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Liberty police seek identification of robbery suspect

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Detectives in Liberty Township are hoping people will share a surveillance photo of a man suspected of robbing a local business. 

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Weathersfield man convicted of killing brother released from prison

Jeff McClure (L) Mark Badilo (R) Jeff McClure (L) Mark Badilo (R)
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A former Weathersfield man convicted of killing his own brother in1988 has been released from prison. 

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Youngstown City Schools holding job fair tonight

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The Youngstown City School District is holding job fair Tuesday evening. A media release from the district says they are looking for dedicated teachers and other employees. 

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Kent Trumbull students, health officials staging mock anthrax attack

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Senior nursing students at Kent State University's Trumbull Campus and the Trumbull County Combined Health District staff today to test their ability to respond in the event of an anthrax attack. 

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Girard residents ask council to address loud explosion sounds

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About 10 concerned Girard residents attended the Girard City Council meeting on Monday night. They want to get to the bottom of the cause of the loud explosions they hear periodically. "It's like a bomb going off," stated Gail Carroll. She lives on Emma street and feels and hears the explosions often. The explosions that happen can be heard on  Maple Avenue and Emma Street. Some residents are blaming the random and periodic explosion sounds on  businesses like... More>>

Liberty School Board fights to keep white students from enrolling at Girard

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According to Nohra, for every student that leaves the Liberty School District $6,100 go with them, but according to the Ohio Revised Code, if a district like Liberty objects on the grounds of racial imbalance then a district like Girard, can not receive that money.

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TJX Update: Congressman says company still looking in the Valley

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We have an update on plans to try an keep that TJX Distribution center project here in the Mahoning Valley.  Congressman Tim Ryan says the project is still alive and well. Ryan a Democrat from Ohio says he's been in contact with the company several times today and even on Sunday, and there are still properties that can suit their needs here.  "TJX is still exploring sites in the Valley and they are doing it in good faith and interested in trying to make it work here.... More>>

Mayor: Taxpayers and levy to thank for new Warren Police Officers

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The city of Warren will have two new officers patrolling the streets, and the Mayor says the taxpayers are to thank.  

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Niles seeks new home for water department

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The city of NIles is dealing with it's latest building repair problem.  

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CEO Mohip passed over for Florida superintendent position

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Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip will not be the new leader of a school district in Florida. 

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Study: East Liverpool, Youngstown among most affordable places to live in Ohio

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A new study ranks two Valley communities among the most affordable places to live in the Buckeye State. SmartAsset, a financial technology company, released it's fourth annual study on affordable living.  

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Mill Creek golf course unveils new bunkers

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Are you planning to hit the links soon? If so, you'll notice a big change at Mill Creek's south golf course. 

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Mahoning Engineer wants union held accountable for "fair day's work"

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The Mahoning County Engineer responded to complaints by the Teamsters Local 377 Monday afternoon, saying that his office needs a process to hold employees accountable for failing to do their jobs. 

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Police looking for missing Poland teen

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Authorities say they expect to file charges in connection with a Poland teenager who ran away from home and is still missing.

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YSU talks about plans for intramural turf field

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YSU is in the very early stages of planning to build a multipurpose turf field where the M-90 Parking lot is located. John Hyden, YSU Maintenance,  confirmed to 21 News that the bids are out for an architect to design the field and transform the parking lot in to a turf sporting area. The University tells us that they are looking into making this a synthetic field because they plan on allowing several intramural sports to be played on it and that will help with care of the fiel...

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Jury selection begins in corruption trial of ex-Niles mayor Infante

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Jury selection in the public corruption trial of the long-time former mayor of Niles begins in Trumbull County. Ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante faces 41 charges including theft in office, bribery, money laundering and illegal gambling. Prosecutors allege Infante ran an illegal gambling operation out of the ITAM 39 Club in Girard for as long as he was in office, which was a total of 24 years.  The selection process started Monday morning in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ... More>>

OH Health Department: Tick-borne illnesses on the rise

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Ticks carrying Lyme disease are expected to cause big problems again this summer.   This year the Ohio Department of Health is warning that cases of Lyme Disease are on the rise.  Deer ticks are the only type of tick that carry Lyme. They look a little different than a dog tick but they are prevalent in the woodlands and fields around our region. So once you leave those areas it's important to check your body for them.   "You want to look at yourself an... More>>

1 northeast Ohio county sees drop in drug overdose deaths

A newspaper reports that drug overdose deaths decreased in one Ohio county last year, contrary to the overall trend in the state.

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Wolf pushes to end gun-show exception to background checks

Gov. Tom Wolf wants the Legislature to pass a measure expanding background checks on firearms in Pennsylvania and end an exception for shotguns, sporting rifles and semi-automatic rifles that are sold at gun shows.

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Boardman burglary suspect stares into surveillance camera

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Surveillance cameras captured images of a suspect who broke into a Boardman office building along Route 224 over the weekend. 

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Helicopters inspecting power lines in the Valley

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FirstEnergy wants people to know if they see helicopters flying low over the Valley, there's nothing to worry about.

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Youngstown woman arrested for baseball bat attack in Warren

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A Youngstown woman has pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery after she allegedly beat a Niles woman with a baseball bat during an argument over an allegedly stolen birth certificate. 

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Active shooter class open to county, state, & federal employees in Trumbull County

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The Trumbull County Agriculture & Family Center is hosting a unique version of an active shooter class, designed specifically to help office employees in the face of a threat.  

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ALDI announces spinach recall

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Canned spinach sold in ALDI stores in Ohio and fifteen other states is being recalled due to an undeclared peanut allergen. 

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  • Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

    Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:17:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this April 12, 2018, photo, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump’s nominee for secreta...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this April 12, 2018, photo, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump’s nominee for secreta...
    Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend his confirmation.More >>
    Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend his confirmation.More >>
  • No ordinary double date: Trumps, Macrons at Mount Vernon

    No ordinary double date: Trumps, Macrons at Mount Vernon

    Monday, April 23 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:22:11 GMT

    Melania Trump is serving rack of lamb and nectarine tart at Tuesday's White House state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron of France.

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    Melania Trump is serving rack of lamb and nectarine tart at Tuesday's White House state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron of France.

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  • Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-23 10:36:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
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  • Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

    Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:27:16 GMT
    Prince's siblings have sued the Illinois hospital that treated the superstar when he nearly died from a drug overdose a week before his death.More >>
    Prince's siblings have sued the Illinois hospital that treated the superstar when he nearly died from a drug overdose a week before his death.More >>
  • Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist's mark

    Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist's mark

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:27:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury.More >>
    Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury.More >>
  • Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out

    Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:59 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:59:47 GMT
    (Angel De Leon/Cisneros for Congress via AP). This January 2018 photo provided by the Gil Cisneros for Congress campaign shows Gil Cisneros in Santa Ana, Calif. He is one of a number of Democrats running for California'a 39th Congressional District seat.(Angel De Leon/Cisneros for Congress via AP). This January 2018 photo provided by the Gil Cisneros for Congress campaign shows Gil Cisneros in Santa Ana, Calif. He is one of a number of Democrats running for California'a 39th Congressional District seat.
    California Democrats worry their packed fields of candidates in several U.S. House races could hurt them in the state's top-two primary system.More >>
    California Democrats worry their packed fields of candidates in several U.S. House races could hurt them in the state's top-two primary system.More >>
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