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Y'town schools strategic plan being modified to align with state

Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip is tightening his strategic plan to align with state standards for instruction.


Olde Car Club's 40th anniversary Sunday

The Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary with its Cars in the Park car show and flea market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


New music, vendors on display tonight at Italian fest on Central Square

Red, white and green was the dominant color in downtown Youngstown Friday during the first night of the 33rd annual Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.


Warren man who skinned his dog due in court Thursday, Friday

A judge set bond at $250,000 on Friday for Scott A. Winter, 46, formerly of Palmyra Road in Warren, during his arraignment in Canton Municipal Court on a felony animal-cruelty charge.


Black doll found hanging by noose at Philly playground, burial site

Black doll found hanging by noose at Philly playground, burial site


Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park


Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud


Parts of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure

Parts of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure


Meyer says he followed protocol for 2015 abuse allegations

Meyer says he followed protocol for 2015 abuse allegations


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Former Struthers businessman nearly across America on his bike

Friends gathered at SMARTS Friday in downtown Youngstown to celebrate Doug Smith's cross-country bike ride — and his birthday.


Volunteers needed for two Greatest events

Volunteers need for two Greatest events


Police: Suspect in Bush's doctor's death killed himself

Police: Suspect in Bush's doctor's death killed himself


National Night Out event is Tuesday in Vienna

National Night Out event is Tuesday in Vienna


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60th annual St. Patrick festival this weekend

Try your hand at bingo or enjoy the rides, food and live entertainment.


California office pool wins $543 million lottery jackpot

California office pool wins $543 million lottery jackpot


Pittsburgh Korean War veteran’s remains returned to his family

Pittsburgh Korean War veteran’s remains returned to his family


Judge: Release Parkland shooting suspect's education report

Judge: Release Parkland shooting suspect's education report


Pa. health officials warn about West Nile as suspected infection tested

Pa. health officials warn about West Nile as suspected infection tested


Federal judge won’t stop closure of Ohio homeless camp

Federal judge won’t stop closure of Ohio homeless camp


With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion


MANAFORT TRIAL | Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts

Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts


Two people on way to drug rehab arrested on drug charges in Boardman

Two people on way to drug rehab arrested on drug charges in Boardman


Execution date set for Ohio man who lit fire that killed son

Execution date set for Ohio man who lit fire that killed son


Column: Meyer doing his best Sgt. Schultz

AP columnist Paul Newberry: Urban Meyer has a disturbing pattern of playing dumb.


WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee


Feds indict 4 on cocaine charges in Youngstown

Feds indict 4 on cocaine charges in Youngstown


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation


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$250,000 bond for Warren man jailed, accused of skinning dog

$250,000 bond for Warren man jailed, accused of skinning dog


McDonald man files suit against village, claiming he was denied public records

McDonald man files suit against village, claiming he was denied public records


Burglary thwarted in Warren neighborhood

Burglary thwarted in Warren neighborhood


Guilty plea and sentencing in Niagara Falls trunk murder case

Guilty plea and sentencing in Niagara Falls trunk murder case


Meeting within 45 days to fill Niles council vacancy

Meeting within 45 days to fill Niles council vacancy


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Unbeaten Canfield captures crown

Canfield made all that time practicing odd double plays worth it.

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Warren man charged with skinning his own dog

Reports conflict on whether the dog was dead or alive at the time it was skinned.


LITTLE LEAGUE ROUNDUP || Poland-Canfield softball team loses

Canfield baseball team drops to losers bracket


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Flexible park dedicated at site of former decaying multiplex

Residents see the park as a source of pride for the neighborhood.


Advocates discuss ongoing fight to free immigrants detained in ICE raids

The event was an update to the attendees on the state of immigrants rounded up by ICE officials during raids in Salem and Sandusky.


Scrappers blow huge lead

Muckdogs rally for 8-7 win


Ohio State closes ranks

Football interviews are sidelined


YPD swears in four new cops

Chief says attrition is becoming a problem.


Y'town residents insulted by city's damage offer

The damage to the West Side homes was caused by a water break in December.


Marketing CEO talks creativity at third annual DOYO Live conference

Allen Gannett of TrackMaven delivered this year’s keynote address at DOYO Live.


Ravens edge Bears in defensive battle

The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud


14-U SOFTBALL

14-U SOFTBALL Poland/Canfield team out of contention KIRKLAND, WASH. Poland/Canfield watched


June housing sales mixed for Mahoning Valley

June housing sales were up in Mahoning County, flat in Columbiana and down in Trumbull County compared with June 2017.


Sizzling at Firestone

Poulter shoots 62 for top spot at Bridgestone


Youngstown board approves settlement with city employee

She remains a city worker but at a reduced salary.


METRO DIGEST || Grants for firefighters

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced two grant awards totaling $188,743 to the McDonald Volunteer Fire Department.


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Steel Valley Cluster show attracts thousands of 'best friends'

Chelsay Paul of Madison, Ohio, clips her champion, George, a standard poodle, Thursday at the Steel Valley Cluster dog show at Canfield Fairgrounds.

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SOCIETY DIGEST || National Night Out

National Night Out YOUNGSTOWN Eastside Crime Watch will host a National Night Out picnic at 4:30


Parents of teen fatally shot fleeing traffic stop file suit

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The parents of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot while fleeing


Pope rules out death penalty in change to church teaching

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is “inadmissible”


McKinnon channels her inner spy in uneven ‘Spy’

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer From the get-go, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” a Kate McKinnon-


Betty White’s 80-year career is celebrated in special

By BETH HARRIS Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Betty White sees no point in slowing


YEARS AGO FOR AUG. 3

Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2018. There are 150 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Collin and Jayne Syphard, Youngstown, girl, Aug. 1.


