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Man killed in Ohio crash
Police said Shawn Allen, 38, was eastbound on Oak Street shortly after 11 p.m. when his bike collided with a car at Himrod Avenue.
Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in New Castle killing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is overturning the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to support it.
Three arrested in New Castle drug raid; guns, drugs and money found
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) - The New Castle Police Department has arrested three people after a search of a home found drugs, money and guns.
Police Called to Break Up Vicious Dispute Over Stolen Meatballs
Honestly, if I walked into my kitchen and saw one of my roommates cooking my meatballs, I’d be pretty pissed. Although, I’m not sure I’d assault them,like a woman in Youngstown, Ohio didon Tuesday. (But I might—stay away from my meatballs, Jake!)Youngstown Police are currently investigating an assau
Jordan Brown exonerated of all charges in 2009 homicide
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, by a 5-0 ruling, on Wednesday overturned the conviction Brown, 20, who at age 11 was charged with a double homicide following the shooting death of his father's pregnant fiancée Kenzie Marie Houk, 26, as she slept in the New Beaver Borough farmhouse rented by the fami
VIDEO: Lift Club, Theater Camp supplement summer food program
No books, no classes, not tests — no wonder summer vacation is most students’ favorite time of year.
Tenants, employees have mixed feelings about new ban on smoking in public housing
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Beginning July 31, a nationwide smoking ban will go into effect that prevents anyone from smoking within 25 feet of public housing property.
Keep flying those, flags New Castle -- it's great
Keep flying those flags,New Castle — it’s greatEditor, The News:I am writing this letter to thank the residents of New Castle. As a lifetime resident, I have seen many changes to our great city.Usually the changes have been negative, but the recent change I have seen has been positive. I am talking
Canfield Township Eyes a Busy Summer - Business Journal Daily
CANFIELD, Ohio – From public works infrastructure projects to plenty of residential and commercial development, Canfield Township is “a busy place to be,” says the chairman of its board of trustees, Brian Governor.
Police seek two men in store robbery
New Castle police are looking for two men they say were involved in an armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Moravia Street Sunday night.A surveillance video of the incident shows the two gun-toting men enter the store around 10:30 p.m. with bandannas over their faces, according to a police rep
New Castle Junior High students find new way to rock on
Nikki-Jo Piccirillo, emotional support teacher and Michele Shaffer, emotional support classroom aide, said that at the beginning of the school year, a student brought in a rock she had found in Florida.
Districts to voice concerns about public vs. private schools
A pair of local superintendents — Laurel’s Len Rich and New Castle’s John Sarandrea — have helped lead the charge for separate district and state playoff tournaments for traditional boundary (public) schools and non-boundary (private, parochial and charter) schools. Currently, all schools play toget
West Side traffic lights to be restored
"There have been some delays," he said. "The city went after the insurance company of the person who hit the pole (in a November 2017 accident) and knocked it down. Replacing these lights cost almost $20,000."
Driver evades police in high-speed pursuit
Officers of the city’s street crimes unit reported that they saw the car sitting facing west at a red light on West Washington at Front streets and recognized that it had been reported stolen from Neshannock Township. The officers pulled the car over, then it immediately pulled back into traffic and
Hepatitis A continues to be local concern
According to Ross County Health District Administrator Ben Avery, the county has seen 14 confirmed cases to date, which places it among the top four in the state. Lawrence and Montgomery counties are listed on an Ohio Department of Health map falling within the 16 to 30 case range, while Ross and Lu
UCFC Reports Record Q2 Net Income of $9.54M - Business Journal Daily
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., holding company of Home Savings Bank and the James & Sons Insurance agency, Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $9.54 million, or 19 cents per basic share.
Youngstown police arrest man 10 times in past year for asking for money
According to the police report, he has been convicted of the same charge 12 times previously, 10 of those times were within the last year. There are also three open cases.
Two hurt in truck versus motorcycle collision
The accident occurred in the same location where a pickup truck struck an Amish buggy and horse, then a motorcycle struck the horse again on Wednesday night, according to Union Township fire chief Pat Donofrio.
Shenango board votes to open baseball, basketball positions; Othites, Rankin out
At its July meeting last night at the Shenango Elementary School library, the school board voted to open and advertise the two positions, likely signaling the end of tenure for current coaches Mike Othites (baseball) and Jason Rankin (girls basketball). Both could reapply but would have to be approv
Pepper Spray Installed in Ohio School District
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District in Columbiana, Ohio, will be installing the Threat Extinguisher throughout schools in the district, WFMJ-TVreported.The high-powered canisters of pepper spray are connected to a communications system to contact the authorities. If the glass is broken a