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Suspect tells YPD he smoked marijuana before engaging in high speed chase

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Police have arrested two men following a high speed chase through Youngstown around 7:30 Friday in which officers believe the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Carlos Cuevas Garcia, 31, is cited as the driver and is charged with failure to comply with police.  Marcos Garcia Cuevas, 27, is cited as the passenger and is charged with obstructing official business.  When officers attempted to stop a red Honda Civic on McGuffey Road for  "exce...

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Campbell boil order lifted, water pressure restored

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As of noon Saturday, a boil order affecting the city of Campbell has been lifted, officials at the water department say. Water pressure was said to have been restored as early as Saturday morning.  The alert was first issued Friday as crews worked to repair a water line break in the area of Jackson Street off Wilson Avenue.  Reports of little to no water pressure first came in Thursday night around 10 p.m., police say.  That was enough to close Campbell City schools... More>>

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

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LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. More>>

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Mentor Schools decide against naming Colaluca as superintendent

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In a vote of 3-2 Thursday night, the Mentor School Board decided not to approve the hiring of Austintown Local Schools Superintendent Vince Colaluca as their superintendent. Wednesday, the school announced they had selected Colaluca, but at Thursday nights board meeting, several people raised concerns about Colaluca's issues in Austintown and the relationship with his school board. 

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Hubbard lifts water conservation advisory

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People who get their water from the city of Hubbard are no longer  being asked to conserve water. An advisory was issued by City Service Director Daniel Livingston Thursday morning as crews repaired a break on the main water transmission line. Livingston announced Thursday afternoon that the advisory would be lifted at 7 pm. He says that the city will not issue a boil alert. More>>

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Recall underway for 91,000 pounds of breakfast sausage

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 Armour Eckrich Meats is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products distributed to food service customers, due to possible contamination from pieces of metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday that food service fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017. 

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Former Niles chef in custody again for alleged jewelry theft

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The former chef at a Niles restaurant is back in jail two years after fleeing prosecution for an alleged jewel theft. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Wyatt McKay on Wednesday set bail at $1 million for 46-year-old Daimer Cescon. Cescon has been considered a fugitive since June, 2015 when he failed to show up for a court hearing on a three count indictment handed up by a county grand jury earlier that year. Cescon, who lived in Liberty Township at the time he was charged, i... More>>

Power restored in Warren and Howland

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People living in  hundreds of homes in the East Market Street area of Warren and Howland woke up in the dark Thursday morning after being hit by a power outage. Warren police called FirstEnergy after neighbors reported that a transformer blew out in the area of Broadway Avenue SE and Northwood Dr. SE. According to FirstEnergy, approximately 1,300 customers are affected by the outage which was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Most of the outage is in Warren.  Fewer th... More>>

Police chase ends with crash at Youngstown Waste water Treatment Plant

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A suspect is still on the run after leading police on a short chase that ended with the driver crashing his SUV through the fence of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

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Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Hubbard High School grad recounts Manchester terror attack

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Several people are in custody as the investigation continues into the deadly terror attack in Manchester, England.  Officials say they no longer believe there was a small terror cell. Instead they say it's possible the attack was part of an entire network.  At least six people have been arrested as officials continue to investigate after the explosion Monday. 

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Struthers lifts parking ban on Wilson Street

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Parking in Struthers has become a real problem for residents. Wednesday night city council voted to make it a little easier , at least for people living on Wilson Street. 

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Warren council votes in support of medical marijuana

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Patient Relief of Ohio is applying for one of only 24 licenses up for grabs in the state. A representative of the company says Warren is one of five communities they considered teaming up with as part of their pitch to the state.

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Abandoned turntable prompts evacuation of Warren building

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The Youngstown Bomb Squad was dispatched to investigate the discovery of what is being described as a musical instrument case found outside a building in Warren Wednesday evening.  A security guard spotted the case near a pillar at the Gibson Building on East Market Street at around 5 p.m. Police and fire crews evacuated the building until the bomb squad could assess the situation.  After the bomb squad arrived they scanned the case, and determined it to be safe....

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Contract for Warren Fire Fighters will be sent to conciliation

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On Wednesday, council unanimously voted against a fact-finders report that would have given fire fighters two lump sum payments of $500, as well as the same health care benefits that are provided to city employees.

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Opioid epidemic: Can it be stopped at the source?

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Fighting the opioid crisis head-on remains a challenge as the overdose death rate continues to climb across the valley. Hidden websites and online options offering opioids, including fentanyl for sale, are making it difficult to stop the suppliers. "In some cases people would order it like they would a pizza and have it delivered to them, it's just that easy to get," Keith Martin said, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Cleveland Offic...

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Meeting held to iron out future of area drug task force

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The group tasked with fighting the drug epidemic meets to iron out it's future. Commissioners from Trumbull and Ashtabula counties sat down with the Trumbull County sheriff to hash out concerns and possible plans for moving forward together. The two counties form the TAG law enforcement task force that's now under new leadership. Ashtabula leaders are currently in the process of making a final to decision to keep its partnership going.  Commissioners from Ashtabula made a req... More>>

Two-day sweep nets several arrests of Trumbull County sex offenders

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The Trumbull County Sheriff's office will wrap up a two-day sweep of checks to ensure all 224 convicted sex offenders are in compliance with the law. The U.S. Marshals along with Adult Probation and Parole assisted the county with the effort.  Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe says several arrests were made over the last two days and some will face charges. Law enforcement focused on areas surrounding the city of Warren on Tuesday and moved into the city limits to check on r... More>>

House Bill could allow for Mill Creek MetroParks drilling

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A part of the state budget bill that just passed the house could allow gas and oil drilling in places like Mill Creek MetroParks. House Bill 49 would allow certain public entities like Mill Creek Metro Parks to be joined with other nearby properties that would form a legal unit.  That unit would then allow for oil and gas drilling. Mill Creek Park Executive Director Aaron Young and the board are against the provision.  "If neighboring property owners get enough a... More>>

Warren astronaut honored with historical marker

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One of Warren Ohio's native sons who literally reached great heights in his career is being recognized with the placement of an Ohio Historical Marker in his home town. A dedication and memorial was held Wednesday on the birthday Dr. Ronald Parise, who achieved acclaim as both an astronaut and scientist. The marker, located adjacent to the Neil Armstrong First Flight Memorial Park on Route 422, is near Parise's childhood home. 

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Car smashes into pole on Youngstown's North Side

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Power was knocked out to a small part of a Youngstown neighborhood after a car crashed into a pole on Belmont Avenue Wednesday. The Oldsmobile Cutlass went off the road and onto a sidewalk outside a church near Fairgreen avenue early Wednesday afternoon. The car received heavy front end damage, but the driver wasn't seriously injured. FirstEnergy says fewer than five customers lost power. 

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40 year crime career that began in Youngstown ends in Los Angeles

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A fugitive who began his life as a career criminal in Youngstown and continued that life using a series of false names has been captured by federal authorities in Los Angeles. The United States Marshal's Office announced on Wednesday the capture of the so-called ‘Alias Bandit’ and cold case fugitive Solomon Brown. Brown, 65, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

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Route 358 open again in Greenville

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PennDOT has announced that Route 358 is open again in Greenville Borough. The road was shut down between Walnut Street and Diamond Street early Wednesday after a utility pole was snapped during an accident. PennDOT announced at 3 p.m. that the section of road had been reopened. More>>

Youngstown boy surprised at school with adaptive bike

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Students at Paul C. Bunn Elementary School in Youngstown always gather in the morning for breakfast and announcements, but never are the announcements delivered how they were on Wednesday. "Why is he riding on a bike?  He's too old," said fifth grade student Jayden Brown. Those were the first thoughts than ran through Brown's head as he watched his principal ride into the cafeteria. 

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Howland police investigate robbery of Elm Road business

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Howland Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a township business late Wednesday morning. Police say a man held up the Check Into Cash Title Loans office in the Crystal Spring Plaza on Elm Road NE at around 11 a.m. Employees say the suspect, whose face was covered, ordered everyone to get down on the ground before grabbing cash and running out of the business. Witnesses say the man drove away in a black Ford. No one was injured.

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Youngstown woman charged with robbery at Southern Park Mall

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What started as a suspected shoplifting at a Southern Park Mall department store ended with a robbery charge being filed against a Youngstown woman and a store employee being bitten. Boardman Police were called to the Macy's Tuesday afternoon to find a woman being held down by the store's loss prevention officer. 

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Warren woman accused of running down sister now facing prostitution charge

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A Warren woman who was accused of ramming her car into her own sister has now been arrested in a prostitution sting conducted by Austintown Police. Brianna Reno, 23,  was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Tuesday on charges of soliciting prostitution, possession of criminal tools and a probation violation. 

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Mineral Ridge soldier uses woodwork to help others

At first glance, you see a patriot. "There's a very big sense of pride every time you see an American flag flying. It's still one of my favorite things," said Sgt. Jason Wyllie. Look a little closer...you may just find USA Carved into this soldiers heart. "I was 30 when I enlisted. It's something I've always wanted to do from a family history. My family has fought in every war except desert storm," said Wyllie. But after a year long deployment to Kuwait, home f... More>>

Drivers charged in Bazetta 'road rage' crash that shut down Route 82

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A two car crash that shut down a busy highway in Trumbull County earlier this month is being called a case of road rage by state troopers who have now charged both drivers. The Ohio State Highway Patrol filed charges against two Warren men who they say were driving a pickup truck and SUV that collided and crashed on State Route 82 in Bazetta Township on May 8. William Elmore, 26, and Anthony Minotti, 21, are both charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle. 

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Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast Video included

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Authorities say 8-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far in the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Panel to weigh $20M Kasich wants to spend on opioid crisis

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 A state commission in Ohio is taking up Republican Gov. John Kasich's request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis. The Third Frontier Commission will debate the request on Wednesday. Kasich called for dedicating the funding stream, and distributing it quickly, during his State of the State address in April. Ohio led the nation with 2,700 ...

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Ohio high court allows direct appeal of rejected DNA testing

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The Ohio Supreme Court is allowing offenders sentenced to death to appeal directly to the high court when an application for DNA testing is rejected. The new rule adopted by the court Monday resulted from a decision last year in which the court declared part of a state law unconstitutional for limiting appeals by death row inmates seeking DNA tests. 

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Sheriff conducts sex offender sweep in Trumbull County

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Sheriff Paul Monroe says his office is leading an effort to make sure all 224 convicted sex offenders registered in Trumbull County are in compliance with requirements of the law. Monroe issued a media release on Tuesday saying his deputies, along with the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement began an effort to verify that registered offenders are living under terms ordered by the courts that convicted them.

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East Liverpool supports family grieving death of toddler Video included

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A strong show of support in East Liverpool for a family grieving the loss of their toddler after what appears to be a tragic accident. At least 100 people came together at the high school football field Tuesday night for a vigil in memory of Armani Slappy. 

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Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military Video included

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion spending plan featuring deep cuts in safety net programs. More>>

Scrappers hold National Anthem tryouts

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Some of the best voices in the Valley were at Eastwood Field Tuesday night. They were all hoping to earn a chance at singing the National Anthem at a Scrappers game this Summer.

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Car flips over on Youngstown lawn

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A traffic accident in a residential Youngstown neighborhood looked worse than it really was. 

