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Covelli Centre surplus drops

YOUNGSTOWN The Covelli Centre finished 2017 with a $2,247 operating surplus – its smallest since it stopped losing money in 2008. Separate from those funds, the facility made $165,872 for the city in a 5.5 percent admission tax.


AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers


STEAM curriculum expected for 2018-19 at Liberty

STEAM curriculum expected for 2018-19 at Liberty


It's maple syrup season at Mill Creek Park

It's maple syrup season at Mill Creek Park


Pa. lawmaker gets restraining order against another lawmaker

Pa. lawmaker gets restraining order against another lawmaker


Black men challenged to combat high infant mortality

Black men challenged to combat high infant mortality


Cordray isn’t looking for state Dems to endorse in his gubernatorial race

Cordray isn’t looking for state Dems to endorse in his gubernatorial race


California man gets prison for $1M in tax refund fraud

California man gets prison for $1M in tax refund fraud


NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control law

NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control law


Cops: Missing girl changed paperwork to list man as stepdad

Cops: Missing girl changed paperwork to list man as stepdad


Trail of manure spilled over 10-mile stretch of highway

Trail of manure spilled over 10-mile stretch of highway


Pennsylvania’s lucky streak ends in bids for mini-casinos

Pennsylvania’s lucky streak ends in bids for mini-casinos


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UPDATE | Austin Burke guilty in Brandon Sample aggravated murder

Burke lawyers decide to call no witnesses as trial testimony wraps up


Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack


West Virginia Senate OKs work requirement for food stamps

West Virginia Senate OKs work requirement for food stamps


Gunman takes hostages at party at largest US veterans home in Calif.

Gunman takes hostages at party at largest US veterans home in Calif.


Raid finds drugs, cash at Warren home

Raid finds drugs, cash at Warren home


‘Pharma Bro’ tearfully apologizes, then sentenced to prison

‘Pharma Bro’ tearfully apologizes, then sentenced to prison


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Partnership misses out on $10M infrastructure grant

Partnership misses out on $10M infrastructure grant


Mahoning County High School gets state auditor award

Mahoning County High School gets state auditor award


State gained 12,100 jobs in January

State gained 12,100 jobs in January


MCCTC students plan race to benefit local food banks

MCCTC students plan race to benefit local food banks


Man accused of firing shot near girlfriend's head

Man accused of firing shot near girlfriend's head


UPDATE | Reports: Toys “R” Us to liquidate operations

Reports: Toys “R” Us to liquidate operations


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Trumbull coroner says 133 people died from accidental overdose deaths in 2017

Trumbull coroner says 133 people died from accidental overdose deaths in 2017


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Two people wanted on murder charges from Michigan are jailed

Two people wanted on murder charges from Michigan are in the Mahoning County jail


Ursuline's Harris D-II All-Inland District Player of the Year

The All-Northeast Inland District basketball teams were released today.


Students from YCSD high schools to participate in March 14 walkout

Students from YCSD high schools to participate in March 14 walkout


AP Analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools

AP Analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools

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HomeGoods confirms deal for potential purchase of 290 acres in Lordstown

HomeGoods confirms deal for potential purchase of 290 acres in Lordstown


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Traylor carries Struthers into district final

Kevin Traylor scored 19 points, including the last 11 of the game for Struthers.

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Columbiana County Court magistrate expected to be named to court of appeals

She was the only person to apply for the open seat


Fitch bowling teams in D-I state tournaments this weekend

The Austintown Fitch boys and girls teams, along with Boardman senior Ben Burkey will represent the area.


Zallow hurles into national spotlight tonight

Youngstown State sprinter Chad Zallow has become comfortable competing against some of the top runners in the country.


Local YWCAs to merge

YWCA Youngstown and YWCA Warren to merge officially by April 1.


School administrator to speak at Westminster

Staff report NEW WILMINGTON, PA. Eight-time All-American swimmer and secondary school


Lisbon’s emotional run ends in regional semifinal

The Blue Devils went scoreless in the second quarter.

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Teacher takes home film contest top prize

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN David Hight Sr. of Youngstown is the top prize winner of The


Despite A-list cast, Disney film is a cluttered, dizzying jumble

While the faults of this film decidedly do not make it stronger, maybe its well-meaning spirit will be enough to appeal to a new generation of Meg Murry fans.


Aldridge named A-10 Co-Player of Year

Peyton Aldridge, a LaBrae graduate, leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 21.3 points per game.


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Robotics teams fare well at competition

BOARDMAN Glenwood Junior High and Boardman High schools were both successful at the North East Ohio Robotics Education competition this week at Youngstown State Universit


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STEM students’ rover paddles through NASA competition

MCCTC academy advances one team in Rover Project


TRUMBULL COUNTY Matas’ backing out of administrator job causes delay in COG’s official formation

The Trumbull County Council of Governments will choose an executive director at an upcoming meeting


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Leadership program benefits elementary students

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Students of Boardman High School visited Market Street

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Short-term host family opportunities available

Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young

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YAGA to host event


Fitch concert straight from Broadway

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austntown Fitch Concert Choir had their annual Cabaret in the

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6 firefighters promoted


Arrested after fleeing


Women report break-in


Brittany Rothbauer | Andrew Whitmer

YOUNGSTOWN Brittany Rothbauer and Andrew Whitmer, both of Boardman, exchanged marriage vows July


Certified PGA Pro


Poland Community Briefs

Make a spring bookmark Learn to make a bead-embellished bookmark in a pretty springtime theme at


POLICE BLOTTER

Feb. 23 Arrest: Campbell authorities handed George N. Chalfant of Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, to


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Dobbins Elementary students make abstract art

Dobbins Elementary School invited representatives from the Butler Institute of American Art to the school on Feb. 23 to teach an art class.

