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Fitch students showcase their creative work

Fitch students showcase their creative work


Warren woman gets Make-A-Wish trip to Australia

Warren woman gets Make-A-Wish trip to Australia


UPDATE | NAACP, ACLU protest Trump remark about Africa

NAACP, ACLU protest Trump remark about Africa


Veterans journalist weighs in on entertainers in politics

Veterans journalist weighs in on entertainers in politics


Warren-Trumbull County public libraries opening later Saturday

Warren-Trumbull County public libraries opening later Saturday


Local NAACP branch gives Mohip mostly favorable grades

Local NAACP branch gives Mohip mostly favorable grades


Ohio school board member to resign over offensive jerseys

Ohio school board member to resign over jerseys deemed offensive


Local schools have early dismissals Friday

Local schools have early dismissals Friday


Trump: Why allow people from 'sh**hole countries' in US?

Trump asks lawmakers why people from 'sh**hole countries' come here


YSU's Jim Tressel won't seek US Senate seat

YSU's Jim Tressel won't seek US Senate seat


State patrol probes fatal traffic crash in Jackson Township

Fatal traffic crash probed in Jackson Township


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 23

A Mahoning County Grand Jury Thursday indicted 23 people, including Zion Gilmore, 18, on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, and aggravated possession of drugs.


Youngstown gets OEPA loan to upgrade treatment plant

Youngstown gets OEPA loan to upgrade treatment plant


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STORM WATCH | Winter storm to bring a mess of snow, ice to the Ohio Valley

Winter storm named Hunter to bring a mess of snow, ice to the Ohio Valley


Zach McAllister, Indians agree to $2.45M, 1-year contract

Zach McAllister, Indians agree to $2.45M, 1-year contract


Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs


Lakewood man accused of two heroin overdoses arrested Tuesday

Carmen Colagiovanni facing charges of inducing panic, possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and possessing drug a abuse instrument


Youngstown man convicted on all counts for raping a young family member

Youngstown man convicted on all counts for raping a young family member over the course of five years


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A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning Co. jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Man hospitalized after Wednesday night Warren shooting

Man hospitalized after Wednesday night Warren shooting


Austintown cops charge woman with soliciting sex and possessing criminal tools

Austintown police have made another arrest in ongoing sex crime sting operations


Boardman police arrest convicted felon illegally in possession of a gun

Boardman police arrested a convicted felon who they said was illegally in possession of a firearm


Ohio GOP wants Tressel to make Senate bid

Ohio Republicans are attempting to recruit Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel to run for the U.S. Senate


Woman nabbed by Austintown cops "aimed to please," report says

North Jackson woman nabbed by Austintown police late Wednesday is accused of soliciting sex online

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Reorganization meeting set for Friday in North Jackson

Jackson Township trustees reorganize 10 a.m. Friday


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Boardman's Anthony LaMarca goes for Grammy with The War on Drugs

The six-piece act led by Adam Granduciel of Philadelphia includes Anthony LaMarca of Boardman on guitar and other instruments.


Closing arguments in Youngstown man's rape trial

Closing arguments in Youngstown man accused of raping a young family member


Local governments won’t say what they’re offering Amazon

Turned down requests from The Associated Press to detail their promises


Republican Renacci quits governor race to run for Senate

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has quit the gubernatorial race to run for the Senate


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YNDC to host work day


Society to host seminar about new tax cuts

Society to host seminar about new tax cuts CANFIELD The Mahoning Valley Accounting Society will


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Nationwide shortage of IV products impacts several Valley hospitals

Local hospitals are reporting a shortage of intravenous, IV, products that are made in Puerto Rico.


Canfield wins decisively over Boardman

A one-sided wrestling victory was in the Cards.


Grizzlies hand YSU first Horizon League loss

The Penguins had their three-game winning streak snapped with their first loss in 2018.


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Mohip pleads for more progress, stands by dire outlook remarks

Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip said he stands by comments made about a possible grim future for the district.

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Austintown man targeted by feds for ‘revenge porn’ site

Aniello Infante must stop posting intimate pictures and videos without consent and pay $15,000, agreement says.


Struthers rebounds in Boardman

Coming off losses to Poland and Canfield, the Struthers High School girls basketball team was happy for a win.


Judge Vettori anticipated need to resign from Sebring Court

Area court judges will assume Sebring duties; public should not suffer inconviences


SPORTS DIGEST || Allen, Indians agree to 1-year deal contract

Closer Cody Allen and the Cleveland Indians have reached agreement on a $10,575,000, one-year contract.


FBI visits properties belonging to Braking Point owner

The Cleveland office of the FBI said there was activity in Leetonia and Girard on Wednesday as part of its investigation of Braking Point Recovery Center.


PREPS AT A GLANCE

PREPS AT A GLANCE BOYS BASKETBALL Maplewood 86, Windham 80 CORTLAND Maplewood’s Thomas Rink


Lawsuit claims Covelli’s Paneras failed to pay overtime

Company disputes lawsuit, claims employees were salaried and exempt from overtime pay


Trumbull commissioners approve pay increases for about 515 workers

JFS employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 48 will earn an additional 40 cents per hour in each of the next three years with the first year being retroactive to Aug. 1, 2017.


