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Improvements abound in Mahoning Valley

WARREN The Mahoning Valley has experienced decades of economic decline, deteriorating housing stock and other challenges. More recently, however, the Youngstown and Warren corridor continues to see increased public- and private-sector collaboration, along with greater technological investments and efforts to rebuild the urban core. That was a central theme that ran through Monday evening’s inaugural State of the Valley forum at W.D. Packard Music Hall on Mahoning Avenue Northwest.


Harden wins NBA MVP over LeBron

James Harden beat out four-time winner LeBron James of Cleveland and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans.


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Yavorcik case appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

CLEVELAND Prosecutors filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court seeking to reverse an 8th District Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate the eight felony convictions of Martin Yavorcik in his Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case. In a Monday motion, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office wrote that the 8th District erred in dismissing the case when it determined last


Warren veteran's story now a part of Library of Congress project

Warren veteran's story now a part of Library of Congress project


Trumbull prosecutors: Ask judge for separate sentencings in LaRosa conviction

Trumbull prosecutors: Ask judge for separate sentencings in LaRosa conviction


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Former NFL quarterback at Mooney football camp

YOUNGSTOWN Cardinal Mooney High School had the first day of its 18th annual Camp of Champions at Cardinal Mooney Football Complex on Monday. Bo Pelini, Youngstown State University head coach, members of his staff and others were on hand to coach students in grades three through eight. But one of the more active coaches was former NFL quarterback Mike Tomczak. The former Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers signal caller worked with young quarterbacks, threw to kids at the event and joked with them during drills.


Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures


Ryan, Brown decry GM’s Mexico plan

Ryan, Brown decry GM’s Mexico plan


Boardman trustees continue final vote on Meijer proposal another 30 days

Boardman trustees continue final vote on Meijer proposal another 30 days


About 50 people attend protest of immigration policy at private prison

About 50 people attend protest of immigration policy at private prison


Russell Crowe will play Roger Ailes in new Showtime biopic

Russell Crowe will play Roger Ailes in new Showtime biopic


Still-recovering California county hit by another big blaze

Still-recovering California county hit by another big blaze


Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina runoff

Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina runoff


Liberty school board passes amendment to open-enrollment policy

Liberty school board passes amendment to open-enrollment policy


Chinese restrictions put curbside recycling services at risk

Chinese restrictions put curbside recycling services at risk


Senate authorizes $7.6 million for Camp Ravenna

Senate authorizes $7.6 million for Camp Ravenna


Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas


Tim Ryan sends letter about Mexico production to GM CEO Mary Barra

Tim Ryan sends letter about Mexico production to GM CEO Mary Barra


Agreement allows Beniston to keep city job at lower rate

Agreement allows Beniston to keep city job at lower rate


ODOT announces closure of part of Interstate 680 in Youngstown

ODOT announces closure of part of Interstate 680 in Youngstown


Mohammad Awad will be promoted to detective sergeant

Mohammad Awad will be promoted Thursday from the rank of police officer to detective sergeant


Lockup List Monday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Man gets probation for OVI, gun incident

Man gets probation for OVI, gun incident


Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances


Ex-NFL, Alabama player Keith McCants arrested on drug charge

Ex-NFL, Alabama player Keith McCants arrested on drug charge


Pair faces drug charges after traffic stop

Pair faces drug charges after traffic stop


UPDATE | Woman tells police what led to Howland shooting

Pair will be arraigned today in Friday Howland shooting


Stocks fall on report US may limit tech exports to China

Stocks fall on report US may limit tech exports to China


US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May


Funeral today for Pennsylvania teen killed by police

Funeral to be held for Pennsylvania teen killed by police


IMMIGRATION DEBATE | Group says it takes in 30 parents separated from kids

Texas group says it takes in 30 parents separated from kids


Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer’ case

Supreme Court declines to hear ’Making a Murderer’ case


Colleague cracks Sen. McCaskill’s rib with Heimlich maneuver

Colleague cracks Sen. McCaskill’s rib with Heimlich maneuver


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At bocce social, hope for Browns rises

The 18th Annual Ron Stoops Sr. and Anthony Pelini Memorial Foundation Bocce Social took place at the MVR Restaurant Sunday in Youngstown.