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US agency won't declare Lake Erie's waters in Ohio impaired

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae.

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11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

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Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home.

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Cops save child from SUV teetering on hill after driver ODs

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Police in Pittsburgh say an SUV with a child in the backseat nearly flipped over a steep hillside after the driver and passenger overdosed on what investigators believe was heroin.

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  • Moultrie Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day service

    Moultrie Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day service

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:40:10 GMT

    Freedom isn't free. Folks in West Township remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom. Moultrie Chapel Cemetery is now blanketed with flags marking those brave men and women with honor. A tradition since 1868 to remember and honor those who fought for our freedoms and lost their lives for us.

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    Freedom isn't free. Folks in West Township remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom. Moultrie Chapel Cemetery is now blanketed with flags marking those brave men and women with honor. A tradition since 1868 to remember and honor those who fought for our freedoms and lost their lives for us.

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  • Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

    Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:39:26 GMT
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    Police in Florida say Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI.More >>
  • Sandy Lake mom hopes toy soldiers will send a message

    Sandy Lake mom hopes toy soldiers will send a message

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:24:16 GMT

    An Army mom who holds a yard sale every summer is handing out some special tokens of patriotism. Linda Elder has placed a box full of toy soldiers in front of her Sandy Lake home. A sign gives the following instructions to visitors: Please take a soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who serve our country. Elder's son spent 20 years in the Army. 

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    An Army mom who holds a yard sale every summer is handing out some special tokens of patriotism. Linda Elder has placed a box full of toy soldiers in front of her Sandy Lake home. A sign gives the following instructions to visitors: Please take a soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who serve our country. Elder's son spent 20 years in the Army. 

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  • Accident knocks out traffic lights at Boardman intersection

    Accident knocks out traffic lights at Boardman intersection

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:03:57 GMT

    A traffic accident temporarily snarled traffic on a usually busy stretch of highway in Boardman Township on Memorial Day. First responders were sent to the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Wildwood Drive at around 2 pm for a crash involving a pickup truck and a Saturn sedan. Witnesses say the drivers of both vehicles swerved to avoid hitting each other.  

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    A traffic accident temporarily snarled traffic on a usually busy stretch of highway in Boardman Township on Memorial Day. First responders were sent to the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Wildwood Drive at around 2 pm for a crash involving a pickup truck and a Saturn sedan. Witnesses say the drivers of both vehicles swerved to avoid hitting each other.  

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  • Warren man files $250,000 excessive force suit against police

    Warren man files $250,000 excessive force suit against police

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-29 20:37:23 GMT

    A Warren man has filed a quarter-of-a-million dollar excessive force lawsuit naming the City of Warren, its police department, two of its officers, and Trumbull County as defendants. The suit filed in U.S. District Court by Jimmy White claims that Warren Police Officer Chris Martin broke his arm when he was being handcuffed on May 25, 2015 during what was originally characterized as a domestic violence call. 

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    A Warren man has filed a quarter-of-a-million dollar excessive force lawsuit naming the City of Warren, its police department, two of its officers, and Trumbull County as defendants. The suit filed in U.S. District Court by Jimmy White claims that Warren Police Officer Chris Martin broke his arm when he was being handcuffed on May 25, 2015 during what was originally characterized as a domestic violence call. 

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  • Ohio listed as top state in monitoring prescription drugs

    Ohio listed as top state in monitoring prescription drugs

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-05-29 19:38:05 GMT

    The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state when it comes to monitoring prescription drugs. The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System. The state created the system to track the dispensing of controlled substances and monitor suspected abuse.

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    The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state when it comes to monitoring prescription drugs. The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System. The state created the system to track the dispensing of controlled substances and monitor suspected abuse.

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  • Ohio drivers see lower gas prices at end of holiday weekend

    Ohio drivers see lower gas prices at end of holiday weekend

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-05-29 19:35:37 GMT

    The end of the long weekend for Memorial Day has brought lower gas prices for drivers around Ohio. The state average for a gallon of regular fuel was about $2.29 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's down from about $2.36 a week ago and $2.49 at this time last year. The national average was $2.37 per gallon on Monday. 

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    The end of the long weekend for Memorial Day has brought lower gas prices for drivers around Ohio. The state average for a gallon of regular fuel was about $2.29 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's down from about $2.36 a week ago and $2.49 at this time last year. The national average was $2.37 per gallon on Monday. 

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  • Fugitive nabbed two years after Mahoning County heroin investigation

    Fugitive nabbed two years after Mahoning County heroin investigation

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-05-29 19:28:52 GMT
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    One of the suspects in what Mahoning County authorities say was a large scale heroin trafficking operation has been captured after nearly two years on the run. Hiawatha Johnson, 30, of Youngstown, was booked into the Mahoning County jail on Friday, almost two years after a grand jury handed down a 261 count secret indictment naming 37 people. 

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    One of the suspects in what Mahoning County authorities say was a large scale heroin trafficking operation has been captured after nearly two years on the run. Hiawatha Johnson, 30, of Youngstown, was booked into the Mahoning County jail on Friday, almost two years after a grand jury handed down a 261 count secret indictment naming 37 people. 

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  • Port authority counter sued over canceled Youngstown-Chicago flights

    Port authority counter sued over canceled Youngstown-Chicago flights

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:09:16 GMT

    The company that provided daily round-trip air passenger service between Youngstown and Chicago for a couple of months last summer is counter suing the Western Reserve Port Authority for damages and nearly $300,000 the company says it was not paid for services rendered. The legal battle revolves around the port authority's agreement to guarantee a minimum amount of revenue to Aerodynamics Inc. for each flight completed between the two cities, regardless of how many tickets were sold.

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    The company that provided daily round-trip air passenger service between Youngstown and Chicago for a couple of months last summer is counter suing the Western Reserve Port Authority for damages and nearly $300,000 the company says it was not paid for services rendered. The legal battle revolves around the port authority's agreement to guarantee a minimum amount of revenue to Aerodynamics Inc. for each flight completed between the two cities, regardless of how many tickets were sold.

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  • Part of Bushnell Campbell Road closing in Hartford

    Part of Bushnell Campbell Road closing in Hartford

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:45:24 GMT

    Drivers who usually travel along a stretch of Bushnell Campbell Road in Hartford Township will need to take a detour beginning Tuesday. Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith tells 21 News that Bushnell Campbell Road will be closed between Spencer Clark Road and Everett Hull Road so construction crews can replace a culvert. The recommended detour, according to the Engineer, is west on State Route 305, north on Warner Road, and East on Bradley Brownlee Road. 

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    Drivers who usually travel along a stretch of Bushnell Campbell Road in Hartford Township will need to take a detour beginning Tuesday. Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith tells 21 News that Bushnell Campbell Road will be closed between Spencer Clark Road and Everett Hull Road so construction crews can replace a culvert. The recommended detour, according to the Engineer, is west on State Route 305, north on Warner Road, and East on Bradley Brownlee Road. 

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  • Girard police promise crackdown on ATV's

    Girard police promise crackdown on ATV's

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:09:31 GMT

    Girard police say they plan to have an officer patrolling in an off road vehicle looking for all-terrain vehicles violating the law. Police say the department has been receiving complaints about ATV's from railroad officials. This past weekend, a train conductor told police he was assaulted by an ATV rider he had confronted for impeding train traffic. 

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    Girard police say they plan to have an officer patrolling in an off road vehicle looking for all-terrain vehicles violating the law. Police say the department has been receiving complaints about ATV's from railroad officials. This past weekend, a train conductor told police he was assaulted by an ATV rider he had confronted for impeding train traffic. 

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  • Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set

    Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-05-29 13:51:57 GMT

     Ohioans have been crossing the border into Michigan to buy medical marijuana from Detroit-area dispensaries thanks to physician recommendations months ahead of cannabis becoming available in the state. A Toledo-based company specializing in medical marijuana recommendations says it's consulted with attorneys and the state Medical Board before sending cannabis buyers north. 

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     Ohioans have been crossing the border into Michigan to buy medical marijuana from Detroit-area dispensaries thanks to physician recommendations months ahead of cannabis becoming available in the state. A Toledo-based company specializing in medical marijuana recommendations says it's consulted with attorneys and the state Medical Board before sending cannabis buyers north. 

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  • Resurfacing work beginning on Route 154 in Columbiana County

    Resurfacing work beginning on Route 154 in Columbiana County

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-05-29 12:47:33 GMT

    The Ohio Department of Transportation says work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a project to resurface nearly eight miles of State Route 154 in Columbiana County. Route 154 will be resurfaced from State Route 11 to Rogers, including more than three miles of a chip seal preservation treatment between Middle Beaver Road and Morris Road. 

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    The Ohio Department of Transportation says work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a project to resurface nearly eight miles of State Route 154 in Columbiana County. Route 154 will be resurfaced from State Route 11 to Rogers, including more than three miles of a chip seal preservation treatment between Middle Beaver Road and Morris Road. 

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  • Five arrested during DUI checkpoint in Sharon

    Five arrested during DUI checkpoint in Sharon

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-05-29 12:35:18 GMT
    Five people were arrested during a sobriety checkpoint in the City of Sharon over the weekend. Pennsylvania State Police say troopers conducted the checkpoint on the State Route 62 Bypass from 10:30 Saturday night until 3 a.m. Sunday. Police say they that out of the 113 vehicles checked, five drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, fourteen traffic citations were handed out and thirteen warnings were issued. More >>
    Five people were arrested during a sobriety checkpoint in the City of Sharon over the weekend. Pennsylvania State Police say troopers conducted the checkpoint on the State Route 62 Bypass from 10:30 Saturday night until 3 a.m. Sunday. Police say they that out of the 113 vehicles checked, five drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, fourteen traffic citations were handed out and thirteen warnings were issued. More >>
  • Woman sentenced for fatal Mercer County crash

    Woman sentenced for fatal Mercer County crash

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-05-29 12:07:31 GMT

    A woman has been sentenced for a deadly one vehicle accident in Mercer County that claimed the life of a passenger in her SUV. Fallon Dovidio, 22, of Muncy, Pa., appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court earlier this month for sentencing on a earlier guilty plea to charges of homicide by vehicle, child endangering and DUI. State Police say Dovidio was driving an SUV that went off Butler Pike Road in Findley Township and rolled over in December 2015. 

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    A woman has been sentenced for a deadly one vehicle accident in Mercer County that claimed the life of a passenger in her SUV. Fallon Dovidio, 22, of Muncy, Pa., appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court earlier this month for sentencing on a earlier guilty plea to charges of homicide by vehicle, child endangering and DUI. State Police say Dovidio was driving an SUV that went off Butler Pike Road in Findley Township and rolled over in December 2015. 

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  • Flames tower over Mercer County home

    Flames tower over Mercer County home

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-05-29 11:15:40 GMT

    The glow from flames filled the night sky over part of Mercer County Sunday night as a home in Jefferson Township went up in smoke. Fire was reported at the two-story home on the 200 block of Line road near Route 58 at around 10:30 p.m. Fire crews from surrounding communities were on the scene past midnight hauling water and providing manpower and equipment to fight the flames. 

