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Showers, high gas prices threaten Memorial Day activities

Gas prices keep going up and there’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms, but there are several events throughout the Mahoning Valley this Memorial Day weekend that honor the true meaning of the holiday – paying tribute to those who died in active military service.


Ex-Lowellville chief pleads to felonies, misdemeanors, can never work in law enforcement

A former Lowellville police chief pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $2,500 from a home while picking up a body as a coroner’s investigator.


Lawyer's group files brief in support of Desmond't claim against Gains

Martin Desmond appears to have an ally in his lawsuits against Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains, who fired him last year.


Campbell 3rd-graders create mini-Madame Tussauds

Campbell third-graders turned the Campbell K-7 school cafeteria into a miniature Madame Tussauds on Wednesday afternoon, taking on the personas of historical figures for the second annual student “wax museum” presentation.


North Korea says it's still willing to talk with U.S.

North Korea says it's still willing to talk with U.S.


Dr. Thomas James will remain Trumbull interim coroner

Dr. Thomas James will remain Trumbull interim coroner


Former movie mogul Weinstein expected to surrender in sex misconduct probe

Weinstein expected to surrender in sex misconduct probe


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Officials celebrate opening of new court facility

Officials celebrate opening of new court facility


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Youngstown man arrested for theft from Walmart in Boardman

Youngstown man arrested for theft from Walmart in Boardman


US Rep. Tim Ryan criticizes Trump on canceling N. Korea summit

US Rep. Tim Ryan criticizes Trump on canceling N. Korea summit


Condemned Ohio killer blames attack on 'homosexual panic'

Condemned Ohio killer blames attack on 'homosexual panic'


Women accuse actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

Women accuse actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment


Lockup List Thursday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker


Brandon Rosa sent to prison for attack on cab driver last year

Brandon Rosa sent to prison for attack on cab driver last year


Authorities: 2 Pa. kids unharmed after man steals, crashes car

Authorities: 2 Pa. kids unharmed after man steals, crashes car


Ohio homeowner burns down garage in attempt to kill weeds

Ohio homeowner burns down garage in attempt to kill weeds


Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe


Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brake

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brake


Alice Cooper concert tickets on sale

Alice Cooper concert tickets on sale


Trumbull prosecutor again opposes parole for child rapist

Trumbull prosecutor opposes parole again for child rapist Judson


Cafaro Foundation donates $17,000 to keep Bazetta park open

Cafaro Foundation donates $17,000 to keep Bazetta park open


Youngstown man discovers bullet hole in his tire

Youngstown man discovers bullet hole in his tire


Police seek 'Ace,' a drug dealer accused of robbery

Police seek 'Ace,' a drug dealer accused of robbing a man


Ticket pre-sale for ‘STOMP’ at Packard Hall in Warren

Ticket pre-sale for ‘STOMP’ at Packard Hall in Warren


Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'

Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'


South Side woman beaten Wednesday afternoon

South Side woman beaten Wednesday afternoon


Man beaten in Youngstown had spleen removed

Man beaten in Youngstown had spleen removed


NBA player decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

NBA player decries 'police intimidation' during arrest


Memorial service set Friday for 100-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran

Memorial service set Friday for 100-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran


London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body


New Grace church hosts healing service Sunday

New Grace church hosts healing service Sunday


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Make a donation, get $10 propane tank fill-up

Suburban Propane, 2705 state Route 7, is having its annual Customer Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.


Youngstown officials expect decision on street closure by July

Most people at Wednesday's public meeting support the idea of a pedestrian mall.


Canfield softball eliminated by Willoughby South

Five Cardinals’ seniors saw their prep careers end in a 4-2 loss.


Champion uses long ball to get past Manchester

The Champion Golden Flashes’ idea of playing Powerball has nothing to do with lottery tickets and luck.


Legislative amendment would speed up TJX referendum vote

State Sen. Sean O’Brien said the amendment would give citizens a voice, while expediting the process


Glenn powers YSU past Oakland

The Penguins earned their first win in the league tournament since winning the championship in 2014.


