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West Branch safety meeting addresses potential shooter threats

When West Branch schools’ safety plan was implemented in 1995, no thought was given to dealing with an active shooter, but current protocols must address those potential situations.


Struthers council addresses complaint, learns chief stepping down

Struthers City Council convened Wednesday evening to honor award-winning student athletes, announce the reassignment of the fire chief and address a harassment complaint made by Clerk of Council Megan Shorthouse against Councilman-at-large Michael Patrick.


Chaney JROTC students give back to some new 4-legged friends

Youngstown City Schools Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students had no bones about helping with hounds at Animal Charity Humane Society, 525 W. Main St., Wednesday afternoon.


Domestic violence victims tells story of abuse, rescue

Fadia Ishak struggled to keep her emotions in check as she recalled her days as a victim of domestic violence, which also entailed being separated from her four children.


Event offers help, services for low-income students, residents

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center showcased resources and post-secondary education options for the Youngstown community.


Struthers law director recommends internal investigation into harassment complaint

Struthers law director recommends internal investigation into harassment complaint


Chamber releases 2017 Economic Development Report Card

Private companies invested more than $216 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber said Wednesday


GateHouse Media buys Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com

GateHouse Media buys Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com


Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster


LA prosecutors review Kevin Spacey sex assault case

LA prosecutors review Kevin Spacey sex assault case


Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley receives Citizens Bank grant

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley receives Citizens Bank grant


Tri-county employers receive Workers' Comp money

Tri-county employers receive Workers' Comp money


Tech Belt center, city of Warren hosts small business workshop Friday

Tech Belt center, city of Warren hosts small business workshop Friday


Husted/DeWine ticket: We would ask Trump for 'sustainable' Medicaid extension in Ohio

Husted/DeWine ticket: We would ask Trump for 'sustainable' Medicaid extension in Ohio


US budget deficit rose 18.4 percent in March

US budget deficit rose 18.4 percent in March


On witness stand, accuser calls Bill Cosby a 'serial rapist'

On witness stand, accuser calls Bill Cosby a 'serial rapist'


Consumer agency spends $6,000 on frosting windows in new HQ

Consumer agency spends $6,000 on frosting windows in new HQ


Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana


Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation


State auditor: Ohio House speaker shouldn’t wait to resign

State auditor: Ohio House speaker shouldn’t wait to resign


Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is 'inevitable'

Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is 'inevitable'


Mahoning Dems want to know DeWine's position on Medicaid expansion

Mahoning Dems want to know DeWine's position on Medicaid expansion


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Pa. man faces fraud, theft, charges after Boardman arrest

Pa. man faces fraud, theft, charges after Boardman arrest


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Man arrested for attempting to meet 12-year-old boy for sex

Man arrested for attempting to meet 12-year-old boy for sex


Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting

Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting


Officer fired after dragging passenger sues United, Chicago

Officer fired after dragging passenger sues United, Chicago


Man charged after 56 animals found dead at Pittsburgh home

Man charged after 56 animals found dead at Pittsburgh home


Founder of megachurch quits after misconduct allegations

Founder of megachurch quits after misconduct allegations


Ohio man pleads guilty in 1-year-old son’s drug-overdose death

Ohio man pleads guilty in 1-year-old son’s drug-overdose death


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Man who pushed Poland cop gets jail sentence, probation

Man who pushed Poland cop gets jail sentence, probation


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Vindy Poll Now | You've not seen potholes until you've driven (name the road) ...

Tell us the location of the worst pothole you've driven around


Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline

Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline


Authorities: Pa. mom searching for son punches school bus driver

Authorities: Pa. mom searching for son punches school bus driver


Murder charges could hinder water park's debt repayment

Murder charges could hinder water park's debt repayment


Director replaced weeks after Ohio fertility clinic failure

Director replaced weeks after Ohio fertility clinic failure


Sentence for stolen life ring: Life Savers and water safety

Sentence for stolen life ring: Life Savers and water safety


Youngstown council's CDA committee meets Thursday

Youngstown council's CDA committee meets Thursday


Judge Krichbaum lauded by Ohio Supreme Court

Judge Krichbaum lauded by Ohio Supreme Court


Warren Fire Department welcomes new firefighters

Warren Fire Department welcomes new firefighters


As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles

As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles


Canfield schools host Family Literacy Night tonight

Canfield schools host Family Literacy Night tonight


UPDATE | US Rep. Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

Ryan won't run for re-election as GOP worries about midterms


Late Vindy papers today due to press fix

A mechanical problem with the printing press today caused the print edition of The Vindicator to be several hours delayed.


VINDY EXCLUSIVE | Youngstown schools CAO Olverson resigns post

Tyrone Olverson, Youngs-town City Schools chief academic officer, is following the lead of three Academic Distress Commission members and resigning from the district, effective Friday.


YSU’s Campbell wins 500th game

Brian Campbell has earned 215 of his 500 victories with the Penguins.


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Velasquez in running for Army-HOF scholarship

Dom Velasquez is one of 25 finalists nationwide.


Struthers council harassment claim prompts response from mayor, law director

A letter alleging verbal harassment between a Struthers City councilman and the Clerk of Council was filed late last week.


Kendrick’s milestone HR leads YSU over BGSU

Andrew Kendrick tied the YSU record for career home runs.


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ODOT previews 2018 Valley construction season

ODOT has $151 million in active and upcoming projects scheduled for Mahoning and Trumbull counties including a new interchange on Interstate 680

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UAW President Glenn Johnson out, Dave Green in

Members of UAW Local 1112 voted in a new president this week.


