Youngstown school leader Justin Jennings spent $5 million on dead internet plan for district
In part one of the three-part series, this months-long 21 News Watchdog investigation looks at how the Youngstown City School District leader spent millions on projects without much to show for it.
YCSD school leader spent $3.6 million on covid tests when state offered kits for free
While other Valley school districts spent no additional money for covid tests, Youngstown schools then-CEO Justin Jennings bought 120,000 additional kits for more than $3.6 million citing low vaccination rate, safety concerns
Watchdog Report: Independent experts point to gaps in water testing in East Palestine
What we found are some chemicals in the creek water that officials and responders are not testing for.", Whelton said after he and colleagues at the university took samples back to the laboratory and analyzed them.
WATCHDOG REPORT: Traces of harmful chemicals reported in Valley drinking water
The Ohio EPA reports 58 out of over 1,500 tested water treatment plants in the state found PFAS contaminants in the water, and one of those plants is the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.
WATCHDOG REPORT: EMS crises grows in Pennsylvania with unique challenges
The fear is felt across the nation. EMS providers continue to struggle and a Mercer County ambulance provider hopes an upcoming gathering to sound the alarm once again, will do something "before it's too late." "Now we are truly getting to the end of the
WATCHDOG: Councilman & Valley residents raise concern over demolitions
In 2022 alone, six property owners filed injunctions against the city of Youngstown for attempting to tear down their structure. One Canfield resident plans on suing the city, after a South Avenue building was demolished in April. Jennipher Carter said sh
WATCHDOG REPORT: Will investing in Youngstown's parks help make the city safer?
With money to invest into long term solutions, one major idea city leaders are getting behind is large scale improvement and expansion of city parks. But can that idea actually lead to a safer city?
WATCHDOG REPORT: Is it practical to bring another airport to Northeast Ohio?
Loychik describes this idea as 'common sense legislation,' however other lawmakers along with aviation experts are on a whole different page stating the bill simply doesn't make any sense.
WATCHDOG Report: Bill stuffers go out soliciting utility line insurance. Do you need it?
Grabbing the mail lately, you may have noticed what looks like an important, official-looking letter, maybe even with a city logo on top, offering utility line insurance. If read closely, it may be a third-party company offering the coverage. Now homeowne