Compared with the rest of the state and nation, the odds of surviving being a baby in the Mahoning Valley aren't so great, according to new data released by the Ohio Health Department. More than 180 babies died in their first year of life between 2004 and 2013; that's out of about 22,680 births in Trumbull County, or about 7.9 deaths per 1,000 births.


The first is an ordinance eliminating the full-time director of the Wellness Center and turning it into a part-time position. Councilman Stephen Papalas said Wellness Director Scott MacMillan made the request to the city service director and will be retained in the newly created part-time role.


The Salem school board Friday accepted the resignation of the district's treasurer and named an interim until the position is filled. The board accepted the resignation effective July 31 of James Wilson, who is taking the same position with ACCESS, a state-licensed Informational Technology Center which services 26 school districts in Columbiana and Mahoning counties.


An Aug. 20 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Denise L. Bortmas, 47, Meadow Road Northeast, Kensington, charged with a felony tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor falsification. Bortmas allegedly had her license suspended following an OVI-related arrest in Mahoning County on April 15, 2014 and then went to the Lisbon BMV the next day, claimed to have lost her driver's license and signed two forms requesting a replacement license.


A former Boardman teacher, who also once lived in Columbiana, was sentenced to 75 days in the Mahoning County jail for two counts of sexual battery. Jay Dana, 58, appeared in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Thursday, where he was sentenced by Judge Maureen Sweeney.


At the July meeting of the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board, members volunteered to be counselors for the Agricultural Camp from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27-28 at Bobcat Space Center on West South Range Road, Salem. This year's theme is "Ag Camp Down on the Farm."


The Ohio Attorney General's Office said in a statement on July 21 that the 37 are charged in a 261-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Mahoning County. The indictment came after an investigation by a multi-agency drug task force.


Among 37 indicted this week in Mahoning County in connection to a drug trafficking investigation are several with Columbiana County connections. Corbin Detwiler, 33, Highland Avenue, Rogers, is charged with trafficking in heroin and two counts of possession of heroin, all fourth-degree felonies.


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The Ohio Attorney General's Office said in a statement on Tuesday that the 37 are charged in a 261-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Mahoning County. The indictment came after an investigation by a multi-agency drug task force.


The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance work this week in Columbiana County: Mowing, along state Route 11, state Route 45, state Route 14 from Unity to Salem, state Route 165 from SR14 to Mahoning County line, and state Route 170 from SR14 to Mahoning County line; brush cutting, along state Route 39 from Fife Coal Road to Boyd Road; vegetation management, along SR45 from Lisbon to SR558, and SR558 from Franklin Square to SR45; and drainage structure, along US 62 at the Duck Creek Road intersection. CALCUTTA - The Calcutta Church of the Nazarene, 50131 Calcutta Smith Ferry Road, will be hosting a Community Block Party 5-8 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot.


The city school board is looking for a new treasurer, with plans calling for the possible appointment of an interim treasurer during a special meeting at 11 a.m. Friday. District Treasurer James Wilson submitted his resignation to school board President Howard Rohleder on June 30, but said he'll still be serving the district in his new position as treasurer for ACCESS, a state-licensed Informational Technology Center which services 26 school districts in Columbiana and Mahoning counties, including Salem.


Investigators took the suspect into custody on Wednesday night when he arrived at an area hotel after allegedly arranging to meet who he believed was an underage female to engage in sexual activity. The arrest was made as part of an operation conducted last night by the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Austintown Police Department, Mahoning County Law Enforcement Task Force, Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, and Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office which targeted prostitution and child solicitation.


McNally previously served as the Law Director for the City of Youngstown and as the Mahoning County Commissioner before becoming mayor. This week, Gov. John Kasich signed into law a new plan allowing for more state intervention in the Youngstown City School District .


A lifelong area resident, she was a graduate of Berlin Center High School, Class of 1939. Mary was a member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church, Berlin Center Historical Society, Berlin Center Silver Threads, Christytown Happy Thought Club, Berlin Center Widows Group and the Mahoning County Farm Bureau.


We have new information on what appears to be an extensive criminal history for murder suspect Stacey Gray, who has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old Renee Eldridge. According to the Mahoning County Clerk's office in Ohio, Gray was charged with felonious assault of two Youngstown Police Officers, David Vukovich and John Payne.


Township trustees approved several actions for the police department Monday night, including the resignation of a high ranking officer and the purchase of a new cruiser. The trustees accepted the resignation effective July 31 of Lt.