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  • Property owners urged to clear buried fire hydrantsProperty owners urged to clear buried fire hydrants

    Due to the heavy snow, local fire departments are asking property owners for help in digging out  buried fire hydrants. It's becoming a problem in communities all around the valley, and if you have a buried hydrant on your property it's your responsibility to dig it out. "You need to shovel a pathway to the fire hydrant and then three feet around the hydrant so you have room to work to make that connection," said Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer. A buried hydrant...

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  • OU defeats Youngstown State - OaklandpostonlineOU defeats Youngstown State - Oaklandpostonline

    OU defeats Youngstown StateOaklandpostonlineA four game losing streak would mark Oakland's longest losing streak this season, and the longest since 2014. With the 5-11 Youngstown State Penguins visiting the O'Rena, the Golden Grizzlies looked to turn their Horizon League record around. They ...

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  • Niles driver pleads not guilty to pushing car in road rage crashNiles driver pleads not guilty to pushing car in road rage crash

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Niles man entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday during his arraignment in Mahoning County. Joseph Keney is charged with felonious assault from what police call a road rage incident in November. A woman told police she was driving on State Route 711 when Keney began following her closely. She said he rammed her with his pickup truck once, then did it again at a higher rate of speed. The woman was forced off the road and ended up hitting another car, police said. The driver of the third car said Keney apologized to him, saying the woman shouldn’t have “brake checked” him and she deserved it. The woman was not injured.

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  • ICE: Youngstown business owner will be deportedICE: Youngstown business owner will be deported

    A Youngstown businessman, who rallied community support after receiving a temporary stay from deportation, is once again facing a future that's up in the air. 

    WFMJ / 49 min. ago
  • Niles man describes rescue of family at Girard LakeNiles man describes rescue of family at Girard Lake

    A driver traveling down Niles Vienna Road says she turned around to see what happened when a van in front of her disappeared in the distance. "They spun out and went into the water," Frances Chervinko said, of Sharon, Pa. She noticed the Astro van crashed into the lake and landed on its side. Mike Montler, of Niles, says he was on his way to work when he saw what happened and pulled over to help. He quickly jumped over the embankment and onto the ice. "I just went i...

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  • Disbarred Salem attorney pleads guilty to forgeryDisbarred Salem attorney pleads guilty to forgery

    The former Salem attorney accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a client has pleaded guilty.

    WFMJ / 1 h. 46 min. ago
  • Closing arguments begin in Youngstown murder trialClosing arguments begin in Youngstown murder trial

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Closing arguments began Tuesday in a Youngstown murder case. Desmond Kimbrough is accused in the 2015 shooting death of Christopher Anderson. Anderson’s body was found outside of his car on Montclair Avenue. Police say the two argued and shot each other. The jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Former Salem attorney takes plea deal in theft caseFormer Salem attorney takes plea deal in theft case

    LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) – A former Salem attorney facing several felonies accepted a plea deal on Tuesday. Virginia Barborak pleaded guilty in a courtroom. Barborak is charged with grand theft, forgery, perjury and tampering with records. Prosecutors say she misused more than $150,000 of her client’s money. She’ll now go through a pre-sentencing investigation before she’s sentenced. Barborak was disbarred in 2016.

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  • Warren Police: Man charged after fight involving gunWarren Police: Man charged after fight involving gun

    WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man faces assault and weapons charges after his girlfriend reported that he attacked her and threatened her with a weapon in Warren. Sunday night, police were sent to the 1800 block of Victoria Street on reports of gunshots and a woman yelling for help. Police said the woman who was screaming told them that her boyfriend, 32-year-old Deran Ogletree, attacked her after an argument. The woman told police that Ogletree grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the floor. She said he then pulled out a pistol and said he would kill her, if that’s what she wanted, according to a police report. The woman said she was also attacked by a family member of Ogletree. At one point, she told police that she was able to grab the gun and fire it while they were on top of her, according to the report. She told police that she ran out of the house and Ogletree followed her, but both men ran when they realized that she was calling police. Ogletree was stopped driving a white Buick on Nevada Street. He was arrested and charged with assault and having weapons under disability. He pleaded not guilty and is set to appear in court again on January 25. The other man wasn’t immediately charged, according to court records.

