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Patrol unveils distracted driving dashboard

Distracted driving is a threat to the safety and security of residents every day, according to law enforcement officials. In an effort to curb distracted driving, Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have released a new dashboard devoted to distracted driving enforcement and ...

Daily virus cases dip to lowest since pandemic’s start

Not since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has the state registered as few new daily cases as it did Monday. The Ohio Department of Health reported 178 new cases Monday. That’s the fewest cases reported since late March 2020, shortly after the pandemic started. Also, only 2,813 ...

Prosecutor launches newsletter

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office has begun to publish a quarterly newsletter called Justice Journal that contains information on topics such as achievements in the criminal and civil divisions of the prosecutor’s office, notable prosecutions and fraud alerts. Each ...

Five cited following downtown brawl

YOUNGSTOWN — Police charged five people after finding them involved in a brawl at the corner of North Hazel and West Federal streets at 2:43 a.m. Friday. An officer observed the brawl and broadcast it to other officers over the police radio and then stepped out of his cruiser and yelled for ...

Three women face drug charges following stop

AUSTINTOWN — Three women were arrested in the township on drugs after a traffic stop on Hendricks and North Four Mile Run roads. Monica Kainrad, 51, of Youngstown, Ami Radcliffe, 40, of Youngstown and Tami Slabaugh, 50, of Atwater, were arrested and taken to Mahoning County jail after the ...

Teen hit by truck in Struthers

STRUTHERS — An investigation is ongoing in Struthers after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck Monday. The incident occurred after 7 p.m. on Fifth Street at Maplewood Avenue, said Struthers police Chief Tim Roddy. The youth suffered non- life-threatening injuries and is in good ...