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Youngstown doctor to give up license after illegally dispensing drugs

A local doctor who practiced medicine for more than four decades will give up his license for the next five years. That’s even though a Mahoning County judge told him if he had his his way, he would have lost that license for the rest of his life....

4 facing charges following drug raid of Struthers bar

Four Struthers residents were arrested and charged following a drug raid at a longtime bar, which city officials are now looking to shut down permanently. According to a police report, 51-year-old Michael Major and 41-year-old April Fennell were working at The Bowery...

Convicted Youngstown gang members receive lengthy prison sentence

Two Youngstown men were sentenced to prison time for their roles in what prosecutors say was an extremely violent drug gang on the city’s east side. Vincent Moorer and Melvin Johnson were back in court for sentencing on Monday afternoon. A week ago, Judge Jack Durkin...

Guilty finding for pair accused of ‘terrorizing Youngstown’

A bench trial came back with a verdict on Monday for two men accused of running a drug ring in Youngstown. Prosecutors say Melvin Johnson and Vincent Moorer did so in a brash way, punishing anyone who didn’t like how they were operating. Moorer was found guilty in the...

Youngstown man pleads guilty to selling heroin in fatal overdose

A man from Youngstown who sold heroin to a person who overdosed and died pleaded guilty to federal charges in the case. Prosecutors say Shayne Mascarella, 23, sold heroin to a person identified as L.Z. in court documents that resulted in death on July 29, 2015....