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Sean Barron

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Mooney renovations cost $5M

The plan is to complete all renovations, from the roof to the ground floor, by late summer 2017

7 receive DeBartolo scholarships

The total value of this year's scholarships was $63,000

YSU dedicates 2 American elms at Vets Resource Center

Youngstown State University dedicated two newly planted American elm trees Tuesday near the back entrance of the Veterans Resource Center on Wick Avenue. Jim Tressel, YSU president, left, and Larry Tooker, a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, unveiled a plaque for one of the trees at the ceremony. The garden club donated and planted the trees.

Community and business leaders attend Friends of Scouting breakfast

Community and business leaders attend Friends of Scouting breakfast

Ohio chief justice lauds work of cops at Columbiana memorial service

The public should not lose sight of the fact the vast majority of police officers uphold a strong work ethic and are dedicated to protecting their communities, the chief justice said

Poland girl is Pilot for a Day at Youngstown air base

Poland girl participates in Pilot for a Day program, and it’s ...

Less than a week after May Day (May 1), 12-year-old Celina Dennis found herself speaking with the nearby air-traffic-control tower from a C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft, though none of her communications included a mayday.

United Way surpassed $2.6M fundraising goal

Barbara Sykes, Ohio United Way’s president and chief executive officer, delivered the keynote address

Mahoning commissioners urge governor to reconsider closing YDC

The Mineral Ridge facility near Austintown is set to close in 2017.

Kids enjoy Spring Fling at Mill Creek MetroParks

During the five-hour event, the children looke for signs of spring provided by Mother Nature

Cousins of civil-rights icon speak Thursday in Columbiana

Simeon Wright and Wheeler Parker, both of whom are cousins of Emmett Till, will speak at Crestview High School

The flapjacks were flipping Saturday in Boardman

The pancake breakfast and Maple Syrup Festival continue today and next weekend

Names is his game

Autograph collector, magician shows off his skills

Magician makes signatures appear

Coitsville landmark closes its doors Dec. 31


Barb’s Cozy Corner Family Restaurant opened Jan. 1, 1990

After 18 months, family gets Jewell for holidays

Program moves elders to home settings

Jewell's move was made possible courtesy of HOME Choice program, which helps people with disabilities move from long-term care facilities to community settings.

Youngsters learn value of giving to others

St. Christine schoolchildren decorated cookies that will be donated to Youngstown Dorothy Day House

VA meets with vets, families about benefits

The session was at the Austintown Senion Center

Family Fun Fest shows value of 4-H

A main purpose was to better educate people on the connection between farming and Thanksgiving while helping them understand where their holiday food originates

Love branches out

Canfield widower keeps his wife’s memory alive

A Canfield widower keeps his wife's memory alive.

Peak leaf color is mid- to late October and lasts about a week

Valley foliage nearing peak

The leaves are slowly changing from green to bright yellow with a smattering of the red of gum trees and sumacs at Mill Creek MetroParks Golf Course. Enjoying the fall weather are, from left, Steve Spencer in the golf cart, Jim Donlon and Jim Calcagni.

Grow Youngstown gets fed grant

The funds will be used to increase access to locally grown and produced agricultural products

Seton Circle turns 100

100 years later, Seton Circle celebrates.

YNDC, Americorps fight blight in Youngstown

Ten folks are on board for a three-year commitment to fight city blight

Chef nourishes her ambition

Local chef keeps fueling her skills

A local chef keeps fueling her skills

Radio DJ Thomas John lends voice to Heart Walk

By SEAN BARRON Special to The Vindicator BOARDMAN If you plan to attend Saturday’s annual Tri-

Groups rally for peace in Youngstown

Vernisha Tucker continues to mourn the loss of her son, Tywan D. Tillis, who was 29 when he was shot to death May 4, 2004, in a car near Overland and Willis avenues on the South Side.

Veterans wrapped in love

A warm expression of thanks

Veterans get warm receptions when members of a group of women enounter them.

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OVI patrols will increase next few weeks

Effort aims to curb number of alcohol-related crashes

Police officers stepping up patrols to keep highways safe

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Tour calls attention to mental-illness discrimination

NAMImobile brings awareness to mental-health discrimination

Katie Dillon speaks to a reporter about the purpose of the NAMImobile anti-discrimination tour. The recreational vehicle stopped in Boardman on Monday.

Tressel addresses education administrators from 4 counties

Nearly every day for the past 30 years, Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University, had read a saying he keeps on his dresser that also acts as one of his mantras.

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Good teaching comes first, technology can help, speaker says

Teachers learn tools shouldn’t get in the way of learning

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Camp FRIEND geared to helping those with autism

An estimated 30 children and adults from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties with autism spectrum disorders took part in the five-day camp

Caitlin Yager remembered for her philanthropy

The Canfield woman died in an automobile accident late last year.

Mahoning library levy will appear on fall ballot

The library will combine 2 real-estate levies into a single initiative for voters to decide in November

Citizenship means no more worries to Howland man

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kay Woods presided over the ceremony

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Farmers market opens in Idora neighborhood

The market will be open on Tuesdays through Sept. 30

Girl Scout wins Gold Award for teaching others the sport she loves

Girl Scout wins Gold Award for teaching others the sport she loves

A Girl Scout wins the Gold Award for teaching archery to those affected by autism.

East grads chart new course

East High School graduated 206 students Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium on Youngstown's North Side, including one whose family spanned six generations.

Tribute paid to fallen law-enforcement officers

The Youngstown Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 28 and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office FOP Lodge 141 hosted the somber 90-minute gathering.

Project MORE helps students learn to read

Mentors are needed to help the program expand in the 2014-15 school year.

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Memorial Day honors our country's bravest

Boardman Kiwanis observance pays tribute to Valley veterans

Longtime mentor and veteran honored at Boardman Memorial Day ceremony

Angels for Animals hosts animal-law seminar

Conducting the seven-hour workshop was Atty. J. Jeffrey Holland of Medina, who has prosecuted hundreds of animal-cruelty cases throughout Ohio

7 receive DeBartolo scholarships

During the past 17 years, the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarship money to high-school students.

Springfield trustees mull host agreement with county

A former trustee says the agreement would not benefit the township.

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Joan Mulholland's extraordinary life

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil-rights activist and Freedom Rider, attends a dinner Wednesday hosted by Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past students at Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on Elm Street. Mulholland is in the city for screenings of her son’s documentary, “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.”

Lens in high places

Berlin Center teenager tackles serious issues with her camera

A Berlin Center teenager tackles serious issues with her camera.

There are ways to get rid of nuisance geese

Loud noises and lasers are among the ways to frighten off the birds

Commissioners want to discuss MCBDD with prosecutor

Commissioners have received numerous calls from clients’ parents and others wanting to know more about what’s going on with the agency

Recipes for success aren’t run of the mill

Lanterman's Mill will benefit from a cookbook being compiled.

Tear down dilapidated housing, South Side residents say.

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Barbara Franklin is frustrated with having to live

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Acclaimed musician, composer hosts music workshop

Jerald Daemyon began studying the violin in the fourth grade in Detroit.



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