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COVID-19 cases still only mildly climbing

Cases related to COVID-19 are still slightly rising in the Mahoning Valley. Locally, the county to see the steepest hike is Columbiana, with an increase of 13 reported Friday, bringing total cases to 1,872, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Mahoning County followed, with 2,879 ...

Stolen police-car case leads indictments

YOUNGSTOWN — The two women accused in the July theft of a Struthers police cruiser were indicted this week on various charges by a Mahoning County grand jury. Tara R. Oder, 35, of Youngstown, is charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, grand theft motor vehicle, obstructing official ...

McDonald eyes cuts of $250K in budget

McDONALD — Anticipating less income tax revenue because of the closing of General Motors last year and fewer people working because of the coronavirus pandemic, village officials are looking to make $250,000 in cuts to the 2021 budget. Council President Pro-Tem Ray Lewis said at ...

Boardman teen opens eyes but remains in hospital after crash

BOARDMAN — A Boardman teen has opened his eyes after being involved in a crash last weekend. Khaled Abunoaj, 18, was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while riding his motorcycle about 7 p.m. Aug. 29. A crash report states that a ...

Former Liberty nurse accused of diverting drugs of patients

WARREN — A former Liberty Township registered nurse was indicted on multiple felonies related to the theft of the Oxycodone drug Percocet from three patients at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Amy B. Pesa, 43, of Crews Hood Road, was arraigned this week on three counts of aggravated ...

Salem man died by drowning, coroner rules

YOUNGSTOWN — The Salem man found May 3 floating in the Mahoning River was a drowning victim, according to a report released Friday by Mahoning County Coroner Dr. David M. Kennedy. The report also showed that Matthew McDade, 23, of Salem, also had fentanyl, Trazodone (used to treat ...

Cleveland police officer killed

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police detective who had just joined a federal violence task force was shot and killed in his unmarked car along with a police informant during a drug operation, officials said Friday. Three people have been arrested in the shooting that killed Detective James ...

WRTA receives $2 million in grants for garage, Trumbull expansion

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Transit Authority has been awarded more than $2 million in grants from an Ohio Department of Transportation program. The money will help fund the new expanded Trumbull County service and also provide upgrades to its Youngstown garage. The matching ...