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Federal case may head to plea deal

YOUNGSTOWN — A Niles man accused of using social media to threaten a family may be nearing a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Court records show that the attorney for Caleb Hall, 25, of Niles, was in a teleconference Nov. 18 with prosecutors and made a motion to continue the case for ...

Ohio tops 350,000 cases as it nears 6,000 deaths

New coronavirus cases reported across the state on Sunday reached 8,133 — the second-highest daily total since March — with Ohio surpassing 350,000 cases since the pandemic began last spring. The Ohio Department of Health reported a total of 351,419 cases in Ohio since the pandemic began, ...

Youngstown boy turned into a superhero

YOUNGSTOWN — Ten-year-old Connor Krashoff has always loved superheroes and was chosen recently to be featured dressed as Batman in the Superheroes Believe in Miracles 2021 calendar. Connor, along with his parents, Melissa and Thomas, and siblings, Juliana, Sawyer, Barrett and Angelina, ...

Library marks centennial

GIRARD — While a celebration was originally going to take place this fall to mark the 100th anniversary of the Girard Free Library, library officials have marked the special occasion the best they can this year with plans for recognizing the milestone in 2021. Rose Ann Lubert, library ...

Skipping a daily shave for a cause

People in Trumbull and Mahoning counties and beyond since the start of November have likely noticed some men in law enforcement look a little different. Many are taking part in No-Shave November, an effort to raise money for cancer. For the first time, officers with the Canfield Police ...

Trumbull GOP leader still battling virus

WARREN — People infected with COVID-19 experience the disease in a myriad of different ways, but in the worst cases, isolation is a common feature. Kevin Wyndham, of Howland, has been in isolated quarantine away from his friends and family for six weeks since coming down with the virus, ...

Trial for JCC threat case delayed

CLEVELAND — James P. Reardon, 22, of New Middletown, who has been locked up awaiting trial on allegations of making a threat to the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown, has been granted another postponement of his trial date. Reardon was scheduled for trial Dec. 15 and for a final ...

Amazon truck crashes into woods

HUBBARD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called out Sunday evening to an accident after an Amazon truck jackknifed off Interstate 80, ran off the road and crashed into a wooded area. The accident happened at 5 p.m. near the 232 exit in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 near Liberty and ...

Reaching out to help others

CANFIELD — Soon after the beginning of the pandemic last spring, Elizabeth Shafer was laid off from both of her jobs, but with the holidays approaching, she’s back to work and happy to brighten the holidays for others — some of whom may be suffering the same fate she had. “We do ...

LaRose to Trump: ‘Present your evidence’

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he hasn’t vetted claims from President Donald Trump about election fraud, “but certainly there are things that I’ve heard that sound pretty unbelievable to me.” In an interview with this newspaper, LaRose said about Trump, a fellow Republican: ...