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New leader of Youngstown distress panel knows urban schools

The newly appointed chairman of Youngstown Schools’ Academic Distress Commission believes the school district is working to improve but believes a greater sense of urgency is needed.

Who can use curbside parking spaces around the courthouse? Depends on who you ask

Mahoning County officials have differing interpretations as to who’s entitled to park at the curb along the perimeter of the county courthouse in areas designated “police vehicles-only” along Boardman and Market streets.

As Valley racino prepares to open, race horses continue decline

James Gagliano, Jockey Club president and CEO, wants to know: “Where have all the horses gone?”

Racino money improving roads, upgrading communications in Austintown

Austintown Township has put two $1 million payments from the new racino toward improving its roads and paying off a loan for a new communications department.

1912 hand-cranked Packard star of national meet in Warren

Howard Schaevitz decided it was best to keep his prized possession, a beautiful sleek 1912 Packard Model 18 Landaulet, housed in its trailer in the Packard Music Hall parking lot, visible only to those who happened to wander by during Saturday’s nonstop rainfall.

Hubbard-based therapy dogs offer listening ears, safe harbor for Valley kids, adults

Last year, a Trumbull County elementary-school girl spoke in her class for the first time.

Struthers couple aim to honor Teddy, help kids with Bikers Against Child Abuse

Shannon Benzenhoefer is well aware that membership in the local chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse International that she is working to start will be the furthest thing from easy.

Drivers beware: OVI checkpoints tonight in Howland, Weathersfield

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Howland Township Police Department and the Weathersfield Township Police Department are conducting two operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) checkpoints between 10 p.m. today and 3 a.m. Sunday on North Road in Howland Township and state Route 46 in Weathersfield Township.

OVI checkpoints planned in Howland, Weathersfield tonight

Federal grants fund the checkpoints

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Miss Wysenski, Mr. Ondrey set wedding date

Tom and Kathy Wysenski of Boardman announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Wysenski and A.J. Ondrey, son of Wendy Laddy of Youngstown and Jan Ondrey of North Lima and the late Ed Ondrey.

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Louks-Waigand engagement is announced

Rebecca Louks and Matthew Waigand, both of Chillicothe, Ohio, are announcing their engagement along

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Miss Utsinger, Mr. Sebastiani plan Aug. rites

BOARDMAN Rachel Utsinger and Danilo Sebastiani, both of Boardman, are planning to exchange

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Miss Ballone, Mr. Minnie Jr. plan nuptials

LOWELLVILLE Joseph and Michele Ballone, parents of Carmela Louise Ballone, are announcing the

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HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY Carmel Nellie Leone HONOREE Residence: Humility House in Austintown

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Day of Caring

Butterfly festival is open today

Butterfly festival is open today YOUNGSTOWN The second annual Butterfly Festival is from 1 to 4

Williams: Couch fans can learn from broadcasts

I still get a kick out of watching baseball’s All-Star Game.

Phantoms announce ticket offers

The Phantoms announced ticket prices for the 2014-15 season that include a season-ticket price cut for the best seats in the house.

Creekside Fitness reaches Colt Super Regional title game

Creekside Fitness went 3-0 on Friday at Cene Park.

No ‘Black Friday’ as McIlroy goes on birdie binge at Royal Liverpool

Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop Rory McIlroy.

Castillo, Scrappers set off fireworks in win

Leo Castillo’s bases-clearing double was part of a six-run fourth inning for the Scrappers.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman tours the Lordstown General Motors complex

He praised the Chevrolet Cruze as a ‘world-class car’

Warren Board of Education selects new superintendent

The Warren Board of Education has selected Steve Chiaro as its new superintendent, replacing Michael Notar

Girard woman to get treatment in lieu of conviction for falsifying military documents

A Girard woman has been ordered to get treatment in lieu of conviction after pleading guilty to falsifying military documents in a failed attempt to get veteran’s benefits.

Former resident records stories of Lowellville's Italian immigrants

By EMMALEE C. TORISK LOWELLVILLE When Roslyn Torella’s grandfather emigrated

‘Shortcut’ connecting David Grohl Alley and Warren’s Courthouse Square opens

Businessman Paul Clouser helped Warren officials provide people with a good way to get from the Franklin Street Parking deck to Courthouse Square

Reality show members enjoying the ride

Chuck Kountz, left, and Tommy Christmas, right, members of the reality show “Fat N’ Furious: Rolling Thunder,” pose Friday with fan Mike Powell of East Palestine at the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant in Boardman.

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Vikings will suspend coach over comments

The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season.

Round 2 Leaderboard

Round 2 Leaderboard Royal Liverpool Golf Course Hoylake, EnglandSFlbPar 72 Yardage: 7,312

Woods makes cut, but trails McIlroy by 14 shots

Tiger Woods needed a birdie at the final hole — his only one of the day — just to make the cut.


