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After mistake, Mahoning elections board makes changes

At the insistence of the Ohio secretary of state, the Mahoning County Board of Elections adopted a policy that addresses how it handles elections.


Youngstown council committee to discuss plowing problems Thursday

City council’s safety committee will meet Thursday to discuss ways to improve snow removal after council members received numerous complaints from residents last week about how the city handled plowing.


Police searching for missing woman

Police are searching for a missing 30-year-old Danville, W.Va., woman.


Wild dogs roaming Newton Township; people, animals attacked

Beware: Wild dogs roaming Newton Township, people, animals attacked


Thousands expected for expanded 14th Salem Super Cruise in June

Even though it’s mid-winter with a dusting of snow coating the ground, members of a longtime car club are thinking about and planning in a big way for summer.


Pick for interim San Fran mayor upsets black activists

Pick for interim San Fran mayor upsets black activists


Big Apple Circus clown resigns over sexual misconduct

Big Apple Circus clown resigns over sexual misconduct


Captive Calif. kids providing information to investigators

Captive Calif. kids providing information to investigators


Trump open to letting Dreamers "morph into" citizens

Trump open to letting Dreamers "morph into" citizens


Trump: Would 'love to' face Mueller questions – under oath

Trump: Would 'love to' face Mueller questions – under oath


Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to baseball Hall

Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to baseball Hall


2 fed agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash

2 fed agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash


Candlelight vigil underway for Al Adi

Candlelight vigil underway for Al Adi


Liberty trustees to discuss JEDD with Girard on Friday

Liberty trustees to discuss JEDD with Girard on Friday


Mahoning Co. elections board adopts ballot-counting policy

Mahoning Co. elections board adopts ballot-counting policy


Judge Rusu announces new Mill Creek MetroParks board members

Judge Rusu announces appointments to Mill Creek MetroParks board


Woman dies of hypothermia, outside of Ohio nursing home 8 hours

Woman dies of hypothermia, outside of Ohio nursing home 8 hours


Tickets to Mayor Jamael Tito Brown's inaugural ball sold out

Tickets to Mayor Jamael Tito Brown's inaugural ball sold out


UPDATE | Williams pleads guilty to Austintown teen's 2014 killing

Williams pleads guilty to Austintown teen's 2014 killing


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

Scientists successfully clone monkeys


Ohio lawmakers want Camp Ravenna for East Coast Missile Defense System

Ohio lawmakers want Camp Ravenna for a future East Coast Missile Defense System


Cardinal Mooney hosts 26th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

Cardinal Mooney hosts 26th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner


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We're looking for best love story writers

We're looking for the Valley's best romance writers.


Calif. sues Trump administration over fracking rule

Calif. sues Trump administration over fracking rule


Freelance writers win new $100K journalism prize

Freelance writers win new $100K journalism prize


Senators starting over in search for immigration deal

Senators starting over in search for immigration deal


Grandpa who fractured grandson's elbow gets 9 years

Grandpa who fractured grandson's elbow gets 9 years


Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities

Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities


Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last


Teacher job fair underway in Canfield

Teacher job fair underway in Canfield


Ratings agency downgrades FirstEnergy; cites default risk

Ratings agency downgrades FirstEnergy; cites default risk


Billboards, ballot focus of Ohio anti-union efforts

Billboards, ballot focus of Ohio anti-union efforts


Local lawmakers ask governor to assist Al Adi

Local lawmakers ask governor to assist Al Adi


Toys R Us closing 4 stores in Ohio

Toys R Us closing 4 stores in Ohio


Nassar sentenced to 175 years for molesting Olympic gymnasts and young women

Nassar sentenced up to 175 years for molesting Olympic gymnasts and young women


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Boardman police investigate burglary

Boardman police investigate burglary


St. Christine School will resume classes Thursday

St. Christine School will resume classes Thursday


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


'Hey cop, I see you chasing me, so what!'

'Hey cop, I see you chasing me, so what!'


Brown in D.C. for mayors’ conference

Brown in D.C. for mayors’ conference


Guilty plea and prison in a rape that once was a cold case

Guilty plea and prison in a rape that once was a cold case


Warren police investigate parent threat at Lincoln K-8 school

Warren police investigate parent threat at Lincoln K-8 school


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Report says man driving drunk had loaded handgun

Report says man driving drunk had loaded handgun


Hearing set in election-fraud lawsuit

Hearing set in election-fraud lawsuit


Mahoning Co. uses SteelFusion to better serve community

San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology announced today that Mahoning County’s IT department is using Riverbed SteelFusion as the foundation for a digital transformation.


South Range ignites for final-quarter rally

The final-quarter rally sent the Raiders to win at Valley Christian.


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Butler keeps 'best museum' ranking in perspective

The museum started last week at No. 37 in the rankings.


Tamarkin leads Howland past East

Tigers sweep season series


Campbell administrators want to tackle $90,000 in delinquent water bills

The $90,000 in late water fees is troubling Campbell officials.


Rockets soar in comeback

Lowellville overcomes 20-point deficit for win


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Sebring ex-water operator placing blame on EPA

Attorneys for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and former Sebring Water Department operator James Bates faced off here Tuesday in what you might call a blame game over the 2016 Sebring water crisis.


Y'town BOE member questions need for levy

District spending looks to be more than forecast, the district treasurer said.


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

FOOTBALL Campbell hires Jennings Butch Jennings, the head coach at Valley Christian for the 2016


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Boardman Spartan Marching Band surprises woman on 100th birthday

Asked what she wanted for her 100th birthday, Margaret LoCicero responded with her signature humor. “A marching band,” she would tell people.

