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Aqua Ohio notice mistakenly sends customers to adult phone line

Some local Aqua Ohio customers may have received a surprise when they called to schedule an appointment to update their water meter.


About 32 teams walking in Boardman Relay tonight

Decades ago, a doctor diagnosed Kathy Flickinger of Youngstown with cancer and told her she had five years to live.


Force tops Phantoms 3-2 in Game 3

Fargo leads the best-of-five series, 2-1. Game 4 is Saturday night at Covelli Centre.


PHANTOMS LIVE/ Fargo wins 3-2

Phantoms versus Force


Spoken-word program at South Side Academy aims to decrease substance abuse

For much of his young life, LaVon Shepherd aspired to be a basketball player, but his penchant for writing – and having suffered from bullying – radically altered his priorities.


STEM training needs to start in kindergarten, local businessman says

At one station, students excitedly followed robots roaming the gymnasium floor.


Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse

Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse


ANOTHER RETAIL SHOCKER | Goldsteins Furniture to close

ANOTHER RETAIL SHOCKER | Goldsteins to close


Trump's pick to head Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie

Trump's pick to head Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie


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Open house for new Boardman fire station is May 29

Open house for new Boardman fire station is May 29


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June 28 pretrial hearing set for Canfield doctor on public indecency charges

June 28 pretrial hearing set for Canfield doctor on public indecency charges


UPDATE | Cuban media: Boeing 737 crashes with 113 people aboard

Cuban media: Boeing 737 crashes with 113 people aboard


Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill


Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with son

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with son


Boardman police charge woman with vandalism

Boardman police charge woman with vandalism


Lockup List Friday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Ted Nugent tickets now on sale

Ted Nugent tickets now on sale


Man gets 18 years for murder he committed as juvenile

Man gets 18 years for murder he committed as juvenile


Niles truck driver must repay $12,450 in workers compensation

Niles truck driver must repay $12,450 in workers compensation


Schiavoni will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate sports betting at casinos and racinos

Schiavoni will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate sports betting at casinos and racinos


Judge dismisses lawsuit against TMHA

Judge dismisses lawsuit against TMHA


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UPDATE | No bond for Texas high-school shooting suspect

No bond for Texas high-school shooting suspect


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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships


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Support Salvation Army at Bling Boutique Sale

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a Bling Boutique Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Preakness Neighborhood Garage Sale, just off New Road


UPDATE | Hundley says another man was at death scene

Murder defendant Hundley says another man was at death scene


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Mooney, West Branch advance after extremely close calls

The Cardinals and Warriors will meet today for a district title.


Unanticipated projects stress Sanitary Engineer’s office

Aging infrastructure is to blame for failures which have led to $2 million in unexpected costs.


Canfield outlasts Nordonia

The Cardinals won in walk-off fashion for the second straight day.


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Neurologist arrested on exposure charges

Charged with exposing himself at school bus stop


Brooks, big inning send South Range to regional

The Raiders won a district title for the first time in the baseball program’s history.


Dickten to receive severance package from WRPA

WRPA board authorizes director to negotiate Dickten payout.


Struthers schools hosts “An Evening with the Arts”

The exhibition, which was open to the public, included ceramic and clay sculptures, drawings, paintings and music that students from grades one through 12 have worked on over the past year.


McDonald falls short in Div. IV title game

Bristol advances to Akron regional


Lead detective testifies in Hundley capital murder case

The detective said it is rare to have a surviving victim at a homicide scene to speak with.


Tigers need 8 innings to edge Jays

Walters drives in winning run for Springfield


Boardman school officials more positive after levy passage

Voters approved the levy last week, and it will bring in an additional $4.9 million.


‘Book Club’ looks at sex, aging with a formidable female cast Corny but sweet

‘Book Club’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sex-related material


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Musical evenings series outdoors at Stambaugh

The B@B (Bands at the Baugh): After Dark series will return to the Stambaugh Auditorium Garden for three dates this summer.


