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Sessions fires ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe, 2 days before retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday night that he was firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump’s anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date.


Finamore to resign as Liberty law director at trustees' request

Mark Finamore, Liberty Township law director, plans to resign from his position Monday per the request of two trustees.


State officials believe all safety rules followed in I-680 fatal crash

State officials say they think all safety procedures were followed Thursday after a worker who was part of a brush-clearing crew on Interstate 680 was killed after he was hit by an SUV.


Mohip finalist for another job – in Fargo

Youngstown schools CEO Krish is one of four finalists for the superintendent's job in the Fargo (N.D.) School District, a news outlet there is reporting.


Youngstown to install signs designating parking, points of interest

The city signed a $40,425 contract with an Akron company to provide wayfinding signs to help people better navigate downtown and the surrounding areas.


Niles financial records now up to date

Niles has complied with a state order to reconcile its financial records and is up to date for the first time in several months, according to interim Treasurer Steve Telego.


Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls

Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls


Ex-Craig Beach chief pleads to child porn crime

Former Craig Beach chief pleads guilty in federal court


Treasurer: Niles books reconciled through February

Treasurer: Niles books reconciled through February


Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse


Tim Ryan introduces bipartisan $800M bill to fight drug, opioid abuse

Tim Ryan introduces bipartisan $800M bill to fight drug, opioid abuse


Attorney for porn star says she faced physical threats

Attorney for porn star says she faced physical threats


Ohio Parole Board recommends condemned killer be spared

Ohio Parole Board recommends condemned killer be spared

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Ohio man ends eating at Chipotle streak after 500 days

Ohio man ends eating at Chipotle streak after 500 days


Joe Maxx coffee shop moving to another downtown spot

Joe Maxx coffee shop moving to another downtown spot


Youngstown inks $40K pact for wayfinding signs

Youngstown inks $40K pact for wayfinding signs


Ohio judge declares 3 pursuing compensation as wrongly imprisoned

Ohio judge declares 3 pursuing compensation as wrongly imprisoned


UN sec-gen urges united front on Syria

UN sec-gen urges united front on Syria


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Dairy Queen locations to host free cone day

Dairy Queen locations throughout the Mahoning Valley will offer guests a free small cone Tuesday


Tillerson says he's praying for America

Tillerson says he's praying for America


$20M Democratic ad buy targets 4 states key to redistricting

$20M Democratic ad buy targets 4 states key to redistricting


UK calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

UK calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide


Columbiana commissioners sue drug companies

Columbiana commissioners sue drug companies


Court backs Texas activist who challenged county gun ban

Court backs Texas activist who challenged county gun ban


Veteran New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter dies

Veteran New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter dies


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Senator responds to pet death; critics want action on guns

Senator responds to pet death; critics want action on guns


Sen. Jeff Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop Trump


Reminder: Mahoning County OVI checkpoint is this weekend

Reminder: Mahoning County OVI checkpoint is this weekend


Free tax preparation Saturday in Girard

Free tax preparation Saturday in Girard


Man wounded at Youngstown North Side nightclub parking lot

Man wounded at Youngstown North Side nightclub parking lot


Youngstown police raids net drugs, arrests

Youngstown police raids net drugs, arrests


Warren man gets 4-year prison term for Austintown robbery

Warren man gets 4-year prison term for Austintown robbery


Marchionda pretrial hearing postponed until April

Marchionda pretrial hearing postponed until April


Snowboarder dies from injuries suffered in fall at Pa. resort

Snowboarder dies from injuries suffered in fall at Pa. resort


Interfaith leaders, youths to push for assault rifle ban

Interfaith leaders, youths to push for assault rifle ban


Trumbull killer asks federal court for relief

Trumbull killer asks federal court for relief


I-680 fatal update: Police say alcohol not a factor

I-680 fatal update: Police say alcohol not a factor


Weapons watchdog: Nerve agent never declared

Weapons watchdog: Nerve agent never declared


Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts

Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts


Man found guilty in death of Ohio State student

Man found guilty in death of Ohio State student


Ohio to appeal in fight over Down syndrome ban on abortions

Ohio to appeal in fight over Down syndrome ban on abortions


Fallen bridge: 'Stress test' preceded collapse that killed 6

Fallen bridge: 'Stress test' preceded collapse that killed 6


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Keith Urban will return to Covelli

EMBARGOED: 6 A.M., MARCH 16 Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will return to Covelli Centre on Oct. 24 with his Graffiti U world tour.


