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HomeGoods buys Lordstown house, but no word on plant plans

HomeGoods bought a house this week on Hallock Young Road near the site where the company had planned to develop a 1.2 million-square-foot, $160 million distribution center.


Conservative group known for sting ops aims at Lordstown teachers

Project Veritas – a conservative group that has targeted Planned Parenthood, National Public Radio and The Washington Post through controversial sting operations – appears to have teachers unions in its sights.


Struthers mom hosts Williams Syndrome event Saturday

After a winter that seemed to drag on endlessly, Emily Guerriero, 8, wouldn’t stay inside for a second longer.


Prosecutors say cops had cause to arrest Antwan Woodbridge

Prosecutors this week said the arrest of a man on weapon and drug charges after he was pulled over for loud music and excessive window tint was by the book.


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Train derailment that injured 2 may have been due to weather

Updates with CSX saying severe weather may have played a role in the derailment, adds comment from National Weather Service meteorologist on severe thunderstorms before derailment.


Media reject 'cooling off' for Cosby jury names

Media reject 'cooling off' for Cosby jury names


Joe Maxx Coffee shop now open at new downtown location

Joe Maxx Coffee shop now open at new downtown location


Youngstown mayor's office seeking grass-cutting contractors

Youngstown mayor seeking contractors to cut grass


Guest list for Friday's Louie B. Free show on Vindy Talk Radio

Guest list for Friday's Louie B. Free show on Vindy Talk Radio


New GetGo officially opens in Boardman

New GetGo officially opens in Boardman


Investigators detail Claudia Hoerig murder confessions

Investigators detail Claudia Hoerig murder confessions


More women accuse Charlie Rose; some say they alerted CBS managers

More women accuse Charlie Rose; some say they alerted CBS managers


Mom angry after Native American sons pulled from college tour

Mom angry after Native American sons pulled from college tour


New contract for Pa. state emergency radio system to get audited

New contract for Pa. state emergency radio system to get audited


Iran's foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal


Pa. college students stage sexual assault protest

Pa. college students stage sexual assault protest


Trump marks National Day of Prayer amid hush money scandal

Trump marks National Day of Prayer amid hush money scandal


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HomeGoods buys house in Lordstown

HomeGoods buys house in Lordstown


3 Ohio men indicted in large seizure of fentanyl pills

3 Ohio men indicted in large seizure of fentanyl pills


Pole vaulter sues Ohio high school over competition ban

Pole vaulter sues Ohio high school over competition ban


Ohio lawmaker claims extortion as GOP rival airs racy texts

Ohio lawmaker claims extortion as GOP rival airs racy texts


Crews fight brush fire near North Hine Street

Crews fight brush fire near North Hine Street


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Blessing of the Animals in Boardman on Sunday

St. James’ Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., will host its annual Blessing of Animals at 2 p.m. May 6.


US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology


Assault charges dismissed against YSU professor

Charges dismissed against YSU professor


Arizona approves big teacher raises, could end 5-day strike

Arizona approves big teacher raises, could end 5-day strike


AP source: Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN

AP source: Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN


President Trump in Cleveland on Saturday to highlight tax-reform bill

President Trump in Cleveland on Saturday to highlight tax-reform bill


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Live! on Vindy Radio – JD Eicher

Listen to area musician JD Eicher on VindyRadio now.


Kent State to dedicate May 4 site as National Historic Landmark

Kent State to dedicate May 4 site as National Historic Landmark


Camille Cosby’s statement: ’Lynch mobs’ led to convictions

Camille Cosby’s statement: ’Lynch mobs’ led to convictions


Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues

Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues


West Branch school board meets tonight

West Branch school board meets tonight


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UPDATE | No charges after failed Project Veritas Lordstown sting

Project Veritas attempts sting at Lordstown school, officials say


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INFANTE TRIAL | Prosecutors to resume questioning Infante in the morning

INFANTE TRIAL | Prosecutors to resume questioning Infante in the morning


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Trump says ‘retainer’ to lawyer covered porn star payment

Trump says ‘retainer’ to lawyer covered porn star payment


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman


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The Beach Boys at Stambaugh

The Beach Boys, led by original member Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who joined the act in 1965, will return to the Mahoning Valley on Wednesday


Sen. Portman said tax reform bill is working for people

He also talked to the CEO of General Motors about getting a different vehicle at the Lordstown complex.


