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Gordon, Haniger homer in Seattle Mariner win over Indians

The Indians split the series

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'Breaking Bad' consultant to keynote QUEST forum

QUEST highlights student scholarship

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Valley sorority collects, distributes supplies to children in Ghana

Five barrels of goods were given out to the needy children

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Muntean looks to take next step

After record-filled stay at Wooster, Struthers graduate eyes pros

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10 Things to Know for Monday, April 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Snow in forecast ahead of New York Yankees' home opener

Snow is in the forecast ahead of the New York Yankees' much-anticipated home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

FirstEnergy unit that runs power plants files for bankruptcy

A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores.

Trumbull prosecutor opposes parole for convicted murderer

The prisoner claims the shooting of his girlfriend was an accident.

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Denver Zoo celebrates birth of Sumatran orangutan

The Denver Zoo is welcoming a baby Sumatran orangutan who is named after an Indonesian word that means "bright" and is often used to refer to sunshine.

University institute to interview 6 governor candidates

A politics institute will conduct a series of interviews with Ohio's six major gubernatorial candidates which will be live-streamed.

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships

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States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits

Just hours before a rusted steel arm snapped on a carnival ride and flung passengers onto the ground at the Ohio State Fair last summer, four state inspectors gave the ride a final look.

Rock Hall to get $4.1M sponsorship; also to join in festival

Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says it will receive $4.1 million over five years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities.

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Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' tops holiday box office

Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure "Ready Player One," while Tyler Perry has scored again with "Acrimony."

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Beckwith, Hostetler let nothing slow them down

Boardman’s Micah Beckwith and Canfield’s Jake Hostetler are set to compete in the 100-meter dash Tuesday at Boardman.

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Some Valley schools take comprehensive approach to school safety

Valley schools, like their counterparts across the country, are grappling with security issues after mass school shootings in places such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Esposito scores twice as Phantoms roll Team USA

Youngstown scored five of its six goals in the second period.

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Howland junior says Alabama ‘space camp’ reinforced his love of aviation

Howland junior says Alabama ‘space camp’ reinforced his love of aviation

Richard, Hamayel win main events at The Regency House

Armond Richard of Cleveland scored a unanimous decision over Youngstown’s Brian Sims.

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New things are coming to the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown partnered with the Liberty School District to develop the Liberty Youth Recreation Impact Center, just one initiative the center took to expand its outreach into the community.

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Kids, seniors enjoy each other at EASTER EVENT

An indoor petting zoo featured bunnies, chicks and a baby kangaroo.


boys basketball aac red tier Player of The Year Connor Tamarkin, Howland First Team Nathan

Ed Puskas: It’s time YSU went dancing

Random thoughts while wondering what a March Madness run by Youngstown State would be like for the Valley.

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Season three of the Youngstown Flea will begin this month

That’s what Derrick McDowell believed and that’s the message he conveyed to his children when he started the Youngstown Flea in the Covelli Centre parking lot in 2016.

NBC’s live production of ‘Superstar’ features John Legend

AT A GLANCE What: “Jesus Christ Superstar” live When: 8 p.m. tonight Where: NBC By MARK


TRACK AND FIELD Joe Lane Invitational At Mineral Ridge Team Scores — 1. Mcdonald 81; 2.

YSU Dance Ensemble to present concert

The Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble will present its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. There will be no Sunday matinee.

METRO DIGEST || Discussion on eliminating hunger in Valley

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and the Healthy Communities Partnership are announcing a Community Food Security Discussion with the author of “Big Hunger,” Andrew Fisher, at the Raymond J. Wean Foundation’s Western Reserve Conference Room, 147 W. Market St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday


LAW Day Ketterer of Toledo, Hudson, Canton and Youngstown recently announced the addition of four

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Locals recall shock, anger & hope 50 years after MLK killed

The valley remembers the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Y'town's children must be saved

Opinion: On this the holiest day of Christianity, only the truth will set the Youngstown City School District

Trump’s infrastructure plan lets Washington off the hook

Editorial: President Donald J. Trump visited Northeast Ohio last week to tout his infrastructure plan at a

Alonso grand in 2nd game with Indians

Newcomer’s slam powers win in Seattle

Rally seeks justice in police shooting

Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally

Expelled Russian, US envoys depart

Associated Press MOSCOW Russian diplomats and their families climbed aboard buses and left their

Apostles make Mormon history

Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity


YOUNGSTOWN STRONG Preliminaries 97 pounds — Akim Robinson (1-2, Cleveland) def. Mitch Crisp

Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel will target militant groups inside Gaza if


NEWSMAKERS Hundreds line streets to honor Hawking LONDON The life of renowned physicist and

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Letters to the Editor: April 1, 2018

Opinion: Letters to the Editor: April 1, 2018

Pope baptizes Nigerian migrant in Easter Vigil

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed


Canfield AARP 3104 will meet at 1 p.m. April 9 at Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure will


WEDNESDAY Mahoning Garden Club will meet at noon at the Davis Education and Visitor Center,

Golden age of documentaries?

