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    Football coach pleads no contest in Ohio rape case

    Football coach pleads no contest in Ohio rape case

     (AP) - A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded no contest to two charges. The Ohio attorney general's office says Matt Belardine entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Jefferson County court to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking. Charges of obstructing official business and contributing to the delinquency of a child were dismi...More >>
     (AP) - A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded no contest to two charges. The Ohio attorney general's office says Matt Belardine entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Jefferson County court to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking. Charges of obstructing official business and contributing to the delinquency of a child were dismi...More >>
  • Mathews School Board takes steps to terminate a teacher

    Mathews School Board takes steps to terminate a teacher

    In a special meeting Tuesday night, the Mathews Board of Education voted to authorize the treasurer of the board to give a school employee a letter of intent to terminate.More >>
    In a special meeting Tuesday night, the Mathews Board of Education voted to authorize the treasurer of the board to give a school employee a letter of intent to terminate.More >>
  • Warren teacher resigns amid investigation into an improper relationship with a student

    Warren teacher resigns amid investigation into an improper relationship with a student

    A teacher at Warren G. Harding High School has resigned amid an investigation into if she had an improper relationship with a student.More >>
    A teacher at Warren G. Harding High School has resigned amid an investigation into if she had an improper relationship with a student.More >>
  • Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:21:39 GMT
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    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
  • Anti-fracking bill returning to ballot in Youngstown

    Anti-fracking bill returning to ballot in Youngstown

    For the third time in 18 months, anti-frackers are asking Youngstown voters to consider a ballot initiative to ban fracking in the city.
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    For the third time in 18 months, anti-frackers are asking Youngstown voters to consider a ballot initiative to ban fracking in the city.

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  • Warren pizza shop robbed for second time this year

    Warren pizza shop robbed for second time this year

    A Warren pizza shop is once again the target of a crime.An employee of the Litte Caesar's at 2525 Youngstown road SE, tells police that she was on duty during arobbery Monday night.She says that a man dressed in dark clothing came in, pulled a silver handgun, and demanded money just before 11:00 p.m.The suspect fled on foot with about $200 cash.Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.Employees were shaken up, but no one was harmed.The same business was the target of a...More >>
    A Warren pizza shop is once again the target of a crime.An employee of the Litte Caesar's at 2525 Youngstown road SE, tells police that she was on duty during arobbery Monday night.She says that a man dressed in dark clothing came in, pulled a silver handgun, and demanded money just before 11:00 p.m.The suspect fled on foot with about $200 cash.Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.Employees were shaken up, but no one was harmed.The same business was the target of a...More >>
  • Trolley tours Mill Creek Metropark on Earth Day

    Trolley tours Mill Creek Metropark on Earth Day

    The Cohasset Express, the Mill Creek MetroParks' new trolley headed out on Tuesday for it's first tour around the park.More >>
    The Cohasset Express, the Mill Creek MetroParks' new trolley headed out on Tuesday for it's first tour around the park.More >>
  • Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
  • Youngstown girl returns to school after recovering from gunshot wound

    Youngstown girl returns to school after recovering from gunshot wound

    The Youngstown girl who suffered a gunshot wound, while sitting at her dining room table, returned to school on Tuesday.More >>
    The Youngstown girl who suffered a gunshot wound, while sitting at her dining room table, returned to school on Tuesday. More >>
  • Columbiana County man accused of making illegal firearm silencers

    Columbiana County man accused of making illegal firearm silencers

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:14:55 GMT
    A federal grand jury has handed up a four count indictment against a Columbiana County man accusing him of violating firearms regulations.Brent See is charged with making, dealing and possessing unregistered and unlicensed silencers.According to documents filed in U.S. district court in Youngstown, agents from the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched See's Signal Road home in January.According to an affidavit, the investigating ATF agent say...More >>
    A federal grand jury has handed up a four count indictment against a Columbiana County man accusing him of violating firearms regulations.Brent See is charged with making, dealing and possessing unregistered and unlicensed silencers.According to documents filed in U.S. district court in Youngstown, agents from the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched See's Signal Road home in January.According to an affidavit, the investigating ATF agent say...More >>
  • Niles teen sentenced for beating woman during home invasion

    Niles teen sentenced for beating woman during home invasion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:03:02 GMT
    The Niles man charged with beating a 65-year-old woman during a home invasion is sentenced has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan handed down the sentence on Tuesday to 19-year-old Anthony Howe, who pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with robbery, kidnapping, assault and burglary.Police say that Howe forced his way into a North Butler Street home in Niles on December30 and pistol whipped his victim when she pulled out a gun. Ho...More >>
    The Niles man charged with beating a 65-year-old woman during a home invasion is sentenced has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan handed down the sentence on Tuesday to 19-year-old Anthony Howe, who pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with robbery, kidnapping, assault and burglary.Police say that Howe forced his way into a North Butler Street home in Niles on December30 and pistol whipped his victim when she pulled out a gun. Ho...More >>
  • Observation deck completed in Mill Creek Metropark

    Observation deck completed in Mill Creek Metropark

    The ribbon was cut on the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary observation platform on Earth Day.More >>
    The ribbon was cut on the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary observation platform on Earth Day. More >>
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    One vehicle injury crash in Warren Township

    One vehicle injury crash in Warren Township

    WARREN, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle injury crash at the Horvath Trailer Park in Warren Township.According to authoritiesa Chevrolet Monte Carlo was heading east bound on North River Road when it drove off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail. The car continued down the road before veering off the left side of the road and striking a mobile home in the Horvath Trailer Park, just after 12:30 this morning. The driver of the vehicle wasMore >>
    WARREN, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle injury crash at the Horvath Trailer Park in Warren Township.According to authoritiesa Chevrolet Monte Carlo was heading east bound on North River Road when it drove off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail. The car continued down the road before veering off the left side of the road and striking a mobile home in the Horvath Trailer Park, just after 12:30 this morning. The driver of the vehicle was More >>
  • Lisbon man wins Ohio lottery

