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Howland Farmer’s Market Saturday canceled

The closure is caused by the extreme weather.


Multiple pile-up on I-80 near Pa. tonight

The Mercer Post of the Pennsylvania State Police is investigating a multiple semi pile-up with multiple cases of people trapped in vehicles near the 4-mile marker of Interstate 80 near the Ohio-Pennsylvania line.


Ohio Supreme Court sends $2M insurance case award back to 7th District

A ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court reversed a decision awarding more than $2 million to a newly elected Canfield city councilwoman in her breach-of-contract claim against Nationwide Insurance Co.


Allegiant's final passengers out of Youngstown dismayed at departure

One word was heard again and again from passengers who were checking in for the last Allegiant Air flight out of Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport: disappointment.


Final: YSU men 72, Milwaukee 63

The Penguins are unbeaten in 2018.


Smrek family orchestra now holiday tradition

Seven violins, a cello, bass, flute, oboe, trumpet, saxophone, piano, and at times a trombone, join together as a makeshift orchestra.


Boardman mortgage bank buys coats for elementary students

The Mahoning Valley may be in the grip of a prolonged cold spell, but dozens of youngsters will be warmer this winter, thanks to the philanthropic efforts of a township financial firm.


YSU squanders hot start against Milwaukee

YSU leads by two after leading by 11.


Minority Business Assistance Center opens at YBI

Minority Business Assistance Center opens at YBI


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Wick Tower Suites firefighting systems repaired, tenants return

Wick Tower Suites firefighting systems repaired, tenants return


YSU women down UIC

YSU gets hot from three to beat UIC


YSU has lead against UIC

YSU hits threes in the final minute of the half to pull ahead


Frigid weather Saturday cancels Howland Farmer's Market

Frigid weather Saturday cancels Howland Farmer's Market


Howland and Hermitage Kmart locations will now close

Howland and Hermitage Kmart locations will now close


UPDATE | Sessions terminates US policy that let legal pot flourish

Sessions terminates US policy that let legal pot flourish


2 in 5 Pa. municipalities ban mini-casino before license auction

2 in 5 Pa. municipalities ban mini-casino before license auction


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 15

A Mahoning County Grand Jury indicted 15 people, including Joseph Keney, 49, of Difford Drive, Niles, on felonious assault, vehicular assault and aggravated menacing.


Last Allegiant flight is delayed

The last Allegiant flight scheduled to leave Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport today for Tampa, Fla. has been delayed.


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UPDATE | Stay granted; Al Adi to remain in US

In a last-minute development, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced today that after working with Al Adi’s attorney, David Leopold, and the House judiciary committee, a decision was reached to grant Adi a stay of deportation.


Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims

Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims


Local Macy's stores not on 2018 closure list

Local Macy's stores not on 2018 closure list


Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling


Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House


Today's West Branch school board meeting canceled

Today's West Branch school board meeting canceled


In new rule, Trump tries to deliver a health care promise

In new rule, Trump tries to deliver a health care promise


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Austintown police charge Warren woman with prostitution

Austintown police charge Warren woman with prostitution


Warren cancels classes Friday, all activities due to frigid temperatures

Warren cancels classes Friday, all activities due to frigid temperatures


Champion man sentenced to prison for shooting death in Warren

Champion man sentenced to prison for shooting death in Warren


Ex-pot czar says AG Sessions' move intended to create chaos

Ex-pot czar says AG Sessions' move intended to create chaos


Boris Becker's son presses charges after racist German slur

Boris Becker's son presses charges after racist German slur


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


White House barring personal phones in West Wing

White House barring personal phones in West Wing


Trump left 'furious,' 'disgusted' by Bannon over new book

Trump left 'furious,' 'disgusted' by Bannon over new book


Schiavoni picks up statewide group's gubernatorial endorsement

Schiavoni picks up statewide group's gubernatorial endorsement


Midwest Ventures announces acquisition of the Huntington Building in Warren

Midwest Ventures announces acquisition of the Huntington Building in Warren


Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration

Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration


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Youngstown man gets 13 years in prison on robbery, attempted murder charges

17-year-old gets 13 years in prison on robbery, attempted murder charges


Six guns stolen from Youngstown South Side home

Six guns stolen from Youngstown South Side home


Man stabbed in shoulder uncooperative with Youngstown cops

Man stabbed in shoulder uncooperative with Youngstown cops


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Boardman Park's ice-skating rink open

An outdoor ice-skating rink will be open for free, unsupervised public skating starting at 4 p.m. today at Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road.


