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OVI checkpoint starts at 10 p.m.

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is conducting an OVI checkpoint on South Avenue.

South Range Class of 2018 is one of kind, principal says

South Range High School’s nine valedictorians and lone salutatorian offered life lessons gleaned from their teachers, parents and peers during their addresses to the school’s Class of 2018 during commencement Saturday at the school.

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Friends of the Mahoning River to host Riverfest on June 2

The Friends of the Mahoning River will host its seventh annual Riverfest from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the B&O Station

Irish voters reverse abortion ban by startling 2-1 margin

The decisive outcome of the landmark referendum held Friday exceeded expectations and was cast as a historic victory for women’s rights.

Champion, West Branch win softball regional titles

The Golden Flashes and Warriors are both headed to state tournaments.

Youngstown employee granted TRO to keep her city job

The judge set a June 25 hearing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on her request for a preliminary injunction.

South Range clinches state baseball berth

The Raiders edged the Grand Valley Mustangs to win a regional title.

East’s Bowers wins two titles

Whenever East needed a little something extra from its athletes, they delivered.

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Mill Creek MetroParks kicks off kayaking season

Beginning today, MetroParks visitors can hit the water on their own, or participate in a kayaking trip led by a MetroParks guide.

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New Canoe City livery opens options for exploring Mahoning River

Though it’s not real well known, people have been kayaking and canoing on the Mahoning River just west of Warren for about a dozen years, thanks to annual trips by the Mill Creek MetroParks.

York, 49ers back for DeBartolo scholarship event

The dinner and auction raises money for its scholarship honorees. To date the foundation has raised $1.1 million.

Canfield says farewell to 14 seniors

The Cardinals’ season came to an end against Tallmadge for the second straight season.

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Cruze enthusiasts visit GM Lordstown assembly plant, UAW hall

The annual Lordstown Meet & Tour event drew dozens of Cruze enthusiasts to the area this week.

Cavaliers beat Celtics to force Game 7

LeBron James’ 46 points, 11 boards keep Cleveland’s hopes alive.

Prosecutors seek life without parole in LaRosa case

Prosecutors: The crimes of Jacob LaRosa are ‘straight out of a slasher film.’

Girard RoboCats have won 2 state championships in 3 years

The Girard RoboCats have had a successful season, and capped it off with winning first place at the WOW Championship.

Record reviews

Shawn Mendes Album: “Shawn Mendes” Grade: A The month of May is turning into a banner one for

LionFire music fest is ready to roar

Staff report SLIPPERY ROCK, PA. The inaugural LionFire Music Festival will take place today and

World War II exhibit focuses on women

By SARAH BETANCOURT Associated Press NATICK, Mass. The terrors of World War II impacted most

Def Leppard, Journey hit the road together – again Rock doubleheader

If You Go What: Def Leppard and Journey Cleveland: Monday at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Fallen officers remembered at ceremony

A new name was added to the list this year.

Canfield playground accommodates those with disabilities

The first phase of a long-awaited playground designed for individuals with special needs is officially open to the community.

A final count shows an Austintown police levy lost by just 14 votes

The township will put the levy back on the ballot in November

A final count shows an Austintown police levy lost by just 14 votes

The township will put the levy back on the ballot in November

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Youngstown's East, Chaney highs graduate Class of 2018

Mariah Poindexter displays her mortarboard before Chaney High School’s commencement Friday night. She covered it with pictures of her life.

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SOFTBALL Champion-Independence game moved up two hours to 10 a.m. MASSILLON The undefeated

Canfield’s Cianciola advances with two wins

Tim Cianciola will play in a Division I state semifinal match today.


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Kevinisha Wright and Sabian Henderson, Youngstown,

New Day Counseling and Wellness, Inc. reopened on Churchill Road in April

Karen Giorgetti began working at New Day as a part-time therapist, not knowing she would become the owner a short time later

Book details importance of flies

As days get warmer and summer approaches, many natural events are inevitable. Birds nest, bullfrogs

Mercyhurst ready for another World Series

Six area players are on the roster


MEMORIAL DAY What’s open/closed A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local

Police: Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head

Angela Salem, 44, of Struthers, shot herself at a Sixth Street home in Campbell.

PRO GOLF roundup

CHAMPIONS TOUR Childhood rivals tied for Senior PGA lead BENTON HARBOR, Mich. Kevin Sutherland

METRO DIGEST || Mammovan at library

Mammovan at library LISBON Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, will host a Mammovan from 8:30 to


Kanaan tops Indy 500 field in Carb Day INDIANAPOLIS Tony Kanaan found himself in a familiar

Body identified

Body identified YOUNGSTOWN The Cuyahoga County Coroner’s office has identified a body found


MEMORIAL DAY Scheduled events A list of Memorial Day events as submitted to The Vindicator. All

Man arrested for having gun, drugs in his possession

Sammy Anderson is in the Mahoning County jail.

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 67 in the second

INDIANS/PIRATES Friday’s games

Altuve, Astros use late surge to beat Tribe cleveland Jose Altuve tied it in the eighth inning

Surplus food/clothing

Surplus food/clothing Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W. Indianola Ave.,

Exit polls suggest Irish voters repeal ban on abortion

Exit polls suggest Irish voters repeal ban on abortion DUBLIN Ireland appeared to move away

METRO DIGEST || Dominion awards grant to OH WOW!

Dominion awards grant to OH WOW! YOUNGSTOWN Dominion Energy awarded OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria

OUT & ABOUT | Club Calendar

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

Ladies firearm class

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


ODDLY ENOUGH Police: Woman jailed after slipper-slapping granddaughter DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A

Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks: v 7 Bridges, 5:30 p.m.: Opening for this very popular Eagles tribute

CMHS announces summer camp series

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Cardinal Mooney High School will host its Summer Camp Series at the

Parkland survivors stage ‘die in’ protests

Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in “die ins”

CEOs received 8.5 percent pay increase in 2017

Associated Press NEW YORK Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent

Jefferses will celebrate 60th anniversary

Jefferses will celebrate 60th anniversary

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Whitfield-Sarich nuptials planned for midsummer

Whitfield-Sarich nuptials planned for midsummer

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Officials: Shooter had gun license

Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma

Miss Brindle, Mr. Hadzigeorge plan nuptials

Miss Brindle, Mr. Hadzigeorge plan nuptials

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CMHS announces summer camp series

CMHS announces summer camp series

June date set for Mabbott-Martin wedding vows

June date set for Mabbott-Martin wedding vows

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Bombing in Canada injures 15

Police seek two suspects Associated Press TORONTO Police hunted for two people Friday after an

Cianchetti, DelSignore to wed June 2

Cianchetti, DelSignore to wed June 2

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Harvey Weinstein faces rape charge in MeToo reckoning

Associated Press NEW YORK It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey

Student opens fire in middle school

Teacher who stopped shooter lauded as hero Associated Press NOBLESVILLE, Ind. An Indiana

Meghan Huzicka, Michael Draia plan fall nuptials

Meghan Huzicka, Michael Draia plan fall nuptials

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Trump says summit could still happen

Associated Press WASHINGTON “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as


Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Fiat Chrysler warns owners not to use cruise control

Associated Press DETROIT Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 5.3 million vehicles in the U.S.,

SPORTS digest

Zallow advances to prelim quarterfinals Tampa, Fla. Youngstown State junior Chad Zallow placed

Fishing forecast in Valley looks good

If May is any indication, we’re looking at a glorious summer of fantastic fishing on awesome lakes

‘Celebration of YOU’

‘Celebration of YOU’ YOUNGSTOWN The Mount Olive Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 124 W. Marion