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Officer and K-9 partner win 3 gold medals at an Ohio Police & Fire competition

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Patrolman Bryan Granchie and his K-9 partner Csuti, are helping take a bite out of crime. In this mock demonstration, a detective plays the bad guy. In the competition in Akron Csuti was able to sniff out a suspect hiding in a 2nd-floor bedroom in just 8 seconds resulting in a gold medal in the category Residential Building Search. In real life scenarios, the team is making a difference. Officer Granchie said, "We also have several criminal apprehensions where the suspects have ...

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Panel of area leaders discuss the "State of the Valley"

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A panel of area leaders came together Monday at the Stambaugh Auditorium to discuss "the state of the Valley."  The evening was hosted by the City Club of the Mahoning Valley and touched on four key points: the economy, arts, health and education.

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Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission receives $1,500 check

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The Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission received a $1,500 check from the Greek Catholic Union of the U.S.A Lodge 164.  The GCU Lodge 164 and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church held a bingo night fundraiser to benefit three non-profit charitable organizations that support the needs of disadvantaged people within the Mahoning Valley Community. Bingo night generated $2,517.00, but the Home Offices of the GCU matched that.  The total of $4,514.00 was divided among three chari... More>>

Northeast Ohio gas prices on the rise

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Gas prices are on the rise again in Northeast Ohio.  According to AAA, Ohio's gas price averages jumped seven and six cents and is one of two states in the country to see its averages increase.  Even though gas prices in Northeast Ohio increased they are still nearly 10 cents below the average price in June of 2018.  This week's average prices: Northeast Ohio Average: $2.556 Average price during the week of June 17, 2019: $2.412 Average price during the week of June...

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Valley Democrats hosting debate watch party

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The Mahoning Valley Democrats plan on hosting a Democratic Party Presidential debate watch.  The debate watch parties are planned for Wednesday, June 26 in Trumbull County and Thursday, June 27 in Mahoning County.  On Wednesday, the watch party will be hosted by the Trumbull County Democratic Party and will be held at the party headquarters in Pinetree Plaza in Niles at 36 Youngstown Warren road. The Trumbull County Democratic watch party will begin at 8 pm.  The Mah... More>>

World War II B-29 bomber arrives in the valley for tour

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History landed in the valley this week at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.  A World War Two B-29 named "Fifi" will join other aircraft at the Air-Power History Tour starting Wednesday after arriving at the airport Sunday night.  FiFi will join two more aircraft from World War II on the valley runway through Sunday for the AirPower History Tour. "It's all about honoring the men and women who built, flew and maintained these airplanes," Jacqu...

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Historic World War II warplanes coming to Youngstown-Warren Airport Video included

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People who love vintage warbirds should mark their calendars this week. That's when the Commemorative Air Force is flying in three historic World War Two planes for its Airpower History Tour to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. 

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Bridal industry could be impacted by proposed tariff increase with China Video included

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There's concern among bridal store owners and wholesalers, that President Donald Trump's proposed 25% tariff increase on Chinese imports, could devastate the industry here in the U.S. That's because the wedding dress industry is dependent on China for silk, lace and many of it's bridal and prom dresses. At bridal shops in the Valley and around the country many of the wedding gowns, flower girl dresses, special occasion dresses and even the bridal shoes carry a tag saying, 'made in C...

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Senator Sherrod Brown talks job retention in Warren

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Senator Sherrod Brown met with steelworkers in Warren on Monday to talk about the fight to keep jobs in the United States. Brown is reintroducing the Outsourcing Accountability Act, which would require companies to report how many jobs they have in each state and country each year.  It could provide a window into where companies are really making their product.  "The more light you can shine on it, the better it is, especially companies like ... More>>

Former Austintown Big Lots being demolished

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The Big Lots on South Raccoon Road has been deemed structurally unsafe and the Austintown Township trustees have ordered it to be demolished.  Austintown Township trustees declared the vacant store a nuisance.  The store has been vacant for over 10 years.  Austintown township trustee, Jim Davis, tells 21 News that the building has been deemed structurally unsafe and the current owner will be given a 30-day notice.  Davis says that the trustees have not started ...