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Claudia Hoerig agrees to push trial date back to Sept. 17

Her attorneys, however, will continue to argue that charges should be dismissed.


Local connections: Davidson, Wright St. bow out

LaBrae’s Aldridge scores 12 in final college game


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Radio stations to stay on air amid iHeart’s bankruptcy

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


Mercy Health — Youngstown to acquire Prima

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


PBA’s O’Grady rested, healed

8th Hubbard Open set this weekend at Bell-Wick

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Inside the ropes with …

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 1-under 71 in the


YSU board ratifies ACE contract

It's the union’s first agreed-upon contract in several years.


BUCKEYES GO LONG

Ohio State needs 3-pointers to advance


Prosecutor asks judge to allow advance testimony in Ralph Infante case

About 30 people received subpoenas to testify the last time it appeared the Ralph Infante public-corruption case was soon to go to trial, but prosecutors want to be prepared


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Moschella out as girls coach for Columbiana

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


HIGH SCHOOLS

high schools BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARY DIVISION II VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH 74, LAKEVIEW 59


‘Love, Simon’ delivers a fresh take on first love

‘Love, Simon’ Grade: 3 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual


With Alicia Vikander, ‘Tomb Raider’ kicks butt

‘Tomb raider’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Credits: Directed by Roar Uthaug; cast


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Chamber touts 2017 accomplishments at meeting, 25th anniversary

At its annual meeting on Thursday at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, the chamber discussed what was accomplished in 2017 and highlighted what’s to come during its anniversary year this year.


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City schools’ parents target homelessness

Providing resources to parents was the goal of Youngstown City Schools Thursday morning’s Parent-Community meeting


Warren man charged in courthouse scuffle with deputies

Daquan R. Owens, 18, of Oak Street Southwest will be arraigned today in Warren Municipal Court on three charges in a Tuesday-morning scuffle with deputies in the Trumbull County Courthouse.


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Campbell community night draws more than 400 students, teachers

Campbell K-7 school students went head-to-head with teachers, community members and law-enforcement personnel on the basketball court during the district’s quarterly community night.

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Newton Falls man convicted of dogs running at large

Newton Falls man convicted of dogs running at large


Liberty Youth Recreation Impact Center unveiled Thursday

The old Liberty High School gymnasium on Church Hill-Hubbard Road will now serve as a youth recreation center and for community wellness programs.


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SUV strikes ODOT worker clearing brush on I-680

This wreckage resulted Thursday under the Market Street bridge spanning Interstate 680 after a worker with the Ohio Department of Transportation was killed when an SUV struck a piece of equipment. Police blocked off a portion of the Interstate for a time.


STATE DIGEST || Ohio lawmaker: Let 18-year-olds carry guns in schools

Ohio lawmaker: Let 18-year-olds carry guns in schools DAYTON An Ohio state lawmaker says law-


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman HOSPITAL Scott and Ava Metzenroth, Cortland, boy, March 14.


