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WRTA offers new bus service along 224 corridor

BOARDMAN — The Western Reserve Transit Authority is providing a new small-bus service to help people get around the U.S. Route 224 retail corridor from Starrs Corners in Canfield to the Giant Eagle in Poland. YOUride operates 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. weekdays. A resident can request a ride on a ...

Man charged in Auburndale gunfire

YOUNGSTOWN — Mark T. Colpetro, 19, of East Midlothian Boulevard was charged Tuesday in Youngstown Municipal Court with improper discharging of a firearm into a habitation, being a felon in possession of a weapon, and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle. The charges are tied to a ...

City man gets prison on drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Shaquille M. McElroy Sr., 25, of Dryden Avenue, was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on drug charges related to a Youngstown robbery. He was convicted of possession of a fentanyl-related compound and cocaine possession. Youngstown ...

Two people hurt in Coitsville crash

COITSVILLE — Two drivers were seriously injured in an 8:45 a.m. Tuesday three-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 422 and Bedford Road. The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Joyce Caleris, 78, of Lowellville, and Susan Watson, 57, of New Castle, Pa., were both taken by ambulance ...

Men plead guilty to YSU break-in

YOUNGSTOWN — Two men who broke into the Stambaugh Sports Complex Athletic Training Office, 577 Fifth Ave., last July and took computer equipment pleaded guilty Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to two counts each of breaking and entering. A YSU sports official said he left the ...

Liberty looks at Columbine through Rachel’s Challenge

LIBERTY— Today and Thursday, Liberty students will learn about Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine shooting, and about how to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Today the students at Blott Guy PK-6 school will learn about Rachel’s story through ...

Post 177 moving for new flagpole installation

CANFIELD — The new Canfield McDonald’s held a fundraiser to help the Canfield American Legion Post 177 move toward the goal of installing a flagpole on the north end of the Village Green. The idea for having a flagpole was to honor those who served, both in military duty and first ...

Light turnout for early voting

YOUNGSTOWN — Turnout on the first day of early voting Wednesday in Mahoning County was light. “It’s been very slow,” said Thomas McCabe, deputy director of the Mahoning County Board of Elections. “We’re not expecting a lot of voters during the first couple of weeks.” The ...

Roads closing for Peace Race

YOUNGSTOWN — The following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until noon Sunday for the Youngstown Peace Race: High Drive, Chestnut Hill Drive, East Park Drive, Valley Drive, West Cohasset Drive, Bears Den Drive, West Drive, West Glacier Drive, Price Road ...

DeWine unveils Strong Ohio gun plan

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine chose not to back a red flag law or mandatory background checks for all gun sales, but received praise for his gun proposals from Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, who was by his side when he announced them. Brown, a Democrat, was among a handful of people to ...