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Three hospitalized after Vienna crash

VIENNA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol Warren Post is investigating a Thursday afternoon two-vehicle accident at state Route 82 and Niles-Vienna Road that sent three people to the hospital. A patrol report states a 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Patricia Nicastro, 79, of McDonald, was ...

Trumbull County Fair canceled

BAZETTA — The Trumbull County Fair officially has been canceled. Fair board members met Thursday and voted to cancel the July 6-12 event. Members said they didn’t think they could make a profit with the expected decreased attendance and also didn’t think the Ohio Department of ...

Youngstown council reviews revamp of CPED department

YOUNGSTOWN — City council members expressed concerns about requests from community planning and economic development officials to expand the services of consultants and realign the department. Council’s community planning and economic development (CPED) committee met for ...

Kindergartners surprise teacher

GIRARD — Therese Meechan’s Prospect Elementary kindergarten class has really missed her the last few months and decided to show their appreciation by surprising her at her home on Wednesday afternoon. “I miss her a lot,” said Maddox Collins, one of Meechan’s students. Maddox’s ...

Judge nixes Acton’s gym rule

A Lake County judge ruled that the Ohio Department of Health and its director, Dr. Amy Acton, exceeded their authority when ordering gyms and fitness centers to close as part of an effort to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Eugene Lucci of Lake County Common Pleas Court granted a ...

Canfield without school leader

CANFIELD — Canfield Local School board members did not have a superintendent to present during the regular meeting Wednesday, but they will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday during a special meeting. The board went into executive session to consider employment of a public employee and to prepare to ...

Federal appeals court spares Hill again

WARREN — It was not the birthday present Miriam Fife wanted, but she said she has been hearing “bad news” about her son’s killer for 35 years. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday again ruled that Ohio can’t execute Danny Lee Hill, who is intellectually disabled and ...

3 Boardman renewal levies headed to ballot

BOARDMAN — Township trustees unanimously approved resolutions Wednesday to have the Mahoning County Auditor’s office certify three renewal levies to appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Two of the levies — one, a 0.7-mill measure established in 1976 and the other for 2.5 mills ...

City council OKs gunfire sensor program

YOUNGSTOWN — City council agreed to renew a contract with a company that has sensors on the South Side to determine where gunshots are fired. But Councilwoman Anita Davis, who represents the South Side and is a retired police officer, urged the police department to add to the program to make ...

Judge orders Elkton to move faster on prisoner releases

LISBON — The judge who ordered the Elkton federal prison to begin releasing or transferring at-risk inmates to protect them from the spread of the coronavirus at the facility has ordered officials there to pick up the pace. Displeased with the progress since his April 22 order, U.S. District ...