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Niles cops chief: Make city jail holding facility

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The city is asking Trumbull County to take over housing

Christmas concert at mall in Niles benefits hungry families in Valley

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES At first, Sharon Jay, 10, just assumed that she and the

Union in Niles schools ratifies contract

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A union representing 105 nonteaching employees has

Merlo sworn in on Niles council

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Giovanne “John” Merlo, a lifelong Niles resident, was

Niles schools chief speaks out against School Choice Bill

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The superintendent of Niles schools warns that a bill

2 Vienna officers resign after money probe

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Two veteran township police officers resigned Friday in

Cancer survivors: Life is beautiful

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Life is beautiful, said cancer survivors at the 22nd

Niles woman wins Airstream in online contest

Niles woman wins Airstream Sport Trailer in online contest By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com

Niles schools chief seeks input on strategic plan

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Mark Robinson, the new superintendent of Niles schools,

39 Guard members return to Valley after year in Kuwait

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NEWTON FALLS With cheers and applause from their families, 39

New Mathews chief discusses priorities

BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA The new superintendent of Mathews Local Schools says

Niles BOE ousts Adduci

Retiring schoolS chief placed on paid permanent leave By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES

Adduci: Taxpayers share my outrage

Criticism of Niles BOE over salary spreads BY JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Retiring

Retiring superintendent blasts BOE

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Retiring schools Superintendent Rocco Adduci has taken

Canines cavort at 2nd annual event at Mosquito Lake Dog Park

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com BAZETTA They were all there — every breed from German shepherd

Youngstown area Soap Box Derby winners head to Akron

Girls dominate derby; 1934 Youngstown champ returns By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com CORTLAND

Contracts OK’d for new Niles high school

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The board of education awarded the general-trades

Mathews picks Niles councilman as interim chief

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA The Mathews Board of Education has appointed Robert

Niles noise controversy may bring on lawsuit

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Just when Niles City Council thought it was done with the

Harding's Class of 2011 eager to begin new journey

Class of 2011 eager to begin new journey By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Amber Russell

Police dog’s death being investigated

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NEW CASTLE, Pa. Police have launched an internal investigation

Valley Soap Box Derby to roll in Cortland

Nearly 40 young racers are expected to compete in the Greater Youngstown Area Soapbox Derby eliminations June 18 on West Main Street.

Thousands hoof it in Warren ACS relay

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN Wearing purple T-shirts emblazoned with the words

Panel to provide advice about flooding

In the wake of numerous basement-flooding incidents after a series of storms, a councilman has started a committee to provide information to help residents protect their homes.

ACTION cancels meeting due to ‘threats’

A Youngstown-based ministerial group that had hoped to meet with gun sellers during this weekend’s gun show at the Eastwood Expo Center canceled its plans Saturday.

MVSD water rates to rise

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN A two-judge Court of Jurisdiction approved rate

Warren marks Greek holiday

The city’s Greek community views the annual celebration of Greek Independence Day as an emotional time of remembrance.

Pet Expo draws hundreds

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Judy Henninger, coordinator of the Northeast Ohio Pet

Residents complain about school’s grading

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The school board heard a charge that the grading scale

Mayor: Niles can weather cuts

Mayor Ralph Infante says his city can weather an estimated $200,000 in state funding cuts without having to lay off city workers, but residents should anticipate a reduction in services.

Mathews schools superintendent resigns

Long-time Mathews schools Superintendent Lee Seiple resigned Tuesday night, effective July 31. Seiple is under contract till July 31, 2014.

Involvement is sought in Warren

Warren has had a revitalization plan since 2009, but more of the community must get involved if it’s to have any impact.

Mathews teachers hope to prevent layoffs

Mathews school district teachers turned out en masse at Wednesday’s board of education meeting in hopes of preventing four proposed teacher layoffs.

Niles school board searches for new superintendent

The board of education hopes to get the public involved in its search for a successor to retiring Superintendent Rocco Adduci.

OSU fans meet players for autograph session

Fervent followers of Ohio State football turned out by the hundreds at the Eastwood Mall on Saturday for a two-hour autograph session with four of the team’s graduating seniors.

Niles board votes to keep Yeager as football coach

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES The city board of education voted Thursday to retain Brad

Niles officials work with landlords regarding delinquent utility bills

Niles Mayor Ralph Infante says city is talking to landlords in the wake of council’s passage of an ordinance that holds landlords responsible for payment of tenants’ delinquent utility bills.

600 seek bargains for train hobby

Electronic games and gadgets seem to be the hobbies of today, but advocates of model railroading say that no one should try to relegate their passions to history.

Niles landlords may sue over ordinance

Niles City council passed an ordinance holding landlords responsible for delinquent city utility bills run up by their tenants.

Suit over jail ordeal alleges civil-rights violations, wrongful death

The mother of a Trumbull County jail inmate who died after being Tasered last year has filed a federal lawsuit claiming civil-rights violations, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

MVSD: Raise water rates

The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District is seeking water-rate increases in the second and third years of a three-year plan.

School board votes to put levy on ballot

Mathews Board of Education will try again to convince voters of the need for a 2-mill permanent improvement levy despite the issue’s defeat at the polls last month.

Warren residents asked to help cops

Officials discuss need for partnerships at summit By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN In

Grand jury reviews charges against corrections officers

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com WARREN The Trumbull County grand jury is reviewing charges

Parents criticize proposal to increase pay-to-play fee

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Members of Mathews Board of Education said Wednesday

Festivities break ground for Niles’ $27M high school

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Amid a festive setting attended by more than 100 people

Disfigured-doll display draws defenders, detractors

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A controversial Halloween display of disfigured dolls on


A display of disfigured baby dolls on North Main Street, Niles, has aroused the anger of some residents to the point that the city’s zoning inspector has asked the homeowner to take down the display. That’s not going to happen, said Krista Smith, the homeowner.

Hugs, pride greet Reservists back from Afghanistan

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com VIENNA Seven area Marine reservists returned home from seven

Revenue down for Niles’ fitness center

By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES A report issued by the city auditor shows that revenue


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