The News Outlet expands reach into Cleveland, Cincinnati

Distracted Driving

A series of stories on distracted driving in Ohio

Youngstown children second poorest in nation

In the city of Youngstown, 63.3 percent of children live in poverty, according to census numbers. That’s the second worst rate in the United States.

Few respond to first question in Columbus Exchange project

Concussions: Paying the Price

A series of stories on concussions by the Youngstown State University's journalism senior project class



(Jared Rodriguez/Truthout) Natural gas well owners underpay tax by 43 percent
Natural gas well owners shorted the Ohio tax department millions of dollars in 2014, but the state lacks the authority to claim it. (External Link: Written by Chris Cotelesse, a former intern for The News Outlet and journalism graduate from Youngstown State University.)
Morgan Porada of Struthers holds the luminaires for her two sons during the Gianna’s Light sixth annual Candlelight Memorial for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Matt Hawout/ Local infant mortality rates worse than in Third World countries
Ohio is near the top of the list of infant deaths in the country. Mahoning County is near the top of the list of counties in those deaths.
IMG_1264-web Local, state officials attack infant deaths by the numbers
Mahoning County health officials have a plan to reduce the number of infant deaths. Improving mother’s health and birth spacing are the first two plans of action.
A year ago Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, told members of the Idora Neighborhood Association, that his church was ready to build a “Dream Center” on the former amusement park location. By October, he hinted that the project could break ground “as early as spring of 2014.” To date, nothing has been announced or built. Jessica Mowchan/ Idora Park property – 29 years and waiting
Since 1985, the owner of the Idora Park property has promised to develop a City of God on the site. After 29 years, the property sits idle. Now, the owner Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, may ask the community for financial help to kick start the development.


3. winter-633965_1280 Keep your car running smoothly in cold weather
Northeast Ohio may not be Alaska – but it sure seems that way lately. Temperatures swing from sub-zero to thirty degrees often in a day. Auto experts offer drivers’ tips...
Photo of Irving Roth. Courtesy of Christians United for Israel Holocaust survivor warns of hate speech’s power
Irving Roth, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to 600 people at Youngstown State University. He warned about the power of hate speech and murder being used as a political tool.
Nicolette Pizzuto, News Outlet Intern (Dustin Livesay/ Youngstown drivers nearly triple expected rate of cellphone use
We’ve all seen them – distracted drivers using a cellphone. National and state traffic safety officials say it’s a problem. So, The News Outlet decided to find out how much of a problem. Here’s Billy Ludt with the first of a three-part series.