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Amendment to speed possible referendum on TJX project headed to Kasich

A legislative amendment that would push up the date of a referendum on the proposed TJX project in Lordstown will head to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.


Runner reports chilling encounter on Mill Creek trail

Over the course of many outdoor runs, Allison Jeric has never felt afraid.


Youngstown counciil hears proposal to increase smoking age to 21

City council’s public health committee is interested enough in raising the legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 in the city to ask the law department and Health Commissioner Erin Bishop to develop legislation to change the age.


Williams, Creed claim top 2 offices of Trumbull GOP

The Trumbull County Republican Party Central Committee provided a contrast with its Democratic Party counterpart Thursday night with two contested races among its top six positions, secret ballots cast and little to no controversy.


HODGES CASE | Jury finds him guilty of 2016 murder

HODGES CASE | Jury finds him guilty of 2016 murder


Austintown School District has new treasurer

Austintown School District has new treasurer


Canfield man indicted for role in fatal November crash

Canfield man indicted for role in fatal November crash


TJX legislative amendment clears state legislature

TJX legislative amendment clears state legislature


Youngstown firefighter injured battling West Side blaze

Youngstown firefighter injured battling West Side blaze


Tim Ryan criticizes President Trump on Chinese company bailout

Tim Ryan criticizes President Trump on Chinese company bailout


Ohio prosecutor indicted on coercion, sexual imposition charges

Ohio prosecutor indicted on coercion, sexual imposition charges


Cincinnati Zoo announces $50 million gift to support growth

Cincinnati Zoo announces $50 million gift to support growth


Trump says outcome of Kim summit depends on 'attitude'

Trump says outcome of Kim summit depends on 'attitude'


Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical

Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical


Superbug infections rising among injection drug users

Superbug infections rising among injection drug users


Police ID man killed on Madison Avenue Expressway

Police ID man killed on Madison Avenue Expressway


YSU MEETINGS | Board swears in latest trustee

YSU MEETINGS | Board swears in latest trustee


Woman receives four-year sentence for beating children

Woman receives four-year sentence for beating children


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


HODGES TRIAL | Both sides deliver closing arguments

HODGES TRIAL | Both sides deliver closing arguments


Driver in wrong-way 711 crash turns self in

Driver in wrong-way 711 crash turns self in


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Man faces charges after lengthy car chase on South Side

Man faces charges after lengthy car chase on South Side


Government, ACLU dispute release of American in Syria

Government, ACLU dispute release of American in Syria


Commerce Secretary: US reaches deal with China’s ZTE

Commerce Secretary: US reaches deal with China’s ZTE


Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution


Red Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living Hall of Famer

Red Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living Hall of Famer


UPDATE | House GOP in 11th-hour bid for immigration accord

House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord


Israel warns Gazans to avoid border in Friday protest

Israel warns Gazans to avoid border in Friday protest


New Jersey lawmakers set to vote on 6 gun control bills

New Jersey lawmakers set to vote on 6 gun control bills


Starbucks raising price of a brewed coffee in most US stores

Starbucks raising price of a brewed coffee in most US stores


Toll from Baghdad blasts rises to 18 dead, 38 wounded

Toll from Baghdad blasts rises to 18 dead, 38 wounded


Hawaii volcano gives experts clues to boost science

Hawaii volcano gives experts clues to boost science


Boy Scout's toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

A Boy Scout who packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag caused the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning


Man beats huge odds: 2 lottery wins in 18 months

A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months.


Cavaliers on brink of elimination

Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty’s doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door.


Local schools lose more than $24 million to ECOT

Public schools in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties lost more than $24 million to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow charter school since its inception in 2012.


YSU’s Chad Zallow falls short in NCAA semis

The NCAA finals continue to elude Youngstown State’s Chad Zallow


Developer confirms plans to build Meijer in Boardman

Some township residents are concerned about the impact of the project.


OHSAA returns to previous playoff format

Playoff games are back to both Friday and Saturday.


Youngstown council concerned over new mowing program

The city is paying more per cut than when YNDC handled it.


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Jarvis’ arm, bat lift Trumbull to split in 15th Sferra Classic

Struthers’ Khaylah Brown scored winning run for Mahoning.


New interim provost possible at YSU

Youngstown State University may have a new interim provost after today’s Board of Trustees meeting.


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Girard Mahoning River Flats Canoe/Kayak Launch ribbon-cutting ceremony is Saturday

The city was awarded a $68,855 ODNR grant in 2016 for the project.


4-day Salem Super Cruise starts today

Admission to the event, which features a wide variety of vehicles, is free.


SPORTS DIGEST || Drummond to give backpacks at Hubbard

Hubbard High School graduate Kurtis Drummond will return to the area on Saturday to host a backpack giveaway.


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LaureLive Music Festival returns with rejuvenated Red Wanting Blue

Red Wanting Blue insisted on taking its time when recording its latest album.


Jodie Foster on ‘Hotel Artemis,’ turning down big jobs

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out


Accused rapist violates bond, gets house arrest

Robert Boyd used cellphones, computer despite a court order prohibiting him from going online


Boardman stabbing suspect in custody

The suspect’s mother told police she believed her son may have committed the stabbing.


Over 20 people picked up in 2-day, Warren-area warrant sweep

Over 20 people picked up in 2-day, Warren-area warrant sweep


Justice Department says Warren Police Department still in full compliance

But takes note of instances of rudeness and unprofessionalism


Sutton: If DeWine opposes right-to-work he should say so

The Republican gov nominee says the issue is ‘not on our agenda at all’


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Angels' celebration to honor vet's 60 years working with animals

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the shelter’s Andrews Hall. The public is invited.