Y'town, Lorain school board members unite in Columbus to fight HB 70

They believe the bill that created academic distress commissions and school CEOs is ruining public education.


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YSU Veterans Resource Center renamed for military veteran

Carl Nunziato helped get the veterans resource center on the YSU campus. Attending the dedication ceremony Wednesday where the Youngstown State University Office of Veterans Affairs was renamed the Carl A. Nunziato Veterans Resource Center were, from left, Carl's brother, Tom Nunziato, his wife Clare, Jerry Nunziato, Carl and Carl's nephew .Lt. Col. Gerald Nunziato Jr. of Fort Bragg, N.C.


YSU sending six to NCAA prelims

Chad Zallow (Warren JFK), Arnaldo Morales (Struthers) and Collin Harden (Girard) are among YSU’s NCAA participants.


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Canfield gets creative at district art show

The districtwide art show will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the school’s gymnasium.


East the lone winners in prelims, two clinch state bid

Elite girls track is no longer a solo act at East.


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Playhouse unveils season with ‘Pippin,’ ‘Funny Girl’

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Playhouse’s 2018-19 season will include two recent


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Game 5 loss has Cavs facing elimination

Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night.


Process to fill unexpired term of Trumbull coroner will include public vote in November

Whoever wants to fill the final two years of Germaniuk's unexpired term must run in the November election.


West Branch rallies to beat Perry

The Warriors will meet Peninsula Woodridge in a regional final.


Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’ takes some getting used to A scoundrel is born

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Grade: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Rating: PG-13 for sequences of


New rule tackles anthem issue

Stand or stay out of sight.


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‘Plaza Suite’ at Hopewell Theatre

Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown will present Neil Simon’s comedy “Plaza Suite”


Kravitz at Poland library to permanently close June 1

Owner Jack Kravitz says he is restructuring to focus on his other locations in Liberty and Fellows Riverside Gardens.


Judge says Russian man had ‘very rough life’ but gets 8 years in prison for death

The judge, who said he learned about Brodeur’s background from a confidential presentencing report prepared by the Trumbull County Adult Probation Department, declined to provide any other details.


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Hubbard, Niles McKinley graduate Class of 2018

Niles McKinley graduate Alissa Groover shows her mortarboard, which she dedicated to her grandparents, during the school’s commencement Wednesday night at Packard Music Hall in Warren.

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OTHER TRUMP DEVELOPMENTS

President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy” with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which have stalled amid a dispute over rules for car production.


N. Korea calls Pence remarks ‘stupid,’ willing to not meet

Associated Press TOKYO North Korea said today recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence


Foreign media depart for North Korean nuclear site

Associated Press WONSAN, North Korea A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday


Plutko, Tribe bullpen team up to blank Cubs

Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work.


WEDNESDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE

SOFTBALL Wednesday’s Scores Regional SemifinalS Division I Region 1-Akron Massillon


OHIO FBI raids house, storage unit of ex-House speaker

Associated Press COLUMBUS Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff


Pirates outlast Reds in 12 innings

Josh Harrison tripled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning.


HUBBARD CLASS OF 2018

HUBBARD CLASS OF 2018 Number of graduates: 140 Valedictorian: Ruth Sandberg Salutatorian:


METRO DIGEST || Ramp work at I-80, 11

Ramp work at I-80, 11 LIBERTY The ramp from Interstate 80 east onto state Route 11 north will be


SPORTS digest

Ovechkin, Holtsby lift Capitals over Lightning ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Alex Ovechkin scored early


Births

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Cierra Torres and Jesse Werthman, Youngstown, girl, May


Thousands may be buried at former asylum in Miss.