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  • EBT, SNAP customers can now get extra groceries for freeEBT, SNAP customers can now get extra groceries for free

    CORNERSBURG, Ohio (WYTV) – EBT or SNAP customers at the Sparkle Market in Cornersburg can now get extra groceries for free. It’s called the Produce Perks SNAP Double Up Program. It’s being implemented by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and Mercy Health, with the help of a grant they received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources, access to healthy fruits and vegetables. For every dollar someone with SNAP or EBT spends at the Cornersburg Sparkle, they’ll get up to $10 dollars of “Produce Perks” per day. Anthony Florig, food access coordinator for YNDC, said those who would like to participate in the program just have to show their receipt and EBT card to the service counter. “… then they get up to $10 a day in these vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables,” he said. In addition to the Sparkle Market in Cornersburg, there are several locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that use this program: Youngstown Farmers Market at the B&O: 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH (open the second Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Warren Farmers Market: Courthouse Square, Warren, OH (Tuesdays from 3 to  6 p.m., June through October) Howland Farmers Market: 8204 E. Market St., Warren, OH (Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June through October) Lake to River Food CO-OP Cultivate Cafe: 901 Elm St., Youngstown, OH (Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Sparkle Market is located at 3623 S. Meridian Road.

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  • Lawmakers discuss limiting access to some body camera videoLawmakers discuss limiting access to some body camera video

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Balancing the public’s right to privacy, police accountability and governmental transparency is a tough task — one that two lawmakers are trying to accomplish with a bill that would determine which pieces of police body camera video will qualify as public records. State representatives Niraj Antani and Hearcel Craig recently provided sponsor testimony on the bi-partisan bill in front of members of the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. Antani says several police departments are waiting to issue and use body cameras until the lawmaker’s bill is dealt with. The city of Columbus wants to have 1,300 officers equipped with a camera by the end of this year. The bill makes all police body camera video a public record, with some exceptions. Those exceptions include video of the interior of a private dwelling or business, video of a victim of a sex crime and video of sensitive private information, such as information related to health care. Altercations between the citizens and police would qualify as a public record and would be made available even if that event happened inside a private home or business. In those situations, the video would start a few seconds before the incident and end a few seconds after it was resolved. Furthermore, police departments with the technical capability would be allowed to blur everything in the video except the officer and the subject of the altercation. The bill has a long way to go and limited time to get there. With nearly 1,000 bills fighting for hearing time in front of committees and less than 12 months before the end of the session, the window is already beginning to close.

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  • Man pleads not guilty to robbing downtown Youngstown bankMan pleads not guilty to robbing downtown Youngstown bank

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man accused of robbing First National Bank on Federal Street in downtown Youngstown pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday. The bank robbery happened on December 6. Authorities said Frank Pierce handed a note to a teller, saying he had a gun and wanted cash. The teller at the bank said Pierce had a gun, demanded money, then ran away. Some of the stolen money was recovered. Pierce surrendered the next day after his friend saw Pierce’s picture on a story in the news.

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  • Campbell man charged with Youngstown shootout pleads not guiltyCampbell man charged with Youngstown shootout pleads not guilty

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man arrested in November following a shootout through several Youngstown streets pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning. Terrance Craig is charged with felonious assault for the incident on the city’s east side. It happened in the area of McGuffey Road, Bennington Avenue and Stewart Avenue. No one was hurt, but police say Craig fired his gun several times at a car and at least one house. The Campbell man is also charged with a shooting at Walmart in Austintown last October. Police say Craig shot a man in the stomach, then ran away. That victim survived the attack.

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  • Suspect ID’d as south side shooter pleads not guiltySuspect ID’d as south side shooter pleads not guilty

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A suspect police identified in a shooting that injured two last spring pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. James Nicholson appeared in court Tuesday morning, charged with felonious assault. The victims were inside a house on Detroit Avenue when they were attacked in May. That shooting happened within minutes of another at a house nearby. Nicholson was arrested ten days after the shooting during a traffic stop.

