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Area native keeps rural history alive

NORTH LIMA — Youngstown native Robert Kroeger found the perfect barn to add to his collection of paintings and essays for his new book, which he plans to release in 2021. The book will feature 88 barns — one from every county in Ohio. On Friday, his quest took him to North Lima. ...

Girl power on display at MCCTC

CANFIELD — One day, Anastacia Rihel hopes to be a professional chef, but her plate now is full of things that are a bit more high-tech. “In my old school, we didn’t do anything that was hands-on. I heard about this and I wanted to be a part of it,” the Mahoning County Career and ...

Ambulance service exceeds expectations

CANFIELD — The numbers are in for the first full year of ambulance service in Canfield. Not only were the expected number of transports exceeded, but the savings to Canfield residents was a good chunk. “We started transporting from all three (fire) stations on July 1, 2018,” said ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Mahoning County Oct. 2-8: Austintown Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, trustee to Andrew C. Mitchell, 120 Country Green Drive, $99,750 Andrea M. Gleussner and Christopher Colaluca to Joseph D. Repp, 2348 Birch Trace, $112,000 Michael B. Brubaker to ...

Agencies warn against vaping THC

By ALLIE VUGRINCIC Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — Multiple national and state health agencies have strengthened warnings against using vapes, or electronic cigarettes, as more illnesses have been connected to the devices. In Ohio, 28 cases of vaping-related illness have been confirmed — ...

Can patients record conversations during their visits to physicians?

WARREN — The motive might be innocent enough: A patient seeing his or her doctor finds it difficult to understand all of the instructions and medical information and wishes there were a way to record the conversation to replay later. The patient trusts the doctor, but wouldn’t it be ...

County comfortable with voting locations

YOUNGSTOWN — While Trumbull County is cutting voting locations for the Nov. 5 election, Mahoning County has no plans to do the same. That’s because the Mahoning County Board of Elections has reduced the number of voting locations by about half during the past 19 years, said Thomas McCabe, ...

Mahoning County grand jury indicts 21

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Twenty-one people were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury, including one Warren man whose charges include an allegation that he is a “major drug offender.”Those indicated are: • Delshawn L. Bell, 26, of Jackson Street SW, Warren, cocaine ...

Trumbull voters face renewal of levy for senior services

WARREN ä The levy that provides funds for services to people 60 and older with a myriad of at-home and community-oriented programs is up for renewal Nov. 5. Voters in Trumbull County will be presented with the option to support the renewal of the 0.75-mill, five-year levy. The levy ...

Valley priest sues accusers, diocese

By ED RUNYAN Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — Father Denis G. Bouchard, who was placed on administrative leave in November after the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown received an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a minor, has filed a libel and slander suit against the ...