    Lisbon man wins Ohio lottery

    A Lisbon man used a combination of his and his daughter's birthday to pick winning numbers in an Ohio lottery game. Using the combination of numbers Jeffery Boyle of Lisbon matched all five numbers of the April 20 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. Four others also picked winning combinations and split the over $800,000 jackpot. Boyle's share was just over $216,000 and he walked away with just over $153,000 after mandatory state and federal taxes. Boyle says he plans to used the money to make improvemen...More >>
    A Lisbon man used a combination of his and his daughter's birthday to pick winning numbers in an Ohio lottery game. Using the combination of numbers Jeffery Boyle of Lisbon matched all five numbers of the April 20 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. Four others also picked winning combinations and split the over $800,000 jackpot. Boyle's share was just over $216,000 and he walked away with just over $153,000 after mandatory state and federal taxes. Boyle says he plans to used the money to make improvemen...More >>
  • Lisbon man fishes up jewelry and watches

    Lisbon man fishes up jewelry and watches

    A Lisbon man went fishing and caught more than he expected according to police. Police says that Warren Garwood snagged a sack full of jewlery and old watches while he was fishing at Highlandtown Lake on Sunday. Police report they are checking reports for any stolen jewelry that matches the discrption of the pieces Garwood caught. The pieces are covered in mud but are blieved to be mainly costume jeweleryMore >>
    A Lisbon man went fishing and caught more than he expected according to police. Police says that Warren Garwood snagged a sack full of jewlery and old watches while he was fishing at Highlandtown Lake on Sunday. Police report they are checking reports for any stolen jewelry that matches the discrption of the pieces Garwood caught. The pieces are covered in mud but are blieved to be mainly costume jeweleryMore >>
  • Valley has lowest unemployment rate in six years

    Valley has lowest unemployment rate in six years

    The jobs picture in the Mahoning Valley is following state and national trends by continuing to show improvement.Figures releasedTuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statisticsshow the Youngstown-Warren Metropolitan area had aa 6.9% unemployment rate in March.The last time the metro area had a lower rate was in May of 2008, when 6.3% of the valley's labor force was out of work.The March unemployment figure iseight tenths of a percent better than the February rate of 7.7%, and 1.6% better than the M...More >>
    The jobs picture in the Mahoning Valley is following state and national trends by continuing to show improvement.Figures releasedTuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statisticsshow the Youngstown-Warren Metropolitan area had aa 6.9% unemployment rate in March.The last time the metro area had a lower rate was in May of 2008, when 6.3% of the valley's labor force was out of work.The March unemployment figure iseight tenths of a percent better than the February rate of 7.7%, and 1.6% better than the M...More >>
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    Warren's Grohl Alley cleanup update

    Warren's Grohl Alley cleanup update

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:44:39 GMT
    One of the people credited with being the brainchild of Warren's Grohl Alley says most of the graffiti on the artwork has been covered up.Joe O'Grady tells 21 News that artists worked through the weekend re-painting the sculpture and murals that had been defaced with spray paint.The alley is dedicated to Warren native and musician Dave Grohl, who is a drummer for the group the Foo Fighters.O'Grady says more people are stepping up to make the tribute even better. The Ken Greco Companyis offeri...More >>
    One of the people credited with being the brainchild of Warren's Grohl Alley says most of the graffiti on the artwork has been covered up.Joe O'Grady tells 21 News that artists worked through the weekend re-painting the sculpture and murals that had been defaced with spray paint.The alley is dedicated to Warren native and musician Dave Grohl, who is a drummer for the group the Foo Fighters.O'Grady says more people are stepping up to make the tribute even better. The Ken Greco Companyis offeri...More >>
  • Grand Jury to decide if Youngstown teen will be tried for murder

    Grand Jury to decide if Youngstown teen will be tried for murder

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:17:07 GMT
    The Mahoning County Grand jury will decide ifa Youngstown teenager will be tried as an adult fora shooting death.The case of 16-yr-old Damarrea Harris was bound over to the Grand Jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravatedrobbery.The charges were originally filed in juvenile court after David Perkins of Niles was shot in the backin the driveway of a Hilton Avenue home in October.Harris remains in the Mahoning County jail without bond.More >>
    The Mahoning County Grand jury will decide ifa Youngstown teenager will be tried as an adult fora shooting death.The case of 16-yr-old Damarrea Harris was bound over to the Grand Jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravatedrobbery.The charges were originally filed in juvenile court after David Perkins of Niles was shot in the backin the driveway of a Hilton Avenue home in October.Harris remains in the Mahoning County jail without bond.More >>
  • New Ohio gay marriage amendment moves forward

    New Ohio gay marriage amendment moves forward

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:00:33 GMT
     (AP) - Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board agreed Tuesday that the proposed "Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment" contains a single constitutional amendment, clearing the way for the effort to move forward. The updated amendment includes language requiring that all legally valid marriages be treated equa...More >>
     (AP) - Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board agreed Tuesday that the proposed "Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment" contains a single constitutional amendment, clearing the way for the effort to move forward. The updated amendment includes language requiring that all legally valid marriages be treated equa...More >>
  • Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:54:11 GMT
    (AP) - Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread. Interim President Joseph Alutto sent a university-wide email Monday urging those who are most susceptible to the virus to receive two doses of the vaccine unless they can document that they have already been immunized. Alutto said in the email that it wasn't required but compliance is "strongly recommended." The Columbus Dispatch report...More >>
    (AP) - Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread. Interim President Joseph Alutto sent a university-wide email Monday urging those who are most susceptible to the virus to receive two doses of the vaccine unless they can document that they have already been immunized. Alutto said in the email that it wasn't required but compliance is "strongly recommended." The Columbus Dispatch report...More >>
  • Corbett seeks quicker ruling in gay marriage case

    Corbett seeks quicker ruling in gay marriage case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:36:43 GMT
     (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial.More >>
     (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial.More >>
  • Democrats running for Trumbull Commissioner outline their plans for the county

    Democrats running for Trumbull Commissioner outline their plans for the county

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:26:41 GMT
    Two Democrats are running for the only available Trumbull County commissioner seat.They are Incumbent Frank Fuda and current Hubbard Councilwoman Lisha Pompili-Baumiller.Pompili-Baumiller feels the county needs to become more aggressive in attracting business. Fuda notes the success of the county in recent years, and says it needs to continue in its current direction.“Looking for grants to make us more enticeable area, to clean this area up so that businesses will actually want to locate to t...More >>
    Two Democrats are running for the only available Trumbull County commissioner seat.They are Incumbent Frank Fuda and current Hubbard Councilwoman Lisha Pompili-Baumiller.Pompili-Baumiller feels the county needs to become more aggressive in attracting business. Fuda notes the success of the county in recent years, and says it needs to continue in its current direction.“Looking for grants to make us more enticeable area, to clean this area up so that businesses will actually want to locate to t...More >>
  • Trumbull County democrats hold candidates forum

