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Christmas swan song today at New Springfield's Lutheran church

Organist Steve Chikosky, left, and his wife Karen, the choir director of 40 years at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Springfield will perform in the church’s last Christmas cantata today because the church is closing due to declining membership.

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Akiva Academy students present Hanukkah celebration

Second-graders from Akiva Academy dance to the “Maccabee Song” during the Hanukkah celebration Thursday night at Congregation Rodef Sholom on Youngstown's North Side.

Holiday services

Holiday services The Vindicator will publish a listing of area services open to the public in

Victims recount trauma as Catholic priest dismissals continue

Alleged child sex abuse continues to impact parishes and their people, but church investigators say victims’ silence is more harmful.

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Hundreds unite in faith in Liberty to honor Tree of Life Synagogue massacre victims

Aaron Hively, president of Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown, speaks during the Interfaith Vigil for the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue victims at Temple El Emeth in Liberty on Thursday.

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Diocese names accused priests

Seventy-six victims have made credible, substantiated abuse claims against area clergy, according to the diocese.

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Below is a list of the 12 living former clergy who served the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, including their known parish affiliations, schools and organizations.

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Valley leaders react to synagogue massacre with horror, sadness

People light candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Man charged in massacre at synagogue

A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing at least 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

RELIGION DIGEST || Accompanist needed

Accompanist needed HUBBARD Hubbard First Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time accompanist

CTNY programming

CTNY programming YOUNGSTOWN CTNY, Catholic Television Network of Youngstown, has announced the

Appreciation service

Appreciation service youngstown Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., will

Largest Ohio diocese will expand list of abusive priests

Ohio’s largest Roman Catholic diocese will join three other dioceses in the state and release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

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Jewish communities celebrate the annual Torah reading cycle with song and dance

The holiday of Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion and restart of the annual Torah reading cycle.

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Active shooting drill at St. Pat's helped first responders train

Police, fire and hospital workers practiced responding to a mass shooting Thursday.