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  • Poland elementary school dedicates awards from ‘Wonder’ moviePoland elementary school dedicates awards from ‘Wonder’ movie

    POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The movie “Wonder” — based off a boy with a rare facial deformity — recently hit local schools. One even dedicated awards from its message. The movie’s message is to be kind to everyone. Friday, some students from Dobbins Elementary School in Poland received the Wonder award. The students were nominated by their teachers for being kind and treating others with respect. They also got a free ticket to the movie, which came out Friday. Students say there are many ways to be kind. “If they drop something and they need help picking it up,” said Matthew Mineheart. “Or they are stuck on a question, you can help them.” Related: Poland native with story similar to new movie ‘Wonder’ visits students West Middlesex family hopes ‘Wonder’ movie brings understanding .

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  • Cortland dentist gives free care to veteransCortland dentist gives free care to veterans

    CORTLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – For the third year in a row, a local dentist stepped up to give some free care to our veterans. Doctor Joseph Bedich of The Center for Progressive Dentistry in Cortland came up with Veterans Day of Dentistry as a way to give back. He says they see around 40 to 50 veterans each year and that no expense is spared for any procedure they need. Sometimes, the VA can’t cover certain dental procedures, so when they fall through, Bedich steps in to help out. “Last year we had a patient who the VA took out all of his teeth, but they wouldn’t make him a set of dentures,” Bedich said. “He’s been walking around for five years without dentures, so we had him come in and made him a set of dentures last year.” This year, Dr. Bedich got some help from two other local dentists — Dr. Jim Romano of Austintown and Dr. Pat Thomas of Hubbard.

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  • Campbell woman earns high honor at Miss Ohio USA pageantCampbell woman earns high honor at Miss Ohio USA pageant

    CAMPBELL, Ohio (WYTV) – A Campbell woman is celebrating a major pageant victory. Stephanie Miranda recently won First Runner-Up in Miss Ohio. It’s the competition that feeds into Miss USA. “It’s a lot of fun to just show that you’re proud of where you came from,” Miranda said. Miranda, 24, is no stranger to pageantry. She started around age 14 with National American Miss Pageant. But her biggest accomplishment to date came last weekend in the Miss Ohio USA competition. “It was a lot of fun finally feeling your name called for that top 5 position,” Miranda said. For Puerto Rico-born Miranda, the pageant had another first. “I competed for the first time with my natural hair this year,” she said. “So I was kind of scared. You walk in and you see these girls hair’s all done.” Miranda says she’s honored to represent her hometown of Campbell and her Puerto Rico heritage. “To be able to say that Ohio does have so many different cultures and ethnicity’s in it, and we’re able to show that on stage, it’s pretty cool,” she said. Miranda says diversity in pageantry is a must. That’s why she wants girls of every background to get involved. “Podemos! We can! We can do it, and we are strong just like any other person,” Miranda said.

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  • Dog that went missing in NY 2 years ago found in YoungstownDog that went missing in NY 2 years ago found in Youngstown

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A dog that went missing two years ago in New York was found in Youngstown and reunited with its family. Two years ago, the Williams family — from Pittsburgh — took a trip to New York when their dog Rosie ran away. Somehow, Rosie made her way to Youngstown about a week ago. Mahoning County Dog Warden Manager Rick Tunison scanned the microchip on the dog and called the family. He says they couldn’t believe it. “She was actually excited and upset at the same time,” Tunison said. “She had been notified before about possible sightings of her dog and things along those lines, and they never seemed to pan out. Well this time, it ended up having a happy ending. “The dog immediately — even after two years — recognized her, ran immediately to her,” he added. “It was trying to climb up her and licking her face — trying to get as close as she possibly could.” The Mahoning County Dog Warden posted this on its Facebook on Friday: Tunison says he tried to scan the dog as soon as they found her, but ran into a rare problem — the ID microchip had actually moved inside the dog’s body and was found near her tail.

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  • One dead after crash in CanfieldOne dead after crash in Canfield

    One man is dead after an accident on Shields Road in Canfield.  The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes Benz SUV was going west on Sheilds Road at 3 am on Saturday when it failed to negotiate a curve.  The SUV then drove off of the right side of the road, hit a tree and overturned.  One of the vehicle's occupants was taken to St. Elizabeth's in Austintown, where he was pronounced dead.  The crash is being investigated by th...