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Tire business raided


Canfield Community Briefs

Stephen King book club to be March 13 Enjoy the master of suspense? Join the Canfield library on


NHS service project benefits children

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield High School seniors Amanda Petro and Amanda Blanco

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Boardman orchestra program reigns superior

The Boardman orchestras once again made history for the Boardman Orchestra program and Boardman High School by bringing home superior (I) ratings for both symphony and chamber orchestra ensembles at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Adjudicated Event at Granville High School this past Feb. 23.

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Students play and craft on Valentine’s Day

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Elementary School had their Valentine’s Day

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Feb. 22

Feb. 22 Arrest: Police on West Main Street charged Raymond Cunningham, 29, of Alliance with having


Children craft flying gizmos

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman library taught children how to create

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POLICE BLOTTER

Feb. 22 Assault: A Moyer Avenue woman alleged her landlord had made lewd remarks to her, then


Meredith Dotson, Cole Budinsky plan May vows

POLAND Charles and Celeste Budinsky of Poland are announcing the engagement of their son, Dr. Cole


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Short-term host family opportunities available

Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young

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Families visit Oz at library

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown library had an event on Feb. 10 centered

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Ribbon cutting at the new Michael Kusalaba library

The Public Library of Mahoning County had a dedication ceremony for the Michael Kusalaba library on Mahoning Avenue on Feb. 24.

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Austintown Community Briefs

Get connected with digital media at your library Would you like to learn how to download free


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Varsity basketball players host Courtside Cardinals

The Canfield High School varsity basketball players invited the Courtside Cardinals to a court-side open house on Feb. 26.

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Poland Union Elementary School sees strides with new math program

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Teachers at Poland Union Elementary School notice a


Canfield bands well represented at state music education conference

The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) hosted its annual Professional Development Conference

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Starrs celebrate 70th anniversary with family

Columbiana Michael and Irene Starr celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by sharing a private


Sting operation leads to six-month sentence for 68-year-old man

A Carroll County man solicited sex from an officer who posed as a 15-year-old girl online


Mr. and Mrs. Blascak celebrate 60th anniversary

austintown Mr. and Mrs. William Blascak recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary at a


Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart’s, study says

Associated Press NEW YORK Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite


SPORTS digest || Report: YSU to play Michigan State in 2021

Report: YSU to play Michigan State in 2021 YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State is reportedly renewing


SCHOOL SECURITY | Safety meetings set

Local school districts will host meetings to discuss safety in light of a string of lockdowns.


METRO DIGEST || Arrested in retail thefts

Arrested in retail thefts BOARDMAN Township police arrested a woman wanted in five retail


NCAA COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Thursday’s tournament games

No. 1 Virginia 75 Louisville 58 NEW YORK Kyle Guy and No. 1 Virginia looked like healthy


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Lowellville school board, 8 a.m., training meeting, library/media center, 52


Ex-Trump official pleads not guilty to charges

Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, VA. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will face


Fla. governor won’t say whether he’ll sign gun bill

Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Three weeks after the Parkland high-school shooting, Florida


Campbell water rates likely to increase as city tries to balance budget

Campbell tries to balance budget, will raise water rates


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard

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


Two men facing drug charges in Warren raids

Charges to be filed later for two more suspects, police say


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Porgy and Bess,” 8 p.m.: The Gershwins’ great American opera,


BIRTHS

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Victoria Smith and Harry Koziorynski, North Jackson, boy, March 7.


Workers enjoying pay gain

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons A new Center for Migration Studies (CMS) report showed that


Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm

Associated Press HARTFORD, CONN. Residents in the Northeast dug out from as much as 2 feet of


Rape suspects receive $60,000 bond

Judge orders house arrest if either suspect makes bond


Man indicted in West Side shooting death

Death happened during marijuana sale


NBA

NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB x-Toronto4717.734—


Second chance: Kipnis swinging after rocky ’17

Jason Kipnis was warned the day would come when his body betrayed him.


Trump orders tariffs

The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Surplus food/clothing

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


KSU plans to spend $1B on 10-year makeover of campus

Associated Press KENT Kent State University trustees have approved a plan to spend more than $1


MAHONING COUNTY INDICTMENTS

The grand jury Thursday also indicted these people on these charges: James Washington, 31, Halleck


Events echo #MeToo movement

Demonstrators mark International Women’s Day By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer A 24-hour


Study: False stories travel faster than truth

Associated Press WASHINGTON Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the


Philosophy and theology upstage Ohio themes in State of the State

Opinion: Before delivering it, Gov. John Kasich said his final State of the State address would be “odd” and


Special return: Cribbs re-joining Browns as intern

Josh Cribbs has pulled off another stunning return.


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Mayor visits Rotary club

Mayor visits Rotary club


Judge: Confessed killer seeking release will first be evaluated

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO A man who confessed killing three people with his


Trump to meet with Kim by May

No American president has ever met with a North Korea leader Associated Press WASHINGTON After


BUSINESS DIGEST || Interested in site

Interested in site LORDSTOWN TJX Companies Inc. is interested in building a warehousing and


Campbell’s successful formula to fight blight

Editorial: Much like its immediate neighbor to its west, the city of Campbell has been through the wringer


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1247.45-0.43 Aqua America, .71


Rise in production


Sonatas recalled


Inside the ropes with …

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-over par 72 in


Today

Today vDavidson vs. Saint Louis-GW winner at Capitol One Arena, Washington. Tip-off at 8:30p.m.


Mississippi close to having most-restrictive abortion law

Associated Press JACKSON, MISS. Mississippi lawmakers Thursday passed what would be the nation’s


Boardman Community Briefs

Join Reader’s Choice book club On March 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Bordman library, join the book


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