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Extra time goal lifts Germany to World Cup title

Extra time goal lifts Germany to World Cup title.

Authorities search pond for 2 missing Valley men

Rescue operations have been ongoing since Saturday night at Rankin Pond near railroad tracks off of Miller Graber Road for two missing Mahoning County men.

Struthers graduate spends summer in Russia

The program is sponsored by the US State Department

Iarussi takes on double duty as education leader in Mahoning County

The move is part of an ongoing consolidation effort.

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza Strip

The Israeli prime minister says the military is set for "all possibilities''

Mahoning Valley under severe thunderstorm watch

The watch is in effect in 15 counties

Protest against Israel planned Monday in downtown Youngstown

The Palestinian death toll from a week of confrontations has surpassed 150

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Miss Gottschling and Mr. Schnall to wed in Sept.

YOUNGSTOWN Jerry and Jan Schnall of Youngstown are announcing the engagement of their son, Jeffrey

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Miss Crossen, Mr. Lawson will exchange vows

Courtney Crossen and David Lawson, both of New York City, are engaged, their parents are announcing.

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Alexoff-Cochren wedding plans are revealed

POLAND Randall and Beth Alexoff of Poland are announcing the engagement and upcoming wedding of

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Allison Parry, Christopher Diehl to exchange vows

YOUNGSTOWN Richard and MaryAnn Parry of Youngstown are announcing the engagement of their

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Shannon Roeder, Gregory Bush plan wedding

Forest and Sarilee Roeder of Boardman and Jerry and Karen Bush of Hermitage, Pa., are announcing the

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Testa-Bartos wedding plans are announced

The parents of Andrea Celeste Testa and William Lawrence Bartos, both of Canton, are announcing the

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Mr., Mrs. Perkins celebrate 50th at reception

AUSTINTOWN John and Anastasia Perkins of Austintown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a

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Beggses' 50th honored with celebration

BOARDMAN John and Theresa Beggs of Boardman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 13 with

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Greenes cruise to Bermuda to mark 50th

NEW MIDDLETOWN William and Crystal Greene of New Middletown and Largo, Fla., marked their 50th

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Friends of Fellows to host garden party

Friends of Fellows Gardens will host its annual fundraiser, The Summer Garden Party, on July 25.

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TUESDAY Trailwood Gardeners will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon at Reserve Run. Linda DeLost


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


MONDAY Past Matrons of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at noon at Eat’n Park in Austintown.

Guild announces scholarship winners

Guild announces scholarship winners LORDSTOWN Lordstown Garden Guild met June 23 and presented


60-Plus Club of St. Brendan Church will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Maxwell Hall. Ann Smith will


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

Mystery of Champion man’s dad in WWII solved 61 years later

Russ Sr. drowned in a tank accident after surviving the Battle of the Bulge

No age limit in baseball: DiVincenzo, Harris have played 60 years

Ron DiVincenzo’s age never tempered his inspiration to play baseball.

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Summer Festival of the Arts opens 16th year, continues today

The festival, located on the campus of Youngstown State University, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and admission is free.

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LeBron signs two-year contract

The deal provides flexibility for the NBA’s biggest star with the league’s maximum salary expected to rise in the future.

Businesses in Struthers come together to help one of their own

By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK STRUTHERS A local business experienced a significant

Struthers’ Pezzone to represent Indians in Minnesota

Nicolina Marianne Pezzone is a busy girl.

Fitch grad Matasy hopes to bring golf lessons home

Matt Matasy wasn't sure what the next step for him entailed, but he knew it had to include golf.

7th Ward residents celebrate community

By SEAN BARRON YOUNGSTOWN Starting next spring, a community garden will take

Race will fund Mooney scholarships

The race will be in memory of Caitlin Yager, who was killed at age 19 in a Dec. 26 car crash on an icy road.

Struthers athlete sues over eligibility

With his high school football career in doubt, Struthers senior Luke Witkowski is attempting one last Hail Mary — by appealing to a different higher power.

O’Horo’s homer helps Boardman advance

Boardman scored two runs in the first inning, added another in the second and took an insurmountable 10-0 lead in the third after plating seven runs in the third.

Liberty man charged with adding fluids to boss' soup, theft at workplace

Staff report STRUTHERS A 27-year-old Liberty Township man accused of videotaping himself adding

Warren-based bike shop builds Knievel tribute bike

David Cook and his team at Sledgehammer Bobbers in Warren are in the process of building the tribute bike for Evel Knievel.

‘Fat N’ Furious’ pays a visit to ‘Atomic Bob’

By GUY D’ASTOLFO Combining his love of muscle cars and his talent for art,

‘Strain’ star speaks

IF YOU WATCH What: “The Strain” Where: FX When: 10 tonight By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television

2 Campbell teenagers arrested after chase

Staff report CAMPBELL Two Campbell teenagers remain in the Mahoning County jail after leading

Canfield softball all-stars facing elimination in state tournament

The Canfield 11-12 softball all-stars team went 1-1 on Saturday at the state tournament at Cederquist Park.

METRO DIGEST || Fair will cover infant sleep positions, biking, car seats

Learn safe biking, baby sleep positions YOUNGSTOWN Eagle’s Christian Preschool on Market Street

Hotel owner tries to put strip club past behind him

Hotel owner tries to put strip club past behind him

Lawrence Co. man kills stepfather, self

Staff report NEW CASTLE, PA. Police continue to investigate an apparent murder-suicide that

Fossil-free Energy Fair is July 26 at SRU

The event is dedicated to educate the public to the economic and climate benefits of alternate forms of energy.

