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Youngstown accountant-turned-beautician recovering from innovative brain surgery

Robert Matthews of Youngstown came out of potentially life-threatening brain surgery to remove a tumor at the base of his skull without a scar on his head.


Company explains its radioactivity tests from fracking to Youngstown council

A presentation by Austin Master Services at Youngstown City Hall clarified the process the company is taking in testing radioactivity in materials that come out of the earth through the fracking process.


Utica shale nearly doubles Ohio's natural gas production

Ohio’s natural-gas production nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013 because of activity in the Utica shale play, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports.


Mahoning commissioners opt for safety forces tax option for November

The Mahoning County commissioners have placed a 3⁄4 percent sales tax dedicated to public safety on the Nov. 4 ballot.


Fitzgerald plans to reverse Kasich's energy policies

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald wants to reverse course on energy policies adopted by Gov. John Kasich and increase the state’s focus on green-energy innovation.


Trumbull commissioners ask Lewis to resign from port authority

In the wake of the uncertain status of the besieged Western Reserve Port Authority, Trumbull County commissioners have sent a letter to board member Scott Lewis asking for his resignation.


Robbers take pepperoni roll, soda from Pa. man

Robbers take pepperoni roll, soda from Pa. man


Teen convicted of killing woman at Ohio bus stop

Teen convicted of killing woman at Ohio bus stop


Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm


Warren man faces drug charges

Warren man faces drug charges


Winner Aviation appoints new president

Winner Aviation appoints new president


Fire causes $10K damage to North Side vacant home

Fire causes $10K damage to North Side vacant home


Ky. gay-marriage ban nixed, but no weddings yet

Ky. gay-marriage ban nixed, but no weddings set


2 men robbed today near YSU campus

2 men robbed today near YSU campus


Utica Shale natural gas production doubles in Ohio

Utica Shale natural gas production doubles in Ohio


Campbell police probe burglaries

Campbell police probe burglaries


UPDATED | Williams could face death penalty for Burger murder

UPDATED | Williams could face death penalty for Burger murder


$93,680 in goods stolen from Southern Park Mall jewelry store

$93,680 in goods stolen from Southern Park Mall jewelry store


Mahoning commissioners put sales tax for safety on ballot

Mahoning commissioners put sales tax for safety on ballot


Gunpoint robbery on Michigan Avenue

Gunpoint robbery on Michigan Avenue


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Miss Anderson, Mr. Makara to wed July 12

The parents of Laura Ann Anderson of Boardman and David Joseph Makara of Canfield are announcing the forthcoming marriage of their children.

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Katie Fekety, Ian Zeljak set July wedding

PULASKI, PA. Katie Fekety and Ian Zeljak, both of Pulaski, Pa., are announcing their upcoming

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Smith-MacKenzie wedding plans are announced

VIENNA Tim and Doris Smith of Vienna are announcing the upcoming wedding of their daughter,

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Jones-Hoops wedding vows set for Aug. 2

AUSTINTOWN Douglas and Heidi Jones of Austintown are announcing the engagement and forthcoming

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Gould-Haddle wedding plans are revealed

NORTH LIMA Whitney Gould and Christopher Haddle, both of Columbus, are planning to marry, her

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Family Video will host trunk sale

Family Video will host trunk sale AUSTINTOWN Family Video, 4385 Kirk Road, will host a Junk in


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. Ext., North Lima, will have its monthly


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From big to giant: Behemoth TVs take off

Supersized isn’t just for french fries.

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Boys put to the test in Greatest Jr. series

Keller needs playoff to qualify

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18-year-old arrested in Gina Burger killing homeless, has criminal history

Police believe he killed Gina at Compass West Apartments

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Pelini’s passion hits hard at Mooney camp

Cardinals’ tight family ties stressed to youth


Cruze sales down 20 percent, up 8 percent overall

Last June, General Motors Co. came out with an all-time monthly sale record of 32,871 Lordstown-produced Chevrolet Cruzes sold, but this June the numbers are down 20.9 percent with 26,008 sold.


American Outlaws promote support for soccer

Local chapter tops 50 members


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Valley residents commemorate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King J. Planning Committee of the Mahoning Valley sponsored a gathering.

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Pompelia’s aide gets Warren JFK basketball job

Richards promoted despite public criticism of former coach’s dismissal


Jury awards nearly $5.4 million to crash victim, wife

The jury awarded almost $5.4 million to a Poland couple Tuesday after a man was seriously hurt in a 2004 crash in his employer’s car.


T-intersection key part of I-680/US 224 construction effort

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.


Poland’s Frank has Ohio Open lead

Timko jumps 31 places to tie for ninth


Scrappers bullpen charged with loss

With the game tied at two, Mahoning Valley manager Ted Kubiak handed the ball over to his bullpen in Tuesday’s game against Auburn.


Struthers Fourth of July Parade to return for 38th year

The parade will start at noon Friday from the Fifth Street Plaza.