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Unsung leaders power Eagles

Team-first concept has Philadelphia soaring


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Academy Awards nominations Oscars take ‘Shape’

By JAKE COYLE AP film writer NEW YORK Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape


Get to know new Facebook feature

One skill most of us will say we don’t have, or that we struggle with, is the ability to talk about


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Contest honors local artist who died in 2015

The parents of a 23-year-old Boardman man who died while creating art in 2015 now fund an art contest and classes to help others in his honor.


Bowling organization changes in Youngstown

Bowling organization changes in Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN The Greater Youngstown USBC Bowling


YSU | News & notes

WOMEN’S SOCCER Shrum adds Greens to staff Josh Green and Mandy Green have joined the Youngstown


8-day crime spree leads to 13-year prison term

His mother, his attorney and even a judge all seemed to agree that 20-year-old Evon Cruz was a good kid – until the drugs took control of his life.


Florida woman kicked Liberty officer, spat at two of them

An Orlando, Fla., woman faces multiple charges after she kicked one police officer and spat at others who responded to a call about a car accident in the township Monday night, police said.


Youngstown death penalty case before Supreme Court

Justices will hear oral arguments Wednesday in Willie Wilks’ appeal of his death penalty case


Man gets 18 months for chase, escape

Judge lives up to plea agreement


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Officials: Mahoning County's pothole-palooza likely to get worse

Numerous potholes filled with water dotted West Federal Street in Youngstown Tuesday near the DeYor Performing Arts Center.


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Cavalier Distributing: Delivering Fine Craft Beer to the Mahoning Valley

Cavalier Distributing has been offering great craft beer to the Valley from the finest breweries across the U.S. — and throughout the worldsince 1992. The company offers craft beers from some of the finest breweries across the U.S. — and throughout the world.

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Mardi Crawl planned for downtown Kent

Mardi Crawl planned for downtown Kent


Jazz & Dessert event set for Saturday

Jazz & Dessert event set for Saturday

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Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Delivering Fine Craft Beer to the Mahoning Valley

By Jim Cyphert The word cavalier brings to mind a wide range of thoughts in the Mahoning Valley.


Two arrested for child endangering in separate incidents

One happened downtown, one on West Side


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Matthew and Samantha Holmes, Youngstown, boy, Jan. 22.


Trump’s move to tax some imports creates its own risks for US

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells


NFC Championship on Fox takes top 3 spots

NFC Championship on Fox takes top 3 spots NEW YORK Here are the prime-time viewership numbers


Official: Man arrested in slaying of girl, 7

Associated Press LAHORE, PAKISTAN A man suspected in the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl


Kerber routs Keys to reach semifinals

She’s the only Grand Slam winner still in the Australian open


Lawyers: Juries should impose death sentences

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio’s capital-punishment law is unconstitutional because judges, not


boardman Officials to apply for $9K grant

Staff report BOARDMAN Trustees authorized the zoning and development department to apply for a


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 24

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


‘He knew what he was doing,’ school shooting witness says

Associated Press BENTON, KY. A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others


Undersea earthquake sends Alaskans fleeing

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, ALASKA A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for


As Cosby hits the town, legal experts see a strategy

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of


Special counsel questions Sessions; is Trump due soon?

Associated Press WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the


With the release of the nominees for the 2018 Oscar awards, let’s take a look at last

With the release of the nominees for the 2018 Oscar awards, let’s take a look at last year’s winners


METRO DIGEST || Inaugural ball

Inaugural ball YOUNGSTOWN Mayor Jamael Tito Brown is having an inaugural ball Saturday at


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Kmart WARN notice HOWLAND In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice, Kmart


Hubbard man charged after threatening police officers

Hubbard man charged after threatening police officers


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks, 4 p.m., horticulture


Make kitchen time easier

Family Features Throughout 2018, you can create easy, healthy and delicious family meals by using


Trump’s move may nudge GOP states to expand Medicaid

Associated Press WASHINGTON In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work


CEO: P&G working to stop ‘Tide Pod challenge’

Associated Press NEW YORK Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a


Home Savings reports full-year, 4Q earnings

United Community Financial Corp. reported net income of $4.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2017


Valley unemployment rate down slightly

The Mahoning Valley’s jobless rate for December was 5.8 percent, down from 6 percent in December 2016.


Keeping up with New Year’s resolutions

Family Features After a holiday season filled with indulgent food and limited time for exercise,


washington Schumer rescinds wall offer in new immigration push

Associated Press WASHINGTON Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday pulled back an offer of


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Authorities seize cocaine hidden in pineapples LISBON, Portugal Spanish and


METRO DIGEST || Vigil today for Al Adi

Vigil today for Al Adi YOUNGSTOWN A community vigil for Amer “Al” Adi is set for 5:30 p.m. today


CAL THOMAS | Blame all of us for government shutdown

Opinion: If we don’t like what is happening in Washington – and few do – the blame must be placed squarely


In search of smoother roads ahead for Valley motorists

Editorial: Mahoning Valley drivers had better fasten their safety belts tightly as Mother Nature promises more


TOM PURCELL | Hey feds, take your ethanol mandate, and shove it

Opinion: By TOM PURCELL Cagle Cartoons My back is sore from shoveling snow – and it’s the federal


For desperate Pens, the kids are alright

Simon, Dea, Guentzel score in win over Hurricanes


By PETER FUNT

Opinion: By PETER FUNT Cagle Cartoons He looked pretty good sitting behind the antique partners desk in


30,000 and counting

James tops milestone; slumping Cavs stumble


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