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Tigers snap Tribe winning streak

Detroit avoids sweep

Pirates sweep Rockies

Pirates rally to sweep Rockies

NE Ohio couple survive car plunge 70 feet off cliff

Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the accident

Ex-Cuyahoga County commissioner wants high court to hear corruption case

He is serving a 28-year sentence

Austintown group plans to deck the township in American flags

The project began on the Fourth of July

James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'Rockford Files,' dies at 86

He was found dead of natural causes

ODNR upgrades website on drilling in Buckeye State

Officials have no timetable for debut of the upgrade

Israeli offensive in Gaza intensifies; Casualty toll: 435 Palestinians, 18 Israelis killed

At least 35,000 Palestinians have been displaced

Rebels take full control of crash site; Kerry accuses Russia of complicity

U.S., Europe leaders call for access to full impartial investigation

Cicatiellos mark golden milestone with family party

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA. Thomas F. and Patricia A. Cicatiello of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and formerly of

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Mr., Mrs. Rentas take trip, renew vows for 50th

CAMPBELL Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rentas of Campbell have been celebrating their 50th wedding

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Chelsea Muyskens | Peter Simko

COLUMBUS Chelsea Muyskens and Peter Simko exchanged wedding vows in a Jan. 19 afternoon ceremony

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Theresa Mottle | Thomas Smith

YOUNGSTOWN Theresa Ruth Mottle of Boardman and Thomas Christopher Smith of Poland exchanged

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Emily Russo | William Rusu Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN Emily Russo and William J. Rusu Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony the afternoon

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Katherine Britton | Paul Gaige

WASHINGTON, D.C. Katherine Britton and Paul Gaige were united in marriage May 3 during an 11 a.m.

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


Commercial Intertech Retirees will meet at noon Tuesday at St. Mark’s Fellowship Hall on Logan Way.


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

Mahoning County Courthouse parking authorization is murky

Mahoning County officials have differing interpretations of who’s entitled to park in police-only zones along the courthouse perimeter.

Reading life’s breaks: Cameron Gumble’s path to acceptance

It’s impossible to imagine being a teenager, and just as you start adjusting at a new school, you’re told you have Type 1 diabetes.

Youngstown Distress Commission’s new chairman urging urgency

The president of the school board from the district where Joffrey Jones was superintendent for 10 years described him as open and honest

Johnson’s camp had YSU pride theme

Former YSU football coach and current school president Jim Tressel always knew there was something special about Tim Johnson.

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Canine Therapy

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

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McIlroy widens Open lead to six strokes

Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

Bikers Against Child Abuse group in the works

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.

Zimmer’s first pro homer helps Scrappers top ’Birds

Mahoning Valley Scrappers batter Bradley Zimmer knew right away the ball was going over the fence.

Packard car collectors converge on Warren for national meet

This was the first year since ‘99 that the show took place in Warren, where Packard was born.

Boardman’s bats get hot after rain delays

Boardman’s 10-11 baseball team will compete in the state tournament in North Canton.

SPORTS DIGEST || Trumbull Hall of Fame to add 16 in October

Trumbull Hall of Fame to add 16 in October WARREN The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame will

Mount Carmel festival will salute late founder, 2 others

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The 16th annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival will open

METRO DIGEST || Neighborhood SUCCESS, leadership open house

Success, leadership open house Tuesday WARREN The Raymond J. Wean Foundation’s Neighborhood

HOLES IN ONE || Jim Houp of Columbiana

Jim Houp of Columbiana aced the 140-yard No. 4 at Valley Golf Club. He used an 8 iron. Witnesses

METRO DIGEST || Two injured in crash

Two injured in crash SANDY LAKE, PA. The driver and a passenger were injured when their Ford

Austintown Township uses $2 million from racino for infrastructure

Communications system debt paid off, more money for paving program

Tracks run short on horses, long on worries

Mark Maddox, owner of M&M Stables in Garrettsville, with one of his horses.

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Lordstown Village Council, caucus at 6 p.m. with meeting to follow, administration

Member-Guest formats cause one to ponder

Cumulative stroke play recommended

Elliott holds off Bayne to win at Chicagoland

Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series

To trade or not to trade Wiggins

That is the question for Cavs fans to ponder

High winds push growing wildfire

High winds push growing wildfire WINTHROP, Wash. Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive

House explosion in Northeast Ohio is ruled accidental by fire marshal

Associated Press ORWELL A house explosion that killed a Northeast Ohio woman and critically

Israel’s challenge; Our do-nothing Congress; Anticipating racino; Where’s outrage toward tea party?

