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HomeGoods postpones next meeting on Lordstown project

If zoning changes for a HomeGoods distribution center are approved, a group of Lordstown residents is discussing a referendum petition to force the changes to a ballot vote.


Valley towns using speed cameras to lose state funds under new bill

Communities that use speed cameras, including a growing number in the Mahoning Valley, would lose the amount of money they collect from those civil citations in state funding under a bill approved by the Ohio House.


Spend time, be involved to prevent suicide, addiction, speaker tells Austintown parents

Drew Edwards, an expert in addictive disease and behavioral medicine, spoke to parents at Austintown Fitch High School about identifying warning signs and preventing dangerous behavior in their children.


Author says human rights groups have failed in Gaza

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein examines what he views as the failure of human-rights organization to hold the state of Israel accountable for actions in the Gaza Strip.


NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

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Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Ohio next week

Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Ohio next week


Trump says administration will ban bump stock devices

Trump says administration will ban bump stock devices


Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years


No charges in case of news photographer shot by Ohio deputy

No charges in case of news photographer shot by Ohio deputy


Pa. city mourns loss of 2 firefighters killed in collapse

Pa. city mourns loss of 2 firefighters killed in collapse


Gov. Kasich appoints Chamber rep to turnpike commission

Gov. Kasich appoints Chamber rep to turnpike commission


Kasich names replacement for 7th District Court of Appeals

Kasich names replacement for 7th District Court of Appeals


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Maryland school shooting victim has died

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday.


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UPDATE | Mohip not chosen for top Fargo schools job

UPDATE | Mohip not chosen for top Fargo schools job


State patrol names Malvasi as driver in fatal Canfield crash

State patrol names Malvasi as driver in fatal Canfield crash


Salem Regional Medical Center closes its maternity services June 30

Salem Regional Medical Center closes its maternity services June 30


Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce

Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce


US new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

US new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid


Judge rules Hamad can’t be released for serious illness

Judge rules Hamad can’t be released for serious illness


Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 officers

Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 officers


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Ohio unemployment rates drops in February

Ohio unemployment rates drops in February


Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80

Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80


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US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme


UPDATE | Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget bill

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget bill


Involuntary manslaughter plea comes in murder case

Involuntary manslaughter plea comes in murder case


Man says he was beaten by 'Duke and Poo' for his shoes

Man says he was beaten by 'Duke and Poo' for his shoes


Police find lots of weed, pills following chase and crash

Police find lots of weed, pills following chase and crash


Youngstown's latest homicide victim is boy, 15

Youngstown's latest homicide victim is boy, 15


School threats made by former student outside Ohio, Howland police say

Howland police have determined that threats made against the middle school over social media Thursday night came from a fraudulent Snapchat account created by a former student who no longer resides in Ohio.


Three YSU players will not return

Braun Hartfield, Jeremiah Ferguson and Jacob Brown have been granted their releases by YSU and intend to transfer.


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ODNR approves three more injection wells for Brookfield site

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. “But I guess we were wrong,” Suttles said this week.


SPORTS DIGEST || Scrappers’ contract with Indians extended

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers announced Thursday that the team’s player development contract with the Cleveland Indians has been extended for a period of two years keeping the Scrappers affiliated with the Indians through the 2020 season.


Brother, attorney say Hamad has terminal cancer, should be released

An affidavit claims the prison isn’t providing proper care for his cancer.


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | Thursday’s results

OHSAA State Tournament Note: Home team listed first. Rankings are from the final Associated Press


Ex-assistant prosecutor files lawsuit against Paul Gains

Martin Desmond sues Gains for defamation, intimidation and falsification.

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LeBron, Cavaliers deliver message with win

The drama has included turmoil and trades, head-scratching losses, infighting, injuries and illness.


Poland schools to close Dobbins at school year’s end

Third- and fourth-grade Poland students to move to McKinley


Former pharmacist loses license for diluting drugs

Ernest Perrin will serve five years’ probation and perform 100 hours community service for diluting intravenous antibiotics at a hospital pharmacy


Indians aim to end 70-year Series drought

The Indians have spent the past two postseasons in lamenting what might have been.


