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Health care gives regional economy shot in the arm, NE Ohio report finds

Health-care research also has skyrocketed


Group seeks law change to implement cigarette tax to fund Valley arts

The meeting will seek ways to propel arts and culture in the Mahoning Valley


'Transformers' beats 'Tammy' at weak holiday weekend at movies

'Transformers' raked in $36 million


Handel's gives free ice cream to Mahoning police officers

Officers will receive a pint of their choice flavor


American Legion comes to rescue of veterans with medical needs

The effort is in response to an ongoing VA scandal


Work to begin on roof replacement, new boilers for Boardman Library

The contracts total more than $300,000


Man, 35, shot and killed inside nightclub

A suspect was arrested


Residential property values remain stagnant in Mahoning County

The county auditor opposes rise in agricultural values


Prayer, brunch honor Rusnaks’ golden milestone

POLAND Dr. Walter and Laurissa Rusnak of Poland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a

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Trip to Aruba will celebrate Samblanets’ 50th

LAKE MILTON Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Samblanet of Lake Milton will celebrate their golden anniversary

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Children honor the Martins for 60th anniversary

GIRARD Frank and Louise Martin of Girard were the guests of honor June 28 as they celebrated their

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Griffithses’ 50th will be honored at family dinner

YOUNGSTOWN Charles and Carolyn Griffiths of Youngstown will celebrate their 50th anniversary July

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Kocherts mark 60th with family at Oglebay Park

CANFIELD Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Kochert of Canfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary as

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Family dinner honors Porters for their 50th

CANFIELD Richard and Janet Porter of Canfield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 28 at

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Samuelses celebrate 50th at reception

POLAND Terry and Marilyn Samuels of Poland celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 8 when family

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Brunch honors Carissimos’ 50th anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN Robert and Barbara Carissimo of Youngstown were honored June 29 for their 50th

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Golf outing will benefit hearing needs

The fifth annual Drive for Hearing golf outing will take place Aug. 27 at Mill Creek Golf Course.

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Hubbard pool plans free swimming day

Hubbard pool plans free swimming day HUBBARD Hubbard Community Pool, Hall Avenue, is hosting the


JCL installs president for second term

The Junior Civic League of Youngstown has installed officers.

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SENIOR MENUS

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60


SENIOR SIDELIGHTS

Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, active exercise


GARDEN CLUBS

TUESDAY Lordstown will display a flower show, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Trumbull County Fair


SENIOR CITIZENS

1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church, Fifth Street,


Big Brothers Big Sisters program helps children of parents in prison

Mentors don't function as parents or teachers, just adult friends


Scrappers’ hitting woes continue in loss

There was a time when Eastwood Field held a true home field advantage for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. For more than a decade, the Scrappers regularly posted winning records at home, even in seasons in which they otherwise struggled.


Students could earn elective credit for religious classes

Students could earn elective credit for religious classes offered away from school property, under legislation recently approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. John Kasich.


PUSKAS: Will LeBron, Cleveland reunite?

He wasn’t the first star athlete to leave Cleveland. Will he be one of the few who returns?


Girard group clears path for canoe launch

The group and the city have applied for a grant to build a launch, but the area is clear and the river is accessible now.


Browns WR Gordon charged with DWI

It’s the latest misstep for the troubled Pro-Bowler.


MCCTC superintendent retiring after 39 years in education

Roan Craig started her career at the center, spent eight years in Youngstown City Schools and returned to the career center


Smida set for Super Gas semis

Edward Toolis Jr. of Lisbon advanced to the semifinals in the Top Dragster event.


Boardman Township hires new fire chief

Leading a fire department has always been a dream of Mark Pitzer’s, and that dream came true Thursday when the board of trustees announced its decision to hire Pitzer as the township’s new fire chief.


Karzmer: How to deal with rude golfers

The best three tips: educate, accommodate, avoid.


YSU’s Perry sits in summer league opener

YSU’s Perry sits in summer league opener ORLANDO Youngstown State graduate Kendrick Perry did


METRO DIGEST || Woman says she shot herself

Woman tells cops she shot herself YOUNGSTOWN A woman was hospitalized after being wounded in a


AREA RUNNING CALENDAR

July Saturday — Run for Your Heart and Jameson’s Fireworks Day 5K/10K in New Castle. Registration


MILESTONES

Doctorate Brooke Meredith Katzman has received her doctorate degree in chemistry from


Campaign underway to fund public art display downtown Youngstown

NEXT Best Art is working to create a window gallery in the westward-facing window of Silver’s Vogue Shop at the corner of West Federal and Phelps streets.


Despite recalls, Valley stays committed to General Motors

GM spokeswoman Katie McBride said of the Valley's local plant: ''The outstanding focus on safety and quality at Lordstown helped earn these investments and support the future of GM’s footprint in the Mahoning Valley.”

