|School bus and car collide in BoardmanWKBN / 23 min. ago more|
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Boardman school bus and a car collided in Boardman Tuesday morning. The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. off of Mathews Road. A driver backing out of a driveway didn’t see the bus and backed into it. No injuries were reported. Another bus was called to transport the students to school. .
|Library board offers director post to Phoenix candidate - Youngstown VindicatorGoogle News / 28 min. ago more|
Library board offers director post to Phoenix candidateYoungstown VindicatorYOUNGSTOWN — The board of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County voted to offer Aimee Fifarek the position of executive director. Fifarek currently serves as deputy director for information technology and digital initiatives at the ...and more »
|ID left behind in S-U-V that crashed into Warren homeWFMJ / 30 min. ago more|
Police in Warren are looking for a man and woman who ran away after the S-U-V they were in crashed into a car and a house.
|Car collides with school bus in BoardmanWFMJ / 44 min. ago more|
Boardman school officials say no students were hurt when a car collided with a bus Tuesday morning.
|Man shot multiple times in YoungstownWYTV / 1 h. 3 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police say a man was shot multiple times on the city’s south side early Tuesday morning. According to police, neighbors in the 300 block of East Lucius Avenue heard multiple gunshots about 3 a.m. When they went outside, they saw a man with a gunshot wound and helped him up onto the porch until help arrived. Police were able to talk briefly with the victim. “His story is he was walking down the sidewalk and was approached by somebody asking for money at which point he denied giving them anything, and they pulled out a gun and shot him,” said Capt. Brad Blackburn. The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. Shell casings, blood and a cell phone were found on the sidewalk. “We collected some evidence here. It will be processed. We talked to the victim briefly but as far as whose property it is we don’t know that information,” Blackburn said. Blackburn said it appears there was one weapon and one shooter. The victim’s name has not been released yet.
|SUV slams into two houses, driver takes offWYTV / 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Police in Warren are looking for the driver of a SUV who crashed into two houses and landed upside down on another vehicle before running away. The incident happened around midnight Monday near the corner of Tod Avenue and Hoyt Street S.W. People who live in the neighborhood say they heard the crash and came out to find the SUV on top of a car and into a house. The path of the SUV shows that it clipped the porch of one house then hit a car parked in the driveway next door, flipping over onto the parked car and into the wall of the house. Sharese Tucker was inside the second house doing homework when the crash happened. “The TV falls on me, the china cabinet’s falling. They are in the living room- my grandparents, and everything starts caving in. I’m like get out of the house. We have to get out now,” said Sharese Tucker. Tucker said she saw a man running away from the crash scene carrying a woman. Police continue to investigate.
|Detours planned for $10.5 million I-680 project in YoungstownWFMJ / 1 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Ohio Department of Transportation has plans for a $10.5 million bridge project that will bring some traffic restrictions to Interstate 680 this spring.
|Detours planned for $10.5 million I-680 project in Youngstown - WFMJGoogle News / 1 h. 21 min. ago more|
WFMJDetours planned for $10.5 million I-680 project in YoungstownWFMJAlso in 2019, ODOT says the Belle Vista Avenue entrance ramp to northbound 680 will be closed for a maximum of 45 consecutive days so crews can perform the rehabilitation work on the bridges over Cherry Hill Avenue and the Youngstown and Austintown ...$10.5 million in roadwork coming to I-680Youngstown Vindicatorall 3 news articles »
|Ohio and Maryland only states to ban baby bumpersWKBN / 1 h. 27 min. ago more|
