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Tolls increase 6 percent on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The rate increases took effect today

Saints defeat Panthers in NFC wild-card playoff game

New Orleans moves on to square off against Minnesota

Mahoning Valley community leader, industrialist, philanthropist C. Gilbert James Jr. dies at 93

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. James will take place Friday at St. Patrick's Church

Many Atlanta residents not inclined to forgive and forget Trump's insult of city

The president plans to attend the National Championship Series college football game there Monday night.

After brouhaha, Bannon asserts loyalty to Trump, Don Jr.

The tiff results from comments included in a book released last week

After long deep freeze, East and Midwest get set for warming trend

In the Mahoning Valley, temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s by Thursday.

Tax foreclosures in Trumbull County hit record high in 2017

Many result in demolition of vacant blighted homes, thereby rejuvenating neighborhoods

National park in NE Ohio to break ground Monday for $6M visitor center

Two million people visited the park in 2016

'Jumanji' knocks 'Star Wars' out of first place at box office this weekend

The Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart adventure has raked in $244.4 million

Tanker, freighter collide, leaving 22 missing near China

A major oil spill also resulted from the accident

It's been a lottery-weekend bonanza with more than $1 billion won

Mega jackpots for both Powerball and Mega Millions were won Friday and Saturday nights

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital lab back open after weather-related diversion today

Key equipment was damaged by water that entered the lab after coils became damaged

Howland man injured after jumping from burning home today

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening


Gathering Place will meet at Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, at 11 a.m. Monday .


Canfield AARP 3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure

Senior menu

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

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Celebration for Al Adi Saturday Jan. 6 was a success

Adi’s next step in his journey to avoid deportment is meeting Jan. 15 with ICE.

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Penguins win to remain on top of Horizon

Morse leads YSU with 19 points

Unbeaten Jaguars stifle Penguins

ICe-cold shooting hurt YSU

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Motorcycle enthusiasts attend opening exhibit at Packard museum

Saturday’s single-digit temperatures limited turnout for the opening of the 18th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit in the National Packard Museum, but did nothing to chill the enthusiasm of the few who showed up.

Barrett credits teammate Price during appearance in Niles

J.T. Barrett didn’t think twice when asked about the contributions of Austintown Fitch graduate Billy Price.

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New Boardman police chief plans to build on work of predecessor

Boardman officials want the new chief to improve technology and expand community policing.

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MLK commemoration programs next week

There will be two MLK commemoration programs coming to Youngstown Jan. 14 and 15.

PUSKAS: Browns fans show creative venting

Chilly parade provided humor for frustrated fans

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Concert to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank today

About seven choirs will perform. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be accepted


BOYS BASKETBALL Moon Area 54, Canfield 51 CORAOPOLIS, PA. The Cardinals were outscored 18-4 in

METRO DIGEST || Cops calling for return of stolen dog

Village police are asking whoever has an outside dog removed from a pen on Woodland Drive to call Animal Charity or the Mahoning County dog warden to place the pet, or take the dog to the village police station, where it will be housed in an indoor kennel while police and humane agents investigate further.

SPORTS DIGEST || Curbstone to hear from YSU golf coach

Tony Joy, Youngstown State University men’s golf coach, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center.

Gresock’s hat trick helps Phantoms snap skid

Prosvetov stopped 29 Cedar Rapids shots

Globes producer reflects on past ceremonies

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES “Well, I don’t go back 75 years. Let’s make

Golden Globes attendees to try new look in wake of sex scandals

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK The Golden Globes have always been the less serious stop

Valley steel expert to give free presentation

Staff report BOARDMAN Mahoning Valley steel industry expert Bill Farragher will give a free

METRO DIGEST || Dialogue on Racism

Dialogue on Racism YOUNGSTOWN The Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue On Racism will host its

Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court WASHINGTON Lynn Tran and Richard

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Austintown mom recounts son's struggle in obituary

After Johnson died of an overdose at 27, his mother, Cheryl Puskas, left; sister, Courtney (Puskas) Worley; and father, Gus Johnson III, spoke out about Jordan’s struggle with addiction. His mother is holding his portrait and his obituary, in which she shared the story of his struggle in the hope it will help other families.

