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Valentine-themed art class at Munnell

The cost is $28. To pre-register, call 724-662-2242.

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Utility scam theft reported in Brookfield

Police are looking for two men who posed as electrical utility workers to trick an elderly Brookfield woman to get into her home

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Dog abandoned and locked away in New Castle apartment

New Castle police are trying to determine how long a dog had been left alone in a vacant apartment without food or water when authorities found it while investigating a burglary report Friday at Westview Terrace.

Hundreds peruse African Marketplace 2018 at YSU

The long-standing annual African Marketplace is an opportunity to be immersed in black culture and heritage through the Youngstown Harambee dance group and drummers and shop at the 30-plus vendors offering items from art works to jewelry and purses and clothing.

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John Rosemond - Feelings are the problem, not guns

We’re a month, more or less, into the new year and America has already suffered two school shootings.

Ray Lewis among 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss and Owens voted into Hall of Fame.

Pa. election petition packets available Wednesday

Petition packets for Democratic and Republican precinct committee offices and Greenville Home Rule Government Study Commission will be available beginning Wednesday in the election office at the Mercer County Courthouse.

Fired Niles teacher to have private hearing Feb. 23

The board of education has scheduled a Feb. 23 hearing for Christopher Chieffo, a teacher and former assistant principal who was fired last month for falsification of sick leave.

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty, Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty, Girard

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Pick the winners in the Vindicator's annual Best of Film contest

The Vindicator’s annual contest to pick the winners is underway.

Speaker at Unity Centre

Special presentation

New member

Reconciliation evening

Lenten Breakfast Speaker Series

White Mass

'Moses and the Burning Within'

Sunday evening services resume

Survival guide

Simon dinner

Fellowship meeting

'Theory of Everything'

Jonathan White

Empowerment training

Beatles Mass

Improve fitness

Improve fitness CANFIELD The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, can help

Archery, air-rifle event

Archery, air-rifle event Niles Western Reserve Fish & Game Association, 1058 W. Third St., will

Drug charges

Drug charges YOUNGSTOWN A Cameron Avenue man is in the Mahoning County jail after reports said

Police investigate homicide, stabbing

Warren police detectives are investigating a homicide and a stabbing from Thursday.

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Students study earthquakes

Society seeks nominations

Local business will host shopping event

Local business will host shopping event BOARDMAN Ivory & Birch, 7631 Market St., will open from

Scouts to begin celebration of 108th anniversary of service to America’s youth

Scouts to begin celebration of 108th anniversary of service to America’s youth

Rachel Zizzo | Alan Vrabel

Rachel Zizzo | Alan Vrabel

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Mr. and Mrs. Esparra celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Esparra celebrate 65th anniversary

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HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY Alfred Stefano Sr.

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY Alfred Stefano Sr.

Stefanos celebrate 70th anniversary

Stefanos celebrate 70th anniversary

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Lauren Zajac, David Koval plan summer nuptials

Lauren Zajac, David Koval plan summer nuptials

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Mother, daughter charged in theft

Melissa Collinsworth, 33, of Bob-O-Link Drive, is accused of concealing 25 products while her daughter, Maria Harbison, 15, left the store with several items in her purse and was stopped in the parking lot, the report said.

Dogs returned to Howland man

A man whose dogs are accused of biting a Newton Township woman Jan. 22 had the dogs returned to him late Thursday afternoon.

Junior Achievement office recognized

Junior Achievement USA has recognized the staff and board of directors of Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley with the 2016-17 Peak Performance Team Award.

Waiver day at Warren schools

Warren City Schools have scheduled a waiver day Monday during which students won’t be attending class.

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Hundreds of socks, shoes to be distributed

Ankle & Foot collected new and nearly new shoes donated by employees, podiatrists, patients and friends from late November through early January.

Warren receives government award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Warren

New utility pole installed on Route 304

rews installed a new utility pole on state Route 304

Charged with drug possession

Reports said police found two bags of suspected crack cocaine, 11 pills and $1,065 cash on a man pulled over about 8:25 p.m. Thursday at West Princeton and Hudson avenues for an improper turn.

Broadway, TV actor Zorich dies

Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich died Tuesday

Best Bets on TV- Saturday, Feb. 3

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Corbett, distance wins at invitational

Youngstown State senior Jaynee Corbett won the weight throw and the Penguins had a strong showing in the distance events on the first day of competition at the YSU Mid-Major Invitational at the WATTS on Friday.

Chad Zallow to run in Millrose Games

Youngstown State junior Chad Zallow will compete against some of the top runners in the world in the 60m hurdles at the Millrose Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York City. Zallow’s race will be televised live at 4:08 p.m. on NBC.

Love to miss 2 months with broken hand

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss two months with a broken left hand, but he does not need surgery.

YSU swimming wins on Senior Day

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team closed out its dual season with a strong performance against Cleveland State on Friday night at the Beeghly Natatorium. The Penguins won the dual 167-129.

Red Devils hold off charging Leopards

Dra Rushton puts up 30 for Liberty; Campbell’s Nikolas Kouros posts 24.

Raucous party lands football standout in legal trouble

Struthers’ Nathan Richards is accused of slapping two drunken juveniles and dousing them with maple syrup.

Ohio BCI finishes probe of Girard cop killing

The Trumbull County prosecutor will review the findings over the next few weeks.

Diaz provides spark for Poland

Poland guard Mike Diaz’s role changed over the last year.

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This YSU social work prof is a writer at heart

A Youngstown State University professor, whose writing passion is clearly alive and well, was recently published in her second fiction anthology

Solak’s shot beats buzzer, Springfield

Lowellville swept the season series from Springfield.

