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Skilled-trades job fair appeals to Austintown students

AUSTINTOWN There is a demand to fill positions in area skilled trades, according to the people who work them. “We’re having a hard time getting good people to come out,” said Larry McQuaid, coordinator for Youngstown Sheet Metal.


Valley Health & Wellness Expo is this weekend

Valley Health & Wellness Expo is this weekend


Program in Warren to focus on effects of opioids on kids

Program in Warren to focus on effects of opioids on kids


Warren Italian festival staying in downtown Warren

Warren Italian festival staying in downtown Warren


Fridays during Lent means fish fries

Fridays during Lent means fish fries


Engineer: Potholes result from stagnant budget

Engineer: Potholes result from stagnant budget


Flooding causes closure of Mahoning County road

Flooding causes closure of Mahoning County road


American to sell no-frills tickets for Europe flights

American to sell no-frills tickets for Europe flights


Putin’s nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power

Putin’s nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power


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Girard Intermediate School dedicates a bench to officer Justin Leo

‘A kind heart and a friend to all,’ is the message inscribed on a bench dedicated to the slain officer

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Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach

Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 30

Ten men whose arrests were announced this week received indictments from the Mahoning County grand jury Thursday for attempting to solicit sex from minors.


Person trapped in car that hit house

Person trapped in car that hit house


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Life-threatening flooding to sweep East Coast

Airlines, officials and residents braced Thursday for potentially widespread coastal flooding from a major Nor’easter bearing down on a large swath of the East coast.


Keynote speaker announced for 26th ATHENA Award dinner

Keynote speaker announced for 26th ATHENA Award dinner

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Girard school dedicates bench to slain police officer

Girard school dedicates bench to slain police officer


Trump says global steel and aluminum tariffs coming next week

Trump says global steel and aluminum tariffs coming next week


Campbell man faces burglary and domestic violence charges

Campbell man faces burglary and domestic violence charges


Jawonn Hymes sentenced to time served in murder case

Jawonn Hymes sentenced to time served in murder case


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts how a watchdog office works

President Donald Trump's latest broadside against his attorney general distorted operations of the Justice Department's watchdog office in multiple ways.


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Cruze sales tank for 10th straight month

Cruze sales tank for 10th straight month


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Police probe downtown death as homicide as coroner contemplates cause

Police probe downtown death as homicide as coroner contemplates cause


Early College student removed from YSU for perceived threat

Early College student removed from YSU for perceived threat


Fitch students hear about trade jobs in demand

Fitch students hear about trade jobs in demand


Massachusetts school to keep ’Millionaires’ mascot name

Massachusetts school to keep ’Millionaires’ mascot name


New York airports set passenger record for 5th straight year

New York airports set passenger record for 5th straight year


Baltimore police to launch officer integrity tests

Baltimore police commissioner to launch integrity tests


Plenty of opinions, but few solutions to fix NCAA hoops disaster

Plenty of opinions, but few solutions to fix college hoops


Court hearing to center on Sandy Hook shooter’s belongings

Court hearing to center on Newtown shooter’s belongings


Pennsylvania rescuers save 2 eagles with talons locked in frigid river

Rescuers save 2 eagles with talons locked in frigid river


Oh boy — Odds of accidentally dying are getting worse

Time To Refocus: Odds Of Accidentally Dying Are Getting Worse


Chaney student arrested for social media threats

Arrest made in threat on Chaney on social media.


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Health Expo starts Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN Residents are encouraged by leaders of local hospitals to attend the Valley Health & Wellness Expo so they can learn about local care options and get their health care questions answered.


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Stambaugh Auditorium presents classic American opera ‘PORGY AND BESS’

If You Go What: “Porgy and Bess” When: 7:30 p.m. March 9 Where: Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000


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‘Menopause’ has been a long run for actor from Youngstown

IF YOU GO What: “Menopause, the Musical” When: 8 p.m. March 8 Where: Powers Auditorium, 20 W.


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St. Patrick’s season kicks off Friday

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN St. Patrick’s Day season will be ushered into the Mahoning Valley on


Students show words are best worn

Canfield Hilltop Elementary celebrates Right to Read Week by dressing as a character from a favorite book


Yost: Ohio to reconcile Niles finances temporarily

Niles has been in fiscal emergency since 2014


Sexual-predator sweep nets 10 men

10 men face charges for attempting to solicit children aged 12 to 15

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Dems restore reputation of FBI in Russian probe

Editorial: If there’s one big difference between the partisan classified memos released by the House


Farmers forced to bolster income

Opinion: By Danny Tyree Cagle Cartoons In my 19 years of working for a farmers cooperative, I’ve seen all


CD RATES

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


Past time to hear from Trump via full-blown news conference

Opinion: WASHINGTON It’s been more than a year since Donald Trump had his one and only full-fledged news


Sand fleas bother me

Q. I think I have sand fleas. When I go down into my basement something always bites me. What can I


US economic growth revised down slightly

Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth was revised down slightly to a still-solid 2.5


Saying goodbye to ‘America’s pastor’

Associated Press WASHINGTON The president gently touched the bare wood of Billy Graham’s coffin.


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Tickets on sale for ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Tickets go on sale today for Easy Street Productions’ revival of “Pump


Brown fights proposed tipping rule

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland says a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor would make workers give their tips to employers.


