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Brad Hurtig lost his hands, but learned lifelong lesson

Brad Hurtig was a linebacker for Fairview High School and was known for his athleticism, but an accident in the summer of his sophomore year caused his hands to be amputated.


Woman's kids found in another raid of home with drugs, weapons

A woman charged Wednesday with child endangering after her three children were found in a home raided by police also had her kids with her during a police raid of a home she was in last November.


5th Taste of Struthers features 18 vendors this year

Elaine Ginetti and eight of her relatives worked the bar in the St. Nicholas Great Hall, slinging drinks and homemade pepperoni rolls to patrons of the 5th annual Taste of Struthers Thursday night.


Aubrey Toney gets life – again – in mistaken identity murder

A man convicted of killing a 74-year-old man and wounding his wife in 2010 in a case of mistaken identity was re-sentenced Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.


Shawn Hope guilty on all counts; sentencing May 1

The jury in the Shawn Hope trial returned guilty verdicts on all counts Thursday, finding that Hope killed John P. Kellar, 41, of Niles.


Niles schools needs new levy in May just to stay afloat

If Niles voters approve an emergency 5.85-mill school levy May 8, the annual revenue of $1.3 million “will only keep us afloat,” Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen said at a public forum Wednesday.


Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies


Jewish Community Relations Council remembers Holocaust, plans tribute to international scholar

Jewish Community Relations Council remembers Holocaust, plans tribute to international scholar


Some Campbell businesses wrongly paid income tax to Youngstown, mayor says

Some Campbell businesses wrongly paid income tax to Youngstown, mayor says


Shawn Hope found guilty of aggravated murder

Shawn Hope found guilty of aggravated murder

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Michael Malvasi III gets jail time for assault

Michael Malvasi III gets jail time for assault


Putin unlikely to let a US strike in Syria go unanswered

Putin unlikely to let a US strike in Syria go unanswered


$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids


2 Pa. state troopers accused of illegally accessing woman’s Facebook

2 Pa. state troopers accused of illegally accessing woman’s Facebook


N.H. House approves letting farmers carry loaded rifles in fields

N.H. House approves letting farmers carry loaded rifles in fields


Judge to rule on medical testimony in buried newborn case

Judge to rule on medical testimony in buried newborn case


Jurors to soon deliberate fate of Shawn Hope

Jurors to soon deliberate fate of Shawn Hope


City man faces drug charges after Boardman hotel arrest

City man faces drug charges after Boardman hotel arrest


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning Co. jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Firestone switching from PGA event to Champions Tour major in 2019

Firestone switching from PGA event to Champions Tour major in 2019


Miami University says Students for Life display was defaced

Miami University says Students for Life display was defaced


Sanitation worker hit by Boardman school bus

Sanitation worker hit by Boardman school bus


Women nabbed in downtown robbery

Women nabbed in downtown robbery


2 Pa. men charged with sabotaging railroad signals

2 Pa. men charged with sabotaging railroad signals


Calif. teacher who accidentally fired gun in class resigns

Calif. teacher who accidentally fired gun in class resigns


Youngstown man jailed on gun charge after arrest on South Side

Youngstown man jailed on gun charge after arrest on South Side


Aubrey Toney resentenced today for 2010 murder of Thomas Repchic

Aubrey Toney resentenced today for 2010 murder of Thomas Repchic


Youngstown Board of Control signs $8M pact for amphitheater project

Youngstown Board of Control signs $8M pact for amphitheater project


Accusers confront Bill Cosby, and they aren't holding back

Accusers confront Bill Cosby, and they aren't holding back


Officials say cause of fire at Pa. resort still undetermined

Officials say cause of fire at Pa. resort still undetermined


POMPEO HEARING | Pompeo defends Trump on Russia, won't talk about Mueller

Pompeo defends Trump on Russia, won't talk about Mueller


Residents use windows to escape Philly row home fire; 3 hospitalized

Residents use windows to escape Philly row home fire; 3 hospitalized


Youngstown police conduct raids, find drugs, guns at South Side homes

Youngstown police conduct raids, find drugs, guns at South Side homes


Authorities: Pa. church deacon sent obscene images to ’teen’

Authorities: Pa. church deacon sent obscene images to ’teen’


Body found in Ohio in 1981 identified as Arkansas woman

Body found in Ohio in 1981 identified as Arkansas woman


Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman


California to join Guard border mission, but with conditions

California to join Guard border mission, but with conditions


Trump: Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!’

