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Streetscape work to close more road: Westbound lane will close from South Oakland to Forker

SHARON – Drivers who use East State Street in Sharon will have to negotiate another traffic change beginning Thursday as repair work on the city’s majo r thoroughfare continues.


Former Detroit Man Facing 23 Charges in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, PA – A 35-year-old man, formerly of Detroit, is in custody facing 23 charges in Pennsylvania after being on the run for 2 1/2 years. According to New Castle News, Ernest Chapman was arrested by New Castle police on January 31st, 2019. 2 1/2 years ago Chapan was involved in a police pursu


E. State Street closure extended for project in Sharon

SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) - The length of the traffic pattern shift for westbound traffic on E. State Street in Sharon will be extended, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Pennsylvania's AG warns people of IRS scams during tax season

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's tax season and scam artists are making a return. Now, Pennsylvania's attorney general is out with a consumer alert. That's the warning from Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He says last year his office received more than 500 complaints about IRS scams and it's begi


Suspect arrested after leading Youngstown police on chase with child in car

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A man was arrested Saturday night after Youngstown police say he led police on a chase with a child in the car. Police say the suspect took off when they tried to pull him over, leading them on a short pursuit.


Mercer County To Take Public Input On Dam 21 Project

The Mercer County Park Commission is looking for public input on a project that would develop a passive recreation park with a focus on lake and water activities. Dam Site 21 is a 370-acre tract that covers parts of Hamilton, West Windsor and Robbinsville townships.


East State St in Sharon to be shut down until August

SHARON, Pa. - A portion of Sharon's East State Street will remain closed several months longer than originally planned. Westbound traffic in the East State Street work zone area between the intersection at Forker Boulevard and the intersection at Stambaugh Avenue has been shut down since early Janua


Church to host grief day

NEW WILMINGTON — New Life Baptist Church pastoral counselor Tim Fair understands grief — and what it takes to manage it. So when he heard about the deaths of Hickory High School students Alexis Myers and Danielle Nelson in crash that also sent two other girls to the hospital, he knew that there woul


Per-Person Fees Proposed for Pennsylvania State Police Protection

Municipalities that currently rely on state police for full-time coverage would need to pay the state a per-resident fee for those services -- as much as $166 for the largest communities -- under Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 budget proposal.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


Snowball Crawl tees off today

Today’s 11th annual Snowball Crawl, an event that mixes fun with charity fund-raising, is now under new direction. Mike Erme of Erme Distributing, Hermitage, now heads the event, which has been operated by The Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation for the past 10 years.


Austintown police looking for two suspected of stealing from Walmart

AUSTINTOWN TWP., Ohio - Austintown Police are trying to find a male and female who were allegedly caught shoplifting in the Austintown Walmart on Monday, Feb. 18. An associate confronted the shoplifters as they exited the building which led them to flee to their red four-door vehicle and fled the sc


One lane of I-79 open after truck rolls over in Mercer County

JACKSON CENTER, Pennsylvania - PennDOT says one northbound lane is open after a tractor-trailer rolled over onInterstate 79 in Mercer County. Callers to 911 told dispatchers that the truck crashed between the Interstate 80 and Route 62 interchanges at around 8:40 am Thursday in Jackson Township.


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.


Sharon GIS mapping results are in

The results are in from Sharon’s city-wide GIS mapping initiative. In September, 134 volunteers banded together to survey approximately 5,400 properties throughout the city, and to rank their condition on a scale of “good” to “apparently abandoned.”


Roundup: Tigers, Devils advance to 3A semis; clean sweep in 2A

The Sharon and Sharpsville boys basketball teams advanced to next week’s District 10 Class 3A semifinals with wins on Friday night, while Farrell, Lakeview, West Middlesex and Wilmington all advanced in 2A.


Trucker survives coil rolling over his cab on I-80 in Liberty

HUBBARD, Ohio - The driver of a tractor-trailer escaped serious injury after a steel coil rolled over the cab of his truck. The coil rolled from a tractor-trailer and over the cab before striking a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck about a half mile east of Belmont Avenue at 9 am Thursday.


US Marshals arrest Alliance man accused of rape in Mahoning County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - U.S. Marshals picked up an Alliance man accused of raping a young girl for years in Mahoning County. Thursday, a grand jury indicted Travis Messenheimer on four counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition charges.


Strong winds expected to sweep through Ohio, Pennsylvania

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The FirstEnergy Corporation says that it is prepared to deal with powerful gusts that are expected to affect Ohio, Pennsylvania, and four other states this weekend.