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    The glow from flames filled the night sky over part of Mercer County Sunday night as a home in Jefferson Township went up in smoke. Fire was reported at the two-story home on the 200 block of Line road near Route 58 at around 10:30 p.m. Fire crews from surrounding communities were on the scene past midnight hauling water and providing manpower and equipment to fight the flames. 

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  • No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

    No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:38 AM EDT2017-05-29 10:38:34 GMT

    No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo's dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and killed 17-year-old Harambe. That led to global mourning, criticism and satires that made him a pop culture phenomenon.

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    No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo's dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and killed 17-year-old Harambe. That led to global mourning, criticism and satires that made him a pop culture phenomenon.

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  • Sandy Lake man accused of assaulting girls, ages 6 and 9

    Sandy Lake man accused of assaulting girls, ages 6 and 9

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-05-29 10:27:24 GMT

    A Mercer County man is jailed on $75,000 bond after state police charged him with molesting two girls, ages 6 and 9. Chad Fry, 35, of Sandy Lake was arrested on Friday and arraigned on two counts of corruption of minors, two counts of indecent assault, and one count of aggravated indecent assault. Police were called by Children and Youth Services to investigate the alleged assaults that allegedly took place in March in Mill Creek Township. 

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    A Mercer County man is jailed on $75,000 bond after state police charged him with molesting two girls, ages 6 and 9. Chad Fry, 35, of Sandy Lake was arrested on Friday and arraigned on two counts of corruption of minors, two counts of indecent assault, and one count of aggravated indecent assault. Police were called by Children and Youth Services to investigate the alleged assaults that allegedly took place in March in Mill Creek Township. 

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  • Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:30:52 GMT
    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home _ and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.More >>
    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home _ and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.More >>
  • Teen charged in crash that sent vehicle into apartment building

    Teen charged in crash that sent vehicle into apartment building

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:21:46 GMT

    A young driver is charged after an accident that left another vehicle in the side of a Youngstown Apartment building Friday night.  Police say Kiara Pickard, 18, of Youngstown, ran a stop sign before midnight Friday, causing the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla to go off the road.  Police saw Pickard driving down Hilton Avenue toward Market Street when they realized her car looked like it was recently involved in a crash.  They followed her to a home on Hilton Avenu...

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    A young driver is charged after an accident that left another vehicle in the side of a Youngstown apartment building Friday night.  Police say Kiara Pickard, 18, of Youngstown, ran a stop sign before midnight Friday, causing the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla to go off the road.  Police saw Pickard driving down Hilton Avenue toward Market Street when they realized her car looked like it was recently involved in a crash.  They followed her to a home on Hilton Avenu...More >>
  • West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:20:53 GMT

    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

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    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

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  • Kasich joining economic development trip to Japan

    Kasich joining economic development trip to Japan

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:16:48 GMT

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan. The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was invited by officials from the state's privatized economic development office, JobsOhio. 

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    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan. The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was invited by officials from the state's privatized economic development office, JobsOhio. 

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  • Family and friends remember New Waterford victim of drunk driving

    Family and friends remember New Waterford victim of drunk driving

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:08 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:08:59 GMT
    With graduation season here, many teens and adults are planning parties to celebrate. One Columbiana County family that loss their 18 year old son in a a drunk driving accident, hopes to remind people not to drink and drive. One year ago Saturday, Crestview High School senior Timothy Walton was a passenger in the car of a drunk driver. He was killed when the driver veered off the road and struck a tree. Family and friends of the teen gathered in ...More >>
    With graduation season here, many teens and adults are planning parties to celebrate. One Columbiana County family that loss their 18 year old son in a a drunk driving accident, hopes to remind people not to drink and drive. One year ago Saturday, Crestview High School senior Timothy Walton was a passenger in the car of a drunk driver. He was killed when the driver veered off the road and struck a tree. Family and friends of the teen gathered in ...More >>
  • Sebring names new police chief

    Sebring names new police chief

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:44:27 GMT
    Ray HarrisRay Harris

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

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    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

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  • Have $3.9 million? Check out this millionaire's retreat in Transfer

    Have $3.9 million? Check out this millionaire's retreat in Transfer

    It's one of the premier properties in our region: 101 Carrier Road in Transfer. This Wednesday, it will be sold at auction. The asking price is a cool $3.9 million for this one-of-a-kind spot in Mercer County. 

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    It's one of the premier properties in our region: 101 Carrier Road in Transfer. This Wednesday, it will be sold at auction. The asking price is a cool $3.9 million for this one-of-a-kind spot in Mercer County. 

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  • Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:13:53 GMT

    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

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    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

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  • Grove City man accused of sex offenses against children

    Grove City man accused of sex offenses against children

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:42:01 GMT

    A court hearing is scheduled next week for a Mercer County man accused of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 6 and 14. Zachary Taylor, 21, of Grove City faces 23 counts. The charges include indecent assault, corruption of minors, and statutory sexual assault. Grove City Police say they arrested Taylor after investigating two separate reports in which Taylor was alleged to have had sexual contact with the children. 

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    A court hearing is scheduled next week for a Mercer County man accused of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 6 and 14. Zachary Taylor, 21, of Grove City faces 23 counts. The charges include indecent assault, corruption of minors, and statutory sexual assault. Grove City Police say they arrested Taylor after investigating two separate reports in which Taylor was alleged to have had sexual contact with the children. 

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  • Boardman Township names finalists for police chief search

    Boardman Township names finalists for police chief search

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:41:10 GMT

    Boardman Township has narrowed down it's search for a new police chief. Three finalists have been named out of a total of twelve people who originally applied for the job of the township's top cop. Current Chief Jack Nichols plans to retire in early January. The three finalists are:  Captain Rod Foley, a former police chief in Youngstown and the current commander of the Youngstown Police Patrol Division. Detective-Sergeant Glen Riddle is also a finalist.  Riddle has work...

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    Boardman Township has narrowed down it's search for a new police chief. Three finalists have been named out of a total of twelve people who originally applied for the job of the township's top cop. Current Chief Jack Nichols plans to retire in early January. The three finalists are:  Captain Rod Foley, a former police chief in Youngstown and the current commander of the Youngstown Police Patrol Division. Detective-Sergeant Glen Riddle is also a finalist.  Riddle has work...

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  • Mahoning Valley Dream Center helps Warren neighborhoods

    Mahoning Valley Dream Center helps Warren neighborhoods

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:09:28 GMT

    Last year the Mahoning Valley Dream Center adopted a five street block in Warren.   Volunteers painted houses and fixed things that needed to be fixed. One of the people they helped was amazed people were willing to help them with their home just out of the blue. "When they came and said we will do it for you we were overwhelmed. They donate so much time to this community, it's amazing!" said Jennifer Hockman, who had her entire home painted. 

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    Last year the Mahoning Valley Dream Center adopted a five street block in Warren.   Volunteers painted houses and fixed things that needed to be fixed. One of the people they helped was amazed people were willing to help them with their home just out of the blue. "When they came and said we will do it for you we were overwhelmed. They donate so much time to this community, it's amazing!" said Jennifer Hockman, who had her entire home painted. 

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  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

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    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

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  • Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

    Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:58:01 GMT
    The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is barring prosecutors from showing jurors the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag.More >>
    The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is barring prosecutors from showing jurors the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag.More >>
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    Police remove flea bitten children from Warren home

    Police remove flea bitten children from Warren home

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:41:51 GMT

    A Warren woman, who police say is an admitted heroin addict, faces charges after officers were called to her home to investigate a report of a child left alone. On Wednesday, police, Trumbull County Children's Services and the County Dog Warden were called to the 2900 block of Van Wye Street SE. Police say there was no food in the house and they could see that the children had been bitten by fleas.

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    A Warren woman, who police say is an admitted heroin addict, faces charges after officers were called to her home to investigate a report of a child left alone. On Wednesday, police, Trumbull County Children's Services and the County Dog Warden were called to the 2900 block of Van Wye Street SE. Police say there was no food in the house and they could see that the children had been bitten by fleas.

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  • Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

    Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:39:51 GMT

    Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2.37. That's unchanged from early January. In recent years, prices have risen 35 to 70 cents per gallon heading into Memorial Day, says Pa...

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    Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2.37. That's unchanged from early January. In recent years, prices have risen 35 to 70 cents per gallon heading into Memorial Day, says Pa...

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  • Austintown man accused of leading police on 13 mile chase

    Austintown man accused of leading police on 13 mile chase

    Friday, May 26 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:55:23 GMT
    MIchael HoodMIchael Hood

    Police say an Austintown man told them he led authorities on a thirteen mile, fifteen minute pursuit through four Mahoning County townships because he didn't believe the “real police” were chasing him. A Goshen Township Police officer reports that he turned on his flashing lights and sirens after clocking a Chevy sedan driving 67 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone along Route 45 at around 3 a.m. Friday. The officer says he could see that the car's four-way hazard ...

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    Police say an Austintown man told them he led authorities on a thirteen mile, fifteen minute pursuit through four Mahoning County townships because he didn't believe the “real police” were chasing him. A Goshen Township Police officer reports that he turned on his flashing lights and sirens after clocking a Chevy sedan driving 67 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone along Route 45 at around 3 a.m. Friday. The officer says he could see that the car's four-way hazard ...

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  • Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:22:52 GMT

    Gov. Tom Wolf's office says Pennsylvania driver's licenses that are compliant with tougher federal anti-terrorism standards should be available in early 2019. Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That law requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who prove they are legally in the United States. 

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    Gov. Tom Wolf's office says Pennsylvania driver's licenses that are compliant with tougher federal anti-terrorism standards should be available in early 2019. Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That law requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who prove they are legally in the United States. 

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  • Ohio hospital drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

    Ohio hospital drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:06:13 GMT

    An Ohio hospital system has rewritten its dress code to allow women to skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts at work. The Akron Beacon-Journal reports the Akron-based Summa Health system on Wednesday notified its 8,000 employees about changes to a dress code that had raised the ire of some women when it was implemented nearly two years ago by the previous administration. 

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    An Ohio hospital system has rewritten its dress code to allow women to skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts at work. The Akron Beacon-Journal reports the Akron-based Summa Health system on Wednesday notified its 8,000 employees about changes to a dress code that had raised the ire of some women when it was implemented nearly two years ago by the previous administration. 

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  • Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

    Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:55:46 GMT

    Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. 

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    Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. 

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  • Southington home searched for stolen chainsaws

    Southington home searched for stolen chainsaws

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:28:57 GMT

    It looked like a yard sale outside a Southington home on Friday as deputies displayed chain saws and other power equipment that they believe was stolen from a business. Acting on an anonymous tip, deputies from Geauga and Trumbull County Sheriff's departments searched a home on the 2800 block of Oakwood Drive Friday morning, where they found between 40 and 50 pieces of power equipment.

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    It looked like a yard sale outside a Southington home on Friday as deputies displayed chain saws and other power equipment that they believe was stolen from a business. Acting on an anonymous tip, deputies from Geauga and Trumbull County Sheriff's departments searched a home on the 2800 block of Oakwood Drive Friday morning, where they found between 40 and 50 pieces of power equipment.

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  • A city wide boil alert is in effect

    Campbell schools closed due to water break

    Campbell schools closed due to water break

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:18 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:18:13 GMT

    Campbell City Schools announced that they will be closed today (Friday)  after the city issued a precautionary city wide boil alert, The alert was issued as crews worked to repair a water line break in the area of Jackson Street off Wilson Avenue. Police tell 21 News that calls about the break began coming in to the station at around 10 o'clock Thursday night. 

