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Standoff suspect under observation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Standoff suspect under observation


Sean Dixson, 39, who held law enforcement officers at bay during a 41/2-hour standoff Monday at an 8th Street home remains under observation and treatment at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, said Struthers Police Chief Tim Roddy.

Dixson was taken to the hospital after the standoff. He is being treated for a pre-existing condition, the chief said.

There were four children with him in the home. The children were uninjured. Police said Dixson got in an argument with his girlfriend Monday afternoon. The argument escalated into the standoff. The woman got out of the house and contacted police.

Roddy said police will meet with either the city or Mahoning County prosecutor today to discuss what charges may be filed against Dixson.

Season opens with less deer checked


Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season.

Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday. Two additional days, Dec. 17 and 18, are available for people to hunt with firearms. Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at

Parade route


The Youngstown holiday parade and Christmas-tree lighting will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

The event will occupy the following roadways, rendering them closed to vehicular traffic:

Central Square: Federal Street from Champion Street to Phelps Street; and Market Street from Commerce Street to Boardman Street; Federal from Commerce to North Chestnut Street; and North Chestnut from Federal to Commerce.

Youngstown State signs Asian pact


Youngstown State University signed partnership agreements with nearly a dozen Asian universities as part of an ongoing effort to expand international education initiatives.

Representatives from YSU visited China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan earlier this fall, meeting with officials from 23 universities to discuss future academic collaborations, including student study abroad and faculty exchange agreements.

“We continue to make progress in developing relationships throughout Asia that we hope will result in more students from that region coming to YSU and also will provide opportunities for our students and faculty to study and teach abroad,” said Nathan Myers, YSU associate provost for International and Global Initiatives. It was the second trip to China for YSU representatives in the past 12 months. The trip last November resulted in signed partnerships with five universities in China.

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