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Seized pot-growing equipment to grow food at TCI for poor

Equipment seized by Campbell police during a drug raid will find new use at the Trumbull Correctional Institute as part of the prison’s inmate agricultural program.


Teen convicted of killing dad returning to mom's home in Warren

Bresha Meadows, now 16, who pleaded guilty last May to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her father, is expected to return home to live with her mother on Sunday.


38-year-old gets 2 life sentences for raping boy from age 9 to 13

A man who raped a boy over the course of five years will serve two consecutive life sentences in prison.


Shepherds that bit woman in Newton Twp. to be evaluated

The three German Shepherds taken to the Trumbull County Dog Pound after a woman alleged they bit her at Venture Plastics in Newton Township Jan. 22 will be evaluated to determine if they are healthy enough to return home.


YSU defense falters against Northern Kentucky

YSU's defense gave out in the second half against NKU


YSU beating reigning HL champs at home

YSU hits six threes to lead Northern Kentucky, 43-40, at the break.


Teen gets prison for aggravated vehicular homicide

Teen gets prison for aggravated vehicular homicide


Warren police say Youngstown man's death is homicide

Warren police say Youngstown man's death is homicide


2nd teen in Slender Man stabbing gets 40 years

A Wisconsin girl who stabbed a classmate to curry favor with the fictional horror character Slender Man will be committed to a mental hospital for 40 years, a judge ordered Thursday, explaining his decision as “an issue of community protection.”


Cage required before German Shepherds can be returned

Reinforced cage required before German Shepherds can be returned


'48 Hours' to focus on Hoerig homicide Saturday

'48 Hours' to focus on Hoerig homicide Saturday


UPDATE | Doctor: Most seriously hurt in LA shooting 'extremely lucky'

Doctor: Most seriously hurt in LA shooting 'extremely lucky'


Mitsubishi recalls SUV and car models

Mitsubishi recalls SUV and car models


Workplace slayings suspect in Mich. had AK-47, ammunition

Workplace slayings suspect in Mich. had AK-47, ammunition


Report: Migrant shoots 4 others in melee in north France

Migrant shoots 4 others in melee in north France


Arizona House kicks out lawmaker over sex misconduct

Arizona House kicks out lawmaker over sex misconduct


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 31

A Mahoning County Grand Jury Thursday indicted 24 people including Jeffrey Wescott, 51, and Mandy Hale, 36, both of Moore Street, on counts of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, child endangering and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Judge OKs all evidence for Larosa trial

Judge OKs all evidence for Larosa trial


Youngstown man gets life sentence for raping child

Youngstown man gets life sentence for raping child


Trump to approve release of GOP memo

Trump to approve release of GOP memo


Faith through arts display at Canfield Presbyterian Church

Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., will present A Celebration of Faith through the Arts.


Mahoning grand jury indicts man who shot at officers

Man who shot at officers indicted by grand jury


US says Syria may be using new weapons to deliver chemicals

US says Syria may be using new weapons to deliver chemicals


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Orchid display at Fellows gardens

Guests can bring a camera to photograph these colorful flowers.


Timberlake rules out 'N Sync reunion at Super Bowl show

Timberlake rules out 'N Sync reunion at Super Bowl show


Heat's Goran Dragic selected as All-Star replacement

Heat's Goran Dragic selected as All-Star replacement


State Department loses top career diplomat

State Department loses top career diplomat


Ohio deputy fatally shoots suspect during altercation

Ohio deputy fatally shoots suspect during altercation


Judge candidates at the Trumbull County Family Court

There are now at least three candidates for the two judgeships at the Trumbull County Family Court


2 taken into custody on drug charges

Police serving search warrants Tuesday investigating drug activity at two separate houses took two people into custody.


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Trial pushed back for Niles man charged in murder

The trial for Matthew L. Wilson, 33, of Niles and Minerva, charged with murder, felonious assault and child endangering in the Feb. 10 death of his 5-week-old daughter, has been pushed back to June 11.


Pa. bishop issues guidelines on flu and the Mass

Pa. bishop issues guidelines on flu and the Mass


Pennsylvania gas drilling fee revenue rebounded in 2017

Pennsylvania gas drilling fee revenue rebounded in 2017


UPS posts $1.1 billion profit for 4Q on high online shopping

UPS posts $1.1 billion profit for 4Q on high online shopping


Minority firms get 1 pct of $1B Duke Energy coal ash work

Minority firms get 1 pct of $1B Duke Energy coal ash work


UPDATE | Debra Drawl removed as Mecca Twp. fiscal officer

Debra Drawl removed as Mecca Twp. fiscal officer


Father and son face drug trafficking charges

Father and son face drug trafficking charges


Work continues to clean up sludge spill in Hubbard

Work continues to clean up sludge spill in Hubbard


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Howland woman gets probation for role in 2017 shooting