Opinion: Israel must work to win the battle for hearts, minds of Palestinians It seems to me that in the

Cavaliers’ Irving: offseason ‘exciting’

Northeast Ohio Media Group INDEPENDENCE It’s been an exciting off-season for Cavaliers fourth-

Indians sweep Motown twinbill

The Indians have won four straight, three in a row at Detroit, to pull within 4 1/2 games of the AL Central-leading Tigers.


birthdays Actress Diana Rigg (“The Avengers”) is 76. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 71.

Blood Drives

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

Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israeli bulldozers demolished more than a dozen tunnels

Diabetic Alert Dog for Cameron Fundraiser

Diabetic Alert Dog for Cameron Fundraiser There’s a local fundraiser accepting donations and

Arby’s to kick off its 50th anniversary

Arby’s to kick off its 50th anniversary YOUNGSTOWN Arby’s will be kicking off its 50th

Aronia berry gains a foothold in US

Associated Press MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants

State parks offer military discounts

State parks offer military discounts COLUMBUS Ohio is offering a 10 percent discount to active

To afford to go digital, drive-ins use their creativity

Associated Press SACO, Maine Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital

Toronto’s IndyCar race rained out on Saturday

IndyCar’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday’s race was called because of rain.

Pace, Diaz share LPGA Marathon lead

Lee-Anne Pace shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to grab a share of the third-round lead with Laura Diaz in the Marathon Classic

Without radar, missile may not have been able to ID passenger jet

Associated Press LONDON If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298

Slain WWII vet’s family renews offer of reward

Associated Press CHILLICOTHE The family of a World War II veteran and great-great grandfather

Monitors try to secure Ukraine crash site

Associated Press HRABOVE, Ukraine International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields

Nancy Christie gets stories in journals

Nancy Christie gets stories in journals YOUNGSTOWN Local author Nancy Christie recently had two

Fla. jury: R.J. Reynolds must pay smoker’s widow $23.6B

Associated Press MIAMI A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J.

Mercer’s double propels Pirates

Jared Hughes (5-2) earned the win after escaping a two-on, one-out jam in the 11th by snagging a line drive from Charlie Blackmon and turning it into a double play.


Births St. Elizabeth Health Center Leah and Justin Minard, Salem, boy, July 18. Heather and

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Hairspray, the Musical,” 3 p.m.: The fun musical with a social

Public hearings should have preceded decision on geese

Editorial: Is wildlife preservation and wild- life management one and the same thing? That question goes to the

publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For week ending July 13

HARDCOVER FICTION 1.“The Silkworm,” by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books) 2.“The Goldfinch,”


HEALTH CARE WorkLife by Meridian, an occupational health and wellness division of Meridian


newsmakers $10,755 bid wins 1937 ‘Snow White’ billboard DALLAS A large, colorful billboard

Banish un-American US flags

Editorial: Imagine, if you will, joining a Fourth of July extravaganza on the National Mall or the town square

Museum’s Johnny Appleseed exhibit to set record straight

Associated Press CINCINNATI If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a

Can new violence bring peace?

Opinion: By Sam Bahour Special to The Vindicator The reignited cycle of violence in Palestine and Israel

'It's Complicated' in Vegas social test

In 2011, my wife and I went to Las Vegas. While we were there, we decided to renew our vows.

How to live well into your 80s and beyond

Sixty years ago, an American who made it to 65 could expect to live an additional 14 years. Today,

Cole Valley celebrates 100 years

Despite ups and downs of auto sales Cole Valley Auto Group has remained in the Cole family for four generations.


COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints Erie Insurance Company v. Inti Cardo Marchante et al,

Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014

Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014. There are 164 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Woods struggles in third-round 73

He was starting on the 10th tee in last place. And this third round didn’t get much better.

Turkish charters haunt GOP

Opinion: Just when it appeared that Democrats in Ohio were heading into the statewide election in November

Just when it appeared that Democrats in Ohio were heading into the statewide election in November

Opinion: Just when it appeared that Democrats in Ohio were heading into the statewide election in November

A tour that teaches a life lesson

Opinion: A tour of The Vindicator building is kind of cool — even for me who walks the halls every day and

The suite life

Associated Press LOS ANGELES These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

Israelis live in constant fear

Opinion: By Elior and ERan Liss Special to The Vindicator How would you feel if missiles were raining