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  • Eight Players Score in U18s 8-5 Win at Youngstown - USA HockeyEight Players Score in U18s 8-5 Win at Youngstown - USA Hockey

    Eight Players Score in U18s 8-5 Win at YoungstownUSA HockeyYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eight different players scored for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in its 8-5 victory against the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday evening at the Covelli Centre. Jack DeBoer (Madison, N.J.), Trevor Janicke (Maple Grove, Minn.) ...

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  • Youngstown State runs past Missouri State 38-10 - WTOPYoungstown State runs past Missouri State 38-10 - WTOP

    Springfield News-LeaderYoungstown State runs past Missouri State 38-10WTOPYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tevin McCaster ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries and Youngstown State piled up 284 yards on the ground to roll past Missouri State 38-10 in a regular-season finale on Saturday. McCaster scored on a 6-yard ...YSU routs Missouri State in the first halfYoungstown VindicatorPenguins Hand Bears Season-Ending Setback, 38-10KTTSMissouri State football blown out in season finaleSpringfield News-Leaderall 14 news articles »

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  • Dog that went missing in NY 2 years ago found in Youngstown ... - WKBN.comDog that went missing in NY 2 years ago found in Youngstown ... - WKBN.com

    WKBN.comDog that went missing in NY 2 years ago found in Youngstown ...WKBN.comThe Mahoning County Dog Warden found Rosie and reunited her with her Pittsburgh family.and more »

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  • Police officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at largePolice officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at large

    Authorities in Pennsylvania say a police officer was shot and killed while making a traffic stop and a search is underway for the gunman. 

    WFMJ / 5 h. 21 min. ago
  • Liberty police hosting “Fill a Cruiser” all day Saturday to help those in needLiberty police hosting “Fill a Cruiser” all day Saturday to help those in need

    LIBERTY, Ohio (WYTV) – The Liberty Police Department is doing its part in helping families around the Valley who are less fortunate and in need. The department is hosting a “Fill a Cruiser” event for the sixth year at the Churchill Commons Giant Eagle at 4700 Belmont Ave. in Liberty. It will run until 5 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care products and cash donations. All donations will then be taken to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley on Monday. According to the Food Bank, a $1 donation can bring in five meals or provide $11 worth of food. Every week, about 15,000 people rely on the Food Bank for meals, especially children and senior citizens. For people driving by who don’t have any items on hand but want to donate, you can just browse the Giant Eagle store and buy something there to give. Peanut butter and canned fruits and vegetables are needed the most. If you can’t make it out to the Giant Eagle on Saturday, you have until Monday to drop off items at the Liberty Police Department.

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  • Early morning crash in Canfield results in 1 deathEarly morning crash in Canfield results in 1 death

    CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that left two men injured in an overturned car on Shields Road. The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office was first notified about the crash early Saturday morning, around 3:15 a.m. According to the press release, a white Mercedes Benz SUV was traveling west along Shields Road when it suddenly drove off the right side of the road after missing a turn. It then hit a tree and flipped over. One of the passengers was taken to a St. Elizabeth hospital in Austintown and later pronounced dead. The other passenger did not have serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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  • Liberty doughnut shop celebrates special milestone with half-off dealsLiberty doughnut shop celebrates special milestone with half-off deals

    LIBERTY, Ohio (WYTV) – The Youngstown area’s oldest doughnut shop is celebrating a big anniversary this year — 55 years of service in the area. Plaza Donuts originated in Akron in 1960, where several shops were built. But when the commute every day became too much, owner Mike Froomkin says his father and uncle decided to close the shops and bring them closer to their hometown in Youngstown. So, after two years in Akron, their first local shop opened in Sharon, Pa. They then opened a shop at 3437 Belmont Ave. — the first in the Youngstown area. Two more shops opened in the following years, one in Boardman at 712 Boardman-Canfield Road and the other in Youngstown near the WRTA bus terminal. The Plaza Donuts shop on Belmont became the place where they established their business offices and is where the family is celebrating their accomplishments. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the shop will offer a dozen doughnuts for $5.50 (while they last) and a cup of coffee with a doughnut for 55 percent off. Over the past 55 years, Froomkin says not a lot has changed with the location on Belmont. “We expanded this location, put more counters in. We started a lottery which was a new thing here and it’s worked out real well,” he said. Froomkin says the doughnut business itself has changed a lot though. “Years ago when they first started, doughnuts were really the only breakfast item — coffee and doughnuts. Now of course, if you see it there’s all the competition, different types of breakfast materials — sandwiches, flavored coffees, stuff like that,” he said. Throughout the years, Plaza Donuts has tried to keep up with trends, but Froomkin says they have their own niche. “We stay with our basic-flavor coffee and our doughnuts. Our doughnuts are made fresh every day, they’re not frozen like some of the other doughnut shops or grocery stores,” he said. Visit Plaza Donuts’ Facebook page to read more about Wednesday’s anniversary specials.

