Turnpike crews ready to roll out for winter

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CANFIELD — Though snow and ice are not yet in the forecast, the Ohio Turnpike snowplow fleet is ready to go once inclement weather falls upon the state. All eight maintenance buildings along the Ohio Turnpike completed their yearly 136-point inspections of their snow and ice fleets this ...

Jury mulls 73 charges in sexual assault trial

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YOUNGSTOWN — Jurors in the Dustin Ruiter rape trial in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court went home about 6 p.m. Thursday without reaching a verdict. They will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. today. Ruiter, 46, of Youngstown’s West Side and formerly of Warren, went on trial before ...

Stiffer sentence sought for rapper after FaceBook post

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YOUNGSTOWN — An assistant prosecutor has asked the judge who sentenced a rapper Wednesday to probation to “reconvene” sentencing — and send him to prison — after seeing a social-media post the rapper was banned from making. Assistant Prosecutor Martin Hume, who asked Mahoning ...

2 new deaths reported at Trumbull facilities

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The Ohio Department of Health reported two additional deaths at long-term-care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Trumbull County this week. The ODH does not list which facilities had deaths, but it indicated there have been 164 deaths involving such ...

Exhibit shares city nursing group’s history

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YOUNGSTOWN — The history of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association is showcased in a new exhibit unveiled Thursday at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. More than 75 people gathered at the center Thursday for the official opening of the exhibit and a program on ...

Austintown homicide hearing pushed back

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AUSTINTOWN — Steve W. Green III, 24, charged with aggravated murder in the Oct. 8 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Lockhart, outside of a Compass West apartment, is rescheduled for a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Nov. 3. The hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday morning, but ...