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Jury sees video of defendant beating wife

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YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning County jury viewed a video Wednesday that showed a murder defendant punching his wife less than 48 hours before the woman died of severe brain injuries. Prosecutors showed the security video from outside of Topsy’s Lounge, 1375 Logan Ave. on the North Side, as ...

UAW, GM reach tentative pact; no word yet on Lordstown plant

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NORTH JACKSON — When news of a tentative new contract between striking United Auto Workers and General Motors broke Wednesday afternoon from Detroit, the phone at UAW Local 1112’s hall here started to ring. The calls were from union members hungry for details about how the proposal ...

Law director: Youngstown must remove speed cameras

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YOUNGSTOWN — The city doesn’t have a choice but to get rid of its speed cameras by the end of the month, said Law Director Jeff Limbian. “It will be gone, but you can expect a greater presence of police on highways,” Limbian said. “The state has backed us into a corner.” A final ...

Ryan’s campaign struggles to raise money

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WARREN — The financial news for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan on the congressional front isn’t any better than it is for his presidential campaign. Ryan, D-Howland, reported raising $42,883.03 during the third quarter — the lowest amount of any incumbent member of Congress in Ohio. It’s one of ...

Libraries fight e-book policy

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WARREN — The Warren Trumbull Library System board approved a resolution asking publishers to reconsider announced policy changes for the distribution of e-books and e-audio books to libraries. The changes, the board maintains, could potentially create increased financial burdens for ...

On the record – Weathersfleld

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WHAT: Board of education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Tim Gleason, Cheryl Basista, Mark Bodo, Joshua Garris and Aaron Wallace The board: • Accepted the retirement resignation of Marci Buchanan as library aide at Seaborn Elementary School effective Dec. 31 after 25 years. Buchanan, who is a ...

Resident shot in arm on Youngstown’s South Side

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown police are investigating a shooting of a house along East Boston Avenue about 8 p.m. Tuesday that wounded one of the residents. Kevin Johnson, 28, of 360 E. Boston Ave., was shot in the arm as he sat on a couch in the living room, according to the police report. ...

Township seeks help with nuisance chickens

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AUSTINTOWN — Township trustees and the zoning department are asking residents for help identifying the homes of nuisance chickens who are wandering beyond their yards and causing messes in neighbor’s yards. “You can’t call the dog catcher to catch chickens,” Trustee Jim Davis ...

Ready for winter: Turnpike inspects fleet of snowplows

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CANFIELD — With winter just around the corner, Ohio Turnpike employees are busy this week completing annual equipment inspections to get a fleet of approximately 100 snowplows ready. Tuesday morning the Canfield plows underwent a 136-point inspection, checking the functionality of the ...

Seeing Eye: Planning Veterans Day dinner in Hubbard

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LEGION TO MEET: The Hubbard American Legion Post 51 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday in the social hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 22 Westview Ave. There will be discussion on arrangements for a Veterans Day dinner Nov. 11. Parking to access the social hall is at the ...