Feds seek more than $2.8 million, cars, from Braking Point owner

Paperwork filed Wednesday in the U.S. Northern District Court Of Ohio said that the funds and cars were obtained from illegal acts on the part of Ryan Sheridan, including Medicare fraud, conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering.


Casting agent to register actors for future films

Representatives of Nancy Mosser Casting will be at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. to register talent for future films that will be shot in the Youngstown area.


‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is cheer-at-the-screen fun A world beater

‘PACIFIC RIM UPRISING’ Grade: 3 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-


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Michigan overwhelms Texas A&M

Michigan took all the drama out of this NCAA Tournament victory, burying Texas A&M under a barrage of 3-point shots.


Loyola’s improbable run continues into Elite Eight

Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their NCAA Tournament run.


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Post-war design exhibition at Arms museum

A new exhibition at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., titled “Mid


Streetscape program to clean up downtown, surrounding areas June 2

More than 800 volunteers are expected to participate.


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Schiavoni addresses opioids, schools during Lowellville forum

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Joe Schiavoni met on Thursday with more than 150 of his constituents just off the banks of the Mahoning River at the Mt. Carmel Society Hall in Lowellville.


Youngstown police probe South Side homicide

Youngstown police are investigating a homicide that happened on the 700 block of Sherwood Avenue on the city’s South Side about 7 p.m. Thursday.


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Annual YSU dinner recognizes acts of diversity

Youngstown State University’s annual Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner was at Stambaugh Auditorium’s Tyler Grand Ballroom. Students and faculty honored at Thursday night’s event were, from left, Hillary Fuhrman, Alison Kaufman, Michael Jerryson, Sherri Harper Woods and Catherine Cooper.


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League members volunteer at church’s Red Door Cafe

League members volunteer at church’s Red Door Cafe


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Effort to ban fracking in Y’town returns to Ohio Supreme Court

Opinion: For the third time, the Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether an initiative to ban fracking in


Surplus food/clothing

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


‘Unsane’: pulp film shot with an iPhone

‘Unsane’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Rating: R for disturbing behavior, violence, language, and


HONOREE

HONOREE Residence: Austintown Date of birth: March 26, 1928, in Youngstown FAMILY Parents:


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., .1245.03-2.92 Aqua America, .71


Can’t wait for 2035

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons My golden years are shaping up to be way better than I expected.


Spieth, Reed set for Match Play showdown

They play today, one of four matches between players who have yet to lose this week at Austin Country Club.


School-shooting victim is brain dead; life support to end, mother confirms

Associated Press GREAT MILLS, Md. A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 24

Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


EASTER

EASTER Egg hunts, activities A list of area Easter egg hunts and other activities as submitted


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “The Last Five Years,” 7:30 p.m.: The Millennial Theater Company is


Keen professionalism ends 3 weeks of terror in Texas

Editorial: Before the explosive events of this month, many Americans best knew the city of Austin, Texas, as


House OKs $1.3T budget bill; Senate stalls

Associated Press WASHINGTON Congress was poised to pass a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that


Toy company CEO leads an effort to salvage Toys ‘R’ Us

Associated Press NEW YORK Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a


Preschool open house


Eateries to raise funds


Poland branch closed


WORLD DIGEST || Citigroup puts new restrictions on some gun sales

Citigroup puts new restrictions on some gun sales NEW YORK Citigroup put new restrictions on


MAHONING COUNTY Indictments

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people on these charges Thursday: Floayesha Robinson,


McMaster is out, Bolton is in as Trump’s national security adviser

Associated Press WASHINGTON Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House,


Births

Births ST. JOSEPH WARREN HOSPITAL Joshua and Cassandra Beaman, Warren, girl, March 21. Allen


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in


Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Associated Press WASHINGTON Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion


Water rate increases draw discussion at Campbell council

Campbell council meets for first time since water rate increase


METRO DIGEST || Howland school threat

Howland school threat HOWLAND Howland police are investigating threats made against the middle


AROUND THE NHL | Thursday’s games

Blue Jackets 4, Panthers 0 COLUMBUS Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 shots for his fifth shutout of


Sometimes, the Haves and the Have-nots are almost equal

I am waiting in the “Poor Pathetic Schmuck” line for my boarding pass at the airport. There are at


Ninth-seeded Kansas State holds off Kentucky’s freshmen

Kentucky’s latest group of fabulous freshman is all done. Gritty Kansas State made sure of that Thursday night.