Associated Press NEW YORK You’re on the couch. The remote control is in your hand. What can you

Gala to take place at OH WOW! Museum

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown’s Advancing Education – Reducing Crime community coalition,

Sean Penn, Oscar winner, is now a novelist

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK Sean Penn, Oscar-winning actor, has other


Penn State Shenango to host Earth Fest

Staff report SHARON, PA The community is invited to Penn State Shenango for Earth Fest 2018,

Senior menu

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

For the Week of Sunday, April 1, 2018

Thomas J. Riley to George Colaneri, Bishop Woods Court, Poland, $15,000. Off Piste Properties LLC

Discomfort tolerance can save money on European trip

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS Europe never seems to lose its appeal to American

TRAVEL DIGEST || Propeller signed by Orville Wright heading to Denver

Propeller signed by Orville Wright heading to Denver DAYTON A wooden propeller signed by

Attorney’s help may be necessary in court judgment

Q. I had to take my ex back to court on a financial matter (without an attorney), and the judge


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Punishment She

NBC will present a live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ

NBC will present a live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” tonight. Here’s

Creatures of the night inhabit Audubon Zoo’s newest building

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS It’s daylight outside, but with indoor

The First Easter

Editorial: The First Easter And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and

WORLD DIGEST || Man wounded after firing at police in Ky.

Man wounded after firing at police in Ky. LOUISVILLE, Ky. A man was shot and wounded after

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Saturday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 2-over 74 in the


notices BASEBALL Creekside B League team — is looking for pitchers for 2018 season. Contact

Michigan defense halts Loyola’s stunning run

Moe Wagner scored 24 points, Charles Matthews added 17 and the Wolverines rallied to beat the Ramblers 69-57.

Trump’s tariffs frustrate farmersSFlb

Associated Press HOSPERS, Iowa In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape

AROUND THE HORN | Saturday’s other MLB games

Angels 8, Athletics 3 OAKLAND, CALIF. Mike Trout had three hits and two RBIs, Zack Cozart also

SPORTS DIGEST || Vindicator’s Ed Puskas at Curbstone luncheon

The Vindicator sports editor and Curbstone Coaches 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Ed Puskas, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township.

PRO GOLF roundup

PGA Last spot in Masters up for grabs in Houston HUMBLE, TEXAS Ian Poulter has played in the

Mississippi State seeks elusive NCAA crown

Notre Dame is hoping to deliver McGraw’s second title

Joshua goes the distance to grab third of four belts

Anthony Joshua is a man in a hurry as he looks to unify the heavyweight division.

Calderon is doing whatever Cavs need

Jose Calderon is Cleveland’s Jose-on-the-spot, a dependable player capable of starting, coming off the bench or pulling for his teammates from the bench.


YOUNGSTOWN STATE Baseball sweeps UIC, ties for first-place NILES Collin Floyd struck out 10

Pens clinch playoff berth, beat Canadiens

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ quest for a three-peat is officially on


Canucks 5, Blue Jackets 4, OT VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Alex Edler scored 1:21 into

Threes are wild as Villanova Kansas

Villanova made a Final Four-record 18 3-pointers Saturday night.


MILESTONES HONORS Judge receives award Judge Robert N. Rusu of Mahoning County Probate Court

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Today is Easter, April 1, the 91st day of 2018. There are 274 days left in the year. This also is

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Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil-rights goals unmet

Associated Press WASHINGTON Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only

phantoms 6 team USA1

phantoms 6 team USA1 Next: Chicago at Youngstown, Friday, 7:05 p.m. Inside: Photos from

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., Warren, 9 a.m. to 2


Q. Even though he had an early-August birthday, we started our son in kindergarten this past fall at a private Christian school. They did some testing prior to the start of the school year and told us they thought he would do okay. Now, however, they are telling us that he is “somewhat immature” and would probably benefit from another year in kindergarten.

Magic, expertise and service help independent toy retailers

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK When a young customer returned to Mary

Babbaro to perform April 12 at Packard

Staff report WARREN Help Network of Northeast Ohio will present “An Evening with Sinatra,”

Sojourn Project connects students to civil rights

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Dozens of area high school students, many of whom participated in the

BUSINESS DIGEST || Apprenticeships available in the area

The region has 14 different apprenticeship programs available to help solve the manpower shortage in skilled labor.

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Beaver Township trustees, 9 a.m., special meeting, administration building, 11999

On area alleys Area Bowling scores

On area alleys Area Bowling scores amron lanes Amron Wednesday Seniors — Mark Anderson 264-702,

Teens begin march in honor of King

Associated Press DUNDEE, Miss. Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group

BOOKS DIGEST || Jesmyn Ward and N. Scott Momaday win Anisfield-Wolf Awards

Jesmyn Ward and N. Scott Momaday win Anisfield-Wolf Awards NEW YORK Prize-winning novelists

George Will’s baseball quiz

Opinion: Everyone needs extra work as the 2018 baseball season unfolds. So, name the player or players who: