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Joining mayor’s race


Former 6th Ward Councilwoman Janet Tarpley will file nominating petitions Thursday to run as an independent candidate for Youngstown mayor.

Also Thursday, Tarpley will discuss her vision for the city and why she believes she is the most qualified candidate to lead Youngstown.

Sean McKinney, the city’s former buildings and grounds commissioner, also is running for mayor as an independent.

Prosecutors: Try teen who escaped as adult


Prosecutors in Mahoning County Juvenile Court filed motions to have a 17-year-old accused of escaping from the juvenile justice center last week to be tried as an adult.

Jeremy Britton, who authorities said escaped the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center last Wednesday, faces two counts of felonious assault, robbery and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer for his escape.

Britton, who was awaiting court proceedings on a charge of aggravated robbery in the robbery of a Poland Burger King earlier this month, was caught last Thursday at a home on Salt Springs Road.

A woman who lives at the home was charged with helping him hide, and additional charges may be filed against others in the escape case.

Police said after Britton escaped, he stole a car from someone on Adams Street, then led police on a chase through the McGuffey Road area, abandoning the car on Logangate Drive in Liberty after abandoning it on a railroad bed and fleeing through the woods. He is being held in the JJC now.

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