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Poland schools eliminating pay to participate

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The Poland Board of Education voted to eliminate pay to participate (PTP) for student-athletes and band members at Monday's Board of Education.  The Poland school district implemented pay to participate in 2012, as one of the numerous measures to reduce expenditures when the school district was facing financial issues.  Pay to participate charged student-athletes $200 per sport. Student band members also paid a fee to participate. The amount of money that was co... More>>

NSC urges drivers to stay safe during the holiday weekend

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The National Safety Council (NSC) is reminding those who are driving for the holiday weekend to stay safe and be cautious.  According to NSC calculations, 565 people may be killed on the road during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The NSC also says that 64,500 drivers may also be seriously injured in crashes.  The NSC says that analysis of their latest available data shows during the Fourth of July in 2017, 39 percent of fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired dri... More>>

Kent St. Trumbull names interim dean and chief administrative officer

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Palmer joined the Trumbull County branch in 2001 and has been the Assistant Dean since 2010.

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Loan of Rockwell collection causes rift at Butler Art Video included

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A more than 20 year affiliation between the Butler Institute of American Art and it's Trumbull branch in Howland could be at an end. The split stems from a decision by the Butler trustees to table an agreement to become custodians of a multi-million dollar collection of works by artist Norman Rockwell depicting the Boy Scots of America. Trustees of the Trumbull branch are upset.  Butler's Director says the action was taken because of published reports that the Boy Scouts might f... More>>

Youngstown schools, Boys and Girls Club helping kids read during summer break

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During summer months, all students typically experience a summer educational slide. 

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Valley Fourth of July events and fireworks 2019

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Below is a list of events happening for this 4th of July celebration in the Valley. 

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Juvenile on bike involved in hit and run in Grove City

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Police say the juvenile male was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a red sedan.

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ODOT says tornado clean-up costs are over $500,000

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ODOT reports that over $53 million has been spent on severe weather emergencies since 2015.

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Phantom Fireworks donates to Washington's largest firework display ever

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The display is expected to be larger than 1976's 200 year anniversary celebration.

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Missing 82-year-old Ravenna man found safe

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A statewide Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Portage County Sheriff's Office for an 82-year-old man suffering from Dementia.

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State Troopers on 224 catch man with meth in mouth

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Upon exiting the vehicle, troopers say 22-year-old Dannie Yeager of Akron, put a baggy of white powder in his mouth.

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Boardman bus drivers take part in advanced driver training

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Drivers were taught how to maneuver through a 'Parking Lot Surprise' course where a car pulls out in front of them or a person or animal goes in front of them in the road.

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YPD asking public for help to identify Pizza N Gyro robbery suspect

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The robbery happened around 4:07 p.m. on June 17 at Pizza N Gyro on Market Street.

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Route 965 in Mercer County closed until Tuesday

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says that the work on a pipe replacement will continue until June 25.

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Trumbull Mobile Meals looking for volunteer drivers

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Trumbull Mobile Meals serves disabled veterans, residents that are wheelchair bound and use canes or walkers, and those that are too ill or do not have the resources to make it to a meal site or distribution center.

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Coroner releases name of Newton Falls woman who died in burning home

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Authorities have released the name of the woman who died following a fire in her Newton Falls home. 

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SR 630 closing in New Middletown Tuesday

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The south side of State Route 630 will close for drainage repairs.

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Warren Police say speed a factor in fatal ATV crash

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Speed was a factor in an All-Terrain-Vehicle crash that claimed the life of Warren G. Harding student Jeremiah Barnes, and injured a teenage passenger. 

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Supreme Court rejects early challenge to Trump steel tariffs

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The Supreme Court is rejecting an early challenge to President Donald Trump's authority to impose tariffs on imported steel based on national security concerns. 

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Traffic slowed on Route 11 as FirstEnergy works on lines

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If you found yourself stalled in traffic along Route 11 in Trumbull County Monday morning, you weren't alone.

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Youngstown police investigate shooting of 23-year-old woman

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Youngstown Police are trying to find out more about the shooting of a woman over the weekend. 

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Home Savings robbery suspect brought back to Youngstown

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A Youngstown man who is suspected of robbing and East Side back has been brought back to the Valley to face charges.

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Brown pushes bill to keep track of U.S. jobs shipped overseas

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is scheduled to meet with steelworkers in Warren on Monday as he reintroduces legislation that he says will hold companies more accountable when the send jobs overseas.

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Hubbard man called 'person of interest' in fatal stabbing of wife

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Investigators are calling a Hubbard man a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of his wife outside a Coitsville motel. 

