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Meloro assumes Liberty chief post, says two sides to every story

Former Capt. Toby Meloro stepped into his new role as interim police chief Monday, an appointment shrouded by controversy.


UPDATE: Facebook removes 652 from 4 groups tied to Iran, Russia

Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November.


Families, teachers at MLK Elementary celebrate coming school year

Parents, students, teachers and community members celebrated the day before the start of school at Martin Luther King Elementary.


Landlord gets probation after renter asks for leniency

The man whose landlord, Vonda Duffy, 80, came into his Bazetta Township home holding a gun and threatening him Aug. 5 asked that Duffy not get jail time because of her age.


Youngstown police arrest suspect in today's homicide

Youngstown police arrest suspect in today's homicide


UPDATE | Referendum passes to allow TJX warehouse in Lordstown

UPDATE | Referendum passes to allow TJX warehouse in Lordstown


Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints

Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints


Police: Pa. man tried to sell veteran grave markers for scrap

Police: Pa. man tried to sell veteran grave markers for scrap


Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally


UPDATE| Early results show voter approval of TJX zone changes

Early results show voter approval of Lordstown zone change


US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges


More than 1,000 people voted in Lordstown special election, polls close at 7:30 p.m.

More than 1,000 people voted in Lordstown special election, polls close at 7:30 p.m.


Strong quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

Strong quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital


Kohl’s puts up big 2Q numbers, raises profit outlook

Kohl’s puts up big 2Q numbers, raises profit outlook


Granddaughter, employees take over Sheely's Furniture and Appliance in North Lima

Granddaughter, employees take over Sheely's Furniture and Appliance in North Lima


MANAFORT GUILTY | Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges


Ohio State experienced receivers embrace 'elite' challenge

Ohio State experienced receivers embrace 'elite' challenge


Walkabout of park adjacent to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater is Wednesday

Walkabout of park adjacent to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater is Wednesday


Utah man charged with killing city worker over yard cleanup

Utah man charged with killing city worker over yard cleanup


COHEN GUILTY | Ex-Trump lawyer pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Cohen plea deal includes possible prison sentence of up to 5 years


Ohio sues e-school founder, leaders in bid to recoup funding

Ohio sues e-school founder, leaders in bid to recoup funding


States aim to stop internet release of 3-D-printed gun plans

States aim to stop internet release of 3-D-printed gun plans


Levin Furniture to open in former Goldsteins in Boardman

Levin Furniture to open in former Goldsteins in Boardman


Washington state lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

Washington state lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'


Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy


AP sources: Cohen in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case

AP sources: Cohen in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case


Mother of Pa. boy shot convicted of endangering

Mother of Pa. boy shot convicted of endangering


Lowellville school board has special meeting Wednesday

Lowellville school board has special meeting Wednesday


Omaha World-Herald eliminates 23 jobs, including 10 layoffs

Omaha World-Herald eliminates 23 jobs, including 10 layoffs


Pa. police: Man groped girls in Target store

Pa. police: Man groped girls in Target store


EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power

EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power


Plane blows 2 tires while taking off from New Jersey airport

Plane blows 2 tires while taking off from New Jersey airport


Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?

Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?


Employee job fairs set Thursday and Sept. 6 at Northside Regional Medical Center

Employee job fairs set Thursday and Sept. 6 at Northside Regional Medical Center


Cocaine-using white woman sentenced in black student slaying

Cocaine-using white woman sentenced in black student slaying


US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany


Ohio prosecutor’s death-penalty stance offends Vatican official

Ohio prosecutor’s death-penalty stance offends Vatican official


Lockup List Tuesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Prosecutors delay charges on arrested clergy members

Prosecutors delay charges on clergy protested


Austintown Walmart shooter sentenced to 15 years

Austintown Walmart shooter sentenced to 15 years


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Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found

Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found


Ben Stein to speak Sept. 20 at YSU

Ben Stein to speak at YSU Sept. 20


Animal crackers break out of their cages

Animal crackers break out of their cages


Free amusement park admission for Ohio teachers this weekend

Free amusement park admission for Ohio teachers this weekend


Catholic school scrubs bishops’ names from campus buildings

Catholic school scrubs bishops’ names from campus buildings


Trial in son's stabbing death of mother begins

Trial in son's stabbing death of mother begins


EEOC session is Wednesday at Youngstown library

EEOC session is Wednesday at Youngstown library


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Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms


UPDATE | Y'town crash probe leads to homicide investigation

Y'town crash probe leads to homicide investigation


New Bulldogs sought

Lakeview’s biggest losses are at quarterback, up front


Campbell teachers receive 2 percent raises for next three years under new contracts

The Campbell Education Association teacher’s union ratified a three-year contract with the Campbell Board of Education Monday morning.


