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New mayor rescinds McNally's hefty last-minute raises in law department

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown rescinded the raises of four law department employees – including three who received increases of more than 10 percent – that were given by his predecessor, John A. McNally, in his final weeks running city government.


Adi's deportation shows flaws in arbitrary immigration rules

When Al Adi leaves the United States on Sunday, he will do so as a casualty of the red tape that can strangle the country’s immigration system.

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Boardman Schools Fund grants classroom project awards

Grants awarded by the Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence will impact students from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade.


Idora Bridge to undergo upgrades this summer

Mill Creek MetroParks has some improvements planned for a bridge named for the iconic Idora Park.


Frozen pipes cause evacuation of Wick Tower Suites in downtown Youngstown

Frozen pipes cause evacuation of Wick Tower Suites in downtown Youngstown


Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe


Youngstown council uses speeding citations money to pay for expenditures

Youngstown council uses speeding citations money to pay for expenditures


Youngstown school board members sworn in

Youngstown school board members sworn in


Canfield has new city manager

Canfield has new city manager


Police responding to another accident on 711 connector

Police responding to another accident on 711 connector


Youngstown City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday

Youngstown City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday


Youngstown man headed to prison for robbing man at gunpoint

Youngstown man headed to prison for robbing man at gunpoint


UPDATE | 711 north at Gypsy Lane is now open

711 north at Gypsy Lane is now open


N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea

N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea


Mayor Brown rescinds raises for four law department workers

Mayor Brown rescinds raises for four law department workers


Flu shot clinic Thursday in Austintown

Flu shot clinic Thursday in Austintown


Cruze sales fall in December, year

Cruze sales fall in December, year


Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90


Boardman trustee to run for 59th Ohio House District seat

Boardman trustee to run for 59th Ohio House District seat


Doctor: Man accused of killing wife with cleaver competent to stand trial

Doctor: Man accused of killing wife with cleaver competent to stand trial


Eastgate Regional Council of Governments' committees meet Thursday

Eastgate Regional Council of Governments' committees meet Thursday


Masury man arrested, has more than 1M files of child porn on his computer

Masury man arrested, has more than 1M files of child porn on his computer


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Youngstown man pays more attention to his cellphone than the ambulance in front of him

Youngstown man pays more attention to his cellphone than the ambulance in front of him


Cortland man arraigned today on robbery of Family Dollar in Warren

Cortland man arraigned today on robbery of Family Dollar in Warren


Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one

Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one


Chamber, local hospitals plan health care expo in March

Chamber, local hospitals plan health care expo in March


City man tries to bribe police to 'make charges go away'

City man tries to bribe police to 'make charges go away'


Youngstown cops find gun after car, foot chase

Youngstown cops find gun after car, foot chase


Boy Scouts annual Klondike Derby is Saturday in Canfield

Boy Scouts annual Klondike Derby is Saturday in Canfield


Mercer Co. Conservation District hosts two winter programs

Mercer Co. Conservation District hosts two winter programs


Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose US aid money

Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose US aid money


Cubs sued for better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field

Cubs sued for better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field


Winter storm scatters sleet, ice and misery around the South

Winter storm scatters sleet, ice and misery around the South


Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fewer holiday traffic deaths

Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fewer holiday traffic deaths


Ohio attorney wants transfer of school shooting suspect case

Ohio attorney wants transfer of school shooting suspect case


Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K


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Food sales and dinners for the week of Jan. 1

TODAY Holy Family Parish, 2729 Center Road, Poland, will host a cavatelli dinner from 2:30 to 6


Social media highlights of 2017

From Donald Trump to #MeToo, 2017 was a momentous, albeit tumultuous, year in social media.


Country music drama’s final season is here Goodbye to ‘Nashville’

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. Survived one previous cancellation,


Youngstown mayor makes his first cabinet appointment: Limbian as law director

Other department heads to be made in the coming weeks


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Canfield home lost in Tuesday morning blaze

The Winchesters safely left their home after they were alerted by a fire alarm. By the time fire crews arrived, the home and whole garage were ablaze.


