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Scrappers win season opener in 10 innings

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the West Virginia Black Bears 9-8 in 10 innings


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Fire consumes Poland Avenue warehouse

Fire tonight consumes warehouse on Poland Avenue


Scrappers win opener 9-8 in 10 innings

The teams will meet again Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


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Ordinance to rezone property for a HomeGoods distribution center

Some Lordstown residents concerned about legislative amendment for TJX project


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Austintown optician retires after 58 years in the business

Optical Solutions employees are sad to see longtime employee retire, but wish him a happy retirement.


DHS reports 2,000 minors separated from families

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families


Mahoning County OVI checkpoint tonight is at Playhouse Lane in Youngstown

Mahoning County OVI checkpoint tonight is at Playhouse Lane in Youngstown


Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr pleads not guilty to rape

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr pleads not guilty to rape


Judge modifies rapper Juelz Santana's bail, OK's tour shows

Judge modifies rapper Juelz Santana's bail, OK's tour shows


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Elder Awareness Day puts spotlight on caring for senior citizens

A National Institutes of Health study showed that for every reported abuse case about 13 go unreported.


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Trumbull nurse optimistic overdose death numbers will stay lower

Lower overdose death numbers so far this year in Trumbull County


Ohio's GOP governor primary saw $9M spent in final weeks

Ohio's GOP governor primary saw $9M spent in final weeks


Suspected stolen car set aflame behind South Avenue restaurant

Suspected stolen car set aflame behind South Avenue restaurant


Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

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Youngstown police start summer curfew sweeps

Youngstown police start summer curfew sweeps


2018 gospel music festival is downtown Youngstown canceled

2018 gospel music festival is downtown Youngstown canceled


Simply Slavic festival begins tonight, continues Saturday

Simply Slavic festival begins tonight, continues Saturday


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Bond set for pair accused in North Side shooting death

Bond set for pair accused in Sunday shooting death


Trumbull grand jury indicts Robin Caviness Jr. for Niles homicide

Trumbull grand jury indicts Robin Caviness Jr. for Niles homicide


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Poland PD investigating Chemical Bank robbery

Poland PD investigating Chemical Bank robbery


Ohio woman who killed 2 teens while texting sentenced to prison

Ohio woman who killed 2 teens while texting sentenced to prison


Trump: Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback

Trump: Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback


UPDATE | Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

Judge orders Manafort to jail


House won’t take up immigration without Trump

House won’t take up immigration without Trump


Tropical Storm Bud weakens to depression

Tropical Storm Bud weakens to depression


US stocks sink with other markets as trade worries rise

US stocks sink with other markets as trade worries rise


Trump says it’s 'possible’ he’ll meet with Putin this summer

Trump says it’s ’possible’ he’ll meet with Putin this summer


US industrial production fell 0.1 percent in May

US industrial production fell 0.1 percent in May


Trump: North Korea starts returning remains of US soldiers

Trump: North Korea starts returning remains of US soldiers


Trump says FBI 'plotting against my election’

Trump says FBI 'plotting against my election’


UPDATE | China announces penalties to retaliate for US tariffs

Trump announces US tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports


Farmdale man, 19, won’t face felony charge in Bazetta traffic fatality

Farmdale man, 19, won’t face felony charge in Bazetta traffic fatality


WALLACE TRIAL | Mistrial declared in murder case

WALLACE TRIAL | Jurors continue deliberations today


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


A SUPERBSFLBSEQUEL

‘Incredibles 2’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG for action sequences and some brief mild


Scrappers begin 20th season tonight against Black Bears

Fireworks, dollar hot dogs and bobbleheads. A new video board, an upgraded sound system and a stadium makeover.


