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U.S. Marshals say Hoerig confessed killing husband

Documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday in advance of a hearing today in the Claudia Hoerig aggravated-murder case say Hoerig confessed in January that she killed her husband, Karl, in their Newton Falls home in 2007.


For Pi Day, Austintown Middle School beccame Mathopolis

Mike Sauner knew what he was having for lunch Wednesday: pie.


YSU hires former Tressel colleague for new advisory post

Youngstown State University Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee has approved the selection of Mike Sherman to serve in the newly created position of special assistant to the president.


Struthers general fund up nearly $500K for 2018

The city of Struthers’s general fund will increase by nearly $500,000 for the 2018 fiscal year.


YSU ends season with loss to Binghamton

YSU never recovered from its halftime stumble.


Mother, daughter accused of stealing $1.2 million from employer

Mother, daughter accused of stealing $1.2 million from employer


Buzzer beater gives YSU a halftime lead in the WBI

A 12-3 Bearcat run has YSU in trouble.


Toys R Us said to be planning to liquidate its US operations

Toys R Us said to be planning to liquidate its US operations


Judge blocks Ohio ban on abortions due to Down syndrome

Judge blocks Ohio ban on abortions due to Down syndrome


6 US soldiers in mountain warfare training hit by avalanche

6 US soldiers in mountain warfare training hit by avalanche


Ford recalls almost 1.4M cars; steering wheel can come loose

Ford recalls almost 1.4M cars; steering wheel can come loose


Police look for robber of Home Savings at McCartney Road

Police look for robber of Home Savings at McCartney Road


Parents of slain Democratic staffer sue Fox News over story

Parents of slain Democratic staffer sue Fox News over story


Court documents indicate Hoerig confessed to 2007 killing

Court documents indicate Hoerig confessed to 2007 killing


Not-guilty plea for Fla. school shooting suspect

Not-guilty plea for Fla. school shooting suspect


Kudlow tells AP he's taking top economic post

Kudlow tells AP he's taking top economic post


Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons

Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown Township

A summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown Township


FedEx investing $1 billion to modernize Tennessee hub

FedEx investing $1 billion to modernize Tennessee hub


FBI doubling number of supervisors at call centers

FBI doubling number of supervisors at call centers


Trump picks Kudlow for top economic post

Trump picks Kudlow for top economic post


US Sen. Rubio: Keep daylight saving time year round

US Sen. Rubio: Keep daylight saving time year round


Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty air bags, recall delays

Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty air bags, recall delays


Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th

Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th


Brown introduces legislation to keep call center jobs in the U.S.

Brown introduces legislation to keep call center jobs in the U.S.


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


YSU to hire special assistant to President Tressel

YSU to hire special assistant to President Tressel


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Man cited after marijuana found in his backpack at school

Man cited after marijuana foun in his backpack at school


YSU committee approves pact with ACE

YSU committee approves pact with ACE


Defense: Exclude suspect’s comments at Ohio trial for fatal fires

Defense: Exclude suspect’s comments at Ohio trial for fatal fires


EU appeals to Trump: 'make trade, not war'

EU appeals to Trump: 'make trade, not war'


UPDATE | Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist

Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist


Firefighters at scene of Hammaker Street apartment fire

Firefighters at scene of Hammaker Street apartment fire


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SCHOOL WALKOUT | Area students protest gun violence

YSU, Chaney, Hubbard students protest gun violence

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Lamb adds to slim lead over GOP candidate in Pa. House race

Lamb adds to slim lead over GOP candidate in Pa. House race


AP: Browns expected to sign free agent RB Carlos Hyde

Browns expected to sign free agent RB Carlos Hyde


Senate confirmation fights ahead on Trump's State, CIA picks

Senate confirmation fights ahead on Trump's State, CIA picks


February retail sales fall 0.1 pct; auto, gas purchases fade

February retail sales fall 0.1 pct; auto, gas purchases fade


UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning


SCHOOL WALKOUT | Austintown students won't walk out today

Austintown students won't walkout today


Musician, philanthropist to speak at YSU commencement

Musician, philanthropist to speak at YSU commencement


Check Vindy.com for live streaming of school walkouts

Check Vindy.com for live streaming of school walkouts


Snow causes 81-vehicle Ohio highway pileup; no serious injuries

Snow causes 81-vehicle Ohio highway pileup; no serious injuries


Cleanup, power restoration begin after 3rd nor'easter

Cleanup, power restoration begin after 3rd nor'easter


UPDATE: Lamb declaring victory in close Pa. Congressional race

Democrat Conor Lamb is declaring victory in the southwestern Pennsylvania congressional election that is rocking the political landscape ahead of the November midterm elections.


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LaBrae ready for first regional in 5 years

The LaBrae High School boys basketball team practiced on Tuesday just like it was any other week — same drills, same work ethic and same practice time.


Valley schools differ in plans for national school walkout

Numerous Valley schools will honor the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting victims with 17-minute observances starting at 10 a.m.


Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said.


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Columbiana school board hears from public on arming teachers

Residents were split on the issue of arming teachers during a public hearing Tuesday evening.


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Lakeview’s next test is motivated VASJ

Vikings won 2017 crown in Division III


Penguins strut for scouts

YSU Pro Day draws attention from NFL, CFL evaluators


Airline interested in providing service to Youngstown-Warren

Ashley Air LLC has submitted a proposal to offer services to the leisure destinations Allegiant Air ended this year.