Supreme Court reverses decision awarding Canfield councilwoman $2.3 million

Supreme Court reverses decision awarding Canfield councilwoman $2.3 million


South Side man pleads guilty to October shooting death

South Side man pleads guilty to October shooting death


Ohio opposes reconsideration of family slain autopsy ruling

Ohio opposes reconsideration of family slain autopsy ruling


Friday fish-dinner sale canceled at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church

Friday fish-dinner sale canceled at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church


Airbnb bans renter who threw raucous New Year’s party

Airbnb bans renter who threw raucous New Year’s party


Ohio woman found guilty in grandson’s methadone death

Ohio woman found guilty in grandson’s methadone death


Huge swath of US hit by winter storm, bringing snow, cold

Huge swath of US hit by winter storm, bringing snow, cold


East Side Crime Watch has food, clothing distribution Saturday

East Side Crime Watch has food, clothing distribution Saturday


St. Stanislaus pirogi sale is canceled

St. Stanislaus pirogi sale is canceled YOUNGSTOWN St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave.,


Youngstown mayor rescinds raises given by predecessor

‘It wasn’t appropriate,’ the mayor said of the salary increases.


Eastwood mauling: Canfield wrestlers dominate Howland

With Canfield wrestler Tyler Stein up 7-6 with less than 10 seconds left, Howland’s Brandon Matlock went for the winning takedown. But Stein avoided Matlock at the last minute and took his opponent down instead.


Frozen pipes cause evacuation of Wick Tower Suites

All the building’s apartments are occupied and residents are staying with friends or relatives or are being put up in local hotels.


Changes in store as Valley ADs try to avoid frigid temps

Struthers-Poland, Edgewood-Niles, Lakeview-Jefferson boys games moved up one day.


Notre Dame transfer announces he’s coming to YSU

The Youngstown State football team has apparently added a quarterback to the mix for 2018.


Youngstown council uses speeding citations money for expenditures

The general fund faces a $2.5 million to $3 million deficit this year.


Youngstown native Terry Rozier leads Celtics past Cavs

Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.


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Cruze sales down in December, year

2017 was another tough year for passenger cars as they fight with crossovers for sales.


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP | More results from Wednesday

GIRLS BASKETBALL Cardinal Mooney 62, Valley Christian 58 YOUNGSTOWN Conchetta Rinaldi scored


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Mini grants to teachers will impact Boardman students

The fund awarded $8,500 to teachers.


Rust Belt Theater unveils 2018 season

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Rust Belt Theater Company’s 2018 season will include 11 productions –


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National Packard Museum’s antique motorcycle exhibit to open

The National Packard Museum is taking a different route for its antique motorcycle exhibit. The annual show always has a theme, and this year’s focus — the motor — is a bit of a departure.


Seth Meyers will get silly, celebratory as Globes host

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with


Theater season will continue with ‘Miss Daisy’ and more

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com Theaters in the Valley are still dark for the holiday break,


Mill Creek MetroParks seeks public comment on bridge rehab

MetroParks plans rehabilitation of Idora Bridge this summer


Girard man, 66, indicted in November assault on elderly relative

Roger Bispeck, 66, of Church Hill Road in Girard was indicted Wednesday on felonious assault, accused of bloodying an elderly family member Nov. 16. If convicted, Bispeck could get eight years in prison.


Youngstown schools’ two-hour delay went ‘better than expected’

Youngstown City Schools will be closed today and Friday following the district’s first two-hour delay


Youngstown school board retains Kimble, Murphy as leaders

The vote for president was 4-2 with no votes from board members Dario Hunter and Corinne Sanderson. The vote for vice president was four votes for Murphy from Kimble, Murphy, board member Ronald Shadd and new member Tina Cvetkovich; and two votes for Sanderson from Sanderson and Hunter.


Local health care expo to take place in March

In an effort to keep health care local, three competitors have joined with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to host a health care expo at the Covelli Centre in March.


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Adi's deportation stayed; staying in US for now

In a last-minute development, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced today that after working with Al Adi’s attorney, David Leopold, and the House judiciary committee, a decision was reached to grant Adi a stay of deportation.

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Christmas at the Childhood Learning Center

Christmas at the Childhood Learning Center

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Ruritan Club welcomes members

Ruritan Club welcomes members

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Thiel College awards $125,000 scholarships

Staff report GREENVILLE, PA. Thiel College has awarded full tuition scholarships of $125,000 to


Pets eating plants?

Pets eating plants? Are you cats eating your houseplants? Are you worried about dangers


NIGHTLIFE

Brewtus Brewing Company, 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa. Wed: Steve Vuich hosts open stage, 6 p.m.