Tyler History center Author to speak on steel decline

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Local author Dale Perelman will discuss his book “Road to Rust: The


‘Superfly’ remake gets hip-hop packaging

‘Superfly’ Grade: 2 stars (out of 4) Starring: Trevor Jackson (above); Lex Scott Davis Rating:


Deficit-ridden Niles schools back in fiscal watch

School system spent 13 years in fiscal watch before emerging in 2016


Former Valley Christian teammates spur Jack Arvin Classic win

Valley Christian players of near and distant past lifted Mahoning County.


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Speech contestant honored at Austintown Rotary meeting

Speech contestant honored at Austintown Rotary meeting


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 47.82-0.53 Aqua America, .20


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, various commodities,


Longtime Presley drummer Fontana dies

Longtime Presley drummer Fontana dies MEMPHIS, TENN. D.J. Fontana, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who


GREATEST GOLFER OF THE VALLEY Junior qualifier Thursday at Trumbull Country Club

BOYS 17-AND-UNDER Cole Christman, Kennsington Golf Club & Grille68 Dean Austalosh, Oak Tree


Long-term mortgage rates increase in US

Associated Press WASHINGTON Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week after two-straight


Turtle Derby set

Turtle Derby set Lowellville The Youngstown Lions Club will host its 57th annual Turtle Derby at


Man gets probation in fatal motorcycle accident

Says wishes he could trade places with victim


CLUB CALENDAR

CLUBS Friends of the Mahoning River will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at the Oak Hill Collaborative,


YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 15

Today is Friday, June 15, the 166th day of 2018. There are 199 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


For Mahoning County political leaders, what’s old is new again

Opinion: To paraphrase The Who, in Mahoning County, it’s meet the new party bosses, same as the old party


Justice report bashes Comey

Associated Press WASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared


Neighbor shoots man who is attacking woman with an ax

Associated Press TOLEDO Police say an Ohio man shot and killed another man who was attacking a


BIRTHS

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Ciera Ingram and Kevin Sabo Jr., Youngstown, boy, June


Trump misused charitable funds, lawsuit alleges

Associated Press NEW YORK New York’s attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Simply Slavic party on the plaza, 7-10 p.m.: A free-admission


Tip line for visa fraud is zinging

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons Suddenly, emails are pouring in! On April 3, 2017, U.S.


Area Girl Scouts earn highest award

Staff report AKRON Girl Scouts of North East Ohio will honor 43 Gold Award recipients at its


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Lordstown Village Council, 11 a.m., public hearings, council chambers,


Stoops/Pelini bocce social set June 24

Former NFL players expected to attend


Jurors return today to deliberate man’s fate in murder trial

Johnny Wallace III is charged with the shooting death of Colin Brown last fall.


Show full support for 1,000 TJX jobs at public hearing

Editorial: A proposal by TJX Companies Inc. to build a massive distribution center in Lordstown has taken the


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Brownlee Woods, Struthers libraries won't merge

Brownlee Woods and Struthers library branches will remain open at their current locations and work will be done to increase usage


Only 4 break par at U.S. Open

Johnson, Poulter, Piercy, Henley share lead at 1 under


Host Russia pulverizes Saudi Arabia

First win in 16 years raises hope for the tournament hosts


After summit, N. Korea shows Trump in a striking new light

Associated Press PYONGYANG, N. Korea North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald


Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry


Columbiana County crash injures two

Columbiana County crash injures two SALEM A 20-year-old Salem woman was seriously injured in a


Parts shortage at GM

Parts shortage at GM LORDSTOWN The General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex was dealing with a


Marshals, YPD, search for suspect in Sunday slaying

Suspect is the brother of Willie ‘Flip’ Williams


Lindor, Ramirez homer in Tribe victory

Francisco Lindor sensed the Cleveland Indians needed a lift coming off back-to-back losses.


MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS’ 2018 SCHEDULE

JUNE Today — West Virginia at Mahoning Valley, 7:05 p.m. Saturday — West Virginia at Mahoning


YPD finds guns, drugs, cash serving warrants

Four arrested on felony charges


Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing


mahoning county

mahoning county Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people on these charges


Impacted by closings

Impacted by closings YOUNGSTOWN The closure of Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores will impact


Comcast-Disney fight highlights how media landscape is shifting

Associated Press NEW YORK That didn’t take long. A day after a federal judge cleared the way


Murrays mark golden wedding anniversary

CANFIELD Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Murray of Canfield recently celebrated their 50th wedding


Canfield Community Briefs

Coffee with the master gardeners – herbs for pollinator conservation Learn what types of herbs to


Seventh-grader presents and signs her book

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com A seventh-grade student author gave a presentation on her

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Boardman Community Briefs

Nominations sought for Italian Fest The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2018 is seeking


Austintown Community Briefs

Getting a restful night’s sleep seminar The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman will be


May 31

May 31 Arrest: Officers in the 400 block of South Edgehill Avenue arrested Michelle Doud of


CVMS students celebrate ACE projects

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Students who participated in Canfield Village Middle

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Fitch showcases their new Purple Star Room

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Fitch High School celebrated the opening of their

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Poland Sports Briefs

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


Hilltop fourth graders honor State of Ohio

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade class presented

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Kelsey Kunce, Michael Popio to marry in June

Dennis and Cindy Kunce of Poland and Michael and Martha Popio of Boardman are announcing the


Katie Stanwood, Neil Allen will marry June 23

COLUMBIANA Jay and Margie Stanwood of Columbiana are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


Students jam and learn about science

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Poland Seminary High School’s science club hosted their

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Dobbins students sing and cheer at baseball game

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Dobbins Elementary students spent a fun day at Eastwood Field

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Student runs past struggles on track team

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com A Poland freshman, once unsure if she would walk, finished

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Fourth grade celebrated graduation with fun night

West Boulevard Elementary School had their annual night of fun for the fourth grade students on May 31.

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Children work on financial literacy at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman library invited children to their “Smart

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Boy Scouts spend Earth Day cleaning the Mill Creek MetroParks

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Whispering Pines District of the Great Trail Council

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Poland Community Briefs

Nominations sought for Italian Fest The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2018 is seeking


AES art show displays talents of second grade

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Elementary School hosted an art show for the

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The Green Team recently announced the winners of the annual placemat contest. Students accepted

The Green Team recently announced the winners of the annual placemat contest. Students accepted


Children learn about money through game at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown library had a “Smart Money Picture Bingo”

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Bands perform classical and movie music at BPAC

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman Performing Arts Center hosted the annual

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Canfield Sports Briefs

Canfield basketball team members receive academic awards The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches


Samantha Donges | Nicholas Miller

BOARDMAN Samantha Donges of Poland and Nicholas Miller of Grove City, Pa., were united in marriage


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Warren man sentenced for violent attack on neighbor

Warren man sentenced for violent attack on neighbor


Moms and daughters spend special day at park

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mothers and daughters celebrated Mother’s Day a week early

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Library celebrates National Doughnut Day

The Austintown library invited families to their large meeting room on June 1 for National Doughnut Day.

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C.H. Campbell students got talent

Fourth-grade students at C.H. Campbell Elementary School performed a variety of skills during the school’s annual Talent Show on June 6.

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Molnar Farms creates Strawberry 5K race

Molnar Farms invited runners from the area to participate in their first Strawberry 5K race on June 9.

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Student volunteers at senior living facility

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com A student at Poland Middle School has found her place in

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Man files suit against Warren business because of accidental amputation

Man files suit against Warren business because of accidental amputation


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Family camping in Mill Creek set for next week

Mill Creek MetroParks will present Family Camp in the Park on June 23


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Boardman Park announces summer concert schedule

Boardman Park recently announced its 2018 Music in the Park Concert Series line up. Pack up your


Boardman teacher receives reprimand

The superintendent placed a reprimand letter into the personnel file of June Baker.


Who's signed up for the 2018 Greatest Golfer Ladies 2-Person competition

Participants in the Greatest Golfer Ladies 2-Person competition