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Ex-Smith Twp. chief charged with stealing $10K from department

A former Smith Township police chief has found himself on the wrong side of the law.


MVSD court rejects rebates to Y'town, Niles, McDonald

A plan by the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District to distribute $5 million in rebates to Youngstown, Niles and McDonald has been emphatically rejected by the district’s court of jurisdiction, which called the proposal “ill-advised.”


United Way pumping $3.2M into local communities

United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has approved investments of $3.2 million into local communities.


Experts detail scams on the elderly at Austintown Senior Center tonight

If you receive an emotional call from someone claiming to be your grandchild who was arrested and jailed in a foreign country and needs several thousand dollars to post bond, what are the first two things you should do?


91 percent of Y'town Early College students earn associate degrees

Youngstown Early College students and staff continue to earn awards and achievements.


Students with special needs from the tri-county area dress up and dance

Students with special needs from the tri-county area dress up and dance


Advice offered at Mahoning Valley Anti-Fraud and Anti–Exploitation Senior Forum

Advice offered at Mahoning Valley Anti-Fraud and Anti–Exploitation Senior Forum


Ma’Lik Richmond has been declassified as a sex offender

Ma’Lik Richmond has been declassified as a sex offender


Ryan calls on Trump to reverse fuel efficiency position

Ryan calls on Trump to reverse fuel efficiency position


Abraham resigns as YSU provost

Abraham resigns as YSU provost


Boardman police find meth bottles in speeding man's car

Boardman police find meth bottles in speeding man's car


Awards and achievements for Youngstown Early College

Awards and achievements for Youngstown Early College


Former Niles auditor Nader gets 3 years probation

Former Niles auditor Nader gets 3 years probation


New Dunkin’ Donuts to open in Youngstown

New Dunkin’ Donuts to open in Youngstown


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


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Police charged 3, including man in mobility scooter, for open containers

Police charged 3, including man in mobility scooter, for open containers


Ex-Smith Twp. police chief indicted for theft in office

Ex-Smith Twp. police chief indicted for theft in office


Ted Nugent will return to Packard Hall

Ted Nugent will return to Packard Hall


Third community opioid summit underway

Third community opioid summit underway


Mom sees teen son in surveillance video, turns him in

Mom sees teen son in surveillance video, turns him in


Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps


Israel calls on Syria’s Assad to 'get rid’ of Iranian forces

Israel calls on Syria’s Assad to ’get rid’ of Iranian forces


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INFANTE SENTENCED | Ex-mayor of Niles gets 10 years

INFANTE SENTENCED | Ex-mayor of Niles gets 10 years


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty


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Menards to help collect pet supplies

Customers are asked to donate new, unwrapped pet supplies.


Court vacates Yavorcik’s Oakhill convictions

The 8th District Court of Appeals vacated the eight felony convictions in the corruption case, saying Cuyahoga County was the wrong place to conduct the trial.


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Sweet music heralds Canfield romp

Canfield will meet Austintown Fitch in a district semifinal next week.


YBI helps bring Israeli company to Youngstown

PrintCB is the first company to relocate here based on the Israeli-YBI collaborative.


YSU softball team unable to hold late lead

The loss ends the Penguins' season.

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Despite verdicts, questions remain about what Infante allegations were proven

Former Niles mayor to learn his sentence today


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Freshman pitcher goes distance to oust Liberty

Grand Valley will meet defending state champion Champion in a district final next week.


Cavaliers, Celtics are joined at hip

The series everyone wanted. The one few expected to see.


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Liberty officials OK use of speed cameras

One resolution will allow police officers to use speed cameras on state Route 11 and Interstate 80


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Area Jews celebrate 70th anniversary of formation of Israel

The country came into being May 14, 1948.


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

Jake Gehring allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one in six innings for the Raiders in a sectional final.


Youngstown panel OKs $350K payment for water case fees

Each water customer will also receive a $28 credit in the coming months.


Hood’s teammates laugh off his apology

The chaotic Cavaliers have dealt with bigger nonsense this season.


Sting, Shaggy share chemistry in music, life

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK You can hear the playful banter long before Sting


Gabrielle Union fights for her family in “Breaking In” THE MOTHER OF ALL BAD DAYS

‘BREAKING IN’ Grade: 2 stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for violence, menace, bloody images,


Spotify removes songs by R. Kelly

Spotify removes songs by R. Kelly By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY Associated Press NEW YORK Spotify


Boardman man loses more than $4,000 in gift card scam

A conscientious Target employee stopped a man, who gave more than $4,000 to a person pretending to be an IRS agent, from losing even more money.


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90-year-old apartment complex to see new life thanks to city group

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation broke ground Thursday on the renovation of a 90 year-old apartment building in the Glenwood Avenue corridor


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Muffins with Mom engages families of Bunn Elementary students

Eurania Jimenez and twin daughters Melissa and Yulissa, both 6, enjoy muffins during Thursday morning’s Muffins with Mom event at Paul C. Bunn Elementary in Youngstown.


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Rotary and Interact clubs collaborate for roadside cleanup

Rotary and Interact clubs collaborate for roadside cleanup


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Fitch entertains and serves food to seniors

Representatives of Fitch High School served senior citizens during their second Senior Dinner of the year on April 25.

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Library hosts “crafternoon”

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland library had a crafting session inspired by birds

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Literacy festival shows children that Reading Rocks

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center hosted the

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Students inducted into NHS at ceremony

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Boardman High School inducted new members at their

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Canfield Community Briefs

Caffeinate and Paint to take place at MCCTC The Creative Arts & Design students from the Mahoning


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School serves up ice cream during social event

Students and families of Stadium Drive Elementary gathered at the high school for their Ice Cream Social on April 27.

