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GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election. More>>

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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

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Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing. More>>

Hundreds without power in Warren and Howland

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People living in  hundreds of homes in the East Market Street area of Warren and Howland woke up in the dark this morning after being hit by a power outage. Warren police called FirstEnergy after neighbors reported that a transformer blew out in the area of Broadway Avenue SE and Northwood Dr. Se. According to FirstEnergy, approximately 1,300 customers are affected by the outage which was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Most of the outage is in Warren.  

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Police chase ends with crash at Youngstown Waste water Treatment Plant

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A suspect is still on the run after leading police on a short chase that ended with the driver crashing his SUV through the fence of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

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Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer

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Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night. More>>

Former Niles chef in custody again for alleged jewelry theft

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The former chef at a Niles restaurant is back in jail two years after fleeing prosecution for an alleged jewel theft. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Wyatt McKay on Wednesday set bail at $1 million for 46-year-old Daimer Cescon. Cescon has been considered a fugitive since June, 2015 when he failed to show up for a court hearing on a three count indictment handed up by a county grand jury earlier that year. Cescon, who lived in Liberty Township at the time he was charged, i...

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Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Hubbard High School grad recounts Manchester terror attack

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Several people are in custody as the investigation continues into the deadly terror attack in Manchester, England.  Officials say they no longer believe there was a small terror cell. Instead they say it's possible the attack was part of an entire network.  At least six people have been arrested as officials continue to investigate after the explosion Monday. 

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Struthers lifts parking ban on Wilson Street

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Parking in Struthers has become a real problem for residents. Wednesday night city council voted to make it a little easier , at least for people living on Wilson Street. 

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Warren council votes in support of medical marijuana

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Patient Relief of Ohio is applying for one of only 24 licenses up for grabs in the state. A representative of the company says Warren is one of five communities they considered teaming up with as part of their pitch to the state.

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Troopers wear respirators during suspected drug probe in Weathersfield

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Some first responders in the Valley are treating drug stops in cars more carefully since they are seeing an increase in exposure to powerful opioids like Fentanyl and Carfentanil. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says officers are taking the extra precaution of using respirators to retrieve drugs from cars. A recent example was seen Wednesday afternoon outside a Dunkin Donuts on West Liberty Street in Weathersfield Township. 

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Recall underway for 91,000 pounds of breakfast sausage

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 Armour Eckrich Meats is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday that food service fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017. 

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Abandoned turntable prompts evacuation of Warren building

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The Youngstown Bomb Squad was dispatched to investigate the discovery of what is being described as a musical instrument case found outside a building in Warren Wednesday evening.  A security guard spotted the case near a pillar at the Gibson Building on East Market Street at around 5 p.m. Police and fire crews evacuated the building until the bomb squad could assess the situation.  After the bomb squad arrived they scanned the case, and determined it to be safe....

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Contract for Warren Fire Fighters will be sent to conciliation

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On Wednesday, council unanimously voted against a fact-finders report that would have given fire fighters two lump sum payments of $500, as well as the same health care benefits that are provided to city employees.

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Opioid epidemic: Can it be stopped at the source?

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Fighting the opioid crisis head-on remains a challenge as the overdose death rate continues to climb across the valley. Hidden websites and online options offering opioids, including fentanyl for sale, are making it difficult to stop the suppliers. "In some cases people would order it like they would a pizza and have it delivered to them, it's just that easy to get," Keith Martin said, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Cleveland Offic...

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Meeting held to iron out future of area drug task force

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The group tasked with fighting the drug epidemic meets to iron out it's future. Commissioners from Trumbull and Ashtabula counties sat down with the Trumbull County sheriff to hash out concerns and possible plans for moving forward together. The two counties form the TAG law enforcement task force that's now under new leadership. Ashtabula leaders are currently in the process of making a final to decision to keep its partnership going.  Commissioners from Ashtabula made a req... More>>

Thursday hearing set to bring murder suspect from Mercer County to Ohio

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We could know by Thursday if the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Ashtabula girl will fight an effort to transfer him from Pennsylvania to Ohio to face charges in that death. An extradition hearing is scheduled Thursday morning before a judge in Mercer County Common Pleas court for John Bove, who along with three others are charged in connection with the disappearance and death of Kara Zdanczewski. 

