Josh Frketic, WKBN 27 First News

Josh Frketic

WKBN 27 First News

Youngstown, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Josh:

Austintown Fitch shifts commencement ceremony

Austintown’s graduation was originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday. → Read More

Driver dies after reported chase, crash in Boardman

The driver that police say led officers on a chase that ended in a crash on Market Street has died. → Read More

Mahoning Valley Race Course jockey rides longshot to win at Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike became the 2nd longest odds horse to ever win the Kentucky Derby as the horse captured a win the the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday → Read More

Steelers QB, former OSU standout dead at 24

Former Ohio State standout and Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died in a car accident according to his agent. → Read More

Ambulance takes person from scene of heavy police presence in Youngstown

There is a large police presence in the 1800 block of S. Schenley Ave. → Read More

YSU student makes field goal kick for one tasty prize

At the YSU game Saturday night, where the Penguins took on the Western Illinois Leatherbacks, one student made one rewarding play. → Read More

Former Browns’ first-round pick arrested on charge of indecency with a child

Barkevious Mingo was arrested on Thursday on indecency with a child and sexual contact charges → Read More

Grant helps Mercer County creators make their own products, small businesses

The Fab Lab has officially opened at the Laurel Technical Institute in Sharon. → Read More

Car and police cruiser collide in Hubbard following chase

A police cruiser and another vehicle collided in Hubbard Monday. → Read More

Darvish shines as Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3

Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night. → Read More

Multiple crews battle house fire in Hermitage

When the Hermitage Fire Department arrived, the house was fully engulfed. They received mutual aid from at least four other departments. → Read More

Customer leaves $2,500 tip for staff at Columbus restaurant

As bars and restaurants closed for an undetermined amount of time Sunday night, some regular patrons showed their support in a special way. → Read More

Local restaurant owners and customers react to Gov. DeWine’s order to close

The local service industry was sent scrambling earlier Sunday after Governor Mike DeWine ordered bars and restaurants to close statewide at 9 p.m. Sunday night. They are now only allowed to operate for takeout and delivery orders. → Read More

Biden, Sanders cancel campaign events in Ohio amid coronavirus concerns

There is a state of emergency in Ohio after three people from Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Welcome back! Familiar face to lead Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2020

Luke Carlin was named the Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager for the 2020 season → Read More

Watch: Warren JFK grad returns punt for touchdown, extends YSU’s lead over Morris

Check out the play by watching the video above. → Read More

Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez arrested on charges of solicitation of Florida child

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. → Read More

‘This is home:’ Longtime West Branch assistant humbled for chance as head coach of Warriors

Ken Harris will lead the Warriors this season for the first time after being a longtime assistant with West Branch. → Read More

Giving back! Cleveland Browns donate $10,000 of equipment to Chaney football team

The Cowboys got a big boost to the program Monday as they got spikes, gloves, practice jerseys and pants from the Cleveland Browns. → Read More

The First Ever! Walton takes over new YSU Women’s lacrosse program

Theresa Walton will head the first women's lacrosse team in Youngstown State University's history, and she has big expectations for the Penguins → Read More