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Robert Connelly

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Canfield road extension raises concerns for residents

Don Hutchison, Cardinal Joint Fire District chief, stands in front of the emergency road connecting the Westbury Park and Stonebridge developments in Canfield. The middle point of the route is about where the person is standing in the distance. The extension will connect both sides of Timber Run Drive.

South Range student to work in U.S. Senate starting today

Senate Page program goes back decades, only 30 in country are selected

Austintown schools join grant proposal with Youngstown City for manufacturing center

Open enrollment approved for next school year

Oles resigns as Austintown trustee effective Feb. 1


She is leaving the area

Buckeye passion pervades Mahoning Valley homes, offices

Ohio State University Buckeyes fan Jim Mullally of Poland shows off some of his OSU memorabilia, including a helmet signed by Archie Griffin, in his basement, which is painted Buckeye scarlet and gray.

Austintown man helps area animals with monthlong fundraiser

Five area rescues split donations from Chinebox

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Austintown Fire, Lane LifeTrans collaboration cuts response time

One year in, the program is a "win-win" for the township

South Range Schools begin process for May 5 levy

south range schools

Parameters of levy has changed; less years, more money

Dragish elected as new president of Canfield City Council

Reports given by department heads as charter amendments take effect

Canfield city, township reflect on July tornado

Some changes to township emergency laws still being worked on

What are odds Ohio racinos will add table games?

Despite facing a constitutional hurdle, some facilities hope, plan for possibility

Table games at the racino is on the minds of many in the Buckeye State

Resident left with few options as water issues are on private property

He hopes to continue discussions with township, county officials

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Hotel California still awaits liquor decision as 2014 ends

Rucci awaits go-ahead for Hotel California

Trustee Davis says township will live with liquor decision

Simulcast spat keeps top tracks off local gaming board

Nick Melfi, 84, eft, and Pat Tondo, 83, both of Girard, sit at a table at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course while simulcast horse betting Friday.

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Dry December lightens load of Valley road-salt costs

Communities worried about rock salt in the fall still have most of what they ordered at this time

Carano talks $500K racino payment at Austintown trustee meeting

Davis reflects on 2014 for the township

Study says Ohio casinos, racinos supported close to 14K jobs, economic impact of $2.2B in 2013

Numbers to improve with Austintown racino, others opening this year

Three of four casinos, one of seven racinos were open for all of 2013

Gov. Kasich vetoes racino amendment ; Austintown, Dayton don't get $500K

Austintown will not receive $500K this year

State legislators will work on getting promised money to communities in 2015

Teen hosts fundraiser to give back to group that helped her during unexpected pregnancy

Fundraiser held at her workplace until Dec. 22

Ohio House OKs bill for racino payments, heads to Kasich for approval

Penn National to 'review legal options' should governor sign bill

Kasich, Penn National differ on how racino payment should be handled

austintown racino

Schippers calls it a 'money grab' and Kasich spokesman says $500K solely operators' responsibility

Ohio House meets next week with $500K racino payment amendment in front of them

Penn National reacts ; racino legislators to pursue permanent payment in the spring

HOPE tutor officially fired by Austintown Board of Education

School district eyes new policies on food in classrooms due to student food allergies

City halts Fairview Avenue project after costs go over budget

Additional funds had been approved in October for project plagued by water, sewer lines being too close

$500,000 question: Who’ll pay township?

Time runs short for Ohio lawmakers to fulfill funding promise

By ROBERT CONNELLY rconnelly@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN State Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni

Teacher on paid leave as court case progresses

Teacher on paid leave as court case progresses

Canfield to begin new PA system in high school project as soon as Monday

District officials want project done by Jan. 5 when students come back to class

HOPE Academy tutor is fired after recommending student write about how to kill a teacher

HOPE Academy educator suggests student write on ways to kill a teacher

HOPE is an online school for "at risk" educational students in Austintown schools

Schiavoni in talks for vote on amended HB 490 with racino payments added

Funds would be declared 'emergency measure' with $500K to be released immediately upon passing

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Four women jump into welding, machinery at MCCTC

4 women jump into welding, machinery at MCCTC

Night classes offer certifications for students

Grand jury to hear case of mother accused of snatching son at Canfield school

Women are alleged to have dragged the boy's grandmother along Tippecanoe Road in struggle over boy

Rucci publicly apologizes for Go Go past to Austintown trustees

Few interactions between embattled business man and local government while he has been investing money into new hotel

Chromebook roll out begins tonight in Austintown

Parents pay $50 insurance fee for students to be able to take device home

Horses set to arrive from now until live racing begins Nov. 24

Horses arrive at Hollywood Gaming for start of racing Nov. 24

All 988 stalls have been allocated

Two local teachers garner accolades

One through the state, the other through University of Chicago

YSU students debate political issues, encourage young adults to vote Tuesday

YSU President Jim Tressel moderated the two-hour event

Rucci back in a courtroom on trademark case for Hotel California

Calif.-based company sent two cease and desist letters to Rucci this year on the name of hotel

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Jackie Bacher found dead Sunday by Youngstown authorities

Biological mother of slain Gina Burger had drug problems in her past

$2M bond set for man charged in bomb scare at Betras office

Prosecutor: High amount needed because of threat to Betras and his family

Bond set at $2 million cash or surety

Austintown racino stakes claim for prosperous first month

Scott Frost, marketing director for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, said the Austintown facility is approaching 50,000 members in its Marquee Rewards program and has been encouraged by the steady stream of customers since opening Sept. 17.

Former Fitch aide acquitted of assault charges

Judge rules she was acting in the safety of the child

Township approves liquor license for 76 Drive bar

Township transfers $55K to parks fund while waiting on funds to come in

Austintown authorities looking for a missing man

Anthony T. Harrison was last seen Wednesday

Hollywood Gaming's first financial report shows high numbers

Video lottery terminals pay off big during Austintown facility’s first 14 days

Ohio casinos and racinos take revenue hit in September

Mahoning County OVI Task Force funded again this year

Grant of $224,952 allows for 24 checkpoints over the next year

Austintown schools offering nutritious options

Healthy standards have led to increased costs for food department

Boardman program shows dangers that youths face

By ROBERT CONNELLY rconnelly@vindy.com BOARDMAN Mike Trell stood in front of students and

Austintown schools continue work on upgrades

Tablets, propane fill-up station still on the way

When you win at Hollywood Gaming

Tax breakdown for jackpot winners

Austintown's Hollywood racino off to a good start

Maria Morales of Austintown.. walks to player services to cash in her winnings on opening day at Hollywood Gaming in



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