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Birds in Flight Sanctuary moving to larger facility

Birds in Flight Sanctuary will be moving to a larger location, thanks to a $100,000 gift from the Cafaro Foundation.

Jonah Karzmer: Here’s to the people behind golf

Thoughts on the Green this week include those who make golf happen.

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Ed Puskas: A little help here for LeBron?

The Cavaliers face a must-win tonight.

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Penguins’ Birkbeck hammers Vikings

The sophomore's grand slam helps YSU sweep CSU.

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Living with Children - No scientific validity to ADHD diagnosis

Our son, age 8, did fine in school in first grade, but has struggled in second.

Trumbull coroner dies at 64

Ask Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins about longtime friend and colleague Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, and you get a trip down memory lane.

Downtown Youngtown alive today with Federal Frenzy

The Federal Frenzy Saturday on West Federal Street had a little of everything.

Scouts, others clean MetroParks areas for 36th Earth Day

Eleven-year-old Charley Masters hopes one day to become a veterinarian, though she didn’t wait until adulthood to do something to help animals – and the environment.

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Talks continue with TJX for area distribution center site

Talks are continuing after TJX announced Friday that it was pulling out of building a distribution center in Lordstown

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Longtime Trumbull coroner Germaniuk dies

Longtime Trumbull coroner Germaniuk dies

District CEO Krish Mohip publicly chastises his own appointed superintendent

Statement comes a day after NAACP sent letter to Joe Meranto accusing him of making statements that were “linguistically racist in tone”

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Cavaliers blow 17-point halftime lead in loss

Cleveland is down 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is Sunday night.

Source Providers to lose 150 jobs

Source Providers in Austintown does logistics and warehousing for GM Lordstown.

Ed Puskas: Earle’s legacy will last

Earle Bruce rocked a fedora and suit in his final game with the Ohio State football team.

Phantoms take opener from weary Saints

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is tonight.

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In Valley, Barbara Bush recalled as personable, commanding, gracious

She campaigned here for her husband during his 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns.

Parents enter pleas. are sentenced, in child’s overdose death

Their 16-month-old daughter died of an opiate overdose. The couple have four other children.

SPORTS DIGEST || Bell holds off Gragson to win Xfinity race

Christopher Bell grabbed the lead from Noah Gragson shortly after a restart to begin the final stage and held off his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate after a late challenge to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.


FRIDAY’S PREPS BASEBALL MVAC Showcase At Cene Park in Struthers Springfield 1, Western

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Elected officials volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank

The officials packaged thousands of pounds of sweet potatoes into five-pound bags

Niles school board cuts 4 positions

One of the cuts is a an elementary school principal’s post.

Shaq attacks poetry in PBS series

Associated Press LOS ANGELES Shaquille O’Neal called himself “The Big Baryshnikov” and “The Big

Amy Schumer tackles body image in ‘I Feel Pretty’ Not a perfect fit

‘I Feel Pretty’ Grade: 2 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity

Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce remembered

Earle Bruce died Friday at the age of 87.

Addiction led to robbery, and robbery led to 6 years in prison

Michael Varchulik stole items to support his drug habit.

Prosecutors: Keep Richmond on Ohio sex-offender registry

Associated Press COLUMBUS A man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl has

2,500 pay respects to Mrs. Bush

Associated Press HOUSTON His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush

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HomeGoods pulls plug in Lordstown; draws outcry

Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill plans to keep fighting to keep a HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown or the Mahoning Valley. After consistent concerns were voiced by residents, HomeGoods withdrew its interest in building the center on residential land that needed to be rezoned for the facility.

