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CityScape shares plans to move Welsh church to Wick Park

Phil Kidd, associate director at Youngstown CityScape, decided the best place to talk about moving and renovating a historic church would be inside another historic church that had been successfully restored.

Local reps split on marijuana law

Local leaders are split in their support of legalizing marijuana.

Land contracts depriving buyers of protections prevalent in Ohio

There were more than 47,000 land contracts in Ohio between January 2008 and January 2018, according to a report released Friday and written by Policy Matters Ohio researcher Victoria Jackson.

Attorneys in Sebring water case asking to blame EPA for absence of notification

The lawyers in the James Bates lead-notification case have filed arguments on whether the former Sebring water department operator can argue his failure to notify the public of lead in the water in 2015 was the result of the actions of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Christman, Clark, Hoover lead Greatest finals into Day 2

Greatest Golfer of the Valley 2018 Junior Championships

Avenged Sevenfold cancels Pittsburgh, Cleveland concerts

Avenged Sevenfold cancels Pittsburgh, Cleveland concerts

OVI checkpoint is Saturday in Mahoning County

OVI checkpoint is Saturday in Mahoning County

Trumbull County road closed until August for culvert replacement

Trumbull County road closed until August for culvert replacement

I-80 ramp in Liberty closed tonight until Saturday morning

I-80 ramp in Liberty closed tonight until Saturday morning

Saxon Family Picnic is Sunday

Saxon Family Picnic is Sunday

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

TJX referendum makes it onto the special-election ballot

TJX referendum makes it onto the special-election ballot

AP source: Trump on tape about Playmate payment

AP source: Trump on tape about Playmate payment

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Post members to honor WWII veteran

Happy birthday!

Police on scene after large dog mauls mail carrier on the East Side

Police on scene after large dog mauls mail carrier on the East Side

NYT: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

UPDATE | Campbell teachers wear 'Solidarity' shirts to event

Campbell teachers to issue a 10-day strike notification

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One giant sale: Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction

Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to him.

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

hio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial.

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TUBBS TRIAL | Jurors find man guilty in 2017 murder

Jurors today informed Judge Antjony D'Apolito in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court they had reached a verdict in the Jermaine Tubbs murder case only to be sent back to continue deliberations because they were never given a piece of evidence.

Greatest Golfer Junior Championships tee off today

The 2018 Avalon Lakes Greatest Golfer of the Valley Junior Championships tee off today and Saturday.

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Ryan: I support legalizing pot

Ryan: I support legalizing pot

Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B

Hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline would be spoiled under a worst-case scenario oil spill in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, scientists reported Thursday.

Mark Wahlberg buying auto dealership in Ohio

Mark Wahlberg wants you to see the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet.

Ohio's unemployment rate increases in June

State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has increased from May to June.

NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case

New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were overturned after they served more than a decade behind bars.

UPDATE | Death toll from boat capsizing rises to 17

Divers are searching Friday for four people still missing after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized in high winds on a southwest Missouri lake, killing at least 13 people.

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Fire treasurer faces theft charges; police say he mishandled $10K

The chief says internal policies have been amended to prevent future issues.

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Astro, Baird open NABF with wins

Prospects drop close game to West New York squad

Demoted Austintown principal now promoted to AD

This is not the first time the school board promoted an employee previously disciplined for inappropriate conduct.

Charges still pending in hit-and-run involving Trumbull 911 director

Cook smelled of alcohol and had a blood-alcohol level of almost double the legal limit three hours after the accident, according to a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Cook’s intoxication level was 0.148; the legal intoxication limit in Ohio is 0.08.

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over-par 72 in the first round of the British Open.

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TJX referendum petitions filed with Trumbull elections board

The village clerk says petitions on the TJX zone changes collected more than 1,100 signatures.

SPORTS DIGEST || St. Ignatius to host St. Ed at FirstEnergy

The gridiron rivalry between Saint Ignatius High School and St. Edward High School will return to FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, as the Wildcats host the Eagles on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Canfield officials aim to make city better

Officials told about 150 residents that Canfield is in good shape, but they’re working to make it better.

Mistakes costs Scrappers’ sweep hopes

Doubledays rally for 7-5 win

Flag football camp for girls set July 31

Former Arizona assistant coach will lead

Baird Brothers’ Miller dominates in World Series opener at Cene

Baird Brothers 18-U pitcher Garrett Miller nearly made history in his final start at Bob Cene Park on Thursday.

