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Toppled machine slows I-80 traffic

LIBERTY — Just before 8 a.m. Monday on Interstate 80, a small excavator fell off a pickup truck, bringing traffic down to one lane. The truck was traveling westbound, near state Route 11. The driver said he lost control and the excavator rolled off the trailer. No injuries were reported ...

Tod treasures on display

YOUNGSTOWN — If you want to learn more about the Mahoning Valley’s early days, a wealth of information is easily accessible — some of which can be found in two adjoining rooms. “His father came from Connecticut in 1800. He began his family in Brier Hill shortly after he arrived in the ...

ASAP rally celebrates life after recovery

NILES ä For Nikki Lowe of Niles, the ASAP Rally for Recovery Saturday at Eastwood Field was about carrying the message that there is life beyond addiction. Lowe said she was addicted to opiates for several years, and in 2018 lost her fiancee, Mandy, to a heroin overdose. âIáve been ...

Niles sets policies for property disposal

NILES — Niles officials and city workers now must follow very strict guidelines when throwing out anything of value owned by the city. City council has approved the new policies for disposal of city-owned property and use of consumable inventory. “This will make sure no one is disposing ...

Mill Creek MetroParks road closures

YOUNGSTOWN — These roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to vehicle traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday for the YMCA Community Cup: West Glacier Drive, West Drive, Bears Den Drive, New Cross Drive, Cross Drive and Slippery Rock Bridge.

Mahoning County courts

New complaints BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC vs. FRANK PETRAKOS ET AL., foreclosure PROGRESSIVE SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY vs. JOLESSA TASHAI BEVLY, COMPLAINT DANIEL R. YEMMA, MAHONING COUNTY TREASURER vs. NEXT OF KIN et al., ELIZABETH A. JOHNSON, complaint JEANETTE OLIVER vs. ANDREW DAY ...

Fifth Avenue construction nearly complete

YOUNGSTOWN — Replacement of 3,300 feet of 16-inch waterline under Fifth Avenue has proved a temporary inconvenience for Youngstown State University students and nearby businesses, but city officials expect the more than $1.5 million project to be finished before month’s end. “The ...

Sears comes down at Southern Park Mall

BOARDMAN — Lou Conforti, CEO of Washington Prime Group, stood in front of a large crowd Saturday at the annual Boardman Township Community Day and talked about the Mahoning Valley and future of the Southern Park Mall. The mall, which opened in 1970, was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo ...

Man shot in Saturday incident

BOARDMAN — A man is hospitalized after being shot early Saturday in a gunfire exchange with Boardman police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Boardman police and the state patrol are jointly investigating the shooting that sent Stephen B. Wilson, ...

‘Dreamgirls’ dazzles on opening night

YOUNGSTOWN — Director Trevail Maurice assembles an all-star team of Mahoning Valley talent to get Youngstown Playhouse’s 96th season off to a magnificent start with “Dreamgirls.” Youngstown native Joshua William Green came home from New York to play Curtis Taylor Jr., the Berry ...