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Tradition abounds at McDonald's annual homecoming fest

The blazing hot weather didn’t deter families from enjoying fair food and rides at the McDonald Fire Department 85th Annual Homecoming Festival Saturday.

Racks of ribs, heavy heat highlight last day of Boardman fest

If Saturday’s temperature in the low 90s and complementary humidity weren’t enough to convince you that summer is here to stay for a while, then perhaps standing close to a large grill and watching Clifford Mortimer prepare a slab of lean St. Louis spare ribs will seal the deal.

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Youngstown to start closing fire stations Sunday on a rotating basis

The move will end overtime at the department, the fire chief says.

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James declines Cavs option for free agency

LeBron James made the first move. Now what?

This month was the seventh-wettest June on record for the area

There was at least a trace of rain on 18 days

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O’Neill resumes bodybuilding chase

The Girard native earned four titles at the recent National Physique Committee-Tampa Bay Classic.

Scrappers fall to Black Bears

Freeman extends hitting streak to 10

Struthers adds additional full-time officer to police ranks

Struthers man sworn in as newest full-time police officer

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Mario Manningham to pay Warren undisclosed amount to resolve tax lawsuit

The civil suit has been resolved through a settlement.

World Cup’s top 11 athletes saluted

Ronaldo tops AP’s selections

Man and woman arraigned for purse theft at Warren court

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.

Hossler, Armour, Gay share Quicken Loans lead

Woods remains in the hunt

Farmdale man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

Mark J. Donaldson, 19, was involved in a head-on crash that killed a Howland woman last year.

Seinfeld doesn’t let lawsuit dampen ‘Comedians in Cars’ In the driver’s seat

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” cruises into its

Disney opens Toy Story Land park

Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story

Youngstown Foundation awards more than $1.5M in grants

Thirteen area organizations received grants totaling $928,553.

METRO DIGEST || YSU settles lawsuit

Youngstown State University has settled a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims that he was fired because he is a Muslim, according to federal court records, according to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

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Akiva teacher leaves legacy of love for books, reading

Brian While, left, and Amanda Hugli stand near a pop-up library at Akiva Academy at the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown. The library is made up of donated books from Brian’s late wife, former academy teacher Christina While.

Trump keeps setting fires

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords Over the past few weeks, the news has been wall-to-wall coverage

Decades of global warming panic

Opinion: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the “global warming” (now known as “climate

Republicans get election-year gift

Opinion: WASHINGTON As many conservatives saw it, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 1988 ascent to the nation’s

Pen mightier than shotgun in Capital attack aftermath

Editorial: In solidarity with our colleagues at The Capital Gazette and in memory of the four journalists and

NEWSPAPER SHOOTINGS Details develop on attack, suspect

Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper

Automakers, manufacturers oppose Trump call for auto tariffs

General Motors warned in a filing with the U.S. Commerce Department the threat of auto tariffs “risks undermining GM’s competitiveness against foreign auto producers.”

Teen sex charges

Teen sex charges STRUTHERS A tow-truck driver from Struthers accused of committing sex crimes

FOURTH OF JULY | Holiday events through Wednesday in Mahoning, Shenango valleys

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

Fireflies are nature’s fireworks

The first firefly of the year appeared in my yard in late April. Since then, numbers have increased

Home defense

Home defense Niles The Western Reserve Fish & Game Association, 1058 W. Third St., will have a

Howland team wins 10U tournament

Howland team wins 10U tournament The Howland 10U All-Stars won the Struthers All-Star tournament

Serena’s draw provides less difficult start

New mom gets the 25th seed

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Court nominee

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Court nominee MORRISTOWN, N.J. Moving forward quickly on a

Ohio governor won’t spare killer who cited mental illness

Associated Press COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich said Friday he won’t spare a death-row inmate whose

Father and son who disagree on Trump running against each other

Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. A father and son in Rhode Island who disagree about

New boutique opens

New boutique opens NILES Coral Rose Boutique opened Friday at Eastwood Mall. The store in the


COURTS columbiana county NEW CASES Kent State University v. Beth Jarrett, money. Ally Bank

Record reviews

Florence + The Machine Album: “High as Hope” Grade: B “High as Hope” could be seen as Florence

Canada announces billions in tariffs

Associated Press TORONTO Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the

New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: ‘Abolish ICE’

Associated Press ATLANTA Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House

Roberts, right of Kennedy, is new center of high court

Associated Press WASHINGTON Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the

No plea deal reached in warehouse fire in Calif.

Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. Lawyers negotiated for more than two hours in an Oakland

Kathleen Quigley, Alex Bennett will marry July 14

Kathleen Quigley, Alex Bennett will marry July 14

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TV & RADIO TODAY 7:30 a.m. (GC) Golf: European Tour HNA Open de France. 8:55 a.m. (ESPN2) Auto

Miss Muntean, Mr. Mickler set autumn date

Miss Muntean, Mr. Mickler set autumn date

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Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Robert and Samantha Ensign, Youngstown, boy, June 28.

The Scotts celebrate golden anniversary

The Scotts celebrate golden anniversary

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‘Rape of Recy’ film recounts 1944 ordeal

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

The Waltons honored for 70th anniversary

The Waltons honored for 70th anniversary

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Republicans propose using online sales tax money for new cuts

Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect

Concern over using US military to help border enforcement

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s request for the Pentagon to house

Canfield band needs 76 trombones

Canfield band needs 76 trombones CANFIELD The Canfield Community Concert Band is inviting

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Cirque du Soleil “Crystal,” 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: The first Cirque

The Kirchners feted on golden anniversary

The Kirchners feted on golden anniversary

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INDEPENDENCE DAY What’s open/closed A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and

The Barneses honored for 50th anniversary

The Barneses honored for 50th anniversary

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YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 30 Today is Saturday, June 30, the 181st day of 2018. There are 184 days left

OUT & ABOUT | Club Calendar

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RELIGION DIGEST || Improve fitness at Ursuline center

Improve fitness at Ursuline center CANFIELD The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280

Kathleen Quigley, Alex Bennett will marry July 14

AUSTINTOWN Mark and Jill Quigley of Austintown are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

Marijuana grow site gets state approval to begin planting

Marijuana grow site gets state approval to begin planting RAVENNA Ohio has issued its first

The Szenborns celebrate 50th with a trip

The Szenborns celebrate 50th with a trip

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For best fishing results, be prepared

Anglers who have multiple rods rigged for action know they will be ready when they encounter the