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Kucinich: Distress commission members secretly trying to privatize Ohio schools

An Ohio gubernatorial candidate said he intends to give those trying to privatize public education “the fight of their lives.”


Casino operator picks New Castle area as site for new casino

Fourteen years ago Lawrence County started to seek out a casino investor.


Warren visitors warned: Snow parking ban extends to downtown

The company that handles parking enforcement in downtown appears to have fired a warning shot regarding people who use two-hour on-street parking spaces by posting signs asking them to respect this week’s snow-related parking ban.


Arnold Perry gets 27 years for impregnating 14-year-old twins, 12-year-old sister

A man who impregnated 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister was sentenced Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to 27 years in prison.


Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70

Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70


Budget plan's $1 trillion deficit sours some Republicans

Budget plan's $1 trillion deficit sours some Republicans


Omarosa says on 'Big Brother' country is not going to be OK

Omarosa says on 'Big Brother' country is not going to be OK


Second Harvest distributes 10.6 million pounds of food in 2017

Second Harvest distributes 10.6 million pounds of food in 2017


UPDATE | Dow industrials drop another 1,000 points as selling spreads

Dow industrials drop another 1,000 points as selling spreads


Mayor Brown names Barry Finley fire chief

Mayor Brown names Barry Finley fire chief


Downtown Youngstown street closed Friday

Downtown Youngstown street closed Friday


Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe


Ex-principal gets 9 years for child porn from student phone

Ex-principal gets 9 years for child porn from student phone


Ohio teen sentenced for conspiracy conviction in school threat

Ohio teen sentenced for conspiracy conviction in school threat


Ohio city votes to accept $7.5M settlement in gas pipeline fight

Ohio city votes to accept $7.5M settlement in gas pipeline fight


Syria says rare US strike an effort 'to support terrorism'

Syria says rare US strike an effort 'to support terrorism'


Deputies seek man who fled from courtroom

Deputies seek man who fled from courtroom


Cavaliers deal guard Dwyane Wade back to Heat

Cavaliers deal guard Dwyane Wade back to Heat


Lawmakers push for budget vote to avert government shutdown

Lawmakers push for budget vote to avert government shutdown


Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim

Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim


Ohio Supreme Court upholds triple-killer’s death sentence

Ohio Supreme Court upholds triple-killer’s death sentence


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Dad who tried to attack Nassar doesn't want donations

Dad who tried to attack Nassar doesn't want donations


Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr.

Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr.


Austintown, Warren cops nab man accused of sending nude images

Austintown, Warren cops nab man accused of sending nude images


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Williams gets 62 to life in gruesome murder of Gina Burger

Williams gets 62 to life in gruesome murder of Gina Burger

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Firm wins right to put casino in Lawrence County, near Ohio

Firm wins right to put casino in Lawrence County, near Ohio


Warriors Inc. seeks Unity parade participants

Warriors Inc. seeks Unity parade participants


Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties

Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties


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Man pleads guilty to raping three girls

Arnold Perry, 34, received the sentence from Judge Maureen Sweeney for the rapes, which happened in Youngstown in 2016.


Warren fund awards $20,000 to encourage investment on Youngstown Road

Warren fund awards $20,000 to encourage investment on Youngstown Road


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Paczki Dance with bands at Rolling Mills

The Penn-Ohio Polka Pals will present the 16th annual Fat Tuesday Paczki Dance on Tuesday


Ex-swim coach’s home searched amid sexual abuse allegations

Ex-swim coach’s home searched amid sexual abuse allegations


Valentine's Day String Art canceled

Valentine's Day String Art at East Library scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 has been canceled.


South Korean president to meet North Korean leader’s sister

South Korean president to meet North Korean leader’s sister


City votes to accept $7.5M settlement in gas pipeline fight

City votes to accept $7.5M settlement in gas pipeline fight


Eagles Super Bowl parade route filling with fans

Eagles Super Bowl parade filling with fans


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Wednesday's snowfall caused challenge for plow drivers

The snow isn’t done. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50 percent chance of snow then rain or snow Friday afternoon.

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Pelini’s latest class of recruits has local flavor

There is talent from the Mahoning Valley joining Youngstown State’s football team.


Struthers businessman donates land to city for new fire station

Dan Becker, the owner of Davis-Becker funeral homes, purchased a lot between Elm Court and Elm Street that formerly belonged to Faith Fellowship Church. He purchased the land – just under 1 acre – with the intention of donating it to the city to build a new fire station.


Poland’s largest class of football signees announce commitments

Six players inked national letters-of-intent Wednesday at the Poland Public Library.


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Struthers students hope to inspire others with messages of faith

Three students in particular share a love of writing, faith in God and an appreciation for the role models who helped guide them.


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Skeggs Lecture Series to feature Gifford, Kelly

“We have wonderful stories and our speakers always have a lot to share,” said Jackie LeViseur, YSU events director, about the Skeggs Lecture Series


Pelini announces YSU staff promotions

Bo Pelini looked inward to fill two vacancies on his Youngstown State coaching staff.


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Ex-Lordstown coach gets prison for sex offenses against 2 former players

Richard E. Knox was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for committing sex offenses against two Lordstown junior-high volleyball players he coached.


WEDNESDAY’S PREP RESULTS

SWIMMING & DIVING Four local divers reach districts AKRON Three Boardman divers and one from Austintown Fitch qualified for district competition Wednesday during the girls sectional competition at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium.


Girard's new councilwoman brings experience to post

Fran Wilson fills the seat vacated by Keith Schubert, who had to resign in the fall when he moved to another ward.


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Vicki Lawrence loves Mama, but she isn’t turning into her

It might have once seemed unthinkable that Vicki Lawrence would ever catch up to Mama in age.


Gospel tour to make stop at Powers

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The “Festival of Praise – Texture of a Man” tour, featuring gospel music


Symphony salute to Ella Fitzgerald

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Randall Craig


Youngstown man gets 6 years on sexual-battery charges

The sentence follows accusations that Lynn Perry raped 6- and 7-year-old girls.


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Six candidates filed for 7th District Court of Appeals

Two Democrats are facing each other for a Mahoning County common pleas seat


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Al Adi’s wife leaves family, friends to join him in Jordan

Fidaa Musleh, center, hugs her daughters, Rania, left, and Lina Adi, before boarding a plane Wednesday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to be reunited with her husband, Amer “Al” Adi Othman in Amman, Jordan.

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Lions present scholarship

Lions present scholarship

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No comparison between Trump’s and Nixon’s battles with the FBI

Opinion: WASHINGTON “Nixonian” is not the right word to use to describe the behavior of President Donald


CD RATES

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


On-line insect identification

On-line insect identification No time to visit the clinic to drop off a bug? Check out this


Appeals court panel wrong about killer Hill’s execution

Editorial: Convicted sadistic murder- er Danny Lee Hill should have met his maker years ago, but the fact that


WTG

Thursday Lectures Travis Shaffer (artist), 5:10 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, 624 Wick Ave.,


NIGHTLIFE

BirdFish Brewing Co., 16 S. Main St., Columbiana Sat: Michael Rutushin and Dave Lynn, 7 p.m.


“The Four” (8 p.m., Fox): We’ll learn the winner tonight in the season finale, as

“The Four” (8 p.m., Fox): We’ll learn the winner tonight in the season finale, as the final four


Native bees or honey bees?

Native bees or honey bees? Honey bees help pollinate farm crops and make honey we love to eat, but


Vines can be multitaskers in the garden

By Pam Baytos OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer Vines can be multitaskers in our gardens.


Frackers target Ohio county

Opinion: By Alison Stine OtherWords My southeastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small,


‘Dating Sucks’ returns to the stage

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Rust Belt Theater Company will bring back “Dating Sucks: The


Ohio State’s recruiting class second only to Georgia

The Buckeyes picked up with five-star offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere.


Senate leaders reach deal on budget; obstacles remain

Immigration not included in plan Associated Press WASHINGTON Senate leaders brokered a long-


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Horizon Science Academy governing board, 6 p.m., 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.


Colts: ‘Rivalry on’ after McDaniels backs out

Colts general manager Chis Ballard showed up for a news conference Wednesday — just not the one he expected.


Rooney hopeful deal can be reached with Bell

The Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell.


