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Commissioners OK incentives for mall

BOARDMAN — Mahoning County commissioners voted Thursday in favor of a Community Reinvestment Area for the DeBartolo Commons project at the Southern Park Mall. Next the “entire petition,” including the CRA, will be reviewed by the Ohio Development Services Commission for final ...

Favorite US bird tracked in the area

BERLIN CENTER — Counting the number of bald eagles each January is a matter of tracking the progress of eagle restoration, but also a matter of keeping America’s favorite bird in the public eye, said Jason Quinn, Berlin Lake Army Corps of Engineers resource manager. “People love to see ...

Youngstown school board looks at four

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Board of Education will be interviewing four people to determine a replacement for Barbara Brothers, who won election but chose not to take her seat this month — citing a difference with the board’s direction. Candidates to replace Brothers are Jerome ...

Details emerge on Canfield PD probe

CANFIELD — New details regarding an investigation into “an inappropriate personal relationship” between two employees of the Canfield Police Department have been shared by the city. According to a narrative obtained through a public records request by The Vindicator, the relationship ...

Speaker shares messages of light and love

YOUNGSTOWN — Racism, hatred, corruption, degradation and numerous other ills may add layers of darkness to society, but people standing as beacons of light will always have the final word in the battle, a local minister contends. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; but only light can do ...

Poland man faces 15 sex charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Testimony began Thursday in the trial of Alex C. Bugno, 31, of Clingan Road in Poland, charged with 14 counts of compelling prostitution and one of pandering obscenities, accused of paying three boys to engage in sexual activity with him. If convicted, Bugno could get up to ...

Area agencies net nearly $2.8 million in HUD grants

A half-dozen agencies from Trumbull and Mahoning counties will share in nearly $107 million in statewide grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD awarded a total of nearly $2.2 billion in Continuum of Care grants to support thousands of local homeless-assistance ...

OH WOW! gets $30,000 donation

YOUNGSTOWN — The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation donated $30,000 to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The money is being used toward the museum’s recent purchase of the former McCrory building at 11 W. ...

Dog remains found in East Side ‘dumping ground’

YOUNGSTOWN — A concerned citizen took the time this week while driving down Blaine Street, in an isolated area of the East Side, to see what was in a plastic bag by the road. The woman found a dead dog inside the bag. It was an older brindle-colored pit bull. It was very thin but did not ...

Youngstown woman being held in jail without bond

YOUNGSTOWN — Katrina Layton, 37, who last week pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and abuse of a corpse in the Shannon Graves murder and dismemberment case is being held in the Mahoning County Justice Center without eligibility to make bond until her sentencing ...