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Election forum in Boardman set for Monday

BOARDMAN — Candidates and representatives of issues on the fall ballot will provide information to voters Monday at an event sponsored by the Boardman Civic Association. The event is at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park with doors opening at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. ...

Most area districts earn Bs, Cs

Most school districts in Trumbull and Mahoning counties earned either B or C grades on this year’s state report cards. Only three districts — Liberty, Niles and Warren — earned Ds and one, Youngstown, earned its fourth overall F in four years. Youngstown’s performance will trigger ...

Feds detain Reardon; local case dropped

YOUNGSTOWN — The man accused of using the internet to make threats of violence against the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will remain in federal custody as a federal grand jury determines if he should be indicted, according to court records. James Reardon, 20, faces a federal ...

Fri. 9:06 a.m.: China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said today, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm ...

YNDC to take over home repairs agency

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will take over control Oct. 1 of Interfaith Home Maintenance Service Inc., a longtime agency that has provided emergency home repairs for low-income people, especially the elderly and physically challenged, primarily in ...

Fri. 8:49 a.m.: Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in ...

Youngstown to host NFL helmet event

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown has been selected for the National Football League Helmet Challenge symposium, a $3 million contest to find who can build a better helmet to protect players from head traumatic injuries, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, said. The symposium will take place Nov. 13 to ...

Three join Boardman firefighting force

By ANTHONY SUSZCZYNSKI Correspondent BOARDMAN — Boardman Township has sworn in three new firefighters and promoted two. Brandon O’Hara, Matthew Machingo and Jonathan Hutchinson took the oath as new Boardman firefighters at a salary of $30,800, while Capt. Rob John was promoted to ...

Leaders discuss future of area’s military bases

By ED RUNYAN Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN – A panel discussed the future of the area’s two military installations — the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Camp Garfield near Newton Falls — and what’s being done to ensure the Pentagon values them enough to keep them operating. The ...

ResultsOhio aims to solve state’s greatest problems

By DAVID SKOLNICK Staff writer WARREN — State Treasurer Robert Sprague said his office’s ResultsOhio program will help address some of the state’s most pressing challenges including drug addiction, criminal justice, water quality and infant mortality. The program, approved as part ...