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Flash Briefing Monday - The Vindicator


It was yet another deadly weekend on the streets of Youngstown. A man was shot and killed on the South Side about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

He died shortly after at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. City police have no suspects and have made no arrests yet. His death brings the toll of homicides this year in Youngstown to 22. That's the same level as this time last year.

In Girard, nonviolent criminals are getting a productive sentence. In Judge Jeffery Adler's courtroom, some defendants are given a sentence of mandatory service in the city's community garden as an alternative to jail time or fines. By all accounts, the program has been a success. Offenders gain a stronger work ethic and the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission is reaping the harvest of a bounty of free vegetables. To read the full story from The Vindicator, click here.