Get real about school safety

Opinion: By Karen Dolan OtherWords Can we get real about school safety? Since the tragic shooting at


Crews frantically seek survivors after collapse of bridge kills 4

Associated Press MIAMI A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy


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Leaders should not give up on SMAR2T investment in Youngstown and Valley

Editorial: We can easily under- stand why stakeholders in a planned $20 million urban renewal project in


Trump’s companies cooperate with probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s company said Thursday that it has been


GOP governor hopeful Taylor attacks DeWine

Associated Press COLUMBUS Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s gubernatorial campaign has launched a website


BUSINESS DIGEST || New entities file

New entities file COLUMBUS Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Thursday announced 9,634 new


METRO DIGEST || Woman faces sex solicitation charges

Woman faces sex solicitation charges AUSTINTOWN A Barberton woman faces charges of soliciting


Surplus food/clothing

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


METRO DIGEST || Oil City man arrested on drug charges

Oil City man arrested on drug charges YOUNGSTOWN Reports said an Oil City, Pa., man was booked


GOP should welcome debate on disciplining students of color, ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ issue

Opinion: By Ann Coulter Andrews McMeel Syndication On CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked


Donald Trump Jr.’s wife files for divorce

Donald Trump Jr.’s wife files for divorce NEW YORK Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump,


Boardman Community Briefs

Boardman Schools to host “State of the Schools” community meeting The Boardman School District


The commissioners say some Mahoning County people will be hired for the project

Mahoning commissioners throw support behind proposed distribution center


Two Boardman men indicted for child rape

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted two in Struthers from weekend meth bust and 19 others


Ex-Y’town muni court judge Luke Levy dies in Florida

Levy is descibed as a “distinguished old-school judge who believed in the dignity of the court and


AP: Widespread action on gun control in the states is unlikely

Associated Press IOWA CITY, IOWA The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented


Airline hiring surge boosts interest in aspiring pilots

Associated Press DALLAS Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before


Zoppe circus is coming to fairgrounds

Staff report CANFIELD The Zoppe Family Circus is returning to the Canfield Fairgrounds May 16-20


Pens’ Jarry foils Canadiens

Former Phantom Connor scores his 25th goal for Winnipeg Jets


Without Toys ‘R’ Us, 30K jobs, ripples will be felt

Associated Press NEW YORK The demise of Toys “R” Us will have a ripple effect on everything from


CLUB CALENDAR

CLUBS First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present Joy Schroeder,


US gets tougher on Russia

Associated Press WASHINGTON In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1246.940.37 Aqua America, .71


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Earth Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m.: Tickets are scarce for the funky


Author, screen writer to lecture

Staff report WARREN Denise Kiernan, author of “The Last Castle, will give a presentation at


Lakeview provides early scare

VASJ comes on strong for 15-point victory over Bulldogs in Canton Civic Center regional semifinal


NBA roundup

NBA roundup Thursday’s games Raptors 106, Pacers 99 INDIANAPOLIS DeMar DeRozan scored 24


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 16

Today is Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


ncaa roundup Thursday’s other tournament games

MIDWEST REGION Rhode Island 83, Oklahoma 78, OT PITTSBURGH E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Woman unearths Tenn. man’s long-lost class ring MOBILE, Ala. Five decades after


Jackson names Taylor as Browns starter

Former Bills QB will open 2018 season behind center


Rotary Club to host pancake breakfast

Rotary Club to host pancake breakfast BOARDMAN The Rotary Club of Boardman will host its 36th


Sizzling Stenson leads

Solid putting propels Swede to 1-stroke advantage at Bay Hill


Annual BHS Jazz Fest to feature Roger Ingram

The 18th annual Boardman High School Jazz Fest will take place on March 27 at 6:45 p.m. in the


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BHS orchestra set to rock with Project Mayhem concert

The Boardman High School orchestra will combine their traditional string sounds with electric rock ‘n’ roll for the Project Mayhem concert at 7 p.m. on March 23 in the Boardman Performing Arts Center.

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Poland high school entertains at winter concert

The Poland Seminary High School had their winter concert in the school’s auditorium on Feb. 27.

