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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.

Youngstown woman finds siblings after 50-year separation

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN If one word could encapsulate the range of emotions

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Boardman grad training for Olympics

Olympic race-walking trainee inspires Boardman students

Michael Mannozzi of Boardman, in training for the Summer Olympics in 2016 and 2020, demonstrated his race-walking technique for fifth- and sixth-graders at Boardman Center Middle School. Mannozzi, a wrestler when he attended Boardman High School, gave a motivational talk to encourage students to set high, but obtainable, goals.

P.E.O. SISTERHOOD | Fast facts

P.E.O. SISTERHOOD | Fast facts About 30 women from the local Philanthropic Educational

P.E.O.: Sisters in opportunity

Chapter CE of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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Deep freeze keeps kids from Phantoms School Day Game

A makeup game featuring the Phantoms is set March 21 at the Covelli Centre.

Rescue Mission's 3 graduates change lives through program

By SEAN BARRON news@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN For Paulo Morris, 2013 began with bouts of

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Game on: Children play life-size Candy Land

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Anyone who has played the popular board game Candy Land likely recalls the 134 colorful squares that make up the winding track, the gingerbread-shaped pieces and names such as Princess Frostine, Lord Licorice and Gum Drop Mountain.

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Is it insanity? 25 to 30 people took the plunge in Lake Milton

Sponsoring the 10th annual New Year’s Day event was the Grandview Tavern.

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Blacks are still not free, a speaker said.

151 years after emancipation, full freedom for blacks questioned

The annual Emancipation Proclamation and Installation Service at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave. on the East Side was Wednesday morning.

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68-year-old marriage just works, and so do they

Lonnie and Leotha Arnold are thought to be among the oldest black couples in Mahoning County. Today is their anniversary.

68-year marriage just works, and so do they

Lonnie and Leotha Arnold are thought to be among oldest black couples in Mahoning County

The Arnolds are among the oldest black couples in Mahoning County.

Teens discuss holiday plans at local library

The holiday celebration gathering was at the Newport branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 3730 Market St. on the South Side.

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Retiree crafts a variety of toys

Poland man shares his creativity through science center program

Court Strudwick followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps when it comes to making toys.

'Tales for Tots' is a winner for young children

Mill Creek MetroParks hosts interactive event at Bears Den

The interactive gathering also taught the children age 2 and 3 the basics about bears, such as their eating habits and common personality traits.

Drew Rauzan sworn in as new permanent Campbell police chief

He also urged people to vote for a 3-mill police and fire renewal levy on Tuesday’s general-election ballot.

For volunteer, compassion is her call

A Boardman resident volunteers for the elderly.

Kids wowed by science at Youngstown's OH WOW!

Tori Evans uses the new Bone Zone exhibit at the OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Center for Science & Technology in downtown Youngstown during a recent field trip. The exhibit, which provides illustrations and scientific facts about many of the body’s 206 bones, will be at the center until Jan. 6.

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High school for autistic children opens on South Side

New high school designed for autistic children

Estimated 50 family members, mental-health experts, therapists and others were on hand for Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony to usher in the new Potential Development High School for Autism.

In the Schrock family, twins are dually noted

Generations of the Schrock family thrive on twinship kinship.

Awards honor those who helped reduce crime, build community

Among those honored was Victoria T. Allen of the ICU Block Watch on the city's South Side.

Tax-increment district created for Austintown racino

The casino and thoroughbred racetrack is expected to increase Austintown property values.

Idorafest shows off rejuvenated South Side neighborhood

Several children and teens also enjoyed the fest’s activities, such as face painting as well as assembling pencil boxes, napkin holders and castles from small building kits.

Update: Work proceeding nicely on Austintown racino

Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National is to operate the facility on 187 acres between state Routes 11 and 46. It should open around September 2014.

FBI agent gives talk on readiness in face of shootings

Reminder: Violence can break out suddenly anywhere.

Hole in one gets golfer a new car lease

Hole in one gets golfer a new car lease

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Mineral Ridge youngster is Pilot for a Day

The program, started in 2000, children with leukemia, sickle-cell anemia and other chronic or life-threatening illnesses or diseases a fun-filled day that includes a variety of military exercises.

Radio system connects Boardman schools to safety forces

Radio system connects Boardman schools to safety forces

Road to recovery leads to the kitchen

Carol DiFabio’s family finds silver lining in struggle

An accident left an Austintown woman with a lot on her plate.

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Tri-Lakes library branch opens at 13820 Mahoning Ave.

As Tri-Lakes library branch opens, patrons come to ...

New library branch cost $2.04 million


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