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    Campbell City Schools announced that they will be closed today (Friday)  after the city issued a precautionary city wide boil alert, The alert was issued as crews worked to repair a water line break in the area of Jackson Street off Wilson Avenue. Police tell 21 News that calls about the break began coming in to the station at around 10 o'clock Thursday night. 

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  • Youngstown school's CEO extends olive branch to board of education

    Youngstown school's CEO extends olive branch to board of education

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:20:01 GMT
    Krish MohipKrish Mohip

    Youngstown city schools CEO Krish Mohip is trying to repair his relationship with the board of education. In an email to board members, Mohip says the district will not be able to sustain success unless the they can put aside their differences and work together. Mohip is proposing two days of mediation and professional development. While board member Dario Hunter agrees there is a problem, he says the biggest issue is Mohip's lack of transparency and communication. 

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    Youngstown city schools CEO Krish Mohip is trying to repair his relationship with the board of education. In an email to board members, Mohip says the district will not be able to sustain success unless the they can put aside their differences and work together. Mohip is proposing two days of mediation and professional development. While board member Dario Hunter agrees there is a problem, he says the biggest issue is Mohip's lack of transparency and communication. 

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  • Canfield Trooper shares emotional story, reminding drivers to move over

    Canfield Trooper shares emotional story, reminding drivers to move over

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:26 AM EDT2017-05-26 09:26:40 GMT

    If you're hitting the road this holiday weekend a state trooper has a warning that law enforcement will be out full force. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists, if you see emergency lights on the side of the road to slow down and move over. It's the law. For Canfield Trooper Brian Cowles, it's been more than three years since he was struck while helping a stranded motorist in the median of I-680.  

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    If you're hitting the road this holiday weekend a state trooper has a warning that law enforcement will be out full force. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists, if you see emergency lights on the side of the road to slow down and move over. It's the law. For Canfield Trooper Brian Cowles, it's been more than three years since he was struck while helping a stranded motorist in the median of I-680.  

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  • Youngstown couple indicted for cocaine death of 9-year-old

    Youngstown couple indicted for cocaine death of 9-year-old

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:11:08 GMT

    A Youngstown couple has been charged in connection with the cocaine overdose death of a nine-year-old boy. The Mahoning County Grand Jury on Thursday handed up six count indictment against 39-year-old Raenell Allen and 38-year old Kevin Gamble, charging them with involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, and endangering children. According to the Mahoning County Coroner's Office, Marcus Lee Jr., died of acute cocaine toxicity the day after Christmas. .

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    A Youngstown couple has been charged in connection with the cocaine overdose death of a nine-year-old boy. The Mahoning County Grand Jury on Thursday handed up six count indictment against 39-year-old Raenell Allen and 38-year old Kevin Gamble, charging them with involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, and endangering children. According to the Mahoning County Coroner's Office, Marcus Lee Jr., died of acute cocaine toxicity the day after Christmas. .

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  • Valley first responders beef-up protective gear during drug calls

    Valley first responders beef-up protective gear during drug calls

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:39:49 GMT

    It's estimated that eight people die a day in Ohio due to the heroin and opiod crisis, Trumbull County has recorded a record number of overdoses. Now first responders in the valley are taking new precautions to protect themselves. Weathersfield Fire Chief Randall Pugh says he received a serious wake-up call when East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green accidentally touched fentanyl and overdosed. "We can't help anybody if we get injured yourself," Chief Pugh said. 

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    It's estimated that eight people die a day in Ohio due to the heroin and opiod crisis, Trumbull County has recorded a record number of overdoses. Now first responders in the valley are taking new precautions to protect themselves. Weathersfield Fire Chief Randall Pugh says he received a serious wake-up call when East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green accidentally touched fentanyl and overdosed. "We can't help anybody if we get injured yourself," Chief Pugh said. 

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  • Youngstown police discover body inside south side home

    Youngstown police discover body inside south side home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:51:18 GMT

    Young children seen wandering in a Youngstown neighborhood led police to discover the body of their mother. Police on the scene say a neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting barely-clothed children running outside their East Avondale home Thursday afternoon. When police got there they saw a woman slumped over inside the home. The coroner's office is still investigating, but officers say it appears that the 36-year-old woman appears to have died of an overdose. 

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    Young children seen wandering in a Youngstown neighborhood led police to discover the body of their mother. Police on the scene say a neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting barely-clothed children running outside their East Avondale home Thursday afternoon. When police got there they saw a woman slumped over inside the home. The coroner's office is still investigating, but officers say it appears that the 36-year-old woman appears to have died of an overdose. 

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  • Youngstown man sentenced for separate attacks on two women

    Youngstown man going to prison for brutal beating of woman

    Youngstown man going to prison for brutal beating of woman

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:36:13 GMT

    A man who was found guilty of vicious attacks on two women was back in Mahoning county court Thursday to face sentencing.   In February, a jury found Michael Johnson of Youngstown guilty of attempted murder for a severe attack on a woman in her home. Prosecutors say the victim was beaten, burned, stabbed and left to die.  

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    A man who was found guilty of vicious attacks on two women was back in Mahoning county court Thursday to face sentencing.   In February, a jury found Michael Johnson of Youngstown guilty of attempted murder for a severe attack on a woman in her home. Prosecutors say the victim was beaten, burned, stabbed and left to die.  

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  • Former Leetonia Police Chief accused of theft in office

    Former Leetonia Police Chief accused of theft in office

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:26:52 GMT
    John SoldanoJohn Soldano

    A former police chief in Columbiana county is being accused of theft in office. When Leetonia's mayor took office last year he thought there were some discrepancies in the village's accounts and asked for an audit. What that audit allegedly found was money missing from the police department's Care and Share Program and from its fund raising account.  

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    A former police chief in Columbiana county is being accused of theft in office. When Leetonia's mayor took office last year he thought there were some discrepancies in the village's accounts and asked for an audit. What that audit allegedly found was money missing from the police department's Care and Share Program and from its fund raising account.  

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  • Meridian Road drivers urged to 'be patient'

    Meridian Road drivers urged to 'be patient'

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:51:53 GMT

    As work continues on the resurfacing of Meridian Road, Mahoning county Commissioners Thursday approved the contract for Phase III of the project. Phase III is a $1.5 million contract for the area between Cornersburg and Mahoning Avenue.  It will begin while Phase I is still being completed.  "It's going to be a lot congestion and a lot of delays, so we just ask if people could be patient during the construction.

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    As work continues on the resurfacing of Meridian Road, Mahoning county Commissioners Thursday approved the contract for Phase III of the project. Phase III is a $1.5 million contract for the area between Cornersburg and Mahoning Avenue.  It will begin while Phase I is still being completed.  "It's going to be a lot congestion and a lot of delays, so we just ask if people could be patient during the construction.

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  • MCBDD host meeting about transfer of adult services to MASCO Inc.

    MCBDD host meeting about transfer of adult services to MASCO Inc.

    The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities will look a little different next year.  Due to a federal ruling, the board will no longer be able to provide both case management and day services to clients.  So, like other boards across the country, Mahoning County will contract out its day services. "What we've tried to explain is services are not going away.  They are just going to be provided by someone different and there are other options out there n...

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    The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities will look a little different next year.  Due to a federal ruling, the board will no longer be able to provide both case management and day services to clients.  So, like other boards across the country, Mahoning County will contract out its day services. "What we've tried to explain is services are not going away.  They are just going to be provided by someone different and there are other options out there n...

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  • American Medical Response hosts CPR challenge

    American Medical Response hosts CPR challenge

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:37:19 GMT

    To celebrate EMS week, American Medical Response hosted it 5th annual CPR Challenge.   Locally, AMR set up a booth inside of the Davis YMCA in Boardman on Thursday to educate people on hands-only CPR. 

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    To celebrate EMS week, American Medical Response hosted it 5th annual CPR Challenge.   Locally, AMR set up a booth inside of the Davis YMCA in Boardman on Thursday to educate people on hands-only CPR. 

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  • Greenville rape suspects held on bond

    Greenville rape suspects held on bond

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:11:53 GMT

    Two men are charged in connection with the alleged rape of two woman in Greenville. Greenville police received a call Wednesday morning from a 20-year-old woman saying that she and her 19-year-old friend had been raped at a home on Plum Street. She said that one of the suspects injured her friend's face and stole her car. Pymatuning Police spotted the car on Colt Road ten minutes after the 9-1-1 call, arresting the driver, Justin Harris, 29, of Masury. 

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    Two men are charged in connection with the alleged rape of two woman in Greenville. Greenville police received a call Wednesday morning from a 20-year-old woman saying that she and her 19-year-old friend had been raped at a home on Plum Street. She said that one of the suspects injured her friend's face and stole her car. Pymatuning Police spotted the car on Colt Road ten minutes after the 9-1-1 call, arresting the driver, Justin Harris, 29, of Masury. 

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    Ashtabula murder suspect fighting transfer from Mercer County to Ohio

    Ashtabula murder suspect fighting transfer from Mercer County to Ohio

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:35:17 GMT
    Police lead John Bove to jail following his arrestPolice lead John Bove to jail following his arrest

    The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Ashtabula girl is fighting an effort to transfer him from Pennsylvania to Ohio to face charges in that death. During a hearing Thursday morning before a judge in Mercer County Common Pleas court, John Bove said he would fight extradition to Ohio. Bove and three others are charged in connection with the disappearance and death of Kara Zdanczewski. 

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    The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Ashtabula girl is fighting an effort to transfer him from Pennsylvania to Ohio to face charges in that death. During a hearing Thursday morning before a judge in Mercer County Common Pleas court, John Bove said he would fight extradition to Ohio. Bove and three others are charged in connection with the disappearance and death of Kara Zdanczewski. 

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  • East Palestine man matches five numbers on Rolling Cash 5

    East Palestine man matches five numbers on Rolling Cash 5

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:22:57 GMT

    An East Palestine man is tens of thousands of dollars richer after winning an Ohio Lottery game. James C. Davis matched all five numbers in the May 23, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game winning $100,000, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Davis will receive $71,000. Davis used auto pick, buying the ticket from Gorby’s market at 368 N. Market Street in East Palestine, Gorby’s receives a $500 selling bonus. 

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    An East Palestine man is tens of thousands of dollars richer after winning an Ohio Lottery game. James C. Davis matched all five numbers in the May 23, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game winning $100,000, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Davis will receive $71,000. Davis used auto pick, buying the ticket from Gorby’s market at 368 N. Market Street in East Palestine, Gorby’s receives a $500 selling bonus. 

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  • Boardman man sentenced for shooting death at Youngstown bar

    Boardman man sentenced for shooting death at Youngstown bar

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-05-25 17:25:05 GMT

    A Boardman man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for a deadly shooting outside a bar on Youngstown's South Side. Thirty-seven year old Daniel Harris plead guilty to all of the charges against him in connection with the death of thirty-four year old Tony Brown outside the Southern Tavern on Glenwood Avenue on November 16, 2015. 