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Two-day sweep nets several arrests of Trumbull County sex offenders

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The Trumbull County Sheriff's office will wrap up a two-day sweep of checks to ensure all 224 convicted sex offenders are in compliance with the law. The U.S. Marshals along with Adult Probation and Parole assisted the county with the effort.  Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe says several arrests were made over the last two days and some will face charges. Law enforcement focused on areas surrounding the city of Warren on Tuesday and moved into the city limits to check on r... More>>

House Bill could allow for Mill Creek MetroParks drilling

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A part of the state budget bill that just passed the house could allow gas and oil drilling in places like Mill Creek MetroParks. House Bill 49 would allow certain public entities like Mill Creek Metro Parks to be joined with other nearby properties that would form a legal unit.  That unit would then allow for oil and gas drilling. Mill Creek Park Executive Director Aaron Young and the board are against the provision.  "If neighboring property owners get enough a... More>>

Warren astronaut honored with historical marker

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One of Warren Ohio's native sons who literally reached great heights in his career is being recognized with the placement of an Ohio Historical Marker in his home town. A dedication and memorial was held Wednesday on the birthday Dr. Ronald Parise, who achieved acclaim as both an astronaut and scientist. The marker, located adjacent to the Neil Armstrong First Flight Memorial Park on Route 422, is near Parise's childhood home. 

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Car smashes into pole on Youngstown's North Side

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Power was knocked out to a small part of a Youngstown neighborhood after a car crashed into a pole on Belmont Avenue Wednesday. The Oldsmobile Cutlass went off the road and onto a sidewalk outside a church near Fairgreen avenue early Wednesday afternoon. The car received heavy front end damage, but the driver wasn't seriously injured. FirstEnergy says fewer than five customers lost power. 

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40 year crime career that began in Youngstown ends in Los Angeles

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A fugitive who began his life as a career criminal in Youngstown and continued that life using a series of false names has been captured by federal authorities in Los Angeles. The United States Marshal's Office announced on Wednesday the capture of the so-called ‘Alias Bandit’ and cold case fugitive Solomon Brown. Brown, 65, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

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Route 358 open again in Greenville

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PennDOT has announced that Route 358 is open again in Greenville Borough. The road was shut down between Walnut Street and Diamond Street early Wednesday after a utility pole was snapped during an accident. PennDOT announced at 3 p.m. that the section of road had been reopened. More>>

Youngstown boy surprised at school with adaptive bike

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Students at Paul C. Bunn Elementary School in Youngstown always gather in the morning for breakfast and announcements, but never are the announcements delivered how they were on Wednesday. "Why is he riding on a bike?  He's too old," said fifth grade student Jayden Brown. Those were the first thoughts than ran through Brown's head as he watched his principal ride into the cafeteria. 

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Austintown superintendent Colaluca interviews for new job

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Just four months after his contract was extended, Austintown Local Schools Superintendent Vince Colaluca is being considered for a job with another school system. Colaluca confirms that he has interviewed for the superintendent of the Mentor Public Schools. The 7,700 student system is in Lake County, in a community located between Cleveland and Ashtabula. 

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Howland police investigate robbery of Elm Road business

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Howland Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a township business late Wednesday morning. Police say a man held up the Check Into Cash Title Loans office in the Crystal Spring Plaza on Elm Road NE at around 11 a.m. Employees say the suspect, whose face was covered, ordered everyone to get down on the ground before grabbing cash and running out of the business. Witnesses say the man drove away in a black Ford. No one was injured.

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Youngstown woman charged with robbery at Southern Park Mall

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What started as a suspected shoplifting at a Southern Park Mall department store ended with a robbery charge being filed against a Youngstown woman and a store employee being bitten. Boardman Police were called to the Macy's Tuesday afternoon to find a woman being held down by the store's loss prevention officer. 