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, and the designation brings to light the three infant deaths that happen each week in the state caused by the sleep-related condition. Sudden infant death syndrome, more commonly known as SIDS, is the unexplained death of a healthy baby – less than one year old. According to the Centers for Disease Control, sleep-related suffocation is the leading cause of infant injury death. Experts say infants should be sleeping in a bare crib with just a fitted sheet without baby bumpers. Baby bumpers are soft bedding material that are marketed to protect infants from hitting their head on the side of the crib, but experts say they cause more harm than good. Stephanie Weigel with Akron Children’s Hospital said babies roll against the bumpers and then can’t roll away. “They are soft, they are cushy, and they can pose a suffocation, strangulation or entrapment risk,” Weigel said. The Journal of Pediatrics says there have been 27 accidental deaths attributed to baby bumper pads. Ohio lawmakers saw a need to legislate the sale and distribution of the bumper pads and passed Senate Bill 332, which bans the sale of non-mesh crib bumpers. The ban also includes online sales and delivery of bumper pads in Ohio as well. Ohio and Maryland are the only two states so far that have passed laws on the bumper pads. “All the stores here in the Valley have complied. If you walk through Babies R Us, Target or Walmart or any of the other stores that sell infant sleep related items, you’ll notice that their cribs are now void of bumper pads,” Weigel said. Stores can still sell mesh baby bumpers for three more years. They are made with breathable fabric. After three years, lawmakers will decide if the ban should include the mesh design as well. Since Ohio and Maryland are the only two states with baby bumper laws, they can still be purchased in neighboring Pennsylvania, which Weigel says is a concern. She suggest parents weigh the research and understand that there haven’t been any serious injuries from babies hitting their crib railings. While the online sales of bumper pads is banned in Ohio, WKBN First News reporter and meteorologist Alex George went to a few online shopping sites and was able to successfully enter a shipping address for Ohio, showing that enforcement of that part of the law needs more work. .
|Youngstown man arrested with $2,642 cocaine stashWFMJ / 2 h. 52 min. ago more|
Driving left of center landed a Youngstown man in jail after State Troopers say they found $2,642 worth of cocaine in his Jeep.
|Man shot during early morning walk Youngstown's South Side ... - WFMJGoogle News / 3 h. 19 min. ago more|
WFMJMan shot during early morning walk Youngstown's South Side ...WFMJA Youngstown man tells police he was shot while he was walking along a South Side Street just before 3 o'clock Tuesday morning.Man shot multiple times in Youngstown | WKBN.comWKBN.comall 4 news articles »
|Man shot during early morning walk Youngstown's South SideWFMJ / 3 h. 25 min. ago more|
A Youngstown man tells police he was shot while he was walking along a South Side Street just before 3 o'clock Tuesday morning.
|Ashtabula County father and son involved in Gustavus plane crashWFMJ / 4 h. 2 min. ago more|
A father and son from Ashtabula County were injured when their small plane crashed in Trumbull County Monday night.
|Shenango Township family escapes from burning homeWFMJ / 4 h. 53 min. ago more|
Crews from several fire departments were called out to a house fire in Shenango Township in Mercer County early Tuesday.
|Three medical marijuana companies vie to put down roots in YoungstownWFMJ / 5 h. 31 min. ago more|
Three medical companies made pitches to establish medical marijuana dispensaries in Youngstown at a Monday night meeting with members of city council.
|Search continues for missing boater - Youngstown VindicatorGoogle News / 8 h. 24 min. ago more|
Search continues for missing boaterYoungstown VindicatorThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources searched throughout the day Monday for John Schuster, 51, from the Youngstown-Girard area, who is presumed to have drowned in Mosquito Lake Sunday when his 12-foot plastic kayak with an electric motor ...and more »
|YEARS AGO FOR OCT. 17 - Youngstown VindicatorGoogle News / 8 h. 25 min. ago more|
YEARS AGO FOR OCT. 17Youngstown VindicatorA Youngstown teenager, Terrance Lightner, who killed cab driver John J. Kovachik for $15 and then bragged about it, is sentenced to life in prison. U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Poland, gives a spirited performance on the “Phil Donahue Show ...and more »
|Historic High School football rivalry in jeopardyWFMJ / 9 h. 2 min. ago more|
A heated topic for over three months, the battle of 224 could be in jeopardy. Canfield alleging part of the issue is Poland's abrupt leaving the conference with no prior warning. Before the season began both head coaches spoke out on the potential end to the rivalry. "Certainly disappointed in the decisions that have been made. We would love to continue to play for the student-athletes of the schools and for the communities, but we believe it should be we...