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Canfield Community Briefs

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for March 19 The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will


POLICE BLOTTER

March 1 Deception: A doctor’s signature was reportedly forged on several prescriptions that were


Fathers and daughters dance at West Boulevard Elementary

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com West Boulevard Elementary School hosted a Father Daughter

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Crowd brings teddy bears for story

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Springfield Capital Campaign Committee had a special

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CHC celebrates Dr. Seuss

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School celebrated its annual Right

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COSI teaches AES students about ecology

The Austintown Elementary School welcomed a presentation from COSI Columbus from March 7-9 to teach the students about ecology.

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Rivals come together to help St. Christine

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com St. Christine School reopened on Jan. 25 with the help of

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Canfield Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants spring sports news Rain, sun and warmer days are on the way. Spring athletics have


Join the 13th annual “Celebration of Scouting” breakfast

The public is invited to the Whispering Pines District Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America’s

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Mr. and Mrs. Fakner celebrate golden jubilee

campbell Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fakner of Campbell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a


Ursuline Center shows community love

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Ursuline Center hosted its eleventh annual Valentine’s

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Cadle-Kakavros wedding planned for mid-July

austintown Lynette Cadle of Austintown is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Anne Marie


Swim team members honored with walk-through

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com In keeping with the Canfield High School tradition to honor

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Canfield Wrestling Club successful in February

In February, Canfield Wrestling Club celebrated its novice wrestlers with its medals tournament.

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Poland Sports Briefs

Neighbors wants spring sports news Rain, sun and warmer days are on the way. Spring athletics have


Canfield Community Concert Band presents concert to benefit operation blessing

The Canfield Community Concert Band will present a benefit performance for Operation Blessing at 3


Mary Bourque, Mr. Matzye plan April rite

LAFAYETTE, LA. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Bourque Jr., of Lafayette, La., are announcing the engagement


Poland Community Briefs

Holy Family meeting to be March 19 The Holy Family Seniors Group will meet on March 19 at 11:30


POLICE BLOTTER

March 1 Arrest: Authorities responded to a report of a wanted person at a Tiffany Boulevard motel,


Austintown Community Briefs

Local DQ has Easter event The Austintown Dairy Queen, located at 146 N. Canfield Niles Road in


Family night with STEAM at Glenwood Jr. High

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Glenwood Junior High School hosted a Family STEAM Night on

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Annual Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day Cleanup seeks groups to participate

With more than 40 locations in the Mill Creek MetroParks system needing attention, groups are needed


Foundation inducts five into community Hall of Fame

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown Growth Foundation had their Hall of Fame

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Union starts Relay for Life campaign

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Union Elementary School began their Relay for Life

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Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Noday celebrate 60th anniversary

CANFIELD Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Noday of Canfield recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary


Brookdale residents spread kindness

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Brookdale Senior Living Solutions celebrated Random Acts of

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Hilltop students celebrate STEM Week

Students at Hilltop Elementary School participated in STEM Week at the school March 5-9.

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Poland swimmers brake records at Sectionals and Districts

On Feb. 9, the Poland swim team competed at Sectionals with 13 swimmers; 11 went on to compete at

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Go Baby Go build takes place at MCCTC

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The third annual Go Baby Go build took place at the Mahoning

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Plea in teen-sex case


Cops find handgun


Boil alert issued


Annual Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day Cleanup is seeking groups to participate

With more than 40 locations in the Mill Creek MetroParks system needing attention, groups are needed


Annual Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day Cleanup seeks participatants

With more than 40 locations in the Mill Creek MetroParks system needing attention, groups are needed


Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day Cleanup seeks groups to participate

With more than 40 locations in the Mill Creek MetroParks system needing attention, groups are needed


Annual Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day Cleanup seeks groups to participate

With more than 40 locations in the Mill Creek MetroParks system needing attention, groups are needed


GM to do Cruise AV


SPORTS DIGEST || YMUA to hold baseball, softball meetings

YMUA to hold baseball, softball meetings YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Metro Umpire Association will


Stadium rolls out red carpet for students

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Stadium Drive Elementary celebrated their students’

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