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No more delays, judge rules in Infante corruption case

The visiting judge in the Ralph Infante public corruption trial has shut down every argument the former Niles mayor’s attorney has made for dismissing charges or suppressing evidence in the case.


Cops deliver special Valentines to Chaney students

Usually, when several uniformed police officers are in one room, they turn heads — and not for a good reason. But Wednesday, they left a lot of smiles in their wake.


Wilson Elementary classroom fosters calm, creativity

“In my studio [classroom] I want to give students opportunities to look at things differently, more creatively,” explained Ragghanti-Crowe, Wilson intervention specialist. “And when they walk in here this room calms them down.”


Warren cops surprised by accidental ruling in Walker death

In a surprising twist, Michael C. Walker, one of 13 people who was thought to have been murdered in Warren in July 2017, has been ruled an accidental death.


Shooting survivor Giffords, coming to YSU, urges gun control

Shooting survivor Giffords, coming to YSU, urges gun control

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Garrett Covington's buzzer beater beats Oakland

Freshman Garrett Covington nails the winning shot.


UPDATE | As many as 17 dead in Fla. school shooting, 16 more wounded

Authorities say the suspect is a former student.


Morse heats up in a tight game with Oakland

Cam Morse has 15 as the Penguins lead the Grizzlies at the half


Warren child mistakenly told to walk long way home from school

Warren child mistakenly told to walk long way home from school


Group ranks Poland Township as one of Ohio's safest communities

Group ranks Poland Township as one of Ohio's safest communities


Austintown school board has special meeting Thursday

Austintown school board has special meeting Thursday


Cafaro Co. announces changes, additions to Eastwood Complex

Cafaro Co. announces changes, additions to Eastwood Complex


Tuesday evening traffic victim ID'ed

Tuesday evening traffic victim ID'ed


President Trump: 'I'm opposed to domestic violence'

President Trump: 'I'm opposed to domestic violence'


Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Mahoning County deputy

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Mahoning County deputy


Stocks climb as investors shake off inflation worries

Stocks climb as investors shake off inflation worries


Ohio city's ex-human resources director facing sex charges

Ohio city's ex-human resources director facing sex charges


Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

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Hubbard High School band to perform at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Hubbard High School band to perform at Disney's Magic Kingdom


Idaho panel kills bill to raise smoking age to 21

Idaho panel kills bill to raise smoking age to 21


Ohio court won't reopen case of convicted killer of 11

Ohio court won't reopen case of convicted killer of 11


US Marshals arrest man on drug charge

US Marshals arrest man on heroin charge


Pa. police charge man with allegedly stealing cyanide

Pa. police charge man with allegedly stealing cyanide


Youngstown police looking for missing man

Youngstown police looking for missing man


Puerto Rico cancels $133M post-hurricane housing contract

Puerto Rico cancels $133M post-hurricane housing contract


'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.

'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


AP sources: Mitt Romney to launch Senate campaign Thursday

AP sources: Mitt Romney to launch Senate campaign Thursday


OSHP: Teenage driver killed in multiple-vehicle crash

OSHP: Teenage driver killed in multiple-vehicle crash


Niles schools working with ODNR to relocate geese

Niles schools working with ODNR to relocate geese


Former Heisman winner Manziel attempting comeback

Former Heisman winner Manziel attempting comeback


Former Akron police chief sentenced to probation

Former Akron police chief sentenced to probation


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Girl, Planned Parenthood sticker stay at Catholic school

Girl, Planned Parenthood sticker stay at Catholic school


Philly schools switch to eco-friendly lunch trays

Philly schools switch to eco-friendly lunch trays


Mardi Gras marred as 3 killed, 5 wounded in New Orleans

Mardi Gras marred as 3 killed, 5 wounded in New Orleans


Judge: All evidence in Ralph Infante corruption trial stays

Judge: All evidence in Ralph Infante corruption trial stays


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Man secretly indicted for 2017 murder is in custody

Man secretly indicted for 2017 murder is in custody


White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit

White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit


Ohio transit authority finds $7.9 million in surplus cash

Ohio transit authority finds $7.9 million in surplus cash


US, Russians each lose in Olympic men's hockey

US, Russians each lose in Olympic men's hockey


St. Lucy's soup sale is today, not Friday

St. Lucy's soup sale is today, not Friday


Chase of stolen school bus in Ohio hits 100 mph

Chase of stolen school bus in Ohio hits 100 mph


White House, FBI differ in accounts of investigation of aide

White House, FBI differ in accounts of investigation of aide


Suspect injured, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate

Suspect injured, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate


TeamNeo report: Northeast Ohio manufacturing is rebounding

TeamNeo report: Northeast Ohio manufacturing is rebounding


Warren police take man to hospital after attempted rape

Warren police take man to hospital after attempted rape


Trumbull judge resets hearing to board up man's house

Trumbull judge resets hearing to board up man's house


Truck overturns, slows traffic on I-80

Truck overturns, snarls traffic on I-80


Big-time shots on Fat Tuesday

Ursuline holds off surging Fitch.

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Niles teen pleads no contest to murdering elderly neighbor, to be sentenced in April

Judge W. Wyatt McKay and Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker reached the same conclusion about the reasons Jacob LaRosa took a plea Tuesday instead of continuing to trial on charges that he killed his elderly neighbor: The jury pool scared him.

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Rockets shake off sluggish opening

Hvisdak scores 18 in Lowellville’s 11th win in 12 games


Youngstown looks to eliminate its general-fund deficit

With proposed cuts by the administration, the deficit is about $1 million.


