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Yavorcik calling for dismissal of prosecutor's appeal

The attorney for Martin Yavorcik is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reject an appeal by prosecutors, who want a reversal of a lower court’s decision to vacate Yavorcik’s eight felony convictions in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case.


3rd DOYO Live marketing conference opened today downtown

DOYO Live is doing even more of Youngstown this year.


2 escape Struthers house fire

Two occupants of a Wilson Street home that caught fire at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday escaped without injury.


Ex-county worker adds to complaints against Trumbull engineer

Kendell L. Stauffer Jr., whose employment was terminated by the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office, added his voice to the chorus of people accusing Engineer Randy Smith of harassment.


Boil advisory in Brookfield

A boil advisory was issued tonight until further notice for township residents who live on state Route 7 north of the Brookfield Fire Department.


OSU puts head coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave

OSU puts head coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave


NILES MAYOR | Steve Mientkiewicz selected as Niles mayor

NILES MAYOR | Steve Mientkiewicz selected as Niles mayor


Need a job? AT&T call center in Boardman hosts hiring event Thursday

Need a job? AT&T call center in Boardman hosts hiring event Thursday


Allen Gannett headlines DOYO Live

Allen Gannett headlines DOYO Live


Salem school board has emergency meeting Thursday

Salem school board has emergency meeting Thursday


Senate OKs funding for Camp Ravenna, YARS

Senate OKs funding for Camp Ravenna, YARS


GOP to screen candidates to replace Judge Kobly

GOP to screen candidates to replace Judge Kobly


US appeals court: Trump 'sanctuary cities' order is illegal

US appeals court: Trump 'sanctuary cities' order is illegal


Police ID suspect in killing of George H.W. Bush's doctor

Police ID suspect in killing of George H.W. Bush's doctor


Consumers getting more options for short-term health plans

Consumers getting more options for short-term health plans


Liberty police seek leads in car break-ins

Liberty police seek leads in car break-ins


Zimbabwe man who lived in Idaho for 15 years to be deported

Zimbabwe man who lived in Idaho for 15 years to be deported


Boardman trustees have special meeting Thursday

Boardman trustees have special meeting Thursday


Shenango Valley weather sirens being tested Thursday

Shenango Valley weather sirens being tested Thursday


Promoting voter ID, Trump claims ID needed to buy groceries

Promoting voter ID, Trump claims ID needed to buy groceries


Officials: Man working to take down Ohio tower dies after fall

Officials: Man working to take down Ohio tower dies after fall


OSHP troopers seize $6.3M worth of cocaine in Wood County

OSHP troopers seize $6.3M worth of cocaine in Wood County


Boil alert in portion of Brookfield

Boil alert in portion of Brookfield


Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes

Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes


Cleveland to pay family of man killed by police $500K

Cleveland to pay family of man killed by police $500K


UPDATE | As vehicle sales lag, Brown proposes incentives

July auto sales come in lower than expected


Trumbull coroner confirms remains are of missing man

Trumbull coroner confirms remains are of missing man


Yo-Yo Ma will perform Aug. 13 with Warren Philharmonic and Youngstown Symphony

Yo-Yo Ma will perform Aug. 13 with the Warren Philharmonic and Youngstown Symphony


Highway patrol on scene of tanker crash in Boardman

Highway patrol on scene of tanker crash in Boardman


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Huntington reports on school supply costs

Huntington reports on school supply costs


Fleetwood Mac tribute band will perform Nov. 10 at Packard Music Hall

Fleetwood Mac tribute band will perform Nov. 10 at Packard Music Hall


Academic Distress Commission plans Friday work session

Academic Distress Commission plans Friday work session


Trump wants attorney general to end Russia probe

Trump wants attorney general to end Russia probe


Fairhaven School to host 8th annual Special Olympics golf outing

Fairhaven School to host 8th annual Special Olympics golf outing


Trump plans Ohio rally ahead of special election

Trump to hold Ohio rally ahead of special election


UPDATE | Police ID man who died after Tyrell Avenue stabbing

UPDATE | Police ID man who died after Tyrell Avenue stabbing


Medicaid plan says opioid use down 40 percent

Medicaid plan says opioid use down 40 percent


Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3-D-printed guns

YBI CEO Barb Ewing said the use of 3-D printing to produce weapons is not a new topic of conversation.


Girls-only football camp inspires dozens

Jennifer Welter teamed up with Mahoning Valley native Cynthia Zordich to host the Grrridiron Girls Flag Football Camp at Glacier Field in Struthers.


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Southside Fine Arts Academy summer program enriches youth at Villa Maria

The campers played instruments and worked on dance moves.


Pelini focused on football, not his contract

Bo Pelini is in the final year of his four-year pact with the Penguins.


Scrappers keep Mota-ring with another victory

Tyler Freeman homered and Juan Mota struck out six in 6 2/3 innings.


Youngstown council paves way for settlement with city worker

Council also authorized a tax abatement for Youngstown Tool & Di,


One man has seen it all at Firestone

Paul Lazoran has been working at Firestone Country Club since he was 9.


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Struthers park director becomes full-time position for first time since 2012

Clyde was made the city’s full-time parks director on June 1.


