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Fire at hunt club forces cancellation of annual festival

A 100-year old hunt club is working through the paperwork to rebuild after a fire destroyed one of its clubhouses last month.


Johnson's campaign coffers more than double Garrison's in 6th District

The financial battle between U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6th, and Jennifer Garrison, his Democratic challenger, isn’t close, with the incumbent enjoying a huge lead over his opponent.


Valley Arabs, Israelis see different solutions to age-old conflict

As another day of shelling in Gaza killed four children Wednesday in ongoing conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas, leaders of the Valley’s Jewish and Palestinian communities were divided on what an acceptable solution would be to the larger, decades-old conflict.


As police arrest murder suspect, Struthers Manor residents express fear

The same day that authorities arrest a suspect in the murder of a 56-year-old man in his apartment, a resident of Struthers Manor says security at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority-owned complex leaves a lot to be desired.


Mahoning commissioners to consider support of additive Faire

The Mahoning County commissioners will consider spending up to $20,000 in hotel bed tax revenues in connection with the Youngstown Maker City Initiative, a four-day, 3-D manufacturing gathering beginning July 31.


Procession leads to last day of festivities in Girard

They gathered on West Wilson Street in front of the Italian Fraternal Home Wednesday morning, like they had for so many years past.


Nearly blind woman dies in Warren fire

Loan T. Vang, 75, died in a basement fire Wednesday at her house at 949 Columbia Place Southeast despite the efforts of the Warren Fire Department.


Girard worker chases customers who skipped out on bill, police say

An employee of Margherita’s Grille on North State Street is accused of chasing through the streets two customers who left without paying and shooting at them.


Trumbull officials weigh benefits of environmental court

Officials with Trumbull County’s four health departments and others presented their vision Wednesday for a future where environmental dangers such as open dumping are prosecuted and resolved efficiently.


Struthers murder suspect nabbed in Pittsburgh

Struthers murder suspect nabbed in Pittsburgh


VW bumps GM out of 2nd place in sales race

VW bumps GM out of 2nd place in sales race


Boardman school board interviewing candidates for board opening

Boardman school board interviewing candidates for board opening


YSU's opener at Illinois set for noon

Penguins, Illini will kick off at noon on Aug. 30.


OSU, KSU set for noon start

Kent State and Ohio State will kick off at noon on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium.


Stop the Violence Rally planned for Sunday

Stop the Violence Rally planned for Sunday


Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat

Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat


UPDATE | Elderly woman dies in Warren fire

Elderly woman dies in Warren fire


Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border

Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border


Johnson owns big fundraising lead over challenger

Johnson owns big fundraising lead over challenger


Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road


Struthers police ID slain man, have a person of interest

Struthers police ID slain man, have a person of interest

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Woman intruder hits homeowner with baseball bat

Woman intruder hits homeowner with baseball bat


Youngstown police charge man with possession of dangerous drugs

Youngstown police charge man with possession of dangerous drugs


Large crowd expected tonight for Girard fireworks

Large crowd expected tonight for Girard fireworks


Law would make it a crime to conceal faulty products that are dangerous

Law would make it a crime to conceal faulty products that are dangerous


Warren mayor wants banks to pay cities

Warren mayor wants banks to pay cities


Trailer stolen from Austintown business

Trailer stolen from Austintown business


GM officials to appear before Senate Thursday

GM officials to appear before Senate Thursday


YSU plans 2 days for high school students

YSU plans 2 days for high school students


Girard police union files court action over shift bidding

Girard police union files court action over shift bidding


Deputies detaining couple in front of courthouse

Deputies detaining couple in front of courthouse


Youngstown firefighters battle two blazes

Youngstown firefighters battle two blazes


Bazetta Township to spray for mosquitoes tonight

Bazetta Township to spray for mosquitoes tonight


Palestinians flee after Israel warning, airstrikes

Palestinians flee after Israel warning, airstrikes


Chamber to offer tourist event

Chamber to offer tourist event COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a


Hospice schedules volunteer training

Hospice of the Valley needs volunteers.


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Woodworth Church of the Brethren, 30 E. Western Reserve Road, Boardman, will offer beef-


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United Way program assists Valley preschoolers, parents

Canfield kindergarten teachers lead Success By 6 sessions

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Lowellville basketball court renovations on hold

By EMMALEE C. TORISK etorisk@vindy.com LOWELLVILLE After winning a $25,000 donation for the


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Ohio Glaciers edge Falcons in Connie Mack tournament

Brian Penz scattered four hits, striking out eight while notching a double and scoring one of his team’s runs.

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City student portfolios target student goals

The portfolios will be part of the curriculum


Creekside still plenty fit despite lightning delay

Currently saddled with little pitching depth, the last thing Creekside Fitness manager Terry Landis needed Monday night was a suspended game.


Greatest Golfer: Final juniors qualifier today at Trumbull

The excitement and buildup of the fifth annual Greatest Golfer of the Valley Junior series will play out on the golf course today in the final qualifying event before the championship.


Struthers’ Pezzone second in Minneapolis

Nicolina Marianne Pezzone finished second in the national finals of Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run contest on Monday night in Minneapolis.


Residents on a Liberty street won’t lose home mail delivery

Local postal officials made that decision without consulting the district office


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Authorities investigate Struthers apartment death

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.