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Rotberg-Kim Duo to present free classical concert

The Rotberg-Kim Duo will present free concerts at 7 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church


Youngstown man gets 20 years in prison for robbing Niles phone store and kidnapping

Youngstown man gets 20 years in prison for robbing Niles phone store and kidnapping


WEDNESDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 7, Tigers 1 BOSTON Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each hit a


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Anthony and Bridgett Vercellino, Youngstown, girl, June


Both sides rest in East Side murder case

Defendant does not testify


Carrasco, Tribe pen handcuff Brewers

Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings.


Deadline is Friday for Wean Foundation programs

Information can be found on the Wean Foundation website, https://www.rjweanfdn.org


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Horizon Science Academy governing board, 6 p.m., 3403 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.


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1st part of Birding 101 series is Saturday

The first part of our Birding 101 series.


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Women rocked at Nelsonville festival

The year of the woman also applies to rock fests, if last weekend’s Nelsonville Music Festival was any indication.


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Master gardeners have plenty to teach

Before you begin your garden, perhaps I can save you some frustration so you can grow the best crops possible.


Attempted-murder case

Attempted-murder case WARREN Brandon Leech, 27, of West Margaret Avenue in Niles remains in the


Hofburg has talent to upset Justify

The colt is Hofburg, a 9-2 second choice in $1.5 million race Saturday.


Clubs to host food program

Clubs to host food program YOUNGSTOWN The Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown will participate in


Doctors can be slow to hear about new health threats

How soon do physicians learn about a new health threat? Sometimes it takes longer than you would


Should you deadhead flowers?

Should you deadhead flowers? Yes. By deadheading, you divert energy from seed production back to


Ticks above normal this year

Q. What kind of tick is this? Sharon from Canfield A. Sharon brought in a good specimen that was


Muguruza, Halep set up French Open semifinal; Nadal in limbo

Garbine Muguruza’s big strokes overwhelmed Maria Sharapova right from the start.


Pittsburgh outlasts LA, snaps skid

Josh Harrison went 2 for 3 with a bases-clearing double, David Freese and Gregory Polanco drove in two runs each and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke out of an extended offensive funk


Shazier hoping rehab gets him back to NFL

Ryan Shazier’s routine hasn’t changed much, even after a life-altering spinal injury.


Sentencing reset for Ohio man who tried to help Islamic State

A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.


SALEM SUPER CRUISE | Events

Partial schedule of entertainment and events for the free four-day Salem Super Cruise today through


Fare at convenience stores becomes more healthful

Dear Readers: When you pop into a gas station/convenience store, you might grab a hot dog, a bag of


Semi strikes, kills man

Semi strikes, kills man YOUNGSTOWN Police are still waiting to identify a man who was killed


YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 7

Today is Thursday, June 7, the 158th day of 2018. There are 207 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Missing Virgin Mary statue found 2 years later LYNDONVILLE, Vt. A missing statue


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Learn history of the Valley's landscape through hiking

By Jim Thornton Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Canfield The opportunities for a quick


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Last surviving ‘Oz’ Munchkin dies LOS ANGELES Jerry Maren, the last surviving


Illegal border crossings in May top 50K

Associated Press NEW YORK U.S. Border Patrol agents made 51,912 arrests in May for illegal


Time running out for rescue chances

Associated Press SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala Emergency crews pulled more bodies from what


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Friends of Austintown Library hosts speakers

Friends of Austintown Library hosts speakers


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Cleveland Indians representative visits service clubs

Cleveland Indians representative visits service clubs


SDLqThe Four” (8 p.m., Fox): It’s the season 2 premiere of this vocal competition show.

SDLqThe Four” (8 p.m., Fox): It’s the season 2 premiere of this vocal competition show.


NIGHTLIFE

Austintown Eagles, 1655 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-799-8887 Sat: The D.T.’s, 7:30 p.m.


Tropical cyclones slowing, study says

Associated Press WASHINGTON Tropical cyclones around the world are moving slightly slower over


WTG

Thursday Music Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, 6:30 p.m., Omni Nursing Home, 3245


FYI

Columbiana Wine Fest tickets are now on sale COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Wine Fest will take place


washington Trump commutes term of drug offender

Alice Marie Johnson had spent more than two decades behind bars Associated Press WASHINGTON


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Hereditary (R) When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s


Report: Secret plan to help Iran thwarted

2 American banks refused to participate Associated Press WASHINGTON After striking an elusive


EU announces retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Associated Press BRUSSELS The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing


Adding organic matter

Adding organic matter Many soil tests for lawns show a need to improve the organic matter content.


Dark comedy ‘Dietland’ seems right for the times

If You Watch What: “Dietland” Where: AMC and amc.com When: Mondays at 9 p.m. By MARK KENNEDY


Native American moves closer to Congress

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American


Congress enables Pruitt’s attack on EPA’s good nameSFlb

Editorial: Words matter. Take the word “protection.” Miriam Webster defines it as “something that keeps a


CD RATES

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


Explosions rip through Baghdad mosque

Associated Press BAGHDAD A pair of explosions ripped through a mosque in a mostly Shiite


Vehicle sales in Valley down in May

Vehicle sales in Valley down in May YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning Valley auto dealers sold 5,004 new and


Loose lips sank lawsuit against Christian baker from Colorado

Opinion: WASHINGTON “Loose lips sink ships” was a World War II slogan warning Americans against


US trade deficit falls for 2nd-straight month

Associated Press WASHINGTON Record exports shaved the U.S. trade deficit in April for the


What’s in store for 2018 grads?

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons This month, about 4 million teenagers will graduate from high


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Moon Over Buffalo,” directed by Regina Reynolds and assisted by Marlene


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