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30 to 40 new foster homes needed in Mahoning County

Mahoning County Children Services will host an informational luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at its offices, 222 W. Federal St., for those interested in learning about becoming foster parents.

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Latest trends on display at Tri-County Home Show

Jack and Barb Barringer decided this is the year they’re going to get things done.

Dads, daughters enjoy a game night at MetroParks

Josh Wharry didn’t express much surprise in seeing that his 9-year-old daughter, Rebecca Ruthrauff, had amassed $475,000, though part of his reaction might have been tempered by the fact that he was sitting on $285,000 of his own.

Howland cops launching program to check on elderly

Howland Police Department is launching the townshipwide “Are You OK?” Program to assist people 60 and older living alone or with someone not able to provide caregiving services.

Trump to be less 'Trump' in SOU address Tuesday, aides say

Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans.

Tri-County Home Show features 100 vendors this weekend

After a few years of putting some home improvement projects on the back burner, Jack and Barb Barringer decided this is the year they’re going to get things done.

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History may explain 2016 Warren motorcycle club killings

If these two clubs had been at odds, why had their feud not become known earlier?

Official: 95 dead, 158 wounded in Afghan attack; Tillerson condemns as 'inhumane'

The latest on explosion in Afghanistan

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown and Canfield

Summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown and Canfield

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Girard, Liberty

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

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UPDATE | Man critical after city police return fire

City police shoot man in early morning incident

Battle scars from fishing

Ask your avid bass-angler friends for signs they’ve had a great day on the water, and it’s not out of the question they might show you roughed-up patches of skin on their thumbs.

Masked man shot by police in Youngstown

City police shot a masked man who fired upon them.

Poland prevails; Lakeview’s Rygalski family benefits

Poland and Lakeview fans donated $3,567 to support Lakeview girls basketball player Lexi Rygalski, who is battling cancer.

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Boardman Molding out $1.75 million over email fraud incident

Daniel Kessler, who co-owns Boardman Molded Products, told police $1,759,419 was taken from the company’s First National Bank account

YYFFA teams go national again

Four Valley-based teams are competing this weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Former Fitch football star headed to prison for robbery

Tyler Hewlett appeared to be on the right track.

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Lowellville “superheroes” teach students good character

Slightly more than 250 Lowellville kindergarten through sixth-grade students erupted into cheers as the “Character Avengers” – high-school students portraying superheroes exemplifying good character traits – burst into the school’s gym.

Hvisdak, Mamula-Zarlengo lead Rockets over Trojans

Lowellville used a 14-2 fourth-quarter run to beat Sebring.

Crogan, Gamble lead Canfield over Fitch in AAC Red Tier

It was “Senior Night” for the Canfield boys basketball team, but a pair of juniors’ stars shone brightest.

Liberty, Girard propose JEDD

The township and city want to work together to boost development opportunities.

Judge rules man who killed woman in 1991 must receive psychiatric medications

A Trumbull County judge has given officials at a state mental hospital permission to force former county resident James Hubbard to take certain psychiatric medications.

SPORTS DIGEST || Ugly run dooms Phantoms on the road

Ugly run dooms Phantoms on the road MUSKEGON, MICH. The Youngstown Phantoms gave up four

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Dog tags now available for $5 at Trumbull dog pound

The Trumbull County Dog Pound has a new tool to help people return stray dogs to their owner.

Record Reviews

Various Artists Album: “Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James” Grade: B Elmore James

‘Alienist’ actress changes rules – for 1890s

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES Dakota Fanning was unfazed by being on her own

Cardi B celebrates Grammy nominations

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK Tell Cardi B she’s nominated for a Grammy and the

Early dismissal miscommunication for Y'town schools

About 20 Youngstown City Schools children had to be taken to the bus garage Friday because parents were unaware of an early dismissal

Facebook didn’t work this time, but Howland police still catch kidnapping suspect

Facebook didn’t work this time, but Howland police still catch kidnapping suspect

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Reducing crime and reducing costs

Morgan spoke Friday afternoon at YSU about treating mental illnesses in criminal offenders.

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YFD vacant house calls down for 2nd straight year

A Youngstown firefighter watches a home on South Garland Avenue on the East Side burn in early December. The city in 2017 recorded the fewest vacant-house fires for the decade and also saw a drop in occupied-structure fires.