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  • New guidelines for monitoring high blood pressureNew guidelines for monitoring high blood pressure

    New health guidelines could mean you might have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association is lowering the recommended target blood pressure from 140 over 90, to 130 over 80. Under the new guidelines, nearly half of American adults will be designated as having high blood pressures. Experts say it's important to treat blood pressure early. "Hypertension is considered to be a silent killer, It really causes no symptoms until organ damage starts to happen," Dr. Jes...

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  • AC/DC rhythm guitarist dies at 64AC/DC rhythm guitarist dies at 64

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64.      AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died.      Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.      Band representatives didn't immediately return emails seek...

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  • Demand for pasture-raised turkeys keeps Meadowhawk Farm busyDemand for pasture-raised turkeys keeps Meadowhawk Farm busy

    Ten years ago, the couple that runs Meadowhawk Farm in Champion decided to sell some turkeys just before Thanksgiving. It didn't take long for word to spread. 

    WFMJ / 10 h. 27 min. ago
  • New art on Youngstown utility boxesNew art on Youngstown utility boxes

    Colorful new vinyl stickers are being placed on utility boxes in Youngstown. 

    WFMJ / 10 h. 53 min. ago
  • New art on Youngstown utility boxes - WFMJNew art on Youngstown utility boxes - WFMJ

    WFMJNew art on Youngstown utility boxesWFMJThe public art project installed vinyl stickers onto gray utility boxes around the downtown area and near the Youngstown State University campus. YSU art students, local artists and institutions like the Purple Cat, the Butler Institute of American Art ...

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  • Video of Tim Ryan's passionate speech on Capitol Hill going viralVideo of Tim Ryan's passionate speech on Capitol Hill going viral

    Ryan gave a fiery and passionate speech as to why lawmakers in the House of Representatives should not vote for the GOP tax bill.

    WFMJ / 19 h. 54 min. ago
  • TCI inmate accuses state of religious discrimination
TCI inmate accuses state of religious discrimination

    The Rastafarian says prison employees held him down and force-cut his dreadlocks on multiple occassions.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 10 min. ago
  • Ohio governor-hopeful reveals sexual past in candid Facebook post
Ohio governor-hopeful reveals sexual past in candid Facebook post

    The post was sharply criticized

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 11 min. ago
  • McGuffey Elementary students celebrate a young hero fighting blood cancer
McGuffey Elementary students celebrate a young hero fighting blood cancer

    Landen Fitzgerald-Green was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2015 after he fell down the stairs.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 12 min. ago
  • Girard police: Man beat elderly woman found covered in bloodGirard police: Man beat elderly woman found covered in blood

    GIRARD, Ohio (WYTV) – Police responding to a domestic violence call Thursday night found an elderly woman covered in blood, according to a report. Officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of N. Ward Avenue around 10 p.m. When they arrived, the 91-year-old woman said Roger Bispeck, 66, “beat the s**t out of me,” according to the report. Police said she escaped by pushing a window open and crawling out. After knocking on the doors and window, asking Bispeck to let them in, officers said he finally opened the door. He had blood on his face and told them the woman bit him first, police said. Officers noted in the report that there was blood all over the inside of the house. Bispeck was arrested and faces a charge of felonious assault. The woman was taken to the hospital.

