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ODNR to Mill Creek: Step up geese enforcement or no killing permits in 2015

Mill Creek MetroParks must step up enforcement of the park rule against feeding geese or the state won’t issue additional permits for roundup and euthanasia of the waterfowl.


Austintown parade festivities continue Saturday with float judging

Young Gianna Hazlett was jumping up and down after the Austintown Fourth of July parade, wearing Avon lipstick she had caught from a float. She was with her aunt, Julie Hazlett, and grandmother, Mary Hazlett, along the route at South Raccoon and New roads, close to the start of the township’s 38th annual parade Friday afternoon.


After 7 years of planning, sidewalks to be installed along Colonial Drive

Right now, it isn’t that smooth a ride from the Campus Health Care Center up the street to the Liberty Mini Mart.


Struthers project on hold after landowners back out

Construction of a proposed 17-space parking area that would have eliminated most on-street parking in the city’s downtown has been put on hold, city officials say.


Purple Cat's newest furry resident needs a name

The newest addition to Farmer Casey’s Ranch still needs a name.


Law changes will ease in-school hassles for diabetic students

Schoolchildren dealing with diabetes will have an easier time monitoring their blood-sugar levels and getting the care they need under law changes set to take effect later this year.


Veterans official: New law 'will elevate Ohio as 'veteran-friendly state'

Veterans will have an easier time getting certain state licenses, and crooks will face stiffer penalties for stealing the identities of Ohio’s military men and women, under legislation signed in to law recently by Gov. John Kasich.


Crossroads Hospice looking for volunteers, especially veterans

Crossroads Hospice is looking for volunteers with compassionate hearts and good listening skills.


West Side Cats needs volunteers

West Side Cats needs volunteers YOUNGSTOWN West Side Cats, 2217 Mahoning Ave., is looking for


CLUB CALENDAR

CLASSES Campbell Memorial High School January and June Classes of 1948 will meet for breakfast at


Lew Campbell, D-Day vet from Valley salutes US by singing at ballpark

Auditioned to perform at Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix


Cavaliers among teams pitching to LeBron’s agent

James has been on vacation with his family the past few days.


Scrappers shut down Doubledays

Keiran Lovegrove got his first win for Mahoning Valley.


Birth mom of slain girl hospitalized for likely drug OD

Child protective services found a boy who was living at the apartment and left with his mother


France-Germany match revives 1982 clash

The countries have met four times on soccer’s biggest stage.


Women salute military service with quilts in red, white and blue

Quilts are earmarked for Vietnam veterans.


Teddy Foltz bike run raises more than $8K for Sojourner House

The event's organizers would like to make the bike run into an annual event.


SPORTS DIGEST || Local golfers among leaders in junior event

Local golfers among leaders in junior event FAIRVIEW PARK Ken Keller of Boardman and Cole


All-Star game to have foreign flavor

Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig are just a few of the foreign-born players almost certain to get selected for the July 15 showcase in Minnesota.


DeBartolo, York families make 'substantial' donation to Mooney

“Substantial” is the term used to describe a monetary gift to Cardinal Mooney High School by Denise DeBartolo York, CMHS class of 1968, and her brother, Eddie DeBartolo, class of 1964, and their families.


Top court accepts Belinky resignation from law practice

The Ohio Supreme Court accepted the resignation from law practice of Mark Belinky, former Mahoning County probate judge.


Bouchard becomes Canada’s first Slam finalist

The 20-year-old will play 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.


Poland Village considers measures to protect historic homes

The village of Poland has begun the process of adopting a historic preservation ordinance that would prevent residents whose homes were built before 1900 from demolishing or significantly altering their houses.


Coroners soon will be required to report unexpected deaths of infants

Coroners across the state soon will be required to report unexpected deaths of infants, thanks to legislation recently signed into law by Gov. John Kasich.


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Enjoy your Fourth, protect your pets

Fireworks shops have been booming, but safety should be at the top of your list — for both family and friends, and your pets.

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Boardman Glenwood Middle School Honor Roll - Fourth Grading Period

Fifth Grade High Honor Roll Connor Adkins Cora Ams Madison Angelo Jared Benko Jacob


5K Race for Autism to benefit local organizations

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, led by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., is teaming up with Mahoning


Poland library hosts Baby Brilliant program

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com With younger children getting ready to begin going to


Poland Community Briefs

First Night Youngstown seeking artists First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional


Austintown Sports Briefs

Fitch basketball to host golf outing The Austintown Fitch boys’ basketball program will be hosting


Library hosts Gotta Move story time

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com Most story times that area libraries host consist of a


Page Turners Book Club opens new horizons to members

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com For people who have a love of reading, a book club may


Boardman students named to Dean’s List at YSU

Youngstown State University has announced the students who have been named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s


Boardman Community Briefs

First Night Youngstown seeking artists First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional


Canfield Community Briefs

First Night Youngstown seeking artists First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional


Students present blankets to SOV residents

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com In the continuation of a project started last year,


Fellows Riverside Gardens opens Family Garden

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On June 7, Fellows Riverside Gardens opened up its


Union Elementary honors fourth-graders

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com The end of each school year means students move from one


Bettile speaks on travels to Brazil

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com For nearly 10 months, Canfield’s Brittany Bettile traveled


5K Race for Autism to benefit local organizations

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, led by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., is teaming up with Mahoning


HT third-graders become famous Americans

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Hilltop Elementary School third-grade students paid tribute


Right to Life of Mahoning County hosts dinner fundraiser

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On May 27, Right to Life of Mahoning County hosted a


Austintown Community Briefs

First Night Youngstown seeking artists First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional


Hampton Ridge condos dedicate new flag pole on Flag Day

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com When Hampton Ridge condos dedicated its new flag pole on


More than 1,300 students graduate from YSU

More than 1,300 students graduated at Youngstown State University’s Spring Commencement in May.


