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Emmalee Torisk

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Girl Scouts conclude 2014 cookie campaign with booth sales

Cookie booth sales will run through March 30 this year.

Son dead, mom clinging to life after Struthers shootings

Motive sought behind shootings that left son, 23, dead, mom critical

Police haven’t yet determined a motive for the shooting

Struthers schools treasurer to receive mega pay raise

The annual salary of the school district’s treasurer will jump 27 percent.

Defunct for several years, Struthers Lions Club may get second chance

An informational meeting is being planned for mid-April.

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Campbell woman gives to cancer patients through basketball tournament

The third annual Sink for Pink event will begin at 9 a.m. March 29.

Struthers grad's op-ed published in Moscow Times

Keary Iarussi, a 2011 graduate of Struthers High School, will graduate from Miami University in May

Campbell cops crack down on crime

Some residents like it, others question it

Nebo residents reminisce about their neighborhood

Nebo is still a thriving neighborhood, says a local historian

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Campbell City Schools officials look to increase course rigor, offerings

A majority of those who responded are Campbell Memorial High School alumni.

Lowellville looks to start bike-safety program, coinciding with Safe Routes to School project

Lowellville seeks grant for bike helmets to augment Safe Routes to School project

Bidding on the village's Safe Routes to School project will begin in mid-May.

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Husband-wife team run state-of-the-art Struthers lab

Carol and Andrew Hirt examine results at Materials Research Laboratories Inc., a state-of-the-art facility in Struthers that provides materials analysis services to industries both domestic and abroad. The two own MRL, which has been located in the former Holy Trinity School since 1993.

Berlin Center sisters ready livestock for 168th Canfield Fair

Emily Hemphill, 11, left, and her sister, Abby, 16, of Berlin Center show one of their three steers they’ll enter into the Canfield Fair’s market-steer project category this year. The girls belong to the 4-H Club, and within the next few months also will select their entries for the market swine and market feeder project categories.

Struthers' Plaza Bakery celebrates 40 years

Plaza Bakery, located at 620 Youngstown Poland Road, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Struthers woman continues fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma

Missy Ginnetti was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma in 2010.

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Family's Disney dream finally comes true

The family’s dreams of Disney were put on hold, until a group of family, friends and complete strangers raised almost $5,000 to send them on their long-awaited vacation.

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Their cup of tea

Queenie Howell hasn’t lived in London for almost 60 years, but she’s still insistent upon the proper way to make a perfect English cup of tea.

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Austintown couple sticks together through deployments, life-altering accident

In the six years they’ve been together, Erin and Ron Musgrove have endured more challenges than some couples go through in their entire lives.

Campbell biannual Greek fest: a strong tradition

The free festival runs through the weekend, and features an assortment of Greek food and entertainment.

Two accused of contraband smuggling at Campbell Police Department

The police department plans to conduct an investigation to determine whether officers properly searched the man charged with bringing a marijuana cigarette into the facility.

Struthers grad Dean Macklen still fighting multiple cancers

Dean Macklen, a 2009 graduate of Struthers High School, recently had surgery to remove a malignant teratoma.

Lowellville plans wastewater treatment plant upgrades, infiltration study


Among those upgrades required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is the construction of two new buildings

Struthers City Council likely to move ahead with street-resurfacing levy


The proposed five-year, 3-mill levy would generate $318,784 annually.

Campbell City School District referred to ODE Office of Professional Conduct

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According to the ODE, seven school districts improperly reported attendance data or used questionable practices during the 2010-2011 academic year, affecting state report cards for that year.

Astro Shapes announces joint partnership with National Material, L.P.

Astro Shapes is the largest employer in the city of Struthers.

Historic Campbell steel-era home to become museum

A historical marker designates the entrance to the former Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. worker housing complex in Campbell. The units mark one of the earliest uses of concrete for domestic architecture. The Iron Soup Historical Preservation Co., a nonprofit based in Campbell, hopes to one day turn the 6-acre complex of row houses into a self-sustaining community powered primarily by solar panels and wind turbines.

Struthers Rotary Community Corps to address issues in city

Members of the Struthers Rotary Community Corps, from left, President Tom Baringer, Catherine Cercone, Carol Crytzer, city Police Capt. Pat Bundy and vice president Michael Cox, pose with the Corps’ new charter. Members are invested in their communities, particularly in their long-term development and self-sufficiency, according to club officials.

Renowned chef features Campbell church in PBS special

Kate and Saki Atsas, their son Nicholas, 5, and their identical triplets, from left, Isabella, Julia and Olivia, 2, are part of a prime-time PBS documentary series “Lidia Celebrates America: Life’s Milestones,” set to air locally Jan. 24. Chef Lidia Bastianich visited the Valley for a feature on the Boardman family's Campbell church and culture in August 2012.

Biggest impact on 2014?: YSU's Dunn

Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn was selected by The Vindicator’s staff and editors as the person most likely to have the biggest impact on 2014 in the area. Dunn assumed the presidency in July.

Scott Miller: 75 years of service

At 96, Scott Miller still drives, just bought a pair of hedge clippers — which he fully intends to use, and earlier this month, was recognized for 75 years of service to the plumbers union, an honor attained by just 35 of more than 350,000 members of the plumbers and pipefitters union across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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Kwanzaa explores unity

Asha Gordon dances to a song during Thursday’s Kwanzaa festivities at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown.

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Campbell PD starts nightly foot patrols during holiday season

During holidays, Campbell police’s nightly foot patrols help business owners, patrons feel secure ...

The foot patrols cover the city's half-mile long business district.

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A very special visit from Santa in Struthers Tuesday

MaryKay Spitler, 7, dons festive attire during Struthers Rotary’s annual Christmas party Tuesday afternoon at Struthers Parkside Church. MaryKay, a student at Campbell Elementary School, was just one of the almost 150 special needs children from Mahoning County who were invited to attend the party, which included entertainment by the Aut Mori Grotto clowns.

Campbell 7th-graders visit Rescue Mission to hand-deliver donations

The seventh-graders are enrolled in Lisa Steigerwald-Kana’s and Nadyne Stallsmith’s music appreciation and technology classes

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Struthers Rotary carols to Maplecrest Nursing Home residents

Rotary members, students make annual Maplecrest visit

The carolers included not only Rotarians, but also five senior women's basketball players from Struthers High School and their coach.

Pretty and Plus offers more than big-box experience

Bobbie Chalky of Boardman arranges cards in the window of the Pretty and Plus Shop in Struthers. Chalky has been shopping at the plus-sized women’s clothing consignment boutique, located at 555 Fifth St., almost since it opened in July 2012.

Pa. animal rescue celebrates 15 years, 5,500 adopted animals

Club Pet Adoption — which boasts almost 150 adoptable dogs and cats on 31 acres — is located at 20 Schaller Road in Transfer, Pa.

Campbell police arrest 81-year-old man after standoff

The man had threatened to kill those living in his Whipple Avenue home.

Struthers pays tribute to veterans during ceremony

Army Lt. Col. Roderick A. Hosler spoke during Monday's event.

Making Kids Count offers mentors to Struthers 4th-graders

Carmen Lorubbio, a fourth-grader at Struthers Elementary School, and Jenny Kennedy, his mentor and the founder of Making Kids Count, work on a reading exercise after school.

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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.


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