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Youngstown plan affirmed by Columbus appellate court

The Youngstown plan for the city schools will stay in effect — for now — after a court’s ruling.


'Dreamland' author featured speaker at today's opioid seminar

When Sam Quinones, a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author, was working on a book about America’s opioid epidemic, he thought the book might tank.


Youngstown fire chief presents revenue-raising plan

Youngstown fire chief presents revenue-raising plan


US judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy

US judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy


Woman nabbed for theft

Woman nabbed for theft


UPDATE | 5 dead, others wounded at Maryland newspaper shooting

5 dead, others wounded at Maryland newspaper shooting


Court affirms so-called Youngstown Plan

Court affirms so-called Youngstown Plan


Ohio lawmakers vote to provide online academy ’safe harbor’

Ohio lawmakers vote to provide online academy ’safe harbor’


Melania Trump tours facility for migrant minors

Melania Trump tours facility for migrant minors


Senate leaders trade barbed words over Supreme Court

Senate leaders trade barbed words over Supreme Court


Pope to 14 new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor

Pope to 14 new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor


Slavery scholar Willie Lee Rose dead at 91

Slavery scholar Willie Lee Rose dead at 91


OVI checkpoint set up Friday night in Columbiana County

OVI checkpoint set up Friday night in Columbiana County


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UPDATE | Man survives jump from Spring Common Bridge

Man jumps from Peanut Bridge into Mahoning River, survives.


Some structures burned in southern Colorado wildfire

Some structures burned in southern Colorado wildfire


House backs $675B spending bill for Pentagon

House backs $675B spending bill for Pentagon


Ohio school district to beef up security in response to billboard

Ohio school district to beef up security in response to billboard


Power outage on Youngstown’s North Side

Power outage on Youngstown’s North Side


Relative of Ohio family killed in 2016 massacre died from gunshot

Relative of Ohio family killed in 2016 massacre died from gunshot


Boccieri urges study of academic distress commissions

Boccieri urges study of academic distress commissions


YBI’s Women in Entrepreneurship awards $5K to Genevieve’s Kitchen

YBI’s Women in Entrepreneurship awards $5K to Genevieve’s Kitchen


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VINDY POLL | What's your favorite festival/fair food?

Let us know what you think


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Nov. 16 performance of “A Night with Janis Joplin” at Stambaugh Auditorium canceled

Nov. 16 performance of “A Night with Janis Joplin” at Stambaugh Auditorium canceled


US GDP revised down to lackluster 2 percent rate in Q1

US GDP revised down to lackluster 2 percent rate in Q1


China tries to defuse trade pressure, says world benefits

China tries to defuse trade pressure, says world benefits


Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16

Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16


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Local stars represent state in Ohio-Penn Classic

Area football all-stars prepare for the 39th Stateline Classic.


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MVSD board approves Vigorito back pay without comment

The board also is working on specifications to begin the bidding process for repairs to the Meander Reservoir dam spillway.


WRPA approves 3 months’ salary as severance to former director

The authority also moved forward on development of Harshman Building in downtown Youngstown.


Bieber pitches Indians to road win over Cardinals

Tribe rookie stays undefeated through four career starts


Two-year sentence for one of arrestees from “Operation Pedo-Cure”

A man arrested during March’s “Operation Pedo-Cure” will serve two years in prison


Four-run ninth bails out Pirates

David Freese hit a go-ahead, two-run single.


Appeals case of Nasser Hamad delayed by attorney, transcripts

The initial filing in the appeal of Nassar Hamad, 49, who was convicted of killing two young people and wounding three others who came to his home in Howland in 2017, will be delayed.


LeBron can dictate free agency

The rumor mill is in overdrive


Chamber says owners of former RG Steel mill want to keep CSX rail line active

A Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce official told the Trumbull County commissioners the chamber is working with owners of the former RG Steel mill south of the city to help them to acquire the former CSX rail line that runs past the mill.


SPORTS DIGEST || Speedway to have races on 2 nights this week

After another rainout, Sharon Speedway is set for two upcoming big nights of racing.


Huge Trumbull waterline project about to begin

As early as Monday, two companies can begin to install $8.7 million worth of water mains in areas of Braceville, Southington and Farmington townships.


Klose to return for concert

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Singer-songwriter Jann Klose will return to the area July 7 for a


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The Clarks return with a new album

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com The Clarks take a turn into Americana on their new album,


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Ribs-N-Rock Festival at Southern Park Mall

Stoking a tradition that has been smoldering for years, the inaugural Ribs-N-Rock Festival will take place tonight through Saturday at the Southern Park Mall parking lot.


Youngstown among 17 nationwide selected to get a HUD designation

The program offers HUD-assisted families services to help them become more self-sufficient.


Struthers council grants tax abatement for Castlo property

The ordinance also established a tax increment financing area at the industrial park site.


METRO DIGEST || More interested in Niles mayor post

Niles Councilman Barry Profato, who ran for Niles mayor as a write-in and lost to Thomas Scarnecchia in the general election in 2015, has formally entered the race for Niles mayor.


