As has been the case for two years, however, the lethal injection drugs required to execute them aren't available. The Ohio Supreme Court set two new execution dates in the past week, bringing the total to 28 scheduled over the next four years.
Rayshawn L. Gilmore, 26, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to counts one and three of a superseding indictment in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. The two charges he pleaded to were receiving stolen property and heaving weapons while under disability.
Members of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force and State Troopers conducted checkpoints near the Hollywood Race Course on Route 46 in Austintown and near Akron Children's Hospital on Market Street in Boardman. In addition, three Task Force officers and 1 Trooper also conducted saturation patrol in support of the checkpoints, and conducted 46 traffic stops In addition to the two OVI arrests, 4 summonses were issued for driving under suspension, 1 citation for adult restraint, 2 summonses for drug abuse, 1 summons for drug paraphernalia, 5 citations for speed, 1 citation for stop sign, 1 citation for red light, 1 citation for traffic control device, 1 citation for marked lanes, and 1 citation for rear plate light illumination.
Storms that moved through the county shortly before 6:00 p.m. Sunday left downed trees and wires in their wake. Twenty-three outages were also reported in Springfield township and Youngstown in Mahoning County and there were 16 reported outages in Hermitage and Pymatuning Township in Mercer County.
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber has partnered with a Cleveland-based advocacy group to bring consulting services to Mahoning Valley manufacturers. Chamber leaders said they will work with Magnet to provide small-to-medium companies in Mahoning and Trumbull counties new growth opportunities.
The Boardman School District has placed a West Boulevard Elementary School teacher on administrative leave as it investigates the circumstances surrounding her being charged with domestic violence and endangering children. The charges revolve around an alleged scuffle that took place as she was trying to discipline her boyfriend's son by putting soap in his mouth.
The Ohio Highway Patrol and the Mahoning County OVI Task Force say they plan to conduct OVI checkpoints in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties this weekend. State Troopers say they'll announce on Saturday morning, when and where their checkpoint will be held in Trumbull County that evening.
Youngstown police are the Mahoning County dog warden responded to a violent dog attack in a Youngstown neighborhood late Wednesday night. Mahoning County Assistant Dog Warden Dave Nelson says a neighbor called 911 saying that a man had been attacked by a rottweiler and was bleeding.
Four of 11 dogs taken from a home at 1821 Salt Springs Road Monday afternoon already were adopted by area families 24 hours after they were taken by personnel from the Trumbull County Dog Pound. Gwen Logan, Trumbull County's executive dog warden, said people have responded to the plight of the dogs found in the home of a couple that appear simply to have been overwhelmed with the number of animals they chose to keep.
Mahoning County Juvenile court is receiving a record amount in reclaim grants to help reduce delinquency and recidivism in young people. Since 2005, Mahoning County has seen an increase of close to a million dollars in reclaim grant money.
The Ohio Department of Health says it plans to begin distributing rabies vaccination baits this week in Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull counties. According to ODH, the baiting program aims to immunize raccoons that are at high risk of exposure to raccoon rabies.
In preparation for the start of the 2016-17 school year, Valley STEM + ME2 Academy hosted open houses for the new students and their families on Aug. 11 and 16. Over 250 people in attendance had the opportunity to tour the new school and STEM Fab Lab, as well as learn more about their schedules and the project-based learning approach they will be learning. The new school is being housed at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center on Palmyra Road in Canfield.
A former aide to Congressman Jim Traficant is facing new forgery and theft charges after being indicted Friday by a Mahoning County grand jury. 69-year-old Linda Kovachik is now charged with one count of theft and four counts of forgery.
As the clean up continues from those devastating floods in Louisiana, One Mahoning County couple is asking people to open up their hearts and their wallets to help those who have been affected. For Chris and Patricia Kruegel, it's a cause hitting close to home.
An African American attorney has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against Youngstown and two of its judges after she was jailed for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter lapel button in municipal court. Judge Robert Millich had Attorney Andrea Burton handcuffed and booked into the Mahoning County Jail on July 22 after Burton refused to comply with repeated requests from the judge that she refrain from wearing the button in his court, or the court hallways.
The Western Reserve Port Authority has voted to discontinue the subsidy it is providing for daily flights between Youngstown and Chicago. Youngstown Warren Regional Airport Director Dan Dickten tells 21 News that the subsidy will end at the end of August.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a special informational meeting today about flood risk management in Mahoning County. Because many of the flooding problems are on localized and private lands in Mahoning County, they are generally too small to qualify for large, competitive federal fix projects.