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Steelers able to block out distractions

The Steelers put together a 13-3 record, a fourth consecutive playoff appearance and a first-round postseason bye.

Browns fans perfectly miserable

Chanting through chattering teeth, Browns fans finally felt victorious.

A break in the Hoerig case?

Opinion: There are two Brazilian citizens in the Trumbull County jail facing possible federal criminal

Cincinnati offers model to schools in Y’town for ‘wraparound services’

Opinion: A few years ago, I got a call about 9 p.m. from one of Gov. John Kasich’s aides. He told me the Ohio

Area businessman a victim of US immigration system

Editorial: In one respect, it’s a story that warms the cockles of the heart – in the midst of arctic

Falcons lead all the way to oust Rams

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons showed the upstart Los Angeles Rams what playoff poise is all about.

LeBron leads Cavaliers in shootout over Magic

LeBron James had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to just miss a triple-double.

NDSU takes back FCS title

Easton Stick threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd and the Bison took back the Football Championship Subdivision title.


COURTS columbiana county new cases APEX Solids Control LLC v. Del-Sha Construction LLC, money.

Police agencies play vital role in maximizing care at Youngstown hospital

Opinion: Police agencies play vital role in maximizing care at Youngstown hospital In observance of

Trump: I’m ‘like, really smart,’ ‘very stable genius,’ ‘tremendous success’

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Mahoning County Commissioners, 9:30 a.m., reorganizational meeting followed by board


Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Jenna and Michael Frisk, North Jackson, girl, Jan. 5.

Trump says he’s open to talks with N. Korean leader

Associated Press THURMONT, Md. President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a

Canfield schools repaint restrooms with empowering messages

Canfield schools’ Parent Teacher Organization enlisted a group of volunteers and an artistically-inclined mother to give a couple middle school restrooms a new paint job.

President pledges 100% cooperation with Russia probe

Associated Press THURMONT, Md. President Donald Trump said Saturday that “everything I’ve done


BOWLING SFlbamron lanes Amron Wednesday Seniors — Gary Novotny 248-666, Neil Guerrieri 266-660,

For the Week of Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marlene Pettit et al to Whitestone Investments LLP, Irma Ave., Youngstown, $11,000. YNDC to Stacey

100 million people affected by East Coast’s deep freeze

Associated Press NEW YORK About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping

Smartened-up home

How to keep it safe from hackers Associated Press NEW YORK More people are getting voice-


MEN N.C. State 96, No. 2 Duke 85 RALEIGH, N.C. Omer Yurtseven had 16 points while Torin Dorn

Mariota sparks Titans’ rally to oust Chiefs

Kansas City blows 18-point lead in second half

AROUND THE NHL | Saturday’s games

Stars 5, Oilers 1 DALLAS Linemates Alexander Radulov, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin scored first-

Market Street Elementary observes KISS day

Market Street Elementary observes KISS day

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Campbell students appear on Kids Corner

Campbell students appear on Kids Corner

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MCJFS celebrates giving

MCJFS celebrates giving

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Bristol Library offers children’s programs

Bristol Library offers children’s programs BRISTOLVILLE Children’s programming will resume in

2 award-winning 2017 efforts

Opinion: One person started a program in 2017 that had been stopped and dismissed a few years ago despite

CFP coaches share defensive pedigree

Georgia coach Kirby Smart spent eight years as defensive coordinator for Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives today Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MONDAY

The Golden Globes will announce its winners in film and television at a televised ceremony tonight.

The Golden Globes will announce its winners in film and television at a televised ceremony tonight.

Dobbins Elementary students donate

Dobbins Elementary students donate

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Warriors 121, Clippers 105 LOS ANGELES Steph Curry scored a season-high 45 points without

Students share fairy tales

Students share fairy tales

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