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John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

Saturday classes canceled at YSU

YSU classes canceled Saturday

$1M Canfield house fire ruled accidental

$1M Canfield house fire ruled accidental

CEO moves company to Warren incubator

CEO moves company to Warren incubator

Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained

Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained

Pittsburgh man charged with Farrell homicide

Pittsburgh man charged with Farrell homicide

New West Side library to open in February

New West Side library to open in February

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

N.Y. man sentenced to 20 years for killing wife with ax

N.Y. man sentenced to 20 years to life for killing wife with ax

OH WOW! children's center closed, today reopens Saturday

OH WOW! children's center closed today, reopens Saturday

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Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

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Vindicator love story contest - Love at first drip

It’s time for area romantics to pull out their laptops and iPads to compete for a chance to win one of three prizes

Camera footage determines Canfield house fire accidental

Camera footage determines Canfield house fire accidental

Lepore-Hagan seeks third two-year term in the 58th Ohio House District

Lepore-Hagan, a Democrat, filed nominating petitions today for a third two-year term in the 58th Ohio House District

Whaley quits the Democratic primary for governor

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced today she was quitting the Democratic primary for governor

Ex-teacher gets probation for secretly filming two women while they undressed

Former high school teacher and track coach received five years’ probation for secretly filming two women

Man arrested for domestic violence after woman chases him with knife

Woman chases man with large knife in domestic violence case

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Officers find big weed bags in stolen car

Officer tipped about a stolen car found four large bags of marijuana

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Youngstown officer stops man who had heroin in car

Canfield man admitted to police he had about $100 worth of heroin in his car


CLASSES South High School Class of 1953 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant in

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

A cybersecurity firm says that the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate.

Library to host genealogy presentation

Library to host genealogy presentation SALEM Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., will host a

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Campbell residents meet again to discuss water woes

Future of Campbell’s water plant under discussion at Town Hall

Mohip’s third and final NAACP review

The NAACP Youngstown Branch doled out four As, one B, four Cs, one D and two Fs for Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip

Energy company says it can save city millions

Energy Management Services LLC says it could potentially save the city $2.5 million

Liam Neeson rides again in ‘The Commuter’

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller “The Commuter”

Model recreates ’92 Pepsi ad for Super Bowl

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super

Carmen lives in rewrite of opera

By FRANCESCO FEDELI Associated Press FLORENCE, Italy Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live

Spielberg, Streep and Hanks team up in film that doesn’t disappoint ‘The Post’ delivers

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer “The Post” is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven

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Ryan to attend immigration meeting with Adi

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, plans to attend the meeting a local, beloved businessman has with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday

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Fitch students showcase creative work in and out of classroom

Austintown Fitch High School celebrated students involved in clubs and programs Thursday evening with its 4th Annual Creative Arts Night.

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Freezing rain, snow expected to pummel region

The Valley is expected to get about 4 to 8 inches of snow, possibly more

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Tressel isn’t interested in running for Senate

Renacci quits governor’s race to seek U.S. Senate seat

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Veteran journalist weighs in on Trump, Oprah as president

Cokie Roberts said the Me Too movement could result in more women running for political office

The Poland library celebrates “The Nutcracker”

By ZACK SHIVELY The Poland library kicked off their series of holiday

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Dobbins families give back to those in need

Dobbins Elementary School’s PTO organized a Giving Tree Project at the school from Dec. 4-15 to help less fortunate students throughout Mahoning County.

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Boardman Community Briefs

Kuzman’s Polka Pals reunion opens program season for historical society A polka party reunion,

Mooney takes over Barnes and Noble for ACHMV

By ZACK SHIVELY Cardinal Mooney staff and students volunteered their time

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CHS choirs present ‘100 Years of Broadway’

By ABBY SLANKER The Canfield Choral Boosters will host its annual winter

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Elementary students learn Spanish after school

By ZACK SHIVELY Students at Market Street Elementary School met after

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Nutcracker party comes to the Boardman library

The Boardman library celebrated the classic story of the Nutcracker in their large meeting room on Dec. 27.