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Ursuline campers learn from Wolford, Shepas

Youngstown State head coach Eric Wolford and Waynesburg head coach Rick Shepas addressing the group.


State Dem chairman says Trumbull party leaders must cast public ballots

When Trumbull County Democratic Party Central Committee members meet July 26 to select a replacement for Commissioner Paul Heltzel, the vote will take place in public, the Ohio Democratic Party chairman says.


Youngstown men died of accidental drowning, coroner rules

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


Jeter, Trout power AL to All-Star Game victory

The American League has won 13 of the last 17 games.


Pioneer festival at Pymatuning park

The 21st annual Pymatuning Pioneer and Art Festival will be July 26-27 in Pymatuning State Park.


'Fat N' Furious' cast to visit car cruise-in

All four members of the cast of “Fat N’ Furious: Rolling Thunder” will be at the car cruise-in at the Boardman Quaker Steak and Lube this Friday.


Battle of the Burgers

The battle has begun. It actually started in 2009 with the Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board’s (MVBRB) first burger review. Now we have gathered 10 of our best restaurants, and we will put them in the arena and see who emerges victorious.


Soak up the culture at Irish fest

By JOHN BENSON entertainment@vindy.com Everyone agrees you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St.


Youngstown zoning board rejects request from thrift store

Store owner is considering a lawsuit


Youngstown and Ohio gas prices below national average

The average price for regular gas in Youngstown is $3.529 compared to last year’s average at $3.585.


HM sisters mark 150 years since trek from France

Sister Joanne Gardner, left, archivist, and Sister Barbara Wincik, a member of the leadership team of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, look at the community’s “A Living Document,” which details the community’s vision.


Lawsuit filed

Lawsuit filed YOUNGSTOWN A Brittain Street woman, who said she was bitten and severely injured


Furnace safety

Furnace safety COLUMBUS Columbia Gas of Ohio reminds customers that furnaces need to be cleaned


Birthdays

Birthdays Singer William Bell is 75. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 66. Drummer Stewart Copeland of


METRO DIGEST || Downtown streets to close Sunday

Judge orders fixes cleveland The judge in the Oakhill case has ordered the prosecution to fix


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Two of France's beloved champagne houses will visit our Valley

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy bubbles.

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Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Lordstown Board of Public Affairs, 4 p.m., administration building, 1455 Salt


Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2014. There are 168 days left in the year.


On the links

On the links Pro golf tournaments ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS | BRITISH OPEN


Israel: Hamas to ‘pay’ for rejecting truce

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday


House GOP prepares border-crisis response

Associated Press WASHINGTON House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching


Warren man convicted of drug possession eight years after being charged

Anthony J. Hudson, 41, convicted of cocaine possession and will be sentenced later to between three and 10 years in prison.


Miller time: Cavs sign shooter

Mike Miller had choices. None of them was better than playing with LeBron James again.


Chapin: Indians are consistently inconsistent

If the one-word description of the Indians last year — Terry Francona’s first as manager and a season that ended with a playoff berth — would be streaky, then the one word that describes this year’s team is inconsistent.


LOTTERY

LOTTERY TUESDAY’s numbers multistate Mega Millions2-4-17-36-40 Mega Ball5 Megaplier2


Selig says Rose could play 2015 All-Star role

Selig says Rose could play 2015 All-Star role MINNEAPOLIS Pete Rose may have a role to play in


Cops clean up homeless area

Responding to complaint of fight, drug use


89 killed in Afghanistan bombing

Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near


ASK MR. KNOW IT ALL

Q. I’m enjoying reruns of “The Rifleman.” Is Chuck Connors still alive? I know on the TV series he


Baby injured by firework released from hospital

The infant was injured when a neighbor kicked over a lit firework


Don’t scramble broadcasts

Opinion: Minot (N.D.) Daily News: Soon the days of Minot residents and members of the news media having


US retail sales up 0.2 percent in June

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that


Kochs rent a former senator

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords The beauty of our country’s present system of government is that


Kent-Trumbull Theatre's summer stock production of 'Hairspray' opens Friday

Kent-Trumbull Theatre’s summer stock production of “Hairspray” opens Friday and runs for nine performances over three consecutive weekends.


The BurgerGuyz are on the move again

The BurgerGuyz are on the move again The BurgerGuyz head to the Downtown Coffee Caf in Hubbard


Crable named CEO at Northside

New Northside CEO comes to the Valley with 25 years healthcare experience


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Joseph and Jennifer Posey, Youngstown, girl, July 14.


Yellen: Labor market still needs Fed’s help

Despite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy.


EEOC updates protections for pregnant employees

Associated Press WASHINGTON Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job


Reynolds American to buy Lorillard Inc.

Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel


US steel industry gets a boost with ruling on steel dumping

Editorial: A significant federal govern- ment ruling last week that will buoy American manufacturers of steel


newsmakers

newsmakers Marvel makes Thor a thunder goddessk NEW YORK Thor is now a Goddess of Thunder.


The brothers in food return to Warren

The brothers in food return to Warren Mark and Mike head back to Warren to sample a signature


Calif. approves fines for wasting water

Calif. approves fines for wasting water SACRAMENTO, Calif. California water regulators have


oddly enough

oddly enough Historic cheese vans stolen in California found MANTECA, Calif. Three bright