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Hubbard couple transform Downtown Cafe into grille and tavern

It was Dave Matanin’s dream to own a restaurant and bar, and with the opening of Matanin’s Eagle Grille and Tavern on 29 N. Main St. that dream has become a reality.

Plans scrapped for Italian restaurant at new hotel

Plans to bring Italian restaurant YOSTERIA to the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel downtown are no more.

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

Marshals arrest one of two men sought in fatal shooting

Marshals arrest one of two men sought in fatal shooting

East Palestine superintendent named to top ESC post

East Palestine superintendent named to top ESC post

Clark beats Butler in playoff for last Greatest boys spot; Horvath grabs girls spot

The sixth qualifier of the Greatest Golfer of the Valley junior series teed off today at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage.

Warrants issued for suspect in Sunday shooting

Warrants issued for suspect in Sunday shooting

Report says fire at Market Street building was arson

Report says fire at Market Street building was arson

Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity

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Two men charged with damaging Warren laundromat

Two men charged with damaging Warren laundromat

DNA tests link remains to Akron teen who went missing in 1974

DNA tests have confirmed that remains found in an unmarked grave in Cleveland belong to a 17-year-old girl who went missing 44 years ago.

Ex-athletes: Creepy people, lewd atmosphere at Ohio State

It was no secret that a team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago at Ohio State University liked to linger in the showers alongside those athletes.

Government probing "new information" in Emmett Till slaying

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till

Pair facing charges after early morning traffic stop

Pair face charges after early moring traffic stop

Big Island officials discuss housing plans after lava flows

Construction shouldn't be prohibited in lava zones without compensating property owners for the lost use of their lands, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said.

Los Angeles Zoo's new western lowland gorilla to make debut

A female western lowland gorilla is making her debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Officials seek public's help in locating pair sought in June 20 shooting death

Officials seek public's help in locating pair sought in June 20 shooting death

US says all eligible youngest children, families reunited

The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.

Trump's claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

In a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency session.

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Topiary sculptures on display at Fellows

The topiary works of local artist Mike Gibson are now on display at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., on the West Side.

South Carolina man who installed ATM's charged with thefts

A South Carolina man who installed ATMs for a bank has been arrested and charged with taking almost $16,000 from the machines.

UPDATE | Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

Papa John's founder resigns in wake of N-word debacle

Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board.

Summit Academy responds to critical state report

Ohio Department of Education report found one of its local charter schools out of compliance with state laws

» Attached: Document

Indians take out frustration on Reds

Jose Ramirez is skipping the Home Run Derby. He’s not missing much else right now.

Wife of accuser: Stop the abuse

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.

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Snyder, Mancini power Canfield to 11-U Little League district crown

Canfield’s Drew Snyder said his team’s loss to Boardman on Tuesday delivered a major wakeup call.

YSU’s Reed out for season

Youngstown State’s football team has taken a blow on defense.

Spectacles for Y'town schoolkids clear success

A cooperative effort that delivered eyeglasses to students resulted in higher attendance, a lower discipline rate and better test performance.

Settlement agreement pays family of killed pedestrian $90,000

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.

Ryan Blaney’s dad enjoys ride as son’s NASCAR standing grows

Dave Blaney helps his son Ryan whenever he can on the NASCAR circuit.

SPORTS DIGEST || Canfield's Stein commits to Ohio State

Canfield’s Stein commits to Ohio State Canfield Canfield senior Tyler Stein will continue his

WRPA OKs new contract for executive director

The port authority also moved forward with development of the Harshman Building, downtown Youngstown.

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Sugarland is back, bigger than ever

When Sugarland decided to return from its five-year hiatus, it knew it had to go big.

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Rust Belt will present the greatest hits from ‘Forbidden Youngstown’

The Rust Belt Theater Company will bring back its bawdy musical revue “Forbidden Youngstown” for six performances, beginning this Friday.

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Here’s how to keep Bambi from garden

Imagine: It’s a beautiful summer day, the birds are chirping, the leaves are gently swaying, and your garden is growing right on schedule.

Kalna opts for trial in trafficking case

Prosecutors say the victims are two of his relatives.

Dwayne johnson towers over action tropes in ‘skyscraper’

‘skyscraper’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sequences of gun violence

Comedian Shane Mauss gets deep into the mind

Shane Mauss didn’t set out to become known as the psychedelics comedian.

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

He was taken to the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center.

Commissioners support Children Services renewal

The engineer also announced two upcoming road work projects, and commissioners noted Saturday's tire recycling at Canfield Fairgrounds.

