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Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

NRA firearm instructor Joe Burkey of Niles, right, gives instructions to CCW student John Rice of Hubbard during CCW class in Niles.

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Stolen soldier statue sold for scrap

Clarence Huckaba, cemetery caretaker at Mahoning Valley Memorial Park on Hubbard Road in Youngstown, looks over a monument where a brass military statue was sawed off with a hacksaw. Police have a suspect.

Campbell readies for first Greek parade in 37 years

Area churches participate

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Hubbard cops sharpen response skills with simulations

Hubbard Patrolman Brian Horner takes has to make a split-second decision on whether to fire during Tuesday’s simulation training course.

Liberty anticipating economic growth from abatements

Township inviting businesses after state approves reinvestment area.

State to review V&M wages during general audit

Girard mayor believes there are discrepancies

YSU, Brookfield trustees meet to discuss joint police study

The study may lead to formation of a joint police district.

Lowellville to finalize river cleanup grant with plenty of support

Valley leaders urge community effort

Mother of murdered 14-year-old appears in court

Police still gathering evidence against ex-boyfriend

2 women arraigned on internet cafe gambling charges, owner absent

Police still seeking internet cafe owner

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Hubbard sign-language class rehearses for 'Aladdin' musical

Hubbard High School seniors J.J. Rutan, left, and Megan Klanchar rehearse for their upcoming musical, “Aladdin Jr.” The production, for the first time, will be performed entirely in American Sign Language. J.J. is playing Aladdin; Megan is cast as Jasmine.

Karate trophies for a cause

Local martial arts instructor donates his hardware to charity

Girard council approves pact

By Danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com Girard City lawmakers have approved a new contract for

Three arraigned on charges at Girard Municipal Court

A married couple charged with burglary and a 19-year-old charged with felonious assault

County commissioners OK tax incentives

State stills needs to approve before tax abatements are offered in Liberty township

Hubbard Township to promote four officers

Four selected will be the first sergeants in the department's history

Youngstown Welcomes 2013

Activities around the downtown area offered goodbye to 2012

Turning 100-years-old on New Year's Day

Centenarian takes joy in family, bingo, ‘Price is Right’

Local resident will become newest centenarian when clock strikes midnight

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Valley's biggest 2012 newsmakers include politicians, mother, singer

Though the Mahoning Valley didn’t experience the anticipated Maya apocalypse, there still were noteworthy stories and plenty of people making news in 2012. Here are the top 10 Newsmakers of the year as compiled by Vindicator editors and reporters.

State Commission isn't ready to approve a new district treasurer

Two governing bodies exchange ideas and discuss district's recovery plan.

Girard mayor set to veto council approved legislation


Mayor James Melfi does not believe in new $1.5 million water meters for the city.

Salem shooting victim's mom in prison for killing child

Grandmother is believed to be the legal guardian of the 5-year-old

Shooting probe continues in Salem

By Danny Restivo drestivo@vindy.com SALEM Authorities continue to investigate a shooting that

Girard mayor to seek audit of shared tax revenue from V&M Star expansion

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com girard City officials will seek a state audit to ensure an

OHIO LEATHER works site State AG’s office asks Girard to join new round of talks

By Danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com GiRard The Ohio Attorney General’s office is asking city

Girard council delays vote

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com GIRARD City council delayed a vote that, if passed, would

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Masury business, Army partner to hire veterans

A Trumbull County business is offering new opportunities for returning service members.

Officials approve motion to rehire chief


By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com hubbard Township trustees approved a motion to rehire the

Libraries encourage use of e-readers

Some may think the introduction of e-readers and computer tablets may create less demand for books. Instead, local libraries are utilizing the new technology to make information accessible to the public.

WWII vet teaches Liberty students virtue of service

Elizabeth DelGenio helps her husband, Angelo, pin a flower on his shirt during program honoring veterans Friday at Liberty High School. DelGenio served in the Navy in World War II and fought in the battles of Tinian, Tarawa, Saipan and Guam.

Hubbard burglary caught on camera

By danny restivo drestivo@hotmail.com hubbard Bryan Singleton had no idea how quickly a hidden

Liberty schools face fiscal woes, possible demise

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com LIBERTY If the board of education cannot make an

For Oscar Ghirardi, a day so sweet, turning 103

Emma and Oscar Ghirardi of Liberty have been married 74 years. Oscar is celebrating his 103rd birthday today, Sweetest Day, with his 96-year-old wife at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Center. The couple has been living at the center for 15 months.

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Firefighters open Hubbard station for public review

Local firefighters allowed families to get a close-up look at their equipment and their station Thursday.

Hubbard residents learn of spike in burglaries

By DANNY RESTIVO drestivo@vindy.com HUBBARD Nearly two weeks ago, Pauline Fabian returned to

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Hubbard ready to transfer 911 service

The city’s decision to transfer its emergency dispatching services will take effect this week.

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Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart inspires Girard audience

Healthy Woman Expo and Dinner

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart believes anyone can overcome life’s most difficult obstacles.

Liberty voters face levies for roads, 911 replacement

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com liberty Township residents will be asked to approve two

21st century kids step into 19th century

Students visit Girard’s historic house

By danny restivo drestivo@hotmail.com Girard It’s hard for many young people to imagine what

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Mabel, bulldog stolen in Youngstown, found in Columbus

Mary Gump of Youngstown receives a kiss from Mabel at Gump's home on the city’s West Side. The bulldog was reported stolen from the Bob Evans restaurant in LIberty Aug. 14. Gump helped in the dog’s recovery and is housing Mabel until her Idaho owner arrives today to reunite with her beloved pet.

Austintown event to feature firetruck from ruins of WTC

New York City’s Fire Engine 293, above, will be on display at the Mahoning Valley 9/11 Memorial Park on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. The fi retruck was restored from the ruins of the World Trade Center.

Liberty police use CRIMEDAR website

By Danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com LIBERTY Township police have introduced a new interactive

GM Lordstown worker to speak

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com hubbard A worker at General Motors’ Lordstown assembly

Several rescued from fire at Liberty complex

By danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com liberty Firefighters had to rescue several people,

Girard solicits ideas from businesses to revive downtown

By Danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com GIRARD City officials are hoping to revitalize the

Dental clinic makes contribution to library


By Danny restivo drestivo@vindy.com HUBBARD By whitening smiles, a local dental clinic has

Liberty installs drop box for old, unwanted drugs

Staff Report LIBERTY Township administra- tors and police have added a new tool in the fight to

For 20 years, Girard salon’s mannequins turn heads

Nolan O’Renic, left, managing hair designer of Tri Changes Salon in Girard, and Kayla Quinlan, managing hairstylist, sit outside with the business’s three mannequins — Kathryn, Anthony and Georgia. For 20 years, the salon has garnered a lot of attention because of the mannequins sitting outside.



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