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Power out to thousands in Trumbull county for second time this week

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Power is out to thousands in northern Trumbull county for the second time this week.

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Youngstown man says girlfriend bit his pants

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A Youngstown woman was taken to jail after her live-in boyfriend told police he had to nearly pry her jaw off of his pants during a fight.

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Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

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Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. 

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Greenville woman accused of hitting man with bat over custody issue

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State Police in Mercer County say an argument over child custody and holiday plans erupted into a violent confrontation that landed Greenville area woman in jail on Thanksgiving Day.

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Boardman man says he was shot helping stranded driver

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A Boardman man told police he was shot while trying to help a man who appeared to be stranded along I-680 on Youngstown's West Side. 

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Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

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Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home.

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Salem launches holiday season this weekend

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The holiday season officially gets underway this weekend in the City of Salem with a big schedule of upcoming events.

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State to target high-crash Ohio roads with 70 mph limits

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The state says it will target high-crash Ohio roads that have 70 mph limits as it studies the impact of the change to the faster speed. 

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Truck falls on man at Southington home

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The Trumbull County Coroner is investigating the death of a man who was found underneath a truck at his Southington Township home Thanksgiving night. 

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Black Friday mall and shopping hours

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WFMJ.COM has put together a list of Black Friday store and shopping mall hours.

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Man found dead after search in Weathersfield

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The body of a man who was the subject of a search by both Weathersfield and McDonald police Thanksgiving night has been found.

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Hundreds wait for doors to open at Eastwood Mall on Thanksgiving

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More than 700 people waited outside of Eastwood Mall for a Thanksgiving Day shopping spree. The doors opened at 6 p.m. near the Food Court. The first 500 people got Swag Bags. They were filled with coupons, gift cards and other surprises. The mall will close at 1 a.m. Friday morning. The doors will be open again Friday morning at 6 a.m. The first 200 people in line by the Food Court doors will be able to participate in the Chocolate Rush. 200 Chocolate Bars will be handed out. ...

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Preventing accidents on Black Friday

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Black Friday shopping can be a hassle even before getting through the doors of popular retailers.  AAA released a parking lot survival guide aimed at helping shoppers get through the holidays without accident.  

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Basketball teams serve Thanksgiving meal in Sharon

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Basketball players that normally have their heads in the game were seen with their hands in the kitchen this Thanksgiving.  The Kennedy Catholic Boys and Girls Basketball teams served up over 800 Thanksgiving meals at the Salvation Army in Sharon. 

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Family thankful for new Boardman home

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Two out of every five families in the U-S haven't reached the American dream of owning their own home. This year, that dream came true for one family thanks to Habitat for Humanity. 

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Youngstown Police warn of fake Twitter account

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The Youngstown Police Department is trying to find out who created a Twitter account that looks like it could be the department's own account.

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Ohio AG offers consumer tips ahead of Black Friday shopping

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Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year. 

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T-shirt sales raise $13,000 for family of fallen Girard officer

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A fundraising effort in memory of fallen Girard Police Officer Justin Leo has raised $13,000 through the sale of special t-shirts. 

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ALDI sets date to open Cortland store

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A grocery chain based in Germany has announced that it will open it's newest Valley store next month.

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Five injured in Thanksgiving Day crash in Howland

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Five people, at least two of them children, were rushed to the hospital when the car they were in crashed along Route 82 in Howland Township on Thanksgiving day. 

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Grove City residents flee Thanksgiving Day fire

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Crews from surrounding fire departments were called out Thanksgiving morning to help Grove City Volunteer firefighters battle flames that broke out at a home. 

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Convicted Howland murderer spending holiday in prison

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The Howland man convicted of murdering two people and attempting to murder three others is spending his Thanksgiving in a state prison.

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Discovery of dynamite brings evacuation of Alliance neighborhood

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Thirty families from an Alliance neighborhood had their preparations for Thanksgiving disrupted when they were evacuated from their homes by a bomb squad. 

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Ohio Highway Patrol finds $382,000 worth of hidden pot

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 76 pounds of hydroponic marijuana during a routine traffic stop.

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Grocery store holiday hours

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If you discover all of the sudden that you are missing a crucial cooking ingredient for your Thanksgiving menu just hours before dinner, there are some places you can stop and shop as the holiday arrives. 

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Report: Prosecutor won't charge Youngstown mom

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The Youngstown city Prosecutor will not file charges against a woman who called the police to locate her children that turned up to be in her own home, according to our print partner the Vindicator. 