Higgins handcuffs Aquinas in Lowellville win

Jason Higgins pitched a three-hitter and struck out three.


LaBrae, Davidson standout could be an NBA free agent

Peyton Aldridge recently wrapped up an impressive career at Davidson College.


WILLIAMS: Covelli’s coolest games are on tap

Covelli Centre will be the site of the highest-stakes hockey games ever played in the Youngstown arena this weekend.


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Plaza will be site of night markets

Staff report BOARDMAN Night markets, the vibrant outdoor gatherings that are popular in Europe,


12 Trumbull County seniors get Wolves scholarships

Four Girard students received the first Officer Justin Leo Memorial Scholarship award.


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Lordstown students deliver fun to children’s hospital

The book drive resulted in more than 400 books and puzzles for Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus patients.


New Castle cop fired for excessive force

The incident was captured on video, which went viral.


METRO DIGEST || Trumbull ESC student pleads guilty

Truman J. Stevens, 18, of Chestnut Avenue in Niles pleaded guilty Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to inducing panic.


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YPD investigates two shootings, arrests man for attack

Man arrested on his 50th birthday


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NEOMED dean earns 2018 ATHENA Award

This year’s ATHENA Award recipient Dr. Elisabeth H. Young, vice president for health affairs and dean of the college of medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, attended Thursday night’s ceremony at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman with her husband, Dr. Thomas Boniface.


Trump issues threat to Kim

North Korea told to denuclearize or face consequences Associated Press WASHINGTON President


Markle’s dad too ill for wedding; mom has tea with royals

Markle’s dad too ill for wedding; mom has tea with royals WINDSOR, England Ending days of


METRO DIGEST || Infante moved

Infante moved WARREN Ralph Infante, former Niles mayor sentenced to 10 years in prison May 11 on


Vallourec earnings

Vallourec earnings YOUNGSTOWN France-based Vallourec, the parent company of local Vallourec Star


With power grid change, clocks may go a little cuckoo

Associated Press WASHINGTON Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good


Surplus food/clothing

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


JC Penney outlook spooks Wall Street

Associated Press NEW YORK J.C. Penney blamed weak clothing sales on bad spring weather and said


Former city worker indicted for theft

Had worked for Youngstown Street Department


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Yavorcik’s criminal conviction tainted, appellate judges rule

Opinion: As I sat and listened to the arguments and the comments of a three-member panel of the 8th District


Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose a risk to economy

Associated Press WASHINGTON Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate


Dedication ceremony of the Habitat For Humanity project

Family gets a mostly new home for the cost of a zero percent loan


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Stacia Hewlett, Youngstown, boy, May 16. Kelly Oko and


2018 Athena Award | Nominees

These were the nominees for this year’s Athena Award: Megan Bair Zidian, partner/shareholder,


China vows to defend its interests in trade talks

Associated Press HONG KONG China said Thursday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions


Pop music lyrics are getting sadder, according to study

Associated Press NEW YORK A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three


Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v Zoppe Family Circus, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Grab tickets for this


Blast victim’s ex is arrested

Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had


Postal banking a better option

Opinion: By Brian Wakamo OtherWords Millions of Americans live in “banking deserts,” without adequate


SOCIETY DIGEST || Barnes & Noble hosts book signing

Barnes & Noble hosts book signing BOARDMAN Barnes & Noble has partnered with Boys & Girls Club


Trooper slaying appeal focuses on questioning

Associated Press HARRISBURG, PA. Pennsylvania’s highest court peppered a defense lawyer and a


YEARS AGO FOR MAY 18

Today is Friday, May 18, the 138th day of 2018. There are 227 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of $180K in grants

Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of $180K in grants CLEVELAND A man who has had


CLUB CALENDAR

CLUBS First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon Speaker Series will present the Rev. Nathan


1 year into Russia probe has Washington rattled, uncertain

Associated Press WASHINGTON Unlike the president, Robert Mueller hasn’t uttered one word in


School bus ripped apart in dump-truck crash, killing 2

Associated Press MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Microwave blows up urine sample; woman is cited DENVER A Colorado woman has been


Society names 2018 ‘Citizens of Honor’

Staff report SALEM The Salem Historical Society has been recognizing two Citizens of Honor since


Herbstreit high on Browns rookie QB

Kirk Herbstreit really likes Baker Mayfield’s potential.


THURSDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE

TENNIS DIVISION I Canfield’s Cianciola, doubles duo Nalluri, Martin reach state AKRON


SPORTS digest

UIC baseball team defeats Penguins CHICAGO Illinois-Chicago scored the first six runs and held


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Hockey, hotel are giving downtown Youngstown a big bang of excitement

Editorial: Positive energy in and around downtown Youngstown has reached stratospheric heights this week as two


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE Alcoa Inc., 50.690.50 Aqua America, .20


Senate votes, confirms Haspel as CIA director

Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female


Celebs shed light on mental illness

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has discussed his battle


Mr. and Mrs.Zapko celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zapko of Youngstown recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary at a family


First-graders selected for national film

By ABBY SLANKER neighbors@vindy.com First-grade students in Alyssa Carbon’s class at C.H.

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Poland Seminary High School Honor Roll - Third Grading Period

Ninth Grade High Honor Roll Abbegale Altmar Summer Bailing Lily Baird Emma Battaglia


Brianna Vargo, Michael Deets plan May vows

Don and Barbara Vargo of Canfield and Janice Deetz of North Royalton are announcing the engagement


Library rewards reading during summer

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The PLYMC organized their annual Summer Discovery program for


Nicole Sutton, Michael Donahue plan May rite

Nicole Sutton and Michael Donahue, both of Girard, are announcing their engagement. The bride-


Rachel Bejcek, David Mangus plan May vows

Dave and Shelley Mangus of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their son, David Mangus, of


POLICE BLOTTER

April 24 Auto theft: Police were dispatched to Boardman Area Court to book Jasmine S.L. Dawkins,


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Dodgeball tournament raises funds for Relay

Glenwood Junior High School’s student leadership group organized the school’s annual dodgeball tournament on April 30, May 1 and May 3.

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Poland Community Briefs

Classmates to meet to discuss reunion plans Classmates from the Poland Seminary High School class


Boardman Community Briefs

BHS orchestras to have spring concert The award-winning Boardman High School Symphony, Chamber and


Brittany Carlon, Dan McCloud to marry May 26

Philip and Barb Carlon of Boardman are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Carlon,


Canfield Community Briefs

Canfield resident pays it forward with help from Austintown restaurant Joanne Bruno George, will


Austintown Community Briefs

Canfield resident pays it forward with help from Austintown restaurant Joanne Bruno George, will


May 8

May 8 Burglary: To a home in the 1700 block of Paisley Street. Stolen were a TV and a surround-


Stadium Drive Lights It Up Blue

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com Stadium Drive Elementary School celebrated their third

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Library offers French lessons to community

The Poland library invited members of the community to their meeting room for lessons in speaking French on May 7.

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Farmers’ Market provides to community for Mother’s Day

The Austintown Farmers’ Market hosted its first Mother’s Day Market on May 6 at Austintown Township Park.

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High honors for veterans and citizens from the UVC

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

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CHC kindergartners present “E-I-E-I Oops”

C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten students presented “E-I-E-I Oops!” for family and friends at the Canfield High School auditorium on May 14.

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Library program celebrates the woman suffrage movement

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Poland library hosted the “Book Review and Soup and

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Meghan Shively, Gene Mock will marry July 7

Dave and Karen Shively and Gary and Sharon Mock, all of Austintown, are announcing the engagement of


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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Literacy festival helps show children that Reading Rocks

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

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Community spends Earth Day cleaning the MetroParks

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com The Whispering Pines District of the Great Trail Council of

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Holy Family students participate in Junior Achievement “JA in a Day”

On March 27, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Holy Family School participated in a

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