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    A Boardman man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for a deadly shooting outside a bar on Youngstown's South Side. Thirty-seven year old Daniel Harris plead guilty to all of the charges against him in connection with the death of thirty-four year old Tony Brown outside the Southern Tavern on Glenwood Avenue on November 16, 2015. 

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  • GM cuts an additional week of Cruze production

    GM cuts an additional week of Cruze production

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:49:17 GMT

    General Motors has added a fifth week of production downtime at the Assembly Complex in Lordstown, according to a flyer from UAW Local 1112. The union says the week of July 17 is being added to two other weeks of downtime in July which will be designated as layoff weeks. Two more weeks in June during which time the plant will not be making the Chevy Cruze are being classified as vacation, according to the union. 

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    General Motors has added a fifth week of production downtime at the Assembly Complex in Lordstown, according to a flyer from UAW Local 1112. The union says the week of July 17 is being added to two other weeks of downtime in July which will be designated as layoff weeks. Two more weeks in June during which time the plant will not be making the Chevy Cruze are being classified as vacation, according to the union. 

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  • Ashtabula County to remain partners with Trumbull in drug task force

    Ashtabula County to remain partners with Trumbull in drug task force

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:18:40 GMT
    Sheriff Paul MonroeSheriff Paul Monroe

    The Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force will continue its mission with Ashtabula County remaining as a participant. After threatening to drop out of TAG in April, Ashtabula County Commissioners had a change of heart, and voted 2-to-1 on Thursday to stay. Ashtabula commissioners protested after Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe replaced Jeff Orr with Tony Villanueva as TAG Commander. 

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    The Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force will continue its mission with Ashtabula County remaining as a participant. After threatening to drop out of TAG in April, Ashtabula County Commissioners had a change of heart, and voted 2-to-1 on Thursday to stay. Ashtabula commissioners protested after Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe replaced Jeff Orr with Tony Villanueva as TAG Commander. 

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  • A similar robbery was reported two weeks ago

    Woman reports robbery at Warren intersection

    Woman reports robbery at Warren intersection

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:39:44 GMT

    For the second time this month, Warren Police are investigating a report that a woman was robbed while driving along a city street just blocks from Warren G. Harding High School. The 34-year-old Warren woman tells officers that her car had stopped at a stop sign at Vine Ave. NE and Washington St. NE just before 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when a man reached through the window, unlocked the car door and jumped in. The man, whose face was covered with a handkerchief, told her &l...

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    For the second time this month, Warren Police are investigating a report that a woman was robbed while driving along a city street just blocks from Warren G. Harding High School. The 34-year-old Warren woman tells officers that her car had stopped at a stop sign at Vine Ave. NE and Washington St. NE just before 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when a man reached through the window, unlocked the car door and jumped in. The man, whose face was covered with a handkerchief, told her &l...

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  • $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

    $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:46:04 GMT
    State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases.More >>
    State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases.More >>
  • UPDATED

    Suspect charged with starting Akron fire that killed seven

    Suspect charged with starting Akron fire that killed seven

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:51:55 GMT
    Stanley FordStanley Ford

    Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fire that killed seven people in Akron last week.

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    A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children.

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  • Youngstown assistant principal saves choking student

    Youngstown assistant principal saves choking student

    Matt SnipesMatt Snipes

    Volney Rogers Middle School Assistant Principal Matt Snipes saw a seventh-grade girl choking at lunch and he knew what to do.  

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    Volney Rogers Middle School Assistant Principal Matt Snipes saw a seventh-grade girl choking at lunch and he knew what to do.  

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  • Lowellville eyed for $10 million marijuana cultivation facility

    Lowellville eyed for $10 million marijuana cultivation facility

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:25:41 GMT
    Artist rendering of proposed industrial parkArtist rendering of proposed industrial park

    Lowellville is the latest community in the Valley to be approached by a company that wants to establish a facility that would cultivate marijuana for medical use. 

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    Lowellville is the latest community in the Valley to be approached by a company that wants to establish a facility that would cultivate marijuana for medical use. 

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  • Solicitor: Suspect in murder of Ashtabula teen could face death penalty

    Solicitor: Suspect in murder of Ashtabula teen could face death penalty

    Police lead John Bove to jail following his arrestPolice lead John Bove to jail following his arrest

    The man accused of kidnapping an Ashtabula teen is now charged with her murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. 

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    The man accused of kidnapping an Ashtabula teen is now charged with her murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. 

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  • Champion dog whisperer making a difference for pets

    Champion dog whisperer making a difference for pets

    Jeff Feuerwerker is our local version of the Dog Whisperer. 

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    Jeff Feuerwerker is our local version of the Dog Whisperer. 

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  • Pennsylvania moves to comply with federal Real ID law

    Pennsylvania moves to comply with federal Real ID law

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:44:06 GMT

    Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes. 

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    Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes. 

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  • Trumbull communities explore collaboration of resources

    Trumbull communities explore collaboration of resources

    Communities across Trumbull County are considering whether to team up to share resources in return. 

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    Communities across Trumbull County are considering whether to team up to share resources in return. 

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  • Vote on fact finder's report for Warren fire contract set for Wednesday

    Vote on fact finder's report for Warren fire contract set for Wednesday

    Warren Fire DepartmentWarren Fire Department

    Warren City Council will vote on a measure this week that would give firefighters a boost in pay if it's approved.

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    Warren City Council will vote on a measure this week that would give firefighters a boost in pay if it's approved.

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  • Liverpool Township toddler dies after being run over by car

    Liverpool Township toddler dies after being run over by car

    A Liverpool Township toddler has died after being run over by a car in the family's driveway. 

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    A Liverpool Township toddler has died after being run over by a car in the family's driveway. 

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  • Stoneboro Lake closing to the public

    Stoneboro Lake closing to the public

    Its history stretches longer than its shoreline.

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    Its history stretches longer than its shoreline.

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  • Niles man held on $650,000 bond for Cleveland area shooting death

    Niles man held on $650,000 bond for Cleveland area shooting death

    A Niles man and two Cleveland area men are charged in connection with a deadly shooting in the Cleveland suburb of Pepper Pike.

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    A Niles man and two Cleveland area men are charged in connection with a deadly shooting in the Cleveland suburb of Pepper Pike.

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  • Suicidal man comes down from tree in Boardman

    Suicidal man comes down from tree in Boardman

    A nearly three hour effort by Boardman police and fire departments to coax a man from a tree ended successfully.

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    A nearly three hour effort by Boardman police and fire departments to coax a man from a tree ended successfully.

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  • Police placed leg restraints on the suspect

    Poland woman accused of assaulting Boardman police officer

    Poland woman accused of assaulting Boardman police officer

    A 19-year-old Poland woman spent Monday night and Tuesday morning in jail after Boardman Police say she struggled with officers attempting to arrest her following a traffic stop. 

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    A 19-year-old Poland woman spent Monday night and Tuesday morning in jail after Boardman Police say she struggled with officers attempting to arrest her following a traffic stop. 

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  • Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

    Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:28:18 GMT
    Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal, saying it contradicts his promises to make college more affordable.More >>
    Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal, saying it contradicts his promises to make college more affordable.More >>
  • Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

    Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:28:44 GMT
    The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester.More >>
    The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester.More >>
  • Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond

    Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:51:47 GMT
    Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer.More >>
    Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer.More >>
  • Police: 'Visitors' run from armed homeowner in Warren

    Police: 'Visitors' run from armed homeowner in Warren

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:40:34 GMT

    Two men who were chased away by a gun-wielding homeowner may have been the same suspects to assaulted and robbed a man as he was walking along a Warren street. 

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    Two men who were chased away by a gun-wielding homeowner may have been the same suspects to assaulted and robbed a man as he was walking along a Warren street. 

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  • New Ohio crime lab will test only drugs including heroin

    New Ohio crime lab will test only drugs including heroin

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:50:00 GMT

    A new state crime lab will focus exclusively on testing drugs including opiates contributing to record overdose deaths.

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    A new state crime lab will focus exclusively on testing drugs including opiates contributing to record overdose deaths.

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  • Canfield Dr. sentenced for painkiller trafficking

    Canfield Dr. sentenced for painkiller trafficking

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:29:29 GMT

    There will be no jail time for a Canfield doctor who was convicted of only a fraction of the 78 charges he faced following an investigation into his practices involving prescription painkillers.

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    There will be no jail time for a Canfield doctor who was convicted of only a fraction of the 78 charges he faced following an investigation into his practices involving prescription painkillers.

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  • Robbers hit Parkman Road convenience store

    Robbers hit Parkman Road convenience store

    Another convenience store in Warren has been the target of an armed robbery. 

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    Another convenience store in Warren has been the target of an armed robbery. 

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  • Valley jobs picture improved in April

    Valley jobs picture improved in April

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:28:25 GMT

    Unemployment in the Valley improved in April compared to the previous month and from the same period one year ago.. 

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    Unemployment in the Valley improved in April compared to the previous month and from the same period one year ago.. 

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  • Bedford Road widening project planned

    Bedford Road widening project planned

    The Trumbull County Engineer's Office has released more information about plans to widen a road in Brookfield Township. 

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    The Trumbull County Engineer's Office has released more information about plans to widen a road in Brookfield Township. 

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  • Counterfeit bills marked with Chinese letters being circulated

    Counterfeit bills marked with Chinese letters being circulated

    Another area police department is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. 

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    Another area police department is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. 

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  • Wolf's new DEP secretary is in as health secretary to depart

    Wolf's new DEP secretary is in as health secretary to depart

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:09:13 GMT

    Gov. Tom Wolf's cabinet is undergoing some changes.

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    Gov. Tom Wolf's cabinet is undergoing some changes.

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  • Ohio pulls back unbid $71 million lottery contract request

    Ohio pulls back unbid $71 million lottery contract request

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:02:30 GMT

    Ohio's lottery commission has pulled back a request for an unbid $71 million contract for the Greek company that runs the state's gambling operations.

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    Ohio's lottery commission has pulled back a request for an unbid $71 million contract for the Greek company that runs the state's gambling operations.

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  • Report says 2 Ohio back-up dancer brothers safe after blast

    Report says 2 Ohio back-up dancer brothers safe after blast

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-05-23 13:57:18 GMT

    A report says twin brothers from Ohio who are backup dancers for singer Ariana Grande are safe after the deadly blast following Grande's concert in northern England.

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    A report says twin brothers from Ohio who are backup dancers for singer Ariana Grande are safe after the deadly blast following Grande's concert in northern England.

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  • Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

    Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

    A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said. 

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    A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said. 

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  • UPDATED

    Bresha Meadows accepts plea to reduced charges in death of her father

    Bresha Meadows accepts plea to reduced charges in death of her father

    Bresha MeadowsBresha Meadows

    It's a case that has captured international attention with a "Free Bresha" campaign.

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    It's a case that has captured international attention with a "Free Bresha" campaign.

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  • New book highlights importance of the Jewish community in the Valley

    The authors of a new book highlighting the importance of the Jewish community in the Mahoning Valley presented their findings tonight at the Tyler History Center. 

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    The authors of a new book highlighting the importance of the Jewish community in the Mahoning Valley presented their findings tonight at the Tyler History Center. 

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  • Dispute sparks car chase in Liberty

    Dispute sparks car chase in Liberty

    A car chase that leads authorities down Belmont Avenue ended behind a hotel in Liberty. 

