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Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform

A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.


Port Authority to pay $150K to ADI in Chicago flights dispute

The Western Reserve Port Authority will pay $150,000 to a company which briefly offered flights to Chicago from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to settle a lawsuit between the parties.


Trumbull prosecutor urging Ohio AG to appeal Danny Lee Hill ruling

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins has sent a letter urging Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine to appeal the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ordered a judge to resentence Danny Lee Hill to something other than the death penalty.


Y'town schools stakeholders discuss how best to meet students' needs

Youngstown City Schools stakeholders had a positive discussion about the next steps for the district, one said.


Another White House staffer out after abuse allegations

A second White House staffer has departed the Trump administration in the wake of abuse allegations.


Moment of silence rather than prayer suits some at West Branch

Moment of silence rather than prayer suits some at West Branch


UPDATE | Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

President won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe


Agents take drugs, firearms and cash from Warren house

Agents take drugs, firearms and cash from Warren house


Trial date in Ralph Infante trial moved to April 23

Trial date in Ralph Infante trial moved to April 23


Prosecutor urges Ohio attorney general to appeal Danny Hill ruling

Prosecutor urges Ohio attorney general to appeal Danny Hill ruling


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 28

A Mahoning County grand jury Friday indicted 28 people including Antonio Crockett, 31, of Dogwood Avenue, for illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility and obstructing official business.


Private stakeholders meeting ongoing for Youngstown schools

Private stakeholders meeting ongoing for Youngstown schools


Mayor Brown announces reappoint of water commission

Mayor Brown announces reappoint of water commission


Settlement reached in race suit filed by fired ex-Pa. TV anchor

Settlement reached in race suit filed by fired ex-Pa. TV anchor


At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat


Ryan: Budget bill was 'decent deal'

Ryan: Budget bill was 'decent deal'


Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation

Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation


Pa. car crash sends 3 to the hospital, including 2 officers

Pa. car crash sends 3 to the hospital, including 2 officers


Federal appeals court rules in favor of Ohio male student

Federal appeals court rules in favor of Ohio male student


US stocks struggle to stabilize after entering 'correction'

US stocks struggle to stabilize after entering 'correction'


Ohio GOP endorses Mike DeWine for governor

Ohio GOP endorses Mike DeWine for governor


Schiavoni criticizes Kucinich on Youngstown Plan

Schiavoni criticizes Kucinich on Youngstown Plan


Warren woman gets prison time in death of 3-year-old boy

Warren woman gets prison time in death of 3-year-old boy


Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor

Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor


Girard City Council meeting is Monday

Girard City Council meeting is Monday


Girard firefighters put out small fire at Mahoning Country Club

Girard firefighters put out small fire at Mahoning Country Club


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Suspect arrested in Warren's woman death in Columbus

Suspected arrested in Warren woman's death in Columbus


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Boardman police: Man threatened to burn down apartment building

Boardman police: Man threatened to burn down apartment building


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Woman charged in freezer case pleads guilty in deal

Woman charged in freezer case pleads guilty in deal


Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide's resignation

Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide's resignation


Youngstown cancels snow parking ban at 3 p.m. today

Youngstown cancels snow parking ban at 3 p.m. today


Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress


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Youngstown woman arrested on child-endangering charge

Youngstown woman arrested on child-endangering charge


Port authority pays $150K to settle airline lawsuit

Port authority pays $150K to settle airline lawsuit


Ohio Amish man dies after horse-drawn trailer overturns

Ohio Amish man dies after horse-drawn trailer overturns


Car accident on I-680

Car accident on I-680


Youngstown man arrested on gun, drug charges

Youngstown man arrested on gun, drug charges


Beaver Township trustees have special meeting Saturday

Beaver Township trustees have special meeting Saturday


Rising racism taints Italian electoral campaign

Rising racism taints Italian electoral campaign


Trump signs budget deal, government to reopen

Trump signs budget deal, government to reopen


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UPDATE | Manhunt ends, 3 arrested in Austintown robbery

Residents of a house in the 40 block of Beverly Road in Austintown called police to say they were held at gunpoint this morning.


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UPDATE | House passes bipartisan budget bill

The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The bill now moves to the House.


Special prosecutor rebuts Ralph Infante request for dismissal of charges

A special prosecutor has filed a rebuttal to former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante’s argument that “almost all evidence” is gone that Infante could use to defend himself in his public-corruption criminal case.


Columbiana clips Jackson-Milton

The Columbiana Clippers play intense defense in allowing opponents a mere 36 points per game.