    Trumbull County Democrats hold candidates forum

    Trumbull County Democrats hold candidates forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:40:29 GMT
    At a Democratic candidates forum, voters had the chance to hear from different primary hopefuls.More >>
    At a Democratic candidates forum, voters had the chance to hear from different primary hopefuls.More >>
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    No contest plea expected in football rape case

    No contest plea expected in football rape case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:35:03 GMT
    (AP) - A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players is expected to plead no contest to charges that arose from an investigation into the rape.Attorney general spokesman Dan Tierney says defendant Matt Belardineis expected to plead no contest Tuesday in Jefferson County court to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking.Tierney says counts of obstructing official busi...More >>
    (AP) - A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players is expected to plead no contest to charges that arose from an investigation into the rape.Attorney general spokesman Dan Tierney says defendant Matt Belardineis expected to plead no contest Tuesday in Jefferson County court to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking.Tierney says counts of obstructing official busi...More >>
  • General Motors seeks more protection from suits

    General Motors seeks more protection from suits

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:21:34 GMT
     (AP) - General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.The suit was filed Monday evening in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A hearing has not yet been set.The filing asserts that the "numerous lawsuits" recently filed throughout the United States dealing with GM's recall of cars with possible ignition switch problems are ...More >>
     (AP) - General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.The suit was filed Monday evening in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A hearing has not yet been set.The filing asserts that the "numerous lawsuits" recently filed throughout the United States dealing with GM's recall of cars with possible ignition switch problems are ...More >>
  • Kasich signs bill on allergy shots in Ohio schools

    Kasich signs bill on allergy shots in Ohio schools

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:28:23 GMT
    (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasichhas signed a bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions.The measure unanimously passed both chambers of the Legislature earlier this month. Kasich signed it on Monday.The legislation would not force schools and others to stock epinephrine injectors, but would allow the practice by removing barriers such as cost.Currently, parents who know their child has allergies can se...More >>
    (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasichhas signed a bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions.The measure unanimously passed both chambers of the Legislature earlier this month. Kasich signed it on Monday.The legislation would not force schools and others to stock epinephrine injectors, but would allow the practice by removing barriers such as cost.Currently, parents who know their child has allergies can se...More >>
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    Former McDonald teacher guilty of having nude pictures of a minor

    Former McDonald teacher guilty of having nude pictures of a minor

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:14:42 GMT
    A former McDonald teacher will be required to register as a sex offender after he is sentenced for his crimes.More >>
    A former McDonald teacher will be required to register as a sex offender after he is sentenced for his crimes.More >>
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    Department of Defense asked to fight Youngstown blight

    Department of Defense asked to fight Youngstown blight

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:51:42 GMT
    Members of America's Military are being asked to take part in an important mission in Youngstown.The city has applied for a grant to utilize Department of Defense personnel to provide demolition, trash and brush removal services at no cost to the taxpayers of Youngstown.The activities would take place in the neighborhoods between Indianola Avenue, Midlothian Boulevard, South Avenue, and Glenwood Avenue in efforts to stabilize the area and curb further population decline. Should all activities...More >>
    Members of America's Military are being asked to take part in an important mission in Youngstown.The city has applied for a grant to utilize Department of Defense personnel to provide demolition, trash and brush removal services at no cost to the taxpayers of Youngstown.The activities would take place in the neighborhoods between Indianola Avenue, Midlothian Boulevard, South Avenue, and Glenwood Avenue in efforts to stabilize the area and curb further population decline. Should all activities...More >>
  • Quick guilty verdict in murder of Youngstown teen

    Quick guilty verdict in murder of Youngstown teen

    A jury took less than three hours toconvict asuspect of murdering a Youngstown teenager.After starting to deliberate late Monday morning, the jury in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court handed up a guilty verdict before 3:00 p.m.against20-year-old Lamar Reese.Reesewas one of two men charged in connection with the September, 2011murder of 17-year-old Joshua Davis, who was shot to death outside his mother's home on Willis Avenue.Reese, who turned down a plea deal before the start of his trial, w...More >>
    A jury took less than three hours toconvict asuspect of murdering a Youngstown teenager.After starting to deliberate late Monday morning, the jury in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court handed up a guilty verdict before 3:00 p.m.against20-year-old Lamar Reese.Reesewas one of two men charged in connection with the September, 2011murder of 17-year-old Joshua Davis, who was shot to death outside his mother's home on Willis Avenue.Reese, who turned down a plea deal before the start of his trial, w...More >>
  • Local runners cross finishline at Boston Marathon

    Local runners cross finishline at Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:25:59 GMT
    Employees at Second Sole in Boardman were glued to the live streaming web coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, keeping tabs on their friends who hit the race route without fear."It was emotional, because even along the course, you were seeing lots of people with signs saying 'Boston Strong'," Jaclyn Disibio says, a Poland native and first-time marathon runner.Disibio joined thousands in what was the second largest marathon in history-- one year after the attacks."If ...More >>
    Employees at Second Sole in Boardman were glued to the live streaming web coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, keeping tabs on their friends who hit the race route without fear."It was emotional, because even along the course, you were seeing lots of people with signs saying 'Boston Strong'," Jaclyn Disibio says, a Poland native and first-time marathon runner.Disibio joined thousands in what was the second largest marathon in history-- one year after the attacks."If ...More >>
  • Local Michaels stores among those exposed to security breach

    Local Michaels stores among those exposed to security breach

    BOARDMAN, Ohio - Operators of the Michaels Arts and Crafts chain say two of their Valley stores were affected by a security breach.More >>
    BOARDMAN, Ohio - Operators of the Michaels Arts and Crafts chain say two of their Valley stores were affected by a security breach.More >>
  • June hearing on campaign contribution in Youngstown mayoral race

