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Judge limits jury instructions in Sebring lead in water case

The judge in the James Bates lead-notification case has ruled that jurors will not be instructed that the former Sebring water department operator can be found not guilty because his failure to notify Sebring water customers of high lead levels was a “mistake of fact.”


Hoerig tells judge she's very sick but objects to delay of murder trial

There was plenty of discussion about moving the trial date back in the Claudia Hoerig murder case during a hearing today, in part because Hoerig told the judge she is having problems with dizziness, but she refused to allow the case to be reset to January.


Cohen asks public to fund legal battle to ensure truth about Trump comes out

Mired in financial woes, Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000.


Boardman man charged with violence against grandson

Township police were sent to Argyle Avenue after a neighbor accused a grandfather of abusing his grandson in the front yard.


Opening statements today for man charged with killing stepmom

Robert Jarrell came home from work late July 7, 2015, and thought it was odd that the dog did not greet him as usual.


Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill among all-star lineup for Franklin

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill among all-star lineup for Franklin


South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet

South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet


Fiat Chrysler recalls vans, SUVs to fix spongy brakes

Fiat Chrysler recalls vans, SUVs to fix spongy brakes


Gun-control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

Gun-control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ


Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68


Reports: Immunity for tabloid CEO in Trump hush money probe

Reports: Immunity for tabloid CEO in Trump hush money probe


$545,114 in federal grant awards to the Youngstown, Bazetta, and Howland fire departments

$545,114 in federal grant awards to the Youngstown, Bazetta, and Howland fire departments


Sessions hits Trump back: Won't be 'improperly influenced'

Sessions hits Trump back: Won't be 'improperly influenced'


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Claudia Hoerig trial still set for Sept. 17 despite her dizziness

Claudia Hoerig trial still set for Sept. 17 despite her dizziness


California congressman, wife plead not guilty to charges

California congressman, wife plead not guilty to charges


Former Pa. Boy Scout leader admits sexually assaulting 3 scouts

Former Boy Scout leader admits sexually assaulting 3 scouts


Ohio measure eases drug-crime penalties, may trim sentences

Ohio measure eases drug-crime penalties, may trim sentences


Christopher Walla is the newest patrolman in Liberty's police department.

Christopher Walla is the newest patrolman in Liberty's police department.


Jury says Floyd dealt heroin and fentanyl

Jury says Floyd dealt heroin and fentanyl


Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays

Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song


Dad charged in death of baby in hot car pleads not guilty

Dad charged in death of baby in hot car pleads not guilty


Trump suggests outlawing prosecutors' deals with defendants

Trump suggests outlawing prosecutors' deals with defendants


There’s no meat, eggs or dairy — but don’t call them 'vegan'

There’s no meat, eggs or dairy — but don’t call them “vegan”


Steward Health is hosting job fairs for Northside Regional Medical Center employees

Steward Health is hosting job fairs for Northside Regional Medical Center employees


Lawyer says Jarrell is culpable, but not for aggravated murder

Lawyer says Jarrell is culpable, but not for aggravated murder


Neighbor's complaint sends grandpa to jail for domestic violence

Neighbor's complaint sends grandpa to jail for domestic violence


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Argument, drinking bleach send man to hospital

Argument, drinking bleach send man to hospital


Drenching rain hits Big Island as hurricane approaches

Drenching rain hits Big Island as hurricane approaches


Farmer shocked that worker suspected in Iowa woman’s slaying

Farmer shocked that worker suspected in Iowa woman’s slaying


California congressman and wife face arraignment on charges

California congressman and wife face arraignment on charges


COHEN CASE | Lawyer called state tax officials soon after subpoena

called state tax officials soon after subpoena


Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy

Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy


Russian ruble tremors continue on sanctions fears

Russian ruble tremors continue on sanctions fears


Judge denies county’s attempt to dismiss claims in Desmond lawsuit

Judge denies county’s attempt to dismiss claims in Desmond lawsuit


Democrats now say hacking attempt was test from within

Democrats now say hacking attempt was test from within


Protester who harassed German reporters works for police

Protester who harassed German reporters works for police


Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction


US new-home sales fell 1.7 percent in July

US new-home sales fell 1.7 percent in July


Police find coke, heroin, handguns

Police find coke, heroin, handguns


Opening statements today in Jarrell trial

Opening statements today in Jarrell trial


Green Youngstown Receives $20,000 Grant from Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful

Green Youngstown Receives $20,000 Grant from Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful


Struthers Middle School gets food pantry program

Struthers Middle School gets food pantry program


Judge in Sebring lead-notification case to bar ‘mistake’ defense

Judge in Sebring lead-notification case to bar ‘mistake’ defense


Washington portrait unveiled at Mahoning County Courthouse

The painting will soon change how students learn about the first U.S. president, said Mahoning Valley artist Ray Simon.


