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Lowellville Garden Club grows flowers, friends

Roots of friendship sometimes spring up in the most unlikely places.


15 teams walking for cancer research in Poland's Relay for Life

Andrea Mochtyak enjoys working two jobs and living a typical life in most respects, which makes it difficult to fathom that she had been diagnosed nearly eight years ago with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


GM may be grabbing attention, but 11 others have recalled vehicles too

It’s only July, yet vehicle manufacturers have already recalled more vehicles in 2014 than any other year in history.


McNally, Sciortino ask for grand jury transcripts in corruption cases

Attorneys for Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally and Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino, who are facing political corruption charges, filed a motion asking for transcribed minutes of the grand jury that indicted their clients for review.


Valley arts supporters want state approval for cigarette tax for arts

It’s been almost five years since the Power of the Arts organization was formed to encourage and fund arts and culture in the Mahoning Valley.


Anyone interested in judgeship must contact Betras by Friday

Those interested in seeking the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s nomination on the Nov. 4 ballot to succeed Judge James C. Evans of common pleas court have until 5 p.m. Friday to tell the party chairman.


You can help with hats for kids and soldiers

On the second floor of the Hubbard Public Library, there is a bust of the distinguished William Shakespeare.


African American Male Wellness run is community event

The second annual African American Male Wellness 5K Walk/Run on Aug. 2 is for everybody in the Mahoning Valley.


Staff Right Services job fair is Tuesday in Austintown

Staff Right Service job fair is Tuesday in Austintown


Democratic judge hopefuls have week to notify party chairman

Democratic judge hopefuls have week to notify party chairman


Cooler Midwestern summer temps are forecast

Cooler Midwestern summer temps are forecast


DA hiring doctor to to study suspect in Pa. school stabbing

DA hiring doctor to study suspect in Pa. school stabbing


Ohio man sentenced for fatal drunken-driving crash

Ohio man sentenced for fatal drunken-driving crash


Israel leader: World pressure won't stop offensive

Israel leader: World pressure won't stop offensive


Ohio Dem gubernatorial candidate sees economic plus in LeBron James' return

Candidate sees plus in LeBron James' return


Pa. woman gets probation in child-cancer fundraiser scam

Pa. woman gets probation in child-cancer fundraiser scam


UPDATE | Traffic flowing again after accident on state Route 11 in Liberty

UPDATE | Traffic flowing again after accident on state Route 11 in Liberty


Ohio overpaid $88M in food stamps in 2013

Ohio overpaid $88M in food stamps in 2013


1 year and 1 day in prison for Ohio doc in child-porn case

1 year and 1 day in prison for Ohio doc in child-porn case


CAVS CELEBRATE | 'I'm coming home,' Lebron tells Sports Illustrated

CAVS CELEBRATE | 'I'm coming home,' Lebron tells Sports Illustrated

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Decision due on landscaping for former Paramount site

Decision due on landscaping for former Paramount site


Boardman police charge man with theft by deception

Boardman police charge man with theft by deception


Anita Lin, director emeritus of Ballet Western Reserve in Youngstown, named to Kennedy Center committee

Anita Lin, director emeritus of Ballet Western Reserve in Youngstown, named to Kennedy Center committee


Nearly 10 percent of vehicles on road have been recalled

Nearly 10 percent of vehicles on road have been recalled


Ohio Connections Academy information session

Ohio Connections Academy information session


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Leone-Velichko wedding is set at Mount Carmel

BOARDMAN Mark and Barbara Leone of Boardman are announcing the upcoming wedding of their daughter,

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Montgomery, Boyd wedding plans are made

Martina Montgomery and Marcus Lee Boyd, both of Youngstown, are planning to marry July 19 at the

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Wise-Kenreigh wedding is set for August 2

BOARDMAN The parents of Nicole Leigh Wise of Boardman are announcing her upcoming marriage to Noah

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Ms. McKnight, Mr. Krolopp to exchange vows

CANFIELD Dave and Nannette McKnight of Canfield are announcing the upcoming wedding of their

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CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS Guilford Lake Civic Association will have its annual covered dish picnic at 4 p.m.


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Creekside wins Class B title

Jim Kenosh, who just completed his freshman year at Heidelberg University, scattered five hits and struck out eight en route to his fifth victory of the season.

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Two cities, NBA still waiting on LeBron’s choice

A rumored announcement Thursday night never came.

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Suspect in Gina Burger killing faces death penalty

Case directly presented to grand jury

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Giuriceo set to end 19-month hiatus

Giuriceo suffered a torn retina during his last fight against Peter Oluoch on Dec. 1, 2012.


Cops search Bugno Towing, Bugno home

FBI, BCI assist in search


SPORTS DIGEST || Hubbard’s Scott makes Spartans his choice

Hubbard’s Scott makes Spartans his choice Hubbard Hubbard Eagles running back LJ Scott has


Allen supplies lone run as slumping Scrappers fall again

The Scrappers (8-19) managed just three hits on the night.