SPORTS DIGEST || Physicals at Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital is offering annual sports physicals, required by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, at four of the hospital’s urgent care sites.


Man found dead may have been killed by fire

Fire Investigator Capt. Kurt Wright of the city fire department said the fire started in the stove.


Ramirez, Encarnacion lead Indians over Twins

The win was the 10th of the season for Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer.


Trade helps Indians stabilize shaky outfield

Riddled by injuries to outfielders all season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers.


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Summer cocktails from around the world

I’ve been writing the Drinks column now for almost five years, and I’ve really enjoyed sharing my wine selections and adventures with everyone in the Mahoning Valley. I’m equally excited for the opportunity to begin exploring spirits and cocktails with my readers.


Prosecutors say evidence should not be suppressed in Liberty murder case

Clemens’ attorneys in November asked Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to suppress seemingly all the evidence, including the physical evidence collected by police and Clemens’ admission to police that he committed the crimes.


Special prosecutor to handle accident involving Trumbull 911 director

A special prosecutor will handle an investigation into alleged illegal activity involving a July 14 vehicle crash in Brookfield Township involving Ernie Cook, Trumbull County 911 director.


One ruling complete, but Lordstown energy plant legal dispute resumes

The legal battle between the majority owners of the first Lordstown gas-powered plant nearing the end of construction in the Lordstown Industrial Park and the developer of the proposed second power is closer to a resolution.


Youngstown teens arrested in connection with van theft

Teens arrested for stealing Turning Point van


Bond set for Girard gambling con artists Tuesday.

One person lost $600 from illegal gambling operation in Girard.


State welfare interruptions for new enrollees to begin later this month

Current recipients of food assistance, cash assistance and Medicaid will not be impacted


METRO DIGEST || Sentenced for robbery, kidnapping attempt

The woman Darryl V. Jackson tried to kidnap Dec. 30 while committing a robbery at Life Storage on Youngstown Road told Judge Peter Kontos the experience makes it hard for her to sleep.


METRO DIGEST || Ramp closure

Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, the ramp from Interstate 680 southbound to South Avenue in Youngstown and Boardman will be closed for pavement repairs through 6 a.m. Friday.


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Kobly stepping down as Youngstown Municipal Court judge

Judge Elizabeth A. Kobly is retiring from Youngstown Municipal Court on Aug. 30. Judge Kobly has served since 2000, and was the first woman to serve on the city court.


Two chickens for a checkup

Opinion: By Andy Spears OtherWords My state, Tennessee, has the highest rate of hospital closures per


Broncos’ Wolfe has another scare, but returns to practice

Beaver Local graduate Derek Wolfe has a history of neck injuries.


BUSINESS DIGEST || Bridal assistance

Bridal assistance NILES David’s Bridal, 5577 Youngstown-Warren Road, is offering 30 percent off


US says tougher standards would fuel driving risks

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration says people would drive more and be


New DHS center to guard infrastructure against cyberattacks

Associated Press NEW YORK The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a center aimed at


With Bell away, Steelers RBs get extra work

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner knows what to expect.


Sleaze-filled land contracts must be reformed in Ohio

Editorial: For far too many individu- als in our state and region, pursuing the American dream too often


Trump’s lawyer Giuliani labels Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen a liar

Opinion: WASHINGTON “He’s been lying all week, he’s been lying for years. ... I don’t see how he has any


Prosecutors: Paul Manafort thought he was above the law

Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to


Facebook discovers ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt elections

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly


Cardinal denies knowing of abuse

Associated Press VATICAN CITY The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insisted Tuesday he


Trump rallies support in gubernatorial race

Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. Wading into Florida Republican politics and a competitive primary,


Facebook uncovers effort to disrupt elections

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday,


Enjoy sweet and elegant desserts for the summer

Tiramisu Trifle Parfaits Individual tiramisu parfaits are a more elegant version of the bowl


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Richard and Tiffany Matyi, Youngstown, girl, July 17.


Man, teens face charges in robbery, shooting

A Trumbull County grand jury also indicted a woman on an aggravated robbery charge.


Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Class of '55 will host monthly breakfast

Class of ’55 will host monthly breakfast boardman Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1955


Pirates add arms, another victory on eventful day

Jameson Taillon pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Pirates held on late for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.


Make summer sweeter with fresh cherries

Family Features Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost


YEARS AGO FOR AUG. 1

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2018. There are 152 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Official: Agency warned about family separations

Associated Press WASHINGTON A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, will have takeout dinners


Crews report progress in fight against wildfires in California

Associated Press LAKEPORT, Calif. Firefighters reported progress Tuesday in their battle


Officials consider reducing taxes on wealthy

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big


WORLD DIGEST || Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; 49 are hospitalized

Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; 49 are hospitalized MEXICO CITY An Aeromexico jetliner


Authentic Italian Cuisine Savory dishes feature pesto

Family Features One of the best times of each day is gathering with family members to enjoy home-


Food for family gatherings

Family Features Family gatherings such as reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance


SANDLOT roundup

LITTLE LEAGUE Resetar strikes out 9 in Boardman 10-U win Cambridge The Boardman 10-U All-Star


NFL News & notes

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Stefon Diggs agrees to 5-year contract extension EAGAN, MINN. A person with