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METRO DIGEST || Smart Choice Food orders being accepted

Food orders taken NILES New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., is accepting orders


Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Youngstown Board of Health, 8 a.m., conference room, 345 Oak Hill Ave., Suite 200.


COLUMBIANA, TRUMBULL COUNTY COURTS

COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc. v. Joy Schmidt Lost Acres


Volzquez survives bumpy start

He allowed just one run over seven innings in the Pirates’ 3-2 victory.


Rain postpones race at Daytona

Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at


4 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision

4 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision MIAMI Three boats collided near a Miami marina around


NORTH CAROLINA Only road onto island reopening after Arthur

Associated Press KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. North Carolina’s popular beach towns began returning to


Federer, Djokovic set for historic final

They’ve only met in one other major final: the 2007 U.S. Open.


What you must see at Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Dewayne Bevil Orlando Sentinel Universal Orlando’s new Diagon Alley is packed with thousands


Ohio Glaciers sweep Astro Falcons

The Glaciers will meet Creekside Fitness in the Class Be championship series.


Years Ago

Today is Sunday, July 6, the 187th day of 2014. There are 178 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Dutch down Costa Rica on penalty kicks

Tim Krul made two saves in five chances to lift the Netherlands.


4 kids die in row-house fire

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest


Blood Drives

Blood Drives today St. Elizabeth Health Center Donor Room, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 9 a.m.


Indians’ House gets first major league win

He pitched 6 2/3 innings as Cleveland defeated Kansas City 7-3.


Convicted priest to get funeral Mass

Associated Press COLUMBUS A Roman Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34


HANDS ON Volunteering

HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley, engages 21st-century volunteers to improve civic,health and


IRAQ Video purportedly shows Sunni leader

Associated Press BAGHDAD A man purporting to be the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has


Higuain lifts Argentina to semifinals

Argentina will meet the Netherlands in the next round.


Ukraine president hails ‘turning point’

Associated Press SLOVYANSK, Ukraine Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key


7th Ward plans community picnic

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Sack races, three-legged races, hula-hoop contests, a checkers


Diocese responds to criticism of Catholic school closing

Opinion: In response to the June 22 let- ter in The Vindicator, we would like to share factual information


BIRTHS

BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Health Center Craig and Jamie Giesy, Warren, boy, July 4. Geno and Lisa


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Facebook studied us without telling us

This week, Facebook found itself in ethical hot water (again) for messing around with user News


Hurley extends lead at Greenbrier

Associated Press WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. Billy Hurley III doesn’t plan to lose much rest


Icing on the Cake

Every wedding carries spe- cial memories that will last forever. For our July Snapz feature, we


Clarencedale Cake rebranding for future

Clarencedale Cake rebranding for future


Carving art

By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press SALISBURY, N.Y. Rembrandt worked in oils. Michelangelo


8 home-insurance-policy shockers

You probably bought your home policy years ago, then stuffed it in a file somewhere. Will it be


All’s fair in Trumbull this week

Editorial: For the 168th consecutive year, the Trumbull County Agricultural Society will mix heaping helpings


LIMELIGHTS, CAREER PATHS

HEALTH CARE Dr. Mark Roth, a board-certified general surgeon, recently joined the medical staff of


Charter One branches will be rebranded

Charter One branches will be rebranded CLEVELAND Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s Charter One


Are Dems headed for 1994 crash?

Opinion: It’s the kind of story that causes political operatives to have sleepless nights, party leaders to


Two hotels get overhauls in sign of upswing

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Two major Las Vegas resorts will be completely overhauled and


Tressel’s presidency at YSU is off to an encouraging start

Editorial: There was never any doubt about Jim Tressel’s ability to positively connect with the Youngstown


Suddenly, nostalgia for the 1990s seems to be all over the tube. There’s the Disney Channel

Suddenly, nostalgia for the 1990s seems to be all over the tube. There’s the Disney Channel sequel


RECORD REVIEWS

BRIAN ENO AND KARL HYDE Album: “High Life” (Warp Records) Grade: B In the same way that


More time to install GPS

Opinion: Last week a new state court rule of procedure, proposed by the Ohio Supreme Court, took effect. The


Newtown victim’s dream turning real

Associated Press HARTFORD, CONN. Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-


Life story of murdered Gina is hardly unique in the Valley

Opinion: Life story of murdered Gina is hardly unique in the Valley I imagine that many people after


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Father of Nicole Brown Simpson dies at 90 DANA POINT, CALIF. Louis Brown Jr., the


More people ban themselves from state’s gambling sites

Associated Press DAYTON More than a thousand potential gamblers are now banning themselves from


Autopsy: Palestinian teen burned to death

Associated Press RAMALLAH, WEST BANK An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was


Kvitova rolls to second Wimbledon title

She defeated Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in just 55 minutes.


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