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Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown


A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi... More>>

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Tressel one of three finalists for Akron University president

The University of Akron has narrowed the field of candidates for president to three names, including former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel, who is also one of 38 people who have applied for the vacancy of YSU president.U of A Trustees issued a statement on Tuesday naming the three finalists, who up until now were on a list of fifteen candidates for the Akron job.The finalists are:Ronald A. Nykiel, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Universi... More>>

Anti-fracking bill returning to ballot in Youngstown Video included

For the third time in 18 months, anti-frackers are asking Youngstown voters to consider a ballot initiative to ban fracking in the city.


Warren pizza shop robbed for second time this year

A Warren pizza shop is once again the target of a crime.An employee of the Litte Caesar's at 2525 Youngstown road SE, tells police that she was on duty during arobbery Monday night.She says that a man dressed in dark clothing came in, pulled a silver handgun, and demanded money just before 11:00 p.m.The suspect fled on foot with about $200 cash.Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.Employees were shaken up, but no one was harmed.The same business was the target of a... More>>

Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment Video included

Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t... More>>

Columbiana County man accused of making illegal firearm silencers


A federal grand jury has handed up a four count indictment against a Columbiana County man accusing him of violating firearms regulations.Brent See is charged with making, dealing and possessing unregistered and unlicensed silencers.According to documents filed in U.S. district court in Youngstown, agents from the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched See's Signal Road home in January.According to an affidavit, the investigating ATF agent say... More>>

Niles teen sentenced for beating woman during home invasion


The Niles man charged with beating a 65-year-old woman during a home invasion is sentenced has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan handed down the sentence on Tuesday to 19-year-old Anthony Howe, who pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with robbery, kidnapping, assault and burglary.Police say that Howe forced his way into a North Butler Street home in Niles on December30 and pistol whipped his victim when she pulled out a gun. Ho... More>>

Valley has lowest unemployment rate in six years

The jobs picture in the Mahoning Valley is following state and national trends by continuing to show improvement.Figures releasedTuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statisticsshow the Youngstown-Warren Metropolitan area had aa 6.9% unemployment rate in March.The last time the metro area had a lower rate was in May of 2008, when 6.3% of the valley's labor force was out of work.The March unemployment figure iseight tenths of a percent better than the February rate of 7.7%, and 1.6% better than the M... More>>

Grand Jury to decide if Youngstown teen will be tried for murder


The Mahoning County Grand jury will decide ifa Youngstown teenager will be tried as an adult fora shooting death.The case of 16-yr-old Damarrea Harris was bound over to the Grand Jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravatedrobbery.The charges were originally filed in juvenile court after David Perkins of Niles was shot in the backin the driveway of a Hilton Avenue home in October.Harris remains in the Mahoning County jail without bond. More>>

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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
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