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  • Police: Suspect fired gun at Sandy Lake man during fightPolice: Suspect fired gun at Sandy Lake man during fight

    SANDY LAKE, Pa. (WYTV) – A Kennerdell, Pennsylvania man is in the Mercer County Jail, accused of firing a gun at a Sandy Lake man. Police said 42-year-old Michael Owens confronted the victim in front of a home on E. Lacock Street. Those living nearby reported hearing an argument and gunshots. Pennsylvania State Police said Owens believed that the victim had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend. At one point in the fight, Owens shot at the man, hitting the clothing on his left shoulder, according to a media release. Police said Owens then hit the man in the head with the gun repeatedly as they wrestled on the ground, causing the gun to go off several more times. Owens is charged with aggravated assault, persons not to possess firearms, making terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

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  • Brier Hill resident says Youngstown Road Dept. is ignoring his street - WKBN.comBrier Hill resident says Youngstown Road Dept. is ignoring his street - WKBN.com

    WKBN.comBrier Hill resident says Youngstown Road Dept. is ignoring his streetWKBN.comYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several calls and complaints have come into our newsroom about the conditions of the roads in the city of Youngstown. Several residents in the Brier Hill area said they were fed up with the conditions on their streets. Brian ...Man pleads not guilty to robbing downtown Youngstown bankWYTVall 4 news articles »

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  • Brier Hill resident says Youngstown Road Dept. is ignoring his streetBrier Hill resident says Youngstown Road Dept. is ignoring his street

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several calls and complaints have come into our newsroom about the conditions of the roads in the city of Youngstown. Several residents in the Brier Hill area said they were fed up with the conditions on their streets. Brian Laney said his neighborhood is always neglected. Laney lives on Pershing Avenue, just a short street off of Poplar Avenue. He’s been there for eight years and goes through the same problem every time it snows. “Every year we get snow. We always call them and they don’t fix anything. They don’t plow at all. They say they are going to plow it, and they never do. I mean, every year,” Laney said. Laney said after six or seven calls, the road department plowed Poplar Avenue, but they didn’t plow Pershing. “I had to go out here this morning and plow it with a broken hand in the cold just so my mom could go to work this morning,” Laney said. Laney is asking the Youngstown Roads Department to do what he says they are supposed to do and plow his road. “Do their damn jobs. I mean, basically, do their jobs. I mean, we’re taxpayers.” WKBN 27 First News left several messages for the head of the roads department and got no response. We also reached out to the Mayor and were referred back to the roads department. Laney lives on Pershing Avenue, just a short street off of Poplar Avenue. He been there for eight years and goes through the same problem every time it snows. .

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  • Boardman man arrested after smashing his own window, threatening copsBoardman man arrested after smashing his own window, threatening cops

    A 51-year-old Boardman man is behind bars after police say he caused several disturbances while intoxicated over the weekend. 

    WFMJ / 2 h. 27 min. ago
  • New tool enhances Youngstown school bus transportation - Youngstown VindicatorNew tool enhances Youngstown school bus transportation - Youngstown Vindicator

    New tool enhances Youngstown school bus transportationYoungstown VindicatorYoungstown City School District families have another tool to monitor their children's transportation to and from school. This week, the district will debut the Z Pass. It's a system that tracks when each student enters and exits a school bus. Each ...and more »

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  • Youngstown crime activity: Warrant served on sex offender, drugs foundYoungstown crime activity: Warrant served on sex offender, drugs found

