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Vice presidential nominee Vance keeps focus on Ohio and East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE — Tapped by Donald Trump as his vice presidential pick and formally nominated as part of the GOP ticket at the Republican National Convention on Monday, Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Cincinnati, has the attention of the nation. The senator’s attention, however, remains focused on ...

City board to approve $5M for housing aid

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s board of control is expected to vote today on $5.3 million worth of American Rescue Plan programs with the largest being $5 million to help people buy and maintain homes in Youngstown. City council on Dec. 20 approved creating the “At Home in Youngstown” $5 ...

Mahoning court judges rule in rape, drug cases

YOUNGSTOWN — A quiet day at the Mahoning County Courthouse still included some noteworthy activity. While there were no active trials taking place, several judges held pretrial and sentencing hearings, two involving sex crimes against children. Susan Molleken, alias Susan Figueroa, ...

Summer camp offers themed activities for area children

YOUNGSTOWN — Whether relaxing doing yoga, cooling off with time in the swimming pool or taking a field trip to a nearby park or attraction, the summer camp for children at the Jewish Community Center offers something for all ages, Amber Shrawder, director of youth and camping services at ...

Poland council nixes ban on alcohol sales at annual event

POLAND — After a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening that included remarks from the public, village council narrowly shot down a resolution forbidding alcohol at events that coincide with the annual Celebrate Poland. The first person to address the issue was Poland Junior Women’s League ...

Grand jury opts for no indictment in shooting death

Staff report WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury has opted not to indict a Campbell woman who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend Jan. 4. Kristen V. Schmidt, 30, was no-billed by the grand jury on Wednesday, according to a court report. She ...