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YSU Relay raises $10K-plus for cancer society

Some had lost family members to cancer. Others knew friends, classmates or acquaintances who had been affected by the disease.

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Mural at Cincinnati Zoo will feature its famous hippo

Fiona the hippo — already the inspiration for a line of beer, T-shirts and an ice cream flavor — will soon be the subject of a large mural at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Instagram experiment at the Butler

Five by Seven, a regional photography exhibition that evolved from a social media experiment, opens Sunday

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Teacher rebellion tests Republican grip on Kentucky

Three years ago, Robin Cooper voted for Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. On Saturday, she vowed not to do it again.

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Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 2

A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes buffeted the central U.S. with heavy winds, rain, hail and snow

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Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program

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Mother’s Day Mom at Work contest

Deadline is May 5. Enter for a chance to win a $100 Rulli Bros. gift certificate

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bluwinx hopes to help you sleep

bluwinx sells glasses directly to customers with the blue light filter.

Theft charges filed against city worker

Accused of stealing property while on duty

LeBron still The King at age 33

LeBron James emerged from a chaotic, complex season unscathed — better than ever.

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Girard gets jump on Liberty

Nick Malito’s inside-the-park home run highlights victory.

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Y'town cop pleads to reckless operation in OVI case

The trooper said he smelled alcohol and placed Herdman under arrest for OVI. But Herdman refused to take a breath test so prosecutors had no idea what his blood alcohol content might have been.

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Mahoning could start performing autopsies

The Mahoning County coroner has identified two candidates who could replace the late Dr. Joseph Ohr

SPORTS DIGEST || Kendrick sets YSU HR mark as Penguins lose

Kendrick sets YSU HR mark as Penguins lose DAYTON Senior infielder Andrew Kendrick became

Tribe’s five-game winning streak halted

Toronto trailed 4-0 after two innings but came back against Zach McAllister (0-2) and Andrew Miller.

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Prevention in pinwheels

There are 2,288 pinwheels that stand in a garden in front of Boardman Township Park representing 2,288 cases of child abuse and neglect in Mahoning County


FRIDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL Cardinal Mooney 11, North Canton Hoover 1 STRUTHERS Winning

Trumbull prosecutor seeks appeal to U.S. Supreme Court of Danny Lee Hill decision

The judges from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati have refused to hear an appeal of a ruling calling for the removal of the death penalty for killer Danny Lee Hill.

Lecture on Packard motors’ demise

Staff report WARREN The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, will present a lecture

Report: Youngstown ranks 108 in top 125 best places to live

U.S. News says Youngstown offers a better value than similarly sized metro areas when you compare housing costs to median household income.

Wes Anderson doesn’t stray in ‘Isle of Dogs’ HOWL WITH DELIGHT

‘Isle of Dogs’ Grade: 4 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent

Low budget, high profit: horror films are hot

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK Finding dependable, bankable box-office hits for

Sharon Regional to open outpatient facility in Lawrence County

Construction is set to begin this month on phase one of the 14,000-square-foot facility in Neshannock Township.

METRO DIGEST || RoboCats pancake breakfast Sunday

The Girard RoboCats will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Girard Italian Fraternal Home, 33 W. Wilson Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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GM cuts second shift at Lordstown

General Motors Assembly Complex will go down to one shift of production in mid-June, officials announced Friday. The move could mean 1,500 layoffs, which would cut the current workforce in half. Click here to see video of worker reaction.

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KSU student crowned Miss Mohican Valley

KSU student crowned Miss Mohican Valley

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Amanda Guerra, Thomas Clay are engaged

Amanda Guerra, Thomas Clay are engaged

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Megan Hawkins, Dion Santiago plan May rite

Megan Hawkins, Dion Santiago plan May rite

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Summer date set by Miss Armeni, Thomas Bottorff

Summer date set by Miss Armeni, Thomas Bottorff

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Woman suffers skull fracture on violent day in Warren

A woman said a man fired a gun at her Thursday in Warren

METRO DIGEST || RoboCats pancake breakfast

RoboCats breakfast GIRARD The Girard RoboCats will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the

How Facebook ads target people

Associated Press NEW YORK If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its

2018 Relay for Life season steps out today with gusto

Editorial: Relay for Life, the mother of all community fundraisers in the nation, gets back on track in the

Facebook didn’t put a hex on you into voting for Donald J. Trump

Opinion: By Gene Lyons Andrews McMeel Syndication So here’s my question: If you’re all about personal

Judge allows taped testimony of dead woman

Associated Press COLUMBUS The videotaped testimony from a woman who died two years after she was

Browns sign Landry to $75 million extension

Before throwing Jarvis Landry a pass, the Browns made a huge commitment to him.

RUGBY | Today’s event

MIDWEST EAST LAU PLAYOFFS What: Women’s rugby 15s all-star tournament. When: 9 a.m. Where:

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.: The orchestra will conclude

Flyers turn tables on Penguins

Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists and Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots.

UNITED WAY Awards/recipients

A variety of volunteers and entities were awarded for their campaigns that helped raise more than

KSU student crowned Miss Mohican Valley

Staff report MANSFIELD Caitlin Seifert of Niles was selected recently to serve as Miss Mohican

Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to ‘fight him off’

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby’s chief accuser took the witness stand for the

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor calls her primary opponent an out-of-touch liberal

Taylor says Mike DeWine wants people to believe he’s conservative, but he’s not

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Ruth Schermer Farbman & Jean Schermer Fien

Date of birth: The sisters were born March 27, 1928, in Youngstown Parents: Morris and Sarah

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1254.86+0.39 Aqua America, .71

SOCIETY DIGEST || West Side Cats needs volunteers

West Side Cats needs volunteers YOUNGSTOWN West Side Cats, a nonprofit, non-kill cat rescue, is

Alleged chemical attack is brutal end to Syrian town

Associated Press BEIRUT The suspected chemical weapons attack on Douma was a brutal finale for a

Sunday news shows

Sunday news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: To be

Task force will study US Postal Service

Associated Press WASHINGTON After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon,

Anniversary celebration

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


Births St. Elizabeth boardman Christopher and Lauren Vecchione, Canfield, boy, April 12. Tesla

Adults must stop the bullying

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords Bullying’s been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the

Record Reviews

John Prine Album: “Tree of Forgiveness” Grade: B John Prine thinks about things. And when

Jaclyn Hodos, Richard Olesky plan May vows

Jaclyn Hodos, Richard Olesky plan May vows

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Explosions rip through Syrian capital

Loud explosions ripped through Syria’s capital early Saturday and the sky turned orange as Syrian air defense units fired surface-to-air missiles in response to joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.