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7 local students among 135 taking Sojourn through U.S. civil rights movement

Vyrdasia Ball feels a pinch of sadness when she thinks of a tragedy that occurred nearly 50 years ago at a famous Southern church.

Supporters attend vigil tonight for missing Springfield attorney

With the sun setting, about 150 people attended a candlelight vigil outside the home of Jon Schoenike, an attorney and Springfield school board vice president, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Fatal in Mercer County this afternoon

A motorist driving on state Route 358, near Bean Road, died after losing control of his car, Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle said.

Survivors of loved one's suicide provide support, awareness through annual walk

Losing a loved one to suicide leaves people asking a lot of questions.

3rd rabid raccoon found in a month in Mahoning County

Health officials have confirmed the third case of a rabid raccoon in Mahoning County in the past month.

Calif., Hawaii now home, but Ed O'Neill still misses Youngstown's Italian food and greenery

Everywhere Ed O’Neill’s career has taken him over the years, his roots have always remained firmly planted in his Youngstown upbringing.

Ed O'Neill tells YSU grads: 'You guys just did something I was never able to do... .'

As actor Ed O’Neill looked out at the hundreds of capped and gowned college graduates who were waiting to hear what advice he had for them in life, he could only shrug his shoulders and smile.

Former Mahoning deputy responsible for his own death, wife's gunshot injuries

State police say a former Mahoning County deputy sheriff was the shooter in an incident that resulted in his death and serious injuries to his wife.

Special meeting Monday in Vienna

Vienna Township trustees will have a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday to discuss the purchase of a backhoe for the road/cemetery department, renovations to the fire and police departments, economic development, and to tour the township maintenance department and yard.

Peggy Scott, Fred Battisti Jr. to wed in Aug.

LIBERTY Fred and Kathy Battisti of Liberty are announcing the engagement of their son, Fred

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Jessica Mansfield, Frank Cassese are engaged

BOARDMAN Ron and Erika Mansfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie

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Armeni-Tharp engagement is announced

YOUNGSTOWN Daniel and Linda Armeni of Youngstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea

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Baran-Abram wedding set for September

Lou and Cheryl Leonelli of Youngstown and Ed Baran of Boardman are announcing the engagement of

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Chelsea Smith, Charles Wirtz are engaged

CANFIELD Charles E. and Catherine Wirtz of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their son,

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Jennifer Stefanski, Erich Burchfield set date in Sept.

CANFIELD Kim and Paula Stefanski of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

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Riverfest planned at B&O Station

Riverfest planned at B&O Station YOUNGSTOWN Friends of the Mahoning River will have its second

Lifeguard classes at JCC May 28-30

Lifeguard classes will be offered the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, from 5 to 9 p.m. May 28 to 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1.

New Middletown needs commission member

The Village of New Middletown is looking for a village resident who would be interested in serving on the New Middletown Records Commission.

Annual memorial service for lawyers is Thursday

The annual memorial service for lawyers who have died within the past year will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court on the fourth floor of the county courthouse.

ACTION to develop resource center for ex-offenders

The center would be a “one-stop” site offering resources and referrals

Two-out runs help Howland oust Boardman

The Tigers collected 11 hits and scored three runs with two outs.

YSU’s grads include mom and daughter

The mother half of the pair returned to college after several years

Ursuline softball team edges Liberty, 1-0

The Fighting Irish advance to a Division III district semifinal on Thursday.

County JFS chief Bob Bush subject to long-delayed $70,758 garnishment

Robert E. Bush Jr., chief of the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services, let a $14,396 debt grow nearly five-fold over 22 years of compounding interest to $70,758.

Falcons breeze past Lakeside in sectional final

Fitch took full advantage of two big hops in earning its first sectional title in four seasons.

Boardman eyesore to be demolished

A mini-park may replace the Terrace Motel on Market Street in Boardman after it is demolished.

Tam O’Shanter hosts Play Golf America Day today

The day begins with a junior clinic at 10 a.m.

Man and woman indicted for role in Austintown house explosion

Witnesses identified the car of a man and woman alleged to have caused a gas explosion that took a South Turner Road home off its foundation.

DeRose, South Range blank Mogadore in sectional final

The Raiders will meet East Palestine in a district semifinal.

Body found in car in Lordstown is identified

The Trumbull County coroner has identified the man found dead in a car in Lordstown on Wednesday as Michael C. Anderson, 23, of Seventh Street Southwest in Warren Township.

SPORTS DIGEST || Clarett to try rugby

YSU baseball team falls to Valparaiso, 7-4 valparaiso, ind. Valparaiso scored three unearned

Liberty police receive several calls regarding black bears

Liberty Police Department posted a photo on its web site Thursday of a bear spotted in the back yard of a home on Tibbetts-Wick Road.

Survivors celebrate life, purpose at Boardman Relay

Balmy weather and good music made it easy to get into a celebratory mood at the 20th annual Boardman Relay for Life at the Boardman High School football stadium.

Benefit to help Marshalls cope with crushing farm accident

Russell Marshall of Berlin Center, with his wife, Melissa, and son, Jacob, at Canterbury Villa of Alliance where he is undergoing rehabilitation after a near-fatal farm accident in March that crushed his body and tore his arm off.

Harness racing at Canfield Fairgrounds Sunday

Gates will open at 9 a.m., and admission is free.

