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Ohio College Comeback Compact launches

YOUNGSTOWN — Tens of thousands of college students in northeast Ohio who left school without a degree and owe money to their former college now have a pathway back to settle the debt and continue their education. The Ohio College Comeback Compact aims to help students who left college ...

Driver held on assault charge

YOUNGSTOWN — An East Boston Avenue woman faces a preliminary hearing this week in Youngstown Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault after police accused her of ramming her Dodge into the back of another vehicle, slightly injuring a woman last Thursday. Shequila Daniels, 27, who ...

Austintown trustees laud team

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Township trustees recognized the Austintown Little League 10U softball team, which was named state champion for the first time since 1980. The trustees gave each girl a certificate and a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. The team beat Poland 14-2 in the state ...

Missing 12-year-old found

YOUNGSTOWN — A 12-year-old boy who was reported missing was found safe, according to a news release Sunday from the Youngstown Police Department. Capt. Jason Simon, chief of detectives, announced that Mason Thompson was found Sunday with friends and is now back in the care of his family. ...

KSU requires masks again

Kent State University says it has brought back its mask mandate for all facilities, including Kent State at Trumbull and Salem, because of high community COVID-19 levels. Youngstown State University, meanwhile, has no mask mandate — but urges masking in indoor spaces. “This is a ...

Gun reported stolen from vehicle

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating the report of a gun stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Wayside Drive on Sunday. A report states the front and passenger doors of the vehicle were left ajar. Missing is a Smith and Wesson MP Shield model handgun. The incident took place ...