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New challenges ahead

In February 2019, when the Boy Scouts of America welcomed girls to join its Cub Scout (ages 5-10) and Scouts (ages 11-17) programs, it began to see more girls — who for many years watched their brothers — join the ranks. The Boy Scouts of America officially allowed girls to join its ...

City plans biggest Covelli principal payment

YOUNGSTOWN — The city plans to pay $1.46 million in principal this year toward the loan it took out in 2005 to fund its portion of the Covelli Centre. It would be the largest amount ever paid by the city toward the facility’s principal. The previous largest amount was $900,000 in both ...

1 dead in city shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — City police detectives are investigating an early Sunday shooting near Judson Avenue and Market Street on the city’s South Side that left one person dead and another hospitalized. Police were called just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday to Market Street, where reports state three men ...

Area’s public workers get more holidays

While government workers typically have more paid holidays off than private industry workers, many county and city employees in the Mahoning Valley are granted more than the average. The state of Ohio guarantees state, township and county employees 10 paid holidays off but allows other types ...

State COVID-19 cases drop as vaccinations climb

The Ohio Department of Health reported 618 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the state total to 1,090,894 cases. The state has recorded 19,528 deaths. New death numbers are only released on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mahoning County added 12 new cases for a total of 21,768 cases and 588 ...

Resident, community mourn loss of white deer

YOUNGSTOWN — Last week, tragedy struck for the community as news of a white, white-tailed deer died. Affectionately known as Bella, she was nearly 2 years old. She left a legacy, bringing people together. Robert Coggeshall, of Youngstown, spent some time nearly every day with Bella, ...

Canfield board selects Vitto for position

CANFIELD — A new assistant superintendent for the Canfield Local Schools District has been announced. John Vitto will move into the role next school year, the district announced last week. He succeeds John Tullio, who recently retired. In his new role, which will begin Aug. 1 and last ...

Marker unveiled at Poland bridge

POLAND — A small group of members from the Poland Historical Society were joined by residents and Mayor Tim Sicafuse on Friday to witness the dedication of a national historic marker at the Riverside Cemetery Bridge. The marker is one of two national markers the village of Poland will have ...

Canfield’s Helping Hands ‘a joy’

CANFIELD — While they were in middle school, friends Chris Sammarone and Michael Minenok were inspired when students from the high school came, bringing peers from the special needs classes, for lunch. Once they were able, they signed up for an elective, allowing them to participate, ...

Museum brews tea party

NILES — Two antique dolls, one of Ida Saxton McKinley and the other of Lucy Rutherford Hayes, have been added to the collection at the McKinley Birthplace Museum in Niles, which showcased a little bit of history this weekend with a formal Victorian-era-style spring tea. More than 45 women ...