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Distracted driving law off to promising start

CANFIELD — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office are optimistic about the impact of Ohio’s strengthened distracted driving law on road safety. DeWine stated in a recent news release, “Most distracted driving ...

City settles demolition case by giving woman house

YOUNGSTOWN — In a series of unusual moves, Youngstown demolished a residential structure despite a court order to not knock it down and settled the case with the homeless woman who filed it by giving her a different vacant house. Jamie Cottle — along with her father, James Cottle Jr. ...

Valley explores role of AI across variety of industries

YOUNGSTOWN — Groups throughout the Mahoning Valley are preparing to take advantage of the ever-growing world of artificial intelligence. Recently, local journalism and communications professionals with the Youngstown Press Club heard from Nikita Roy, a data scientist, journalist and ...

Assault suspect’s calls to witness impede his trial

YOUNGSTOWN — The recent felonious assault trial of Sammy F. Anderson Jr., 28, of Austintown got unusually complicated in the courtroom of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Anthony Donofrio. On April 1, the prosecution had subpoenaed the chief witness in the case, the victim, to ...

Liberty bell to ring again at high school games

LIBERTY — Alumni Association members are preparing to revive a school tradition for the upcoming football season after purchasing a new victory bell. After years of using a miniature replacement bell, the Liberty Local School District Alumni Association started a GoFundMe page to ...

Mahoning County courts

New cases Filed in Mahoning County April 1 to 5: ABSOLUTE RESOLUTIONS INVESTMENTS LLC vs. DONALD T. KRAYNAK, complaint AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK vs. MICHAEL GEORGE, complaint ANTHONY MIRANDA vs. AARON’S LLC et al., personal injury AUBREY FREEZE vs. HERBERT M. ROSE, ...