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Valley, state officials plan to improve Mahoning River for development

Local and state officials who paddled the Mahoning River hope to make that opportunity more widely available in the Mahoning Valley in the next few years.


Author of 'Arthur' books entertains kids, parents at Stambaugh

“Arthur” author and illustrator Marc Brown met some of his bosses Friday morning at a breakfast event at Stambaugh Auditorium.


Jessica Oracio, Vaughn Small jailed after vicious attack on woman

Jessica M. Oracio, 28, captured on store surveillance video punching, kicking and kneeing a Niles woman about 40 times, leaving the victim’s face and head swollen, is serving 150 days in the Trumbull County jail.


Mahoning coroner investigating slaying this morning in Brookfield

The Mahoning County Coroner’s office is investigating the early Friday shooting death of Jason C. Drummond Jr., 24, on Warren-Sharon Road just west of Brookfield Avenue.


Drivers beware — OVI checkpoint starts soon

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is conducting an OVI checkpoint at 2214 Mahoning Avenue from 10 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday.


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Science says record heat, fires worsened by climate change

Record heat, fires worsened by climate change


Boardman 12-U Little League team stays alive

Boardman must beat New Albany twice on Saturday to win the state championship.


CBS chief Moonves under investigation after misconduct complaints

CBS said Friday that independent members of its board of directors are investigating personal misconduct claims after reports that the company’s chief executive, Les Moonves, was the subject of an upcoming New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations.


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(Almost) the all-time Greatest Golfer 2-day scoring history

(Almost) the all-time Greatest Golfer scoring history since 2010.


Teen rally against gun violence is Saturday on East Side

Teen rally against gun violence is Saturday on East Side


School board member drops suit against mayor

School board member drops suit against mayor


Ohio AG candidate faces complaint over Eric Holder raffle

Ohio AG candidate faces complaint over Eric Holder raffle


Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel


Youngstown schools band camp pickup schedule

Youngstown schools band camp pickup schedule


US contract worker to admit taking $2.5M in kickbacks

US contract worker to admit taking $2.5M in kickbacks


Mill Creek MetroParks to auction Clingan Road property

Mill Creek MetroParks to auction Clingan Road property


Leaders take to the Mahoning River for recreation

Leaders take to the Mahoning River for recreation


Unpublished parts of Malcolm X's autobiography auctioned off

Unpublished parts of Malcolm X's autobiography auctioned off


Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption


Officials close Poland Municipal Forest bridge

Officials close Poland Municipal Forest bridge


10 more ex-students sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor

10 more ex-students sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor


Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him

Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him


Farmer's market fundraiser is Saturday in New Wilmington

Farmer's market fundraiser is Saturday in New Wilmington


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


US government: More than 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

US government: More than 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline


Trump thanks Kim for fulfilling promise on Korea war remains

Trump thanks Kim for fulfilling promise on Korea war remains


Pa. amusement parks reopen as flooding cleanup gets underway

Pa. amusement parks reopen as flooding cleanup gets underway


Portion of Pa. Turnpike closing Saturday night

Portion of Pa. Turnpike closing Saturday night


Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered

Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered


Boy, 12, drowns at a Ohio summer camp

Boy, 12, drowns at a Ohio summer camp


Trump claims US is 'economic envy of the entire world'

Trump claims US is 'economic envy of the entire world'


600 greet 'Arthur' author at Stambaugh

600 greet 'Arthur' author at Stambaugh


Madison Street Bridge in Lisbon to reopen Monday

Madison Street Bridge in Lisbon to reopen Monday


World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117


UPDATE | Brown urges GM to 'do the right thing'

GM faces fiscal, political minefields as it assesses plants


Ohio woman gets prison for toddler’s drowning at her home

Ohio woman gets prison for toddler’s drowning at her home


Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance

Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance


Warren man charged in fight over President Trump

Warren man charged in fight over President Trump


US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2

US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2


UPDATE | Man dies after being shot in Brookfield Township

Man found shot in head in Brookfield Township


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Boardman suffers first state loss

Boardman lost 3-1 to New Albany in the Little League 11-12 state baseball tournament.

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VINDY EXCLUSIVE | Tim Ryan interested in presidential run

He’s also considering a bid later this year for House Democratic leader.


Locals take PONY defeat

Knightline’s late rally falls short.

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Commissioners hear complaints about county dog pound

Progress is being made to correct some of the problems, an activist said.


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When it rains, it pours

Little goes right as Scrappers’ streak ends.

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Bling Bridal headed for bankruptcy

Bling Bridal Boutique is filing for bankruptcy and “no items will be delivered,” the shop announced on its Facebook page Thursday night.


