Youngstown

The only high school in my hometown — Campbell, Ohio — was built on a hilltop just east of Youngstown.

Behind our football field, the earth sloped away, down to the Mahoning River valley where the Youngstown Sheet & Tube steel mills stretched out for miles.

Our school, our small town, the gritty air we breathed — they were inseparable from those blast furnaces.

For three generations of Campbell guys, seeking work at the mill was almost automatic. And smart: You were guaranteed great pay and union benefits.

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Of the 600-plus public school districts in Ohio, more than three-quarters have open enrollment policies. That means they accept and educate students who live outside of their district boundaries.

About a hundred people gathered in the park across from the West Side Market a few hours before President Trump's State of the Union.
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Just hours before President Trump’s State of the Union called for big cuts in legal immigration and continuing crackdowns on undocumented immigrants, about a hundred people gathered across from Cleveland’s West Side Market to rally for immigrants and refugees.

The gathering included a phone call from a Youngstown businessman less than a day after his deportation to Jordan.

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The decades-long battle of Youngstown businessman Amer Adi to remain in the U.S. is coming to a close, leaving a trail of unanswered questions about his deportation case. In Youngstown, it’s left a lot of people feeling his loss is their loss.

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Youngstown businessman Amer Othman Adi lost his final bid to remain in the country on Thursday, when immigration officials turned down a special request for a stay from the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. His family went to say goodbye at the private prison where he’s been held and emerged bewildered and angry. 

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Immigration officials have decided to deport a Youngstown businessman despite a request from the chair of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee that his case be re-reviewed and his deportation stayed.

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A Youngstown businessman remains in prison and on a hunger strike eight days after his controversial arrest by immigration officials. A candlelight vigil for Amer Othman Adi is planned for Thursday night, and another protest Friday.

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About 100 people gathered in downtown Youngstown Monday night to write two kinds of letters, letters to Amer Adi Othman to let him know he’s missed, and letters to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to plea for his release. 

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A Youngstown businessman facing deportation remains in prison and on a hunger strike, three days after Congressional action was expected to at least temporarily free him. Amer Othman’s Adi case led to a weekend of protests in Youngstown.

A Youngstown businessman got a temporary reprieve last night, with a special action by a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee voting to request that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security take another look at his deportation case.  U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan sponsored the bil, H.R. 1237, a private immigration bill that would grant Amer "Al Adi" Othman legal permanent residence. The review of Adi's case is a preliminary step before the subcommittee can review Ryan's bill.   

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