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Fights prompt early end to Warren Italian fest

Several police departments responded to the disturbance late Sunday.

Koepka wins PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka held off Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.

OVI checkpoint planned in Mahoning Valley this week

The location and time of the checkpoint will be announced later this week

Harvick wins NASCAR race at Michigan

Kevin Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR’s Big 3 with a dominant performance.

Indians holds off White Sox, 9-7

Carlos Carrasco struck out nine in seven innings.

Group protests sale of Confederate flag at NE Ohio county fair

The state fair banned the sale of the flags three years ago.

Campbell plans $1M project for wastewater plant

Work is expected this year and in 2019.

'The Meg' leads box office; 'BlacKkKlansman' fares well

It was Spike Lee's best opening in a decade.

1,000 gather to protest white nationalists' rally in DC

The Unite The Right rally marks the first anniversary of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump allies blast Omarosa over secret taping of Kelly

Part of that tape was aired on NBC's "Meet the Press" today

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Renowned cellist performs Monday in Warren

Yo-Yo Ma also will visit the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.

VanGorder, Mays still battling for YSU starting QB job

Montgomery VanGorder showed a little bit of everything in YSU’s first fall scrimmage, but junior Nathan Mays also did enough for the incumbent to keep his name in the conversation.

Hubbard looks to improve after rare .500 season in 2017

The Eagles went 5-5 in 2017 and 3-3 in the All-American Conference White Tier.

Akron’s public steam plant is a success

Akron has borrowed $25 million to transform the neglected public asset, which is now showing a profit.

Terps’ Durkin placed on leave

Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin — a Boardman High School graduate — on administrative leave Saturday.

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MetroParks auctions Clingan Road house donated by Beeghly family

Proceeds from sale of the 4,417-square-foot house will benefit Ford Nature Center renovation.

SPORTS DIGEST || Youngstown PONY tops Vienna, Austria

Youngstown was quiet offensively the first four innings scoring just one run on four hits, but came alive in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring nine runs on six hits en route to a 10-0 victory in six innings over Vienna, Austria, in game two of the 2018 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.

Hundreds take part in wellness event

When it comes to taking care of oneself, Dave Davis is one of the first people who will point out that what you don’t know truly can hurt you.

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Animal Charity participates in one-day pet adoption Saturday

Animal Charity locations in Canfield and Boardman are participating.

Black Bears snap Scrappers winning streak

Yefferson Yannuzzi struck out six but allowed four runs.

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Greatest Week in the Valley begins hosted by Covelli Enterprises

Monday starts what we have affectionately called The Greatest Week in the Valley.

Koepka atop crowded leaderboard

Brooks Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive on Saturday in the PGA Championship.

1 year after Charlottesville riot, president still fuels racial divide

Associated Press WASHINGTON There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year

Seeking justice in the media

Black people are seeking justice in the media, said the Rev. Yvonne Hobson.

Dramatics to headline concert at Powers

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Sweetest Day Love Festival concert, featuring The Dramatics,

Trailer for local film to be unveiled

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The trailer for “Worst. Christmas. Ever.,” the upcoming dark comedy

Spirit of old neighborhood to come alive during Brier Hill Italian Fest

The Brier Hill Italian Fest is one of the few local festivals named for its neighborhood, and certainly the largest one.

Chamber’s Salute to Business event is Aug. 30

The luncheon and award ceremony will be at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.

1 year after Charlottesville riot, president still fuels racial divide

There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming “both sides” for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump still flirts with racially tinged rhetoric — and feels little blowback from Republican leaders or GOP voters when he does.

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Florida Georgia Line lights up Youngstown's night

Florida Georgia Line performs at Stambaugh Stadium Saturday night for more than 19,000 fans — a record-setting crowd for both the Youngstown State University stadium and a music event in Youngstown.

Book underlies axiom if you want peace, prepare for war

Opinion: WASHINGTON Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role

Ex-Police Chief Jamrozik spits hook on prison time

Editorial: Let there be no misunder- standing: Former Lowellville Police Chief Richard Jamrozik wasn’t

ECOT scandal bloodies GOP

Opinion: Last week’s 4-2 ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that enables the state to recover millions of

Inside the ropes with …

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Saturday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over 71 in the

METRO DIGEST || The Wall events start Thursday

The Wall events WARREN The Wall, a scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in

Forum set on drug epidemic at Covelli

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence and Now Youngstown will host

YSU’s Patterson impresses Steelers

Former YSU WR Damoun Patterson feels he must continually prove himself.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives MONDAY Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St., 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY

IN THE CUP! Area holes-in-one

Kevin Hetrick of Girard aced the 160-yard No. 10 at Mahoning Country Club. He used an 3-iron. Nick


COURTS columbiana county divorces asked Kimberly Stewart, 981 May Road, East Liverpool, v.

