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Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high-school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have had on their lives.

North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that the unprecedented summit will actually occur.

Hundreds brave cold to attend Animal Baby Shower in Canfield

The event kicks off the spring season for Mill Creek MetroParks

Patrick Reed wins The Masters

Patrick Reed won The Masters

State fire marshal to probe fire that killed elderly woman

The Ohio State Fire Marshal will investigate a fatal structure fire that killed a 91-year-old woman Saturday evening.

Barbecue beef recalled in Ohio

The meat may be contaminated with rubber

More than $1M in road projects planned in Struthers this season

State Route 289 and Midlothian Boulevard will be repaved

Officials warn of synthetic mairjuana laced with rat poison

No cases have been found in Ohio yet

Ohio governor's race heats up as early voting begins Tuesday

The four Democrat candidates will debate Tuesday

Trump administration snubs urban projects in TIGER grants

Youngstown's $10.3M request was summarily rejected last month

'A Quiet Place' makes thunderous $50M debut

'Ready Player One' came in second place

Trump condemns Syrian chemical attack, calls Assad 'animal'

Reports say at least 40 died in the attack near Damascus

Ed Puskas: Mother Nature isn’t cooperating

Winter isn’t quite read to go away for good in Ohio.

Stagnant gas tax presents statewide infrastructure issues

States near Ohio have raised their gas tax, and they have better roads, an Ohio officeholder says

Co-author of book on Strouss’ store to lecture

Staff report BOARDMAN Tom Welsh, a local author and historian, will give a presentation based on

Playhouse youth theater to present ‘The Little Prince’

If YOu Go What: “The Little Prince” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. April 15

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Local artist creating work to honor vets; cost is about $75,000

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN AUSTINTOWN The men and women who served in the military

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Steel takes advantage of tired Phantoms’ defense

Chicago scored three goals in the third period.

Two eagles help Reed stay in front at Augusta

Patrick Reed seized control with a pair of eagles on the back nine, two big pars and a 5-under 67.

Citywide baby shower pushes infant safety

The baby shower took place at the Eugenia C. Atkinson Recreational Center on Saturday.

Golf courses under the weather

Lingering cold and snow are costing Valley golf courses.

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A song of hope for Al Adi Othman

YOUNGSTOWN Tom Manche has never met Amer “Al” Adi Othman, the Youngstown businessman who was deported to Jordan recently. But the Nashville-based singer-songwriter and music producer was so moved by Adi’s struggle that he wrote and recorded a song about him.

Justify wins Santa Anita Derby

Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite.

A good round for Woods at this Masters: even par

A few sloppy bogeys, two of them on par 5s. A few birdies. It added to an even-par 72.

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A strike during pothole season?

Opinion: Even the most tone-deaf union employees in the Mahoning County Engineer’s office must know that


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Does disenfranchising felons serve government’s interest?

Opinion: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The bumpy path of Desmond Meade’s life meandered to its current interesting

Pirates let 4-0 lead slip away in loss

Eugenio Suarez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning for the Reds.


SOFTBALL FRIDAY South Range 13, Liberty (W. Va.) 0 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Dani Vuletich had two

RUNNERS, TO YOUR MARKS … Upcoming races & walks

APRIL 22 — Run with the Wildcats Fund-raiser, co-sponsored by the Struthers High School softball

Stewart-Haas controls front row in Texas

The decade-old team will now have the top three starters in a race for the first time today.

Bulldogs defeat Irish, win title

Minnesota Duluth beat Notre Dame 2-1 Saturday night to win the school’s second NCAA hockey championship


ysu SPORTS SCHEDULE SFlbTODAY MEN’S GOLF YSU at Towson Spring Invitational in Grasonville,

AROUND THE HORN Saturday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Mariners 11, Twins 4 MINNEAPOLIS The Seattle Mariners heated up at the plate

MASONIC groups

THURSDAY 32nd Club will meet at noon at Christ Church, Boardman. Hostesses are Diane Schuller and

Senior menu

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


WEDNESDAY Fortnightly IV will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara Montgomery, 6805 Boardwalk

Red Hat Society to host annual luncheon at country club

Red Hat Society to host annual luncheon at country club GIRARD String of Pearls, Red Hat Society

Youngstown schools plan spring performances

Chaney’s spring performance is Thursday in the high-school auditorium

Germany seeks motive after van plows into crowd

Associated Press MUENSTER, Germany A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar


Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Bradley and Dianah Likens, Struthers, boy, April 6.