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Williams gets 62 years to life for 2014 stabbing

‘You are evil masquerading as a human being,’ the victim’s adoptive mother told Williams in court.

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Canfield wrestlers feeling disrespected

Coach Stephen Pitts views the Cardinals’ status as a No. 4 seed as a slight.


Morse scores 26, but YSU men fall

Senior Cameron Morse scored 26 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers.


Casino coming to Lawrence County

Fourteen years ago Lawrence County started to seek out a casino investor and on Thursday it got one.

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Youngstown names first black fire chief

As for being the first black fire chief in the city’s history, Finley said, “It is an honor. I didn’t think about it in those terms, but I’m proud. It means something, but not as much as being named to this position.”


Mikovich new Lisbon football coach

Alan Mikovich is a long-time area assistant and was the head coach at Jackson-Milton from 2001-03.


Kucinich will fight privatizing education

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


Soldiers who thwarted attack play themselves in Eastwood’s ‘15:17 to Paris’

In his latest film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” Clint Eastwood has taken his famously no-frills filmmaking further than ever before.


Man gets 27 years for sex crimes against three girls

Defendant impregnated all three victims


Museum displays ‘fatberg’ from sewer

Associated Press LONDON London’s newest museum attraction is greasy, smelly – and a glimpse at


Earnest ‘Peter Rabbit’ will delight youngsters

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer With warm nostalgia for Beatrix Potter’s classic


Warren tries to educate downtown parkers about parking ban

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.


Warren developer unveils second downtown project in a week

Warren developer Mark Marvin of Downtown Development Group and officials from the city and Western Reserve Port Authority welcomed visitors Thursday to the former SCOPE senior citizens building on West Market Street, just across the Mahoning River from the courthouse.


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U.S. Senate stumbles into 2nd shutdown

The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.


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Hamlin’s feel-good story overshadowed by Olympic flag flap

United States Olympic Winter Games luge hopeful Erin Hamlin poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit last September in Park City, Utah.


Senate stumbles into shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote

The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown this morning as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.


CLUB CALENDAR

associations Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will have its monthly meeting Wednesday at A La


Corporations don’t need handouts

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Governors and mayors insist that giving our tax dollars to


Benjamin sets YSU assist mark in win

The Penguins have won five of their last six and four straight on the road.


Cavaliers get younger with deadline deals

With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.


Hamlin’s feel-good story overshadowed by flag flap

Luge veteran Erin Hamlin will carry the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games.


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSE CHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1246.23-1.47 Aqua America,


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

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


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 9

Today is Friday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2018. There are 325 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Providing beauty services to take state boards

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center students provided beauty services to raise funds for their Ohio State Board of Cosmetology exams


Dow drops another 1,000 points amid stock sell-offs

Associated Press NEW YORK Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days


Let friendship, excellence thrive at Winter Olympics

Editorial: It has long been a truism that Olympian sports imitate world politics. Ever since their modern


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Omarosa: Country is not going to be OK under President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman


Major push to suppress voting

Opinion: By Jen Herrick OtherWords When President Donald Trump created the “Presidential Advisory


Hanni family feud spills over into the race for appeals court

Opinion: How much bad blood must there be between Mark A. Hanni and his sister, Holly? It appears to be a


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Pro Bull Riders, 8 p.m.: “Get off my back,” say the furious one-ton


HIGH SCHOOL REOUNDUP | More prep results from Thursday

SWIMMING AND DIVING Anzevino, Loudin qualify for Division I district meet AKRON Boardman’s


OLYMPICS news & notes

RUSSIA Athletes to learn if they can compete in Games PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA The highly


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


BUSINESSSFlbdigest Serenity Center ribbon cutting

Serenity Center ribbon cutting WARREN The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-


Trump aims to reduce drug costs under Medicare

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs


Judge orders psychological evaluation for man who called 911 multiple times, scuffled with officer

Judge orders psychological evaluation for man who called 911 multiple times, scuffled with officer


THURSDAY’S NBA GAMES

Magic 100, Hawks 98 ORLANDO, FLA. Evan Fournier scored 22 points, D.J. Augustin added 16


Syrian forces capture 2 IS ‘Beatles’

Associated Press WASHINGTON The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious


AROUND THE NHL

AROUND THE NHL Thursday’s games Blues 6, Avalanche 1 ST. LOUIS Brayden Schenn scored twice


Execution delayed over juror concerns

Associated Press COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich on Thursday delayed the execution of a killer set to


GOP lawmaker: Panel probing Russia is ‘poison’

Associated Press WASHINGTON Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on


