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Sherrod Brown sends blistering letter to GM about layoffs

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown sent a blistering letter to General Motors CEO Mary Barra this week demanding answers about the 1,500 Lordstown Assembly Complex layoffs coming in June.


Canfield officials address school safety at community meeting tonight

Canfield schools superintendent said talking about safety and security remains a “fluid conversation.”


RoboCats qualify for world robotics competition this month

The FIRST Robotics Delphi Team #379, “The RoboCats,” qualified for the world robotics competition at Ford Field in Detroit on April 25-28.


Brandon Moore resentenced to 50 years for 2001 robbery, rape

After the victim of a 2001 rape and kidnapping asked Judge Maureen A. Sweeney to ensure her rapist would not be able to hurt others, the judge imposed a 50-year sentence.


McDonald school board meets Wednesday night

McDonald school board meets Wednesday night


McDonald Village Council meets Wednesday afternoon

McDonald Village Council meets Wednesday afternoon


2 Houston-area deputies and gunman wounded in shootout

2 Houston-area deputies and gunman wounded in shootout


Mahoning County Bar Association files complaint against Yavorcik

Mahoning County Bar Association files complaint against Yavorcik


UPDATE | IRS extends filing deadline to midnight Wednesday

The IRS extends tax filing deadline for all filers to midnight Wednesday April 18 due to glitch with agency's website


AFSCME Subchapter 118 will meet today

AFSCME Subchapter 118 will meet Wednesday


DeWine files lawsuit against Ohio Restoration Group operator

DeWine files lawsuit against Ohio Restoration Group operator


Kessel named editor of The Alliance Review

Kessel named editor of The Alliance Review


Kucinich financial report omitted speech details

Kucinich financial report omitted speech details


Judge re-sentences man in 2001 rape conviction

Judge re-sentences man in 2001 rape conviction


Lowellville council committee meetings are Wednesday

Lowellville council committee meetings are Wednesday


Man burned in South Side fire

Man burned in South Side fire


UPDATE | 1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight


Woman reports being beaten at two Warren stores

Woman reports being beaten by woman with bat and man with gun at two convenient stores


Boardman woman arrested with loaded gun after South Side fight

Boardman woman arrested with loaded gun


Missouri legislators return to capitol amid governor uproar

The Latest: Attorney general dismisses call for recusal


Cops find pot in car after Monday traffic stop

Cops find pot in car after Monday traffic stop


UPDATE | Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training


Liberty woman steals 2 beers from neighbor. But was it craft?

Kathryn Ratliff is charged with burglary after police say she stole two cans of beer


Man abandons car in East Side chase; he's caught; passenger takes car

Man flees car on East Side; car disappears


West Virginia pharmacy settles prescription pain pill suit

West Virginia pharmacy settles prescription pain pill suit


Port Clinton, Marblehead cleanup after Lake Erie waves swamp shore

Cleanup begins after western Lake Erie’s waves swamps shore


US factory output ticked up just 0.1 percent in March

US factory output ticked up just 0.1 percent in March


Judge rules jury can hear previous Cosby quaaludes testimony

Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby quaaludes testimony


Tech stocks post early gains today in market opening

US stocks indexes open broadly higher


Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems


Retailers group calls on Supreme Court to fix outdated sales tax law for online sales

Retailers Call on Supreme Court to Overturn ’Antiquated’ Online Sales Tax Ruling as Justices Hear Oral Arguments


Niles woman beaten Monday at convenience stores

Niles woman beaten at convenience stores Monday


ODOT: Flooding closes portion of state Route 87

ODOT: Flooding closes portion of state Route 87


UnitedHealth hikes 2018 forecast, books another big 1Q gain

UnitedHealth hikes 2018 forecast, books another big 1Q gain


Cosby arrives as spokeswoman blasts accuser

Cosby arrives as spokeswoman blasts accuser


Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t 'normal’

Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t ’normal’


Man burned in Pointview Avenue fire

Man burned in Pointview fire


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HB 70 sponsor visits to see results

YOUNGSTOWN State Rep. Andrew Brenner, sponsor of House Bill 70 and the chairman of the state’s House Education Committee, participated in a roundtable discussion at Choffin Career & Technical Center with local lawmakers, education officials and community activists to discuss the “Youngstown Plan” and whether it has been successful.


Former YSU pitcher dies in crash

Yarabinec was a Penguin from 2014-17


Austintown bridge honors women veterans

The bridge is the second in Ohio to memorialize the sacrifices made by women in the military.


Weekend police activity includes a chase and a nonfatal shooting

Police recovered 60 grams of cocaine Friday after a chase that ended when the suspect fell and knocked himself unconscious.


