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Whitehall police charge two more after fatal shooting

Two more people have been charged in connection with Whitehall’s eighth homicide of the year, and additional charges were filed against two other suspects, Whitehall Sgt. John Grebb said Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Three arrested; more charges anticipated in shooting death

Three people have been arrested and additional charges are expected in connection with Whitehall's eighth homicide of the year, Whitehall Sgt. John Grebb said Friday, Nov. 20.

Well-earned retirement

Dillon joins three other officers in retirement this year: Todd Horning, with 21 years of service; Jerry Knight, who served 24 years; and Eddie Rickels, with 29 years of service. Each clock was engraved with the recipient's badge number and tenure. "We wanted to honor them for all they have done for our community," said Janice Ritchey, treasurer of the alumni association.

Businesses no longer may add security bars, doors

New businesses in Whitehall's commercial overlay district are prohibited from using rolling doors or security bars on storefronts following action by Whitehall City Council.
Police beat

Whitehall: Teen escapes potential robbery

A 14-year-old boy told Whitehall police he was assaulted during an attempted robbery at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 500 block of South Yearling Road.
Operation Evergreen

Trees carry messages of hope and home to troops

Volunteers lovingly tucked ornaments, notes and cards around 100 fragrant Fraser firs and white pine trees last week, hoping to put a smile on a soldier's face by sending holiday cheer from home through Operation Evergreen.

Council waits to pick new member

Whitehall City Council will wait until January to choose a successor to fill the unexpired term of Ward 2 Councilman Wes Kantor.

District taxpayers may save thanks to new businesses

Whitehall City School District Treasurer Steve McAfee credits the city's success at attracting new commercial development as a factor in the school district maintaining its Aa3 bond rating from Moody's Investors Service.

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Arrests made in Whitehall's eighth homicide

The Youngstown man who was shot and killed Nov. 16 in Whitehall appears to have been the victim of an exchange of gunfire involving at least three other people.

Whitehall bans installation of security bars, rolling doors at businesses

Future businesses in Whitehall’s commercial overlay district will be prohibited from using rolling doors or security bars on storefronts following action by Whitehall City Council this week.

Council mulls 2016 budget, considers trio of TIFs

Whitehall City Council members were expected to introduce legislation at their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, to appropriate more than $27 million for the city's 2016 general-fund expenses.

Double duty: Two Whitehall workers earn mayoral seats

Kim Maggard isn't the only mayor in town.

College notes

Whitehall area students who received First Year Merit Scholarships at Denison University are: Fatoumata Kaba, the Denison Founders Scholarship, and Hannah Rath, the Hla/Florida Fisher Scholarship.

Coming up

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at 78 S. High St. This free family event welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus and includes the lighting of the historically decorated Ohio holiday tree. Refreshments, arts and crafts, games and local choir performances will be offered. The Columbus Metropolitan Library will present a holiday story read along, and a free photo station will be available to capture visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information visit the website

Dancing in 'Nutcracker'

BalletMet will present its annual holiday production of The Nutcracker Dec. 11-27 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Sixteen performances are scheduled, with ticket prices ranging from $32 to $89.

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