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Nutter’s three-run blast ignites Ursuline softball team

Julia Nutter’s three-run homer in the third got the Irish going.


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Niles employee: I paid Infante for jobs, promotion

Scott Shaffer said he paid Ralph Infante four times for jobs and promotion when Infante was Niles mayor.


Team USA ties series with Phantoms after 10-goal game.

Team USA dropped double-digit goals on the Youngstown Phantoms in a 10-6 victory.


Youngstown makes pitch to get HomeGoods warehouse on East Side

The location is a 315-acre site that includes a former airport and surrounding property.


YSU ROUNDUP || TRACK AND FIELD

TRACK AND FIELD Zallow, Elliott HL runners of the week INDIANAPOLIS Chad Zallow and Jaliyah


VINDY EXCLUSIVE: Feds seek to seize home of ex-Braking Point owner

Federal prosecutors claim the $959,300 home was obtained with proceeds from illegal acts.


SPORTS DIGEST || Mount Union defeats Eastern Gateway in 10

Chad Szydlowski scored the winning run on a throwing error in the bottom of the 10th inning as Mount Union defeated Eastern Gateway 9-8 Wednesday at 23rd Street Field.


Man gets year in prison for hitting bicyclist at mall

Stephen Rivers was on probation at the time of the crash.


WEDNESDAY’s PREPS AT A GLANCE

Jack Rafoth pitched a six-inning shutout, allowing three hits and striking out three.


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Playhouse's 'Songs of Joni Mitchell' will have contemporary feel

The music of Joni Mitchell – which remains as relevant as it ever was – is the core of a unique and original show at the Youngstown Playhouse.


Warren continues to try to reach 70 police officers

Forty men and women are signed up to take the civil-service exam June 9 for entry-level Warren police officer, possibly providing the department with enough candidates to bring the department up to its goal of 70 officers. It’s at 64 now.


Encarnacion, Kluber help Tribe top Texas

Edwin Encarnacion’s big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger.


Revamped McDonald’s coming to Canfield

The old restaurant on U.S. Route 224 will be razed and a new building constructed.


METRO DIGEST || Ohio woman faces multiple charges

Officers arrested a woman after they alleged she solicited sex on South Raccoon Road in Austintown Tuesday night.


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Judge upholds dying declaration in murder case

Gregory James, the defendant, is accused of an East Side murder in 2017.


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Boardman officer leaving schools job after 15 years

Boardman police Sgt. Chuck Hillman soon will leave his job as a school resource officer after 15 years to become supervisor of the township’s 911 dispatch center.


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Youngstown Lions attend convention

Youngstown Lions attend convention


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Beta Chi Chapter honors member

Beta Chi Chapter honors member


9 Puerto Ricans killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

Associated Press PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National


NIGHTLIFE

Apollo Maennerchor Club, 391 Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Fri: The River Saints, 9 p.m. Beautiful


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Bad Samaritan (R) A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Brookfield Township trustees, 8 a.m., special meeting, administration building, 6844


Trumbull enters into pact with feds to fight opioid crimes

Staff report WARREN The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s office has entered into a bilateral


Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K

Associated Press WASHINGTON In a startling revelation, President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy


‘China’ documentary more fiction than fact

Associated Press SHANGHAI A company that made shoes for Ivanka Trump and stands accused of


Police body-camera videos show views of Vegas shooter’s room

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Some of the first officers to reach the Las Vegas hotel room where a


WTG

FRIDAY Onstage “Alice: A Curious Musical,” 8 p.m., Rust Belt Theater Company, at Calvin Center,


Kasich announces new prescription rules

Kasich announces new prescription rules COLUMBUS Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced new rules


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Salem introduces Freed Fest

The inaugural Freed Fest – a daylong music festival – will take place May 12 in downtown Salem.


