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Drive readies locals for election

YOUNGSTOWN — Joseph Parker Sr. of Youngstown has moved a few times since he last voted so he wanted to make sure he was registered. Parker’s son, Joseph, drove his father Tuesday to a voter registration drive outside the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown to find out. He was registered, ...

Shooting suspect expected in court

STRUTHERS — Kimonie Bryant, 24, the suspect in Monday shootings that left a 4-year-old boy dead, is likely to be arraigned some time this afternoon in Struthers Municipal Court, officials said. “It was so quick,” one of the shooting victims told a 9-1-1 dispatcher as she implored ...

DeWine cites boy’s death to push for gun bill

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine cited the shooting death of a 4-year-old Struthers boy when calling on lawmakers Tuesday to take up a bill that would increase penalties for gun possession. DeWine used the first part of his coronavirus update to speak about gun violence across the state. Rowan ...

Building owners sue city

YOUNGSTOWN — The owners of the former Anthony’s on the River are suing the city for demolishing the building without letting them know. Two Bridges LLC, owned by Ronald Eiselstein and Chris Prater, contend in an administrative appeal filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court that the ...

Valley jobless rates among worst in Ohio

WARREN — August’s jobless rates in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were stagnant — ending a descent toward single-digit pre-pandemic numbers — and remain among the worst in Ohio in an area already struggling with high unemployment. Tuesday’s report from the Ohio Department of Job and ...

Filings hint at various reasons for mistrial

YOUNGSTOWN — A document filed Friday in the Myckle J. Hughes aggravated murder case suggests that an outburst by individuals who came to watch the trial could be a reason the trial was declared a mistrial before it even began. Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains said late Tuesday he ...

School leaders from across nation discuss their pandemic planning

YOUNGSTOWN — CEO Justin Jennings told a group of superintendents that the Youngstown City School District was preparing for virtual learning during the three months prior to start of this academic year. Jennings said because the district announced it would be virtual early in the summer, the ...

Local rally part of 40 Days for Life

YOUNGSTOWN — Finding a local radio station Sue Thayer didn’t know existed was the first step that placed her on a path to giving up a high-paying job with benefits to follow her heart. “Christian radio was a tool God gave me that touched my heart and made me say, ‘Am I doing the ...

YSU’s Jambar TV receives $100,000 gift

YOUNGSTOWN — Jambar TV, Youngstown State University’s student-run television news program, has received a $100,000 gift to expand and add a multi-platform software system for the newsroom from The Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation. The donation will pay for the updated system that will ...

Sojourn seeks community votes to win $25K grant

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past is in the running for a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant, but the organization needs the community’s votes to win it. Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past is one of the top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist ...