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GM bonuses expected to infuse Valley economy

The Mahoning Valley will receive a boost with profit-sharing checks coming to 3,000 workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex.


Prayer issue sparking 'civil war' in West Branch district

Some West Branch Schools students say their academic environment has become tense after the district curtailed prayer before athletic games in January.


Innovative instrument boosting literacy among Campbell 3rd-graders

Holding horns that were nearly as tall as they are to their lips, a group of third-graders from Campbell K-7 School unleashed a wall of sound during their morning music class.


Fired Niles teacher suing board, administrators, superintendent and husband

Christopher Chieffo, the teacher fired last month by the board of education for falsification of sick leave, has filed suit against the board, superintendent and other school administrators for $4 million in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.


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Rapper Travis Scott pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Rapper Travis Scott pleads guilty to disorderly conduct


Youngstown schools closed Wednesday

Youngstown schools closed Wednesday


Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade

Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade


SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space


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Austintown Police release photos of burrowing robbery suspect

Police release photos of burrowing robbery suspect


Deadline for free eye health discussion at JCC is Wednesday

Deadline for free eye health discussion at JCC is Wednesday


3 in custody after South Side chase

3 in custody after South Side chase


City firefighters on scene of Miami Avenue house fire

City firefighters on scene of Miami Avenue house fire


Colts have a new coach in Patriots' Josh McDaniels

Colts have a new coach in Patriots' Josh McDaniels


Trump blasts 'stupidity' of US immigration laws

Trump blasts 'stupidity' of US immigration laws


SNOW WATCH | Area parking bans

Parking bans set for Newton Falls, Boardman


2018 Greatest Golfer of the Valley dates announced

2018 Greatest Golfer of the Valley dates announced


Ohio program helps ex-foster kids make adult transition

Ohio program helps ex-foster kids make adult transition


Ohio court upholds order closing last Toledo abortion clinic

Ohio court upholds order closing last Toledo abortion clinic


Home of Patriots' Gronk robbed during Super Bowl week

Home of Patriots' Gronk robbed during Super Bowl week


Tickets remain available for Bull Rider shows at Covelli

Tickets remain available for Bull Rider shows at Covelli


Lockup List Tuesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


MARKET UPDATE | Stocks mostly recover as wild ride continues

Global stocks tumble as Wall Street braces for more losses


White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation

White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation


Judge sets Hoerig trial date for April 16

Judge sets Hoerig trial date for April 16


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Youngstown man faces kidnapping charge in home invasion

Justin Pitts, 36, of Youngstown, is facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.


Justices issue legal blows to 2 Ohio abortion clinics

Justices issue legal blows to 2 Ohio abortion clinics


Boardman man arrested on child endangering charges

Boardman man arrested on child endangering charges


Murder suspect fires attorney; judge warns against more delays

Murder suspect fires attorney; judge warns against more delays


Infante hearing reset

A pretrial hearing set for today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in the public-corruption case against former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante is now reset to a telephone conference Friday.


Mahoning County officials file suit claiming work is deficient

County files lawsuit against local contractor


Accident victims ID’d

Police said the two people killed about 6 p.m. Sunday in a traffic accident on Interstate 680 south had left their vehicles when they were hit.


Police: Don’t share THIS video

Police are asking members of the public not to share a viral Facebook video of a child performing a sex act on an adult, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, 21 WFMJ-TV reported.


Meacham files for re-election to 2nd term

Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham filed Monday for re-election to a second four-year term.


Duo detail plans for Robins Theater

Duo discuss plans for Robins Theater


Clean Ohio Funds grant meeting Friday at Eastgate

meet at 9 a.m. Friday to select the final applications for Round 12 of the Clean Ohio Funds.


Boardman Park to expand its disc golf course to 18 holes

Boardman Park to expand its Disc Golf course


Judge Dave D'Apolito to run for vacant DeGenaro judge seat

Judge David A. D’Apolito of Mahoning County Court announced today he is running for a vacant seat on the 7th District Court of Appeals as a Democrat.