Trump: Syria attack ’very soon or not so soon at all!’


You're Watching Vindy Live from Phantom game

It's the Phantoms' annual school-day game with 4,000 kids.


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Perry’s grand slam lights up Ursuline

Cardinal Mooney beat Ursuline 8-6 on the strength of Katie Perry’s grand slam.


Help Network event honors crime victims

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


A company wants to borrow up to $675K from Youngstown to film a movie

The company is planning a thriller/horror film to be shot in Youngstown.


YSU signs four more recruits

After some departures, Youngstown State’s men’s basketball team is getting some reinforcements.


Struthers council honors athletes, addresses harassment

Council also announced the reassignment of the fire chief.


LeBron plays in 82nd game as Cavs drop finale

LeBron James played in his 82nd game, scored 10 points and then got some rest for the playoffs.


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West Branch schools highlight safety efforts

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.


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BASEBALL Boardman 7, Akron Hoban 3 AKRON Alex Cardona struck out nine and pitched a complete


Vendors promote local services at Community Resource Fair

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center showcased resources for Youngstown


Hopewell Theatre offers 11 short stories in one night A LOT OF O. HENRY

If You GO What: “An Evening of O. Henry” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also April 20


Pernotto’s new exhibition covers 50 years of art, photos and more

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN An exhibition of works by Youngstown artist Jim Pernotto will open


Folk band Mustard’s Retreat will give concert at library

Staff report SALEM Mustard’s Retreat will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Meeting Room of the


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Task force nabs man attempting to solicit sex from a 12-year-old boy

The suspect owns a motel in Lisbon that recently advertised an Easter egg hunt for children.


YSU faculty honored at dinner

Youngstown State University honored dozens of faculty members, including one with 50 years of services, at its annual Faculty Recognition Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.


Man gets 6 months in jail for pushing cop

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court said he felt jail was deserved because he feels people should not assault police, even though a pre-sentence investigation and prosecutors were recommending probation.


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Youngstown JROTC students offer gentle hands to Animal Charity hounds

Chaney Junior ROTC member Kimberly McCann gives Kilo some much-needed 'me time' to sniff and smell. The JROTC volunteers spent Wednesday walking dogs as a community service project at Animal Charity.


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Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor awareness dinner

Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor awareness dinner


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Bullets Over Broadway,” directed by Nick Opritza with Lori George


Russia must not succeed in impeding Syria attack

Editorial: It has been five days since Syria’s evil dictator Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack on his


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


WTG

Thursday Music Angelo Babbaro, 8 p.m., W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren;


NIGHTLIFE

Backyard Bar and Grill, 8942 Youngstown Pittsburgh Road, Poland; 330-757-2476 Sat: Dead Flowers, 9


Raise a glass to a livelier downtown Warren

The ongoing revitalization of downtown Warren into an arts and entertainment center will get a huge


Lecture to focus on radio and telegraph

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Bruce Manning, a retired emergency management director in McKean


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 12

Today is Thursday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2018. There are 263 days left in the year.


Firing Mueller would only make things worse for President Trump

Opinion: WASHINGTON “An attack on our country,” a clearly agitated President Trump said of the search of


Minor side effects cause misery

If you watch television, you know that prescription drug ads have proliferated like dandelions after


New Boardman Panera coming this fall

Warren-based Covelli Enterprises will close its original Panera location inside the Shops at Boardman Park to open the location that will feature a new design, a drive-thru and patio.


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Couple who met in market wed amid veggies in Aisle 13 LOWER BURRELL, Pa.


Two local Walmart to undergo improvements this year

Two local Walmart locations are a part of a list of Ohio locations up for a remodel this year.