PBS prepares to launch conservative talk show

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK Columnist Michael Gerson and commentator Amy Holmes


Eye-catching billboards generate tips, start conversations

Sheriff’s billboard campaigns attract attention and underline the gravity of the opioid crisis


Man convicted in 2016 assault case

Brian Murray faces up to eight years in prison


Frank Dimitri at Los Gallos

Frank Dimitri at Los Gallos Frank Dimitri, who appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014 as Frank


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Allium plant Millenium named Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the allium plant Millenium the perennial plant of the year for 2018.


Oscars begin to relent on superhero films

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger (“The


More native plants

More native plants From supporting local insects, to enjoying the birds, native plants can be a


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Good Humor Radio Hour,” Youngstown State University Bliss Hall room 2258 (TV


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Waterfalls, cascades among Mill Creek Park's features

Mill Creek Park has many interesting features, and among them are waterfalls and cascades. Have you wondered how these features formed?


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Alberto and Denise Arias, Youngstown, girl, Jan. 26. Raymond and


Trump: Change gun laws

Associated Press WASHINGTON Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump


“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to

“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to assassinate


Nightlife

Bands to see around the Valley this week.


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It's Infidels time again at Cedars

The Infidels will mark the 30th anniversary of their debut album with a rare show this Saturday at


Film group offers training seminar

Staff report BOARDMAN The Youngstown Regional Film Commission has several film projects in its


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Richards apologizes to Jagger over comment NEW YORK Keith Richards said he regrets


Spring training reunion is just temporary for Napoli, Cleveland

Terry Francona wanted to give the 36-year-old slugger an opportunity to showcase what he still has.

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YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 1

Today is Thursday, March 1, the 60th day of 2018. There are 305 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Death Wish (R) A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is


Spring lawn help

Spring lawn help Should you fertilize the lawn in spring? No. Fertilization is for fall. Nitrogen


Ryan announces investment from Venture Capital relationships

U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, and Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, kicked off their “Comeback Cities” tour last week in Youngstown.


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Brookfield Township trustees, 8 a.m., special meeting, administration building, 6844


The Awakening Moon

The Awakening Moon When: Today, 7-8:30 p.m. What: Although astronomical winter won’t end for


Hopewell Theatre to perform works of local authors

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., will premiere the works of two


Thursday

Thursday Onstage “Mangia,” 6:30 p.m., Top Hat Productions, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road,


WORLD DIGEST || White House communications director resigns

White House communications director resigns WASHINGTON White House communications director Hope


Hegedus, Small leaders among YSU defensive backs

Kyle Hegedus and D.J. Smalls are experiencing very different springs in 2018 than they had previously as members of the Youngstown State football team.


Valley Christian’s speed too much for Jackson-Milton

The win is the biggest in Valley Christian girls basketball history.

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Official blames mayor for 800 missed arrests

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO A federal official said Wednesday that about 800 “criminals”


Several Trumbull County governments formed a council Wednesday to share certain resources and services.

Council of governments share certain resources and services.


Changing safety climates

Schools were the subject of questionable social media posts


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DoubleTree by Hilton opening delayed until May

The hotel’s opening originally slated for March has been bumped to May, so when the hotel opens the new restaurant will open with it.


WEDNESDAY AROUND THE NHL

Sabres 2, Lightning 1, OT TAMPA, FLA. Jason Pominville scored on a power play at 1:26 of


Former Warren safety service director continues to collect oral histories of an earlier time

Former Warren safety service director continues to collect oral histories of an earlier time


Florida high school reopens after shooting

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP | Recaps and results from Wednesday’s prep events

GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION III summaries division iii NEWTON FALLS 41, GARRETTSVILLE GARFIELD


AROUND THE NBA

AROUND THE NBA Wednesday’s games Celtics 134, Hornets 106 BOSTON Kyrie Irving scored 34


Quakers, Raiders advance to D-III final

Salem girls basketball coach Vince Nittoli can say he’s only coach to beat Columbiana twice this season.

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Struthers council approves funding partnership, holds off on bike trail

Struthers council vies for infrastructure funding


Dick’s, Walmart take steps to restrict sales

Associated Press NEW YORK Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun


METRO DIGEST || Pothole fix fund

Pothole fix fund COLUMBUS The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would


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METRO DIGEST || Boardman Street death investigated

Police are investigating the death of a male whose body was found at about 7 p.m. Wednesday


Youngstown administration proposed a general-fund budget without a deficit

But council members have issues with some of the cuts


NCAA BASKETBALL Wednesday’s games

No. 3 Xavier 84, Providence 74 CINCINNATI Trevon Bluiett scored 23 points in his final game at


Georgia teacher fires gun in school

Associated Press ATLANTA A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a


Warrants served


Facing rape charges


Identify at-risk kids


Smiling is a skill


'Beach Night' planned


Open house set


BUSINESS DIGEST || YWCA Youngstown to have jobs event

YWCA Youngstown to have jobs event YOUNGSTOWN YWCA Youngstown will have a job-skills workshop


Library to host events


Selected local stocks


Girard, Liberty, Lakeview boys bowling teams chase state title

Liberty’s Andrew Everly (198-227-214, 639) was the individual district champion.


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Valley schools differ in plans for national school walkout

School walkout will honor victims of Florida school shooting


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Springfield wrestling duo draft off an established South Range program

Helping a rival school become competitive at a sport seems like insanity, but South Range is doing exactly that.


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