|Canfield Presbyterian Church&#8217;s restored stain glass glows anew Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
The church had most of its decades-old, stained-glass windows restored or replaced in a renovation that started in January.
|Five arraigned in kidnapping case Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Arose out of dispute over stolen car
|Former traffic department worker accuses Youngstown of gender discrimination Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Lawsuit outlines alleged discriminatory behavior, requests compensation
|Couple enter guilty pleas in boy&#8217;s cocaine overdose death Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Both will be sentenced at a later date
|Poland schools seek five-year renewal of emergency operating levy Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Schools levy generates $2.3 million annually
|Man pleads guilty in 2014 murder Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Prosecutors recommending 25 years
|Three groups discussed their plans to sell medical marijuana in Youngstown Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
The state will decide who will get licenses
|Testimony expected to begin Monday in Nasser Hamad trial Vindy.com / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
Testimony expected to begin Monday in Nasser Hamad trial
|Girard gets state money to revamp vacant gas stationWYTV / 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
GIRARD, Ohio (WYTV) – An eyesore in downtown Girard will be getting cleaned up after the State of Ohio gave the city a grant. The State Controlling Board awarded $100,000 to clean up the abandoned Fast Track on S. State Street. The former McQuaids station has been empty, non-operational, and boarded for years. The Trumbull County Treasurer’s Office acquired the land through foreclosure last year. Revitalization of the abandoned gas station is part of Route 422 Corridor Redevelopment efforts — a collaboration between the Regional Chamber, Treasurer’s Office, Trumbull County Land Bank, and City of Girard.
|Medical pot companies hoping to sell in Youngstown pitch to councilWYTV / 9 h. 13 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Three companies want to sell medical marijuana in Youngstown and on Monday night, they pitched their plans to city council. Holistic Health Partners, JB Hamlin & Company, and the Green Mile Solutions all explained to council members what medical marijuana in Youngstown could look like. A.J. Carabello, with Holistic Health, said his company has signed a tentative lease to set up shop in the Mahoning Plaza. “We want to do this right for the community. I’m a licensed pharmacist so from the medical background perspective, I feel it’s essential to have a medical professional overseeing this operation.” He said medical cannabis is just another drug. “There are great benefits to be had, the research is starting to come out. If the research wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be interested in this.” Green Mile Solutions is owned by Darrin Farrow, of Westlake near Cleveland. He has almost seven years of experience in the industry and worked at facilities in other states. “It’ll be very good for the states. Not just for the opiates but for job creation and overall better medicine without the bad side effects,” he said. Farrow wouldn’t say where Green Mile Solutions’ Youngstown facility would be located. The third group, BJ Hamlin & Company, does not yet have a location selected in Youngstown but it does have locations in Illinois. There are only two medical marijuana dispensary licenses available in all of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Ashtabula counties. Youngstown City Council will not be the ones to decide if the groups can come here. That decision is up to the state’s board of pharmacy. “We could restrict them if we didn’t want them in the community. However, we have updated our zoning so we have them as a regulated use so we can put some additional restrictions in place,” said Fourth Ward Councilman Mike Ray. The site proposed for the Mahoning Plaza needs the approval of the planning commission, which will hold a hearing on Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. on the sixth floor of Youngstown City Hall.
|Christmas tree wanted: Downtown Youngstown seeking holiday showstopperWYTV / 9 h. 15 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The City of Youngstown is having trouble finding a large Christmas tree for downtown this year — so it’s asking for help. The downtown Youngstown Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition. It’s always been donated, cut down, brought into the square, and put up with a crane. But this year, there’s no tree to be found. According to Youngstown Park Director Bob Burke, the tree needs to fulfill certain requirements: From Youngstown or a surrounding community At least 25 feet and full Easily accessible and not close to any power lines If you have a tree that could work, call Youngstown City Hall at 330-742-8700.
|Agenda Wednesday Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Agenda Wednesday Coitsville Township trustees, 7 p.m., town hall, 3711 McCartney Road.
|Arson listed as cause of Warren bar fire Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
It is the second time in two weeks a Warren bar was deliberately set aflame
|Surplus food Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Surplus food East Side Crime Watch, Halloween giveaway for children age 2 to 12, Wick Park, 260
|Library meeting Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Library meeting YOUNGSTOWN The board of trustees for the Public Library of Youngstown and
|Births Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital George and Eugenia Paroz, Hubbard, girl, Oct. 15.
