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Rallying around Rowan

Local News

STRUTHERS — In the days following the shooting death of 4-year-old Rowan Sweeney on Monday morning, community, friends and family have come together to find ways to remember the boy. Driving around Struthers, utility poles are wrapped in red, and at night, porch lights and lamp posts ...

SAR sponsors essay contest

Community News

HIGH SCHOOLERS: High school students are invited to enter the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Chapter and is open to students attending public, parochial, private or ...

Local, state, national jobless claims tick up

Business News

The number of people in Ohio and across the U.S. who sought unemployment benefits grew last week, ending a short period of declines and proving the viral outbreak continues to hold an unrelenting grip on businesses. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the U.S. Department of ...

Trump may aid Delphi retirees

Local News

President Donald Trump may intervene on behalf of a group of Delphi salaried retirees in their 10-year-long battle for their full pensions, says a congressman who asked for Trump’s help this week. Dayton Republican Mike Turner on Thursday said Trump “is now considering” stepping in ...

Schools seek more fans in stands

Local News

Seven Mahoning County school districts and three Trumbull County districts have sought variances from the state to allow more spectators in their gymnasiums and stadiums. They are among the hundreds of school districts across the state that sought variances from the Ohio Department of ...

Indoor visits to be allowed

Local News

WARREN — Visitations will be allowed indoors beginning Monday at facilities where people with developmental disabilities live, and Oct. 12 in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday during his coronavirus update. “Throughout the pandemic, older ...

Governor lifts ban on in-person indoor visits to nursing homes

Local News

WARREN — Visitations will be allowed indoors beginning Monday at facilities where people with developmental disabilities live, and Oct. 12 in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday during his coronavirus update. “Throughout the pandemic, older ...

Austintown sex-ring case wraps up

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Lori Jackson, 45, of Randolph Street Northwest in Warren, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for human trafficking. Jackson was the last of five living defendants sentenced in a sex ring that operated out of a home in Austintown ...

Internet cafe company gets penalized

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — An owner of the Internet Palace, a company that operated an internet cafe in Austintown and one in Salem in 2014, pleaded guilty Thursday to five felony charges. John Christopher appeared in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on behalf the several owners of the company, ...

Athletic project on track

Local News

McDONALD — With plans to have students running on a new eight-lane track next spring and football games played on the field next August, the first phase of the new athletic complex project is being completed this month. On Wednesday, turf was being laid by Sprinturf LLC of Charleston, South ...