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Y'town schools commends Officer Russo for safety work

The district superintendant also recognized the chief of transportation.


Penguins get early start for a bonus contest

Binghamton will play at YSU.


Tuesday’s HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline High School junior basketball player Dayshanette Harris was named First


Mahoning elections board rejects anti-fracking initiative

Backers of the proposal say they’ll go to Ohio Supreme Court, again.


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GREAT VINO VALUES - Fine quality wine in the valley

Value is a term that is tossed around freely in the wine world these days, maybe a little too


Oscar, Grammy award telecasts see ratings plummet

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK After Nielsen’s brutal morning-after report cards for


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Boardman woman gets 18 months for $281k theft

The woman stole $281,000 from Don Shurry, who owns State Alarm, over a three-year period.


Is Reddit the savior of social media?

I had a dark social media time period for about two months last year. Fed up with the negativity and


Boardman man robbed after internet setup to buy cellphone

The victim was robbed when he met the seller at a home on the South Side of Youngstown.


Herb Washington sells four area McDonald’s restaurants

Washington: I will remain a very intricate part of the Valley


Trumbull commissioners expect to approve $47.3 million budget today

Trumbull commissioners expect to approve $47.3 million budget today


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Snow, speed contribute to series of I-76 accidents

State troopers with the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol examine the wreckage of an SUV, which was one of several vehicles involved in accidents Tuesday on Interstate 76 West on the Meander Reservoir bridge. The road was closed for several hours to clean up the site.


Democrats, including state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, introduce bill to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour

‘Raising the minimum wage is good for our economy,’ Schiavoni says


Valley should rally behind TJX center for Lordstown

Editorial: With OUR unemploymenT rate hovering among the highest in Ohio and the nation and with our base of


The top five songs on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top five songs on the iTunes Store for the most recent one-week sales period: v “God’s Plan”:


Rex’s exit fails to surprise

Opinion: By Peter Roff Cagle Cartoons Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s exit has been on its way for so


Amazon recalls portable chargers amid reports of fires and burns

Associated Press NEW YORK Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after


UK police probe death of another Russian in London

Associated Press LONDON British counterterrorism police on Tuesday took charge of the


President’s assistant removed from job

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s personal assistant was removed from his job


Mothers should decide about Down syndrome pregnancies

Opinion: WASHINGTON There is a new push in anti-abortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women


BUSINESS DIGEST || Wick Avenue kudos

Wick Avenue kudos YOUNGSTOWN The American Council of Engineering Excellence recently recognized


Behind Broadcom deal block: rising telecom tensions

Associated Press NEW YORK Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom’s hostile bid


pennsylvania Race too close to call

Associated Press MT. LEBANON, Pa. A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican


Bumpy ride ends

Trump dumps Secretary of State Tillerson Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 14

Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2018. There are 292 days left in the year.


Here we go! Browns to sign Hubbard

Steelers lineman to follow Haley to Cleveland


Trump views wall designs

Associated Press SAN DIEGO President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering


Valley’s January unemployment rate unchanged

The Mahoning Valley’s nonseasonally unemployment rate was unchanged in January 2018 from January 2017 at 7.9 percent.


Families of 2 Austin package bomb victims knew each other

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas Families of two people killed by package bombs left on their


METRO DIGEST || Probe clears Struthers judge

Probe clears judge STRUTHERS An investigation into a pair of affidavits alleging drug use and


Top-seeded Virginia loses Hunter to wrist injury

Forward will need 10 weeks to recover


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MCESC receives fed funding to help with pregnancies

The $495,00 also will be used to help children at risk for poor birth or developmental outcomes


METRO DIGEST || On Vindy Talk Radio

On Vindy Talk Radio YOUNGSTOWN Tom Ruggieri, longtime Boardman High School band director, will


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Jackson-Milton school board, 6:30 p.m., high school, 13910 Mahoning Ave., North


Surplus food

Surplus food New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, various commodities, 9 to


TUESDAY AROUND THE NHL

Senators 7, Lightning 4 TAMPA, FLA. Mike Hoffman scored two goals and six other Ottawa players


Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Pi Day March 14, celebrate mathematical constant Pi

Pi Day is celebrated March 14th around the world. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol used in


Throw a shamrockin’ celebration

Family Features It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party.


Police arrest West Side man on gun charges

Robert Varner is prohibited from owning a gun because of a prior felony conviction


College BASKETBALL

College BASKETBALL Tuesday’s NIT games Oklahoma State 80, FGCU 68 STILLWATER, OKLA. Jeffrey


WORLD DIGEST || Stephen Hawking dies, spokesman says

Stephen Hawking dies, spokesman says LONDON Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across


Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Family Features Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with


St. Bonaventure, Radford moving on

UCLA bounced in first play-in game


QUOTABLE JOE THOMAS, Browns left tackle, on his team’s prospects:

“I think the future is really bright. Obviously, [GM] John Dorsey came here for a reason because


Ways to get a good night’s rest

Family Features With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from sleep disturbances, according to


Public hearing


Armed rape case


Attorney not removed


Ruling in fire death


MetroParks meeting


Fundraiser for hospital


Fire district meeting


School board meeting


VGV commitments


Bank branches out


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