    June hearing on campaign contribution in Youngstown mayoral race

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:01:59 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A June hearing is scheduled following an investigation into illegal campaign contributions made by former Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone and former mayoral candidate Demaine Kitchen.The Ohio Elections Commission is reviewing a $4,000 cash contribution made to Kitchen by Sammarone. State law doesn't permit cash contributions of more than $100s.Kitchen paid $2,500 restitution to Sammarone.More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A June hearing is scheduled following an investigation into illegal campaign contributions made by former Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone and former mayoral candidate Demaine Kitchen.The Ohio Elections Commission is reviewing a $4,000 cash contribution made to Kitchen by Sammarone. State law doesn't permit cash contributions of more than $100s.Kitchen paid $2,500 restitution to Sammarone.More >>
  • Dog dies after being shot with a crossbow in Youngstown

    Dog dies after being shot with a crossbow in Youngstown

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:45:59 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police are trying to find out who killed a dog with a crossbow last night.Rodd Coonce says he was outside working in his yard on Madison Avenue when he heard a noise and then a loud yelp from his golden retriever. Seconds later, his dog walked up to him with a wound on the side of his body and then died soon after.Police followed a blood trail to the next door apartment building and found a bloodied crossbow arrow.“If there was a problem with the dog getting out ...More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police are trying to find out who killed a dog with a crossbow last night.Rodd Coonce says he was outside working in his yard on Madison Avenue when he heard a noise and then a loud yelp from his golden retriever. Seconds later, his dog walked up to him with a wound on the side of his body and then died soon after.Police followed a blood trail to the next door apartment building and found a bloodied crossbow arrow.“If there was a problem with the dog getting out ...More >>
  • Mercer County crash sends two to the hospital

    Mercer County crash sends two to the hospital

    MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - State Police in Mercer County are investigating a two vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital on Monday.More >>
    MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - State Police in Mercer County are investigating a two vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital on Monday.More >>
  • Niles man convicted of rape and kidnapping seeks release from prison

    Niles man convicted of rape and kidnapping seeks release from prison

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:50:00 GMT
    The Ohio Adult Parole Authority held a hearing on Monday for a former Niles man convicted of raping several women while he was pretendingto be apolice officer.In 1992,a judge in Mahoning County sentenced 46-year-old Aaron Tabor to 18 to 43 years in prison after being convicted on twenty charges including rape, assault, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer.Madison is currently incarcerated at the Madison Correctional Facility in London, Ohio.Parole authorities are not expected to rele...More >>
    The Ohio Adult Parole Authority held a hearing on Monday for a former Niles man convicted of raping several women while he was pretendingto be apolice officer.In 1992,a judge in Mahoning County sentenced 46-year-old Aaron Tabor to 18 to 43 years in prison after being convicted on twenty charges including rape, assault, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer.Madison is currently incarcerated at the Madison Correctional Facility in London, Ohio.Parole authorities are not expected to rele...More >>
  • Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>
  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:12:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend. The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday allows people to drop off expired or unused prescription medications. The DEA is coordinating with local law enforcement agencies, which will accept the discarded controlled substances at various places around the state. Drop-off sites can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/PmDUp...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend. The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday allows people to drop off expired or unused prescription medications. The DEA is coordinating with local law enforcement agencies, which will accept the discarded controlled substances at various places around the state. Drop-off sites can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/PmDUp...More >>
  • Ohio theme parks building on record revenue

    Ohio theme parks building on record revenue

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:44:43 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A new roller coaster at southwestern Ohio's Kings Island theme park is expected to contribute to another year of record revenue and attendance for its parent company. Sandusky-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. owns the park in Mason, as well as Cedar Point in northern Ohio. Net revenues last year reached $1.14 billion. A record-breaking 23.5 million visitors in 2013 attended Cedar Fair's 15 amusement and water parks in Ohio, eight other states and Canada. The Dayton Daily...More >>
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A new roller coaster at southwestern Ohio's Kings Island theme park is expected to contribute to another year of record revenue and attendance for its parent company. Sandusky-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. owns the park in Mason, as well as Cedar Point in northern Ohio. Net revenues last year reached $1.14 billion. A record-breaking 23.5 million visitors in 2013 attended Cedar Fair's 15 amusement and water parks in Ohio, eight other states and Canada. The Dayton Daily...More >>
  • Ohio gas prices up again to start work week

    Ohio gas prices up again to start work week

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:38:22 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly to start the work week.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly to start the work week.More >>
  • Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:32:17 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:25:56 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:22:01 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
  • Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug

    Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:10:04 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.The so-called "Heartbleed" security problem has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.The extent of the damage caused by the breakdown is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet's Web servers and went undetected for more than t...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.The so-called "Heartbleed" security problem has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.The extent of the damage caused by the breakdown is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet's Web servers and went undetected for more than t...More >>
  • New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

    New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:05:42 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails.More >>
  • Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:26:01 GMT
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and f...More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and f...More >>
  • One injured during skydiving in Mercer County

    One injured during skydiving in Mercer County

    GROVE CITY, Pa. One person was flown by medical helicopter from Skydive Pennsylvania in Mercer County after a rough landing.Emergency crews responded to the skydiving center at Grove City Airport around 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.21 News is told the victim's parachute did open, but the man was injured during the landing.His condition is not known at this time.More >>
    GROVE CITY, Pa. One person was flown by medical helicopter from Skydive Pennsylvania in Mercer County after a rough landing.Emergency crews responded to the skydiving center at Grove City Airport around 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.21 News is told the victim's parachute did open, but the man was injured during the landing.His condition is not known at this time.More >>
  • Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.  Vehicles are often using the same lanes as Amish buggies and localMore >>
    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.More >>
  • Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:59:44 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio has had above-average hatch years that should result in many 2-year-old and 1-year-old male turkeys. The agency's Division of Wildlife anticipates about 70,000 licensed hunters aside from landowners hunting on their own property.The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio has had above-average hatch years that should result in many 2-year-old and 1-year-old male turkeys. The agency's Division of Wildlife anticipates about 70,000 licensed hunters aside from landowners hunting on their own property.The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the ...More >>
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    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
  • Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
  • Mahoning County adds warning siren to the downtown area