Olympic athletes, organizers contend with cold

The temperature at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium was minus 3 Fahrenheit (minus 16 Celsius).


Best grow lights are red, blue

Q. Does it matter what light I provide for plants if I grow my own from seed this year? Nancy from


Nearly 11.8M sign up for ‘Obamacare’

Associated Press WASHINGTON Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: Former


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Feed your curiosity - Get to know nature classes

Want to learn more about the world around you? Curious about the wildlife in your backyard?


General Motors seeks to avoid Takata recalls

Associated Press DETROIT For the third time in the past three years, General Motors has asked


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 8

Today is Thursday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2018. There are 326 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


White House aide resigns after allegations of domestic abuse

Associated Press WASHINGTON One of President Donald Trump’s top White House aides resigned


Brookfield Schools hosting Hello Week

Brookfield Schools hosting Hello Week BROOKFIELD Brookfield Local Schools are hosting Hello Week


Paczki Dance with bands at Rolling Mills

Paczki Dance with bands at Rolling Mills GIRARD The Penn-Ohio Polka Pals will present the 16th


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK The 15:17 to Paris (PG-13) Cinema South: Fri.-Thu. 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10


More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

Associated Press NEW YORK A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug


GOP senators release referral in Russia probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON Two influential Republican senators have injected new information


Children’s Nature Hour

Children’s Nature Hour When: Today, 10-11a.m. What: Join us as we read “No Two Alike” by Keith


2018 PRIMARY | Candidates and issues

The following filed for the May 8 primary. Eligibility will be determined by county election boards.


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Kylie Jenner is new Instagram queen LOS ANGELES Kylie Jenner is the new queen of


Marching on

White House advances idea of military parade amid criticism Associated Press WASHINGTON The


METRO DIGEST || Man pleads guilty

Man pleads guilty YOUNGSTOWN A Canfield man accused of rape pleaded guilty Wednesday to


BUSINESS DIGEST || Ohio Aldi stores to have hiring event

Ohio Aldi stores to have hiring event YOUNGSTOWN Every Ohio Aldi store will have a hiring event


City of Canfield held JEDD informational hearing

Council held a public informational hearing at 5 p.m. today on a proposed Joint Economic Development District between the city and township.


WEDNESDAY AROUND THE NHL

WEDNESDAY AROUND THE NHL Maple Leafs 3, Predators 2, SO TORONTO James van Riemsdyk scored in


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Alexia Cathey and Laneer McKinney, Youngstown, girl,


YSU BASKETBALL | Today’s games

WOMEN Matchup: YSU (10-13, 6-6 Horizon League) at IUPUI (17-5, 9-2). Where: The Jungle,


METRO DIGEST || MCCTC open house

MCCTC open house CANFIELD Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road,


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Man sentenced for stealing from cars

Gets three year sentence, but could be released early after six months


Ohio State topples No. 3 Purdue

Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left.


Struggling Cavs outlast Timberwolves in OT

LeBron James hit a jumper over Jimmy Butler at the buzzer in overtime.


WEDNeSDAY’S OTHER NBA GAMES

Pistons 115, Nets 106 DETROIT Andre Drummond had 17 points and 27 rebounds, and the Pistons


MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL FROM WEDNESDAY

MEN St. John’s 79, No. 1 Villanova 75 PHILADELPHIA St. John’s took down another of the


SigningS and COMMITMENTS in the Valley

AUSTINTOWN FITCH Football Jakari Lumsden — Eastern Kentucky Nick Bush — Malone Nate


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Gabby Giffords, husband astronaut to speak at YSU next week

Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series will welcome Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly at 7 p.m. next Thursday in Stambaugh Auditorium.


Against clearing trees


Woman is hit, killed


Class-action lawsuit


Adding 3 patrol officers


Drawl appeals decision


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Akron Children's 3-day radiothon begins

The 19th annual 98.1 KDD "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon benefiting Akron Children's Hospital will broadcast live on 98.1 KDD from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday


PUCO accepts auction results


Selected local stocks


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Man gets 12 years for drug trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Youngstown man to more than 14 years in prison Wednesday for drug trafficking.


Trace Adkins in concert


Ceramics artists at YSU


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