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This month Valley's 7th-wettest on record

It was a soggy June, the seventh-wettest on record for the Mahoning Valley – and we’re finishing the month and starting July with a heat wave.


Y'town fire stations to rotate closures starting Sunday

With fire-department overtime spiraling out of control, the fire chief decided, beginning Sunday, to start closing stations on a rotating basis for two-week periods to rein in spending.


Closed-after-dark signs going up Monday at Boardman school sites

Closed-after-dark signs going up Monday at Boardman school sites


2 jailed after probation officer's purse stolen

A “career criminal” caught on surveillance video stealing the purse from a probation officer’s office in Warren Municipal Court Monday remains in the Trumbull County jail after being arraigned in that same court Friday.


Manningham tax suit resolved by undisclosed settlement

The civil suit against former NFL receiver and Warren native Mario Manningham by the collections company for the Warren Income Tax Department has been resolved through a settlement.


Toledo suit claims traffic camera penalties unconstitutional

Toledo suit claims traffic camera penalties unconstitutional


Marijuana grow site gets Ohio approval to begin planting

Marijuana grow site gets Ohio approval to begin planting


Puerto Rico faces austerity measures amid budget wrangling

Puerto Rico faces austerity measures amid budget wrangling


Jurors slap pork giant Smithfield with $25M for nuisances

Jurors slap pork giant Smithfield with $25M for nuisances


Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts

Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts


Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee


Suit alleges Pa. amusement park racially profiled black patron

Suit alleges Pa. amusement park racially profiled black patron


Larry Nassar, ex-trainer charged with sex assault in Texas

Larry Nassar, ex-trainer charged with sex assault in Texas


Youngstown fire station closures begin Sunday

Youngstown fire station closures begin Sunday


Witness: Man shot by Oregon police tried to stop fight

Witness: Man shot by Oregon police tried to stop fight


Death of Pa. baby who fell from window ruled an accident

Death of Pa. baby who fell from window ruled an accident


Concern over using US military to help border enforcement

Concern over using US military to help border enforcement


Agency to fund $8M in safety grants for Ohio schools, police

Agency to fund $8M in safety grants for Ohio schools, police


Salem school board has emergency meeting at 3 p.m. today

Salem school board has emergency meeting at 3 p.m. today


Fine may force closure of Ohio city’s last abortion clinic

Fine may force closure of Ohio city’s last abortion clinic


Heat warnings cause Ohio towns to cancel fireworks shows

Heat warnings cause Ohio towns to cancel fireworks shows


UPDATE | Police: Newspaper gunman planned deadly attack carefully

Police: Newspaper gunman planned deadly attack carefully

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Liberty police looking for men in trailer theft

Liberty police looking for men in trailer theft


LeBron declines option, becomes free agent

LeBron declines option, becomes free agent


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


EnVision Center to be demonstrated in Youngstown

EnVision Center to be demonstrated in Youngstown


Professionalism of slain newspaper employees recalled

Four journalists and a sales assistant were killed Thursday in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper. Authorities said the gunman entered the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and "looked for his victims." The employees killed were Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, police said.

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Vigil planned as Capital Gazette keeps promise to publish

Vigil, services planned to honor shooting victims


OVI checkpoint today in Columbiana County

OVI checkpoint today in Columbiana County


CHS soccer players instruct youth at annual camp

The Canfield High School Soccer Boosters had its annual Soccer Kids Camp for Canfield Soccer Club Recreational League players June 11-15.

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Suspect in Maryland newspaper rampage charged with murder

Suspect in Maryland newspaper rampage charged with murder


Austintown car cruise planned for July 10

Austintown car cruise planned for July 10


Youngstown Foundation awards more than $1.5M in grants

Youngstown Foundation awards more than $1.5M in grants


Columbus appellate court keeps 'Youngstown Plan' in effect

HB 70 will stay in effect for the city schools after a recent court ruling.


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Raiders lead Ohio

South Range aces lead Ohio in Stateline Classic


Youngstown fire chief proposes long-term revenue plan, but none go into effect this year

Council's finance committee will discuss the department funding shortfall at a meeting today.


17-card fight show to benefit Friars

Sims will fight Quarles in main event


James’ contract option nearing deadline

Decision to accept Cleveland pact is due by midnight


METRO DIGEST || Man survives jump from city bridge

Man survives jump from city bridge YOUNGSTOWN A man survived a leap from the Spring Common


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Some straight talk: TST founder honored during dinner, program

Mary Duke, cofounder of Teen Straight Talk with her late husband, Roland Duke, stands with her son, Dr. Doran Duke, at Teen Straight Talk’s 30th anniversary celebration Thursday at Avalon Inn and Resort in Howland.


