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Woman pleads guilty to charges in deadly crash

WARREN — A Hubbard woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on charges connected to an Aug. 27, 2021, car-pedestrian fatality on Sampson Road in Liberty that killed her 35-year-old partner, who was a corrections officer. Alexandria R. Morales, 27, of East ...

Youngstown schools’ CEO gets rave review, bonus of $10,000

YOUNGSTOWN — City Schools CEO Justin Jennings received high marks but did not see an improvement from last year in his overall evaluation score from the Academic Distress Commission. In addition to giving Jennings an overall positive score in his evaluation, the ADC also voted to ...

Valley group drops claim against Congress map

The three African-American Youngstown residents seeking to invalidate the new congressional map for disenfranchising black voters in the Mahoning Valley agreed to drop claims of constitutional violations in their federal lawsuit. But they refuse to dismiss assertions the map violates the ...

Choffin leaders defend threatened programs

YOUNGSTOWN — Nearly 40 people from three Choffin Adult Education programs and their supporters attended the Youngstown school board meeting Tuesday to defend the programs and make sure they do not close in the next year. Teachers and other employees within these adult education programs ...

Man accused of raping jail deputy held without bond

YOUNGSTOWN — The man accused of raping a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the county jail is being held without bond on charges of rape, kidnapping and assault until a judge decides whether to set bail. Rondell Harris, 33, of the Cleveland area, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to ...

Pa. woman wants new terms in Capitol case

A Mercer County woman charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol is asking a federal judge to modify the “extremely strict” conditions of her electronically monitored release. In a filing dated May 23, an attorney for Rachel Powell, 42, of Sandy Lake, Pa., states, “These ...