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Firefighters battling apartment building fire in Hermitage

HERMITAGE - Firefighters are battling a fire at Monticello Apartments in Hermitage. The fire, off South Keel Ridge Road, broke out shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Residents were reportedly trapped in the building, but firefighters reported the blaze was under control less than an hour later as respond

THE HERALD - 2018-03-20 22:26:00

Warren man found shot in Youngstown

Police say a Warren man found wounded along a downtown Youngstown street is hospitalized in critical condition. An officer on patrol says he heard 41-year-old John Wells yelling for help on Market Street across from the Mahoning County Courthouse early Tuesday, just after midnight. Wells, who had a

WFMJ.COM - 2018-03-20 11:53:00

Report: Woman leaves purse with stolen IDs at Boardman Home Depot

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) - Police are investigating after they say a woman left her purse, containing several stolen ID cards, behind at Home Depot. Monday morning, a loss prevention employee at the store said a customer left the purse behind at the store on Tuesday night after exchanging merchandise f

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:59:08

Hermitage Fire Department is getting a new boom truck

CORY BYKNISH | Herald The Hermitage Fire Department's roughly 20 year old fire truck, called a "snorkel", is in the process of being replaced in favor of a newer truck with a longer boom, a bucket for fire fighters, and more gallons of water per minute. HERMITAGE - "Big Red" has served his community

THE HERALD - 2018-03-21 08:00:00

Youngstown girl rescued from human trafficking, suspect arrested

Credit: WCMH COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Police say a tip led to the rescue of three women from human trafficking and arrest of a suspect. Antwan D. Williams, 28, was indicted Friday on charges of trafficking in persons (commercial sex acts), pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, compelling

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-19 23:28:23

Dozens rescued from balconies during Hermitage apartment fire

HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) - Several dozen residents of a Hermitage apartment complex have been forced to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night. A fire broke out at the Monticello Apartments on Clifford Drive - off of S. Keel Ridge Road - just before 6 p.m. Several residents were trapped on balconies

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-21 01:36:11

Survey: Hundreds support closing one Poland elementary building

Following an audit of the Poland Local schools District- which projected a $4.8 million deficit by 2022, parents, students, and community members were asked their thoughts about what the district should do. Specifically, the Ohio State Auditor's Office recommended eliminating about 18.5 full-time p

WFMJ.COM - 2018-03-20 22:54:00

Utility delays paving project in Hermitage, Sharon

Traffic barricades and cones sit waiting along East State Street near Baker Avenue in Hermitage. They were supposed to control traffic while a small bridge nearby is replaced, but the work is on hold until Verizon finishes moving utility lines. SHARON - The project that will impact traffic on a litt

THE HERALD - 2018-03-20 08:00:00

Man pleas guilty in rape case

New Castle News A North Hill man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl three years ago has pleaded guilty. Lawrence County Judge John W. Hodge on Friday accepted the plea and sentenced Gary Brewton, 20, of Park Avenue to four to eight years in a state correctional institution, followed by two years

NEW CASTLE NEWS - 2018-03-20 11:15:00

Moms arrested at Youngstown bar after police find kids alone in car

L: Sasha (Sachi) Jones; R: Shalaya Mitchell. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Two women were arrested after police discovered two children inside a parked car outside a bar in Youngstown. Police were called about 11:05 p.m. Friday to the Southern Tavern on Glenwood Avenue on reports of children unattende


Man shot in downtown Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - A man was shot in the stomach early Tuesday morning in downtown Youngstown. According to police, it happened just after midnight near South Avenue and Front Street. The man told police after he was shot he walked a few blocks to the area of the Mahoning County Courthouse wh

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-20 10:13:28

New Castle man killed in N. Beaver Twp. crash

Pennsylvania State Police say David Arnold, Jr. died when the SUV he was driving was hit by another SUV traveling in the opposite direction on Route 18 NORTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) - A man from New Castle is dead after a two-car crash Monday in North Beaver Township. Pennsylvania State Police

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-20 09:15:50

Warren Schools staffer placed on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Warren City School District has placed a staff member on leave following reports of sexual misconduct. The district asked the Warren Police Department to investigate the allegations against the staff member. That person was placed on leave on Thursday. WKBN is speaking with

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-20 15:40:13

Greek cuisine moves into Hermitage

HERMITAGE - On the first day of business Monday at The Simple Greek, one of the most important questions was the correct pronunciation of the menu's most popular item. In an attempt to be helpful, the owners put up a sign along the ordering line that displays all of the ways to properly say "gyro."

THE HERALD - 2018-03-20 08:00:00

New Castle man dies in crash

A New Castle man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in North Beaver Township yesterday. David Eli Arnold Jr., 46, was killed in the accident that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at 4834 State Route 18, near the New Castle Sanitation plant and Last Minit Mart. According to state police, the crash inv

NEW CASTLE NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:25:00

Woman had cocaine stashed in body cavity

YOUNGSTOWN A West Side woman arraigned today in municipal court on a felony one charge of possession of cocaine has no criminal history. Xiomara Roper, 28, of Wesley Avenue, was given a bond of 10 percent of $15,000 following her arraignment in municipal court. Reports said Roper was a passenger in

VINDY.COM - 2018-03-19 22:00:00

St. Patrick's Day OVI checkpoint: 3 arrests, 1 fled scene

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol held a checkpoint in Boardman on St. Patrick's Day. Authorities say a suspect fled the checkpoint and has not been apprehended. However, Troopers do have the suspect's identity and say that person will be charged with felony drug t

WFMJ.COM - 2018-03-20 02:28:00

Four from Valley face federal gun charges

CLEVELAND - Four in the Mahoning Valley face indictments for firearms charges, many of whom also face drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. They are: Daylen Harris, 39, of Youngstown; Marvin Howell Jr., 39, of Boardman; Antonio Dukes, 30, of Warren; and Donald Sims, 36, of Warren. H

VINDY.COM - 2018-03-19 17:36:00

Youngstown police officer charged with OVI on St. Patrick's Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - An off-duty Youngstown police officer was among those charged with drinking and driving on St. Patrick's Day. Darrel Herdman was pulled over on the city's west side by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers after they say he ran a red light. Herdman was charged with OVI as wel

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:01:38

Man says he was robbed at gunpoint outside Youngstown gas station

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Youngstown police are investigating after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint outside of a gas station on the city's south side. According to a police report, officers were called about 12:20 a.m. Sunday to Austintown to meet officers there and a victim who said he was rob