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Locals present stories of racism

Local News

POLAND — Tears welled in the Rev. Robin Woodberry’s eyes as she recounted a phone call she received from her terrified son, who sat in the back of a police cruiser wondering why he had been pulled over. “My sons have been stopped in this Valley numerous times going to the gym or to a ...

STEAM camp offered online

Community News

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS: Mahoning County students are taking part this week and next in two virtual summer manufacturing camps. The young women learn about science, tech, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The camps are helping students around Ohio learn about manufacturing jobs in Ohio and the ...

Urgent action needed on new COVID relief

COVID-19

Debate over a new coronavirus relief package continues in Congress and at the White House. Disagreements are both legitimate and political, but one thing ought to be obvious to all involved: Millions of Americans will be in very real financial trouble if a deal is not achieved quickly. ...

Home improvement chain receives tax break from state

Business News

WARREN — A home improvement retail chain investing nearly $52 million to build a manufacturing and distribution center in Portage County west of Newton Falls was awarded a state tax credit to further the project. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.164 percent, seven-year credit for ...

Bike trail price hike worries Youngstown council

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — With the city facing a budget crunch, some council members expressed their displeasure with a request to increase the cost by $202,000 of a bike trail connecting the West Side to downtown. But no council members explicitly said at a Monday finance committee meeting, held ...

Ohio’s daily COVID-19 case number back above 1,000

Local News

A day after the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in the state dropped below 1,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, it was back above that number. There were 1,104 new cases reported Monday. On Sunday, the number was 889 — the first time it was below 1,000 since July ...

Canfield man’s statements to be used in court

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge Maureen Sweeney ruled she will allow to be admitted in an upcoming trial statements Michael G. Malvasi II made to police officers at a hospital and at home after a fatal car crash. Malvasi, 29, of Timber Run Drive in Canfield, is charged in Mahoning County Common Pleas ...

State plans to evaluate GM tax incentives

Local News

LORDSTOWN — The Ohio Tax Credit Authority at its next meeting could address whether General Motors should repay the state $60.3 million in tax incentives for its former assembly plant in Lordstown. The agency could have addressed the matter when it met Monday, but instead is plans to ...