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A look at public's question on costs of addiction vs. treatment

At recent local forums on the opioid epidemic, members of the public submitted questions they wanted the local media to answer in its reporting.


New book about Trump flying off local shelves

President Donald Trump’s attorneys attempted to block the release of a new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which portrays his administration as chaotic and incompetent, but the move may have spurred even more interest in the expose.


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North Phelps downtown closes Monday for 6-month project

North Phelps Street from West Federal to West Commerce streets will be closed for at least six months beginning Monday.


Jakubec reflects on years on Austintown school board

Two days after his term on the school board ended, Ken Jakubec was seated in a bar stool at Quaker Steak & Lube looking over a chart detailing estimated student enrollment numbers by grade level and program in Austintown schools for the 2018-19 school year.


Oscar-winning filmmaker Haggis accused of rape, sex assault

Oscar-winning filmmaker Haggis accused of rape, sex assault


Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown


New York City ends the year with 290 homicides

New York City ends the year with 290 homicides


Burke trial postponed from Monday

Burke trial postponed from Monday


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


Ex-Ohio convention official gets 11 years on child-porn counts

Ex-Ohio convention official gets 11 years on child-porn counts


Republican Ohio treasurer drops out of US Senate race

Republican Ohio treasurer drops out of US Senate race


Antonio Brown among four players to repeat on AP NFL All-Pro team

Antonio Brown among four players to repeat on AP NFL All-Pro Team


US Marshals arrest man on Boardman break-in charge

US Marshals arrest man on Boardman break-in charge


Trump to huddle with Hill's top Republicans at Camp David

Trump to huddle with Hill's top Republicans at Camp David


Ben Vereen apologizes for 'inappropriate conduct' in 2015

Ben Vereen apologizes for 'inappropriate conduct' in 2015


Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears


Stolen jewels from Venice include 30-carat diamond earrings

Stolen jewels from Venice include 30-carat diamond earrings


Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders

Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders


Dem political newcomer to challenge incumbent US Rep. Bill Johnson

Dem political newcomer to challenge incumbent US Rep. Bill Johnson


Barack Obama to be David Letterman's first Netflix guest

Barack Obama to be David Letterman's first Netflix guest


Puerto Rico governor vetoes bills targeting young offenders

Puerto Rico governor vetoes bills targeting young offenders


Pa. mom sentenced for DUI crash that killed 5-year-old son

Pa. mom sentenced for DUI crash that killed 5-year-old son


Dismembered man’s Ohio wife pleads not guilty in his shooting

Dismembered man’s Ohio wife pleads not guilty in his shooting


Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney

Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney


Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest

Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest


Boy Scout's Klondike Derby set for Saturday is canceled

Boy Scout's Klondike Derby set for Saturday is canceled


Tyler History Center downtown closed until Tuesday

Tyler History Center downtown closed until Tuesday


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Tolls increasing on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tolls increasing on Pennsylvania Turnpike


Public breakup with Trump costs Bannon a key GOP backer

Public breakup with Trump costs Bannon a key GOP backer


Youngstown man gets 18 months in prison for fondling young relatives

Youngstown man gets 18 months in prison for fondling young relatives


Rare US coins sell for pretty penny at auction in Florida

Rare US coins sell for pretty penny at auction in Florida


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Downtown headache: North Phelps Street closed for 6 months beginning Monday

Downtown headache: North Phelps Street closed for 6 months beginning Monday


Lawyer: Ohio man thought TV host directed him to kill mother

Lawyer: Ohio man thought TV host directed him to kill mother


During search for drugs, Youngstown cops find gun and ammo

During search for drugs, Youngstown cops find gun and ammo


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Crews clean up area of wreck on I-680

Crews are cleaning up a wreck in the southbound lanes of Interstate 680 involving a medical transport vehicle.


2 people die in Minnesota residential fire

2 people die in Minnesota residential fire


Jaguars donate 1,000 NFL playoff tickets to refugees

Jaguars donate 1,000 NFL playoff tickets to refugees


First snow, now bitter cold disrupts life on East Coast

First snow, now bitter cold disrupts life on East Coast


Koreas will meet for talks next week in small breakthrough

Koreas will meet for talks next week in small breakthrough


Judge orders sex offender treatment for autistic Ohio man

Judge orders sex offender treatment for autistic Ohio man


Fight between brothers in Warren sends one to hospital

Fight between brothers in Warren sends one to hospital


Warren woman attacked, injured outside supermarket

Warren woman attacked, injured outside supermarket


Bingo location moved


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Meal deliverer discovers man who froze to death

Meal deliverer discovers man who froze to death


Judge orders treatment for Ohio man fixated on belly buttons

Judge orders treatment for Ohio man fixated on belly buttons


US employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment 4.1 pct.

US employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment 4.1 pct.


AP source: Trump had lawyer urge Sessions not to recuse self

AP source: Trump had lawyer urge Sessions not to recuse self


Bingo location changed


Local church cancels fish fry today

Local church cancels fish fry today YOUNGSTOWN Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird


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Allegiant flies last flight out of Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

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.


Morse, Hartfield lead YSU men over Milwaukee

The Penguins are 2-0 in the Horizon League for the first time.


On the rebound: YSU bounces back vs. UIC

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team saw across-the-board improvement in its first game of the new year.


Supreme Court reverses decision awarding Canfield councilwoman $2.3 million

The court returned the case to the 7th District Court of Appeals for further proceedings.


Prosecutor disputes petition filed by fired assistant prosecutor

A court filing asks the administrative judge to dismiss the petition


O’Shaughnessy goes baseline for Poland’s winning shot

Braeden O’Shaughnessy’s baseline fade-away won it for Poland.


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Boardman family’s musical tradition spans generations

Ed Smrek has passed down music tradition to five children and 10 grandchildren.

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Warriors extend Dragons’ skid to 9

Niles won its opener, but has lost nine in a row.


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Youngsters get coats to stave off winter’s wrath

A Boardman Township financial firm donated coats to students in four elementary schools.


Lengyl, Terranova step up for JM in OT

Lengyl’s six points in overtime, including all four free-throw opportunities and a 23-point outburst from Michaelina Terranova helped the Jackson-Milton girls to a 58-52 overtime win


Minority Business Assistance Center opens at YBI

The Youngstown Region Minority Business Assistance Center is officially open at the Youngstown Business Incubator.


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Deep freeze that has hit the Mahoning Valley is about to get worse today and Saturday

Temperatures are expected to return to normal Sunday.


Paris Hilton’s fiance is Howland High grad

Staff report Chris Zylka, a 2003 Howland High School graduate who stars in HBO’s “The Leftovers,”


Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ is an enjoyable tumble High-stakes gamble

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the


OSU thumps Iowa to tune up for MSU

The Buckeyes look like they might finally be ready to give top-ranked Michigan State a go on Sunday.


Tenants allowed back into their apartments Thursday afternoon

The frozen water pipes in Wick Tower Suites that forced occupants from their apartments late Tuesday were repaired by midafternoon Thursday, and tenants were permitted to move back in.


Man pleads guilty in Verona Avenue shooting death

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum on Thursday sentenced Kenneth Daniel, 25, to 18 years to life in prison for the death of TreVaughn Bell, 24, who was shot to death in the front yard of his East Side home.


Skeptics raise questions about medication assisted treatment for addiction

Ohio moves forward with plans to certify new MAT prescribers.


METRO DIGEST || ‘Keep the Kids Warm’ collection

‘Keep the Kids Warm’ YOUNGSTOWN Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is calling upon


Pleaded guilty to robberies and shooting that left man paralyzed

A 13-year prison sentence was given to the juvenile.


Simeon Booker’s memorial service in D.C.

There will be a memorial service for Simeon Booker at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Washington National Cathedral


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Community helps earn deportation delay for Adi

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, celebrates with Al Adi at Circle Hookah and Bar after learning that Adi would not be deported to Jordan Sunday.

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Stadium Elementary has sing along for the season

Stadium Drive Elementary continued the tradition of their holiday sing along at the school on Dec. 21.

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Cardinal Mooney hosts career day

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Cardinal Mooney High School dedicated a day to the junior

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Mahoning Valley Chapter hosts “Salute to Veterans” meeting

The Mahoning Valley Chapter Sons of the American Revolution gathered at the Manor restaurant in

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POLICE BLOTTER

Dec. 16 Domestic violence: Authorities phone booked Joseph A. Turner, 31, of Melrose Avenue,


Mill Creek has Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek Metroparks hosted its annual Olde Fashioned

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ASL library lesson helps parents and babies communicate

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Babies and parents met in the Poland library’s small

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Dobbins Elementary students paint for parents

Students at Poland Dobbins Elementary decorated ceramics to give to their parents on Dec. 20.

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Dec. 22

Dec. 22 Arrest: Police near Kirk Road picked up Jessica M. Carbone, 31, of Glendale Avenue,


CHC second-graders enjoy day with grandparents

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grade students

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AIS students party for the holidays

Austintown Intermediate School celebrated before break with a winter party in their classrooms on Dec. 22.