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Loaded quarterback class started young

Sherry, Waid, O’Horo and Brungard are part of a class of Mahoning Valley senior quarterbacks which is arguably as talented, and without question as experienced as any quarterback group in area history


Howland taking the next step under Boyle

Steve Boyle may new in his role as the head coach of the Howland football team, but he’s no stranger to the Tigers


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Men welcome students to school

Community men welcomed students to East and Chaney high schools in Youngstown.

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Firefighters, community honor former fire Chief Samuel Revella

One firefighter said Samuel Revella was his friend, mentor and hero.


Harding learns from down year

What the Raiders lost — 33 seniors — from a team that played in the regional tournament and the 2-7 campaign that resulted is now an asset


Jackson-Milton needs to build leadership, lines

Nathan Brode is more confident heading into his second season as the head coach of the Jackson-Milton football team


TJX project opponents challenge referendum in court complaint

Judge Peter Kontos will have a hearing Friday on the requested restraining order.


YSU welcomes 12,731 students to campus Wednesday

The students were showered with a plethora of Welcome Week events.


Warren JFK looks to continue strong postseason tradition

The John F. Kennedy football team is coming off three consecutive appearances in the Division VII state playoffs


Youngstown voters to decide on council term limits

Also, an anti-fracking proposal took another step toward being on the November ballot.


Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer for three games

Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations

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POLKA, PIEROGI and POLAND

POLKA, PIEROGI and POLAND 10th annual Polish-American Heritage Day Staff report AUSTINTOWN


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Downtown rock festival features Sister Hazel duo and top local acts Slow down for Songfest

IF YOU GO What: JD’s Summer Songfest When: Saturday; gates open at 3:30 p.m. Where: South


Twenty years after ‘Harry’s’

Sequel to play set in Youngstown will get a script reading By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com


Ohio AG: Jimmy Hughes’ discrimination case has no merit

The ex-Youngstown police chief accused Youngstown State University of racial discrimination.


Performance audit recommends Howland schools cut 15.5 teaching positions

Howland School District could achieve annual savings of about $3.4 million through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released this week by Auditor of State Dave Yost.


Building Neighborhoods of Youngstown celebrates opening of new offices downtown

The organization is collaborating with the city’s department of Property Code Enforcement and Demolition.


Police say robbery the motive in East Side homicide

Bond set at 75k for suspect


Boardman's freshmen orientation a blast, thanks to Link Crew

Most recall the first few days of high school with a grimace, but thanks to Link Crew, the 369 freshmen at Boardman can bypass awkwardness and have fun.


METRO DIGEST || Warren man charged in injuries to infant boy

A city man was indicted Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on charges of felony child endangering and felonious assault related to injuries last January to a boy about 2 months old.


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Residents offer ideas for Youngstown amphitheater, riverfront park

Bill Kane of Youngstown studies posters describing plans for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater and riverfront park during a workshop under the Market Street Bridge Wednesday evening.


Polanco, Pirates come up short against Braves

Jonny Venters thought he had given up a tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.


AROUND THE HORN Wednesday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rays 6, Royals 3 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. Brandon Lowe and Mallex Smith drove in


Fight reported

Fight reported BOARDMAN Township police responded to a call on Ferncliff Avenue regarding a


Detective: Defendant had drug tools consistent with ‘upper level’ dealing

Detective: Defendant had drug tools consistent with ‘upper level’ dealing


Trump awards posthumous medal

Associated Press WASHINGTON An Air Force sergeant who gave his life while trying to rescue a


WEDNESDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE BOYS SOCCER Canfield 1, West Branch 0 BELOIT Tyler Cole


Tubbs gets 15 years to life in prison for 2017 homicide

A judge called the shooting death “incredibly senseless and uncalled for.”


AG talks about epidemic during Ohio visit

Associated Press CLEVELAND U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an appearance in Cleveland


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Aaron and Kayla Lindstrom, Bristolville, boy, Aug. 21.


