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Disciplinary panel recommends Sciortino license be suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct is recommending the law license of former Mahoning County auditor Michael V. Sciortino be indefinitely suspended.


McGiffin leaving downtown Youngstown coordinator post

Michael McGiffin will step down as the city’s downtown events coordinator at the end of the month, in order to take a new job at Stambaugh Auditorium.


NAACP review of Y'town schools shows improvement

The NAACP Youngstown Branch gave a first look at its three-month reviews of Youngstown City Schools, which show overall improvement.


Second Harvest's annual food, funds drive kicked off tody

Last year, the event raised $232,783 and nearly 29,000 pounds of food were collected throughout the course of the campaign.


Treasurer office issues concern Niles financial commission

Treasurer office issues concern Niles financial commission


SCHOOL SHOOTING | Sheriff’s report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

Sheriff’s report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack


Abortion-rights supporters fighting back this year

The initiatives unfolding this year aspire to at least raise the issue of reproductive rights even in conservative states that have passed the toughest anti-abortion laws.


Valley officers attend commander's services in Chicago

Valley officers attend commander's services in Chicago


House panel in Washington state OKs bump stock ban

House panel in Washington state OKs bump stock ban


Amy Schumer ties knot with chef Chris Fischer

Amy Schumer ties knot with chef Chris Fischer


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 18

A Mahoning County grand jury Thursday indicted 18 people, including an Outlook Avenue man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in Youngstown then driving to Niagara Falls, N.Y., with her body.


Mahoning grand jury indicts 4 in Austintown home invasion

Mahoning grand jury indicts 4 in Austintown home invasion


McGiffin stepping down as Youngstown downtown events coordinator

McGiffin stepping down as the city’s downtown events coordinator


Elliott indicted in Aug. 9 death of Anvia Mickens

Elliott indicted in Aug. 9 death of Anvia Mickens


UPDATE | City schools respond to two lockdowns

Lockdown over at Chaney High School but new issue arises at Choffin


SCHOOL SHOOTING | No bond for suspect in Fla. shootings

No bond for suspect in Fla. shootings


Man gets five years for brutal stabbing

Man gets five years for brutal stabbing


Man arrested in robbery suspect in five other heists

Man arrested in robbery suspect in five other heists


Presidents' Day won't affect Youngstown garbage collection

Presidents' Day won't affect Youngstown garbage collection


Busy afternoon for city firefighters

Busy afternoon for city firefighters


McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu


Mahoning commissioners make attempt to save money on audit

Mahoning commissioners make attempt to save money on audit


Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional


Annual Harvest for Hunger food, donation drive begins

Annual Harvest for Hunger food, donation drive begins


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Judge issues gag order in Claudia Hoerig murder case

Judge issues gag order in Claudia Hoerig murder case


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


American Shiffrin finally gets her gold on Olympics Day 6

American Shiffrin finally gets her gold on Olympics Day 6


Board recommends indefinite suspension of Sciortino law license

Board recommends indefinite suspension of Sciortino law license


SCHOOL SHOOTING | Trump blames failure to report student accused of killing 17

Trump blames failure to report student accused of killing 17


Family of man killed in police chase sues Cleveland officers involved

Family of man killed in police chase sues Cleveland officers involved


Man charged after 150-mph chase on Ohio interstate

Man charged after 150-mph chase on Ohio interstate


Police, including Chief Robin Lees, intervene in South Side shooting

Police intervene in South Side shooting


Doctor making Ohio governor bid hasn’t voted since 2012

Doctor making Ohio governor bid hasn’t voted since 2012


Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president

Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president


Judge grants release to mother who taped son to chair

Judge grants release to mom who taped son to chair


Trump admin denounces new deal on ‘Dreamers’

Trump admin denounces new deal on ‘Dreamers’


Russia blocks opposition leader Navalny’s website

Russia blocks opposition leader Navalny’s website


SCHOOL SHOOTING | Florida teen charged with 17 murder counts

Florida teen charged with 17 murder counts in school attack


Funeral details released for Ohio officers fatally shot

Funeral details released for Ohio officers fatally shot


Covington’s buzzer beater lift YSU over Oakland

Garrett Covington bailed out Youngstown State at both ends of the floor Wednesday night.


