TOP HEADLINES

Turnpike crews ready to roll out for winter

By: Lily Nickel

CANFIELD — Though snow and ice are not yet in the forecast, the Ohio Turnpike snowplow fleet is ready to go once inclement weather falls upon the state. All eight maintenance buildings along the Ohio Turnpike completed their yearly ...

October 22, 2021

Jury mulls 73 charges in sexual assault trial

By: Ed Runyan

YOUNGSTOWN — Jurors in the Dustin Ruiter rape trial in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court went home about 6 p.m. Thursday without reaching a verdict. They will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. today. Ruiter, 46, of Youngstown’s West Side ...

October 22, 2021

Stiffer sentence sought for rapper after FaceBook post

By: Ed Runyan

YOUNGSTOWN — An assistant prosecutor has asked the judge who sentenced a rapper Wednesday to probation to “reconvene” sentencing — and send him to prison — after seeing a social-media post the rapper was banned from ...

October 22, 2021

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SPORTS

Browns work past injuries, beat Broncos at home, 17-14

By: By Tom Withers

CLEVELAND — Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and the busted-up Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday ...

October 22, 2021

Pittburgh believes momentum is building

By: By Will Graves

PITTSBURGH — Matt Canada keeps insisting he’s got the best job in America. The first-year Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator has quickly learned it might also be among the most scrutinized, at least in his chosen profession. All ...

October 22, 2021

Mayfield has broken bone in shoulder

By: By Tom Withers

CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believes he can play with it, a person familiar with his health told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Mayfield hopes the ...

October 22, 2021

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