Learn how to decipher seed catalogs TRUE MEANINGS

By Cynthia Foust OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer Now that it’s January, it’s time to plan


OCVN Training

OCVN Training When: Jan. 22 through May 19 What: The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist


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Butler museum branch to exhibit works by artist Wojtkiewicz

An exhibition of works by Dennis Wojtkiewicz titled “A Separate Reality”


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Maybe you should be a certified volunteer naturalist

By Sheila Cubick & Eric Barrett OSU Extension Do you like water flowing in streams, ponds or


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Olivia Munn to helm Critics’ Choice Awards LOS ANGELES Organizers said Wednesday


Replace, don’t prune this bush

Q. It is safe to cut burning bush way down in the winter? Why should I prune it in late winter/early


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Milissa Dominick and David Lamphere, Austintown, boy,


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Summary of police activity in Canfield and Austintown

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown


“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS): Sheldon and Amy try to use science to decide who

“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS): Sheldon and Amy try to use science to decide who will be their


Winter beauty with easy care

Winter beauty with easy care Orchids are long lasting, tropical flowers that can add lots of


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 4

YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 4 Today is Thursday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2018. There are 361 days left in


WTG

Today Sports YSU basketball, 7:35 p.m., Beeghly Center, Youngstown State University;


SOUTHERN CAL

SOUTHERN CAL Trojans QB Darnold will enter NFL draft LOS ANGELES Southern California


Iran sees pro-government rallies

Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets


Judge dismisses lawsuit over strike by Peeps workers

Associated Press BETHLEHM, Pa. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the peeps who


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Ribbon cutting POLAND The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony


First snow in decades puts Fla. in deep freeze

Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee, Fla., on


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Frank A. Catalano, 31, of 1458 Rosehedge Court,


YSU BASKETBALL | Tonight’s games

WOMEN Who: YSU (5-8, 1-1 Horizon League) vs. UIC (7-5, 0-1). Where: Beeghly Center, Youngstown.


‘Circus’ to return, minus Halperin

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK Showtime says it is keeping its political television


COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP | Wednesday’s games

MEN No. 7 Oklahoma 109, Oklahoma St. 89 NORMAN, OKLA. Trae Young fell one rebound short of a


TV/RADIO

TV/RADIO TODAY 7:30 a.m. (TNN) Tennis: ATP Doha. 10 a.m. (Oly) Skiing: World Cup slalom.


Shots fired outside Cleveland airport

Associated Press CLEVELAND Police say an argument led to shots being fired right outside a


School shooting suspect’s case to stay in adult court

Associated Press URBANA, Ohio The case of a teenage boy charged in an Ohio school shooting that


Travel show host will find new ‘Places to Love’ for PBS

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor NEW YORK You may know Samantha Brown from her years as a


Bison, Dukes set to collide in Frisco

James Madison (14-0) and the NDSU (13-1) will square off Saturday for the FCS title.


Trump blasts Bannon over book, says former aide ‘lost his mind’

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top


WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NBA GAMES

Warriors 125, Mavericks 122 DALLAS Stephen Curry hit a long 3-pointer with three seconds to


Legit gripes? Maybe, but no changes are planned for playoff

The playoff structure is standing strong despite some blowback.


Get outside continues in Mercer County

One of the programs deals with owls in Pennsylvania


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13) Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most


Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’

Associated Press JERUSALEM Palestinian officials voiced outrage Wednesday over President Donald


METRO DIGEST || Cell phone vs. ambulance

Cell vs. ambulance YOUNGSTOWN Reports said a man cited Tuesday for following too close to an


Man gets four years in ‘weed and money’ robbery

Three other men also were involved in the robbery


GOP, Dems upbeat about budget talks

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House and top congressional leaders from both major


MAHONING VALLEY RACE COURSE: WEDNESDAY’s RESULTS

RACE 1 $22,100 - 3 yo’s & up, 1M, MSW 6 Skeleton Key (Paucar, E.) $14.60$7.20$5.20 4 Our Rudy


Man pleads guilty in child-porn case

Man pleads guilty in child-porn case WARREN A Masury man accused of having about 1 million files


Are phony prophets painting an alternate global warming reality?

Opinion: By Susan Stamper Brown Cagle Cartoons On Dec. 28, President Trump wrote on Twitter: “In the


Finding hope for 2018

Opinion: By Kathryn Jean Lopez Andrews McMeel Syndication “I walked down this path lonely, sad and


Public library’s new leader is passionate about her role

Editorial: If the board of directors of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County was looking to


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


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