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>>
For the third time in 18 months, anti-frackers are asking Youngstown voters to consider a ballot initiative to ban fracking in the city.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Get breaking news, high school football scores and the latest contest and event news from 21 WFMJ.