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Mercy Health to acquire Prima this year

Mercy Health-Youngstown plans to acquire Prima Health Care by the third quarter of this year.


iHeart radio, owner of 6 Valley stations, files for bankruptcy

IHeartMedia, one of the world’s largest radio companies and the operator of six stations in the Youngstown market, has filed for bankruptcy.


Owner of dogs accused of Newton Falls attack fined

David Hanson, whose dogs are accused of biting a woman outside of Venture Plastics Warren-Ravenna Road near Hanson’s home Jan. 22, pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of dogs running at large.


Mahoning commissioner voice support for Lordstown proposal

Mahoning County commissioners put their support behind a proposed distribution center in the village of Lordstown at Thursday’s meeting.


Columbiana severs ties with girls coach Ron Moschella

Columbiana girls’ basketball coach Ron Moschella will not return for the 2018-19 season.


Trump wildlife board full of trophy hunters, ties to first family

A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family.


Trump's company turning over documents to investigators

Trump's company turning over documents to investigators


Trump's company says it's turned over documents to Mueller for months

President Donald Trump’s company said today that it has been turning over documents for months in response to requests from the special counsel investigating Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.


Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 21

A Mahoning County grand jury Thursday indicted 21 people, including two Boardman men on charges related to inappropriate sexual conduct with minors.


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GREATEST GOLFER — 2017 Results

2017 Greatest Golfer of the Valley | Results


Mercy Health signs letter of intent on Prima merger

Mercy Health signs letter of intent on Prima merger


Several deaths in pedestrian bridge collapse at Miami college

Several deaths, severe injuries in pedestrian bridge collapse at Miami colleg


UPDATE | One fatality at I-680 accident

Accident severely injures person on I-680


Zoppe Family Circus coming to Canfield Fairgrounds

Zoppe Family Circus coming to Canfield Fairgrounds


Youngstown-Warren Chamber celebrates 25 years

Youngstown-Warren Chamber celebrates 25 years


UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after US cuts

UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after US cuts


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Barberton woman faces prostitution charge after arrest in Austintown

Barberton woman faces prostitution charge


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UPDATE | Hoerig trial moved to September as hearings continue

Two days after filing details of Claudia Hoerig's confession to killing her husband, prosecutors were in court today regarding a motion filed by her attorneys to dismiss charges against her.


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Parent company of 5 Valley radio stations files for bankruptcy

Parent company of 5 Valley radio stations files for bankruptcy


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Mahoning commissioners support proposed Lordstown distribution center

Mahoning commissioners throw support behind proposed Lordstown distribution center


US impose sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller

US impose sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller


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South Side man faces drug, weapons charges after arrest

South Side man faces drug, weapons charges after arrest


Youngstown cops arrest Pa. man on drug charges

Youngstown cops arrest Pa. man on drug charges


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Trumbull courthouse scuffle keeps man in jail

Daquan R. Owens, 18, of Oak Street Southwest remains in the Trumbull County jail two days after being arrested following a scuffle with deputies at the Trumbull County Courthouse.

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Ohio Rep. Kaptur to become longest-serving woman in US House

Ohio Rep. Kaptur to become longest-serving woman in US House


Winner gets nearly $5M in Ohio restaurant’s Queen of Hearts game

Winner gets nearly $5M in Ohio restaurant’s Queen of Hearts game


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Watch us at annual chamber gathering at 11 a.m.

Live at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman


KSU to host knit-a-thon


United to use special tags for pet carriers after dog death

United to use special tags for pet carriers after dog death


Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers


Energy’s Perry: No interest in heading Veterans Affairs

Energy’s Perry: No interest in heading Veterans Affairs


Man shoots 2 at hospital before killing self; 1 victim dead

Man shoots 2 at hospital before killing self; 1 victim dead


Trump confirms CNBC contributor Kudlow to be economic aide

Trump confirms CNBC contributor Kudlow to be economic aide


Campbell students walked out to Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’

Nearly 300 Campbell Memorial High School students walked out to join the national protest against gun violence.


YSU bounced out in WBI’s first round

Youngstown State’s season finale had a familiar touch to it.