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Library program combines literacy and exercise

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Families arrived at the Austintown library for the fun and

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Poland Community Briefs

May meeting to have time change and location change The Poland Historical Society will meet on May


Canfield Sports Briefs

Canfield Local Schools boys youth summer basketball camp There will be a boys youth summer


Austintown Community Briefs

Local church hosts breakfast event There will be a free pancake, sausage and egg breakfast on May


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School shows students consequences of drunk driving

Poland Seminary High School had their Prom Promise event on April 27 to deter students from drinking and driving on prom night.

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Boys track takes second at tri-meet at Falcon Stadium

The Boardman boys track team improved its 2018 record to 10-1 and 7-1 in the AAC after finishing


Boardman jazz bands perform with famous trumpeter

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Boardman’s four jazz ensembles played with a special guest

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Boardman Community Briefs

Boardman among top 100 Ohio silver medal high schools Boardman is among the top 100 Ohio high


Fitch opens new baseball field with a big win

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Austintown community celebrated the opening of the

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HIP Football presents donation to Holy Family

Three Holy Family students Dominic Payne, Osiron Talbott, and Greggory Hann presented a check,

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Malinky to continue soccer career at John Carroll University

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield High School senior soccer player Macey Malinky

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CHS students bring the glam at Prom Promenade

Canfield High School juniors and seniors brought glitz and glamour to the school’s auditorium during the annual PTO-sponsored Prom Promenade on May 5.

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CVMS students recycle and make music

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com Canfield Village Middle School fifth-grade students in

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Jaclyn Hodos, Richard Olesky plan May vows

BOARDMAN Leonard Jr. and Lynn Hodos of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


Annual Easter celebration for children at PUMC

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Children ran around the yard of Poland United Methodist

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Students face off against teachers in basketball game

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Austintown Middle School hosted a basketball game between the

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Dobbins rewards students for reading efforts

by ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Dobbins Elementary rewarded their students with a special

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Melissa Straub, Kevin Hogan plan autumn wedding

CANFIELD Edward and Michele Straub of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


Megan Hawkins, Dion Santiago plan May rite

Kevin and Lynda Hawkins of Poland and Dion Santiago and Lisandra Mendez, both of Boardman, are


Summer date set by Miss Armeni, Thomas Bottorff

Daniel and Linda Armeni of Youngstown and Alan and Merrily Bottorff of Cortland are announcing the


LOTTERies

LOTTERies THURSDAY’s numbers multistate Lucky for Life 17-35-46-47-48 Lucky Ball11


THINKING BIG

Associated Press WASHINGTON The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single


Facebook Ads show Russian effort to stoke division

Associated Press WASHINGTON Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more


METRO DIGEST || Bunny open house Sat.-Sun.

Bunny open house BOARDMAN F5RS, 11836 South Ave., a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, no-kill rescue and


mlb roundup | Thursday’s games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 5, Yankees 4 NEW YORK J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run against


Goalie makes 94 saves in marathon AHL game

The game stretched to seven periods and 146 minutes, 48 seconds of play.


Youngstown air base, Ravenna get $16.2M

Youngstown air base, Ravenna get $16.2M WASHINGTON Two area military installations will receive


MAHONING COUNTY COURTS

courts mahoning county DOCKET Daniel R. Yemma v. Michael Pinchotti et al, foreclosure;


School-levy results reflect our broken funding system

Editorial: Are Mahoning Valley voters more supportive of public school districts than most Ohioans? On the


CLARK CUP FINAL | At a glance

TODAY vGame 1: Youngstown Phantoms vs. Fargo Force at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. Puck drops at


Proxy battles

Proxy battles Trump’s move likely to worsen Mideast ... Associated Press BEIRUt There may


PBA Hubbard Open supporter Killian dies

PBA Hubbard Open supporter Killian dies HUBBARD Ron Killian, who was instrumental in the success


ohio Online charter school may have broken law

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio’s then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by


Six share first-round lead in Players Championship

Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Alex Noren set the pace early. Matt Kuchar, Chesson Hadley and Patrick Cantlay also were at 66.


Trump: The artful dodger

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons Sometimes it takes a year or more for a president’s strengths to


Ford, other companies hit by parts shortage

Associated Press DETROIT A fire that damaged a Michigan auto-parts supply factory is causing


Surplus food/clothing

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


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Who knew Jersey, New Jersey were different places? BOSTON An American college


Alzheimer Network will host annual walk

Alzheimer Network will host annual walk CANFIELD The Alzheimer Network will host its annual walk


New York bill would outlaw high school shooting sports

A proposal in New York’s legislature would outlaw all high school shooting sports programs in the state.


Cordray scores impressive win in Democratic race for governor

Opinion: Election officials in Mahoning and Trumbull accurately predicted voter turnout in their counties


MAHONING COUNTY INDICTMENTS

MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury Thursday indicted these people on these


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Alicia Storey and William Rearley, Lisbon, boy, May 9.


Trade dispute taking a toll on China, US

Associated Press HONG KONG A Chinese tech giant has been brought to its knees. Tougher


Groundbreaking on new development

Groundbreaking on new development CANFIELD Howard Hanna will host a groundbreaking and ribbon-


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” 7:30 p.m.: Easy Street Productions brings


CLUB CALENDAR

ASSOCIATIONS American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch will meet at St. John’s


Weinstein’s wife says she didn’t know

Associated Press NEW YORK Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, has given her


YEARS AGO FOR MAY 11

Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2018. There are 234 days left in the year. Associated


Agenda Saturday

Agenda Saturday Lowellville Village Council, 9 a.m., special meeting, city hall, 140 E. Liberty


Kymberly Hoffman v Robert Switka

BOARDMAN Kymberly Hoffman and Robert Switka, both of Boardman, were united in marriage Sept. 30,