Mathews Madeline Grimes

Student Athlete: Madeline Grimes

Madeline Grimes is a four-year starter on the Mathews softball team, and a four-year member of the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra. She also carried a 4.0 GPA, and is in line to be class valedictorian.…
A cattle shortage has led to a drastic increase in beef prices.

Beef prices skyrocket

A cattle shortage has led to a drastic increase in the price of beef. …
YSU free speech policy

Advocacy group takes aim at several YSU policies

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, using the website thefire.org, analyzes speech policies on universities across the country and grades them green light, yellow light or red light. …
Brian Malysa

2 indicted in Boardman drug cases

Two men arrested on drug charges by Boardman police within a five-day span last month both were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury.…
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Johnson’s signing shines light on CFL

Today, Chad Johnson made it official when he signed with Montreal of the CFL. Desmond Marrow and Marcellus Bowman are two of the league's rising stars.…
Rochelle Taylor

Woman sentenced in vigil crash

A Youngstown woman will not serve any jail time for crashing her car into a group of people gathered for a vigil in Youngstown.…
South Korea Ferry Disaster

Photos: South Korea Ferry Disaster

A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday. …
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Brutal attack

A man is left bloody and unconscious on Austintown's north-east side overnight after a brutal attack.…
This July 6, 2013 file photo shows a worker, wearing protective gear moving though the wreckage of the oil train derailment and explosion in  in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people. The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. Federal officials said they decided to move ahead with the two-crew member requirement anyway.  (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File, Pool)

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

The Association of American Railroads said in a report that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. …
Washington Mudslide

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

Searching the debris with dogs and recovering bodies continues to be the main job after the March 22 landslide buried dozens of homes in the community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.…
Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

The unprecedented string of attacks, which started with a massive explosion in the capital that killed at least 75 people, has many questioning the ability of Nigeria's military to contain the 5-year-old Islamic uprising.…