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Corey Linsley watches Spartans win

BOARDMAN Boardman was Little Wisconsin on Friday night. There was more yellow and green – the colors of the Green Bay Packers – in the stands than the traditional maroon and white. That’s because the Spartans were welcoming home Corey Linsley, a Boardman graduate and the starting center with the Packers.

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Campbell works to fight financial woes

Campbell works to fight financial woes


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Struthers students compete in flipping-bottle contest

STRUTHERS The Fellowship of Christian Athletes students at Struthers Middle School spent some time flipping bottles for sport. More than 100 students in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade competed in a water bottle-flipping competition Friday.


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Driver may face charges in deadly head-on accident

YOUNGSTOWN A 25-year-old Warren woman driving the wrong way on the state Route 711 connector northbound causing a head-on accident with a tractor-trailer leading to the death of her two young children and her brother, police said.


Flipping bottles for sport and fun

Flipping bottles for sport and fun


Memories of the late Atty. Michael Clemente

Memories of the late Atty. Michael Clemente


US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records


Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'


UPDATE | Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe


SCHOOL THREAT | McDonald schools report threat made by student

SCHOOL THREAT | McDonald schools report threat made by student


SCHOOL THREAT | Sebring student faces charges after threat

SCHOOL THREAT | Sebring student faces charges after threat


Trump says son-in-law’s clearance is up to Kelly

Trump says son-in-law’s clearance is up to Kelly


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Canfield attorney accused of OVI, hit and run

Canfield attorney accused of OVI, hit and run


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown


Police say man, 20, threatened shooting at Ohio high school

A 20-year-old man accused of threatening a shooting at an Ohio high school has been charged with inducing panic and held on $50,000 bond.


Ohio high school, district close because of threats

An entire school district and a high school in central Ohio along with three Toledo schools are closed because of threats.


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Finley sworn in as city's new fire chief

Finley sworn in as city's new police chief


Fire officials will be recognized for swift response

Fire officials will be recognized for swift response


UPDATE | Police ID driver, victims of morning crash

One adult and two children were killed in the crash on 711 northbound near state Route 422


SCHOOL THREAT | Liberty student may face inducing panic charge

SCHOOL THREAT | Liberty student charged with inducing panic


SCHOOL THREAT | Austintown school placed on 'soft lockdown'

SCHOOL THREAT | Austintown school under 'soft lockdown'


SCHOOL THREAT | Boardman student faces inducing panic charges

SCHOOL THREAT | Boardman student faces inducing panic charges


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Alabama court document: Online exhibitionist killed with bottle

Court document: Online exhibitionist killed with bottle


Calipari: Kentucky not tied with agent in college hoops corruption case

The Latest: Calipari says Kentucky not associated with agent


SCHOOL SHOOTING | Florida teachers return to their classrooms

After horrific shooting, teachers return to their classrooms


Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe


Trump wants some teachers to have guns

Trump wants some teachers to have guns


SCHOOL THREAT | Niles student charged in school threat

Niles student charged with inducing panic in school threat


Pa. man faces drug charges after city traffic stop

Pa. man faces drug charges after city traffic stop


Lordstown-built Cruze on display at Cleveland Auto Show

Lordstown-built Cruze on display at Cleveland Auto Show


Wall St. opens higher on tech stocks

Markets Right Now: Tech, banks lead early stock gains


Louisiana campus shooting invvolved non-students in fight

Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured


Hernandez’s fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale

Hernandez’s fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale


NBA sets up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns


Trump to announce new North Korea sanctions

Trump to announce new NKorea sanctions


Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair

Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair


URGENT Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured

URGENT Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured


Medal haul well short of USOC projections

Medal haul well short of USOC projections


Alabama can't find vein to execute inmate

New execution date required for Alabama inmate


Trump to announce new NKorea sanctions

Trump to announce new NKorea sanctions


Firefighters return to extinguish truck fire

Firefighters return to extinguish truck fire


Carver American Legion post hosts Saturday flea market

Carver American Legion post hosts Saturday flea market


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Superagers’ youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret.


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Lady bulldogs edge Irish in OT

For both teams, it was four quarters of close, followed by four minutes of almost for Ursuline. That’s the summation of Thursday’s Division II sectional final as fourth-seeded Poland edged No. 5 Ursuline in overtime, 50-49, to advance to the Austintown Fitch district semifinals against top-seeded West Branch.

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Quiz kids at Boardman High go for 57th win

BOARDMAN At a recent Boardman High School Quiz Bowl practice, team members buzzed in to answer questions of a dizzying variety. They answered questions about Martinique’s flag and June 2017 events in Venezuela.