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11 Ursuline students plan trip to Nicaragua

From April 2-8, during Ursuline’s spring break, students will travel to the Central American country to help the locals fulfill what some may say are basic needs.


BOYS BASKETBALL Ursuline 43, Cardinal Mooney 29 YOUNGSTOWN Ursuline outscored Cardinal Mooney

Phantoms defeat Steel for third straight win

Chase Gresock, Jack Malone, Tommy Parrottino and Mike Regush scored goals on Friday as the Youngstown Phantoms won their third straight game.

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Prayer matters in West Branch

Community members surrounding West Branch Schools are sporting “Prayer Matters” shirts in support of a long-standing tradition that has come under fire

Niles is in compliance with many of auditor’s suggestions

City says most state auditor recommendations were already implemented

‘Call Me’ director, 89, could set Oscar record

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK James Ivory didn’t see “Call Me By Your Name” with an

An interview with Roy Wood Jr. of ‘This Is Not Happening’ Comedy in the Trump era

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK It’s fitting that comedian Roy Wood Jr. is an

Lecture on black Civil War soldiers

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Leonne Hudson, a history professor at Kent State University, will give a

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YSUF/YBI announce partnership with startup

A partnership between Youngstown State University Foundation and PrintSYSt, an Israeli tech startup, is just the latest partnership to come out of a trip to Israel by YSU and YBI officials.

Beatitude House teams up with Trumbull women's shelters

Beatitude House is collaborating with Someplace Safe and Solace Center, Trumbull County’s domestic-violence programs, to meet the ongoing needs of women and children in Beatitude’s Warren transitional housing facility.

Youngstown mayor hires a parks and recreation director

He expects to make other cabinet appointments next week.

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Davis YMCA's 5th art show features 9 states, 11 countries

YMCA Arts and Humanities coordinator Suzanne Gray holds two entries in this year’s FIVE Squared art show at the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman,, which opens Sunday.

Man involved in fatal crash in jail on drug charges

Michael Malvasi faces charges for trafficking in hashish

Is male fertility on the decline?

Opinion: By Danny Tyree Cagle Cartoons According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, if problems

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1249.04-3.38 Aqua America, .71

United States takes another step into quicksand of Middle East

Opinion: By Georgie Anne Geyer Andrews McMeel Syndication WASHINGTON Watching the troubling events on

Two events today are tied to black heritage

Opinion: The month always recalls contributions black folks have made in this country

US missile-defense facility for region merits support

Editorial: Mention Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, the sprawling 21,000-acre military

Ice-rescue training today in Canfield

Staff report CANFIELD Cardinal Joint Fire District will conduct ice-rescue training at the pond

FRIDAY ON THE LINKS | Pro golf results

PHOENIX OPEN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the

YSU BASKETBALL Today’s games

WOMEN Matchup: YSU (9-13, 5-6 Horizon League) at Detroit Mercy (1-20, 1-9). Where: Calihan Hall,

College to present an Opera Gala

Staff report GROVE CITY, PA. Grove City College’s music department will present an Opera Gala at

The raw, the pod and the daring

If you’ve ever been on a canoe trip, a rafting trip or a whitewater adventure, you know the

Super Bowl ads shying from politics, mind their manners

Associated Press NEW YORK Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks & Resorts. Chris


Births St. Elizabeth boardman Stanley and Jennifer Tatro, Salem, boy, Feb. 1. Crystal Fox and

Judge admonishes victims’ dad over incident

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, Mich. A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by

Trump, Dems clash over declassified memo on Russia probe

President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed from the start.

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Calls for change growing amid capitol sexual-misconduct claims

Associated Press An Arizona lawmaker who repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the

Commissioners place TB levy renewal on May ballot

Levy funds clinic to screen for and treat tuberculosis

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY Alfred Stefano Sr.

HONOREE Residence: Lowellville Date of birth: Jan. 18, 1923 FAMILY Parents: John and Mary

Warren police book man into Trumbull jail for 25th time

Staff report WARREN A man arrested by Warren police Friday night was slated to be booked into

Scouts to begin celebration of 108th anniversary of service to America’s youth

Staff report Scout Sunday, which will take place Sunday, begins the celebration of the 108th

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say not likely

Associated Press WASHINGTON Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone

Custom lures make sense

Many years ago, too many to count, a friend warned us to avoid eating garlic the day before a bass

New data: Child-abuse deaths are on the rise

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Newly released federal figures show a sharp rise in child-abuse

Remarkable kinglets are small wonders

If asked to name the smallest bird that visits backyard feeders, I suspect most people would answer

California Palms receives Medicaid cease-and-desist letter

California Palms Addiction Recovery Campus received a cease and desist letter from the Ohio Department of Medicaid Friday.

Militant hideout found shows security woes

Associated Press KABUL, AFGHANISTAN The discovery of an Islamic State hideout filled with

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Saturday's The Five

Today’s entertainment picks

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2018. There are 331 days left in the year.

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2018. There are 331 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 2-under par 69 in the second round of the Phoenix Open at TPC


Post Time: 12:15P.M. RACE 1 $22,100, 3 yo, 1M, MSW 1 Serve (Quinones) 122 4/1 2 Vermillion


NEWSMAKERS Wood’s death being deemed ‘suspicious’ LOS ANGELES Los Angeles County sheriff’s

The campaigns funds of Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are flush with cash

None of their challengers have filed campaign finance reports

RIGHT-to-work issue Holdouts face new efforts to change labor laws

Associated Press TOLEDO Hemmed in by a growing number of states that block mandatory union fees

US stocks swoon, sending Dow down 650+ points

Associated Press U.S. stocks slumped Friday, and the market suffered its worst week in two years,

Brady, Pats are Super slow starters

Tom Brady has accomplished just about everything when it comes to playing in the Super Bowl.