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Valley leaders remember Barbara Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush, whose funeral is today, was remembered by those in the Mahoning Valley as a personable, gracious woman.


Superintendent's remarks do not represent Y'town district, CEO says

District CEO Krish Mohip publicly chastised his own appointed superintendent a day after the NAACP sent a letter to Youngstown City Schools Superintendent Joe Meranto accusing him of making statements that were “linguistically racist in tone.”


Area officials lend a hand to Second Harvest food bank

A handful of elected officials volunteered their time at the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, giving back to the organization that provides food to the hungry in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.


Niles BOE cuts 1 principal, 3 assistants

The decision by the board of education to eliminate the positions of one elementary school principal and three administrative assistants at the end of the current school year will save the school district more than $210,000 annually, Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen said.


US Rep. Tim Ryan has news conference Saturday on TJX

US Rep. Tim Ryan has news conference Saturday on TJX


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing


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New and Contemporary Dining Soon on Two Amtrak Routes

Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car customers to be offered fresh choices for meals this summer


FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident


CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce


Vacant South Forest Avenue house destroyed by fire

Vacant South Forest Avenue house destroyed by fire


Elected officials volunteer time at local food bank

Elected officials volunteer time at local food bank


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150 more jobs lost due to GM shift elimination

150 more jobs lost due to GM shift elimination


Prison Fellowship run/walk event is Sunday in Leavittsburg

Prison Fellowship run/walk event is Sunday in Leavittsburg


Youngstown firefighters put out South Side blaze

Youngstown firefighters put out South Side blaze


Tour of Campbell cemetery set Sunday

Tour of Campbell cemetery set Sunday


Warren Family Mission has Earth Day meeting Saturday

Warren Family Mission has Earth Day meeting Saturday


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Youngstown schools job fair is Tuesday

Youngstown schools job fair is Tuesday


George Clinton and P-Funk coming to Packard Music Hall in July

George Clinton and P-Funk coming to Packard Music Hall in July


Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses


Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Mohip says race is factor in public education

Mohip says race is a factor in public education


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Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

Earle Bruce had a record of 81-26-1 as head coach at Ohio State from 1979-87.


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Aummary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


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UPDATE | HomeGoods withdraws Lordstown zoning application

HomeGoods withdraws Lordstown zoning application


Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas


Woman in critical condition after Fowler Township crash

Woman in critical condition after Fowler Township crash


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Couple in July child opioid OD pleads guilty

Couple in July child opioid OD pleads guilty


LIVE NOW | Radio Lark playing live on Vindy Talk Radio.

Listen to the Valley's Radio Lark NOW live on Vindy Talk Radio.


AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year


Stock markets steady, oil slips after Trump slams OPEC

Global stock markets were subdued Friday amid worries over trade


Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report


Authorities: Man held 5 hostage at Pittsburgh home

A man accused of holding five people hostage at a Pittsburgh home and injuring a woman there is now facing several charges.


In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Former FBI Director James Comeys memos show President Donald Trump sharing some startling observations in a series of candid conversations last year.

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Florida Georgia Line to ‘Cruise’ on over to Y Live

Tickets for Aug. 11 Stambaugh Stadium show go on sale May 4


Phantoms back on the ice tonight against the Fighting Saints

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is tonight at Covelli Centre.


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Infante trial set to start; wife takes plea

Hours of negotiations produce plea for Judy Infante, but Ralph Infante trial going forward


For the birds: Eagles, Falcons to kick off 2018 NFL season

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season.


Niles water department building ‘dangerous, commission told

Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia told the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission the Water Department building on State Street is “dilapidated” and “a dangerous situation for employees.”


Browns GM Dorsey playing it close to the vest.

Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private.


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Google visits Austintown Elementary School

Although dinosaurs have not walked the Earth in millions of years, they roamed AES’s gym Thursday.


SPORTS DIGEST || YSU-UWM baseball moved to Eastwood

Due to ongoing poor weather in Milwaukee, the Youngstown State baseball team’s weekend series against Wisconsin-Milwaukeehas been moved to Eastwood Field.


