The last thing Chris Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party need is vocal, public dissension from within the ranks about their gubernatorial hopeful, Ed FitzGerald.

The Ohio State Bar Association announced that this year's winner of the Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee Innovative Court Practices Award is the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court for its Civil Protection Order Card program.

Plans for a new natural gas-processing plant in Mahoning County appear to back on track, the Youngstown Business Journal reports.

On the first day of the fair, the Mahoning County Junior Fair participants were ready to go, keeping their animals' pens clean and presenting the animals for judging when it was time.

The Ohio Democratic Party executive committee opted against suspending Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka, and instead, appointed someone to examine possible ODP and Democratic National Committee rules violations committed by the local party when it used secret ballots to fill a vacant county commissioner seat.

Skyrocketing prices for road salt have municipalities across Northeast Ohio slashing orders and hunting for other ways to keep streets and highways free of ice and snow this winter.

The clubgrounds are located along East High Street. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run continuously throughout the day.

The city health department is still in the process of reviewing new local rules proposed for tattoo and body art establishments and artists.

Mahoning County Junior Fair Outstanding Youth Award winners will be announced the first day of the Canfield Fair during the Junior Fair Youth Day program at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the Concourse stage.

In a first for a capital murder case staged here, potential jurors called to hear testimony in the trial of David Martin will be greeted with a lengthy questionnaire designed to streamline the jury selection process.

A juvenile is facing two counts of murder, and 12 others, including nine adults and three other juveniles, are charged with related crimes stemming from the shooting death of a teenager Sunday night.

Table vendors from organizations, churches and businesses are needed for the Family Fall Fun Day to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept.

Despite a multitude of legal gambling available, including four casinos, five racinos and lottery games, Ohioans continue finding places to gamble illegally.

What was the premier Utica Shale conference and trade show for the last three years will not go forward as planned this year.

There is new evidence that small earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing or fracking rocked Ohio's Harrison County in late 2013.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Smith Township Police Chief John Siranovic announced that a search warrant was executed Tuesday at a Mahoning County business suspected of operating as an illegal casino.

The Mahoning County Market Livestock Committee will present its inaugural 5K Rooster Run-Walk starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 31 during the Canfield Fair.

Ohio's attorney general says state officials have searched a Mahoning County business suspected of operating as an illegal casino.

The trustees have scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the administration building to discuss the contracts to provide police protection to Green Township and Beloit, as well as the school resource officer to West Branch Local Schools.

The Mahoning County Republican Party has selected Ralph Meacham as it's new nominee for county auditor on the November ballot.