Oviedo pitches Scrappers to win over West Virginia

The righthander pitched six innings of two-hit baseball in the Scrappers’ 5-2 win over the Black Bears on Thursday.


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Author of acclaimed book on America's opioid epidemic speaks to Valley professionals

“It seems to me heroin is the final expression of values we have fostered in this country for 35 years,” Quinones said.


SPORTS DIGEST || Aldridge to play for Summer Jazz

Former LaBrae and Davidson forward Peyton Aldridge will play for the Utah Jazz to start this week’s NBA’s Summer League.


BUSINESS DIGEST || 18 graduate from incubator program

18 graduate from incubator program YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in


Fighting for the Friars/Saturday’s pairings

‘FIGHTING FOR THE FRIARS’ BOXING SHOW Fight card 95 pounds — Joey Nail (Youngstown, South Side


Two casinos reopen in Atlantic City

Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. A group guitar smashing and a more sedate ribbon cutting


NBA greats go geriatric in formulaic ‘Uncle Drew’ A routine game

‘Uncle Drew’ Grade: 2 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material, language and brief


‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ sequel is bleak and brutal

‘Day of the Soldado’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: R for strong violence, bloody


Speaker series unveils its lineup

Staff report LIBERTY The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society has announced the Memories


FOURTH OF JULY | Events

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


Cleveland man indicted on rape charges

Police charge Jeffrey Palmer, 34, with raping a preteen girl in Boardman.


Newspaper staff reports through grief after colleagues slain

The grieving and the reporting sort of jumbled together for staffers at The Capital Gazette on Thursday night, but they were determined to put out the next day’s edition.


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Gunman kills 5 at Maryland newspaper in targeted attack

Police officers walk at the scene after multiple people were shot at a newspaper’s office building in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. A single shooter killed five people Thursday and wounded others at The Capital Gazette newspaper building, and police said a suspect is in custody.


Hilltop crowns Blumetti spelling champ

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Twelve Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade students had

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Children spend the day at Mill Creek MetroParks

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks organized events at multiple locations

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Frank Gallo Band plays Austintown park

On June 19, the Frank Gallo Band played a concert in Austintown park as part of the annual series.

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Jefferses will celebrate 60th anniversary

NEW MIDDLETOWN Mr. and Mrs. Merle Jeffers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 7


Poland Community Briefs

Library takes requests for proposals for operation of caf in Poland library The Public Library


Dobbins students and staff spend memorable last day together

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Dobbins Elementary students celebrated the last day of school

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Austintown Community Church Preschool Childcare Center announces new director

A change in leadership is being announced at Austintown Community Church (A.C.C.) Preschool

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Whitfield-Sarich nuptials planned for midsummer

BOARDMAN Veronica Whitfield and Andrew Sarich, both of Boardman, are engaged and plan to be


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Local high school students put on the Tales of King Arthur

On June 18, local high school students put on their first production of “The Tales of King Arthur” at the Austintown library.

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Poland Seminary High School Honor Roll - Fourth Grading Period

Ninth Grade High Honor Roll Madison Amato Summer Bailing Lily Baird Emma Battaglia


Fifth- and sixth-grade bands play music from around the world

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The fifth- and sixth-grade band students of Austintown’s

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Canfield Community Briefs

Women’s spirituality series: journaling 3 Join Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Eileen Kernan to


Children spend the day at Mill Creek MetroParks

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Mill Creek MetroParks organized events at multiple locations

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BFD hosts open house for new station

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman Fire Department and Boardman’s Trustee Board

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Boardman Center Intermediate School Honor Roll: Fourth Grading Period

Fifth Grade High Honor Roll Lillian Andrews Abd-Alrahman Arida Cassie Austin Matthew


Austintown Community Briefs

Pasta dinner fundraiser to be July 8 The Knights of Columbus #3930 from Immaculate Heart of Mary


Canfield Sports Briefs

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


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Learning to read with Roxie

Roxie the therapy dog came to Poland library June 19 to help children learn to read more confidently.

