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Report: Liberty captain did not thoroughly investigate woman’s death

Report says evidence was not taken into consideration in the murder investigation.

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Jacinta Pikunas of Boardman and Gayle George of Youngstown practiced together all summer yet were reluctant to enter Wednesday’s inaugural Board Certified Gastroenterologists Greatest Ladies 2-player Best Ball championship.

Liberty police chief says goodbye after 32 years of police work

Under his administration, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Liberty as the safest township in Trumbull County.

Girard’s experience roars

Waid, DelGarbino have Indians’ hopes soaring

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Struthers students step-up to help incoming fifth-graders

Incoming Struthers Middle School fifth-grader Anthony Patella, 10, right, visits eighth-grade student Bella Slaina, 13, center, during a schoolwide scavenger hunt during a fifth-grade orientation program Wednesday morning.

Safety is Maryland’s focus after McNair death

Players have access to tents, liquids, ice

Niles Council moves on asset management

City council has taken steps to address the last remaining audit finding blocking its exit from nearly four years of state-imposed fiscal emergency.

SPORTS DIGEST || J-Milton football marks 70th season

Jackson-Milton football will mark its 70th season in 2018.

Scrappers drop doubleheader versus Auburn

The Doubledays tie Mahoning Valley for division lead.

WRPA approves sale of Glenwood Avenue property to YNDC

YNDC plans to renovate the property and offer it as office space.

‘Mamma Mia’ will get Valley premiere at Playhouse

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Playhouse has obtained the rights to perform “Mamma Mia”

5 arsons believed to be work of same suspects

The fire investigator believes juveniles are responsible.

The 2018-19 season for local theater, dance and more PERFORMING ARTS OUTLOOK

YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE Playhouse Lane, Youngstown 330-788-8739 or

METRO DIGEST || Missing Warren man found in Wash.

Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.

BUSINESS DIGEST || Ryan to give YBI an $185K award

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, today will award the Youngstown Business Incubator a $185,000 award from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Northside closing major blow to local economy

Youngstown will lose about $900,000 annually in income taxes with the closure.

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CORRECTION Ken Jakubec was incorrectly identified in Wednesday’s Vindicator on page A1’s “400

Drying fruit

Drying fruit There are many ways to dry fruit at home so you can enjoy it throughout the winter.

“Nightmare Shark” (9 p.m., Syfy): You can count on Syfy for a thriller that is so

“Nightmare Shark” (9 p.m., Syfy): You can count on Syfy for a thriller that is so cheesy, and

Roses are meal of beauty for midges

By David Campana Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Many people prize roses above all other


ODDLY ENOUGH Do you realize how cute you were driving? Police stop tot MALDEN, Mass. A 1-year-


Latino Heritage Fest will be this weekend at Roosevelt Park CAMPBELL The 2018 Latino Heritage

Spray is last resort against ticks

Q. Is there a spray to rid my garden of ticks without affecting my vegetables? Joe from Boardman

Class to meet for lunch

Class to meet for lunch Struthers South High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon


NEW THIS WEEK Alpha (PG-13) An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a

Family Tour Thursdays

Family Tour Thursdays When: Today, 10-11:30 a.m. What: Explore the MetroParks Farm with a tour


Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED

Luke Combs: an oversized personality

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. The first week of June was one of Luke

DeWine unveils body-armor grants

Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s injured-worker fund

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Associated Press Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those


Ten priests named in a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses

In Italy, officials squabble over blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Associated Press GENOA, ITALY As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged

Trump to headline Republican state dinner

Trump to headline Republican state dinner COLUMBUS President Donald Trump will return to Ohio

Berry pruning

Berry pruning For brambles (raspberries and blackberries), you can prune out the canes this time


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Even lazy gardeners can survive hot summer with these ... HEAT-TOLERANT PERENNIALS

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In ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ a delightful new fairy tale

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M.

Theater season will bring surprises

The upcoming theater season will bring with it several Mahoning Valley premieres of major musicals.


Thursday Fairs and Festivals Brier Hill Italian Festival, 5-11 p.m., intersection of Calvin and

Black Americans aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief’s clearance

Brennan calls move an ‘abuse of power’ Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump

PGA ubble players compete for playoffs, tour cards

Wyndham Championship packed with hopefuls

PREPS at a Glance

PREPS at a Glance WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS GOLF Brookfield High School Golf Invitational

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

Associated Press WASHINGTON The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that


Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Nathan and Shannon Cover, Kensington, boy, Aug. 14.

Haley’s goal is to mesh tough, talent

OC stealing show on ‘Hard Knocks’

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, VA. Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to

Study: Little change in Ohio school districts’ funding gap

Associated Press COLUMBUS A new study done for officials from public schools says the funding

Texans, Niners open with fiery practice

Hopkins, Ward ejected after scuffle

The closing of Northside is a major blow to the local economy

Youngstown will lose about $900,000 annually in income taxes with the closure

Indians’ streak hits 5

Cabrera’s 2-run homer lifts Cleveland

New Twin Forsythe ignites win over Pirates

Archer allows four runs in his third start for Pittsburgh


GROSS NET PLAYERS 74 61 Shirley Lisk—Sally Taylor 71 58 Lauren Martauz—Felicia Ciotola-

President’s attack on press is an attack on democracy

Editorial: President Donald J. Trump’s dictatorial fantasies notwithstanding, a free – unfettered – press


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Arctic Refuge facing danger

Opinion: By Dan Ritzman OtherWords I can still remember the first time I saw tracks left behind by

Markets are a better barometer of society’s needs than bureaucrats

Opinion: WASHINGTON Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly

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