Associated Press STARKVILLE, MISS. Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly


Stylist: Man with gunman’s name spoke of concert attack

Stylist: Man with gunman’s name spoke of concert attack LAS VEGAS A hairstylist said a client


NILES MCKINLEY class of 2018

NILES MCKINLEY class of 2018 Number of graduates: 149 Valedictorians: Kevin E. Dubaj,


Legend of Loch Ness Monster to be tested with DNA samples

Associated Press WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For


Taking the fun out of vacation

Opinion: By Peter Funt Cagle Cartoons I’ve just returned from my summer vacation, which I now take in


SOCIETY DIGEST || Association to host golf tournament

Association to host golf tournament CANFIELD The William Penn Association will host its annual


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Close encounter of the groundhog kind ELDERSBURG, Md. Authorities say a


Barrel33, 8208 E. Market St., Warren; 330-395-9463

Barrel33, 8208 E. Market St., Warren; 330-395-9463 Sat: Dominic DiTomasso, 8 p.m. Barrel Run


ACLU files suit over battleground Ohio’s congressional districts

Associated Press COLUMBUS The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to


Memorial Mass set for Humphrey

Memorial Mass set for Humphrey YOUNGSTOWN A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Reno,


Judge: President can’t block critics on Twitter

Associated Press NEW YORK A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is


LAS VEGAS Workers up ante, vote to OK strike

Associated Press LAS VEGAS Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off


Hydrangea school

Hydrangea school Join Eric Barrett to learn how to get your hydrangeas to bloom, plus the other


Prostitution sting nets two, including alleged pimp

Police encountered the pair after responding to an ad on an online escort site that read, “Let Mercedes rev your engine.”


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Library fundraiser set for June 7

Library fundraiser set for June 7


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Vindicator Spelling Bee champion honored

Vindicator Spelling Bee champion honored

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Mulching in the veggie garden

Mulching in the veggie garden There are so many ways to keep weeds down. But have you tried


Botanical Mornings

Botanical Mornings When: Friday, 9-10 a.m. What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ACTORS The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Trinity Fellowship church, 4749 South Ave.,


Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

Associated Press WASHINGTON First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed


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Comedian Tom Cotter in Valley for three shows

Comedian Tom Cotter, who was runner-up in the 2012 season of NBC competition show “America’s Got Talent,” will come to the Valley this weekend for three shows.


CD RATES

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


Can patients afford orphan drugs?

Can patients afford the high cost of orphan drugs? Most people have a great deal of sympathy for


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Summer fun - 5 things Julie found for this weekend

A guide to the Valley's summer events.


memorial day | What’s open/closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses closed for Memorial Day on


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Summer tour of community gardens, urban farms

By Eric Barrett OSU Extension educator Canfield For a few weeks, many of us were unsure the


Teething medicines unsafe, FDA warns

Associated Press WASHINGTON Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers


ThuRSDAY

ThuRSDAY Fairs and Festivals St. John Glendi Greek Festival, 4 p.m., St. John Greek Orthodox


Year-round interest make these a gardeners’ dream Ornamental grasses

By Marilyn McKinley OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Canfield My ongoing pursuit to decrease


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Mahoning County Board of Elections, 8 a.m., special meeting, board room, board


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Summer fun - Guide to summer fairs and festivals

A roundup of area summer fairs and festivals.


Square-foot gardening not perfect

Q. I use square-foot gardening and my tomatoes get lots of diseases. What can I do to improve my


YEARS AGO FOR MAY 24

Today is Thursday, May 24, the 144th day of 2018. There are 221 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


NEW THIS WEEK

NEW THIS WEEK Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) ss Cinema South: Fri.-Thu. 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,


Selected local stocks

Selected local stocks STOCK, DIVIDEND CLOSE CHANGE Alcoa Inc., 48.46-1.23 Aqua America,


Trade wars launched by Trump would avenge mythical casualtiesSFlb

Opinion: WASHINGTON America’s government declares “war” promiscuously – on poverty, on drugs, on cancer,


BUSINESS digest

Comcast vs. Disney in fight for Twenty-First Century Fox PHILADELPHIA Comcast may make an offer


“The Last Days of Michael Jackson” (8 p.m., ABC): ABC News presents a two-hour special

“The Last Days of Michael Jackson” (8 p.m., ABC): ABC News presents a two-hour special about Michael


Austintown school board throws caution to the wind

Editorial: The inexplicable decision by the Austintown Board of Education to appoint Tim Kelty head principal


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO New Music Guild Polish-born violinist Wanda Sobieska will be a featured guest