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Market Street building damaged by fire tonight

A fire of unknown origin caused severe damage to a vacant two-story brick office building at 2516 Market St. on the west side of the street between AAA Customs and a vacant lot.

Trumbull executive's wife blasts commissioners for lack of response

The wife of Trish Nuskievicz asked that Trumbull County commissioners “put a stop” to the bullying and retaliation she says has been directed by the county engineer’s office toward the planning commission’s executive director.

Summit Academy's parent company making changes in wake of state violations

Summit Academy Management has responded to an Ohio Department of Education report that found one of its local charter schools out of compliance with state laws.

Akron man gets a year in prison in child sex sting

An Akron man who pleaded guilty to charges he arranged to meet a 15-year-old girl over the internet – only to be met by police – was sentenced Monday to a year in prison.

Family of walker killed in 2015 to get $65K in wrongful-death suit

The family of Amy Huffman, who was hit by a truck as she walked along state Route 193 in Liberty Township on Jan. 28, 2015, has settled a wrongful-death suit for $90,000, of which five family members will split $65,000.

Canfield man in court following child’s death

Canfield man in court following child’s death

Summit Academy responds to critical state report

Summit Academy responds to critical state report

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2018 Farmers National Greatest Golfer courses and tees

Who’s playing where for Greatest Adults?

Warren firefighters get health and wellness grant

Warren firefighters get health and wellness grant

House speaker defends Ohio's Jordan as 'man of integrity'

House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring college wrestlers' allegations of abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity."

Massachusetts House to vote to eliminate old abortion ban

The Massachusetts House is planning to vote on a bill aimed at eliminating a series of antiquated laws, including a ban on abortion dating back more than a century.

Indiana woman donates kidney to child she just met

An eastern Indiana woman made a life-saving kidney donation to a 9-year-old after the two met at Vacation Bible School just months earlier.

Ohio governor to roll out new plan to combat Lake Erie algae

Ohio's governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Mom, girlfriend sentenced in 5-year-old girl's beating death

An Ohio mother who failed to stop her girlfriend from beating to death her 5-year-old daughter and then waited hours to seek help has received a long prison sentence along with the girlfriend.

Ohio officials add $657M to state's rainy day fund

Ohio officials are adding another nearly $657 million to the state's rainy day fund, a move they say was made possible by lower spending and higher tax growth than expected.

Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas

Effort for eyeglasses brings success to city school students

Effort for eyeglasses brings success to city school students

Men sought by marshals also suspects in East Side death

Men sought by marshals also suspects in East Side death

Bomb squad comes 'unhitched' in Hubbard

Bomb squad comes 'unhitched' in Hubbard

Steady drum of Trump’s anti-Germany remarks raises questions

Steady drum of Trump’s anti-Germany remarks raises questions

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13-year-old charged with domestic violence for 4th time

13-year-old charged with domestic violence for 4th time

Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity

WRPA OKs new pact for top exec Moliterno

WRPA OKs new pact for top exec Moliterno

Man rejects plea deal in human trafficking case

Man rejects plea in human trafficking case

Girard woman's singing dog wows Simon on 'Talent'

Girard woman's singing dog wows Simon on 'Talent'

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

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Graham, Ungaro among latest to qualify

Jimmy Graham, Carly Ungaro, Nathan Kelly and Alyssa Rapp punched their tickets to the Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior finals.

Trumbull dept. head alleges 'psychological abuse' by county engineer

Planning Commission Executive Director Trish Nuskievicz requested medical leave to treat effects of "a very hostile work environment.”

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Lawyer best known for case against Trump to speak at Dem event

Party Chairman David Betras said he will have details on the Aug. 6 dinner soon.

Russell pitches Baird to third straight title

Andrew Russell tossed a five-hit shutout against Knightline to give Baird Brothers a 3-0 victory.

Boardman 11-U team stays alive

Boardman’s 11-U team beat Canfield 11-3 in the District 2 championship on Tuesday at Fields of Dreams in Boardman.

Summit Academy fails state compliance audit

Summit Academy Secondary School teachers were instructed to “make the information up” to meet deadlines for assessments, the report says.

Tribe draft pick Scott overcame major injuries during high school

Adam Scott still wound up pitching for Wofford College.

State issues guidance on using crowdfunding for schools

State Auditor Dave Yost’s office issued guidance on using the online fundraising that helps teachers and schools solicit donations of money and supplies.

Man gets two years for leading cops on chase

Judge Krichbaum ignored recommendations for probation.

SPORTS DIGEST || Guard Deleah Gibson signs with YSU

Deleah Gibson, a guard from Shaw High School in Cleveland, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Youngstown State women’s basketball program, Penguins head coach John Barnes announced on Tuesday.

Limiting screen time is still an issue

I keep returning to 2014, struggling with the amount of time my kids were spending on screens. It

Kyle-McCollum House gets historical marker

The 2-and-a-half-story house was built by War of 1812 veteran Joshua Kyle and his wife Mary Stewart and was completed in 1813.

