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ICE snubs Judiciary request to delay Adi deportation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not grant a stay of removal for downtown businessman Amer “Al” Adi Othman, despite a request from the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee.


Rescue Mission showcases services, successes at today's open house

If anyone exemplifies what officials with the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley say are primary goals for clients, it likely would be Randy and Jessica Skelton.


Y'town schools coalition mulls change in class calendar

Youngstown schools CEO Krish Mohip was happy to be back in the conversation and debate of the Citizens Coalition meeting Thursday evening.


Valentine event to help pound pups

Friends of Fido is asking the public to show some love for pound pups by sending them a Valentine’s Day card with a donation of a dollar or more.


WPost: Russians duped Americans to RSVP to phony events

Washington Post: Russians duped Americans to RSVP to phony events


NYT: Trump ordered Mueller fired

NYT: Trump ordered Mueller fired


Love back at power forward as Cavs tweak lineup

Love back at power forward as Cavs tweak lineup


LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft

LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft


Candace Bergen returning as reporter Murphy Brown next fall

Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of “Murphy Brown,” the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy.


Massachusetts' only black state senator stepping down

Massachusetts' only black state senator stepping down


Former N.J. pastor sentenced for choking Kansas baby

Former N.J. pastor sentenced for choking Kansas baby


Cleveland Cavaliers to begin arena makeover in February

Cleveland Cavaliers to begin arena makeover in February


Mexican police find 100 lbs of fentanyl in multidrug stash

Mexican police find 100 lbs of fentanyl in multidrug stash


Youngstown officials to re-evaluate snow-removal policy

Youngstown officials to re-evaluate snow-removal policy


Company says Ohio, Pa. nuclear plants in danger of closing

Company says Ohio, Pa. nuclear plants in danger of closing


Senators call for investigation of USOC, USA Gymnastics

Senators call for investigation of USOC, USA Gymnastics


Sex abuse scandal is far from over at Michigan State

Sex abuse scandal is far from over at Michigan State


Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8M immigrants

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8M immigrants


Baltimore Ravens player accused of stealing $15 phone charger

Baltimore Ravens player accused of stealing $15 phone charger


WWE head McMahon resurrects XFL

WWE head McMahon resurrects XFL


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 23

A Mahoning County grand jury Thursday indicted 23 people, including Quentin Jones, 30, Pasadena Avenue, who is accused of illegal possession of weapons, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of cocaine.


Potholes ahead for Trump transportation, infrastructure plan

Potholes ahead for Trump transportation, infrastructure plan


University of Akron to drop nearly all Friday classes

University of Akron to drop nearly all Friday classes


Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought


Ohio school district outlines training after racial incident

Ohio school district outlines training after racial incident


Ohio students end sit-in over diversity on campus

Ohio students end sit-in over diversity on campus


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UPDATE | Family disputes ICE claim that Adi has ended hunger strike

ICE: Adi eats meal, won't be released pending departation


Ohio court to oversee giant online charter school’s closure

Ohio court to oversee giant online charter school’s closure


Erykah Badu claims supportive Hitler stance 'misconstrued'

Erykah Badu claims supportive Hitler stance 'misconstrued'


Dems buoyed by Trump support for Dreamer's citizenship

Democrats buoyed by Trump support for Dreamer's citizenship


Trump: Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid

Trump: Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid


Owner of loose and menacing dogs faces charges

Owner of loose and menacing dogs faces charges


17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties


Judge Mary DeGenaro of Poland named to the Ohio Supreme Court

Judge Mary DeGenaro of Poland named to the Ohio Supreme Court


Oprah: 'I don't have the DNA' for a presidential bid

Oprah: 'I don't have the DNA' for a presidential bid


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Garrettsville man charged in Boardman wallet theft

Garrettsville man charged in Boardman wallet theft


Mecca clerk Drawl has another day in court

Mecca clerk Drawl has another day in court


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Man gets 11 years in shooting death

Man gets 11 years in shooting death


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A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


Mahoning County welcomes 10 new U.S. citizens

Mahoning County welcomes 10 new U.S. citizens


McKinley Library to host events


AAUW to host speaker Feb. 3


Hopewell Theatre changes Sunday start time for play

Hopewell Theatre changes Sunday start time for play


New outpatient treatment center coming to Liberty

Youngstown Treatment Services to offer outpatient care


Ryan: House will pass new Senate stopgap measure

Ryan: House will pass new Senate stopgap measure


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Adi: I love you, Youngstown

The fight for the release of Al Adi from ICE custody continues.


