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WRITER: Marly Reichert

Canfield teen takes charge to clean vets’ gravestones

CANFIELD — Sarah DeRosa’s project to honor veterans started by happenstance. Sarah, 17, a junior at Canfield High School, is planning to clean 350 veteran gravestones at Canfield East Cemetery by Memorial Day. The project started because she and her father, Michael DeRosa, wanted to clean the mold off their back patio and saw a video on YouTube of people using the the cleaning agent they were buying to ...

Blessed Easter baskets overflow in tradition in the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s all about tradition. That is what the approximately 15 people who showed up Saturday afternoon at St. Columba Cathedral said about bringing their Easter food baskets to be blessed. The blessing of Easter baskets on Holy Saturday is an Eastern European tradition dating back to the 15th century, according to the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops. Juliann McLennan ...

On the record: Campbell

WHAT: City council meeting March 16 PRESENT: George Levendis, Steve Cappitte, Robert Stanko, Joseph Mazzocca Jr. and Mayor Bryan Tedesco ABSENT: Timothy O’Bryan Council: • Approved an ordinance to send a 1 percent income tax renewal to the Mahoning County Board of Elections for placement on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Council said .25 percent will be for operation of the parks, playgrounds and ...

Audio tape discloses details of fatal police-involved shooting in Youngstown

Click here for audio tape of chase: YOUNGSTOWN — The man who was shot and killed by a Struthers police officer Friday afternoon on Youngstown’s West Side led police on a 7-mile chase on a route that normally takes about 10 minutes to navigate, according to Google maps. The chase on Friday that began at a drive-thru on State Street in Struthers lasted less than 5 minutes, according to a recording of ...

Recording of Struthers chase, fatal shooting released

YOUNGSTOWN -- The man who was reportedly shot and killed by a Struthers police officer Friday afternoon on Youngstown's West Side led police on a 7-mile chase on a route that normally takes about 10 minutes to navigate, according to Google maps. The chase on Friday that began at a drive-thru on State Street in Struthers lasted less than 5 minutes, according to a recording of police radio traffic released by ...

On the record: Campbell

What: City council meeting March 2 PRESENT: George Levendis, Timothy O’Bryan, Steve Cappitte, Robert Stanko and Mayor Bryan Tedesco ABSENT: Joseph Mazzocca Jr. Council: • Passed an ordinance to pay $1,296.96 to Warren Fire Equipment for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) flow tests, electronic battery board replacements and electronics repair for the fire department; • Passed an ordinance ...

On the record - Campbell

Campbell WHAT: City Council meeting Dec. 1 PRESENT: George Levendis, Timothy O’Bryan, Steve Cappitte, Joseph Mazzocca and Mayor Bryan Tedesco ABSENT: Robert Stanko Council: • Passed as an emergency the first-quarter budget appropriations; • Agreed to pay $14,447.26 to Software Solutions for the annual software support contract starting Jan. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2022; • Agreed ...

Arrest expected soon in vandalism at courthouse

WARREN — The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has a “person of interest” in the vandalism Saturday morning at the Trumbull County Courthouse and expects to make an arrest in the next few days, according to Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe. He said more than a dozen first-floor windows were broken out with rocks. Only one window was broken all the way through to the inside, while the others had ...

North Side woman runs with the wolves

YOUNGSTOWN — You shouldn’t mess with Katharine Repetski. She counts several gray wolves and red foxes among her friends and also is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo. Repetski, 21, who has lived on the city’s North Side all her life, will graduate in December from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, with a minor in chemistry and a certificate in ...

Campbell churches to close

CAMPBELL — Two of the Catholic churches in “the city of churches” will close before the Christmas season nearly a decade after a merger of the city’s four Catholic parishes, according to the Diocese of Youngstown. Signs on the city’s main thoroughfares — state Route 616, U.S. Route 422, Coitsville Road and Wilson Avenue — proclaim the city’s moniker because churches of every denomination dot ...