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Supreme Court will hear Girard animal cruelty case

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case of a Girard man accused of cruelty to animals.


Canfield High art classes make use of new technologies

Everyday use of portable smart devices continues to grow, so the technology’s presence in the classroom will follow suit. In Pete Graff’s art classes at Canfield High School, tablets and shared cloud storage have been integrated into his day-to-day lessons.


Trump infrastructure plan shifts funding to state, local governments

When President Donald Trump called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address, he didn't pledge that the federal government actually would provide that much money for roads, bridges, rail and waterways.


FBI standing firm against Trump urging for release of classified memo

In a remarkably public clash of wills with the White House, the FBI declared Wednesday it has "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia election investigation that President Donald Trump wants released.


Free after bat incident, Easton remains jailed, then rehab, judge says

A man who pleaded guilty in December to hitting his friend in the head with a baseball bat while his friend was asleep was sentenced Wednesday to time served in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.


Girard putting bike trails project on front burner

City officials aim to use the former 27.5-acre Ohio Leatherworks property off North State Street, acquired in 2013, for bike trails to encourage an active lifestyle and bring more visitors to the city.


Trump infrastructure plan seeks to shift burden to states

Trump infrastructure plan seeks to shift burden to states


Schiavoni trails other gubernatorial candidates in money raised

Schiavoni trails other gubernatorial candidates in money raised


Rose McGowan to Harvey Weinstein: There was no consent

Rose McGowan to Harvey Weinstein: There was no consent


Facebook's 'fixes'- meaningful or just skin deep?

Facebook's 'fixes'- meaningful or just skin deep?


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


McKinney withdraws mayoral election complaint

McKinney withdraws mayoral election complaint


US prosecutors won't retry Menendez on corruption charges

US prosecutors won't retry Menendez on corruption charges


Woman pleads guilty to $200K theft from employer

Woman pleads guilty to $200K theft from employer


UPDATE | Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck, 1 on truck killed

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck, 1 on truck killed


Spectrum switch to digital caught some cable subscribers by surprise

Spectrum switch to digital caught some cable subscribers by surprise


Ex-baseball player Oscar Gamble dies of tumor at age 68

Ex-baseball player Oscar Gamble dies of tumor at age 68


Trey Gowdy, former chairman of Benghazi panel, to retire

Trey Gowdy, former chairman of Benghazi panel, to retire


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Winter homework: The promise of spring work in the garden

If you’re like me and love being outside working in your garden, this cold weather can be a bit depressing.


Porn star denies affair with Trump

Porn star denies affair with Trump


Warren woman found dead in Columbus apartment

Warren woman found dead in Columbus apartment


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Food sales and dinners through Feb. 7

Food sales and dinners around the Valley.


3 arrested in Boardman, drugs, drug paraphernalia found

3 arrested in Boardman, drugs, drug paraphernalia found


US Sen. Sherrod Brown bill to help vets passes Senate

US Sen. Sherrod Brown bill to help vets passes Senate


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Girard animal-cruelty case headed to Ohio Supreme Court

Girard animal-cruelty case headed to Ohio Supreme Court


Popular Austintown bar has a closed sign on its front door

Popular Austintown bar has a closed sign on its front door


Court sides with Philadelphia in taxi companies’ lawsuit

Court sides with Philadelphia in taxi companies’ lawsuit


Columbus apartment fire forces residents to leap from windows

Columbus apartment fire forces residents to leap from windows


Abuse victims return for Nassar's final sentencing hearing

Abuse victims return for Nassar's final sentencing hearing


Trump to discuss recent tax cuts during session with workers

Trump to discuss recent tax cuts during session with workers


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2 arrested in Youngstown police vice raids

2 arrested in YPD vice raids


Man gets prison term in 2013 Pa. death

Man gets prison term in 2013 Pa. death


Hillary Clinton expresses regret over not firing adviser

Hillary Clinton expresses regret over not firing adviser


CDC director resigns over financial conflicts

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts


US pending home sales rose 0.5 percent in December

US pending home sales rose 0.5 percent in December


Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years

Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years


Okla. prison escapee fatally shot by law officers

Okla. prison escapee fatally shot by law officers


Schiff says Russia memo doesn't vindicate Trump

Schiff says Russia memo doesn't vindicate Trump


Ohio authorities say high-school student fatally shot

Ohio authorities say high school student fatally shot


Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open


Pa. teacher apologizes for Hillary Clinton spelling in letter

Pa. teacher apologizes for Hillary Clinton spelling in letter


Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to theft from Ohio firefighters union

Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to theft from Ohio firefighters union


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Sojourn to the Past to sponsor spaghetti dinner

Sojourn to the Past will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4


Prosecutor: Ohio man wrapped woman’s face with tape to quiet her

Prosecutor: Ohio man wrapped woman’s face with tape to quiet her


US companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January

US companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January


West Branch gets flak for praying at athletic events

Having nothing in place of prayer during any school-sponsored event is the best course of action for West Branch Schools, Freedom From Religion Foundation’s legal director says


Cards sweep

Canfield rolls past Boardman


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Adi heartbroken to leave behind family

Amer “Al” Adi Othman is with his 90-year-old mother again in Jordan. But he had to leave his wife and daughters behind.

