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CityScape head says church relocation options aren’t feasible

YOUNGSTOWN -- A city study on locations for the former Welsh Congregational Church -- the oldest house of worship still standing in Youngstown -- includes three locations in the Wick Park area and one near its current site. But Sharon Letson, executive director of Youngstown CityScape, the ...

Census nearing the end of count, deadline extended

It appears the U.S. Census Bureau will have an additional month to count the entire population of the country following a Thursday ruling by a federal judge. The decision to extend the enumeration to Oct. 31, though, could be appealed to reinstate the Sept. 30 deadline the Trump ...

Fewer students riding area school buses

Now that schools are open, districts have had to adjust to new rules, schedules and finding ways to socially distance their sometimes hyperactive young charges while transporting them to and from buildings. Youngstown, at least for the first nine weeks, eliminated busing issues because the ...

If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics

Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court's nine seats now that President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy. It's a striking development given that the high court, for ...

Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast ...

Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court today, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Republican senators are ...

Wagering up in August at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN -- Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose slightly in August as it and the six other racinos in the state try rebound from losses brought on the viral pandemic. Bettors at the Austintown racino wagered $117.4 million last month, ...

Youngstown man hits lottery in Masury

YOUNGSTOWN ­ Mark Hildenbrand of Youngstown purchased the Ohio Lotteryás $30 scratch-off, Fastest Road to $1 Million, and won the gameás $1-million annuity top prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Brookfield Drive In, Thru, 862 S Irvine Ave. in Masury. Hildenbrand chose the ...

Document states gunman shot boy twice in the head

STRUTHERS -- A criminal complaint filed today in Struthers Municipal Court alleges that Kimonie Bryant, 24, the suspect in Monday shootings that left a 4-year-old boy dead, aimed a gun at the child's head and fired two shots at the top of his head. His mother covered the boy and begged the ...

Akron woman pleads guilt to lesser charges in double murder

YOUNGSTOWN -- Courtney Hall of Akron pleaded guilty today to three counts of tampering with evidence in the Feb. 29 shooting deaths of Sierra Morris and her father, Leroy Morris, in their Youngstown home. Hall, 30, is the girlfriend of John C. Bruner III, 31, who pleaded guilty earlier to the ...