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CVMS crowns Rehman spelling bee champion

Sixth-grade student Saif Rehman was crowned the 2017 grand champion of the annual Canfield Village Middle School Spelling Bee on Dec. 21.

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Boardman Community Baseball expands Little League territory

Boardman Community Baseball, under Little League International regulations, has expanded its

Boosters host Cardinal Classic Basketball Tournament

By ABBY SLANKER The fourth annual Canfield Cardinal Classic Boys Basketball

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Mooney volunteers take over Barnes and Noble for ACHMV

By ZACK SHIVELY Cardinal Mooney staff and students volunteered their time

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Poland Sports Briefs

Historical Society to meet The Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the

The Austintown library offers doggone helpful reading program

By ZACK SHIVELY The Austintown library gave children a chance to read to a

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Speaker takes audience around the world

By ZACK SHIVELY The Austintown library had a speaker give a talk titled

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Melanie Diorio | Justin Davidson

LOUISBURG, N.C. Melanie Diorio and Justin Davidson were married Aug. 5 during a ceremony that took

YSU student-athletes excel in classroom

Youngstown State student-athletes posted a cumulative grade-point average of all student-athletes of 3.11


NFL to ‘look into’ Jon Gruden hiring ALAMEDA, CALIF. The NFL says it will investigate whether

Lepore-Hagan to file

Lepore-Hagan to file YOUNGSTOWN State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, a Democrat, will file

Lull enough to doom YSU against No. 25 Green Bay

A seven-minute lull to start the second half led a 65-56 loss at No. 25 Green Bay


TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Miguel


Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2018. There are 353 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Former Mahoning County Court Judge Fred H. Bailey Sr. has died

He served as a judge for 26 years resigning shortly before pleading guilty to a felony

Harding rides defense to beat Mooney, get back at .500

Coach Andy Vlajkovich knows full well what the Raiders need to do in order to win games

NBA Raptors romp as James, Cavs struggle

Points margin is biggest in loss to date Associated PRess TORONTO LeBron James isn’t enjoying

Eight of 10 “johns’ charged in prostitution sting appear for hearing

Eight of 10 “johns’ charged in prostitution sting appear for hearing

Analysis: Cold snap was freak of nature

Associated Press WASHINGTON Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American

Roethlisberger believes he ‘still has it’ for Jaguars

he words that threatened to define Ben Roethlisberger’s season were uttered almost as an afterthought

Community remembers John Grace, Cene Park’s longtime scorekeeper

For the past 40 years, the local Class B baseball league was John Grace’s life

oddly enough

oddly enough A lofty proposal: ‘Marry Me’ etched in snow, seen from above NEVIS, Minn. An

Walmart to close 63 Sam’s Clubs

Workers to receive pay increase, bonuses Associated Press NEW YORK Walmart confirmed Thursday

Canfield Sports Briefs

Canfield swim and dive teams compete The boys and girls swim and dive teams competed at the YSU

Jan. 3

Jan. 3 Breaking and entering: Someone in the 700 block of North Meridian Road entered a vehicle

Class of 2018 hosts annual craft show

By ABBY SLANKER The Canfield High School class of 2018 hosted the school’s

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Dec. 22

Dec. 22 Theft: Charmain N.T. Green, 23, of Kensington Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with theft

Canfield Community Briefs

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist training to be offered The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist

washington Trump digs himself another ‘hole’ in immigration debate

Associated Press WASHINGTON In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned

Theresa Culp, Richard Horvath plan wedding

GIRARD The parents of Theresa Elisabeth Culp of Girard and Richard Keith Horvath Jr. of Hubbard

President accuses FBI agent of treason

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has accused an FBI agent who was removed from


NEWSMAKERS Ricky Martin marries artist Jwan Yosef NEW YORK Ricky Martin is a married man.

