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GM recalls 112,000 Lordstown-built Cruzes

The recall applies to certain 2016 through 2018 models.

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Raiders’ lineup steady from top to bottom

The Raiders’ lineup has come through with timely hits since their district final win over Mogadore.

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East sprinter Lewis motivated by loss of beloved mother

While East’s track team is chasing medals from Columbus to wear around their necks, Laniya Lewis already wears some very precious metal.

Former Fitch principal chosen as new Austintown Township trustee

The other two trustees selected him for his experience and his budgeting skills.

Storm Alberto gains strength as it roils Gulf Coast

The storm has caused power outages

Trump assumes somber tone at Memorial Day event

The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va.

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Fitch grads overcome losses, other obstacles

Moriah Berni hugs her dad, Austintown Fitch principal Chris Berni, after he hands a diploma to her Sunday during the school’s commencement. She was one of 422 graduates of the high school.

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Cavs defeat Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals

With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not sit out

Puskas: LeBron got by with a little help from his friends

Green was the theme of the night for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals

Struthers Class of 2018 leaves its mark on school

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.

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SPORTS DIGEST || Valley All-Star Classic set for Eastwood Field

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will host the fifth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic, presented by Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods and media partners 21 WFMJ-TV and WBCB, at 6 p.m. June 8 at Eastwood Field.

Baby sister, Old Blue Eyes inspire Lowellville grads

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.

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ALL-AMERICAN CONFERENCE AWARDS baseball red tier Players of the Year Alex Cardona, Boardman

Girard graduates say goodbye as they move to next chapter of life

143 students received their diplomas at Girard’s 135th commencement.

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Ursuline High School bids farewell to graduates, longtime principal

This year’s graduating class was the school’s 110th, and included 102 graduates.

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Inside the ropes with … Jason Kokrak

Sunday: The Warren JFK grad shot a 71 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational. He had two birdies and three bogeys to finish tied for 32nd place, pocketing $36,068.

Indians win on rookie’s walk-off homer

Greg Allen had one thought as he saw his teammates waiting for him at home plate

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Kyle Busch gets 1st win in Charlotte

He’s only NASCAR driver in modern era with win on every track Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Former teacher inspires Mooney’s Class of ‘18

121 Cardinal Mooney graduates received their diploma at the school’s 60th commencement.

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METRO DIGEST || Struthers standoff ends peacefully

Police negotiated and ended a standoff in Struthers near the 400 block of Garfield Street on Saturday evening.

METRO DIGEST || Ohio Turnpike crash sends 3 to hospital

Ohio Turnpike crash sends 3 to hospital BEAVER A pregnant woman and two others were injured in

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Change in nation’s attitude helping Vietnam vets heal

Vietnam veteran Carl Nunziato of Youngstown recalls the hatred he faced upon returning to the U.S. from the Vietnam War.

Memorial Day flag-garden idea spreads across US

Associated Press BOSTON The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first

Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday Boardman Township trustees, 4 p.m., township government center, 8299 Market St.

Around the Horn

Around the Horn Sunday’s other MLB games American League Yankees 3, Angels 1 NEW YORK

US Marines’ bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

Associated Press BELLEAU, France High-ranking military officials from the United States, France

PRO GOLF Sunday’s recaps

LPGA Lee birdies on 18 for birthday win ANN ARBOR Minjee Lee’s task was simple: A birdie on


NBA CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Eastern Conference Boston 3, Cleveland 3

Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam

Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam AUSTIN, MINN. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is

ON AREA DIAMONDS Sandlot roundup

18u DuraEdge 12, Creekside Fitness 2 Matt Senchak had two hits and scored twice, Braeden

The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition

Associated Press GALLOWAY, N.J. One of America’s best law-enforcement officers at sniffing out

Cardinal Mooney hosts award ceremony

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN Cardinal Mooney High School and its Alumni Relations Committee recently

Interim provost leaving Clarion University

Interim provost leaving Clarion University CLARION, PA. Dr. Todd Pfannestiel, interim provost of

Civil-rights historians tell little-known story of WWII vet

Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated

Ricciardo holds nerve to win Monaco GP despite power loss

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a significant midrace power loss

75 years later, soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as

Trump: US team in N. Korea is planning summit with Kim

Associated Press President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a


COURTS columbiana county new cases Margaret Curtis v. Herche-Bloor Pharmacy Decaria Brothers

Plan announced to turn theme park into public park

Associated Press MONROE, OHIO An Ohio amusement park once home to roller coasters such as The

Fitch Class of 2018

Fitch Class of 2018 Number of graduates: 422 Valedictorians: Joseph Capezzuto, Jack Chepke,

Book tells story of 8 US WWI heroes’ link to Unknown Soldier

Associated Press NEW YORK A new book published in time for Memorial Day tells the story of the


AUCTIONS Canfield Republican Women’s Club PAC will sponsor a quarter auction fundraiser June 6 at


notices BASEBALL Liberty Baseball Camp — conducted by former Youngstown State assistant coach

Serve those who serve us

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active

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Power drives No. 17 to 500 win for Roger Penske

Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn’t a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500

Lawyer: We’ll fight any try to subpoena Trump

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to

Authorities: Flash flood strikes Md. community

Associated Press ELLICOTT CITY, Md. Flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been


Today is Monday, May 28, the 148th day of 2018. There are 217 days left in the year. This is the

Remember the brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice

Opinion: By Maj. GEN. MARK E. BARTMAN Ohio Adjutant General Today is Memorial Day. It’s our opportunity

Save some time this holiday to honor nation’s war dead

Editorial: Sadly enough, many Americans unintentionally will disrespect the true meaning and purpose of today’s

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office NEW YORK In the largest disturbance yet in

Cardinals rally late to defeat slumping Pirates

Harrison Bader stepped to the plate with a chance to pull the St. Louis Cardinals even knowing the heat Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez was going to send his way

Roses finishes 20-under for Colonial victory

Justin Rose got his first PGA Tour victory at Jack Nicklaus’ tournament

First-time winner a lock at French Open

Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament

memorial day events

MAHONING county Boardman: The Boardman Kiwanis will present its 114th Memorial Day Parade and

girard High school class of 2018

girard High school class of 2018 Number of graduates: 143 Valedictorians: Anthony Costarella,