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Saturation patrol this weekend in Mahoning County

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A coordinated saturation patrol blitz is scheduled to take place this weekend in Mahoning County.  

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West Branch school officials discuss income-based tax levy

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West Branch Local Schools held a free pancake breakfast Saturday to celebrate this year's accomplishments and to answer any questions residents had about the levy that will be on the ballot. 

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Police searching for suspect who fled after traffic stop in Warren

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State police are searching for a driver who led troopers on a short chase before taking off on foot in Warren. 

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Crews battle early morning house fire in Weathersfield

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Firefighters in Weathersfield worked to put out an early morning house fire on Saturday. The fire broke out just before 3 a.m. on Emerson Avenue. Officials say everyone made it out of the house safely. The cause is still being investigated. Howland, McDonald and Weathersfield all responded to the blaze.  More>>

Hermitage man found guilty of murdering roommate with shotgun

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A Hermitage man has been found guilty of murdering his roommate with a shotgun, according to the assistant district attorney of Mercer County.   

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Sharon Police investigate second shooting in same neighborhood

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The Sharon Police Department is investigating two shootings in one week.

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No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

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The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7.

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Showers, a wintry mix, and below normal temps in store

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A chilly and blustery weekend is in store; look for spotty showers Saturday morning followed by widespread showers in the afternoon and evening with a high of 52. Wet snow could mix in overnight with a low of 34. Some isolated rain or snow showers Sunday morning followed by partly sunny skies late with a high of 43. Temps will stay below normal (59) all next week. Partly cloudy Monday with a high of 52. Mostly cloudy north with more sun south on Tuesday and a high of 53. Partly sunn... More>>

Damascus Elementary students stay late to build robots

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It's the third year of the Damascus Wonder Workshop Warriors, or DW3, an after school STEM program that Bridget Scofinsky thought might be a little smaller this year. She was quite wrong. 

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Austintown artist sketches suspect in attempted burglary Video included

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Moore said he had just left his house, when he realized he forgot his wallet and turned to come back. That's when he spotted a man trying to get in his front door.

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Four Campbell Police officers released after contact with 'powdery substance' Video included

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Four Campbell police officers are out of the hospital after being exposed to a "white powdery substance" while booking a suspect.  

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Columbiana County boy one of 4 confirmed cases of polio-like condition

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed four polio-like conditions in the state, one in the Valley.

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New Castle man accused of walking in travel lanes of I-376 with stolen gun

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A New Castle man was arrested after police said he was carrying a gun while walking on Interstate-376 in Pulaski Township and tried to assault officers. 

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Portion of Route 11 southbound in Columbiana County open after crash

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Route 11 southbound in Columbiana County was closed for a short time Friday night after a car went into a ditch, but has since reopened. 

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Renacci fires unsubstantiated misconduct allegations against opponent Sherrod Brown Video included

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Renacci is firing serious misconduct allegations against incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown. 

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New Mahoning Sheriff cruiser puts out 'APB' on Breast Cancer Awareness

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A Mahoning County Sheriff Cruiser hitting the streets of the Valley is putting out an "all points bulletin" for breast cancer awareness. 

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Austintown woman facing fine after TSA finds loaded handgun

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An Austintown woman could be required to pay nearly $4,000 after she was allegedly found with a loaded gun at the Pittsburgh airport.  

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Third suspect charged with homicide, conspiracy in New Castle triple homicide Video included

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Charges have officially been filed against Anthony "Mook" Cooper in connection with a triple homicide in New Castle.

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New Castle murder victim's family calls for death penalty for suspect

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On the day a third suspect was named in connection to a triple homicide in New Castle Tuesday, the stepmother of one of the victims, 31 year old Nichole Pumphrey, spoke to 21 News. "It's just a blur, it just feels like a nightmare right now," says Amy Pumphrey. The last three days have been a time of grief, shock, and unthinkable sorrow for Amy and her family. "It's just flashbacks in my head right now, pictures I'm never going to get out of my head that we've seen,&...