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Columbiana police team wins three gold medals in K-9 competition

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People living in the City of Columbiana have an award winning K-9 team keeping watch over them. 

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Two-thousand winners pick 0-0-0-0 in Carolina Lottery

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The numbers 0-0-0-0 in Saturday afternoon’s Carolina Pick 4 drawing added up to a $7.8 million win for lottery players, the most ever won in a single drawing in the game. 

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Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

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 Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race.

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Final budget talks expected to address coal reclamation cuts

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An Ohio Senate decision to cut funding Republican Gov. Mike DeWine budgeted for reclaiming abandoned coal mining sites is expected to arise during budget compromise talks this week. 

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Ohio says shutting Michigan pipeline would impact refineries

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Operators of refineries in Ohio say a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close. 

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Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

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Dozens of medical and public health groups are aligning to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency." 

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Hundreds turn out to remember teen killed in Warren ATV accident Video included

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Hundreds turned out to remember a 17-year-old who passed away after an ATV accident in Warren Friday night. People gathered on Parkwood Drive to honor Jeremiah Barnes Sunday afternoon with a walk. His family, friends and the community remembered him for his sense of humor and kindness, among other positive attributes.  "Nobody was a stranger. He was willing to help anybody that he could in any way that he could," said his mother, Alethea Barnes. A friend a...

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More than 20,000 containers of baby formula recalled

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Perrigo Company plc has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. The product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled due to the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). A total of 23,388 containers are affected by this recall. Recalled products have the Lot Code C26EVFV and a "use by" date of Februar... More>>

Grove City man killed in accident identified

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Pennsylvania State Troopers have identified the man killed in an accident in Slippery Rock Township Saturday.  Troopers say the victim, 29-year-old Ian Campbell of Grove City, was traveling at a high rate of speed heading East on SR 108 near Branchton Road when he lost control of his vehicle.  According to Troopers, Campbell was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned. Campbell was flown to Allegheny General Hospital but later died from his injuries.  More>>

COVER STORY: Salem one year after Fresh Mark immigration raid

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President Donald Trump is vowing mass immigration arrests starting this week. The announcement comes shortly after the one year anniversary of the largest work place immigration raid in U.S. history, at the Fresh Mark Plant in Salem.  More than 100 were arrested at the meat packing plant. In this week's Cover Story we explore what impact the immigration raid had on the city of Salem andd one of it's largest employers. It was on June 19th of 2018, when U.S. Customs and Enforcem...

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Bottled water found to have violative arsenic levels

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Keurig Dr Pepper has issued a voluntary removal Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, as a result of the discovery of violative levels of arsenic. All unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products, including 600mL and 1.5L of all date codes, are included in the withdrawal. The product is packaged in PET bottle formats.  Those who have purchased these products can return them to their retailer for a fu... More>>

Man seriously injured in dirt bike crash in Columbiana County

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Troopers say a man was seriously injured after crashing his dirt bike on Lippincott Road just north of US 30 Saturday night.  The man, 27-year-old Brandon Purvis of Minerva, was riding the Honda CRF 450 southbound around 9:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.  According to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Purvis lost control of the bike, overturned and was ejected, striking his head on the roadway, he was not wearing a helmet.  Purvis sustained... More>>

Gorgeous end to the weekend; showers and storms Monday

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Another beautiful Summer day is on tap for the Valley! Look for mostly sunny skies Sunday and a high in the low 80s; clouds increase overnight with showers and perhaps a thunderstorm by daybreak; lows overnight in the low 60s. Monday will see a chance of showers and storms late in the evening. A few may produce strong winds: It will be more humid Monday with a high in the low 80s Tuesday will be partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower late in the day and highs in the low 80s... More>>

Warren G. Harding student passes away after ATV accident

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A Warren G. Harding student has passed away following an ATV accident Friday night. Jerimiah Barnes, 17, passed away after the accident along Parkwood Drive around 7:30 p.m.  Dispatchers say another person was taken to the hospital. It's unclear what their condition is or who was driving. Warren's Mayor Doug Franklin took to Facebook to say words cannot express the sense of loss that him and the community feel. Warren G. Harding High School Principal, Dante Ca...

