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LeBron takes charge to oust Pacers

The Cavaliers move on to the NBA semifinals against Toronto this week

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T-Mobile, Sprint reach $26.5B merger deal

The creation of the supersized company depends on federal regulatory approval.

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Teen drivers sharpen road-survival skills

A specialized training program took place in Boardman Park on Sunday.

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Pray for unity in America at National Day of Prayer event in Salem

The 12th annual ceremony takes place in downtown Salem.

'New aggression,' missile attacks reported in Syria

The report early Monday Syrian time did not pinpoint who was responsible

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More than 600 rally to urge TJX to keep warehouse in Valley

Lordstown's mayor said the distribution center could create as many as 1,400 jobs

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Canfield students' mental-health bill heads to Statehouse

Two state lawmakers plan to introduce the measure designed to strengthen school security

UPDATE: US turns away caravan of migrants at Mexican border

They had traveled hundreds of miles in search of asylum in the US

T-Mobile, Sprint seek to merge into one giant wireless company

The $26.5 billion deal is subject to federal approval.

Trump, journalists deride comedian at correspondents' dinner

At least two major broadcast news leaders are calling for Michelle Wolf to apologize to the White House press secretary.

'Avengers' sequel shatters all opening weekend box-office records

The smorgasbord of superheroes earned $250M this weekend

Caravan of hundreds of immigrants arrives at US border

The Central Americans are seeking asylum.

Cavaliers advance to NBA semifinals with win over Pacers

The first game of the series will be Tuesday in Toronto

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‘Simpsons’ makes TV history with episode 636

Al Jean: ‘The Simpsons’ showrunner discusses milestone, future

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Simpsons: The Valley has fair share of celebrity appearances

In its 29 years, “The Simpsons” worked countless celebrities into its scripts, including a few with Youngstown connections.

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Season on the brink: LeBron, Cavs facing extreme Game 7

LeBron James is on the brink of his earliest NBA playoff exit — and maybe another departure from Cleveland.

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Work for God, men's ralliers urged

Over the past several years, Roy Stacy has undergone personal and spiritual growth, formed lifelong friends and developed new ways to enhance his relationships with his four daughters and five grandchildren.

Calif. author pens books about Warren, Steubenville police misconduct

The book takes a long view of unconstitutional policing practices of the Warren Police Department.

Zallow wins at Penn Relays

YSU track star tops talented field in 110-meter hurdles at storied meet By Dan Hiner

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Crowd braves chilly weather to take part in kite event

Carol Vigorito said many visitors to the kite flying festival feel nostalgic about the activity, but for kids, it’s an introduction to a fresh new activity.

Allen, Bowers help East girls place second at Poland

DeShante Allen had a personal best 15.75 in the 100 hurdles.

Governor’s race draws crowd of hopefuls

The winners of the May 8 primaries will face each other in the November general election.

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SPORTS DIGEST || Curbstone Coaches will meet Monday

Curbstone Coaches will meet Monday BEAVER TOWNSHIP The Curbstone Coaches will meet on Monday at

National Urban League president to speak in Shenango Valley

Marc H. Morial will speak on May 10 at Tiffany’s Banquet Center in Brookfield.


high schools BASEBALL Canfield 13, Struthers 1 STRUTHERS The Cardinals’ Ricky Havrilla threw

METRO DIGEST || Robbery victim fights back

An unidentified black male wearing black gloves, mask and a hooded seatshirt tried to rob a house on the 100 block of North Lakeview Drive at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.

Youngstown Comedy Festival on tap this week

Staff report The Youngstown Comedy Festival will take place Wednesday through Saturday, with

Green Youngstown hosts tire recycling, shredding event Saturday

The tire-recycling drive will be at the Covelli Centre


The Ohio Department of Transportation is working on these new road-improvement projects in Trumbull.

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Youngstown company debuts temperature-controlled cans

The Joseph Company International’s chill-can complex is taking shape on the East Side of Youngstown. Two buildings are up and a third is on its way. The complex will have eight buildings. Light production is expected to start this summer.