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    A car chase that leads authorities down Belmont Avenue ended behind a hotel in Liberty. 

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  • Costanzo's Warren home searched for stolen antiques, artifacts

    Costanzo's Warren home searched for stolen antiques, artifacts

    . Authorities in Geauga County are releasing new information as to why a former high-profile Valley defense attorney is back behind bars after previously serving prison time for trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. 

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    . Authorities in Geauga County are releasing new information as to why a former high-profile Valley defense attorney is back behind bars after previously serving prison time for trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. 

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  • Warren City Council to decide on possible medical marijuana operation

    Warren City Council to decide on possible medical marijuana operation

    As groups line up to make their pitch for setting up medical marijuana growing operations in cities including Youngstown, Warren will be the next community to hear from a group ready to do the same.

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    As groups line up to make their pitch for setting up medical marijuana growing operations in cities including Youngstown, Warren will be the next community to hear from a group ready to do the same.

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  • Salem park official addresses fish kill

    Salem park official addresses fish kill

    Salem park officials are responding to a small fish kill reported in a city park pond from over the weekend.

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    Salem park officials are responding to a small fish kill reported in a city park pond from over the weekend.

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  • Warren police investigate another church break-in

    Warren police investigate another church break-in

    Police are investigating the fourth church break-in to happen in Warren so far this year.

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    Police are investigating the fourth church break-in to happen in Warren so far this year.

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  • Proposed budget cuts could impact efforts to reduce infant mortality in Mahoning County

    Proposed budget cuts could impact efforts to reduce infant mortality in Mahoning County

    While the White House has been tight-lipped about what's included in President Trump's proposed budget, people familiar with his plan say it includes $1.7 trillion in cuts, including $800 billion to Medicaid.

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    While the White House has been tight-lipped about what's included in President Trump's proposed budget, people familiar with his plan say it includes $1.7 trillion in cuts, including $800 billion to Medicaid.

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  • Suspect from Niles held in connection with Pepper Pike homicide

    Suspect from Niles held in connection with Pepper Pike homicide

    One man is dead and a suspect from Niles remains in custody after a shooting early Monday morning in Pepper Pike.

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    One man is dead and a suspect from Niles remains in custody after a shooting early Monday morning in Pepper Pike.

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  • Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

    Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:57:05 GMT
    President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.More >>
    President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.More >>
  • Congressional redistricting in Ohio take another step ahead

    Congressional redistricting in Ohio take another step ahead

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:03:52 GMT

    A group that wants to change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has gotten approval to take another step in its effort.

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    A group that wants to change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has gotten approval to take another step in its effort.

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  • Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

    Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:57:53 GMT

    Two children who police say were shot by their mother in Ohio last week have died.

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    Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

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  • Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

    Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:55:00 GMT

    A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

    Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:49:02 GMT

    Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

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    Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

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  • Ohio gas prices rise, now even with national average

    Ohio gas prices rise, now even with national average

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:45:57 GMT

    Gas prices have risen around Ohio in the past week and are now on par with the national average.

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    Gas prices have risen around Ohio in the past week and are now on par with the national average.

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  • Lawmaker introduces bill reducing concealed carry penalties

    Lawmaker introduces bill reducing concealed carry penalties

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:37:31 GMT

    An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites.

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    An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites.

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  • UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

    UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:27:36 GMT
    The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions.More >>
    The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions.More >>
  • Penn State trustees to weigh changes to Greek system

    Penn State trustees to weigh changes to Greek system

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:26:34 GMT

    Penn State trustees are planning to weigh recommendations to "ensure significant change" at the university's fraternities and sororities in the wake of the February death of a pledge.

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    Penn State trustees are planning to weigh recommendations to "ensure significant change" at the university's fraternities and sororities in the wake of the February death of a pledge.

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  • 23 arrested in state Capitol in protests over gift-ban bill

    23 arrested in state Capitol in protests over gift-ban bill

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:22:31 GMT

    Dozens of chanting demonstrators in the Pennsylvania Capitol are urging lawmakers to stop accepting gifts from people who hope to influence them.

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    Nearly two dozen people have been arrested inside the Pennsylvania state Capitol as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

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  • Turzai says he'll keep speaker's job if he runs for governor

    Turzai says he'll keep speaker's job if he runs for governor

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:18:33 GMT

    Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai says he won't step down from his position atop the Republican-controlled chamber should he get into the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's re-election bid...

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    Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai says he won't step down from his position atop the Republican-controlled chamber should he get into the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's re-election bid next year.

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  • Gun rights rally puts concealed weapons rules in crosshairs

    Gun rights rally puts concealed weapons rules in crosshairs

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:13:39 GMT

    Hundreds of gun rights supporters are taking their cause to the state Capitol, pushing for an agenda that includes looser rules for carrying concealed weapons.

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    Hundreds of gun rights supporters are taking their cause to the state Capitol, pushing for an agenda that includes looser rules for carrying concealed weapons.

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  • Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

    Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:36:31 GMT
    Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives.More >>
    Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives.More >>
  • Former Campbell mayor facing another fraud lawsuit

    Former Campbell mayor facing another fraud lawsuit

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:20:53 GMT

    A former Campbell mayor is in trouble again, but those who fell victim to his latest alleged scam probably wouldn't know it was him.  That's because George Krinos is accused of operating under the name "George Nicholis" when he allegedly offered home improvement work such as roofing and remodeling as an employee of Windows, Doors, Kitchens, and More. 

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    A former Campbell mayor is in trouble again, but those who fell victim to his latest alleged scam probably wouldn't know it was him.  That's because George Krinos is accused of operating under the name "George Nicholis" when he allegedly offered home improvement work such as roofing and remodeling as an employee of Windows, Doors, Kitchens, and More. 

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  • Chaney student arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up school

    Chaney student arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up school

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:19:33 GMT

    A Chaney High School eighth grade student is charged with inducing panic after posting threats before school hours Monday morning. The 14 year-old admitted to his mother via Snapchat that he posted on social media his plan to shoot up the school and then kill himself, according to a police report.  Another student's parent alerted school officials about the social media post, prompting a school-wide lock down, the report says.  

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    A Chaney High School eighth grade student is charged with inducing panic after posting threats before school hours Monday morning. The 14 year-old admitted to his mother via Snapchat that he posted on social media his plan to shoot up the school and then kill himself, according to a police report.  Another student's parent alerted school officials about the social media post, prompting a school-wide lock down, the report says.  

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  • FBI investigating cases of card skimming in Valley

    FBI investigating cases of card skimming in Valley

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:02:34 GMT
    Cristina RoleaCristina Rolea

    A federal investigation is underway for two Texans accused of using card skimmers on automated teller machines in the valley.  Suspects Daniel Forentin, 30, and Cristina Rolea, 24, of Fort Worth are accused of tapping about one dozen ATMs in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, according to public information officer Mike Tobin of the U.S. Attorney's Office.  FBI investigators believe the card skimming devices were used over the course of a few days in December. Forentin and R...

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    A federal investigation is underway for two Texans accused of using card skimmers on automated teller machines in the valley.  Suspects Daniel Forentin, 30, and Cristina Rolea, 24, of Fort Worth are accused of tapping about one dozen ATMs in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, according to public information officer Mike Tobin of the U.S. Attorney's Office.  FBI investigators believe the card skimming devices were used over the course of a few days in December. Forentin and R...

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  • Employee suspected of burglarizing Canfield car dealership

    Employee suspected of burglarizing Canfield car dealership

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:01:01 GMT

    A car dealer in Canfield thought all was well with his West Main Street business when he stopped by his office the evening of May 15, but when he returned in the morning, he found the glass shattered on his office door, reports say. The owner of NEEDATT Auto & Powersports told police he found his desk cabinet open and an envelope containing $2,300 in cash missing. 

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    A car dealer in Canfield thought all was well with his West Main Street business when he stopped by his office the evening of May 15, but when he returned in the morning, he found the glass shattered on his office door, reports say.The owner of NEEDATT Auto & Powersports told police he found his desk cabinet open and an envelope containing $2,300 in cash missing.

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  • WFMJ awarded 7 honors from the Associated Press

    WFMJ awarded 7 honors from the Associated Press

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 16:55:03 GMT

    WFMJ was awarded two first place awards and five second place awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors; the most of any broadcast station in the Valley.

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    WFMJ was awarded two first place awards and five second place awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors; the most of any broadcast station in the Valley.

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  • Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

    Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:57:59 GMT
    President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more.More >>
    President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more.More >>
  • Canfield native fulfilling big dreams on reality show "Little Women of Dallas"

    Canfield native fulfilling big dreams on reality show "Little Women of Dallas"

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:53:57 GMT

    If your watching the Lifetime Channel you might catch a Valley woman staring in a reality show. Tiffani Chance, a 2013 Canfield High School graduate, is now a television star.  "I have dreamed of this ever since I was a little kid and now my dream is in reality. I'm living it," said Chance.  The 22 year old is part of the reality show Little Women of Dallas. The show follows the lives of little women living in a big city. "It's basically like a Real Housewi...

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    If your watching the Lifetime Channel you might catch a Valley woman staring in a reality show. Tiffani Chance, a 2013 Canfield High School graduate, is now a television star.  "I have dreamed of this ever since I was a little kid and now my dream is in reality. I'm living it," said Chance.  The 22 year old is part of the reality show Little Women of Dallas. The show follows the lives of little women living in a big city. "It's basically like a Real Housewi...

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  • UPDATE

    Endangered missing Warren man found

    Endangered missing Warren man found

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:11:02 GMT

    Authorities are searching for an 89-year-old Warren man who has been missing since early Saturday morning.  The endangered missing adult alert was sent statewide and sent to surrounding states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Police say Donald James Baier went missing around 5 a.m. when he left his residence on Wheelock Drive and hasn't returned. 

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    Authorities are searching for an 89-year-old Warren man who has been missing since early Saturday morning.  The endangered missing adult alert was sent statewide and sent to surrounding states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Police say Donald James Baier went missing around 5 a.m. when he left his residence on Wheelock Drive and hasn't returned. 

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  • Work to begin on Route 208 in Mercer County

    Work to begin on Route 208 in Mercer County

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:25:01 GMT

    A $2.2 million project that will give motorists a smoother ride on Route 208 in Springfield and Pine townships in Mercer County is expected to begin next week. 

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    A $2.2 million project that will give motorists a smoother ride on Route 208 in Springfield and Pine townships in Mercer County is expected to begin next week. 

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  • Groundbreaking for Lordstown Local School District new sports complex

    Groundbreaking for Lordstown Local School District new sports complex

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:20:05 GMT

    Big changes are coming to Lordstown Local Schools sports programs with a new sports complex. Earlier this week one student from each grade in the school district took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new track and field sports complex. The entire school district and community are behind this needed improvement. 

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    Big changes are coming to Lordstown Local Schools sports programs with a new sports complex. Earlier this week one student from each grade in the school district took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new track and field sports complex. The entire school district and community are behind this needed improvement. 

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  • Pleasant Valley Road to close in Trumbull County

    Pleasant Valley Road to close in Trumbull County

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:06:54 GMT

    Pleasant Valley Road in Liberty Township will be closed until further notice beginning Monday. 