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METRO DIGEST || Y-town school district job fair

School district job fair YOUNGSTOWN Need a job? Youngstown City Schools are hiring. The


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia,

YSU softball

Zappitelli’s triples lead YSU to win over CSU cleveland Junior Lexi Zappitelli went 3-for-3


FRIDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Tigers 3, Royals 2, 10 innings, 1st game. Royals 3,

Judge: Trump lawyer must make sworn statement to slow lawsuit

Associated Press LOS ANGELES President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing


FRIDAY AROUND THE NBA Friday’s other playoffs Wizards 122, Raptors 103 WASHINGTON Bradley

PRO GOLF roundup

PGA TOUR Johnson, Moore share Texas Open lead SAN ANTONIO Zach Johnson was going nowhere in

Scientists: Plastic pollution is huge

Associated Press WASHINGTON Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce

Associated Press PHOENIX The U.S. Centers for Disease expanded its warning Friday surrounding a

STATE DIGEST || Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings

Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings WAVERLY The investigation into the

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Federal Frenzy, 2 to 11 p.m.: A free music and art festival on

SOCIETY DIGEST || Church to offer divorce support group

Church to offer divorce support group AUSTINTOWN DivoreCare will be offered at Immaculate Heart

Wells Fargo fined $1B for misconduct at its mortgage-, auto-lending business

Associated Press NEW YORK Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle

Another assault on food stamps

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords Once again, Republicans are taking aim at poor people. What is

Continuing to learn about fishing

Most anyone with normal common sense and a preference for warm and dry weather would rightly expect

No wake zone

If you live near the water, there’s a sign you’ll see at the entrance to almost every marina. It

Life comes at you fast; plan ahead

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords For some 45 years, it’s been my good fortune to team up with Susan

Pirates unable to stop Phillies’ home hot streak

On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at home.

Couturier’s late goal keeps Flyers alive vs. Penguins

Sean Couturier threaded a shot through traffic that slipped past Matt Murray and into the net with 1:15 left.

Liberty woman faces pending drug charges

Stacia Hewlett, who is pregnant, was on her way to the hospital when the car she was in was pulled over by police.

RELIGION DIGEST ||Anniversary celebration

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

Words of wisdom for Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans launched the modern environmental

Teachers aren’t just fighting for their own salaries and well-being

Opinion: By Negin Owliaei OtherWords Teachers across the United States are having a moment. Educators

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY | Barbara Williams

HONOREE Residence: Youngstown Date of birth: April 17, 1928 FAMILY Parents: Frank and Louise

OUT & ABOUT | Club Calendar

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Girard RoboCats cement stellar STEM reputation

Editorial: Kudos are nothing new to the mighty RoboCats, Girard High School’s accomplished robotics team.

WORLD DIGEST || Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating CHICAGO A Chicago woman involved in a



Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence

Bundy works out of trouble as Orioles shut down Tribe

Dylan Bundy pitched six innings of five-hit ball and struck out nine.

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Associated Press NORRISTOWN, PA. Jurors got a look Friday at Bill Cosby’s travel records as his

Feds subpoena Kushner Cos.

Associated Press NEW YORK The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in March 2018

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in March 2018, down from 4.5 percent in February 2018.

Probe: Prince was in pain, isolated, addicted

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before

Turkey shoots

Turkey shoots Lowellville The Lowellville Rod & Gun Club, 6225 Quarry Road, will have a spring


Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Johnathon and Jennifer Geramita, Youngstown, girl, April

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

Associated Press Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they

N. Korea suspends nuclear testing

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said today it has suspended nuclear and long-


Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY | Barbara Williams

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY | Barbara Williams

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Evanses mark golden wedding anniversary

Evanses mark golden wedding anniversary

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Zoe Lamberson | Anthony Saadey

Zoe Lamberson | Anthony Saadey

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INSIDE THE ROPES WITH … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 2-under 70 in the

Slovak Cultural Fair with artist, discussion

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A Slavic Cultural Fair will take place Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Father


One Hot Cookie aims to set world record YOUNGSTOWN One Hot Cookie wants to beat the current

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1259.89-0.35 Aqua America, .71

Danielle Guntle, George Jonda plan April rite

Danielle Guntle, George Jonda plan April rite

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Heidi Gonzalez, Robert Parker plan fall wedding

Heidi Gonzalez, Robert Parker plan fall wedding

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Samantha Jones, Dominic Corso plan July nuptials

Samantha Jones, Dominic Corso plan July nuptials

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Meghan Shively, Gene Mock will marry July 7

Meghan Shively, Gene Mock will marry July 7

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Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies NEW YORK Avicii, the Grammy-nominated

Record reviews

Sting & Shaggy Album: “44/876” Grade: B+ The fact that Shaggy and Sting are teaming up on a CD