Gerry Ricciutti, WKBN 27 First News

Gerry Ricciutti

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Recent articles by Gerry:

Some disagree with Biden’s recent words on rising gas prices

On Monday, President Joe Biden told reporters the rising prices are part of what he calls “an incredible transformation” toward relying less on oil and gas and using more renewable energy sources. → Read More

Mahoning County Dog Warden needs adopters, supplies

Animal Charity of Ohio is desperately looking for additional space to shelter all the dogs and cats they’ve had to take in, but they’re not alone. → Read More

Local students make boats out of cardboard boxes for project

This is the annual “regatta” for kids in the eighth grade science class in the Western Reserve Schools. → Read More

The Valley recovers after weekend storms cause damage

Fifty to 70 trees fell or are are damaged. That includes a number of giant oak trees. → Read More

Ohio senator lays spiking gas prices in Biden’s lap

As gas and diesel prices continue to set new records every day, Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, thinks the Biden Administration is on the wrong track → Read More

Youngstown may have way around traffic camera ruling

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled communities supporting their police and general fund budgets with radar speed cameras can have their state funding cut, But Youngstown may have found a way around the new ruling. → Read More

Road work challenges drivers in Youngstown

If you are a driver in downtown Youngstown then you may have noticed that it has been pretty hectic lately. → Read More

‘Learning to live with COVID:’ Ohio doctors seeing declining severity

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff says although case numbers have started climbing recently, statewide figures show less than 600 people are now hospitalized with COVID, compared to more than 6,700 back in January. → Read More

Preschoolers get taste of career training

It’s never too early to start learning about career pathways and that’s why some preschoolers were at the Trumbull County Career and Technical Center Wednesday. → Read More

ODH working to help parents with baby formula shortage

The baby formula shortage is impacting millions of families in the U.S. and here in Ohio. → Read More

Man seriously injured in Sebring industrial accident

Sebring Fire Chief Mike Springer said firefighters were called to Salem-Republic Rubber Company after a man was caught in a piece of machinery. → Read More

Mobile market rolls into Valley

A supermarket on wheels is now traveling the area, making it easier for residents in parts of the Valley to do their shopping. → Read More

Provisionary licenses approved for local medical marijuana facilities

Monday, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued 70 provisionary licenses, two locally. → Read More

Interstate down to 1 lane after semi rollover slows traffic

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Traffic is moving in only one lane on I-80 after a semi rolled over. Ohio State Highway Patrol is on the scene. The rollover is near the interchange with State Route 11. This story is still developing. For updates, check back here. → Read More

Union leaders concerned Foxconn will box them out

On a day when executives with Fisker Motors were touring the inside of the massive Foxconn facility in Lordstown where they hope one day to have their PEAR automobiles produced, leaders with the Valley’s building trades are still waiting for a call to have their members start working to get the plant ready. → Read More

Students’ artwork on display at Youngstown show

Directors with the “SMARTS” program and the Youngstown Rotary Club teamed up to host their first Spring Arts Festival. → Read More

Work at busy intersection stalled

It’s still not clear when a busy intersection tying Youngstown and Boardman will reopen. → Read More

Local jail inmate indicted on rape charges against female deputy

A Mahoning County grand jury returned an inducement on an inmate accused of rape at a medical housing unit. → Read More

Salem man indicted on child porn charges

A Columbiana County Grand Jury has indicted a Salem man on child porn charges. → Read More

Police: Wellsville boy shot himself while playing with gun

A Wellsville teen who was shot Tuesday night shot himself, police said Thursday. → Read More