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May 4 anniversary events planned

Local News

KENT — Kent State University is planning many events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, campus shootings by the Ohio National Guard, including special guests and programs focusing on activism, history and legacy. Among the four killed was Sandra Lee Scheuer, born in ...

Historical Society to mark Leap Day

Community News

TROLLEY TOUR: The Salem Historical Society will offer a special Underground Railroad tour to celebrate “Leap Year Day” 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost on the Quakertown Trolley will be reduced to $29 for two. Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the ...

Business briefs

Business News

SCHOOLS CEO EARNS CREDENTIALS: Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings has earned his national superintendent certification through the American Association of School Administrators. The certification qualifies Jennings to serve as a school district superintendent throughout the ...

Convicted ex-commissioner tells his side in book

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Mahoning County Commissioner Frank Lordi — convicted in 1999 of four crimes, including theft in office — insists he is innocent and has written a book to give his side of what happened. Lordi said he wrote the 219-page book, “Framed Innocence: My Fight for ...

Agenda

Community News

• MAHONING COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES will meet 6 p.m. today at the Leonard Kirtz School, Austintown. Finance committee is 4:45 p.m. at board offices and Ethics Committee 5:45 p.m. at the school. • CANFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at township hall. • ...

Vindicator Printing Co. spelling bee set for March 14

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN – Forty-six area school spelling bee champions are scheduled to compete in the annual Vindicator Printing Co. Regional Spelling Bee on March 14 at Youngstown State University. The youngsters represent public, private, parochial and charter schools in Mahoning and Trumbull ...

Schools’ food czar to lobby for nutrition

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Tascin Brooks, Youngstown City School District food service coordinator, will travel to Washington, D.C., March 8-10 to advocate to legislators about scholars’ nutritional needs. She’s looking forward to the trip to the Legislative Action Conference. “This is an ...

YSU student honored

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Lynne Azar of Poland, a master’s degree student in the gerontology program at Youngstown State University, is among 10 students statewide named to the Ohio Scholars in Aging Class of 2020. The program, a partnership of the Ohio Department on Aging and the Ohio Association ...

Scout project helps township

Local News

AUSTINTOWN — Celebration Grove in Austintown Township Park has 12 new benches thanks to the work of a local teen. Boy Scout Randy McCloskey, 16, wanted to use his Eagle Scout project to do something to improve the township park, where his Troop 184 has camped out for years. Todd ...

Big Ben’s charity helps buy police dog

Local News

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Police Department is one of the eight Pittsburgh-area departments to receive a grant for a police dog when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced the final grants of the 2019-20 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. Police Chief ...