SPORTS DIGEST || Phantoms to host Fan Appreciation Night

The 2017-18 United States Hockey League regular season comes to an end this weekend.


HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

BASEBALL Liberty 10, Brookfield 3 BROOKFIELD Trevor Strohmeyer went 4 for 4 with a double and


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Niles man faces felonies after gun incident with cops

Wife of man Niles officer fired at: ‘I think he’s just tired of the whole court system’


Woman, daughter escape fire, 2 pets die

A woman and her daughter escaped the fire that destroyed their home, garage and car on the 2000 block of Applegate Road.


Katie Couric’s new TV series is newsier than anticipated

At A Glance What: Premiere of “America Inside Out” When: 10 p.m. tonight Where: National


Dayflash has a bright future

Apps that make me look like the world’s greatest photographer hold a special place in my heart, and


McDonald student taken into custody after principal finds weapon in high school locker

A McDonald High School student was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a weapon was found in a locker. Authorities would not disclose the type of weapon that was found, but it was not a gun.


Warren schools give update on Kennedy-Center arts program

U.S. Rep Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, who has participated directly in programs in the school district, said Any Given Child brings joy to children and helps them deal with challenges.


Wolf told officers he always feared the woman would overdose and die in his home.

A Youngstown man faces several drug charges after police said he used drugs with a woman at his house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, and the woman overdosed, according to a police report.


Glenwood Junior High will reduce food waste with new composter

School estimates new program will reduce food waste by 36 percent


Jay’s Famous Hot Dogs to be demolished, rebuilt

Plans are in the works to rebuild Boardman hot dog restaurant


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Ohio's Democratic candidates cite differences at debate

The four Democratic candidates for governor squared off Tuesday night in southwest Ohio for their final debate before the primary election. Tuesday also was the first day early voting for the May 8 primary to determine the Democratic gubernatorial nominee.


Putin is verifiably untrustworthy

Opinion: By Donald Lambro Andrews McMeel Syndication WASHINGTON Timing is critical in both statecraft


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard


AROUND THE HORN | Tuesday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 14, Yankees 1 BOSTON Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night,


Struthers maximizes its resources for city’s gain

Editorial: Struthers, like many other communities throughout the Mahoning Valley, continues to struggle with


BIRTHS ||

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Hospital Anthony and Andrea Lordi, Youngstown, girl, April 9.


AROUND THE NBA

AROUND THE NBA Tuesday’s games Hornets 119, Pacers 93 INDIANAPOLIS Dwight Howard finished


Gradual deployment of US troops to border underway

Associated Press ROMA, Texas The deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border


Stock indexes rally as trade fears ease

Associated Press NEW YOFK Stocks jumped Tuesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping said


Parkland students continue advocacy

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham – the Marjory


Expand definition of hero

Opinion: [Arlington Heights, Ill.] Daily Herald: Doesn’t heroism come down to common decency? There are


Police release footage of fatal shooting in Virginia

Police release footage of fatal shooting in Virginia Body camera footage released Tuesday of the


Senators grill Facebook CEO

Associated Press WASHINGTON Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history,


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Racino reports increased slot revue AUSTINTOWN Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course


Conciliatory trade gesture by China’s Xi raises optimism

Associated Ptess BEIJING Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping’s pledge


Experts to inspect attack site in Syria

Staff/wire report BEIRUT The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it was sending


Ingraham returns to work, complains about censorship

Associated Press NEW YORK Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham returned to work with defiance


Prosecutor recused from Cohen probe

Associated Press NEW YORK The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan has been recused from


US ship sails in disputed waters

Associated Press ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea As fighter jets streaked


Pens confident but also wary of Flyers

Game 1 is tonight in Pittsburgh.


Perez homer lifts Tribe in the 8th

The Indians’ pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season


Distributor to donate 80K doses of naloxone

Associated Press COLUMBUS An Ohio-based drug distributor facing lawsuits linked to the opioid


Ohio House speaker to convene GOP caucus

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger planned to meet with members of


Sweet beets with balsamic

Roasted Balsamic Beets mccormick.com Beets are typically prepared with sweet and sour flavors.


Welcome springtime celebrations with these sweets

Easy Lemon Daisy Cupcakes mccormick.com Brighten up your springtime celebrations with a batch of


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH What a delivery! Pizza driver comes to rescue in house fire SOMERSET, Ky. A


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Food sales and dinners through April 18

THURSDAY Austintown Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, will host a drive through stuffed


The top five songs on iTunes music charts for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top five songs on iTunes music charts for the most recent one-week sales period: v “God’s


Spring strawberry recipes

Cool Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips mccormick.com This fresh fruit salsa is


Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Cloud bread with simple ingredients

3-Ingredient Cloud Bread mccormick.com Make light, fluffy cloud bread with three simple


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday ABC Water and Storm Water District, 10 a.m., board of trustees, Boardman Township


Baseball Old Timers will meet Thursday

Baseball Old Timers will meet Thursday YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown Baseball Old Timers will meet at


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 11

Today is Wednesday, April 11, the 101st day of 2018. There are 264 days left in the year.


What’s wrong in D.C.?

Opinion: KEY LARGO, Fla. At dinner with friends, I was asked what is wrong with Washington. The question


Cervelli, Nova spoil Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley

The Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed opening day very much this year. All three of them.


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The Simple Greek offers build-your-own concept

IF YOU GO What: The Simple Greek Boardman: 1393 Boardman Canfield Road; 330-355-1724


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