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Warren woman accused of running down sister now facing prostitution charge

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A Warren woman who was accused of ramming her car into her own sister has now been arrested in a prostitution sting conducted by Austintown Police. Brianna Reno, 23,  was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Tuesday on charges of soliciting prostitution, possession of criminal tools and a probation violation. 

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Mineral Ridge soldier uses woodwork to help others

At first glance, you see a patriot. "There's a very big sense of pride every time you see an American flag flying. It's still one of my favorite things," said Sgt. Jason Wyllie. Look a little closer...you may just find USA Carved into this soldiers heart. "I was 30 when I enlisted. It's something I've always wanted to do from a family history. My family has fought in every war except desert storm," said Wyllie. But after a year long deployment to Kuwait, home f... More>>

Drivers charged in Bazetta 'road rage' crash that shut down Route 82

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A two car crash that shut down a busy highway in Trumbull County earlier this month is being called a case of road rage by state troopers who have now charged both drivers. The Ohio State Highway Patrol filed charges against two Warren men who they say were driving a pickup truck and SUV that collided and crashed on State Route 82 in Bazetta Township on May 8. William Elmore, 26, and Anthony Minotti, 21, are both charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle. 

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Panel to weigh $20M Kasich wants to spend on opioid crisis

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 A state commission in Ohio is taking up Republican Gov. John Kasich's request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis. The Third Frontier Commission will debate the request on Wednesday. Kasich called for dedicating the funding stream, and distributing it quickly, during his State of the State address in April. Ohio led the nation with 2,700 ...

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Ohio high court allows direct appeal of rejected DNA testing

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The Ohio Supreme Court is allowing offenders sentenced to death to appeal directly to the high court when an application for DNA testing is rejected. The new rule adopted by the court Monday resulted from a decision last year in which the court declared part of a state law unconstitutional for limiting appeals by death row inmates seeking DNA tests. 

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Sheriff conducts sex offender sweep in Trumbull County

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Sheriff Paul Monroe says his office is leading an effort to make sure all 224 convicted sex offenders registered in Trumbull County are in compliance with requirements of the law. Monroe issued a media release on Tuesday saying his deputies, along with the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement began an effort to verify that registered offenders are living under terms ordered by the courts that convicted them.

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East Liverpool supports family grieving death of toddler Video included

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A strong show of support in East Liverpool for a family grieving the loss of their toddler after what appears to be a tragic accident. At least 100 people came together at the high school football field Tuesday night for a vigil in memory of Armani Slappy. 

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Scrappers hold National Anthem tryouts

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Some of the best voices in the Valley were at Eastwood Field Tuesday night. They were all hoping to earn a chance at singing the National Anthem at a Scrappers game this Summer.

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Car flips over on Youngstown lawn

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A traffic accident in a residential Youngstown neighborhood looked worse than it really was. 

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Youngstown assistant principal saves choking student Video included

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Volney Rogers Middle School Assistant Principal Matt Snipes saw a seventh-grade girl choking at lunch and he knew what to do.  

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Solicitor: Suspect in murder of Ashtabula teen could face death penalty

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The man accused of kidnapping an Ashtabula teen is now charged with her murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. 

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Champion dog whisperer making a difference for pets Video included

Jeff Feuerwerker is our local version of the Dog Whisperer. 

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Pennsylvania moves to comply with federal Real ID law

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Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes. 

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Trumbull communities explore collaboration of resources Video included

Communities across Trumbull County are considering whether to team up to share resources in return. 

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Vote on fact finder's report for Warren fire contract set for Wednesday

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Warren City Council will vote on a measure this week that would give firefighters a boost in pay if it's approved.

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Liverpool Township toddler dies after being run over by car

A Liverpool Township toddler has died after being run over by a car in the family's driveway. 

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Stoneboro Lake closing to the public Video included

Its history stretches longer than its shoreline.

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