    Mahoning County adds warning siren to the downtown area

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency now has 52 outdoor warning sirens.The latest siren installation is on the Mahoning County Justice Center. The siren will enhance coverage to downtown Youngstown and Youngstown State University.A state Homeland Security grant funded the purchase and installation.Warning systems are tested every Saturday at noon for one minute.More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency now has 52 outdoor warning sirens.The latest siren installation is on the Mahoning County Justice Center. The siren will enhance coverage to downtown Youngstown and Youngstown State University.A state Homeland Security grant funded the purchase and installation.Warning systems are tested every Saturday at noon for one minute.More >>
  • Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.From noon until 4More >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in a clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.More >>
  • Austintown restaurant employees robbed at gunpoint

    Austintown restaurant employees robbed at gunpoint

    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Three Austintown Burger King employees were allegedly held up in an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said two people dressed in black with black ski masks, forced their way in toMore >>
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Three Austintown Burger King employees were allegedly held up in an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said two people dressed in black with black ski masks, forced their way in toMore >>
  • Youngstown man arrested for child porn

    Youngstown man arrested for child porn

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A man faces child pornography charges following an FBI investigation.  Authorities said Nickie Thomas Gray, Jr., 43, of Youngstown, allegedly received and distributed videos of childrenMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A man faces child pornography charges following an FBI investigation.  Authorities said Nickie Thomas Gray, Jr., 43, of Youngstown, allegedly received and distributed videos of childrenMore >>
  • Teen injured after stolen car crashes

    Teen injured after stolen car crashes

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old was flown to Akron Children's Hospital with serious injuries, after being trapped under a car during an early morning crash. It was just after 1:00 AM when YoungstownMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old was flown to Akron Children's Hospital with serious injuries, after being trapped under a car during an early morning crash. It was just after 1:00 AM when YoungstownMore >>
  • Ohio unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

    Ohio unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since April 2008.The state's rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in both February and March.The state says Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since April 2008.The state's rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in both February and March.The state says Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600...More >>
  • Pa. unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    Pa. unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate has continued its steady decline.The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March. That's the lowest rate since October 2008.The national jobless rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent last month.The data released Friday indicates Pennsylvania's labor force - or the number of people working or searching for work - rose last month by 12,000.Overall, the number of unemployed res...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate has continued its steady decline.The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March. That's the lowest rate since October 2008.The national jobless rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent last month.The data released Friday indicates Pennsylvania's labor force - or the number of people working or searching for work - rose last month by 12,000.Overall, the number of unemployed res...More >>
  • Another Pa. school stabbing victim is improving

    Another Pa. school stabbing victim is improving

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A second critically-injured student from a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh-area high school has been upgraded to fair condition.Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville said Friday that only one student there remains in critical condition and two are now in fair condition.Earlier Friday, another student was upgraded from critical to fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.The student, identified by family and friends as 17-year-old Jared Boger, appeared...More >>
    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A second critically-injured student from a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh-area high school has been upgraded to fair condition.Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville said Friday that only one student there remains in critical condition and two are now in fair condition.Earlier Friday, another student was upgraded from critical to fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.The student, identified by family and friends as 17-year-old Jared Boger, appeared...More >>
  • Boardman man charged with child rape

    Boardman man charged with child rape

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Boardman man has been indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury. Quincy Henderson, 35, was charged Thursday with 11 counts, including rape, gross sexual imposition, and child endangering. HendersonMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Boardman man has been indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury. Quincy Henderson, 35, was charged Thursday with 11 counts, including rape, gross sexual imposition, and child endangering. HendersonMore >>
  • Trumbull County students experience effects of distracted driving first hand

    Trumbull County students experience effects of distracted driving first hand

    CHAMPION, Ohio - Students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center experienced the effects of distracted driving first hand at the Act Out Loud rally hosted by the school.More >>
    CHAMPION, Ohio - Students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center experienced the effects of distracted driving first hand at the Act Out Loud rally hosted by the school.More >>
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    Wellsville man sentenced for molesting child

    Wellsville man sentenced for molesting child

    LISBON, Ohio - A Wellsville man says he will appeal his conviction for molesting a 4-year old girl. After a two-day trial, a jury in Columbiana County convicted Brian Curran of gross sexual imposition.More >>
    LISBON, Ohio - A Wellsville man says he will appeal his conviction for molesting a 4-year old girl. After a two-day trial, a jury in Columbiana County convicted Brian Curran of gross sexual imposition.More >>
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    Black bear sightings reported in Hubbard

    Black bear sightings reported in Hubbard

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:55:19 GMT
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    HUBBARD, Ohio - Residents along a quiet Hubbard street found a surprise in their yard Wednesday night.More >>
    HUBBARD, Ohio - Residents along a quiet Hubbard street found a surprise in their yard Wednesday night.More >>
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    No jail for hit and run driver who injured Youngstown vigil participants

    No jail for hit and run driver who injured Youngstown vigil participants

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 21-year-old Youngstown woman involved a hit and run crash will not go to prison. On Thursday, a judge placed Rochelle Taylor on probation for five years and ordered her to completeMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 21-year-old Youngstown woman involved a hit and run crash will not go to prison. On Thursday, a judge placed Rochelle Taylor on probation for five years and ordered her to completeMore >>
  • Proposed Lordstown natural gas plant could connect the supply and demand chain

    Proposed Lordstown natural gas plant could connect the supply and demand chain

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:52:27 GMT
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Industry experts believe that a natural gas plant proposed in Lordstown would join the local shale booms chain of supply and demand. Clean Energy Future out of Boston is eyeing aMore >>
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Industry experts believe that a natural gas plant proposed in Lordstown would join the local shale booms chain of supply and demand. Clean Energy Future out of Boston is eyeing aMore >>
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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
  • Canfield Fair announces 2014 grandstand attractions

    Canfield Fair announces 2014 grandstand attractions

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:48:51 GMT
    CANFIELD, Ohio - Tickets go on sale June 9 for this year's Canfield fair grandstand shows. The 168th edition of the event features several grandstand shows including Reba McEntire on Sunday August 31stMore >>
    CANFIELD, Ohio - Tickets go on sale June 9 for this year's Canfield fair grandstand shows. The 168th edition of the event features several grandstand shows including Reba McEntire on Sunday August 31stMore >>
  • Energy company proposes multi-million dollar plant in Lordstown

    Energy company proposes multi-million dollar plant in Lordstown

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - A proposed multi-million dollar project, could bring jobs to The Valley along with an economic ripple effect, estimated to be in the billions.Lordstown residents packed a village meeting,More >>
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - A proposed multi-million dollar project, could bring jobs to The Valley along with an economic ripple effect, estimated to be in the billions.More >>
  • 3rd person convicted in Youngstown dumping case

