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All are citizens of kingdom of God, pastor says at Good Friday breakfast

The Rev. Kenneth M. Donaldson told an audience at the Good Friday breakfast service at the Central YMCA Branch he never goes anywhere without his passport.


Competition fierce for open mid-Ohio congressional district

Competition fierce for open mid-Ohio congressional district


Autopsy: Police shot Stephon Clark 8 times, 7 from behind

Autopsy: Police shot Stephon Clark 8 times, 7 from behind


AP-NORC Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet

AP-NORC Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet


Arnold Schwarzenegger recovering after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is stable after heart surgery

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Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack


Pa. teachers charged in sexual assault of student

Pa. teachers charged in sexual assault of student


Ohio man charged with murder in death of infant son

Ohio man charged with murder in death of infant son


Man suspected in Kentucky officer's death killed

Man suspected in Kentucky officer's death killed


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Czechs extradite alleged Russian hacker to US

Czechs extradite alleged Russian hacker to US


New tickets released for Justin Moore concert

New tickets released for Justin Moore concert


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Plaza Donuts for sale but not closing

Plaza Donuts for sale but not closing


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Police arrest man on drug, gun charges

Police arrest man on drug, gun charges


Ohio sheriff’s deputy struck by ambulance

Ohio sheriff’s deputy struck by ambulance


South Side man faces gun charges after arrest

South Side man faces gun charges after arrest


Engineer’s office responds to union’s strike threat

Engineer’s office responds to union’s strike threat


Youngstown man faces gun charges after arrest

Youngstown man faces gun charges after arre


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Drawing nears for $502M Mega Millions estimated jackpot

A giant lottery jackpot is awaiting players willing to shrug off miserable odds for a chance at immense wealth.


Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels more UK diplomats

Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels more UK diplomats


Ohio woman gets lengthy sentence for trafficking daughters

Ohio woman gets lengthy sentence for trafficking daughters


Fla. shooting suspect's brother pleads no contest to trespassing

Shooting suspect's brother pleads no contest to trespassing


Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile


Cosby’s defense strategy hinges on judge his team attacked

Cosby’s defense strategy hinges on judge his team attacked


Suspects in March 3 homicide on West Side in custody

Suspects in March 3 homicide on West Side in custody


UPDATE | US official says American killed in Syria attack

US official says American killed in Syria attack


Shootings in Cincinnati down nearly 50 percent

Shootings in Cincinnati down nearly 50 percent


Ohio school shooting survivor receives detention over protests

Ohio school shooting survivor receives detention over protests


6 Palestinians killed by Israel fire on Gaza border

6 Palestinians killed by Israel fire on Gaza border


Former YSU rival has gone from worst to Final Four

Loyola-Chicago has made a stunning climb since leaving the Horizon League.


VINDICATOR EXCLUSIVE | Cincinnati provides blueprint for addressing land contracts

Youngstown could pursue lawsuits against Vision Property Management similar to ones that earned Cincinnati more than $200,000, and changed rent-to-own practices.


Scrappers, Cafaro Company announce 15-year lease at Eastwood Field

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are here to stay.


YNDC sends postcards to Vision Property Management leadership

Employees and nearly a dozen YNDC volunteers sent scores of postcards bearing the image of a crumbling house on Youngstown’s South Side to neighbors of Vision Property Management officials.


James about to surpass Jordan’s record

LeBron has scored in double figures in 866 consecutive games.


Engineer’s union issues 10-day strike notice

Teamsters in the engineer’s office are “frustrated,” the union representative says.


Thursday’s PREP RESULTS

SOFTBALL Peters Township 11, Crestview 1 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Crestview gave up 11 runs in the


Niles meeting to discuss survey draws mostly complaints

It was supposed to have been a public meeting at the Niles Wellness Center to discuss results from a recent community survey of issues of importance to city residents and businesses.


SPORTS DIGEST || Michigan cancels series with Virginia Tech

Michigan has cancelled a home-and-home football series with Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2021.


Couple charged in daughter’s death waive speedy trial

The move delays the trial, which was set to start Monday.


Kluber’s solid effort wasted as Cleveland drops opener

Corey Kluber made only one mistake, allowing a two-run homer to Nelson Cruz in the first inning.


Christian concert at Yambar art show

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Local recording artists Terry and Diane McCabe and Pastor Joe Thomas


Abandoned house will be site for art project

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Aaron Knochel, an artist and art professor at Penn State University,


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Spielberg goes back to future in ‘Ready Player One’ Let the game begin

‘READY PLAYER ONE’ Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for “sequences of sci-fi action


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Boardman Center students play bubble ball

Boardman students get treat for participating in Box Tops for Education.

