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State House ousts ex-speaker

COLUMBUS — Members of the Ohio House on Wednesday expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted 75-21 to remove Householder, of ...

School board, commission talk concerns

YOUNGSTOWN — The first joint meeting between the Youngstown Academic Distress Commission and the Youngstown Board of Education outlined what the district plans to do in teaching literacy, mathematics and science. The district’s primary focus for academic improvement will be on literacy, ...

Coronavirus cases remain low in Ohio

For the 12th straight day, new daily COVID-19 cases in Ohio stayed below 500. The 381 new cases Wednesday is down from the daily average of 396 for the past 21 days, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Only 13 of them were in the Mahoning Valley. The state had a total of 1,107,902 ...

Council OKs purchase of Mill Creek lot

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown council agreed to permit the city to purchase a property for $1 from Mill Creek MetroParks and turn it over to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. for renovation. Council voted 7-0 Wednesday to obtain the title to 900 Old Furnace Road, which was the ...

City man gets 15 year-term

YOUNGSTOWN — A Coitsville Hubbard Road man received a 15-year prison term after his attorney unsuccessfully tried to get the judge to withdraw the defendant’s earlier no contest pleas to two rape counts. Todd Perkins, 55, was handcuffed by deputies and led away from Judge Maureen ...

MetroParks to pay more for land

YOUNGSTOWN — A jury has awarded a Green Township man about $6,000 more than what the Mill Creek MetroParks offered as compensation for acquiring the right of way on about one mile of former railroad bed that he owns near his Calla Road home. The jury of seven women and one man awarded ...