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Trump goes on clemency spree

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., born and raised in Mahoning County, for a 1998 conviction for failing to report that a Louisiana governor extorted $400,000 from him for a gambling license. The Tuesday executive order ...

Police dogs train to sniff out crime

BOARDMAN — Using an empty building, police dogs trained Tuesday — sharpening their search skills. The police dogs and their handlers performed exercises, sniffing through rooms at the former Market Street Elementary School. Working on Tuesdays throughout the month, Boardman Township ...

Boy Scouts filing won’t affect art opening

HOWLAND — Tuesday’s bankruptcy filing by the Boy Scouts of America will not prevent its art collection from going on display next month at the Medici Museum of Art. The museum at 9350 E. Market St. became custodians in January of the collection, which includes 65 paintings by 20th ...

Jury for Youngstown murder trial seated

YOUNGSTOWN — By the end of the day Tuesday, a jury of 10 men, two women and two alternates was selected to serve in a murder trial involving Brian Donlow Jr., 25 and Stephon Hopkins, 23. The two men are accused of killing Brandon Wylie, 30. Opening statements in their trial are set for 9 ...

Georgetown banquet center closes in Boardman

Staff report BOARDMAN — The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., a longtime banquet hall, is closed. Management of the facility announced “a new chapter” on social media. Also, its statement is the only available option on the business website. Since 1975, the banquet center has served the ...

Murder case goes to Mahoning grand jury

Staff report BOARDMAN — A man facing a murder charge in a Boardman Township case waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, and his case was bound over to a Mahoning County grand jury. Emanuel Boyd, 19, is in the county jail on the murder charge after the Feb. 13 shooting of Kane ...

Conviction of former Campbell chief sealed

YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning County Common Pleas judge has sealed the conviction of former Campbell police Chief Drew W. Rauzan for his unauthorized use of a law-enforcment-only database while he was chief. Rauzan, 45, of Campbell, was sentenced to one year of probation in August 2017 for the ...

Woman pleads guilty to threatening to shoot man

YOUNGSTOWN — A Boardman woman has pleaded guilty to two felony offenses for an incident last April in which she threatened to shoot someone. Tianna Shannon, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to felony intimidation and robbery. She could get several years in ...

Man tells police he was robbed, likely drugged in Austintown hotel

AUSTINTOWN — A man traveling through the township told police he believed he was drugged after he woke up at his hotel to find his wallet and a rented U-Haul truck missing Sunday morning. The man was traveling from Maryland to Illinois when he stopped for the night at the Fairfield Inn ...

Plan for daycare facility on West Side rejected

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals rejected a request to turn a closed restaurant on the West Side into a daycare facility. Kyara Austin requested various changes Tuesday to turn the former Open Hearth Grill at 207 Steel St. into a day-care facility. Austin requested a ...