The Cleveland at Blossom: Beautiful music, setting

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Now that summer is finally here, there’s a sound of music


SPORTS DIGEST || Former Phantom Sekac signs with Canadiens

Former Phantom Sekac signs with Canadiens YOUNGSTOWN Former Youngstown Phantom forward Jiri


Operation Spring Thunder targets Warren crime

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


Democratic AG candidate blasts state policy on addiction treatment funding

Says cutting funding comes at ‘exact wrong time’


Youngstown woman plans landscaping business at former Burkland building

She said she’ll invest $70,000 in the project


No vote in November on Ohio early-voting hours

Supporters will try to get the issue on the 2015 ballot.


YSU’s first couple opens historic campus home

James MacGregor of McDonald and Stephanie Baker of Leetonia talk with Youngstown State University's new president Jim Tressel and his wife Ellen Tressel. The Tressels opened their new home, Pollock House, on the YSU campus to students, faculty, staff and administration officials on Tressel's first official day on the job.


Group: 56 dead in marketplace blast

Group: 56 dead in marketplace blast MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri,


2 Cleveland men injure each other in shootout

2 Cleveland men injure each other in shootout Associated Press CLEVELAND Two men are


Belgium scores twice in extra time to bounce Team USA

Belgium scores twice in extra time to bounce Team USA


As Israel buries 3 teens, new threats against Hamas

Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel’s prime minister threatened Tuesday to take even tougher


FOURTH OF JULY

FOURTH OF JULY What’s open/closed A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local


POLICE CALLS IN CANFIELD, AUSTINTOWN

POLICE CALLS A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield and Austintown: CANFIELD


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Leonard D. Cain Jr., 29, of 5744 Fairchase Ave.,


Sales tax on agenda

Sales tax on agenda YOUNGSTOWN A resolution to place a three-quarter percent sales tax on the


Marte, Davis rescue Bucs in walkoff win

Pittsburgh scored 3 in bottom of ninth


HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS | Fourth of July

All events are on the holiday, Friday, July 4, unless otherwise noted. MAHONING COUNTY


Candidates pushing fundraising appeals

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hopes everyone’s summer is off to a good


Report: Health sign-ups dogged by data flaws

Associated Press WASHINGTON Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care


Federal indictment accuses 17 suspected gang members

Associated Press COLUMBUS Gang members murdered people during robberies, tried to kill rivals


Nadal, Sharapova ousted

Ill Serena Williams unable to finish


Messi triggers overtime victory

Argentina scored in the 118th minute against Switzerland


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Boardman Township trustees, 9 a.m., administration building, 8299 Market St.


Highway crisis is looming, US warns

Associated Press WASHINGTON Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if


Road rage crash

Police separated the drivers, who blamed each other for starting the fight.


ohio Amish country Measles outbreak complicates events

Associated Press SHILOH, Ohio Visitors from around the world to two upcoming events in the


Ohio NAACP wants judge to increase early-voting hours

The organization also wants the judge to restore Ohio’s “golden week,” the former period of time that allowed people to register and cast ballots the same day.


The secret is in the sauce

The secret is in the sauce Italian Village Pizza in Boardman possesses that delicious secret every


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Eboni Little and Brian Poole, Youngstown, boy, June 29. ST.


Gun-toting felon gets 10 years in federal prison

Michael L. Green Jr. will serve a 10-year federal prison term for being a felon with a handgun and an assault rifle while attired in body armor.


Global economy is choking vitality out of US economy

Opinion: Global economy is choking vitality out of US economy I don’t know about the rest of you people,


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Ariz. eatery shames art thieves FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Two accomplices in the theft of


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2014. There are 182 days left in the year.


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Buena Vista Cafe Greek Fried Chicken

Uncle Nick's chicken has spread out to Boardman and Austintown over the years.

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Forests should be multi-use

Opinion: Ketchikan Daily News: The national forests are for all Americans, meaning they should be multiple


Local 396 receives $150,000 grant

With the award of a $150,000 grant to match another $150,000, 40 new future welders will have a chance at learning downhill welding — a specific technique of the trade needed in the oil and gas industry.


For Hillary, it’s all about perception, appearances

Opinion: WASHINGTON Dear Secretary Clinton, Please consider this in the nature of a friendly


ADAEO to present check to Rich Center

ADAEO to present check to Rich Center AUSTINTOWN The Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Barbara Walters is still a ratings power NEW YORK Barbara Walters isn’t forgotten


Ind. GM plant blast kills 1, injures 5

Associated Press MARION, IND. A chemical explosion Tuesday at a General Motors metal-stamping


Ga. suit still causing trouble for GM

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by Brooke Melton’s


Facebook boosts small, local business

There were 275 attendees at a Facebook for small businesses workshop on Tuesday in Canfield.


More torrential rain worsens Midwest flooding; body found

Associated Press ST. LOUIS More torrential rain worsened flooding in the Midwest, spawning high


ASK MR. KNOW IT ALL

Q. I was watching NASCAR Nationwide Series racing and was surprised to see a driver named J.


Don’t be duped by deceptive data on jobs for state, Valley

Editorial: To the uninitiated, the latest un- employment data for Ohio and the Mahoning Valley would beckon


Television series released on DVD this week include:

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