Range remains unbeaten

Raiders limit Devils to 49 points


Warren JFK’s Taylor ices Ursuline’s youth

Gunther says victories are soon to come for 1-8 Irish


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Schiavoni names state board of education member as running mate

Dodd is serving her second term on the state


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Mahoning elections director proposes changes to comply with secretary of state order

The elections board plans to approve the changes Jan. 17


Canfield families treat veterans with sweets

Canfield families treat veterans with sweets

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Argus Lodge 545 installs slate of officers

Argus Lodge 545 installs slate of officers

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

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


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Old World Traditions Offer Something New For Valley Wine Lovers at Cava Tapas and Wine Bar

Our Valley is blessed with many excellent, locally owned places to enjoy wine and food. In fact, as I travel the country, I’m often struck by just how well we have it compared to other metropolitan areas our size.


Chow down on championship snacks

Family Features When the clock ticks down toward game day and you’re putting together a snacking


Apps for a win-win

Family Features For parties of any size, tasty appetizers and starters are menu must-haves. While


Cook at home for bolder, healthier and easier meals

Family Features One of the challenges of cooking at home is creating bold and unique flavors with


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Newton Falls school board, 6:30 p.m., special meeting, junior high school, 907


Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include: v Beck: Tonight on “Tonight Show


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 3

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2018. There are 362 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Uber investors sell at big discount, but still make billions

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT Investors in the Uber ride-hailing service didn’t get


Devil of a decision

Lisbon’s Tsilimos hangs up his football whistle


AP FACT CHECK: Trump can’t claim credit for zero jet deaths

Associated Press WASHINGTON There were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world


Franken resigns; Bachmann eyes seat

Franken resigns; Bachmann eyes seat ST. PAUL, MINN. Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative


Lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed not to hire each other’s doctors

Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University


US sees a surge in women interested in seeking office

Associated Press ATLANTA Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen


Thomas scores 17 in debut with Cavs

James nets 24 in win over Trail Blazers


Warren man pleads guilty to illegal possession of weapons

Ryan Drummond has eight previous drug convictions and can’t have guns


Trump threatens to cut off US aid to Palestinian Authority

Associated Press WASHINGTON Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has


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Bitter cold tests winter-wise, delivers a shock to the South

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Bitterly cold weather gripped much of the nation Tuesday, testing


Hatch to retire from Senate

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek


Famed Muscle Shoals producer Hall dies 85

Famed Muscle Shoals producer Hall dies 85 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Alabama record producer Rick Hall,


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Former deputy sheriff gets four years following threats against former boss

Threat ‘about as real as it gets,’ sheriff said


Youngstown schools on 2-hour delay today

Youngstown schools on 2-hour delay today YOUNGSTOWN Because of the wind-chill advisory forecast


Trump boasts of having bigger ‘nuclear button’ than N. Korea’s

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more


Even Reaves gets goal as Pens romp

Jarry injured in game in Philly


YSU creates Wathen Scholarship

YSU creates Wathen Scholarship YOUNGSTOWN Dan and Sharon Wathen have established a scholarship


McDonald’s tests fresh beef in a new burger

Associated Press NEW YORK McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the


US cheers on Iran protests

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday threw the weight of the U.S.


Police report details alleged vandalism at former Ice Zone

Staff report BOARDMAN Township police are investigating alleged vandalism that occurred at the


Honor in the court defined the tenure of Judge Milich

Opinion: Judicial protocol dictates that judges in courts in most jurisdictions receive the moniker


Family members sentenced in drug case

Another family member arraigned in federal court


mahoning valley race course

mahoning valley race course TUESDAY’s RESULTS RACE 1 $29,600 - 3 yo, 6F, MSW 3 Big Ohio


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Youngstown businessman to be deported

Downtown business owner Al Adi will leave the U.S. Jan. 7.

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Bond set in stabbing

Bond set in stabbing NILES Bond was set at $50,000 Tuesday in Niles Municipal Court for Daniel


Robbery suspects arrested, arraigned

Two arrested on weapons charges


prep sports at a glance

TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Erie McDowell 65, Austintown Fitch 50 AUSTINTOWN William


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1255.081.21 Aqua America, .71


Playing a role

Reloaded Steelers enter playoffs with depth, momentum


It’s time women spoke up

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords As we go into a new year, I have a resolution. I’m going to speak


Browns reach rock bottom

0-16 team epitomizes sports sadness


America’s farmers in a quandary

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Every decade or so, America’s mass media are surprised to discover


United Kingdom’s embrace of secularism has consequences

Opinion: ANGLESEY, Wales The UK Daily Mail has again published a story about a subject that has become a


Connected Links of the Week - Jan. 3

Tweets and photos from around the Valley.