SPORTS digest

YSU women’s golf adds Jonda, Grans Youngstown Youngstown State Head Women’s Golf Coach Nate


Scrappers down Auburn extras

Simeon Lucas’ extra-innings home run lifts the Scrappers over the Doubledays.


MiLB

MiLB CLASS A New York-Penn League McNamara Division WLPct.GB Hudson Valley (Rays)3726.587—


Experts: Check systems can be easily exploited

Associated Press MONTEZUMA, Iowa The systems offered by the U.S. government to check the legal


Boston sluggers trounce Tribe

Xander Bogaerts hit two solo homers and Andrew Benintendi had a three-run double to cap a big fourth inning.


Today is Thursday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2018. There are 130 days left in the year.

Today is Thursday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2018. There are 130 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Learn how to water plants during ... Drought conditions

By David Campana Ohio certified volunteer naturalist CANFIELD The spotty rainfall and high


Spend evenings in a fragrant garden

By Marilyn McKinley OSU master gardener volunteer Sit back, feet up, relax. Imagine – it’s a


Recent flooding does not qualify for state aid

The Mahoning County EMA director will look elsewhere to find help for those affected


Botanical Mornings

Botanical Mornings When: Friday, 9-10 a.m. What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows


1Cameron HubbellWR-DB5-9150Sr.

1Cameron HubbellWR-DB5-9150Sr. 2Blake WilsonWR-DB6-4180Jr. 3Jacob CaudleRB-DB5-7160So. 5Eric


Drying herbs

Drying herbs As plants begin to enter the fall period, it is a good time to harvest some herbs for


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Newton Township trustees, 10 a.m., to discuss repair work on South Center Street,


TCHS, museum seek photos for exhibit

TCHS, museum seek photos for exhibit WARREN The Trumbull County Historical Society and the


oddly enough

oddly enough Mountain lion breaks into home, kills house cat BOULDER, Colo. A mountain lion


PEOPLE IN HAWAII BRACE FOR HURRICANE

Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state.


3 ways to grow new hydrangeas

Q. My neighbor has a beautiful hydrangea. Can I take a cutting from it and be successful in growing


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Plants for fall containers

Plants for fall containers As the season change nears, it’s time to think of the plants we can put


Young investors have only seen bulls

Associated Press NEW YORK Meet the generation of investors who haven’t known a bear market.


Fed hints at possible rate hikes

Associated Press WASHINGTON Federal Reserve officials earlier this month said that a strong


WTG

Today Outdoor Music Zaps, 6:30 p.m., Roosevelt Park, 800 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell;


HomeGoods thanks project supporters

HomeGoods thanks project supporters LORDSTOWN HomeGoods released a statement Wednesday thanking


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS Ghost Walk, Art on Park, 180 N. Park Ave., corner of Park and High Streets,


Home sales decline for 4th month

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive


Ireland says no to fossil fuels

Opinion: By Celia Bottger OtherWords On Thursday, July 12, a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic


Incuya Music Festival is ready to rage in the Rock Hall city

The inaugural Incuya Music Festival comes with high expectations. It’s the first multiday major


School drops archbishop’s name amid sex-abuse report fallout

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington’s


NIGHTLIFE

Barrel33, 8208 E. Market St., Warren; 330-395-9463 Fri: Dominic DiTommaso, 8 p.m. Cafe 422,


All clear at Arlington after bomb threat

All clear at Arlington after bomb threat ARLINGTON, Va. Normal operations have resumed at


Trump fires back as threats mount

White House signals no clear strategy for managing Cohen fallout Associated Press WASHINGTON


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK A.X.L. (PG) A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who will go to any length to


Religious art and architecture are topic of talks, trolley tour

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Power of the Arts will present three talks on religious art and


Motown tribute show coming to Dutch Haus

Staff report COLUMBIANA Streetcorner, a Motown music tribute group, will return to the Best


Disney offers tuition to hourly workers

Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. The Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 43.220.19 Aqua America, .20 37.65


Pistol-packing Republican faces oatmeal Democrat in Tennessee

Opinion: NASHVILLE The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New


CD RATES

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“The Story of the Royals” (9 p.m., ABC): The final half of this two-part documentary

“The Story of the Royals” (9 p.m., ABC): The final half of this two-part documentary that explores


Lordstown residents send HomeGoods an invitation

Editorial: There was more at stake in the referendum Tuesday in Lordstown than just the promise of 1,000 jobs