Mahoning County
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Crime News



The residence of Squire Braford, Youngstown, Mahoning County, was burglarized on the night of the 12th, the thieves getting away with $150 worth of jewelry. [Source: The Highland Weekly News, (Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio), December 20, 1882, Transcribed by Jeanne Hall]

William Porter, of Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, has been arrested on a charge of wantonly beating an ox to death. It is claimed that while hauling logs, Porter became enraged at the animal, and tying a wagon nut on his whip, beat it until death resulted. [Source: "Minster Home Light," Minster, OH, Sept. 8, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]


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