Austintown library hosts Gotta Move story time

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com Most story times that area libraries host consist of a


Fitch staff and students play basketball to raise funds

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com When it was learned that 5-year-old Brayden Mitchell


Boardman Park begins Adventure Day Camp

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com June 16 was a busy first day for the Adventure Day Camp at


Fellows Riverside Gardens opens Family Garden

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On June 7, Fellows Riverside Gardens opened up its


Hilltoppers soak up local history

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Third-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School received a


Troop 115 honors most recent Eagle Scouts

A Court of Honor was hosted by Boy Scout troop 115 at St. Michael Catholic Church to honor the most


Local students named to YSU’s Dean’s List

Austintown students make YSU Dean’s List for Spring Youngstown State University recently


Earnhardt eyes Daytona sweep

For him to win the Coke Zero 400, he can’t race the way he did at Talladega Superspeedway in May.


Defending champ Blixt leads Greenbrier

He finished second at the Masters but has missed the cut in three of his last four starts.


Fireworks business booming

Consumer fireworks revenue is expected to exceed $675 million in 2014


Pirates can’t finish off sweep, again

Pittsburgh is 0 for 8 in chances to sweep opposing teams this year.


Injured man warns of fireworks danger

Akron Beacon Journal AKRON A year ago, Kevin Skubic was just happy to be alive. Now, he’s


Corporate-personhood debate goes on

Associated Press WASHINGTON There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought.


Man gets 5 to 15 years in slaying at eatery

Associated Press PITTSBURGH A man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a shooting outside a


oddly enough

oddly enough W.Pa. police seek owner of abandoned prosthetic leg GLASSPORT, Pa. Police in one


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Docket State v. Sanjunan Smith, sentenced to six years on count four,


MYCAP to lose control of Head Start

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Youngs-town Community Action Partnership will lose control


Youngstown schools get $97K in foundation money

Four local foundations provided the support


birthdays

birthdays Actress Eva Marie Saint is 90. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 87. Playwright Neil Simon is


Today in history: Friday, July 4, the 185th day of 2014

Today is Friday, July 4, the 185th day of 2014. There are 180 days left in the year. This is


Israel adds forces to Gaza border

Associated Press JERUSALEM The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border


Mill Creek Park has become a death camp for beautiful geese

Opinion: Mill Creek Park has become a death camp for beautiful geese I am writing with a heavy heart in


Where have all GOP judicial candidates gone?

Opinion: For the third time in three years, the Mahoning County Republican Party will recommend candidates to


Trendy boutique opens in Canfield

Her second storefront for Trendy, a boutique-style shop inspired by her own style, opened in May on U.S. Route 224 in Canfield.


Cop says dad sent nude photos while tot sat in car

Associated Press MARIETTA, Ga. A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler


Walker’s Money Mess

Opinion: Walker’s Money Mess After being caught laundering money, the Wisconsin governor promptly


US seeks more security at some airports overseas

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to


Don’t let highway fund stall out

Opinion: Seattle Times: In August, the federal Highway Trust Fund runs out of money, and Congress is in a


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 25.29 —.21 Avalon


Hurricane forces holiday changes

Associated Press NEW YORK As Americans prepared to celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday,


Christmas specials in July on Hallmark channels

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week’s


Study: Being alone with your thoughts is no fun

Associated Press NEW YORK Wouldn’t you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time


POLICE CALLS IN GIRARD, HUBBARD, LIBERTY

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty: GIRARD June


Cole Valley Auto to mark centennial

Cole Valley Auto to mark centennial WARREN Cole Valley Auto Group, a family owned and operated


Protect the historic gems of US from ravages of climate change

Editorial: As we set aside today to celebrate the birth of our nation, many of us also contemplate the history,


Independence Day | What’s open/closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed today. Residents of


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Kelia Rodriguez and Brad Faulk, Youngstown, girl, July 2.


Subaru recalls 660,000 vehicles

Associated Press DETROIT Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake


Red ink forces Niles council to ponder layoffs

Utility delinquencies are a major problem, says the city's auditor


newsmakers

newsmakers War hero Zamperini dies at age 97 LOS ANGELES Seventy years ago, the world was


immigration Calif. city is latest flashpoint in debate

Associated Press LOS ANGELES When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to


Iraqi Kurdish leader urges referendum on independence

Associated Press BAGHDAD With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called


Taser-death lawsuit settled

Associated Press CINCINNATI The family of an unarmed, mentally ill man who died after being


Curse of judicial austerity

Opinion: WASHINGTON Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided


‘AMERICA: IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT HER’

‘AMERICA: IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT HER’ Grade: D Credits: Written and directed by Dinesh


Ukraine president shakes up military

Ukraine president shakes up military KIEV, Ukraine Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook


Conjoined brothers mark milestone

Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ohio Ohio brothers hoping to be recognized later this year as the


Boardman trustees announce new fire chief and levy renewals

Boardman trustees announce new fire chief and levy renewals


Parents of worker killed in blast sue

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The parents of a contractor killed when a southwestern Pennsylvania


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Packard Band concert and fireworks, 8 p.m.: A free concert of


BUSINESS DIGEST || Training facility

Training facility WARREN The Warren and Trumbull County Community Improvement Corp. is