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Murder suspect in court in Lisbon

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LISBON — Kevin E. Kirby, accused in the murder of Melinda Todd in her Salem Township home in 2012, appeared for a pretrial hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton. Kirby, 44, North Market Street, Lisbon, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count of ...

Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band honors veterans

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YOUNGSTOWN — Air Force Maj. Rafael Toro-Quinones has yet to see a day off this month, but the last things you will hear from him are complaints. “I have not had a day off in three weeks, but for the right reasons,” the 22-year Air Force serviceman and musician said. Monday evening was ...

Seeing Eye: Newspaper publisher to address Youngstown Kiwanis

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PUBLISHER TO VISIT KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Youngstown will present a program at noon Friday in the Manchester Room of the Downtown YMCA. Charles Jarvis, publisher of The Vindicator and the Tribune Chronicle, will present a program on how the Ogden Group purchased and continues to ...

Police, sheriff agree Canfield superintendent downplayed threat

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CANFIELD -- After a lengthy investigation carried out by the Canfield Police Department and Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, the agencies have concluded that Canfield Superintendent Alex Geordan downplayed the severity of a Sept. 12 threat at Canfield Village Middle School. An extraordinary ...

Frank LaRose says Ohio prepared for 2020 election

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WARREN — With the 2020 presidential election closing in, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Ohio is prepared. “When the eyes of the world are on Ohio next year, we’ll be ready,” he said Monday in Warren. LaRose, a Republican, issued a directive earlier this year that required ...

Construction hung up at Austintown intersection

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AUSTINTOWN — A $700,000 Ohio Department of Transportation intersection improvement project at Mahoning Avenue and state Route 46 is ongoing, but has exceeded its expected completion date in October. Chalk it up to missing parts. Now completion will wait until spring. The delay is due to ...

Portman report accuses China of theft of US intellectual property

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman unveiled a report with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat, that details how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding China’s economy and military over the past 20 years while federal agencies have done little to stop it. The report, ...

Junior firefighters learn ropes of search, rescue in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN — If saving lives as a firefighter looks glamorous, high school firefighting students may have had their minds changed Monday as they participated in several search and rescue exercises at a practice home on East Lucius Avenue. Twenty-eight students attending the Choffin ...

Brew Works to join tenant mix at Southern Park Mall

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BOARDMAN — A venue that mixes craft beers, specialty coffee, baked goods and indoor amusement is among several entertainment concepts that will anchor the redevelopment at the Southern Park Mall. Mall operators Washington Prime Group Inc. announced Monday that Steel Valley Brew Works ...

Ex-Mahoning judge jailed for theft faces foreclosure

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YOUNGSTOWN — The lawyer who represents the estate of a woman whose assets were stolen by a former Mahoning County judge has filed foreclosure on three properties Diane Vettori Caraballo and others control in hopes of recovering assets for the estate. Attorney Douglas Neuman of Niles filed ...