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As temps rose Friday, so did violence in Warren

On the first warm day in a while, multiple violent incidents occurred in the city Thursday, with one woman suffering a skull fracture, one man being injured in his foot with a pipe and a woman saying someone fired a gun at her.


Felony weapons charge against Y'town cop dropped

A felony weapons charge against a city police officer who was cited for driving drunk while off duty last month, was dropped Friday.


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UPDATE: Syrian air defense responds to allied bombs tonight

Syrian television reported that a scientific research center had been hit and Syrian air defenses had hit 13 incoming rockets south of Damascus.


Taylor criticizes GOP gubernatorial frontrunner DeWine

Taylor criticizes GOP gubernatorial frontrunner DeWine


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UPDATE | GM to cut second shift at Lordstown; 1,500 jobs affected

This afternoon General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex employees were informed there will be layoffs come June


Law Director Jeff Limbian assumes role as city prosecutor

Law Director Jeff Limbian assumes role as city prosecutor


City worker suspect in theft probe

City worker suspect in theft probe


2 killed when car flips during police chase in Ohio

2 killed when car flips during police chase in Ohio


Remains of Pa. Korean War POW identified, to be buried

Remains of Pa. Korean War POW identified, to be buried


Will Ferrell treated after rollover freeway crash

Will Ferrell treated after rollover freeway crash


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How to select annuals to attract your favorite pollinators

We hear a lot about perennials and milkweed and indigenous wild flowers, but what about annuals as plants to attract pollinators?


County agent still going strong at 94

When you get to the 90s, you are officially a legend.


ODOT issues traffic advisories for several road projects

ODOT issues traffic advisories for several road projects


Ask OSU Extension - How to fight black spot

How do I fight black spot on my roses?


U.S. News and World Report: Youngstown ranks #108 in best places to live

U.S. News and World Report: Youngstown ranks #108 in best places to live


Cosby's chief accuser alleges drugging, assault

Cosby's chief accuser alleges drugging, assault


Junior Achievement USA garners prestigious honor

Junior Achievement garners prestigious honor


Spring wildflower walk set April 29 in Poland forest

Spring wildflower walk set April 29 in Poland forest


UPDATE | Trump pardons former Cheney aide Libby

Trump pardons former Cheney aide Libby


Toledo Zoo announces sudden death of 4-year-old giraffe

Toledo Zoo announces sudden death of 4-year-old giraffe


Hezbollah to Trump: Your tweets do not scare us

Hezbollah to Trump: Your tweets do not scare us


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Phantom Fireworks announces $100,000 gift to YSU scholarship fund

Phantom Fireworks announces $100,000 gift to YSU scholarship fund


Slide repair project in Columbiana County moved to April 23

Slide repair project in Columbiana County moved to April 23


Parking lot repair work begins Monday at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Parking lot repair work begins Monday at Fellows Riverside Gardens


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


UPDATE | 1 Palestinian killed, 163 wounded by Israeli fire

1 Palestinian killed, 163 wounded by Israeli fire


Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of 4-year-old Ohio girl

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of 4-year-old Ohio girl


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Girard RoboCats pancake breakfast fundraiser is Sunday

Girard RoboCats pancake breakfast fundraiser is Sunday


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Weapons charge dropped against Youngstown cop

Weapons charge dropped against Youngstown cop


Trump convenes task force to study US Postal Service

Trump convenes task force to study US Postal Service


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GM has meeting today with Lordstown Complex employees

GM has meeting today with Lordstown employees


Ohio Senate approves $115M plan to replace voting machines

Ohio Senate approves $115M plan to replace voting machines


Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries 'slime ball'

Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries "slime ball"


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Fitch christens new field with a victory

Thursday was the grand opening of the renovated Coppola Field on Austintown Fitch’s campus.

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Niles superintendent: Levy would only keep us 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.


Football-playing amputee inspires students at Hubbard High

A work accident forced Brad Hurtig to adapt to life without hands.


Team USA schools Youngstown in front of Valley students

The Youngstown Phantoms were on the wrong end of a second period in which neither goalie made a save.


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Taste of Struthers draws more than 400, shows off 18 vendors

The 5th annual Taste of Struthers drew more than 400 attendees and featured 18 food vendors from the city.

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Mooney’s Rinehart earns 400th career win

Mark Rinehart is 400-204 since becoming Mooney’s head coach in 1993.


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United Way honors stand-outs at annual meeting

The event also included awards to a variety of volunteers and entities for their campaigns that helped raise more than $3.1 million for the agency in 2017, as well as their contributions to the community.


Shawn Hope convicted of murder, kidnapping, robbery, could get life with no parole

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


Lindor helps bring bats to life as Indians sweep Tigers

Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland’s slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going.


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Orchestra will close its season with classics

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will end its season Saturday


YBI graduates 12 women from WE Create Program

The Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship Program graduated 12 women from its WE Create Program on Wednesday.


‘Christmas Story’ house grows

Associated Press CLEVELAND A Cleveland house known for its appearance in the holiday classic “A


‘Rampage’ runs amok as a film Lost in the rubble

‘RAMPAGE’ Grade: 1 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, action


Same sentence reimposed in Toney case

The 7th District Court of Appeals sent the case back to Judge Sweeney for resentencing, ruling she did not include the necessary language when she sentenced Toney on why consecutive sentences were necessary.


Woman cited at raid had kids with her during another raid

Officers found guns, 34 bags of marijuana, pills, cash and a scale, and said the home was in such bad shape they immediately deemed it uninhabitable.


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Contract OK’d to build riverfront amphitheater, park downtown Youngstown

This artist’s rendering shows the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater and riverfront park along the Mahoning River.

