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LeBron beats buzzer, Raptors for 3-0 Cavs lead

Game 4 is Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Capitals top Penguins for 3-2 series lead

The Penguins trail 3-2. Game 6 is Monday in Pittsburgh.

Phantoms top Team USA to reach Clark Cup finals

The Phantoms will face either Fargo or Waterloo in the finals.

Groups, residents spruce up Y'town today for Great American Cleanup

A one-block stretch of Thorn Street that soon will be transformed into a lush garden resembles little more than a large, narrow patch of dirt with a smattering of yellow perennials.

Justify wins Kentucky Derby

Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths on Saturday.

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$143 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Ohio

Ohio Lottery officials say a winning ticket in Friday’s $143 million Mega Millions drawing has been sold in Ohio.

Sebring tainted water trial delayed

The trial of former Sebring Water Department operator James V. Bates, which had been scheduled for May 14, will be rescheduled.

Trump promotes America First agenda at Cleveland forum

He also promoted the Senate candidacy of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci

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Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty

Body found Friday in South Side garbage can

If ruled a homicide, it would be the city’s fourth this year.

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Gresock’s 4 goals power Phantoms

The Phantoms pummeled Team USA goaltender Cameron Rowe for a half-a-dozen goals Friday in grabbing control of the USHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.

SPORTS DIGEST || Eastern Gateway falls to Sinclair CC

Malave Bettinger belted two home runs and the Sinclair Community College baseball team scored 10 runs in the seventh inning in a 21-2 win Friday over Eastern Gateway on Friday at Eastwood Field.

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’ll fight the potential privatization at the VA

He also called General Motors elimination of the second shift at Lordstown a ‘betrayal’

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Investigators: Claudia Hoerig understood her rights

Judge Andrew Logan has ordered prosecutors and defense lawyers to file legal briefs in 30 days before he renders a decision to suppress any evidence.


BASEBALL Cardinal Mooney 11, South Range 4 BOARDMAN Brennen Olesh drove in three runs and had

Tee times for Sunday junior qualifier of 2018 Greatest Golfer

Here are the tee times for the first junior qualifier of the 2018 Greatest Golfer of the Valley season.

Infante corruption jury to begin deliberations Monday

A jury Monday morning will file into Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to begin deliberating the fate of former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante on corruption charges.

Sheriff’s clerk resigns after husband indicted

The clerk at the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office resigned this week after her husband was charged with drug trafficking after a 10-month investigation.

LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors on ropes

LeBron James has perfected a signature, soul-crushing shot that also seems to describe what’s happening again to the Toronto Raptors.

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Austintown hosts annual Wax Museum Show

Austintown second-graders showed their historical knowledge at Austintown Elementary’s annual Wax Museum Show


TRACK AND FIELD YSU battles elements at Horizon meet Rochester, Mich. The Youngstown State

Seminar on Packard family

Staff report WARREN The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, will present a seminar

Butler to exhibit artist’s watercolors of palm trees

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN “Exotic Palms,” an exhibition of works by artist Edith Bergstrom, will

Anna Faris can’t rescue lazy ‘Overboard’ remake

‘Overboard’ Grade: 1 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material, partial

Record reviews

WILLIE NELSON Album: “Last Man Standing” Grade: B Does a lifetime of smoking weed produce

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DeBartolo Foundation awards $140K in scholarships

Twenty high-school seniors from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties each received $7,000 scholarships.

Nearly 1,000 in attendance for Grandparents Day

More than 500 grandparents and special guests attended 400 St. Christine School students’ annual Grandparents Day

METRO DIGEST || Robbery at YSU McDonald’s

Police are looking for a gray Pontiac Aztek that was involved in an armed robbery Friday at the McDonald’s restaurant on Fifth Avenue across from Youngstown State University.

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TJX wants to call Lordstown home

More than 600 people turned out recently for a rally in support of a HomeGoods distribution center being built in Lordstown. Zoning changes for the project will be discussed at a meeting Tuesday.

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ODDLY ENOUGH Emiratis investigate joke video of baby government employee DUBAI, United Arab

Marte’s inside-the-park HR powers Pirates

Rookie Nick Kingham won his second straight big league start.