Casino payouts to Valley up slightly this year

The slight rise in casino tax revenues to counties and cities follows three consecutive quarters of decline.


Differing theories for why wheels came off Tour of Valley

With its major sponsorship yanked, the area’s annual bicycle stage race has ended its run of consecutive summers at five.


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Former murder suspect Jamar Houser in trouble again

A man who once faced the death penalty for the murder of an elderly woman in the parking lot of a South Side church has been arrested for the third time since those charges were dropped.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like


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Good buy: GE auction brings back memories

A mixture of strangers and locals climbed the creaky, wooden steps of the three-story 100-year-old GE Ohio Lamp Plant on Dana Street Northeast on Thursday to acquire items during an auction or see the place one more time before it fades away.

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Man charged with falsifying discharge papers to get Purple Heart license plates

A Kinsman Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Warren Municipal Court to a felony falsification charge for purportedly doctoring his military-discharge papers to obtain license plates saying he had received a Purple Heart.


Man shot by officer sues Youngstown from prison

A man who was shot by a city police officer he allegedly tried to run down with his car has sued the city for $6.7 million from prison.


Ham radio fest is Saturday in Austintown

Ham radio fest is Saturday in Austintown


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Police seek help finding missing Warren woman

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a South Street woman who has been missing for two months.

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Animals and family make this a ‘pretty fair week’

Jamie Lewis is only 3 1/2 years old, but she’s fully immersed in the lifestyle of the Trumbull County Fair.

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Mahoning Republicans recommend 3 for court position

The replacement could be named before current judge retires Sept. 1


Hathorn's comment cut; attorney calls it unlawful, deceptive

This negative comment by Supt. Connie Hathorn at the bottom of his evaluation by the school board was included in the original that goes into his personnel file, but was cut from copies given to media.

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Austintown library hosts Lego my Library event

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com Local libraries offer many activities to spark and enhance children’s creativity. One such event was Lego my Library at Austintown library on June 4.

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Boy Scout 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

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Boardman library hosts family story time

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On June 11, Boardman library hosted a family story time

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Austintown library hosts Gotta Move story time

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

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Canfield Community Briefs

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited


Canfield swim club defeats Warren

The Canfield Swim and Tennis Club defeated Youngstown Swim League perennial power Warren Olympic


Canfield Swim and Tennis Club defeats Applewood

The Canfield Swim and Tennis Club defeated the Applewood Swim Club on June 25 with a score of


Poland Sports Briefs

Boys tennis players make districts The Poland boys tennis team, coached by Anne Marion, had a


Canfield Sports Briefs

Send us your news If you’re a summer sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your help.


Shepherd of the Valley honors military members

At a recent Scrappers game, attendees remembered those that have served in the military. Staff from


Boardman library hosts family story time

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On June 11, Boardman library hosted a family story time

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Poland Community Briefs

Quilt group to meet That Quilt Group I Belong To will host its next meeting on July 15 at Fair


Doug Evans helps plants grow at CHC

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School has had a special volunteer

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Hilltoppers are appreciated

Hilltop Elementary School students were feeling love and appreciation during the school’s annual PTO-sponsored Student Appreciation Day June 4.

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Farmers National Bank gives back in July

Farmers National Bank has multiple giving campaigns taking place in the month of July. First,


YSU students named to Dean’s List

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


Austintown Sports Briefs

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


Farmers National Bank gives back

Farmers National Bank has multiple giving campaigns taking place in the month of July. First,


Andrews bowls for the first time in 40 years

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com For more than 20 years, Mafalda “Muffy” Andrews


Union Elementary hosts annual Fun Day

Like other local elementary schools, Union Elementary hosted its annual Fun Day on June 10, giving its students a fun way to end the school year.

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Shepherd of the Valley honors military members

At a recent Scrappers game, attendees remembered those that have served in the military. Staff from


Canfield Sports Briefs

Send us your news If you’re a summer sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your help.


Boardman library hosts family story time

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com On June 11, Boardman library hosted a family story time

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Boardman Sports Briefs

Send us your news If you’re a summer sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need your help.


Mr. Puppet brings act to Poland library

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com Attendees of Poland library on June 16 got something a

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Shepherd of the Valley honors military members

At a recent Scrappers game, attendees remembered those that have served in the military. Staff from


Farmers National Bank gives back in July

Farmers National Bank has multiple giving campaigns taking place in the month of July. First,


Free program to offer reading tools

Parents and their children are invited to the Austintown library for Imagine with Us July 17 from


Robinwood Lane hosts Fun Day

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com With the school year ending soon, Robinwood Lane

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Sracic scores among top nationally on PSAT

While there are many high school students through the area and even the country with outstanding grades, very few earn recognition to put them among the elite.