    3rd person convicted in Youngstown dumping case

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:55:33 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A third person has been convicted of dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into a tributary of the Mahoning River. Forty-six-year-old Mark Goff of Newton Falls pleaded guiltyMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A third person has been convicted of dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into a tributary of the Mahoning River. Forty-six-year-old Mark Goff of Newton Falls pleaded guiltyMore >>
  • Spring allergy season is upon us despite being delayed by the harsh winter

    Spring allergy season is upon us despite being delayed by the harsh winter

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:12:23 GMT
    BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio - The winter of 2013-2014 was one of the harshest winters this area has seen in years. While many people would like to put the snow and cold temperatures behind them, it appears MotherMore >>
    BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio - The winter of 2013-2014 was one of the harshest winters this area has seen in years. While many people would like to put the snow and cold temperatures behind them, it appears MotherMore >>
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    ODNR finds "probable connection" between fracking and earthquakes

    ODNR finds "probable connection" between fracking and earthquakes

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:20:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to issue a moratorium on drilling so-called "fracking" within a three mile radius of last month's earthquakes in Poland Township. StateMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to issue a moratorium on drilling so-called "fracking" within a three mile radius of last month's earthquakes in Poland Township.More >>
  • Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

    Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:16:13 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court. A judge ruled that theMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court. A judge ruled that theMore >>
  • Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case

    Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:46:25 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernizeMore >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernizeMore >>
  • 100 of 153 mumps cases linked to Ohio State

    100 of 153 mumps cases linked to Ohio State

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:00:58 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials tracking a mumps outbreak in central Ohio say 100 of the 153 confirmed cases have been linked to Ohio State University. Local health agencies in the area say thatMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials tracking a mumps outbreak in central Ohio say 100 of the 153 confirmed cases have been linked to Ohio State University. Local health agencies in the area say thatMore >>
  • Phantoms will pay more to keep Covelli as home ice

    Phantoms will pay more to keep Covelli as home ice

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:53:59 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A deal is expected to be finalized that would keep the Youngstown Phantoms skating on Covelli Centre Ice. The amateur hockey team has been paying the centre $2,750 dollars per gameMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A deal is expected to be finalized that would keep the Youngstown Phantoms skating on Covelli Centre Ice. The amateur hockey team has been paying the centre $2,750 dollars per gameMore >>
  • Group lobbies United Airlines to start Youngstown flights

    Group lobbies United Airlines to start Youngstown flights

    Friday, March 28 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-03-28 19:18:30 GMT
    VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A community support group is working to convince United Airlines to bring commercial air service to Youngstown.More >>
    VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A community support group is working to convince United Airlines to bring commercial air service to Youngstown.More >>
  • Third person accused of dumping drilling waste in Youngstown

    Third person accused of dumping drilling waste in Youngstown

    Thursday, March 27 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:56:35 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Federal authorities have charged a third person for allegedly dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into the Mahoning River. According to information filed in U.S. DistrictMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Federal authorities have charged a third person for allegedly dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into the Mahoning River. According to information filed in U.S. DistrictMore >>
  • Grocery shoppers may feel the pinch on bread and cereal products

    Grocery shoppers may feel the pinch on bread and cereal products

    Monday, March 24 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-03-25 01:04:23 GMT
    BOARDMAN TWP., - Grocery shoppers may begin to notice higher prices for bread and cereals. Some consumers are feeling the effects of higher wheat prices. Andrew Cuttica, who owns Boardman's Great HarvestMore >>
    BOARDMAN TWP., - Grocery shoppers may begin to notice higher prices for bread and cereals. Some consumers are feeling the effects of higher wheat prices. Andrew Cuttica, who owns Boardman's Great HarvestMore >>
  • Sum raised by tax hike on Ohio drillers in dispute

    Sum raised by tax hike on Ohio drillers in dispute

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:34:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers willMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers willMore >>
  • Lordstown receives grant money for oil and gas training center

    Lordstown receives grant money for oil and gas training center

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:19:03 GMT
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Lordstown now has access to state grant money to create an oil and gas industry training center. The village is in the process of acquiring the former Kunkel Army Reserve Center andMore >>
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Lordstown now has access to state grant money to create an oil and gas industry training center. The village is in the process of acquiring the former Kunkel Army Reserve Center andMore >>
  • Alleged drilling waste dumper to change plea

    Alleged drilling waste dumper to change plea

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:12:05 GMT
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - The former owner of a Youngstown business who earlier pleaded not guilty to violating clean water regulations is expected to change his plea. Ben Lupo was to stand trial April 8More >>
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - The former owner of a Youngstown business who earlier pleaded not guilty to violating clean water regulations is expected to change his plea. Ben Lupo was to stand trial April 8More >>
  • Pa. House panel OKs bill on gas drilling royalties

    Pa. House panel OKs bill on gas drilling royalties

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:11:46 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill that would limit the ability of natural gas exploration companies to deduct costs before paying royalties to Pennsylvania landowners has the approval of a state House committee. TheMore >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill that would limit the ability of natural gas exploration companies to deduct costs before paying royalties to Pennsylvania landowners has the approval of a state House committee. TheMore >>
  • Corbett defends natural gas policy at paper visit

    Corbett defends natural gas policy at paper visit

    Saturday, March 15 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-03-16 00:18:43 GMT
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett is defending his opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas, telling a newspaper that higher costs could drive away the industry. The first-term RepublicanMore >>
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett is defending his opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas, telling a newspaper that higher costs could drive away the industry. The first-term RepublicanMore >>
  • Hummel Gift Shop in New Springfield closing for good

    Hummel Gift Shop in New Springfield closing for good

    NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - After five decades, the family-owned Hummel Gift Shop in New Springfield is closing its doors forever on Saturday. The store has attracted collectors and gift shoppers from farMore >>
    NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - After five decades, the family-owned Hummel Gift Shop in New Springfield is closing its doors forever on Saturday. The store has attracted collectors and gift shoppers from farMore >>
  • Former Trumbull County judge laid to rest

