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John W. Goodwin Jr.

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Woman, 72, fires gun to thwart home invasion

No charges will be filed against the woman.

Struthers woman charged in son’s death faces judge

The court will address a new bond amount at a later date.

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Stolen soldier statue sold for scrap

Clarence Huckaba, cemetery caretaker at Mahoning Valley Memorial Park on Hubbard Road in Youngstown, looks over a monument where a brass military statue was sawed off with a hacksaw. Police have a suspect.

Heroin dealer facing manslaughter charge

The man has been arrested annually for drugs since 2011.

Campbell man gets 6 years for 10 years of sexually abusing stepdaughters

The man will be incarcerated for more than six years.

South Side standoff ends peacefully


One man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

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Bond yanked for suspect in murder of Struthers boy

A trial date has been set for May 20.

Area chiropractor sentenced to probation

Officials believe the doctor stole from insurance companies.

Drug-related charges bring lengthy prison sentence

Father Gregg Maturi spoke on behalf of the accused man.

Man pleads to killing his wife

The Youngstown man could spend 11 years in prison.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend

The woman crawled through a window to escape.

East Side family dealing with double tragedy

The most recent murder victim and man found in skeletal form are related.

Police investigate two unusual attempts at debt collection

No arrest have been made in either situation.

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Bush pleads not guilty in death of 14-year-old Teddy Foltz

The man remains jailed on a $1 million bond.

Police urge residents not to walk in the street

There have been a high number of pedestrian accidents this year.

Science Day brings out aspiring scientists at YSU

About 50 students will be attending the state competition.

Campbell, New Castle teens arrested for string of ATM robberies

The pair are believed to have committed crimes in several jurisdictions.

Man arraigned on charges related to shooting and police chase

The man was already out on bond when arrested on the new charges.

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Mom, ex-boyfriend charged in death of Teddy Foltz

Zaryl G. Bush, above right, and his ex-girlfriend, Shain Widdersheim, both of Struthers, were indicted Thursday in the murder of Widdersheim's son, Teddy Foltz, 14, above left, and the abuse of her other two children.

Second man arrested in shooting, chase

The man is known to police from past crimes.

Dogs find more bones in East Side neighborhood

Police considering GPS technology to help in the search.

Robbery and chase suspect arraigned in court

Police used footprints in the snow to catch the man.

Program promotes Christ and safety in East Side neighborhood.

The event is open to the entire area.

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Fines for texting behind the wheel begin today in Ohio

Local law enforcement will be on the lookout for violators.

Investigation into unidentified skull continues

Doctors have determined the age, gender and heritage of the deceased person.

Boardman man headed to prison for trying to kill his wife

This is the second time the man tried to kill a romantic interest.

Alleged shooter waives preliminary hearing

The case will now be sent to the grand jury.

Man sentenced to eight years for felonious assault

The convicted man said he was defending the honor of a friend

City man sentenced to 12 years for 2011 shooting death

The victim was shot dead on the East Side.

Man's body found on West Side, no foul play suspected

Detective Sgt. Daryl Martin said the deceased man was reported missing from Austintown on Tuesday.

Police chase leads to charges

The fleeing man arraigned in court

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Holy Trinity burglary leads to invitation from church

The pastor wants to share about the gospel of Jesus Christ with the perpetrators.

Skull investigation continues

Police plan to use dogs in the search for the rest of the body

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Men plead guilty in Youngstown double murder

Family members of the victims said the prison terms are not long enough.

Suspects arraigned in YSU student's shooting

Both men are set for preliminary hearings later this month.

Double murder trial set to begin

Both defendants could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

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Boardman Daddy-Daughter Dance again a sell-out

That love and special connection between father and daughter is the idea behind the annual “Daddy Daughter Dance” in Boardman Park.

Suspect in West Princeton killing found in Akron

The man was found hiding in Akron

Man gets 11 years in robbery of realtor

The convicted man was on parole for a previous robbery in a different state.

Police looking for suspect in murder of South Side man

The suspect is the nephew of the murdered man.

Police investigating pedestrian accidents

Two victims are still listed as critical

Man sentenced to 32 years in prison guard assault

The inmate said he was defending himself against guard attacks.

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Man criticizes lack of gun-policy signs at restaurants

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. jgoodwin@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN It has been nearly nine years since Ohio

Seminar addresses guns and mental illness

The seminar featured experts on mental health and firearm safety.

Murder suspects indicted

The indictments came less than a week after the murder.

Bond set on murder charge

The suspect has two cases pending in court.

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Retired cop calls for legalization of drugs

The former officer says legalization is virtually inevitable.

Suspected murderer handed high bond

The accused man has an extensive criminal history

Family seeking answers in hit/skip accident

Family seeking answers in hit/skip accident

The victim was leaving a South Side bar when struck

Youngstown records first homicide of 2013

Man, 53, found shot to death at housing development on East Side

Police are still piecing together the events leading up to the murder.


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