AROUND THE NBA THURSDAY

Hornets 140, Grizzlies 79 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kemba Walker scored 46 points and made 10 3-pointers,


Austintown Community Briefs

Local Kiwanis club hosts pancake breakfast Austintown Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual pancake


True crime discussion at library

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown library hosted a true crime program based


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Austintown Intermediate dedicates day to math

Austintown Intermediate School celebrated Math Day on March 14 with a series of special events and lessons.

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Boardman Sports Briefs

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


Union students make precious memories

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Four Poland Union Elementary students visited The Inn at

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Poland Community Briefs

Local ABWA chapter to meet The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association)


Breakfast for Celebrate Poland

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Celebrate Poland Committee cooked breakfast for their

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AES served meals Seussian style

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Elementary School celebrated the birthday of

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Poland Sports Briefs

The Poland All Sports boosters announce Hall of Fame 2018 The 2018 Poland Athletic Hall of Fame


POLICE BLOTTER

March 7 Theft: Several truck batteries were removed from a vehicle in he 3700 block of Oakwood


Pinwheels for Prevention community event set for April 13

The 13th annual Pinwheels for Prevention community event is slated for April 13 at 1 p.m. at the


Canfield Community Briefs

Local church hosts Easter services Canfield United Methodist Church, located at 27 South Broad


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Hilltop third-graders are mini entrepreneurs

Hilltop Elementary School students in Marie Rupert’s third-grade class got some real world hands-on experience as they created their own business, Paracord Kids.

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BCIS students are ‘too good for drugs’

Fifth-graders at Center Intermediate School each took a turn trying on a pair of Fatal Vision

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Dobbins mothers and sons get in Olympic spirit

Dobbins has mother/son olympic fun By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Dobbins Elementary

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Seven Canfield wrestlers head to state

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com The Canfield High School wrestling team sent a school-record

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Boardman Community Briefs

Local ABWA chapter to meet The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association)


Pinwheels for Prevention event set for April 13

The 13th annual Pinwheels for Prevention community event is slated for April 13 at 1 p.m. at the


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Knitters group helps the community

The Loose Knit Group of Mahoning Valley celebrated their milestone of 2,000 blankets made for newborns at the Akron Children’s NICU at their meeting on March 2.

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Fitch hosts bi-annual trade fair

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Fitch hosted its trade fair for all high school

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Canfield Sports Briefs

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


BHS wins trophy at ‘Penguin Bowl’

The Penguin Bowl is a regional competition for high school students on topics related to the study

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Kravitz Deli and library celebrate St. Pat’s Day

Kravitz Deli teamed up with the Poland library for their annual Leprechaun Lollapalooza program on March 10 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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CHC students enjoy STEM Week

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com C.H. Campbell Elementary School had its annual STEM Week

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Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association celebrates 92nd anniversary

The Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association (YAPA) has begun its 92nd year of Panhellenic

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BGJHS offers new chess club

Boardman Glenwood Junior High School recently announced that it now offers a chess club. Students

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BHS ‘12 Angry Jurors’ conduct courthouse research

Boardman High School’s cast of “12 Angry Jurors” decided to really dive into their characters with

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Warrants issued for 3


Prostitution charges


Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association celebrates it’s 92nd anniversary

The Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association (YAPA) has begun its 92nd year of Panhellenic

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Senate OKs budget


Police probe break-in


Resentenced in rape


Campbell Civics Day


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