Communication issues ahead of Koreas summit

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North and South Korea on Saturday held talks over


TODAY Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will meet at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1463 Shields

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Farm Animal Baby Shower, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Families can welcome

Mahoning County 4-H will host fundraiser

Staff report BOARDMAN Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave., will be the site of the

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Austintown Township trustees, 6 p.m., township hall, 82 Ohltown Road. Boardman


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Red Alert” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 2. “The

Blood Drives

Blood Drives MONDAY Allegheny Wesleyan College, 2161 Woodsdale Road, Salem, 2 to 7 p.m. Newton

Darkness downtown due to electrical upgrades

Utility workers tried to get the power back on before the completion of the Phantoms game Saturday night.


ON THE ALLEYS | Area BOWLING scores amron lanes Farmers National Bank Mixed Doubles — Jim


By JOE GORMAN YOUNGSTOWN A prison gives an image of a dark, damp place where

Turnout for primary in Mahoning Valley is expected to be about 25 percent

Early voting starts Tuesday and Monday is the deadline to register for the primary


1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Trails Golf Course Restaurant on

More sharp, hilarious essays from Crosley

By LINCEE RAY Associated Press “Look Alive Out There: Essays” (MCD/FSG), by Sloane Crosley

Indians blow it for Bauer

Trevor Bauer felt the rules beat him before the Royals did

Upon arrival on-site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents

Upon arrival on-site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents

For the Week of Sunday, April 8 2018

June Young to Cory M. Jones, Dobbins Road, Poland, $140,000. Giuseppe Sorice to Gennaro F.

Angels of Easter Seals will host Fashion Show

Staff report BOARDMAN Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave., will be the site for the

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Where's Joe's Gang of 32?

Opinion: One of the more popular recent items The Vindicator has ever sold (outside of the daily newspaper)


Gathering Place will meet at Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, at 11 a.m. Monday. The


HOSPITALITY Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s global mid-price brand of more than 2,200 hotels, has


Today is Sunday, April 8, the 98th day of 2018. There are 267 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


COURTS columbiana county new cases Dynamic Structures Inc. v. Del-Sha Construction LLC, money.

Get lost in 32 rooms of books at the Book Loft in Columbus

By JONATHAN ELDERFIELD Associated Press COLUMBUS If you are longing to lose yourself in a


Incubator session YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Business Incubator will have a free Diversity &

Anniversary celebration

Anniversary celebration YOUNGSTOWN The Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary

How to read between lines of Airbnb listings

By MELISSA LAMBARENA NerdWallet If you’re not a regular Airbnb user, it may take trial and error

Italy museum aims to show Casanova as more than just a lover

Italy museum aims to show Casanova as more than just a lover VENICE, Italy A museum has opened

Joan Silber’s ‘Improvement’ wins PEN-Faulkner award

Joan Silber’s ‘Improvement’ wins PEN-Faulkner award NEW YORK Author Joan Silber has received

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Mahoning County Junior Fair Board elects officers

Mahoning County Junior Fair Board elects officers

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Angels of Easter Seals to host fashion show

Angels of Easter Seals to host fashion show

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Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter to host murder-mystery play

Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter to host murder-mystery play

Another Master-ful weekend is finally upon us

Hello again, Valley golfers, and welcome to another season of Thoughts on the Green.

NCAA roundup

track and field YSU’s Zallow, Harden among Quad winners akron Chad Zallow and Collin Harden

Scott stands out, but MSU not deep at RB

LJ Scott is back. Beyond that, Michigan State’s running game has plenty of questions.

Johnny Football back on field in Spring League

Johnny Manziel’s attempt to restart his football career brought to a high school stadium that was largely empty.

Fire on 50th floor of Trump Tower kills man

Fire on 50th floor of Trump Tower kills man NEW YORK A raging fire that tore through a 50th-


IN THE CUP! Area holes-in-one George Duritsa of McDonald aced the 156-yard No. 16 on March 5 at

Curbstone coaches seek better attendance

Response for its basketball banquet the past several years has been underwhelming, at best

A look at what didn’t happen last week

Associated Press This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation


MILESTONES HONORS Officer of the year The Ohio State Penitentiary on Coitsville-Hubbard Road

Cannon sees path for others in her road to ‘Blockers’

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES Kay Cannon, a performer, screenwriter, producer and

15 die when truck collides with hockey team’s bus in Canada

Associated Press NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey

Blaney 3rd straight driver to steer No. 22 Ford to win

Three Xfinity Series races, three different drivers and three consecutive wins for the No. 22 car.