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More power plugs for EV cars

WARREN — Electric-vehicle owners in, or those just passing through, the Mahoning Valley will, in the future, have more options to plug in with some grant help from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. It announced Monday grants worth about $8 million are going to 25 counties, including ...

Competency ruling allows suspect to be placed on trial

YOUNGSTOWN — The man accused in the Aug. 24, 2021, double homicide on Salt Springs Road has been ruled competent to stand trial after a third round of psychological tests. At a hearing Monday before Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin, both sides in the case against Jabrae ...

Council to set aside $800,000 for 20 Fed construction manager

YOUNGSTOWN — City council is expected Wednesday to approve legislation to spend up to $800,000 for a construction manager to oversee the 20 Federal Place redevelopment project. But the project’s details and possibly its start date have changed, said Finance Director Kyle Miasek and ...

Indiana crash kills two Valley residents

A Hubbard teacher and a former local football standout were killed Sunday in a triple-fatal crash on an Indiana toll road. Deceased are Mark Pelini, 31, of Canfield, and his front-seat passenger, Jillian Marian, 31, of Youngstown, according to Indiana State Police. Marian was a Hubbard High ...

Eleven vie for empty city school board seat

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Board of Education will interview 11 candidates today in an attempt to fill the seat left open by the resignation of Dawn Turnage, who accepted a job in Columbus earlier this year. Applicants for the vacancy include former Youngstown State University professors, ...

Woman shares story of integrating schools

YOUNGSTOWN — Minnijean Brown-Trickey vividly recalls the threats and torment she endured daily in high school while making history 65 years ago, but she is equally troubled by what she sees as many of the same wrongs today. “In 2022, schools are still segregated” based largely on race, ...