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Report on bullying spat between Austintown BOE member, super revealed

An independent investigation into a public spat between Austintown schools Superintendent Vincent Colaluca and school board member Harold Porter found that Porter bullied Colaluca, violated board policies and had “conflicting business interests.”


Residents of East Side neighborhood vent concerns at tonight's meeting

A woman who lives in the Lincoln Knolls section of the East Side spent several years investing some of her money into maintaining a vacant parcel next door to her with the intention of buying the lot.


Youngstown BOE members suggest plans to remedy behavior problems in high schools

City school board members are concerned about behavior and discipline problems at two schools and have initiated solutions to address them.


Warren SOUP seeking volunteers, donors, presenters

Warren SOUP is seeking project presenters, donors and volunteers for the next SOUP event on May 2.


Council goes over proposed city budget for 2014

Council goes over proposed city budget for 2014


I-680 accident slows traffic

I-680 accident slows traffic


ACLU seeks info on purging of Pa. voter rolls

ACLU seeks info on purging of Pa. voter rolls


Students evacuated from Poland Elementary School

Students evacuated from Poland Elementary School


Wolford gets contract extension through 2016

Wolford gets contract extension through 2016.


Ohio teen's age center of school shooting appeal

Ohio teen's age center of school shooting appeal


Bombing suspect's friend made threats

Bombing suspect's friend made threats


New Ohio lawsuit targets traffic cameras in Dayton

New Ohio lawsuit targets traffic cameras in Dayton


Residents duck bullets fired at North Side house

Residents duck bullets fired at North Side house


Meeting today discussed future of Youngstown West Side library branch

Meeting today discussed future of Youngstown West Side library branch


4 face drug charges after arrest in Campbell

4 face drug charges after arrest in Campbell


Kasich says he will keep spending on Ohio-Ky. bridge project

Kasich says he will keep spending on Ohio-Ky. bridge project


WTC parachute jump condemned as selfish act

WTC parachute jump condemned as selfish act


Mahoning Valley unemployment rate improves in Feb.

Mahoning Valley unemployment rate improves in Feb.


Campbell school board has special meeting Wednesday

Campbell school board has special meeting Wednesday


Early morning fire destroys North Side vacant house

Early morning fire destroys North Side vacant house


How many are really missing from Washington landslide?

How many are really missing from Washington landslide?


Niles massage parlor owner arrested on warrant

Niles massage parlor owner arrested on warrant


Sex-slave survivor speaks Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sex-slave survivor speaks Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Man faces life imprisonment in Ohio football player's slaying

Man faces life imprisonment in Ohio football player's slaying


OSHP investigating fatal crash in Austintown

OSHP investigating fatal crash in Austintown


Time and uncertainty make plane hunt uniquely hard

Time and uncertainty make plane hunt uniquely hard


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Lisa Hanuscak, David Swarm to exchange vows

Lisa Christine Hanuscak and David Jon Swarm, both of Austintown, are engaged, their parents are

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Rebecca Wilson, Dustin Emch plan April rites

SALEM Sally Emch of Salem is announcing the engagement of her son, Dustin Emch of Jacksonville,

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Miss Patterson, Mr. Stevens set wedding date

The parents of Jennifer Patterson and Brian Stevens are announcing the engagement of their children.

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Jaime Avona, Mitch Boyer set wedding in May

BOARDMAN Jim and Linda Avona of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jaime

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Flowers-Bezjak wedding plans are announced

STRUTHERS Sandra Elaine Flowers of Darlington, S.C., and Lewis Joseph Bezjak of Florence, S.C.,

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Chloe Perkins, Americo Fraboni plan June rites

EAST PALESTINE Robert and Barbara Perkins of East Palestine are announcing the engagement of their

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REUNIONS

Chaney High School Class of 1953 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Thursday at Davidson’s in


Public can get test on their yard’s soil

Public can get test on their yard’s soil YOUNGSTOWN The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown and


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Struthers City Schools to intensify STEM-based curriculum

Beginning this fall, the district will provide STEM infusion in the elementary school, as well as offer specialized classes in the middle school.

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All-Americans

Mount Union’s Mettille, Wukotich earn top honors

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Jury selection enters second week in capital case

Wilks could face the death penalty if convicted


More road salt coming to Ohio

The latest request from the Ohio Department of Transportation was for more than $2 million to buy about 30,000 tons of salt from Cargill De-Icing Technology Inc. and Morton Salt Inc


Phantoms’ progress possible

Loneys expected to receive USHL approval this week


Court documents: mom sold drugs to teen daughter, overdose victim

All three due in court in April


Ben Lupo pleads guilty in brine dumping

Lupo, who had been charged with violating the Clean Water Act, entered his plea in federal court.


Girard names Pearson football coach

He has been the Indians’ defensive coordinator


Boardman trustees to approve budget next week

The Boardman Trustees approved allocating funds on various items, but did not approve a budget. They plan to do so next Monday.


