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Youngstown police investigating overnight shooting death

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YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Police Department is investigating an apparent homicide on the city's South Side overnight that also left another man wounded. Officers were alerted to the incident by the city's ShotSpotter technology, which detected several shots fired near the 3200 block of ...

Man indicted on child rapes was arrested Thursday

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YOUNGSTOWN -- The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force arrested city man Franklin B. Clark Jr., 51, late Thursday afternoon after he was indicted on 12 counts of rape involving four children. Three of the children are under age 10. Clark could get a life prison sentence if convicted on ...

Former Youngstown teacher reports to Mahoning County jail

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YOUNGSTOWN -- Former Youngstown City Schools teacher Geraldine DeWitt, 62, reported to the Mahoning County jail Thursday to begin serving her 30-day jail sentence for assaulting a special needs student at McGuffey Elementary School in April 2019. Judge Renee DiSalvo of Youngstown Municipal ...

Chamber raises ire with award to GM

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LORDSTOWN — Giving General Motors an award for the impact it’s made in the community is “like a smack in the face” to the former workers and their families displaced when the automaker closed its Lordstown assembly plant, its former union leader said. “What about the thousands of ...

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• LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 8:30 a.m. today via Zoom. • MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10 a.m. today virtually from the commissioners hearing room. The staff meeting will be held 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners hearing room at the county courthouse. • YOUNGSTOWN ...

Workhorse was to meet with postal service reps

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LORDSTOWN — Workhorse Group was to meet in-person Wednesday with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service to get additional information on why the Cincinnati-based company was not awarded the contract for the postal service’s next-gen vehicle. A company spokesman with international ...

Driver charged in death of YSU football player

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YOUNGSTOWN — A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday in Youngstown Municipal Court charging Adrienne E. Washington Jr., 19, in the Feb. 6 crash that killed former Youngstown State University football player Darius Shackleford, 24. Washington is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and ...

Court dismisses fire union request for investigation

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YOUNGSTOWN — The 7th District Court of Appeals has rejected a request from the city’s firefighters union to have an “independent, neutral” party investigate a claim that fire Chief Barry Finley threatened violence against a firefighter. The court dismissed the case, ruling the union ...