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'Love Rocks' movement spreads to Struthers

STRUTHERS After losing their daughters in a tragic accident, Susan Dieter-Robinson and Tom Robinson wanted to honor the girls by spreading love and kindness. The thought turned into the “Love Rocks” movement, beginning in the Oregon couple’s area and spreading.


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Attention turns to pizza-shop robbery in Burke murder trial

WARREN Prosecutors turned their attention for part of the day Thursday in the Austin Burke aggravated-murder trial to a June 20 Cortland pizza-shop robbery, questioning a witness who said Burke “ran right up to me” with no mask on as Burke fled the pizza shop.


Columbiana magistrate likely to be named to vacant appellate court slot

Columbiana magistrate likely to be named to appellate court


Boardman robotics team takes top spot at competition

Boardman robotics team takes top spot at competition


MCCTC STEM students advance in NASA project

MCCTC STEM students advance in NASA project


Struthers students display acts of kindness

Struthers students display acts of kindness


Fla. governor won't say whether he will sign gun bill

Fla. governor won't say whether he will sign gun bill


Ohio man convicted of slaying woman with baby in car sentenced

Ohio man convicted of slaying woman with baby in car sentenced


Struthers boys beat Howland in district semifinal

Struthers moves on to a district final against Lakeview at 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Ohio hotel employee shot, killed while working inside lobby

Ohio hotel employee shot, killed while working inside lobby


Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm

Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm


First lady meets with school shooting survivor

First lady meets with school shooting survivor


President Trump agrees to meet with Korea's Kim Jong Un by May

President Trump agrees to meet with Korea's Kim Jong Un by May


Campbell water rates likely to increase next year

Campbell water rates likely to increase next year


Vindy Poll Now | As the Youngstown plan loses its leaders, what is the next best step for school operations?

As the governor-led takeover plan of Youngstown schools loses its leaders, what is the next best step for the operations?


ODNR releases state oil, gas production for 4Q, year

ODNR releases state oil, gas production for 4Q, year


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 27

A Mahoning County Grand Jury Thursday indicted 27 people, including Mark Winlock, 18, of Deer Creek Court, Austintown, who was wanted for the shooting death of Brandon Wareham.


Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash

Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash


Suspect in Saturday shooting death indicted on aggravated murder

Suspect in Saturday shooting death indicted on aggravated murder


Former Trump campaign chairman pleads not guilty to charges

Former Trump campaign chairman pleads not guilty to charges


BURKE TRIAL | Prosecutor refutes charges with questions of his own

Warren detective faces a grilling in Burke trial today


Warren tire business raided by authorities

Warren tire business raided by authorities


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Warren woman arrested in five retail thefts

Warren woman arrested in five retail thefts


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Pence will visit Cleveland on Friday

Pence will visit Cleveland on Friday


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Youngstown fire chief promotes six, hires new firefighter

Youngstown fire chief promotes six, hires new firefighter


Warren and Youngstown YWCAs to merge

Warren and Youngstown YWCAs to merge


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Man wanted in three counties stunned by police

Man wanted in three counties stunned by police


Women say fake cop burst into home

Women say fake cop burst into home


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Man gets jail for seeking sex from cop posing as 15-year-old

Man gets jail for seeking sex from cop posing as 15-year-old


White House preparing rollout of Trump’s tariff plan

White House preparing rollout of Trump’s tariff plan

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Four men facing drug charges in Warren raids

Four men facing drug charges in Warren raids


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Youngstown school commission resignations draw state's scrutiny

YOUNGSTOWN A review team is coming to the school district in the next few weeks after the resignation of three Youngstown Academic Distress Commission members and the possible departure of the district CEO.


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Cellphone technology takes center stage at Burke trial

WARREN A criminal analyst with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation showed jurors “maps” Wednesday – showing the movements of Austin Burke’s cellphone June 12, the day Burke is accused of killing Brandon Sample in a rural area of Bristol Township.