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Port authority advised not to sell building to non-aviation company

Celeste Boccieri-Werner, vice president of the Matrix Design Group, wrote a March 15 letter to the Trumbull County commissioners saying the proposed sale might hurt efforts to preserve the mission of the air base.


YSU hazing participant indicted on federal firearms charges

Raheem Satterthwaite was convicted of hazing two YSU frat pledges in 2012.


Former Youngstown grocery store to become a medical facility

ONE Health Ohio will spend $3 million to $4 million to improve the location


FirstEnergy says it will close 3 power plants

Two nuclear power plants in Ohio and another in Pennsylvania will be deactivated in the next three years.


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Brownlee Woods man charged with child-porn offenses

Man used messaging app to exchange child porn among group


Joltin resentenced from prison to jail

The former attorney made full restitution of $80,000 to his victim.


Trumbull MetroParks begins discussions regarding possible levy

The MetroParks operations director said he has identified $3 million to $5 million in needed capital maintenance projects, such as repaving the bike trail and repairing damage to a stone bike trail bridge over Baughman Creek in Bristol Township.


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Woman shot during I-80 altercation

OHSP troopers are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Canfield Post at 330-533-6866.


Man arrested with 51 bags of pot on bond for similar charges

Expected to be arraigned in municipal court today


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Area Passover services begin today through April 7

Rabbi Dario Hunter explains the traditions of the Jewish Passover celebration at Ohev Tzedek Shaarei-Torah Congregation in Boardman. Passover begins at sundown today.

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Students hoop it up to raise money for American Heart Association

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Glenwood Junior High School had their second annual week-

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HT celebrates Right to Read week

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Hilltop Elementary School celebrated its annual Right to

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Local MSVC chapter hosts convention

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-

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Two more indicted in West Side shooting death

Suspect in robberies also indicted


Canfield Sports Briefs

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


Lutheran pastor accepts new position

Pastor Julianne D. Smith, who has been pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Center Road in


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Middle school students show their talent

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Students from Austintown Middle School showed their abilities

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Union celebrates Valentine’s Day

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Union Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day with an

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Fraud: A New Road resident reported $1,428 worth of fraudulent automated-teller-machine withdrawals.

Fraud: A New Road resident reported $1,428 worth of fraudulent automated-teller-machine withdrawals.


Local MSVC chapter has state convention

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-

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Fitch bands and ensembles have concert

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Fitch band had their annual winter concert on March 7 in

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Fitch bands raise funds with dinner

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown bands played at the school’s Fitch Band

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Ukers meet at Austintown library

The Austintown library invited ukulele players from the area to join them for a session on March 17 in the large meeting room.

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Poland Sports Briefs

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


Pinwheels for Prevention community event set

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


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Women empower attendees at special brunch

B’s Boutique hosted an empowerment presentation called “I Get It From My Muvva,“ which featured a panel of prominent African-American women in the beauty profession, on March 17.

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Canfield Fairgrounds to host Zopp Family Circus

The Zopp Family Circus is returning to the Canfield Fairgrounds on May 16-20 with 12 exciting


Father-Daughter dance a continued success

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman Park celebrated their 15th annual Father Daughter

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Ursuline Center shows community love

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

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Students celebrate 100 days of learning

Boardman Elementary students celebrated 100 Days of Learning in all kinds of ways the first full

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Dobbins school to close

Poland Schools Superintendent David Janofa met with staff at Poland Middle School and Dobbins


Pinwheels for Prevention community event set

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


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Dobbins fourth-graders sing and play pop songs

Dobbins Elementary’s fourth-grade students performed their concert on March 15 at the Poland Seminary High School auditorium.

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Pinwheels for Prevention community event set

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


POLICE BLOTTER

March 16 Criminal damaging: A Gillian Lane man saw that someone in a vehicle had run over his


Students take on staff at CVMS

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield Village Middle School hosted its third annual

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Boy Scout Troop 25 recognizes Scouts at 2018 Winter Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 25 chartered to Canfield United Methodist Church recognized Scouts and adult volunteers at the recent Winter Court of Honor in Fellowship Hall at the church, located at 27 S. Main St. in Canfield.