Kelly in harsh spotlight after resignation of senior aide

Associated Press WASHINGTON Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly on


Luis Mateo IV was booked at the Mahoning County jail at about 4 p.m. Thursday

His arraignment is at 9:30 a.m. today in Struthers Municipal Court


METRO DIGEST Cause of woman's death

Cause of woman’s death COLUMBUS A Warren native who was found dead in Columbus last week died of


NHL

NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay543714377194142


Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot two under par to finish


Jury deliberates in police-corruption case

Associated Press BALTIMORE Jurors started deliberating Thursday in a case involving one of the


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Terika Callier, Youngstown, boy, Feb. 7. Jasmin Kulikowsky,


ON THE LINKS | Thursday’s professional golf results

PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM Streelman, Hossler share first-round lead PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.


MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL FROM THURSDAY

MEN No. 21 North Carolina 82, No. 90 Duke 78 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Joel Berry II scored 21 points


Surplus food/clothing

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


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Man arrested, charged with sexting underage boy

Gabriel Talanca, 22, is facing charges of importuning, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and possession of criminal tools


Miss Costello, Mr. O’Connell plan April rite

Anthony and Linda Costello of Austintown and Patrick and Diane O’Connell of Girard are announcing


Poland Community Briefs

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to be in July The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at


Poland Sports Briefs

Athletic department begins pre-selling tickets The Poland Seminary High School athletic department


DeLaurentis, Will nuptials set for mid-spring

Dominic and Jacqueline DeLaurentis of Boardman, along with Jeffrey and Susan Will of Green are


Boardman Community Briefs

Kindergarten registration announced Boardman School District will host its Kindergarten


Residents at Beeghly Oaks celebrate Christmas

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Beeghly Oaks had their annual Christmas party on Dec. 20

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Austintown Community Briefs

Friend to speak on experiences from Battle of the Bulge Howard, “Howdy” Friend, local retired


POLICE BLOTTER

Jan. 22 Aggravated menacing: A Boardman woman told authorities her daughter’s former boyfriend


Jan. 24

Jan. 24 Arrest: Police picked up Daniel L. Allmon, 28, at his Compass West Drive apartment upon


Canfield Community Briefs

Cold Weather Running Workshop The Center for Physical Health will be hosting a workshop on Feb.


Tiffany Ortega, Andrew King set June wedding

Tom and Kelly Ortega of Boardman and Dottie King of Poland are announcing the engagement of their


Fitch class raises money for local charities

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Fitch students raised money for Second Harvest

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Boardman swimmers make colorful splash

The Boardman boys and girls swim teams are enjoying another record breaking year, winning the

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Second-grade students construct complex contraptions

Students at Stadium Drive Elementary School learned about basic physics through a project during their Force and Motion unit in January.

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AIS brings together school and community for World Read Aloud Day

Austintown Intermediate School observed World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1 by inviting members of the community and other Austintown schools to read to the students.

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Canfield Sports Briefs

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


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Historical Society celebrates McKinley’s 175th birthday

The Poland Historical Society honored William McKinley at Poland Town Hall on Jan. 29, what would have been McKinley’s 175th birthday.

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Savages celebrate 50th anniversary at dinner party

BOARDMAN Mr. and Mrs. Jack Savage recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner


Fla. woman: Airline told me to flush hamster

Associated Press MIAMI A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an


Teams compete in the Jam Tournament

The Jam Tournament at UPMC Lemeiux Center in Cranberry took place on Jan. 27 and 28 and two ADM blue

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Robotics teams get ready for competition

The Austintown and Canfield High School robotics teams met at Austintown Middle School for the FIRST Robotics Challenge game announcement on Jan. 6.

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Participants make bird feeders

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Participants visited the Ford Nature Center on Dec. 28 for

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Meeting is rescheduled


Property-value queries


Providing legal services


Guests make bird feeders and hike

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Participants visited the Ford Nature Center on Dec. 28 for

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Repair to close Commerce


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Police warn of scam

The police department is warning people of a scam.


CHC students build gingerbread house ornaments

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Second-grade students in Crystal Schneider’s class at C.H.

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Toyhio Toy Show


Special assistant at YSU


Artist will visit YSU


Trustees set meeting


$325K from Red Kettle


Record at food bank


Cardboard Sled Run


First for Twitter


Mortgage rates climb


SPORTS DIGEST || Struthers’ Bury awarded scholarship

Struthers senior girls basketball player Alexis Bury was awarded a $250 scholarship from the Mahoning Valley Basketball Officials Scholarship.


White Sox hire Dave Duncan