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Gucci Mane takes stage at Youngstown Amphitheatre Video included

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Rapper Gucci Mane took the stage in Youngstown in front a large crowd as the first paid ticketed event at the Amphitheatre. Saturday was the first time the venue hosted a national act and Rapper Gucci Mane attracted more than 2,000 people. Some people made the trip from Cleveland to see their favorite rapper. Last week, The Donnie Iris and Michael Stanley concert was cancelled and re-scheduled for July 27 after a stretch of bad weather. Organizers say they were relieved ...

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OVI Checkpoint in Boardman Saturday night

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The Mahoning County OVI Task Force is conducting a checkpoint in Boardman Saturday night. It will be on Market Street at Hillman. The checkpoint starts at 10:30 p.m. and runs until 2:30 a.m. Saturation patrols will also be out this weekend. More>>

First Warren Pride Festival underway

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The first documented Pride Festival in the City of Warren is underway. The festival at Courthouse Square downtown kicked off Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with a Pride Parade. There are 80 vendors, music and there's even an area for kids with bounce houses and games. An organizer says they hadn't realized the city never hosted some type of Pride Festival until they started planning, and they even celebrated another first on Saturday. Daniel Tirabassi from Full Spectrum says the firs...

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Masury man killed in accident involving semi identified

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A Masury man was killed in an accident involving a semi-truck in Streetsboro Friday morning. Police say the victim, identified as 27-year-old Shayne Owens, struck the rear end of the stopped semi, causing his vehicle to spin off of the road and flip.  The incident happened on SR 14 just before 10:30 a.m.  The driver of the semi, a 50-year-old man from Newton Falls was taken to University Hospital Portage Medical Campus following the accident.  Police ...

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Third Trumbull County park closed for flood waters

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The Trumbull County MetroParks has added a third park to the list of locations closed as a result of recent flooding.  Foster MetroPark in Newton Falls is the third park added to the list that began Monday with Thomas Swift MetroPark in Braceville Township, and Canoe City MetroPark in Warren Township. Officials say the parks are closed for the safety of the public and will be reopened when flood waters recede and cleanup is completed.  RELATED COVERAGE: High water sh... More>>

Sharon man charged after investigation into sexual abuse over an 11-year period

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A Sharon man is in the Mercer County Jail after Pennsylvania State Troopers investigated alleged sexual abuse over an 11-year period.  The man, 68-year-old Richard Kephart faces charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a child, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of a child.  The alleged sexual abuse took place while the victim was between the ages of five and 16.  Kephart was taken into custod...

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Shoplifters take $300 worth of clothes in Grove City

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Pennsylvania State Troopers report that suspects stole more than $300 worth of clothing from the Adidas outlet in Grove City.  According to a police report, the suspects put the clothing into shopping bags and left the store without paying Thursday evening.  Stolen items include kids track pants, leggings, jerseys and shirts.  Police believe the suspects left in a Chevy Suburban.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  More>>

TAG recovers suspected meth, pills and handguns in Kinsman

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Agents with TAG Drug Task Force, the Kinsman Township Police and their K9 officer executed a search warrant on what they describe as a known drug house in Kinsman Township Thursday. They executed the search warrant at 6451 Yoder Street and say they recovered around 47 grams of suspected crystal meth, pills and two handguns.   Two people, 44-year-old Ryan Mullett, and Nicole Hines were arrested during the search.  Mullett was booked into the Trumbu... More>>

A gorgeous weekend ahead of a Summery week!

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It's going to be an absolutely picture perfect weekend! Look for mostly sunny skies for your Saturday with low humidity and highs in the mid 70s; mostly clear tonight and comfortably cool with lows in the low 50s. Sunday looks nice with a few more clouds and a bit warmer with highs in the low 80s. There's a small chance for a shower after dark and a better chance overnight/early Monday morning. Monday will be more humid with partly sunny skies; there's a chance for some scattered sh... More>>

Experts warn sports parents need to watch their behavior at youth events

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Dr. Deirdre Adduci says poor sportsmanship at youth events can have long term adverse affects on kids. 

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Youngstown rappers prepare to open for Gucci Mane Saturday

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Before Gucci Mane takes the stage at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater, three acts from right here in the Valley will entertain the crowd.

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Trumbull Dispatch: One dead after Warren ATV crash

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Reports say that CPR was initiated around 7:37 p.m. on a male victim.

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Domestic violence seminar set for Saturday in Youngstown

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"Stop Domestic Violence and Rape" will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church located at 2943 Wardle Avenue Saturday.

