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Jeanne Starmack

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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

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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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Senior Cara Minnie takes the top spot in Cardinal Mooney High School cheerleaders' formation during a pep rally Thursday at the school as part of the send-off for the football team, which is leaving this morning for the Division IV state championship game against Clinton-Massie at 3 p.m. today at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

Commission chairman stresses need for Liberty levy

If the school board approves asking voters for a levy, it would likely be on the ballot next fall.

Campbell teacher pleads in gun case

The high school teacher had been charged with conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon on school property, but pleaded guilty to a lesser offense.

Long-time officials Fusco, Adler retiring in Liberty


Fiscal officer John Fusco is the longest-running elected official in the township, he said.

Hubbard kids walk to school

Walking and biking is a great way for kids to stay fit, says the organizer of Hubbard’s walk-to-school event.

Liberty schools levy

The head of the Liberty schools fiscal oversight commission says a levy would be a hard sell, but the district needs to try.

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Disaster crews prepare

From the time the sirens went off until the search dogs found the missing students, rescue crews had Hubbard High School covered.

Seminar discusses ways to handle funeral payments, estate issues

Police are investigating reported fund thefts involving funeral homes in Girard and Niles.

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High ambition

Girard students have a blast while learning about physics, engineering

Girard Intermediate School fifth graders Brooke Kennedy, left, and Kayley McConnell shoot off a bottle rocket Thursday during a regular meeting of the Bottle Rocket Club.

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Tow plow unveiled

The plow will handle several highways in Mahoning County and travel down State Route 11 into Columbiana County.

Liberty road levy

The trustees and township administrator said they would be able to get more grants if the township has match money.

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St Rose School's centennial starts Thursday

100th anniversary celebration

Three hundred people will celebrate the school’s 100th year.


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