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Community groups collecting donations for family of children killed in Youngstown fire

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After a late night deadly fire on Sunday claimed the lives of five children, the Youngstown community is rallying to support the family.  

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YFD: Working smoke detectors in house where fire killed 5 children

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About 11:30 last night Sunday night all that lined Parkcliffe Avenue were firetrucks, now lining the curb - stuffed animals, balloons and candles. The makeshift memorial is for the five children killed in a house fire in Youngstown.  The mother of those five children 26-year-old America Negron Acevedo jumped from a window and second floor roof to escape the smoke and flames.  She begged firefighters to save her babies.  Her mother tells 21 News she did everything she ...

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Predatory and land contract discussion takes place in Youngstown

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Youngstown council's community planning and economic development committee met with concerned citizens to consider legislation to address predatory land contracts on Monday. Council said recently the city has experienced an increase in out of town and out of state property owners buying property. They also said this is a way for owners to take advantage of residents and blight the neighborhoods. Council is working on an ordinance to regulate property owners in the city who could pr...

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Fire breaks out at mobile home in Mercer County

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A fire broke out a mobile home in Jefferson Township Monday night. Firefighters for to the scene around 10:00 p.m. According to Mercer Dispatch, everyone was able to safely get out of the home. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. More>>

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Identities of children killed in Youngstown house fire released Video included

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Officials have confirmed the identities of the five children killed in a late night fire on Sunday. 

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Santa Claus and his reindeer 'Sven' visit Austintown library

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There are about two weeks left until Christmas, and on Monday night kids in Austintown had the chance to meet the big man in red. Santa Claus was at the library with a special guest; one of his reindeer. Families and their little ones were able to take pictures with the duo and make some reindeer crafts too. Almost 400 people showed up at the library to celebrate Christmas and meet the reindeer the children nicknamed 'Sven,' in honor of the popular Disney movie 'Frozen'.

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Recent poll ranks Ohio sixth most 'stressed out' state over holidays

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The holidays can be a stressful time, and according to a recent study that is especially true for Ohioans. A recent analysis by TeamLife2Go.com ranked Ohio sixth among the ten most stressed out states over the holidays. According to TeamLife, this stress can be due to many things, including last-minute gift buying, traveling, entertaining, wrapping up big projects at work before the end of the year, wrapping presents, etc. The study used 'google trends' to decipher which states had... More>>

Austintown man arrested for alleged rape

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An Austintown man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly raped a woman at a home on Navarre Avenue. Police say that the victim's boyfriend called to report the incident around 2:30 a.m. According to police, the victim arrived at the home on Navarre Ave. to give her male friend a ride to a store. The woman told police when she arrived at the home, a friend of the man she was supposed to pick up answered the door. She said that the friend she was supposed to ... More>>

Ryan: Electric car tax credit needed for Lordstown future

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President Donald Trump and some lawmakers from around the nation are questioning whether to pull federal tax credits that can be used to buy electric cars from General Motors.  

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Two charged after allegedly overdosing with three children in Warren apartment

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Two people are facing charges after three children, including an infant, were found in an apartment alone during an overdose incident. 

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PSP: State Rep. Nesbit facing DUI charge in Mercer County

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Pennsylvania State Police say State Representative Tedd Nesbit is expected to face charges of driving under the influence, after an incident over the weekend. 

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