Stormwater Management Plan and how it fulfills Ohio EPA’s requirements to prevent pollutants from entering our water systems. We will also touch on Warren’s comprehensive stormwater planning efforts, which seeks to address other stormwater issues that residents have been facing.

Registration

For security purposes, you must register with your email address in order to receive the Zoom invite link.  Use the "Register Here" link above or copy & paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/wpcmeeting.

 

PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please be advised that Mayor William D. Franklin, Director of Public Safety & Service, Eddie Colbert, and a group of Warren City Community leaders will hold a Press Conference today,  May 20, 2022, to discuss the city’s initial response to the recent crime within Warren.

The conference will take place at 4:00 PM at the Warren City Council Chambers, 141 South Street SE, Warren, Ohio.

All members of the media are invited to attend.

 

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