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Youngstown City School District honors 2 resource officers

Youngstown City School District honors 2 resource officers

Youngstown Police Department Sgt. John Payne and Mahoning County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Shreffler were recognized as Distinguished School Officers.
Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season

Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season

Items such as a combination smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector are not just unique holiday gifts — they also could save a life. 
Western Reserve’s Alyssa Serensky taking her shot with basketball

Western Reserve’s Alyssa Serensky taking her shot with basketball

The senior felt there was some family pressure to pursue softball. Not wanting to hurt feelings, she was pleased when her choice of basketball was accepted.
Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District selling holiday birdseed

Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District selling holiday birdseed

The mix includes 40 percent sunflower, 20 percent millet, 20 percent wheat and 20 percent cracked corn.
Funding to allow Valley businesses to participate in ELITE program

Funding to allow Valley businesses to participate in ELITE program

“Expanding Ohio’s partnership with ELITE will provide these Mahoning Valley businesses a significant competitive advantage that will help them succeed locally and globally while creating more jobs in the region,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president.
Valley officials to gather for 'secret' Saturday meeting on HB 154

Valley officials to gather for 'secret' Saturday meeting on HB 154

HB 154 aims to reform HB 70, referred to as the Youngstown Plan, which put failing schools under control of the state. HB 154 would restore local control of Youngstown City Schools. 
Tim Ryan, Bill Johnson vote in favor of USMCA

Tim Ryan, Bill Johnson vote in favor of USMCA

The trade deal passed the House and now moves to the Senate.
Montessori School students share holiday carols at Blackburn Home

Montessori School students share holiday carols at Blackburn Home

This is the second year the students visited the senior living community to spread some holiday cheer.
East High School basketball coach honored for community service

East High School basketball coach honored for community service

Tanisha Franklin received the Making a Difference Award from City Kids Care Inc.
Clemency Project gives female prisoners a second chance

Clemency Project gives female prisoners a second chance

"This is the first time any had attempted to organize a clemency project on behalf of battered women in Ohio," said Nancy Grigsby, a director at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.