Howland woman gets probation for role in 2017 shooting


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African-American art lecture at the Butler

Louis Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, will give a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday


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Campbell donates seized drug equipment to Trumbull prison

Campbell donates seized drug equipment to Trumbull prison


Supreme Court won’t hear Cleveland gun registry case

Supreme Court won’t hear Cleveland gun registry case


3 Ohio House Dems want lawmaker to resign over crass remarks

3 Ohio House Dems want lawmaker to resign over crass remarks


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Long-term US mortgage rise for fourth straight week

Long-term US mortgage rise for fourth straight week


28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted


Ohio House passes bill to protect personal info about judges

Ohio House passes bill to protect personal info about judges


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Cruze January sales off 45 percent from 2017 sales

The Chevrolet Cruze compact car had 9,425 sales in January, down from 17,278 sales in January 2017, GM said today.


Mayor hires finance person to help thru April

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown hired a retired certified public accountant today as an “executive on loan” who will help with a variety of finance-department services.


Man arrested in Austintown had already been deported in 2016

A Mexican citizen arrested in Austintown faces federal charges for reentering the country following a deportation.


Lordstown reduces shifts today, Friday due to supply

The General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex will work half shifts today


Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia


January US auto sales expected to rise only a little

January US auto sales expected to rise only a little


Cuban in ICE custody dies from pneumonia; resisted treatment

Cuban man held by immigration authorities dies in custody


Man charged after overdosing in car on West Side

Man charged after overdosing in car


WDFC Theatrical to present ‘The Nerd’

WDFC Theatrical Productions will present the comedy “The Nerd” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Union Hall, 547 Prospect St.


Academy to host carnival Wednesday

Academy to host carnival Wednesday YOUNGSTOWN South Side Academy students and staff invite the


Girard hopes to develop bike trails along the Mahoning River

The city would like to use the former Leatherworks property for the trails and park space.


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Canfield wrestling reaches first state dual tournament

Tyler Stein pinned Blake Robbins and Canfield added another milestone to what’s currently the best era of Cardinals wrestling


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Drawing goes digital at Canfield

In Pete Graff’s art classes at Canfield High School, tablets and shared cloud storage have been integrated into his day-to-day lessons.


Howland’s big three do their jobs as Tigers top Harding

Everyone has a role to fill on the Howland girls basketball team.


Girard animal-cruelty case headed to Ohio Supreme Court

Girard appealed an appeals court ruling that overturned John Giordano's conviction for beating a dog.


SPORTS DIGEST || Warren Sports Hall will meet Feb. 13

The Warren Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual membership meeting on Feb. 13 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road N.E.


McKinney withdraws lawsuit seeking new mayoral election

Although he’s convinced the November election he lost for Youngstown mayor was “tainted with fraud and many irregularities,” Sean McKinney withdrew a lawsuit seeking a new election.


Cavs hang on for tight victory

James’ big stop ends Heat’s hopes


Youngstown mayor takes time filling Cabinet positions

He’s only appointed a law director and interim finance director so far.


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP | Wednesday’s results

The Wildcats’ balanced scoring was too much for the Warriors in an AAC White Tier matchup.


Man gets time served for hitting friend with bat

He's also doing two years for failure to pay child support.


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Toughest Monster Trucks tour returns to Covelli Centre

Megasaurus isn’t a picky eater. But the fire-breathing, car-eating robot dinosaur does have a preference.


Project will turn poems into sidewalk art

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Excerpts of poems by four Ohio residents will


Young mom convicted of child endangering drops appeal, seeks release

Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court denied a request in July filed by her attorney, Michael Partlow, for Davis, 20, to be allowed to leave prison early.


Boardman woman pleads to $200k theft from employer

Prosecutors will recommend 24 months in prison for a woman who stole from the Boardman business.

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Eagle fire district'S new 4-legged mascot

Daisy, the Eagle Joint Fire District’s mascot, poses on a fire truck. The playful pup’s role will be to attend events such as parades with the firefighters, and to keep kids engaged when firefighters teach Fire Safety Day at Hubbard Elementary.