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Globetrotters entertain again at Covelli Centre

Struthers couple Amber and Eddie Bonilla were part of the on-court antics.


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Big turnout for teacher job fair at MCCTC

The goal is finding employment for teachers and meeting the demand for substitutes in area schools.


Defensive Tigers win battle of AAC cats

Struthers struggled offensively in a 39-31 loss at Newton Falls.


SPORTS DIGEST || Fitch Hall of Fame seeks nominees

The Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall Of Fame is accepting nominations through March 9 for the 2018 class.


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Club plans Salem Super Cruise, chock full of cars, music and fans

Even though it’s midwinter 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.


YPD searches for missing woman

The woman's mother said a friend her daughter was staying with in Youngstown said on Thanksgiving that he had not heard from her since Nov. 10.


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | More results from Wednesday

GIRLS BASKETBALL Austintown Fitch 41, Warren Harding 40 AUSTINTOWN Camryn Constance made only


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Broadway stops in Canfield for a night

Canfield High School’s choir ensemble will perform a medley of tunes from 100 years worth of Broadway shows this Saturday.


Former Steeler Haley joins Browns

Jackson gives up calling offense’s plays


YSU BASKETBALL

YSU BASKETBALL Tonight’s games MEN Records: YSU (6-15, 4-4 Horizon League); Milwaukee (7-12,


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Millennial Theatre Company tackles sexual assault

Inspired by recent events and movements such as #MeToo, the Millennial Theatre Company is producing an original play that addresses the topic of sexual assault.


Champion man gets 91/2 years for fracturing grandson’s arm

Michael R. Tenney of Champion received the maximum sentence of eight years in prison Wednesday plus another 18 months for a probation violation stemming from pulling on the arm of his grandson last January.


Ohio lawmakers want Camp Ravenna for East Coast Missile Defense System

Ohio lawmakers want Camp Ravenna selected for an East Coast Missile Defense System.


Mahoning Co. elections board adopts new policy

The secretary of state required it after an election night error.


Youngstown council committee to meet today about snow removal

Residents complained about how the city handled plowing during last week's storm.

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Judge Rusu appoints two people to MetroParks board

The judge appointed Jeff Harvey and Paul Olivier to the two open seats.


Trumbull commissioners to interview finalists today for county administrator

Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa said commissioners will interview Mike Matas of Cortland, Lake County Ohio’s budget director, and Larry Collins of Saline, Mich., former assistant city administrator for the city of Ann Arbor, Mich.


St. Christine School resumes classes today

The school had to remain closed until the asbestos was properly eradicated and air quality tests were performed


Williams to be sentenced week of Feb. 5

Agreement brings resolution to the 2014 killing of 16-year-old Gina Burger


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1978’s ‘perfect storm’ unforgettable in Valley

Mahoning County deputy sheriffs pushed cars from a snowbank along West Boardman Street in Youngstown.

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To brighten up the gray winter indoors, use colorful, flowering houseplants

Flowering houseplants can help brighten the long, gray days of winter.


AROUND THE NBA | Wednesday’s games

76ers 115, Bulls 101 PHILADELPHIA Ben Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists for his


Charged after chase

Charged after chase AUSTINTOWN A man rolled down his window during a car chase and while driving


Schwartz turned Eagles’ hapless defense into one of NFL’s best

Jim Schwartz inherited one of the NFL’s worst defenses and turned them into one of the best in less than two years.


russia probe Trump ‘looking forward’ to questioning

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared late Wednesday he’s “looking


Idaho to allow policies that skirt health law

Associated Press BOISE, Idaho Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday


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Thome off to Cooperstown

Jones, Hoffman, Guerrero also selected


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Bergen to star in revival of ‘Murphy Brown’ LOS ANGELES Candice Bergen is returning


WEDNESDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

MEN No. 8 Xavier 89, Marquette 70 CINCINNATI Point guard Quentin Goodin scored 13 of his team-


Apple to give users control over slowdown of older iPhones

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Apple’s next major update of its mobile software will include an


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Brian and Jeannette Beck, Salem, boy, Jan. 23. ST.


