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US probes Ford pickup tailgates opening unexpectedly

US probes Ford pickup tailgates opening unexpectedly


2 lawsuits in Ohio follow Supreme Court ruling on union fees

2 lawsuits in Ohio follow Supreme Court ruling on union fees


Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza


Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah


Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring


Social media fuels false rumor of jaguar escaping from Akron Zoo

Social media fuels false rumor of jaguar escaping from Akron Zoo


Ohio man accused of arson, fraud found competent for trial

Ohio man accused of arson, fraud found competent for trial


More human remains found near another Ohio interstate exit

More human remains found near another Ohio interstate exit


Commissioners hire transit administrator, want to meet with new his new bosses

Commissioners hire transit administrator, want to meet with new his new bosses


UPDATE | News conference Thursday in New Castle cold case

Convicted killer faces new charges in New Castle cold case


Don L. Hanni III, a former Youngstown school board member, died Tuesday

Don L. Hanni III, a former Youngstown school board member, died Tuesday


Guns taken from car in Boardman

Guns taken from car in Boardman


Construction company owner claims non-payment for job

Construction company owner claims non-payment for job


Library sets public input sessions to discuss Main Library renovation

Library sets public input sessions to discuss Main Library renovation


Beaver Township Ruritan Club will host its Moments to Remember tonight

Beaver Township Ruritan Club will host its Moments to Remember tonight


Man arrested for menacing had gun and ammo in car, police say

Man arrested for menacing had gun and ammo in car, police say


Lockup List Wednesday — Mahoning County jail bookings, releases

Mahoning County Sheriff's Activity


Warren man charged after shooting self in hand

Warren man charged after shooting self in hand


Opening statements underway in stolen AR-15 case

Opening statements underway in stolen AR-15 case


Neighbors team up to help cops arrest attempted burglar in Warren

Neighbors team up to help cops arrest attempted burglar in Warren

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Masked men rob Y'town dollar store again

Masked men rob Y'town dollar store again


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Trunk or Treat event is Sunday in Boardman

Trunk or Treat event is Sunday in Boardman


Poland village business owners discuss crime and clutter

Poland village business owners discuss crime and clutter


Bulldogs start strong

Bacon’s 2 goals help Poland sizzle


UPDATE | Police confirm New Castle victims were shot

A 10-year-old girl was among the dead.


YSU prepares minus depth high hoops main

Penguins will have just 11 playing this season


“I got played.” A Vision Property client’s story

“I honestly felt like I was by myself, I thought there was nothing I could do, that I was going to be another case in Youngstown that just gets thrown to the gutter.”, Justine Nieves said.


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Inconsistencies are wearing down Pelini

Struggling team has YSU coach frustrated


VINDY EXCLUSIVE | Poland teachers authorize 10-day strike notice

The Poland Education Association voted unanimously to authorize the bargaining team to issue a 10-day notice of intent to strike when it deems necessary


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$2.25M private investment fund created for startup companies

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced the creation of a $2.25 million private investment fund from venture capitalists to provide money to startup companies in the Midwest, including the Mahoning Valley.


Big weekend to shake up ratings

Top showdowns will take a toll on Mahoning Valley’s playoff hopefuls


SPORTS DIGEST || YSU’s Scherr is 8th at Titans tournament

Youngstown State sophomore Kevin Scherr finished tied for eighth place to earn his second straight top-10 finish and lead the men’s golf team at the Titans Motown Collegiate hosted by Detroit Mercy at Prestwick Village Golf Club on Tuesday.


Man sentenced for murder of stepmother

He was sentenced to 19 years to life.


Local home improvement company leaves customers “high and dry,” BBB says

About two dozen customers have called the BBB about the abrupt closure of Energy Wise Home Improvements.


Halloween horror is an art at Universal park

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. “Scare-actor” Laura Law once frightened a


Rembrandt masterpiece to get a public restoration

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press AMSTERDAM Rembrandt van Rijn’s Golden Age masterpiece “The


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Pastatively wonderful - October is National Pasta Month

Every October, Americans celebrate one of the tastiest months of the year – National Pasta Month.


Trumbull commissioners expected to hire transit administrator today

The Trumbull County commissioners are expected to hire Medina County Transit Director Michael Salamone today to serve as administrator of Trumbull Transit, the county’s public transportation system.


Warren council discusses what to do when golf course operator opts out

The current operator of the city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course on East Market Street in Howland told city officials he does not plan to continue operating it next year.