|BUSINESS DIGEST || Vindy.com / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Downtown bar open YOUNGSTOWN Whistle & Keg at the corner of Phelps and Federal streets downtown
|Christmas tree wanted: Downtown Youngstown seeking holiday ... - WKBN.comGoogle News / 9 h. 32 min. ago more|
WKBN.comChristmas tree wanted: Downtown Youngstown seeking holiday ...WKBN.comThe downtown Youngstown Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition. But this year, there's no tree to be found.and more »
|New Jefferson Twp bridge now openWFMJ / 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
The bridge on Route 62 in Jefferson Township to Magargee Run is now open to traffic.
|Heroin, meth, cocaine found by Craig Beach policeWFMJ / 10 h. 12 min. ago more|
A Craig Beach Police officer found a large amount of what is suspected to be heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana while doing a routine traffic stop this weekend.
|Small plane carrying 2 people crashes in Trumbull CountyWYTV / 10 h. 44 min. ago more|
GUSTAVUS TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a plane carrying two people crashed in Gustavus Township Monday night. The small, single-engine plane crashed in the 3500 block of Gardner Barclay Road, about two miles east of Route 11, shortly after 9 p.m. The pilot was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was walking around at the scene. Investigators said the plane was trying to land on a private airstrip known as the Gustavus Air Strip, which is on farmland. They said the plane missed the airstrip and landed on the farm.
|Pilot identified in Gustavus Twp. plane crashWKBN / 11 h. 1 min. ago more|
GUSTAVUS TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A plane carrying two people crashed in Gustavus Township Monday night. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert Gale, 71, of Jefferson, was too slow making a landing approach to the Gustavus Airport on Barclay Road and hit a tree, forcing the single-engine plane down on a farm about 1/2 mile from the landing strip. Gale was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. His passenger, 50-year-old Louise Gale, was treated at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. The Gustavus Airport is a privately owned airstrip. .
|Search for missing fisherman at Mosquito Lake will go into third dayWFMJ / 11 h. 17 min. ago more|
Search and recovery teams plan to return to Mosquito Lake in Trumbull County early Tuesday morning in hopes of finding a missing fisherman. What begain as an all out rescue effort just before 10:30am Sunday morning, turned into a recovery effort for 51-year-old John Schuster on Monday morning. Good samaritans were able to pull Schuster's friend from the waters at Mosquito Lake on Sunday after their 12-foot plastic canoe capsized. That survivor was obviously visibly shaken according...
|Battle of 224 no more? Canfield, Poland can’t agree on scheduleWYTV / 11 h. 23 min. ago more|
MAHONING CO., Ohio (WYTV) – One of the area’s biggest football rivalries — Poland versus Canfield — will very likely end after two more games because the two sides cannot agree on what week the game should be played. “We’ve joined a league, we want to continue playing. It has to be Game 1, 2, or 3,” said Poland Superintendent Dave Janofa. “Why can’t a newly-formed league, who doesn’t have anything in place yet, accommodate this rivalry?” said Canfield Superintendent Alex Geordan. Last year’s Canfield/Poland game, like the previous two years, was played in Week 10. That’s where Canfield wants to keep the game. “In the last 33 years of playing Canfield, we’ve only played Game 10 12 years. So it’s not like this is the Michigan/Ohio State game,” Janofa said. “They wanted to siphon off only a certain timeframe, a couple decades. If you go back 50 years, we’ve been playing Week 10 for a lot longer than we’ve been on the face of the earth,” Geordan said. The disagreement began in May when Poland decided to join a new league — the Northeast 8 — which Canfield was not consulted about nor invited to join. “Then they sever relations and leave the league but then expect us to change. Again, who’s trusted in this?” Geordan said. Poland said they just can’t make Game 10 against Canfield happen. “We can’t put a new league — or the league we’re going to — put another league school out to try to find a Game 10. We can’t do that,” Janofa said. Canfield has long-standing relationships with its Weeks 1, 2, and 3 opponents — relationships it does not want to end. Geordan suggested Niles and Poland — both in the new Northeast 8 — play in Week 3 and then Poland/Canfield and Niles/Howland play their rivalry games in Week 10. “We’ll be happy to sign a 50-year contract with Poland and play them in Week 10 from now until all of us are out of our school system,” he said. Geordan said in their most recent correspondence, Poland officials stated if there’s no football, the other sports will not play either. He said Poland was worried about problems among the rival students. Janofa had no comment, saying with a big game in two weeks, that conversation would be reckless. It’s not a done deal yet. The decision to end or save the rivalry will be revealed when Poland schedules its first three games.
