FLASH BRIEFING WEDNESDAY


The North American Free Trade Agreement has hurt working Americans and the proposed update to the deal isn’t much better, said Richard Trumka, national president of the AFL-CIO during a Youngstown visit. Trumka called the USMCA [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement] “NAFTA light. We want a rewrite that works for the American people.

The community is volunteering time and tools to help clear storm debris and fallen trees from Yankee Run Golf Course in Brookfield. Thanks in part to all of that help, the golf course’s owners expect to reopen to the public Saturday. The golf course was in the path Sunday of an EF1 tornado that swept through Brookfield Township up to West Hill in Masury.

State investigators seized electronic devices believed to contain child pornography at an apartment along Indian Run in the Canfield Township. Major Jeff Allen of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force served a search warrant Tuesday morning at an apartment in the 3600 block of Indian Run.

U.S. Marshals arrested two people secretly indicted last week on charges of selling methamphetamine while a child was present.Marshals served warrants at a Garfield Street home in Struthers on Tuesday morning and arrested Damien J. Pratt, 26, and Melinda S. Seaman, 28, each of whom face multiple felony counts of drug trafficking and a single misdemeanor count of child endangering.

In sports, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 10-3.

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