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  • Fundraisers will benefit Vint family after losing home, pets in fire
Fundraisers will benefit Vint family after losing home, pets in fire

    Although some members of the family were hospitalized for a night, they all made it out of the house. Their three dogs and one bird, however, did not.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 13 min. ago
  • Charges filed against man who sought “sniper rifle”
Charges filed against man who sought “sniper rifle”

    The Jordanian man is expected to plead guilty and lose his U.S. residency.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 14 min. ago
  • Growing beards at YSU
Growing beards at YSU

    Young men at Youngstown State University had the opportunity to learn how to grow and maintain fantastic facial hair.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 15 min. ago
  • METRO DIGEST || Horses removed from Brookfield home
METRO DIGEST || Horses removed from Brookfield home

    Horses removed BROOKFIELD Humane agents removed two horses from a township residence Friday, The

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 16 min. ago
  • METRO DIGEST || Filming showers in Geneva
METRO DIGEST || Filming showers in Geneva

    A federal judge sentenced a Cleveland man who attempted to film people showering at Geneva State Park to 20 years in prison.

    Vindy.com / 20 h. 17 min. ago
  • New welding school provides jobs, new starts
New welding school provides jobs, new starts

    Visitors to Flying HIGH Inc. wander through the nonprofit organization’s welding school on the North Side after its ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

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    POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown:

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Unemployment down in Ohio, still higher than national rate

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Jennifer Hudson gets protection order against ex-fiance

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  • Horses taken from Brookfield homeHorses taken from Brookfield home

    Two horses are being looked after by medical experts after being taken from a Trumbull County home.  On Friday, Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, removed two horses, pigs and some chickens from the home of Lucy Thompson on Warren- Sharon Road in Brookfield.  Thompson brought them to her home about 8 days ago. Her son, Roger Galford, said she was housing them in a temporary staple.  He said residents in Brookfield have been harassing his mother since she broug...

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  • Girard man facing charges for allegedly beating elderly womanGirard man facing charges for allegedly beating elderly woman

    Girard Police are investigating a domestic violence incident that allegedly left an elderly woman knocking at the neighbors door covered in blood. 

    WFMJ / 20 h. 36 min. ago
  • Job center opens new welding school on Youngstown's North Side - Youngstown VindicatorJob center opens new welding school on Youngstown's North Side - Youngstown Vindicator

    WFMJJob center opens new welding school on Youngstown's North SideYoungstown VindicatorFlying HIGH Inc.'s Professional Development Center is a nonprofit organization that offers 15-week job-training programs for individuals seeking work in welding, nursing and machining based in Youngstown. The welding school celebrated its grand opening ...Welding school opens in YoungstownWFMJYoungstown agency opens welding school with help of $4 million ...WKBN.comall 6 news articles »

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  • Local shops see jump in sales from Small Business SaturdayLocal shops see jump in sales from Small Business Saturday

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Black Friday shopping may be all the rage next week but it’s the day after — Small Business Saturday — that has experienced a large increase in spending. American Express — the sponsor of the nationwide event — said last year saw 13 percent more shoppers compared to 2015. That’s 112 million people spending their money on Main Street instead of Wall Street. Almost a dozen boxes sit inside 850 Blues on Route 224 in Boardman, waiting to be opened. The woman’s boutique is preparing for one of its busiest days next weekend. “More and more people attend the event. They like to shop local. We have special gifts as a thank you,” Sandy Stanislav said. And Sandy’s right. The National Retail Federation said holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend is attracting more people. Last year’s holiday weekend had 3 million more people in stores. In particular, Small Business Saturday saw a huge jump in customers at local stores and restaurants. “We don’t physically have a product for sale that day but we have a lot on the line,” said Derrick McDowell, who runs the Youngstown Flea. He’s holding an online contest, giving $1,000 to the business that garners the most social media involvement. “We want shops to know how much we support them and sometimes the best way to do that is financially,” McDowell said. He is partnering with several businesses for Small Business Saturday. They aren’t just in Youngstown, either, with businesses from Columbiana, Girard, and Warren all involved. It’s part of a collaborative effort to shop small in the Youngstown area. “I think the difference for Shop Small Saturday is knowing that I am supporting someone from my local community and that’s well worth whatever I gotta go through to do that,” McDowell said. To discover some of the small businesses in the Valley, along with the special deals they’re offering, check out WYTV.com’s Small Business Saturday section.

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  • Campbell establishes drinking water connection with Youngstown - WFMJCampbell establishes drinking water connection with Youngstown - WFMJ

    WFMJCampbell establishes drinking water connection with YoungstownWFMJThe city of Campbell is establishing an emergency drinking water connection with Youngstown in a project that will be financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA. The project will build a water transmission within the water distribution system ...

