A Warren G. Harding High School student will get to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., after winning Best in Show honors in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan's congressional district. Kyle Zellers, a senior, won for his piece, "The Effect of Insomnia," which will hang in the Capitol Tunnel from June until May 2016.

Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money - and not just at the state and federal levels. State Treasurer Josh Mandel would like to help Buckeye State residents learn more about how municipal councils, county commissions, boards of education and other local entities spend and receive money.

An indoor garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Elks Lodge, 824 E. State St. SALEM - The public is invited to the live and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul School gymnasium, 925 E. State St. The $10 admission includes a bidding number, door prize entry, beverage voucher and food. Tickets are available in advance at 330-337-3451 or at the door.

The board unanimously approved a three-year contract effective Aug. 1 for Douglas Phillips at a base salary of $99,500. He will replace Dr. Scott Weingart, who is retiring after 11 years in the position.

The board approved the nomination of Amy White on Monday and waited until Friday to administer her oath of office. White was accompanied by her father, Roy Houser, who held the Bible during the ceremony.

The Green Township man facing trial for rape of a young girl appeared in court Tuesday on charges that he tried to bribe a witness in the case. Robert Seman Jr., 46, West Calla Road, Canfield, was arraigned in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on two felony counts of bribery after being indicted on April 9. He is being held without bond at the Mahoning County Jail.

The South Range school board unanimously approved the nomination of Amy White to fill the seat she resigned on March 31. White resigned the seat amid controversy regarding a break from board policy and an alleged Sunshine Law violation brought forth by resident Richard Ferenchak and the Youngstown Vindicator. The board originally appointed her on March 16 to fill the seat vacated by Bruce Zinz in February.

Brandon Kovach, who moved to Columbiana County to run for county auditor last year, has left less than six months after losing the election. The county elections board was recently advised through the Mahoning County elections board that Kovach had registered on April 6 to vote there, and his new residence is his parents' home in Austintown.

"Ever since I found out that I was adopted, I wanted to know who my biological mother was," Mitchell-Clark, of Youngstown, Ohio, told ABC affiliate WYTV . When the Ohio Department of Health released birth records last month for those born between Jan. 1, 1964, and Sept.

In the week since they were mailed invitations, more than 100 local governments have expressed interest in posting their checkbooks in a public online database through the Ohio treasurer's office. One large county, Mahoning County in Northeast Ohio, has formalized its intentions in a partnership with the treasurer's office.

Here in eastern Ohio, some of our students are embracing their entrepreneurial spirit right at school, engaging in a style of learning that helps make lessons come alive. The students, spread throughout nine districts, are working with my organization, the Mahoning County Educational Service Center , which provides educational opportunities-including this foray into project-based learning-to thousands of regional students.

Recovering a blighted neighborhood, saving an endangered historical site, housing homeless veterans: Those are the three goals in one northeast Ohio community-renewal project. WKSU's Tim Rudell reports.

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Green Township man Thursday on charges he tried to bribe a witness in connection with a case in which he was charged with rape. News partner WKBN reports that prosecutors claim Seman called a witness in the case and tried to convince them to say that Corinne Gump made up accusations that Seman raped her.

Authorities made a child pornography bust at a home across the road from the Leetonia school K-12 campus Tuesday. Lucas J. Ippolito, 41, 441 Sleepy Hollow Drive, has been charged with 10 felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, a second-degree felony.