Omaha quite comfortable away from home

Lancers blast first-place Phantoms


Wildcats surge to oust Cardinals

Brown, McDowell lead Struthers to district date

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Film made in Valley to premiere at Encore

Staff report NILES “3, the Movie,” a feature-length film by Mahoning Valley filmmaker David


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Dana concert band to premiere ‘Renaissance’

The Dana School of Music Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble will in concert.


County looks for tax bills with two weeks left to pay

State law requires counties to mail tax bills no fewer than 20 days before the deadline for payment


Continued metal detector use in Youngstown City Schools

The sporadic use of metal detectors in Youngstown City Schools will continue as is, said CEO Krish Mohip


Movie review: Bateman anchors lively ‘Game Night’

‘Game Night’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Credits: Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan


Couple indicted in drug death of daughter

Coroner’s report said 1-year-old died of “carfentanil toxicity”


‘Annihilation’ is a trippy and frightful fantasia

‘Annihilation’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Credits: Directed by Alex Garland; cast includes


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Hubbard students write letters supporting survivors in Fla.

“You stared fear right in the eye but continue to move forward,” reads a letter from a Hubbard student to a survivor of the school shooting in Fla.


Stoyak resigns as chairwoman of the Liberty trustees.

Stoyak will remain on the board as a trustee.


Boardman Optimist Club honors essayists

Boardman Optimist Club honors essayists

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nhl roundup

nhl roundup Thursday’s games Flyers 2, Blue Jackets 1 PHILADELPHIA Nolan Patrick scored the


Mercy, Bon Secours intend to merge

The operator of three local hospitals intends to merge with another health system to create one of the largest health systems in the country.


BUSINESS DIGEST || FirstEnergy losses

FirstEnergy losses AKRON FirstEnergy Corp. reported full-year 2017 GAAP losses of $1.7 billion


Texas’ vow to streamline aid, Harvey recovery backfires

Associated Press BEAUMONT, TEXAS After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg


Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral

Associated Press MONTREAT, N.C. A family spokesman says the Rev. Billy Graham carefully planned


New-look Cavs suffer first loss

James scores 32 in Cleveland’s defeat


SPORTS Digest|| Ursuline cancels tonight's game

Ursuline cancels tonight's game YOUNGSTOWN Tonight's Cleveland VASJ-Ursuline boys basketball


SKIING

SKIING Shiffrin takes silver in Alpine combined JEONGSEON, South Korea Mikaela Shiffrin


Ford: Lincoln chief will head operations in US

Associated Press DETROIT A veteran executive who has led Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand will now


Texas governor accepts board’s recommendation, spares inmate

Florida executes inmate; US Supreme Court denies late request in Alabama Associated Press


high schools

high schools BOYS BASKETBALL Niles 82, Liberty 81 LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Cyler Kane-Johnson hit


Golden slumbers

Woe Canada! USA soars with a late-night victory


Ohio senator: Review medical-pot program

Associated Press COLUMBUS A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s


Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards

Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards LOS ANGELES Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV


mahoning county | Indictments

A county grand jury indicted these people on these charges Thursday: Melvin Johnson III, Palmer


Trumbull board warns of deadly mixture of fentanyl and cocaine or methamphetamine

Trumbull board warns of deadly mixture of fentanyl and cocaine or methamphetamine


Long live the tomato from Jersey

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Food corporations and their academic cohorts keep trying to “make”


METRO Digest|| Threat at Struthers school investigated

Threat at Struthers school investigated STRUTHERS City police and middle-school administrators


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, food giveaway


Births

Births ST. JOSEPH WARREN HOSPITAL Wanda Cole, Warren, boy, Feb. 19. Amber James and Antione


Racism creates chronic stress

Opinion: By Jessicah Pierre OtherWords At first glance, tennis star Serena Williams and the late activist


ALLIANCE Students tell police school shooting plot was a joke

Associated Press ALLIANCE Police have arrested five Ohio high-school students in a school


Compassion of the Valley shines in success of UW

Editorial: Three cheers are in order FOR the slew of individuals, companies, foundations, unions and other


Today’s entertainment picks include:

Today’s entertainment picks include: v Luke Combs, 7:30 p.m.: Country singer is on the rise and


Several arrests made and illegal drugs confiscated

Staff report NEWTON FALLS Newton Falls police arrested several people on drug-related charges


Russia wasn’t the only bad actor in the 2016 presidential election

Opinion: The indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly creating a “sophisticated network


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1248.010.46 Aqua America, .71


Covelli decries another lawsuit

A Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against Covelli Enterprises Inc. of Warren saying the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Survivors of shooting endure new assault – from online trolls

Associated Press One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the


County enters contract to preserve court records

Nearly $440,900 contract will convert about 15 years of area court records to microfilm


YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 23

Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships: POLAND


Three inducted into Austintown Hall of Fame

To join the many faces hanging in the hall of fame at the Austintown Township Building, a person must demonstrate dedication to the community.