Route 14 traffic stop leads to marijuana trafficking arrest

Reports said a 21-year-old man pulled over by police over the weekend told them he was selling marijuana because he had no job and was “hoping to get out of that lifestyle.”


Realtor Flinn hired to be Youngstown's buildings/grounds boss

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown today appointed Kevin Flinn as the city’s buildings and grounds commissioner.


Amphitheater plans Ok'd by city committee; work will start by May

Design Review Committee today approved plans for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater


Boardman issues parking ban — 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday

Boardman Township has issued a parking ban


Man faces drug charges after leading police on chase

Reports said police had to break out the window of a car and drag a man out of it that they were chasing Monday.


Cause of Cleveland 5-year-old's death still undetermined; found in Dec.; mom arrested

Cause of death undetermined for Ohio boy buried in backyard


Battle continues for Toledo's last abortion clinic

Ohio court upholds order closing last Toledo abortion clinic


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Flowers arraigned in stabbing


Crash on 80 near Hubbard

Crash on 80 near Hubbard


Sentenced for trafficking


Trumbull coroner rules man's death homicide

The Trumbull County Coroner's Office has ruled homicide in the death


Davis sentenced in drug case


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Man faces drug charges

Reports said a 21-year-old man pulled over by police over the weekend told them he was selling marijuana


First-responders on scene of Hubbard crash

The Eagle Joint Fire District responded to a call just after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday about a crash on Interstate 80.


Police: Don't share video


Accident victims ID'd


Former Traficant aide to begin prison sentence

Former Traficant aide to begin prison sentence YOUNGSTOWN A former aide to the late U.S. Rep.


GM's 1Q dividend


US trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008

US trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008


Retail jobs increase


BUSINESS DIGEST || Arby's purchases Buffalo Wild Wings

Arby’s purchases Buffalo Wild Wings NEW YORK Youngstown-born Arby’s completed its deal to buy


UPDATE | GM posts $12.8B in 2017 earnings

GM posts $12.8B in 2017 earnings


REUNIONS

Austintown Fitch Class of 1956 will host its first monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Denny’s on


Church to host documentary


Women Retirees of YSU offer scholarship

Women Retirees of YSU offer scholarship YOUNGSTOWN The scholarship committee of the Women


Cops: Home of Patriots’ Gronk robbed during Super Bowl week

Cops: Home of Patriots’ Gronk robbed during Super Bowl week


Emergency officials investigate I-80 crash reports

Emergency officials investigate I-80 crash reports


Motion in Hoerig case

Trumbull County prosecutors have filed a motion asking a common pleas court judge to indicate in writing they have until at least April 16 to bring Claudia Hoerig to trial in the 2007 aggravated murder of her husband, Karl Hoerig, in their Newton Falls home.


Legal-aid workshops

Community Legal Aid is offering free, public workshops this week to anyone who may need legal assistance or who has an interest in these legal topics.


Arraigned in stabbing

Shawn T. Flowers, 52, of Dover Street Southwest, remains in the Trumbull County jail not eligible to make bond after his arraignment Monday in Warren Municipal Court on charges of felonious assault and failure to comply with the orders of a police officer.


Sentenced in drug case

Aaron L. Davis, 32, of Woodview Avenue Southwest, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to drug charges.


Man is shot in the arm

A 23-year-old man reported being shot in the arm about 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the area of Jackson Street and York Avenue Southwest.


Harris surges

Irish storm past Raiders


YSU goal remains same

Penguins’ mission is to slow IUPUI’s ace guard


Spartans’ splash zone

Boardman record-setters gear up for final tourney


Tirico will host Olympics coverage

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK The biggest change for Americans watching the Winter


Softball Penguins ready to fly south

Opening game is Friday in N.C.


