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Robert Connelly

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Barry Dyngles Pub to draw ticket for possibility of expected $300,000 jackpot

1 in 11 chance at hitting the full jackpot

South Range adds layer of security with Raptor system

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Similar systems used by Austintown, Boardman

Austintown schools, Meijer grocer enter letter of intent on old AMS building

Grocery chain has up to 180 days to decide if site is suitable for store

Beaver Township resident honored with certificate for wearing seat belt in traffic crash

Turner Curry only suffered bruises after striking a tree

Canfield to address pit bull ban at Sept. 9 city council meeting

Activists: Ordinance conflicts with state law signed in 2012

Animal activists to also pursue eliminating breed specific legislation in Youngstown

Austintown school board rescinds coach's pact

Rex Bosley, hired last fall, faces child pornography charges

Canfield will not put charter amendment on November ballot


City attorney says lack of full, correct title is a "fatal defect"

Fatal crashes increase in recent weeks, Valley officials not sure why

ODOT rolled out awareness campaign July 1, numbers continue to rise

Canfield seeks outside funding sources for two projects to be done next year

Both for work on North Broad Street

Austintown girls basketball coach arrested on child porn charges

School district surprised by arrest of coach hired in November

Canadian man charged in July 31 fatal turnpike crash

The state patrol continues investigating two other fatal crashes.

Sidewalks to be installed on Neff, Hilltop and Montridge near Hilltop Elementary


ODOT to fund project 100 percent, up to $500,000

Central Park West apartments, townhouses undergo $5.5M renovation

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Fourth generation of family is learning the family business

AFD promotes two, Wyndclift Circle concerns continue as resolution is pursued


Trustee Carano says area state legislators will pursue legislation for large, urban townships to enact gun laws

Hollywood Gaming kicks off Responsible Gaming week

State, local officials raise awareness about problem gambling

Ohio Lottery says 250,000 Ohio residents are at risk gamblers

Canfield War Vet Museum undergoing renovations as Speece family continues to run the facility

Canfield boy recruits army of volunteers for $100K renovation of War Vet Museum

Expected to be between $80,000 to $100,000 in renovation work

Canfield Flower Mill court case continues

Township said road asphalt grindings violated zoning ordinance; property owner said ordinance unconstitutionally vague

Officer addresses vehicle break-ins

By ROBERT CONNELLY rconnelly@vindy.com CANFIELD Maj. Jeff Allen of the Mahoning County

Austintown police arrest Salem man on drug charge

Austintown police arrest Salem man on drug charge

Mahoning County Board of Elections Director optimistic for 15 percent voter turnout in Canfield special election

County board cutting Canfield precincts from 10 to 8 to save city about $4K in special election cost

TIF established for Hollywood Gaming won't benefit Austintown schools

School board asks commissioners for Raccoon Road work

TIF will assist with water, sewer and road projects in Austintown and racino corridor

Falcon Stadium to be known as Greenwood Chevrolet Austintown Falcon Stadium

Dealership agrees to $330,000 deal

School district to receive $330,000 in 10-year deal with local dealership

Austintown applies for grant to keep green space as natural sound barrier

Nearly three-acre section of land at North Four Mile Run and Oakwood Avenue

Candidates have begun to file for three South Range board spots available in November

18-year-old focuses on finances

18-year old spokesman of ACT Now is on the November ballot

19-year old recent high school grad takes on harness racing

Racino growth opens opportunities for young standardbred driver

Sierra Graham obtained license for harness racing this year, plans to race at Canfield Fair this summer

Valley high school students learn business side of 3D printing

Valley students get down to business at 3-D camp

YSU, YBI put on five-day pilot program, hope to expand effort

Hollywood Gaming to add 75 machines by 'hopefully' Sept. 1

Austintown racino to have 941 machines

Expansion includes taking down part of temporary wall

Residents attend town hall hearing on Canfield half-percent income tax on Aug. 4 ballot

Committee, Facebook page formed to raise awareness of August vote, why the city is asking for additional funds

Local non-profit starts after fatal turnpike crash last November

First Responders First gave about $700 in equipment to Campbell Fire Department, the first contribution of the new group

Future legislation to be pursued for creation of new lottery games that the governor vetoed

Proposal called for 3,000 keno, bingo machines for bars

Budget provision was not supported by Ohio Lottery Commission

Racino numbers improve for third straight month

Net win statewide increases $335 million with all seven racinos open

Addition of two tennis courts to Austintown Park progresses ; basketball courts to stay

Digital video board for Falcon Stadium to be ready for first football game

ODOT makes State Farm motorist assistance vehicle permanent for metropolitan Youngstown

Vehicle debuted locally in May related to I-80 project

Mahoning County OVI Task Force funding being "phased out"

Reduction in fatalities over three years causes phasing out of federal support

Task force no longer meets threshold of alcohol-involved fatal crashes for funding

OVI Task Force teaches and enforces at same time in Mahoning County

Arrests, warnings, surprises all part of a night in the life of OVI Task Force

Friday checkpoints nets one OVI arrest, one arrest on three warrants

Some funding for racino communities heads to governor’s desk

Some funding for racino communities heads to governor’s desk

State Auditor Yost puts Austintown on "unauditable" list

Township administrator: "It's simply an accounting issue"

Former South Range Middle School AD promoted

Feren will no longer coach softball

Drug testing, student transportation/activity fee to continue next year at South Range schools

Superintendent says no positive drug tests in first year of testing

Motorcyclist enthusiasts pour into Valley for annual rally

Area members thrilled the annual event is in Northeast Ohio

Two renewal levies for Austintown schools to be on November ballot


Two levies bring in nearly $5 million for the district's operating funds

Hollywood Gaming posts solid numbers for third straight month

Austintown racino had highest payout percentage in May since opening

Canfield businesses begin to feel impact of bridge work

Two business owners in strip mall say it hasn't been as bad as expected

Days before graduation, Fitch principal's chickens attacked

Chickens missing from coop at official’s home

Six students were questioned at school Tuesday morning.

Ohio Turnpike funding pushes forward 2 Canfield water projects

One project will start in July

Rucci: hotel will switch to California Palms, Hotel and Suites

Hotel operator makes name switch after trademark ruling goes against him

Warren man testifies during evidence suppression hearing on his arrest caught on video

Judge to rule whether to allow evidence after arrest into trial

Slim turnout for Canfield City town hall on income tax increase vote

City officials cite funding cuts as reason for half-percent income tax increase on Aug. 4 ballot



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