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Columbus murder suspect arrested in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN/WCMH) - Police in Youngstown have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a teenager in north Columbus. The suspect in the shooting, 20-year-old Shaiquon Marquel Sharpe, was arrested on unrelated charges. He's being held in the Mahoning County Jail on carrying concealed we

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:59:50

Bond set for $1M in Youngstown murder case

YOUNGSTOWN - Bond has been set at $1 million for Louis Littlejohn, 61, accused of aggravated murder for the shooting death Monday of Charles Pargo, 27, at a 3527 Belden Ave. home. Police said Littlejohn shot Pargo as police were leaving the home after they were called there for a custody dispute. P

VINDY.COM - 2017-09-20 20:49:00

Former steelworker tours what's left of Youngstown Sheet and Tube building

Frank Marr said the machine shop looks the same as it did 40 years ago when Sheet and Tube announced the Campbell Works was closing YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - An event that would become known as Black Monday decimated Youngstown 40 years ago. Today, former steelworker Frank Marr remembers that day an

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-20 00:30:10

Youngstown City Council backs Chill-Can CEO's efforts to expand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - If the CEO of the company building the new Chill-Can plants wants to expand, Youngstown City Council will help. CEO Mitchell Joseph said Wednesday evening he's considering future expansion. This after council voted unanimously to spend $15,000 to assess east side land adjac

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:15:32

Youngstown CEO urges wider community input with multiple programs

YOUNGSTOWN Community input goes a long way in Youngstown City Schools, said CEO Krish Mohip during his Wednesday evening CEO Update Meeting. Examples of community input in action include the new neighborhood schools reconfiguration, a focus on school sports and school pride, and bringing back East

VINDY.COM - 2017-09-21 04:55:00

Youngstown council approves possible expansion of East Side chill-can plant under construction

City council approved legislation that could lead to an expansion of the $20 million East Side chill-can plant under construction. Council on Wednesday voted to authorize the board of control to sign a contract for up to $15,000 for a company to assess properties near the intersection of U.S. Route

VINDY.COM - 2017-09-21 04:55:00

Youngstown denies detective's discrimination claim

Sgt. Patricia Garcar An attorney for the City of Youngstown are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a veteran police detective against the city as well as the city's current and former police chief. Attorney Neil Schor has filed a response to the civil rights lawsuit filed by Detect

WFMJ.COM - 2017-09-20 16:53:00

4 mayoral candidates explain how they would bring more business to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN For Youngstown to progress, the four mayoral candidates agree improving the city's business climate is key. The candidates said Tuesday at a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Government Affairs Council forum at Stambaugh Auditorium that growing and retaining businesses are critical to th

VINDY.COM - 2017-09-20 04:55:00

Union ratifies contract for Youngstown firefighter wage increase

The Youngstown Firefighters Union ratified a three-year contract Tuesday night that will give raises to members beginning in 2019. The union conducted two days of voting to decide if the contract would go through. Fire Union President of Local 312, Tony Ciccone, said the vote was unanimous. The con

WFMJ.COM - 2017-09-20 04:44:00

Ride-along with officer shows no typical day for Warren police

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - It's no secret that police officers in Warren have been busy this summer. As the sun set on a Friday in August, Warren Patrolman Lance Adkins wondered what the day would bring. "It could be quiet and that could be the calm before the storm," he said. It turned out that Adkins'

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:31:17

Bond set for man accused of running brothel from Warren home

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - Bond was set at $100,000 for a man accused of running a brothel out of a Warren house. A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 62-year-old Daniel Blasco, who is facing a felony promoting prostitution charge. He was arrested Monday after a lengthy investigation by the Warren

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:19:47

New plan will help get fresh produce to Warren's south side

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership on Tuesday released its Community Food Security Strategic Plan, while the crowd enjoyed the farmers market. An issue in Warren is that there are no grocery stores on the south side of the city. The southeast and southwest parts of the city

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:02:54

Pope promises 'firmest measures possible' against pedophiles

Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors Pope Francis meets members of a children's choir from Mexico during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Squa

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 11:17:25

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 10:34:55

S.D. lawmaker in hot water for 'All Lives Splatter' post

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP, video provided by CNN Newsource) - A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment." Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month af

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 10:17:44

Pa. man caught with over 800 bags of heroin

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (KDKA) - A traffic stop Tuesday night led to a big drug bust in the City of Greensburg, near Pittsburgh, and a man who police have been keeping an eye on because they believed he was a supplier is now behind bars. Julius Lancelot Smith, 26, was arrested after police stopped his Chevy

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 09:22:02

Storm Team 27: Patchy fog possible overnight

WHAT WE'RE TRACKING A few isolated showers are possible this evening, otherwise it will be a quiet night. Sunshine returns on Thursday and will stick around through the first day of fall. Temperatures will be above average into the middle part of next week. Forecast Thursday: AM fog. Mostly sunny.

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:24:56

Service charge added for residents getting free sewer

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) - The Niles City Council voted Wednesday night to add a $25 monthly service charge for Weathersfield residents who were not being charged for their sewer service. Last week, 27 First News reported that some Weathersfield residents have had free sewer service for the past five year

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:26:47

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Expands Its Vienna Campus

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The campus director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campus at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport expects enrollment by January will be 50% above levels a year ago. That's growth the campus can handle, thanks to completion of an expansion to its hangar here. Officia

BUSINESSJOURNALDAILY.COM - 2017-09-21 06:34:02

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Ba

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:31:08