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FLASH BRIEFING TUESDAY

Judge John M. Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court sentenced Robert Moon, 60, of West Ravenwood Avenue, to 10 years in prison Monday after his guilty plea on three counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of rape. Moon was arrested in Cleveland in February 2017 after a Mahoning County grand jury issued a nine-count indictment for the sexual contact with two 11-year-old girls. The head of the union representing Youngstown firefighters is calling for the city to reverse its policy of closing fire stations on a rotating basis due to the city’s budget crunch. “Our goal is to protect the citizens and keep Youngstown safe,” said Tony Ciccone, head of Youngstown Professional Firefighters IAAF Local 312. “Closing a fire station has to the potential to have devastating effects on the community and will put the lives of citizens and firefighters at risk.” Mahoning Valley elected officials on Monday released a letter they sent to General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra urging GM to reinvest in its Lordstown assembly plant. Signing the letter was state senators Joe Schiavoni and Sean O’Brien and state representatives John Boccieri, Michele Lepore-Hagan, Glenn Holmes and Michael O’Brien of Warren. GM recently eliminated the second shift at the Lordstown plant, laying off about 1,500 Valley workers at the plant and companies in the plant’s supply chain. This Fourth of July will be hot with possible thunderstorms and jam-packed roads as millions of people travel to celebrate the holiday. As for the forecast, the heat wave in the Mahoning Valley will continue through Wednesday with a high temperature near 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 30-percent chance of precipitation, including possible thunderstorms, primarily between 1 and 7 p.m. The triple A says about 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday period, which it defines as Tuesday through Sunday. In sports, Canfield's 10 and under and 12 and under softball teams were crowned champs Monday at Boardman's Fields of Dreams. For more news and sports, subscribe to The Vindicator by calling 330-746-6561 or visit Vindy.com.


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Valley lawmakers challenge GM to reinvest in Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning Valley elected officials on Monday released a letter they sent to General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra urging GM to reinvest in its Lordstown assembly plant.

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Canfield captures softball titles

BOARDMAN The Canfield 10U and 12U softball teams relied on quality pitching in their District 2 championships on Monday at Fields of Dreams in Boardman.


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South Side man sent to prison for raping girls

YOUNGSTOWN Judge John M. Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court sentenced Robert Moon, 60, of West Ravenwood Avenue, to 10 years in prison after his guilty plea on three counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of rape.


'Boogie' Cousins headed to Golden State on one-year deal

'Boogie' Cousins headed to Golden State on one-year deal


Fundraising event set Saturday in Cortland

Fundraising event set Saturday in Cortland


Austintown police investigate girl struck on bike

Austintown police investigate girl struck on bike


San Diego police arrest 10 during immigration protest

San Diego police arrest 10 during immigration protest


Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers

Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers


Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M

Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M


3 men indicted in 9-year-old girl’s fatal shooting in Cleveland

3 men indicted in 9-year-old girl’s fatal shooting in Cleveland


Federal court blocks ICE treatment of asylum seekers

Federal court blocks ICE treatment of asylum seekers


Overflow crowd gathers to honor slain Maryland journalist

Overflow crowd gathers to honor slain Maryland journalist


Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court

Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court


Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars


3-year-old who was stabbed at her own birthday party dies

3-year-old who was stabbed at her own birthday party dies


Mill Creek Golf Course closed Saturday morning

Mill Creek Golf Course closed Saturday morning


Boardman police arrest auto theft suspects

Boardman police arrest auto theft suspects


Youngstown man with four prior drunk-driving convictions arrested for OVI

Youngstown man with four prior drunk-driving convictions arrested for OVI


Man caught in Mill Creek Park with loaded pistol

Man caught in Mill Creek Park with loaded pistol


Ohio man charged in Cleveland bomb plot

Demetrius Pitts charged in Cleveland bomb plot


YSU's Jones Hall recognized with the Community Revitalization Award

YSU's Jones Hall recognized with the Community Revitalization Award


City firefighter union asks city to reconsider station closings

City firefighter union asks city to reconsider station closings


YSU in consortium to improve efficiency and effectiveness

YSU in consortium to improve efficiency and effectiveness


Lockup List Monday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Hearing to consider order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

Hearing to consider order blocking Puerto Rican evictions


VIDEO: Officers sing patriotic tune in ’Cop Pool Karaoke’

Video: Officers sing patriotic tune in ’Cop Pool Karaoke’


