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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

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Film showcases historically black colleges and universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities — not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to black people.

Dads, daughters pack Lariccia center for 5th of 6 dances

For Joe Maderitz of late, two has been the operative number: He and a family member have been to two dances, he has spent the last two days in two states and is crazy about his two daughters.

1st of 2 JA bowl-a-thon fundraisers in Austintown today

There was an abundance of balls and strikes Saturday afternoon, but there were no runs, no hits and no errors.

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Top entertainment picks for Feb. 18

Here's our top entertainment picks for Sunday, Feb. 18

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How one Youngstown couple moved forward after losing daughter

Andrea Arnio was 35 weeks pregnant as she drove home on Shannon Road on Feb. 10, 2015.

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Trumbull Dems pick challenger over incumbent Fuda for commissioner nod

A Hubbard councilwoman got the endorsement over the three-term incumbent

Poland social media post sends school into proactive action

Parents with students in the school district today received a call alerting them to a social media post about which the district notified police.

Scoreless quarter dooms YSU

A scoreless third quarter doomed YSU

Benjamin's strong second quarter keeps YSU women within reach

Indiya Benjamin hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first quarter and the Penguins started to rally

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Youngstown mayor getting new, city-owned vehicle

The money for the SUV is coming from the water fund.

Lipke, Spartans take care of Bears

Holden Lipke had a game-high 20 points and Che Trevena added 12 for Boardman.

LaRosa moved to avoid son-in-law of murder victim Marie Belcastro

Jacob LaRosa now awaits sentencing this week in Mahoning County's jail.

Strong defense lifts Phantoms

Half of the Phantoms’ defense corps in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Waterloo Black Hawks are new to the team.

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Kramer scores 33 as Poland tops Canfield

The game was the AAC finale between the Route 224 rivals.

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Issues in Niles treasurer’s office concern commission

Quentin Potter, chairman of the city's financial oversight commission, said reconciliation is “a fundamental item” and places the city at risk of noncompliance with its fiscal-emergency recovery plan.

Trumbull commissioners expect to name Mike Matas county administrator

Trumbull County commissioners have selected Lake County Budget Director Mike Matas to be Trumbull County administrator, a position that has been vacant since 2006.

Last-place Detroit bests YSU

Through 11 games across five seasons and two head coaches, YSU still hasn’t figured out Detroit Mercy

Mahoning commissioners approve savings audit

A Columbus company will try to identify areas where the county can cut costs.


BOYS BASKETBALL Warren Harding 65, Ursuline 53 YOUNGSTOWN Warren Harding led 25-21 at halftime

Danny Lee Hill decision being appealed by Ohio AG

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has asked the 16 judges of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals here to overturn the Feb. 2 ruling of a panel of three of those judges that overturned Danny Lee Hill’s death sentence.

‘Black Panther’ moviegoers dress in traditional African garb Fashion statement

By JOHN CARUCCI and KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press The vibrant African fashion of “Black

Salem man threatens to beat up cop at Tinseltown

An off-duty police officer reported Jacob Cushman, 20, approached him in the restroom and “asked him to take a shot from a half-empty bottle of Blue Vodka,” which the officer declined.

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Woman charged with drunken driving and child endangering in crash

Diane Rozier, 32, was charged with child endangering, drunken driving and other offenses after a two-vehicle crash with five children in her car.

Youngstown mayor seeks applicants for jobs in his administration

The deadline to apply is next Friday.

Democratic auditor candidate disqualified from Mahoning County ballot

He failed to obtain enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions.

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Ybucks teaches Taft students civil, fiscal responsibility

Taft Elementary student Asia Stubbs, Ybucks banker, puts some Ybucks in an envelope for students’ earnings. Ybucks can now be put into savings or checking accounts to be used online.

