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Decision on TRO against HomeGoods project delayed to next week

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos will decide in the coming days whether to grant a temporary restraining order requested by a group of Lordstown residents who are opposed to rezoning that was approved for the construction of a TJX distribution center. J


YSU students slip n' slide into 1st weekend after classes

Youngstown State University students slid down an inflatable water slide Friday afternoon to end their first week back in school.


Drivers beware: OVI checkpoint starts at 10

An OVI checkpoint starts in a few minutes and runs through 2 a.m. Saturday at 483 N. Canfield-Niles Road.


Witnesses say driver who died after hitting bus swerved twice before crash

A witness said the driver who died in a head-on crash into a 10-passenger transport bus on state Route 305 on Aug. 14 crossed into the opposite lane of travel twice before the crash.


Trumbull County losing new administrator after just 5 months

Rebecca Gerson, who became Trumbull County administrator, transit administrator and purchasing director April 9, announced she is leaving the job Sept. 6 to return to her law practice.


Comcast, Fox reach agreement to keep Big Ten Net on cable

Comcast, Fox reach agreement to keep Big Ten Net on cable


In Ohio: Trump bashes Dems as 'negative, nasty'

In Ohio: Trump bashes Dems as 'negative, nasty'


Ballot petition nixed for 'Law and Order' actress Diane Neal

Ballot petition nixed for 'Law and Order' actress Diane Neal


Columbus police ID woman, officer in fatal shooting

Columbus police ID woman, officer in fatal shooting


Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in Ohio crash involving SUV

Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in Ohio crash involving SUV


Cincinnati police officer shot, possible suspect killed

Cincinnati police officer shot, possible suspect killed


Meeting set Thursday in Hubbard on proposed waste-injection well

Meeting set Thursday in Hubbard on proposed waste-injection well


S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record high

S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs


Georgia county scraps plan to close most polling places

Georgia county scraps plan to close most polling places


The 2018 Greatest Golfer Music Video

Enjoy the 2018 Greatest Golfer music video


No TRO after hearing on Lordstown TJX referendum

No TRO after hearing on Lordstown TJX referendum


Section of I-680 southbound closed tonight

Section of I-680 southbound closed tonight


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AP-NORC Poll: Low marks for Trump, except on the economy

AP-NORC Poll: Low marks for Trump, except on the economy


Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains


Reports: Trump Organization finance chief gets immunity

Reports: Trump Organization finance chief gets immunity


Trump tells Pompeo: Don't go to N. Korea

Trump tells Pompeo: Don't go to N. Korea


Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry


Powell signals more hikes ahead if US economy stays strong

Powell signals more hikes ahead if US economy stays strong


US Sen. Sherrod Brown: I can't support Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

US Sen. Sherrod Brown: I can't support Kavanaugh for Supreme Court


Accused double car thief arrested

Accused double car thief arrested


Robin Leach, 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' host, dies at 76

Robin Leach, 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' Host, Dies at 76


John Lennon's killer denied parole for 10th time

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 10th time

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Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex-abuse charge

Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex-abuse charge


Judge grants competency hearing for Campbell man accused of killing his daughter

Judge grants competency hearing for Campbell man accused of killing his daughter


Woman arrested after complaint that she was selling drugs

Woman arrested after complaint that she was selling drugs


Austintown PD seeks tip on trio that robbed Five Guys Burgers

Austintown PD seeks tip on trio that robbed Five Guys Burgers


Austintown cops arrest two women 'ready to play'

Austintown cops arrest two women 'ready to play'


Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment

McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment


EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule


Bob Dylan concert tickets on sale

Bob Dylan concert tickets on sale


UPDATE | Appeals court filing delays movement on Lordstown energy plant

Judge Kontos, energy companies discuss Lordstown venture


Youngstown offers rabies vaccinations Sept. 15

Youngstown offers rabies vaccinations Sept. 15


Second day of trial in stabbing death of stepmom

Second day of trial in stabbing death of stepmom


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes baby eastern black rhino

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes baby eastern black rhino


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Smackdown continues: Trump escalates feud with Sessions

Trump escalates feud with Sessions


Girard, Waid roll Niles

It seems safe to say that in the storied history of the series, no player has put together a first half performance quite like Girard senior Mark Waid


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Steward hosts job fairs for Northside employees

About 40 employers were represented at the Northside job fair.