Company plans walk-in pods that deliver a blast of vitamin D Better than sunlight

By NATHAN PILLING Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. Perhaps the best pitch for Solius might


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Federal appeals court panel rules killer Danny Hill no longer eligible for death penalty

Federal appeals court panel rules killer Danny Hill no longer eligible for death penalty


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Boardman community weighs in on plan for the township’s future

Boardman officials gather public input for zoning plan Boardman officials seek input for comprehensive plan


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Students collect supplies for troops overseas

Students Serving Veterans, a student group at Austintown Fitch High School, raised a barrel-full of items that will be sent overseas to U.S. troops.


US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS

Associated Press AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq The U.S. has started to reduce the number of its troops


Zuchowski nets 1,000th point

Warriors’ defense too much for Dukes


Republicans throw the FBI under the bus with ‘memo’

Editorial: Let there be no doubt: Had it been Democratic President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress who


Mahoning valley race course

Mahoning valley race course MONDAY’S RESULTS RACE 1 $17,500 - 3 yo’s & up, 6F, CLM $7,500 5


NTSB: Crash-producing safety system was being installed

Associated Press CAYCE, S.C. Railway signals were out while crews installed a safety system that


Military is not starving

Opinion: By Miriam Pemberton OtherWords We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii


Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include: v Awolnation: Tonight on “Jimmy


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 6

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2018. There are 328 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Pens’ forecast contains Fleury

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Marc-Andre Fleury doesn’t think anything he’s experienced in his


Declassify? House Dems vote to air their Russia-probe memo

Associated Press WASHINGTON The House intelligence committee’s probe of Russian interference in


Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces in Senate, Trump knocks it down

Associated Press WASHINGTON A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate,


Weekly Silver Sneakers program

Weekly Silver Sneakers program NILES Shepherd of the Valley is hosting a weekly Silver Sneakers


Boras blasts low-spending MLB teams

Agent blames luxury tax for failure


Liberty’s Dra Rushton commits to YSU

Liberty’s Dra Rushton committs to YSU Liberty quarterback Dra Rushton committed to play football


Trial starts after defendant rejects plea offer

Charged with April murder on the North Side


prep sports at a glance

BOYS BASKETBALL STATE POLL The Poland, LaBrae, McDonald and Bristol teams made the Top 10 in


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Girard man faces charges after fight at Boardman bar

Boardman police seize gun following bar fight


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contributed photo Association to host fundraiser The 13th annual Beer and Wine Tasting, hosted


Trump the unifier? Don’t buy it

Opinion: By John L. MICEK Cagle Cartoons President Donald Trump, who’s never been shy about hammering his


Perseverance propelled Foles to his Lombardi

Eagles backup said key is don’t be afraid to fail


Buhl Park hosts Winter Festival on Sunday

Staff Report Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, Pa., will host its Winter Fest from noon to 3


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1248.47-0.63 Aqua America, .71


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Stocks plunge, Trump hits Dems for nonsupport on economy

President Donald Trump accused congressional Democrats on Monday of being “un-American”


COURTS

COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY NEW COMPLAINTS Discover Bank v. Bruce Davis, other civil. Capital One


Man leads police on chase, has to be dragged out of car

Prosecutor puzzled as to why he would not stop


Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Brookfield school board, 3:30 p.m., financial planning and supervision


Ohio juror who voted for death penalty 20 years ago now seeks mercy

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ross Geiger had doubts about recommending a death sentence 20 years


HOW LOW WILL DOW GO?

HOW LOW WILL DOW GO? After 1,175-point plunge, local market pro advises investors not to panic


Control blood sugar

Q. I have read that high blood sugar can contribute to erectile dysfunction. My wife died more than


"Frasier” actor John Mahoney dies; Cosby lawyers wrong; Paul Simon to retire

newsmakers John Mahoney, who played cranky dad on ‘Frasier,’ dies at 77 LOS ANGELES John


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