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Native-son artist Al Bright recalls childhood lesson learned in segregated Youngstown

About 100 Valley residents gathered Tuesday night to focus on “Remembering What is Civil and Doing What is Right” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.


YSU students, employees get warm welcome at Tressels' open house

There were hugs, photographs and handshakes — lots of handshakes.


GM sales up again, defying expectations

While Chevy Cruze sales numbers were a bit off last June’s all-time high, GM once again shocked analyst sales predictions with 267,461 delivered vehicles in the U.S. last month, and total sales up 1 percent compared to a year ago.


UPDATE: Suspect in Burger killing has criminal history

Authorities arrested a Youngstown man Tuesday in the slaying of 16-year-old Gina Burger.


Operation Spring Thunder completed in Warren

The recently completed Operation Spring Thunder targeted the most-violent criminals in the city, resulting in arrests and seizures of drugs, weapons and cash.


Warren man gets 10 years for possessing firearms, body armor

A Warren man is going to federal prison for 10 years for being a felon in possession of firearms and possession of body armor by a violent felon.


T-intersection completed at I-680 and US 224

Construction on U.S. Route 224 at its intersections with Interstate 680 by the Ohio Department of Transportation advanced with the opening of a T-intersection, with a traffic light at 680 southbound exits to 224 eastbound and westbound.


Plans set for annual Struthers Fourth of July parade

John Medvec Sr. stopped counting years ago how long he and his family have been organizing the city’s annual Fourth of July parade.


Dem noineee blasts new state policy, DeWine regarding addiction services

David Pepper, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, criticized a change in state policy that delays federal dollars’ going to local and county addiction-treatment programs.


Suspect in death of Gina Bacher Burger to be arraigned Wednesday

The suspect township police have in custody in connection with the death of 16-year-old Gina Burger will be arraigned in Mahoning County Area Court here at 9 a.m. Wednesday.


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Keller works overtime to qualify for Greatest Juniors; Butler earns second spot

Ken Keller needed a playoff to defeat Zach Jacobson at Diamondback in the fifth Greatest Juniors qualifying event.


BREAKING NEWS | Suspect in custody in death of Gina Burger

BREAKING NEWS | Suspect in custody in death of Gina Burger


US World Cup hopes end today with 2-1 loss to Belgium

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.


Local pipefitters union gets state grant for training

Local pipefitters union gets state grant for training


Youngstown urban garden on South Side vying for grant

Youngstown urban garden in nationwide contest


1 dead, 5 injured in explosion at GM plant in Indiana

Authorities say a chemical explosion at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana has left one person dead and five others injured.


Feds hit Columbus gang with racketeering charges

Feds hit Columbus gang with racketeering charges


Spring Thunder targets Warren crime, produces results

Spring Thunder targets Warren crime, produces results


In dry Calif., water fetching record prices

In dry Calif., water fetching record prices


Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures


Ohio teen shot, killed after robbery attempt

Ohio teen shot, killed after robbery attempt


Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs


Cleveland men injured in shootout

Cleveland men injured in shootout


Jail dryer fire causes damage to laundry area

Jail dryer fire causes damage to laundry area


Tressels host cookout at Pollock House

Tressels host cookout at Pollock House


Pepper critical of dollar delays for addiction treatment programs

Pepper critical of dollar delays for addiction treatment programs


Thieves hit Buckeye Wireless, a cell phone store in Boardman

Thieves hit Buckeye Wireless, a cell phone store in Boardman


4 arrested in attacks, burglaries targeting Amish

4 arrested in attacks, burglaries targeting Amish


Toledo mayor would ban hiring of people using tobacco and nicotine

Toledo mayor would ban hiring of people using tobacco and nicotine


Ally Kardaseski | Charles Stiver

SEATTLE Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stiver of Boardman are announcing the marriage of their son, Charles


Lindsey DelSignore | Michael Rubesa

POLAND Lindsey DelSignore and Michael Rubesa exchanged wedding vows in a 2:30 p.m. May 17 ceremony

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Michelle Nittoli | Sean Thomas

BOARDMAN Michelle Nittoli and Sean Thomas exchanged vows May 10 at St. James Meeting House in

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Melissa Haddle | Paul Schmidt

CANFIELD Melissa Haddle of Boardman and Paul Schmidt of Canfield exchanged vows at 1:30 p.m. May

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Erin McGarry | Gregory Bosela

LEETONIA Erin McCall McGarry and Gregory Francis Bosela exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony at 3

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REUNIONS

Austintown Fitch Class of 1984 will have its 30-year class reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. July 12 at the


Austism Society will host miniature golf event

GIRARD The Austism Society of Ohio will host a miniature golf tournament from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July


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Stoops, Pelini give back

The coaches helped coach hundreds of players at Mooney’s Camp of Champions.

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Jim Tressel is officially YSU president today

To mark the return of Jim and Ellen Tressel to YSU, Cassese’s MVR is offering half-off the popular Tressel Tortellini today

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Trumbull County Commissioner Paul E. Heltzel died after an extended illness

Colleagues remember him as thoughtful and intelligent

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Junior girls tame Diamondback

Alexis Cadle of Western Reserve High shot the low round of 86 on Monday.

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Murray, Djokovic move closer to semifinal showdown

They both won matches under the retractable roof at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.


USA buoyed by big fan base

The Americans face off with Belgium today in the knockout round Associated Press SAO PAULO The


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Phantoms’ Letunov follows in owner’s footsteps

Like Troy Loney, he was drafted with the 52nd selection.

