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State findings in shooting death of Girard cop sent to prosecutor

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has sent its findings in the shooting of Girard police officer Justin Leo to the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s office.


Illegal or not, West Branch wants its prayers back

Some members of the West Branch schools community are sporting “Prayer Matters” T-shirts in support of a long-standing tradition that has come under fire.


Ursuline students set to lend hand, observe foreign culture in Nicaragua

Eleven Ursuline High students accompanied by six adults are planning an upcoming trip to Nicaragua in April.


Struthers football standout charged in party altercation

A standout Struthers High School football player will appear in court Feb. 28 facing charges of assault, witness intimidation and other charges after accusations that he slapped two drunken juveniles and doused them with maple syrup at a November house party.


Report: Long flu season is ahead

Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing US


Ashtabula housing inspector charged with raping woman

Ashtabula housing inspector charged with raping woman


AP: Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter charged

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter charged


Mitsubishi issues recalls for loose sunroofs, brake trouble

Mitsubishi issues recalls for loose sunroofs, brake trouble


California Palms receives Medicaid cease and desist order

California Palms receives Medicaid cease and desist


UPDATE | Dow down more than 650 points

Dow down more than 650 points


Cavs' Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery

Cavs' Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery


Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74


Mayor Brown appoints park & rec director

Mayor Brown appoints park & rec director


Newton Twp. man gets his dogs returned

Newton Twp. man gets his dogs returned


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John Rosemond - Proper attitude, not proper methods, can help with authority

Here we go again with a typical post-1960s parenting canard


Warren City Schools take day off to fight flu

Warren City Schools take day off to fight flu


90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya


Rihanna, Macron champion millions for global education

Rihanna, Macron champion millions for global education


Watching Super Bowl online gets easier this year

Watching Super Bowl online gets easier this year


Ohio man charged with raping woman during housing inspection

Ohio man charged with raping woman during housing inspection


Oregon has big pot overproduction problem

Oregon has big pot overproduction problem


Officer Leo shooting report received by prosecutor

Officer Leo shooting report received by prosecutor


Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott


UPDATE | Victims' father apologizes for trying to attack Nassar

Victims' father apologizes for trying to attack Nassar


UK film academy ousts Harvey Weinstein over sex abuse claims

UK film academy ousts Harvey Weinstein over sex abuse claims


Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US


UPDATE | GOP memo criticizing FBI surveillance is released

GOP memo criticizing FBI surveillance is released

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Canfield man from fatal crash jailed for unrelated drug charge

Michael Malvasi was also involved in a fatal November crash


Youngstown Clothing Co. promotes Youngstown pride

Youngstown Clothing Co. promotes Youngstown pride


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Trump: FBI, DOJ have ’politicized’ probe in favor of Dems

Trump: FBI, DOJ have ’politicized’ probe in favor of Dems


Was it Take-Your-Daughter-to-Jail-Day in Boardman?

Mother, daughter arrested after Kohl's shoplifting incident


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Summary of police activity in Canfield and Austintown

Summary of police activity in Canfield and Austintown


Mahoning County voters to see TB renewal levy on May ballot

Mahoning County voters to see TB renewal levy on May ballot


Warren detectives investigating homicide

Warren detectives investigating homicide


Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for over 40 years

Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for over 40 years


Driver smacks into utility pole in Hubbard

Driver smacks into utility pole in Hubbard


Youngstown cops find drugs, pills after South Side traffic stop

Youngstown cops find drugs, pills after South Side traffic stop


Police: Woman tries to hide drugs in breasts

Police: Woman hides drugs in her breasts


Mexicans living abroad send home a record $28.8 billion

Mexicans living abroad send home a record $28.8 billion


Super Fan: 81-year-old has attended every Super Bowl

Super Fan: 81-year-old has attended every Super Bowl


Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter


Library to show movie


YSU partners with Israeli tech startup

YSU partners with Israeli tech startup


Cleveland mayor’s nephew sentenced on federal weapons charge

Cleveland mayor’s nephew sentenced on federal weapons charge


Club offers fish dinners


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Free tax assistance


CLUB CALENDAR 02/02/18


Why Bill's Place closed

Why Bill’s Place closed AUSTINTOWN The Ohio Department of Commerce told The Vindicator on


Ohio school board says member under investigation should resign

Ohio school board says member under investigation should resign


US added strong 200K jobs in Jan.; pay up most in 8 years

US added strong 200K jobs in Jan.; pay up most in 8 years


Suspect sought

Warren police are looking for a suspect they believe was involved in a stabbing about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block on Porter Street NE.


Teen sentenced in crash

Jacob Chamberlain sentenced to six years in prison


Man's body found in car

Man’s body found in car WARREN Warren police are treating the death of Darrin Andrews, 35, whose


Illegal re-entry case


Tanker leaks tar in Hubbard

Crews worked for several hours to contain tar that was leaking from a tanker after a minor collision behind the Love's gas station


Hoerig case on TV

The CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours will air a segment on the Karl Hoerig homicide case at 9 p.m. Saturday.