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Students have fun day near the end of the school year

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com St. Christine School had their annual field day on May 25 for

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Boardman elementary students sing patriotic songs

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman’s West Boulevard and Stadium Drive elementary

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Poland Sports Briefs

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


CHC fourth-graders celebrate America

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-graders, under the

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Boardman Glenwood Junior High School Honor Roll: Fourth Grading Period

Seventh Grade High Honor Roll Bierlair, William Bukovac, Jonah Burton, Lanny Cagnina,


Miss Brindle, Mr. Hadzigeorge plan nuptials

BOARDMAN Charles Brindle of Boardman is announcing the engagement of his daughter, Megan Brindle


Boardman WHMHS announces Memories of a Lifetime program calendar

The Boardman William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society has announced the Memories of A Lifetime


Elementary school has a busy end to their week

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Stadium Drive Elementary had a busy day on May 11 with a

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Boardman Community Briefs

Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor Westminster Presbyterian Church, located in


Families buy discounted children’s goods at park

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman Park hosted their 15th annual Baby Bargain Boutique

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Patrons paint planters at library program

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown library invited locals to their meeting room

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Erica Dodge and Malcolm Ford to marry in July

Erica Dodge and Malcolm Ford, both of Philadelphia, Pa., along with their parents, are announcing


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 46.380.63 Aqua America, .20 35.23


Send messages of support for Camp Ravenna project

Editorial: After five long years of detailed study and analysis, the federal government stands poised to


High Court a slurring mess

Opinion: By Peter Certo OtherWords The Supreme Court is a real piece of work. Over the last few days it’s


Grant will help museum fight Appalachia stigma

Associated Press MASSILLON An Ohio art and history museum is preparing to use a new national


League suspends Buccaneers’ Winston for three games

QB accused of assaulting Uber driver will miss Steelers game


NFL fines ex-Panthers owner $2.75M after misconduct review

Tepper has replaced Richardson as owner


Trump hails economy at factory site

Associated Press MT. PLEASANT, Wis. President Donald Trump highlighted his economic policies


Freshman throws two-hitter to win College World Series

Oregon State tops Arkansas to win program’s third title


WORLD CUP Thursday

Japan advances on fewer yellow cards VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan advanced to the knockout round at


Runners, to your marks … Upcoming races & walks

JULY Wednesday — Stars and Stripes 5K Run registration begins at 7 a.m. at Richard Lombardo


Small Confederate monument displayed on private land

Small Confederate monument displayed on private land FRANKLIN A small monument honoring


Inside the ropes WITH … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes WITH … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-under 69 in the


Brazilian boy, 9, and mother reunited after judge’s order

Associated Press CHICAGO A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico


FBI, Justice leaders grilled by lawmakers

Associated Press WASHINGTON Republicans accused top federal law-enforcement officials Thursday


House backs $675B bill for Pentagon

Associated Press WASHINGTON The House on Thursday approved a $675 billion spending bill for the


School plans to beef up security

Associated Press HAMILTON An Ohio school district says it’s stepping up security just days after


New putter doesn’t do much for slumping Woods

Spaun, Landry share Quicken Loans lead


Paper’s staff reports through grief

Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. The grieving and the reporting sort of jumbled together for


Prosecutors aren’t ready to let Yavorcik walk in Oakhill case

Opinion: In an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court, prosecutors contend Martin Yavorcik didn’t need to commit a


Fed OKs raise in dividends for 32 of 35 biggest banks

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve has given the OK to 32 of the 35 biggest banks


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies LOS ANGELES Harlan Ellison, the


Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing East Side Crime Watch, 1001 Oak St., at the corner of Fruit St.,


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA will meet July 10 at the Georgeanne Parker Pavilion in


Independence Day What’s open/closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed various days on the


THURSDAY ON THE LINKS | More professional golf results

WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP KILDEER, ILL. South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park shot a bogey-free 6-under


Firm donated to lawmaker it was hired to investigate

Associated Press COLUMBUS A law firm that cleared one of Ohio’s most powerful state lawmakers of


Ruling hits teachers unions

Associated Press COLUMBUS Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay


Around the Horn | Thursday’s MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Twins 2, White Sox 1 13 innings CHICAGO Max Kepler drew a two-out walk with


Trump, Putin to meet next month

Summit will take place after gathering of NATO allies Associated Press WASHINGTON President


Next big thing: faster delivery

Associated Press NEW YORK Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to


Heritage Center to host series

Heritage Center to host series WARREN The July installment of the 2018 Sunday Speaker Series


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Cirque du Soleil “Crystal,” 7:30 p.m.: The first Cirque show on ice


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH ND mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes RUSO, N.D. The man believed to be


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Jadea Levels, Niles, girl, June 27. Victoria Murray and


MAHONING, TRUMBULL COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Charles C. Burchfield IV, 50, of 210 S. Maryland


YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 29

Today is Friday, June 29, the 180th day of 2018. There are 185 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


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Scout builds gaga pit for Stadium Drive Elementary

A current Boy Scout from South Range built a gaga ball pit for the students at Stadium Drive Elementary over the course of a few weekends for his Eagle Scout project.

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