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Valley orthodontist stands tall in mentoring city young people

YOUNGSTOWN — Right after his pre-game prayer, Moshood Martins was hit with a reality check while sitting on the bench waiting for his last game to start — he was ready to say goodbye to his dream of a career in the NBA. Through a few tears, he glanced up at the jersey of his idol, ...

COVID-19 Ohio cases near record high for ’21

Ohio hasn’t seen a spike in COVID-19 cases such as the one in the past three days since the beginning of the year, with the 9,584 cases reported Friday — the second most for a single day this year. The only other day in 2021 that saw more cases was Jan. 7, when 10,251 were ...

Two sue panel over new Congress map

A Youngstown pastor and a community activist, who are both African American, filed a federal lawsuit against the Ohio Redistricting Commission, its five Republican members individually and Attorney General Dave Yost contending new congressional and state Senate maps violate the U.S. Voting ...

YSU collects over $6.4M in donations

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting discussed a variety of initiatives to tackle COVID-19, reviewed the donations the university is receiving and discussed new projects. Despite challenges with enrollment and cuts, Youngstown State ...

Man sentenced on conspiracy charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A Youngstown man convicted in federal court of drug conspiracy charges appeared before a judge this week. George V. Barnette, 37, of Youngstown was sentenced by U.S. Judge Donald C. Nugent of Northern Ohio District Court to five months in a federal prison. He also was ordered ...

Trumbull commissioners facing discrimination suit

YOUNGSTOWN — An administrative secretary in the office of the Trumbull County commissioners filed a federal lawsuit against Commissioner Niki Frenchko and the board of commissioners, claiming she was discriminated against because of her age and ethnicity. Christine Glenn of Niles cites ...