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Sharon chocolatier unveils 'Chocolate Kingdom'

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A popular Sharon chocolatier has unveiled the newest new Chocolate Kingdom display.  After months of work, the Daffin's store on East State Street unveiled the new display on Friday.  This year's display features feature life-sized chocolate creatures such as a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a 125-pound chocolate reindeer, and a 75-pound chocolate frog.  The kingdom also includes chocolate castles, a train, a village, and a Ferris wheel. The original Chocolate Kingdom ... More>>

Brookfield school opens food pantry for students

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Brookfield is the latest school district in the Valley to go the extra mile in making sure students won't go hungry.  Brookfield Local Schools and Second Harvest Food Bank partnered together to create the "Warrior Food Pantry".  The hope is that the new addition will allow students to come in and get food so they don't go hungry at home.  It's estimated that 1 in 4 children across the Valley don't know where their next meal will come from- a hunger epidemic... More>>

Five car crash involving garbage truck causes delays on Route 46 in Austintown

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a five-car crash that caused delays on a busy road in Austintown Friday. 

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Weekend job fair planned for hundreds of seasonal workers

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A Valley employer is looking to hire hundreds of people before the holiday season.  

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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion Video included

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The big prize in tonight's Mega Millions drawing has jumped another $100 million since Thursday. As of Friday afternoon, the jackpot had reached a record $1 billion for the game.

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Warren's Elm Road Drive-in vandalized

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Police are leaving it up to the owner of Warren's Elm Triple Drive-in if he wants to pursue charges against children accused of vandalizing the business. 

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Youngstown Peace Race to bring street closures, money for charities

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A yearly tradition in Youngstown is expected to bring hundreds of runner to downtown, running a unique course to bring funds to Valley charities. However, drivers in the area should expect delays and road closures.  

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Lawyer who hypnotized clients for pleasure to pay over $2.3M

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A former attorney serving 12 years in prison for hypnotizing unwitting female clients for his sexual gratification has been ordered to pay more than $2.3 million to one client.

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East Liverpool waste furnace settles EPA's clean air complaint

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Operators of a hazardous waste furnace in East Liverpool have reached an agreement to settle seventeen Clean Air Act violations claimed by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Warren Family Mission offers free milk today

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This is Free Milk Friday at Warren's Family Mission. Thanks to a partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, the mission has more than 1,000 gallons of free milk available to the public on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 am.

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Death row inmate seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Youngstown murder conviction

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A Youngstown man sitting on Ohio's Death Row is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his conviction for murdering a 20-year-old woman and shooting a man who was holding the woman's baby at the time. 

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Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

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Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints but left office before he could make the bold move. 

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Water advisory lifted in Windham

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The Village of Windham Water Department has lifted a “Do Not Drink Advisory”. 

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Three injured in fiery Brookfield crash

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Three people are hospitalized after the car they were in crashed and caught fire in Brookfield Township early Friday. 

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New Castle victim's father says two homicide victims had just "become friends" Video included

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We're gaining some more insight on the relationship between two of the victims in the triple homicide in New Castle.

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Permit granted for Austintown nightclub despite opposition from residents

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The Austintown Township Board of Appeals voted 3-2 in favor of granting the permit

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Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren opens new lab

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A new lab in Warren is the only one of it's kind in Ohio. And It's making it easier for businesses to develop and test products. Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center or TBEIC unveiled it's new tech energy lab in Downtown Warren. Dozens of people came to check out the new facility, enjoy a presentation and a dinner. The West Market Street facility focuses on batteries and fuel cell companies. With no other energy incubators like this on in the state, the Vice President and COO said ... More>>

Criminal complaint details New Castle triple homicide, suspect in court on 7 felonies Video included

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The 19-year-old suspect in a murder of three people, including a ten-year-old girl, appeared in court for the first time Thursday night on seven felony charges.

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Walmart employee accused of stealing co-worker's credit card

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A Walmart employee is now facing charges for allegedly stealing a co-worker's credit card and using it several places.

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Youngstown man accused of forging stolen check from elderly man

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A Youngstown man is facing charges after allegedly forging a check that was stolen from an elderly man.