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Indians pound Tigers for another sweep

Sunday's win was the Tribe's seventh straight.


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Judges reject emergency dam repairs

D'Apolito, Rice fail to see need for immediate action


Scrappers suffer first loss at home

Crosscutters enjoy 8-1 romp at Eastwood Field


OPIOID EPIDEMIC Blue lights shine in public bathrooms to deter drug use

Associated Press WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a


Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan is due ‘soon’

Associated Press JERUSALEM President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an


Public invited to see update to SMAR2T

Public invited to see update to SMAR2T YOUNGSTOWN Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, 100


‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps into 1st place

‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps into 1st place NEW YORK The dinosaurs still rule the box office.


Boom times in Golden State

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons SAN FRANCISCO Welcome to the Hotel California. You can check out


YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 25

Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Cardinal Mooney hosts award ceremony

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Cardinal Mooney High School and its Alumni Relations Committee recently


Births

Births ST. ELIZABETH YOUNGSTOWN HOSPITAL Vanessa Gonzalez Samad and Nader Samad, Youngstown,


WORTH A LOOK

AUCTIONS Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools will host an auction at 9 a.m. July 3 in the board


TRUMBULL COURTS

COURTS TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Krystal A. Crisman, 29, of Newton Falls, and Jeremy


Interim provost leaving Clarion University

Interim provost leaving Clarion University CLARION, PA. Dr. Todd Pfannestiel, interim provost of


Dominators

Indians pound Tigers for another sweep


Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Ga. With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in


Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Jackson Township trustees, 10:30 a.m., special meeting, administration building,


Don’t celebrate just yet; TJX project not done deal

Editorial: Two prominently placed stories on the front page of Friday’s Vindicator, each with its epicenter in


DeWine mixes ice cream, politics at social

Associated Press CEDARVILLE Republican Mike De- Wine’s ice cream social on Sunday wasn’t just


Diamondbacks sweep Bucs

Buchholz ignites Arizona shutout


President compares migrants to invadersSFlb

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S.


Separation of families shows that foreign policy needs better focus

Opinion: By Georgie Anne Geyer Andrews McMeel Syndication WASHINGTON To many shocked Americans, the


The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box-office gross per city. Includes the average

The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box-office gross per city. Includes the average


Transgender-rights battle returning to N. Carolina court

Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,”


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Cops rescue pig near a Dunkin’ Donuts, name him ‘Pork Roll’ NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP,


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Zsa Zsa wins title of World’s Ugliest Dog

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Watson rallies for 3rd Travelers title

He wiped out a 6-stroke deficit from Saturday


SOCIETY DIGEST || Sutliff Museum to host open house Saturday

Sutliff Museum to host open house Saturday WARREN The Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave., will


Hot vintage cars fire up fond memories among exhibitors at Super Nationals

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com CANFIELD Much of how Jim Aaron grew up is captured in a series


Nigeria: ‘Deeply unfortunate killings’ as 86 reported dead

Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria Nigeria’s presidency late Sunday announced “deeply unfortunate


Oregon State seeks crown

Arkansas is World Series opponent


Newgarden cruises to Road America win

He led for 53 of 55 laps


Gas price falls in US

Gas price falls in US CAMARILLO, Calif. The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6


Reunification prospects unclear for freed immigrant parents

Associted Press A Texas charitable organization says about 30 immigrant parents separated from


Truex tricks Harvick, conquers Sonoma

Defending champ led for 62 laps


Caps re-sign Carlson to 8-year deal

Caps re-sign Carlson to 8-year deal WASHINGTON The Washington Capitals have re-signed John


Ex-Browns RB sees hope

Pruitt says Cleveland has pieces for turnaround


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The women received NAACP Youngstown/Mahoning presented the Academic Pyramid Scholars Awards

To qualify for the award, the young women, academically in the top 1 percent in their school, had to have at least a 3.0 grade point average with no F’s or D’s on their report cards