CORRECTION Logan Green and Yannick Atanga of Canfield became parents of a baby boy July 5 at St.


birthdays Country singer Sue Thompson is 88. Country singer George Hamilton IV is 77. Singer

Glass show highlights an industry that once thrived

By DEBORAH WEISBERG Pittsburgh Tribune-Review WASHINGTON, Pa. Glass collectors will gather

Canfield 11-12 team learned from last year

Time and time again, the spirit of the 11-12 Canfield Little League baseball team was put to the test in its run to another state tournament appearance.

Diaz keeps leads with round of 69

Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

Kipnis powers Indians past Tigers

Cleveland overcame a 3-0 deficit to climb into second place

Second Trumbull County man charged with child rape

The Trumbull County grand jury has handed up a second major rape case this week, indicting Michael A. Hanick, 58, of Clearfield Avenue in Weathersfield Township on 11 counts of rape, including seven that carry a potential life prison sentence.

Pa. governor concerned about immigrant kids in state

Associated Prss PITTSBURGH Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s concerned about health risks presented by

Pa. labor force shows big drop for June

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania’s labor force had its second-largest monthly

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

Associated Press WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes

FDA warning: Powdered caffeine could be lethal

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure

Officials say two ran drug ring from prison

Officials say two ran drug ring from prison CINCINNATI Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate

Defense contractor charged in purported fraud

Associated Press FOLCROFT, Pa. The president and majority owner of a southeastern Pennsylvania

New search unsuccessful for girl missing since ’85

Associated Press CABOT, Pa. A search this week of a property in western Pennsylvania came up

Heroin trafficking brings 4 1/2-year prison term

One more defendant awaits sentencing next month and another awaits an October jury trial.

Reports: 115 killed in seizure of gas field

Reports: 115 killed in seizure of gas field BEIRUT Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is co-sponsoring a bill to address heroin addiction

The bill is called the Breaking Addiction Act

Interest in the history of Warren’s Packard family draws visitors to Packard historical sites

Visitors attending the Packard Automobile Club National Meet got to see and imagine parts of Warren’s history relating to the Packard family

Mosque leader arrested in hand-chopping

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Police say a leader at a west Philadelphia mosque is under arrest

Deal puts on hold new gas leases on state land in Pa.

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. The Corbett administration and an environmental group said

Downed jet could alter Ukraine crisis

By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press PARIS The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely

State says Ohio measles outbreak could be at end

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio’s measles epidemic appears to be winding down, according to the

Supreme Court delays benefits for gay couples in Utah

Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah will have to

Mandel’s political stock falls

Opinion: COLUMBUS I’ve said it in this space before, and I’ll say it again: Josh Mandel seems like such a

Market Street Panera to open in August

Boardman will soon welcome the newest Covelli-operated Panera Bread in the Valley.

Credible probe sought in downing of airliner

Associated Press ROZSYPNE, Ukraine World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who

vacation bible school Sessions in the area

Lists of vacation Bible schools open to the public will run on the Religion page. Please include the

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Aqua America, .61, 25.04 .46 Avalon

sunday news shows

sunday news shows Guest lineups Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”:

City school board mulling future of administration building

Part of the building was the original Rayen School

Ministry canceled

Ministry canceled YOUNGSTOWN The Mother’s Ministry of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist

US: GM delayed 11 years to recall big cars

Associated Press DETROIT General Motors knew of ignition-switch problems with 6.7 million


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Correction: Logan Green and Yannick Atanga, Canfield, boy,

‘Bare’: an impressive must-see

If you go What: “Bare,” a pop opera” Where: The Oakland When: 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday

Tea-party suit moves forward

Associated Press CINCINNATI A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea-party groups to

Two finalists for a Mahoning County judicial seat are seeking the Democratic nomination

Democratic precinct committee members will meet Aug. 7, 8 or 11 to vote

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration

Associated Press ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern

Pursue dreams; never settle

As Christians, we should reach for God’s best, not settle for less. Many times we fall short of what

Stopgap transportation bill shows Congress at its worst

Editorial: This should be the summer of the American people’s discontent — over Congress’ failure to pass a

Slovak pilgrimage to national shrine

Slovak pilgrimage to national shrine NORTH JACKSON The Youngstown chapter of the Slovak Catholic

Israel pushes deeper into Gaza

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a

Farmer in ad is also executive

Associated Press COLUMBUS The farmer featured in radio ads for Gov. John Kasich airing across

Website to promote manufacturing industry

Manufacturers coalition focuses efforts on promoting jobs in manufacturing through internships, website

Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.

Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.


newsmakers ‘Treme’ actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy’s NEW YORK A black actor who accused

Mitigating the impact of spills

Opinion: Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune: It would be difficult to classify the early July saltwater spill near

‘Funnel of fire’ destroys homes in Washington state

Associated Press PATEROS, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed

CNG station to open

CNG station to open GIRARD IGS CNG Services’ sixth public compressed natural- gas fueling

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Waterfire, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: The arts and music festival returns

Canine parvovirus on the rise

Canine parvovirus on the rise


courts MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Patrick J.G. Reed, 30, of 5873 Country Trail,

National League Pirates rally late, top Rockies

Associated Press Pittsburgh Travis Snider’s pinch-hit double in the eighth scored Neil Walker to

Road closed

Road closed BOARDMAN West Parkside Drive is closed until further notice, according to the