Police blotter: Austintown

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Police activity reported June 4-7: June 7, 6:44 a.m. — A window was broken and a gas card was stolen from a vehicle parked at 1044 N. Meridian Road. 2:32 a.m. — John W. Harkless, 43, 4422 Edson Road, Kent, was arrested on an Akron felony warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, ...

Patrol unveils distracted driving dashboard

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Distracted driving is a threat to the safety and security of residents every day, according to law enforcement officials. In an effort to curb distracted driving, Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have released a new dashboard devoted to distracted driving enforcement and ...

Daily virus cases dip to lowest since pandemic’s start

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Not since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has the state registered as few new daily cases as it did Monday. The Ohio Department of Health reported 178 new cases Monday. That’s the fewest cases reported since late March 2020, shortly after the pandemic started. Also, only 2,813 ...

Prosecutor launches newsletter

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office has begun to publish a quarterly newsletter called Justice Journal that contains information on topics such as achievements in the criminal and civil divisions of the prosecutor’s office, notable prosecutions and fraud alerts. Each ...

Five cited following downtown brawl

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YOUNGSTOWN — Police charged five people after finding them involved in a brawl at the corner of North Hazel and West Federal streets at 2:43 a.m. Friday. An officer observed the brawl and broadcast it to other officers over the police radio and then stepped out of his cruiser and yelled for ...

Motorcyclist injured at Belmont and Gypsy

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YOUNGSTOWN — A motorcyclist was injured in a 5 p.m. crash in the Belmont Avenue and Gypsy Lane intersection today. The motorcycle is in two pieces in the middle of the intersection while bystanders apparently put a blanket over the injured man a short distance north of his ...