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CVS Pharmacies introduce time delay safes to deter drug store robberies Video included

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We continue to look for and report on solutions to the ongoing opioid epidemic.  Now a national drug chain is trying to do it's part. CVS Pharmacies have rolled out new time-delay safes, that make it harder to rob the pharmacy.   It may seem like a small step but it's proven to be a significant move to keep drugs off the streets. You could call it a public - private partnership that could go a long way in fighting the opioid epidemic one state at a time. CVS Pharmacies a... More>>

Charges pending after car rolls over on State Route 82 and hits a semi

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State police are on the scene of a crash that is causing traffic backups in the area of State Route 82 near Route 46. 

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Youngstown's football "holy war" turns 60 Video included

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It's the 60th year of the Cardinal Mooney-Ursuline high school football rivalry. Step into the gym or walk through the hallways at either school, and you know what week it is. "It's the best rivalry in the Valley," said former Ursuline star and current assistant coach Paul Kempe. 

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76-year-old Youngstown man charged with raping preteen

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An elderly Youngstown man is facing charges for the rape of a child.  T

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Canfield man sentenced for traffic death of 5-year-old girl

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A Canfield man is going to jail for three months followed by six months of house arrest for a traffic crash that killed a child in Indiana.

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Youngstown teacher, 10 others indicted in child sex sting

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Eleven men are facing criminal charges in Mahoning County for the first time, after an undercover child sex sting operation in August.  The Mahoning County Grand Jury handed up fresh charges against eleven suspects, including a Youngstown teacher, who were rounded up earlier this year.  All of the men were accused of attempting to have sexual contact with deputies posing as underage children. The attorney general's release says the suspects all allegedly traveled to a vaca...

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Weathersfield Schools launch online checkbook

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A Trumbull County school district is taking another step toward transparency.  

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Community invited to hear Austintown nightclub's proposal for outdoor concerts

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Austintown neighbors are invited to hear the plans of a Valley businessman to bring a "Vegas-style" nightclub to the township.  

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Second suspect sought for New Castle triple homicide

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Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa told 21 News that investigators are still looking for a motive after finding no signs of drugs or evidence that anything of value was taken when two adults and one child were shot to death at a New Castle home on Tuesday. Lamancusa also said on Thursday that a third person is being sought by police in addition to the two others arrested in connection with the case. He did not identify the third person. Police say one of the suspect...

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Alert canceled for missing Weathersfield man

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An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been canceled after a missing Trumbull County man was found.  

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Youngstown mom going to jail for beating 10-year-old daughter

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A Youngstown woman has been sentenced to spend 90 days in jail for beating her ten-year-old daughter. 

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Masury man accused of repeatedly raping 6-year-old

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A 62-year-old Masury man could face life in prison if he is convicted of repeatedly raping a six-year-old girl. 

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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

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The jackpots for the nation's two largest lottery games continue to grow. 

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One EB lane of I-80 open again on Meander Bridge

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says one lane is now open on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Meader Bridge in Austintown. 

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Vacant home in Youngstown burns to the ground

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Youngstown fire officials said a rekindle Wednesday night on the south side at a vacant home was left to burn to the ground. 

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Daughter of late Youngstown fire battalion chief concerned over department restructuring

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Coming from a family of Youngstown firefighters, Marie Rupert made a plea for city leaders to reconsider a decision to take a truck out of operation.

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Howland Schools to hold annual stuff-the-bus to support community

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Students at Howland Local Schools are hoping to stuff at least two school buses full of food to benefit people in need in Trumbull County.   According to a news release, Howland High School's Interact Club sponsors the annual event, which continues to grow each year.   The press release said that in 2017, the district set a record by filling two school buses with food items. The Interact Club is hoping to help even more people this year.   Through October 25, student...

