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Poland theater director marks 100th performance Thursday

In the fall of 2001, Candy Fonagy stepped up to direct the Poland Players because there was no one else for the job.


Google's augmented reality app wows Austintown students

Although dinosaurs have not walked the Earth in millions of years, they roamed Austintown Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday.


New Castle detective dies during training today

New Castle Police Detective Sgt. Brian Cuscino died Thursday morning during a morning training routine.


Mahoning gets nearly $40K for sale of seized health clinic

Mahoning County received $37,750 from the sale of a former health clinic on Market Street that law enforcement seized from a doctor convicted of overprescribing pain and anxiety medications.


8 arrested in Warren sex sting

Six men police say were seeking sex – and two police say were trying to arrange it for others – were arrested Wednesday in the second sex-trade sting operation in the city in five months.


Niles school board cuts 4 positions after audit

Niles school board cuts 4 positions after audit


Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady


Hollywood Gaming hosts Kentucky Derby celebration May 5

Hollywood Gaming hosts Kentucky Derby celebration May 5


NEO Walmart stores host Wellness Day on Saturday

NEO Walmart stores host Wellness Day on Saturday


Howard Hanna open house event is this weekend

Howard Hanna open house event is this weekend


Youngstown cops, firefighters hoop it up for charity Friday

Youngstown cops, firefighters hoop it up for charity Friday


Ohio receives $26M in fed grants to fight opioid crisis

Ohio receives $26M in fed grants to fight opioid crisis


Lisbon man indicted for attempting to meet 12-year-old boy for sex

Lisbon man indicted for attempting to meet 12-year-old boy for sex


Judith Infante takes plea deal; Ralph Infante trial starts Monday

Judith Infante takes plea deal; Ralph Infante trial starts Monday


Crews on scene of car flip at Elm Street and Gypsy Lane

Crews on scene of car flip at Elm Street and Gypsy Lane


DeWine says he has plan to fight Ohio's opioid woes

DeWine says he has plan to fight Ohio's opioid woes


Agency to probe worker’s death at Ohio construction site

Agency to probe worker’s death at Ohio construction site


Ohio AG rejects legalized marijuana amendment to constitution

Ohio AG rejects legalized marijuana amendment to constitution


Dogs removed from New Middletown home, woman hospitalized

Dogs removed from New Middletown home, woman hospitalized


Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death


Austintown cops arrest woman on prostitution charge

Austintown cops arrest woman on prostitution charge


Mill Creek Park roads closed 4 hours for Sunday race

Mill Creek Park roads closed 4 hours for Sunday race


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Austintown road closed for waterline replacement

Austintown road closed for waterline replacement


Man pleads guilty to being felon with firearm

Man pleads guilty to being felon with firearm


Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start


Schiavoni attacks DeWine during Youngstown stop

Schiavoni attacks DeWine during Youngstown stop


Liberty traffic stop nets drug arrest

A Liberty woman faces pending drug charges after a traffic stop today


County sells convicted doctor’s Market Street clinic at auction

County sells convicted doctor’s former clinic at auction


Seneca Avenue home robbed of guns, electronics

A Seneca Avenue man told police he came home from work about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday to find his front door kicked in a three guns taken.


Hillman traffic stop nets drug arrest

Reports said police found 230 painkillers and a bag of marijuana about 4 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop at Hillman Street and Parkwood Avenue.


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No one injured in gunfire incident

Reports said no one was injured early today after officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 3000 block of Idlewood Avenue.


Meth spill sickens officers, closes Ohio jail

Methamphetamine spill sickens officers, closes Ohio jail


A glance at US mortgage rates

A glance at US mortgage rates


US stocks move broadly lower in early trading; Oil climbs

US stocks move broadly lower in early trading; Oil climbs


Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding

Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding


EU foreign policy chief praises Montenegro’s role in Balkans

EU foreign policy chief praises Montenegro’s role in Balkans


Feds charge 6 with smuggling drugs into Ohio prison

Feds charge 6 with smuggling drugs into Ohio prison


U.S. Olympic turmoil: 'How do you sleep at night?'

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases


Cemetery tour set Sunday

Cemetery tour set Sunday


Poland Stadium closes in preparation for events

The Poland Seminary High School athletic department will be closing Poland Stadium all day on April 27.