Man injured after tree falls on him in Poland Municipal Forest

Officials said the man was walking in the woods looking for owls about dusk when a tree fell from its base and hit him.

Shakespeare at Castle presents ‘Twelfth Night’

Staff report ALLIANCE The fifth season of Shakespeare at the Castle will begin next with with

Kennywood Park to add coaster and a Steelers section

Kennywood Park will add a new roller coaster titled Steel Curtain

Denzel Washington kills in ‘The Equalizer 2’ GETTING EVEN

‘The Equalizer 2’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Rating: R for brutal violence throughout, language

PBS film explores Ted Williams’ Mexican heritage

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press ALBQUERQUE, N.M. Ted Williams is the last major league

Downtown Lowellville gets a face lift thanks to grant

The village’s downtown has several new sidewalks.

Liberty cops still seeking 2 teen escapees

Belmont Pines is a freestanding children’s behavioral health hospital.

Jurors deliberate in two separate cases

One defendant found guilty on all counts

VINDY EXCLUSIVE | March death of man in vacant home ruled homicide

Autopsy found blunt force trauma

Warren employee agrees to termination if he’s convicted of theft

City employee Dennis Griffing signed off on a settlement agreement Wednesday that calls for termination from his job in the operations department if he’s convicted in Warren Municipal Court of the theft of a lawn mower from work.

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Trumbull water project takes care for endangered rattlesnake

The smallest of rattlesnake species in Ohio, the Eastern Massasauga generally grows to between 18 and 22 inches in length and likes wet areas. They are on the federal endangered species list, and their safety must be taken into consideration during a multimillion-dollar Trumbull County waterline project.

Green Team rocks out at the Austintown library

By JESSICA HARKER The Green Team came to the Austintown library on June 25 to

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Poland library hosts blood drive

By JESSICA HARKER The American Red Cross set up shop in the Poland library

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July 7

July 7 Arrest: After pulling him over near Overhill Road, police arrested Dontraile L. Price, 19,

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Children rock out at the Canfield library

The Canfield library hosted Rock Out with the Green Team with Peg Flynn of the Mahoning Valley Green Team on July 12.

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Mission Night Market has inaugural event

By ZACK SHIVELY The first Mission Night Market, featuring numerous vendors

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Indoor camp out offered at Poland library

By JESSICA HARKER A Camp Out at the Library event took place for the first

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Park hosts pet adoption fair

By ZACK SHIVELY Sweeney Chevrolet and Boardman Park hosted their annual

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Stefany Goehring, Zachary Sefcik to wed July 28

Announcement is being made of the forthcoming marriage of Stefany Goehring and Zachary Sefcik, both

Lions’ officers installed at meeting

The Boardman Lions Club had a meeting at Davidson’s Restaurant on June 14. The event included the

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CVMS honors Nappo

By ABBY SLANKER Canfield Village Middle School students and staff honored

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Hilltop third-graders walk and learn history

By ABBY SLANKER Third-grader students at Hilltop Elementary School got a

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Fall nuptials set for Ashley Wilson, Samuel Inskeep

Belva Wilson of Poland and Mark and Tina Inskeep of Lowellville are announcing the engagement of

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Boardman celebrates Independence Day

Boardman Park celebrated Independence Day with a concert and fireworks on July 2.

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Puzzle swap at Boardman library

Pediatric audiology services to be available at Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman Audiology

Library hosts website workshop for public

By JESSICA HARKER The Poland library offered a workshop on June 19 to get

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Masks, Mimes and Imagination at the Poland library

On July 10, the Poland library hosted a Masks, Mimes and Imagination event.

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Township event celebrates Boardman community

By ZACK SHIVELY Boardman township’s administration organized the 13th

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Michelle Caruso, Peter Barrett set August date

CANFIELD Bernice Caruso of Canfield is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Michelle

July 6

July 6 Arrest: Police on Railroad Street took into custody Joseph Shurteff of Plumbrook Drive,

Poland Community Briefs

Poland Stadium closes for a day The Poland Seminary High School athletic department will be

Austintown Community Briefs

Hopewell to present “A Wrinkle in Time” The Hopewell Theatre, located at 702 Mahoning Avenue in

High school ensemble rocks Boardman Park

By ZACK SHIVELY Boardman High School’s jazz ensemble 2 took on a different

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Library hosts blood drive

By JESSICA HARKER The Boardman library hosted an American Red Cross blood

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CHS choirs stage spring concert

By ABBY SLANKER The Canfield High School choral department had its annual

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July 5

July 5 Arrest: After having responded to a report of an intoxicated woman at Hollywood Gaming at

Snyder named a senator for American Legion Boys Nation

Jake Snyder, an incoming senior at Poland Seminary High School, has been selected as a senator for

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Lecturer discusses the benefits of local trees

On July 11, Ohio State University Associate Professor Jim Chatfield visited Fellows Riverside Garden to give a lecture about the importance of urban trees.