Clauida Hoerig says she’s sick but won’t let trial be moved back

Hoerig told the judge she is having problems with dizziness.


Gatrell’s three TDs pace Western Reserve against Columbiana

Thursday night was the last time the Western Reserve Blue Devils and Columbiana Clippers will open the season against each other


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

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.”


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Cleveland blanks Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles threw two interceptions and Philadelphia’s starting offense struggled.


Neighbor’s report results in grandpa’s domestic violence arrest

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


Poland escapes Marlington with a win

The thoughts of Poland football coach Ryan Williams ranged from unprintable to unadulterated joy


Trial begins in West Side stabbing death

The husband told jurors about finding wife.


Meyer survives a scandal that ousts a lesser coach

Urban Meyer may have weathered scandal at Ohio State, but not without a lasting stain.


Woman seeks compensation from county after basement flooded with sewage

Clogged pipes in the county’s system caused the damage, she said.


Scrappers, Pujols edge Black Bears

Henry Pujols’ RBI double clinches the Scrappers fourth straight win.


Latest NJ online sports betting site goes live

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. PlaySugarHouse.com launched online sports


Celebrity stylist to return to salon

Staff report CANFIELD New York-based celebrity hairstylist Mia Santiago, a Youngstown native,


SPORTS digest

Frank sets Tippecanoe Country Club record Canfield Garett Frank shot 64 on Thursday at


Crude and without wit, puppet film tarnishes Henson Company Sad ‘Happytime’

‘The Happytime Murders’ Grade: 1 star (out of 4) Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content


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

Martin Desmond’s 22-count civil will proceed as filed.


METRO DIGEST || Recognizing ODOT

Recognizing ODOT YOUNGSTOWN Liberty will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. today at


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Liberty welcomes new patrolman

Patrolman Christopher Walla of Poland was sworn in by Girard Municipal Judge Jeff Adler at the township administration building Thursday afternoon.


West Side man found guilty of dealing heroin, fentanyl

Corey Floyd could face up to eight years in prison


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Struthers food pantry addresses needs of school community

Dakota Kuhley, back, and Elijah Dixon straighten boxes on the shelves of the Struthers Middle School’s food pantry. The pantry provides food for students whose families are in need.


Teams rock out at Music Trivia Mondays

By NATALIE WRIGHT nscott@vindy.com Teams of young music aficionados attended Music Trivia

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Trot with your Tot in the park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com On July 31, the Mill Creek Park program Trot with your Tot

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Mill Creek annual archery camp

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks hosted a five day archery camp for

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“Arthur” author Marc Brown celebrates summer reading

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com “It’s a big responsibility, but its like connecting with

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Embroidery guild shares skills and fellowship

By NATALIE WRIGHT nscott@vindy.com Fans of all types of needlework, but especially quilting,

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Aug. 10

Aug. 10 Arrest: While responding to a loud argument at a Mayflower Drive residence, officers took


Trot with your Tot in the park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com On July 31, the Mill Creek Park program Trot with your

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“Arthur” author celebrates summer reading

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com “It’s a big responsibility, but its like connecting with

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Students build and program robots at camp

The fifth annual Robotics Camp for fifth- through eighth-graders took place at Canfield High School Aug. 6-10, with approximately 40 first-year, second-year and third-year students attending.

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Fortieth annual car show in Boardman Park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com On Aug. 5 the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club had its

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“Arthur” author celebrates summer reading

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com “It’s a big responsibility, but its like connecting with

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Poland Community Briefs

Area singers invited to annual Canfield Fair event As has occurred for many years, on the Sunday


Mill Creek annual archery camp

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks hosted a five day archery camp for

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Poland Elementary works for success by 6

Poland Union Elementary hosted the United Way Success by 6 program this month to help incoming kindergartners.

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Mill Creek MetroParks hosts annual archery camp

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks hosted a five day archery camp for

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Logan Bernstein, John Pitzulo to wed Sept. 15

Sam and Janet Pitzulo of Canfield and Dr. David and Donna Bernstein of Loveland are announcing the


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Spartans get shot at success through United Way program

Boardman Local School District recently hosted the Success by 6 program, funded partially by the United Way, for incoming kindergartners.

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Koseks mark 60th anniversary at celebration

struthers Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary July 15 at a surprise gathering at AMVETS


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Austintown works for young student success

Austintown Elementary School worked with the United Way to organize a three week Success by 6 program.