911 call amid training at base sets off active-shooter fears

Associated Press DAYTON A 911 call at a sprawling Air Force base on Thursday sent armored


BUSINESS DIGEST || Science of Brewing

Science of Brewing YOUNGSTOWN The seventh annual Science of Brewing event at OH WOW! The Roger &


Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M Ram pickups

Associated Press DETROIT Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.4 million Ram pickups in the


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief SHREVEPORT, La. A robbery


MAHONING indictments

The grand jury also indicted these people on these charges: Marquise Thomas, 23, Market Street,


WORLD DIGEST || Brakes fail on ride at Kennywood Park

Brakes fail on ride at Kennywood Park WEST MIFLIN, Pa. Several people became nauseous after


Abortion-rights activists brace for new restrictions

Associated Press NEW YORK Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will have its monthly meeting Wednesday at A La


US goes forward with tax on Canadian newsprint

Associated Press WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian


Superseding indictment issued in murder case

Jurors could not reach a verdict in first trial


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum is still missing

Associated Press CLEVELAND It’s been just over a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over


Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland is firmly against the rollback.


At Pa. rally, Trump trashes press as ‘fake, fake disgusting news’

Associated Press WILKES-BARRE, PA. Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting


METRO DIGEST || Liberty board OKs levy for ballot

Board OKs levy for ballot LIBERTY The school board approved a renewal levy for the November


Rare MLK Jr. letter is for sale – again

Associated Press ATLANTA A 1966 letter from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is up for auction


Meyer channels Sgt. Schultz

Ohio State coach has pattern of playing dumb


Haden, Burns guiding Steelers DBs

Restoring swagger is the goal


Jackson mourns mother’s death

Zeitler injures calf


Youngstown Tool & Die rises as growth industry

Editorial: The American tool and die industry is on course for noteworthy growth at a pace of 3 to 4 percent


Don’t exploit rural America

Opinion: By Justin Vest OtherWords This summer, people gathered in cities throughout the country to


July 17

July 17 Arrest: Weathersfield Township police relinquished custody of Rufino Cruz, 29, to


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Students learn ASL at Poland library camp

The Poland library offered a free American Sign Language camp for fourth- to eighth-graders on July 25-26.

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Poland Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants summer sports news Sun and warmer days are here. Summer athletics have arrived and


Austintown celebrates the Fourth of July

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Austintown Township hosted its annual Fourth of July

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Mission Night Market has inaugural event

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The first Mission Night Market, featuring numerous vendors

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Canfield Community Briefs

Gathering Place event to be Aug. 13 There will be a Gathering Place event at Lord of Life Church,


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American and Irish teens showcase talent

The Mahoning Valley Ulster Project had its annual Chuck Moffett Talent Show at the Canfield Presbyterian Church on July 20.

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Austintown Sports Briefs

Girls softball league starts registration for fall The Austintown Girls Softball League recently


Boardman Community Briefs

Eating and living right for your blood type seminar Dr. Ted will discuss the scientific background


Family story time at the Boardman library

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Boardman libraries twice monthly Family Story time

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Live! at the Morley concert series kicks off

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek park Live! At the Morley concert series

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July 12

July 12 Arrest: After pulling him over near Lealand Avenue and Lightner Place, police took


Austintown Community Briefs

Four Square Club to have 100th anniversary celebration The Four Square Club will celebrate its


Poland Community Briefs

Local skate park to be location of music festival The Skatepark Music Festival will take place on


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Making magic with paper at the library

What is origami; is it an art, a math problem or simply magic?

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Canfield Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants summer sports news Sun and warmer days are here. Summer athletics have arrived and


The Jim Frank Combo plays music in the park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Jim Frank combo played a concert at Mauthe Park on

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Bubble blowing at Riverside Gardens

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek Park hosted an event titled Family Fun Friday

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Learn what’s in your lunch at Mill Creek park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Have you ever wondered “How did that get in my lunch box?”

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Learn what’s in your lunch at Mill Creek park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Have you ever wondered “How did that get in my lunch box?”


Bubble blowing at Riverside Gardens

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek Park hosted an event titled Family Fun Friday

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The Jim Frank Combo plays music in the park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Jim Frank combo played a concert at Mauthe Park on June

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Beach and Ocean cookie decorating for beginners

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek Park hosted a cookie decorating class for

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Local soccer players travel abroad to gain new skills

Recently, two talented athletes from the Mahoning Valley, Ashley Harding from Boardman and Mackenzie

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Local soccer players travel abroad to gain new skills

Recently, two talented athletes from the Mahoning Valley, Ashley Harding from Boardman and Mackenzie

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Embroidery guild shares skills and fellowship

Fans of all types of needlework, but especially quilting, came to the Boardman library on July 20 for Crazy Quilting.

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Learn what’s in your lunch at Mill Creek park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Have you ever wondered “How did that get in my lunch box?”

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The Jim Frank Combo plays music in the park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Jim Frank combo played a concert at Mauthe Park on June

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Swimmers raise funds for Akron Children’s Hospital

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The Canfield Swim Club swim team had its seventh annual

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SPORTS DIGEST || Canfield's Sammarone commits to Findlay

Canfield High School senior basketball player Serena Sammarone has committed to the University of Findlay women’s basketball program.


Candidates lining up quickly to fill unexpired term of city Judge Kobly

Opinion: Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Kobly’s decision to retire before her term expires didn’t