Lavish $4M renovation to offer fine dining, comedy club

Poland attorney and developer Sebastian Rucci is counting on some southern California ambiance — including $120,000 worth of (faux) palm trees — and a location close to the new Hollywood Gaming racino to make his Hotel California into a resort destination.

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Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Brookfield Township trustees, 7 p.m., administration building, 6844 Strimbu Drive.

JJC bus trip planned for August

The trip will be to the Chautauqua Institute, where participants will hear a lecture on the Central Park Five.

Karzmer: Prognosticator looks for a shot at redemption

Handicapping the British Open.

Scrappers end losing streak with 9-3 win

Scrappers end losing streak with 9-3 win lowell, mass. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers used clutch

Agency using new scale to grade Erie algae

Associated Press TOLEDO Researchers have come up with a new way to classify their forecast for

Area golf calendar | Upcoming outings

July Wednesday — Junior independent insurance agents golf tournament at Mill Creek Golf Course.

Columbus sends giant limestone couch for rehab

Associated Press COLUMBUS An 8,000-pound limestone sculpture of a sofa has been removed from its

Transgender women claim mistreatment at DMVs in WV

Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.VA. Two transgender women say they were ordered to take off their

100 years of Rotary’s great service

Opinion: February 1915 is a faraway time. Big news of the day was World War I raging and Poland — the

2014 Pitch, Hit & Run FINALS

2014 Pitch, Hit & Run FINALS vMonday at 3 p.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Guatemalan teen is buried in hometown

Guatemalan teen is buried in hometown SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala A 15-year-old Guatemalan

golf league scores

MEN The First Tee of Mahoning Valley (Candywood) — Low Gross: Joe Mastro 36, Vic Dechristifaro 38,


ARMED FORCES VETERANS VA clothing allowance YOUNGSTOWN The Department of Veterans Affairs


Tournaments Juniors Remaining Qualifier Wednesday: Trumbull Country Club, 1:15 p.m. start


MILESTONES HONORS Engineer gets award Bert Dawson of Lisbon has been awarded the Meritorious

METRO DIGEST || Church day camp

Church day camp North Lima Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., will host a community

Ohio opens multiservice prison inmate rehabilitation center

Associated Press CHILLICOTHE, Ohio Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed


Births St. Elizabeth BOARDMAN Health Center Sean and Amber Hudson, Wellsville, boy, July 11.

McCutchen’s home run lifts Pirates in 11th

The Pirates blew a four-run lead for the second straight night, but managed to come back behind McCutchen, who has more homers against Cincinnati than anyone else since 2009.

2014 Greatest scramble Remaining qualifiers

JULY Friday — The First Tee of Mahoning Valley Scramble at Candywood. Cost is $65. Start time is 9

Bianco powers Creekside past Bel-Park in NABF final

Last summer, Nick Bianco was a member of the Creekside Fitness 14-and-under team that advanced to the NABF Sophomore Division World Series.

Kerry brokers deal between Afghan rivals

Associated Press KABUL Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement

Germany looks to make history today

No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas.

Cavaliers get Powell, Haywood in trade

The Cavs announced the move Saturday, one day after LeBron James said he’s returning to Cleveland.

Will raccoons be next endangered species in Mill Creek MetroParks?

Opinion: Will raccoons be next endangered species in Mill Creek MetroParks? Although I have already seen a

UN warns Iraq of possible ‘chaos’

Associated Press BAGHDAD The U.N. urged Iraq’s leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions

YWCA hosts summer broadcast camp

The youngsters will learn about the broadcasting field and meet local broadcasters.

Abreu’s 29th homer helps Sox top McAllister, Indians

Chicago managed just four hits off McAllister (3-5) in seven innings.

Korean official to give medals to Ohio vets

Associated Press DAYTON A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to U.S. service

On the links Saturday’s professional golf results

WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND Inbee Park shot a 4-under 68 and took the lead Saturday

UN Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel


SCIENCE Robert Markwell Jr. has been named an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He was

Blood Drives

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


COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints Donald Stauffer v. Alvin Pugh, personal injury.


NEWSMAKERS Last original member of the Ramones dies at 65 NEW YORK Tommy Ramone, a co-founder

YNG numbers keep on soaring

Editorial: In yet another sign of accelerated momentum and heightened fortunes at the Youngstown-Warren

Years Ago

Today is Sunday, July 13, the 194th day of 2014. There are 171 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Theme-park CEO: Job is about making memories

Associated Press SANDUSKY, Ohio Standing in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that

There isn’t a lot of time to sell Mahoning sales tax to voters

Editorial: The general election is Nov. 4, and on the ballot will be a sales-tax issue that has become an

Unique destination

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor WASHINGTON When World War I began in 1914, President

Health from above

A church based-clinic gives health from above.

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Salem chamber plans luncheon event

Salem chamber plans luncheon event SALEM The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will have a

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Summer Festival of the Arts, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Highlights include

Book discussion meeting planned at Salem Public Library

Book discussion meeting planned at Salem Public Library SALEM The featured book for the Salem

The selfie won’t soon fade

Selfies — those slightly blurred, self-portrait photos we take with front-facing cameras on our

Guard your credit from thieves

After Target and Neiman Marcus told tens of millions of shoppers that their credit- and debit-card

Belinky worst of the worst

Opinion: There’s a cautionary tale from Mark Belinky’s fall from judicial grace: a politician who has larceny