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Man facing new charges over threats against federal agents

Aug. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of making an online threat against federal agents and voicing support for mass shootings has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Justin Olsen of Boardman was indicted on charges of threatening to assault federal law enforcement officers and making interstate...

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

Aug. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a mental health evaluation and told him to stay...

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested

Aug. 18, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges. New Middletown police say they arrested 20-year-old James Reardon, Jr., at his home...

Feds: Man who threatened agents lived in gun-filled house

Aug. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Ohio man charged with making online threats against federal agents was arrested at a home filled with guns and a huge stockpile of ammunition. Court documents say Justin Olsen also wrote that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned...

Ohio prosecutor argues video release would endanger judges

Jul. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor said Thursday releasing security camera footage of a judge being shot and wounded would reveal a courthouse's critical security infrastructure and law enforcement response protocols if provided to The Associated Press. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane...

Courtroom brawl erupts at sentencing for man who killed mom

Jul. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Two men are accused of setting off a wild courtroom brawl and attacking a man convicted of killing their mother. A camera captured video of the melee Thursday in Youngstown and shows one man leaping over a table and dragging the man who killed his mother to the floor. The video also...

Police capture man who allegedly killed girlfriend's son

Jul. 9, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a man who was on parole for a previous homicide stabbed his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death during a domestic dispute. Keith Burley was apprehended Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Youngstown, Ohio. Authorities say he didn't put up a struggle, and...

Youngstown Vindicator to cease publication after 150 years

Jun. 29, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The only daily newspaper in Ohio's ninth largest city announced Saturday it will permanently cease publication after 150 years of covering a once proud industrial powerhouse hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs decades ago. The Vindicator, of Youngstown, had marked that...