Dayton flying high to Sweet Sixteen

It’s been 30 years since Flyers advanced this far


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Church center's van takes vets to docs, grocery, appointments

Provides transportation to medical and other appointments

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After one month, the late-night TV host leads in ratings Fallon’s fast start

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK One month in, NBC’s generational trade of Jay


charles ‘TEENIE’ HARRIS Exhibit features Negro League photos

By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press PITTSBURGH A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of


Aldridge, Pavlik to play again

They are Trumbull’s players of the year


Policy for drug testing mulled

By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK news@vindy.com BOARDMAN The Boardman school board is considering


MEN’s NIT basketball Monday’s Round 2 games

Florida State 101, Georgetown 90 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Aaron Thomas matched a career-high with 26


Weapons charges

Weapons charges CAMPBELL A 21-year-old Youngstown man faces charges of carrying concealed


Beach Classic set in Boardman

Top senior basketball players to compete


Raburn homers as Tribe rolls

Bourn to miss Indians’ first 4 games


Girard to acquire property

The old tannery closed in 1969


Colleges receive grant funds

The Marion G. Resch Foundation funds college scholarships and supports early-intervention programs


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Woods unsure if his back will hold up for The Masters

He’s had his worst start in 18 seasons

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Austintown board mum on closed session

Session talked about investigation results


Cicero Davis to appear before the Ohio Board of Sanitarian Registration

The hearing is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Columbus


NCAA Women’s basketball Monday’s other games

DePaul 74, Duke 65 DURHAM, N.C. Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to


Afghan journalist’s son survives attack on hotel

Associated Press KABUL An Afghan toddler shot five times by Taliban militants in an attack at a


Supreme Court won’t hear Roberts’ appeal

Staff report WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to hear an appeal by


POLICE CALLS

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


EDUCATion standards Common Core, no more? Indiana withdraws

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Indiana on Monday became the first state to formally withdraw from


Boardman church sued over wife's fatal injury

Boardman church sued over wife's fatal injury


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Finnish gibberish talker finds fame, heads to US HELSINKI A 19-year-old Finnish


Special blood drive to honor Rev. Popovich

The event is Friday at Free Methodist Church in New Middletown.


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Youngstown Academy of Excellence board of trustees, 3:30 p.m., 1408 Rigby St.


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Destruction of old Garrettsville buildings draws a crowd

Dozens of people streamed into town Monday to look at the block-long destruction of some of the town’s oldest buildings that resulted from a Saturday-afternoon fire on Main Street.

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14 dead; search continuing

Associated Press OSO, WASH. The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew


Ukraine orders troop pullout from Crimea

Associated Press NOVOOZERNOE, CRIMEA Russia’s foreign minister met with his Ukrainian


Second man sentenced in military-statue theft

Michael A. Crytser, 27, of Masury, was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court


Japan-US nuclear deal is announced

Associated Press THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS A major international summit to rein in the threat of


Cuddlers soothe babies too sick, tiny to go home CUDDLY CAREGIVERS

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO A volunteer slips her arms into a gauzy yellow


YSU: Hornberger named women’s MVP

YSU: Hornberger named women’s MVP YOUNGSTOWN Liz Hornberger was named the Coach Ed DiGregorio


Six-week online email challenge

Six-week online email challenge CORTLAND Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension is


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS GWAR frontman Brockie found dead RICHMOND, Va. Dave Brockie, who as “Oderus


Register soon for series involving business planning

Register soon for series involving business planning YOUNGSTOWN Small-business owners and


Officials: Malaysia Airlines jet went down in Indian Ocean; no survivors

Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing


OAC commissioner shares recent successes

Seven former players are in the NFL


Surplus food

Surplus food People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown, various commodities, 11


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Student essays detail lessons of jail visit

The essays explained, “Why I Never Want to Go to Jail”

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Heartburn drugs trigger mysterious rash

Q. When I read in your newsletter that PPIs like omeprazole can trigger an autoimmune rash, I almost


Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly


5 bodies found in Colo. plane wreckage

5 bodies found in Colo. plane wreckage Denver The bodies of five people were found inside the


‘the Good Wife’ Show leaves viewers shocked, bereaved

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK SPOILER ALERT: The shocking death of dashing


Chamber releases ATHENA award nominees

The list includes 20 area professional women, who have distinguished themselves in terms of professional achievement, community service and support for professional women.


Benefit of plan to hike Ohio drillers tax is disputed

The administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax increase on big oil-and-gas drillers will generate, as the two sides move toward a compromise this week.


Live music on television shows this week include:

Live music on television shows this week include: v Shakira: Tonight on “Tonight Show Starring


Today is Tuesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2014. There are 281 days left in the year.

Today is Tuesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2014. There are 281 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Youngstown’s economic woes should guide spending in 2014

Editorial: When Youngstown lawmakers meet this week to review the 2014 spending plan submitted by the


Official suspended

Official suspended sebring The Sebring Board of Education voted to suspend Superintendent