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Volunteers continue cleanup efforts at Lincoln Park today

A hardy group of about 30 volunteers braved the rain and poison ivy today to continue an effort to reclaim Lincoln Park from the dumping ground for tires, garbage and debris of all kinds it had become and return it to the natural gem it once was.

Future brides, prom-goers snag designer gowns at Goodwill prices

It’s no secret that planning a wedding often takes a tremendous amount of time, money and attention to detail, but Megan Deskin has already experienced an early dose of wedding bliss.

Dow dropping GE for Walgreens after 100-plus years

General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the conglomerate’s more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index.

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Participants say inaugural Valley trip to D.C. was success

"I think we made a lot of progress educating our federal officials on our priorities," chamber VP said.

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Red-hot Scrappers off to record start

The Scrappers (7-1) have the best record in the New York-Penn League.

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Teen Straight Talk celebrates its 30th anniversary

The anniversary celebration dinners is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Avalon Inn and Resort in Howland.

Sexton opts for Irving’s old jersey number

Collin Sexton made quite a first impression by deciding to take No. 2.

Altman: Cavaliers having ‘good dialogue’ with LeBron’s team

LeBron James has until June 29 to tell the team if he will pick up his $35.6 million option for next season or become a free agent.

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Supreme Court rejects reinstating Yavorcik law license

The court didn’t explain why it declined the request.

Bieber’s pitching music to Tribe’s ears

Rookie Shane Bieber struck out nine in a career-high seven innings.

Aqua Ohio reassures Struthers customers

The company says there’s no threat to public health and that customers shouldn’t be concerned

SPORTS DIGEST || Liberty football players make commitments

Liberty football players make commitments liberty Two former Liberty High School football

Foreign students end yearlong sojourn in Valley

Three Mahoning County foreign exchange students will bid adieu to their American lifestyle of the last 10 months.

METRO DIGEST || Crash kills North Jackson woman

A two-car crash killed 79-year-old Rachel Wood of North Jackson after a driver failed to yield Friday evening at the intersection of Blott and Rosemont roads.

Record Reviews

Dawes Album: “Passwords” Grade: B California band Dawes dip their observant takes on our days

Pop singer mounts U.S. tour on his own terms Sam Smith style

If YOU GO Who: Sam Smith When: 8 p.m. tonight Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus Tickets: $35

METRO DIGEST || Woman charged with child endangering

The mother of twin girls who suffered serious injuries, including broken bones, is charged with two counts of child endangering. The girls are nearly 8 months old.

Poland library seeks new cafe

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has called for proposals to lease and operate the cafe at the Poland Library.

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Supercharged auto buffs get SuperNats off to wet start

Bob Howell of Wintersville shows off the Triumph Mayflower he rebuilt. Howell’s souped-up sedan was on display Friday, the first day of the Hot Rod Super Nationals at Canfield Fairgrounds.


Arkansas 5, Florida 2 OMAHA, NEB. Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits over 51/3 innings,

No-stalgia: a memory problem

They say that most people under age 30 these days wouldn’t recognize the sound of a needle

Diamondbacks bite Bucs in 13

The game was scoreless until both teams scored an unearned run in the 11th.

The Monkees postpone dates after Nesmith is ill

The Monkees postpone dates after Nesmith is ill PHILADELPHIA The Monkees have postponed the last

Poll: Americans say no to presidential self-pardons

Associated Press NEW YORK Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W. Indianola Ave.,

Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought were safe, federal study indicates

Associated Press PARKERSBURG, W.Va. The chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make

Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica

Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Philippe Coutinho and Neymar

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Associated Press SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary

Ex-Mafia boss found guilty in man’s slaying

Associated Press BOSTON Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme was convicted Friday of killing a


Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Supreme Court adopts digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Associated Press WASHINGTON Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where

Police shooting of boy in Pa. spurs more protests, appeals

Associated Press Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in

Officials ensure quality fisheries

The fishing community, like other segments of our society, thrives on conjecture and is perfectly

House OKs bill expanding opioid-abuse treatment

Associated Press WASHINGTON The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

Maura Picciano | Michael McGiffin

Maura Picciano | Michael McGiffin

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The Femias are honored during a dinner party

The Femias are honored during a dinner party

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The Crenshaws celebrate golden anniversary

The Crenshaws celebrate golden anniversary

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Fall nuptials set for Ashley Wilson, Samuel Inskeep

Fall nuptials set for Ashley Wilson, Samuel Inskeep

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Dahlin, Svechnikov NHL’s top two picks

Rasmus Dahlin is the second Swedish player to be taken No. 1 and the first since Mats Sundin in 1989. Sundin went on to a Hall of Fame career.

Birding event

Birding event Cortland Mosquito Creek Lake, 3061 Warren Meadville Road, will host its annual

Katie Stickel | Gary Arthur

Katie Stickel | Gary Arthur

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Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Adam and Ashley Streb, Youngstown, girl, June 21.

Amber Happel, Rocky Pitoscia plan July rite

Amber Happel, Rocky Pitoscia plan July rite

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Man charged in bike path killings speaks

Man charged in bike path killings speaks new york The man charged with killing eight people on a

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Associated Press PHOENIX The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the

Ashley Milligan, Brad Smith will marry Aug. 4

Ashley Milligan, Brad Smith will marry Aug. 4

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Probe Pittsburgh Police shooting promptly

Opinion: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The protesters who took to the streets and social media after Antwon

Struggles linger for separated families

Associated Press McALLEN, Texas Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Hot Rod Super Nationals, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: There will be more

General Motors to build new Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico

UAW, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown decry decision as GM lays off 1,200 at Lordstown plant

Delta Air Lines bans pit bulls

Associated Press ATLANTA Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with

Debates about immigration older than the United States of America

Opinion: By David M. SHRIBMAN Andrews McMeel Syndication Finally, after agonizing procedural wrangling

Staff Right job fair

Staff Right job fair GIRARD Staff Right Services will host a job fair on behalf of its client

Despite one juror’s concern, parole board again rejects mercy for killer

Associated Press COLUMBUS The Ohio Parole Board on Friday again rejected a request for mercy

US businesses brace for pain from tariffs

Associated Press WASHINGTON A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and


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Heed patrol’s sage advice: Move over and slow down

Editorial: With summer officially starting this week, many of us are more than ready to rush headlong into the

Hummingbird visits starting to pick up

As is often the case, hummingbirds have me perplexed this year. A female returned to my feeders May

Support small farmers

Opinion: By Brian Wakamo OtherWords Summer: the season of barbecues, baseball games, and backyard fun.

‘Prophetic Unveiling Conference’ scheduled

‘Prophetic Unveiling Conference’ scheduled YOUNGSTOWN Triedstone Baptist Church, 2045 Jacobs