Reappointed Wednesday to another term on the port authority was Charles Presley of Salem, but commissioners opted to replace board member Don Crane with Brian Kennedy, a recently retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel. With both of their terms expiring at the end of the year, Presley and Crane formally asked to be reappointed.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that BCI agents who are part of his Crimes Against Children Initiative, and members of the Youngstown Police Department and Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant on Dec. 11 at the Youngstown home of Richard Chacone, 33, regarding the alleged online dissemination of child pornography. "We will do everything we can, together with local law enforcement, to keep children safe and investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks to hurt them," DeWine said.

Even with his campaign going down the tubes, Ed FitzGerald still managed to latch onto a pair of $500 contributions for his foundering gubernatorial campaign. It was part of a paltry $13,700 reported by the Democrat in his campaign finance report today for the days around an election that he lost to Gov. John Kasich by 31 points.

Lori Ann Mayberry, 49, of Campbell, OH, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, with her family by her side, following a courageous eight month battle with cancer. Lori was born in Youngstown, OH on June 28, 1965, the daughter of Francis R. Mayberry and LaDona E. Gbur.

It's no secret the state of Ohio ranks among the worst of states when it comes to infant mortality. Roughly eight in every 1,000 live births ends in death.

Halcon Resources' Kibler 2-3H well in Lordstown was the most productive natural gas and oil horizontal well in Trumbull County during the third quarter, according to information released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR's third-quarter production report shows the well yielded 78.9 million cubic feet of gas over the 92-day period.

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A man condemned to die for fatally shooting three people in a 1996 bar robbery must be resentenced because his attorneys did a poor job looking for evidence that might have swayed a jury against a death sentence, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. At issue in the court's 4-3 decision was the lack of information presented at sentencing about Willie Herring's chaotic childhood.

A divided Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man condemned for killing three people in a 1996 Youngstown bar robbery. At issue in the court's 4-3 decision Wednesday was the lack of evidence presented at sentencing about defendant Willie Herring's chaotic childhood.

Garret Ormiston, geographic information systems specialist with the history museum, spoke to township trustees on Monday of plans to seek a Clean Ohio grant in early 2015 to help raise the money to purchase the property. ''We are interested in such habitat area for any rare plants, animals and insects.

Ohio officials and a racino developer must sort out how two Ohio communities will be paid the $500,000 each was supposed to get because horse-racing tracks were moved there. The first of the half-million-dollar annual payments is due by year's end to Austintown Township in Mahoning County, near Youngstown, and the city of Dayton.

Stephen R. Ackerman, 71, 22045 Norman Ave., Alliance, was arrested on Sept. 30 in the 14000 block of Oyster Road on charges of solicitation, a third-degree misdemeanor, and trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

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.