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Cleveland Cavaliers advance to NBA finals

The Cavs are in the NBA finals for the third consecutive

Former teacher shares life lessons with Mooney's 2018 graduates today

A steady stream of gold and red gowns flowed across the stage as Cardinal Mooney’s 2018 graduating class received diplomas Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium on the city’s North Side.

Graduation bittersweet for tight-knit Girard Class of 2018

Ondraya Frankino and Nick Mann are best friends who were raised in the same Girard neighborhood.

2 Fitch grads survived ultimate loss to reach today's commencement

When Makaela Giannini and Emanuel Dawkins stepped forward Sunday to accept their diplomas as members of the Fitch High School Class of 2018, they each had an unseen angel walking beside them.

6 valedictorians among Struthers Class of 2018 graduating today

You’d never know it from talking to him, but Ethan Vo readily admits that, at times, he’s slow to pick up on things.

Lowellville student guided by sister's death among 55 graduated today

Before she died as an infant, Ella Rose Solak had no way of knowing that part of her legacy would include paving the paths on which her older brother, Nathaniel I. Solak, would one day walk.

Ursuline grads get diplomas this afternoon

A river of green and gold gowns and mortar boards snaked down the aisles of Stambaugh Auditorium’s main hall as the 2018 graduates of Ursuline High School made their way to their seats to begin Sunday’s commencement ceremony.

Memorial Day parades, events in the Valley

Parades are planned in Boardman, Poland, North Jackson and other communities.

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‘Our work not complete,’ Ohio auditor says after Infante sentencing

The Ralph Infante corruption case has concluded, but Auditor of State Dave Yost, whose agency carried out most of the investigation, says, “Our work is not complete in the Mahoning Valley.”

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Chief concerns: Native American mascots under increasing scrutiny

Six Valley high schools feature Native American-themed mascots, logos or nicknames.

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‘One of a kind class’ graduates at S. Range

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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YSU’s Chad Zallow clinches return to NCAA

Youngstown State sprinter Chad Zallow punched his ticket to the NCAA Track and Field Championships for the third time on Saturday.

Liberty school launch rebranding campaign

School officials wants residents to know more about the district.

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Regional Champion-ship: Weaver’s team still perfect

The Golden Flashes struck early against Independence with a nine-run first inning.

Pitching carries West Branch to first state tournament

Kylie Coffelt and Kelsey Byers combined on a three-hitter with 17 strikeouts.

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42nd Glendi fest concludes today

The hours are noon to 10 p.m. at the church at 4955 Glenwood Ave.

Coleman Professional Services provides 24/7 assessments to Mahoning, Trumbull patients

Residents of Mahoning or Trumbull counties who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis can access care 24/7, provided in large part by Coleman Professional Services

Graduated Raiders still have some work left in Columbus

Discus thrower Kayti Aczel qualified for the second year in a row

Youngstown Plan is about city’s children, not politics

Editorial: SDLqAnything that would come to my desk that would have anything to do with eroding this plan [the

YSU sports at what cost?

Opinion: Lost in the fog of the primary election and the latest public corruption trial in the Mahoning

It’s all on LeBron again: Game 7 is tonight

LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any sympathy from the Celtics.

Mental health board honors local leaders at annual luncheon

The board awarded an organization and six individuals at its annual “May is Mental Health Month” recognition luncheon.

Writers get stage in Strand Project

Staff report STRUTHERS The Strand Project – a special theater production in which original

New Castle Community YMCA CEO to retire

Dick Lyons served the YMCA for more than 35 years.

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Goodwill celebrates 125 years in Mahoning, Shenango valleys

Goodwill celebrates a milestone and opens a new donation center in Canfield.

METRO DIGEST || Donations needed for foster adults

Donations needed for foster adults VIENNA Millwood Inc., a locally based industrial packaging

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Gov. Kasich lauds progress made by Y'town schools under CEO Mohip

“This is just amazing,” Kasich said of the early results in Youngstown from HB 70. “And what shocks me is that there are people there who somehow want to destroy this program. And it’s beyond me..... What is it that they don’t like? What do they want to do – go backwards? I don’t understand it.”

Foster kids need us

Opinion: By Kathryn Jean Lopez Andrews McMeel Syndication “The world would be a better place if all the


Today is Sunday, May 27, the 147th day of 2018. There are 218 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

sINDIANS & PIRATES Saturday’s game recaps

INDIANS Tribe hits four homers to beat Astros, 8-6 CLEVELAND Yonder Alonso, Jason Kipnis,

Cianciola third in state tennis tournament

Tim Cianciola’s final run in the state tennis tournament was his best.

Danica, Helio in spotlight at Brickyard

Part-time drivers and one-off rides are usually afterthoughts at the Indianapolis 500.