Soggy, chilly Linden ends USA’s drought

Kawauchi wins Boston Marathon men’s race


Two township trustees face off in the Democratic primary for the 59th state representative seat

The seat is open with state Rep. John Boccieri running instead for the Ohio Senate


Poised Pacers ready for Cavs

They’ve spent the entire season on the fringe


Head over heels

YSU’s Jones embraces sunshine, tops her self twice

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Busch wins in rainy Bristol

Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.


John Buchenic created Global Development Solutions to support international nonprofit agencies.

Global Development Solutions provides resources and support for other international grassroots groups that provide basic needs and educational programs


Improving the lives of sufferers by using memories DEMENTIA AND BASEBALL

By Michael Ego University of Connecticut Dementia can be caused by a number of diseases, but the


Amphitheater concerts unveiled

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com WARREN When something works, do it again. So says Ken


Garden club will meet


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1255.020.06 Aqua America, .71


Story of US Rep. Paul Ryan is a tragedy of multiple dimensions

Opinion: By David M. SHRIBMAN Andrews McMeel Syndication Finally, House Speaker Paul Ryan edged President


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS ‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home Harry Anderson, the actor


SYRIA Chemical weapons team kept from site

Associated Press DOUMA, SYRIA Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators


NY Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

Associated Press NEW YORK The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for


Heavy rains caused minor flooding along the Mahoning River

Flooding occurred in Mahoning and Trumbull counties


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Nicole Wilps and Johnathan Perry, Austintown, boy, April


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Maine community creates ice carousel on frozen lake SINCLAIR, Maine Residents in


major league roundup | Monday’ other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rays 8, Rangers 4 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake


Cosby’s accuser, her mom testify at retrial

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, PA. Bill Cosby’s chief accuser at his sexual-assault trial Monday


Fight that killed 7 inmates was over money, territory

Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about


CEO: Starbucks to train on ‘unconscious bias’

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious


Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Girard liable for I-80 speeding tickets

Motorists contest tickets issued by Girard’s automated speed cameras during work-zone confusion.


Warren Township police trying to determine whether woman was abducted during Sunday robbery

Warren Township police trying to determine whether woman was abducted during Sunday robbery


Richmond seeks to be removed from offender list

Staff/wire report COLUMBUS A judge will decide whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping


Assad ultimately to blame for missile attack on Syria

Editorial: President Donald J. Trump’s declaration of “mission accomplished” following Friday night’s missile


Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Jackson Township trustees, 6 p.m., administration building, 10613 Mahoning Ave.,


South Range school board approves sale of complex

The South Range High School Memorial Field Complex is no longer used.


Trump lawyer reveals Hannity as client

Fox News host says he sought input, perspective Associated Press NEW YORK A legal fight over


NBA playoffs

NBA playoffs Monday’s game Heat 113, 76ers 103 PHILADELPHIA Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 17

Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Cushwa Hall to host film premiere, Q&A

Cushwa Hall to host film premiere, Q&A YOUNGSTOWN Cushwa Hall Room B100, 210 Lincoln Ave., on


Plane crash in rural Ohio kills 2

Associated Press COSHOCTON Authorities said a single-engine plane headed to Florida crashed in


Story closes book on skid

Colorado shortstop goes deep against Bucs’ Brault


Allegiant under fire after ‘60 Minutes’ safety report

Associated Press Allegiant Air is fighting to reassure travelers and protect its reputation after


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Brookfield Township trustees, 6 p.m., special meeting, administration building,


Facebook will not change

Opinion: By Rick Jensen Cagle Cartoons From the moment Mark Zuckerberg began to read his opening


Expedite hiring to make coroner office whole again

Editorial: Taxpayers throughout Mahoning County should be heartened to learn they’ll likely soon reap stronger


REUNIONS & class notes

Austintown Fitch High School Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s on


Comey: Trump ‘morally unfit’ for presidency

Associated Press WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Nekia and Adrian Brown, Youngstown, girl, April 13 Amanda and


Visitors bureaus join to promote Lake Erie

Staff report The seven visitors bureaus along Ohio’s north coast have partnered for a second year


Whispering Pines honors Eagle Scouts, volunteers

The Whispering Pines District of the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America hosted their 2018 District Recognition and Awards dinner Sunday evening at St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman.

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Military buildup coming

Opinion: By Adam Johnson OtherWords One of the most effective rhetorical tools in normalizing massive


How to achieve optimal brain health

How to achieve optimal brain health YOUNGSTOWN Chiropractor Dr. Angela Natoli discusses how to


Juice may help sore joints

Q. I am unable to take any of the NSAIDs for severe arthritis. I wanted to try the Certo-and-grape-


Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include: v Blake Shelton: Tonight on “Late


Historical society plans Spring Tea

Staff report AUSTINTOWN The Austintown Historical Society will host its annual Spring Tea at the


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