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'I am not a racist,' President Trump declares tonight

Controversy also continues over allegations the president used a vulgar term in a meeting last week

Vikings stun Saints on final play

Minnesota will meet Philadelphia in next week's NFC title game.

Jaguars edge Steelers 45-42, advance to AFC title game

Steeler Ben Roethlisberger threw for 469 yards and set a franchise record with five touchdown passes

'Jumanji' holds onto first place at box office; 'Post' comes in second

Some involved with "The Post" hope the strong showing at the box office will help its Oscar chances

Rioting youths at Ohio detention facility cause $200,000 in damage

The rioters broke glass and spilled cleaning fluids on floors, officials said

Why 200 suits against drug makers are consolidated in Ohio

A panel cites three reasons for grouping the lawsuits in a Cleveland courtroom

What's closed Monday for MLK Day in Valley?

Mahoning County's bus system and most trash-collection companies will operate on a regular schedule tomorrow and this week.

Trucks take spotlight at 2018 Detroit auto show

The Chevrolet Cruze faces new competition from new small cars from Kia, Hyundai and Volkswagen

Pittsburgh man arrested in shooting death of Farrell man

Police believe a drug robbery triggered the shooting

Trump: Immigration program DACA 'is probably dead'

The Democrats don't seem to want it, the president said today

Senior menu

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

MASONIC groups

THURSDAY Ladies Oriental Shrine will meet for its monthly luncheon and discussions at 11:30 a.m.


Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday,


AARP 4611 East, Youngstown, will meet for an executive board meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at


monday Garden Gate Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss program planning for 2018. Hostess

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DoubleTree hotel to open in March

The DoubleTree by Hilton will be the first hotel in downtown Youngstown since the Voyager Motor Inn closed in 1974

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Makerspace class spurs imagination for old-fashioned fun

Materials used to spur the imaginations of children were found around the house and the library

Valley wrestlers are Top Guns at Alliance

Don’t try to show up Mahoning Valley wrestlers, especially those ranked No. 1 in the state.

Victims’ family recall city’s worst mass murder

Carol Crawford, daughter, grandchildren, victims in worst mass murder in city’s history on Jan. 23, 2008

Canfield finishes strong against Howland

The combination of Grace Mangapora, Serena Sammarone and Jill Baker led the Cardinals.

Malkin powers Pens past Red Wings

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists in a 4-1 win.

Allegiant departs Valley, boosts Pittsburgh flights

Editorial: It wasn’t enough for Alle– giant Air to injure the Mahoning Valley by discontinuing its low-fare

Brady, Patriots cruise past Titans in AFC

Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards.

Weight of winter storm ice and snow collapsed the Creekside Golf Dome in Girard

The storm also forced the temporary closure of the southbound exit ramp to U.S. Route 224 from I-80


Bruins 4, Canadiens 3 MONTREAL Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the

Buzzer-beater spills Penguins in Milwaukee

Cash scores game-high 28 in 62-61 loss


MILESTONES education Ph.D. from Duquesne Matthew N. Srnec received his Ph.D. in chemistry from

Warren house fire

Warren house fire WARREN Fire crews in Warren Township worked to put out a house fire on


amron lanes H.D. Davis CPA Mixed Doubles — Justin Cowan 237-662, Len Black 233-617, Dave Ifft


Akron 80, Bowling Green 78 AKRON Freshman Virshon Cotton drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds

Cole fire: Astros heat up hot stove with deal for Pirates ace

The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff. They’re hoping Gerrit Cole can make it three.

Missile alert put Hawaii in panic

Associated Press HONOLULU A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii

Djokovic looks to add to his collection of Aussie Open titles

Associated Press MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the tour with a

Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown to host Winter Seminar

YOUNGSTOWN Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown will host its 13th annual Winter Seminar from 9 a.m. to

Presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy, leaders say

Associated Press ATLANTA The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency


BOYS BASKETBALL Cardinal Mooney 48, Valley Christian 47, OT YOUNGSTOWN The game was tied at


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

ON THE LINKS | Saturday’s pro golf results

SONY OPEN HONOLULU A false missile alert didn’t bother Tom Hoge, and he was just as steady on

Legion auxiliary delivers stockings

Legion auxiliary delivers stockings

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Youngstown Chapter of Links hosts luncheon

Youngstown Chapter of Links hosts luncheon

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Salem Historical Society offers new items in gift shop

Salem Historical Society offers new items in gift shop

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Junior Fair board attends convention

Junior Fair board attends convention

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Boardman Lanes raises funds for Angels for Animals

Boardman Lanes raises funds for Angels for Animals

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Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US DAKAR, Senegal An Islamic State

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot two-under in the third

Facebook: Rethink your role in our lives

Opinion: Vindicator editor weighs in on FB changes


Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018. There are 351 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Difficult search goes on in California mudslides

Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. Crews dug away at masses of mud, boulders and debris with

Downtown businessman should get Trump pardon

Opinion: Downtown businessman should get Trump pardon I read the story in The Vindicator about Mr. Al Adi,

Blood Drives

Blood Drives MONDAY Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, 1:30 to 7

Mavunga returns home to power OSU over Indiana

It was quite the homecoming for Ohio State senior forward Stephanie Mavunga.

Why did these killings have to happen?

One cellphone. Six people. It doesn’t add up, yet that was the equation that police and

Medicaid work mandate to create uncertainty in states around US

Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held


SATURDAY’S OTHER WOMEN’S GAMES No. 1 UConn 95, Houston 35 HOUSTON Azura Stevens had 19 points

Keith Jackson, 89 Whoa, Nelly: Voice of college football dies

Associated Press Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like “Whoa, Nelly!” made him the down-home

Columbus police shoot, kill suspect

Associated Press COLUMBUS Police officials are sorting out the details in the fatal shooting of

Trump’s nuke strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

Associated Press WASHINGTON With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop

Youngstown Chapter of The Links Inc. hosts luncheon

WARREN The Youngstown Chapter of The Links Inc. hosted its 16th annual gift gathering luncheon in

Steelers wary of surging Jags

At the time the score looked like a misprint. Jacksonville 30. Pittsburgh 9 .

SPORTS digest

YSU’s Bertolini to speak to Curbstone BEAVER TOWNSHIP Youngstown State University Baseball

Another one bites the dust

Opinion: Let’s begin with some gallows humor: Dedicated reader: Vittori [sic] so stupid why put the cash in


NBA ROUNDUP Saturday’s games Warriors 127, Raptors 125 TORONTO Stephen Curry returned from a

Philadephia feasts on Falcons in NFC

Nick Foles directed brilliant marches of 74 and 80 yards in the second half.

Paul Newberry: One city leads America in sports misery

What’s the worst sports city in America?