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Valley Walmart and Sam's Club raise $101,392 for Akron Children's

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Customers and Associates at Walmart and Sam's Club raised $101,392 for Akron Children's Hospital during the Children's Miracle Network Hospital fundraising campaign. The annual campaign that started in 1987 has raised over $1 billion since its inception. Over the last decade, Mahoning Valley Sam's Club and Walmart stores have raised over $2 million.  This year the Salem Walmart raised $14,947 and the Boardman Sam's Club raised $9,943. "It's humbling to work with a great c... More>>

Police search for elderly woman missing out of Miami County, Ohio

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Miami County Sheriffs Office statewide. Police say 76-year-old Eileen Beggs left her residence around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday and never returned.

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Local police inundated with complaints about Energy Wise

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Since Sunday the Ohio Attorney General's Office says 95 people have filed complaints disputing over 8 million dollars of work they claim was shoddy, work that was never done, and materials not delivered by Energy Wise Home Improvements Many of the people who paid Energy Wise Home Improvements did due diligence checking before hiring the company to do the job. Shane Morelan said, "We read a lot of comments different people had made. They were rated A with the Better Business Bure...

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Sex offender safeguards

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A child sex offender once described as a traveling pedophile has been released from prison.   James Rensel is free to walk the streets after paying his debt to society for 25 years.  But what safeguards are in place to keep him and others like him from attacking again? 21 News has learned that there are two laws on the books in Ohio that are focused on protecting the public from sexual predators. In a hearing before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Wyatt McKay, Ja...

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The Angel Wing making progress in Canfield

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"This will be the entrance to the 24/7 Vet clinic and over there will be the waiting area." Diane Less of Angels for Animals walks through what will be the Angel Wing, one of the largest, if not the largest center for animal care in the area.  "Our goal is to save every adoptable animal because right now there's no space, or the resource to do that or the health care available or the equipment available or the staffing available," says Less.  The 10 mi...

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YPD trying to identify Family Dollar robbery suspects

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Detectives are reviewing surveillance video as they try to identify three robbers who held up the Family Dollar Store on Youngstown's South Side. 

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Attorney General DeWine warns citizens to watch out for lottery scams

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With the high Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently released a statement warning consumers to beware of phony claims that they've won millions.  According to a press release, sweepstakes and lottery scams have been reported throughout Ohio in recent weeks.  The scams often begin with a call or letter claiming a person has won millions of dollars in a lottery or sweepstakes.  The person is asked to wire a few hundred dollars ... More>>

Next court date set for alleged Poland, Portage County 'predator'

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Suspected serial rapist Shawn Wendling was in Portage County Court on Wednesday. The judge has set his trial for February 5. Wendlings next pre-trial is set for December 19. Wendling is charged with rape, kidnapping, attempted rape, robbery and disrupting public service for allegedly taking the victim's cell phones. The suspect has yet to be arraigned in Mahoning County for a separate six-count indictment on similar charges filed in connection with the assault of a female jogger i... More>>

Niles stabbing suspect indicted on murder charge

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A young man accused of stabbing two people, leaving one of them dead over the weekend. is facing new charges at the county level. 

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Victim of deadly Youngstown house fire identified

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The Mahoning County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a deadly house fire over the weekend.

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Mahoning Prosecutor: Local police inundated with complaints about Energy Wise

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Consumers across the Valley have now filed more than 90 complaints with the Ohio Attorney General's Office against a local home improvement company- and local police departments are being inundated with calls.   On Monday, 21 News reported that consumers were being instructed to file complaints with Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office regarding allegations that work was not being done by Energy Wise Home Improvements, even though consumers had paid.  One couple told 21 N...

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Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania

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It's a rare disease that can cause muscle weakness, partial paralysis, and general polio-like symptoms in children.  

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Convicted murderer facing new charges in New Castle cold case

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A Pennsylvania man currently serving a life sentence for a double murder in Fairview is now being charged in a 30-year-old murder case in New Castle.  Pennsylvania State Police say 59-year-old Regis Brown is facing charges in the 1988 murder of 45-year-old Bryce Tompkins of New Castle.  PSP says Tompkins was found by hunters the day after Christmas lying partially submerged in the Neshannock Creek.  State Police say Tompkins had been shot execution style.  Brow...

