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Jeanne Starmack

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Super Nats promise fun to the finish

The people there love the noise, and they love the smell of burning rubber.

LOWELLVILLE Village seeks interim police chief

By JEANNE STARMACK starmack@vindy.com LOWELLVILLE Village council approved legislation to

'Go after it!’ Mancini tells Chaney grads of their dreams

Isaiah Randall gets some help with his cap from fellow graduate Ashley Delgado before the start of Chaney High School’s commencement Friday evening. Several other Valley schools' graduations took place Friday — East, Jackson-Milton and Mahoning County High School. Find links to their stories inside.

Families walk trails to find signs of spring

There was plenty to find on the Ford Nature Center’s trails at Mill Creek Park.

Pelini: Make smart choices

You have to make the right choices in life, said Bo Pelini, head football coach at Youngstown State University.

Outcome of council race is the same

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The Mahoning County Board of Elections also voted to reduce the number of precincts in the county to save money and boost efficiency.

YSU grads will leave ‘city of their comfort,’ Fleischer says

Renee Kathryn White, center, displays the joy of victory after receiving her master’s in social work during Saturday afternoon’s commencement.

Prom fills special need for kids from 31 schools

King Jeffery Logan of Struthers and Queen Casey Bolton, who attends the Trumbull County Career and Technical Center, reign at the Special Needs Prom Friday evening at St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center in Youngstown.

Suite treat: Kids from Warren Family Mission get to see circus in style

A Covelli Centre suite holder donated the suite for the second year in a row.

Speaker: Strengthening black communities begins in black families

If you want strong black communities, you have to have strong black families.

Youngstown council passes late contracts

Councilwoman Annie Gillam said she was satisfied with changes in the contract.

Vigil honors life of 10-year-old

Hundreds of people gather around the house on Powers Way in Youngstown where a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents died in a fire March 30. A candlelight vigil began Tuesday at a small park not far from the house and ended there. The child died just hours before she was to testify at the trial of the man charged with raping her.

Croatians celebrate heritage

Croatian Pride Day fills the St. George Croatian Home with the scents, sights and music of the culture.

Austintown has quite a night at Phantoms game

Mark Cole was the Rotarian on the Zamboni, and in the stands, 120 fifth-graders gave their all in singing the national anthem.

Chinese welcome New Year

They’re far from home, and many don’t have extended families living nearby. They take comfort in their traditions and the memories of “back in the day.”

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Fat Tuesday fills stomachs, food pantry

Fat Tuesday celebration benefits Salem food pantry

Vendors filled plates with a tempting array of goodies.

A date with Daddy

Julius Sims of Youngstown takes a selfie with his daughter, Layla Sims, 9, during Boardman Park’s 12th annual Father-Daughter Princess Dance Thursday at the Lariccia Family Community Center.

Sharon woman, 30, charged with starving dogs

The dogs were taken off the Sharon, Pa., woman and are now at New Lease on Life Rescue in Struthers.

YSU senate backs provost

As senator after senator voted against a no-confidence resolution, more and more senators got up and walked out of the roll-call vote.

Girard wins grant for canoe launch

The canoe launch should be built this summer.

Girard bridge closed indefinitely

The bridge was built in 1953.

Liberty Trustee: Comment wasn’t meant to irk Girard mayor

Trustee Jodi Stoyak said mutual aid for fire departments shouldn’t be a political issue.

Blue lights support police

Two residents organized the citywide event based on a national movement.

Liberty motel property to go up for sale

Liberty officials hope former motel property will be purchased, cleared and redeveloped

Township Trustee Chairman Jason Rubin said the property was abandoned by its owner and then by the bank that held its mortgage.

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Yelps for help from Valley's abandoned

Nina Wilson, 11, of Canfield, laughs as a 12-week-old puppy named Larry licks her face at Animal Charity in Youngstown. Nina is a volunteer at the facility, which is seeking donations of pet food, blankets, treats and paper towels.

Liberty kids get moving

The schools have been taking time out for Wellness Day for five years.

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More police training saves lives, builds trust

The city of Hubbard raised its budget from $5,000 to $45,000 a year for police training.

Stolen money is returned; man arrested

A woman caller told the Flying J where to find the money.

Liberty district takes back fiscal control

The district has been in fiscal emergency since 2011.

Liberty department keeps OT down

Since the department reopened a station in September, it has kept its costs down.

Hubbard residents hear 2nd explosion

The police chief said anyone caught using Tannerite will be arrested.

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Year passes, owners still search for Sammi

Liberty couple keeps search active, hope alive for cherished cat missing one year

The newspaper and TV ads and billboards show one couple’s determination not to give up the fight to recover their beloved pet.

Shotgun case goes to grand jury

The defendant remains charged with murder, though family and friends don’t believe that charge is fair.

Four seek appeals court bench

The race encompasses a 5-county district.

What’s in store for those at Caylea’s? Everything

Owner of Girard secondhand store wants to assist those who are struggling

Kaylyn Flowers decided she could help others who need, as her business card reads, “a hand up.”

Hubbard Library group sets up for annual sale

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The annual sale benefits the library’s programs

Suspect shoots at Hubbard officer

A routine traffic stop lead to a manhunt through a Hubbard neighborhood early Tuesday afternoon.

Liberty boy blazes cheerleading trail

Dakota Hrabowy, W.S. Guy Middle School’s first male cheerleader, leads the home crowd through one of many spirited cheer during a game last week at home against the LaBrae Vikings.

Closed bridge ruins track meets

The bridge needs to be open so people can park.

Fire station remains closed

The township is waiting on tax information from the county, said fiscal officer Steve Shelton.

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Friends pop in to Girard center luncheons twice a month

Girard Multigenerational Center hosts luncheons twice a month

Whether its lunch, breakfast or an exercise class, the Multigenerational Center is there to help people socialize and stay active.

Hubbard finds garbage hauling deal


The services director would like to have only one garbage hauler in the city.

Liberty storm-water project to help flooded families

The project will give the water some place else to go

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Mud challenge to benefit kids' hospital

Chad Macek of Hubbard helps out Rick Courtney as he tries to climb “Da Wall,” a half-pipe on the Burner. The Burner, a seven-mile mud run with 30 natural and man-made obstacles, bills itself as “Ohio’s toughest seven miles.” Registration continues for the benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Community keeps pool afloat

The school district turned to the community to help keep the pool from closing.

Hubbard police investigate ex-lawyer from Canfield

The former lawyer surrendered his law license in 2012.

Liberty union leader, chief want fire station open

The fire station on Belmont Avenue is one of two in the township.

Liberty closes fire station

Overtime costs prompted the closing.

Group investigates TIGER grant for Route 422 corridor

Before the group can apply for the money, they have to come up with a considerable amount of funds.

Girard mayor wants boxes for donated clothes out of sight

The clothes boxes can become a nuisance when people begin piling up bags of clothes around them.



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