LATEST LINE

LATEST LINE SFlbNFL Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis


Some musicians who won Best New Artist succumbed to the pressure A Grammy curse?

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for


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

Apollo Maennerchor, 391 S. Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Sat: Demos Papadimas, 8 p.m. Barrel Run


Wednesday’s NHL Game Maple Leafs 3, Blackhawks 2, OT

CHICAGO William Nylander scored on a penalty shot 6 seconds into overtime to lift Toronto.


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Entertaining Thoughts - See the films, then pick the winners

The Academy Award nominees were unveiled this week, and The Vindicator’s annual contest to pick the


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “The Last Five Years,” directed by Joe Asente with music direction by Savannah


YEARS AGO FOR JAN. 25

Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2018. There are 340 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Mayors boycott Trump meeting

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Hostiles (R) In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a


Thursday

Thursday Children Family Night at the Library, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Austintown Public Library, 600


New York man gets nine years in prison for 1996 break-in and rape of elderly Howland woman

New York man gets nine years in prison for 1996 break-in and rape of elderly Howland woman


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Liberty Township trustees, 11 a.m., special meeting, Trumbull County Planning


‘I just signed your death warrant’

Judge sentences doctor to up to 175 years in prison for molesting gymnasts Associated Press


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Oakland Center kids present ‘Hobbit’ parody

The play was written by Jim Canacci of Youngstown and is being directed by David El'Hatton.


Snubs, surprises in the nominations

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of


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Irish music and dance at Sharon event

The annual Night of Irish Music will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.


Toys ‘R’ Us to close 182 stores across US

Associated Press NEW YORK Toys “R” Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to


Are Americans numb to school shootings?

Associated Press ATLANTA The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school


Captive kids slowly providing information

Associated Press RIVERSIDE, Calif. The California children who authorities say were tortured by


annual Winter Seminar

annual Winter Seminar When: Feb. 17, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. What: Think Big, Think Small, Think


“Great News” (9:30 P.M., NBC): The staff at The Breakdown are given an ultimatum and

“Great News” (9:30 P.M., NBC): The staff at The Breakdown are given an ultimatum and Chuck’s career


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Backyard hibernators could be hiding in plain sight

Say the word hibernation and most of us think of bears.


Election-fraud suit

Election-fraud suit YOUNGSTOWN Visiting Judge Patricia A. Cosgrove will preside over the first


Stay off the turf!

Stay off the turf! Yes, walking on frozen turf can rupture frozen plant cells, injuring or killing


Mad About the Arts planned at YSU

Mad About the Arts planned at YSU


American Legion to host Chili Cook-Off

American Legion to host Chili Cook-Off


Youngstown Shrine Club donates to Shriners Hospital

Youngstown Shrine Club donates to Shriners Hospital

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Metal veterans Last In Line will play Goodyear theater

Staff report AKRON Last In Line, featuring former members of the ’80s heavy metal band Dio,


Cranky Federer becomes motivated

Associated Press MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Roger Federer got cranky at the chair umpire for a


Researchers clone monkeys in China

Associated Press NEW YORK For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that


Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK Elton John is retiring from the road after his


Can this lemon tree be saved?

Q. I have a lemon tree in a container and all the leaves have fallen off. Does this mean the tree is


UK club rocked by accusations of sexual misconduct

UK club rocked by accusations of sexual misconduct LONDON Britain’s financial “old boys” club


Facts and analysis are playing diminishing role in public life

Opinion: WASHINGTON It cannot be a sign of social health that the number of tweets per day worldwide


Trump’s ‘gift’ to jobless

Opinion: By LeeAnn Hall OtherWords On Jan. 11, the Trump administration issued a cruel announcement: If


Y’town businessman Adi a victim of GOP inaction

Editorial: Youngstown businessman Amer “Al” Adi Othman’s imprisonment by U.S. Immigration and Customs


Heavy snow, ice on ornamentals

Heavy snow, ice on ornamentals The heavy, wet snow did some damage to many plants the past couple


Starbucks workers get stock grants, raises due to tax law

Starbucks workers get stock grants, raises due to tax law NEW YORK Starbucks is giving its U.S.


CD RATES

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


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Officials: Girl mistakenly gave pot candy in school ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Officials