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Feds want to seize cash, cars from ex-Braking Point exec

Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize more than $2.8 million and several exotic cars from the former owner of Braking Point counseling center.


Attorney says Hamad terminal, should be released

The brother and attorney for Nasser Hamad have told the judge in his aggravated murder case that Hamad was diagnosed in January with terminal kidney cancer and should be released from prison.


UPDATE: Fatal shooting tonight during supposed phone sale

City police are investigating a homicide that happened on the 700 block of Sherwood Avenue at about 7 p.m.


Cityscape growing with downtown; Streetscape work day set for June 2

When Youngstown CityScape started its Streetscape beautification program in 1998, there wasn’t much downtown besides a few businesses.


Despite public concerns, company to drill 3 more wells near Btookfield homes

Trustee Dan Suttles says he was hopeful the public’s concerns about tanker trucks hindering firetrucks and ambulances from getting out of the township fire hall on state Route 7 would have stopped additional injection wells from being approved.


Youngstown police investigating South Side shooting

Youngstown police investigating South Side shooting


Md. school shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending

Md. school shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending


EU backs Britain against Russia over spy attack

EU backs Britain against Russia over spy attack


UPDATE | House OKs $1.3 trillion budget bill, but Senate stalls

House OKs $1.3 trillion budget bill, but Senate stalls


Schiavoni talks opioids, pharmaceutical lawsuit at Lowellville forum

Schiavoni talks opioids, pharmaceutical lawsuit at Lowellville forum


Trump replacing McMaster with Bolton

President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions


Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown

Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown


Sebring school board has special meeting Friday

Sebring school board has special meeting Friday


Dobbins Elementary to close, Poland schools announce

Dobbins Elementary to close, Poland schools announce


Three players leave YSU men's basketball team

Hartfield, Ferguson and Brown are transferring out of Youngstown State.


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Accident on South Avenue near the intersection of Route 224

Accident on South Avenue near the intersection of Route 224


Ryan urges president to exempt European nations from steel and aluminum tariffs

Ryan urges president to exempt European nations from steel and aluminum tariffs


New date set for Dwight Yoakam concert at W.D. Packard Music Hall

New date set for Dwight Yoakam concert at W.D. Packard Music Hall


Austintown police make yet another prostitution arrest

Austintown police make yet another prostitution arrest


Tillerson laments 'mean-spirited' Washington as he departs

Tillerson laments 'mean-spirited' Washington as he departs


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Canfield High School student organizes stuffed animal drive

Canfield student Callia Barwick has partnered with the Mahoning County 4-H for a stuffed animal drive until April 1.


Poland library has adjusted hours on March 27

Library hours will be adjusted on March 27 at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system to accommodate a half-day staff training session.


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Trump announces tariffs on Chinese imports

Trump announces tariffs on Chinese imports


Bozo the Clown personality dies at 89

Bozo the Clown personality dies at 89


House OKs $1.3 trillion spending bill

House OKs $1.3 trillion spending bill


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Pharmacist pleads guilty to diluting antibiotics, loses license

Pharmacist pleads guilty to diluting antibiotics, loses license


John Dowd, lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe, leaves team

John Dowd, lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe, leaves team


Ex-assistant prosecutor files lawsuit against Paul Gains

Ex-assistant prosecutor files lawsuit against Paul Gains


Gun stolen in Columbus recovered in car in Youngstown

Gun stolen in Columbus recovered in car in Youngstown


Last debate for Democratic governor candidates set for April

Last debate for Democratic governor candidates set for April


Youngstown CityScape kicks off annual fundraising effort

Youngstown CityScape kicks off annual fundraising effort


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown

A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown


Comedians of Local Interest to present evening of comedy

The Comedians of Local Interest will present an evening of comedy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday


Top Hat to stage ‘Upper Room’

Top Hat Productions will close its 2017-18 season with the “Upper Room,” a story that brings a fresh perspective


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Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us


Water rate increases draw discussion at Campbell council

Water rate increases draw discussion at Campbell council


Entertaining Thoughts - A couple of classic concerts at Covelli

Judas Priest and Earth, Wind & Fire delivered great concerts back-to-back last week at Covelli Centre.


Mahoning commissioners reject fact-finder report on engineer contract

The fact finder “did make some decisions we were looking for, but we don’t feel like there was enough there given the service the residents of Mahoning County deserve,” the engineer said.


Warren JFK’s Taylor picked for Ohio-Kentucky game

The game will be played at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, on April 7.


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Lawmaker ID’s partner of slain Girard officer

A state ceremony to honor late Girard Police Officer Justin Leo was more revealing than some officials probably had planned.


SPORTS DIGEST || Former Buckeye Leo Brown dies at 84

Leo Brown, Ohio State’s first black football captain, has died. He was 84. Ohio State confirmed the death Wednesday through Brown’s nephew, Henry Brown, saying the former player died last weekend at his home in Lakewood, Colo.


WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BOYS BASKETBALL Upper Arlington’s Goodwin named Ohio Mr. Basketball COLUMBUS Upper Arlington


Boardman Park unveils plans for future Southern Park Historic District

Planners envision restoration of the former Southern Park Racetrack district.


Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in tournament

Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era.


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School safety questioned at Canfield school board meeting

Silence resounded at a Canfield Board of Education meeting when Superintendent Alex Geordan asked principals if their teachers make up their own safety plans.

