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Susan Tebben

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Austintown trustees promote charity, fire lieutenant

Promotions and donations were the major part of the Austintown township trustees meeting on Monday.

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Farewell open house at Woodside Elementary

Former students and teachers recall their times at the school, built in 1948.

Poor turnout at turnpike hearing; tolls to go up in 2014

Turnpike tolls go up on Jan. 1, 2014, and continue rising until 2023

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Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley racino wins state OK

The Ohio Racing Commission approved Penn National Gaming’s plan to transfer the company’s horse racing license to the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. Construction at the location, halted over a disagreement on the number of track-view seats, will resume shortly.

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Families send off 838th soldiers to Afghanistan

Members of the 838th Military Police Company were given a send-off Thursday at Old North Church in Canfield in a Call to duty service. The group is off to training at Camp Shelby, Miss., before deployment to Afghanistan. Many of the 130 soldiers will be experiencing their second, third and — in some cases — fourth tours of duty.

Mock school shooting gives true experience in Boardman

Boardman Patrolman Paul Poulos, left, and Sgt. Mike Hughes tend to an injured student, junior Braxton Menendez during a mock school shooting at Boardman HIgh School Wednesday. A special prosthetic device was used to represent realistic injuries. Sgt. Glen Riddle, right, provides cover.

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Federal Station gets new interior with renovation

After receipt of grant money and months of waiting, WRTA will be getting the interior update administrators and bus riders have been waiting for.

Boardman working on Texas Roadhouse deal

A touch of Texas to the Boardman restaurant scene comes with Texas Roadhouse's expressed interest in the area.

Canfield police charge 11-year-old in middle school bomb threat

Police identified the writer of a bomb threat at Canfield Village Middle School and charged her. The investigation also helped police in their investigation of the bomb threat at Canfield High School.

Canfield still paying for Red Gate Farm, despite lack of development

Canfield officials say had it been up to them, Red Gate Farm never would have been purchased.

Woman pleads not guilty in animal-cruelty case

While a Berlin Center woman pleaded not guilty in court, a group of Nitro's Law supporters rallied outside the courtroom.

Woman pleads not guilty in animal-cruelty case

While a Berlin Center woman pleaded not guilty in court, a group of Nitro's Law supporters rallied outside the courtroom.

Mill Creek seeks levy, improvements in 10-year plan

The board of the Mill Creek MetroParks heard a summary of goals and plans for the next 10 years, which include public input

New events bring Metroparks back to life after long winter

The Mill Creek Metroparks have been waiting for Spring to show up, so the events can bloom within the parks.

Austintown promotes new assistant fire chief

Members of the Austintown Fire Department and Police Department got sworn into new ranks, and trustees discussed developments in township projects.

Austintown group seeks future with help for seniors, all generations

The Austintown Generational Enrichment non-profit group was started to help seniors, but with visions of multi-generational assistance.

Canfield City Council enters into contract with consultant for safety upgrades

Phase II of a street safety upgrade project will commence with the help of a new engineering consultant, as approved by Canfield City Council on Wednesday.

Two suspects arrested in hundreds of auto thefts, police raise awareness

After two people were arrested based on confessions of gaining entry into more than 200 cars, police want to bring people's attention to the importance of locking cars and securing valuables.

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Documents: CEO Lupo directed illegal dump of brine

Workers hook up hoses to storage tanks and trucks in the area of the dump on D&L Energy property.

Mill Creek MetroParks to have job fair for seasonal work

Mill Creek MetroParks is having a job fair Monday for those looking for seasonal work, including grounds crews and maintenance.

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What happened to Teddy?

Teddy Foltz, 14, of Struthers (inset above) died of head trauma Saturday. His mother and her ex-boyfriend, Zaryl G. Bush, are charged in his death. Teddy’s father, Shawn Tedesco, of Sharon, Pa., above center, is comforted by an unidentified family friend as Teddy’s grandmother, Sara Foltz, sits at right during Bush's initial appearance Wednesday in Struthers Municipal Court on murder and rape charges.

Superintendent, board respond to concerns about enrollment at Austintown

The Austintown School Board heard concerns from the public and approved open enrollment for the schools, saying where money is tight, open enrollment can help.

Austintown Fitch girls play basketball for a cause

For the fourth year, the Austintown Fitch girls basketball team will be playing their game to bring about awareness for breast cancer research. The cause is something that has been an inspiration to coach Stacie Cepin since college.

Canfield schools begin work on improved security systems

The Canfield schools have had improvements to their school security systems in the works for months, with the completion of a new buzz-in system and extra doors is slated to be completed this month.

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Racino work begins in Austintown

A sign marks land being cleared by Turner Construction Co. for the Austintown racino, slated to be finished in 2014. Though Penn National Gaming Inc., owners of the property, can clear the land, construction is being held up by approval of a transfer of license from the Ohio Racing Commission.

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Pastor replaces Ditzler as new Austintown trustee

Rev. Stauffer says he won’t run after 1-year appointment

Rev. Stauffer agreed to serve for one year.

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24-year-old hopes to grow Walrus Subs into a chain

Alie Ruheim, 24, who opened Walrus Subs on Raccoon Road in Austintown less than 2 years ago, welcomes customers with a painting of John Lennon and asks them how they're doing. “I bought the dream,” he said.

Rental rates go up at Mill Creek MetroParks facilities

The Mill Creek MetroParks board approved a 20 percent increase in rental rates for Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Austintown 7th-graders get on their Soap Box for learning

By SUSAN TEBBEN stebben@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN With the help of a grant from a local nonprofit,

Mahoning daughters celebrate 120 years of preserving history

Mahoning chapter cherishes past, seeks future growth

In April, 2013, the Mahoning chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate 120 years as an organization. They were the second chapter organized in Ohio and they struggle to find younger members with the time to put into an organization with so much history.

Trustee Ditzler ends long career in Austintown

Staff report AUSTINTOWN Colleagues, friends and family bid a fond farewell to outgoing Trustee

Water rates to increase in Canfield

Because of another water-rate increase from Youngstown, Canfield's rates will rise next year.

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Austintown schools focus some energy on safety in construction

The new Austintown schools are scheduled to be complete in May 2013. Now that two crossing guards have been hurt in separate accidents and traffic congestion is high, officials are adding safety elements to the construction.

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Austintown tow truck operator well-loved

Funeral procession pays tribute to owner of Carl’s Towing

The 30 wrecker trucks in his funeral procession were exactly what Carl Jordan Jr. wanted in his last tour of Austintown.

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Workers keep kids bouncing safely

The smiles on the faces of children running through the inflatable houses at Austintown Bounce were being watched closely by employee Larry Porter.

‘Excellent’ district fears fiscal fiasco

By susan tebben stebben@vindy.com north jackson A school district that’s been designated

Charter change causes turnover, confusion

A change that established term limits in the Canfield city charter will cause major upheaval in the council. But the change was made through a misunderstanding by the voters and petition-signers, according to officials.

Frost III to succeed father as Austintown fire chief

Township Trustee David Ditzler said it was trustees' intent move Frost into the post permanently. “He is absolutely the most qualified to do the job,” Ditzler said.

AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP Ditzler’s soon-to-be-vacant seat on board of trustees draws interest

By susan tebben stebben@vindy.com austintown Several candidates are interested in being the

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Austintown teens learn work skills

Jazmine Fore Jr. sweeps up around the store at Hartford Apple Orchard in Hartford. Austintown schools recently partnered with the orchard to provide a sheltered location for students to develop appropriate work skills that will enable them to be successful in a workplace and prepare them for independent work in the community.


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