    Former Trumbull County judge laid to rest

    WARREN, Ohio - Friends, family and colleagues pay their final respects to a former Trumbull County judge. Lynn Griffith Jr. was laid to rest Friday following a funeral service at the First PresbyterianMore >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Friends, family and colleagues pay their final respects to a former Trumbull County judge.More >>
  • New information on GM ignition recall

    New information on GM ignition recall

    DETROIT, Michigan - There is new information tonight on General Motors' recall of one point six million older small cars because of faulty ignitions. General Motors is characterizing as purely speculationMore >>
    DETROIT, Michigan - There is new information tonight on General Motors' recall of one point six million older small cars because of faulty ignitions. General Motors is characterizing as purely speculationMore >>
  • High winds produce scattered Ohio power outages

    High winds produce scattered Ohio power outages

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:30:46 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Strong winds are causing power outages in parts of the state including more than 6,000 customers without electricity in southwest Ohio. Mansfield recorded a gust of wind toppingMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Strong winds are causing power outages in parts of the state including more than 6,000 customers without electricity in southwest Ohio. Mansfield recorded a gust of wind toppingMore >>
  • ODNR sends inspectors to examine earthquake site

    ODNR sends inspectors to examine earthquake site

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:21:29 GMT
    POLAND TWP., Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has sent oil and gas inspectors to Poland Township, where five earthquakes were recorded this week. "Our division of oil and gas has inspectorsMore >>
    POLAND TWP., Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has sent oil and gas inspectors to Poland Township, where five earthquakes were recorded this week.More >>
  • Groups urge common approach to taxing oil and gas drilling

    Groups urge common approach to taxing oil and gas drilling

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Policy and research groups from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, are urging governors to take a common approach to taxing gas and oil drilling in the Marcellus and Utica ShaleMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Policy and research groups from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, are urging governors to take a common approach to taxing gas and oil drilling in the Marcellus and Utica ShaleMore >>
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    Four earthquakes ripple through Valley Monday

    Four earthquakes ripple through Valley Monday

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:51:25 GMT
    POLAND TWP., Ohio - A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was strong enough to wake up some homeowners in Poland Township early Monday morning. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center reports the first quakeMore >>
    POLAND TWP., Ohio - Four earthquakes shook parts of the valley Monday morning. All of the tremors were centered in Poland Township.More >>
  • Heating bills going up for some Columbiana County homeowners

    Heating bills going up for some Columbiana County homeowners

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:40 PM EST2014-03-06 18:40:34 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Higher natural gas prices and a colder than normal winter will result in an increase in the bills of most Columbia Gas of Ohio residential customers participating in the budget paymentMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Higher natural gas prices and a colder than normal winter will result in an increase in the bills of most Columbia Gas of Ohio residential customers participating in the budget paymentMore >>
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    $70-million dollar Lordstown project dependent on local gas and oil drilling

    $70-million dollar Lordstown project dependent on local gas and oil drilling

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:37 PM EST2014-03-06 02:37:48 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An energy company is taking a wait and see attitude towards drilling more gas and oil wells in the Valley. A spokesperson for Halcon Resources tells 21 news that the company currentlyMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An energy company is taking a wait and see attitude towards drilling more gas and oil wells in the Valley. A spokesperson for Halcon Resources tells 21 news that the company currentlyMore >>
  • Pulaski Township supervisors approve more well permits

    Pulaski Township supervisors approve more well permits

    PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As fracking continues in Pulaski Township, supervisors approved permits for thirteen more horizontal wells Wednesday night.More >>
    PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As fracking continues in Pulaski Township, supervisors approved permits for thirteen more horizontal wells Wednesday night.More >>
  • Major eastern Ohio gas driller sees production doubling

    Major eastern Ohio gas driller sees production doubling

    Thursday, February 27 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-02-27 14:24:51 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The most active driller of natural gas wells in the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia expects to double production by the end of the year. In its fourthMore >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The most active driller of natural gas wells in the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia expects to double production by the end of the year. In its fourthMore >>
  • Oil & gas severance tax could pass in March

    Oil & gas severance tax could pass in March

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - On the heels of the Governor Kasich's state of the state address, local legislators are disappointed that John Kasich did not mention the severance tax.More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - On the heels of the Governor Kasich's state of the state address, local legislators are disappointed that John Kasich did not mention the severance tax.More >>
  • Harding Elementary celebrates Black History Month

    Harding Elementary celebrates Black History Month

    WARREN, Ohio - Harding Elementary School in Youngstown hosted a program in honor of Black History Month.More >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Harding Elementary School in Youngstown hosted a program in honor of Black History Month.More >>
  • Ohio plan: Counter 'eco-left' drilling opposition

    Ohio plan: Counter 'eco-left' drilling opposition

    Friday, February 14 2014 10:00 PM EST2014-02-15 03:00:25 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A strategic plan drafted by Ohio regulators in 2012 laid out plans to counter environmental groups and lawmakers opposed to drilling in state parks and forests and looked to generateMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A strategic plan drafted by Ohio regulators in 2012 laid out plans to counter environmental groups and lawmakers opposed to drilling in state parks and forests and looked to generateMore >>
  • Workers hope to cap burning SW Pa. gas well

    Workers hope to cap burning SW Pa. gas well

    Friday, February 14 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-02-15 01:04:19 GMT
    DILLINER, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials are hopeful that expert firefighters brought in by Chevron will be able to cap a Marcellus Shale natural gas well that burst into flames in southwesternMore >>
    DILLINER, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials are hopeful that expert firefighters brought in by Chevron will be able to cap a Marcellus Shale natural gas well that burst into flames in southwesternMore >>
  • Chevron Marcellus Shale well still burning in Pa.

    Chevron Marcellus Shale well still burning in Pa.

