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Phantoms win in overtime

Youngstown ties series with Fargo

Nearly 300 athletes converge in Girard for 9th Special Olympics

If you want to know where Jared Ausnehmer gets his inspiration as an athlete, just take a look at his shoes.

Pastor's 10th anniversary produced gift for 100 drivers

Abdel Yusef hadn’t decided whether to take his mother, Amal Yusef, to Cleveland or Pittsburgh to celebrate Mother’s Day today, but whichever destination he chose, he will have spent considerably less money to get there.

Map of hotels in Youngstown

Map of hotels in Youngstown

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Tips to avoid scams

Here are tips on how to avoid scams.

Power-play goals ignite Force in Game 1 win

The Youngstown Phantoms paid a steep price for not being able to stay out of the penalty box.

Ex-Smith Township police chief indicted in $10K theft

In addition to the $10,000, Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Green said gift cards had also gone missing.

Walters powers Springfield over McDonald

Brandon Walters homered and threw a shutout in a 10-0 victory.

YSU provost steps down

Youngstown State University Provost Martin Abraham has resigned to direct his attention to the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center.

Caldrone leads Ursuline over Alliance

The Irish won a sectional title and will meet Mooney in a district semifinal.

Experts discuss growing financial exploitation of elderly

If you receive an emotional call from someone claiming to be your grandchild who was arrested and jailed, refrain from sending any money and realize it’s likely a scam, a consumer-protection expert warns.

Boardman earns first lacrosse win against Canfield

Boardman won no trophy Friday night, but its boys lacrosse program took a mighty step forward.

Youngstown Early College accolades

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

SPORTS DIGEST || Mooney seniors sign Letters of Intent

Three Cardinal Mooney student-athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level.

Judge orders YSU player off sex-offender list for juveniles

Ohio law allows juveniles to request removal altogether.

Melissa McCarthy can’t save flat ‘Life of the Party’ PARTY POOPER

‘Life of the Party’ Grade: 1 star (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and

Ted Nugent will return to Packard Music Hall

Staff report WARREN Ted Nugent will bring his “The Music Made Me Do It” tour to Packard Music

Playhouse to present a gala concert

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Playhouse will present a gala fundraiser May 19,

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Phantoms families gather to cheer team on in Clark Cup

The coolest place in town on Friday was Quaker Steak and Lube’s Patio Room.

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3rd Mahoning County opioid summit examines whether addiction is a choice

“No one chooses to become addicted,” said Dr. Daniel Brown of Meridian HealthCare.

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Special needs students gather for 21st prom

The dance, now in its 21st year, brings students with special needs from more than 30 schools across three counties together for a prom experience.

Mahoning land bank demolishes 600th home

The property at 846 N. 15th Street in Sebring is one of 15 demolitions the land bank plans to carry out over the next several months.

United Way invests $3.2 million into local programs

United Way said the total amount is the largest ever invested in the region.

Court nixes MVSD $5 million rebate plan

Court nixes MVSD $5 million rebate plan

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10 years for ‘two decades of public corruption,’ judges tells Infante

Former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and 21 other crimes.

Coluccis will observe their 50th anniversary

Coluccis will observe their 50th anniversary

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The Witherses celebrate 50th anniversary

The Witherses celebrate 50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Zapko celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Zapko celebrate 50th anniversary

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Murrays mark golden wedding anniversary

Murrays mark golden wedding anniversary

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Samantha Donges | Nicholas Miller

Samantha Donges | Nicholas Miller

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Maggie Vinopal, Brian Slavens Jr. plan July vows

Maggie Vinopal, Brian Slavens Jr. plan July vows

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Brittany Carlon, Dan McCloud to marry May 26

Brittany Carlon, Dan McCloud to marry May 26

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Today is Saturday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2018. There are 233 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


NEWSMAKERS Rihanna gets criminal sense of deja vu at Met Gala in New York NEW YORK When

Rookie QB Rudolph won’t try to ‘bother’ Roethlisberger

Mason Rudolph has embraced his role with the Steelers.

Nobel officials urged to consider Trump

Associated Press WASHINGTON Barack Obama won it. So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and

Sunday news shows

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

Cleric threatens destruction of Israeli cities

Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran A prominent Iranian cleric on Friday threatened two Israeli

Decision on interview to come after summit, Giuliani says

Associated Press NEW YORK President Donald Trump and his lawyers likely won’t decide whether he

President unveils plan for lowering drug costs

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s long-promised plan to bring down drug

LeBron undaunted by Celtics’ mystique

Cleveland’s star has bounced the Celtics from the playoffs four times in the past seven years.

Multiple school-shooting reports create chaos in California city

Associated Press PALMDALE, Calif. A 14-year-old boy used a rifle to shoot a former classmate in

Awards given to CTNY

Awards given to CTNY YOUNGSTOWN Judging has been completed for the entries to the 24th annual


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Deja McNulty, Youngstown, girl, May 10. ST. JOSEPH

Fishing journeys start with a first

Firsts are good for the soul and the psyche, serving as hallmarks that help us measure progress as

OUT & ABOUT | Club Calendar

HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION INFORMATION — Ohio: Call 800-WILDLIFE Pennsylvania: 814-432-3187.

AROUND THE HORN | Friday’s MLB games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Royals 10, Indians 9 CLEVELAND Andrew Miller, activated from the disabled list

Mr. and Mrs. Zapko celebrate golden anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zapko of Youngstown recently observed their 50th wedding

Some spectacular spring migrants

Choosing the best of anything is both subjective and debatable. I consider the following birds the

One giant leap for mankind

I passed a 25-year-old kid in the mall this morning, walking with some of his friends. He was an

Open containers

Open containers YOUNGSTOWN Police charged three men, including one in an electric mobility

Ladies firearm class

Ladies firearm class Vienna The Fish & Game Club of Vienna, 1508 Youngstown Kingsville Road, is

Splash on No. 17 doesn’t keep Simpson from lead

No one ever played a better round at the TPC Sawgrass than Webb Simpson. For 16 holes, anyway.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called on Trump to reverse his position on ending Obama era fuel efficiency standards

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, called on the president to reverse his position on ending Obama era fuel efficiency standards

YSU roundup

NCAA WOMEN’S TENNIS Penguins fall to Florida in first-round match GAINESVILLE, FLA. The


ODDLY ENOUGH Mich. police ‘pawfficer’ gets name, rank on force TROY, Mich. A suburban Detroit

Procurement event

Procurement event YOUNGSTOWN The city and the Youngstown Business Incubator on Friday hosted a

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Easy Street

Murrays mark golden wedding anniversary

CANFIELD Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Murray of Canfield recently celebrated their 50th wedding

High school graduates should think about learning a trade

Opinion: By Chuck Collins OtherWords In the classic 1960s movie “The Graduate,” a family friend offers

Fighting back in war on the poor

Opinion: By Nijmie Dzurinko OtherWords What’s the first thing that you think of when you think of Martin

A quiet conspiracy of billionaires

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords The Koch brothers are oil magnates and billionaire GOP funders.


BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DIVISION IV Struthers District Lowellville 1, Mineral Ridge 0

The power of incumbency charged key county races

Editorial: Few forces in the political universe wield as much strength as the power of incumbency. Results from

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate’s second-round 69 in the