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Fellows Gardens' daffodil show finally opens Friday

As springlike weather finally arrived this week, flowers were coaxed into bloom.


Y'town cop facing 23 child-sex charges

A Youngstown police officer faces 23 charges for sex-related offenses involving three victims.


Fitch's Billy Price selected at No. 21 by Cincinnati Bengals

Austintown Fitch and Ohio State graduate Billy Price goes No. 21 to the Cincinnati Bengals.


Austintown schools treasurer accepts job with Youngstown district

Austintown Board of Education accepted the resignation of treasurer Arthur J. Ginnetti today, effective May 4.


Local woman hope to spread awareness at 2nd sarcoidosis event

Gwendolyn Fish is on a mission to raise awareness for sarcoidosis, a disease that has unknown causes and symptoms that can be hard to detect.


Browns take Ohio State CB Denzel Ward at No. 4

Browns take Denzel Ward.


NFL Draft: First-round selections

The 2018 NFL Draft is under way.


Browns select Baker Mayfield No. 1

The Browns selected Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 pick of the NFL Draft.


Austintown loses treasurer to Youngstown City Schools

Austintown loses treasurer to Youngstown City Schools


Youngstown teen pleads guilty to 2015 homicide

Youngstown teen pleads guilty to 2015 homicide


Man stabbed in chest

Man stabbed in chest


Youngstown cop indicted on 23 sex-related offenses

Ex-Youngstown cop indicted on 23 sex-related offenses


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Sheet Metal Workers apprenticeship openings

The Sheet Metal Workers have apprenticeship openings


Elderly woman killed in Pennsylvania boarding home fire

Elderly woman killed in Pennsylvania boarding home fire


Authorities say Ohio prison inmate found strangled in cell

Authorities say Ohio prison inmate found strangled in cell


2 Youngstown schools on lockdown after shots fired, no injuries

2 Youngstown schools on lockdown after shots fired, no injuries


Trump says NKorea has made nuclear concessions before talks

Trump says NKorea has made nuclear concessions before talks


Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing

Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing


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Bill Cosby found guilty on all three counts

Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Hubbard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Hubbard


Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of state

Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of state

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Columbiana career center has apprentice recruitment event tonight

Columbiana career center has apprentice recruitment event tonight


Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 6 hurt

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 6 hurt


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Boardman police arrest woman on warrant in overdose episode

Bordman police arrest woman on warrant in overdose episode


Austintown cops arrest woman for methamphetamines

Austintown cops arrest woman for methamphetamines


Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret


Yawkey Way outside Boston's Fenway Park changed over racist past

Yawkey Way outside Boston's Fenway Park changed over racist past


Parents, grandparents indicted in death of Ohio newborn

Parents, grandparents indicted in death of Ohio newborn


EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps

EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps


Development of Youngstown Developmental Center property gets boost

Development of Youngstown Developmental Center property gets boost


Shine 4 a Cure Kite Festival is noon Sunday in Austintown

Shine 4 a Cure Kite Festival is noon Sunday in Austintown


Mayor Brown appoints supervisor for code enforcement, blight remediation

Mayor Brown appoints supervisor for code enforcement, blight remediation


Philly cops corral coyote after brief pursuit in city

Philly cops corral coyote after brief pursuit in city


Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves


Columbus police identify 2 men found fatally shot in car

Columbus police identify 2 men found fatally shot in car


Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller


Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

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INFANTE TRIAL | Testimonty focuses on Niles retire-rehires

INFANTE TRIAL | Testimonty focuses on Niles retire-rehires


Teen driving school set up Sunday in Boardman Park

Teen driving school set up Sunday in Boardman Park


Active-shooter conference is Friday at YSU

Active-shooter conference is Friday at YSU


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Plan B: Farmer considers starting chicken farm at proposed HomeGoods site

Harvey Lutz warns neighbors the property’s alternative use could be a bit smelly

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Draft mystery unveil is next

Browns are on the clock with the top pick


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Two leading Republican candidates for U.S. Senate say they are the best choice to be the party’s nominee

Both said they’re not career politicians. Both are strong Trump supporters.


Jackson withdraws bid to be Veterans Affairs secretary

Jackson withdraws bid to be Veterans Affairs secretary


James’ clutch buzzer shot lifts Cavs

The game, the series, the season and perhaps Cleveland’s future were in jeopardy. LeBron James saved everything.


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Benjamin, Zallow honored

The athletes were recognized Wednesday as YSU’s 2017-18 Vindicator Athletes of the Year.


Fitch students wear pink to remember classmate

Tabitha Fiorenza, a sophomore at Fitch, died Saturday at age 17.


YSU's Kendrick powers his way to record

The Penguins' infielder tops YSU in home runs.

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“Grandparent scam” costs Boardman woman $90k

FTC: Nearly one in five people reported losing money in an imposter scheme in 2017, which resulted in the loss of $328 million.


Penguins softball team sweeps Wright State

The Penguins extended their winning streak to seven games.

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Four who invaded Austintown home get 10 years each

The four men purchased clothing that made them look like police officers and broke into an Austintown home


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

Austintown Fitch’s Nick Bianco went 2 for 3 with six RBIs, including a grand slam in the third inning.


