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Ex-Browns RB sees hope

Former Pro Bowl running back Greg Pruitt attended the 18th Annual Ron Stoops Sr. and Anthony Pelini Memorial Foundation Bocce Social at the MVR Restaurant in Youngstown.

Scrappers suffer first loss at home

The Crosscutters enjoyed an 8-1 romp at Eastwood Field.

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English bulldog wins Ugliest Dog in World contest

Imperfections are assets in this competition

Indians rout Tigers 10-2, extend streak to 7

Cleveland outscored Detroit 26-3 in the Tribe's three-game sweep

Distinguished Mooney alumni announced

The 2018 class includes five former Cardinal Mooney students

'Juraissic Park' stomps to $150M at box office

This was the movie industry's fourth biggest weekend in history

Trump decries Mexican immigrants as 'invaders'

The president's statement has outraged the American Civil Liberties Union

Trump officials say location of all separated children known

A government fact sheet says the US is working to reunite the children with their families

Driver strikes, kills police officer in NE Ohio

Authorities are searching for a dark-colored, late-model Jeep Wrangler

Republicans get classified documents on Russia probe

Justice officials had been threatened with punishment had they not released the info

Remorseful Roseanne: I'm a 'hate magnet'

Barr made her first interview today since cancellation of her hit TV sitcom

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Calvin Center keeps basketball real for many

Dave Stambul found a permanent site to conduct his indoor adult basketball league games.

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Future brides visit Goodwill event to find the perfect gown

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

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Former Chaney QB shakes up camp format

Brad Smith made the application process more challenging.

Vigorito to get MVSD back pay despite criminal conviction

Despite a criminal conviction and elimination of his position by the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, Anthony Vigorito, former plant operations manager, will receive about $14,925 in back pay from the MVSD for two months of unpaid administrative leave last year.

Ivan, Hall selected in NHL Draft

Defenseman Michael Callahan was taken in the fifth round.

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Groups join together for cleanup of Lincoln Park

The volunteers cleared Lincoln Park Drive of tires, garbage and other debris.

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Junior soccer milestone celebrated

The league’s 40th anniversary is recognized.

Scrappers’ game postponed

Doubleheader now scheduled for Aug. 15.

Struthers School Foundation hosts July 4th run

The foundation has partnered with Youngstown Clothing Co. to provide 5K race shirts. The company is owned by a Struthers graduate.

ODOT annnounces closures, restrictions, projects

ODOT announced a number of closures, restrictions and work projects on county roads beginning this week.

SPORTS DIGEST || Eastern Gateway signs 10 recruits

Eastern Gateway signs 10 recruits Youngstown The Eastern Gateway Community College Gators have

Cirque du Soleil adds new dimension with ‘Crystal’ FROZEN and fantastic

It’s a mash-up that has been waiting to happen. Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, “Crystal,” is also its first to be performed on ice.

Kids, adults programs set at Munnell Run Farm

The design of a miniature garden is set for June 30

Valley native is ice skater in show

“Crystal” is the first Cirque du Soleil show on ice, and it is also likely the first to include a Youngstown-area native in its cast.

METRO DIGEST || Workplace marijuana policies

On Demand Drug Testing & Work Solutions will host a seminar to help employers develop medical-marijuana policies from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at Holiday Inn on South Avenue.

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Decaying trees growing concern on North Side

Vindicator reporter Samantha Phillips stands in a hole in a sycamore tree on Tod Lane on Youngstown’s North Side. These human-sized holes worry some residents, who fear the dying trees could collapse into the street.

GM cuts Lordstown crew but boosts plant in Mexico

Editorial: General Motors has added insult to the economic injury it is causing the Mahoning Valley with the

Dems in Niles under the gun

Opinion: As the 12 Democratic precinct committee members in Niles contemplate the extraordinarily important

Bauer whiffs 11, beats Tigers

Cleveland wins sixth straight game

Protesters, Dems: Reunite immigrant families

Associated Press MCALLEN, TEXAS Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Heather and Thomas Sewell, Canfield, girl, June 22.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives MONDAY Boardman Public Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Quaker

HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines have a 5th child

HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines have a 5th child WACO, TEXAS HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have

Rain delays don’t faze D-backs’ ace Greinke

Arizona winning streak hits three

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Vindy commentary, letters serving noble purpose

Opinion: Vindy commentary, letters serving noble purpose After we both had read last Sunday’s Vindicator,


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald

Love, Lansingville

Opinion: The Lansingville neighborhood of Youngstown could go back to the farmland it once was, says Ken

Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Austintown Township trustees, noon, township hall, 82 Ohltown Road. Beaver


COURTS columbiana county new cases Youngstown State University v. Amanda Stout, money.