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Visiting judge rules to keep charges and evidence against Ralph Infante

Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove, a retired Summit County Common Pleas Court judge, warned defense attorney John Juhasz and attorneys from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office they must not further delay the trial date set for April 23.


QB competition under way for Penguins

Nathan Mays and Montgomery VanGorder are teammates first and they are rooting for each other.


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YPD helps cupid make special deliveries

Officers gave out candy and flowers to students at Chaney, East, Mooney and Ursuline, leaving a lot of smiles in their wake.


Deputy sheriff subject of sexual harassment lawsuit

Sheriff conducted investigation, disciplined deputy for inappropriate behavior


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Moschella under fire from Columbiana senior’s parents

Not everyone is thrilled with the Mahoning Valley’s winningest basketball coach.


Wednesday’s High School Results

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline 57, Boardman 43 BOARDMAN Dayshanette Harris led the Irish with 24 points.


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Creating calm in the classroom

“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.”


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Team Neo: Northeast Ohio manufacturing on rebound

The Quarterly Economic Indicator report released on Wednesday by Team Northeast Ohio, Team NEO, indicates the region is rebounding from the Great Recession of 2007.


Niles schools: Get geese away from the high school

The school district will work with ODNR to scare the fowl away.


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‘Mr. Wheeler’s’ to premiere at YSU Theater

Playwright Rob Zellers was looking for a place where he could capture the spirit and language of his hometown.


‘Caroline, or Change’ examines civil rights era from unique perspective

“Caroline, or Change” will gets its Mahoning Valley premiere when it opens Friday at the Youngstown Playhouse for a two-weekend run.


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‘Black Panther’ dazzles

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic


Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign begins Thursday

Last year, the campaign raised more than $230K and collected nearly 29,000 pounds of food


Accidental OD ruling in burned-out van case suprises Warren cops

Walker’s body was found July 24 in a burned-out minivan on a nearly abandoned part of Pershing Avenue Southwest, a few streets west of the former Warren Western Reserve High School.


Boardman township seeks replacement levy in primary election

Replacement levy would raise additional $1.5 million per year


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Williamson students rewarded with Sweetheart Dance

Williamson Elementary students Melissa Colvin, left, and Myeisha McKnight dance together at the Wednesday afternoon Sweetheart Dance, which was for students on track with behavior and academics.


Senior living forum


Mt. Carmel wine taste


Choffin open house


File taxes for free


Coach investigation


School board to meet


Hearing is reset


Man indicted for selling heroin

Charges include selling heroin within 1,000 feet of a school


BUSINESS DIGEST || Substance-abuse center opens

Substance-abuse center opens YOUNGSTOWN A new substance-abuse treatment center is open at 3622


Pending housing sales up in January

January closed-housing sales dropped year over year across the Mahoning Valley, but pending sales increased.


Mahoning Valley Race Course | Wednesday’s Results

RACE 1 $18,500 - 3 yo’s & up, 1M, CLM $10,000 6 That’s Exciting (Rodriguez, J.) $6.20 $2.80 $2.20


Romney to announce bid for Utah Senate seat

Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah’s Senate


Shooting survivor Giffords, coming to YSU, urges gun control

Shooting survivor Giffords, coming to YSU, urges gun control


3 injured after vehicle tries to enter NSA site

Associated Press FORT MEADE, Md. An unauthorized vehicle tried to enter the secure campus of


Senators reach immigration deal

Associated Press WASHINGTON A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed


Trump denounces domestic violence

Chief of staff’s future in doubt Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump at last


Ex-Steelers OC excited about new start with Browns

Todd Haley’s dad played for the Steelers, so he grew up in a household where enemy lines were clearly defined.


