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Austintown schoolkids recognized for good conduct

Lynn Kirk Elementary students, from left, Madison Vaughn, Lily Torado, Jayden Bister and Kyle Keller show off the awards they won for good behavior. The students were chosen as this month’s “fabulous four” during a school assembly Friday. Each received a school T-shirt and a “fancy” lunch.

Supersized in Springfield

The Dietzes' 18-foot tree took two days to decorate.

St. Nick visits Leonard Kirtz kids

Leon Mick III, 7, of Boardman sits on Santa's lap at a Christmas party for Leonard Kirtz students. The party took place Friday at Highway Tabernacle Church in Austintown.

Teachers get donated school supplies

By Christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com austintown District educators were delighted with a

3 Mahoning Valley shops offer tattoos to toy donors

Liz Williams of Youngstown, Derek “Doc” Fields of Austintown, Brian Phelps of Austintown and Joe Davila, owner of Bareknuckle Tattoo, collect toys donated by customers for Toys for Tots.

‘An important part of the context for our negotiations’

Although Issue 2's fate won't be determined until next week's election, the specter of its passage has influenced recent negotiations and contracts in the Valley, union leaders say.

Carving out a place to belong

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com boardman About 80 fifth-grade students from

Justice stresses importance of family, education at local NAACP fundraiser

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com Girard The rich history of the NAACP and reconnecting

Jumping for heart health

Students help raise money for the American Heart Association By christine keeling

Oprah finally delivers on 2 cars given to Valley pair

Oprah finally delivers on 2 cars given to Valley pair in 2010

Kimberly Winfrey of Warren checks out the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L she picked up at Stadium Volkswagen in Boardman. She and Deryck Toles of Warren were two of 275 audience members who received the prize during Oprah Winfrey’s “Ultimate Favorite Things” episode that aired in November 2010.

Ninth year of scares coming to Craig Beach

By christine Keeling ckeeling@vindy.com lake milton Workers were preparing this week for a

Bishop vows openness with sex-misconduct case

By christine keeling and ashley luthern news@vindy.com Youngstown Bishop George V. Murry

Oft-traveled student puts past in rearview mirror

By christine Keeling ckeeling@vindy.com austintown One high school student isn’t letting

State demands taxes from church for former Idora land

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com youngstown The state says a Youngstown church must pay

Flooding in yard, home irks couple in Canfield

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com canfield When it rains hard, it pours water into one

Leonard Kirtz carnival

George Froble, 45, of Youngstown knocks over cans during the Harvest Carnival.

Acclaimed Canfield speech team aims for No. 1

Acclaimed Canfield speech team aims for No. 1 By christine Keeling ckeeling@vindy.com Canfield

Fans try to cash in on San Francisco 49ers’ stopover

Donte Whitner of the San Francisco 49ers poses with fan Andrew Berg of Bessemer, Pa., while Alex Reece of Boardman snaps a photo outside the Holiday Inn in Boardman. The team has been in the area since Monday.

Canfield school levy bid draws varying views

By Christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com canfield School cuts create support and suspicion.

Austintown teacher gets 200 books for male readers

Austintown teacher gets 200 books for male readers By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com

NFL team visits children’s hospital, Boys & Girls Club

San Francisco 49ers player Scott Tolzien, Fred Mootz of Boardman, San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis and San Francisco 49er Anthony Davis visit Ashton LaBelle, 7, of Boardman. The coach and players visited Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley in Boardman.

Annual game is a home run

Jess Tenney of the Meshel Mashers knocked a fly ball to right field and headed off to first base, as the crowd cheered.

Canfield board waives fees

The Canfield school board talked transportation and terminated academic pay-to-participate fees.

Valley ‘warriors’ survive adventure

By Christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com A promised “hellish” adventure didn’t deter local

City council to honor 3 who saved man during attack

Thomas Dailey, 67, a Canfield High School teacher, poses with Becky Shelton, one of three McDonald’s employees who helped prevent more of an attack on Dailey by a 20-year-old man last year at the fast-food restaurant on Youngstown’s West Side. Shelton and the other workers will be honored at tonight’s Youngstown City Council meeting.

If Canfield schools levy passes, busing will be reviewed

By Christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com Canfield High school busing is not among the school

Jackson-Milton schools deemed excellent-with-distinction

Ginger Mangie, right center, life-skills teacher at Jackson-Milton, teaches measurements of liquids and solids to her students. The school has earned an excellent-with-distinction classification by the state education department.

Area companies donate labor, machinery to replace unsafe bridge

Area companies donate labor, machinery to replace unsafe bridge By christine keeling

Hungarians celebrate culture

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Members of the American Hungarian Club of

Austintown busing riles some parents

A change in the school district’s student-busing plan has not been well received by some parents.

School supplies make a cool surprise

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com austintown Students were surprised with school

Deaf woman dances to title

Lordstown woman takes deafness in stride as she rumbas her way to title By christine keeling

Many Canfield kids walk to school

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com CANFIELD Some Canfield students may have a long walk.

Filmmaker uses Mill Creek Park for new movie

Filmmaker uses natural park in Youngstown for new movie By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com

Helping kids go back to school with style

By christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com austintown Kaitlyn Rinehart was excited and happy

Suspect in murders was out on bond in another case

By Christine keeling ckeeling@vindy.com YOUNgstown A city man was free on bond in a murder

Neighbors question woman’s capability

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com BERLIN CENTER Carol Dauberman kept two of the 24 dogs

Penchant for history pays off for student

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com canfielD A grandfather’s train and a silent movie

Austintown business makes move with free family events

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com austintown A business is celebrating its relocation

Austintown Schools release traffic plan

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com austintown Parents and students are being asked to

Area bus drivers hone their skills during training drill

Area bus drivers hone their skills during training drill By CHRISTINE KEELING

Valley school districts fire up stricter anti-smoking policies

Valley school districts fire up stricter anti-smoking policies For years, Mahoning Valley

Thousands compete in AKC events in Canfield

Thousands compete in AKC events at fairgrounds all weekend By CHRISTINE KEELING

Falcon Pride program gives students educational opportunities

Falcon Pride program gives students educational opportunities By CHRISTINE KEELING

Scout leads effort in creating Environmental Learning Center

Scout leads effort in creating Environmental Learning Center By CHRISTINE KEELING

Entrepreneur takes the responsible route

Brian Bleggi is the owner of “A”-Cab, an Austintown-based taxi company.

Canfield BOE OKs hirings

By CHRISTINE KEELING ckeeling@vindy.com canfield Canfield students will be greeted this fall

Motorist killed by falling tree; others injured in flash storm

A sudden, late afternoon thunderstorm ripped through downtown Youngstown, knocking down tents at Wing Fest at the Covelli Centre on East Front Street. Two people reportedly were injured. Wing Fest will reopen today at noon.

Irish teens help build Habitat house in Youngstown

By Christine Keeling ckeeling@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Leavell family’s home on the city’s

Pool owners face varying zoning regulations

Florence Steiner purchased a pool for her Wick Avenue home earlier this month. She has lived at the Youngstown address for 50 years and has had a pool in her front yard many of those years. The Youngstown Zoning Department is making sure those with pools get the proper permits and follow zoning regulations.



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