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UPDATE | 8 arrested in latest Warren sex-trade sting

6 arrested in latest Trumbull sex-trade sting

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You didn’t protect us, Lordstown residents tell mayor

A group of concerned residents in Lordstown met to discuss what other properties HomeGoods could use to build a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center.


LeBron scores 46 as Cavaliers pull even with Pacers

The situation was dire, requiring dominance. LeBron James delivered.


Canfield coaching great was ahead of his time

Bill Wolf’s teams went an amazing 600-157.


Claims of cover-ups, bias surface during Struthers council meeting

City council passed a motion 4-2 requiring Councilman-at-large Michael Patrick to attend anger management counseling and apologize publicly to the council clerk.


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Herron making an impact with Gators

The Warren Harding graduate went 4 for 5 with seven RBIs in Eastern Gateway’s 18-4 win Wednesday.


Liberty is offering a blended learning option for students

Students can take all their classes online, or have a mixture of online and traditional classes, and students from other districts can open enroll in the online school.


8 local boxers have dates for Golden Gloves tourney

54 bouts will be contested this weekend in Brook Park


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Rising Up’ luncheon celebrates recovery from drug abuse, other achievements

Agency’s annual “Rising Up, Moving On” luncheon celebrated.


SPORTS DIGEST ||Phantoms to play Saints on Friday

Two first-round upsets mean the Youngstown Phantoms will host the fifth-seeded Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday at the Covelli Centre. Puck-drop will be at 7:05 p.m.


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Students celebrate 40th English Festival anniversary

Local high school students milled about on campus at Youngstown State University for the 40th annual festival.


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YSU will present opera ‘Cinderella’

Youngstown State University’s Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series and the Dana School of Music will present Jules Massenet’s opera “Cinderella”


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Federal Frenzy music, arts fest returns to Y'town

Federal Frenzy is only in its fourth year, but the annual downtown music and arts festival has already established itself as one of the region’s best.


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Labra Brothers are working in harmony

The Labra Brothers’ musicianship is so tight and well-defined, you’d think they’ve been playing together all their lives.


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GM, supplier plant file notifications

General Motors and Lordstown Seating Systems have filed official Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


Youngstown council OKs borrowing up to $33.5 million for waste plant work

The loan will be paid back over 20 years with sewer fees.


Couple accused of child’s OD death turn down pleas

Despite a plea from the gallery for her not to do it, the mother accused in the opiate overdose death of her daughter rejected a plea bargain for a four-year prison sentence Wednesday.


METRO DIGEST || Driver almost hits cruiser, has no license

Driver almost hits cruiser, has no license YOUNGSTOWN Reports said a man who almost hit a police


METRO DIGEST || Man waives hearing

The man accused of descending the stairs at his home early April 10 holding a toy gun while police entered the house, causing a Niles police officer to fire at him three times, was in court Wednesday.


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Board member blasts ODE for using district’s law firm to probe Mohip conduct

Mohip issued a statement Wednesday saying, “The investigation into what amounted to nothing more than speculation and innuendo obviously found no wrongdoing. Still, Dario Hunter continues to harass and attempt to tarnish my character, and he doesn’t care who else may be collateral damage... . This is just the latest mud they have hurled at me in an attempt to get something to stick, to destroy HB 70 and to regain control of the school district.”

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Reserve Officers group re-elects officers

Reserve Officers group re-elects officers


Film commission offers a seminar

LISBON The Youngstown Regional Film Commission will present a Production Office Coordinator


Federal Frenzy Saturday schedule

Federal Frenzy Saturday schedule 4-5 p.m.: Freshproduce 6-7 p.m.: Carlos Jones and the PLUS


Bump-stock maker to stop taking orders

Associated Press LOS ANGELES The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK I Feel Pretty (PG-13) Cinema South: Fri.-Thu. 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Regal


CD RATES

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


Manufacturers seek tariff relief

Associated Press WASHINGTON Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President


Trump, Abe fail to reach deal on exemption

Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe


‘Little Pink House’ sheds light on the Constitution’s Takings Clause

Opinion: WASHINGTON Coming soon to a cinema near you – you can make this happen; read on – is a bite-your-