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Youngstown School Board asks for help to pass House Bill 154

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The board says to call the Governor's Office directly and relay the message that House Bill 70 has not improved the district's test scores, has removed experienced teachers or principals from the district and has caused the community elected school board to be castrated and rendered obsolete.

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66th annual St. Christine Festival runs until Sunday

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The festival runs from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Youngstown schools receive award for behavior program

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PBIS is a program that sets expectations for student behavior and rewards students for positive behavior through a 'currency' that can be used to buy items from the school stores.

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Trumbull Co. fatal overdoses more than double from this time last year

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According to the Trumbull County Coroner's Office, the number now sits at 46 as of May 21.

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Youngstown man convicted in 2014 New Castle murder case

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Phillips was arrested in October 2014 for the murder of 23-year-old New Castle resident Jahmia Ward.

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Ohio Senators push for disaster declaration to help farmers

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The Ohio Farm Bureau says the 2019 planting season has been the worst since the organization started tracking planing in the late 1970s.

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The impact of rain on Valley construction projects

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Six hours into the first day of summer and it's been nothing but sunshine. But the residual effects of all that recent rain is still being felt across the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys. That's because almost 10 inches of rain has been measured in the last 30 days. And parts of Trumbull county remain under a Flood warning. So the next couple summer like days will be welcome news for many,  including those in the construction business. 21 News visited several job sites and lea...

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Hubbard Elementary student awaiting organ transplant passes away

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Calling hours are scheduled for Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

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Greenville seniors learn about opioid diversion

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Mercer County seniors got an in-depth look at just how dangerous opioids can be.  The program, "Controlling the Opioid Epidemic in our Aging and Disabled Populations", introduced seniors at the Greenville Senior Community Center to specifics about how dangerous opioid prescriptions are when not used properly.  “It’s critically important to address opioid abuse among our seniors and individuals with disabilities who are among the less-recognized victim... More>>

Two car crash slows traffic in Howland

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Traffic has been slowed in Howland Township following a two-car crash. The crash happened at the intersection of OH-82 and Howland Wilson Road SE.  One person suffered minor injuries in the crash.  Dispatchers tell 21 News they expect traffic to be flowing regularly again shortly.  Howland Township Police are on scene.  More>>

Niles call center employees donate to Alzheimer's Association

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Employees from the Alorica call center in Niles presented the Alzheimer's Association with a check for $7,001 Friday. Alorica employees dug in their pockets for donations and today presented the check as part of a global fundraising effort, the Longest Day, during the Summer Solstice to help battle the disease. "You know it's a good cause, we realize that every 65 seconds someone is affected by this disease. Someone is going to know someone close that is going to suffer fr... More>>

Fatal shooting ends with car crashing into house

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The Trumbull County Coroner says an autopsy will be conducted in Cleveland on the body of a man found in a car that crashed into a house in Warren early Friday. 

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Update: One man dead after shooting, car crashes into Warren home

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The Trumbull County Coroner says an autopsy will be conducted in Cleveland on the body of a man who was shot before his car crashed into a house in Warren early Friday. Just before 1 a.m., dispatchers were told of shots being fired in the area of Saratoga Street SW and Ferndale Ave. SW. That police cruiser was quickly diverted to another call where a car had plowed through the side of a house less than a mile-and-a-half away on Tod Avenue SW near Palmyra Road. When officers ar...

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Sirens tested in Hubbard, Howland and Warren

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Another Trumbull County community that didn't have working sirens when Sunday's tornadoes struck will be testing those sirens on Friday. 

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Flooding closes several Mercer County roads

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PennDOT says flooding has shut down several state roads in Mercer County. 

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Oak Street Extension in Youngstown closed

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Oak Street Extension in Youngstown has been closed between Early Road and Lamar Avenue. A press release states the reason for the closure as emergency roadway repairs. The closure is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.  Officials say repairs are expected to be completed within the next few days.  A detour will be posted.  More>>

Hiring for new Boardman Michaels starting Saturday

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Hiring for the new Michaels store on Doral Drive in Boardman starts Saturday and will continue through July 12.  The store said it is looking to hire fun, highly friendly, curious and hard-working temporary team members who will have the opportunity to stay on long-term as cashiers, sales team members, personal designers, stocking team members, or return for seasonal positions.  Michaels rebranded last month and plans to reopen the Pat Catan's Arts & Crafts s... More>>

