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Oakhill prosecutors ordered to correct indictment

The judge in the Oakhill corruption case has ordered the prosecution to fix grammatical, spelling and typographical errors in the indictment against Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino and Atty. Martin Yavorcik, a one-time candidate from Mahoning County prosecutor.


HM Sisters mark 150 years in America

As the Sisters of the Humility of Mary mark 150 years in America, they “celebrate the legacy, pursue the vision” in a host of ministries and activities.


Gas prices fall again in Valley

Valley residents are paying less at the pump this year compared to last.


Lowellville grad deflated after winnings come up short for project

After winning a $25,000 donation for the village, all that Dom DeFrank wanted was for the cracked, aging basketball courts he’d loved as a kid to be renovated, with fresh pavement and new equipment, then dedicated to his late father.


Death of 56-year-old Struthers man being investigated as homicide

Authorities are hopeful that a missing white Chevrolet Blazer, once recovered, can provide some information about the 56-year-old man found dead Tuesday morning in his third-floor apartment at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority-owned Struthers Manor.


Liberty resident: Vindy story gets mail decision rescinded

Arbor Circle residents, told by the U.S. Postal Service they were losing home mail delivery on Aug. 1 unless they had curbside boxes installed, are keeping the service.


Youngstown dad, son died by drowning while fishing

Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner, has ruled that two men found dead over the weekend in a Newton Township pond died by accidental drowning.


Success by 6 gives kids, parents peace about starting school

Fifteen Canfield preschoolers are getting a kick-start for kindergarten this summer through the United Way’s Success By 6 program.


Youngstown BOE plans to give seniors an edge

An addition to the city school curriculum will help students aim more pointedly on their career and college goals.


Warren man convicted of cocaine possession

Warren man convicted of cocaine possession


Liberty residents can keep home mail delivery

Liberty residents can keep home mail delivery


Authorities investigating case of man found dead today in Struthers

Authorities investigating case of man found dead today in Struthers


Coroner rules two men drowned in Newton Township pond

Coroner rules two men drowned in Newton Township pond


Northside Medical Center gets new CEO

Northside Medical Center gets new CEO


Brookfield trustees have special meeting Wednesday

Brookfield trustees have special meeting Wednesday


Brown testifies on behalf of steel manufacturers

Brown testifies on behalf of steel manufacturers


Oh Wow! plans seven days of STEM

Oh Wow! plans seven days of STEM


Husband, wife arrested on breaking and entering charge

Husband, wife arrested on breaking and entering charge


Lawmakers urge for Delphi retiree pension decision

Lawmakers urge for Delphi retiree pension decision


Campbelll police charge man with drug, traffic offenses

Campbelll police charge man with drug, traffic offenses


Egyptian truce plan unravels after new fighting

Egyptian truce plan unravels after new fighting


OSHP steps up drug arrests in first half of 2014

OSHP steps up drug arrests in first half of 2014


Boardman police now holding car that was reported stolen

Boardman police now holding car that was reported stolen


Boardman school board schedules special meeting

Boardman school board schedules special meeting


Church will offer free community picnic

Church will offer free community picnic YOUNGSTOWN Lockwood United Methodist Church, 4570


Israeli military says it's resumed Gaza airstrikes

Israeli military says it's resumed Gaza airstrikes


REUNIONS

Austintown Fitch Class of 1974 is having its 40-year reunion over Labor Day weekend. On Aug. 29 a


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Trumbull library adapts to changing tech needs

Trumbull library adapts to changing tech needs

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Cespedes wins second straight home run derby

He beat Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M penalty for cheating customers

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts, authorities announced Monday.

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Two Youngstown men died while fishing in a Newton Township pond

They were father and son


GREEN ENERGY State ballot board OKs group’s pursuit of borrowing funds

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS The state ballot board again has given its approval for


Eleven Democrats applied for the vacant Trumbull County commissioner’s job

The county Democratic Party’s precinct committee members will select a replacement on July 26


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Canfield wins 9-10 softball district

Lauren Fitzgerald had 15 strikeouts in the 4-2 win over Poland.

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Ursuline camp stresses grades, behavior, football

Scouting Ohio’s Mark Porter said colleges still ask about grades first.

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Relay for Life of Poland raises over $50,000 to fight cancer

Relay for Life of Poland raises over $50,000 to fight cancer


YCS community mourns death of Harris

The 21-year-old former Eagle was a third-team All-Ohioan in 2011.


Moore, Lowell down Scrappers

Yonathan Mendoza had two hits and two runs for Mahoning Valley.