|Abandoned Girard gas station gets grant to clean upWFMJ / 11 h. 34 min. ago more|
An abandoned gas station in Girard is getting a $100,000 face lift. The State of Ohio Controlling Board approved a Fast Track Abandoned Gas station grant to fund the cleanup of the abandoned McQuaid's gas station on South State Street in Girard.
|SHEILA HAWRYLKO - Youngstown VindicatorGoogle News / 12 h. 8 min. ago more|
Youngstown VindicatorSHEILA HAWRYLKOYoungstown VindicatorSheila leaves four sons, Robert (Bonnie) Morris of Youngstown, Daniel Morris of Youngstown, Kenneth Morris of Youngstown, and Brian Morris of Boardman; her daughter, Donna Morris of Youngstown; eight grandchildren, Alexa Ashby, Stephanie Kinack, ...
|Ohio Turnpike honors those killed on the jobWFMJ / 12 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is funding a tribute to workers and highway patrolmen who died on the job. The Ohio Turnpike Memorial Sign program was approved on Monday.
|Craig Beach police arrest 2 after finding drugs during traffic stopWYTV / 13 h. 18 min. ago more|
CRAIG BEACH, Ohio (WYTV) – A Craig Beach police officer discovered numerous drugs during a traffic stop over the weekend. Police said they found suspected heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, and marijuana. They also reported finding drug paraphernalia and cash. Officers arrested two people — one from Craig Beach and another from Newton Falls — and took them to the Mahoning County Jail. The two are facing trafficking, felony possession, paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments, and criminal tools charges. Police said one of the arrestees is involved in supplying heroin to a Craig Beach resident who overdosed and had to be revived with naloxone. Craig Beach traffic stop Credit: Craig Beach Police Department Credit: Craig Beach Police Department
|Outdated and overdue, lawmakers take on child support in OhioWYTV / 13 h. 28 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WYTV) – One in three children in Ohio is involved in the child support program and according to experts, some of it is outdated and not benefiting children as well as it could be. Over the past few years, efforts to resolve these issues have failed at the Statehouse. This general assembly, lawmakers are taking another run at updating something that has not changed for over two decades. The last time the state changed the way child support was determined or enforced was in 1992 — 25 years ago. At that time, they decided to use calculations based on economic data collected between 1980 and 1986. Think back to that time — how much did things cost? Child support is determined by how much it costs to raise a child and for more than 20 years, it’s been calculated using outdated data. The method for the calculations is also flawed, according to Amy Roehrenbeck, the executive director of Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency Directors Association. She says the method does not currently take into account the use of credit cards to pay for raising a child, which puts a tremendous burden on low-income earners. State Senator Bill Beagle is sponsoring a bill that failed in the last general assembly that would change these calculations and method. It would also change who can adjust these things by changing the law from residing in the revised code to being part of the administrative code. This change would allow the Department of Jobs and Family Services to update the calculations and method without waiting for lawmakers to get a bill passed first. Senator William Coley also has legislation he has reintroduced this session. Senate Bill 70 nearly completed its legislative journey last general assembly. It passed the Senate and made it all the way through its House committee. All it needed was to be put up for a vote on the floor of the House, according to Roehrenbeck. That vote never happened and the bill died as the session came to a close last December. Roehrenbeck was told the bill wasn’t urgent. Senate Bill 70 would streamline the administrative functions of child support enforcement. There are ten major functions it addresses, most of which save families time and money by not forcing them to go to court to resolve issues. For instance, because of the way the law is currently written, the enforcement agency cannot order a mother to pay child support. It has to go to court and a judge has to do that, all because the law only allows the enforcement agency to order men to pay. “It is urgent for us,” Roehrenbeck said. “We think that it is high time for us to make these overdue and necessary changes to modernize our child support program.” She isn’t alone. Senator Beagle called out his fellow lawmakers as well. “Many of