New irrigation system at Stambaugh golf course

New irrigation system YOUNGSTOWN The city hired a company for $515,500 to replace the 80-year-


Crash in Milton Township

A tractor-trailer jackknifed and struck a guardrail along the westbound lanes of I-76.


Penguins offer little resistance in loss to Northern Kentucky

In a high-scoring shootout with the Norse, the more experienced side proved to be better and the Penguins lost, 95-85.


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January Cruze sales down 45 percent

The new year did not change the shift consumer preference.

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Backups lead YSU women over Oakland

Mary Dunn scored a career-high 24 points and Kelley Wright had a season-high 13.


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Campbell donates seized drug equipment to TCI’s garden program

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.


Bresha Meadows apparently coming back home to Warren Sunday

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 Sunday.


Canfield’s Ross part of the Patriot Way

The Canfield and John Carroll graduate is in his second stint with the Patriots’ scouting department.


Phantoms steel for big weekend in Chicago

Brad Patterson can’t remember the USHL’s Eastern Conference standings being so tight.


Youngstown mayor hires retired CPA to help with city’s finances

He’ll work for the city through April 30.


Harris scores 36 points as Irish rout Cardinals

Ursuline’s Dayshanette Harris just missed a triple-double.


Child rapist gets two life sentences

The Youngstown man repeatedly raped the boy from the time he was 9 until he was 13.


Reinforced cage required before shepherds can go home

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


Helen Mirren on ‘Winchester’ role

By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Helen Mirren says her new film


‘Black Panther’ writer hopes film hype transfers to comic book

By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON As people gear up for the “Black Panther”


Judge removes Deborah Drawl as Mecca Township fiscal officer

Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ruled to remove Deborah Drawl as Mecca Township fiscal officer Thursday, citing her unwillingness to accept training from other area fiscal officers.


WRTA director says Warren Express likely to see increased frequency

The Warren Express, a Western Reserve Transit Authority bus route that travels between Youngstown and Warren, is likely to see increased frequency sometime this year, said James Ferraro, WRTA executive director.


Boardman police arrest father-son pair on drug charges

Father and son charged with drug trafficking


Judge rules against suppressing evidence in the Jacob LaRosa murder case

The judge in the Jacob LaRosa aggravated-murder case has denied LaRosa’s attempt to suppress evidence obtained by police March 31, 2015, the day LaRosa is accused of killing his elderly neighbor in her home in Niles.


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Read Aloud Day focuses on importance of literacy

Josh Batchelor reads from “Tiki and Ronde Barber: Teammates” to Shelly Culp’s fifth-grade class at Austintown Intermediate School Thursday for World Read Aloud Day. Culp bought the book for Batchelor to spark his interest in reading when she had him as a third-grade student at Watson Elementary.


Families decorate cookies

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman Park invited families to bake cookies for Santa

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FIVE Squared art show to open at Davis Family YMCA

The Davis Family YMCA is hosting its fifth annual FIVE Squared benefit art show and sale from Feb.


Miss Van Horn to be bride of Kevin Lang

COLUMBUS David and Gwen Lang of Poland are announcing the engagement of their son, Kevin Thompson


FIVE Squared art show to open

The Davis Family YMCA is hosting its fifth annual FIVE Squared benefit art show and sale from Feb.


Boardman Sports Briefs

Boardman Community Baseball registration announced Registration for Boardman Community Baseball


Poland library boosts toddlers’ literacy skills

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland library had a story time and craft for children

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Mill Creek celebrates winter in Davis Center

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek Metroparks had a special “Toyland“ holiday

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Austintown Community Briefs

Sausage and pancake breakfast fundraiser to be Feb. 4 The Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of


Spartan swimmers and divers break records

The Spartans placed first in 19 out of 24 events, broke one school record and three conference

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Memorial group gives back to autistic children

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Mike Hull Mini Grant Review Committee presented gifts to

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Boardman schools celebrate 100 years of art

Boardman Schools continued their 100th anniversary celebration on Jan. 20 with a night dedicated to the art programs throughout the district at Boardman High School.

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Poland Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on Feb. 13 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Feb. 13 at 7


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Rotary hosts ‘Night at the Races’

The Poland Rotary had their seventh annual Chili Open Derby at Holy Family Parish Center on Jan. 26 to raise money for 16 charities.

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Softball clinic offered for grades 1-8

Girls in first- through eighth-grade are invited to participate in a two-day softball clinic


Canfield Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on Feb. 13 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Feb. 13 at 7


Mooney hosts “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner

On Feb. 18, Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 26th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner at


Canfield Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants winter sports news The snowy season is here, winter athletics have arrived and


Austintown schools’ orchestras entertain parents

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Middle and Intermediate Schools had their


FIVE Squared art show opens

The Davis Family YMCA is hosting its fifth annual FIVE Squared benefit art show and sale from Feb. 4


Mooney hosts “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner

On Feb. 18, Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 26th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner at


Highway Tabernacle to participate in Night to Shine prom event

Highway Tabernacle church recently announced that they will serve as one of more than 500 churches


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Fitch combines jazz and dessert for sweet sounding night

Bakers gathered and musicians performed at Austintown’s third annual Jazz and Dessert night on Jan. 27 in the Austintown Middle School cafetorium.