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Power restored to Trumbull County

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For thousands in Trumbull County, at least part of the night before Thanksgiving could be spent in the dark. 

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Man dead, Hubbard home burns twice in one week Video included

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One man in is critical condition after his family home caught fire for the second time in a week. 

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The cost of eliminating net neutrality

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It's a move that could impact the way we search the web and consumer services online. The Federal Communications Commission is pledging to do away with net neutrality, a regulation that force internet providers to treat all content online equally. "It shifts a lot of the power to the biggest internet service providers and they'll be controlling the content of what goes on the internet," Valley Congressman Tim Ryan said, (D-OH).  Ryan says he's furious that President ...

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Niles, Girard, Hubbard to receive $1 million for home improvements

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Niles, in collaboration with Hubbard and Girard, will receive one million dollars to fix up houses in the community. 

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Austintown man gets probation for using names of dead voters on petitions

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An Austintown man who previously pleaded guilty to allegations that he falsified election petitions will not spend time behind bars.  

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Pizza shops expect busy Thanksgiving Eve

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Ordering pizza or other take-out foods on Thanksgiving Eve can be a clever time-saver for families preparing for the big dinner the following day.

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Mahoning county election results final

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The Mahoning county Board of Elections certified the final results of the November general election in a special meeting on Wednesday. The board needed to count some 400 provisional ballots and around 200 late arrival absentee ballots and add them to the final tally.  They also explained ballots that were invalid because the person voted in the wrong county or the wrong precinct. In the hotly contested Youngstown Mayor's race the final resulyt showed Tito Brown still the winner ... More>>

Robber takes cash from Parkman Rd. convenience store

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Warren Police Detectives will be looking at surveillance video in hopes of identifying the person who robbed a neighborhood convenience store on Tuesday. 

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Competition grows to win grocery wars

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Groceries with the click of a mouse? Amazon and Walmart are rivals in the all out grocery war to win over consumers online with the convenience of ordering groceries for pick up or delivery. Regional chains, like Giant Eagle, are also experimenting with ways to offer a similar service. Giant Eagle is testing out its new Curbside to Go service at its Doral Drive location in Youngstown. Shoppers can pick out items online, provide instructions down to the fine details- like whether th... More>>

Youngstown man cited for driving over hose at bar fire

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Police cited a 66-year-old Youngstown man during Tuesday's fire at the former Larry's Lounge. 

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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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 Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

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FirstEnergy works on Downtown Youngstown outage

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Ohio Edison crews were out in Wednesday's early morning mist working to restore power to part of Downtown Youngstown. 

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Thanksgiving leading day for home cooking fires

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While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another's company, it's also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires. 

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Girl Scouts hugging advice draws debate

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A recent article on the Girl Scouts of America's website has caused debate among some people. 

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A Coitsville woman with a passion to be Cancun's CEO

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A woman from the valley is asking for help in her newest adventure. Kimberly Root from Coitsville wants to be CEO of Cancun for six months.

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OSP: Juvenile dies in Johnston Twp. crash

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A 13-year-old boy died in a Trumbull County crash on Sunday. Officials say the two-vehicle crash sent three other people to the hospital.

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Beaver Twp. Police: Missing man found safe

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Beaver Township police say they are concerned about a man who has been missing for more than 12 hours.

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The community of Lordstown food pantry open

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The village of Lordstown is coming together this holiday season to make sure no community members go hungry. 

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Lorain Schools join Youngstown in fight against House Bill 70

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Youngstown School Board President Brenda Kimble said efforts are under way to contact other districts in academic distress that could come under control of a CEO.

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Ohio EPA: New Waterford improving drinking water system

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New Waterford is improving the village's drinking water treatment and distribution system in a new collaboration project with Ohio EPA. 

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Warren mother charged after leaving 2 and 6 yr old home alone

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A woman in Warren has been charged after police found her two-year-old and six-year-old children home by themselves.  Police say when they knocked on the door of the apartment, a little girl answered with an even smaller child behind her. The girl told police her dad was at work and her mom was somewhere with her aunt. According to the police report, a witness made the original call and pointed out the home to police.  When contact was made with Kyra Wicker, the...

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Sweeney's Operation Santa benefits Rescue Mission and Boys and Girls Club

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Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC's Operation Santa is benefiting the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown this year. 