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Canfield Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on April 10 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on April 10 at 7


High honors for veterans and citizens from the UVC

The United Veterans Council of Greater Youngstown and Its Environs will host its annual Recognition


Austintown Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on April 10 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on April 10 at 7


CHC third graders honor Olympics at gym show

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Third-grade students at C.H. Campbell Elementary School

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Boardman Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on April 10 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on April 10 at 7


THURSDAY AROUND THE NHL

Penguins 4, Devils 3, OT NEWARK, N.J. Sidney Crosby batted his own rebound out of the air and


Middle school learns to Start With Hello

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Poland Middle School participated in the annual Start With

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THURSDAY’S NBA GAMES

Pistons 103, Wizards 92 DETROIT Andre Drummond scored 24 points and pulled down 23 rebounds,


Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Thursday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 67 on the first day


2018 CLEVELAND INDIANS SCHEDULE

MARCH Thursday — Seattle 2, Indians 1 Saturday — at Seattle, 4:10 APRIL Sunday — at Seattle,


Penn State wins NIT title

Flav’s T-shirt at the NIT said it all for the Nittany Lions: Believe the hype!


AROUND THE HORN | Thursday’s MLB season openers

Cubs 8, Marlins 4 MIAMI Ian Happ homered on the first pitch of the major league season, and


In his new book “The Book of Highs: 255 Way to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs,”

In his new book “The Book of Highs: 255 Way to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs,” author


YEARS AGO FOR MARCH 30

Today is Good Friday, March 30, the 89th day of 2018. There are 276 days left in the year. The


CLUB CALENDAR


Tech gains boost stocks

Associated Press Technology companies powered U.S. stocks to solid gains Thursday, snapping the


Spending, income rise in February

Associatd Press WASHINGTON Americans increased their spending just 0.2 percent in February,


Chamber announces 21 Athena Award nominees

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber announced the names of 21 nominees for the 26th annual Athena Award Dinner, presented by the chamber and The Vindicator/vindy.com.


Gospel act returning to Dutch Village

Staff report COLUMBIANA Renowned gospel music act the Chuck Wagon Gang will return to the Dutch


Rusty Staub, slugger who played 23 seasons, dies at 73

Rusty Staub was a huge hit on both sides of the border.


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Horsepower: Horses seen traveling down highway TUCKER, Ga. Several horses


Tech giants ramp up lobbying

Opinion: By Joe Guzzardi Cagle Cartoons Since Congress created the H-1B in 1990, IT services companies


Valley deserves fair share of new anti-opiate funding

Editorial: Although it may sound counterintuitive, absolute fairness does not always perfectly align with


Emotions run high at victim’s funeral

Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. A standing-room-only crowd packed into a church Thursday to


METRO DIGEST || Mill to reopen April 7

Mill to reopen Apr. 7 YOUNGSTOWN Lanterman’s Mill will reopen for the season April 7, with


Russia responds to diplomats’ expulsions

Associated Press MOSCOW Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60


Gloves come off in the fight for GOP nomination for governor

Opinion: The Republican race for governor between Attorney General Mike DeWine, the front-runner, and Lt.


Trump warns he may freeze trade deal for possible talks

Associated Press RICHFIELD, Ohio President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to hold up the


Targeting Amazon

Trump takes aim at online retailer Associated Press NEW YORK President Donald Trump took


A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed today. Residents of

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed today. Residents of


Trump’s VA pick draws concern

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s selection of his White House doctor to run


The grand jury also indicted these people on these charges:

The grand jury also indicted these people on these charges: David A. Blackwell, 27, Pyatt Street,


Questions surround crash in California

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Nobody answered the door when a child-welfare worker went to the


WORLD DIGEST || Deported Army veteran wins fight for US citizenship

Deported Army veteran wins fight for US citizenship SAN DIEGO A deported U.S. Army veteran has


County will lead application for Continuum of Care funding

Organization mobilizes $1.8 in HUD funding to provide homes to the homeless


EASTER | Egg hunts, activities

A listing of Easter egg hunts and other holiday activities as submitted to The Vindicator.


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman James and April Boals, North Benton, girl, March 28. Amanda Peek


Man is charged in slaying of girlfriend

Associated Press CLEVELAND Authorities are searching for a man wanted in the slaying of a woman


Surplus food/clothing

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


Speaker Ryan expected to seek re-election

Associated Press WASHINGTON Paul Ryan’s future as House speaker has been such a topic of


BUSINESS DIGEST || JobsOhio gets look at CASTLO site

JobsOhio gets look at CASTLO site YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber recently


Poland Community Briefs

Knitting guild to meet on April 10 The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on April 10 at 7


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