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Jenna Pickett | Stephen Magyar

DELAWARE, OHIO Jenna Pickett and Stephen Magyar were married Jan. 7 during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m.


The Evanses celebrate 50th at Roby Lee’s

NEWTON FALLS Mr. and Mrs. Don Evans of Lake Milton recently celebrated their 50th anniversary


Cristina Dougher | Nicholas Kachmar

WARREN Cristina Dougher and Nicholas Kachmar were united in marriage Sept. 3 during a ceremony


Library makes dog toys for shelters

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown library hosted an DIY Dog Toy event on Nov. 15

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prep sports at a glance

BOYS BASKETBALL Lakeview 68, Jefferson 47 CORTLAND T.J. Lynch led the Bulldogs with 23 points,


Two more Kmart stores to close this year

Kmarts located at 2100 Niles Cortland Road SE in Howland and 2235 East State St. in Hermitage, Pa. scheduled to close in early April


mahoning county | Indictments

A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments Thursday against these people on these charges:


Your Voice Ohio | About the group

Your Voice Ohio | About the group Your Voice Mahoning Valley grows from a belief that the people


Champion man sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing Youngstown man

Champion man sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing Youngstown man


Protect pets from perils of deep freeze in Valley

Editorial: Today’s expected wind- chill temperature plunge into the negative 20s continues a brutally long


Guns missing

Guns missing YOUNGSTOWN Police reported six guns were taken Wednesday from a home in the 500


Company acquires Huntington Building on Courthouse Square

Company acquires Huntington Building on Courthouse Square


Georgia guarding against emotional letdown

It took two overtimes for Georgia to finally beat Oklahoma.


SLAIN OHIO FAMILY State opposes reconsideration of autopsy ruling

Associated Press COLUMBUS The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says the state Supreme Court


Trump-Bannon feud lays bare new fissure in fractious GOP

Associated Press WASHINGTON The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s


Dow 30K? As milestone falls, Trump talks up a new one

Associated Press NEW YORK Not long after the Dow Jones industrial average passed 25,000 points,


other developments

In other news Thursday involving Trump or his administration: The Trump administration moved to


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associations American Business Women’s Association, Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter, will have a


Sessions terminates US policy that allowed legal pot to flourish

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Courtney Salser and Seth Cook, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 3.


Boardman Community Briefs

Local Junior Women’s League to meet The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women ís League will meet


Poland Community Briefs

Local Junior Women’s League to meet The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women ís League will meet


Mad Science at Union Elementary

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Union Elementary School welcomed two guests from Mad Science

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Austintown Community Briefs

Local Junior Women’s League to meet The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will meet


Canfield basketball players introduced at rally

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com To kick off the boys and girls Canfield basketball

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Hilltop second-graders travel around the world

Second-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School took their audience of family, friends and fellow Hilltoppers on a trip around the world during the school’s annual Holidays Around the World program Dec. 19.

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Canfield Community Briefs

Local Junior Women’s League to meet The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will meet


Golf benefit funds support diabetes partnership

Many patients who receive care at Ankle & Foot Care Centers suffer from diabetes. The disease,

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Victoria House to celebrate its 12th anniversary

Victoria House Assisted Living in Austintown is celebrating its 12th year in operation. In

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Family surprises Vaneks with 50th anniversary party

austintown The children of Joseph B. and Eva C. Vanek of Austintown hosted a surprise party Nov.


nfl

nfl PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Saturday Tennessee at Kansas City, 4:35 p.m. (ESPN/ABC) Atlanta at


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., corner of Fruit Street, Youngstown,


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

2 Macy’s not on list The local Macy’s stores are not on the list of 11 locations to close this


Meet Dr. Robot, your surgeon

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons Last year, I wrote a number of columns about how tough it is for


After outcry, YouTube star stops posting

After outcry, YouTube star stops posting NEW YORK YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from


Steelers’ line a tribute to Munchak’s approach

Mike Munchak doesn’t live in a bubble. If anything, he makes it a point to avoid it.


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Jackson-Milton school board, 8 a.m., organizational meeting, followed by 8:15 a.m.


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1254.700.20 Aqua America, .71


The top-selling fiction audiobooks on Audible.com for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top-selling fiction audiobooks on Audible.com for the most recent one-week sales period: v


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 5

YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 5 Today is Friday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2018. There are 360 days left in


Youngstown Mayor Brown scraps raises granted by his predecessor

Opinion: “There’s never a wrong time to make a right decision.” That was the explanation then Youngstown