us campaign on not kicking issues down the road and we campaign on making the tough choices, and this is one of those times where we have to make those difficult choices,” he said. With the changes Beagle’s bill would make, it is possible for some low-income earners to end up being ordered to pay less in child support than they would have been if no changes were made. Roehrenbeck said that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Only 30 percent of people in that low-income category are currently paying their child support. The thought process is by making it less of a financial burden, they will be more likely to pay. Because each case has too many variables to estimate how the change would affect things specifically, overall, Roehrenbeck believes the changes will be for the better. Additionally, none of the changes SB 125 makes would affect anyone who is currently paying child support until their case is up for modification. SB 125 is up for a possible vote in the Senate committee it was assigned to on Tuesday. SB 70 is scheduled for a hearing in the committee it was assigned to on Wednesday.
|Three companies make medical marijuana proposals to Youngstown - Youngstown VindicatorGoogle News / 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
WKBN.comThree companies make medical marijuana proposals to YoungstownYoungstown VindicatorThree companies tonight discussed their efforts to open businesses to sell medical marijuana in Youngstown. The proposals were made to city council for informational purposes. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will determine what companies will get ...Medical pot companies hoping to sell in Youngstown pitch to council ...WKBN.comThree medical marijuana companies vie to put down roots in YoungstownWFMJall 4 news articles »
|I-80 westbound to Salt Springs Road reopens after gas leakWYTV / 15 h. 23 min. ago more|
WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Interstate 80 westbound off-ramp to Salt Springs Road has reopened after a gas leak in the area. The Ohio Department of Transportation issued the alert just after 3:30 p.m. Monday due to the gas leak. The road reopened about an hour later. Highway Patrol said a construction crew was working in the area when they hit a natural gas line.
|Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in YoungstownWYTV / 15 h. 23 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash early Sunday morning. The crash happened at Glenwood Avenue and Garfield Street. Police aren’t identifying the victim at this time. No further details were released. WYTV is working to get more information on the crash. Check back here for updates on this developing story.
|Suspect facing drug trafficking charge after Youngstown traffic stopWYTV / 15 h. 24 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers reported finding 29 grams of crack cocaine during a Youngstown traffic stop. Thursday, troopers stopped a rented 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee on South Avenue for a traffic violation. While speaking with the driver, investigators reported smelling marijuana. A search of the vehicle then uncovered a plastic bag containing the crack cocaine, according to Highway Patrol. Investigators said the value of the drugs was $2,642. Antwane J. Peeples, 26, of Youngstown, was charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies. He was incarcerated in the Mahoning County Jail.
|JCPenney holding national hiring day Tuesday for holiday helpWYTV / 15 h. 24 min. ago more|
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – JCPenney is holding a national hiring day Tuesday at its stores around the country. The chain says it plans to hire more than 40,000 people to work this holiday season at its stores and online facilities. Locally, there are JCPenney stores in the Austintown Plaza, the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Eastwood Mall in Niles and Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage. The hiring process will be from 2 until 8 p.m. The chain is looking for cashiers, replenishment specialists, beauty consultants, salon stylists and other positions.
|Vehicles involved in head-on crash on North Road in WarrenWYTV / 15 h. 25 min. ago more|
WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A two-car crash caused a lot of damage in Warren on Monday afternoon. The drivers were heading in opposite directions on North Road. One of the vehicles crossed the center line and smashed into the other. The accident happened right in front of the Harbor Freight store, and traffic was detoured through the store’s parking lot. Police did not get a chance to talk with either driver about the accident before they were taken to the hospital.