Trump still set to pull plug on summit

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he’s looking


Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

Associated Press HOUSTON In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President


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Editorial - Allegiant Air buffeted by story about safety record

Editorial: Like many Mahoning Valley residents, we lamented the sudden permanent departure of Allegiant Air


Dish soap is not insecticide

Q. What is the difference between “dish soap” and “insecticidal soaps” for use in the garden? I


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Camelot,” directed by Kandy Cleland and Jodine Pilmer, Trinity Playhouse, 234


WTG

Thursday Lectures “How the Telegraph and Radio Changed Communications,“ noon, Tyler Mahoning


Few studies about home remedies exist

Home remedies usually get short shrift from health professionals. That’s because they are rarely


Accuser talked about framing celebrity, Cosby witness says

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. The chief accuser at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault retrial


NIGHTLIFE

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Sat: Demos Papadimas, 8 p.m. BirdFish Brewing


Plant flowers for your nose

Plant flowers for your nose There’s nothing like the sweet scent of fresh flowers in the garden.


Regime change in Syria?

Opinion: By Blair Bess Cagle Cartoons American response to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis Syria has


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 19

Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year.


Farmers reports increase in the first quarter of 2018

Farmers National Banc Corp. reported net income of $7.7 million during the first quarter of 2018, which compared with $5.8 million reported during the first quarter of 2017.


Valley talent came together for Parkland concert

Thanks to Michael J. Moritz Jr., Monday’s “From Broadway with Love” concert in Florida – which


Rabbits in the garden?

Rabbits in the garden? Try planting flowers and shrubs they don’t like. From black-eyed Susan to


Inspections to be ordered after engine explosion

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA U.S. airline regulators said late Wednesday that they will order


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Theron’s not leaving the US due to racism LOS ANGELES Charlize Theron isn’t leaving


Pirates avoid the sweep, pound Rockies at PNC

Associated Press PITTSBURGH David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Alisa Hutter, Youngstown, boy, April 17. ST. JOSEPH


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Closure threat spurs surge in sales for Necco Wafers REVERE, Mass. The maker of


Wednesday’s Other MLB Games

NATIONAL LEAGUE Brewers 2, Reds 0 MILWAUKEE Milwaukee center fielder Christian Yelich returned


YOUNGSTOWN STATE roundup

BASEBALL Buckeye bats too much; Penguins fall on the road in Columbus columbus The


Crosby surpasses Lemieux

Murray’s second shutout has Flyers on brink of elimination


Surplus food

Surplus food Helping Hands Ministry, 93 E. Myrtle Ave., Youngstown, various commodities, 10 a.m.


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When weather warms Bumblebee queens search for a colony

Once the days are warm enough, last fall’s new queen bumblebees will emerge and start looking for a good place to start her colony.


Indians fall to Twins in 16th

Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the bottom of the 16th inning.


Two armed robberies, sexual assault occur 24 hours apart in Niles

Two armed robberies, sexual assault occur 24 hours apart in Niles


AROUND THE NBA

AROUND THE NBA Wednesday’s other playoff games WESTERN CONFERENCE Jazz 102, Thunder 95


MVYP to host mixer

MVYP to host mixer youngstown Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will host a mixer from 5:30 to


SOCIETY DIGEST || Girls softball league host quarter auction

Girls softball league host quarter auction AUSTINTOWN Austintown Girls Softball League will host


WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BASEBALL Jackson-Milton 7, Mineral Ridge 0 NORTH JACKSON Sebastian Lay pitched a no-hitter


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Horizon Science Academy governing board, 6 p.m., 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.


Cleveland man admits killing Salvation Army bell ringer

A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a Salvation Army worker who was going out to collect money at one of the charity’s kettles.


Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop When: Saturday, 1 p.m. What: Learn how to prune apples and peaches


Boardman police arrest burglary suspects

Boardman police report getting confessions from burglary suspects.


Nature center bioblitz set for April 28-29

By Adam Zorn Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center minerva Have you heard of a bioblitz? It’s an


AROUND THE NHL Wednesday’s other playoff game

Lightning 3, Devils 1 NEWARK, N.J. A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another


Library seeks volunteers


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