Trump endorses tighter controls, armed teachers

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age


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Boardman police find fake crack in Market Street motel room

Woman found hiding between mattress and bed frame


Mary Jo Lukach | Kyle Rowan

BOARDMAN Mary Jo Lukach and Kyle Rowan of Howland exchanged vows July 22, 2017, at St. James


Jenna Buffa, Kevin Day plan fall wedding

Boardman Kevin and Joann Buffa of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jenna


Teams compete in Jam Tournament at UPMC

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

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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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Children show love for STEAM at library event

The Austintown library gave children a chance to use their knowledge for some creative activities at the library’s “I Love to STEAM“ program on Feb. 12.

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Market Street hosts night of literacy

Market Street Elementary School invited parents and students to the school on the night of Feb. 8 to show the parents what their children learn in their language arts classes.

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Jennifer Backes, Daniel Pirigyi are engaged

Michael and Judith Backes of Hubbard and Victoria Pirigyi of Mineral Ridge are announcing the


Boardman schools invest in new projects

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence provided

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Marissa Carbon, Jonathan Pugh are engaged

CANFIELD Bob and Diane Carbon of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Marissa


Short-term host family opportunities available

Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young

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Austintown Community Briefs

Austintown Schools announce calendar revisions During a special board meeting on Feb. 15, the


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Holy Family School has fun while helping

Holy Family School celebrated Catholic Schools Week on the week of Jan. 29 until Feb. 2 and Students Appreciation Day on Feb. 2.

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Boardman Community Briefs

Lenten services for Lutheran Church There will be mid-week Lenten services offered a Bethel


Canfield Community Briefs

Donna’s Kitchen to be open on Fridays during Lent Donna’s Kitchen at the Fraternal Order of


Mooney gets new scoreboard technology

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Cardinal Mooney High School debuted the new Reese Family

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CHC kindergarten project aims to further student reading

The C.H. Campbell kindergarten team is seeking to purchase books for use in guided reading. Funding


Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts kicks off a Pay-it-Forward

Inspired by the life lived by a former colleague; Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts is hoping to pay tribute by

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Top Flite gives away coats

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Top Flite Financial donated coats to Boardman elementary

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Hilltop Elementary celebrates Valentine’s Day

Hilltop Elementary School students celebrated Valentine’s Day by passing out valentines to their classmates and playing games and making crafts during their annual classroom parties on Feb. 14.

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west blvd. honor roll-second grading period

GRADE 2 BUG CLUB Connor Buzzacco Joey Geras Tyler Humphrey Dominic Krut Collin Mertz


stadium drive elementary school Honor Roll - Second Grading Period

Grade 2 high honor roll Kiley Anderson Jillian Bennett Jacey Bogerd Kaylee Bushling


Canfield Presbyterian to host silent auction

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The Canfield Presbyterian Church is hosting Celebration

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Canfield bands to host annual pasta dinner

The Canfield Band Parents, Inc. will be hosting their annual Pasta Dinner and Chinese Auction on


Robotics teams get ready for competition

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown and Canfield High School robotics teams met

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POLICE BLOTTER

Feb. 7 Arrest: A traffic stop in the 200 block of Boardman-Canfield Road resulted in the arrest of


Boardman Center Intermediate School Honor Roll - Second Grading Period

Grade 5 high honor roll Lillian Andrews Cassandra Austin Lainey Beadle Matthew Beichner


Children work on art skills at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland library invited an artist to their meeting room

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Poland Community Briefs

Donna’s Kitchen to be open on Fridays during Lent Donna’s Kitchen at the Fraternal Order of


Austintown Sports Briefs

Boys varsity basketball loses to Ursuline High School On Feb. 13, the Falcons lost to Ursuline


Advances in Austintown Food Service benefit students and cafeteria staff

Halfway through her first year as food service director, Alexis Weber already has much to celebrate.

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Boardman Sports Briefs

Boardman Community Baseball registration announced Registration for Boardman Community Baseball


Rivals come together to help St. Christine School

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com St. Christine School reopened on Jan. 25 with the help of

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Drugs found at home


Simpson, Noren share PGA lead


Wrestling team honored with traditional walk-through

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com In keeping with the Canfield High School tradition to

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Children hop into the world of Peter Rabbit at the library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com An event based on Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit“

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