    Tuesday, Jan. 9 1:26 p.m. – Glenwood Ave., Elliot Underwood, 28, was charged with drug possession and driving under suspension following a traffic stop. According to a police report, a search of Underwood and the vehicle uncovered 77 Tramadol pills and over $400 in cash 4:45 p.m. – 1700 block of Overland Ave, Donald Young, 19, was charged with drug possession. According to a police report, officers were executing a search warrant at a house when they found two crack pipes. They also say they found a large bag of crack cocaine in the backseat of the police cruiser where Young had been sitting when officers were taking him to the Mahoning County Jail. James Maxwell, 56, and Candice Jackson, 26, were issued citations for drug possession because the crack pipes were found near them, according to the report. 5:37 p.m. – 600 block of Ferndale Ave., Austin Mendenhall, 32, was charged drug possession and having weapons under disability. According to a police report, officers were serving a search warrant when they uncovered heroin, marijuana, crack, a bottle of Promethazine, three digital scales, a security system, two guns and $1,350 inside the house. Donte Maudlin, 35, was also arrested at the house on an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension. 5:48 p.m. – 900 block of Wabash Ave., a woman told police that someone broke into her house sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the previous day (Monday) and took two flatscreen TVs. The woman said she came home to find her back door open. 9:40 p.m. – 800 block of Marmion Ave., a man told police that someone broke into his house and took a gun, but police think the burglars may have been looking for something else more specific, according to the police report. A window of the house was smashed and a game room was ransacked, but a PlayStation and other items that a burglar would target were left behind. 10:23 p.m. – 1400 block of McGuffey Rd., a man told police that he caught someone trying to break into his garage. The man said he saw the person break out the window and pry the board loose. The man ran away when he was discovered. Wednesday, Jan. 10 6:04 p.m. – W. Boston Avenue, Martino Sewell, 21, was charged with drug possession and falsification following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers pulled Martino over for not having a front license plate. When they asked his name, he told them it was Valentino Sewell, the report stated. When officers searched Sewell, they discovered a bulge in the Sewell’s buttocks area that was not consistent with the human anatomy, the reported stated. At that time, Sewell told officers he had Xanax and Oxycodone in his buttocks, according to the report. The bag contained 76 pills. 10:51 p.m. – 100 block of Early Rd., Jacqueline Nelson, 25, was charged with drug possession and illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance into a courthouse. According to a police report, officers were called to the area on reports that Nelson was damaging the car of another woman. Police found several gouge marks in the victim’s car and found Nelson sitting in a pickup truck next to the house, according to the report. Police arrested Nelson, and when she was being booked into the jail, officers found five Tramadol pills in her shoes, the report stated. Thursday, Jan. 11 6:25 a.m. – 100 block of E. Wood St., Jose Castro, 52, was charged with assault. According to police, officers were called to the area on reports of an unruly person. When they arrived, they found several household items on the ground and Castro sweeping the area with a broom, the report stated. As the person who was identified as the caller walked by, police say Castro hit him with his broom. The caller told police that Castro had been disruptive and bothering other residents. 7:52 a.m., 200 Curry Place, a man told police that someone entered his house and took a computer flash drive, outdoor grill and two video game consoles. 8:15 a.m. – 700 block of Norwood Ave., Rondale Massey, 20, was charged with assault. According to a police report, officers were called to the house on reports of a fight. When officers arrived, they encountered a woman who had swelling to her face and eye. The woman told police that Massey punched her in the face when she changed the channel on the TV. When officers questioned Massey, he told them he lives there at the consent of another person and he doesn’t have to listen to the victim, according to a police report. Officers said the man was yelling and called the woman a b**** multiple times. 12:42 p.m. – Market Street, Carlton Sims, 33, was charged with domestic violence. According to a police report, Sims attacked a woman inside an apartment, took $22 from her purse and left. Sims was found at the Gateway Gas Mart across the street, where he was arrested. 3:13 p.m. – Erie Street and Midlothian Boulevard, Jerome Varga, 39, was charged with drug possession. According to a police report, officers say they saw Varga pull up next to another vehicle, facing the wrong way on the street, and throw something through the window and inside the other car. When an officer approached Varga, he immediately told her that he didn’t have a valid driver’s license, according to a police report. When asked if he had any drugs on him or in the car, Vargo told the officer, “Yes, ma’am. I have about $100 worth of heroin inside the driver’s side door. It’s right here,” the report stated. Police said Vargo told them that he threw a cell phone into the other car in exchange for the drugs. 3:21 p.m. – E. Boston Avenue and Shady Run Road, Ronald Adams, 20, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of plates. According to a police report, police discovered Adams in a parked Hyundai Elantra that was missing a front license plate. When officers approached the car, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana, the report stated. A search of the vehicle uncovered a gallon-sized bag full of marijuana, a digital scale, 100 sandwich bags and over $400, according to police. Police also discovered that the Hyundai was reported stolen out of Hubbard and that the license plate on the back of car came back to a Chrysler, not a Hyundai. Police noted in the report that Adams told them was taking the car to a man on the east side of Youngstown to trade for $4,000 and an assault rifle. Saturday, Jan, 13 1:54 p.m. – 100 block of Forest Ave., a woman told police that someone took her Pug dog from her backyard while it was tied out. The woman said her boyfriend tied the dog out at 7 p.m. and when he went to get it at 7:30 p.m., the dog was gone and there were human footprints in the backyard. 10:22 p.m. – 300 block of W. Ravenwood Ave., Jimmie Pearce, 49, was arrested on a warrant and charged with drug possession. According to a police report, officers were serving a warrant on Pearce for failing to register as a sex offender when they found a bag of cocaine and marijuana in his pocket. 11:49 p.m. – E. High Street, Elizabeth Soich, 37, was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, when officers searched her car, they found a crack pipe, heroin and a used syringe. At the jail, Soich told officers that she had three bags of crack cocaine in her bra, the report stated. 11:23 p.m. – Albert Street, Jesus Davila, 27, was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers searched the car and found crack cocaine and a crack pipe. Disclaimer: These reports do not represent all calls made to the Youngstown Police Department. This public information was provided in reports from the Youngstown Police Department. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions.  Looking for more crime activity? See more communities here: Austintown Boardman Canfield Girard Niles Warren Youngstown .