Car thefts continue in Howland

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Another vehicle was stolen in Howland Township early Thursday morning. Reports indicate there have been at least seven car thefts in the area recently.  The vehicle, a white BMW X1, was taken from a driveway on Cain Drive NE just before 3:00 a.m.  The vehicle's owner told police the car was unlocked, has a push to start engine and that the key fob needed to start it was in a backpack in the backseat.  The vehicle was recovered around 4:00 a.m. Friday b... More>>

Downtown Youngstown hosting "The Block Party"

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Downtown Youngstown is hosting "The Block Party" on Saturday, the City of Youngstown Events and Citywide Special Projects Department announced.  Champion Street will be closed between Boardman Street and Front Street from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday for the event.  Also due to rain and band rescheduling, "Party on the Plaza" has been rescheduled from this Friday to August. The next "Party on The Plaza" is scheduled to take pla... More>>

'Operation Steel Penguin' targets illegal weapon possession in the Valley

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Federal agents and Youngstown police say they're aiming to get guns out of the hands of criminals through an operation they're calling “Operation Steel Penguin”. 

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Ohio unemployment rate drops slightly for May, to 4.1%

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Officials say Ohio's unemployment rate dropped slightly from April to May. 

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OVI checkpoint to be held in Mahoning County Saturday

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The Mahoning County OVI Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday and saturation patrols through the weekend. 

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Police find Jeep suspected of hit-and-run at Austintown bar

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An Austintown man is being treated for what authorities say may be serious internal injuries after witnesses say he was struck in a township bar's parking lot by a jeep that then drove away. 

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Niles woman claims involvement in prostitution since age 15

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A 29-year-old Niles woman has admitted that she's been involved in acts of prostitution for nearly half of her life, according to an Austintown Police report. 

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First official day of summer forecast:

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@emilyfrazzwfmj Friday Forecast- FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! We have a much needed quiet weekend forecast with plenty of sunshine! pic.twitter.com/FQWTIG4hfL — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) June 21, 2019 Clouds will linger throughout the morning, but the sun will start creeping in this afternoon. Today will be a beautiful start to summer with temperatures in the mid-70s featuring sunshine throughout the afternoon and evening. We will have 15 hours and 8 minutes of daylight for... More>>

Police find 43 packets of heroin during arrest at Shenango Twp. Sheetz

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Police investigating a report of a man passed out in a car in Lawrence County say they found dozens of packages of heroin and other drugs. 

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Niles man accused of stealing then selling three guitars to Calcutta music store

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Police in a western Pennsylvania community say a Niles man stole three guitars worth more than $2,100 from a private home, then sold them at a store in Columbiana County. 

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Paratrooper training scheduled at Youngstown Air Reserve Station

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If you see soldiers parachuting over the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport today, there's no need for concern. 

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Fire breaks out at home on Youngstown's West Side

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The Red Cross has been contacted to help the resident of a home on Youngstown's West Side where fire broke out early Friday. 

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Heavy rain and storms cause problems throughout the Valley

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In Front of Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon Sanitary Authority said with all the rain in a short period of time, a pipe backed up and flooded a portion of the street.

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Road closings announced for Warren's Pride in the Valley

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Mahoning Avenue from High Street to Market Street and Market Street from Mahoning Avenue to North Park Avenue are scheduled to close Friday.

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Mahoning County turnpike plaza evacuated Thursday evening

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The plaza was able to reopen later in the evening.

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Congressman Ryan announces $210,000 grant for Eastgate

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According to the release, the CEDS will create partnerships and focus on workforce training and education, entrepreneurship, access to capital, infrastructure and site development, business climate and quality of life.

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Ohio House passes bill to aimed to remove abandoned watercraft

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The legislation defines a junk watercraft as three years or older, apparently inoperable and has a market value of $1,500 or less.

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Effort to connect Ohio River and Lake Erie with bike trail still ongoing

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We've reported on it before - the effort to create roughly 100 miles of bike trail connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. It's a project nearly three decades in the making. So how close is the trail to being complete? An updated map of the plan that stretches through Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties shows great progress, but there are still some holes. The northern point, at Lake Erie in Ashtabula County, is the final leg for the Ashtabula Metro Parks. The leg... More>>

Warren to start water pollution tests that could turn water green

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Crews will be using a tracer dye that will give water a bright green color that could sit in ditches and sewer inlets.