Parrottino lifts Phantoms over Flying Aces

Central Illinois comes back to force overtime


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Airport officials still working on getting new service

The aviation committee recommended submitting a letter of understanding to Elite Airways of Maine for service


LaBrae continues to pile up basketball victories

Vikings’ last loss in regular season was on Feb. 2, 2016


Hubbard French Club's Mardi Gras event focuses on cultural significance

The Hubbard French Club learned how to swing dance and ate creole cuisine at the celebration in Brookfield.


Poland rebounds from loss with turnover blitz

Red Devils kept it close before Bulldogs caught fire


Talk about schools was not public meeting

A Youngstown school board member called a private meeting at East High that took place on Feb. 9 an ‘egregious act’


Remains found on North Side identified

The 28-year-old had been missing since last May.


Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya of ‘Black Panther’ is suddenly everywhere Breakthrough year

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. One year ago, most audiences didn’t know


JEDD agreement approaching, officials say

Officials from Canfield city and township governments said progress is being made on a proposed joint economic development district.


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Central figure in Hamad trial, Bryce Hendrickson died of drug overdose, coroner rules

Central figure in Hamad trial, Bryce Hendrickson died of drug overdose, coroner rules


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South Side Academy carnival raises money for patients

Zhraiah Chehan, 8, fires a dart toward a target during the Pennies for Patients Carnival Tuesday at South Side Academy in Youngstown. Proceeds from the after-school carnival and other fundraising events at the school in January and February will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Indicted on six counts


Bound over to grand jury


Man charged in assault


Facing drug charge


METRO DIGEST || Priests are removed

Priests are removed HERMITAGE, PA. A priest from Kennedy Catholic High School here and another


LeBron, new-look Cavs blow out Thunder

LeBron James and his new teammates are playing like old buddies


Police take man's gun


USA earns 100th gold medal

White once again dominates in snowboard


YSU BASKETBALL | Tonight’s men’s game at a glance

YSU (7-20/5-9) vs. Oakland (16-10/8-5) at Beeghly Center Tip-off — 7 p.m. YSU probable starters


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Jackson-Milton school board, 6:30 p.m., high school, 13910 Mahoning Ave., North


Mari Alschuler brought community members to YSU for a reading of some of her latest work

YSU social work associate professor read passages from recently published short stories


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Food sales and dinners through Feb. 21

Various food sales and dinners around the Valley


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Buckley to lead national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ NEW YORK Tony Award-winning


Masked-man robbery


Young guns trigger Pens’ win

Guentzel, Aston-Reese each score 2


SPORTS digest Zallow, Corbett win HL Athletes of the Week

Zallow, Corbett win HL Athletes of the Week Youngstown State track and field athletes Chad Zallow


Mom charged after children 2, 4 and 8 found wandering down the street in winter coats and hats

Mom charged after children 2, 4 and 8 found wandering down the street in winter coats and hats


OLYMPICS ROUNDUP Day 5 updates

skiing Women’s slalom postponed PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The start of Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid


Sweet ways to plan your next gathering

Family Features Plan to end your next gathering on a sweet note with these fruity desserts to


Simple seafood solutions for lent

Family Features With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed


METRO DIGEST || Best of Breed at dog show

Best of Breed at dog show VIENNA Sue Davis of Vienna and her curly-coated retriever, Flash, won


Mattel doubles down on Uno game

Associated Press NEW YORK What’s next for Uno? Dos, of course. Mattel is launching the new


FBI contradicts White House on probe of Porter

Associated Press WASHINGTON Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the


Report: US strike kills Russian military contractors in Syria

Associated Press MOSCOW An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by


BUSINESS DIGEST || Dearing acquires Kruman Equipment

Dearing acquires Kruman Equipment BOARDMAN Dearing Compressor & Pump Co., the second-oldest


President prods Congress amid immigration debate

Associated Press WASHINGTON A high-stakes Senate debate over immigration got off to a halting


GM to close plant in South Korea

Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea General Motors said Tuesday it will close an underutilized


Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

Associated Press NASHUA, N.H. A New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot


Israeli police: Indict prime minister

Associated Press JERUSALEM Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be


Spending plan would gut climate science programs

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying


TOM PURCELL | Let’s relearn the art of romance

Opinion: By TOM PURCELL Cagle Cartoons I still have no idea why Laura Lindsey liked me, but she did. It


BLACK HISTORY

BLACK HISTORY Scheduled events February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of


Host a hot-pot party

Family Features Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 14

Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2018. There are 320 days left in the year. This is


The top five albums on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top five albums on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period: v “Man of the


Second Harvest needs your help to ease Valley hunger

Editorial: If you were thinking THE effects of an improving national economy have trickled down to ease


Trump ‘considering all options’ on steel, aluminum imports

Associated Press WASHINGTON Weighing trade sanctions, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s


City council to meet


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Fish Friday’s at Bogey's

Yes, the Lenten season is here.


‘Nunes memo’ shows weakness of much-heralded Russia probe; allegations of collusion baseless

Opinion: By Ann Coulter Andrews McMeel Syndication If you’ve been watching MSNBC and, consequently, have


Budget sheds light on plans for welfare reform

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration in recent months has made its stance clear


Quick and easy comfort food

Family Features A steaming bowl of savory soup is the perfect comfort food when the wind is


Busy spring schedule keeps YSU AD scrambling

Strollo outlines university’s upcoming projects, goals


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Angela Colon-Hernandez and Carlos Santos, Youngstown,


Surplus food

Surplus food Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, produce and food


Judge orders DACA program to continue

Associated Press NEW YORK President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally


Recipe Corner: MAHONING VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S “RECIPES OF YOUNGSTOWN-VOLUME 2

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Social media connects fans of teams

Shelby Kelly lives in Texas and she’s an integral part of the Dallas Cowboys organization. She has