Trafficking suspects arraigned

All pleaded not guilty.


4 judges vie for two empty Ohio Supreme Court Justice seats

Judge Craig Baldwin, Judge Michael Donnelly, Judge Melody Stewart and Justice Mary DeGenaro are seeking seats on the state’s highest court.


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Be careful how you impact each other's lives, ex-pro wrestler tells Choffin students

Former WWE and WCW wrestling champion Marc Mero visited Choffin Career and Technical Center Tuesday morning as part of his “Make It Stop!” tour.


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Family Dollar robbed

Three armed people with their faces covered by masks entered the Family Dollar Store at Market Street and Chicago Avenue at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money.


Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans OKLAHOMA CITY The DNA test that Sen.


Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


The top paid iPhone apps on the App Store for the most recent one-week sales period:

The top paid iPhone apps on the App Store for the most recent one-week sales period: v Minecraft:


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

THURSDAY Christ Our Savior Parish at Holy Trinity Church, 250 N. Bridge St., Struthers, will sell


Austintown woman claimed she stabbed boyfriend in defense

Stephanie M. Fox, 33, of Austintown, is in the Mahoning County jail, accused of stabbing her boyfriend during an argument Monday


BIRTHS

Births St. Elizabeth boardman hospital Tiffany Heiderich and Charles Purbaugh, Struthers, boy,


ODDLY ENOUGH

ODDLY ENOUGH Ohio man: Rescued cow is a regular passenger DAYTON An Ohio man driving home


Estimated 129 guns found in home of police-ambush suspect

Associated Press Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man


Mega Millions jackpot 3rd largest

Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa The Mega Millions prize was already giant, but now it’s even


Essentials of social media series will begin

We get a lot of email from people in the community with questions about social media. “How do I


Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court justice Two candidates are running for a six-year term on the Ohio Supreme


Canucks surprise Pens with quick goal in OT

Guentzel scored fourth goal of season


STUDENT LOANS Judge orders for-profit fraud protection be enforced

Associated Press WASHINGTON Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important


NFL wants players to stop worrying about penalties

League says roughing-the-passer calls are down


Revamped secondary still work in progress

Rookie safety Edmunds is slowly gaining trust of Tomlin, Bradley


Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most


Official: Police find evidence of slaying

Associated Press ISTANBUL Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer


Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2018. There are 75 days left in the year.

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2018. There are 75 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED


Bradley’s grand slam helps give Red Sox ALCS lead

Astros closer collapsed


Canada opens door to legal marijuana

Associated Press TORONTO Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years.


September housing sales mixed in the Valley

September housing sales were up in Mahoning, flat in Columbiana and down in Trumbull.


Third-quarter growth for UCFC

Third-quarter growth for UCFC YOUNGSTOWN United Community Financial Corp., parent company of


Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House

Associated Press WASHINGTON Facing the prospect of an electoral defeat that could imperil his


‘Edgy’ haunted house suspends actors for mock rapes

Associated Press AKRON Complaints from visitors about being pushed onto a mattress where actors


TV/RADIO

TV/RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. (TNN) Tennis: Intrum Stockholm Open. 11 a.m. (TNN) Tennis: Intrum


It’s not the slur, it’s the stupidity

Opinion: By Gene Lyons Andrews McMeel For somebody like me, the Major League Baseball playoffs serve as a


Women arrested for assaulting cops

Both expected to be arraigned today


PREP ROUNDUP | Tuesday’s other high school games

RESULTS FOOTBALL Mineral Ridge coach will not return MINERAL RIDGE Steve Wyllie, Mineral


No one should be poor in US

Opinion: By Josh Hoxie OtherWords The federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in nearly 10 years. Yet with a


PENGUINS FOOTBALL More news & notes

SPECIAL TEAMS ON NOTICE Youngstown State’s football team is not doing so hot in the foot


NBA ROUNDUP | Tuesday’s game

Celtics 105, 76ers 87 BOSTON Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston


NEWSMAKERS

NEWSMAKERS Nevada pimp, star of HBO series found dead PAHRUMP, Nev. Dennis Hof, a pimp who


Recovering lineman says goodbye Columbus

Bosa withdraws to focus on NFL Draft


Holmes and O’Brien merit re-election to Ohio House

Editorial: The Mahoning Valley has long been blessed with a strong, cohesive and hard-working set of


Concert benefits groups

Concert benefits groups YOUNGSTOWN The annual Y Live concert, which featured Florida Georgia


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