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LeBron powers short-handed Cavs’ rally

LeBron James reminded Toronto he’s king.


Port authority approves $25K per year to help keep air base open

The Western Reserve Port Authority approved an additional three years worth of support for a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber-led committee that works to keep the local Air Force Reserve base viable and open.


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Pop artist Chris Yambar's new 'House of God' exhibition

In his upcoming exhibition, Chris Yambar started with two of the biggest pieces of his life – faith and art – and mixed them in a way that only he can.


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Bowling alley will be reborn as rock spot

Nate and Jami Offerdahl were looking for a place to open a music venue for local and touring bands.


Tempers flare again between Fuda, Polivka at commissioners meeting

Tension between Trumbull County commissioners Frank Fuda and Dan Polivka flared up again Wednesday during a vote on whether to create a new position in the county Building Inspection Department.


Youngstown pushed back a project to resurface two main roads until next year

The move will save money from its struggling general fund


Failing to promote diversity

A Youngstown State University professor said he doesn’t feel deserving of an award based on what seems to be a failing attempt at promoting diversity


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Boardman High students prep for 12th “Project Mayhem” concert

Boardman seniors Sydney Boggs, left, and Krista Ritz practice a song for Friday’s rock orchestra show at the performing arts center.


With Trump, joke’s over

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons All kidding aside: Donald Trump is no longer funny. Entertainers,


Gunshots reported


Democrats dream of capturing congressional districts in Calif.

Opinion: LOS ANGELES On a recent Sunday evening, Katie Hill, 30, whose father is an LA police lieutenant in


BUSINESS DIGEST ||

Movers + Shakers at Soap Gallery YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Flea announced the Movers + Shakers:


Trump congratulates Putin after win in a fake election

Editorial: Why is President Donald J. Trump so enamored of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin? Is it possible


newsmakers

newsmakers Songs by Bennett, Estefan being added to Recording Registry WASHINGTON, D.C. Songs


Zuckerberg admits Facebook’s mistakes

CEO stops short of apologizing Associated Press NEW YORK Breaking five days of silence,


WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NHL GAMES

Coyotes 4, Sabres 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. Clayton Keller had two assists to set the Arizona Coyotes’


With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Associated Press PFLUGERVILLE, Texas As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly


METRO DIGEST || Impact of parks

Impact of parks CANFIELD Ohio’s local parks’ operations and capital spending generated nearly


oddly enough

oddly enough Freedom-loving cow no longer roaming with bison WARSAW, Poland A Polish


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Use early spring pollinators to help your garden

When spring finally begins in Ohio, plants begin to peek out and insects begin to look for food.


Cleveland man faces numerous charges following Boardman incident

Man faces domestic violence, drug trafficking, and other charges


Who controls the Ohio River watershed?

By Dolly Anderson Ohio certified volunteer naturalist While reading the newspaper the other day


BOTANICAL MORNINGS

BOTANICAL MORNINGS When: Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. What: Discover the progress of seasons with Lynn


NIGHTLIFE

Barrel33, 8208 E. Market St., Warren; 330-395-9463 Sat: The Blue Rays, 8 p.m. Barrel Run


Legumes must be inoculated

Q. I am new to vegetable gardening and would like to plant peas. The seed catalogue suggests


Lawmakers finalize $1.3 trillion budget

Associated Press WASHINGTON Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill


White House investigates leak

Associated Press WASHINGTON The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call


Youngstown Flea to host community event

Youngstown Flea to host community event Youngstown The Youngstown Flea will host “Movers +


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Playhouse meets challenge of ‘Keely and Du’

By ERIC MCCREA entertainment@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Playhouse is no stranger to


Early potatoes

Early potatoes The key to success with early potatoes is well-drained soil that can warm up


What’s that flowering in that garden?

What’s that flowering in that garden? Early spring bulbs provide a great sense of hope for the


WTG

Thursday Fundraiser Austintown Growth Foundation’s quarter raffle, 5 p.m., Saxon Club, 710 S.


Another storm clobbers Northeast

Associated Press NEW YORK Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast


Youngstown students to receive tennis lessons

The Youngstown State University men's and women's tennis teams and the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley are exposing young students to the sport of tennis. Success After 6 students from the Youngstown Community School are receiving lessons every Friday through the end of the school year.


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 22

Today is Thursday, March 22, the 81st day of 2018.


Man gets life sentence in student’s killing

Associated Press COLUMBUS A man convicted of the kidnapping, rape and killing of an Ohio State


Railroad safety bill


CD RATES

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


WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NBA GALMES

76ers 119, Grizzlies 105 PHILADELPHIA Robert Covington, J.J. Redick and Dario Saric each had 15


Crosby’s stunning goal lifts Penguins

Sidney Crosby doesn’t really have an explanation for how he does what he does. He just does it.


Overdose deaths up more than 30 percent in Cincinnati area

Associated Press CINCINNATI A coroner says fatal drug overdoses rose sharply last year in the


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman Mark and Jessica Dell, Hubbard, boy, March 20. Matthew and Stacy


Two women arrested in Austintown for prostitution and drugs

Police arrest two on prostitution and drug charges


Can patients, doctors share driver’s seat?

In the early 20th century, doctors and nurses made quite a ritual out of measuring blood pressure.


Competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.


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