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Program taps into student leadership skills

Some eighth-grade students at Poland Middle School are the first to lead a new program this school

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Boardman Community Briefs

Area singers invited to annual Canfield Fair event As has occurred for many years, on the Sunday


Austintown Community Briefs

Austintown library to close temporarily for repairs in September The Austintown library, located


Jennifer Handel v Matt Brennan

BOARDMAN St. Charles Borromeo Church was the setting at 1:30 p.m. May 26 for the marriage ceremony


Canfield Community Briefs

MVYP August 2018 Volunteer Opportunity The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 2018 volunteer


McNally completes Eagle Scout project

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield High School junior Thomas McNally has completed his

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“Arthur” author Marc Brown celebrates summer reading

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com “It’s a big responsibility, but its like connecting with

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Caranos celebrate 50th anniversary with dinner

AUSTINTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Ken Carano recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a


Price, Boston beat up Cleveland

Price pitched eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to beat the Cleveland Indians


THURSDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE

FOOTBALL Area Scores Beaver Local 35, Wellsville 6 Girard 49, Niles 13 Poland 17, Marlington


MAHONING COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Docket State v. Cornelius Booth, must enter and successfully complete


Grant awards

Grant awards YOUNGSTOWN U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced $545,114 in federal grant awards to the


Youngstown voters will decide if council term limits are fair

Opinion: Youngstown voters will see three charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. One of them is quite


Today is Friday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year.

Today is Friday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown and the city of Canfield:


Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot an even-71 in the


Ed Puskas: Meyer’s misguided loyalty almost cost him his job

A less-accomplished head coach would not have survived.


mahoning county Indictments

A county grand jury Thursday indicted these people on these charges: Kevin Peeples, 32, Sunshine


AP: Safe contains damaging files on Trump

Media reports National Enquirer chief granted immunity by prosecutors Associated Press


Hurricane Lane drenches Hawaii

Associated Press HONOLULU Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii’s Big Island on Thursday, dumping nearly


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, food


Oddly enough

Oddly enough Bitcoin scammers target wealthy, threaten to expose ‘secrets’ CHEVY CHASE, Md.


China, US raise tariffs on billions of dollars of goods

Associated Press BEIJING The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of


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

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK It’s not vegan – it’s “plant-based.” So will


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Scrappers baseball, 7:05 p.m.: The Mahoning Valley’s team takes on


Congressman, wife plead not guilty to illegal spending

Associated Press SAN DIEGO U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was swarmed by demonstrators yelling “shame


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Nicolette Hassey and Ryan Booher, Struthers, girl, Aug.


YMCA to honor courage award winner

YMCA to honor courage award winner NEW CASTLE, PA. The New Castle Community YMCA will honor


South Africa lashes out at Trump

Associated Press JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s government lashed out at President Donald Trump on


Father pleads not guilty in baby’s death

Associated Press MEDINA An Ohio man whose 6-month-old daughter died after she was found


Steelers’ rookie Washington impresses with big catches

Washington hopes to take another step forward


Police: Woman fatally mauled by pit bull

Associated Press CINCINNATI Authorities say a woman found unresponsive at an Ohio home was


Tax cuts a boon for the wealthy

Opinion: By Kayla Kitson OtherWords The Trump-GOP tax law was sold as a boon for the middle class. But


‘Big Bang’ Theory in final year

Associated Press NEW YORK CBS says the upcoming 12th season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be the


‘Big Bang’ Theory in final year

CBS says the upcoming 12th season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be the last.


Salute to Business registration to close

Salute to Business registration to close BOARDMAN Online registration closes Tuesday for the


Republicans in Congress fail in their watchdog role

Editorial: The past two weeks have not been great for America’s chief executive or those who worship at the


Comedy legend Reiner still wisecracking

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES Ask 12-time Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner how


CLUB CALENDAR

CLUBS Canfield Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Boardman school board, 9:15 a.m., special meeting, superintendent’s office,


AG Sessions punches back against president

Associated Press WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions punched back hard at President Donald


Jury awards former female firefighter $3M

Associated Press COLUMBUS A federal jury has awarded $3.35 million to a female ex-firefighter in


Baseball has a no-comfort zone

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons In a recent discussion with a Major League pitching coach about


Voters to decide on reducing drug-crime penalties

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohioans will vote in November on whether to reduce penalties for


Church to host ‘Homecoming Celebration’

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 646 Lakewood Ave., is inviting all


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