Dead dogs found
on West Side
YOUNGSTOWN - Humane agents are investigating after a bag with five dead dogs was found underneath a West Side overpass Thursday afternoon.
Mahoning County Dog Warden Sean Toohey said someone called about the dogs, which were found under an Interstate 680 overpass. There were two adult dogs and three puppies inside the bag.
An assistant dog warden responded and then turned the case over to Animal Charity, which is handling the investigation of how the dogs died and how they got there, Toohey said.
Eastern Gateway reissued distinction
WARREN - Eastern Gateway Community College has been recertified as a Leader College.
The Leader College status, bestowed by the Achieving the Dream national reform network, is assigned to colleges that demonstrate continued commitment to the principles and values of ATD, including committed leadership, improvement of programs and services, broad engagement and systemic institutional improvement with a student-centered focus on equity and excellence.
EGCC was first certified as a Leader College in 2009, along with 20 other colleges nationwide.
Historic home damaged in fire
POLAND - A historic home was badly damaged in a fire on Thursday. The firefighting efforts backed up traffic as well.
The fire started about 3 p.m. at 323 S. Main St., where renovations had been under way. Five fire departments finally contained the blaze, but not before several pets were killed.
No one was home at the time of the fire, according to the Western Reserve Fire District.
While fire crews put out the fire, police shut down South Main Street, holding up traffic from U.S. Route 224 into Boardman.
The home, built in 1834, is expected to be salvaged despite the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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Kasich approval best since taking office
COLUMBUS - A new poll finds that Gov. John Kasich's job approval rating is its highest since taking office two years ago.
It's also the first time his approval rating has been above 50 percent.
The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows 53 percent of Ohioans give Kasich a passing grade while 32 percent disapprove of his performance.
Staff, wire reports