Man arrested after woman beaten

Woman calls cops day after beating

Provisional votes in Boardman school levy to be counted Thursday

The levy is winning by only 4 votes with 9 or 10 ballots to be counted

METRO DIGEST || Recycling drive today

Recycling drive Youngstown An electronics recycling drive will be from 9 a.m. to p.m. today at

Grandparents return to class

Friday marked the seventh annual event at St. Christine School


A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments on the following people this week: Qeturah


Birthdays Actor Bill Macy (“Maude”) is 91. Actor Robert Morse is 82. Actor Dwayne Hickman (“The

Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins

Game 3 is Sunday in Ottawa.


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jason J. Pogany, 40, of 288 S. Inglewood Ave.,

9 killed inside Afghan complex

9 killed inside Afghan complex KABUL, Afghanistan Two bombs hidden in a motorcycle and a car

Years Ago

Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year. Associated

NASCAR mourns Dick Trickle

The NASCAR garage was full of Trickle stories on Friday.


POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty: GIRARD May 10

Founder of Kent group: ‘I wouldn’t accept tyranny’

Associated Press WASHINGTON Anger over President Barack Obama’s policies drove businessman Tom

Baffert’s horse wins Black-Eyed Susan

Saddled by Bob Baffert and ridden by Joel Rosario, Fiftyshadesofhay used a late surge to overtake Marathon Lady.


BRIDGE Weekly Quiz Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: xA J 8 uA K 10 5 4 v9 8 3 w7 2

Kipnis clout lifts Tribe in 10th

Kipnis’ home run came on an 0-1 pitch and capped a two-out rally that began with a walk and an infield hit.

Pirates win on dropped fly ball

Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer in the eighth, a 462-foot drive.

Andretti team clear favorite at Indy

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Everything seems to be lining up for Michael Andretti this May.

ALBUM: the story of a band and a vinyl release

By Brandon Judeh The Hopkins brothers’ home, deep in the woods near

Officials told of IRS probe in June 2012

Associated Press WASHINGTON Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that

Disney Live at Covelli

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN “Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure,” featuring

‘Family’ star hits beach in style

Associated Press NEW YORK You might not be able to take the New Yorker out of Sarah Hyland, but

Idaho man pleads not guilty to terror charges

Associated Press BOISE, Idaho He was a Russian-speaking truck driver who came to Idaho nearly

At least 76 killed in bombings in Iraq

Associated Press BAGHDAD Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas


newsmakers ‘Idol’ finale draws record-low ratings NEW YORK Ratings for the “American Idol”

Shares of GM stock rise above $33

Associated Press DETROIT Shares of General Motors reached an important milestone Friday, closing

First Friday Club

First Friday Club boardman The Rev. Michael Woost will be the featured speaker when the First

Loyola University recognizes students

Staff report youngstown Loyola University New Orleans recognized nine students from the Diocese

KSU’s journalism school to host multimedia workshop

Staff report kent Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host

May Crowning event honors Mary, mothers

Staff report Austintown During May, Catholics honor the Virgin Mary, as all mothers are honored.

news shows Guest lineup

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: White House senior adviser Dan


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TCESC awards more than $20K in scholarships

Staff report howland Trumbull County Educational Service Center had its annual scholarship


By LINDA M. LINONIS youngstown Rosie Marich described St. Brendan Church

GROVE CITY COLLEGE Kemeny is chosen as 2013 professor of the year

Staff report Grove city, pa. Paul Kemeny, Grove City College professor of biblical and religious

METRO DIGEST || Braceville spa permanently closed

Meeting canceled North Jackson The Jackson Township trustee meeting scheduled for Tuesday has

Conference at Zion

Conference at Zion youngsgtown Zion Lutheran Church 3300 Canfield Road, Cornersburg, will host

West Branch gradSFlbwins competition

Staff report muncie, Ind. Carson Weingart, a junior at Ball State University, recently won the


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Abigail Fink and Eric Begley, Youngstown, boy, May 16.

IF YOU GO | Play Golf America Day

IF YOU GO What: Play Golf America Day When: Today; junior clinic at 10 a.m. and adult session

Kyle Busch expecting retaliation from Kahne

Associated Press CONCoRD, n.c. Kyle Busch holds a 3-0 advantage over Kasey Kahne this season

Require labels for altered food

Opinion: San Jose Mercury News: Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make

Karzai opens can of worms with admission of CIA cash

Editorial: Remember the stacks of hundred-dollar bills wrapped in plastic loaded onto pallets headed for

A primer for Memorial Day

Opinion: COLUMBUS It’s a sad day when people treat the local cemetery like a playground, with no respect or

Ohio unemployment rate fell slightly in April

Ohio’s jobless rate has remained below the national rate, which was 7.5 percent in April and 7.6 percent in March.

Oil prices rise

Associated Press NEW YORK The price of oil rose to $96 a barrel Friday on hopes that a steady

Exporting gas

Exporting gas WASHINGTON The Energy Department has given conditional approval to a Texas company

Orb set to chase second leg of Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness.

church history Through the years

St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown, is celebrating its 90th

Campbell cops to get new stun guns, SUV

Grants covering both purchases

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v George Bugatti, 8 p.m.: The singer will perform a tribute to Tony

Eyes in the sky

Associated Press WASHINGTON The growing use of unmanned surveillance “eyes in the sky” aircraft