Boardman boy surprised by Make-A-Wish trip during go-kart race

A night of go-kart racing culminated in an exciting surprise for a Boardman boy battling cystic fibrosis


Marvel goes nuclear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating:PG-13 for intense sequences


Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation launches endowment campaign

The MetroParks Foundation already has received more than double its endowment goal for 2018.


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The hit songs keep coming for country music star Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott has hooked a lot of fans with his deep and smooth voice


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No apologies: Akron’s Brian Lisik finally returns

Brian Lisik hasn’t been intentionally skipping Youngstown.


Paloski proposes alternate housing for female vets

Instead of renovating Oakhill, Paloski suggested working with the Mahoning County Land Bank to find houses where female veterans can live.


Politicians, labor, business unite to defeat anti-fracking initiative

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the initiative to be placed on the May 8 primary ballot.


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Secrets revealed as Infante corruption trial gets under way

Former Niles mayor Ralph Infante, left, discusses a prosecution exhibit with his lawyer, John Juhasz, on Wednesday during Infante’s corruption trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Jurors listened to a secretly recorded interview between an FBI agent and Infante regarding obtaining free tickets to an NCAA football championship game.


A lesson about taxes

Opinion: By Sam Pizzigati OtherWords By the time you read this, your favorite hangout as a kid may have


Caps again seek revenge on Pens

All five Pittsburgh championships included series wins over Washington


MVYP will partner with Special Olympics

MVYP will partner with Special Olympics GIRARD Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will partner


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH La. homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos MONROE, La. Police


mlb roundup | Wednesday’s other games

INTERLEAGUE Pirates 10-8, Tigers 13-3 PITTSBURGH Jose Osuna hit a three-run homer to lift


Let’s Go Timberdoodlin’

Let’s Go Timberdoodlin’ When: Today, 8-9 p.m. What: An odd-looking bird named the Woodcock, or


Media ‘discovers’ withdrawal trouble with antidepressants

The mainstream media suddenly have discovered that stopping antidepressants can lead to disastrous


Here’s why you should keep a garden journal: Looking back 5 years

By Marilyn McKinley OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer While going through my outdated batch of


nba playoffs Wednesday’s other games

EASTERN CONFERENCE Raptors 108, Wizards 98 TORONTO DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry


One-page composting instructions

One-page composting instructions Now is a great time to think about composting. Spring cleaning


Lindor, Encarnacion homers lift Indians

Miller injures hamstring muscle


Yard sprays kill good bugs, too

Q. What can I spray to get rid of these bugs? John from Youngstown A. Spraying is not the


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Also known as false indigo, Baptisia is a showstopper

Many years ago, on a spring garden tour, I saw a large, beautiful, blue-blooming perennial in the back of a garden.


Foster’s accuser admits lie

49ers linebacker faces domestic violence charges


Dascenzo has the edge in common pleas court race

Editorial: How much of an advantage is it for one judicial candidate to have served in the court over another


YEARS AGO FOR APRIL 26

Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year.


PUCO approves new rates for Youngstown Thermal

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a request from Youngstown Thermal to implement interim rates for heating and cooling services.


NIGHTLIFE

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Sat: Tyler Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m. Barrelhead,


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Subaru donates $32K BOARDMAN Representatives from Boardman Subaru and Subaru of America


Trump’s travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1251.841.02 Aqua America, .71


Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree from ’70s, ’80s

Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was


Trump lawyer: I’ll plead Fifth in porn-star case

Associated Press LOS ANGELES President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Wednesday he will


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Craig Beach Village Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., municipal building, 2538 Grandview


WTG

ThuRSDAY Comedy Comedians of Local Interest, 8 p.m., Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave.,


Schiavoni legislation

Schiavoni legislation YOUNGSTOWN State Sen. Joe Schiavoni introduced legislation to create a


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) The Avengers and their allies must be willing to


How late is spring?

How late is spring? What will plants do as it finally warms up? Plants respond to growing degree


CD RATES

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


Eastern Gateway falls to Mount Union

Eastern Gateway falls to Mount Union NILES The Eastern Gateway baseball team lost 13-10 to


DRUG DROP-OFF sites Where to go

Several sites will be available for people to drop off unused prescription medication as part of


washington Dem staff delivers another blow to Jackson nomination

Associated Press WASHINGTON White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly


Comcast tries to change cable game, bids $30B for Sky Plc

Associated Press NEW YORK If you can’t beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the


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Packing in the shows at Packard hall

Packard Music Hall is about to get a workout.


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Jesus Christ Superstar,” directed by Joe Asente with musical direction by


“Superstore” (8 p.m., NBC): Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the

“Superstore” (8 p.m., NBC): Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences


Toronto van rampage throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

Associated Press TORONTO The deadly van attack in Toronto is training attention on an online


METRO DIGEST || Mayor appointment

Mayor appointment YOUNGSTOWN Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced the appointment Wednesday of


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Kayla Nespeca, Youngstown, girl, April 23. Ashlee Baer and


Gospel concert

Gospel concert The Festival of Praise tour, featuring Fred Hammond, above, and four other award-


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Rotary learns about Williams Syndrome

Rotary learns about Williams Syndrome