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Thompson heads bar association

Former assistant prosecutor is bar association president.


Army Field Band, fireworks at Maag amphitheater

The acclaimed U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre in Boardman Park.


Monday Musical Club is disbanding after 118 years

Monday Musical Club is disbanding after 118 years


Investigation of Craft homicide continues

Man had part of his face cut away to attempt to cover up crime


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Commissioners get an earful of sales tax comments

The county commissioners heard more diversity of opinion in the second sales tax hearing than in the first.

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A group wants to base the number of wards in Youngstown on population

The proposal would reduce the city’s wards from seven to five


Contraceptive ruling praised, bashed

Two Democrats seeking statewide office, said the decision will hurt women seeking essential medical services.


Four candidates are seeking the appointment to a Mahoning County judicial seat

Appointment is in hands of Republicans, but no registered Republican filed for spot


Family makes arrangements while police still have no suspect

Body arrives locally from Pa. coroner


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GM recalling another 8.4 million vehicles, details of compensation program released

General Motors Co. is recalling another 8.4 million North American vehicles — mostly for another ignition-switch defect — in yet another development that broadens the automaker’s safety crisis.

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Maggie has a home at Victoria House

Maggie, a dog adopted by Victoria House assisted-living facility in Austintown, gets some love from residents.

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LeBron leads list of big-name free agents

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a run at their former star when free agency begins today.


Youngstown’s Frank tied for 4th at Ohio Open

Staff report WESTFIELD CENTER, OHIO Youngstown’s Garrett Frank shot a 4-under 66 on the south


affordable care act Court: Firms can forgo birth-control coverage

Associated Press WASHINGTON A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies


Study: New gas wells leak more

Associated Press WASHINGTON In Pennsylvania’s gas-drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells


oddly enough

oddly enough Man arrested in Delaware frozen-chicken caper WILMINGTON, Del. Police in Delaware


Boardman teachers, board agree to new pact

Under the terms of the new contract, teachers will receive no increase in base pay the first year.


birthdays

birthdays Actress Olivia de Havilland is 98. Actor Jamie Farr is 80. Actress Jean Marsh


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2014. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Robert Arthur Zielke, 37, of 21 Hidden Lake Lane,


US sending 300 more troops to Iraq

Associated Press WASHINGTON The U.S. is sending an additional 300 troops to Iraq to beef up


Valley jobless rate drops 2 percent compared with May ’13

By JORDYN GRZELEWSKI jgrzelewski@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rate


Bodies of missing Israeli teens found

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found JERUSALEM The Israeli military found the bodies of three


Drug arrest

Drug arrest youngstown Police say they found two doses of suspected heroin after pulling a woman


First VLTs arrive at Austintown racino

First VLTs arrive at Austintown racino AUSTINTOWN Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race


greatest juniors tourney details

greatest juniors tourney details Remaining Qualifiers Today (boys): Diamondback, 9 a.m. start


Youngstown school district needs strong guiding hand

Editorial: It would not be an an exaggera- tion to suggest that the academically challenged Youngstown City


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Mahoning County commissioners, 10 a.m., commissioners’ hearing room, basement,


Child porn case yields 25-year prison term

Leslie Coe, 68, of Youngstown, gets a 25-year prison term for coercing a minor to perform sex acts and transmitting child porn.


Red Cross offers 4th of July safety tips

Red Cross offers 4th of July safety tips LIBERTY The American Red Cross offered safety tips for


good morning

good morning Rodeo and fireworks The annual Hoppel’s Rodeo will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Daniel and Jennifer Green, Boardman, boy, June 29.


Elmer’s Glue is handy for removing splinters

Q. I am looking for a remedy to remove splinters. I heard about instant glue, but I am not sure how


Air controllers asleep on the job

Opinion: Miami Herald: The news has been scarier than usual: Iraq is on the boil, which has serious


50-year pen pals finally meet

Associated Press KENT Two longtime pen pals have met face to face for the first time in a


Woman found dead in Warren is from Cortland

Woman found dead in Warren is from Cortland


Murder suspect involved in shooting earlier in the day

Woman's death is city's fifth homicide of year


Boy’s death draws attention to perils of immigration

Associated Press EDINBURG, Texas When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy’s body


Harrington qualifies for Junior Olympics

Harrington qualifies for Junior Olympics AUSTINTOWN Austintown Fitch senior-to-be Joe


Accidental brush with sanity

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Whoa, that was close. The National Rifle Association nearly shot


Ukrainian leader ends cease-fire

Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was abandoning a


newsmakers

newsmakers Springsteen to debut short film on website NEW YORK Bruce Springsteen will debut a


Court ruling is blow to public-sector unions

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public-sector unions Monday,


To join, candidates were required to pass an examination: vocalists performed one opera aria, one

To join, candidates were required to pass an examination: vocalists performed one opera aria, one


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 26.22 .37 Avalon


Fundraiser planned

Fundraiser planned CANFIELD A fundraiser is planned from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bob Evans


Owner of popular restaurant shot, killed

Associated Press CLEVELAND HEIGHTS Authorities say the owner of a popular restaurant has been


Some summer movie seasons are hotter than others, and that’s not just referring to the

Some summer movie seasons are hotter than others, and that’s not just referring to the weather. So


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Boy collects birthday party donations for Animal Welfare league

Boy collects birthday party donations for Animal Welfare league

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Women run from cops in two separate incidents

Both spend the weekend in jail