Four teams make state

Three towns are represented in the state tournaments.


TRIO helping college students succeed

“Not only is it for you to help your family, but also for you to help yourself to pursue the American dream to make a decent wage,” said Ty-Juan Young Bright, TRIO director.


Patience pays off for locals in rout

Marco DeFalco understands how to get to a pitcher better than most.


AT&T gift to help students get STEM skills

The program will begin in September.


‘Teen Titans’ cartoon flick goofs on the DC comics universe Superhero satire

‘Teen TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG for action and rude humor


Hollywood heavy-hitters on tap at Venice fest

Associated Press ROME The Venice Film Festival will feature plenty of Hollywood star power,


‘Deadwood’ movie gets HBO greenlight

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. A roundup of news from the


Hubbard’s new police officer started July 16.

Michael Saverko joins Hubbard police with experience, award under his belt.


State seeks injunction and fines for alleged stormwater violations at Mecca Township site

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court against KRV Construction of Youngstown, accusing it of violating Ohio water-pollution-control laws at a property on Bazetta Road in Mecca Township.


Police: Men were assaulted, doused with gasoline in Liberty

Three Liberty men are charged with assault, kidnapping


Teen paddle-boarding on choppy Mosquito found tonight

A 17-year-old female whose worried mother reported to police that her daughter was last seen on a paddle board Thursday evening on Mosquito Lake was found and returned safely to her family by about 10 p.m.


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Eating competition raises money for OH WOW!

The eating challenge was held at the Pizza Joe’s in the food court of 20 Federal Place


Economic development corporation studying rail spur for Warren’s AutoParkit

Economic development corporation studying rail spur for Warren’s AutoParkit


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Valley 5-year-olds reign over 2018 Mount Carmel fest

Alexandra Cook, 5, of Canfield, reacts with glee after being crowned Little Princess during the Little Prince and Little Princess Pageant Thursday, the first day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Italian Festival in Youngstown.


PONY Palomino East Zone Tournament

(All games at Cene Park) Thursday’s scores North Hills (PA) 6, Butler 2 Ohio Longhorns 8,


Woman flips van with child inside

Driver without license faces several charges


Leaner Roethisberger eyes championship

A new offseason workout plan has rejuvenated Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger


METRO DIGEST || Harry Potter events

Harry Potter events NEW WILMINGTON, PA. The Fresh Marketplace, 129 S. Chestnut St., will host


Browns start fresh after horrific season

Myles Garrett’s rookie season with the Browns was historic — and horrific


SPORTS DIGEST || Ex-Buckeye Hartline promoted to WR coach

Ex-Buckeye Hartline promoted to WR coach COLUMBUS Former Ohio State star Brian Hartline has been


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Heather Mervine and Eric Skruck, Struthers, boy, July 25.


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.: One highlight


Trump cheers revival of steel

Associated Press GRANITE CITY, Ill. President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed


YEARS AGO FOR JULY 27

Today is Friday, July 27, the 208th day of 2018. There are 157 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Boxing beer and bikes coming to Niles dealership

A 15-bout outdoor amateur fight card titled “Boxing, Beers and Bikes” will be presented Saturday


Body of woman found

Associated Press ASHTABULA A sheriff says a body has been found in northeast Ohio and


Missing teen returned to parents

CORTLAND A 17-year-old female whose worried mother reported to police that her daughter was last


METRO DIGEST || Children released

Children released WARREN Eight children found in a Southern Boulevard home that was the target


SOCIETY DIGEST || Homes needed before September

Homes needed before September YOUNGSTOWN West Side Cats has cats 1 year-old and older that need


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH German town to hold lottery for graveyard plots BERLIN Quiet neighbors, pristine


Third arrest made in rapper’s slaying

Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The third of four suspects in the shooting death of


Man indicted for shooting girlfriend

Terrance Edmonds has been in custody since the shooting.


Mets hand Pirates a loss

Amed Rosario and Jose Bautista had two hits each as New York sent the Pirates to their second straight loss


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, various


ODOT’s edict on speed cameras has local communities in a bind

Opinion: The state seems to be doing everything in its power to stop communities from using speed cameras.