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Canfield Community Briefs

Bonding with babies and books This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23

Alexa Diana and Mark Mellott set date for nuptials

Alexa Diana and Mark Mellott, both of Youngstown, are engaged and plan to be married at 2 p.m. Aug.

Miss Camacho, Mr. Bevilacqua to marry this fall

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. Jacqueline Carmen Camacho and Joseph Stefan Bevilacqua are engaged and plan

Coluccis will observe their 50th anniversary

COLUMBUS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Daniel Colucci of Columbus will celebrate their 50th anniversary

Dolphins threaten players with suspensions for anthem protest

Violators could sit out as many as four games

Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

Merritt has Barbasol lead

Indians bolster bullpen

Ex-Scrapper Mejia traded to Padres

Kisner leads British Open

Carnoustie holds own

AL’s best teams running away

Red Sox, Yankees heading for compelling AL East finish

Tax cuts cost the treasury trillions

Opinion: By Josh Hoxie OtherWords A trillion dollars, a figure with 12 zeros after a one, is by any

1-year-old kids forced to stand trial

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in

Trumbull sexism claims justify independent review

Editorial: No workplace in the public or private sector should ever resemble a bullying battlefield or a

Trump invites Putin to White House for second get-together

Associated Press WASHINGTON Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir


TODAY At Squaw Creek, Vienna BOYS 17U 1:40 p.m. Justin Atkinson, Yankee Run Golf Course

Honaker to remain in mental hospital

Honaker to remain in mental hospital WARREN Royce C. Honaker, 66, who was found not guilty by

Two indicted for Wilson Avenue murder

Victm was from Cleveland


THE LINE MLB National League FavoriteOdds (O/U)Underdog CHICAGO CUBS 6-7

Turmoil slows rebuilding in Puerto Rico

Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s

MLB stats

MLB stats STANDINGS American League East Division WLPctGB Boston6830.694— New

Meeting details remain sketchy

Associated Press WASHINGTON Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic

Fox: With Comcast out, Disney could move in

Associated Press NEW YORK Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Liberty and Girard

A summary of recent criminal activity in Liberty and Girard

helsinki meeting Intel chief also in the dark on Putin summit

Director tiptoes around potential conflict with Trump Associated Press ASPEN, Colo. Even


Grant to food bank YOUNGSTOWN Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley on Thursday

WFMJ credited in capture of suspect

WFMJ credited in capture of suspect BOARDMAN Investigators are crediting news stories from 21

Trump slams rate hikes by the independent Fed

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Associated Press CHIANG RAI, Thailand The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave

President proposes end to automatic protections

Associated Press DENVER The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic


ODDLY ENOUGH Florida man joins elite aviation club of octogenarian pilots SAND HILLS, Fla. A

Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Associated Press NEW YORK Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Mount Carmel Society Festival, 5-11 p.m.: It would be hard to find

ap FILE PHOTO, sept. 2003

ap FILE PHOTO, sept. 2003 An Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake is shown in its exhibit at the

Backpack giveaway

Backpack giveaway AUSTINTOWN Students in Austintown will benefit from a national backpack

Area Reps. Johnson, Ryan enjoy big advantage in campaign $$$

Opinion: When it comes to congressional campaigns, money isn’t the only thing, but it sure is important.

Sheriff: 8 people dead after tourist boat accident

Sheriff: 8 people dead after tourist boat accident BRANSON, Mo. A tourist boat apparently


Today is Friday, July 20, the 201st day of 2018. There are 164 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


CLUBS First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will feature the Rev. Edward

Hit the brakes

Critics line up to urge Trump administration to reject auto tariffs By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics

Armstrong museum to have groundbreaking for expansion

Associated Press WAPAKONETA The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in western Ohio will have a

Cubs extend winstreak to 4

Heyward, Happ power Chicago to win over Cards

oddly enough

oddly enough Police seek suspect who stole $1,000 in razors BRAINTREE, Mass. This suspect


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Sean and Lindsay Thomas, Youngstown, boy, July 18.

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., at the corner of Fruit Street,

Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Brookfield Township trustees, 10 a.m., neighborhood meeting, northeast corner of