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Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

After escaping from police, the Springfield Township man was on the run for eight hours

He faces several charges

MAHONING COUNTY Officials consider increase in pay for defense lawyers

Hourly rates for court-appointed defense lawyers were set last in 1986. By ROGER G. SMITH

Boardman teen awaits word about release in boy's death

The state suggested the youth be released from custody, a lawyer said. By ROGER G. SMITH

Aid agencies receive reimbursement talk

The Valley joined three other large cities in proactive hurricane relief efforts. By ROGER G.

Parolee, 83, gets 3 to 10 for woman's knife death

The defendant already spent 20 years in prison for killing his second wife. By ROGER G. SMITH

Against lawyer's advice, woman pleads guilty in death of son

The defense lawyers said the case contained major evidence problems. By ROGER G. SMITH

Man freed twice from jail pleads guilty in three cases

The defendant faces up to six years in prison on four cases. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR

Austin cleared of assault charge

The verdict came a few hours after jurors said they couldn't reach a decision. By ROGER G. SMITH

Deemed competent, stabbing suspect to stand trial

The judge agreed to lower the woman's bond so she might get out of jail. By ROGER G. SMITH

YOUNGSTOWN Parolee faces life term because of new charge

The defendant faces an assault charge while on parole for a 1980 murder. By ROGER G. SMITH

MAHONING COUNTY Ellsworth Twp., Sebring, Beloit and Petersburg to benefit from grants

The money will help to fix flooding and sewage problems. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR

SOUTH SIDE Killer gets 26 years in 2 drug slayings

There was concern about whether a jury would impose the death penalty. By ROGER G. SMITH

MAHONING COUNTY Landfill contract adds to revenue

The county could use the new cash to help fund five new assistant prosecutors. By ROGER G. SMITH

Officials discuss feasibility of facility

Officials from seven surrounding counties attended the symposium. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR

Officials try idea to expedite caseload

Two prosecutors per courtroom should also lead to more plea bargains. By ROGER G. SMITH

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP SLAYINGS Woman who drowned twins wants out of group home

The motion says Giancola's treatment team wouldn't oppose the move. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR

MAHONING COUNTY Teenager's case sent to juvenile court

By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- The court process will start over

Finalizing plans for shelter, aid in Valley

Service centers open Monday in Youngstown and Warren. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE

Experience lands lead-control chief job

Commissioners said a strong background in housing was essential. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR

MAHONING COUNTY Official gets nod for job of lead-control director

The salary is listed at $50,000 to $60,000. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

New step designed to monitor releases

About 44 inmates fit the profile for release, but 18 had issues preventing that. By ROGER G. SMITH

YOUNGSTOWN Teen's sentence is cut to 112 years

The appeals court limited the judge to four gun specification sentences. By ROGER G. SMITH

Mahoning Co. seeks equitable system

Commissioners consider a standard health insurance contribution paramount. By ROGER G. SMITH

Judge gives man extra prison time, despite plea deal

Judge Cronin issued a 17-year sentence for Donald Mulholland instead of the suggested nine years.

Man gets probation in incident during attempt to repossess van

Michael Mrosko's actions contributed to Kenneth Bills' death, the victim's family contends. By

Group closing its talks to public

The panel talked about a new way to keep the facility at the 296-inmate level. By ROGER G. SMITH

COURT Man's rape conviction carries extra penalties

Rupp told the judge he's innocent. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN

MAHONING COUNTY Officials defend system for filling job openings

County officials decide how widely to advertise a position job by job. By ROGER G. SMITH

MAHONING COUNTY COURT Man is guilty on 1 of 2 rape counts

Neither the prosecutor nor the defense knew what to make of the split decision. By ROGER G. SMITH

Deliberations continue in man's rape trial

The 25-year-old defendant did not testify. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN --

Judge resets bond for suspect in police chase

The man was being held on a $1 million bond. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN

Trial begins for man facing rape charges

After a suspicious call, the woman found the defendant's real parole officer. By ROGER G. SMITH

COUNTY JAIL Group to discuss and form new plan

Talk about the role each group member's department plays is important. By ROGER G. SMITH

SEXUAL PREDATOR Judge sends man who raped children to prison

The sentences are to ensure the man never leaves prison, the judge said. By ROGER G. SMITH

Man pleads guilty to reduced charges

The plea deal calls for 18 months in prison. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

TRIAL Man, 47, convicted of raping children using threats

The defense lawyer said the youths' testimony was unlike anything he had heard. By ROGER G. SMITH

MAHONING COURTS Three indicted in murder, arson, burglary case

The victim was shot in the head and his house set on fire. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE REPORTER

CRIME Man charged with East Side murder, held without bail

The murder suspect was shot about 15 minutes after the killing. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE

Girl, 15, testifies against man accused of raping 3

The defense lawyer said the youths concocted a story about being abused. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

Dellick allows restoration of phone service

The prosecutor denied making an earlier promise to leave the Juvenile Justice Center. By ROGER

JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER Commissioners ask for restored phone services

Commissioners pointed out to the judge that they are the contracting authority. By ROGER G. SMITH

Gains: Loss of phones won't keep out staff

The prosecutor said his assistants aren't leaving unless ordered by a higher court. By ROGER G.

Judge sentences man to 8 years for stabbing his ex-girlfriend

The victim let her ex-boyfriend stay with her despite a restraining order. By ROGER G. SMITH

New Year's celebration keeps focus on children

First Night Youngstown is making changes for variety as it marks its fifth year. By ROGER G. SMITH

FORUMS 2010 special to revisit city's racial issues

Focus will be on possible solutions to racial issues, not rehashing topics. By ROGER G. SMITH

Suburbs with a hometown feel

By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- A marker at U.S. Route 224 and Market Street

SEMINAR Training block watch leaders

The seminar teaches block watch leaders how to create action, not just words. By ROGER G. SMITH

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Lack of funds puts improvement plans on hold

There's no grant writer to secure dollars for entertainment district development. By ROGER G.

Lack of funds puts improvement plans on hold

There's no grant writer to secure dollars for entertainment district development. By ROGER G.

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