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Watkins opposes parole in 1988 murder case

WARREN — When Dennis Watkins talks about the 1988 trial of Marie Poling, the Howland woman convicted of murdering her husband by shooting him as he slept on the couch after a hard day’s work, the Trumbull County prosecutor has total recall of the three-and-a-half decades old case. “I ...

Vienna Fish and Game updates rules after stray bullet incident

VIENNA — A township fish and game club revised its target practice policy after a bullet reportedly ricocheted from a metal target and struck the window of a nearby home in mid-April. The Vienna Fish and Game Club’s board of directors now allow only paper targets at the range, according ...

This Week in History: New shades on police wagon hid prisoners

125 ago in 1907 Taken directly from the pages of The Youngstown Vindicator: “Look Out. The police patrol wagon now ready for its first run. Patrol richly decked in colors of green, blue, carmine and gold trimmings. “The new police patrol wagon was completed Monday and Tuesday. It will ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Mahoning and Trumbull counties Sept. 12-16: Austintown Angela Marie Strickland to Anthony Latimer and Cierra Childers, 6297 Kirk Road, $172,000 Karl J. Balog to Nicholas J. Miller, 165 Ohltown Road, $143,000 Thomasina Demain to Mark Kellerman, 4206 ...

Volunteering makes a difference

POLAND — Volunteering is something Yvonne Ford knows all about. She is involved in many nonprofit endeavors as she makes a difference in the Mahoning Valley. Recently, Ford was recognized at a Boardman Park dinner for her efforts by proclamations from Boardman and Poland townships. ...

Local ‘Rosies’ honored with ceremony

YOUNGSTOWN — A bell-ringing ceremony to honor local “Rosie the Riveters” around the Mahoning and Trumbull county areas took place Friday morning at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. The event was part of an effort by Cassandra Valentini, director of communications ...