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare (PG-13) A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends


Slow Art Day at the Butler is Saturday

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Butler Institute of American Art will take part in International


Niles police chief says officer fired after seeing gun and hand in stairwell

Niles police chief says officer fired after seeing gun and hand in stairwell


‘FaceAge’ at Shenango campus

‘FaceAge’ at Shenango campus Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser will provide tours of his


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Brookfield Township trustees, 7:30 a.m., special meeting, administration building,


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Hospital Emily Macovitz and Joseph Perrett, Youngstown, boy,


Husted said DeWine would ask the president for the option to develop a sustainable Medicaid expansion system

Ohio has ‘to find a way to provide care for people in a way that we can afford,’ he said


Selected local stocks

STOCK, DIVIDEND CLOSE CHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1253.96-0.12 Aqua America, .71 33.61-0.07


Cordray questions DeWine call to speaker facing FBI scrutiny

Cordray questions DeWine call to speaker facing FBI scrutiny COLUMBUS Democrat Richard Cordray


Trip to opioid hell

Opinion: By Michael Reagan Cagle Cartoons I’m feeling human again, thanks. After three weeks of living


Relay for life

Relay for life Scheduled events The American Cancer Society’s planned Relay for Life events in


Man who pleaded to robbery charges gets second chance

Joseph Zaku said he knows what he did is wrong. Judge Sweeney advised him that a probation violation could result in 11 years in prison.


“Scandal” (10 p.m., ABC): Cyrus and Jake’s mission to take the White House reaches

“Scandal” (10 p.m., ABC): Cyrus and Jake’s mission to take the White House reaches a new level of


Alzheimer’s Association will host awareness dinner

Staff report POLAND The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter will host its


Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana

Associated Press CINCINNATI Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a


Drug-testing plan considered for some food-stamp recipients

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow


Baez’s homers power Cubs past Pirates

Bryant’s three hits help Chicago win


sMLB news & notes

METS D’Arnaud tears elbow ligament MIAMI The New York Mets suddenly found themselves down two


Guard stabbed by inmates still in hospital

Associated Press COLUMBUS A prison guard stabbed multiple times by inmates in a February


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.


Tempests buffeting White House threaten to engulf Trump

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Russia collusion probe. The Stormy Daniels allegations. The


Zuckerberg faces ‘senior’ questions

Associated Press NEW YORK Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before House and Senate


3 accusers confront Cosby; 1 calls him a ‘serial rapist’

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, PA. Decades after they say Bill Cosby knocked them out with


Man pleads guilty to supporting terrorism

Associated Press TOLEDO The second of two brothers accused of sending money to an al-Qaida


AROUND THE NHL Wednesday’s results

Jets 3, Wild 2 WINNIPEG, MANITOBA Defenseman Joe Morrow broke a tie with 6:13 left and Winnipeg


Russian stars could decide Jackets’ series

Dmitry Orlov scoring on Sergei Bobrovsky is a popular clip at a bar


Syria prepares for US attack

Trump’s threats met with both concern and defiance Associated Press BEIRUT With a mix of fear


Zimmermann hit with liner in Tribe win

Carlos Carrasco pitched a three-hitter in Cleveland’s win.


Vt. governor signs new gun restrictions

Associated Press MONTPELIER, VT. Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned


Speaker Ryan leaves behind new tax code, busted budget

Speaker Ryan leaves behind new tax code, busted budget Associated Press WASHINGTON House


Real reason for many political resignations can take weeks to uncover

By now, citizens are familiar with the drill: Politician resigns to “spend more time with family,” a cryptic apology or plea for privacy ensues, and, only days or weeks later do journalists unearth the documents, images or private posts that tell the full story.


Crosby’s hat trick ignites champs’ run for another Stanley Cup

Crosby’s hat trick ignites champs’ run for another Stanley Cup


News media sue over new execution rules

News media sue over new execution rules SACRAMENTO, Calif. The Los Angeles Times and other news


AROUND THE NBA | Recaps of Wednesday’s other games

Timberwolves 112, Nuggets 106 MINNEAPOLIS Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS Four senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – are taking a step to


Official orders mourning after plane crash kills 257

Associated Press ALGIERS, ALGERIA Algeria plunged into mourning after a hulking military


MLB Roundup Wednesday’s results

AMERICAN LEAGUE Twins 9, Astros 8 MINNEAPOLIS Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game,


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