Aye matey! Oliver to speak

Former Pirates outfielder booked for Hubbard speech


Canfield students prohibited from participating in National Walkout

Absenteeism was high and officials played the blame game.


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Document says Claudia Hoerig confessed killing her husband

On Jan. 17, as federal marshals flew her back to the United States from Brazil, Hoerig began engaging two agents in “general conversation” that led to a remark that: “A wife does not kill her husband without a good reason,” a document from the U.S. Marshal’s Service says.


SPORTS DIGEST || Poland’s Thomas to sign with Heidelberg

Poland High School senior soccer player Rabekah Thomas will continue her soccer career at Heidelberg College.


Suns provide Cavs with cure for LA blues

James scored 28 against Suns


YSU trustees to approve ACE contract, hire special assistant to Tressel

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.


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Wednesday’s notes and scores

GIRLS BASKETBALL Canton McKinley High School junior Kierstan Bell was named Ohio Ms. Basketball


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Students pine for pie on Pi Day

Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of Pi Day (3/14), and to celebrate the constant numeral, Austintown Intermediate transformed into Mathopolis.


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Music at Madison cabaret marks 15 years of singing from the heart

While he was in Los Angeles, Coonce and some other actors took part in performances at a local piano bar, so he decided to bring some of that magic to Youngstown.


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Iconic and long-lived Earth, Wind & Fire is a blend of forces

Earth, Wind & Fire will return to Covelli Centre on Friday for its fourth visit in the past dozen years.


Two police officers honored for lifesaving effort

Officials said township patrol officer Julie Henderson and village patrol officer Michael Koenig responded to a drug overdose Feb. 18 and revived a 30-year-old.


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Symphony gears up for new season

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will mark its 50th year of performing


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Rust Belt puts twist on Rocky Horror with ‘Rockin’ Horribles’

If You go What: “The Rockin’ Horribles Audience Participation Show” When: 8 p.m. Friday and


Struthers to have nearly $500,000 extra for 2018 general fund

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


Sherrod Brown introduces bill to keep call-center jobs in U.S.

Youngstown call-center worker backs the proposal.


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Valley students join national protest against gun violence

Students from Campbell Memorial High School walked out right at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of the national protest to end gun violence at schools and demand gun-control legislation from lawmakers.

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Equifax charges


Cemetery cleanup


Apartment fire


oddly enough

oddly enough Driver faces charges after running over himself ALEXANDRIA, Va. A northern


Steelers secondary takes a hit

Mitchell, Gay, Golden released


Bank robbery


Birding the Sanctuary

Birding the Sanctuary When: Saturday, 8 to 9:30 a.m. What: Celebrate the spring season with an


Club employee cited


Steering wheel issue prompts Ford to recall 1.4M vehicles

Associated Press DETROIT Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 1.4


LATEST LINE

LATEST LINE SFlbNBA Favorite Points (O/U) Underdog Toronto3 1/2


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Monarch butterflies are in need of way stations

In Ohio, at the last count (December 2016), there were 791 Monarch way stations or about nine per county.


Today is Thursday, March 15, the 74th day of 2018. There are 291 days left in the year.

Today is Thursday, March 15, the 74th day of 2018. There are 291 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


BUSINESS DIGEST || Feb. retail sales slip

Feb. retail sales slip WASHINGTON U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and


Browns bulk up

Landry, Taylor, Randall acquired


CD RATES

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


Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow to be his top


Zibanejad’s goal helps Rangers edge Pens in OT

Although they will likely miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010, the New York Rangers are still scrapping for wins


Mockingbird is the boss of the backyard

By STEPHANIE HUGHES Ohio certified volunteer naturalist CANFIELD The first time I saw a


Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament

Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Recaps of Wednesday’s play-in games Syracuse 60, Arizona


Say it ain’t so, Joe

Browns’ Thomas retires


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK I Can Only Imagine (PG) Regal Niles: Fri.-Thu. 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 Shenango:


Trump says more tax relief on the way

Associated Press ST. LOUIS Trying to turn attention back to tax cuts and away from the staffing


SOCIETY DIGEST || Society to host seminar

Society to host seminar canfield The Mahoning Valley Accounting Society will host a Social


