Kent apologizes; judge gives him one-year stint in prison

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By ED RUNYAN Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — Steve Kent, the fired former Poland Township police officer and ex-Poland schools resource officer, who was removed as an Austintown Township trustee after he was convicted of felony tampering with evidence, was sentenced Wednesday to one year in ...


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• MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ hearing room for a board meeting. • GOVERNING BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER OF EASTERN OHIO will meet 4:30 p.m. today at the center, 7320 Palmyra Road, Canfield. • JACKSON-MILTON BOARD OF EDUCATION ...

Biden issues executive order to help East Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE — President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued an executive order to protect people in East Palestine and nearby communities, while continuing to hold Norfolk Southern Railway accountable after its massive, fiery Feb. 3 derailment. A Norfolk Southern train had 53 cars derail ...

Teen accused in Austintown killing attends hearing in juvenile court

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AUSTINTOWN — A 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting a man and wounding a woman at an Austintown apartment complex was in Mahoning County Juvenile Court for a hearing Wednesday. Police say Ethan Richmond, 17, of Austintown, shot and killed Vincent Tarver, 22, and wounded Joleene Christy, ...

Youngstown council changes city’s ordinance on speed cameras

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YOUNGSTOWN — Even though unmanned speed cameras remain turned off in school zones, city council agreed in a 5-2 vote to modify the language establishing the policy. At issue is a dispute between the municipal court and the administration over language in the camera ordinance. The court ...