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  • Campbell establishes drinking water connection with YoungstownCampbell establishes drinking water connection with Youngstown

    The city of Campbell is establishing an emergency drinking water connection with Youngstown in a project that will be financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA. 

    WFMJ / 22 h. 20 min. ago
  • Poland elementary school says thank you to local firefightersPoland elementary school says thank you to local firefighters

    Students at Dobbins Elementary invited firefighters from the Western Reserve Joint Fire District to join them for lunch on Thursday as a way to support the annual Boot Collection. 

    WFMJ / 22 h. 36 min. ago
  • Hermitage Light Up Parade kicks off this weekend, several roads closedHermitage Light Up Parade kicks off this weekend, several roads closed

    The annual Hermitage Light Up Parade is kicking off on Saturday.

    WFMJ / 22 h. 49 min. ago
  • Complaints lead humane agents to horses in makeshift Brookfield penComplaints lead humane agents to horses in makeshift Brookfield pen

    BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – What started a week ago as a Facebook post about two horses in Brookfield being penned up ended with the horses being removed Friday afternoon. Police backed up Trumbull County humane agents as they removed the horses from a house on Warren-Sharon Road, not far from the center of Brookfield. Lucy Thompson owns the horses and lives in the house. The pen was out back — a mix of wood and fencing, covered with plastic. “They were in a very small area, two horses in one stall, probably 10 by 12. Didn’t find any water, didn’t find any food available,” Humane Agent Doc Firster said. Roger Galford, Thompson’s son, said the pen was only temporary. He said his mother had been harassed leading up to the raid by humane agents. Galford said the horses had been there eight days after the stable, where they were previously housed, ask they be removed. There were plans to construct a better building. “She got parts for the building and everything else. She was going to put the building up. We had fencing to put up and she just didn’t have time,” he said. Firster said the horses were in bad shape and had been neglected for a long time. “Awfully thin and needed work done with their teeth, needed work done with their feet.” People working nearby said they heard about it on Facebook, where pictures of the horses and complaints about their conditions were posted. Galford said it was uncalled for. “And I think the people in Brookfield are uncalled for. I don’t think people should be harassing people, showing up at people’s houses with kids and scaring my son, and flicking people off out the driveway. I mean, it’s just ridiculous.” The horses are siblings — two maiden mares aged 13 and 14. They were taken to Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, where they’ll be treated. “A vet will get a workup on them and they’ll take care of them,” said Trumbull County Humane Agent Richard Holzhauser. The humane agents said other animals were found on the property, including dogs, cats, and chickens. They said those animals weren’t in the best shape either and may need to be investigated as well. No charges have been filed but there’s a chance they will be.

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  • OVI checkpoint set for Friday in AustintownOVI checkpoint set for Friday in Austintown

    The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Austintown on Friday night. 

    WFMJ / 23 h. 26 min. ago
  • Ohio man who shared breast cancer story passes awayOhio man who shared breast cancer story passes away

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man fighting metastatic breast cancer, who was featured on WKBN during Breast Cancer Awareness month, passed away on Thursday. Jerry Rubenstein and his wife, Debbie, welcomed First News into their home just outside of Cleveland in October. Rubenstein shared his story about living with and fighting breast cancer for many years. He was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 when he felt a lump in his breast. He was told it would not come back but in 2013, he was re-diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer — cancer that has spread to other organs. Rubenstein made a point to speak publicly about having breast cancer because he said many men are embarrassed when they are diagnosed. “I keep plugging away,” he said at the time. “I want to publicize it and let men know that they can get it because a lot of men don’t know that they have breast tissue, let alone that they could get breast cancer.” Rubenstein is survived by his wife and two daughters. .

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  • Troopers seize $285,000 worth of heroin on I-80Troopers seize $285,000 worth of heroin on I-80

    Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers seized 1,600 grams of heroin, valued at $285,000, during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday. 