|Rape counselors say ‘Me Too’ campaign empowers victims speak outWKBN / 16 h. 12 min. ago more|
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A sexual assault awareness campaign is making waves on social media. The “Me Too” campaign has encouraged victims of sexual harassment or assault to post those two words on their account, indicating to others that they’re not alone. Actress Alyssa Milano kicked off the hashtag on social media Sunday afternoon. The social media campaign may have started in Hollywood but its effects are being felt in the Youngstown area, too. “If someone that’s powerful or wealthy said, ‘This happened to me, too,’ I think it surprises some people but it helps make that impact,” said Jennifer Gray, with Compass Family and Community Services in Youngstown. From there, the hashtag exploded with thousands of everyday people bringing their stories of assault to the social media forefront. Gray said that’s exactly what needed to happen. “When on your own Twitter feed, your own Facebook feed…having your friends say, ‘Me too,’ you realize that it hits a lot closer to home. You realize that it’s personal,” Gray said. Counselors say the campaign gives victims a platform to express themselves instead of suffering in silence and holds those who blame victims accountable. “I think it’s actually an excellent opportunity to start something to help change the culture of sexual assault and how it’s being looked at,” said Dawn Powell, with the Rape Crisis Center in Youngstown. Both resource centers said they expect their numbers to increase because of this campaign. They hope victims see that they are supported — both online and on the ground. “You see that people are rallying behind you. It just kind of sets a tone for the idea that change can come,” Powell said. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual violence and looking for help, Compass Family and Community Services offers counseling and support groups for people who have experienced trauma. For more information about the center’s resources, visit Compass’ website. .
|Negley teen driver enters plea in fatal crash caseWKBN / 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A Columbiana County teenager should be back in court in December after a not-true plea was made for him Monday in connection with a fatal crash in August. The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Michael Helon, Jr. and badly injured his wife, Kendra Helon. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said 16-year-old Andrew Shultz, of Negley, was weaving from lane to lane and looking down at his cell phone before the crash. It happened on Market Street Extension near Western Reserve on August 20. Shultz’s car collided with the Helon’s Jeep as it was sitting in a driveway off the road. In his statement to investigators, Shultz denied using his phone, saying it was on a playlist but that he wasn’t using it. He told investigators that he didn’t remember when he first noticed the Jeep. Shultz has been charged in Juvenile Court with reckless homicide. He remains free and in the custody of his parents. .
|Accusations emerge against candidate for Struthers Municipal JudgeWKBN / 16 h. 47 min. ago more|
STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – With only weeks left until Election Day, accusations swirling around the Struthers Municipal Judge race are growing. Late last week, two women filed separate sworn statements — both claiming to be former girlfriends of Democrat and current Struthers Law Director Atty. Dom Leone. He’s running against Republican Damian DeGenova for Struthers Municipal Judge, which covers Struthers, Springfield, New Middletown, Poland, and Lowellville. “In my opinion, it’s a classic smear campaign put on by my opponent’s supporters or his operatives,” Leone said. “Just, basically, to smear my name toward the end of the election. There’s no merit to any of this.” Each of the women claim they saw Leone taking improper contributions and one says she saw him using marijuana. “Not true. Not true,” Leone said. The statements come less than a week after a pair of dueling police reports were filed by Leone and Republican Don Manning, who’s running for state representative. They both accuse each other of menacing after an alleged confrontation at a bar in Poland Township. Leone admits he dated both women and had them working on his campaign at different times. He thinks they’ve now been put up to attacking him, saying you really don’t know someone until you start dating them. “I’m looking forward to the public seeing through all this bull crap here at the end, where my two ex-girlfriends come out of the woodwork and allege all these nefarious activities of mine that we could dispute.” While DeGenova would not comment on the allegations against Leone, one of DeGenova’s law partners, Atty. Ron Yarwood, was more than willing to do so. “How would they have that in their mind unless it was something that was discussed? I don’t know the answer to that,” Yarwood said. He said these allegations raise suspicions about Leone’s judgment and temperament to serve. Leone said Yarwood is biased. “Of course…My law partner would probably say the same thing about Damian.” At this point, no action has been taken concerning the allegations. Leone said he’s hoping none of it affects the outcome on Election Night. .