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  • VIDEO | UPDATE | 5 kids, mom safe after van skids near Girard Lake
VIDEO | UPDATE | 5 kids, mom safe after van skids near Girard Lake

    5 kids, mom safe after van skids near Girard Lake

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  • ICE arrests Youngstown business owner, plans to deport him - fox8.comICE arrests Youngstown business owner, plans to deport him - fox8.com

    fox8.comICE arrests Youngstown business owner, plans to deport himfox8.comCLEVELAND, Ohio — A Youngstown business owner was taken into custody Tuesday at his Immigration and Customs Enforcement check-in in Cleveland. The attorney for Amer Othman told WKBN that Othman was arrested and detained before what was expected to be ...Youngstown man, spared deportation recently, arrested pending deportation (photos)cleveland.comICE: Youngstown business owner will be deported - WFMJ.com ...WFMJYoungstown Businessman Jailed, Ordered Deported Two Weeks After Getting a ReprieveWKSU NewsWKBN.com -Cleveland 19 News -Youngstown Vindicatorall 16 news articles »

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  • Report: Niles man held grandfather hostage in houseReport: Niles man held grandfather hostage in house

    NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – A Niles man is facing kidnapping and domestic violence charges after his 72-year-old man told police that his grandson held him hostage. Around 2:15 p.m. Friday, the victim’s neighbor called police to the house in the 500 block of Dakota Ave. Police spoke with the victim who said his grandson, 32-year-old Jamey Stamper, took his phone and held him against his will in his home. He said Stamper wanted money for drugs. He told police that Stamper also hit him several times, according to a police report. Police were initially unable to find Stamper but said he was found the next day inside of a vacant house on Dakota Avenue. Police broke down the door and found Stamper in a bedroom, according to a police report. Stamper is being held in the Trumbull County Jail.

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  • Accused Youngstown ‘bad check artist’ pleads not guilty to forgeryAccused Youngstown ‘bad check artist’ pleads not guilty to forgery

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man accused of passing bad checks for two decades appeared in court Tuesday morning for his arraignment. Ronald Scurti entered a plea of not guilty to forgery. He’s also charged with failure to comply after Boardman police say he led them on a chase in the Walmart parking lot last November. He also fled from Canfield police when they tried to pull him over, according to investigators. Scurti is wanted in western Pennslyvania on charges of passing bad checks at jewelry stores and then pawning the merchandise.  

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  • ICE officials arrest Downtown Circle owner, plan to deport himICE officials arrest Downtown Circle owner, plan to deport him

