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Mental health court gets Austintown man’s case

YOUNGSTOWN — Antoine J. Cox, 27, of South Raccoon Road in Austintown, was assigned to the Mahoning County Mental Health Court on Tuesday after a guilty plea to charges associated with his arrest in August, according to court records. Police arrested him after a South Raccoon Road resident ...

Aggravated assault on woman leads to jail time

YOUNGSTOWN — Devon Mims, 28, was sentenced to 180 days in the Mahoning County Justice Center on Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault on a female. Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court gave him credit for 152 days already served, leaving him with 28 more ...

Youth learn life skills in chess games at malls

NILES — While area children are learning the skill of playing chess, they are also learning other important skills that will help them in life as part of the weekly Chess is Life program. Jeff Butts, an instructor and co-founder of Chess is Life with Myles Jay, said chess tables are set up ...

‘Sell your soul’

YOUNGSTOWN — One of two males accusing Alex C. Bugno of giving them pills and money to engage in sex acts with him testified Tuesday what he did felt like selling his soul. The male, now 23, testified in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court that he was embarassed when he realized people ...

Judge grants SERB injunction against city

YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge ruled in favor of the State Employment Relations Board in its civil suit against Youngstown. Judge John M. Durkin on Tuesday granted an injunction by SERB to stop the city from reducing the number of battalion fire chiefs through ...

Yavorcik allowed to practice despite suspension

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court again suspended the law license of Martin Yavorcik, who had eight felony convictions related to the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case overturned, but will allow him to keep practicing under specific conditions. The court ruled 7-0 Tuesday to give ...

Youngstown adds ambulances to fleet

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced Tuesday that the city’s ambulance company will put two more ambulances into service full time for Youngstown starting Friday to reduce the potential of not being able to respond to an emergency. The move comes one day after the Youngstown ...

Warren police officer charged, jailed

Staff report WARREN — The Warren police officer who claimed he was shot at when checking on a motorist last week turned himself in to the Howland Police Department on Tuesday after a sealed affidavit was turned into the Trumbull County Clerk of Court by an investigator with the Trumbull ...

Youngstown police arrest 2 in 4 armed robberies

YOUNGSTOWN — Police say they had detectives working a “proactive aggravated robbery” assignment Sunday when the Dollar General on Oak Street was robbed, helping them arrest two men. Further investigation led detectives to filing aggravated robbery charges against Melvin Jackson, 18, ...

Boardman woman still critical after fire

BOARDMAN — Eve Heim-Hagen, 53, is still in critical condition after a fire last week at her London Square Apartment, according to Boardman fire Chief Mark Pitzer. Heim-Hagen was transported from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Pitzer ...