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Mill Creek celebrates winter in Davis Center

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek Metroparks had a special “Toyland“ holiday

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POLICE BLOTTER

Jan. 18 Aggravated menacing: Austintown police handed to Boardman authorities Christopher S.


Colleges fleecing teachers, students

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords On Friday, Jan. 26, I was in a good mood. I was about to start


SPORTS digest

Jack Loew pulls Colon from Silver Gloves YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown boxing trainer Jack Loew pulled


THURSDAY’S NBA GAMES

Pistons 104, Grizzlies 102 DETROIT Blake Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds in his debut for Detroit, and the Pistons edged the Memphis Grizzlies.


THURSDAY’S OTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

MEN No. 1 Villanova 98, Creighton 78 PHILADELPHIA Mikal Bridges scored 21 points and Jalen


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP | Thursday’s recaps, scores & summaries

BOYS BASKETBALL East Liverpool 60, Beaver Local 45 LISBON Beaver Local started off cold, only


Use voices of past to crush resurgent racism today

Editorial: Since their inception nine decades ago, black history observances in February have served as


Ramunnos mark anniversary at dinner party

poland James and Beverly Ramunno of Poland marked their 50th wedding anniversary at a family party


Canfield swim and dive team honors senior swimmers

The Canfield swim and dive team celebrated Senior Night on Jan. 17 with a win over Alliance.

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Howland woman who assisted killer sentenced to probation

Howland woman who assisted killer sentenced to probation


Club offers fish dinners

Club offers fish dinners washingtonville Beaver Creek Sportsman Club, 14480 Washingtonville


3 in Ohio House want lawmaker to resign over crass remarks

Associated Press COLUMBUS A group of Democratic women in the Ohio House on Thursday called for


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

Marriage licenses James L. Talley-Hollingshead, 35, of 540 Boardman-


GOP legislators gather, seek winning ’18 agenda

Associated Press WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. Republicans gathered at a West Virginia resort


LOS ANGELES Students say school shooting was an accident

Associated Press LOS ANGELES A classmate of a 12-year-old girl considered a person of interest


South African musician will visit Westminster

Staff report NEW WILMINGTON, PA. Grammy award winning musician and “empowerment facilitator”


Study: Racist messages land on campuses in surging numbers

Associated Press White supremacist groups have targeted college campuses in surging numbers since


AROUND THE NHL | Thursday’s games

Hurricanes 2, Canadiens 0 RALEIGH, N.C. Cam Ward stopped 27 shots in his second shutout of the


Russia investigation Trump to approve release of GOP memo

Associated Press WASHINGTON Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President


Man wounded by police indicted

2 counts of felonious assault and a weapons charge


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Shawn and Dominique Maldonado, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 31. Kyle


Girl in Slender Man stabbing is given maximum penalty

Associated Press WAUKESHA, Wis. A Wisconsin girl who stabbed a classmate to curry favor with


MAHONING COUNTY INDICTMENTS

The grand jury also indicted these people Thursday on these charges: Ricky Carter, 26, Thornton


Boardman Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on Feb. 13 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Feb. 13 at 7


Mooney’s annual fund suprasses $100,000

Cardinal Mooney High School’s annual fund has reached $100,000. With the fund scheduled to wrap


Laura Brown, Matthew Miller to marry in May

columbiana Laura Ann Brown and Matthew Robert Miller of Olmsted Falls, together with their


Jan. 18

Jan. 18 Fraud: A fraudulent credit card was reportedly used for a purchase order at a business in


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CVMS recognizes winter sports teams

School spirit was flying high during Canfield Village Middle School’s Winter Sports Pep Assembly on Jan. 26.

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Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., corner of Fruit St., Youngstown, food


Tax bill begins delivery to American workers Bigger paychecks

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to


YEARS AGO FOR FEBRUARY 2

Today is Friday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2018. There are 332 days left in the year. This is


CLUB CALENDAR

associations American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch, will meet at 10 a.m.


Christina Becker, Bryant Salcedo are engaged

CANFIELD Stephen and Janice Salcedo of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their son, Bryant


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1252.420.40 Aqua America, .71


NFL roundup

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Shazier released from hospital after injury pittsburgh Injured Pittsburgh


ON THE LINKS THURSDAY Pro golf results

PHOENIX OPEN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Bill Haas played a five-hole stretch in 5 under and shot a


Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate put together five birdies


Court: Execution method constitutional

Associated Press CINCINNATI A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s


McKinney ends legal challenge of mayor’s race but still insists ’17 election ‘tainted with fraud’

Opinion: Just before he was to have his day in court, Sean McKinney withdrew his lawsuit against the Mahoning


BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Events

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time


Fat Tuesday concert, event at museum

WARREN The W.D. Packard Band and the National Packard Museum will present a “Fat Tuesday” concert