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YPD hones skills through training role-plays at Sheridan school

Police often have to make split-second decisions that can reverberate for years, so training to make those decisions faster is key.


Mayor 'comfortable' with elections board's redistricting map; council, not so much

The Mahoning County Board of Elections is proposing a redistricting map of Youngstown that counts all of the city’s population, except those at a private prison on the East Side, and balances the number of people in each of the seven wards.


Community groups, leaders march for unity today on troubled South Side

Participants in a Holy Ground March don’t anticipate an overnight miracle of fewer crimes and more revitalization but they believe a demonstration of unity and prayer will set the stage.


As colleagues cope with Heltzel's death, replacement deadline set

Those who worked closest with Paul Heltzel at the Trumbull County Commissioners office are still reeling from his sudden death June 30, but there’s a deadline to meet in mid-August to replace him.


Belinky replacement vows new direction

Judge Robert N. Rusu Jr. vowed to take Mahoning County’s probate court in a new direction after he was sworn in today as probate judge.


Belinky hearing Wednesday, Rusu assumes bench

Mark Belinky, the former Mahoning County Probate Court judge who pleaded guilty to tampering with records, could be sentenced to prison for up to 18 months at a court hearing today.


GOP convention will benefit all of NE Ohio, local politicos say

The Republican National Committee’s decision to have its 2016 convention in Cleveland will not only showcase that city, but all of northeast Ohio and the entire state to the rest of the country, local politicians say.


Northside expansion, upgrade provides more privacy, quiet to patients, officials say

Today marks a new beginning for Northside Medical Center, said Kent Brown, Northside chief operating officer at ValleyCare Health System of Ohio.


UPDATE: 623 still without power after today's tornado, storm

First Energy reported that 623 customers in Mahoning County remained without power as of about 9:15 pm. after this afternoon’s storms.


LeBron holds meetings in Las Vegas

Some of James’ representatives have met with several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.


UPDATE | More than 2,000 Valley homes without power from storm

This house on South Raccoon Road was damaged by the storm. More than 2,000 Valley homes were without power late this afternoon.


Suspect in North Side homicide arrested

Suspect in North Side homicide arrested


Accident near I-680 exit ramp at Western Reserve Road

Accident near I-680 exit ramp at Western Reserve Road


Local man gets 3-year prison term for abusing girl

Local man gets 3-year prison term for abusing girl


UPDATE| Weather service en route to assess Ellsworth storm damage

Weather service en route to assess Ellsworth storm damage


Pregnant woman hurt in two-car crash

Pregnant woman hurt in two-car crash


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YSU Festival of the Arts and more

July 9, 2014 | Lori Factor and Ken Bigley

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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees


July 15 deadline set for NAACP youth council bus trip to Detroit

July 15 deadline set for NAACP youth council bus trip to Detroit


Warren man sentenced on drug counts

Warren man sentenced on drug counts


Officials laud $20M upgrades at Northside Medical Center

Officials laud $20M upgrades at Northside Medical Center


Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids


Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip

Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip


Rusu sworn in as Mahoning County Probate Court judge

Rusu sworn in as Mahoning County Probate Court judge


BREAKING NEWS | Cleveland selected to host 2016 GOP convention

BREAKING NEWS | Cleveland selected to host 2016 GOP convention


Ford recalling more than 100K vehicles for safety issues

Ford recalling more than 100K vehicles for safety issues


Legal pot sales begin today in Washington state

Legal pot sales begin today in Washington state


Campbell man charged with assault

Campbell man charged with assault


Youngstown man faces charges after arrest in Campbell

Youngstown man faces charges after arrest in Campbell


Judge orders Ohio township to pay in open-meetings case

Judge orders Ohio township to pay in open-meetings case


Donald Sterling ordered to testify at Clippers sale trial

Donald Sterling ordered to testify at Clippers sale trial


Penn State seeks to seal Paterno discovery papers

Penn State seeks to seal Paterno discovery papers


Pa.'s Dahlkemper: Faith-based letter 'misinterpreted'

Faith-based letter misinterpreted


All riders now off disabled Calif. coaster

All riders now off disabled Calif. coaster


4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline


Actor Don Cheadle begins Miles Davis movie in Ohio

Actor Don Cheadle begins Miles Davis movie in Ohio


Youngstown South Side waterline break repaired

Youngstown South Side waterline break repaired


Warrant issued for Warren man charged with assault

Warrant issued for Warren man charged with assault


Israeli army authorized to mobilize 40K troops

Israeli army authorized to mobilize 40K troops


Cargo carrier opens hub at Columbus airport

Cargo carrier opens hub at Columbus airport


Mansfield no longer under fiscal emergency

Mansfield no longer under fiscal emergency


REUNIONS

Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1965 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. July 15 at Johnny’s


Grotto picnic planned


Autism Society will launch parent network

Austism Society will launch parent network NILES Austism Society of Ohio-Mahoning Valley in


Women art show winners announced

Women artists earn recognition in a show that ends July 18.


Crosscutters roll past Scrappers

Mahoning Valley has lost four straight games.


Goff receives 3 years probation, 300 hours community service for brine dumping

Goff receives 3 years probation, 300 hours community service for brine dumping


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Return of the King?

LeBron James, Dan Gilbert could mend fences, reunite

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Heltzel ‘gave his life to you as best he could,’ priest says at funeral

Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel “gave away his life to you as best as he could,” Father Lorn Snow said at Paul Heltzel’s funeral mass

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for six-year transportation bill

Congress is considering only a six-month bill


No love for country RAP

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. When Jason Brown came to Nashville to


NCAA suggests contact limits for practices

The organization is suggesting football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week.


