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Holocaust memorial stresses lessons learned from atrocities

The 25th annual Shoah Memorial Ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

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ODOT constructing a sound barrier along parts of I-80

The Ohio Department of Transportation is constructing a sound barrier alongside parts of Interstate 80 that will buffer noise for business and residential areas in Girard, Austintown and Liberty.

Pine Lakes field launching nicely as Greatest opens 2018 season

Registration for 2018 Greatest Golfer is open on

Comey: It’s possible Russians compromised Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible that President Donald Trump might be compromised by the Russians.

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Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

The country music community remembered the victims not in song, but with words to open the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Man accused of shoplifting dies after subdued by employees

Police are investigating the death of a man involved in an altercation with employees at a supermarket in Brooklyn.

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Procrastinators rejoice: Still time to file taxes

If you woke up in a panic realizing that Sunday was April 15, relax. You’ve got until Tuesday to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty.

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Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

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

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In a close race, 'Rampage' takes No. 1 from 'A Quiet Place'

After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for "Rampage" — but just barely.

Catholic priest under investigation left suicide notes

Investigators in Ohio say a Catholic priest under investigation for inappropriate texts with a teenager and misuse of church funds left at least two suicide notes before killing himself last December.

US to hit Russia with new sanctions over Syria

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announced Monday would be aimed at sending a message to Russia

One dead in Pa. house fire

Robert Donald Taylor, 83, was pronounced dead after a fire spread through his home on the 300 block of Hartzell Road on Saturday

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200 million eggs recalled because of salmonella concerns

More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.

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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.

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Locals are part of rugby team

The Allegheny Rugby Union’s 15 select women’s team features a few Youngstown State students.

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Ex-NFL star set for trial over Warren income taxes

Court documents state Mario Manningham owes more than $63,000.

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Poland wins softball slugfest

South Range falls despite collecting 18 hits

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Countdown begins to opening of Youngstown's new court facility

The old court facility, on the second floor of Youngstown City Hall on West Boardman Street, had no public restrooms, a cramped hallway and cramped courtrooms. It was once compared to the decrepit court system of Ukraine by a former state supreme court justice.

Cavaliers heavy favorite against Pacers

LeBron James has mastered the first-round knockout.

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East High makes Destination Imagination Global Finals

Five East High School students are among more than 1,400 teams in the world that have qualified for Destination Imagination’s May 21 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn.


SATURDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL Boardman 15, Green 14 STRUTHERS Dom Stilliana had four hits,

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North Lima nonprofit wants every girl to have her dream prom night

The girls can volunteer to help a group, or spend a couple hours helping Diva Donations.

GOLF CALENDAR | Upcoming events on the links

APRIL 18 — Parto’s Golf Center Men’s League begins. Cost is $30 to join and $10 weekly. Call 330-743-6718.

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YSU Relay raises $10K-plus for American Cancer Society

Besides research, the money funds transportation to treatment and other assistance to patients.

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Author to lecture on Slovak history

Staff report LIBERTY Loretta Ekoniak, a Slovak historian and author, will be the next speaker in

Boardman schools seek new 10-year emergency tax levy

School district officials say additional levy funds are needed to offset lost revenue

ACM Awards show won’t be just a party this year Return to Vegas

Associated Press Jason Aldean, shown performing at last year’s ACM Awards, is nominated for

Hargitay goes to bat for victims in new HBO film

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK Portraying a heroic sex crimes detective on

Ohio Third Frontier seeking minorities for internship program

This program offers opportunities for students to gain real-world entrepreneurial and business experience.

ODOT issues traffic advisories for several road projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued traffic advisories related to several road projects across the Mahoning County.

METRO DIGEST || Route 7 repairs to start April 23

Route 7 repairs The slide repair project on state Route 7 between Wellsville and East Liverpool in

Boardman Township seeks replacement levy

Boardman voters will decide whether to replace existing levy at new millage rate

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Behind the cutbacks at GM Lordstown

On Friday, GM announced the Lordstown plant will go down to one shift in June to align production with sales. Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said the trend away from compact cars really accelerated three to four years ago.

Senior menu

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


PGA Tour CHAMPIONS Flesch wins first title during 38-hole day DULUTH, GA. Steve Flesch


MILESTONES HONORS Supreme Court honors Mahoning County judge Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of the

Dickerson’s bunt lifts Pirates over Marlins

Corey Dickerson’s bunt single produced the game’s only run.


