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WRITER: Allie Vugrincic

Medici Museum hosts guests from North Carolina

HOWLAND — For Graham Wilson, the collection of Boy Scout paintings housed at the Medici Museum of Art brought back memories of his time in Scouts. “In a lot of the paintings, they’re wearing the same uniform as I wore,” Wilson said. He recognized the cover of a handbook, too, and fondly recalled his former Scoutmaster while looking at Norman Rockwell’s “The Scoutmaster.” Wilson, a board member ...

Hubbard hands out hundreds of smoke detectors

HUBBARD — Four hundred city and township homes each have two new smoke detectors, thanks to a drive-thru distribution Saturday at the Hubbard City Building. “Since the beginning of the year, so many house fires have occurred around the Valley,” said Hubbard Mayor Ben Kyle, who joined other Hubbard city and township officials in passing out the smoke detectors. “I wanted to have a way to save ...

Orthopedics

EDITOR’S NOTE: This content originally appeared in the All About Health magazine inserted in The Vindicator on Thursday. It is being rerun today to correct the name of Dr. Dominic J. Peters, chairman of the surgery department at Salem Regional Medical Center, whose name was listed incorrectly in the magazine story and photos. If you’ve ever broken a wrist, sustained a sports injury or if you’re aging — ...

Grand jury dismisses six charges linked to shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning County grand jury has declined to indict a man in an Oct. 5 shooting death in Campbell. Charles Jennings, 28, was arrested on a murder charge after police found Quincy Little, 27, shot to death inside a car outside 30 Woodland Ave. around 2 a.m. Police at the time said Jennings was the new boyfriend of Little’s ex-girlfriend. Little and the woman dated on and off for about nine ...

Valley, nation rally for better race relations

WARREN — In the midst of an international pandemic, groups all over the country gathered to call for police accountability and an end to police brutality. In the Mahoning Valley, back-to-back rallies in Youngstown and Warren drew thousands. Both rallies were predominantly peaceful, though they were passionate. Signs read, “No justice, no peace;” “Stop killing black people;” “We declare war on ...

‘You made it’

YOUNGSTOWN — City Mayor Jamael Tito Brown shared his life story and wisdom with graduates at Youngstown State University’s virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday. “For me, growing up in a single-parent home and with a father that was in and out of jail, I should be a statistic that you should be reading about,” Brown said. “But today I’m standing before you as the 51st mayor of the city of ...

Area WWII vet worked with pilots at Army training center

WARREN — George Goldner, soon to be 99, served first in England and then in Germany some eight decades ago during World War II. Goldner was born in Warren and grew up on a farm in the country, graduating from Jackson-Milton High School. He went to work at Peerless Electric in Warren until he was drafted into the Army Air Corps — which later became the Air Force — at the age of 21. Goldner said he began ...

Gains keeps key to prosecutor’s office

YOUNGSTOWN — Longtime Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains held 63 percent of the vote with 37 of the county’s 212 precincts reporting Tuesday night. With more results coming in to the county elections board, Gains, a Democrat, said he didn’t believe his opponent, Marty Desmond, 46, could make up the gap. Gains and many other county Democratic candidates and their supporters gathered Tuesday in the ...

Looking for a cure

HOWLAND — Linda Cator is doing more than the average person to stop the spread of COVID-19. The 75-year-old Howland resident is participating in a study for a possible vaccine for the virus. “If this helps somebody else and helps with the vaccine, I’ve done my part in trying to help with COVID,” Cator said. Cator is part of a 200-person study based out of Beechwood through Rapid Medical Research ...

Annexation issues lead to power shutoff at new business

WEATHERSFIELD — A business owner found his electric service was shut off Friday afternoon as a result of the ongoing annexation battle between Niles and Weathersfield. John Ackworth, the owner of ASAP Sanitary, moving into the former Ralph’s RV storefront on U.S. Route 422, said he bought the property because it was in Weathersfield zoning, and he has no intention of annexing into the city of Niles. His ...