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Tuesday, the attorney for downtown Youngstown businessman Al Adi Othman called the actions of officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “the brazen humiliation, degradation, dehumanizing of a man who’s an American in every way but a piece of paper.” Adi’s lawyer, David Leopold, was among the people who showed up Tuesday morning at the ICE regional office near Cleveland, where Adi was arrested and detained before what was expected to be a routine hearing on his immigration status. Leopold said ICE officials told him Adi would be deported. When Adi showed up for his 9 a.m. appointment, Leopold said, “The first thing out of their mouth was, ‘We’re not going to beat around the bush. We’re going to take him into custody.’” Congressman Tim Ryan was at the hearing. “This is absolutely insane,” he said. “He would have bought a ticket and packed his bags. He would have left. They put him jail. They’re treating him like an animal.” Adi’s friends say Ryan has tried making calls, but no one will talk to him. Adi will be jailed in Geauga County. He is on a hunger strike, saying he won’t eat until the problem is resolved. Leopold didn’t know when the deportation would take place. Shortly after the first of the year, Adi was told by ICE officials that he would have to leave the country but on January 4, the stay was delayed. Adi is the owner of the Downtown Convenience Store and Deli and has been in the United States for 39 years. Family and friends have gathered at Circle Hookah — the bar in the back of Adi’s store — in solidarity. Adi’s wife, Fidda Musleh, who was also at the hearing, said, “Why would you trick us to say he has a stay, get us here, just to put him behind bars? What’s the reason behind it? Was he a threat to anybody? They have no answers.” Musleh did talk briefly with her husband on the phone through glass. “He said, ‘Just take care of the girls,’” she said, then began to cry. Musleh issued the following statement on Tuesday: Today, Amer ‘Al’ Adi Othman was arrested and detained during a meeting with ICE officials in Cleveland, Ohio, just 12 days after ICE issued him a stay. Al had voluntarily purchased a plane ticket for January 7, 2018 to depart the United States for Jordan after being told by ICE he was to be deported. In anticipation of his departure, Al has prepared his luggage and started to say goodbyes. On January 4, ICE issued a stay of his deportation, following an outcry from the community and a bipartisan effort from local politicians. Less than two weeks later, on January 16, ICE officials changed course and took Al into custody while he was attending a routine meeting. Al was accompanied by his wife, Fidaa Adi, lawyer, friends, Congressman Tim Ryan and Tracey Winbush, vice chairwoman of the Mahoning County Republican Party. Upon arrival, he was taken from his wife’s arms, handcuffed and taken into custody. His wife offered to purchase new plane tickets and depart immediately with her husband, but ICE refused. He was given no warning or opportunity to say goodbye to his wife or daughters. Al, who had been willing to voluntarily depart two weeks ago, is now behind bars in county jail for an undetermined period of time. ICE officials could not explain what change of circumstances brought about this cruel and humiliating gesture. Al posed no flight risk, reported to each and every immigration meeting and had no criminal record. It is an assault on his dignity, due process and the mental and emotional sanity of an American family.” Sen. Joe Schiavoni also released a statement, saying Adi’s case shows the immigration system is broken: It’s tragic that ICE did not give Al Adi the opportunity to say goodbye to his wife and daughters when he already had agreed to leave the country. This is another example of our nation’s broken immigration system — a system that everyone agrees needs reform but remains a victim of partisan politics in Washington. It’s time that members of Congress and President Trump focus on passing comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform that treats our fellow human beings with dignity and respect.”

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  • Boardman cops arrest two on drug-trafficking charges - Youngstown VindicatorBoardman cops arrest two on drug-trafficking charges - Youngstown Vindicator

    Boardman cops arrest two on drug-trafficking chargesYoungstown VindicatorBOARDMAN — Township police made two separate drug-trafficking arrests over the last few days, according to police reports. On Friday, township police arrested Jaron Martin, 24, of Youngstown, on warrants for trafficking in drugs and possession of drug ...and more »

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  • UPDATE | Youngstown road crews clearing side streets today - Youngstown VindicatorUPDATE | Youngstown road crews clearing side streets today - Youngstown Vindicator

    UPDATE | Youngstown road crews clearing side streets todayYoungstown VindicatorYOUNGSTOWN — City plows were tied up on main streets Monday night and today clearing snow to get to the side streets, said Charles Shasho, deputy director of public works. Shasho said he understands why people are upset the side streets haven't been ...and more »

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  • Woman's overdose brings jail time for Austintown manWoman's overdose brings jail time for Austintown man

    An Austintown man will spend the next six months in jail for providing the heroin that led to a woman's overdose. 

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  • Youngstown business owner detained at immigration hearing ... - WFMJYoungstown business owner detained at immigration hearing ... - WFMJ

    WFMJYoungstown business owner detained at immigration hearing ...WFMJA Youngstown businessman, who rallied community support after receiving a temporary stay from deportation, is once again facing a future that's up in the air.

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  • Bystanders rescue family from van in icy Girard LakeBystanders rescue family from van in icy Girard Lake

    A woman and her five children were rescued by concerned bystanders when their van slid into the icy waters of Upper Girard Lake Tuesday morning. 

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  • Do you recognize this person? Bazetta Police want to knowDo you recognize this person? Bazetta Police want to know

    Police in Bazetta Township are using social media to help them find out who has been breaking into cars in trucks.

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  • Police: Snow shoveler pulls knife on Warren homeownerPolice: Snow shoveler pulls knife on Warren homeowner

    A woman tells Warren police that a man she paid to shovel her driveway pulled out a knife and tried to rob her.

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  • Closing arguments underway in Youngstown murder trial - Youngstown VindicatorClosing arguments underway in Youngstown murder trial - Youngstown Vindicator

    Closing arguments underway in Youngstown murder trialYoungstown VindicatorYOUNGSTOWN — Closing arguments have begun before Judge John Durkin in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a man on trial for a 2015 shooting death. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating later this morning the fate of Desmond Kimbrough, 38, of ...

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