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Judge softens sentence of murder convict

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge John Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court heard from Kyle Patrick, an expert witness, two attorneys and two family members Friday before deciding Patrick should get an opportunity for his first parole hearing in 13 more years, not 15. The Ohio Supreme Court ...

Saturation patrols revived to cut crime

YOUNGSTOWN — As they did last September, area law enforcement officials came together at a press conference at the Youngstown Police Department Friday to announce that a “saturation” of officers will address a “rise in gun incidents” in Youngstown in the coming weeks. Mayor Jamel ...

Youngstown women drawn to art

YOUNGSTOWN — Heather Seno and Steph Blair of Youngstown, co-owners / gallerists at Art House on Elm in Youngstown, have been involved in art shows since college. Throughout the years, they have been creating house shows around the area to expose the creative variety that Youngstown’s ...

City hires events planner

YOUNGSTOWN — The city has a new downtown events and citywide special projects coordinator after not having one since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced Friday the hiring of Melanie Clarke-Penella, who operates a local film company, to the job ...

Man indicted on sex offenses

YOUNGSTOWN — Charles E. Teague, 55, of Stratmore Avenue in Youngstown, was indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. His case was directly presented to a Mahoning ...

Woman stabbed at city bar

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Police Department investigated one stabbing and an armed robbery late this week. A woman said she was stabbed at Down the Hatch bar on Mahoning Avenue on the West Side early Friday, and a man was robbed at 7:55 p.m. Thursday on Benita Avenue on the North ...