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Sheriff’s offices get state grants for drug task forces

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office received $50,000 and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office received $10,000 for their drug task forces. The state grants will be used to help them disrupt the drug trade and promote substance abuse awareness, prevention and recovery.

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Mahoning County and portions of Trumbull County May 6-10: Austintown Melissa Rubin to Babak Hakimian, 55 S. Main St., $58,000 Antony George Albert to Cody Wilson, 3986 Crum Road, $120,000 Estate of Bonnie A. Weaver to Heather M. Hildack and Ronald L. ...

ATHENA Award honors Dr. Nicolette W. Powe for mentorship, public health work

CANFIELD — Before uttering a word to express her feelings regarding winning a highly prestigious award, Dr. Nicolette W. Powe found herself dabbing at her eyes. “I’m at a loss for words, and if you know me, I’m never at a loss for words,” an emotional Powe said after learning she ...

Youngstown plans to restart use of unmanned speed cameras in September

YOUNGSTOWN — Unmanned speed cameras in school zones, which went dark about a year ago after only three months of use, will return in September, the city’s law director said. “We’ve been working on it really hard and we plan to restart in the fall,” said Law Director Lori Shells ...

Man sentenced to 23 years to life in New York Avenue murder

YOUNGSTOWN — Mekhi Venable apologized to the family of Jacob Moore on Thursday during his sentencing hearing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Venable also told Judge Maureen Sweeney he is “just as lost as them,” because “I have been taken away from my daughter, my family. I’m ...

Covelli Centre starts 2024 with $233K surplus

YOUNGSTOWN — The city-owned Covelli Centre started the year with three sell-out shows and a $233,014 operating surplus in the first quarter. “All in all, it’s a great start,” said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group, which operates the center as well as the Youngstown ...