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Vindy Poll Now | What to do about the latest school fatalities

Vindy Poll Now | What to do about the lastest school fatalities

Girard woman killed in crash; son, husband survive

The victim was not wearing a seat belt

2 seriously hurt in Columbiana County crash

A third occupant of the car, wearing a seat belt, suffered only minor injuries

Chardon school administrators not liable in shooting

A judge says they were unaware of the potential for a shooting at the high school six years ago that killed three

Trump seeks elimination of heating-aid program

The Low-Income Heating Assistance Energy Program helps about 6 million American households.

Rosalynn Carter, 90, recovers from surgery

She had scar tissue removed from her small intestine

Body found burning in trash pile in Cleveland

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

OLYMPICS UPDATE: US ranks 6th, tied with Austria, France, Japan

Americans have garnered 10 medals, five of them gold.

'Black Panther' soars to 5th-highest debut gross in history

Disney predicts a four-day holiday take of $218 million for the superhero movie

Trump vents against FBI, Obama administration

'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow' at US, the president tweeted

Salem medical helicopters called to crash

The crash took place on State Route 344 off of Old State Route 558.

Strong finish puts Phantoms in first

Youngstown swept two from Waterloo this weekend.

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Poland police probe student's social media post

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

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Winter Wine Affair attendees offer praise for Ohio-made wines

Two sessions, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., featured dozens of wines available to taste and purchase.

Fitch girls win tournament opener

For just the second time in 10 years, the Austintown Fitch girls basketball team survived a tournament game.

Scoreless third quarter dooms Penguins

Green Bay outscored YSU 21-0 in the third quarter.

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Poland Village launches senior check-in program

Poland Village police will check on elderly and disabled residents

Kimerer, Boardman relays drive to state meet

Two Boardman relay teams placed second and qualified for state.

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JA bowl-a-thon event marks 25th year for fundraiser Goodwill to spare

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

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Sheely’s gives employees bonuses, works on expansion

The 140 Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance employees are key to the success of the business.


BOYS BASKETBALL Ursuline 46, Cardinal Mooney 41 YOUNGSTOWN Deshawn Harris and RJ Clark put up

Life after stillbirth

How one Youngstown couple moved forward after losing their daughter

Shooting wraps on local filmmaker’s dark comedy

Local filmmaker John Chechitelli has wrapped shooting on his dark comedy “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”

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Dads, daughters dance night away in Boardman

Darryl Alexander of Boardman and his daughter, Callie Alexander, 9, show their moves during the Daddy Daughter Dance at Boardman Park Saturday night.

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Y'town woman sold at birth finds true family in Ireland

Kathleen Sullivan holds her granddaughter Arianna McKenney at a family gathering. Sullivan was taken from her mother in Ireland as a baby in the 1950s and sold to a family in Youngstown for $10,000. She plans soon to meet Irish relatives.

Athena Awards

Arts Mean Business

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run WASHINGTON Former Vice President Joe

Museum open house


AARP 4611 East, Youngstown, will meet for an executive board meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at

Help Network

Dems endorse 2

Crash closes I-80

Like other school shootings, one in Florida not about guns

Opinion: By Michael Reagan Cagle Cartoons During the intense media coverage of Wednesday’s tragic events

PGs Kidd, Nash are finalists for HOF

Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.


Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Rachael and Larry Wichert, Sheffield Lake, boy, Feb. 16.


Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday,


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) 2. “The Woman in

MCCTC volunteers to equip cars for kids

Staff report Staff report CANFIELD Volunteers will help equip a fleet of cars for nine

LeBron says he won’t stay silent on politics

LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

Ligety’s defense rests

Giant slalom champion 2014 unlikely to repeat

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Greek Festival, noon to 10 p.m.: Take a drive to Campbell for some

Wean Foundation announces its grants

Staff report WARREN The Raymond John Wean Foundation recently awarded $105,736 to 27 resident-


COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY Docket Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Nora G. Devlin et al, foreclosure. Sam

PRESIDENTS DAY | What’s open/closed

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


RANKED 2017 marks the 11th consecutive year the Flynn Auto Group, owned by David A. Flynn, ranked

Intel underfoot

By IVAN MORENO Associated Press MILWAUKEE The next phase in data collection is right under

BUSINESS DIGEST || Lattes & Legislators

Lattes & Legislators YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a “Lattes &

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded

METRO DIGEST || Fatal crash on Route 82

One person was killed in a one-vehicle rollover on state Route 82 near state Route 7.

Senior menu

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60

BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Scheduled events

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time

Suspect arrested in Akron in killing of 4-year-old girl

Associated Press AKRON Authorities say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl

‘Mr. Wheeler’s’ strong ensemble excels at achieving cohesiveness

By Eric McCrea Youngstown State University played host to the world

High school is offering a scholar-athlete award

High school is offering a scholar-athlete award

Contest’s 2nd-place winner meets ‘Mama’ backstage

Contest’s 2nd-place winner meets ‘Mama’ backstage

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Canfield students perform with state honors band

Canfield students perform with state honors band

League to host tea event

League to host tea event

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MCCTC volunteers to equip cars for kids

MCCTC volunteers to equip cars for kids

Medical Alliance to host brunch, fashion show

Medical Alliance to host brunch, fashion show

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Liberty trustees

Hanoverton award

MCCTC training

Patrick speeding toward auto racing exit ramp

Today’s Daytona 500 will be her NASCAR finale.

Y’town mayor must face reality of shrinking city

Editorial: During last year’s mayoral election in Youngstown, candidate Jamael Tito Brown seemed to be

What should favorite son do?

Opinion: The late Gov. James A. Rhodes, arguably one of the most talented politicians in the history of Ohio,

Davis returns to Tribe with minor-league deal

The speedy outfielder hit one of the biggest home runs in team history.

League of Women Voters will meet

League of Women Voters will meet HOWLAND League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will meet at


MONDAY Garden Gate Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Sharon Letson from

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Coitsville Township trustees, 9:30 a.m., work session, town hall, 3711 McCartney

Free tax prep

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2018. There are 316 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today Elks Lodge 305, 824 E. State St., Salem, noon to 5 p.m. MONDAY Cortland

Medical Alliance will host brunch and fashion show

Staff report BOARDMAN The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will host its 14th annual

Now is time for Congress to address gun violence

Opinion: Now is time for Congress to address gun violence Every time there is a shooting in a school, a

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Associated Press Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S.

High school is offering a scholar-athlete award

STRUTHERS Struthers High School’s guidance department is announcing a new $8,000 scholarship that


By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Long ago, people were rewarded for saving. Banks contributed something

Reddick wins closest NASCAR race in history

Tyler Reddick needed five overtimes, a brief red flag and the closest finish in NASCAR history to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane.

bowling scores

bowling scores amron lanes Amron Wednesday Seniors — Ralph Stellato 257-714, Mike Dorbish

Change won’t come from people in power

Opinion: My youngest son was not the first in his pack of friends to get his driver’s license. We were in

Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. Seven years ago, a computer beat two

A look at what didn’t happen last week

Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the

METRO DIGEST || Program on Pennsylvania woodpeckers

Join Brandon Cowie, Mercer County Conservation District environmental education coordinator and Outland Studios owner, for a cooperative program highlighting Pennsylvania woodpeckers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road at the Pig Barn.