Austintown Library closing

The Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, will be temporarily closed for two weeks for repairs to and repaving of the parking lot


County alerts state to flood concerns, issues $7.6 million in debt

Pipe collapses in the sewer system lead the county to take out nearly $2.5 million in bonds.


Strategic planning at YSU

Youngstown State University will soon develop a new strategic plan, announced university President Jim Tressel


Blue Devils hungry to start

McDonald ready to complete some unfinished business from 2017


Mineral Ridge seeks higher ground

Rams rebounded last season for 6-4 finish, their best since 2012


METRO DIGEST || IGNITE at YSU

IGNITE at YSU YOUNGSTOWN Nearly 1,900 first-year students are registered to attend Youngstown


‘Antifa,’ other leftists couldn’t contain their terrifying violence

Opinion: By Ann Coulter Andrews McMeel Syndication The media wanted last August’s “Unite the Right”


Fossil fuels lag in job creation

Opinion: By Basav Sen OtherWords We’ve all heard claims that fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas are


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1241.83-0.07 Aqua America, .71


Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include: v Cher: Tonight on “Late Late Show


Scrappers top Auburn to end eight-game skid

Simeon Lucas tied a season high with three RBIs in Mahoning Valleys’ win.


Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames gay-priest debate

Associated Press NEW YORK Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in


Born out of financial crisis, bull market nears a record

Associated Press NEW YORK The bull market in U.S. stocks is about to become the longest in


Food festival will take place Saturday

Food festival will take place Saturday youngstown Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 626


Fitch football tickets are on sale Thursday

Fitch football tickets are on sale Thursday AUSTINTOWN Fitch High School will sell tickets for


Young Brave blanks Bucs

Pittsburgh has allowed just 5 runs in 5 games — and lost 3 of them


Latest child-abuse scandal roils Catholic Church in US

Editorial: Faith is the foundation of all religions: faith in God; faith in the institutions and their


Five clergy members arrested attempting to provide religious support to detainees

Five faith leaders arrested at NEOCC after standoff with assistant warden and police


Dog Warden office employee terminated for alleged theft, mistreatment of animals

Fry said the former veterinary technician neglected to feed dogs and improperly performed euthanasia.


Colo. man: I killed pregnant wife, but she killed 2 daughters

Associated Press DENVER A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in “a rage”


Alabama again is number one

Ohio State is fifth in initial AP poll


Coaching contracts demand more obligations

Sandusky case triggered increase in specificity clauses


Police seek teen again

Police seek teen again YOUNGSTOWN For the second time, city police are searching for a 15-year-


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Trumbull elections board selects new deputy director

Trumbull elections board selects new deputy director


Browns’ rookie guard passing tests

Corbett is making the grade as a much needed starter


Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in Italy; 8 dead

Associated Press MILAN Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Brookfield Township trustees, 1 p.m., special meeting, fire department building,


Prima Healthcare is part of Mercy Health

Prima Healthcare is part of Mercy Health YOUNGSTOWN Mercy Health Youngstown announced Monday


Francis: ‘We showed no care for the little ones’

Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis vowed Monday that “no effort must be spared” to


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Richard and Elizabeth Scott, Salem, girl, Aug. 19.


Fraud charges near for Cohen, sources believe

Associated Press NEW YORK Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer,


Zika threat remains

Zika threat remains WASHINGTON, D.C. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Vital Signs”


Giuliani issues a clarification of ‘truth isn’t truth’ puzzler

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he wasn’t trying to


Rally knocks wind from Red Sox’s sails

Allen’s two-run homer helps Kluber capture his MLB-leading 16th victory


REUNIONS & class notes

Austintown Fitch Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at


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