Jeter has fond memories of playing in Cleveland

The Yankees shortstop began his first full season at Jacobs Field.


Tribe’s Masterson struggles again

He only survived two-plus innings in the 5-3 loss to the Yankees.


Connelly: An open letter to Dan Gilbert

The Cavaliers owner acted shamefully after "The Decision"; He has a chance to atone for his behavior.


Stocks falter, pulling Dow back near 17,000

Associated Press NEW YORK After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious


Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave MANAMA, Bahrain Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to


Journey Cafe event Thursday at North Side church

The Journey Cafe Self-Discovery Series provides a casual and safe space to explore the self in relation to place, family and purpose.


Boardman’s Keller wins junior golf event

Boardman’s Keller wins junior golf event STOW Ken Keller of Boardman shot a 1-under 70 on


“That person on the table, they don’t care about the whys and hows … I treat the

“That person on the table, they don’t care about the whys and hows … I treat the public. I treat the


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Forensic pathologists seeks answers to 'treat the public'

Forensic pathologists seeks answers to 'treat the public'


Warren councilman says about 10 people are interested in being on bike patrol

About 10 people have contacted Warren Councilman John Brown, expressing an interest in forming a new Warren Bike Patrol to monitor the Warren Greenway Bike Trail through the city.


Several arrested on drug charges over the weekend

Most result of traffic stops


chicago

chicago 14 killed, dozens hurt in shootings Associated Press CHICAGO Extra police officers


gaza strip Israeli army launches offensive

Associated Press JERUSALEM The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early today


Delinquent accounts

Delinquent accounts CAMPBELL City officials are cracking down on delinquent water accounts.


Groups oppose Mass for priest

Associated Press TOLEDO Two organizations that help victims of clergy abuse are upset that a


Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse cases

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with


Tornado confirmed in Michigan

Associated Press KENTWOOD, Mich. A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80


Shenango Valley Gardeners plan tour

The event Sunday showcases different styles of gardens.


Prosecutor: Bombing suspect said martyrs go to heaven

Associated Press BOSTON Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a friend a month


Cops: Couple takes child to buy, use heroin

Firefighters called police after seeing strange behavior


birthdays

birthdays Singer Steve Lawrence is 79. Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 70. Actress Kim Darby is 67.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Daniel and Amy Lawry, Columbiana, girl, July 6. NaHum and


Brazil playing for Neymar

Brazil’s star player is out with a fractured bone in his back.


Action awaiting approval of City Council

Porfirio Esparra Jr. appointed to the health board


Finding the right ratio

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON How strong is that pina colada? Depending on


Katie Rickman | The vindicator

Katie Rickman | The vindicator At the Insite Group Inc. office at 611 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon,


Vets’ coalition plans first endorsement in Ohio governor’s race

Associated Press COLUMBUS A coalition of Ohio veterans and fraternal organizations that has


Ribbon-cutting

Ribbon-cutting YOUNGSTOWN The ribbon-cutting ceremony for ValleyCare Health System of Ohio’s $20


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Warren City Council, caucus at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7, first floor, municipal


Top dribblers Messi, Robben face off

Either could be the key to a semifinal victory.


Remedies to get rid of bikini bumps

Q. Do you have any remedies for red bumps after a bikini wax? A. Dermatologists have a name for


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 24.98 —.32 Avalon


newsmakers

newsmakers Essence Festival hits record attendance NEW ORLEANS The Essence Festival marked its


Youngstown social media campaign comes with risk

A new hashtag created to promote the community of Youngstown comes with some risks — as others have learned in the past.


Speaking on China

Speaking on China YOUNGtown Dr. Craig Seidelson from Timken Corp. speaks Wednesday at Youngstown


general motors recalls How switch design went wrong

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT General Motors’ deadly ignition-switch flaws emerged


Federalist papers are America’s DNA

Opinion: There are many ways to lose freedom — conquering armies, surrendering without a fight.


Casino revenue falls in June

Revenues for the casinos are down for the year, according to figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, which were released Monday.


Scratch the lottery plan

Opinion: The Kansas City Star: A question on Missouri’s Aug. 5 ballot would extend the state lottery to


Katie Rickman | The vindicator

Katie Rickman | The vindicator Dr. Martha Bruce, a member of Shenango Valley Gardeners, stands in


Surplus food/free meal

Surplus food/free meal Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave., Youngstown, frozen chicken


Problems continue to mount for charter schools in Ohio

Editorial: The headline in Sunday’s Akron Beacon Journal, “Ohio taxpayers provide jobs to Turkish immigrants


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2014. There are 176 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


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Flying to US? Power up your electronic device

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

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COMING TOMORROW

COMING TOMORROW ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot evolves.


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Blane L. Seidner, 53, of 6857 E. South Range,


Walking With Dinosaurs comes to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday-Sunday

Walking With Dinosaurs comes to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday-Sunday (theqarena.com),


Fired YSU union chief to be reinstated

Details of Ivan Maldonado's return to employment must be worked out


WorkLife qualification

WorkLife qualification YOUNGSTOWN WorkLife by Meridian, a provider of workforce wellness,


oddly enough

oddly enough Report: Buddhist monks set off illegal fireworks ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. They’ll


MAHONING COUNty Indictments

A Mahoning County grand jury last week handed up indictments against these people on these charges.


Adams powers Cardinals past Pirates

He hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.