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Rayen students give back to the community during holiday season

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Rayen Early College Intermediate School students are in the holiday spirit after donating items to Second Harvest Food Bank for those in need. 

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Vienna teen indicted on rape charges

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A 19-year-old Trumbull County man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of raping a teenaged girl. 

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East Liverpool teen to face charges for stealing golf cart, ramming cruiser

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Police say a 16-year-old East Liverpool girl will be facing criminal charges after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen golf cart. 

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8th child death reported, IKEA relaunches recall of dressers

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After receiving another report of a child's death, caused by a dresser falling on them IKEA has once again reissued a recall for certain dresser models.

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Valley restaurant owner pistol-whipped, robbed at Austintown home

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Austintown police are investigating an incident that left a Valley businessman injured, and out of several thousand dollars.

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Gas prices drop for holiday season

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Gas prices in northeast Ohio are dropping as we head into the holiday season. 

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Men sentenced for Trumbull County murder granted parole

Jeff McClure (L) Mark Badilo (R) Jeff McClure (L) Mark Badilo (R)
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Two men sentenced to 15-years-to-life in for a 1998 Trumbull County murder will be freed from prison this spring. F

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Study: Drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths could double by 2025

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A new estimate projects that drug, alcohol, and suicide-related deaths could see a 60 percent increase over the next ten years.  

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Boardman mom sentenced to state pen for duct taping child

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A Boardman woman who pleaded guilty to duct taping her 11-year-old son to a chair while she took another child swimming has been sentenced to 9 months in the Ohio Penitentiary. 

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Canfield Police: Tips to avoid burglary

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Canfield Police are reminding residents of tips they can use to avoid or lessen the chance of becoming a victim of a burglary. 

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Law enforcement issues warning for drivers this Thanksgiving

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With nearly 51 million drivers expected to take to the nation's highway, law enforcement officials are asking motorists to stay safe and use their seat belts.  

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Lisbon tuba player joins OU band in NY for NBC's Today show and parade

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A tuba player from Lisbon will be among other musicians appearing not only on NBC's Today Show but in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well. 

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Mahoning County deputies cook turkeys for seniors and shut-ins

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Thirty members of the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department have already cooked 30 Thanksgiving turkeys. 

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Smokey fire shuts down Hillman Avenue in Youngstown

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People living in or driving through a neighborhood on Youngstown's South Side were coping with a blanket of smoke coming from a burning building. 

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'Bulge in the buttocks' leads to drug charges against Youngstown man

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What began as a routine traffic stop by Youngstown police ended with a city man behind bars on drug charges. 

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Suspect arrested for murder of Pennsylvania police officer

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The suspect wanted for murdering a Western Pennsylvania police officer has been arrested in Pittsburgh. 

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Lisbon man charged with three pharmacy break-ins

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A Lisbon man faces trial on allegations that he stole drugs during break-ins at three pharmacies in Columbiana County in recent months.

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19 seek medical marijuana dispensaries in Valley

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The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has received 19 applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the Valley.

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Natural gas tax comes up for debate in Pennsylvania House

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Legislation to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is getting closer to a vote in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, although the long-sought tax still faces hurdles in the nation's No. 2 gas state. 

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Suspect in East Liverpool shooting turned himself in

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East Liverpool police say one of the two suspects in the shooting Sunday morning, turned himself in. 

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McGuffey Elementary students donate to help local families

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Students at McGuffey Elementary School donated canned goods and non-perishable food items to local families in need for Thanksgiving. 

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Duct taping of son sends Boardman mother to prison

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She made headlines this summer when she duct taped her young son to a chair in the basement.  Thirty-two year old Susan Malysa was arrested June 6th when her 11 year old son was found duct taped to a metal chair in her basement, while she and another child were at the YMCA swimming. She later pleaded guilty to one charge of felony child endangerment.   She appeared Tuesday for sentencing before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum.  He told Malysa that he wouldn't do to his d... More>>

Mohip denies implications he was paid by a vendor

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Krish Mohip strongly denies any implication that he was ever paid by i-Ready or any other vendor. 

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Officials: More animals taken from Brookfield home; deplorable conditions

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Authorities took pigs, ducks, chickens and a dog from a Brookfield home that they say were in deplorable conditions on Monday. 

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Girard mobile home park working to make neighborhood drug-free Video included

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The fight to keep drugs out of a Trumbull County neighborhood is part of the plan to clean up the area's overall image. 

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