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OHIO Governor’s race

Four major candidates (and two others) are running in the Democratic primary and two candidates are

End of line for Wrangler brings layoffs of 1,700

Associated Press TOLEDO An Ohio assembly plant has made its last Jeep Wrangler JK, bringing an


TAXING DRUGS WHAT: The bills propose taxing sales of prescription opioid painkillers, generally

What a party pooper

Opinion: You can blame farmer Harvey Lutz for this stinkin’ column. Had Lutz not been such a party pooper

Cordray is obvious choice in Dem race for governor

Editorial: Democratic voters in the Mahoning Valley have an interesting choice to make in the May 8 primary

GOP candidates for governor fail to earn our endorsement

Editorial: Attorney General Mike DeWine has made it impossible for us to endorse him for the Republican


ARMED FORCES VETERANS WASHINGTON U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Mike Rounds, R-S.D.,

Browns GM Dorsey isn’t afraid to take chances

Cleveland selected two players with previous legal woes on the final day of the NFL Draft.

Last-place Sabres win NHL draft lottery

The Buffalo Sabres followed a season filled with losses by finally winning something.

States seek to slap tax on opioids

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state

Landing the right house in a tough market for homebuyers

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer It’s tough out there for would-be homeowners.


Today is Sunday, April 29, the 119th day of 2018. There are 246 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “After Anna”

Oak Ridge boys at Packard

If You Go Who: The Oak Ridge Boys When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Where: Packard Music Hall, 1703


The Ohio Department of Transportation is working on these new road-improvement projects in Trumbull


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, Birding video


Freetimers will host its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant in

Girl Scout volunteers honored at annual event

Staff report MACEDONIA Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recently recognized 87 of its 11,000 adult

Senior menu

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60

Wife signs off on playing more golf

The golf courses need us to play more rounds.


Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Sarah and George Valingo, Berlin Center, boy, April 27.


Digital contest YOUNGSTOWN iSynergy, a digital advertising agency based in Canfield, recently

SOCIETY DIGEST || Upton Association welcomes new trustee, seeks volunteers

Upton Association welcomes new trustee, seeks volunteers WARREN Ken Conklin, president of the

ROSEMOND on parenting

Q. Our 17-year-old son is flunking his junior year in high school. Flunking is not a possibility; it

Company launches spring Alaska cruises to extend season

Company launches spring Alaska cruises to extend season JUNEAU, Alaska A small ship cruise

AJWL hosts scholarship fundraiser

AJWL hosts scholarship fundraiser

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United Way receives donation

United Way receives donation

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Derby Day benefit planned

Derby Day benefit planned


TUESDAY Ikebana Youngstown will meet at 10 a.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens for a repeat of the


HONOR Comprehensive Logistics has earned recognition for 2017 in the John Deere Cost Reduction

Strudders proud

Opinion: Kalea Hall represents how it used to work so well for communities and the daily newspapers that

CURBSTONE COACHES | 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

The 51st Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet is set for May 6 with 12 new members set for

GM resists urge to reach

Versatility wins out with latest picks

SHENANGO VALLEY Urban League honorees

These 17 people will be honored for being the Farrell, Pa.-based organization’s founders and charter

Women’s tennis

Women’s tennis Penguins advance to conference title game West Lafayette, Ind. The Youngstown


GOLF CALENDAR MAY Tuesday — Parto’s Golf Center Ladies League begins. Cost is $30 to join and $8

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today Walgreens, 600 S. Mecca St., Cortland, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rock of Grace

A new George RR Martin book planned – but not THAT book

A new George RR Martin book planned – but not THAT book NEW YORK As the world awaits his next

Liberty schools strive to preserve racial diversity

Opinion: Liberty schools strive to preserve racial diversity The Liberty Local School District has

Books to guide you on the royal wedding path

By LEANNE ITALIE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK If you’re not already on Prince Harry and

US reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

US reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea WASHINGTON President Donald Trump

May is around the corner, it can’t stay chilly forever, and the road is calling. Here are five

May is around the corner, it can’t stay chilly forever, and the road is calling. Here are five in-

on the alleys | Area bowling scores

holiday bowl Action Plumbing/Kaleel Bros. — Adam Barta 289-783, Danny Guerrieri 277-758, Jim Dodge

US reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

US reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea AP Photo SEL401, SEL120 Eds: New

'Sneaky Fitch' rusles up lots of laughs in Salem

By Eric McCrea Salem Salem Community Theatre treats audience members


First Round 1. Cleveland, Baker Mayfield, qb, Oklahoma. 2. N.Y. Giants, Saquon Barkley, rb, Penn

Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO Is the world ready for cows armed with

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Coitsville Township trustees, 6 p.m., public combined zoning meeting, town hall,


PGA TOUR Kisner, Brown grab lead in Zurich Classic AVONDALE, La. Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown