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Emmalee Torisk

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Late Struthers teacher's love for cats memoralized through gift drive

All donations made in Linda S. Klacik's honor will benefit West Side Cats, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter.

Campbell council calls for city residents to protest county bill

The city was billed about $70,000 for the housing of inmates in county jail.

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Animal-rescue facility in Struthers expands to meet demand

Maria Guyan of Struthers, a lifelong animal lover and rescuer, started New Lease on Life Rescue on Midlothian Boulevard in Struthers in 2010. The no-kill shelter is building an adoption and training center and needs volunteers to help with its growing needs. The shelter's cats and dogs are adopted after being spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.

75 years ago today, this radio play led to hysteria

Orson Welles reacts, in this Oct. 30, 1938 photo, after his radio broadcast “War of the Worlds” was interpreted by listeners as an actual news broadcast of an invasion of New Jersey by space aliens from Mars.

Urban legends haunt Zombieland

Zombieland, a desolate area just across the state line, has long fostered the creation of folklore, superstitions and ghostly tales.

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Speakers tell Lowellville kids risks of alcohol, drug abuse

Matt Glover of Brookfield speaks about his struggles with alcohol addiction to a group of Lowellville High School students. Wednesday’s event, which also featured others sharing their personal experiences, was organized as part of Red Ribbon Week.

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Former convent in Struthers now residence for international students

International students live in Struthers landmark

The seven students who live at the Fifth Street facility attend Cardinal Mooney and Ursuline high schools.

Snake purveyors remain behind bars

2 charged in case arraigned today

Seized snakes temporarily in custody of sanctuaries

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Youngstown mom continues care packages to son, troops


Since May, Sandra Emmons has shipped more than 20 care packages to Afghanistan.

Campbell preschooler left on school bus

Campbell superintendent says the 'safety and welfare' of students must always be the district's first priority.

Struthers officials review studies addressing fire station, roads

Even though the fire station has mostly outlived its usefulness, the city's main concern right now should be its roads, said Mayor Terry Stocker.

Campbell to soon name Rauzan permanent police chief

Mayor William VanSuch received the results of last week's civil-service exam on Tuesday.

Family, colleagues remember Struthers third-grade teacher

Family, friends mourn Linda Klacik’s death

Linda Klacik, 52, died unexpectedly Monday.

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Struthers father, son open game room

Wildcat Game Room and Lounge open daily

Campbell achievement program rewards students with free ride

District's bicycle giveaway program is now in its eighth year

Struthers block watch volunteers renew damaged mural

Bob Heck, left, owner of American Wire and Shapes, and John McCormick, paint the mural showing several Struthers landmarks, including the old high school building and a billowing American flag.

‘A Real Blessing’

Lowellville’s first school-resource officer serves as liaison

School-resource officer monitors Lowellville's K-12 school building

Lowellville dam removal on the fast track

Some stages of project could begin by winter

City plans to pave sections of roads, replace some sidewalks

Projects will be complete by end of October

Struthers poised to launch Senior Watch program

Struthers poised to launch Senior Watch program

After escaping from police, the Springfield Township man was on the run for eight hours

He faces several charges

Struthers Shop with a Cop to host car show on Sept. 22

Proceeds will enable underprivileged children to Christmas shop with officers, firefighters

Boy says held captive in Campbell house, denied food, water

City police, along with Mahoning County Children Services, are investigating a case of child endangering involving a 17-year-old boy.

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167th Canfield Fair draws to a close

Cleanup will continue through rest of week

dft/Try your hand at milking cow

When I asked Howard Moff, director of dairy and beef cattle at the Canfield Fair, if he had any cow-milking wisdom to impart, he chuckled, then rather succinctly explained what to do.

Try your hand at milking cow

When I asked Howard Moff, director of dairy and beef cattle at the Canfield Fair, if he had any cow-milking wisdom to impart, he chuckled, then rather succinctly explained what to do.

Canning, crocheting making comeback at fair

A mother and son from Canfield took home top honors in their respective categories.

A young woman's dream comes true: She's the 4-H queen

19-year-old Brandon Benson was named 4-H king

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The Robinson Family Singers are a fair staple

The troupe, now based in Kentucky, got its start in upstate New York.

Months into treatment, Lowellville woman still fighting kidney failure

Weekend's benefit dinner raised about $5,000

Canfield Fair will have new cellphone tower

Tower will improve cellphone reception, app use

Campbell officers make several drug arrests over weekend

Concentration on drug-related issues yields results, interim chief says

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Long-time owner, bookkeeper retire from Elmo Tire Center

Tire business will stay in the family

Struthers BOE ties up loose ends at special meeting

Board hires teachers, athletic trainers

Struthers High School welcomes Roger Day as new lead principal

Day previously served as assistant principal at Austintown Fitch High School

Life is 'Sweet' for Struthers singer

Candace Campana, a 2009 Struthers High School graduate, a Youngstown State University student and an aspiring country music artist, has just released her first album, titled “Sweet.” The 22-year-old has been singing since she was 3, without the aid of any formal voice training.

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'The best' chief retiring Friday in Lowellville

Vance served department for 27 years

Struthers officials contemplate levy for road repairs

Costs for repairs have increased, while funding has decreased

Campbell teachers, school board reach tentative agreement

Agreement could be ratified by board on Tuesday

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Mercer County sixth-grader 'sticks' with duct-tape business

11-year-old Hailey Rose sells bags, saves profits for college

Campbell police continue to investigate weekend shooting


Police ID suspect, victims in Seventh Street incident

Struthers council to vote on zoning change

Property would house international high school students

Campbell BOE agrees to restart contract negotiations

Aug. 26 strike notice to remain in effect

Union's 10-day strike notice remains in effect

Tractor-trailers cut through Campbell neighborhood, pose danger to residents

Mandated detour adds miles to drive

Struthers Day persists despite damp weather

Townspeople unite for day of camaraderie and fun

City of Struthers, Aqua Ohio co-sponsor the 16th annual event.

Family wants 'Teddy' signs to raise abuse awareness

Fourteen-year-old Teddy Foltz died after years of daily abuse at the hands of his mother's boyfriend, Zaryl Bush. Kelly Plummer of Hubbard, Teddy’s godmother, has begun selling these yard signs to start a scholarship in his name to raise awareness about child abuse and promote its prevention. Proceeds go into the Teddy Foltz Memorial Fund.

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Hubbard couple raises alpacas, llamas and goats

Ross Ranch boasts 100-plus animals

Struthers skate park stays shut

Parks and recreation committee discussed park's fate on Monday

Struthers High School receives blended learning grant

Grant will provide opportunity to take AP psychology course online

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Bark 'n the Park promotes humane treatment of pets

Dog fun festival to be held Saturday in Girard's Stambaugh Park


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