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Youngstown cops revive woman, man who overdoses over the weekendYoungstown VindicatorYOUNGSTOWN — Reports said police who responded about 9:15 p.m. Saturday to an overdose at a home in the 2400 block of Volney Road revived a woman there and a man who was at another house. When officers arrived, reports said the ...and more »
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Nursing home patient faces drug chargesYoungstown VindicatorEdna Hector, 33, of Youngstown, is charged with drug possession/drug abuse, according to court records. According to a police report, officers were called to Greenbriar Quality Care on South Avenue last week. A nurse told police that while helping ...and more »
|Ticket stubsYoungstown News / 5 d. 3 h. 45 min. ago more|
Mill Creek MetroParks will have its annual Pumpkin Walk at Twilight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The gardens will be decorated with carved and illuminated pumpkins.
|In 'Orwellian' Press Briefing, Huckabee Sanders Defends Trump's Repeated Tax Rate LieYoungstown News / 6 d. 12 h. 46 min. ago more|
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed a reporter's question about the president's repeated misleading statements about tax rates. In an exchange one journalist described as "Orwellian," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down in her Tuesday press briefing on President Donald Trump's repeated lie that the U.S. is the "highest-taxed nation in the world"-clarifying that when he says that, he's talking about the corporate tax rate A reporter from One America News pushed back, but Huckabee Sanders insisted there was no discrepancy between Trump's statements and the truth.
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A former township trustee Monday night urged the current board to take better care of Bricker Park on North Stratton Road. Abe Bricker said he is disappointed in the park's condition, noting overgrown brush around the pond, swarms of wasps and general disrepair.
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A registered nurse who just happened to witness a head-on crash Sunday night in Unity Township helped firefighters with extrication efforts, East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said Monday. Brown said he was grateful for the good Samaritan who was able to assist with treatment and evaluation at the scene.
|Nurses needed in influenza fightYoungstown News / 9 d. 6 h. 19 min. ago more|
"Graduate nurses, undergraduate nurses, nurses' aids, register at once with your local Red Cross nursing committee for service in the present epidemic of influenza! Volunteer service is greatly desired, but expenses and $76 a month will be paid to graduate nurses." l Word was received that Ward McKinley Flick of Newton Falls, who left on Aug. 29 for Camp Taylor, Ky., was a victim of Spanish influenza at the camp.
|Court sides with board to keep fracking ban issue off ballotYoungstown News / 9 d. 21 h. 5 min. ago more|
The Observer-Reporter is excited to announce new digital offerings, including our new e-Edition apps, available for download in the iTunes & Google Play stores.
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown.
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The director of the McKinley Memorial Library in Niles is a finalist in the search for the next executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Michelle Alleman is among four finalists named after recent interviews.
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, the Church Brew Works, a brewery operating in a renovated church, stands in Pittsburgh. At the Church Brew Works, an early church-turned-brewery that opened in 1996, patrons slide into booths crafted from pews.
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Two in five Ohio households are struggling to come up with enough resources to provide basic necessities, according to a United Way study released Wednesday. "Our role is to provide useful information to policymakers and policy shapers, and to kind of be the conveners of public discussion on the possible solutions to the concerns raised by the report," Ohio's is the 15th state report the United Way has released on the subject nationally.
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio--Mike Juhasz is nothing short of the classic American Renaissance man.
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State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, a candidate for governor, addresses the Hancock County Democrats at their fall dinner Wednesday.
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If you're like Rick from "Rick and Morty" and have an unhealthy obsession with that "Mulan McNugget Sauce" that McDonald's discontinued in 1998, well, dreams do come true. Thanks in part to the Adult Swim show's popularity and its lead character's never-ending quest for that elusive Szechaun Sauce -- he calls it his "one-armed man" and his "series arc even if it takes 9 seasons" -- the fast food chain is bringing it back for one day only.
|Rev. Kinga s words on nonviolence need to be lived today, speakers sayYoungstown News / 13 d. 16 h. 44 min. ago more|
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s support of nonviolence to bring about social change applies as much to today's society as it did when Rev.