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Burglars beat elderly Youngstown man with his own cane

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 The man told police, there was a knock at the back door and when he opened it he was met by an approximately 15-year-old girl asking if his granddaughter was home.  

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Youngstown cuts ribbon on new Lincoln Park Walking Trail

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Community members on Youngstown's east side will now have a new place to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.  

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Poland teachers authorize union to issue strike notice if needed

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Teachers in the Poland Local School district have told their union leaders they're ready to go on strike if that's what is needed to to get a new labor agreement with the board of education. 

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Former Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to child sexual assaults

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A former Catholic priest in the Diocese of Erie pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony crimes in connection with repeated sexual assaults against one boy and the attempted assault of another boy. 

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Bestselling thriller writer to speak at Youngstown library Thursday

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Youngstown's Main Library will be closed Thursday to prepare for a celebrity appearance from a best selling author known for her thrilling pages.  Lisa Gardner a #1 New York Times novelist will headline the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County's 15th Literary Society fundraising event.  According to a release from the Library, Gardner has been hailed as "one of the best-known names in all of thrillerdom," Lisa Gardner has an undeniable talent for cr... More>>

Job fair underway in Sharon

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If you can grab your resume and hurry out to Downtown Sharon today, you might be able to snag a job. 

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

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Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. 

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Report: Jordan Brown being interviewed on national TV

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The man charged with murdering his father's pregnant fiancee when he was only eleven-years-old will speak to a national audience for the first time since Pennsylvania's Supreme Court threw out his conviction, according to a published report. According to timesonline.com, Jordan Brown's attorney Stephen Colafella says his client will be interviewed on ABC's “20/20” Friday broadcast which airs at 10 pm. Brown, now 21, was arrested and held in custody beginning in 2009 afte...

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Big lottery game jackpots total $1.2 billion

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Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots continue to rise after once again no one chose all the numbers drawn Tuesday night to claim the Megamillions jackpot.

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Congressman Tim Ryan introduces bill to help reservists keep jobs while deployed

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) recently introduced the Reserve Component Employer Incentive, Compensation, and Relief Act of 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives.  According to a press release, by providing employers with a tax credit aimed to offset costs accrued and hardships undertaken when employees that are members of the Reserve Component (comprised of both the National Guard and Reserves) are activated, this legislation incentivizes employers to hire and retain Guard me... More>>

Niles police search for man they say scammed Marcs out of $300

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Niles police are searching for a man who is wanted for a 'quick change' scam on a cashier at Marc's.

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Warren council discusses future of Old Avalon Golf Course

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The city is looking for a new operator for 2019 after current owner Larry Petrozzi decided to walk away at the end of the year. 

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New Castle Police questioning people as part of a triple homicide investigation

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New Castle Police spent several hours Tuesday night questioning people as part of a triple homicide investigation, where the youngest victim is just ten years old.

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Warren Little Raiders football league pleads with city council not to sell Deemer Park

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The park is being sought by a company to develop a hydroponics growing operation. 

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Grove City College to launch project to support pastors

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Grove City College recently received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. According to a press release, the Project on Rural Ministry an outreach to support pastors in rural areas as they serve their congregations and communities.  The $989,582 grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastor... More>>

Blueberries and split peas to be distributed in Youngstown to help those in need

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A collaborative effort by Second Harvest Food Bank, Mayor Brown, The Youngstown City Health District, The City of Youngstown, and Youngstown City Schools will provide people in need with free food. Blueberries and Split Peas will be distributed at locations throughout Youngstown on Saturday from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. The following locations will be participating in the event: New Bethel Baptist Church 1507 Hillman Street, Youngstown Christ Dwelling Place Ministry 3048 Gerwig Avenue... More>>

Police identify man, woman, child found dead in New Castle homicide

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New Castle Police are at a home on what is being described as a triple homicide.

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Police say Youngstown woman arrested after assaulting officers at home

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A woman was arrested after assaulting officers at a home in Youngstown on Monday. According to police, they were called to a home on Evanston Avenue after reports of an altercation getting out of hand. 

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Austintown man sentenced to prison for murdering stepmother

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An Austintown man was sentenced today after being found guilty of murdering his stepmother at her home in 2015. 