Man gets year in prison for arranging meeting with 15-year-old girl

Girl turned out to be an undercover police officer

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Youngstown weighs moving cop divisions, CIRV, development dept.

The second floor of Youngstown’s city hall has been vacant for about 21⁄2 months. Mayor Jamael Tito Brown says he is working to move some city departments, most notably police department units, to the space.

SOCIETY DIGEST || Valley railroad group to host open house

Valley railroad group to host open house YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage

Fire damages building on Market Street

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A fire of unknown origin caused severe damage to a vacant two-story

Manafort treated like ‘VIP’ in jail, prosecutors say

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul

Canfield man in court following child’s death

Alex Cherney is facing charges of reckless homicide and child endangering

METRO DIGEST || School board to appeal decision about HB 70

School board to appeal decision about HB 70 YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown Board of Education will appeal

around the horn Wednesday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Twins 8, Royals 5 MINNEAPOLIS Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, going deep

Neo-Nazi trial spotlights migrants’ fate in Germany

Associated Press MUNICH A German court found the main defendant guilty on Wednesday in a string

nfl news & notes

Pacman Jones attacked by employee at airport ATLANTA Police say former Cincinnati Bengals

Why do beans make us pass gas?

Nutrition experts are constantly encouraging all of us to eat more vegetables. People who eat the

Don’t kill the trees!

Don’t kill the trees! Volcano mulching is devastating to trees. The base of the tree should widen

Immigrant parents happy, traumatized after kids return

Associated Press SAN DIEGO Immigrant parents who reveled after joyful reunions with their young

Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Mathews school board, 6 p.m., special meeting, board office, 4096 Cadwallader Sonk

Grape black rot

Grape black rot This is the most devastating disease of grapes. Fruit will dry up like raisins by

Too much around tree can kill it

Q. My dogwood is dying. I know I should not have built a flower bed around it. One stem is dead and

Choose certain plants and scents to help repel deer

By Pam Baytos OSU master gardener volunteer Don’t hate Bambi; well, at least try not to. Before


ODDLY ENOUGH Margarita-loving bear takes a dip in hot tub Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of


Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018. There are 172 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Totally Tomatoes!

Totally Tomatoes! When: Monday, 10 a.m.-noon. What: Join Eric Barrett to learn all about growing

Croatia reaches World Cup final

Mario Mandzukic got the go-ahead goal in the 109th and Croatia shocked England.

Ex-Indians farmhand Soto homers twice vs. Scrappers

Junior Soto homered twice late as Staten Island beat Mahoning Valley, 5-1.

Study: Late-life high blood pressure may harm brain

Associated Press Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Daniel and Alicia Smith, Youngstown, boy, July 10.

Marte powers Pirates over Nationals.

Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams combined with four relievers on a five-hitter.

Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 48.100.22 Aqua America, .20

‘Advice and consent’ is not an excuse to rubberstamp

Editorial: It would be the height of naivet to believe that Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP


Woven portraits of local citizens in exhibit at Arms YOUNGSTOWN A new exhibit of woven portraits

Unknown Anderson eliminates Federer

Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory.

WORLD DIGEST || Racino revenue up

Racino revenue up AUSTINTOWN Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-

US to blame for the influx

Opinion: By Mitchell Zimmerman OtherWords What goes around comes around. This familiar phrase explains


Thursday Comedy Shane Mauss, 9 p.m., West Side Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown;

Papa John’s founder quits over slur

Associated Press NEW YORK Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the


CD RATES The table shows the annual percentage yield as of Wednesday. All yields given in percent.

Trump rattles NATO

Associated Press BRUSSELS Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President

“The Four” (8 p.m., Fox): This week, a new set of determined challengers face-off

“The Four” (8 p.m., Fox): This week, a new set of determined challengers face-off against the four

American Legion Post 737‚ö 16465 Milton Ave., Lake Milton; 330-654-5630

American Legion Post 737‚ö 16465 Milton Ave., Lake Milton; 330-654-5630 Fri: The D.T.’s, 7:30 p.m.

China’s government vows retaliation for $200B US tariff threat

Associated Press BEIJING China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures”

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Fiction Forest music festival has a great lineup, and that's a fact

Now in its second year, Fiction Forest is looking like it will have staying power.

Area’s singing dog advances to next round in ‘AGT’

Staff report HOWLAND Oscar, the singing dog owned by Pam Baker of Howland, is once again

‘Once in lifetime’ rescue

Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass


NEW THIS WEEK Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG) While on a vacation with his family,

Is Trump correct that Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional?

Opinion: WASHINGTON The president, who might not be fully acquainted with the pertinent Supreme Court case