SATURDAY’S PREPS AT A GLANCE BOYS TRACK Boardman’s Beckwith qualifies for state Boardman

Keselowski beats heat to win another Xfinity race

Brad Keselowski walked into the interview room and said, “Oh, that’s nice — air conditioning.”

Harvick looks to stay hot at Charlotte

Kevin Harvick is well aware he’s in the midst of something special.


Crowd packs convention every June near Chicago By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press SCHAUMBURG,


TRUMBULL COUNTY Traffic advisories The Ohio Department of Transportation announced several road

ON THE LINKS Saturday’s pro golf results

CHAMPIONS TOUR McCarron, Petrovic tied at Senior PGA BENTON HARBOR, Mich. Scott McCarron,

Should you fix up or break up with your car?

By Philip Reed NerdWallet You’re looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an

Drug companies must stop dumping prescription pills

Opinion: Drug companies must stop dumping prescription pills I have to keep return- ing to President Donald

Costume exhibit in Ohio satisfies ‘new nostalgia’

Costume exhibit in Ohio satisfies ‘new nostalgia’ LANCASTER Museumgoers in Ohio are getting a

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak Friday: The Warren JFK graduate shot a 68 in the third

IN THE CUP! Area holes-in-one

Marty McCloud of Canfield aced the 156-yard No. 12 at Mahoning Country Club. He used a 6-iron.


BIRTHS ST. ELIZABETH BOARDMAN HOSPITAL Kylie and Tyler White, New Middletown, boy, May 25.

Trump says Korea talks ‘going very well’ as leaders have summit

Trump says Korea talks ‘going very well’ as leaders have summit SEOUL, South Korea President

Mount Union wins 2018 outdoor title

The Mount Union 4x400 relay team clinced the program’s second outdoor title

Uncle Dewey and WWII

Opinion: Much of what’s printed in The Vindicator is what we gather or you provide. But some comes from other

How schools can teach kids to be smart consumers

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Most financial literacy efforts in schools don’t improve people’s

Astronaut, moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Astronaut, moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the

MEMORIAL DAY || What's open, closed

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


COURTS columbiana county new cases Bank of America v. Tony Wendell, money. divorces asked


ON THE LINKS: Area GOLF SCORES bedford trails golf league Lady Players Low Gross — Beth

AREA GOLF CALENDAR Upcoming scrambles & outings

JUNE 3 — Officer Justin Leo Scholarship Fund Golf Outing at Bedford Trails Golf Course. All


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

Let kids decide when to play

Don’t force kids onto the course because you want them to play.

RUNNERS TO YOUR MARKS …Upcoming races and walks

MAY MONDAY — The 28th annual Memorial Mile road race in Boardman. Race begins at 9:35 a.m. Some of


HONOREE Residence: Boardman (formerly of Struthers) Date of birth: May 28, 1918, in Campbell

Vietnam war memorial replica coming to Valley

Staff report WARREN The Wall that Heals – a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, closed for

The top five audio books on for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top five audio books on for the most recent one-week sales period: v “Girl Last


MILESTONES DOCTORS NEOMED graduate Dr. Alexandre Prassinos, son of Atty. Dino and Linda

Blood Drives

Blood Drives TUESDAY Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 Ohio 14,, Columbiana, 2 to 7 p.m. Church of

Senior menu

Easter Seals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Columbiana and Mahoning counties for people 60

Ohio State settles lawsuit

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio State University has agreed to pay $765,000 and review its


AWARDS Carmella Marie, a natural hair-care company owned by local entrepreneur Carmella Williams,

Washington Fly-in

Washington Fly-in YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has organized a Washington,

SOCIETY DIGEST || Italian Fest seeks nominations

Italian Fest seeks nominations YOUNGSTOWN The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is seeking


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Cast” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The 17th Suspect” by James

Stephen King finds new evil in ‘Outsider’

By ROB MERRILL Associated Press “The Outsider” (Scribner), by Stephen King Stephen King’s new

Scottoline has new publisher, writing book inspired by Roth

Scottoline has new publisher, writing book inspired by Roth NEW YORK Lisa Scottoline, the


SATURDAY Ikebana Youngstown will host an exhibition of Japanese floral designs from 11 a.m. to 5

Documentary of senator leaves out politics of the moment

at a glance What: “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: HBO By

Western Reserve Rangers host meeting

Western Reserve Rangers host meeting

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Students invite senior citizens to lunch

Students invite senior citizens to lunch

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YMHA receives donation from Home Savings

YMHA receives donation from Home Savings

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Foundation donates to Interfaith Home Maintenance Service

Foundation donates to Interfaith Home Maintenance Service

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AT&T Pioneers deliver bears to children

AT&T Pioneers deliver bears to children