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Jeanne Starmack

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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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Police get new guns

The Glocks are lighter than the old Sig Sauers, the police chief says.

Tombstones to be restored

The crash destroyed five historic tombstones.

Girard group clears path for canoe launch

The group and the city have applied for a grant to build a launch, but the area is clear and the river is accessible now.

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Enjoy your Fourth, protect your pets

Fireworks shops have been booming, but safety should be at the top of your list — for both family and friends, and your pets.

Vindy reporter joins Hubbard cops training to think fast

Vindicator reporter Jeanne Starmack takes cover behind a car during a police training scenario Thursday in Hubbard. During the training, officers role-play to help them learn to think on their feet. Starmack was confronted with a suicidal man with a gun.

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We once had dreams too, inmates tell Liberty students

Inmate Paul Fitzpatrick and other inmates of Grafton Correctional Institute spoke to eighth-graders at W.S. Guy Middle School in Liberty Wednesday morning. They once had plenty of choices in life, they said, but now, have none.

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Nursing home writer

It took Joe Spera 18 months to tell the story of his sister’s life, and during that time he recovered his own.

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Hubbard Library serves up reading menu for summer

At the Once Upon a Tine Diner, Reading is presented as a treat.

Students learn teamwork

St. Rose students go to new heights to build teamwork, self-confidence

The students learned about teamwork and trust.

State auditor issues findings for recovery of $278,000 in Liberty district

Yost cites careless bookkeeping on conversion schools

The school district sponsored the conversion schools beginning in 2009, but severed ties with them in 2011.

Metroplex auctioned

An auction drew a signed offer for the old MetroPlex hotel and meeting center complex in Liberty.

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Organization searches for bone-marrow donor match

The more donors there are, the more chances people with blood cancers will get the help they need.

20/20 looks at Hubbard horn-honking incidents

A resident’s claim of horn-honking harassment goes back to 2009.

3 candidates vie for Trumbull probate judgeship

Incumbent Judge Thomas A. Swift can't run again because of the state's age-limits law

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

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Girard event to help provide girls priceless prom memories

Robin Estes of Girard sorts through several of the 40 prom dresses she'll give away Sunday on behalf of Girard Helping Hands, an organization she founded. Girls can register for the giveaway by calling Estes at 330-787-7129.

ACA deadline is today

Today’s the deadline for insurance through Affordable Care Act

Americans have to sign up of pay a penalty.

Girard residents concerned about gas line

The natural gas transmission line will run through part of the Girard lakes property.

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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.

Search for teens ends in McKinley Heights

The two 14-year-olds ran away together Tuesday

Wick Park neighbors add input

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and city representatives had the sixth of nine neighborhood meetings

Kravitz deli events

Kravitz Delicatessen in Liberty taps into Irish tradition

The deli has Jewish roots, but the Irish came for the corned beef, said owner Jack Kravitz.

Officer’s fate rests with legal counsel


City leaders decided Tuesday what they would like to do about an officer whose residence was a site for teenage drinking parties

Appraiser at library

Everyone who brought an item in to be appraised learned a lesson about what makes a collectible or a piece of jewelry valuable.

Chaplains help police

Ministers team up with Hubbard city police

Police can do their jobs while the chaplains focus on the emotional turmoil in a crisis.

Liberty firefighter charged with sex with teen

The part-time Liberty firefighter has been charged over a relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

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Bunny Lane opens at Kraynak’s in Hermitage, Pa.

Thousands of kids go through Easter Bunny Lane during the Easter season.

Liberty schools are stable

The district will still have to cut spending or raise more revenues, says the chairman of its fiscal oversight commission.

Liberty Township saves money in health benefits

The savings amounts to around $160,000, said the township administrator.

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Robot-assembly builds teamwork

Building the robot also builds an interest in engineering

Hubbard cracks down on trucks

An officer has specialized training in tractor-trailer violations.

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Blankets donated

The Blanket Club is a creative way to teach girls how to interact with one another.

Hubbard plant updates

An engineering firm is designing Phase I of a three-phase improvement project.

Girard lake proposal

Mayor Jim Melfi says the development is first on his wish list for 2014.

DNA test identifies mother’s remains in '96 death

Daughter still frustrated after DNA test identifies her mother’s remains

Patricia Rowe’s mother went missing in 1996. Her DNA matched a woman who was found dead later that year.

Liberty takes bids

The old apartment building foundations will be filled and seeded with grass, said Township Administrator Pat Ungaro.

Teacher proposes at assembly

The band performs holiday favorites every year, but this year, there was a new ring to the music.

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Toddlers learn at Hubbard library

Resting on their mom, Noelle Coggins, while listening to a story at Hubbard Public Library's Babies Read program are Ashton, 3, and Christian, 23 months.

Fight for justice must go on, Booker vows at tribute dinner

Simeon Booker Jr., a nationally prominent journalist who was honored Saturday at Youngstown State University, greets Cameron Stewart, with whom he grew up in Youngstown. With them is Stewart’s daughter, Marthella Allen, and Booker’s son, Teddy.



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