8 men arrested during undercover Warren sex sting

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


PREP ROUNDUP

PREP ROUNDUP BASEBALL MVAC Showcase STRUTHERS The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference


Mahoning County sells former clinic of convicted Canfield doctor

The property sold at auction for $37,750.


Tribeca Film FestivaL Boardman native’s film to premiere this weekendSFlb

Staff report NEW YORK “Blowin’ Up,” a documentary film written and directed by Boardman native


‘Super Troopers 2’ is a comedy for its fans Featherweight fun

‘Super troopers 2’ Grade: 2 stars (out of 4) Rating: R for crude sexual content and language


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DeWine says he went negative only after his opponent did

The election has turned increasingly bitter “because from the moment Mary Taylor stood up in front of the [Republican] state central committee a number of months ago, she was on the attack,” DeWine told The Vindicator.


Howland says it needs to pass a levy to stay out of fiscal caution

Voters will decide in the May primary election whether to approve a 10-year, 5.9-mill emergency operating levy for Howland Local Schools.


METRO DIGEST || 5 dogs removed, owner hospitalized

Dogs removed NEW MIDDLETOWN Village police and humane agents from Animal Charity on Wednesday


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Forgery, fleeing police lands 52-year-old in prison

Addiction and personal hardship led him to commit


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Poland Players director reaches 100th performance

Poland Players Director Candy Fonagy reached a milestone with Thursday night’s opening of “Bye Bye Birdie.” It marked the 100th performance she directed.


Warren orchestra in spring concert

Staff report WARREN The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring concert – “Spirits of Spring!” –


Southwest sought more time for engine inspections

Associated Press DALLAS Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like


Castro turns over presidency in Cuba

Associated Press HAVANA Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old


Man caught indicted on sex charges

Prosecutors also seek forfeiture of over 71k


Israel celebrates 70th birthday

Associated Pres JERUSALEM Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was


Surplus food

Surplus food People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown, various commodities, 11


Police apologize over men’s arrest at Starbucks

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager


S. Korean leader: Kim won’t seek US troop withdrawal

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his


oddly enough

oddly enough Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in beach trash POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. The


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 20

Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Shooter in Florida kills 2 deputies

Shooter in Florida kills 2 deputies TRENTON, Fla. Someone fired through the window of a north


Giuliani to join legal team in Russia probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of


Experts testify about drug Cosby gave to his accuser

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill


CLUB CALENDAR

CLUBS Friends of the Mahoning River will host a Sip and Paint from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the B&O


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Brookfield Township trustees, 10 a.m., neighborhood meeting with Trustee Dan


SOCIETY DIGEST || Basketball event to take place today

Basketball event to take place today YOUNGSTOWN The “Above the Rim” basketballl event will take


Despite high-profile races, low-voter turnout expected

Opinion: This quote from Stephanie Penrose, Trumbull County Board of Elections director, sums up the primary


Wells Fargo facing fine of $1B

Reports say action could come today Associated Press NEW YORK Federal regulators plan to fine


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m.: Jules Massenet’s 1899 opera ($16, $8 for


Capitals throttle Blue Jackets to tie series

Game 5 will be played Saturday afternoon in Washington


washington Comey’s memos on Trump released

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he


Penguins can finish Flyers tonight

A victory over Philadelphia in Game 5 tonight would push the Penguins into the second round.


