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Fire destroys chair, tent rental business in Struthers

The business owner is unsure what he intends to do

Boardman cracks down on illegal signage

There is a list of sign regulations in Boardman Township.

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Youngstown educator Athena recipient

Holly Welch, curriculum supervisor for Youngstown City Schools, is the 2014 ATHENA Award winner. She hopes to one day become a superintendent to make a larger impact on students.

Choffin curriculum supervisor named ATHENA award recipient


Holly Welch is the 2014 recipient.

Shale panel promotes discussion of Valley’s future

The panel, at Youngstown State University, discussed the economic opportunities in Ohio's Shale formations.

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Valley unemployment numbers fall to 6 percent

The Valley unemployment falls to 6 percent unemployment rate from 7.8 percent last April.

Boardman police get by without central air unit

The cost to replace the air-conditioning unit at the police department is estimated at $168,000.

Pulling G’s on a Thunderbird

Flight with Thunderbirds is opportunity of a lifetime

On Friday, Kalea Hall, a reporter for The Vindicator, had the opportunity of a lifetime when she flew on a Thunderbird.

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Boardman lobbies legislators for help toward new school

The district isays it needs a new school to replace the Boardman Center Middle School and Glenwood Middle School

Solich Piano expands market, closes Boardman storefront

Solich Piano and Music Co. will expand to Pittsburgh and close its retail store in Boardman

Boardman road to have street lights

Timothy Lane residents voted in favor of street lights

Dylan Crump receives degree after death

Dylan Crump, 21, died last year in a car accident, but his college still allowed him to graduate.

Nuisance grass cutting season on again

Boardman Township has a crew of employees ready for nuisance grass cutting season

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‘Expect the unexpected’ with a Mustang

Kathy Miller of Boardman never dreamed what her 50-year-old Mustang would bring her national recognition.

Poland indoor center expected to be ‘huge’

Poland Township Park will have a new indoor activity center next year, once all of the funds are secured.

Austintown doctor retires from 50 years in medicine

He will continue helping patients with substance abuse

Boardman water problems fixed in fire station

Boardman Township took measures to prevent water from coming into the fire station basement

FirstEnergy triming trees in Poland's circuit areas

FirstEnergy Ohio Edison is working on vegetation management in the village and township.

Canfield man opens Idora museum on 30th anniversary

Jim Amey displays one unit of the silver rocket ride from Idora Park on Youngstown’s South Side. His museum at his Canfield home opens today with more than 500 pieces of memorabilia from the legendary amusement park.

Brother, sister published in Highlights

Siblings’ artwork published in national magazine

Two Boardman students had their drawings published in the national magazine Highlights.

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Funds help Poland, medic-hopefuls

Shaun Serich, 24, oversees the Western Reserve Joint Fire District’s program that pays for volunteers to obtain their paramedic certification at Youngstown State University, including tuition and books. Eight volunteers are participating in the program, which requires them to put in eight hours at the station, maintain a 3.0 grade-point average and have a professional attitude.

$4.2M to help home demolition in Youngstown, suburbs

Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, left, and Ed Wildes, safety-service director, stand near a condemned house on Creed Street that they hope to demolish. Since 2008, when both took office, the city has demolished about 90 homes.

Students create mock Ellis Island

Third-grade students at Stadium Elementary in Boardman participated in an Ellis Island skit

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

Cohasset Express provides unique insight to Mill Creek Park

The Cohasset Express offers Mill Creek MetroParks visitors the opportunity to explore the park’s nooks and crannies. The trolley was obtained by the park district in September, but revealed only this year.

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Boardman's Drund provides media platform for schools

Boardman and Austintown joined in on a new social media platform for schools.

New scoreboard for Poland school district

There will be a new scoreboard in the Poland school district come this fall.

Boardman students, area firefighters get hazmat training

Training gives Boardman firefighters hands-on experience

For the first time, the Boardman Fire Department hosted the training

Boardman special education department passes state evaluation

The Boardman school district's special education department passed the Ohio Department of Education on-site review

Route 224 construction in progress at I-680

Widening of the bridge over Interstate 680

Area superintendents weigh in on drug policies

Austintown recently implemented a drug policy for new hires, Boardman is considering a new hire policy and Canfield has no drug policies in place.

Controlling the suburban drug problem

Parents, schools, law enforcement and area agencies are taking a proactive approach at battling the drug problem in the suburbs.

Boardman Bugle goes to online only format

The Boardman student newspaper, The Boardman Bugle switched to an online only format and readership is flourishing.

Parade brings out Irish in everyone

St. Patrick's Day Parade to unite the Irish and non-Irish.

Reed's thirst for bottles

Reed Metzka of New Middletown shows off an antique Fitch whiskey bottle. Some of his antique milk bottles are displayed behind him.

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Boardman police department delivered dog houses

The police department now has two houses for dogs in instances where they have no place to go.

Last call sounds for former Poland chief ’Sonny’ Chinowth

Dozens of firefighters from multiple area departments, along with family and friends, said goodbye to Edwin “Sonny” Chinowth, former chief of the Western Reserve Joint Fire District, during his funeral service Friday. Chinowth died Sunday. He was 77.

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Canfield Robotics Team prepares for competition

The Canfield Robotics Team worked diligently on a snow day to finish their robot before a midnight deadline.

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Students compete in Ocean sciences bowl

Students from Boardman High School took the first-place regional trophy recently for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. The group includes, from left, Megan Banks, Luke Carabbia, Kaye Moyer, Jimmy Jones and Matt Stark. They are preparing for the finals event that will take place in Seattle in May.

Austintown schools co-chairmen struggle to educate voters on bond issue

The chairwomen for the Austintown bond issue committee say the largest issue they face in educating the public on the bond are misconceptions about it and other issues.

Assistant Austintown wrestling coach arrested

An assistant wrestling coach at Austintown Middle School was arrested early Saturday for multiple charges.

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Canfield woman's quilt display in Nissen Gallery

Cheryl Deibel's quilted creations are now on display at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

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Cats desperate for homes as shelter prepares to close

Jenny, a domestic short hair calico, looks out from a cat tree at Second Chance Animal Rescue in Austintown. Jenny has been living at the rescue for nearly a year, since March 2013.

State gives Austintown transportation excellent rating

The report by the department of education, released in January, evaluated every aspect of the operation at Austintown from November 20-21.

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Austintown police officer retires after 32 years

Lieutenant described as ‘tough and fair’

Austintown police Lt. Ronald DeAmicis retires after 32 years on the job.

Canfield grad wins first place at Disney Imagineering

A Canfield graduate and her team from Carnegie Mellon won first place at the Disney Imagineering competition this week.

Pavlik suffers seizure at hearing

Former champion boxer, Kelly Pavlik, suffered a seizure while at his pretrial for a petty theft charge on Friday.

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Mill Creek's Lily Pond re-opening for skating

Mill Creek MetroParks employees clear the snow off the Lily Pond on Thursday. Some areas of the ice are about 8 inches thick.

Austintown to vote on school bond issue in May

The Austintown board of education voted 5-0 to place a bond issue on the May ballot.

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Author visits Austintown school

Author Buck Wilder visits Austintown school

Tim Smith, author of the Buck Wilder series, spoke to students to get them excited about reading.


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