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Emmalee Torisk

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Former MCESC instructional consultant helps to lead Lowellville schools

This year is the first for the position of assistant principal at the Lowellville K-12 School.

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Lowellville coach starts running series in Youngstown

The cost is $35 for the series, or $12 per race.

Struthers day care renovates, updates facilities

Tiny Tots opened in Struthers in 1971.

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New playground equipment installed at Mauthe Park

The city’s share of the $26,000 project was 25 percent, or $6,500.

Campbell cops fighting crime on foot

Officer Rob Vukovich of the Campbell Police Department looks through the front window of the Campbell Party Shop on 12th Street while working foot patrol in the city. The police department has taken to the streets to combat the thefts and break-ins that have plagued several of the city’s neighborhoods lately.

Vindy reporter gets hands dirty, steer clean

Emmalee Torisk succeeded in her task without getting her foot broken. See below

Family carries on popcorn tradition at Canfield Fair

By EMMALEE C. TORISK etorisk@vindy.com CANFIELD Each of Peggy and Harry Potts’ visits to the

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W. Reserve senior, Ohio State freshman crowned king, queen

168th canfield fair

Barely a half-hour before, the 17-year-old had been crowned as this year’s 4-H Club king on the Canfield Fair’s Concourse Stage during the annual Junior Fair Youth Day Program. He still couldn’t believe his luck.

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Concessionaires serve up extraordinary fare

Each year, hundreds of concessionaires flock to and fill the Canfield Fair’s 178 acres of midway.

Canfield Fair pigs protected from swine virus hitting U.S.

4-H pigs “Kristina,” left, and “Angela” cool off after a long day of judging at Canfield Fairgrounds Thursday. Nothing has changed at the fair for pig owners, despite a recent pig virus that has killed an estimated 8 million piglets across the U.S. Fair officials said precautions were taken to prevent any exposure to fair swine.

Struthers detective on leave says allegations are false

Off-duty deputy offers different account of alleged assault in May

Detective Ray Greenwood's personnel file contains several letters of commendation

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New superintendent hopes to continue Lowellville's tradition of excellence

Before Eugene “Geno” M. Thomas applied for the position of Lowellville Local Schools superintendent, he drove to the village, just to see what he was getting into.

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Fundraiser planned for 27-year-old Campbell woman with cancer

Kevina Koval has a tumor on her optic nerve

Lowellville plans neighborhood watch program


The group's first meeting will take place at Lowellville City Hall, 140 E. Liberty St., on Aug. 31.

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Campbell couple offers taste of Latin America in new restaurant

Campbell couple offers taste of Latin America at new restaurant

Stepping outside of Calle Doce often leads to a sudden, and rather unfortunate, jolt back to reality.

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Franks still rolling along after 68 years

Gil and Doris Frank met nearly 70 years ago at a local bowling alley, sparking a love and marriage — and joint hobby — that have stood the test of time. On most Wednesdays and Fridays in the summer, the two bowl three games at Holiday Bowl on Youngstown-Poland Road in Struthers.

Man charged in Struthers stabbing death appears in court

Bond for Roy Cleary, 40, was set at more than half a million dollars.

Family, friends remember Struthers grad

He led by example said his high school varsity coach

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Band's future uncertain in wake of Carmen Mico's death

The Carmen Mico Orchestra was an area staple from its formation in 1980 until its last show in 2011. It boasted the complete instrumentation needed for an authentic big band sound.

Struthers to intensify STEM education at elementary school

The school board also hired three new teachers at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Mount Carmel Society Festival begins 119th year

Pietro Lombardi of Brookfield takes aim while playing bocce at the Mount Carmel Society Festival in Lowellville on Wednesday. The festival, now in its 119th year, opened at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will run through Saturday.

Mount Carmel Society continues festival for 119th year

This year’s festival will take place from July 16 to July 19.

Campbell City Schools invests in almost $225k in technology upgrades

The technology upgrades will be paid for with permanent improvement funds, which came from the sale of mineral rights, and not with general fund dollars.

Struthers downtown parking area on hold

The $150,000 project was fully funded through both the Ohio Development Services Agency’s community development block grant program and the city’s Revolving Loan Fund.

Struthers Fourth of July Parade to return for 38th year

Struthers Fourth of July parade

The parade will start at noon Friday from the Fifth Street Plaza.

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Lowellville grad's talent takes flight with concert band

For his senior capstone project, 18-year-old Nick Frank, who graduated from Lowellville High School earlier this month, composed a piece of music that was performed by his school’s concert band. With him is Bob Antonucci, Lowellville’s band teacher and a mentor for Frank’s project.