Prison nursery allows moms to bond with kids

By JOHN CANIGLIA The Plain Dealer MARYSVILLE, Ohio One-month-old Javon Jackson fidgets with


Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn star

Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn star WASHINGTON New documents show a second


Real Down syndrome problem

Opinion: WASHINGTON Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but


METRO DIGEST | Warren firefighter killed

Firefighter killed VERNON Warren firefighter Casey L. Klein was killed in an apparent accident


NIGHTLIFE

Barrelhead, 4740 Mahoning Ave., Austintown Sat: The Syndicate, 8 p.m. Barrel Run Crossing Winery


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman and Poland townships


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Austintown school board, special meeting, 7 a.m., Dr. David Ritchie Legacy Room,


Copycat threats targeting schools no joking matter

Editorial: As the nation struggles to find solutions to the growing epidemic of school shootings, an issue


Teacher fires gun in class; 3 injured

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO A teacher at a Northern California high school accidentally fired


Investigations begin into fertility clinic

Associated Press CLEVELAND A fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may


MAHONING COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Rachon D. Barnes, 40, of Cleveland, and Regina Weona-


Mahoning Valley Race Course

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS RACE 1 $9,900 - 3 yo’s & up, 5F, CLM $4,000 8 Ravin About Richie (Oliveros,


Britain boots 23 Russian diplomats

Associated Press LONDON Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chilly level


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Lack of evidence put Hawking’s Nobel Prize hopes in black hole

Associated Press WASHINGTON Stephen Hawking won accolades from his peers for having one of the


Playhouse to present ‘Keely and Du’

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN “Keely and Du” will open Friday at the Youngstown Playhouse, in the


Community health fair

Community health fair SALEM The Supplement Station of Salem, 1139 E. Pigeon Road (state Route


Protest message: Enough is enough

Associated Press They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages


As Mueller seeks interview, Trump left without easy options

Associated Press WASHINGTON The special counsel’s office wants to talk to Donald Trump about the


WTG

Thursday Lectures How Local Newspapers Covered the Civil War, noon, Tyler Mahoning Valley


NFL’s new season opens with high-profile releases

Mathieu, Peterson, Maclin now available


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Bike restoration to aid teacher’s cancer battle

Bike restoration to aid teacher’s cancer battle


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Youth Ministry participates in Catholic Schools week

Youth Ministry participates in Catholic Schools week


GOP gets ‘wake-up call’ in Pennsylvania

Associated Press WASHINGTON The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election


Daffin’s annual celebration is Sunday

Staff report FARRELL, PA. Daffin’s Candies’ annual open house and Swizzle Stick Day will be


Several injured in multiple vehicle crash

Associated Press DAYTON A Regional Transit Authority bus collided with multiple vehicles in


NBA

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB x-Toronto5017.746— x-Boston4622.67641/2


How to save pond fish

Q. I’ve heard that there can be problems with ponds from winter to spring. How can I be sure my fish


Youth Ministry participates in Catholic Schools week

Staff Report POLAND Holy Family Youth Ministry recently volunteered in multiple activities that


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Party time in downtown Youngstown

A busy weekend in Youngstown begins tonight with a concert by heavy metal gods Judas Priest at


Calcium supplements have pros and cons

Many health professionals are skeptical about the value of supplements. They often advise their


Judge blocks ban on abortions for Down syndrome

Associated Press COLUMBUS A state law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on


It’s time to share wealth

Opinion: By Chuck Collins OtherWords For decades, big business leaders have warned that redistributing


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Danielle Anderson and Damion Thomas, Youngstown, girl, March 13.


Attorneys argue whether Randy Law should be eligible to stay on primary ballot

Attorneys argue whether Randy Law should be eligible to stay on primary ballot


“This Is Bob Hope” (9 p.m., PBS): The entertainer’s personal archives shed light

“This Is Bob Hope” (9 p.m., PBS): The entertainer’s personal archives shed light on his life in this


Jerry Douglas returns to Kent Stage

Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas, who is a Leavittsburg native, will return to


Top perennials for Ohio

Top perennials for Ohio Pam Bennett, our state master gardener volunteer coordinator, has


Native plants can be beautiful

Native plants can be beautiful They are not all wild looking and messy in the garden. Some are