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Attorney General responds to concerns about Energy Wise

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Ohio's top dog in law enforcement is responding to concerns from community members about a Mahoning County business.  On Monday, 21 News reported that consumers were being instructed to file complaints with Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office regarding allegations that work was not being done by Energy Wise Home Improvements, even though consumers had paid.  One couple told 21 News that they wrote two checks totaling 19,200 to Energy Wise Home Improvements for a new roof... More>>

Tips for safe trick-or-treating & Halloween parties for kids with allergies

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It's no secret that all of the neighborhood goblins and ghouls are looking forward to a scary good time this Halloween. But hidden dangers lurking inside the treats can play devilish tricks on kids with food allergies.  Depending on the severity of the allergies, even a trace amount of contagion could mean a serious reaction little haunters. But there are some tips that experts say can keep while they're trick or treating and at special events like classroom parties.  When...

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Venture capital fund targets valley investments

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A visit to the valley by a group of big city venture capitalists is starting to pay off.  The visit to Youngstown in February was part of the Comeback Cities Tour designed to show venture capitalists the opportunities for investments outside silicon valley and big cities. On Tuesday, Congressman Tim Ryan and the Youngstown Business Incubator announced the formation of a new  two point two million dollar venture capital fund to help start-up companies grow here in the Mahon... More>>

Report: Owner says Austintown pit bull to be put down after 2nd attack

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Austintown police say a dogs owner will be putting a dog down after it attacked twice in one week.  

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Valley gas prices below state, national averages

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Filling up your gas tank in the Valley is cheaper than if you lived somewhere else in the nation currently.   A

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Youngstown police investigating possible robbery after gunshot victim drives to gas station for help

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Youngstown police say a man was shot in Youngstown and then drove to a gas station to ask for help. 

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Suspects in Austintown human trafficking ring plead not guilty

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The four suspects in a decade-long human trafficking ring that operated out of an Austintown home appeared in court together for the first time Tuesday. 

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Ohio Turnpike prepares for winter

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Local Ohio Turnpike crews have been preparing since Spring for this upcoming snow and ice season with a 136-point inspection of all snowplows and equipment. This upcoming winter, turnpike travelers can be assured that approximately 100 snowplows will be available at any given moment to maintain 1,395 miles, 31 interchanges and 14 service plazas on the Ohio Turnpike.  "We are expecting an average winter this year and the 136-point inspection is a safety mechanism ... More>>

Dad accused of overdosing while at Boardman theater with daughter

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A Youngstown man faces another court hearing later this month on charges filed after he allegedly overdosed on drugs at a Boardman movie theater while he was with his 5-year-old daughter. 

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Cortland Police Department looking for part time officers

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A Valley police department is looking to fill out its rank with police officers.  Cortland Police Department took to social media Monday evening, hoping to find prospective officers.  According to the department, they are looking for part-time officers who will have a starting salary of $14 an hour.  In addition, those who are chosen for the job are given a $150 yearly uniform allowance, paid double time on holidays, and are paid a 3 hour minimum for all court appear... More>>

Austintown man tells police girlfriend stabbed him

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An Austintown woman was in the Mahoning County jail Tuesday morning accused of a stabbing at her home. 

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Don Hanni III dead at 71

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Don Hanni III, a Valley political figure and eldest son of the late Don Hanni Jr., died Tuesday morning according to a Facebook post from his sister Heidi Hanni. 

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Hermitage man on trial for shotgun slaying of roommate

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The trial is underway for Hermitage man accused of murdering his roommate at the home they shared. 

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Deadline for an appeal passes, TJX project moving forward

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It is a project that has been seven months in the making and now lawmakers are confident smooth sailing is ahead when it comes to the TJX distribution center in Lordstown.

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Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation's 4th-largest

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The fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history will be on the line as numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions game's $654 million jackpot. 

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Pregnant, nursing women, infants told don't drink Windham's water

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Pregnant women, infants and children are being warned not to drink the water in a community just over the Trumbull County line. 

