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Police seeking ID on body found in Niles

NILES — Police are investigating after the body of a man was found lying face down in a ravine next to the parking lot of Niles Shopping Plaza, 5412 Youngstown Warren Road. An officer was flagged down just before noon Thursday by someone who reported seeing the body of a man with ...

Woman cited in Route 82 crash

HOWLAND — A Vienna woman was cited following a crash Thursday afternoon on state Route 82 eastbound just west of the state Route 46 exit. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Darlene Hannah, 43, was driving a black Nissan SUV in the left lane around 2 p.m. when she drifted into the middle ...

Police investigate death of toddler

WARREN — Police are investigating the death of a toddler whose heart stopped beating Wednesday at her home. Police were called at about 6:30 p.m. to 239 Homewood Ave. SE for an unresponsive girl, 15-month-old Nevaeh Jones, according to a police report. The girl’s mother called 911 to ...

On the record — Southington, Weathersfield

Southington WHAT: Township trustees meeting Wednesday PRESENT: Sam Plott, Dan Tietz and Bob Reader Trustees: • Reported the County Engineer’s Office will do drainage pipe work on Barclay Messerly Road with removal and installation of piping under the road that will begin at the end ...

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Nearly 50 first responders searched Mosquito Lake on Thursday for a missing 16-year-old boy.

Crews search Mosquito for missing teen

BAZETTA — Nearly 50 first-responders from three counties searched Mosquito Lake and the surrounding woods Thursday for a missing teenage boy. “We did land with dogs, we did drones over land, we’ve done drones over water and dogs searched the water also,” said Bazetta Fire Chief ...

MVSD refunds money

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District announced on Thursday it would be distributing $5 million in refunds to Niles, McDonald and Youngstown. In a resolution passed by the MVSD Board of Directors, the district determined there would be a surplus of $5 million by December. ...

Ground crews move one of the Thunderbirds' F-16s into position after their three-hour flight from Nellis Air Base in Nevada to the Youngstown Air Reserve Base in Vienna on Thursday for the Thunder Over the Valley show on Saturday. The show will include six F-16s performing aerial stunts and maneuvers Saturday at the Youngstown Air Reserve Base in Vienna.

Thunderbirds arrive at Vienna air base

VIENNA — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial team arrived at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s Thunder Over the Valley show. The six F-16 “Fighting Falcons” arrived around 3 p.m. after flying roughly three hours from Nellis Air ...

Akron Children’s unveils expansion

BOARDMAN — From the colorful ball machine in the first-floor waiting area to the butterflies that can be seen through one of the windows upstairs, the new building at the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly Campus was designed with a child’s perspective in mind, the ...

On the record – Bristol, Girard, Johnston, Lordstown

Bristol WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday PRESENT: John Hickey, Misty Berry, Scott Chapman and Don Mickel ABSENT: Kathie Johnson The board: • Accepted the resignation of teacher Alyssa Suffron, who has accepted another job; • Heard from Superintendent Christopher Dray ...

Religion Events

Religion events for June 17 PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: Greater Apostolic Faith Church, 3571 Tod Ave., Warren, will celebrate the 23rd pastoral anniversary for Pastor Phillip Shealey and Evangelist Deborah Shealey on Sunday. SCHMOOZING WITH SCHMULIK: Temple El Emeth in Liberty will hold Schmoozing ...

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School ö First Community Church of Leavittsburg, 4640 W. Market St.: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for ages 4 to sixth grade. The theme is ààHero Central.áá Register at www.firstcommunity.ws/vbs ö Southington United Methodist Church, Route 305: 6 to 8 p.m.Monday ...

Bicycling for cancer awareness, funds

WARREN -- The First Presbyterian Church of Warren served as host for a group of bicyclists traveling across country to raise both awareness and funds for young adults battling cancer. The group of 25 riders who came through Warren represent 4K For Cancer, which helps the Ulman Cancer Fund ...

Capitol Hill Police officer Nathan Rainey stands guard on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

‘An attack on all of us’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police as congressmen and others dove for cover. The ...

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation’s capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois ...

Ironic request from man facing animal cruelty

WARREN — A man accused of leaving a dog locked in a cage in the back of his pickup truck Tuesday afternoon asked police to roll down the windows of the police car as he was being placed inside “because of the heat,” according to a police report. Charged with animal cruelty and ...

Patriot Water identified as source of foul odor

WARREN — Patriot Water has been identified as the source of the molecule causing a foul odor in some of the city’s northern neighborhoods, according to Water Pollution Control Director Ed Haller. “We were able to trace the odor to Patriot Water by following it to the area where it was ...

Friars seek dismissal of case involving late molestation suspect

Staff, wire reports HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Three Franciscan friars have asked a judge to dismiss charges that they didn’t properly supervise a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. Attorneys for Giles Schinelli, Robert ...

Bids received for Niles water meter installation

NILES — After sitting in storage for several years, the city’s water meters have received bids for their installation. The 6,100 water meters were purchased by the city six years ago before being placed in storage because of the onset of the city’s fiscal emergency. Since then, the ...

Farmington to seek road levy in November

FARMINGTON — Saying they don’t have any other option, Farmington Township trustees will be proceeding with a 2.5-mill continuous road levy on the November ballot. Trustees have scheduled a special meeting 9:30 a.m. Friday at the township hall to give first reading on the levy, which will ...