    WFMJ / 23 h. 57 min. ago
  • Youngstown Police looking for suspect in fatal shooting - WFMJ.com ... - WFMJYoungstown Police looking for suspect in fatal shooting - WFMJ.com ... - WFMJ

    WFMJYoungstown Police looking for suspect in fatal shooting - WFMJ.com ...WFMJYoungstown Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night that was believed to have been the result of a hit-and-run crash.Police say hit-and-run crash led to Youngstown shooting | WKBN.comWKBN.comall 3 news articles »

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  • Youngstown news, New Youngstown police officer sworn in today ... - Youngstown VindicatorYoungstown news, New Youngstown police officer sworn in today ... - Youngstown Vindicator

    Youngstown news, New Youngstown police officer sworn in today ...Youngstown VindicatorYoungstown, Ohio | breaking news, local news, sports, classifieds, jobs, real estate, cars, Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.and more »

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  • Jordanian man accused of lying about citizenship to purchase ‘sniper rifle’Jordanian man accused of lying about citizenship to purchase ‘sniper rifle’

    BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Jordanian man living in Youngstown is accused of making a false claim of citizenship to purchase a firearm. Abdul Maola Alabadi, 35, is accused of going to Fin Feather Fur Outfitters in Boardman to purchase a rifle earlier this year. The manager called police after he said Alabadi made suspicious comments, which made him stop the sale of the firearm. He said Alabadi purchased a 9 mm pistol the previous week, according to the court documents. Alabadi told a sales associate he wanted to purchase a “sniper rifle for training.” The manager estimated Alabadi was in the store for two to three hours, and at one point, had someone come to translate and attempt to purchase a firearm for him, according to court documents. During the previous purchase of the 9 mm, Alabadi checked a box indicating he was a U.S. citizen, according to investigators. Alabadi is not a U.S. citizen, according to court documents. The investigation preceding the information was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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  • In wake of Pa. fire, local nursing homes say they’re prepared for emergenciesIn wake of Pa. fire, local nursing homes say they’re prepared for emergencies

    BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – With thousands living and working in nursing homes in the area, safety is a serious concern. “Everything we do every day is about safety for our patients, our residents and our staff,” said Diane Reese, owner of Briarfield Health Care Centers. In West Chester, Pennsylvania — near Philadelphia — a fire at an assisted living community for senior citizens injured at least 20 people and forced dozens into the cold. Local nursing homes say they’re prepared if something like that were to happen here. At the Windsor House, there are smoke alarms, emergency lights, sprinkler heads and outside entranceways. Inside, furniture and window coverings are all fire-resistant, and doors are made to withstand flames and heat. Director Amy Francis said residents’ room doors are made to prevent the quick spread of fire, allowing them time to evacuate. “That fire would not be able to spread out of that room or into those resident rooms, resident apartments for at least 20 minutes,” she said. Reese said staff training and frequent drills for residents are also crucial. Francis helps write and update the emergency plans for all 17 facilities run by the Windsor House chain, which have 1,200 residents and nearly that many employees. “We train all of our staff on hire and multiple times throughout the year,” she said. “If something like what happened in Philadelphia occurs, we would be training our staff on what’s happened at other facilities as well.” While authorities look for the cause of the fire in Pennsylvania, the national Centers for Medicaid and Medicare have ordered nursing homes across the country to have updated disaster programs in place by the end of this month. That’s because of lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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  • Youngstown residents wearing orange to support school districtYoungstown residents wearing orange to support school district

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Youngstown City School District is painting the town orange. The district is handing out orange ribbons to families so they can show their pride in the district. This latest move comes after some community members disapproved of the district’s Strategic Plan. Organizers said they hope families wear these ribbons to show the unity and positive changes in the school district. As for the color choice? Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip said orange represents hope. “I think there’s been some hopelessness,” Mohip said. “That’s kind of why I took the job when I came to Youngstown, and I saw that when I was talking to community members,. But, restoring that hope, we talk about restoring hope. We talk about restoring hope, and that’s where the orange came from.” If you’re interested in picking up an orange ribbon for your home, call the Youngstown City School District at 330-744-6900.

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  • Springfield students learn value of giving with annual Turkey TrotSpringfield students learn value of giving with annual Turkey Trot

    NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Students at Springfield Local Schools took part in a fun Thanksgiving event on Friday and learned about the value of giving. The school held its annual Turkey Trot. Elementary kids got out of the classroom to walk, jog, and of course, trot from the school to the track at the stadium. School officials said it was a great way to mix their exercise program with some community service. The kids were asked to bring in at least one non-perishable item, and many brought several. “This is huge,” said Superintendent Tom Yazvac. “Our local food bank depends on this, so this way, families that are in need have some food for this Thanksgiving holiday.” Yazvac said Springfield Schools has been doing this event every year since the late 1990s. Food donations go to the food bank at the Springfield Township Community Council of Churches.

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