Boy treated after fire

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Man is pistol-whipped

Deer-hunting proposals

Puerto Rico’s tragedy endures

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons After an absence of more than 50 years, I returned to Puerto Rico

YSU Women’s Basketball | Today’s game at a glance

Matchup: YSU (13-13, 9-6 Horizon League) vs. Green Bay (22-3, 12-2). Where: Beeghly Center,

BUSINESS DIGEST || DoubleTree to have job fair

DoubleTree to have job fair YOUNGSTOWN The DoubleTree by Hilton, the new hotel opening in

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

Associated Press WASHINGTON As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the

Trump should act swiftly to curb dumping of steel

Editorial: Many residents vividly recall President Donald J. Trump’s rally in Youngstown last summer at which

Man is a suspect in a handful of robberies

Three were in Youngstown

It’s time to start putting out nest boxes

In about six weeks, cavity-nesting birds such as chickadees and bluebirds will begin collecting

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Greek Festival, noon to 10 p.m.: Transport yourself to a sunny

Restored ‘Porgy and Bess’ gets test run

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency

A facility for the elderly coming to Liberty over the summer is expected to create about 250 jobs

Representatives from Shepherd of the Valley will have an open house to answer questions about the new campus on Thursday

Biebs, LeBron headed for LA

The stars will be out in Los Angeles, on the basketball court and all around it.

PRESIDENTS DAY What’s open/closed

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


Births St. Elizabeth boardman Robin Stockslager, Youngstown, boy, Feb. 15. Anthony and Desiree

Lawyers file motion seeking release of Ohio serial killer

Associated Press TOLEDO Attorneys for a man who helped his brother murder three people in a

No-contest plea in crash that killed fire chief

No-contest plea in crash that killed fire chief ASHTABULA The woman charged with causing an

OUTDOOR DIGEST|| Archery, air-rifle event

Archery, air-rifle event Niles Western Reserve Fish & Game Association, 1058 W. Third St., will

Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Associated Press NEW YORK Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top

Kutsch, Canfield swim team soar at district

The Canfield boys swim team gets an explosive burst from its relay teams.

OUT & ABOUT Club Calendar

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Help Network will host roundtable

Help Network will host roundtable youngstown Vince Brancaccio, CEO of Help Network of Northeast

Facebook moving forward with app for kids

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite

Slain officers remembered as heroes who helped community

WESTERVILLE, Ohio Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio Two veteran officers shot and killed

fla. school shooting FBI says agents failed to explore tips on suspect

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the

Trump meets Fla. shooting victims, first responders

Associated Press POMPANO BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with

Trump offered 3 options on steel, aluminum

Staff/wire report WASHINGTON The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose

Porter’s accusers tell us all we need to know about this man

Opinion: By Gene Lyons Andrews McMeel Syndication Unlike now-infamous White House aide Rob Porter, I

Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year.

Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


‘BLACK PANTHER THE ALBUM’ Artists: Various, curated by Kendrick Lamar Grade: 3 stars (out of 4)

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Noday celebrate 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Noday celebrate 60th anniversary

HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY Sarah Dzur

HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY Sarah Dzur

Mr. and Mrs. Fakner celebrate golden jubilee

Mr. and Mrs. Fakner celebrate golden jubilee

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Mary Bourque, Mr. Matzye plan April rite

Mary Bourque, Mr. Matzye plan April rite

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Amanda Duchnak | Dustin Lindsay

Amanda Duchnak | Dustin Lindsay

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Church to host chili cook off

Magazine obtains ex-playmate’s notes on alleged affair

Associated Press NEW YORK President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the

Invasive species: Cause for concern?

Like water readily flows down and out to the lowest spots, wild flora and fauna spread with relative

I don’t love Valentine’s Day

Stressed? Overworked? Frazzled? Broke? Not to worry! We just celebrated Valentine’s Day, so you

HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY Sarah Dzur

HONOREE Residence: Ohio Living Park Vista of Youngstown; and formerly of Girard Date of birth:

Chen’s revenge dazzles

Escaping pressure, American skater lands six quadruple jumps


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Andre K. Burkley, 31, of 1119 Manchester Ave.,

Sheriff didn’t pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Associated Press HOUSTON Deputy sheriffs didn’t pursue a sexual assault investigation against

Ladies firearm class

Selected local stocks

Campbell library closed

JA plans Bowl-a-thon

Woman beaten by 2

Break-in, attack at home


EXTRAORDINARY INDICTMENT 13 Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Associated