SOCIETY DIGEST || Society to host lecture

Society to host lecture CANFIELD The Canfield Historical Society’s annual Spring Lecture Series

OUT & ABOUT Club Calendar

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Green horse favored in Derby

Justify was the 7-2 favorite in early wagering Friday.

Browns rookie QB wants to compete in healthy way

Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide.


OTHER DEVELOPMENTS President Donald Trump is suggesting that Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new

Man pleads guilty to serial killing of 7 poor women

Associated Press CROWN POINT, Ind. A former Marine who authorities say preyed on women in an

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US des moines Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on

Vindy paper route answered prayer

Opinion: Vindicator Route 302 – An answer to my prayer. As a teenager growing up on Youngstown’s East Side in

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Associated Press DALLAS Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida,

Blackbirds are a fascinating species

Sometimes bird names can be confusing. For example, not all blue birds are bluebirds. Indigo

Don’t be apathetic; get out to vote

Opinion: Voters are being asked to approve additional money for school districts in Boardman, Howland and Niles.

Foes’ familiarity makes for an intense series

Now that Mike Sullivan and Barry Trotz have matched wits in a playoff series for three consecutive years, they harbor very few secrets.

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Youngstown Comedy Festival, 7 p.m.: Headliners for this show ($18,

Komar chosen for Warren project

Komar chosen for Warren project WARREN Komar Anchor Plumbing & Drain Service announced it has

Coroner to poor: Pay $1K or county keeps remains

Associated Press A coroner in western Illinois is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor

Military rifle shoot

Military rifle shoot West Middlesex, Pa. Hidden Valley Sportsmen’s Club, 268 Gilkey Road, will

Long, cold winters benefit Erie fish

Nobody likes long, nasty, cold winters, but they work pretty well for Lake Erie walleye and yellow

Cursing in US an art form

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons Get this: The average American can’t get through the day without

Tickets now on sale

Tickets now on sale YOUNGSTOWN Tickets are now on sale for the Aug. 11 concert by Florida

Hawaii volcano sends more lava and sulfur gas into communities

Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities

Lawyer for trust claims $457M Powerball ticket

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. A lawyer working for a trust is claiming a $457 million

Musk defends comments made on conference call

Associated Press NEW YORK Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the defensive Friday in a series of

Analysts: US trade demands could make deal with China harder

Associated Press BEIJING A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China

KSU dedicates landmark on May 4 anniversary

Associated Press KENT Kent State University dedicated the inclusion of the site of the May 4,

US employers add 164,000 jobs in April

Associated Press WASHINGTON The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most

Hear something, say something, but do keep a sense of proportion

Opinion: WASHINGTON “Ladies’ lingerie.” It was a lame, outmoded joke – the sort of thing you say in a


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Bradley and Annie Creatore, Youngstown, girl, May 3.

Anti-abortion activist shared tips in probe

Associated Press COLUMBUS A Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with

Hail to region’s 2018 grads as commencements begin

Editorial: Thousands of college students and high school seniors in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys will walk

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Novotny celebrate golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Novotny celebrate golden anniversary

Brianna Vargo, Michael Deets plan May vows

Brianna Vargo, Michael Deets plan May vows

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Rotary welcomes K of C guest

Rotary welcomes K of C guest

Miss Vaquilar, to be bride of Mr. Meadors

Miss Vaquilar, to be bride of Mr. Meadors

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sunday news shows

sunday news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week”: Michael

Tech, social media companies are lagging in hiring blacks

Associated Press WASHINGTON African-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices – but

auto racing

auto racing NASCAR-Monster Energy-AAA 400 Drive for Autism After Friday qualifying; race Sunday

Grounded for life

Almost every strange story I’ve read in the newspaper or seen on television these past few months

Indians rally, but Yankees win it in 9th

The Yankees have won 13 of their last 14 games.


Today is Saturday, May 5, the 125th day of 2018. There are 240 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel's murder conviction

In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl in wealthy Greenwich.

Mr. and Mrs. Pompeo will be honored in June

Mr. and Mrs. Pompeo will be honored in June

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Kymberly Hoffman | Robert Switka

Kymberly Hoffman | Robert Switka

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