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS Buckeye Travelers, Mahoning Valley Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, will


Oil prices hit 10-day high after Saudi Aramco halts shipments

Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Oil prices rose to a 10-day high Thursday after


BOXING, BEER AND BIKES | Saturday’s card

65 — Sauwah Cook (Pittsburgh) vs. Lamauri Grays (Cleveland). 70 — David Webb (Cleveland) vs. Juan


Trump: US to hit NATO-ally Turkey over detained pastor

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared on Thursday the United States will


WORLD DIGEST || Radio hosts use slur against Sikh official, end up suspended

Radio hosts use slur against Sikh official, end up suspended The hosts of a popular New Jersey


Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

Associated Press SAN DIEGO The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children


Report: China, Russia, Iran ramp up economic spying on US

Associated Press WASHINGTON A Chinese cyberespionage group called APT10 relentlessly attacks


BUSINESS DIGEST || Gaming revenue

Gaming revenue AUSTINTOWN Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning


Ex-Trump ally Omarosa has ‘explosive’ memoir

Ex-Trump ally Omarosa has ‘explosive’ memoir NEW YORK Former President Donald Trump aide and


100 years old and counting

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age – the age at


Winning streak has Bucs in a tough spot

A club that looked like a seller at next week’s non-waiver trade deadline could be a buyer


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign


Trump takes aim at Twitter

Associated Press NEW YORK Twitter shares fell Thursday after President Donald Trump said in a


Valley plays a key role in charting innovative growth

Editorial: Let’s face it. Despite some noteworthy gains in recent years, Ohio continues to play a losing game


House backs defense bill with military pay raise

Associated Press WASHINGTON The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill


Khan claims win in Pakistan election

Associated Press ISLAMABAD Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in


Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

Associated Press As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to


Facebook suffers $119B hit in value

Associated Press NEW YORK Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in


Man back in jail after a month of freedom

Caught with drugs and a scale


Miss Muntean, Mr. Mickler set autumn date

Gary and Dolly Muntean of Poland and Mark Mickler of Youngstown are announcing the engagement of


The Kirchners feted on golden anniversary

AUSTINTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirchner of Austintown recently were honored on their 50th


The Femias are honored during a dinner party

HUBBARD Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Femia celebrated 50 years of marriage with friends and family June 8


Austintown Community Briefs

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on Aug. 14 The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s


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Harry Potter fans solve clues to find lost diadem

Sleuths and fans from throughout the area came to the Poland library on July 19 to find clues and have fun as part of its Escape Hogwarts event.

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Boardman Community Briefs

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on Aug. 14 The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s


Zaitzew, Merry to be united in marriage Aug. 10

BOARDMAN Paul and Anne Zaitzew and David and Jacklyn Merry, all of Boardman, are announcing the


Jazz ensembles close out school year series with spring concert

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman High School jazz ensembles performed in the

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Local Dairy Queens host decorating event

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Local Dairy Queen stores had their annual Father’s Day cake

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Nicole Davis, Chase Evans to wed Aug. 4

poland Eric and Angela Davis of Poland are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Nicole


Canfield speech and debate team competes at national tournament

The Canfield speech and debate team attended the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA)

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Canfield Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants summer sports news Sun and warmer days are here. Summer athletics have arrived and


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DIY guitar pick event offers creative crafting

The Austintown library hosted a DIY Guitar Pick event on July 18 as part of the Summer Discovery program.

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Legos at the Library helps participants build relationships

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Legos at the Library event took place at the Austintown

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DIY fabric coasters at the library

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com On June 27 the Poland library hosted a DIY fabric

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Live! at the Morley concert series kicks off

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek park Live! At the Morley concert series

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Poland Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants summer sports news Sun and warmer days are here. Summer athletics have arrived and


Children observe wildlife in the gardens

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks hosted a story time for young

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Poland Community Briefs

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on Aug. 14 The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s


BHS jazz band plays Music in the Park

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Boardman High School jazz band played on June 21 for

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Children about space and sound at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Armstrong Air and Space Museum visited the Boardman

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Boardman bands end the school year with concert

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Three Boardman bands had their spring concert in the

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Anthony performs wonders of magic and illusion

Families were wow-ed with a performance by magician and illusionist David Anthony on July 16 at the Boardman library.

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Canfield Community Briefs

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on Aug. 14 The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s


The Barneses honored for 50th anniversary

austintown Gary and Diana Barnes of Austintown celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family


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Operation Blessing fundraiser features exotic animals

It wasn’t a usual day at Canfield Dollar General on June 30, as the store hosted a Traveling Petting Zoo fundraiser featuring exotic animals.

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Beach and Ocean cookie decorating for beginners

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek park hosted a cookie decorating class for

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Gotta Move story time expands for older children

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com One of Austintown libraries most popular programs, Gotta

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Beach and Ocean cookie decorating for beginners

By JESSICA HARKER jharker@vindy.com The Mill Creek Park hosted a cookie decorating class for

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