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Jury selected for Youngstown triple murder trial

YOUNGSTOWN — Despite a one-day delay caused by weather and some potential jurors having COVID-19, a jury of 12 and four alternates was selected Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of killing a man, his 3-month-old son and the child’s mother on Nov. 7, 2019. Opening statements and ...

Another inaccurate COVID-19 calculation

The Ohio Department of Health failed yet again to provide an accurate report of COVID-19 cases in the state. The latest, announced Tuesday by the ODH, was “an artificially low, incomplete COVID-19 case count caused by an electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) processing ...

Struthers schools put levy on May ballot

STRUTHERS — The school board approved placing of a five-year, 2.8-mill permanent improvement levy to the May ballot to replace an expiring bond and facilities maintenance fund. During a special meeting Tuesday, the board continued a discussion from August about how it plans to replace an ...

Hubbard leaders hail benefits of police body cams

HUBBARD — Saying police having body cameras has become necessary in law enforcement, city officials note Hubbard is among communities in the Mahoning Valley with them. Mayor Ben Kyle said the city acquired the body cameras and other equipment last year from Digital Ally for less than ...

Man pleads guilty to bank robbery

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert T. Porter IV, 45, of Struthers Road in New Middletown, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to robbing the Premier Bank branch on Kirk Road in Austintown on Feb. 26, 2021. He will be sentenced 1 p.m. June 9 by Judge J. Phillip Calabrese, who is presiding over ...

Poland woman pleads not guilty to charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Jayce R. Klink, 22, of South Avenue in Poland, accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 680 in December 2020 and hitting another car head-on, was arraigned Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The crash killed Tiara J. Whatley, 35, and badly injured her sister, ...