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Police: Man wanted for taking evidence from Youngstown murder victim's pockets
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Youngstown police are looking for a man they say is involved in a murder at All City Sports Bar last month. There are two warrants out for the arrest of 24-year-old Kyree Grabe, also known as "Mello," on charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.
Mom of 5 children who died in Youngstown fire released from hospital
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) - The mother of five children who were killed in a fire at a Youngstown home on Sunday night has been released from the hospital. Amy Negron Acevedo was released from MetroHealth in Cleveland late Wednesday night.
After 23 years at CCC, Torok heads today into retirement
HERMITAGE – After more than 23 years at the Community Counseling Center of Mercer County, Fern Torok is ready for the next chapter of her life. That chapter — retirement — begins today. Torok, 58, worked at the center in a variety of roles, most recently as community outreach director.
Brookfield police: Victim identifies neighbor as burglar
MASURY, Ohio (WKBN) - Police said a man recognized the burglar who broke into his apartment because he was a neighbor. Patrick Nicholl was arrested shortly after the burglary at 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
Youngstown woman indicted for allegedly assaulting mentally disabled man
BOARDMAN, Ohio - A Youngstown woman was indicted on Thursday after allegedly assaulting a resident at her workplace. 20-year-old Gloreece Potter, an employee of Gateways for Better Living, was arrested back in October.
Students get crash course in coding
HERMITAGE — Patrick Bower clicked and dragged symbols across the screen of his Chromebook. As the 8-year-old Artman Elementary School student worked on the right side of the screen, a character on the left followed his directions. Some of Bower’s other efforts removed an obstacle blocking the charac
Police identify contractor who died after being electrocuted near Mercer prison
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. (WKBN) - A contractor who died after being electrocuted at the SCI Mercer prison has been identified. Pennsylvania State Police say 38-year-old Travis Octavius Hancock was working on the top of a diesel tank when he came in contact with a high tension wire.
Celebrating the last of World War II's heroes
WE LOST another hero this week. He was one of many members of the Greatest Generation who answered the call to serve their country. But this man, Richard “Dick” Costell of Hermitage, was special.
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
Brest resigns as Hickory head football coach
HERMITAGE – Hickory High head football Coach Bill Brest has tendered his resignation. Brest notified the Hermitage School District of his decision via letter Wednesday. This past season served as Brest's ninth at the Hornets' helm. He concluded his tenure with an overall 83-28 won-loss ledger.
Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Trumbull County Family Court
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - A bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Trumbull County Family Court building on Thursday afternoon. Everyone evacuated the building, including children who are staying at the juvenile detention facility.
Wildman steps down at Sharon after 31 years
Sharon High Coach Jim Wildman had two great runs as head coach of the Sharon High Tigers. He said for sure there won't be a third. "It just think it was time," he said as he announced his retirement Monday. "It didn't have anything to do with parents, players or coaches and I feel good about where t
Keystone Blind Names Staph as New President
HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years.
Explosion at MarkWest Energy in Washington, Pennsylvania
Police and other emergency services in Pennsylvania are responding to an explosion and fire at the MarkWest Energy facility in Washington County, local officials say. Multiple people have been injured.
State Representative Facing Possible DUI Charge
GROVE CITY, Pa. (EYT) — State Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R), whose district covers parts of Mercer and Butler counties, may be facing a DUI charge following a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80.
Man Faces Felony Charge for Concealing Whereabouts of Oil City Teen
OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An 18-year-old man is facing a felony charge for concealing the whereabouts of a 13-year-old Oil City girl. Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 18-year-old Daniel William Thorne, of Niles, Ohio.
United Way gives more than 900 books to local first-graders
HERMITAGE – As he unwrapped his gift, Henry Buell immediately knew what it was. “It’s a book. Look, I got a book,’’ the enthusiastic Artman Elementary first-grader said.
Explosion at Lawrence County plant heard half mile away
UNION TWP, Pa. - Crews from several fire departments in Lawrence County were called out Wednesday night when a report of an explosion came in from a Union Township manufacturing company.
Youngstown woman makes it her mission to collect donations for family affected by fire
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) - Over the last few days, the community has come together, showing an outpouring of love and support for the family of the children who lost their lives in Sunday's tragic fire in Youngstown.
Two arrested in Austintown, one for drug possession
Two were arrested in Austintown yesterday for criminal trespassing after police were called about someone being hit by a car. Police arrested Patrick Vinion and 22-year-old Ashley Chiochetti for criminal trespassing after they were asked to leave an Austintown apartment complex.