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 10:21 AM EST2014-02-12 15:21:48 GMT
    DILLINER, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in southwesternMore >>
    DILLINER, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in southwesternMore >>
  • Trial date set in D&L dumping case

    Trial date set in D&L dumping case

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - A trial date has been set for the former owner of a Youngstown business accused of violating clean water regulations. Ben Lupo will stand trial April 8 in federal court in Cleveland. LupoMore >>
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - A trial date has been set for the former owner of a Youngstown business accused of violating clean water regulations.More >>
  • Corbett to OK gas extraction from under state land

    Corbett to OK gas extraction from under state land

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 5:38 PM EST2014-02-04 22:38:06 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett plans to issue a new executive order that would allow natural gas to be extracted from below state parks and forests only when exploration companies drill on adjacent,More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett plans to issue a new executive order that would allow natural gas to be extracted from below state parks and forests only when exploration companies drill on adjacent,More >>
  • Shale boom brings record Columbiana County budget carry over

    Shale boom brings record Columbiana County budget carry over

    LISBON, Ohio - There were smiles around the table as the Columbiana County Budget Commission certified a budget carry-over of nearly $2.5-million.More >>
    LISBON, Ohio - There were smiles around the table as the Columbiana County Budget Commission certified a budget carry-over of nearly $2.5-million.More >>
  • Retired boxer Kelly Pavlik to enter plea in theft case

    Retired boxer Kelly Pavlik to enter plea in theft case

    Monday, February 3 2014 2:33 PM EST2014-02-03 19:33:43 GMT
    CANFIELD, Ohio - Former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik is expected to enter into a plea agreement when he returns to the same court room in which he collapsed last week. According to onlineMore >>
    CANFIELD, Ohio - Former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik is expected to enter into a plea agreement when he returns to the same court room in which he collapsed last week. According to onlineMore >>
  • Controversy shuts down educational program with Ohio’s oil and gas industry

    Controversy shuts down educational program with Ohio’s oil and gas industry

    Sunday, January 12 2014 9:23 PM EST2014-01-13 02:23:13 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A recent collaboration between Cleveland-based Radio Disney and Ohio's oil and gas industry has been cut short by a backlash from environmental groups. The idea behind Rocking in OhioMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A recent collaboration between Cleveland-based Radio Disney and Ohio's oil and gas industry has been cut short by a backlash from environmental groups. The idea behind Rocking in OhioMore >>
  • Mahoning County Commissioners begin hearings on proposed sales tax increase

    Mahoning County Commissioners begin hearings on proposed sales tax increase

    Sunday, January 12 2014 8:52 PM EST2014-01-13 01:52:05 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County Commissioners will hold a hearing on Monday morning on the proposed sales tax increase that will appear on the May ballot. Commissioners are asking for a quarter percentMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County Commissioners will hold a hearing on Monday morning on the proposed sales tax increase that will appear on the May ballot. Commissioners are asking for a quarter percentMore >>
  • Brides-to-be see the latest trends at the Covelli Centre

    Brides-to-be see the latest trends at the Covelli Centre

    Sunday, January 12 2014 7:48 PM EST2014-01-13 00:48:54 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Soon-to-be brides flooded the Covelli Centre Sunday afternoon gathering ideas for their big day. Vendors from across the Valley filled the Covelli Centre dishing out advice and newMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Soon-to-be brides flooded the Covelli Centre Sunday afternoon gathering ideas for their big day. Vendors from across the Valley filled the Covelli Centre dishing out advice and newMore >>
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    High school wrestling team uses its strength to benefit the community

    High school wrestling team uses its strength to benefit the community

    Thursday, December 5 2013 4:49 PM EST2013-12-05 21:49:21 GMT
    LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - The Liberty High School wrestling team got into the spirit of the season before their match Wednesday evening. They hope to set a standard for other teams to follow.More >>
    LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - The Liberty High School wrestling team got into the spirit of the season before their match Wednesday evening. They hope to set a standard for other teams to follow.More >>
  • Winter blast hits Valley

    Winter blast hits Valley

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The winter storm hit the Valley Tuesday causing slippery roads, some minor accidents and power outages. Reporter Danielle Cotterman says visibility is low on Interstate 80. She spokeMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The winter storm hit the Valley Tuesday causing slippery roads, some minor accidents and power outages. Reporter Danielle Cotterman says visibility is low on Interstate 80. She spokeMore >>
  • Plows ready to battle snow-covered streets

    Plows ready to battle snow-covered streets

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - If you're one of the millions of Americans hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, a storm system with the potential to leave behind several inches of snow couldn't come at aMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - If you're one of the millions of Americans hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, a storm system with the potential to leave behind several inches of snow couldn't come at a worse time.More >>
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    Ohio & Pennsylvania high school playoff information for 11/29 & 11/30

    Ohio & Pennsylvania high school playoff information for 11/29 & 11/30

    Sunday, November 24 2013 7:57 PM EST2013-11-25 00:57:58 GMT
    Ohio and Pennsylvania playoff info. for November 29th and 30th.More >>
    Ohio and Pennsylvania playoff info. for November 29th and 30th.More >>
  • Columbiana County pipeline project would bring hundreds of jobs

    Columbiana County pipeline project would bring hundreds of jobs

    WASHINGTON, DC - A nearly half billion dollar project to boost the valley's Shale Boom could bring 480 jobs to Columbiana County.More >>
    WASHINGTON, DC - A nearly half billion dollar project to boost the valley's Shale Boom could bring 480 jobs to Columbiana County.More >>
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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
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    Three inmates named in Trumbull County jail hostage situation

    Three inmates named in Trumbull County jail hostage situation

    Officials said three inmates tackled and handcuffed a corrections officer on the third floor of the jail.  The inmates are holding the officer hostage, and throughout Wednesday afternoon a peace officer has been negotiating with them to get a safe & peaceful ending.More >>
    Officials said three inmates tackled and handcuffed a corrections officer on the third floor of the jail.  The inmates are holding the officer hostage, and throughout Wednesday afternoon a peace officer has been negotiating with them to get a safe & peaceful ending.More >>
  • Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:17:30 GMT
    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
  • Trumbull County Man sentenced for exposing himself

    Trumbull County Man sentenced for exposing himself

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:50:30 GMT
    A judge in Mercer County sentenced Justin Moore, 24, to spend nine to 23 months in prison, and ordered that Moore register as a violent sexual offender for life.More >>
    A judge in Mercer County sentenced Justin Moore, 24, to spend nine to 23 months in prison, and ordered that Moore register as a violent sexual offender for life.More >>
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    Woman allegedly sold heroin from hospital bed

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    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

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  • 'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot

    'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain America really is unbeatable - at least at the box office"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has been the top draw at theaters for three consecutive weeks, vanquishing would-be foes including the new thriller starring Johnny Depp.According to Monday's final box office figures, the Marvel sequel added $25.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend. "The Winter Soldier" has made more than $200 million domestically since logging the best April opening in history."Hea...More >>
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