Archie meets his end in comic book rendition

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet


‘Scandal’ star Goldwyn tackles legal system in new drama Both sides of ‘The Divide’

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK Tony Goldwyn has displayed a lack of ethics in


TOP U.S. HOSPITALS

TOP U.S. HOSPITALS U.S. News & World Report’s honor roll of the top hospitals in the nation. The


U.S. News & World Report ranks the Cleveland Clinic fourth overall nationally

Cleveland Clinic tops in cardiology and heart surgery


Connelly: Biggest error of steroid era? That it ended

The writer believes bringing back PEDs and eliminating home-field advantage from the All-Star game will benefit baseball.


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Racino continues to take shape for fall opening

Media and government officials toured the site.

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Man wanted in Texas

Man wanted in Texas NEW MIDDLETOWN Village police arrested a man Friday who is wanted for the


Girard’s Sarra finishes in 15th place at WSOP

Girard’s Sarra finishes in 15th place at WSOP LAS VEGAS Girard’s Thomas Sarra Jr. finished 15th


E-school sessions for parents, students

E-school sessions for parents, students AUSTINtown Representatives from Ohio Connections


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown Civil Service Commission, 4 p.m., commission office, seventh floor,


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Park board gets earful about geese euthanasia

Candice Sinistro LaRocca of Boardman, who wore an “I like geese” T-shirt, was frustrated because neither Mill Creek MetroParks board members nor park staff would answer some of her questions at Monday's board meeting about the June 26 killing of 238 geese. The board said people must stop feeding the geese to avoid a recurrence of the problems.

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MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jason J. Gaston, 21, of 11521 Det-wiler Road,


More anthrax problems at CDC

More anthrax problems at CDC NEW YORK A second investigation has detailed additional safety


New realty office

New realty office POLAND The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting for


Perry, Paul launch foreign-policy debate

Associated Press NEW YORK Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal war of words


Attendance up at Trumbull County Fair

Early days of rain subside as good weekend leads to higher attendance at Trumbull County Fair


Post office drops service

The post office gave the street one day’s notice that residents must have curbside boxes by July 31 if they want mail delivery to continue at their homes.


Trustees approve paving project, discuss massage parlors

Last massage parlor closed voluntarily after police raid


Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal


COLUMBIANA COUNTY State board releases $500K for housing for disabled

Staff report COLUMBUS The state Controlling Board released $500,000 Monday for housing for


Neighbors complain of speeders

One resident said that there is also a house with multiple vehicles and a boat parked in the yard.


birthdays

birthdays Actor Ken Kercheval (“Dallas”) is 79. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 70. Singer Millie


Sidewalk memorial honors cop killer

Associated Press JERSEY CITY, N.J. A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an


Learn-to-swim class

Learn-to-swim class WARREN The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley is offering its Summer


Remedies for muscle cramps in hot weather

Q. If I work hard in the hot sun for a couple of hours, I get serious muscle cramps. Last week, I


Auditor Yost says charter schools require oversight reform

Dave Yost said he is a supporter of school choice.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Nicole Yereb and Jacob Hambrick, Youngstown, boy, July 13.


Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2014. There are 169 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Cops find pot, pills, in woman's car

Drugs found in steering column


Mentally ill pose challenge for jails

Associated Press CHICAGO The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff’s website, would


Egypt proposes cease-fire

Associated Press JERUSALEM Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy


POLICE CALLS

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


Citigroup to pay $7 billion in subprime-lending probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal


Pitchers grab All-Star spotlight

Major League batting averages are at a 42-year low.


The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 24.82 .06 Avalon


newsmakers

newsmakers Golden Globe producers, organizers settle lawsuit LOS ANGELES The organization that


Give youth offenders 2nd chance

Opinion: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: America’s experiment with harsh punishment for nonviolent offenders has


Ruling means tariffs on foreign steel

U.S. companies couldn't compete with subsidized steel from countries like South Korea for oil and gas pipes.


Two arrested in separate domestic violence incidents

Gun, can of gas, used in incidents


oddly enough

oddly enough Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess ABINGDON, Va. A Virginia man


Answers on injection wells, quakes

Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a


Satire is sharp in 'Forbidden Youngstown'

Lynn Sabeh is going to be a local star. At least that’s what her character thinks in Rust Belt Theater Company’s latest production of “Forbidden Youngstown.”


Youngstown’s school board warrants scrutiny by state

Editorial: Did members of the Youngstown Board of Education violate state law when they gave reporters a


COMING TOMORROW

COMING TOMORROW Ten local restaurants will battle for best burger.


CenturyLink training center will bring workers to area

At least 100 employees per year will come through company's downtown Warren training site


Irving among 19 on USA basketball roster

The team will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month.


Recovery program

Recovery program YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN The Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc. Recovery Program offers