Two men face weapons charges after traffic stops

Two men face weapons charges after traffic stops


Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses


US factories register growth in June; 22-month trend continues

US factories register faster-than-expected growth in June


New York trooper, suspect killed near Corning

Official: New York state trooper, suspect killed


Warren Council meets today

Warren Council meets today


Valley lawmakers send letter to GM CEO about Lordstown layoffs

Valley lawmakers send letter to GM CEO about Lordstown layoffs


Youngstown officer injured after cruiser hits pole

Youngstown officer injured after cruiser hits pole


Officer finds father and son overdosed on heroin

Officer finds father and son overdosed on heroin


Woman accused in double stabbing at party

Woman accused in double stabbing at party


Auditor’s report shows opioids impact on Medicaid

Auditor’s report shows opioids impact on Medicaid


Officials: Cleveland terror plan organized by Maple Heights man

Officials: Cleveland terror attack thwarted


State fair to focus on promoting best of Ohio

State fair to focus on promoting best of Ohio


City bulldozer destroyed by arsonist

City bulldozer destroyed by arsonist


Fire on the front porch of a vacant 48 N. Pearl St. home

Fire on the front porch of a vacant 48 N. Pearl St. home


Jarrett Hutton Memorial Running Canvas 5K & 1 Mile Walk is 10 a.m. Saturday

Jarrett Hutton Memorial Running Canvas 5K & 1 Mile Walk is 10 a.m. Saturday


165th Ohio State Fair to promote state's best

The fair opens July 25 and runs through Aug. 5


Leftist Obrador claims Mexico president victory

His win represents a remarkable mandate


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Indians stomp all over A's

The Pirates also won Sunday.


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Warren officials on track to write policy for city street improvements

Some of the improvements will provide greater safety to bicyclists.


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Heat wave bakes Valley

The advisory is in effect through Saturday


Mahoning and Trumbull counties have not reported any new hepatitis cases this year

Statewide outbreak of hepatitis A reported by the Ohio Department of Health


Followup to Warren Complete Streets workshop will be to write a policy

Followup to Warren Complete Streets workshop will be to write a policy


Heat wave bakes Valley

By SAMANTHA PHILLIPS sphillips@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Don’t forget the sunscreen if you are


Scholarship recipients

The list of high-school graduates who have received college or university scholarships based on information provided by school officials.


Balloon pilot fatally injured from Cortland

Staff/wire report ASHLAND The pilot at an Ohio balloon festival who hit his head on the


Beware of deadly dangers from this week’s heat wave

Editorial: Oppressive heat mixed with irresponsible behavior too often can create a recipe for tragedy. That


Cleveland to hire more police officers

Associated Press CLEVELAND While police departments deal with a shrinking pool of job


Heat Wave

Heat Wave Stay hydrated throughout the blazing hot holiday week. The temperature will fluctuate


The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average

The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Allison and Brandon Harrison, Salem, boy, June 29.


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AUCTIONS Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools will host an auction at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the board


What’s next for self service?

Opinion: By Danny Tyree Cagle Cartoons Sure, you’re long- accustomed to schlepping through crowded lines


Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Poland Township trustees, 10 a.m., special meeting to discuss road bond issue, 3339


Teen’s police killing tests black Pittsburgh

Associated Press PITTSBURGH The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow


Court case may confirm theory that journalist targeted in Syria

Opinion: By Georgie Anne Geyer Andrews McMeel Syndication WASHINGTON While newspapers across the nation


Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board announces new Preferred Care Network

Board says public can trust the reputations of these 10 social service organizations


State hasn’t used $5M allocated this year for at-risk youth

State hasn’t used $5M allocated this year for at-risk youth COLUMBUS Ohio has yet to spend


Bolton: US has plan to dismantle N. Korea nuclear program in year

Associated Press WASHINGTON The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of


Star center Tavares chooses Leafs

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him


INDIANS/PIRATES Recaps of Sunday’s games

Indians 15, Athletics 3 Tribe piles on the doubles against A’s OAKLAND, CALIF. Francisco


PUSKAS: A trophy softens LeBron’s second exodus

Breaking up may be hard to do, but it doesn’t seem so bad the second time around and there is a big, shiny reason for that


Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

Associated Press BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a


Canada tariffs on US goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S.


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Today is Monday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2018. There are 182 days left in the year. Associated


Restless Democratic newcomers bringing change to House

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MORE ON JAMES’ ANNOUNCEMENT INSIDE ON B4

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SANDLOT ROUNDUP Recent results from Cene Park, Struthers

CLASS B Baird Brothers 1, Knightline 0 Travis Perry had two hits and an RBI and Dylan Brickner


SPORTS digest

Spikes jump on Scrappers early STATE COLLEGE, PA. The State College Spikes scored five runs in


One dead in crash in Springfield Twp.

One dead in crash in Springfield Twp. SPRINGFIELD Christopher Pengidore, 22, of Beavers Falls,


Molinari wins National in record runaway

Francesco Molinari delivered a record performance


NASCAR Kyle Busch wins in wild finish

It’s his second victory at Chicagoland Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. Kyle Busch outdueled


Little League softball series tied up

The Canfield 8-10 and Poland 10-12 girls Little League all-stars each won on Sunday evening.


Superstar James signs 4-year $154 million contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Staff report CLEVELAND LeBron James is taking his talents to Hollywood. The Cleveland