Ice skating rink open at Boardman Park

Boardman Township Park has announced that an outdoor ice skating rink has been opened for free

Two women nabbed in Austintown prostitution stings

Shannon Smith of North Jackson and Sloane Matthews of Warren were arrested this week by Austintown police. The two are accused of soliciting sex.

Allie Fernback, Grant Stoner to wed in February

Dan and Gina Fernback of Boardman and Greg and Kathy Stoner of Newton Falls are announcing the

Austintown Community Briefs

Girls basketball boosters to host fundraiser The Austintown Fitch girls basketball boosters will

Pope letter details concern over bishop

Pope letter details concern over bishop SANTIAGO, Chile The Vatican was so concerned about the


NOTICES BASEBALL Local 47-plus team — is looking for players for the upcoming 2018 season. Call

IRS rolls out new tax withholding tables

Associated Press WASHINGTON Taking the first concrete step toward the Republican tax plan’s

Youngstown man guilty of 19 child rape charges

Kenneth Thomas faces life in prison

Rescuers ‘searching for a miracle’

Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal

Lawmakers approve surveillance law

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law

Poland Sports Briefs

Girls basketball victorious against Hubbard The girls basketball team won against Hubbard with a

Loan for sewer project

Loan for sewer project YOUNGSTOWN The city will rehabilitate and improve secondary sewage

mahoning county | Indictments

A county grand jury Thursday handed up indictments against these people on these charges: Treveonn


boys basketball summaries WARREN HARDING 50, CARDINAL MOONEY 36 CARDINAL MOONEY (1-7) — Pete

NYC panel: Keep statues but add markers

Associated Press NEW YORK A commission created to figure out what to do with controversial

Digital currencies decline as S. Korea considers trading ban

Associated Press Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for

We can destroy sexism

Opinion: By Razan Azzarkani OtherWords This month’s Golden Globes were the first awards ceremony held

States allowed to require recipients to work

Associated Press WASHINGTON Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump


Applications for Create classes YOUNGSTOWN Applications for Youngstown Business Incubator’s

The top paid iPhone apps on the App Store (for the most recent one-week sales period):

The top paid iPhone apps on the App Store (for the most recent one-week sales period): v

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Newton Falls school board, 9 a.m., special meeting, central office, 9091/2 Milton

Surplus food/clothing

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

Logan Skolnick, Jacob Mitchell plan nuptials

AUSTINTOWN David and Elise Skolnick of Austintown are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

SPORTS digest

Warren Sports HOF meeting set for Feb. 13 WARREN The Warren Sports Hall of Fame plans to host

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Ford Nature guests make bird feeders and hike

Participants visited the Ford Nature Center on Dec. 28 for the “Joy to the Birds“ program, where they made small bird feeders and took a small hike.

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Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League installs officers

Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League installs officers

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THURsday’s OTHER NBA GAME Celtics 114, 76ers 103 LONDON Kyrie Irving had 20 points, seven

South Range overcomes slow start against Ursuline

The Raiders had their wake-up call

Warren woman gets Make-A-Wish trip to Australia

Auprelee Currie and her family were amazed by the Australian Sea Life Aquarian

YSU Men’s Basketball

YSU Men’s Basketball Tonight’s game at a glance Who: YSU (5-12, 3-1 Horizon League) vs. Detroit

Ford tells owners not to drive some Rangers

Associated Press DETROIT Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to


OHIO STATE Dre’mont Jones among 3 to stay COLUMBUS Redshirt-junior defensive tackle Dre’mont

Bates-Diop powers Ohio State rout of Maryland

Ohio State looked as if it might have an emotional hangover


MEN No. 5 Wichita State 95, East Carolina 60 GREENVILLE, N.C. Rauno Nurger scored 14 points


Births St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Amanda Hargrave and William Glancy, Girard, girl, Jan.

Major moves made by candidates in the races for governor, Senate

Opinion: As we get closer to the Feb. 7 filing deadline, we’re seeing a lot of changes in the gubernatorial

Budget shrinks, upgrades sprout at Mill Creek park

Editorial: Leaders of public agencies and keepers of the public purse throughout the Mahoning Valley need look