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Struthers business owners expand to new storefront

The Corner Discount Outlet is located at 563 Fifth St. in Struthers.

Bike run in memory of Teddy Foltz to benefit domestic violence victims

Sign-ups for the bike run will begin at 10 a.m. on June 29.

State finds no further evidence of scrubbing at Campbell

The Ohio Department of Education's investigation into Campbell City Schools has been closed.

Cafe brings authentic taste of Italy to downtown Struthers

Dell's Cafe d'Italia, located at 14 State St., is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Lowellville FD looks to recruit next generation

Lowellville Fire Department offers cadet program for students

The Lowellville Fire Department's cadet program will be open to local students who are 16 and older and interested in learning more about firefighting.

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Campbell Elementary principal to retire after almost 9 years

Principal to retire after nine years at Campbell Elementary

Since coming to Campbell Elementary School in 2005, Robert M. Walls has brought with him more than $2 million in grants and programs.

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Pittsburgh-based artist gives back to hometown through mural project

Work on the mural will begin in August and should be completed within about two weeks.

Campbell Memorial students create chalk art to inspire others

The chalk mandala took about three hours to draw on Thursday.

Fundraising event offers nibble of Struthers eateries

Community group invites Valley residents to come and get a ...

The Taste of Struthers event, hosted by the Struthers Rotary Community Corps, will be from 6 to 10 p.m. May 29 at St. Nicholas Great Hall, 762 Fifth St. in Struthers.

Two suspects in Liberty standoff appear in court, one remains at large

Police say the situation stemmed from a dispute over a car.

Students, campus personnel like former coach’s message

The associate dean of the STEM College believes Jim Tressel can accomplish more at YSU than at the University of Akron

Lowellville plans safety day

Lowellville is hosting its first Safety Day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. next Saturday in the gymnasium of Lowellville K-12 School, 52 Rocket Place. Police Capt. Stacy Karis, above, who is the district’s school-resource officer, notes that the event coincides with Bike Helmet Safety Week, which is May 9-18.

Struthers City Council approves raises, mulls senior van options

Non-classified, full-time city employees received 2 percent increases to their base salaries, retroactive Jan. 1.

Area middle-schoolers ranked in top 10 in state for geography

Johnathan Morris, a sixth-grader at Struthers Middle School, placed seventh in the statewide geography bee, and Pranav Padmanabhan, an eighth-grader at Boardman Glenwood Middle School, placed third.

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Struthers block watch group plans projects, fundraising auction

The auction is set for June 19 at Highland Avenue School in Struthers.

Struthers VFW post marks 75 years of service to local vets

Jim Dill is commander of VFW Post 3538 at 157 Lowellville Road in Struthers. Though it has experienced dwindling membership in recent years, the post has survived and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.

Downtown Struthers grows with new businesses, parking area

By EMMALEE C. TORISK etorisk@vindy.com STRUTHERS With at least two new businesses set to open

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Ohio section of Stavich Bike Trail in need of repairs

The Lowellville/Hillsville Charitable Foundation, which oversees trail maintenance, has about $11,000 remaining, but repairs are estimated at $300,000.

$4.2M to help home demolition in Youngstown, suburbs

Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, left, and Ed Wildes, safety-service director, stand near a condemned house on Creed Street that they hope to demolish. Since 2008, when both took office, the city has demolished about 90 homes.

Struthers to step up enforcement of property maintenance

Council recently amended the city's residential and commercial property maintenance codes

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Campbell nonprofit hosts fundraiser to restore Sheet & Tube housing

The Iron Soup Historical Preservation Company will have a booth at Four Seasons Flea and Farm Market through April.

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Arms Family Museum to reopen Friday after restoration

Sara B. Chase, a preservation consultant, surveys the water-damaged period dining room at the Arms Family Museum of Local History. Several rooms in the museum, located at 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown, were damaged after a copper water pipe in a second-floor wall burst Jan. 8, but none were harmed as severely as the first-floor dining room.

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Valley ranks near bottom in American quality-of-life index

Jerry Schromofsky and his dog, Missy, walk in Mill Creek Park on Tuesday. Schromofsky, who lives in Youngstown, said he walks for exercise several days a week and also regularly works out at a gym.

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Struthers City Schools to intensify STEM-based curriculum

Struthers City Schools to intensify STEM-based curriculum

Beginning this fall, the district will provide STEM infusion in the elementary school, as well as offer specialized classes in the middle school.



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