INDYCAR Rossi puts Honda on pole at Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif. The way Alexander Rossi

MASONIC groups

THURSDAY Ladies Oriental Shrine will meet at 11:30 a.m. Johnny’s Restaurant, 7807 Market St.,

publishers weekly best-sellers For the week ending April 8

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Red

Boardman student to compete in Quiz Bowl Championship

The inaugural National Academic Quiz Tournaments Individual Player National Championship Tournament will gather students from 30 states

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Mill Creek Park is venue for several Earth Day activities

The park activities begin Friday and continue until April 22.

Autonomous machines

By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO As a teenager working for his dad’s

‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ sequel due in September

‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ sequel due in September NEW YORK The author of the million-selling


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Keith Urban

PFS marks 74 years of service

Staff report BOARDMAN Protestant Family Service recently hosted its annual meeting celebrating


AARP 4611 East, Youngstown, will meet for an executive board meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at

Bon Jovi, Cars, Dire Straits inducted into Rock Hall

Associated Press CLEVELAND Bon Jovi reunited with former members Richie Sambora and Alec John

No clear winner in Buckeyes’ QB derby

The intriguing derby will spill over into fall preseason.

Late bloomer becomes college golfer at 61

Don Byers is a 61-year-old grandfather and a freshman on the Bellevue University golf team.


Asheash Pai Dhungat et al to George P. Passas et al, Fox Den Trail, Canfield, $326,000. Robert J.


RECOGNIZED The Gibson Agency of Girard was recognized as a leader in the insurance industry for

Should online purchases be subject to state sales taxes?

Opinion: WASHINGTON South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was – stubborn, pugnacious and wrong.

WKBN-TV broadcast signal changing

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN WKBN-TV 27 is changing the frequency of its over-the-air television


Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday,

Man, Woman of the Year honored by Saxon Club

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, recently honored its

GM’s Lordstown complex shaken by more bad news

Editorial: The handwriting is on the wall of the massive General Motors car assembly complex in Lordstown, but

Detroit museum to host traveling ‘Star Wars’ exhibit

Detroit museum to host traveling ‘Star Wars’ exhibit DETROIT The Detroit Institute of Arts is

On lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants

On lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants ROMA, Texas Stymied by Congress and

New Castle YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day

New Castle YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day New Castle, PA The New Castle Community YMCA, 20 W.

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Austintown school board, 8 a.m., special meeting, Dr. David Ritchie Legacy Room,


OKLAHOMA OU’s Boren has minor stroke during event NORMAN, Okla. University of Oklahoma


COURTS columbiana county new cases Emclaire Financial Group of Emlenton v. Ronald Venezia,

Jones-ing to win a race at Bristol

Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win.

After allied attack, chemical weapons remain in Syria

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished”

area bowling scores

camelot lanes Monday Morning Menagerie — Sandy Russell 166-176-475, Linda Sega 150-395, Joann

In the cup!

In the cup! Area hole-in-ones Mike Korda aced the 117-yard No. 17 at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course


TUESDAY Gleaners Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Petitti Garden Center, 5509 South Ave.,

Today is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018

Today is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018. There are 260 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Unknown Preece wins Xfinity race

Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career.


CORRECTION Youngstown wastewater department worker Jeffery Campana is a suspect in the theft of

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Romeo and Juliet,” 2 p.m.: Last chance to catch this Shakespeare

Blood Drives

Blood Drives MONDAY Elks Lodge 305, 824 E. State St., Salem, 2 to 7 p.m. Cortland United

Keep the golf stories coming, folks

Jonah Karzmer wants your feedback.

Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2018

Opinion: Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2018

Facebook CEO didn’t have all the answers for Congress

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest


Free shave ice CANFIELD To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal

Fly now, pay later Are travel loans a good deal?

By AMRITA JAYAKUMAR NerdWallet Dreaming of a spring getaway with white-sand beaches and a cool

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Is there really a teenage mental health crisis?

Do we – here in the USA, that is – or do we not have a child and teen mental- health crisis and if the answer is yes, we do, then what should be done about it?

Puzzling decision in Trumbull County

Opinion: Trumbull County's new administrator came out of nowhere to land the $85,000 a year job, but insists

A visit to Kentucky’s horse country makes a lot of horse sense

No visit to Kentucky would be complete without visiting some of their famed bourbon distilleries, and Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of America’s oldest.