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Thousands lose power across Mahoning Valley

As severe weather rolls through the area, FirstEnergy is reporting thousands of power outages across the Mahoning Valley Saturday evening. As of 8:12 a.m., Columbiana County is reporting 11 total outages. In Mahoning County, over 2,700 homes originally lost power last night. Now about 189 customers remain without power. Austintown...
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Authorities Continue Investigation into Lawrence County Case

Authorities are investigating a recent incident where a Lawrence County resident claimed that they fell victim to a case of fraud. According to State Police, a Slippery Rock Township resident reported that they were defrauded of approximately $650 around April 19th of this year. Officials did not say how the...
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Music teacher is second in Wilmington Area School District charged after her husband reports alleged inappropriate relationship

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A former high school music teacher in Lawrence County is the second teacher in the school's music department to face charges for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.The teacher is in jail after her husband first reported the allegations. Olivia Ortz, 26, of Hermitage, Mercer County, is charged with institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility.  Ortz worked as the choir director at Wilmington Area High School. She was suspended and later resigned from her job, the school district said. New Wilmington police and the Lawrence...
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VALLEY COVID-19 UPDATE: Jump in case numbers across the Valley

All three counties in the tri-county area are once again seeing very significant increases in COVID-19 cases per 100K with Mahoning County in particular jumping by over 200 more than last week. This week, Columbiana County jumped to 222 cases (217.9 per 100K), Trumbull County Jumped to 421 (212.7 per...
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Lawrence County reports 79 new COVID cases; Pennsylvania cases surge 189.6%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Pennsylvania in the week ending Sunday, rising 189.6% as 21,316 cases were reported. The previous week had 7,360 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Pennsylvania ranked 22nd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY...
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Court docs: Husband discovered school choir director wife's inappropriate relationship with student

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. — A Lawrence County school choir director is facing sex assault and unlawful contact with a minor charges, police in New Wilmington announced Tuesday. Olivia Ortz, 26, was employed as the director of choirs at Wilmington Area High School. Court documents allege that in April, Ortz's husband discovered messages on Ortz's iPad. Ortz told her husband the messages were between her and a female student.
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Weekend Food Distributions

A couple of local food distribution events are planned for this weekend. The first will be held Saturday in Chicora at the Christ’s Family Church on West Slippery Rock Street from noon until 4 p.m. Boxes containing milk, canned goods, fresh produce, and dry goods will be distributed. The...
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