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Community college recruiting laid-off Lordstown UAW workers

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Autoworkers who lost their jobs because of cutbacks at the General Motors Assembly Complex in Lordstown are being offered help from a Valley community college. 

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Low water pressure possible as Kirk Road tank is drained

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Some people who get their water from the City of Youngstown may experience low water pressure this week. 

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Newton Falls appoints new city manager, despite controversy

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Despite public comment and several attempts by the mayor to have council reconsider, the new appointment narrowly passed in a 3-2 vote. 

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Power restored after over-sized truck brought down wires in Hermitage

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A truck carrying an oversize load in Hermitage brought down wires at an intersection Monday afternoon.  

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Two men arrested after allegedly forcing way into Warren apartment

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Two men were arrested after allegedly forcing their way into a Warren apartment occupied by three women and a baby, according to police. A police report stated that 43-year-old Earl Freeman and 49-year-old Anthony Williams knocked on the door of the apartment, located on the 1200 block of Robert Avenue. Officers said that the women opened the door, although they did not recognize the men, who appeared to be intoxicated.  The women told police that they tried to keep Freeman an...

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Man arrested after Boardman police say he held wife hostage for hours

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A Youngstown man was arrested after allegedly assaulting his wife and holding her hostage for nearly two hours. According to police, the incident took place on Friday on the 500 block of Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman. Officers said the call came in from the victim saying that she wanted to be escorted back to her home. She proceeded to tell dispatch that her husband, 36-year-old James Hollingshead, had chocked her and threatened her with a gun, but she did not want to press cha...

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Eastwood Mall Sears, East Liverpool Kmart to close after Sears files for bankruptcy

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In the early hours of Monday, Sears announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

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One person injured after car flips in Youngstown

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One person was taken to the hospital after their vehicle flipped on Carroll Street in Youngstown.  According to the Youngstown Police Department, the car that flipped was the only vehicle involved in the accident. Police say that the victim is in stable condition. Officers have not yet determined how the crash occurred; however, they are still on scene working to find out. 

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New Middletown Police Department trains on effective communication with deaf community

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The Easter Seals of Mahoning County led the training and all New Middletown officers received hand cards with the manual alphabet to carry in their citation books. 

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Customers at Energy Wise say no one showed up to do work scheduled for Monday

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A home improvement company with a large customer base and years in business has complaints filed against it. Shane Morlan and his husband Eric refinanced their house and wrote two checks totaling 19,200 to Energy Wise Home Improvements for a new roof, roof extension, and 12 new windows. Morlan tells us the owner Anthony Porrazzo told them that work on the roof would start October 8th with windows installed October 15th.  But no work has been done no materials delivered. Mor...

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Classes canceled for Liberty local schools after water main break

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Liberty local schools are closed Tuesday after a water main break behind W.S. Guy Middle School.

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Lawsuit alleges company used predatory contracts against Youngstown residents

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A lawsuit filed in a Mahoning County court Monday alleges a property management company victimized Youngstown residents with predatory contracts. Community Legal Aid filed the lawsuit against Vision Property Management. 

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Suspect at center of Austintown human trafficking case commits suicide

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 Following an indictment, last week, charging new suspects in a human trafficking case out of Austintown, the man at the center of the investigation has reportedly committed suicide. 

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Victim's protection order against Niles stabbing suspect lapses days before incident

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Police are releasing more details about a deadly stabbing over the weekend.  

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Officials say response time was not a factor in Youngstown fatal house fire

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The Youngstown Fire Department says that despite rescue efforts by firefighters a Youngstown community member died in a weekend fire. 

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Squirrel causes power outage in Columbiana; Kent State Salem closure

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Thousands of FirstEnergy customers are currently without power in Columbiana County, including at least one college campus.

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Former YSU athletic director Malmisur passes away

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Former Youngstown State Athletic Director Joe Malmisur passed away overnight. 

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Warren officer in training injured during chase, crash with suspect

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A Warren Police Officer was taken to the emergency room over the weekend after tackling a suspect who allegedly crashed into a cruiser with a stolen motorcycle.

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