Human skull found

Human skull found YOUNGSTOWN Police found what appears to be a human skull in the woods near


WOMEN Records: YSU 8-12 (4-5 Horizon League); Wright State 15-6 (6-3). Tipoff: 1 p.m. Where:


nhl standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay493412371175125

2016 lawsuit filed by Trumbull engineer’s employees dismissed

2016 lawsuit filed by Trumbull engineer’s employees dismissed

James, Cavs hold off Pacers at home

LeBron James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming 11 turnovers — and J.R. Smith scored 23 points.


MEN No. 6 Michigan State 76, Wisconsin 61 EAST LANSING, MICH. Miles Bridges scored 24 points


COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses James Stanford Jr., 49, of 1634 Lansdowne Blvd.,


NEWSMAKERS Woman accuses Seagal of rape in 1993 NEW YORK A once-aspiring actress has alleged

Mom charged after boys 4 and 5 walk through the dark to Warren pharmacy

Mom charged after boys 4 and 5 walk through the dark to Warren pharmacy

Trump denies he ordered Mueller fired

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump pushed back Friday against reports that he

President had no business asking ex-acting FBI chief how he voted

Opinion: WASHINGTON This is not the country I live in. In my country – in our country – the ruler does

Report: Russian hacking group infiltrated

Associated Press AMSTERDAM The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W. Indianola Ave.,

Teen arrested with weapons after reported school threat in Pennsylvania

Associated Press UNIONTOWN, Pa. A 14-year-old boy was arrested and weapons including a semi-

Sunday news shows

Sunday news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: Sen. Lindsey

ohio Democratic justice leaves bench for governor’s race

Associated Press COLUMBUS The lone Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court said Friday he’s

Wrestling announcer is his second job

By ELIZABETH BLOOM Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH The night before the Keystone State

University’s AD retires over doctor’s misconduct

Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University’s athletic director retired

Oddly enough

Oddly enough Tons of Mardi Gras beads go down the drains NEW ORLEANS Let the good times roll

Meeting to feature sex-abuse prevention seminar

Associated Press VATICAN CITY The Vatican’s upcoming conference on families in Ireland will

Online school’s plug should have been pulled years ago

Editorial: If one were searching for the face of what ails Ohio’s largely failing network of charter or

Men’s Garden Club seeks applications for scholarship

Men’s Garden Club seeks applications for scholarship

Women’s club hosts Dr. Beelen

Women’s club hosts Dr. Beelen

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Post Time: 12:15 p.m. RACE 1 $16,500, 3 yo’s & up, 6F, F & M, MCL $10,000 1 Brad’s Destiny

washington Beyond the wall: Trump plan affects legal immigration

Associated Press The most contentious piece of President Donald Trump’s new proposal to protect

Victoria Koch, Jonathan Paolucci are engaged

Victoria Koch, Jonathan Paolucci are engaged

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Friday’s PREPS

Friday’s PREPS Scores, summaries & schedule BOYS BASKETBALL Warren Harding 70, East 35

US Marshals looking for man wanted in robberies in Campbell and Struthers

Luis Mateo IV is the suspect for the robberies committed Jan. 20

Julia Guerrieri, Jim Howe are engaged

Julia Guerrieri, Jim Howe are engaged

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Marissa Carbon, Jonathan Pugh are engaged

Marissa Carbon, Jonathan Pugh are engaged

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Shooting fuels debate on allowing guns in schools

Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. Hours after authorities say a 15-year-old student shot and


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Keionna Jenkins, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 25. Marc and

Improve fitness at Ursuline center

Improve fitness at Ursuline center CANFIELD The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280


Today is Saturday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2018. There are 338 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Trump: America is open for business

Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland Playing the role of economic cheerleader, President Donald

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Youngstown Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.: The local hockey team takes on

Wynn Resorts: Allegations against founder are not true

Associated Press NEW YORK Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and

Not just a battle over a galaxy

Opinion: By Olivia Alperstein OtherWords “The Last Jedi” is a great film if you need to hear and see a


Kravitz to celebrate founder’s legacy YOUNGSTOWN When Rose Kravitz opened her deli in 1939, the