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Center to build on latest tech

CANFIELD — Plans for a new building that will focus on teaching the latest technologies in electrical installation and repair will help Mahoning County Career and Technical Center students now and in the future. The school is building a 30-by-30 foot facility to expand course offerings in ...

Juvenile offenders avoid life in prison

Juveniles in Ohio can no longer be sentenced to life in prison without parole, in most cases. Ohio joined 23 other states with similar bans a week ago, and appears to be part of a national movement to give juvenile offenders a second chance. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 banned the death ...

Accused child rapist returns to state

WARREN — A former Liberty woman — who in March 2020 was indicted on sex charges involving a 3-year-old — has been brought back to Trumbull County from a federal prison in Arizona to face prosecution in the year-old case. Candis Wynn, 34, formerly of Lucretia Drive, Liberty, was booked ...

Combating the technology learning curve

Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilites YouTube page AUSTINTOWN — It can be tough for anyone to learn to use a new technology, but that can be particularly frustrating when the new tech has the potential to make life more independent. To help clients and families get over that ...

State’s COVID-19 case numbers dip Sunday

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,053,175 cases since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations on Sunday increased by 27 to 54,897. In its most recent update Friday, the ODH reported an additional 74 deaths, ...

Buzzing for bees

Residents who may see swarms of bees in the upcoming weeks are being asked to not harm them. They are just swarming earlier than usual, and it’s a natural phenomenon. Canfield resident Mike Klem, vice president of the Columbiana-Mahoning Beekeepers Association, said residents should not ...

Medici Museum gaining galleries

HOWLAND — A $1.6 million expansion of Medici Museum of Art is nearing completion and should be open to the public in early June. The expansion doubles the number of galleries at the East Market Street location from five to 10 and will include a gift shop and larger classroom space and ...

Angels for Animals prepares for sale

CANFIELD — The annual Angels for Animals Gigantic Garage Sale for 2021 is almost here, but a lot of work already has been happening behind the scenes. Items are coming in, being priced and arranged for the thousands of customers who will flock to the fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ...

Pollination initiative looks to help neighborhoods

YOUNGSTOWN — Operation Pollination, a new initiative led by the Rotary Club of Youngstown in collaboration with the Mahoning County Land Bank, is kicking off this month with an aim to plant wildflowers on vacant lots to beautify neighborhoods, simplify property maintenance and improve health ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded March 29-April 2: Austintown Joseph D. Garcia and Karen S. Garcia to Joseph Bozzo, 115 Aldrich Road, $91,500 Estate of Robert W. Wessell to Mark R. Pemberton and Autumn E. Pemberton, 1793 Brocton Drive, $170,000 David N. Burnside to Stephanie Baughman, 4684 ...