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Golden Bears snap 8-game losing streak

Muhammad leads East with 19 points


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‘Life’s tough,’ but drugs no answer, speaker tells students

“Life’s about choices,” he said. “I ran around with a crowd that didn’t make the same choices that I did. I was always lucky enough, or I think I feared my mom enough not to do what they did,” he said. “They’d go one way. I’d go the other way.”


Falcons overcome Raiders’ stall plan

Harding collapses down the stretch at Fitch


Sheriff says education may be a way to avoid future deputy drug exposures

A protective suit, nitrile gloves and dust mask are solutions for keeping law enforcement officers safe when confronted with deadly opiates such as fentanyl or carfentanil.


Mogadore surges past Valley Christian in OT

Square led Eagles with 25 points


Pharmacist accused of diluting drugs pleads guilty

Pharmacy board: Ernest Perrin diluted intravenous antibiotic drugs while working at a Boardman pharmacy


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL South Range 36, Ursuline 35, OT BEAVER TOWNSHIP Mike Cunningham had 12 points


Open Mind blocks fake news

Fake news is bad. Thankfully, snopes.com and similar sites identify fake news for us, but only


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Ex-Traficant aide to spend two years in prison

Kovachik said she stole from a friend with dementia to fuel her gambling addiction.


Jordan Peele is riding high over his Oscar-nominated film ‘Get Out’

By SANDY COHEN Associated Press LOS ANGELES Jordan Peele has been dreaming of his Oscar moment


Japanese official visits Youngstown

The visit is part of three-day, three-city tour


Sam Pitzulo presents award to homeowners

Nancy and Mike Moschella just had to have the historic home in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard.


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Warren man sentenced to life in prison for raping 4 children

A Bristolville man is going to prison for robberies


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Valley leaders react to Trump's SOTU claims

President Donald Trump pauses as he delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.


Club donates to National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

Club donates to National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

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Connected Links of the Week - Jan. 31

Check out this week's Connected shares from around the Valley:


January auto sales could increase or decrease

January auto sales could increase by 1 percent year over year with 1.15 million sales, Cox Automotive analysts say.


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1252.60-1.89 Aqua America, .71


Buckeyes sizzle early in win over Hoosiers

Tate leads Ohio State with 16


Murray sharp in his net return

Malkin scores 3 for Penguins


mahoning valley race course

mahoning valley race course TUESDAY’s RESULTS RACE 1 $10,300 - 3 yo’s & up, 5 1/2F, CLM $4,000


YEARS AGO FOR JANUARY 31

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2018. There are 334 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Quick recipes to make your game day party a win

Family Features With game day approaching, your party needs food and needs it fast. Use recipes


Phantoms trade Thomson to C. Rapids

Phantoms trade Thomson to C. Rapids YOUNGSTOWN With the Eastern Conference standings extremely


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Enjoy a Sunday brunch at Tara in Hermitage

IF YOU GO: Where: Tara - A Country Inn, 2844 Lake Road | Clark, PA 16113 Phone: 800-782-2803 |

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Mayor Brown’s charitable foundation holds promise

Editorial: Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown mixed business with pleasure Saturday night at his inaugural gala


Trump warns of immigration dangers

Trump warns of immigration dangers Associated Press WASHINGTON Addressing a deeply divided


Step up your game plan for game day

Family Features Whether you want to step up your hosting game or just plan to contribute to the


Trump’s reign of error

Opinion: By Will Durst Cagle Cartoons It’s been quite a year, the exact reverse of that whole “time flies


Create a better brunch at home

Family Features Whether it’s a lazy day with the family or a weekend morning with friends, brunch


Big flavor for the big game

Family Features When hosting a game-day party, you’d think the focus would be on the score or the


Shutdown of federal government does little for either party’s image

Opinion: By Gene Lyons Andrews McMeel Syndication If the recent brief government shutdown accomplished


Amazon wades into health care, builds team

Associated Press Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire


White House reviews classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House said Tuesday it will conduct a legal and national


Patriots safety predicts progress on social issues

McCourty says anthem protests have inspired dialogue


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Heather and Andrew Dawson, Edinburg, Pa., girl, Dec. 30.


Vietnam execution photo framed view of war In an instant

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK It was a fraction of a second that jolted


Woman faces drug charges after traffic stop

Chelsea Morris told police she would arrange a ride home from work


Putin calls Russia list ‘hostile’ as Dems decry no sanctions

Associated Press MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s


As opioid crisis grows, judge aims for solutions, settlement

Associated Press The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation


Cavs now short-handed

Love suffers injury in loss to Pistons


METRO DIGEST || McKinney hearing

McKinney hearing YOUNGSTOWN The first hearing in Sean McKinney’s election-fraud lawsuit has been


The top five songs on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top five songs on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period: v “God’s Plan”:


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Lowellville school board, 7 p.m., special meeting, library/media center, 52 Rocket