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Top Hat theater presents Driving Miss Daisy

There are a few reasons why “Driving Miss Daisy” is a good fit for Top Hat Productions.


A comedy comeback at the Cellar

There hasn’t been much to laugh about in the area in the past six months, but that will change next


Rep. Bill Johnson unsuccessfully sought to become House Budget Committee chairman

He’ll seek his fifth term in the House this year rather than run for the Senate.


Cordray announces Sutton as his running mate

The ticket still faces several challengers in the Democratic gubernatorial primary


Dozens attend forum to devise plan to tackle problem of racism

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Racism and Mahoning County’s high infant-mortality


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Ohio State Highway Patrol honors local troopers for saving boy from choking

Troopers with OSHP’s Canfield post likely saved an 11-year-old’s life


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Texas administrator training to be Canfield city manager

Wade Calhoun, left, from Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, is Canfield’s new city manager, replacing Joe Warino, who is training him. Warino is retiring after serving nine years as city manager and has worked in local government since the 1970s. Calhoun is a Mahoning Valley native.

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Port authority gets update on Warren energy business incubator

Port authority gets update on Warren energy business incubator


ODDLY ENOugh

ODDLY ENOugh Man alleges bobcat attack; condo owner says it was house cat TAMPA, Fla. A


Witch hazel shrubs do bloom in winter

By Merabeth Steffen OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer When I visited a local garden center last


Get an early start

Get an early start A low tunnel can help you get early production this spring, warming the soil


King HOLIday

King HOLIday What’s open/closed A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local


What the heck are these bugs?

Q. I’m having all kinds of problems with insects in my building. Can you identify these and tell me


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Romeo & Juliet,” presented by Crown Theater Productions, at Main Street


Should I use landscape fabric?

Should I use landscape fabric? Putting down fabric, then covering with gravel or mulch seems like


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Coitsville Township trustees, 5 p.m., reorganization meeting, town hall, 3711


Men arrested in drug raids arraigned in municipal court

Both arrested at separate homes


THURSDAY

THURSDAY Lectures Cokie Roberts, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;


OCVN Training

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


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK The Commuter (PG-13) A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during


Kuzman’s Polka Pals to play at reunion party

Staff report LIBERTY A polka party reunion, with music by the former Kuzman’s Polka Pals, will


Trump: Interview with Mueller ‘seems unlikely’

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it “seems unlikely” that


ANTI-RACISM FORUM

ANTI-RACISM FORUM Several dozen people attended Wednesday’s Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue


Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides

Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday


Some tips for the window-watching naturalist in us all NATURE IN WINTER

By Sheila Cubick Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Winter is the season many people snuggle


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 11

Today is Thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2018. There are 354 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations NEW YORK After allegations of sexual


Steelers’ Bell all good for playoffs

Le’Veon Bell insists he’s ‘100’ as the kids say heading into Sunday’s divisional round game against Jacksonville.


Ohio imposes strict rule on workers’ back surgery, opioids

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try


AROUND THE NBA | Wednesday’s games

Heat 114, Pacers 106 INDIANAPOLIS Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington made the


CD RATES

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


Status check

Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states Associated Press LOS ANGELES Seven


Births

Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Jennifer Kiser and Arthur Reed, Rome, girl, Jan. 9.


Merit-based college admissions are well intentioned, but unfair

Opinion: WASHINGTON During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was


Gruden tasked with getting best out of Carr

Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. Jon Gruden has never had a promising, young quarterback like


Ivanka Trump is not credible

Opinion: WASHINGTON The unceasing debate over Ivanka Trump is whether she is a clueless enabler or a savvy


WEDNESDAY’S NHL GAMES

Wild 2, Blackhawks 1 CHICAGO Ryan Suter gave Minnesota the lead on a 4-on-4 early in the third


Ohio board favors extending flexibility in graduation rules

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio’s school board is recommending that lawmakers give students


Pennsylvania issues disaster declaration over opioid crisis

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania’s governor declared the state’s opioid addiction


YSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Tonight’s game at a glance

Who: YSU (6-9, 2-2 Horizon League) at Green Bay (12-2, 2-1). Tipoff: 8 p.m. Where: Kress Center,


Jackson-Milton students aid community

Jackson-Milton students aid community

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West Branch Middle School students compete in district-wide Hoop Shoot

West Branch Middle School students compete in district-wide Hoop Shoot

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Ursuline Preschool class learns true meaning of Christmas

Ursuline Preschool class learns true meaning of Christmas

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Judge Vettori’s removal is small comfort to residents

Editorial: Just days into the new year and the Mahoning Valley is once again confronted by the insidious nature


Packers execs join Browns front office

The Cleveland Browns’ roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up.


Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa.

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Fri: The Bees Trees, 8 p.m. Barrel Run


“Truth and Lies: THE TONYA HARDING STORY” (9 P.M., ABC): This two-hour special features

“Truth and Lies: THE TONYA HARDING STORY” (9 P.M., ABC): This two-hour special features an emotional


METRO DIGEST || MetroParks seeks public comment

MetroParks seeks public comment YOUNGSTOWN Mill Creek MetroParks is soliciting public comment


holography

holography Exhibition coming to the Butler. C8


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