Brothers resigns from ADC post

By AMANDA TONOLI atonoli@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The mayoral selection to Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission has joined two others in their resignations from the commission. Barbara Brothers resigned Wednesday after former ADC chairman Brian Benyo and vice chairwoman Jennifer Roller, who resigned Friday.

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Campbell Council calls for budget meeting, considers police body cameras

Campbell council sets public meetings for tonight


Experienced, unbeaten Chips outlast Raiders

South Range got within six late in the fourth before falling.


Lakeview outlasts Poland in dogfight

The Lakeview boys basketball team held on to win a district semifinal 56-53 on Wednesday night at Boardman High School.

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Man who sought “sniper rifle” to return to Jordan

Abdul Alabadi sentenced for making a false claim of citizenship


Stallings’ future unclear at Pitt

Kevin Stallings expected growing pains. It’s part of the territory when rebuilding a basketball program on the fly.


Four Democratic gubernatorial candidates squared off in debate

The candidates attempted to distinguish themselves from one another


Valley natives Mancini, Ginnetti set for D-III nationals

Nick Mancini is a Boardman graduate at Mount Union and Dante Ginnetti is a Poland graduate at Baldwin Wallace.


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St. Patrick's Day events in the Mahoning Valley

A list of St. Patrick's Day events.


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Judas Priest is packing firepower

Reloaded and raring to go, Judas Priest will release a new album Friday and follow it with a world tour that will hit Youngstown on its second stop.


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Former Niles auditor Charles Nader pleads guilty to reduced charges, agrees to testify in Ralph Infante trial

Former Niles auditor Charles Nader pleads guilty to reduced charges, agrees to testify in Ralph Infante trial


Competitive Crawford boys going to state

David and Nick Crawford used to brawl in the family basement.


Love overwhelmed by reaction since revealing panic attack

Kevin Love has received more than 4,000 messages since opening up about his struggles with mental health issues.


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Black Star Riders expand on their Thin Lizzy roots

Black Star Riders has put together its definitive album in “Heavy Fire.”


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Youngstown council votes to accept an anti-fracking charter amendment

The proposal’s fate is uncertain


ID of boy hit by train


Backed into store


Test for patrol officer


Man gets 16 years in rape of young boy

Victim was just 6 when abuse took place


Consent decree


Births

Births ST. JOSEPH WARREN HOSPITAL Marcus and Rachael Taddei, Warren, boy, March 6.


Polka Dot meeting


Woman who hid drugs on bail in murder case

Bond set at 20k in drug case


No news from Cleveland police on who shot Destiny Brown, 17

Life of Youngstown woman killed in Cleveland celebrated at vigil Wednesday


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown


SPORTS digest || United's Maroscher signs letter of intent

United’s Maroscher signs letter of intent united United’s Grace Maroscher signed with California


Girard students create their own books

Girard Intermediate students read their books to elementary students


NHL ROUNDUP Wednesday’s games

Penguins 5, Flyers 2 PHILADELPHIA Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby had three assists


SOCIETY DIGEST || Church taking orders for stuffed cabbage

Church taking orders for stuffed cabbage YOUNGSTOWN Holy Apostles Parish at Sts. Peter and Paul


AROUND THE NBA

AROUND THE NBA Wednesday’s games Rockets 110, Bucks 99 MILWAUKEE James Harden scored 26


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Judge: Man accused of McDormand Oscar theft will be released LOS ANGELES A judge on


Women in Saudi Arabia test-drive new freedom

Associated Press JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia Fatima Salem giggles with hesitation when it’s her turn


Student killed in Ala. school shooting

Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time


Appeals court gives green light to young activists' lawsuit

Appeals court gives green light to young activists’ lawsuit PORTLAND, Ore. A federal appeals


Never time for daylight saving

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons I’m already dreading it. On Sunday at 2 a.m., daylight saving