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WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NBA GAMES

WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NBA GAMES Celtics 103, Knicks 73 BOSTON Terry Rozier filled in nicely for


1,024 Ohio infants died before their first birthday in 2016

Ohio’s overall infant mortality rate is trending downward, but the black infant mortality rate remains high


METRO DIGEST || Trial pushed back

Trial pushed back WARREN The trial for Matthew L. Wilson, 33, of Niles and Minerva, charged with


Train carrying Congress members collides with trash truck

Staff and wire report CROZET, Va. A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress to


Porn star weaving tangled tale about affair

Associated Press NEW YORK The latest twists in the tangled tale of what happened between Donald


Judge rules it’s too soon to exclude evidence in Bristol murder case

Judge rules it’s too soon to exclude evidence in Bristol murder case


Wednesday around the NHL

Capitals 5, Flyers 3 WASHINGTON Chandler Stephenson, Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie ended


Are new Facebook ‘fixes’ meaningful?

Associated Press NEW YORK To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things – protecting


YOUNGSTOWN STATE BASKETBALL | Today’s games

MEN Matchup: YSU 6-17 (4-6 Horizon League) vs. Northern Kentucky 15-7 (8-2). Tip-off: 7 p.m.


‘Grave concerns’

FBI weighs in on release of Russia memo Associated Press WASHINGTON The FBI said Wednesday it


Gowdy to leave Congress

Associated Press WASHINGTON Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading


Check tools now

Check tools now Spring isn’t that far away. Now is the time to get the mower blades out for


oddly enough

oddly enough Loaded grenade launcher left at Goodwill store BRADENTON, Fla. Authorities say a


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FIVE Squared art show starts Sunday

Staff report BOARDMAN The fifth annual FIVE Squared art show and sale will begin Sunday with a


Grammy love for some Youngstowners

Fresh off its first Grammy Award win, The War on Drugs has announced a fresh batch of North American


Night Life

Bands at local bars this week:


Schiavoni trails other gubernatorial candidates in money raised

He says money doesn’t equal victory


“The Two Bills” (9 p.m., ESPN): This 30 for 30 documentary features legendary football

“The Two Bills” (9 p.m., ESPN): This 30 for 30 documentary features legendary football coaches Bill


Boardman police arrest three during traffic stop

Boardman police report finding drugs in car


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Mahoning County commissioners, 10 a.m., board meeting, commissioner’s hearing room,


WTG

Friday Lectures Popular music lecture by Nicole Biamonte, 4 p.m., Bliss Recital Hall, lower


Immigration deal not within reach

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s State of the Union offer of a “down-the-


annual Winter Seminar

annual Winter Seminar When: Feb. 17, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. What: Think Big, Think Small, Think


CDC director resigns over investments

Associated Press NEW YORK The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


YEARS AGO FOR FEBRUARY 1

Today is Thursday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2018. There are 333 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Coleman purchases Turning Point assets YOUNGSTOWN Coleman Professional Services has purchased


Struthers Rotary hosts principal

Struthers Rotary hosts principal

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Columbiana Chamber to host 65th annual awards banquet

Columbiana Chamber to host 65th annual awards banquet

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Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots

The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl.


McFadden rooting for his old team in Super Bowl

Paul McFadden was a barefoot kicker for the Eagles for four seasons from 1984-88.


OSCAR GAMBLE, 68 Former Tribe outfielder dies of rare tumor of jaw

Associated Press NEW YORK Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league


Woman found dead in Columbus apartment

A woman found dead Monday in a Columbus apartment has been identified as a Warren


More victims confront doctor over abuse

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, Mich. Another wave of victims confronted Larry Nassar on Wednesday,


Rebuilding infrastructure Trump’s best bet for unity

Editorial: Following a year of deep political, racial and social divisions, President Donald J. Trump on


Love lost: Cavaliers to miss injured star

Kevin Love’s broken left hand has caused further damage to the crumbling Cavaliers.


CD RATES

CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.


Tinfoil hats are the rage

Opinion: By Dick Polman Cagle Cartoons A wild animal is most dangerous when it’s cornered. We’re seeing


COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP | Wednesday’s games

MEN No. 2 Virginia 74, Louisville 64 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Kyle Guy scored 22 points and No. 2


NFL news & notes

ROGER GOODELL Commish wants probe of league’s catch rule MINNEAPOLIS Roger Goodell wants to


President Trump goes for it all on vexing issue of immigration

Opinion: By Byron York Andrews McMeel Syndication Back in 2015, before the presidential primaries began,


Brightening winter landscape EVERGREENS

By Kevin Anthony Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Our home is located in a rural area


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built (PG-13) Eccentric firearm heiress believes


Spectrum switched from analog to digital service Tuesday

Call Spectrum to get your digital box for you TV


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Jesse and Amanda Parsons, Youngstown, boy, Jan. 30. Christian


Insects are winter survivalists

Q. How do insects survive the winter? Are they all eggs that have their own antifreeze? Bill from


Plan to start seeds

Plan to start seeds Most of our vegetables need started around March 1 or after. Some perennials