The paper's news partner, WKBN Channel 27, reported Thursday that the Mahoning County grand jury declined to indict William Kimpel, 55, on the theft charge, citing lack of evidence. Kimpel is owner of Kimpel's Jewelry & Gifts in the Columbiana Plaza and was arrested on a fourth degree felony charge at his Columbiana home in November after his former attorney, David Detec, reported to police that on Oct. 29 Kimpel sold a ring given to him on consignment but never gave him the money.

The 10th annual, city-managed Super Cruise will run the weekend of June 18-21 while the Steel Valley Super Nats scheduled its event for the following weekend, June 26-27, at Quaker City Motorsports Park. The Super Cruise is held inside the city limits and is free and open to the public.

Trustee Ken Carano said on Friday that the township will no longer be isolated but will be opening up to everyone. Carano offered a look ahead during the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber's Good Morning, Austintown breakfast at the Austintown library.

"Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown," a documentary directed by Warren native and John F. Kennedy High School graduate Eric Murphy, will premiere next month at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The movie chronicles James A. Traficant Jr.'s career from Mahoning County sheriff and U.S. congressman to his conviction on bribery and tax evasion charges and his death last September following a tractor accident on his farm in Greenford.

LaTreese Miller, left, and Justice League of Ohio attorney Elizabeth Well filed what is called a writ of mandamus Friday asking the 7th Ohio District Court of Appeals to force a Mahoning County judge to hold a trial for the man charged with raping Miller for than five years ago. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Youngstown woman today asked an Ohio appellate court to force a Mahoning County judge to put the man charged with raping her on trial.

Resident Nancy Lippiatt had plenty to say about the condition of county roads inside the township during Tuesday's meeting; especially Lisbon Road. "Why isn't Mahoning county on these roads?" she asked.

Backers of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in the state plan to change their ballot language to lower the tax rate on retail purchases and allow adults to grow their own marijuana at home.

Liquor sales in Ohio were on the rise again in 2014 as Ohioans imbibed, guzzled or otherwise indulged in a record amount, exceeding last year's total by $50 million. The Ohio Department of Commerce is reporting that liquor sales last year totaled $949 million, a 5.6 percent increase from 2013, but consumption did not grow at the same rate - the 12.6 million gallons consumed was just 3 percent more than the previous year.

Roses for a New Waterford street department worker. This passed along from Michael Tice Jr. of Wellsville whose vehicle was recently stuck in snow in a driveway.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a former Mahoning County high school teacher has been arrested in connection with an investigation regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Shannon Pavlansky-Wojtowicz, 30, of Campbell, turned herself in to the Campbell Police Department this afternoon after a warrant for her arrest was issued on a felony charge of sexual battery.

William T. Dailey, 55, 1179 E. Pine Lake Road, Salem, was sentenced in Mahoning County to 12 months in prison and five years post release control after pleading guilty to attempted gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, in November. He was also sentenced to 180 days to be served concurrently with the other charge for aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, and classified as a tier-two sex offender.

The Master Gardeners of Summit County will present its annual Saturday Gardening Series March 7 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4700 S. Main St. The series will feature expert speakers, multimedia presentations, hands-on demonstrations, a raffle and door prizes. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

The following programs will be offered at the Sebring branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in March: Already a subscriber to print? You have online access, too... at no additional expense! Call 821-1200 to set up an account.

Although state law prohibits municipalities from imposing residency requirements on its public employees, City Council's safety committee hopes some compromise can be reached with the fire department in regard to firefighters living outside the immediate area. The committee met Wednesday morning to discuss not only safety concerns of both the police and fire department but the issue of residency.

Two Smith Township residents' trash is not what their neighbors consider treasure, and now the Mahoning County District Board of Health is getting involved.

The Ohio Supreme Court must decide if a juvenile's sentence that prevents the possibility of release is constitutional. Today, the state's highest court heard the case of Brandon Moore, who was convicted of rape, robbery, kidnapping and other charges in 2002 in Mahoning County.

The report in the police-shooting death of 25-year-old Cody Dempsey of Vernon on state Route 11 in Liberty last year will be released before the end of the month, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins said Tuesday. "We are winding up the investigation.