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Lordstown Motors ‘in a hurry’ to produce

LORDSTOWN — Efforts to raise what Lordstown Motors Corp. CEO Steve Burns says is a number north of $300 million to repurpose the former General Motors facility into a plant for making battery-powered vehicles began in earnest when GM figuratively handed over the keys last week. That’s ...

Youngstown fire department to charge service fees

YOUNGSTOWN — Fire Chief Barry Finley said his department will start charging fees for various services in January, but only non-city residents will have to pay them. City council approved legislation Oct. 2 by a 4-3 vote to allow the department to charge the fees. Those rejecting the ...

Liberty man get federal and county sentences

LIBERTY — A Liberty Township man convicted on federal drug charges will be imprisoned for about nine years in West Virginia. Robert L. Taylor, 58, was the main supplier among eight people indicted for selling cocaine in Youngstown and western Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors say. At the ...

Woman found guilty of slashing neighbor’s face

YOUNGSTOWN — Chantel L. Crowder, 31, cried Thursday as Judge Anthony Donofrio read a not guilty verdict to felonious assault. Moments later, though, she learned the jury had found her guilty of aggravated assault. The difference means Crowder, of Tyrell Street, faces up to 18 months in ...

Mahoning starts to assemble 2020 budget

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County department heads are seeking about $1.9 million more in funding from both the general fund and the justice fund than what’s said to be available. The general fund for 2020 is certified by the budget commission at $37.07 million and the justice fund is ...

Couple sues storage company for damages caused by water

YOUNGSTOWN — A Youngstown couple has sued Great Value Storage, 123 S. Meridian Road, and an insurance company for mold and other damages to furniture and belongings that were in a storage unit. The suit, filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, says Marcus Johnson and Star Hunt of North ...

Boardman man pleads guilty in fight with police

WARREN — A Boardman man pleaded guilty Thursday to two assault charges connected to a fight with police officers at a Liberty motel last April. William P. McCawley, 36, of 91 Arlene Ave., appeared with his attorney, David L. Engler, before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. ...

Columbiana mayor files as candidate for county commissioner in 2020 race

LISBON — Columbiana Mayor Bryan Blakeman has filed candidacy petitions to run for Columbiana County commissioner in 2020. Blakeman, who is in his second term as mayor, filed petitions Tuesday at the county elections board seeking the Republican nomination in the March 17 primary election. ...

Poland doctor gets reappointment

COLUMBUS — Dr. James A. Armile of Poland was reappointed by Gov. Mike DeWine to the Ohio Athletic Commission. His term ends Sept. 2, 2022. The athletic commission, based in downtown Youngstown, regulates boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, kick boxing, karate and tough person contests ...