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Hearing set for man that allegedly planned to bomb Pittsburgh church

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The U.S. D.O.J. says that Alowemer said that his motivation was to "support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters."

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14 men indicted on charges relating to Valley underage sex sting

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21 News first reported on the alleged underage sex ring in May following the arrest of 16 individuals.

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State grants $336K for flood repairs in Boardman, Canfield, Mahoning County

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The State of Ohio is providing some help to Valley communities repair damage from recent flooding. 

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Mercer County experiencing widespread flooding, road closures

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Dispatchers in Mercer County were not able to give exact locations for road closures but said that many roads are closed in the area.

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Robert Seman's son indicted on two counts of endangering children

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Robert Seman Jr's. son has been accused of abusing his 8-week-old twin boys and has been indicted by a Mahoning County Grand Jury. Robert Andrew Ward has been indicted by a Mahoning County Grand Jury on two counts of endangering children.  Ward was picked up the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday.  According to police, Mahoning County Children Services contacted the sheriff's office after being notified by Akron Children's Hospital of injuries to Ward's eight...

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Route 7 remains closed south of Wellsville

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State Route 7 remains closed in both directions about nine miles south of  Wellsville because of a landslide. The Ohio Department of Transportation annouced on Thursday that Route 7 will remain closed between Empire and  Toronto because of  an active landslide. The landslide began early Thursday morning causing the closure of the north and southbound lanes. ODOT says the road will remain closed until the hillside is secure and traffic can safely be restored. An... More>>

Youngstown marijuana dispensary awarded certificate of operation

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A Youngstown dispensary has been awarded a dispensary certification of operation.  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary certificate to Leaf Relief, which is located on Market Street.  Leaf Relief is the 19 dispensary to open up in the state of Ohio.  There is also a medical marijuana dispensary that is licensed and open in Warren called Green Leaf Medical Marijuana Dispensary.  RELATED COVERAGE: Medical marijuana dispensary opens...

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Heavy rains lead to landslides in Columbiana County

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Up to three inches of rain fell in parts of Columbiana county over the last 24 hours. Many areas suffered flooding and as of Thursday afternoon, some roadways were still closed. The ground is so saturated in Columbiana county, entire hillsides are starting to slide onto roadways. That's what happened on route 45 just outside Wellsville near Hillcrest. A couple of homes had to be evacuated and electricity crews were quickly on scene to remove power lines and re-wire them to the other ... More>>

Man indicted after allegedly shooting 16-year-old in Youngstown

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A man who is accused of shooting a 16-year-old at a bus stop has been indicted by a Mahoning County Grand Jury.  Perez has been indicted for one count of attempted murder with a firearm, and two counts of felonious assault with a firearm.  RELATED COVERAGE: Youngstown man arrested after allegedly shooting 16-year-old at a bus stop Youngstown police arrested Hector A. Perez Jr. for allegedly shot the 16-year-old in the shoulder at a bus stop on the 15... More>>

Warren looking to add splash pad to Packard Park

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The City of Warren wants to add a splash pad to Packard Park.  The city has accepted bids for the 2019 Packard Park splash project.  The Director of Community Development, Michael Keys, says that the city wants to create the splash pad so that kids, parents and the community can come out to enjoy it.  Warren stopped accepting bids Thursday at 11:30 AM.  Even though the city accepted bids for the project they have yet to review them. Keys tells 21 News tha...

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Flooding closes road between West Point and Wellsville

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Flooding has closed a major highway in southern Columbiana County. 

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Warren health facility reports Oxycodone theft

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Police have been called in to investigate the theft of as many as 240 narcotic pills from a health care facility in Warren. 

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Portion of Connecticut Avenue closed in Youngstown

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People driving through part of Youngstown's West Side may be forced to take a detour. 

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Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

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 Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. 

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Report sheds light on Warren crime activity

Report: Warren police administering less Narcan

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First responders in the City of Warren reported a drastic reduction in the amount of Narcan they administered last year to people experiencing opiate overdoses. 

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Warren bicyclist reports being victim of hit-and-run

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An 8-year-old boy went to the hospital after saying his bicycle was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Warren. 

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Mineral Ridge man charged with promoting prostitution

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Three fugitives remain at-large following the arrest of second suspect on the U.S. Marshals “Most Wanted” list.

