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Levin trying to buy back furniture chain

Business News

The former owner of Levin Furniture has negotiated a deal in bankruptcy court to reacquire the brand, but it’s undetermined as of yet whether closed stores in Niles and in Boardman will reopen. Those decisions and on which other stores will reopen will be made when the deal closes in a few ...

Canfield without school leader

Local News

CANFIELD — Canfield Local School board members did not have a superintendent to present during the regular meeting Wednesday, but they will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday during a special meeting. The board went into executive session to consider employment of a public employee and to prepare to ...

Warren Civic Music Association delays 2020-21 announcement

COVID-19

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Warren Civic Music Association has its 2020-21 lineup set, but the announcement won’t come this weekend as planned. The organization said in a statement released Wednesday, “We had hoped to announce our 2020-2021 season by the end of ...

Federal appeals court spares Hill again

Local News

WARREN — It was not the birthday present Miriam Fife wanted, but she said she has been hearing “bad news” about her son’s killer for 35 years. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday again ruled that Ohio can’t execute Danny Lee Hill, who is intellectually disabled and ...

Community Foundation offers grants for arts groups in the Valley

COVID-19

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced this week a new Arts and Culture Challenge Grants program. It is intended to support the limited capacity of smaller arts and culture organizations, and eligible applicants must have an operating budget of $250,000 or less. Those ...

3 Boardman renewal levies headed to ballot

Local News

BOARDMAN — Township trustees unanimously approved resolutions Wednesday to have the Mahoning County Auditor’s office certify three renewal levies to appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Two of the levies — one, a 0.7-mill measure established in 1976 and the other for 2.5 mills ...

City council OKs gunfire sensor program

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — City council agreed to renew a contract with a company that has sensors on the South Side to determine where gunshots are fired. But Councilwoman Anita Davis, who represents the South Side and is a retired police officer, urged the police department to add to the program to make ...

Judge orders Elkton to move faster on prisoner releases

Local News

LISBON — The judge who ordered the Elkton federal prison to begin releasing or transferring at-risk inmates to protect them from the spread of the coronavirus at the facility has ordered officials there to pick up the pace. Displeased with the progress since his April 22 order, U.S. District ...

Thief throws rock through window

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — A man, 75, of Tod Lane on the North Side, reported to police that a young man threw a rock through a large picture window in the living room of his house at 2:58 a.m. Tuesday while he was sleeping on the couch under the window. The rock thrower then climbed through the window. ...

Hubbard police seek missing man

Local News

HUBBARD — The city police department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 22-year-old autistic man. Dakota Michael Ballinger Kettering was last seen at his home about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the police department. Dakota is a white male with ...