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

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

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Scouts partner with Bent Tree Coffee Roasters

The Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America recently announced a partnership with Bent Tree

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Park celebrates annual Maple Syrup Festival

Boardman Park had their annual Maple Syrup Festival with multiple events throughout the park on March 17, 18, 24 and 25.

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Children spring with joy at library program

The Poland library had a springtime celebration called “Spring Things” on March 24 in their meeting room.

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Schools receive funding for instruction

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Representatives from the four Poland schools and the Poland

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Carnegie Science teaches West Blvd students

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Carnegie Science Center visited West Boulevard

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Fitch inducts 2017-2018 NHS members

Austintown Fitch High School inducted 99 new members into their National Honor Society with an assembly on March 23.

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Austintown Community Briefs

Austintown Food Service Department earns grant The Austintown Food Service Department recently


History presentation on Holocaust at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland library welcomed a Holocaust Educational

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Hilltop PTO hosts annual Family Fun Night

The Hilltop Elementary School PTO hosted its annual Family Fun Night at the Canfield Village Middle School on March 23.

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Autism Society announces Valley Autism 5K and walk

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley (ASMV) will be hosting the fifth annual Valley Autism 5K and


Grandparents visit Hilltop first-graders

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com First-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School celebrated

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Gina Strauss | Brad Hoersten

Brad Hoersten and Gina Strauss, both of Chicago, exchanged marriage vows Sept. 16, 2017, at St.


Poland Community Briefs

Books, Bags and Bling sale to be April 21 Poland United Methodist Church will host the annual


Eggstravaganza offers up Easter-themed fun at Austintown Bounce

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com First American Loans of Austintown had their “Easter

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Union kindergarten students perform themed show

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Union Elementary had their kindergarten concert on March 8

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Canfield Community Briefs

Read to therapy bunnies at the library The Bunnies in Baskets therapy bunnies of F5RS will have a


Autism Society announces Valley Autism 5K and walk

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley (ASMV) will be hosting the fifth annual Valley Autism 5K and


Miss Baringer, Michael Barone Jr. to marry June 16

Tom and Lisa Baringer of Poland and Michael Barone of Struthers and Eneida Duncan of Youngstown are


Local MSVC chapter hosts convention

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-

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Autism Society announces Valley Autism 5K and walk

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley (ASMV) will be hosting the fifth annual Valley Autism 5K and


AIS and AMS choirs perform challenging pieces

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Austintown’s

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It’s a jungle at CHC Spring Fest

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School students and their families

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Autism Society announces Valley Autism 5K and walk

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley (ASMV) will be hosting the fifth annual Valley Autism 5K and


Kimberly Gnora, Robert Ciotola II set May date

Robert Ascenzo and Joanne Ciotola of Canfield and Michael and Pamela Gnora of Monessen, Pa., are


Boardman Community Briefs

Band and Orchestra Parents to host fundraising event The Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents will


Aebischer’s Jewelry celebrates 90 years

A local family-owned jeweler is celebrating 90 years of helping the community shine. Aebischer’s

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Blackburn-Dillon engagement is announced

Holly Gibson-Blackburn of Warren and Thomas Blackburn of Austintown are announcing the engagement of


Students invite loved ones for lunch

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com West Boulevard Elementary School invited students’ family

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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BASEBALL Canfield 8, Girard 3 GIRARD Spencer Woolley’s four hits included two doubles and he


GOLF roundup

RBC HERITAGE Sabbatini leads at 7-under par HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. Rory Sabbatini shot a


Governor candidate Bill O’Neill wants to legalize marijuana statewide

He expects his marijuana proposals to raise $600M a year to treat heroin addicts and the mentally ill


Khloe Kardashian gives birth to daughter

Khloe Kardashian gives birth to daughter NEW YORK Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a daughter


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Craig Beach Village Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., Village Municipal Building, 2538


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Man sues ex-boss after ‘pocket dial’ cost his job ATLANTA A man who lost his job


Trials to begin in ’19 as settlement is pushed

Associated Press COLUMBUS A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits


Trump poses real threat to ‘good’ of US, Comey says

Associated Press WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as


The cost of living

According to a recent Financial Times article, the apartment prices in Manhattan have plunged. Last


Trump reverses on trade pact, mulls rejoining Pacific-Rim deal

Associated Press WASHINGTON In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade


Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

Associated Press WASHINGTON Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 13

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ODDLY ENOUGH

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Cost ails health care

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons “I’m lucky to have health insurance, but I still can’t afford to


Riverfront development brings clear ripple effects

Editorial: A key addition to Youngs- town’s ongoing urban renaissance officially took root Thursday when


NHL ROUNDUP

NHL ROUNDUP Thursday’s playoffs EASTERN CONFERENCE Blue Jackets 4, Capitals 3, OT


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Caitlin Walden and Justin Patterson, Newton Falls, boy, April 11.


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., corner of Fruit Street, Youngstown,


Cities straining to afford overdose antidote

Associated Press BALTIMORE On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-


YSU SPORTS

YSU SPORTS toDAY Baseball YSU at Wright State, 4 p.m. YSU at Wright State, 7 p.m.


Cavaliers to use 10-man rotation to start playoffs

Indiana had 3-1 edge against Cleveland in regular season.


mahoning county

mahoning county Indictments A county grand jury indicted these people Thursday on these


Anchorage voters 1st in US to defeat ‘bathroom bill’

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Voters in Alaska’s largest city have become the first in the


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “An Evening of O. Henry,” 7:30 p.m.: Eleven short stories by O.


Dem hopefuls for governor avoid confrontation during the debates

Opinion: The previous Democratic gubernatorial debates have not been terribly exciting and the one held


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1254.490.52 Aqua America, .71


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