RACING roundup

XFINITY Allgaeir wins NASCAR race at Mid-Ohio track LEXINGTON Justin Allgaier passed rookie


ACADEMY NOMINATIONS WASHINGTON U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, and Sherrod Brown,


bedford trails Lady Players Low Gross — Jeanna Gaume 40, Beth Kobly 40. Low Net — Karen


Stewart Cink turns back clock with help from Woods Stewart Cink felt as if he’d traveled back in


Runners TO YOUR MARKS … Upcoming races & walks AUGUST WEDNESDAY — 20th annual Clipper Cross

Police in Canada charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead

Police in Canada charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead TORONTO Canadian police charged a


PREPS AT A GLANCE BOYS TENNIS Tannenhauf High School Invitational JACKSON (300) — Andrew Wyss

AREA GOLF CALENDAR Upcoming outings & scrambles

AUGUST Wednesday — Youngstown Baseball Old-Timers Scramble at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Golf Course.

New North Side post office set to open on Gypsy Lane

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Plans are underway to move the U.S. Post Office branch at 1716 Guadalupe

Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

Associated Press NEW YORK In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Warden of Elkton’s Federal Correctional Institution will retire Aug. 31

Warden of Elkton’s Federal Correctional Institution will retire Aug. 31

Indians’ Bauer dominant again before leg injury

Trevor Bauer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before getting struck in the right leg by a line drive.


notices baseball 14-U Youngstown Class B team — is scheduling tryouts for anyone interested

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Austintown Township trustees, 6 p.m., township hall, 82 Ohltown Road. Boardman

Man fatally shot by officers after killing his wife, police say

Man fatally shot by officers after killing his wife, police say Associated Press AKRON Police

Ben Katz is new JCC early learning center director

Katz spent two year as a middle-school science teacher at Akiva Academy.

Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane during shift

Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent

ODOT | Road work

Traffic advisories from the Ohio Department of Transportation for Mahoning County. BEAVER TOWNSHIP

Some aged, sage advice to ‘kids’ 65 and under

Opinion: Some aged, sage advice to ‘kids’ 65 and under In reference to your recent “100 Years Old and

Chart a course for a low-hassle destination wedding

By MELISSA LAMBARENA NerdWallet Planning an overseas destination wedding is no day at the beach

Senior menu

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

Exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

By VANESSA GERA Associated Press WARSAW, Poland American photographer Chuck Fishman was just


WEDNESDAY Coitsville Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. for a picnic. Hostess will be Marlene

JCL awards scholarships, installs officers

Staff report BOARDMAN The Junior Civic League presented college scholarships to nine local

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Slovak Fest, noon to 8 p.m.: The Mahoning Valley’s only Slovak

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW

How Facebook regulates the wild west of political ads

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writers NEW YORK With less than three

For the Week of Sunday, August 12, 2018

Helene O. Ryan to Empowered Group LLC, Westview Drive, Boardman, $30,000. Charles C. Little to


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Roy and Diane Palumbo, Youngstown, boy, Aug. 10.


1418 Auxiliary Seniors has canceled its Tuesday meeting. The next meeting will take place at 12:30

Train enthusiast becomes author

Train enthusiast becomes author NEW CASTLE, PA. Lou Palumbo of New Castle is the author of “Back

McGuffey descendant to lecture Saturday

Staff report LIBERTY Shirley Eckley, a descendant of William Holmes McGuffey, will discuss the


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


1418 Auxiliary Seniors has canceled its Tuesday meeting. The next meeting will take place at 12:30

Lattes & Legislator’s

Lattes & Legislator’s YOUNGSTOWN U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, of Marietta R-6th, will be the

Shutting down the press?

Opinion: When I get ID’d somewhere in public as “The Vindicator guy,” people will often come up to me with


Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little,

Library to host ‘Stitches in Time’

Library to host ‘Stitches in Time’ SALEM Salem Public Library hosts a program once every month

MASONIC groups

THURSDAY Ladies Oriental Shrine members will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at

Christine Simko, Eric Pelosi to exchange vows

canfield Tom and Mary Simko of Canfield are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of

Peaceful events, heavy security mark Va. rally anniversary

Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of

Columbus zoo celebrates Elephant Day with pregnancy announcement

Columbus zoo celebrates Elephant Day with pregnancy announcement POWELL The Columbus Zoo and