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    Pleasant Valley Road in Liberty Township will be closed until further notice beginning Monday. 

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  • Endangered missing adult alert canceled for Niles woman

    Endangered missing adult alert canceled for Niles woman

    Sunday, May 21 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-05-21 17:04:19 GMT

    Police have issued an endangered missing adult alert for a 78-year-old woman from Niles.  

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    Police have issued an endangered missing adult alert for a 78-year-old woman from Niles.  

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  • North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

    North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-05-21 16:31:38 GMT

    By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S. and South Korean officials said. The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in South Phyongan Province, and flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles), said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

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    By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S. and South Korean officials said. The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in South Phyongan Province, and flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles), said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

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  • Warren councilman calls on state to use rainy day fund in drug epidemic fight

    Warren councilman calls on state to use rainy day fund in drug epidemic fight

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-05-21 15:52:51 GMT
    New numbers out last week are shedding new light on the deadly drug epidemic and how it's impacting Trumbull County. Test results show Fentanyl-related deaths jumped up by 300 percent in 2016. Warren City Councilman At-Large Eddie Colbert joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass Sunday morning to reflect on the ongoing fight against the epidemic. Colbert says he believes it's time for state to open up the rainy day fund to help pay for more resources. "If this is not a rainy da...More >>
    New numbers out last week are shedding new light on the deadly drug epidemic and how it's impacting Trumbull County. Test results show Fentanyl-related deaths jumped up by 300 percent in 2016. Warren City Councilman At-Large Eddie Colbert joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass Sunday morning to reflect on the ongoing fight against the epidemic. Colbert says he believes it's time for state to open up the rainy day fund to help pay for more resources. "If this is not a rainy da...More >>
  • Northeast Ohio Dukes bring Hazzard to Warren

    Northeast Ohio Dukes bring Hazzard to Warren

    It started out as a bunch of guys who liked a TV show and turned into ten years of stunts and performances across the country. The Northeast Ohio Dukes have enjoyed a wild ride. 

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    It started out as a bunch of guys who liked a TV show and turned into ten years of stunts and performances across the country. The Northeast Ohio Dukes have enjoyed a wild ride. 

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  • "Steps of Change" helps Columbiana families dealing with addiction

    "Steps of Change" helps Columbiana families dealing with addiction

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-05-21 12:38:30 GMT

    For the fourth year in a row, Ohio CAN, which stands for Change Addiction Now, invited people to break the silence of addiction and to show families they're not alone Saturday afternoon. 

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    For the fourth year in a row, Ohio CAN, which stands for Change Addiction Now, invited people to break the silence of addiction and to show families they're not alone Saturday afternoon. 

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  • Accident pins one person between trucks in Braceville

    Accident pins one person between trucks in Braceville

    Sunday, May 21 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-05-21 05:41:37 GMT

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in Braceville Township that left one person pinned between two pickup trucks. Troopers say the two trucks were stopped along State Route 534 just north of Route 5 while one of the drivers was working to jump start the truck's battery. An oncoming car rammed one of the trucks, pushing them together and pinning one person between them. 

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    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in Braceville Township that left one person pinned between two pickup trucks. Troopers say the two trucks were stopped along State Route 534 just north of Route 5 while one of the drivers was working to jump start the truck's battery. An oncoming car rammed one of the trucks, pushing them together and pinning one person between them. 

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  • Vice President Pence addresses Grove City College graduates

    Vice President Pence addresses Grove City College graduates

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:32:09 GMT

    The graduation ceremony of 2017 is not only historic but one for the record books at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. A total of 606 graduates dressed in black caps and gowns formed a large procession and the largest graduating class in the college's history.   Providing them with advice as they gathered to receive their diplomas and march towards their next phase in life, the highest ranking government official to ever walk the campus, Vice-President Mike Pence. 

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    The graduation ceremony of 2017 is not only historic but one for the record books at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. A total of 606 graduates dressed in black caps and gowns formed a large procession and the largest graduating class in the college's history.   Providing them with advice as they gathered to receive their diplomas and march towards their next phase in life, the highest ranking government official to ever walk the campus, Vice-President Mike Pence. 

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  • Protesters rally against Vice President during visit to Grove City

    Protesters rally against Vice President during visit to Grove City

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:44:20 GMT

    Vice President Mike Pence's arrival had many saying welcome and hundred of others protesting in the streets of Grove City Saturday afternoon.  

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    Vice President Mike Pence's arrival had many saying welcome and hundred of others protesting in the streets of Grove City Saturday afternoon.  

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  • Boil advisory lifted for Girard neighborhood

    Boil advisory lifted for Girard neighborhood

    Saturday, May 20 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-05-20 18:09:06 GMT

    A precautionary boil advisory has been lifted for residents in a Girard neighborhood.

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    A precautionary boil advisory has been lifted for residents in a Girard neighborhood.

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  • Inaugural Run on Faith held in Girard

    Inaugural Run on Faith held in Girard

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-05-20 15:57:26 GMT
    The inaugural Run on Faith kicked off Saturday morning at Saint Rose Church in Girard. 110 runners made their way through the three-mile course that stretched throughout the streets of Girard. The parish wanted to create an event that was able to help out local charities, but at the same time celebrate community and faith.  "It's always a big community event. We are trying to raise awareness health and fitness, but also we are trying to raise awareness for the different c...More >>
    The inaugural Run on Faith kicked off Saturday morning at Saint Rose Church in Girard. 110 runners made their way through the three-mile course that stretched throughout the streets of Girard. The parish wanted to create an event that was able to help out local charities, but at the same time celebrate community and faith.  "It's always a big community event. We are trying to raise awareness health and fitness, but also we are trying to raise awareness for the different c...More >>
  • Tips to keep kids safe this summer

    Summer tips to keep kids safe this summer

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-20 15:50:29 GMT

    With summer season on the horizon, families are getting the tips they need to keep their children safe while enjoying the outdoors. Akron Children's Hospital is hosting its free Safe Kids Day at Jefferson K-8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. When it comes to a child biking alone or with friends, they recommend families bike together first, to ensure children have an understanding of traffic laws. Stopping at intersections and knowing how to safely cross the street are just two rule...

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    With summer season on the horizon, families are getting the tips they need to keep their children safe while enjoying the outdoors. Akron Children's Hospital is hosting its free Safe Kids Day at Jefferson K-8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. When it comes to a child biking alone or with friends, they recommend families bike together first, to ensure children have an understanding of traffic laws. Stopping at intersections and knowing how to safely cross the street are just two rule...

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  • Mathews grad earns bachelor's degree at 18

    Mathews grad earns bachelor's degree at 18

    DJ Richards has graduated three times in the last week. Part of the Mathews High School Class of 2017, before he even walked in that ceremony this week he had already earned a pair of college degrees. 

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    DJ Richards has graduated three times in the last week. Part of the Mathews High School Class of 2017, before he even walked in that ceremony this week he had already earned a pair of college degrees. 

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  • Fire destroys building at Rogers Flea Market

    Fire destroys building at Rogers Flea Market

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-20 10:36:44 GMT

    Fire destroyed a building at the Rogers Flea Market in Columbiana County late Friday night. Flames spread through one of the pavilions. Fire investigators are describing damages as a total loss. Officials also said that no one was hurt. Five fire departments from surrounding communities responded to the scene. It's not yet known how the fire started.

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    Fire destroyed a building at the Rogers Flea Market in Columbiana County late Friday night. Flames spread through one of the pavilions. Fire investigators are describing damages as a total loss. Officials also said that no one was hurt. Five fire departments from surrounding communities responded to the scene. It's not yet known how the fire started.

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  • School: Student dies as a result of the 'choking game'

    School: Student dies as a result of the 'choking game'

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-20 10:36:30 GMT

    A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the "choking game," where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain, a school superintendent says. Bernards Township Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said in a letter this week to parents that the student engaged in the game also known as space monkey, the fainting game, or flatliner.

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    A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the "choking game," where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain, a school superintendent says. Bernards Township Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said in a letter this week to parents that the student engaged in the game also known as space monkey, the fainting game, or flatliner.

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  • Valley crackdown results in OVI and drug arrests

    Valley crackdown results in OVI and drug arrests

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:25 AM EDT2017-05-20 10:25:23 GMT

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol has joined forces with the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department and Youngstown Police Department after several fatal accidents this year.  Troopers headed up an effort to crack down on impaired drivers in the city. In Mahoning County there have been six traffic fatalities this year, with 5 of those in Youngstown.

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    The Ohio State Highway Patrol has joined forces with the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department and Youngstown Police Department after several fatal accidents this year.  Troopers headed up an effort to crack down on impaired drivers in the city. In Mahoning County there have been six traffic fatalities this year, with 5 of those in Youngstown.

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  • Conflict between Youngstown School CEO and teacher's union reach tipping point

    Conflict between Youngstown School CEO and teacher's union reach tipping point

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-05-20 10:10:29 GMT

    .The issue seems to be when Krish Mohip's broad powers under HB 70 actually kick in. 

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    .The issue seems to be when Krish Mohip's broad powers under HB 70 actually kick in. 

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  • Strikers picket AT&T locations through Sunday

    Strikers picket AT&T locations through Sunday

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-05-20 09:51:01 GMT
    Pickter signs up outside the AT&T store on Boardman-Canfield Rd. in BoardmanPickter signs up outside the AT&T store on Boardman-Canfield Rd. in Boardman

    Picket lines went up Friday afternoon at the AT&T call center on South Avenue in Boardman as members of the Communication Workers of America joined 40,000 other workers around the nation on a three-day strike. The strike got underway when the 3 pm deadline passed without the union and company reaching agreement on a new labor contract to replace one that expired in February. 

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    Picket lines went up Friday afternoon at the AT&T call center on South Avenue in Boardman as members of the Communication Workers of America joined 40,000 other workers around the nation on a three-day strike. The strike got underway when the 3 pm deadline passed without the union and company reaching agreement on a new labor contract to replace one that expired in February. 

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  • Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

    Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:30:18 GMT

     An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft. The ruling was a victory for hobbyists and a setback for the FAA, which cited safety concerns as it tried to tighten regulation of the fast-growing army of drone operators. 

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     An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft. The ruling was a victory for hobbyists and a setback for the FAA, which cited safety concerns as it tried to tighten regulation of the fast-growing army of drone operators. 

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  • FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

    FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:23:54 GMT
    A federal agency has voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet.More >>
    A federal agency has voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet.More >>
  • Ohio Turnpike chief talks about summer construction plans

    Ohio Turnpike chief talks about summer construction plans

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:23:54 GMT

    Drivers won't see too much construction on the Ohio turnpike this summer, as long as they stick to the eastern portion of the toll road. During a stop in New Springfield on Friday, Turnpike Executive Director Randy Cole said the majority of the construction will be in the western half of the state this season. Cole also told 21 News he doesn't expect any major jumps in toll costs.

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    Drivers won't see too much construction on the Ohio turnpike this summer, as long as they stick to the eastern portion of the toll road. During a stop in New Springfield on Friday, Turnpike Executive Director Randy Cole said the majority of the construction will be in the western half of the state this season. Cole also told 21 News he doesn't expect any major jumps in toll costs.

