The red flag was torn off and someone attempted to tear off the door, because there was a big hole in it. A neighbor's mailbox was also reported laying on the ground.

The county's jobless rate declined to 4.9 percent last month from 5.5 percent in September, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This is the first time in about 10 years the unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent.

The owner of a city jewelry store has been charged with selling a ring given to him on consignment and keeping the money. William Kimpel, who is listed as the owner of Kimpel's Jewelry & Gifts in the Columbiana Plaza, was charged with felony theft last week in Mahoning County, according WKBN Channel 27, the Morning Journal's news partner.

A single-vehicle crash shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday on Phillips Rice Road killed Hannah O. Trumbull, 18, a recent graduate of Maplewood High School, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It appears that Trumbull lost control of her vehicle after hitting a patch of ice, according to the patrol.

Eastern Gateway Community College's final fall enrollment count hit 3,195 students, a double-digit percentage increase from last fall.

An individual close to the investigation of a Sept. 26 shooting involving police that left a Trumbull County man dead said results of the probe probably will not be made public until early next year.

There was a plethora of support Thursday for students returning to East High School on Thursday, the day after one of their peers was killed by a bus in front of the building. School counselors, a psychologist and office administrators consoled the teenagers.

A former northeast Ohio children's services director is facing a federal lawsuit over the case of a teenager whose January 2013 beating death led to prison sentences for his mother and her boyfriend. The administrator of 14-year-old Teddy Foltz's estate has dropped a lawsuit in county court and filed a federal civil rights complaint against a man who was interim director of the Mahoning County Children Services Board.

In a short ceremony at the Cleveland Grays Armory, Senator Sherrod Brown presented a Purple Heart and other medals to the family of Larry Eisenbraun, a Navy medic from Boardman, in Mahoning County, who died in the Vietnam War. Brown said Eisenbraun had just returned from more than a week on patrol when he volunteered to go out on another.

Firefighters in northern Ohio have come to the rescue of a dog that neighbors say had been stuck on a roof for three days. It took them about an hour to rescue the dog that had escaped from a hole in the attic of the three-story house.

In Columbiana County Municipal Court Friday Tyler Boykin, 21, Lake Milton, Mahoning County, was fined $50 for fictitious plates and headlight. Scott Vanpelt, 28, Beloit, was fined $100, placed on one year probation and required 10 hours community service for driving under suspension.

Officials have closed the westbound lanes on the Ohio Turnpike in Mahoning County after a crash involving multiple vehicles Wednesday afternoon. Turnpike crash closes WB lanes in Mahoning County Officials have closed the westbound lanes on the Ohio Turnpike in Mahoning County after a crash involving multiple vehicles Wednesday afternoon.

With 100 percent of the unofficial votes now in, the secretary of state's office is confirming that Gov. John Kasich won 86 out of 88 Ohio counties -- matching the total taken by Gov. George V. Voinovich in his 47-point rout of state Sen. Rob Burch in 1994. Democrat Ed FitzGerald lost his home - and highly Democratic - Cuyahoga County by 7 points.

According to complete but unofficial results from the Columbiana County Board of Elections, voters said yes with 55 percent in favor of the replacement levy and 45 percent against it. That's 1,627 votes for the levy and 1,329 votes against.

Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck and county Auditor Nancy Milliken, both Republicans, were re-elected by landslide margins in Tuesday's election. Halleck won a second term, defeating Democratic challenger Dan Bailey of Salem, 65 percent to 35 percent, according to election night results, which are unofficial until they are certified by the county elections board.

AUDITOR: Republican Ralph T. Meacham led Democrat Michael V. Sciortino with 33,602 votes to 31,115 votes . COMMON PLEAS COURT PROBATE JUDGE : Robert Rusu led Susan Maruca with 32,092 votes to 29,790 votes Mahoning Sales and Use tax renewal PASSED with 33,890 votes for the measure and 32,642 votes .

Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan was on his way to an easy victory over Republican Thomas Pekarek of Cleveland. WASHINGTON, D. C. - The Associated Press has called Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan the victor over perennial GOP candidate Thomas Pekarak of Cleveland.