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Flooding concern throughout the day before a largely quiet weekend

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@emilyfrazzwfmj Thursday Forecast- FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 8:00PM. Showers are expected throughout the day with the exception of a little "lull" second half of the morning/early afternoon. Grab your rain gear and stay weather aware throughout the day. pic.twitter.com/HyO6I3GE8G — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) June 20, 2019 Showers are expected during the morning commute. We will have a little bit of a break the second half of the morning before the next round ... More>>

Bill expands sealing of records of low-level drug offenders

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The House has approved a bill making it easier for Ohioans to seal records involving low-level nonviolent and non-sexual offenses to help them move forward with their lives. 

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The boat dock closed earlier this week

Flooding closes Mill Creek Campground at Berlin Lake

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High water is causing more problems for people who plan on spending time at Berlin Lake. 

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Hubbard cheerleaders volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank Wednesday

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The cheerleaders say they enjoy doing this because they want to help kids that don't have much.

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Seminar on veteran mental health held in Mahoning County Wednesday

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Officials with the organization say that sometimes listening to a veteran or any person could end up preventing a suicide from happening.

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  • Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

    Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

    Monday, June 24 2019 11:21 PM EDT2019-06-25 03:21:33 GMT
    After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials have announced that a massive telescope will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred.More >>
    After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials have announced that a massive telescope will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred.More >>
  • Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

    Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

    Monday, June 24 2019 11:21 PM EDT2019-06-25 03:21:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, the day the Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would create...(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, the day the Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would create...
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    The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate legislation...More >>
    The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate legislation dragged on.More >>
  • US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

    US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

    Monday, June 24 2019 11:20 PM EDT2019-06-25 03:20:32 GMT
    Rot in peace: So many gray whales are washing up on the US West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose.More >>
    Rot in peace: So many gray whales are washing up on the US West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose.More >>
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  • Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

    Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

    Tuesday, June 18 2019 12:55 PM EDT2019-06-18 16:55:34 GMT
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    AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinAP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

    President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid.

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    President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid.

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  • Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

    Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

    Monday, June 24 2019 5:32 AM EDT2019-06-24 09:32:05 GMT

     Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race.

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     Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race.

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  • Ohio Senators push for disaster declaration to help farmers

    Ohio Senators push for disaster declaration to help farmers

    Friday, June 21 2019 7:40 PM EDT2019-06-21 23:40:33 GMT

    The Ohio Farm Bureau says the 2019 planting season has been the worst since the organization started tracking planing in the late 1970s.

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    The Ohio Farm Bureau says the 2019 planting season has been the worst since the organization started tracking planing in the late 1970s.

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  • Coroner releases name of Newton Falls woman who died in burning home

    Coroner releases name of Newton Falls woman who died in burning home

    Monday, June 24 2019 11:57 AM EDT2019-06-24 15:57:18 GMT

    Authorities have released the name of the woman who died following a fire in her Newton Falls home. 

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    Authorities have released the name of the woman who died following a fire in her Newton Falls home. 

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  • Ohio says shutting Michigan pipeline would impact refineries

    Ohio says shutting Michigan pipeline would impact refineries

    Monday, June 24 2019 5:24 AM EDT2019-06-24 09:24:47 GMT

    Operators of refineries in Ohio say a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close. 

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    Operators of refineries in Ohio say a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close. 

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  • Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

    Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

    Monday, June 24 2019 5:16 AM EDT2019-06-24 09:16:04 GMT

    Dozens of medical and public health groups are aligning to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency." 

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    Dozens of medical and public health groups are aligning to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency." 

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  • US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

    US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

    Friday, June 21 2019 3:41 PM EDT2019-06-21 19:41:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount...
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount...
    America's air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that's not been the case with more unhealthy air.More >>
    America's air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that's not been the case with more unhealthy air.More >>
  • Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

    Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

    Friday, June 21 2019 8:40 AM EDT2019-06-21 12:40:27 GMT
    Louisiana authorities say a burglar was quickly caught because the newly installed surveillance camera he stole from a neighbor livestreamed the theft as the owner watched.More >>
    Louisiana authorities say a burglar was quickly caught because the newly installed surveillance camera he stole from a neighbor livestreamed the theft as the owner watched.More >>
  • Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

    Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

    Friday, June 21 2019 7:31 AM EDT2019-06-21 11:31:52 GMT
    Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register.More >>
    Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register.More >>
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