Questions abound on eve of Emmy nominations ‘Roseanne’ respect?

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES If “Roseanne” has a shot at Emmy honors, it’s

Michael McDonald coming to Stambaugh

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Michael McDonald will come to Stambaugh Auditorium on Dec. 13 for a 7:30

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Family of five grows by one at Trumbull County Fair time

The Moody family of Colebrook Township, just east of Orwell, grows by one person each summer at Trumbull County Fair time.

Trial of former Sebring water operator now Sept. 17

The water-quality criminal case filed by the Ohio Attorney Generals Office against former Sebring Water Department operator James V. Bates has been reset to 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Mahoning County Area Court in Sebring.

Candidates for Struthers mayoral race announce early

Though the Struthers mayoral election is more than a year away, a pair of candidates has already emerged

New firefighter sworn in to Struthers Fire Department

Jared Kitt was sworn in to the Struthers Fire Department by Mayor Terry Stocker on Tuesday

Girard council discussed speed camera and income tax revenue, and a waterline project

Girard council approved contributing $37,500 to replace a waterline along East Drive in Liberty Township.

Trumbull County allowed to negotiate acquisition of CSX rail line

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has given Trumbull County officials until Jan. 2 to negotiate an interim trail-use agreement with CSX Transportation for CSX’s 13.9-mile rail line from Niles to Newton Falls.

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Youngstown’s North Side Pool offering swim lessons

Zymra Smith, 5, of Youngstown, goes underwater during a swimming lesson at North Side Pool in Youngstown Tuesday afternoon.


THURSDAY Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. Ext., North Lima, will have its monthly


SOCCER SEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, Russia France 1, Belgium 0 Today At


Greatest Golfer of the Valley teed off Tuesday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club for the fifth

Rendon’s HR lifts Nationals over Pirates

Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy doubled twice and had four hits.


LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT All games at Fields of Dreams, Boardman 12U

Bullpen meltdown costs Bauer, Tribe

Trevor Bauer was brilliant, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings.

Serena reaches Wimnledon semifinals

Serena Williams came up with a comeback to beat 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

METRO DIGEST || Robbery charges

Robbery charges WARREN Kenneth T. Banks Jr., 37, of Lexington Avenue in Youngstown was arraigned

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms Associated Press SAN DIEGO


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital David and Jenna Gillie, Mineral Ridge, boy, July 9.

Woman pleads guilty in home invasion case

Three year sentence recommendeds

Cuba to lift freeze on private tourism industry

Associated Press HAVANA A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts

Add a splash of flavor to your summer

Family Features The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant

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Lock 24 takes shortest bridge to a great burger

Restaurant is built on one of the locks used for moving ships to and from the waterways

Agenda Wednesday

Agenda Wednesday Brookfield Township trustees, 10 a.m., special meeting, administration building,

SOCIETY DIGEST || Rewind party canceled

Rewind party canceled The Teen Decades Rewind Party scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Poland

J.M. Smucker Search for balance, growth continues

Associated Press NEW YORK J.M. Smucker is doing just about everything asked of it in trying to

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Brighten and awaken summer flavors

Family Features Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs

METRO DIGEST || Student teachers

Student teachers YOUNGSTOWN More than 600 student teachers at Youngstown State University are

Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006.

WORLD DIGEST || Roommate booked on charges in professor's slaying

Roommate booked on charges in professor’s slaying PITTSBURGH Authorities say a roommate is


ODDLY ENOUGH Pet snake goes for ride through recycling facility SURPRISE, Ariz. Aluminum,

Exporters in Europe shift trade to avoid US tariffs

Associated Press BEIJING European companies that export from China are changing the global flow

supreme court Nominee’s views on powers could be flashpoint

Brett Kavanaugh’s writings likely topic at confirmation hearing Associated Press WASHINGTON

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

Associated Press Electric car producer Tesla says it will build its first factory outside the

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

The top five albums on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period: v “Scorpion”:

President Trump is pursuing mainstream immigration policy

Opinion: By Byron York Andrews McMeel Syndication Perhaps no Trump policy has provoked more emotional

Russian cargo ship makes fastest trip to space station

Associated Press MOSCOW A Russian cargo ship delivered a fresh load of fuel, food and other

Trump’s attacks on NATO raise questions about its future

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 47.88-0.42 Aqua America, .20

BUSINESS DIGEST || Bob and Chuck Eddy Dealership under new ownership

Bob and Chuck Eddy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership on Mahoning Avenue has been purchased by the Pennsylvania-based Jim Shorkey Auto Group, which operates seven car dealerships in western Pennsylvania.

Making sense of Gazette killings

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons When rational thinking fails or is simply ignored, conflation often

Cave rescue proves value of worldwide cooperation

Editorial: It’s hardly any wonder why the eyes of the nation and the world have been firmly glued over the past

FBI agent charged in shooting while dancing gets gun back

Associated Press DENVER An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while

4 rides at Kansas water park still shut

Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. Four rides at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy

‘Everyone is safe’ Daring rescue mission of Thai soccer team ends

Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook


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