NBA PLAYOFFS

NBA PLAYOFFS Thursday’s games 76ers 128, Heat 108 MIAMI A masked Joel Embiid scored 23


PRO GOLF roundup

PGA Murray takes 1-stroke lead at Valero Open SAN ANTONIO Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his


Around the Horn | Thursday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tigers 13, Orioles 8 DETROIT Leonys Martin hit his first big league grand


THURSDAY’s OTHER NHL PLAYOFF GAME

THURSDAY’s OTHER NHL PLAYOFF GAME Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1 TORONTO Brad Marchand scored the go-


Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 2-over 74 to tie


Arrieta recaptures form against Pirates

Jake Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency.


ysu SPORTS

ysu SPORTS TODAY SOFTBALL YSU at Cleveland State, 3 p.m. TRACK & FIELD YSU at Jesse Owens


Census should tread carefully

Opinion: By Morris Pearl OtherWords We’re all used to chaos in Washington these days. Amidst it all,


Remembering a first-class, first lady in Barbara Bush

Editorial: In rewinding the life and times of beloved former first lady Barbara Bush, one might best view them


Rachel Skoczylas, Ryan Tekac plan June celebration

Tom and Peggy Skoczylas of Warren and Jack and Marilyn Tekac of Poland are announcing the engagement


Trash and Treasure Sale to benefit mission trip

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Seventeen youth and adult members of the Canfield

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BSFEE has reverse raffle to help fund projects

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence had their

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Austintown Community Briefs

Newcomers club to meet on April 25 Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on April 25 at Das Dutch


Canfield Community Briefs

Newcomers club to meet on April 25 Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on April 25 at Das Dutch


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PSHS showcases exceptional art from area schools

Poland Seminary High School hosted their “Exceptional Art Show” in the lobby of the field house on April 10.

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Boardman Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants spring sports news Rain, sun and warmer days are on the way. Spring athletics have


Rotary chili open raises money for charities

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland Rotary had their annual Chili Open at Bedford

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Emily Alcorn, Mr. Buttram will marry in August

POLAND Patrick and Peggy Alcorn of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Emily


Local MSVC chapter hosts convention

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

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Students craft event for remembrance and safety

On March 14, Boardman High School students participated in an event that was unique to Boardman.

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Students compete with dads

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Stadium Drive Elementary invited families to the school

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Boardman boys track opens season with victory

The Boardman boys track team opened its 2018 regular season with a 106-24-17 victory over the


Poland Community Briefs

Newcomers club to meet on April 25 Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on April 25 at Das Dutch


Meals on Wheels thanks volunteers

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County had an appreciation

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Canfield Players present two plays

In a departure from the traditional spring musical, the Canfield High School Players will present two strait plays, one a comedy and one a musical.

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Boardman Community Briefs

Newcomers club to meet on April 25 Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on April 25 at Das Dutch


Boardman boys track team claims victory over Poland and Warren

The Boardman boys track team improved its 2018 record to 4-0 and 2-0 in the AAC with a 65-58-41


Pawstown memberships available

Memberships are now on sale for the Marge Hartman’s Paws Town Dog Park at Boardman Park. Since


Poland NHS inducts new members

Seventy-eight juniors and seniors from Poland Seminary High School were admitted into the National

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Amber Isaacson, Tanner Avnet plan summer rite

POLAND Mark and Laurie Isaacson of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Amber


Austintown PTA serves soup at fundraiser

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown Council of PTA invited the community to the

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Kristen Miranda, Jordan Sopkovich to marry in April

Juan and Michelle Miranda of Campbell and Dennis and Paula Sopkovich of Canfield are announcing the


Canfield Sports Briefs

Cardinal Camp takes place June 20-22 The Canfield boys’ basketball coaching staff is ready to host


Buck Wilder author visits AES

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Writer Tim Smith visited Austintown Elementary School on

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March housing sales mixed in the Valley

Mahoning and Trumbull saw year-over-year sales declines and Columbiana saw an increase in homes sold.


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Children make sugary Easter treats

Families arrived at Sugar Showcase in Austintown’s Wedgewood Plaza on March 30 to decorate treats for Easter.

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Groups plant pinwheels for abuse prevention awareness

Three local groups joined together to begin National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month on April 3 with a planting of pinwheels in front of Boardman Park.

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Hilltop third-graders donate to Akron Children’s Hospital

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Senior Director of Development at Akron Children’s Hospital

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Prayer shawl volunteers help underprivileged women

Members of The Ursuline Center’s Prayer Shawl Ministry recently cleaned out their closets for a

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