WTG

Thursday Lectures Mahoning Valley Trivia with Bill Lawson, noon, Tyler Mahoning Valley History


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Fresh honors for Kool songwriters

The Bells and two other members of their group will be inducted at a June 14 ceremony in New York.


A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods Nature and horticulture therapy are just what the doctor ordered. A few


Sprout Club

Sprout Club When: Today, 1-2 p.m. What: Join the Sprout Club this winter to learn about the


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Birds in winter - Ever wonder how these creatures survive?

By Nancy D. BRUNDAGE Ohio certified volunteer naturalist In the winter, we wear hats, gloves and


Mahoning Democrats to endorse primary election candidates

Chairman had talked last year of eliminating endorsements


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Learn gardening practices in new MetroParks course

By Mandy Smith Education manager, Mill Creek MetroParks Successful indoor gardening requires


Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC): Coverage continues from South Korea.

Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC): Coverage continues from South Korea. “Mysteries at the Museum” (9


Presidents day What’s open/closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed on Presidents Day,


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Valley celebrities will judge pizza challenge

Staff report LIBERTY Personalities from the sports, entertainment and education fields will


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Ryan and Lisa Fike, Kinsman, girl, Feb. 13. Christina Warner,


OLYMPICS ROUNDUP Day 6 events

HOCKEY Slovenia rallies to stun U.S. men in overtime GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA Five practices


Students to raise funds


Rotary hosts speakers from Family First

Rotary hosts speakers from Family First

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Since when is President Trump so concerned about due process?

Opinion: Spare us, please, from listening to lectures about due process from President Donald Trump.


Aspirin is not a cure-all

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering


Trump’s budget is DOA, but it’s cause for concern

Editorial: If Donald Trump said it once he said it many, many times on the campaign trail in 2016: Medicare,


CD RATES

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


Manager: Porn star can now tell her story

Associated Press NEW YORK Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS ‘Scorpion’ actress Katharine McPhee heading to Broadway NEW YORK Actress Katharine


METRO DIGEST || Poland makes list

Poland makes list POLAND The township is among the top 10 safest communities in the state,


White apologizes after referring to allegations as ‘gossip’

Shaun White has apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as “gossip.”


Gun seized in October links man to ’16 double shooting

Bond set at $700k


OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE Cordray accepts endorsement of 3rd ex-rival

Associated Press COLUMBUS A third Democrat left the Ohio governor’s race on Wednesday and


NIGHTLIFE

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Fri: Damian Knapp acoustic, 8 p.m. Barrel


‘Mr. Wheeler’s’

‘Mr. Wheeler’s’ serves its city C4


Dangerous drugs for baby boomers

If space aliens were to land in your backyard tomorrow and start watching television to learn about


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Black Panther (PG-13) King T’Challa returns to his reclusive but technologically


Ant lions worth cultivating

Q. What’s destroying my flower bed? Jennifer from Boardman A. One Monday morning in our clinic


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “It’s a Small World,” presented by Salem Community Theatre youth troupe, at


Cut flowers & flowering plants

Cut flowers & flowering plants Flowers brighten our lives on Valentine’s Day each year. Take a few


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Brookfield Township trustees, 3 p.m., work session, administration building, 6844


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 15

Today is Thursday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2018. There are 319 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Selected local stocks


Associated Press

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a


Teacher orders bus rider, 8, to walk home

Teacher orders bus rider, 8, to walk home


YSU WOMEN’s BASKETBALL | Tonight’s game

Matchup: YSU (12-13, 8-6 Horizon League) vs. Milwaukee (17-8, 8-5). Where: Beeghly Center,


Crash closes I-80


Side-lot program


Winery to support dog rescue


Bartlett for judge


Foundation to host gala


Bestiality law passed