Bill Johnson ready to represent the Valley

Local News

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson expected his congressional district would grow to cover all of Mahoning County, but he said he was surprised it also included Trumbull County. But with Johnson, R-Marietta, running for re-election next year in the new district — should the Republican-drawn four-year ...


Police Blotters

Police activity reported Oct. 1-31: Oct. 31, 12:32 a.m. — Failure to comply reported on Berkshire Drive. Oct. 30, 8:08 p.m. — Assault reported on Avalon Drive. Oct. 29, 3:26 a.m. — Criminal trespassing reported in the 7800 block of Castlerock Drive. Oct. 28, 2:24 p.m. — ...

Holiday spirit rides in Cortland

Local News

CORTLAND — The city embraced the spirit of the season and promoted Small Business Saturday with its first downtown tree lighting event. Crowds lined up on West Main Street for free carriage rides, made Christmas ornaments to decorate a large tree and enjoyed free cookies and hot chocolate ...

Fire chief’s interim tag removed

Local News

GIRARD — The third generation in his family to serve with the Girard Fire Department, Jim Petruzzi has begun serving as the city’s new fire chief. Mayor James Melfi officially announced Petruzzi as the new chief at the Nov. 22 council meeting. Petruzzi’s grandfather, Sam Revella, ...


Police Blotters

Police activity reported Oct. 28-Nov. 11: Nov. 11, 7:45 p.m. — Emergency medical service call reported in the 7300 block of Perkins Greenville. Nov. 7, 5:45 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported in the 8500 block of Main Street. 11:45 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported in the 8000 ...

Valley model railroad club lays down extended hours

Local News

AUSTINTOWN — The Youngstown Model Railroad Association’s annual open house has extended dates into December to give all Valley residents a chance to enjoy the hard work and craftsmanship that has gone into two very large model train layouts. The club will be open noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 4, ...