METRO DIGEST || No injuries in fire

Fire crews put out a small fire about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday at a vacant 1013 Ridge Ave. home.


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City’s 222nd year celebrated at 3rd Happy Birthday Youngstown event

Traci Manning, curator of education at Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center, speaks to a group of people learning about the new self-guided walking tour signs in downtown Youngstown. Earlier Wednesday evening, the group celebrated the 222nd anniversary of Youngstown’s founding with a celebration at the Tyler Center on West Federal Street.


Man sentenced in stabbing death of mom with Alzheimer’s

Associated Press AKRON An Ohio man convicted in the stabbing death of his mother who had


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Matthew and Danielle Bostian, Youngstown, boy, June 23.


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Urban trees reduce flooding, heating, cooling costs

By Sara Scudier OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer CANFIELD An amazing 80 percent of Americans


Rep. Tim Ryan wants Senate to wait to appoint Supreme Court justice while Rep. Bill Johnson wants a quick confirmation

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman wants the president and Congress to work together to find a successor


Serena Williams at No. 25 in post-pregnancy Wimbledon return

The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year


AROUND THE HORN Wednesday’s other MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Astros 7, Blue Jays 6 HOUSTON Alex Bregman’s two-run homer in the ninth


A new course for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is playing the Quicken Loans National for the last time


‘World Cup’ – 2018 hosta of the year

By Hugh G. EARNHART OSU Ext. master gardener volunteer CANFIELD The American Hosta Growers


Can old drug help prevent suicide?

Celebrity suicides make headlines. That is largely because the public is shocked that someone who is


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Events for the weekend and July 4

A list of events for the weekend and the Fourth of July on Wednesday.


Political landscape shifts with Kennedy’s departure

Trump to get 2nd Supreme Court pick Associated Press NEW YORK Nothing could have shifted the


SCOTUS deals blow to unions Rules states can’t force government workers to pay labor dues

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be


Summer bird feeding?

Summer bird feeding? Yes! While you get to see the beauty of birds closer to your house, you are


YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 28

Today is Thursday, June 28, the 179th day of 2018. There are 186 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes? They reproduce anywhere there is standing water. So, change the water in birdbaths


Fire blight hits pome fruit trees

Q. My apple tree has an issue. Many leaves are turning brown and dying. I’ve been spraying fruit


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Trucks’ collision causes fire and spills Fireball NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Add


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Austintown school board, 4 p.m., special session, Dr. David Ritchie Legacy Room,


Pens deal Sheary, Hunwick to Sabres

The Penguins traded Sheary and Hunwick in an attempt to clear cap room


Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour When: Friday, 6-7 p.m. What: Take an evening tour of the farm. Farm animals sleep


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical Jackson family, dies at 89 NEW YORK Joe Jackson,


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Poland festival with fireworks

The annual Celebrate Poland festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday


Officer charged in death of black teen

Associated Press PITTSBURGH A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the


After years of deals, prices of small used cars are on the rise

Associated Press DETROIT For the past five years, compact and subcompact cars such as the


NIGHTLIFE

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa., 724-308-6599 Fri: Randy Velez, 8 p.m. Sat:


BUSINESS DIGEST || Reps. Lepore-Hagan, Ryan criticize SCOTUS ruling

Reps. Lepore-Hagan and Ryan criticize SCOTUS ruling washington Mahoning Valley elected officials


CD RATES

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


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The sounds — and sights — of the Dead Boys at concert

The 40th anniversary tour of the Dead Boys – the trailblazing punk band fronted by the late Stiv


Migrant parents face high hurdles to getting kids back

Associated Press EL PASO, Texas In an unmarked brick building a few blocks from the Mexican


Senate Republicans cave in to payday-lending industry

Editorial: Any way you look at it, the decision by Republican leaders in the Ohio Senate to postpone a vote on


Smartphones roil Supreme Court

Opinion: WASHINGTON Timothy Carpenter’s interest in smartphones has had two unintended consequences. It has


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R) An FBI agent calls on mysterious operative


2 more arrested in shooting

Associated Press CLEVELAND Authorities in Cleveland say another man and another juvenile have


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Pippin,” directed and choreographed by David Jendre. Musical director is Jason


Charlottesville attack suspect charged with hate crimes

Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A reputed Hitler admirer accused of plowing a car into a


Trump to Harley-Davidson: ‘We won’t forget’

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned Harley-Davidson on Wednesday “we won’t


House votes against bill backed by president

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Republican-led House resoundingly rejected a far-ranging


WTG

Today Fairs, Festivals McDonald Fire Department 85th annual Homecoming Festival, 6 p.m.,


Trump softens China trade stance raising optimism

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump de-escalated a confrontation with China on


WORLD CUP Wednesday’s games

SOUTH KOREA 2, GERMANY 0 Germany eliminated in stoppage time KAZAN, Russia Germany is out of


Beavers rally, tie College World Series

Oregon State’s Trevor Larnach hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top of the ninth


Wage theft on the rise

Opinion: By Sam Pizzigati OtherWords The health of our American economy ultimately rests on a single,