As girls arrive, Boy Scouts opt to change flagship program’s name

Associated Press NEW YORK For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been


METRO DIGEST || Campbell plant assessment expected next week

Campbell assessment expected next week CAMPBELL Councilwoman Juanita Rich, D-4th, at Wednesday


Passengers heard window pop on Southwest plane

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday.


CLARIFICATION

CLARIFICATION In an A1 Tuesday story headlined “Board questions spending, salaries, safety” a


Trump hires lawyer who represented Bill Clinton

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Adam and Michaela Wolfgang, Petersburg, girl, May 1.


2 men arrested at Starbucks settle for $1 each

Philadelphia officials also pledge $200K to program for young entrepreneurs Associated Press


MELLOWING OUT

More businesses dropping marijuana testing for prospective employees Associated Press WASHINGTON


Ford expands recall on full-size vans

Ford expands recall on full-size vans DETROIT Ford is expanding a full-size van recall to fix


Iowa lawmakers send 6-week abortion ban to governor

Associated Press DES MOINES, IOWA Republican legislators sent Iowa’s governor a bill early


Opportunity to unite

NRA hosts annual meeting this weekend in Dallas Associated Press DALLAS A year ago, the


Fighter jet work in Missouri part of Pentagon’s $700B budget

Associated Press St. Louis An old fighter jet being refurbished at a hangar in Missouri is the


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Anti-frackers hope to fool Y’town voters in primary

Editorial: Opponents of fracking in Youngstown are hoping the lipstick they’ve put on the pig will fool the voters.


Meet the president who knew too little about the Electoral College

Opinion: WASHINGTON Among the recent garbled effusions from today’s temporary president – cheer up; they


Hating women isn’t the answer

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords The recent attack in Toronto by a man who identifies as an


CD RATES

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


Hydrangea selection

Hydrangea selection There are too many hydrangeas to choose from. Print the chart that explains


Be careful of no-smell look alike weed

Q: What is this weed? I thought it was wild garlic or onion, but it does not smell? Jessica from


YEARS AGO FOR MAY 3

Today is Thursday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2018. There are 242 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Around the NHL | Wednesday’s playoff game

Lightning 4, Bruins 1 BOSTON Ondrej Palat scored twice in the first 3:19 of the game, and the


New tree discovery for Valley gardener

By STEPHANIE HUGHES OSU Extension master gardener volunteer CANFIELD At the Canfield Fair, I


FFRG Spring Plant Sale

FFRG Spring Plant Sale When: May 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; May 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. What: Friends of


Cut flowers for the garden

Cut flowers for the garden If you love fresh arrangements in the house all summer, consider


Stop bugs

Stop bugs You have options for controlling insects. The first choice: Use Integrated Pest


Around the NBA

Around the NBA Wednesday’s playoff game Jazz 116, Rockets 108 HOUSTON Joe Ingles scored a


It’s the Greatest time of year in the Valley

The ninth annual Greatest Golfer of the Valley tees off Sunday.


Baffert back at Kentucky Derby with another favorite

The Hall of Fame trainer’s ability to produce Derby contenders year after year is an enviable feat.


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Summer movie preview - Hollywood roars back into action

Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of “Avengers: Infinity War” last week.


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10 tips for you to grow those perfect perennials

Spring is a time of excitement as new leaves emerge, the air seems sweeter, and gardeners get the itch to buy some additional plants.


NHL suspends Wilson for hit

The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games


indians 12 rangers4

indians 12 rangers4 Next: Toronto at Cleveland, today, 1:10 p.m. Inside: More MLB results from


Unsigned safety Reid files collusion grievance

Reid had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem.


Deer problems?

Deer problems? Check out this great list of deer-resistant plants for the landscape. Although


Bauer clarifies comments on Astros

Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer believes baseball should allow pitchers to use sticky substances on the ball during games.


AMERICAN LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 5, Royals 4 BOSTON Mookie Betts belted three solo homers and J.D.


Harper, Strasburg lead Nationals over Pirates

Bryce Harper hit a leadoff homer and drove in three runs and Stephen Strasburg struck out 11.


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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

Books published by Marvel, DC, Image, Valiant, Dark Horse and more than a dozen more will be given away at All American and other Valley shops as well.


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Youngstown Symphony aims to reach young people

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and its Youth Orchestra will present


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