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Ohio Shale gas production doubled in 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports Ohio’s natural gas production nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013 because of the activity in the Utica shale play.

Co. explains testing of fracking byproducts for radioactivity to Youngstown residents

A presentation by Austin Master Services at Youngstown City Hall Wednesday evening clarified the process the company is taking in testing radioactivity in materials that come out of the earth through the process of hydraulic fracking.

Cruze sales down 20 percent, up 8 percent overall

Deliveries DeliverDeliveries of all GM vehicles increase despite mass recalls

Last June, General Motors Co. came out with an all-time monthly sale record of 32,871 Lordstown-produced Chevrolet Cruzes sold, but this June the numbers are down 20.9 percent with 26,008 sold.

Facebook boosts small, local business

There were 275 attendees at a Facebook for small businesses workshop on Tuesday in Canfield.

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HBA gives Hubbard stabbing victim some solace

Linda Clark of Hubbard relaxes with her dog, Harry, on a new deck built for her by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of the Valley as part of its 2014 community service project. Clark continues to recover from a November 2013 stabbing she suffered when a man attacked her at her job at Sharon Regional Health System.

Changes show progress on new Tiffany Square

A newly opened Fin, Feather and Fur Outfitters, the relocation of a major hobby store and fast food chain are just some of the changes at Tiffany Square in Boardman

Thousands attend racino job fair

Applicants eager to be part of action when Austintown facility opens

Thouands of applicants showed for the first of two job fairs for the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

Hynes expands, centralizes operations in Austintown

Company expands, centralizes operations in Austintown

The metal processing company is preparing to relocate its operations to a Hendricks Road facility where they have invested $3 million to modernize the more than 290,000 square foot complex that is known as the former Wean United building.

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Cruze sales up 41%; GM sees 13% increase despite recalls

May sales numbers released Tuesday by General Motors Corp. beat the expectations and forecasts of auto analysts during a month that saw a list of vehicle recalls.

Yo Doughnut Co. in Youngstown adds freshness to Downtown

Yo Doughnut Co. owners hope new downtown shop will ...

Yo Doughnut Co. on East Rayen will celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 6 with the grand opening of the business.

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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.

Boardman water problems fixed in fire station

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

Austintown doctor retires from 50 years in medicine

He will continue helping patients with substance abuse

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

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.

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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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