Randy Law candidacy for state representative is challenged

The county elections board will rule on the challenge March 19


UK Police: Nerve agent used in attack on ex-spy

Associated Press LONDON A Russian ex-spy and his daughter fighting for their lives in an English


Oddly enough

Oddly enough It’s spring break and beer is flowing – on a Fla. highway CRESTVIEW, Fla. Spring


PREP ROUNDUP

PREP ROUNDUP Wednesday’s recaps, scores and schedule BOYS BASKETBALL summaries LAKEVIEW 56,


Sugar Shack Shindig

Sugar Shack Shindig When: Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. What: In 1951, Mill Creek Park officials planted


METRO DIGEST || Help find runaway

Help find runaway NEW MIDDLETOWN New Middletown Police seek the public’s help to find a runaway


Bond reinstated on man accused of child rape

Jay Ryan Williams will only leave home to attend church and doctor’s appointments


VLT revenue decline in February at Austintown racino

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course saw a slight decrease year-over-year in video lottery terminal revenue in February.


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Errant email said students who vote won’t have finals VICKSBURG, Miss. What’s one


Mexico, Canada may be exempted from tariffs

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 10

Today is Saturday, March 10, the 69th day of 2018. There are 296 days left in the year. Daylight


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS “Plaza Suite,” directed by Nick Mulichak, Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave.,


Minority leader says involvement of community in Warren police promotion encouraging

Minority leader says involvement of community in Warren police promotion encouraging


Selected local stocks


Sessions escalates feud with California

Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions dramatically escalated


Gun legislation passes Fla. House

Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that


Thursday

Thursday Onstage “Menopause, the Musical,” 8 p.m., Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.,


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BUSINESS DIGEST || AT&T open house

AT&T will have an open house Saturday


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Plan now to handle your spring chores

Many people enjoy gardening for its many benefits like reduced stress and improved muscle strength.


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 8

Today is Thursday, March 8, the 67th day of 2018. There are 298 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Judas

Judas Priest Rob Halford and band return with a vengeanceSFlbC4


Early flowers for pollinators

Early flowers for pollinators Find a crocus on a sunny day, and you will most likely see a


Amazon offers Prime discount to Medicaid recipients

Associated Press NEW YORK Amazon has taken another step to woo low- income shoppers to its site


Leaves still hanging on

Leaves still hanging on Marcescence is the term used for winter retention of leaves on trees.


Hops and hopes

Female brewers toast Women’s Day Associated Press Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein


‘One Night in Memphis’ tribute concert coming to Packard hall

Staff report WARREN “One Night in Memphis,” a musical tribute to four greats of the early rock


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Argus Lodge honors members

Argus Lodge honors members


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Charity Lodge 530 hosts wild-game dinner

Charity Lodge 530 hosts wild-game dinner


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Naturalists say there is animal habitat value in dead trees

What do you see when you look at a dead tree or dead sections in live trees? If you were a chickadee or a carpenter bee, you would see a potential home.


Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa.; 724-308-6599

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa.; 724-308-6599 Fri: Tyler Jenkins Trio, 7 p.m.


Growing a sycamore tree

Q. My friends have an heirloom sycamore tree that they want to propagate as they are moving and it


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 9

Today is Friday, March 9, the 68th day of 2018. There are 297 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Talk shop – there’s no action

Some people love to shop. It makes them feel good; it gets their juices going. They don’t think of


Another snowstorm clobbers Northeast

Associated Press NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK A Wrinkle In Time (PG) After the disappearance of her scientist father, three


Ceramic art exhibition at YSU

Ceramic art exhibition at YSU An exhibition titled “Current Clay (2016-2018)” is on display


E.J. Blott registration


Investigating shooting


Burlington expands


WEDNESDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

MEN No. 12 North Carolina 78, Syracuse 59 NEW YORK Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and


“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Ivy (guest star Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which

“Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox): Ivy (guest star Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which Wayne


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