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  • Iconic travel trailers converge on Canfield

    Iconic travel trailers converge on Canfield

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:13:13 GMT

    Don't be surprised if you're seeing a lot of silver on the valley highways this weekend. Nearly a hundred aluminum Airstream trailers are gathering for a rally. For some people it's just a way of life.   Traveling the roads and discovering something new and doing it all in their Airstream. The Wally Byam Caravan Club is having their regional rally at the Canfield Fairgrounds this weekend. 

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    Don't be surprised if you're seeing a lot of silver on the valley highways this weekend. Nearly a hundred aluminum Airstream trailers are gathering for a rally. For some people it's just a way of life.   Traveling the roads and discovering something new and doing it all in their Airstream. The Wally Byam Caravan Club is having their regional rally at the Canfield Fairgrounds this weekend. 

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  • Some protest Vice President Pence visit to Grove City College

    Some protest Vice President Pence visit to Grove City College

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:10:37 GMT

    Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to address three college commencements this month, including Notre Dame and the Naval Academy.  But his first commencement speech will be Saturday at Grove City College, a small liberal arts and conservative christian school in Mercer County. While many are calling it a very special day, others are saying his invitation is inappropriate and are planning a resistance protest march. The appearance by the Vice President is expected...

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    Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to address three college commencements this month, including Notre Dame and the Naval Academy.  But his first commencement speech will be Saturday at Grove City College, a small liberal arts and conservative christian school in Mercer County. While many are calling it a very special day, others are saying his invitation is inappropriate and are planning a resistance protest march. The appearance by the Vice President is expected...

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  • Canfield students 'test-drive' future careers

    Canfield students 'test-drive' future careers

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:08:15 GMT
    Students at Hilltop Elementary were able to sit in the seats of vehicles that people in various professions drive every day. Vehicles from fire trucks to farming equipment were on display at the school. Teachers hope the event will give the students hands-on experience with the equipment professionals use on a regular basis.  This is the second year that Hilltop Elementary has hosted the event with everyone from first responders to construction companies represented.   More >>
    Students at Hilltop Elementary were able to sit in the seats of vehicles that people in various professions drive every day. Vehicles from fire trucks to farming equipment were on display at the school. Teachers hope the event will give the students hands-on experience with the equipment professionals use on a regular basis.  This is the second year that Hilltop Elementary has hosted the event with everyone from first responders to construction companies represented.   More >>
  • Cruze enthusiasts gather in the Valley

    Cruze enthusiasts gather in the Valley

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:04:28 GMT
    Chevy Cruze enthusiasts from across the nation and even Canada, rallied together at the UAW 1112 Union Hall. Custom Cruze models of every color rolled into the hall Friday afternoon as a part of the CruzeTalk.com Tour. Local Union Presidents say this is a great opportunity for Lordstown employees to connect with those that enjoy their product.  The group makes a return to the Valley to visit the Lordstown plant every year.   More >>
    Chevy Cruze enthusiasts from across the nation and even Canada, rallied together at the UAW 1112 Union Hall. Custom Cruze models of every color rolled into the hall Friday afternoon as a part of the CruzeTalk.com Tour. Local Union Presidents say this is a great opportunity for Lordstown employees to connect with those that enjoy their product.  The group makes a return to the Valley to visit the Lordstown plant every year.   More >>
  • East High student accused of assaulting police officer

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:03:11 GMT
    An East High student accused of elbowing a police offer appeared in front of as judge Friday afternoon.  18-year-old Torrence Mosley pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. The charge stemmed from an incident last week at East High School when Mosley refused to put his backpack through a metal detector as he walking into the school.  A pre-trial date has not been set.  More >>
    An East High student accused of elbowing a police offer appeared in front of as judge Friday afternoon.  18-year-old Torrence Mosley pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. The charge stemmed from an incident last week at East High School when Mosley refused to put his backpack through a metal detector as he walking into the school.  A pre-trial date has not been set.  More >>
  • Former Warren attorney who hired hit man back in jail

    Former Warren attorney who hired hit man back in jail

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:55:58 GMT
    Maridee CostanzoMaridee Costanzo

    A former high profile Valley defense attorney who served prison time for trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband is back behind bars following a raid on her Warren home. Authorities from Geauga County searched the Genesee Avenue NE home of Maridee Costanzo Friday morning as part of an investigation into stolen property. Costanzo, 59,  was booked into the Geauga County Jail where she awaits arraignment on Monday. 

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    A former high profile Valley defense attorney who served prison time for trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband is back behind bars following a raid on her Warren home. Authorities from Geauga County searched the Genesee Avenue NE home of Maridee Costanzo Friday morning as part of an investigation into stolen property. Costanzo, 59,  was booked into the Geauga County Jail where she awaits arraignment on Monday. 

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  • Suspected Warren drug dealer called 'purveyor of death'

    Suspected Warren drug dealer called 'purveyor of death'

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:50:41 GMT

    Federal and local drug agents seized suspected heroin, cocaine and more than $100,000 from a Warren man they say is a known drug dealer. Agents with the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms raided a condo at the Candlelight Apartment complex on North Road SE Friday morning.

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    Federal and local drug agents seized suspected heroin, cocaine and more than $100,000 from a Warren man they say is a known drug dealer. Agents with the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms raided a condo at the Candlelight Apartment complex on North Road SE Friday morning.

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  • Suspect in Mercer County sex crimes arrested in Girard

    Suspect in Mercer County sex crimes arrested in Girard

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:18:12 GMT
    William Casey being arrestedWilliam Casey being arrested
    Authorities are holding a Girard, Ohio man wanted for allegedly committing sex crimes against a child in Mercer County. U.S. Marshals and Girard Police arrested 56-year-old William Casey on Friday after he failed to show up for a court hearing in Mercer County. Casey is awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child and three counts of indecent assault on a person lest than 13 years old. The suspect was first arrested in Girard last July. The original crimi...More >>
    Authorities are holding a Girard, Ohio man wanted for allegedly committing sex crimes against a child in Mercer County. U.S. Marshals and Girard Police arrested 56-year-old William Casey on Friday after he failed to show up for a court hearing in Mercer County. Casey is awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child and three counts of indecent assault on a person lest than 13 years old. The suspect was first arrested in Girard last July. The original crimi...More >>
  • Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

    Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:26:00 GMT

     Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service." 

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     Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service." 

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  • Driver given Narcan after crashing car in Poland Township

    Driver given Narcan after crashing car in Poland Township

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:55:55 GMT

    A Lawrence County man was given four doses of an opiate overdose reversal drug after crashing his car in Poland Township Friday morning. Another driver spotted a car driving erratically along New Castle Road just before it veered into a ditch and crashed east of Coit Road just before 7 a.m. Those first on the scene reported that the driver, Christopher Levine, 25, appeared to be unresponsive, and administered four doses of Narcan to revive him before being taken to the hospital. 

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    A Lawrence County man was given four doses of an opiate overdose reversal drug after crashing his car in Poland Township Friday morning. Another driver spotted a car driving erratically along New Castle Road just before it veered into a ditch and crashed east of Coit Road just before 7 a.m. Those first on the scene reported that the driver, Christopher Levine, 25, appeared to be unresponsive, and administered four doses of Narcan to revive him before being taken to the hospital. 

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  • Vice President Pence avoids political fray surrounding him

    Vice President Pence avoids political fray surrounding him

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:11:42 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence has approached the drama engulfing the White House with caution, offering loyalty to his boss but in a manner that seeks to limit his political exposure.More >>
    Vice President Mike Pence has approached the drama engulfing the White House with caution, offering loyalty to his boss but in a manner that seeks to limit his political exposure.More >>
  • Salem man sentenced to prison for road rage against bicyclist

    Salem man sentenced to prison for road rage against bicyclist

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:05:40 GMT

    A Salem man convicted in a road rage case involving a bicyclist says he intends to file an appeal after a judge sentenced him to two years in prison and suspended his driver's license for five years. Stephen Bauman, 71, was sentenced Thursday in Columbiana County court after an earlier conviction on charges of felonious assault and failure to stop after an accident.

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    A Salem man convicted in a road rage case involving a bicyclist says he intends to file an appeal after a judge sentenced him to two years in prison and suspended his driver's license for five years. Stephen Bauman, 71, was sentenced Thursday in Columbiana County court after an earlier conviction on charges of felonious assault and failure to stop after an accident.

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  • Feminism in the digital age

    Feminism in the digital age

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:03:51 GMT

    Decades after the women's rights movement, women are still battling for equal rights, pay and respect. Social media is capturing our every move in the digital age and the images shared with followers can make a lasting impression whether they're intended to or not. Social media expert and chair of the YSU communications department, Adam Earnheardt,  is a father of three daughters who says he's worried by some of the photos he sees. "They're just now starting to use social...

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    Decades after the women's rights movement, women are still battling for equal rights, pay and respect. Social media is capturing our every move in the digital age and the images shared with followers can make a lasting impression whether they're intended to or not. Social media expert and chair of the YSU communications department, Adam Earnheardt,  is a father of three daughters who says he's worried by some of the photos he sees. "They're just now starting to use social...

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  • Youngstown man indicted for North Side murder

    Youngstown man indicted for North Side murder

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:02 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:02:26 GMT
    The Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted a Youngstown man for a shooting death on the city's North Side. Jermaine Tubbs, 26,  is charged with murdering 52-year-old Michael Brooks at a Dupont Street apartment complex in April. Investigators say both the victim and the alleged shooter knew each other prior to the dispute. Police say the men had been fighting. More >>
    The Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted a Youngstown man for a shooting death on the city's North Side. Jermaine Tubbs, 26,  is charged with murdering 52-year-old Michael Brooks at a Dupont Street apartment complex in April. Investigators say both the victim and the alleged shooter knew each other prior to the dispute. Police say the men had been fighting. More >>
  • Cops: Dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby alone

    Cops: Dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby alone

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-05-19 10:14:03 GMT

     A Pennsylvania man locked his 22-month-old son in a makeshift wooden cage and left the boy alone in a hot house with his two younger siblings, including a sister born hours earlier, police said Thursday. Troopers acting on a tip arrived Wednesday afternoon at the North Manheim Township home, knocked on the door and, when no one answered, forced their way in. Just inside the front door they found a 1-year-old boy in a playp...

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     A Pennsylvania man locked his 22-month-old son in a makeshift wooden cage and left the boy alone in a hot house with his two younger siblings, including a sister born hours earlier, police said Thursday. Troopers acting on a tip arrived Wednesday afternoon at the North Manheim Township home, knocked on the door and, when no one answered, forced their way in. Just inside the front door they found a 1-year-old boy in a playp...

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  • North Jackson crash sends one to the hospital

    North Jackson crash sends one to the hospital

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:12 AM EDT2017-05-19 10:12:23 GMT

    .One person is in the hospital following a car accident that temporarily shut down a road in North Jackson. The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells 21 News that a car crashed into a pole on South Salem Warren Road early Friday, causing wires to come down into the street. The road was closed while a crew from Ohio Edison cleaned up the damage.  

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    .One person is in the hospital following a car accident that temporarily shut down a road in North Jackson. The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells 21 News that a car crashed into a pole on South Salem Warren Road early Friday, causing wires to come down into the street. The road was closed while a crew from Ohio Edison cleaned up the damage.  

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