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Warren mother of victim of Gazette shootings attends memorial

She was “smart, beautiful, talented, everything you want in a daughter"

Afternoon shooting injures man on South Side

Gunfire was reported along East Judson Avenue on the South Side shortly after 3 p.m. today

Austintown Hamfest shows Ham radios remain vital tools

Hosting the event was the 20/9 Radio Club

Benefit Armstrong car show in Boardman attracts DeLorean

Among attendees were a father-son car enthusiast duo

'Dead body guy' plans to put career to rest

The former Ohioan is credited with 11 on-screen deaths

4-year-old boy dies in NE Ohio house fire

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

'Ant-Man' sequel opening surpasses original with $76M take

All top five films this weekend are sequels.

Trump administration freezes payment program of 'Obamacare'

Major insurers say they're disappointed with the move.

Trump ponders Supreme Court pick for Monday reveal

Four appeals court judges appear to be in the running.

Rescue of boys from cave may take 4 more days

Rescuers have now halted the rescue effort temporarily

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Girard has $245,986 in delinquent taxes that it wants to collect

Downtown eyesores are a particular problem for the city and its leaders.

Scrappers’ top hitter showing California parents his progress

Freeman leads NYPL in batting

Rusu court gives Fresh Start to mentally ill

Mahoning County Probate Court adds program to support clients with serious mental illnesses.

Scrappers come-from-way-behind for 15th victory

Another losing streak stopped at 1

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90 artisans, crafters draw throngs to 20th Summer Festival of the Arts

Ralph Teets used to spend time making clocks and tables, yet now he’s enjoying not having a timetable.

Drivers recall Lou Blaney's influence

Sharon Speedway memorial honors family patriarch

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Thousands attend Youngstown Comic Con at covelli centre

The last day of Youngstown Comic Con at the Covelli Centre, downtown, is today . Tickets are $15 for ages 7 and older and free for those 6 and younger.

Baird Brothers, Knightline set for Class B championship series

The final two teams standing in Youngstown Class B baseball include the league’s reigning champion and a team that’s making up for lost time.


Saturday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over 71 in the third round of the Greenbrier Classic.

Car show honors first black national drag-racing champion

For Lorenzo “Killer” Brooks and Larry Nance Sr., theirs was a friendship forged behind the wheel of fast cars, pedal-to-the-metal, speeding toward the finish line.

GREENBRIER | Varner, Kraft chasing first victory

Kokrak falls to 4 strokes back

SPORTS DIGEST || Canfield softball team blanks Kingsville

The Canfield 11-12 Little League softball team defeated Kingsville 14-0 on Saturday to remain in the winner’s bracket of the state tournament.

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Rick's Ranchwear celebrates 40 years in business

Rick’s Ranchwear has grown from shop with 72 boots to successful business with 8 locations

Film favorites Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden shine in new books

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press “Bruce Lee: A Life” (Simon & Schuster), by Matthew Polly,

Slovenefest offers food, music and tradition

Staff report Borough of SNPJ, Pa. The 37th annual Slovenefest will take place next weekend at

Wall That Heals coming to Warren’s Packard Park in August

Warren will be the only Ohio stop out of 38 sites chosen for 2018 national tour.

Munnell Run Farm has kids’ programs this summer

The programs will be on Thursdays throughout the summer.

METRO DIGEST || Car crashes Dollar General

Car crashes store NEW MIDDLETOWN A woman accidentally backed her car into a Dollar General on

Gregg A. Rossi is the new Mahoning County Bar Association president

The association’s foundation also awarded eight scholarships

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Drivers beware: Part of I-680 to close Monday

Detour signs are up for the I-680 northbound closure between U.S. Route 62 and Edwards Street beginning Monday through early August. Other major road projects also are scheduled in the Mahoning Valley this week.

Croatia ends Russia’s run

World Cup hosts fall in shootout

England reaches World Cup semifinals

Croatia is next for the Brits

Let’s bring GM Lordstown home

Opinion: We appear to be at a very significant point once again, in terms of history repeating itself at GM

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GM Lordstown: Fight on, but think the unthinkable

Editorial: Retooling General Motors’ Lordstown assembly complex for another product would be cost prohibitive,

No. 1 Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after loss to Hsieh

Zverev bows out on men’s side

Five Thai divers begin rescue for 12 boys, coach

Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand A Thai governor says the operation to bring out 12

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Time to give up fighting HB 70

Opinion: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” That old

Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year.

Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Around the Horn | Saturday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tigers 7, Rangers 2 DETROIT Nicholas Castellanos homered as part of a seven-

Jones survives to win NASCAR crash-fest

Stenhouse triggered two accidents

Homers lead Athletics past Tribe in extra innings

Piscotty belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning in Oakland’s win.


The Builders Association congratulated two of its members, Joe Dickey Electric and Hively Construction Co., for recently being honored by the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley as 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Trust winners, according to a news release.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives TUESDAY Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, 2 to 6

Don’t let your credit die of neglect

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Certified financial planner David Rae says he used to think that


notices baseball Boardman Community Baseball — will host an 8U (coach pitch) and 9U/10U

Amid dark, hold the light

Opinion: Chase Cook, Joshua McKerrow and E.B. Furgurson III did what many would think was unfathomable. To

Tri-Gold Prime Time ABWA to meet

Tri-Gold Prime Time ABWA to meet CANFIELD Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter of ABWA will meet


MILESTONES PH.D Jim LaRiccia, son of the late James A. and Christine LaRiccia, has completed his

ON THE LINKS | Area Golf League Scores

bedford trails golf course Lady Players Low Gross — Jeanna Gaume 46. Low Net — Karen Speziale

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners, 6 p.m., McMahon Hall, MetroParks

IN THE CUP!/Area holes-in-one

Jack Barnes of Girard aced the No. 4 hole at Mahoning Country Club. He used a utlity club on the

Phillies’ comeback downs Pirates

Philadelphia drove in runs on three consecutive at-bats in the seventh inning to help Philadelphia win 3-2 on Saturday.

Vindicator hits the mark with editorial on shooting

Opinion: Vindicator hits the mark with editorial on shooting I just finished reading The Vindicator


By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK In a year dominated by such anti-Trump best-

Protesters shut down part of Chicago freeway

Associated Press CHICAGO Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago

Ways to save some green at the farmers market

By LAURA McMULLEN NerdWallet The difference between the produce at farmers markets and

LPGA’s Kim to chase history at Thornberry

She tied Sorenstam’s 54-hole record

Woman charged with ID theft at West Side bank

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Police said Tareana Butler, 31, faces identity-theft charges after she


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, video class on

Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller WASHINGTON Lawyers for President

Music educator, Poland native receives award

Staff report sandusky Firelands Symphony Orchestra Flute II and Piccolo chairwoman Jody Bryan

Master gardeners to host garden tour

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will host its third annual Garden Tour from noon

KARZMER: Make room for a Mount Rushmore of golf

Historic figures are on his list


COURTS COLUMBIANA COUNTY NEW CASES Discover Bank v. Michael Greeneisen, money. Discover Bank

AREA GOLF CALENDAR | Upcoming outings & scrambles

JULY FRIDAY — Second Memorial Golf Outing for Donna Detwiler and Jennie Benigas at Avalon at Squaw

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Summer Festival of the Arts, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The weather will be


THURSDAY Sweetbrier Garden Club will meet for its annual picnic. Hostess will be Sandy Mitchell.


1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Trails Golf Course Restaurant on


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little,

BUSINESS DIGEST || Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting COLUMBIANA Finer Things Boutique, 139 Town Center, recently hosted a one-year

Beauty offers a ladder out of poverty in Venezuela

By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela At a small home with a leaking tin

Senior menu

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60

Possible high court nominee is opposed to abortion rights; Roe v. Wade future uncertain

Opinion: WASHINGTON No Supreme Court nominee is a completely safe bet. No one – not even the nominee

New Disney app offers interactive experiences

New Disney app offers interactive experiences LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. With the opening of Toy

Runners to your marks … Upcoming races & walks

JULY 29 — The inaugural Eye Run in the Sun, a 5K Race for Vision. The race begins and ends at