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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

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Austism Society announces summer camp

The Autism Society of Ohio Mahoning Valley office, in collaboration with the Youngstown YMCA and


Staff Sgt. Davis to tell his WWII story

Members of the World War II Heritage Society will hear from William L. Davis on July 21 at A La Cart


Farmers National Bank gives back

Farmers National Bank has multiple giving campaigns taking place in the month of July. First,

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Boardman Community Briefs

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


Austintown Community Briefs

Quilt group to meet That Quilt Group I Belong To will host its next meeting on July 15 at Fair


Fundraiser put on for Terlesky in her fight against ALS

By TIM CLEVELAND tcleveland@vindy.com Since she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral

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Boardman High School takes top honors at Envirothon

A five-member team of students from Boardman High School out scored 19 other teams at the 2014 Ohio


Belinky’s obsession was his undoing

Opinion: I first met Mark Belinky in early 2001, a few months after I became The Vindicator’s politics


Prep standout has Ohio Amateur lead

Boo Timko of Girard had a 68 for the best round of the day Thursday.


Pirates salvage series finale vs. Cardinals

Russell Martin went 3-for-4 with a home run.


Rookie Perez homers as Tribe rips Yankees

Carlos Carrasco (2-3) pitched a scoreless inning to help the Indians gain a four-game split.


Misunderstandings abound with group health insurance

Opinion: Misunderstandings abound with group health insurance After group health in- surance is abolished


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Craig Beach Village Council, planning and zoning commission meeting, 9 a.m.,


Festival starts tonight

The festival is known for its fireworks.


Irving inks contract extension with Cavs

Kyrie Irving signed his contract. The Cavaliers now hope LeBron James will accept one from them.


Birthdays

Birthdays Actor Tab Hunter is 83. Singer Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 67.


Vehicle swap leads to trouble for Gordon, Hairston

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston says he and Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon decided to swap vehicles following a chance meeting at a grocery store.


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Correction: Dominic Anthony Leombruno, 29, of 103 N.


Sen. Portman could consider presidential bid in2016

Associated Press CINCINNATI U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he could end up making a 2016


Obama offers help in negotiating cease-fire

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on


LOTTERY

LOTTERY thursday’s numbers OHIO evening drawings: Pick 36-4-5 Pick 45-0-7-3 Pick


oddly enough

oddly enough Great fall was too much — Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt SALEM, Ore. The nursery


Agriculture industry seeks to turn farming into a right

Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more


Council discusses tornado, water project

City assisting township in tornado cleanup


OSU chief: Athletics one of many successes

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio State hasn’t always gotten enough credit for the “98 percent” of


New principal

New principal warren Joshua Stutz has been hired as principal of John F. Kennedy’s Lower Campus


Prostitute in Google exec case linked to death of boyfriend

Associated Press MILTON, Ga. Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left


Years Ago

Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Compromise possible on immigration crisis

Associated Press WASHINGTON Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Daniel and Rachel Garcia, Columbiana, boy, July 9. Charles


World Cup final about more than Messi vs. Germany

The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world’s biggest stage.


Sterling trial delayed until after sale deadline

Donald Sterling has vowed never to sell the team and he’s trying to block his wife’s single-handed deal.


Woman sentenced in vehicular homicide case

Jill Bissett said she is truly sorry for the accident.


Man who escaped from hospital found

Man who escaped from hospital found YOUNGSTOWN A man police were looking for who escaped from


Winning Powerball ticket sold at store in Conneaut

Associated Press CONNEAUT, Ohio Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Northeast Ohio picked


Movies 8 to reopen

Movies 8 to reopen BOARDMAN Movies 8, commonly referred to as the “cheap seats,” will reopen


High court upholds death sentence in Butler case

Associated Press COLUMBUS A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man


Helton: Talladega races have big impact

Talladega, meanwhile, is adapting to the times — and the dwindling, if still impressive, crowds.


Ohio seeks dismissal of suit on denial of rights to executed inmate

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS A lawsuit alleging an executed inmate


Plans for future Youngstown business park revealed

CEO of Youngstown-based manufacturing company M-7 Technologies Mike Garvey said during the panel architecture and building plans are underway for the park that would be in Youngstown.


5 men sue over terror program

Associated Press WASHINGTON Five California men who say they came under police scrutiny for


festival SCHEDULE

festival SCHEDULE The Girard Mount Carmel Festival begins tonight and continues through Wednesday


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Trumbull County Fair, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.: The Bullride Mania Rodeo


newsmakers

newsmakers Graham Nash sees young people as saviors of the future NEW YORK Graham Nash feels


FTC sues Amazon over app charges

Associated Press NEW YORK The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the


Redford to play Rather in film

Associated Press NEW YORK Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS


Agency ordered to explain lost emails

Associated Press WASHINGTON A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain, under oath,


Germany kicks out top US spy

Germany kicks out top US spy BERLIN Germany on Thursday demanded Washington’s top spy in Berlin


Upgrades to sex-offender list will offer greater protections

Editorial: For the past two decades, Ohio has acted to streamline and toughen its online registry of all sex