METRO DIGEST || Free meals for children

GED class sign-ups YOUNGSTOWN Free Aspire GED classes begin in July. The classes are for adults

No charges for teens who mocked man who was drowning

No charges for teens who mocked man who was drowning COCOA, Fla. Five Florida teenagers will not

Koepka wins, Mickelson loses at U.S. Open

Well, what does everyone think about last week’s U.S. Open?



FIFA mulls discipline for Swiss players

FIFA’s disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri

Senior menu

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60

Children of workplace raids in Salem, Norwalk await fate

Associated Press NORWALK Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump

Mark this famous condiment’s 150th birthday with a tour of Avery Island A TOAST TO TABASCO

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor AVERY ISLAND, La. One of the world’s most famous

Maintaining ‘Order’

1. When “Law & Order” premiered on NBC in 1990, which actors played the police detective partners?

SOCIETY DIGEST || Dorothy Day House to host roundtable

Dorothy Day House to host roundtable YOUNGSTOWN Brittany Fair from the Lawrence County Crisis

Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectors

Flowers were an important part of lives of the 1880s to 1950s Americans. Technology had advanced to

Saudi women take to the roads as driving ban is lifted

Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in

Cirque preview at OH WOW!

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Cast members of Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” show will put on a short


MILESTONES Doctorate Julie Christine Rice, daughter of Paul and Diane Rice of Poland, graduated


The person whose property (house, garage, or fence) is damaged would file a claim with his insurance

area golf calendar | Upcoming events

JUNE FRIDAY — Tamer Win Junior Boys and Girls Tournaments at Tamer Win Golf & Country Club. Cost

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Hot Rod Super Nationals, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Last day to revel in the

Clubs for Kids Golf Classic set for Aug. 3

Staff report BOARDMAN The eighth annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s

Three Sheep Gallery will host local authors

Three Sheep Gallery will host local authors BOARDMAN Three Sheep Gallery and Workshop, 6010


CAREER PATHS Modern Office Products of Boardman has promoted Nate Zepernick to the position of

Petitti reinvests in Boardman location with store renovation

The company recently completed a $1.5 million-plus remodel of the facility at 5509 South Ave.

IN THE CUP!/Area holes-in-one

Tony Cardone aced the 156-yard No. 5 at Mill Creek’s South Course. He used a 8-iron. Witnesses were

US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border to receive war remains

Associated Press SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the

Are sugar worries weighing on sales of Frappuccino?

Associated Press NEW YORK Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, video class on

Garden Show names blue ribbon winners

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Garden Forum of Youngstown recently hosted a flower show at the D.D.

Sanders: I was told to leave Va. restaurant

Associated Press WASHINGTON White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a

OPEC, allies agree to share increased oil production

Associated Press VIENNA OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday

‘You Were Made for This’ explores marriage, parenting

By OLINE H. COGDILL Associated Press “You Were Made for This” (Little, Brown), by Michelle Sacks


Canfield AARP 3104 is planning an overnight trip for Tuesday and Wednesday to Erie, Pa., and Presque

Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving the department

Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving the department AKRON Akron officials say one

DOJ gives Congress new classified docs on Russia probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new

Answers about Medicare calculations are elusive

Q. Can you please explain to me the modified adjusted gross income that Social Security tells me it

On the links | Area golf league scores

bedford trails golf course Mahoning Valley Men’s Golf League Low Gross — Mike Durina 36, Wendell


Marlene Bryant to Frank Lordi, Eldora Drive, Youngstown, $38,000. Wellman Building Maintenance LLC

Home Savings donates

Home Savings donates YOUNGSTOWN Home Savings recently donated $5,500 to the Youngstown Symphony

Again, parents are most important people in a family

A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the Internet


Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the